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    just checking in. house is quiet. have it to myself this morning. i am losing so slow this month. 4 lbs for the month so far. but down is down.
    ana welcome. sunshine always helps me. in the winter on nice sunny days, i open the big front doors, and set in the sunshine and read.

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    I just tried to type a short little document for my DH. When I tried to print it everything froze up. I had my document and several quilt patterns waiting to print. I lost it all. I spent a long time searching for quilts. Grrrrr! I had a grd time even getting my computer to shut down. Now my Word program won't work and it is coming up saying I have to reinstall. Grrr. I wanted to spend the rest of the day hiding in my quilt room.

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    cindy, still haven't received the FQ's for last month. did you mail them to me, or some other lucky person? you know, that is possible. even with the correct address. we get neighbors mail all the time..... check my new envelopes with the FQ's in them. i sent you postage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewNso View Post
    cindy, still haven't received the FQ's for last month. did you mail them to me, or some other lucky person? you know, that is possible. even with the correct address. we get neighbors mail all the time..... check my new envelopes with the FQ's in them. i sent you postage.
    No I haven't mailed them, I have them sitting at the door and everytime I go out I forget to grab them. When I realize I forgot them am in the middle of a store. I will get them mailed before I start work this week. I am so sorry that I keep forgetting them. I will put them in the car today for when I am running errands tomorrow.
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    Hi all
    Been running errands for the last few days and haven't had any time for quilting or keeping up on here.

    I am also not losing as I think I should, trying to eat off smaller dish, drink water, no sodas, no sugar(well almost none) so what's up? I'll keep on this has to show up at some point. Being good is soo boring.
    We are having French Onion Soup with salad tonight and fresh fruit for desert. Better go stir the onions befor they burn.
    hugs to all
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    I had a very fun weekend with my friends. We did a lot of shopping and went to a comedy show. The view from my hotel room was incredible. We only ate 2 meals a day and had no dessert.
    Someone needs to come to my house and give me a kick in the butt! I really, really need to get these boxes unpacked but I can't make myself do it. I sit in my chair with my computer in my lap and watch my recorded shows. Any volunteers? I am not even doing any sewing because I know I should be unpacking so instead I am getting nothing done. I did go out and use the leaf blower for awhile. Decided to stop when it started raining hard.

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    Pam the trip sounds wonderful. You sound like you have been so busy lately the break was probably good. I hate unpacking boxes. I used to make myself do a certain number a day before I was allowed to do anything fun. I would tell myself I wasn't allowed to sew until I did the prescribed number of boxes. I need to make that rule again for myself but substitute the gym. I have been terrible about exercise.
    I made some of the cookies we were talking about on here a while ago. The ones with bananas, applesauce and oatmeal. I hadn't made them in a while. My Dh has discovered them and likes them. His diet is awful. I added cinnamon, flax seed and craisins. I chop the craisins so there is some in every bite. They make a good morning or evening snack.
    I need to get to work. I am behind on my sewing projects. The house is a mess but I don't care. I told my DH and DS I will start cleaning when they learn to pick up after themselves. They have turned into pigs.

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    quilthapy, i didn't lose anything this last week either. not an ounce. i think i was just eating toooo much. to lose wt, i have to feel hungry at times, etc. I have to have 'free veggies', less fruit, etc. maybe leave the p.b. and celery alone. and no sneaking creamer in the coffee. I even had winter squash one nite, baked in FF chicken broth. etc, etc. nothing realllly bad, but just not starving enough.
    hang in there, i think sometimes, we just need a little break, so we can hit it harder. but , i have lost about 25 lbs in about 2.5 months, and that ain't peanuts.

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    Wow, sNs! 25 lbs is great!
    When I joined this group I had 25 lbs to lose. Now it is 35. Something seems wrong here. Down, up, down, up. Not good.
    Pat, my goal was to unpack 1 box a day. When I open a box I have no idea where the stuff is going to go. I really need to clean out some cupboards and my pantry to make room. I need some motivation. I just need to get my rear in gear.

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    Pam.. make a list.. of what you know you need to clean out to make room to unpack those boxes.. Then work through the list, then do the one box per day. Whenever I have more than one room to do an overhaul on, I number them, then I roll a dice to determine which one to work on.. otherwise I get into this whole.. eeehh I don't wanna work on that so i'll do something fun instead, or I get ADD and wander from room to room with one thing and nothing actually gets accomplished.
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    You know what, Anastasia? You are only 100 miles away from me. You could come to my house and help me get out of this mess! LOL

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    Don't mention messes. My whole house is slowly becoming one. I will clean up the mess from sandwiching the quilt tonight. I have started the FMQ. It wants diagonal quilting, but I prefer to go block by block.

