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Thread: November 2012 Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize

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    November 2012 Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize

    On November 1st weigh yourself and write it down. Do NOT send it to me. On November 30th weigh yourself again and PM me with your loss. This is weight lost not % lost. I will announce the winner December 2nd.

    PM me for address. FQs need to be received no later than the 10th of month.

    You cannot win 2 months in a row.

    Chit chat is allowed, as well as WAYWO, (what are we working on). Please stay positive and uplifting as that is what keeps us on track. Come to this thread for tips, recipes, encouragement and {{{{HUGS}}}}}}

    The prize is a themed FQ. At the end of the month, I will mail all the FQs received to the winner by the 5th of the month. I will contact the winner and announce the winner with the number of FQs they will receive.

    November we are into fall and heading into winter. The theme for Shades of Blue and White for the reminder of snow and sky. Please send quality what you would want to receive. As always if you cannot send the theme fabric please send what you have. If you don't have a FQ, send a linear 1/4 yard. If you have signed up to be in the competition, please send the FQ to hostess by the 10th of the month. The winner has worked hard for this reward.

    Eat healthy, exercise, try and lose weight but most of all have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sign up deadline to be included in the Prize Adventure is November 4th at 9 p.m. CST, with your FQ received by the 10th of month. You can always contribute to the thread, but it is only fair to have a cutoff for those trying to win.

    TO PARTICIPATE, JUST SIGN IN HERE ON THIS THREAD BEFORE NOVEMBER 4TH. THERE IS NO NEED TO PM FOR PARTICIPATION, JUST YOUR ENDING WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE MONTH.
    You must sign into the thread at least weekly to be eligible for the winning "skinny quarters" or to be declared "best loser for the month."
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I'm on the fence on if I want to join the challenge part right now. I'm on the verge of writing IOU's to the post office this month. Depends on what goes on in the next week. But I'm definitely in for the chitchat and support
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    i'm in. maybe i will do better this month . but 3 lbs, is still 3 lbs.

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    I'm in too. I also lost 3 pounds, and that's good - I had been in a 'holding' pattern with no losses, but no gains either. With the holidays approaching, I need to get as much off now so my stomach shrinks and I eat less. Watch those munchies - in between snacks - and calorie laden foods.
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    I'm in, too. November is blue in honor of snow - we had some Monday night and yesterday, but not the pretty stuff. December is red in honor of love and life, so it's not Christmas fabric. Two fat quarters is as many as I want to choose as once.

    Is a prewashed FQ okay? I have the prefect one for Nov - it may even come with a bonus, but it is prewashed. It didn't shrink at all so it wouldn't make any difference in a quilt of unwashed fabric.

    Anastasia, you can mail a FQ for less than $.75 unless you have a heavy one. A linear 1/4 yard from your stash is okay, too.
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    I have mailed FQ's with l stamp. cut the selvages off, and measure exactly, fold them in half, etc, then in 3rds. can't remember the middle part. i just make it fit the envel. then i was told to put saran wrap around the FQ. i think the last 2 i sent cindy, i cut a little generoues, and used a little extra saran wrap. oh, and i stuck a $ in one. also. cause i took them into the p.o. and it cost me extra. and i had them wted before and then last time. so i know i was okay when i just used l stamp.
    back on track. doing okay. guess we 're even then van, right? hang in there. i lost good when i had my arm in a sling. papa was buying groc. and i just told him 'no junk food'.

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    I'm in for November. I used to send my FQ for only one stamp then all of a sudden it quit going thru. I don't know why. Prewashed is ok with me. I guess 3 pounds was popular in October that is where I am too. Good luck everyone.

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    I'm in for November. It will help to get me through the holiday and keep me good!!!! And who knows, I may lose more than weight this month. Maybe my gall bladder will go away too!! Let's hope so, I'm soooooo tired of this pain!!

