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Thread: October Weight Loss Challenge

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    I'm in for October. Just got home from being out of town for 8 days. I'm sure I gained (haven't stepped on scale yet)
    Oct is Christmas, what are November and December FQ's?


    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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    October is Christmas, November is red, December is your choice.
    I feel like school doesn't take the bed bugs seriously enough. They seem to just brush it off. Same kid ad them last year. We were told bed bugs don't spread much at school. Someone said they come out at night to feed so they don't get on you during the day. I am still grossed out.
    No candy this evening. I actually exercised for a change. I hopped on the elliptical. I did only 20 minutes. I don't want to over-do it. My knee is still weak from the surgery. That would be better if I would get off my lazy butt and exercise. Steps are still slow going. Gotta do stairs to get to my sewing room. I actually got dressed to workout 2x last week. Just never did it. I have been sooooooo lazy!
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    Yikes!! So scary about the bed bugs!! I would be totally freaked out. At our last school my daughter used to get head lice all the time. The first time it happened it was a surprise and we treated it and watched closely and didn't see anymore. A couple months later she had them again so from then on I checked her hair almost everyday. Every once in awhile I'd find an adult but since I got it early it never turned into a problem. We moved about 2 years ago and haven't had a problem since.

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    GEEZ Pat and Megan..... as soon as i read your posts i started feeling itchy all over !!!! YIKES !!!
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Bed bugs? Lice? EW! EW! EW!
    I had a nice visit with my mom.....except for when I hit a deer driving home from bingo. None of us were injured and the car is still drivable so it could have been much worse. Tomorrow I will take it in for an estimate.

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    Wow Pam...close call - glad everyone is Ok...sorry about your car tho.
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Glad the car is still drivable, that is a relief at least. I was just in my first accident, got rear ended. I felt like it was going to be really bad but there was zero damage to my car and zero to hers. I was a little sore the next day but I got into the chiropractor right away so I feel fine now. How are you all feeling?

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    We are all doing fine. My mom (86) and my brother (69) were with me. I was only going about 30 and I hit the brakes when I saw the deer so we didn't hit it very hard but it's incredible how much damage was done to the car. I'm curious what the estimate will be. The good thing is that my deductible is only $50.
    Good to hear you didn't have any damage megan and that your injuries weren't very serious.

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    Bonnie Hunter fans? I think I saw some Bonnie fans on this thread. She's released the fabric requirements for this year's mystery!!! Check out her blog.

    Glad everyone is ok, Pam. I've hit deer before. Also, when my son was about 2 yrs old my mom was bringing him home to me, had just dropped him off, and on the way back to her house hit a deer. A couple of the windows shattered and glass landed all in his car seat. Close call!

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    Just checking in - hope everyone has a great weekend.
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    The teacher in the room where I am started with a rash right after we found the bed bugs. YUK! She was sure she had them and was furious. The rash didn't look look bed bugs. Rash got really bad. She went to the dr today. She said she guesses she is crazy because she was thrilled that she is having an allergic reaction to her flu shot. Her rash is a mess but glad it isn't bugs because I work a lot closer to the kid than she does.
    I got a phone call about my sewing machine yesterday. They wanted to know if I wanted them to repair it or not.. It needs some parts. I told them to go ahead. They aren't sure if it will work or not. If this doesn't fix it the machine is probably dead. It is an expensive machine. I think it is 8 or 10 years old. Just don't have the money for a new machine right now. I am using a 30 year old Viking that has lots of problems. (I keep it as a backup) If I sew fast the stitches get really small. No needle down feature etc. The motor is dying etc. A friend has a machine for sale, I am hoping to catch up with her in Sunday.
    My guild is having a sew in tomorrow. I guess I am taking the old machine. We are making a big star quilt. I think it is Jenny Doan pattern. I have all of my fabric cut. I am working on my sample for a class I am teaching in Nov. Hexagon shuffle.
    We are having a potluck tomorrow. I am sure there will be tons of yummy food. I need to figure out what I am making and pack up my supplies.
    Pat

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    Pete I also have fibro and sjogren's and lupus. I understand the no energy thing. Just stopping to say hi! I use to be on this thread last year.

    Good luck everyone!

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    Did my FQ's arrive yet? I hope so.

    I am trying a new plan. It is called The Daniel Plan. Basically, eat like your great great grandparents did. Get rid of all the processed stuff. Eat lots of Veggies and some fruits but cut out any white flour, white rice etc. Hopefully this will give me some results. I need to lose over 100 lbs.


    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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    That rings a bell Gayle.....seems like i remember a friend years ago being on what she called a "caveman" diet. I googled it - and it's out there...haven't read it all but sounds like the same kind of back to basics. Gonna investigate some more.
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Gayle, I'm going to do the Daniel Plan too. I missed our first meeting on monday. I don't have a clue yet what it is about. I guess I was thinking it was more of a bible study.
    My quilt retreat ended this afternoon. Boy, did we have good food! I spent the whole retreat working on my I-spy quilt. It is all pieced. Just needs trimmed and a border. It will probably be put on hold until after Christmas. There's no deadline on this one since it will stay at Gramma's house.
    I'm going for a walk in a bit with a friend/neighbor. It's a gorgeous day here and the leaves are breathtaking.

