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Thread: September 2012 Weight Loss Adventure with a prize!!!!

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    My PT person was a slave driver - but a sweet one. He had me in therapy twice a week - he wanted three times, but it was too much because I was working and managing school halls in a wheelchair is tiring. I had to ride the big Schwinn Airdyne at home every day for 20 minutes and then I had floor exercises with bands, too. The director of PT had to come out of his office because the others didn't know what to do with me. I 'fired' them anyway because all three said 'never' or 'can't' to me and me feet and ankles weren't allowed to hear that.

    Vanogay, this is a wonderful time of year to eat 'the good stuff'. Farm markets are full of it. It make me unhappy when Michigan based supermarkets are full of California produce when ours is so much better just because it's fresh and not picked early to transport. Can't go to my favorite farm market today. I live in a tourist area and the traffic will be backed up for 1 mile where I need to turn left.

    The acorn squash was lunch was yummy and filling.

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    I'm glad you had a good lunch Irishrose. The produce we've been eating is really local - I walk outside and pick something. Tonight, I had some pork and beans (not good, I know) with a turkey burger (no bread) and some cottage cheese and tomatoes fresh from the garden. Washed it down with decaf tea. Still didn't make me feel better, but at least the diet was good.
    Have a great week everyone - eat healthy.
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    Greetings everyone! I'm reading the thread this month and working at loosing the weight that I gained on vacation. #5 to go and then I'll be back - so thinking Oct. will be a good goal for me.

    Welcome to all you newcomers!!! And a big CONGRATULATIONS to our August winner. Yes, I'm the one who says "treat yourself good or be good to YOU". My DD has now gone vegan so am trying to eat as healthy as she is but got a call yesterday that my Dad was in the hospital in AZ. (I'm a stress eater - today it was Diet Coke, which I know is not good for me.) His second request to his friend was "don't call my kids". So we are working around it by calling the care center he has been at. He's a very STUBBORN German and at 91 won't change. He went in with chest pain, but they found something on his lung, so treating it with antibodics (sp) and we'll see what happens. My Mom is adjusting to the memory unit better than I am. She seems content, but the Alzheimers has really progressed. She didn't know my brother last week, which hurt both of us. Life ....

    Yes we bought the house/property in Michigan and will retire there in the next 2 - 5 years. Going out again the end of Oct and hoping to take a load of "stuff" along, as we will be cleaning and getting it ready for renting. I actualy am looking forward to the move, now it depends on DH's retirement and how Mom is doing.

    For Christmas this year I plan on making a lot of the Spicy Swirl table runners in shades of red and green. I have fabric selected for one, but if I have enough fabric, I might make two right away. Did finish a Christmas throw for a SIL and took it to Michigan when we were there in August. That way I didn't have to pay the postage, and she can put it out before the holiday and enjoy it.

    Better find something for supper. The zucchini and cukes are producing great. Made a double batch of salsa last week and probably will have to do another batch this week.

    Take care everyone and remember - be good to YOU.

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    I'm in for September. I was down 2 pounds for August. KInda surprised it was that much. I am a stress eater and my stress level has been thru the roof. I have even been clenching my teeth in my sleep and waking up with sore jaws. I have been wearing my mouth guard again. It has been a while since I had to wear it. I am working on destressing my life. MY son and daughter in law are home in Japan. My oldest daughter is moved out of town. Youngest daughter is moved across town. I am back to work but looking for a new job. I applied for 4 last week. Hopefully I will get one of them. There has been way too much going on around here. My daughter is trying to sell her house and one of their cars. I have been showing them both to people. Usually I handle stress a lot better. I'm not sure why it is making me so nuts right now.
    I decided it was time to do something for me. I joined a gym and hired a personal trainer. He set me up with a plan and I meet with him again in 2 weeks to add more and see how I am doing. I joined Planet Fitness. It is inexpensive and I get free as many visits with a personal trainer as I want. I know the exercise will help with the stress too.
    Congratulations countryhousequilter on your great loss

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    I'm in for September. I just realized I needed to get on the new thread. Busy times lately. I was in Texas for 2 weeks. I now feel like our house is ready to show even though it has been on the market for 3 months. I really think that if I could have gone down earlier to get it ready it would have sold by now. It looks great!. Hubby and I drove a rented moving truck with some of our stuff this weekend. That was not fun. I think I gained 3 lbs over the weekend. I am carrying so much fluid. My legs are really bad. We got hubby moved into his apartment. Well, he finished it up today when he took some more furniture and the cats. Yes, he took the cats to live in the apartment. They make me pretty miserable since I am allergic. I can't wait to get the house all clean from their fur and see if I can feel better.
    Congrats to countryhousequilter!

