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Thread: October Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize!!!!

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    October Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize!!!!

    On October 1, 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 winner is declared I will contact the winner and the FQ's will be mailed by the 6th.

    PM (private message) me for mailing address. All FQ's should be mailed by the 15th of the month.

    You need to post to the thread at least once a week to be eligible for the winning FQ's aka "skinny quarters" and to be declared "biggest loser" for the month.

    You cannot win 2 months in a row.

    Chit chat is allowed and encouraged as wll as WAYWO (what are you working on). Please stay positive and uplifting as possible to keep us on track. Share any tips, recipes and encouraging words and {{HUGS}}

    As we begin October, is senders choice, what would you like to receive back. Please send quality fabric that you would want to receive. 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 you FQ to the hostess by the 15th of the mont. As the winner as 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 part of the Prize Adventure is October 4th at 9 pm CST. You are encouraged to contribute to te thread even if you are not in for the prize. All are welcome to join for support.

    To let me know you are participating just post on the thread.
    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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    I will be in for October again. I am cleaning up my fabric stash and boy do I have a pile of fat quarters I did not realize I had because I tossed them in with the scraps. Silly me. think I can make a fat quarter quilt and then some. Will send one off to you this week.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    I am in again. It is uplifting to come here, even if to pray for what all is going on. I have got to get to my next project. I am trying to stay steady working on Christmas gifts for family this year. I will try to get my fat/skinny quarter out this week.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    I'm in for October, as well. Hopefully, this group will keep me thinking about what I eat - what I plan to eat and what I won't eat!!!
    Kathleen

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    I'm in again. I'll go through my fabric and come up with something to send you. Who would have ever imagined that fabric would be a great motivator for me to lose weight! haha Whatever works huh!

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    I'm in again. Just went for a walk and now eating an apple while the oven heats up. I'm planning on a good, healthy, nutritious month!

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    I need to find some hand work to take to the hospital with me, I know I have some snow ladies hand embroidery. I got to find them and get the going to keep me busy. I will be taking my laptop with me. Mom's surgery is scheduled for Nov 1st at 7 15 am. will be there for 3-4 days. I will be staying with her the whole time. The only time I will leave the hospital is when her husband comes up to relieve me during the day to go home and shower. I know I will be ready for my bed when I get home.

    Will also plan my snacks and meals while I am there.
    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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    Those will be tough days, Cindy, but you can get through them. Sounds like you will be very prepared.
    Just recorded my weight and breakfast on myfitnesspal. Time to get serious!

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    Cindy, your mom is blessed to have you. Do remember to walk and stretch, just sitting takes a lot out of you.

    I'm in again. The challenge keeps me trying to make progress. It's apple season in NY so I'm a happy person.
    countrymaid- I clean up after the kids, the husband and the farm animals

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    As a reminder, if you wish to send in 3 months again....
    Of course this month is senders choice

    November is any blue/white
    December is Batiks
    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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    I'm in again.

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    I think I now have the motivation I need to really get serious about losing weight. My twin sister is following one of those protein shake diet plans and losing quite a bit of weight. Well, I can't let her be thinner than me, can I? I wish I could live with my younger sister for a few months. We really motivate each other to eat right and exercise (when we are together). I think I will see if there is a TOPS group in my area. I need something to go to every week to keep me on track and I do think that paying out money helps me. I guess I need to invest a little money in order to reap the reward. Let's do this, ladies!

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    Now batiks in December, is that a motivator not to eat all those Christmas goodies? Great thinking to keep us on track. Love that one.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Now batiks in December, is that a motivator not to eat all those Christmas goodies? Great thinking to keep us on track. Love that one.
    See I knew what I was thinking when I chose to do the Batiks again in December......we all need some kind of motivation to stay away from some of those goodies.

    Batiks will be done each quarter next year, since it is so popular. Would love to hear some of your ideas of what we should do in the coming year.
    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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    I'm in again. Hopefully I can at least lose the weight I gained from all the stress.
    I will try to get my FQ's off here in the next couple of days.