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    Gayle I received your FQ today. I am going to have to win in December. I love that fabric. I put my PJ's on at 6:00 tonight. I have been running around like crazy for days. It also has been raining for days. It is a good night for PJ's. I am heading upstairs in a few minutes to sew. I got 3 quilts back from the longarmers last night at guild. 2 of them were at a friends who is a newbie. She is inexpensive but does need practice. They were quilts that I wasn't too concerned about the quilting. They will be used daily and flopped on the floor here at home. So they don't need to be perfect. The other quilt has a lot better quilting on it.
    I was talking to a friend about my sewing machine woes and she said she had 2 she was about to put up for sale. I bought her Janome 6600P. I love it. It FMQ like a dream. I still don' know if my other machine can even be fixed. I told my DH I would go insane without a decent machine, so he said to go ahead and get it. I might finish piecing my hexagon shuffle tonight. I want to make one in another color way next. I need it for the November meeting.
    Pat

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    I hadn't heard of the Daniel Plan before, love the name, way better than Atkins LOL

    I have been pleasantly surprised this week. My weight loss has slowed down, but Friday night I went out with my hubby and had dessert and a couple drinks and only seemed to put on a pound. And then the other night I got my daughter ice cream and she couldn't finish it so of course I HAD to finish it for her. The next day I finally lost another pound

    Does anyone else weigh themselves everyday or almost everyday? I know I'm only supposed to do it once a week, but I just HAVE to know if what I'm doing is working. I have a FitBit scale so usually once a week I look at the app and really compare the numbers, but I just can't stay off it.

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    I weigh myself almost every day. Always have. Always will. I guess it's just a habit at this point.

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    There is a Bible study component to it. It consists of Faith, Focus, Fitness, Friends and Food.
    Tomorrow I am going to try and start the 10 day "cleanse" they suggest. Basically for 10 days cut out ALL Dairy, ALL Gluten, ALL Sugar (in any form) All Artificial Sweeteners, any kind of Stimulants and Sedatives: alcohol, caffeine, etc as well as no Processed or fast food.
    After the "detox" you can add back healthy forms of dairy or gluten a little at a time. Also can add back a small amount of caffeine from coffee or tea ( I drink tea) and a small amount of Alcohol, occasionally.

    I eat pretty good but eat way too much and I don't get any exercise. I really need to work on that part. There are 5 of us in this "class" though 20 other women at my church did it over the summer, we are to help keep each other accountable etc.
    I ate pretty well today except the tiny bit of honey and 1/2 and 1/2 in my tea, the 4 pieces of Salami and the little bit of Yaki Soba noodles I had in my stir fry. Oh, I guess I also used a tad bit of butter and an ounce of ham in my scrambled eggs that I will have to do without for the next 10 days.
    Wish me luck everyone!!!!


    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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    Good luck, Gayle! That is harsh! That is a lot to cut out all at once. Does processed food include frozen and canned food too? If so, I don't know what you could even eat because most meat you buy has been frozen.

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    No canned vegetables. But canned wild caught salmon, canned beans, tuna, etc. Frozen is fine. The foods must be in their own juice or water.
    I prefer fresh veggies. I live in Southern California and we have all kinds of fresh veggies year round.
    Meats are to be lean meats. Pork is not on the menu. ( I love sausage, that will be a hard one. That and ham)


    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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    The hardest thing for me would be no canned beans or tomatoes. Chili and taco soup are weekly staples at our house during the winter. I can't imagine cooking dried beans each time. Or to have to boil a chicken every time you needed chicken broth? I don't think so!

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    Canned Beans and tomatoes are fine. As long as there is no added sugar. Prepared chicken broth is fine too. But chicken or beef bullion cubes are not. Too many chemicals and MSG in them. I can use the canned broth. So you are good!!!


    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'm dropping out for this month. I've been busy helping get ready for a Women's Conference at out church and eating on schedule and eating healthy hasn't been the norm. Hopefully next month I'll be back on track. I'll still check in because all of you give great ideas for healthy eating and you are an encouragement to me.

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    That sounds like a really clean style of eating. I like the idea and I'm jealous of my friends who can maintain such a clean diet but I've come to realize that it's not for me. At least not right now. Sometimes it's that I feel like I'm just too busy with my kids and home, sometimes it's simply that I'm a picky eater. I've found that my taste buds are continuing to change and every once in awhile I find I like something that I used to hate. Maybe one day I'll have the tastebuds for a clean diet!! ��

    Tonight was funny because it was my daughters 8th birthday and she wanted chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I had a rather large piece but I guess it's been so long since I've had any significant number of carbs that it gave me a sugar high. Not something I've ever experienced before, it was the weirdest sensation! We'll see what kind of havoc today wreaked on my diet. I had to keep taste testing the frosting until I got it right.

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