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meanmom 08-29-2015 02:42 PM

September weight loss 2015
 
September Weight Loss Challenge 2015
September Weight Loss Adventure with Prize!!
On September 1st, weigh yourself and write it down. DO NOT send it to me. On September 30th, weigh yourself again and PM me your loss. This is weight lost not percentage lost. I will announce the winner on October 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}}}
September is the beginning of a new school year so it is a good time to start again with healthy eating and exercise. The weather should cool down so we can get outside and exercise! So I thought a good FQ theme for September would be blue like the fall sky. 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 fall season. 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 September 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 September is blue.

Leann 08-29-2015 05:11 PM

Hello, count me in! Thanks for being our hostess Pat!

Pam H 08-29-2015 07:04 PM

I'm in again and determined to lose 10 lbs before my son's wedding in Oct.

Jan in FL 08-30-2015 03:39 AM

I am so happy to join! Good luck to everyone. Maybe this will keep me honest on my diet. I have just spent the weekend cleaning out my pantry and refrigerator. I have been cooking healthy meals for the week and prepping my lunches. What fun! Thank you Meanmom for organizing this!

crafty-kid 08-30-2015 02:17 PM

I'm in for the 2nd month...I sent both fats last month when I joined. This was my motivation to get back on track!!! THANK YOU!

Mary Christine 08-30-2015 03:58 PM

Count me in again. I'm hoping to make some progress this month!

Annaquilts 08-30-2015 04:25 PM

I am in again. I am off for the moment, life is happening, but plan to get back on soon.

beckyw 08-30-2015 05:18 PM

Count me in . Need to loss some weight.Working on my stash. Maybe by the end of the month my weight and my stash will be down.



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amandab 08-30-2015 06:46 PM

I'm in! Was starting a new program Sept 1st so this works perfectly for some added accountability. :)

Annaquilts 08-31-2015 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by Annaquilts (Post 7302116)
I am in again. I am off for the moment, life is happening, but plan to get back on soon.

I just realized I sound confusing. I am in for September but am taking a break from the diet for hopefully only a week or so.

Annaquilts 08-31-2015 01:17 PM

What kind of exercise activities do you ladies all do? It seems many of us that quilt are on the happy heavier side and I wondered if there was a connection or if it was our age and gender. Even though, I have lost weight over time, I have not been good about exercising. But here are some of the things I enjoy, snorkeling, swimming and gardening. I should probably add walking. Everything has been low key and no regiment. The snorkeling is over for now, swimming will be over soon and I will be left with gardening and walking. There is no doubt in my mind that a good part of my issues is lack of movement.

meanmom 08-31-2015 02:55 PM

There are so many exercises you can do. Not that I am good about it. Some that I enjoy are cycling, spinning class, water aerobics, elliptical, yoga. I need to do weight lifting but it is boring. I don't think it is just quilters who tend to be heavy and out of shape. So many things in life that we do don't involve exercise. Also there is so much processed food out there with so much junk added to it. So many of us are always in a hurry or doing things for others we fail to take the time we need to look out for ourselves. We need to learn to set some time aside for ourselves every day.
It is so hot at school. My hair was flat 30 minutes aftr i got there. We don't have any AC, today was the coolest day for the week at 87 with 60% humidity. It is supposed to get hotter as the week goes on. The teachers lounge has AC but it doesn't work very well, but is better than nothing. I am going to have to wear a dress to be cooler. We are allowed to wear shorts if it is 86 or above.

beckyw 08-31-2015 05:03 PM

I do walking and watch what I eat when I'm trying to loss weight. 1200 calories and five miles a day.

crafty-kid 08-31-2015 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by beckyw (Post 7303098)
I do walking and watch what I eat when I'm trying to loss weight. 1200 calories and five miles a day.

I'm doing the exact same! I put the Fitbit app on my phone and am really happy with how that is working for me!

Annaquilts 09-01-2015 04:48 AM


Originally Posted by meanmom (Post 7302980)
So many of us are always in a hurry or doing things for others we fail to take the time we need to look out for ourselves. We need to learn to set some time aside for ourselves every day.

This is so true. I think especially wives and moms fall into this.

When the weather gets so hot and humid I just can't get anything done.

Annaquilts 09-01-2015 04:51 AM


Originally Posted by crafty-kid (Post 7303164)
I'm doing the exact same! I put the Fitbit app on my phone and am really happy with how that is working for me!

Both Becky and Terri, 5 miles is a lot! that is wonderful. I did 2 the other day and I thought it was nice. Where do you walk? Do you walk by yourself?

Irishrose2 09-01-2015 07:33 AM

Walking just under two miles a day almost every day. Anyone with a Siberian knows you'll get yodeled at if the walk isn't in by 10:00 pm. Yoga class once a week. At home videos several more times. Short bike or trike rides - nothing like Pat's. When it's not humid or icy out, I add interval walking to my regular walks. Walk hard and fast from one lamp post to the next, then cruise control for the same distance and repeat. Adds so much weight control without much extra effort.

