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Thread: October weight loss 2015

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    October weight loss 2015

    October Weight Loss Challenge 2015
    October Weight Loss Adventure with Prize!!
    On October 1st, weigh yourself and write it down. DO NOT send it to me. On October 31st, weigh yourself again and PM me your loss. This is weight lost not percentage lost. I will announce the winner on November 3rd.

    The prize is a themed FQ from each member. Once a winner is declared, I will contact the winner and FQ's will be mailed by the 6th.

    Private message (PM) me for the mailing address. All FQ's should be mailed by the 15th of the month. You need to check in on the thread at least once a week to be eligible for the winning "skinny quarters aka FQ's" and to be declared the "biggest loser" for the month.
    You cannot win 2 months in a row.

    Chit Chat is allowed, as wells as WAYWO (what are you working on). Please stay positive and uplifting as possible to keeps us all on track. Share tips, recipes, encouraging words and {{{HUGS}}}
    October is the beginning of Fall and a beautiful season. The weather should cool down so we can get outside and exercise! So I thought a good FQ theme for October would be Christmas so we have time to sew them up for Christmas gifts. So I think it is the month we should try to renew our commitment to weight loss and our health We need to get ready for fall season and the beginning of the holidays. We are all so used to doing for others.Remember sometimes it is ok to put yourself first. So lets see how we can play with some your choice of FQ's. Please send quality fabric that you would want to receive in return. As always if you don't have the theme, send what you have. If you don't have a FQ, then send a linear 1/4 yard. If you have signed up to be in the running for the prize, please send your FQ to the hostess by the 15th of the month. As the winner has worked hard for her prize.

    Eat healthy, exercise, make wise choices and lose weight but most of all have fun!!!

    Sign up deadline to be a part of the PRIZE adventure October 4th at 9 pm cst. You are encourage to contribute to the thread even if you are not in for the prize.

    To let me know you are participating post on the thread and then send a PM for the mailing address. Our FQ theme for October is Christmas.

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    The FQ theme for the next 3 months is October - Christmas, November-Pink, December- black and white. Good luck everyone!
    Pat

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    I am in. I have the FQs ready and plan to ship this coming weekend.
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    I am in, also. I am not as efficient as Anna, and do not have my FQs ready, but my goal is to have them in the mail on Friday.

    Best wishes to everyone for October. I gained in September, mostly the past week as I deal with family crisis. I need to devise a strategy to battle emotional eating. I mean, eating a celery stick instead of a cookie/chips/little chocolate donuts - thats STILL eating, right? I gotta convince my body to accept better choices that propel me to my weight loss goals.

    Here is to a STRONG October. (This is my favorite month of the year!)
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    I like your attitude Leann. wishing you a great month of October. Doesn't it seem like just eating "bad" for a week or so will take weeks to correct? I even think one meal might cost me a whole week of no weight gain. These last 15 lbs seem to want to stay with me but I am determined to get them off if it takes another 1/2 year.
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    I'm back......after more than a year of bad eating and gaining back half of the weight I lost, it's time to stop and get my act together. Maybe if I'm accountable for my actions to someone it will help with the effort. This yo-yo cycle needs to be stopped once and for all. Hopefully I can get my husband to join in so cooking meals and shopping for food will be easier. Low carb works for us so that' my plan again this time. This time of the year is the worst for me....from the time the Halloween candy hits the stores through the holidays.....so here we go again! Looking forward to getting to know everyone (again) on this thread. I'll be sending in my FQ's for the next 3 months as an incentive to stick with it!
    Miss Rita

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    I am trying again. I hope this month is better than last! Thanks again!
    Enjoy your day,
    Jan used to be in FL when she chose this user name

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    I am in for October. I am leaving town on vacation tomorrow getting back the 9th I will try to get my FQ's out when I get back. No way can I fit it into my day today.
    Really really hoping I do much better this month. I have waisted the summer (literally)


    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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    Hang in there, Anna. The end is tough going. That being said, I dropped two pounds last week, so I only have two to go. Can't recommend 2 1/2 hours of yoga in one day, but it did drop those pounds and did my body no harm. I did it two Tuesdays in a row trying to decide whether to switch classes. I've decided so now I can back to an hour, thank goodness.

