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meanmom 07-27-2014 10:43 AM

August Weight Loss
 
August Weight Loss
August 2014 Weight Loss Adventure with Prize!!
On August 1st, weigh yourself and write it down. DO NOT send it to me. On August 31st, weigh yourself again and PM your loss. This is weight lost not percentage lost. I will announce the winner on August 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}}}
IN August we know how hot it gets outside so lets find some creative ways to exercise. So lets see how we can play with some black and white 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 is August 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 just post on the thread and then send a PM for the mailing address.

Pam H 07-27-2014 07:46 PM

Looks like I am the first one to throw my hat in the ring!

Paattt 07-28-2014 04:34 AM

I think I would like to try this..... What is your email addy??

mateoh 07-28-2014 10:49 AM

Count me in again. I have a few trips planned but hopefully this will keep me honest.
Maureen

sewbeeit42 07-29-2014 11:36 AM

Please include me and send me the address for the fat quarter. Is there a special theme for the fabric being submitted?

Pam H 07-29-2014 07:53 PM

For August the fabric theme is black and white.

KalamaQuilts 07-30-2014 07:31 AM

I'm here again, for the companionship, not doing the fat quarters things.
Thanks, meanmom.

CindyA 07-30-2014 02:15 PM

I'm in again and you have my fat quarter for this month.

bjsmith57 07-31-2014 03:05 AM

I am in again and have already sent in my (3) three fat quarters. I will be out of town traveling for the next 2-3 weeks during August, therefore, I may not check in until the middle or end of August.

Thanks,
bjsmith57

KalamaQuilts 07-31-2014 07:32 AM

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I've finished 100 3" finished paper pieced house blocks, in 1800 reproductions.
I don't know yet how they will be set, I'm perking some ideas in the back of my mind. It will be a wall quilt hung on the loft railing. When actually stitched those funny notches on the sides disappear into the seams.

Right now I'm playing with some men's shirts; so different!
8:30 AM and I've got 5100 steps in.

Power on ladies.

Pam H 07-31-2014 11:43 AM

I didn't realize those houses were so tiny. They are so cute. You made 100 of them? Wow!
This little girl frustrates me so much! She is 17 mo old now. It is so difficult to get her to take a nap. She can make herself vomit so I can't just lay her down and let her cry. She won't even let me rock her anymore. When she realizes I want her to take a nap she starts gagging. If my car wasn't blocked in by constructions workers I would take her for a drive. Have you ever heard of a bulimic baby? I sure hadn't.

CindyA 07-31-2014 11:55 AM

Hmmm, that is really interesting, Pam. Is this your granddaughter? Frustrating, I know. Does she get cranky if she just doesn't take a nap, will she fall asleep on her own, eventually, if you don't try to put her down?

Pretty blocks, Kalama! Can't wait to see what you do with them. 5100 steps by 8:30? Wow!!

Pam H 07-31-2014 03:24 PM

Yes, this is my granddaughter. She finally fell asleep at 4. She wanted to see babies, which means watch videos of herself. We sat in the rocker and she soon fell asleep. I let her sleep for 1 1/2 hours. I really needed the break. Grandpa is playing with her now. These 10+ hour days are a challenge sometimes. The vomiting is something she started doing last week. She's such a little smarty. She figured out a way to get to stay up later plus have a bath.
I've been doing better lately with activity. I try to walk or do something in both the morning and evening. Plus I'm still trying to get up and move every hour if it's a day with a lot of sitting.

silverfoxmag 08-01-2014 06:54 AM

KQ, 5100 steps already, good for you!

CindyA 08-01-2014 09:01 AM

I remember always being so tired when my boys were little. I'm sure I wasn't eating right and that just added to it.

I looked at a fitbit a few days ago. I just don't want one more electronic thing to keep track of, but everyone who has one seems to enjoy it.

I just had x-rays done of my back. I am so thankful, he said I only have normal degeneration of my discs for my age. I was getting worried about it because of how bad my mom's back is and all the pain I have with mine. He told me to keep the weight down and is sending me to PT for it. I'm looking forward to that and to committing myself to healthy eating and exercise.