My grandson was here Saturday evening. When Lily (the Sib/Shiba Inu) realized we were going to the dog park, she was excited. M didn't put his shoes on fast enough so Miss Liliana Grace was rearing up and yelling at him. I had to laugh. His mother can't get him to hurry - Lily can.

beckyw 09-01-2015 03:31 PM

I walk in town and I walk by myself

Leann 09-01-2015 03:57 PM

FIVE MILES? In my dreams! My goal this week, as allowed by my therapist, is to walk as much as a half mile a day. And no hills. I live in the Texas Hill Country - so that limits me. I've tried to walk around my complex, but there are so many friendly people who wanna stop & talk. I don't do well when I have to stand still. Tomorrow I am going for my first bike ride outside - again no hills. Of course, these first few rides are more about conditioning my butt to sit on that skinny seat.

I am in the mood to sew. Last year, a quilt magazine had a quilt-along that I'm wanting to do. I certainly have the scraps. At least I'm not on a time schedule like this time last year. Probably also why I've not accomplished ANY sewing this year.

Pat, sounds to me like you are being manipulated by a mom who is being manipulated by her child. I pray wisdom and strength for you.

Did my skinnies arrive?

Ladies, what is ONE thing you are doing this week to help with your weight loss? I am not consuming any calories after 7pm. I'm usually more miss than hit since I'm up so much with my knees at night.

Leann 09-01-2015 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by Annaquilts (Post 7302895)
What kind of exercise activities do you ladies all do? It seems many of us that quilt are on the happy heavier side and I wondered if there was a connection or if it was our age and gender. Even though, I have lost weight over time, I have not been good about exercising. But here are some of the things I enjoy, snorkeling, swimming and gardening. I should probably add walking. Everything has been low key and no regiment. The snorkeling is over for now, swimming will be over soon and I will be left with gardening and walking. There is no doubt in my mind that a good part of my issues is lack of movement.

Anna, for me, I think that when I'm deliberately moving, I've tricked my brain into thinking I'm gonna be effective in removing the fat. In truth, I have more weight-loss success when I tweak my nutrition - mostly by limiting my carbs and upping my protein. But, you have to move your body to aid in digestion, sleep, etc - plus, doesn't it just feel good?

crafty-kid 09-01-2015 04:41 PM

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I walk most mornings right now and my partner in crime is .....a short little friend named "Shasta". She walks mostly off leash and stays within 5 feet of my left side. She is a 5 year old Blue Heeler/Sheltie mix and weighs about 27lbs...the vet wants her to lose 3lbs, so I have 10/1 on her. haha!

Pam H 09-01-2015 05:24 PM

I try to walk most mornings. Sometimes it's only a mile (sometimes 2-3) but I feel like it gets my metabolism going for the day. I have a friend/neighbor who I love to walk with but our schedules don't work out very often. The heat really does me in. If it's in the 80's, no way can I walk. I like to walk both in the morning and in the evening. My goal is 5 miles a day but I only make that about once a week. During the winter I have several exercise videos that I do.
I am trying to not eat past 8 pm. I've been doing pretty well with that.

Annaquilts 09-01-2015 09:36 PM


Originally Posted by crafty-kid (Post 7304087)
I walk most mornings right now and my partner in crime is .....a short little friend named "Shasta". She walks mostly off leash and stays within 5 feet of my left side. She is a 5 year old Blue Heeler/Sheltie mix and weighs about 27lbs...the vet wants her to lose 3lbs, so I have 10/1 on her. haha!

Aaahhh I love Shasta. What a beautiful girl!

crafty-kid 09-02-2015 09:50 AM

Anna...Thanks, she's a keeper!

Irishrose2 09-02-2015 03:14 PM

What a darling walking partner! My Heeler mix was very loving and loyal after she was civilized.

amandab 09-02-2015 05:33 PM

Checking in! Didn't check in yesterday so posting yesterday and todays activity. Both days I did good, definitely need to drink more water.

9/1
Workout: P90X3 Eccentric Upper
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with PB2
Lunch: Hard boiled egg, almonds, yogurt
Dinner: Chicken Fiesta Soup with Salad
Snack: popcorn

9/2
Workout: T25 Cardio
Breakfast: Shakeology
Lunch: Vegi Omlette
Dinner: Cobb Salad

meanmom 09-02-2015 07:21 PM

I received FQ from Lynne and Judy today.
I didn't get in any exercise aftr school today. Too lazy. Both of my kids at school were off today. The kindergarderners had to take a state mandated standardized test. OMG what a mess. The kids had never been to the computer lab yet this year. A lot of them aparently have never seen a computer mouse. They had no idea what to do. They have to click on a picture of a speaker to hear the question. then click on the answer the click next to get to the next question. Some things they had to drag the answer into a box. They had no idea of how to do it. Even the student who is really smart didn't know what to do. The results will be so inaccurate. My autistic 2nd grader was just really out of it today. I ended up going for several walks with both students to calm them. 8000 steps at school. It is going to be really hot for the rest of the week. The kids are just so dead in the afternoon.