    I already sent in my FQ's for the 4 months. Good luck to all. I did lose this month, down 6 more lbs. That makes 18 total for me in 3 months. I'm off my stride for 50 by the end of the year, but I'll take what I can get. I didn't put it on quick, I can't take it off quick either. Slow and steady works for me!!!!!
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    Wow, CHQ, 6# is fantastic. You ladies give me the push I need when I see that candy or cookie - I try to remember one of you and how we're all struggling together - and sometimes I don't eat the cookie. Set my mind on a slimmer me.
    Kathleen

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    Hi all, I was up then down then up but I ended with just a half pound down...bummer. I just have to do better in November so I am in again. I think I have the perfect FQ for the Nov winner will send if off in the next few days.
    we had over 200 kids come for trick or treat they were all dressed up so cute. Our Jasper had to meet each one, he had such a good time. All the candy is gone so no temptation left.
    Okay, Nov is a clean slate so stay strong and keep the "bad" foods out of the house. Hugs to all.
    Gail

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    Wow! 6 lbs. in one month! I only lost 2 lbs. this month and I was very very happy with that. I am in for November. I like the idea of checking in each week to see how others are doing and to get some "support" from others. Good Luck everyone - talk to you "lighter"!

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    Thanks ladies, but this blog keeps me honest. My gall bladder has helped too. I'm very careful about what I eat, when I eat and how much I eat. Plus it's only water or tea for me. I hate the feeling I get when I eat something wrong. I'm just miserable. Seeing the surgeon on Tuesday. Hoping he looks at my tests and says "yes, out it comes". Want it over with!! I'm making slow and steady progress.

    I've been out on vacation for 16 days now. Back to work in the morning, and I'm happy about that. Need to pack my sack for my 12 hr. shift. Yogurt w/blueberries and granola, and a salad with a chunk of tuna. That should work and keep me from feeling like crap. What started out as vacation for a retreat turned into cabin fever with "Sandy" hitting and postponing my return to work. My co-workers can't remember what I look like...LOL.
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    I'm in again for this month. You did great CHQ, losing 6 lbs is wonderful. You don't want to take the weight off too fast, then it doesn't stay off.
    I lost 5 so you are ahead of me. I am now down about 45 lbs, but it has taken me 10 months to do that. I'm going to keep plugging away. Need to lose at least 43 more, preferably another 75 - 80.


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    I hear you Gayle!! I'm happy with my loss, slow and steady. I really don't want to resort to surgery. DH and I have talked about it, but I don't think it's for me (scary). I want to work it off myself, after all, I put it on myself. Right now I'm working towards 50 gone. DH will quit smoking then. I had set a goal for myself of Dec. 31st, but I realize it's going to take a little longer.

    45 lbs. is awesome. Maybe I can convience DH that if you loose 50lbs he has to quit...LOL. You're a lot closer to my goal and I really want him to quit!!
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    My DD is coming home from college tonight to do laundry and steal some groceries and home cooking. I am going to make her take the leftover Halloween candy with her. I need it out of here, I can't stay out of it.
    I have been doing the 50 fab paper pieced stars group on here since January. I just finished piecing it. I am really happy with how it came out. Now to decide how to quilt it.
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    And i have two sorta relatives that have had wt loss surgery. one had the lap band, and almost died from it. from complications afterwards. just reflux problems--hernia's, etc from puking so hard, etc.
    the other one, gained her wt back. after about 6 yrs. right up to almost where she was. i think, truthfully, we just need to try and learn to be moderate in our eating.
    i almost hate to say how much wt i have lost. don't know if i want the whole world to know. might PM you two.

    that is beautiful, mean. love the black background. i just got the book not to long ago.

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    Beautiful quilt Meanmom!!!!
    I am buried in little Christmas quilts for the NICU that our Guild donates to. I have 18 all ready to be sandwiched and quilted. I have to finish them by the 14th!!

    I though about surgery but decided not to go that route. I need to learn healthier habits anyway so I am working hard at this. I just have not been getting exercise in. My foot and knees don't allow much of that. I can do about a 1/2 mile walk right now and that's it.
    I can't stand on the foot for very long either. Just got home from grocery shopping at the base with my girls and I am done with standing for the day. It is not a happy camper!! It means that these quilts will not be getting sandwiched tonight!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    What a gorgeous quilt. The background and the sashing were perfect choices for it.