Here's to good choices today!

mateoh 08-01-2014 09:40 AM

Kalama, your blocks are beautiful. I tried paper piecing many years ago at a quilt shop in Michigan and I would like to eventually try it again. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Equally impressed with your 5100 steps by 0830!

Maureen

Purl 08-01-2014 05:57 PM

How funny! I've been checking the July postings, wondering where everyone had gone. And here you all are- right where you should be! I left a fairly long -for me- post on July a while ago and got a response so I wasn't the only lag behind. Anyway- I am in for the next 2 months. Fat quarters are winging their way to Pat. Will be traveling from August 18th - October 18th, but sticks, scale and computer are coming along. This is the best month of all. Farmer's markets are overflowing most places and everything is yummy. Good luck to all!
Purl

Pete 08-02-2014 06:40 AM

Count me in. I don't lose much, but, at least I am losing!!!!

Love the houses! I love PP...it's the only time my corners/points are perfect!

nlc14 08-02-2014 07:53 PM

Hi,

May I join as well? This sounds fun. Yardage is okay, right?

Thanks,
Niki

Pam H 08-02-2014 08:22 PM

Welcome Niki! Of course you can join us and yes, yardage is fine. Send all you want! jk A quarter yard is a quarter yard whether it is a fat quarter or a linear cut.
Tonight I watched 2 movies while hand stitching the binding on my table topper. I must be the world's slowest hand sewer. I don't turn it in for the quilt show until wednesday so I am quite proud of myself for getting it finished with 3 days to spare. I will be giving it as a housewarming gift in 10 days. It was the last mystery quilt here on the board.

nlc14 08-03-2014 04:58 AM

Thanks!

(I stepped on the scale this morning. Yikes!)

meanmom 08-03-2014 06:10 PM

The winner for July is Pam H. Pam had an awesome loss of 6.2 pounds. Wow. I can't wait to see what you make out of the beautiful batiks.

mateoh 08-03-2014 07:09 PM

Congratulations Pam!

CindyA 08-04-2014 01:55 AM

Congrats, Pam, that is good!

nlc14 08-04-2014 08:52 AM


Originally Posted by CindyA (Post 6830964)
Congrats, Pam, that is good!

Yes, congratulations!

KalamaQuilts 08-04-2014 01:42 PM

well done Pam!!

sewbeeit42 08-04-2014 08:34 PM

I have been reading "We Have Met the Enemy: Self-Control in an Age of Excess" by Daniel Akst. I am finding it helpful in understanding the problems involved in gaining self control in our lives. Here is a quote I found helpful..."immediate rewards, with their great visibility, are always more seductive than those far off in the misty future somewhere (which is why foolish actions are often called 'shortsighted')".

CindyA 08-05-2014 09:18 AM

Interesting, sewbeeit42. Thanks for passing this along, I may look for this in the library. When I read the quote I immediately thought of my sons, being young and impulsive. But it also applies to me!

CindyA 08-08-2014 02:16 AM

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Good morning. It's quiet on here, ladies. I have fallen off the wagon :( and am trying to get myself back into the groove.

In the meantime I have had time to work on a little bit of hand work. It's nice to have the time to do this. Attachment 486697
Sorry if I've posted this before. I'm big stitch/utility stitching this and then putting the blocks together. The big stitch goes pretty quickly, but I don't like the process of putting them together.


Have a great day, everyone.

Pam H 08-08-2014 06:25 AM

Those are so cute, Cindy. I'm not "into" hand stitching - actually avoid it whenever I can. So, good for you! My mom loves hand stitching though. Applique and hand quilting and all that. Maybe I will like it someday.
I was hoping to win a 30 day challenge I was in. I lost 7.2 lbs and 3.9% of my starting weight but the winner lost 10 lbs and 4.2% so I will be sending her $10. I think she will get $80 total. We are starting right into another 30 day challenge. I'm hoping a couple more of these challenges will help me get rid of my last 15 lbs.
Busy days here. A wedding this afternoon and then tomorrow a BBQ which is still part of the wedding. My DD in France will be coming home (and bringing her BF) in a couple of weeks. Much to do to get the house ready for company. My hubby is a borderline hoarder so it will take some major work.