Pam H 09-02-2015 07:44 PM

I didn't get to walk this morning because of rain. Rained until late afternoon. We got over 3 inches. Thought I would walk this evening but my DD's family came over. DGD has been sick with a cold for a couple of weeks and now it has settled in her lungs. Dr thinks it is pneumonia but they didn't x-ray her chest to find out for sure. Poor thing. She wanted to come to gramma's house so I said ok. We went out for dinner and then went to their house. So much for going for a walk and working on a quilt this evening. I did 3 burpees a few minutes ago and can't believe how out of shape I am. Last summer I was doing them every day. Ugh!

crafty-kid 09-03-2015 11:07 AM

Wondering if anyone ever rewards themselves with something? Either when they make another goal or at the end of a week/month? Also are you trying to stick to a program? If so, do you have a cheat day or a day you know you won't stick to the goal? How do you keep it somewhat normal?

Leann 09-03-2015 12:25 PM

Teri, I have always had a problem with rewards. If I want something, I usually have the means to get it. I'm too cheap to reward myself with a spa day. Even rewarding myself with a 'sew all day' gift doesn't motivate me. We are on a fixed income, so there is never any extra.

Amanda, I'm impressed that you are doing P90X3. I graduated from P90X a few years back. I got tired of such long workouts.

Pat, thanks for letting me know you got my FQs. I started the month strong but gained it all back - so I am starting again!

amandab 09-03-2015 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by Leann (Post 7305701)
Amanda, I'm impressed that you are doing P90X3. I graduated from P90X a few years back. I got tired of such long workouts.

Those long workouts in P90X were hard on me too! P90X3 are only 30 minute workouts. Got to love it! I am doing a hybrid schedule so it is a mix of a bunch of different workouts. Really try to keep my workouts to 30-45 minutes.

CraftyKid - I will do a cheat meal once a week sometimes. It always has to be planned.

amandab 09-03-2015 05:00 PM

9/3
Workout: 21 Day Fix Yoga
Breakfast: Shakeology
Lunch: Burrito Bowl
Dinner: Chicken Salad
Snack: popcorn

meanmom 09-04-2015 02:47 PM

I haven't been getting the Quilting Board daily digest for over a week. I know there are other ways to get here but I always followed it to here. I have emailed repeatedly and nothing.
It is 93 degrees today with 50% humidity. It was awful at school with no AC. I came home and took a nap. It is supposed to be this way until next Thursday. I am hoping to go on a bike ride early tomorrow morning. My neighber has been telling me for a couple of years to come over and swim any time I want. I just don't feel right opening their gate and jumping in their pool. They are leaving town in the morning and I plan to use the pool all weekend.
I am of to a good start for September eating. They had a breakfast at school this morning and all I had was one bite of coffee cake. I really need to get in more exercise but I come home lazy. I guess I will have to use my elliptical.
I am working on a quilt for my DD and I am just not in the mood to make it. I promised her it would be finished before she needs it in the winter. It is a lot of curved piecing which is finished. Not sure why I don't want to work on it, the hard stuff is done. I don't even have anything else I desperately want to make.

meanmom 09-06-2015 05:30 AM

The winner for August is Crafty kid with a loss of 10 pounds. Congratulations! There were some good losses for August. Keep up the good work ladies.

Annaquilts 09-06-2015 08:08 AM

Congratulations Crafty Kid! Great job.

Leann 09-06-2015 08:13 AM

Way to Go Teri! Ten pounds gone is AWESOME! Enjoy your batiks!

I gotta get my act together or I won't lose anything this month. Holding steady only works for so long and then I start slipping into awful habits again. I made the realization yesterday that when I am in pain, I grab something to eat or drink - that is after I exercise to chase away the pain. I have started riding my bike again after 4 months away. I'm only duplicating what I did on the PT bike. I have PiYo by Chalene Johnson that I hope to start this week. My goal is to finish with this program and be ready to get my TurboFire program back from my DD when I see them Christmas. I love a workout program that leaves me drenching.

Have a safe holiday!

meanmom 09-06-2015 09:13 AM

Lynne, Hope those knees get better soon!
Pat

Annaquilts 09-06-2015 02:17 PM

I am going to be good today. I am going to be good today. etc.

Irishrose2 09-06-2015 04:30 PM

Anna, change that to "I AM being good today". You want it now, not in the future. You have done very well and will continue to do so.

Excellent job, crafty-kid. A little over two pounds a week (August was a long month) and you're golden. Enjoy your batiks.

Teri, cheat days are good. They keep you metabolism guessing so that it doesn't reset to your new lower calorie intake. If you are worried about not jumping back on, have your cheat day away from home so the temptation isn't in the house. (Hot caramel sundae from Culver's, anyone? Pecans subbed for cashews for me.)

Listened to a telesummit broadcast yesterday - one of the points was addressing cravings. When you have a craving, eat straight protein. I have a roasted chicken in the fridge so I'm playing with it today. Years ago, I had a book that indicated eating half a boiled egg at craving time. Same concept.

crafty-kid 09-06-2015 08:22 PM

Happy to have lost 10 lbs and be the winner of the batiks! I might need to plan a special projects with the winnings of the batiks.


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