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meanmom 12-29-2015 07:29 PM

January weight loss 2016
January Weight Loss Challenge 2016
January Weight Loss Adventure with Prize!!
On January 1st, weigh yourself and write it down. DO NOT send it to me. On January 31st, weigh yourself again and PM me your loss. This is weight lost not percentage lost. I will announce the winner on February 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 encouraged, as wells as 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}}}
January starts the new year so it is time for renewed commitment to our health. It is a good time to make a new start of things and begin an exercise program. So I thought a good FQ theme for January would be brights. This would make a beautiful quilt for our bright new beginning for a new year. 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 the renewed commitment to our health. 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 January 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 January is brights.

Susanna10 12-30-2015 12:42 PM

Count me in. I am prediabetes and 69 yrs old. Got to get this under control.

lovelyl 12-31-2015 05:29 AM

Count me in, too!

meanmom 12-31-2015 05:59 AM

Welcome. Good luck to you.

nancia 01-01-2016 02:56 AM

oh, goodness! i so completely need to do this! if i sign up twice will i lose twice as fast?? meanmom, i love your avatar quilt!!

cathyre 01-01-2016 04:57 AM

I was prediabetetic and my Dr showed me the best thing to do pickup anything you are going eat an read the label on the back if the sugar level goes over 10 grams don't eat and I mean don't eat it fresh fruit is ok , not more than 2 slices of bread in a day, no more meat than can fit on the palm of your hand in a day , bingo I lost 45 lbs in three months.

Jcarpentier 01-01-2016 11:03 AM

Hi! I love this idea! Please sign me up! Thanks!

Susanna10 01-01-2016 12:13 PM

Originally Posted by cathyre (Post 7419792)
I was prediabetetic and my Dr showed me the best thing to do pickup anything you are going eat an read the label on the back if the sugar level goes over 10 grams don't eat and I mean don't eat it fresh fruit is ok , not more than 2 slices of bread in a day, no more meat than can fit on the palm of your hand in a day , bingo I lost 45 lbs in three months.

Thank you. That is what I need to know. Will try it.

Leann 01-01-2016 04:58 PM

Hi, I'm back for the new year and rarrin' to go! Thanks meanmom for being our hostess. I like the 'bright' fabric for the new year.

Hope my internet gets fixed soon so that I can actually be online every day.

Happy New Year to everyone!

Jcarpentier 01-02-2016 05:15 AM

Hey there everyone. I have struggled with my weight for all of my adult life. I have not been a healthy weight since high school. I am now 33 years old and am the heaviest I have been. Something has got to change. I think the idea of having some form of motivation, in this case fabric, is a great idea. Good luck to you all! We can do this!

Jim's Gem 01-02-2016 02:13 PM

I am in for January!

Leann 01-03-2016 07:57 AM

No weight loss in December for me, up several pounds but it could have been worse. I'm off to a good start for January tho! Best wishes everyone!

nancia 01-03-2016 01:48 PM

well, i've done this wrong already! i started 2 days before new year's, just cutting back, and leaving the meal just a little bit hungry. sounds like a good start, except, i don't have a scale so i didn't get a start weight. guess i won't be trying for the fabric. the important thing is that i lose weight and get healthy. like i need more fabric, yeah, right. ok, i know you can't see me pouting. so i had just better pull up my big girl panties, and keep on keeping on. if my big girl panties are falling down that's a sure sign i'm losing weight, right? a reason to smile! no wonder i'm bi-polar. lollololol'

pinkflowers 01-03-2016 01:58 PM

Sounds like this will motivate me! Count me in!

meanmom 01-03-2016 03:54 PM

Nancy you could just weigh yourself now. I am having a hard time getting back on track. I have eaten so much junk the last couple of weeks I am surprised I'm not sick. I only gained 3 pounds in December, which is a shock. I have been doing a spinning class 3 days a week and some walking which I guess has saved me from it being worse. I was eating candy this afternoon. It is one of my favorites. I threw the rest of it in the trash. I was sitting here thinking that it is in a bag it would still be good. OMG! I think i am crazy. I went and put it down the garbage disposal.
I go back to work tomorrow so I won't be around the goodies all day. Most of them are gone anyway. Hopefully not too many people will bring things in to work. I eat at the last lunch time so most of the good stuff is gone by the time I get in there.

Annaquilts 01-03-2016 06:53 PM

I am in for January. Is it time again to send in new FQs?

meanmom 01-03-2016 08:44 PM

Yes time for a new batch of FQ. January theme is brights. I could use some suggestions for Feb and March.

nancia 01-03-2016 08:55 PM

fEBRUARY-- wild animals march-- greens
now i have to go buy a scale. well, in for a prnny, in for a pound!

Jcarpentier 01-04-2016 11:51 AM

Hi. I am new to this and was wondering if you have done any polka dots lately? Not sure what else you could do though, maybe flowers?

ILoveToQuilt 01-04-2016 02:43 PM

Possible FQ themes: Batiks only, Geometric prints (dots, stripes, other shapes), Juvenile fabrics, Solids, Holiday themed, Patriotic, "Ugly" (fabrics that you think are "ugly"...often beautiful to others), Civil War prints, 1930's prints...

Just a few of my ideas. Hope this helps.

Good luck to everyone in January!