KalamaQuilts 08-08-2014 06:35 AM


Originally Posted by sewbeeit42 (Post 6832464)
I have been reading "We Have Met the Enemy: Self-Control in an Age of Excess" by Daniel Akst. .

I got to the same place via FlyLady. What an eyeopener at what an incredibly foolish steward of our finances I had been.

anyway... 153 yesterday. I'm amazed.
But the big news :) go look at this thread!
http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...n-t251473.html
I am just so happy. A nice change as mother gets crabbier by the day

September 10 is the move in date I have with the really lovely memory care facility. I hope we all make it.

meanmom 08-08-2014 07:22 AM

Oh Kalama I am so glad for you that you have a move in date. I took care of my FIL for a while and it is so stressful. It get so much worse when they are crabby. We took turns taking care of him in his home. I usually did 3 days a week. Maybe they will move the date up for you. Good luck with your mom. We so need to take the time to csre for ourselves and we rarely do it.

silverfoxmag 08-10-2014 04:33 AM

Pam, congratulations! Good job!

Well this month is a busy party month for me and I've decided I'd do my best to hold my weight where it is instead of losing. When I stress over not eating what is served at a party, when I get home I eat everything I can get my hands on. I've decided to try a new tactic, I'll let you know if it works, of putting one bite of most things on my plate to taste and see what happens at months end. On the rest of the days I'll stick with WW guidelines. Wish me luck and a big GOOD LUCK to all of you on your weight loss journey.

KalamaQuilts 08-10-2014 12:09 PM

You can do it silverfox!
I was wondering the other day what a wealth of mind tricks we might all have. They usually wear out and won't work the second time...

Having a friend who has lost or is losing weight is always helpful.

From my 80's WW journey, taking exlax before weigh in. So sad really but in spite of being a well rounded program it is still about the scale. I'm not going there again, being a slave to the scale.

Have you ever nuked a green salad? I can't explain what it does, but it makes it different.

The first time I joined WW was in the mid-70's. I'd quit smoking and was clear up to 120... it's all relative isn't it? ;)
The only commercial diet product was diet soda...we used diet 7up in all kinds of recipes. and saccharin in packets.
Eating liver was required and 4 eggs a week.
That first time I went I ate a whole saltine stack of crackers before I left for the meeting. Never going to get to eat again, right?

Once in the 80's I thought I might use a gym. Remember when those contracts were like dealing with someone who'd break your legs? Fortunately all that shaking machines caused me to pass out, other wise I'd have probably signed up. Never would have worked.

My fitbit is my current mind trick. Why it is better than the standard pedometer I don't know, maybe because it is lime and stays put.

When Jane Fonda came out with the first exercise video I loved it. Bought myself two pair of leggings and body suit. I couldn't find any stripy ones like hers.. And of course feet of clay she has admitted she was using bennies to control her weight.

I remember in the 70's when you could go to a Dr. Woowoo and get them. A lot of my friends did. I never had the money or I'd probably have gone down that road too.

One of the hardest was throwing away food. Cake and stuff. I will though...

meanmom 08-11-2014 04:24 AM

WW is one of the programs that has worked for me. I am planning on re-joining soon. That is the mind game that works for me. Something about someone else seeing that number on the scale works for me.I can lie to myself on the scale, not when someone else is recording it. All of my home programs just don't work for me. In my crazy mind the fact that with WW I can eat anything I want helps to keep me away from most of it. As long as I pay for it I can have it. I would like to get a Fitbit.
The whole summer has been crazy at my house. I start back to school on August 26th. Hopefully the next 2 weeks will be less crazy. I went out to lunch with a friend last week. As we finished eating I got a horrible pain in my back and had to leave. I probably shouldn't have driven home. I ended up in the ER with a kidney stone. It has passed and I see the Dr today. Not going to do that again!
I am hoping to spend the day tomorrow in my sewing room. I have barely gotten to sew for the last 2 weeks. I want to make a new bag. I finished up my projects for my guild meeting last night. I just need to balance the guild checkbook and I am finished.
Everyone have a relaxing week. Remember to drink your water and to eat healthy. It should be easy this time of year with all of the fresh produce.