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    New sewing room. Sounds nice!! And just think of the fun you'll have getting it all set up. I know last year when we put in new hardwood floors I painted and cleaned the entire house. I actually lost weight because I was so active. And when I wasn't painting and fixing I was to tired to eat so I was sleeping!!
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    Irish....glad to hear the dog is doing better. Years ago we had to dogs that wouldn't go near their dog house after being stung by what we refer to as "grudge bees". Poor boys went out and decided to go to their box, where they promtly got stung, several times. They had lumps on their ears, muzzles and back. After that they wouldn't go near the box. Even after DH went out and killed the bees. I don't blame them. I'm allergic so I avoid bees at all cost.

    Want to thank everyone for all the "congratulations" and words of encouragement. This was my first diet month so I expected it to be a good one. I'm hoping to keep my numbers going, as I have a ways to go, and my first goal is 50#s by Dec. 31st. Also, DH will quit smoking when I hit 50#s, doesn't matter when, he promised to quit. So keep my on pace people - I want him to quit!!! Plus I want to get healthy!!

    I'm going to cut out bread. I think it's one of my biggest weaknesses. I've been trying to do lots of fruits and veggies. Garden season will soon come to an end and I'll miss my parents tomatoes!! DH says when the tree people come to thin our woods out he's going to have some trees removed up near the house so I can get better light and put in my own garden. My parents are right across the road, but they're both in their mid 80's and eventually I'll need to grow my own things. Need to get good at it while I have them to give me direction. I think my father is the tomato king!!!!

    Well, I've rambled enough. Back to work. Drink plenty of water!! Eat your fruits and veggies...and get your butt movin'!!
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    CHQ, if you can't cut out bread, limit yourself to whole grains and only for breakfast and lunch. No bread after 1:00. I feel better and am more likely to lose weight if I restrict my carbs to the AM. Thank you for reminding me now that I am trying to get back on track. 42 pounds in four months is a little ambitious. Don't set yourself up for failure. Your husband had better start cutting down - you are well on your way. My third daughter is extremely allergic. She went through the killed vaccine shots as a child, no luck, then was a rare failure on the live vaccine - I had drive 200 miles every Wed to get those. Lily is a 55 pound healthy dog, so she recovered quickly. She was a little confused when her eye was swollen shut and I didn't like the breathing difficulties. Brought back to many memories.

    My goal for the month is three pounds. I am going to write a big three somewhere on my calendar right now so I see it often. Yeah, I'm still using an old fashioned wall calendar - works for me.

    Meeting at church this afternoon. How can a group of Christian women disagree so much - sometimes not too nicely?? As the second child in a dysfunctional family, I am the peace maker, so these things really bother me.

    Grow a garden? The bunnies enjoyed my zucchini and other squash. The tomatoes and peppers are up by the dogs' area, so they are safe. I did find Liliana eating the cherry tomatoes, but one reprimand and now I have plenty.

    It rained overnight. Thank goodness. Eat clean and have a great day.
    Judy

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    I didn't get done what all I wanted to get done over the weekend. I got the book 50 shades of Grey...and couldn't put it down. Read it in 2 days, now i need to get the other 2 books in the series.

    I am getting ready to get back to the t-shirt quilt. I have to finish the final 2 sides and then i get to start playing with they layout.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Taboo Tues. No Chocolate Candy!!!!!! Sorry

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    Cindy isn't 50 Shades of Gray a good book. I read all 3. I finished book one in a day. I was so bad I sat up until at least 2:00 AM finishing it. I read book 2 and 3 when I was in Hilton Head. One day at the pool I counted 5 other people reading them. We took a picture of Someone we met reading book one, my DD reading 2 and me reading 3. My DIL was just here from Japan. I sent them home with her. SHe had never heard of them. I guess I am corrupting Japan. She is going to pass them on to her friends when she finishes them.
    Pam no chocolate, are you trying to kill me! That is a good taboo for me as I am trying to cut way down. A week without chocolate would be good for me. I am also trying to cut way, way down on complex carbs. I love, love all carbs. I am trying to only eat them occasionally. Of course there were bagels at work 3 times last week and again today. Whoever brought them today was nice and cut them all up into little slices so I only had a really little piece at lunch.
    My personal trainer recommended I hit the gym 5 days a week. I have survived week one. So far it is going well. My abs are so weak. Worse than I thought.
    Good luck to everyone.
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    Hey everyone - hope your holiday was good. I haven't heard of 50 Shades of Gray, so will have to go to the library this week and see it they have it. Love to read different things. My cousin recommended Richard Paul Evans - the walking series. Loved them. Now he won't have one out until 2013. Hard to wait for the new books when you start a series.