ILoveToQuilt 01-04-2016 03:14 PM

Anyone know who won for December? Thanks.

meanmom 01-04-2016 04:08 PM

The winner for December is Pam H with a loss of 11.8 pounds. WOW awesome job Pam! Especially for December with all of the parties etc. Keep up the good work.

Susanna10 01-04-2016 04:38 PM

congrats Pam. 11.8 lbs. I gained 5 over the holidays. Too much bad food in my house for too long because of bad weather

lucky_alf2 01-04-2016 04:45 PM

I am in for January! I definitely need some motivation to loose these pounds :) as for FQ ideas -- WoW, neutrals, black&white, your-favorite-color

Susanna10 01-04-2016 04:48 PM

I could use some neutrals or blenders. I also love black and white.

Leann 01-04-2016 07:33 PM

I like the skinnies suggestions of neutrals and polka dots. I have neither, so would have to shop. Darn.

Annaquilts 01-05-2016 12:09 AM

Originally Posted by meanmom (Post 7423790)
The winner for December is Pam H with a loss of 11.8 pounds. WOW awesome job Pam! Especially for December with all of the parties etc. Keep up the good work.

Wow Pam H! That is an awesome job especially over the Holidays. A big congrats and enjoy your fat quarters. Well deserved.

Annaquilts 01-05-2016 12:12 AM

Originally Posted by meanmom (Post 7422947)
Yes time for a new batch of FQ. January theme is brights. I could use some suggestions for Feb and March.

Hmm hearts, kids prints, reproduction like 1930 or Civil War, summer theme, floral, purple

Leann 01-05-2016 06:16 AM

Anna, I thought purple would be good, too!

Congrats Pam! Not only did you lose over the holidays, you lost BIG! Way to go! Lucky you - all those B&W fabrics.

Jcarpentier 01-05-2016 06:35 AM

Hey everyone. I have not started well this month. When I try to lose weight and get in the mindset to watch what I'm eating my mind/body immediately rebels and there I am in the cookie jar so to speak. Does anyone else have this problem and what do you do to over come it? Thanks so much for any advice and/or encouragement.

Jim's Gem 01-05-2016 09:02 AM

Congratulations Pam H. That is so awesome!!! And over the holidays!!!

meanmom 01-05-2016 03:56 PM

I went to the gym today for the first time in forever, like several years. I have been doing a spinning class for several months but need to do something with the rest of my body. I was set up on all of the equipment. I hope i can move my arms tomorrow.
I also find that as soon as I decide I am going to eat right I start craving all kinds of goodies. I also don't even have to tell my DH I am back on track. Somehow he secretly knows and starts bringing home goodies. He brought home candy and cookies the other day. Today he wanted me to order a pizza. I'm not sure I can resist pizza. He has a bad habit of opening the goodies and eating some and then setting them next to me.

meanmom 01-05-2016 04:05 PM

Ok how about FQ theme for the next 3 months. January- brights. February- something Valentines theme(could be hearts, pink, red?) March-purple. If you plan on staying in for 3 months you can send in 3 months at a time it will save on postage.
Also when you send in your FQ make sure you put your screen name in the package. Sometimes it is hard to figure out who they are from.
Good luck to everyone.

GailG 01-05-2016 04:18 PM

Count me in. Meanmom, I know what you mean about the cravings.. we read about our body going into starvation mode when we don't eat enough or skip meals. Well, I say my mind is in starvation mode when it knows that I will be cutting down or eliminating things I like. And that has me justifying why I can or need to eat this one piece of candy, etc. There are two things I don't do enough of and that is MOVE and the other is SEW. SEW---I will try to do more of both.

Oops. sorry! Today is the 5th! ALREADY !! I'll try join in next month, but will be working on better eating and living now! Good luck to all!

ILoveToQuilt 01-05-2016 04:52 PM

Congrats, Pam!!! 11.8 pounds is awesome. I thought I did well at a 7 pound loss...but 11.8 WOW!!! Enjoy those black & white fabrics.

Another idea for fat quarters: oriental-Asian fabrics.

pinkflowers 01-05-2016 06:10 PM

Wow! I am impressed! Unfortunately for me though....I found those pounds you lost.....

pinkflowers 01-05-2016 06:21 PM

ok...so I had to look up what a spinning class is. Yep, I haven't set foot in a gym since it was fashionable to wear leg warmers!
Anyhow, I do like how it is low-impact.

Hope your arms won't be too sore. Ever try using a corn bag on sore muscles?

Jcarpentier 01-06-2016 04:56 AM

Hey there! Sign me up through March! I am almost ready to send in my 3 FQ. Possibly by tomorrow. Thanks for this opportunity! Even if I don't win I do plan to lose some weight! Have a great day everyone!

Susanna10 01-06-2016 09:40 AM

Watch your purples. I made a purple rug a couple of years ago and I discovered that a lot of purples have red in them. When you put them next to purple - they read red.

Irishrose2 01-06-2016 09:47 PM

What a fantastic weight loss, Pam. Way to go! Makes my 5 pounds pretty pale in comparison, but I'll take it.

Anita, good wishes for a successful surgery. I've been dodging that bullet for 10 years. Have fun typing left handed so you can let us know how you're doing.

It's January. My yoga instructor teaches a hot yoga classes on Monday night - not for me, thank you, anyway. I went by the parking lot and it was packed. He told me today he didn't have room to put down his own mat.

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