silverfoxmag 08-11-2014 06:15 AM

Thanks KalamaQuilts for the vote of confidence, I'll keep it in mind and remember when I'm about to reach for something extra.
I also remember those days in WW when we had to use spaghetti squash for pasta! Being from Italian decent, that didn't thrill me, although it was good. I love the plan today because everything in the world is included as long as it is counted. I've been on the "Simple Start" plan since I started and lost 22 lbs. I hate counting points so I plan not to do that. When my weight loss comes to a halt I may consider trying it for the last few pounds.
I had a party Saturday and tried what I planned, worked out well, Sunday I went light and now Monday I'm back on "SS". Can't wait to get on the scale Thursday, that's my weigh in day, to see how my plan worked. Keep up the good work girls and good luck on whatever plan you're on.

Pam H 08-11-2014 06:38 AM

WW is working for me when I work the plan. I don't remember when I joined originally and became a lifetime member. Probably 15-20 years ago. Needless to say I did not stay with the plan, keep going to the meetings and keep my weight off. I have gone back a few times but did not get back to my goal. This time I will. The difference is that my daughter joined with me and she became a lifetime member so I now want to get back down. I have lost 32 lbs since mid January and have 15 to go. It shouldn't have taken this long but I really like my sweets way too much. Buying the WW activity monitor has really helped me be more active.

Pete 08-11-2014 11:21 AM

Please give me will power! It seems once I slip, I can't get back on track. I know I gained but will not look until next week when I am at the Doctors office.
Am still cleaning my sewing room - what a mess! Am going through every little thing. Did not know I had so many kits! I really must not purchase anything for years! Giving away all my needlework supplies to the wounded warriors- several K's scroll frames, threads, patterns, etc as really having a hard time with the needle. Thank goodness I can still hold a rotary cutter. All my card making stuff is going to a friend who is teaching her granddaughters scrapbooking and card making. Haven't used it in years now watch next year I'll want to use some of the stuff.
I will watch my snacking... I will watch my snacking.....I will watch my snacking.

CindyA 08-11-2014 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by Pete (Post 6840746)
Please give me will power! It seems once I slip, I can't get back on track. I know I gained but will not look until next week when I am at the Doctors office.
Am still cleaning my sewing room - what a mess! Am going through every little thing. Did not know I had so many kits! I really must not purchase anything for years! Giving away all my needlework supplies to the wounded warriors- several K's scroll frames, threads, patterns, etc as really having a hard time with the needle. Thank goodness I can still hold a rotary cutter. All my card making stuff is going to a friend who is teaching her granddaughters scrapbooking and card making. Haven't used it in years now watch next year I'll want to use some of the stuff.
I will watch my snacking... I will watch my snacking.....I will watch my snacking.

Me, too, Pete. It's so hard to get back into it once you've gotten off track. :thumbdown: I'll keep trying, though.

I also got rid of a lot of card making things this summer. I just don't have room for them and when I have free time I go straight to my quilting.

I'm making pesto now to put in the freezer. For a while my basil wasn't growing well but it's taking off now and I have enough to enjoy fresh plus extra to freeze.

nlc14 08-12-2014 04:31 AM


Originally Posted by meanmom (Post 6840153)
I went out to lunch with a friend last week. As we finished eating I got a horrible pain in my back and had to leave. I probably shouldn't have driven home. I ended up in the ER with a kidney stone. It has passed and I see the Dr today. Not going to do that again!
I am hoping to spend the day tomorrow in my sewing room. I have barely gotten to sew for the last 2 weeks. I want to make a new bag. I finished up my projects for my guild meeting last night. I just need to balance the guild checkbook and I am finished.
Everyone have a relaxing week. Remember to drink your water and to eat healthy. It should be easy this time of year with all of the fresh produce.

Oh my goodness! I am glad you are okay. I hope you feel better, soon!


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