    Pam. if you want to sew, allow yourself a half hour of sewing for a half hour of box emptying and, yes, cleaning the cupboards to prepare for box emptying counts.

    Gail and sNs, are you being too good? You need to add in those cheat days as scary as it sounds to allow yourself to 'overeat'. You've made your body accustomed to the number of calories you are taking in so weight loss stalls. A day of a jump tricks (resets) your metabolism so weight loss continues.

    Weird weekend. Another woman in town was told by a mutual friend that I had received the contaminated injections and called me. She is not handling it well - fueled by the fact the we received letters Friday in addition to the previous phone calls. She was mad at me because I'm not looking for a doctor to do a spinal tap. A) Why would I want an invasive procedure if I don't need it. B) The CDC, whose site I have memorized, is not recommending proprolactic spinal taps in asymptomatic patients. No horrible headache, no spinal tap for me. She said she was having symptoms , but wondered if they were psychosomatic. She was taken out of church yesterday to the hospital. I called a mutual friend today to see how she is. She's home. The blood work showed no markers so she couldn't get her desired spinal tap. She kept telling me Troy says we have to be proactive, Troy says, etc. I finally asked who Troy is - her financial advisor. Hmm- I'd rather trust the CDC and the meningitis doctor in Traverse City.

    I steamed some of the monster cabbage head. It is so good, I can eat it plain. Much better than those things we have shipped to us in the winter. I will go replenish my apple supply and get another one.

    I did my TV exercises today and walked over two miles - part of it quickly because it started raining.

    Eat clean, drink your water, move your body and don't forget your 'cheat' day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilthappygail View Post
    Hi all
    Been running errands for the last few days and haven't had any time for quilting or keeping up on here.

    I am also not losing as I think I should, trying to eat off smaller dish, drink water, no sodas, no sugar(well almost none) so what's up? I'll keep on this has to show up at some point. Being good is soo boring.
    We are having French Onion Soup with salad tonight and fresh fruit for desert. Better go stir the onions befor they burn.
    hugs to all
    Gail
    Do you have a good recipe for your French Onion Soup Gail? I would love to try and make some sometime!


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    Taboo Tuesday

    Taboo Tuesday. Last week I gave you a listing of foods to avoid. Today I am repeating that list with acceptable substitutes --
    AVOID ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTES
    potatoes (Red or white) Broiled tomotoes with cheese, sweet potatoes (yams) or mushrooms
    white rice brown rice
    corn (including lentils, beans or okra
    popcorn, cornbread
    and meal)
    carrots, beets broccoli, celery, asparagus, squash, hearts of palm or artichokes
    white bread whole-grain (stone ground) breads, without added sugar or
    whole-grain pasta
    all refined sugar and nutrasweet, fructose, sugar-free ice cream, sugar-free
    refined white flour yogurt, sugar-free vanilla ice cream and diet root beer
    products (cookies, cakes (float)
    etc)
    Remember, I'm use the premises of Sugar Busters! book that we need to rid our bodies of that food that produces excess sugar as soon as it is swallowed.
    TIP - if you are consuming fruit with a meal, eat it 1/2 hour before the meal or 1 hour after the meal.
    Last edited by Vanogay; 10-23-2012 at 03:56 AM. Reason: Listing bad format
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    Tried to delete above - will redo to get formatting better
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    REPEAT OF MESSAGE - ATTEMPT TO MAKE EASIER TO READ ---
    Taboo Tuesday. Last week I gave you a listing of foods to avoid. Today I am repeating that list with acceptable substitutes -- {couldn't get them to 'list' nicely, so have numbered them accordingly}

    AVOID - 1)potatoes (red or white), 2)white rice, 3)corn (including popcorn, cornbread and meal), 4)carrots, beets,
    5)white bread, 6)all refined sugar and refined white flour products, such as cookies, cakes, ets.

    ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTES - 1)broiled tomatoes with cheese, sweet potatoes (yams) or mushrooms, 2)brown rice, 3)lentils, beans or okra, 4)broccoli, celery, asparagus, squash, hearts of palm or artichokes, 5)whole-grain (stone ground) breads, without added sugar, or whole-grain pastas, 6)nutrasweet, fructose, sugar-free ice cream, sugar-free yogurt, sugar-free vanilla ice cream and diet root beer (float)
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    good morning all,
    So glad I'm not alone in weight stall. I'll try the free day thing, I need to do something.
    The French onion soup is real simple : 2 tbsp butter,1-3 Mayan onions (sweet not hot),2 qts beef stock or 4 cans beef broth and 1can beef consommé and one can of water. Sauté sliced(1/4-1/2 inch) in butter until just light golden brown, keep stirring and adjust heat so they don't burn. Add beef stock, simmer 10-15 min. And I add 1/4-1/2 cup of Romano cheese grated and season with salt and pepper, I don't add salt because of the canned broth. If you like use a slice of French bread with a slice of cheese I use Havarti on top of your soup in bowl and put under broiler just to melt cheese. I only do this If I serve to guests.
    Hope you enjoy it If something doesn't make sense let me know.
    You all have a good eating day, I'll check in later if possible.
    Hugs
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    Vanogay, you scared me with that first list when it looked like the acceptable substitutes were going to be taboo. Have you been able to keep to this list? How has it effected your weight and how you feel? I'm going to boil a pot of pinto beans tomorrow. Home cooked ones are so good and very versatile. I made it through the week with the taboos except for last night. I really wanted a brownie so instead of making a whole pan full - you know what happens then - I made a cup full in the microwave. I know I don't use the microwave because it changes the composition of food. but I figured brownies don't have a lot of food value anyway. No gold star for me this week.

    Gail, that's pretty much how I make my soup. I love it and can't have it in restaurants.

    I plan on having a good day, thank you. I'll check in later, too.

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    Well I'm back. Finally getting back into the swing of things again. Left last Thursday mornin for a Quilting Retreat in Rehoboth, DE. What a weekend. There were 7 from my group, but 52 quilters all told. Had an awesome time!!!! I've already put in my deposit for next May and Octobers retreats!! And I only managed to put on 1lb. while I was gone. I think that was pretty good, although I did empty my wallet going from shop to shop....hehehe. So now I'm getting back in the grove. Good to be back ladies. I'll have to read all that I've missed while I was gone.
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    Cindy - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I know that's a big relief!!!! But we knew you could do it!!!!!
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    Irish, I've had good results on this substitution, but dudn't stick to it. I was doing good today, but had some potato chips with my beans for lunch. They were small pieces and the baked kind, not fried, but still potato chips. Already down and today was the first day! I tend to do that to myself. Went to the doctor yesterday for a check-up on my broken arm and even with shoes on, I was down 4 #, but that doesn't show that way on my scales at home...aaarrgh............which do I use? Still have some time in this month to make mine look like the doctors. BTW, my arm is healing and I won't need surgery!!!! Soon I'll be back to sewing and even typing with two hands like some normal people - but then, me normal? I'm going to get another glass of water. TTFN
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    I did good with the taboo last week except for Friday. I made the mistake of going to a local bakery. I have had a gift card since Christmas and have avoided it since then. THey make a whole grain bread that I absolutely love. I am sure it contains sugar. I ate 5 slices. I have been avoiding bread for a long time and went nuts. It is gone now. I am having a hard time getting my water in. In the classroom at school I have to keep my drink in a back room where the door is blocked to keep a kid out. I used to keep it on the bookshelf where he couldn't reach it but the teacher didn't like it there. Also I have a hard time getting out to use the restroom if I drink that much. Looking for a new job.
    Keep up the healthy eating. I bought my Halloween candy on Saturday and it is calling my name. I will have to go upstairs to my sewing room to get away from it.

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    vanogay. that's my usual 'avoid' list. but good to see it in print. about 3 days of just less fruit, and the wt is coming off again. last week, i guess i was just craving sugar, so overdid the fruit. but i guess i must of needed it, because now it's easier to eat less. BUT i did take some one's advice and made my breakfast a little larger. i don't know how many others eat instant oatmeal for breakfast, but that is the only thing i eat. i figure the less choices i make, same-0, same-0. the easier it is to leave stuff alone. instead of l packet of sugar free apple and cinna oatmeal, i have 2. looks to be like a good cup full now. (& i add extra cinn.) and it makes it easier to eat less thru out the day.
    happy wed to you all.

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    This is the first month I have entered. Hope you received my fat quarter. I started out the month with a good weight loss but it has been at a stand still. Guess that is better than going up! Thanks for the support.

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    sewNso, the artificial sweetener in the oatmeal makes your body want more sweets. When I use flavored oatmeal (mine is not sugar free), I mix one packet with an equal amount of plain oatmeal. There's enough sugar in one packet to sweeten the plain, too, especially if you add cinnamon. I agree that one packet isn't enough for a meal.

    Geez, I blew this week's taboo already. I had a baked potato with my steak last night. I should have chosen a restaurant with baked sweet potatoes. Well, back on the wagon - one mistake doesn't mean I stay off the wagon. If my printer worked, I'd post the list on the fridge to remind me. Maybe I'll get ambitious later and hook up the new one.

    Have a good day, y'all. Eat clean, exercise and drink unsweetened liquids. First magazine has a blurb in it that says water and tea do count. That makes it a lot easier for me.

    I AM losing weight and getting healthier.

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