    Gayle, try 2 20 minute walks a day and put your feet up for a few minutes in between. Are you walking dogs? If not, look into ski walking poles. When I was dogless, I cut some old bamboo CC ski poles to the ski walking height. They helped a lot with my knees and ankles, plus trimmed my midsection. I want to use them a few minutes everyday, but it's so hard to go walking without the furgirls. Those pathetic eyes get me every time, especially the expressive brown ones on the little one.

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    I go alone or with my DH. My little puppy is 14 1/2 years old. She probably would not make it to the end of the street and then I would need to carry all 50 lbs of her back home, so we don't take her on walks any more.
    I should go and see if I can find some walking poles. Come to think of it my DH has some hiking poles, maybe I can borrow his!!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    j's g. you sound like me. okay, here comes the truth. i have lost 50 lbs also. since feb 14th. that's when i broke my arm/shoulder. i lost about 25 lbs. then stalled. then started again, a couple months later. lost another 25. stalled again. sorta. slower now. would like to lose 50 more lbs.
    i stood on concrete for 25 yrs, and had a broken ankle yrs ago. now my bones know it, by the end of the day. i just try to be more active, in my house work, and walking up and down the stairs. 3 stories. with my sewing in the basement. use an excercise bike some. quit going to resistance band excercise class. my shoulder just never healed right, and i thought i was doing more harm than good.

    I heard from cindy this morning. what with her moving, looking for a job, and starting her new job, she is really busy. she is going to send the FQ's to me, i think, and let me sort them out.
    what say, don't send any FQ's anyplace for this month. if you haven't. join, and if you want, and we will maybe start sending them directly to the winner? what say?
    maybe she will keep starting the thread.
    we love her encouragement, and kind words she is always giving us.
    Last edited by sewNso; 11-03-2012 at 03:13 AM.

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    meanmom - BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the colors, and the background makes the stars pop!!!! You do great work!!!! Makes me want to get something finished!!! I have so many projects on the burner. Think I'm going to have to start picking one and finish, one and finish. That might get more things done. Really need to get my basement back into "quilting" order. After I finish work tomorrow I'll be off another week till Monday the 12th. DH and I are going to get the basement back together before I go insane!!! He knows if I'm not sewing/quilting I'm going nutz. How well I have him trained. Plus, when I'm down in the basement I get double benefit. Stairs to go to the bathroom and there is no food down there. Can't wait to get back at it!!
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewNso View Post
    j's g. you sound like me. okay, here comes the truth. i have lost 50 lbs also. since feb 14th. that's when i broke my arm/shoulder. i lost about 25 lbs. then stalled. then started again, a couple months later. lost another 25. stalled again. sorta. slower now. would like to lose 50 more lbs.
    i stood on concrete for 25 yrs, and had a broken ankle yrs ago. now my bones know it, by the end of the day. i just try to be more active, in my house work, and walking up and down the stairs. 3 stories. with my sewing in the basement. use an excercise bike some. quit going to resistance band excercise class. my shoulder just never healed right, and i thought i was doing more harm than good.

    I heard from cindy this morning. what with her moving, looking for a job, and starting her new job, she is really busy. she is going to send the FQ's to me, i think, and let me sort them out.
    what say, don't send any FQ's anyplace for this month. if you haven't. join, and if you want, and we will maybe start sending them directly to the winner? what say?
    maybe she will keep starting the thread.
    we love her encouragement, and kind words she is always giving us.
    NO I not sending the FQ"s to You, I am sending out your winnings. I was letting you know that . So please send them to me for this month. I am sorry you mis understood what I sent to you.

    I have not moved, I was just laidoff and job searching and finally found something.

    I am not giving up the thread or what i have been doing.
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    October's winner is CountryHouseQuilter........with 6 Lbs lost.

    Congrats and Keep up the good work.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    Congrats CHQ - 6# is fantastic!! Hope you enjoy the FQs as a reminder of your hard work.
    Kathleen

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    cindy, very sorry i mis understood. thank you for keeping this thread going. i was just willing to help, if you needed it.
    and i thought you had PM me one time, that you had moved, etc. sorry. you do a great job here. please keep up the good work. sunny

    congrats CHQ. with the october win.
    Last edited by sewNso; 11-03-2012 at 06:10 AM.

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