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Thread: October Weight Loss Challenge

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    I have been eating OK. Tomorrow is weigh in day. Not sure how it will be. I have had a little bit of candy. I went to Sams yesterday. They had kiwi berries. I have never seen them before. They are tasty. They are a little bit bigger than a grape and taste like a kiwi.Everyone had to try one from my lunch today.
    I am working on my new machine. Wow it sews smooth. Maybe my old machine hasn't been working right for some time. I have the center of my hexagon shuffle quilt finished. I am going to start it tonight in another colorway tonight. It still needs borders. I will add borders when I have time. I need them ready for a class in November. I will post pictures as soon as I figure out how to post them from my iPhone.

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    Pat, I think your new sewing machine is the twin to my Elna Excellence. I LOVE my machine!
    I gained 3 lbs during my 3 day retreat. For some unknown reason I was retaining water like crazy. I could feel my legs getting bigger and tighter as I sat there sewing. I should be back down by morning.
    I just found out at dinner that I will be a gramma again in June. I should be super excited but I had a 12 hour day with Allie today. She has a cold and wanted me to hold her all day and I had a migraine this afternoon. It took me 3 hours to get her down for her nap. The best thing about the timing with the baby is that my DD should still be on maternity leave when we go to China next summer for my DS's wedding. It will be a busy summer.

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    I finally reached my goal weight - - now I just have to maintain - - especially walking my 4 miles a day Have a great weekend everyone.
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    Congrats, BJ!! Good job!!

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    Good for you BJ !!!!!
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    Wow congratulations BJ. Keep up the good work.

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    bjsmith57, that is great! Keep up the good work
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    Gayle - keep us posted on th Daniel Plan. Any other new plans out there? Boy, I need encouragement. Currently I am in the process of cleaning out my freezer (by cleaning, I mean cook and eat) to make room for Christmas cookies---yes I know. I do chew gum while maiking them to deter my eating the dough or samples! HELP!!!

    BJ -- am so very happy for you. May we all be able to say that some day that we reached goal!
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    Wish I had seen this thread in the beginning. I need to drop about 40 pounds. Maybe I'll catch up with yall next month!!
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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    My Eating has been going "Ok" It is sometimes hard to find foods that don't have any sugar, MSG, gluten or dairy in them. Yesterday there was a lunch meeting at church. My husband was the one ordering the food but I the best choice I could find was some Caesar salad and a piece of Chicken Picata (from Presto Pasta) So there definitely was some dairy and maybe even some gluten.
    I think I am down a couple of pounds already. I am bad and weigh myself every day, I know I shouldn't but it is so tempting. I know water weight can change daily.
    For breakfast I have 2 eggs with onion, bell pepper, broccoli and either spinach or kale in a stir fry. I use a tsp of coconut oil to cook it in. I then put some fresh salsa (no sugar or msg, only veggies) on it. In my tea I sometime will add some coconut milk to it (I like 1/2 and 1/2) with no sugar or honey. This keeps me satisfied for a couple of hours and I don't feel the need to snack.
    It is hard to fill your plate halfway with veggies!
    I have not been too good at the fitness part. need to really work on that one!


    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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    How's everyone doing with Halloween candy? I've been able to resist buying any. Once it's in the house, I'm in trouble!!

    Had yoga last night, what a great stretch and I slept so well.

    It's harder to remember to drink enough water now that it's getting a little cooler here. That's my goal for today - get enough water.

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    I bought my candy over a month ago. One of the jumbo bags from Sam's Club. I opened it last week. So far I have only had 6 pieces. Last night at my card she had some of my favorite candies. I had 3. The peanut m&m's had 6 in the package. I also had half a piece of her dessert. Otherwise she served pretty healthy food. I don't eat dinner on card night because I have found I eat just as much food there even if I have had dinner.
    Yesterday I delivered a wallhanging that a friend wanted me to quilt for her. She was very happy with it. I still have a lap quilt to do for her but I haven't figured out yet what to do with it. Oh, how I wish for a long arm machine!

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    Oh, you're good, Pam. I'd have the whole jumbo bag gone by now.

