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Old 05-21-2015, 05:23 AM
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Good morning to a fabulous group of losers,

Anna, so happy for your progress. Sounds like a win-win with your DD. It is also easier for me to be part of a group that is also working on the same goals as me. Now, if I would just get my **** together!

Irish, you are right about the lettuce leaves and I do that sometimes. I am also trying to evict HFCS from my life entirely - a hard thing for a Dr Pepper addict. I love fresh asparagus - canned will do in a pinch, but it does not have the flavor nor the texture.

Cindy, have you been successful with logging your food? I wish there was a faster way to do that. I think back years ago when I would use the archaic pencil and paper and look things up in a calorie book to log macronutrients. I do not find the digital method any faster than the physical method.

Susan, wow, lasagna. (mmmmm - donuts! Anybody watch Homer Simpson?) I agree that Annaquilts should get a few new clothes - gives her a glimpse of things to come!

meanmom, how is the recovery progressing? Did my skinnies arrive?

We are in our 21st consecutive day of rain - this only happens every few decades. Lots of prayers being answered for those who have asked the lakes be filled. They should have been more specific and asked it be spread over a few months instead of it happening - tomorrow. We have been in severe drought since I left Houston 3 years ago. I know many other states are also thirsty.

What is everyone working on? Irish, I hope you get photos of that Spicy Spiral - I'd love to see it. This week I plan to make a caddy for my walker - a suggestion from meanmom. I am trying to decide what I can work on while in the CPM. I started some hexies last year before I had my insane moment and decided to make everyone a quilt for Christmas. I'd like to get back to those, so I need to gather my squares and print off my shapes.

Kick it today ladies!
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:26 PM
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I received 2 FQ from Leann. Sounds like a lot of good advice on here. Anna I am glad you got some new clothes. You look a lot better when your clothes fit and it will encourage you.
Irish nce to hear frrom you again. My dr and Pt are thrilled with how my knee is doing. I had the CPM machine 2 1/2 weeks. Not sure I needed it the last 1/2 week. The goal in PT is to bend to 125 degrees and I met that today. I am allowed to get rid of my cane now. I have only been using it for the last week for long walks. She said to use it only when I get tired and it feels like it is dragging.
I had PT this morning and worked it pretty hard. I spent the rest of the day at the mall trying to find a dress for a wedding. I need 2 dresses, it is a big fancy wedding. I only own one. I can't find anything I like. I am worn out.It is an Indian wedding and I'm not sure there is any budget. The invitations alone cost over $3 to send. It is covered in silk. The wedding is in Orlando Florida. I am taking my mom. We are going to the beach for a week before the wedding. I can't wait. Sounds awesome.
I am working on my Gravity quilt, by Jaybird Quilts. I am teaching a class on it starting in July. I hope to finish it this week. I eyed this quilts for months before I was able to get it. Can't wait to finish it. My DD has asked for a quilt for her living room. I was going to make her a quilt for her birthday, June 28th. Not sure it will be finished by then. I hope to have enough made by then so she can see what it looks like.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:16 PM
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Hi all! I have done good the past couple of days. I cannot believe my brain being out somewhere besides where it needs to be, because I have not sent my skinny quarter. (I will send it off tomorrow) I have been finishing up on my May mini quilt.

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Old 05-21-2015, 07:28 PM
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I made a quilt for my niece's baby girl. I got to see her and deliver the quilt monday. She was born 4 weeks early and had a rough time at first even though she was a big premie at 6 lbs 15 oz. I also made a table runner for a friend who wanted to give it for a wedding gift. Now I need to work on some tote bags for the church.
Quilt Market in Minneapolis was pretty awesome. The displays that some of the venders put together were very impressive. There wasn't a whole lot of things for sale that you could take home. Most things you had to order in bulk. Makes sense since it is for shop owners and businesses. I was able to buy some fabric from a couple of different places and also a thread collection from Aurofil. One of my favorite things was book signings. Many different authors/designers gave away books. I was able to stay in a friend's apartment. It was so nice and was within walking distance to the convention center and also to Nicollet Mall. I didn't really need to be there for 3 days but it was nice to spend time with my friend who flew there from Massachusetts. I was there thurs night until late sunday. Monday drove back to Minneapolis with my DD to see the new baby. Tuesday I babysat. Wed back to Minneapolis to do a shop hop with a knitting group. That was a lot of driving!
I got some new walking shoes yesterday and already have 6 miles on them.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:42 AM
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Happy Friday to all,
meanmom, are you sure there aren't 3 FQ's - two are blue and another is lime, I think? I am so encouraged by your progress and recovery. Sounds like you would do it again - that is always my measuring stick.

Pam, sounds like you had a lot of fun and got tons of walking in as well. That is the kind of quilt show I need to visit - one where I can't buy much! lol

Susan, sounds like you are gonna finish the month strong. Go You!

It is wet again today, weather.com says the worst is yet to come. That will keep boats off the lakes this holiday weekend. I am headed out for my cardiology visit, then I will be clear for surgery.
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Leann I hope your cardiology visit goes well.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:41 PM
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Leann, I didn't open the plastic wrap, so there could be 3 in there. Hope the cardiology visit goes well. I walked 1 1/2 miles today. My knee feels good after the longer walk. I would like to switch to the elliptical. I will ask the PT next week. I also would like to ride my bike. I am going to Hilton Head at the end of June and we like to go for long bike rides. I will see what she says I do ride an exercise bike for 6 minutes at the beginning of therapy.
The subdivision near me is having a community wide yard sale tomorrow. I am planning on going early and hope to find some goodies. Not sure what I need. I would like to find a nice exercise bike. That way in the winter and can switch back and forth between it and the elliptical.
I hope everyone is doing good with their exercise and eating.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:46 PM
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Chocolate cake for breakfast! I think I could do this diet!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/heal...se-weight.html
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:47 AM
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Pam I love that diet. Unfortunately I have been doing that for years and the scale keeps moving in the wrong direction. It sure would be great if it worked.
It is a beautiful weekend here. It is about 70 degrees, cool at night. It was a little cloudy yesterday but nice. I went for a walk on the apth along the river. It was really nice. I saw lots of birds and wildlife. I saw some deer and a coyote, a red fox and lots of small animals. I walked 3 miles. I didn't intend to go that far but I did. My knee is fine this morning but my feet hurt. I know I need new walking shoes. I ordered some last night.
We are heading to my DS today for my grandaughters birthday. I am not sure what we are having for dinner. I made a tres leche cake and rhubarb pie for dessert. I have never made a tres leche cake before, hopefully it is good.
I guess I have run out of excuses around here for not cleaning the house. I will have to get going on that. I am so far behind from surgery. My DH has been so busy at work he hasn't had time to help. Time for my PT exercises and my daily walk. Last night at 11:45 PM I looked at my fitbit and realised I was only 250 steps shy of my daily 10,000 steps. So i walked around the house to make it. First time making 10,000 steps since several weeks before surgery. I am going to try again today.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:57 AM
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Sounds like you're doing great meanmom! Your progress is encouraging. I will have knee replacement in the future and it's nice to know how well your progress is going. I have been stuck on the same number this past week and yesterday we went to a wedding. I did have a small piece of wedding cake, couldn't pass it up! I got on the scale this morning expecting trouble and I'm down a pound! What the heck? Seems like when I'm good, I don't lose and then all of a sudden lose after being "bad." I don't get it, but I'll take it!
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