    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 will send my Fq this weekend I hope. The student who is making all of us insane at school is suspended until next week. He isn't allowed to return to school until Tuesday. Not sure yet what the plan is for when he returns. Our classroom is a totally different environment yesterday and today. With only 22 days of school completed our class is 3 days behind the other second grade classes on academics. He was removed from the classroom 3 times yesterday 3 times before 10 AM.
    I need to get back to weight watchers. I am going Saturday morning. Life has been a little bit crazy here for several months and I got away from it. I know it is a program that works for me. Knowing that I can make anything I want fit into my program works for my brain.
    Prayers going out to all who are needing them. Healthy eating to all.
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    Meanmom, I remember those kind of days oh so well. Before I had to retire early teaching special ed. I had this one student who was just spoiled. He learned what he could get away with. The principal let him too just to avoid his parents threatening to send him somewhere else. I would try to get class started with my students, and he would grin and say he needed to use the bathroom. I would let him go then as soon as he got back he would say he needed to go again, and would repeat this maybe 10 times. He didn't have a health issue going on. I finally got so upset, and called the principal to come and get him so I could have class. She would throw it all back on me. This student had caused every teacher he ever had problems that would cause their class to stop. I had other kids who functioned low, but they would try their best. This student did not function low, but caused a lot of trouble. Such is life. lol...
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    Not sure how it has happened but I am ready for work early this morning. I have 15 minutes to play on the computer. I am in a regular classroom this year. The student that is making us crazy is not special ed. We are pretty sure he is oppositional defiant and somewhere on the autism spectrum. Not properly diagnosed. He is listed as just low academically. I think what makes us so crazy is that you will ask him not to do something and he will look at you and grin and then do it. He knows what he is doing is wrong. He was sent home a week ago and spent the day playing video games and playing outside.
    I jumped on the elliptical last night for 30 minutes. WOW it is amazing how quickly you loose your endurance when you skip exercise for a few weeks. I'm not sore but man was I winded exercising. I really need to make myself go to spinning class. It is either at 6 AM or 6:30 PM. NOt sure I can make it to work with the morning class. Once I get home at night I have a hard time making myself leave for the gym. I have been trying to get my DH to go with me. He is working on weight loss too. (finally) It is so annoying how easily men loose weight. He is barely trying and has dropped 18 pounds.

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    I'm not sure what it is to have a hubby needing to lose weight. Mine eats everything - and I do mean everything and never gains any weight. We figured when he hit 40 perhaps the metabolism would slow down and that would change - then we upped the age to 60 and again to 70. So far, nothing. I hate having to watch everything I eat and he eats everything he wants - and more!
    Kathleen

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    Our September winner is JuneBillie. Congrats
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Awesome JuneBillie! Well done girl.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Fabulous Friday Frantics

    Good morning girls: Today is going to start a series called "Fabulous Friday Frantics".
    This month is Breast Cancer Awareness. Apparently there is a facebook contest going around for the month of October. Last year it was for bra color. This year it is along the line of making a man guess why you are 8 weeks and craving starburst (child's thing). Well, I am 12 weeks and craving Gummy Bears. Like that is possible at my age and physical condition. So as a starter to commend those couragous women out there who have survived or going thru such a tragic thing, here it is:

    January = 1 week
    February = 2 weeks
    March = 3 weeks
    April = 4 weeks
    May = 6 weeks
    June = 8 weeks
    July = 10 weeks
    August = 12 weeks
    September = 13 weeks
    October = 14 weeks
    November = 16 weeks
    December = 18 weeks
    Days of Month:
    1 - skittles
    2 - Starburst
    3 - Kit Kat
    4 - M&Ms
    5 - galazy
    6 - Crunchie
    7 - Dairy Milk
    8 - Lollipop
    9 - Peanut Butter Cups
    10 - Meat Balls
    11 - Twizzlers
    12 - Bubble Gum
    13 - Hershey's Kisses
    14 - Chocolate Mints
    15 - Twix
    16 - Reeses's Fastbreak
    17 - Fudge
    18 - Cherry Jello
    19 - Milky Way
    20 - Pickles
    21 - Creme Eggs
    22 - Laffy Taffy
    23 - Gummy Bears
    24 - Gummy Worms
    25 - Strawberry Pop Tarts
    26 - Starburst
    27 - Mini Eggs
    28 - Kit Kat Chunkie
    29 - Double Chocolate Chip Crunchy Cookies
    30 - Chocolate Cake
    31 - Smarties
    This is in support of breast cancer awareness Month. So post what you are and we can all guess your birthday.
    Look forward to next weeks wonderful Friday Frantic.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Thanks Cindy, and QuilterMomma. I am soooo happy to have lost the weight. I lost 10.8 lbs. With my doctor putting me on a diet, besides my already on one, and lowering my salt, I guess that helped more than I thought. Even though I love the batiks too like all of you, I have to admit to a little secret. I LOVE florals. I guess because of how much I love working with flowers, so I am one happy person. I will be able to make lots of plans now for so many pretty things to sew. I am doing the happy dance!
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    I am 6 weeks, and craving Reeses's Fastbreak. QuilterMomma this is wonderful. Funny thing is, I always love anything Reeses.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    Haha...I'm 14 weeks and craving dairy milk. I guess I'm a health nut! haha

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