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    Pam - Congratulations on the new grand baby!!! How exciting

    BJ - Fantastic! I can't wait until I'm able to say the same thing. Keep up the good work.

    Cindy - We're having a Halloween party this year so I know I'm going to have to start buying the candy soon, but I'm scared to do so! I have yoga tonight, I can't wait! I usually go twice a week but I'm tied up on Monday's with my son's cross country team and I can't make it that night so I really savor my Wednesday night class. I can't wait to get back to my routine.

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    Thanks, Megan. I'm excited there will be a new baby to hold but then I think about what it will be like when I am babysitting. I don't have near the energy I had 30 years ago when I had my 2nd baby. Allie may start going to daycare a couple of days a week. She needs to be around other kids anyway.
    I think we should start looking at our shadow instead of the reflection in the mirror. I saw the shadow of a thin woman today as I left WW and it made me smile.
    Here's a quote from Dr Mark Hyman: "You cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet."
    I can't remember if I put this on here for you ladies or not. My brain is scaring me lately. Anyway, this sounds like it would be worth trying. It makes a lot of sense. Plus I have never seen many Japanese people who were overweight.
    http://www.themindawakened.com/2014/...75MGL5PxSkH.01

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    Yes Halloween candy is a problem here. My DH keeps getting out more bags and opening them. Once they are open I have a hard time. The arthritis in my knees has been flaring up. All over the internet it says sugar makes it flare up. I am trying to cut it out. My DH keeps bringing home bad things. I told him to stop but he didn't. I love peanut butter and he keeps bringing home peanut butter filled pretzels.He brought home 3 more containers today. GRRRRR!
    Other than the candy I have been doing pretty well. I have been trying to exercise more to help my knees. The right one is really stiff. I am going to the knee Dr next week. Hopefully I can go back to getting synvisc shots. I do not want a knee replacement. Stairs are the worst. I need to do stairs to get to my sewing room. I told my DH I would scoot up on my butt if I have to.
    Pam congratulations on the new grandbaby. They are so much fun.

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    I have only received FQ from a few people so far. 3 months from Penni F, Jims Gem, Pete, and bjsmith. One month from Raggiemom. I still need to go find mine.
    Raggiemom, I just looked at the return address on your envelope and you live less than 20 miles from me. Lots of nice quilt shops in the Cincinnati area. From what I read on here we have ton of shops compared to most places.
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    Thanks for the reminder to send in the fat quarters. I got mine out as soon as I heard what to send but never got them into an envelope and out the door. Tomorrow! Allie and I will go for a walk to the store in the afternoon (if it's not raining). I had a hard time deciding on a Christmas fabric to send.
    We don't have many quilt stores left around here. It's sad. One closed this summer and another one closed a week and a half ago. My favorite one closed 2 years ago. I really miss it. It was my 2nd home. I almost forgot about Mill's End closing not too long ago. We have 1 nice quilt store about 20 miles away plus a Jo-ann's and a Hancock Fabric.

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    Pam - I hear what you're saying, if the older child (children?) went to daycare it would definitely lighten the load. I love the baby stage, so much cuddling

    Pat - Did you receive 3 months from me? I ordered it on Etsy and it says it was delivered but I didn't have her put a note in it. Also I have 2 suggestions for your knees. My dad has arthritis in his knees and they added a second stair rail to the stairs so he could hold on with both hands. I don't understand how it helps his knees but he says going up and down is fine now! Might be worth a try. Also I had some knee pain but I don't think it was arthritis so I doubt it will help, but I found that going from downward dog to forward fold in yoga caused me a lot of knee pain. My instructor told me that she thought I was turning my knees outward and to try to focus on keeping them turned in. I started applying that idea right away to everything and it's almost cured all my knee pain. I only have problems when I'm not careful. The biggest change I made is that when I go up and down the stairs I turn my toes towards each other just slightly and it keeps my knees aligned. You're probably not dealing with the same issue I had, but even if it gives you just the lightest relief it might be worth watching your alignment for a couple days to see if there's anything you can improve.