    Just made a huge batch of salsa. The house smells so good I can't stand it. Used a couple recipes and just "taste tested" it. Well, this batch can make your eyes water. Somehow I really got the "hot" into this batch. Might have to mix the next batch with this one.

    Hubby is out of town this week, so eating should be "healthier". Although he now has decided that a huge salad with spinach leaves is okay.

    Take care - be good to you.
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    You haven't heard of 50 Shades of Gray? I haven't read it yet, but I've heard it discussed. That's all I'm going to say. I need to get a USB cord for my Nook so I can download it. The mother of my 11 year old tutoree borrowed his Kindle so she could read the book. I hope she cleared it off before she returned it. I certainly don't want him reading it to me.LOL I will tell her MIL to buy her a Kindle for her b'day.

    Di, a vegan/vegetarian diet isn't right for everyone. If you feel better and your bloodwork is good, then it's okay, but there is nothing wrong in eating meat unless it affects your sensibilities. I can't eat veal or lamb, but adult animal are pretty tasty. Everything in moderation. What are you working on these days?

    Okays, ladies, tell me to go FMQ the baby quilt. I hate following the lines, but it's too late to change the pattern in FMQ. The sooner I get it done, the sooner I can do something I like. The red/yellow and 4 patch quilt for the bazaar is going to be cute. It's another Bonnie Hunter pattern.

    Doctors- Grrr. My GD spent the day in the hospital having a potassium IV. I asked her if anyone told her to eat bananas, potatoes and take a potassium pill. No - do they think that she had so much fun she wants a repeat? She is extremely overweight and the doctor has trouble finding a heartbeat, so she is sent for an ultrasound every Dr visit even though the baby is kicking hard at the Dr's instruments. Ultrasounds, while sometimes necessary, are not without side effects. If the baby is kicking, his heart is beating. I'm not seeing her making another two months. Let's hope she doesn't deliver before her shower on the 16th. Her sister in Kansas City, MO is pregnant, too. Another quilt will be needed, but don't know the gender of this one yet.

    Have a good evening, everyone.

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    Irish....not setting myself up for failure, just needed to put a "face" on it. If I do it by Dec. 31st than that's AWESOME. If it takes me a little bit longer, I'm good with that too. I think hubby has started cutting back, I don't notice him going outside as much as he usually does.

    And to keep myself on track I wrote down some diet quotes in pretty colors on nice paper. Then I took my iPhone and took pictures of them. I change them around at my "open" screen so if I ever need a little "push" I just hit the button and instant inpiration and reminder. I have "Ask yourself these questions: Do I really need it? Do I really want it? Will it help me get to my goal? One "no", PUT IT DOWN". "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels". and a variety of others. I have my phone with me most all the time so it's easy to have a reminder with me for those "times".

    We live out in the country, in the woods. My dogs roam, well, 2 roam, one has to be put on a line because he would head straight for the road (not a bright one, but loveable). And they eat anything. I like to keep a bucket at the sink to put my scraps in. After making homemade sauce I had a bucket full of tomato tops. DH went to dump them in the woods for me and the dog followed. He couldn't get him to come back in because he was eating tomato tops. Now DH makes them stay inside so he can "hide" the stuff from them. It's like a game....LOL. My old dog doesn't bother with it, but the puppy does. Our older dog is 13 and has some issues. Not sure how much longer I'll have him, but I love him so!!! He's been my buddy for 12 1/2 yrs, since my Bummer died. I'd had him for 7 yrs. and he got hit by a car. I missed him so much I spent a lot of time at the humane society. DH found Ray Lewis through a friend that was going to have him put down as they couldn't afford to keep him. He scooped him up and brought him home to surprise me, and he's been my buddy ever since. He's a pure bred Chocolate Lab. Roscoe came when Ray was about 6. He's an English Lab, saved from an abusive family. He was about 6 months when I got him. Loveable but not very bright - guess it's because he's English :-). Our latest edition, Flacco, is a Black Lab. He's almost 2 now. He was 6 weeks when he came here. He's DH's boy, but he loves me (don't tell DH). His brother from a litter before lives on the farm next to us. The are buddies and play and swim together in the creek every day.