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    I am in for October. Don't know how that will go. We leave this afternoon for China for my son's wedding. Get home the 12th. Leave the 15th for my daughter's wedding in France. Then a trip to Iowa to visit family. Then a quilt retreat. I will only be home 8 days in October! I will try to get my fq's mailed out between China and France.

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    Wow Pam H. have some wonderful trips and congratulations upon all the weddings.
    Anna Quilts

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    Travel safe, Pam. Weddings are so special in the lives of our families. I'm glad you could be with your children for theirs. Speaking of weddings, I delivered a quilt this week, finally.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...d-t270666.html

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    Pam have safe travels. Enjoy yourself on the special days. Best wishes to the brides and grooms. It sounds like you will have some awesome experiences at the weddings.
    Judy I love your quilt. I'm not a big fan a panels but I love what you did with it. I feel like I have gained the past week or so. I have had candy and chips and other bad things. No exercise to speak of. Every time I have the time it has been raining. Luckily the scale hasn't moved. Hopefully it will clear up tomorrow before we get rain again from the after effects of the hurricaine. I guess if I wasn't so lazy I could go use my elliptical. I have my DD and her boyfriend living here right now. They just moved back to town from Florida and are still looking for a place. My DD starts her new job in 2 weeks. Her boyfriend got here a month before her to start his new job.
    Hopefully I will be back on track in the morning. The bag of candy is empty, that should help.

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    Meanmom if you have a TV in front of it, I will come and use your elliptical. Maybe we can take turns and encourage each other.
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    We made it to China. Oh my. What a miserable trip. I forgot to take my compression stockings. I must be carrying a few pounds of water in my legs. From the time we left our house to catch the shuttle until we got to the apartment we are staying at in Shanghai it was 32 1/2 hours. 3 flights. Hubby and I are here by ourselves for a couple hours waiting for other family members to get here. I am on the couch with my feet up! My DS brought his computer so I am able to catch up a bit while I relax. Oh the view from this couch is amazing!
    Love your quilt Judy and I'm sure the happy couple will enjoy cuddling under it.

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    Pam glad to hear you made it there. Wow long travel time. Keep your feet up and enjoy yourself. It sounds like you have an awesome and busy month. I look forward to your pictures.
    Anna yes I have a TV in front of my elliptical. I would never, ever use it without one. I went out bike riding yesterday. I rode 15 miles. It was a gorgeous day. Cool and sunny. The local bike path runs along the river and thru some woods. It is so nice and quiet. My kindergartener was out today so my other student made up for it. He was off all day. He is autistic but mom swears he isn't. We went for numerous walks today. He threw some things at kids at recess and pushed the recess lady. (I'm not with him then) In class he refused to work and talked out constantly. He was mad at the end of the day because he was going home with a bad report. He kicked a couple of chairs and pounded the table. He was crying really loud. We walked up and down the halls. He claimed he wasn;t going home. I thought I had hime calm but he freaked out when he saw his bus. I ended up calling the principal because he was trying to run and said he was going to walk home. He is in 2nd grade. We ended up calling his mom to come.
    I really NEED some chocolate.
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    The winner for September is BeckyW with a loss of 10 pounds. Great job. COngratulations and great job.
    Pat

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    Excellent work, Becky. How wonderful it feels to do what you set out to do. Enjoy your fabrics.

    Pat, I always need chocolate. If I had students like that, I'd empty a bag of Dove dark chocolate a day. That lovely bike ride sounds like a good stress reliever.