    Well I was so excited for yoga tonight, but I was really drowsy and I didn't think I'd be able to go if I didn't take a nap, so I tried to take a quick one and ended up sleeping for about 3 hours. I missed yoga and I'll probably be up for the rest of the night now, but I finished my quilt back for a gift I'm making!!! I'm so excited about how it turned out. It's my second quilt and the first time piecing the back. I created a label for it on Adobe Illustrator and printed it directly on my fabric. I'm so excited about that part

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    Meganc I did receive yours. My DH brings the mail in and sets it in a different place every day. (He is so ADD) my kitchen table is covered with mail. He sets it on the counter etc. I dug to the bottom of the mess last night and found yours.
    I have been thinking about trying yoga but after watching it not sure if I can do it. I have bad knees, I need at least one replaced. I am trying to delay it as long as possible. Do amy of you guys that do yoga think it can be done with bad knees?
    We have a staff breakfast tomorrow. There will be tons of food. I hope I can behave myself. There are lots of donuts listed, I can skip those. I don't really like them. Also Panara bagels. I love those. I will have to plan a low WW point lunch and dinner.
    They turned the heat on at school the last couple of days. I am going to die it is so hot.
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    Actually I was just in Fairfield this morning! I had to pick up a couple things at Jungle Jim's then stopped at Seams Sew Easy. I guess there was a class or something because it was pretty busy. I was good and only bought a couple patterns though. We do have lots of nice shops in the area and I love to visit them al!


    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    I have only received FQ from a few people so far. 3 months from Penni F, Jims Gem, Pete, and bjsmith. One month from Raggiemom. I still need to go find mine.
    Raggiemom, I just looked at the return address on your envelope and you live less than 20 miles from me. Lots of nice quilt shops in the Cincinnati area. From what I read on here we have ton of shops compared to most places.
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    I received 3 months of FQ yesterday from Jeanne49. There are some really pretty FQ here.
    I spent a lot of the day shopping. I am worn out. I went to my WW meeting, Sams, Costco, Hobby Lobby, Hancocks, Krogers and the bank. I put all the stuff away and have goeta in the crock pot and homemade skyline chili cooking. I did a little bit of cleaning and am finished for the day. I am heading up to my sewing room now. I just checked my fitbit. I have 9000 steps in so far. I need 1000 more somehow.

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    Pat, I do yoga with bad knees and a bad back. I don't think my knee problems are as serious as yours sounds, though. As far as my bad back - that is the main reason I do yoga. Yoga has helped my back more than anything I've every tried. I take a gentle yoga class and the first thing the instructor always does is ask everyone what issues and limitations they have. I told her right off the bat I am NEVER doing headstands or anything crazy like that. She is very accommodating and offers alternatives or says just sit out on a pose that you can't/dont want to do. Not all my instructors have been good. Some just didn't seem to help and others forced me way beyond what I repeatedly said I was not comfortable with. I eventually just left her, I can't work with someone who refuses to listen to me. BTW you're making me tired with all that you did yesterday.

    MeganC731, LOVE the quilt and nice pieced backing, too. You have horses?

    PamH, it IS sad when the quilt stores close. We have a fabric store that used to have a really big quilt section (it had just as much as a good specialty quilt store) that has dwindled so small that it's really just not worth going to anymore. In fact, I avoid it because it's so depressing as compared to what it was in its heyday. I now have to drive but at least I can get to 3 different stores in less that 1.25 hours. I've tried ordering off the internet but it's just not the same. Once I ordered a beautiful black and white but when it came it was black and tan/cream. It definitely would not work in the top I was piecing.

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    We are blessed here with fabric stores. I have 2 Hancocks, JoAnns, and 6 quilt shops within 15 miles of my house. If I go a little bit further there are several more. Fabric shack is about 40 miles from here.
    I am so far behind around here I will never catch up. The goeta was delicious for breakfast. I make mine from lean ground turkey so it is healthy. I had goeta hash in a restaurant and have been duplicating it at home. Heading upstairs to do the elliptical shortly.

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    I received 3 months of FQ today for Pam H.

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