    Well, I've rambled enough. I have some things to take care of, a quilt to load on the longarm, and my Quilt group comes tonight at 6PM. Have an awesome day ladies!!!! Drink plenty of water, and eat healthy!!!!
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    I had a pedicure today. She ordered me to my sewing room tonite. I havent sewn in a couple of weeks. SHe said I was so stressed my feet were awful tight. She almost hurt her hands trying to loosen them up. I have been extremely stressed lately. SOme of it I can explain some I can't. I usually handle it better. I am working on getting rid of some of it.
    I have 3 dozen ears of corn to freeze and about 4 quart of raspberries to freeze. Then I am going to go hide in my sewing room for a couple of hours. Got to get rid of this stress! ( getting a new job would help)

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    Mean - you definately need to destress!!! I know hiding in my sewing room always destresses me. Hope you got some sewing in tonight!!!! I'm up in the AM to head to PA. Taking my machine to have it serviced while I hit up a couple quilt shops with a friend. Should be a great day!!!!
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    I missed the sign up deadline for his month so I will just follow along this month. I will be here to cheer you all on.
    Maybe next month I won't let the days slip away and get signed up on time. Now to go back and read all your postings.
    Gail

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    Good morning all! I keep losing this thread and finding it too late to sign up, grrrr. I really have got to get back on track. I was at the doctor's on Friday and boy was that an ugly number on the scale. Time for me to get off this ole lard butt and lose it!
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    Gail and lauriejo, I'm sure Cindy will give a you by and let you sign up last. We value our 'elder' members - as in length of membership, not chronological age. Post here and I will add your names to the list.

    "Time to get off this ole lard butt and lose it!" That's telling it like it is. My latest weight seem to be more in the front - or maybe that's just what I can see, but I'm with you, Laurie.

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    That's me, lol, the elder lard butt! Seriously though my weight has been creeping up for months. The longer I was off work, the less moving I did and the more snacking I did. Started a new job last month so now it's time to lose enough weight that I can fit back into my work clothes!
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    hello ladies. just re-read from start to finish this month. FQ mailing has changed, i see. we send them to the 'hostess' then she mails them on. i guess that is good, because in the past, some didn't actually send their FQ, i had been told, and i think sending was even optional for just a short time.
    glad i caught 'to the hostess'. read how everyone was eating. we all have our own preferences, don't we? i'm 65, and i have found that meat, fish and veg work for me. i have to limit my fruit, and stick to just a couple grains/carbs a day. i guess the old WW from years ago is what i prefer. but i do treat myself to something every couple weeks, like sugary jelly, or a pt of ice cream. i've been trying to lose for about 3 weeks now, and have lost ll lbs so far.
    hang in there ladies.
    DO WE SEND THE FQ NOW??? AS THE 10TH OF SEPT.?
    has anyone else had this problem--i get the notifications of 'watched thread', but when i hit the link for it, it takes me to the quilting board, but will not load anything but the VERY top headings of the page.
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    Yes, sewNso, send it to Cindy by the 10th of September. Fall it is. I thnk I have some isolated in a box and I THINK I know where it is. It sounds like you are on the right track and have found what works for you.

    Laurie, are you joining the FQ challenge? I hope so. I enjoy your posts.

    I was up early and had a long day. I'd better get the dogs out before I talk myself out of it, then I can rest or press HSTs. I'm still dragging my feet on the FMQ. I don't know how I became my ex-husband's caretaker, but it makes for a long day.

    Have y'all put your goal for the month on the calendar? Might want to write down somewhere what your weight was on the first if your memory is anything like mine. Not on the public calendar for me, thank you, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauriejo View Post
    Good morning all! I keep losing this thread and finding it too late to sign up, grrrr. I really have got to get back on track. I was at the doctor's on Friday and boy was that an ugly number on the scale. Time for me to get off this ole lard butt and lose it!
    Please join us, send you FQ in. You have been missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilthappygail View Post
    I missed the sign up deadline for his month so I will just follow along this month. I will be here to cheer you all on.
    Maybe next month I won't let the days slip away and get signed up on time. Now to go back and read all your postings.
    Gail
    Yes Gail.........send in your FQ.....we need you. You have been missed
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    I just loved reading 50 shades of Grey........got the other 2 today and will start them later. I have to keep going on the tshirt quilt I am working on.

    Remember to take time for yourself even if only about 5 mins a day to unwind. We are our worst enemines, just need to remember to take care of ourselves when we take care of others around us.

    Welcome back LaurieJo and Gail....you have been missed.

    Heading over to the sewing machine to work on the t-shirt quilt, still putting the framing on it. have about 8 more to frame then i get to start playing with the layout and see where things may need to bee added to a row. Still have some of the small patches from the shirts she wants to be added that I can use. This has been a fun project. I will post pictures as i am making progress.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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