    Pam, don't forget the stockings on the return trip. I had a blood clot last December and its still sore and there are much worse problems than extended soreness, which I'm sure you know.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...l-t270672.html
    I posted another quilt. I know these are simple quilts compared with Pat's avatar, but for now, I like them. I came so late to quilting that 2 1/2" pieces are small for enough for me for now. The batik was done with 9" blocks and this one is charms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    The winner for September is BeckyW with a loss of 10 pounds. Great job. COngratulations and great job.
    Pat
    A BIG congrats on the weight loss and on winning. Enjoy! Well deserved.

    Irish Rose2 I really like that pattern and the fabrics of that little quilt. I do preemie donation quilts and I think this pattern would be great for the little ones.

    I forgot to take my compression stockings. I must be carrying a few pounds of water in my legs. Pam H
    I am so glad you made it but sorry to hear about your legs. Hopefully it will resolve soon. Taking some red wine before flying and right after is supposed to help. My aunt had the same issues and walked a lot in the plane.
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    Congratulations to last month's winner. Wow, 10 pounds is a great accomplishment. I'd be ecstatic with half that amount this month. With the way I'm going so far, I'll be lucky to get there. Went for a ride with my husband today and he stopped at Dairy Queen......ugh, I couldn't resist that. Now to start over again.
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    Well I resisted the brownies yesterday but not today. They are cooling on the stove right now. Several of us at work have been eyeing a recipe for Buckeye brownies. I will take them to work tomorrow so I will only eat 1 or 2. It is too late now to eat them. It is 10:00 PM. I still need to make the peanut butter part of them. I am procrastinating because I need to pay my bills.
    I am going to have to rearrange my lunch schedule at work tomorrow. My autistic kid (whose mom says he isn't) has been having trouble at recess so I will have to start supervising him at recess. I don't mind going outside at recess for a while. It is almost like a break most of the time. Also I guess I will get in more of my 10,000 steps. Now I will be going out for recess 2x a day.
    Judy my Avatar was a year long group on here. 1 block a week. I love tiny pieces. They aren't that hard to work with paper piecing. I am making snowflakes right now. One of the officers challenges for my guild was to make a snowman, either quilted or not. I had a snowman quilt I had been wanting to make for several years. It is finished except for the snowflakes I decided i needed in my corners of the border. I will post it when I finish it. Since I was in charge of it I figured I should complete it. I am also in charge of the mystery quilt for guild and I am behind on it too. I need to hide in my sewing room for a few days.
    Gota pay bills and finish the brownies.

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    What does everyone keep on hand (or in the refrigerator) as a snack/hunger suppressant in between meals? I need some new ideas. Carrot sticks and celery get boring after a while...LOL!!
    Miss Rita

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    Congrats on 10# of loss! The last 2 days was nice enough to walk to work...1.5 miles one direction. Today the weather wasn't perfect to walk home, but I didn't melt. It was a heavy mist, but not rain. This weekend my daughter is doing a marathon and the family will be cheering her on! I hope to bring the bike and do a bit of riding along side her. It's a smaller marathon...maybe 200 people.
    -Teri from Minne-sn*w-ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Podunk Princess View Post
    What does everyone keep on hand (or in the refrigerator) as a snack/hunger suppressant in between meals? I need some new ideas. Carrot sticks and celery get boring after a while...LOL!!
    Kimchi, pepperoncinis, fresh cut fruit, air popped pop corn, nuts (count them out), vegetable soup, can of fish packed in water, cherry tomatoes, left over steamed vegetable, weight watcher's string cheese sticks, Sees candy lollipop, cheetos (count them out), hot black coffee, bottle green tea.
    Anna Quilts

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    I really like pepper strips dipped in humus. An apple with a little bit of almond butter. Skinny pop white cheddar popcorn, almonds (count them out), Greek yogurt. Subscribe to Hungry Girl. She sends an alsmot daily email with recipes and ideas. She often give recipes to make lower calorie versions of fatty dishes. Lots of good ideas. Also look on pinterest.
    Anna, I love Cheetos too much to even have bags with them counted out. I occasionally buy one of the bags that is an individual serving for a treat. I do the same with Fritos. I could eat a whole bag.

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