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

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    September 2012 Weight Loss Adventure with a 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 with your loss. This is weight lost not % lost. I will announce the winner October 2nd.

    PM me for address. FQs need to be received no later than the 10th of month.

    You cannot win 2 months in a row.

    Chit chat is allowed, as well as WAYWO, (what are we working on). Please stay positive and uplifting as that is what keeps us on track. Come to this thread for tips, recipes, encouragement and {{{{HUGS}}}}}}

    The prize is a themed FQ. At the end of the month, I will mail all the FQs received to the winner by the 5th of the month. I will contact the winner and announce the winner with the number of FQs they will receive.
    September is going into the fall, which reminds me of time changing from one season to another. Theme this month will be Fall Fabrics, what reminds you of fall. Please send quality what you would want to receive. As always if you cannot send the theme fabric please send what you have. If you don't have a FQ, send a linear 1/4 yard. If you have signed up to be in the competition, please send the FQ to hostess by the 10th of the month. The winner has worked hard for this reward.

    Eat healthy, exercise, try and lose weight but most of all have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sign up deadline to be included in the Prize Adventure is September 4th at 9 p.m. CST, with your FQ received by the 15th of month. You can always contribute to the thread, but it is only fair to have a cutoff for those trying to win.

    TO PARTICIPATE, JUST SIGN IN HERE ON THIS THREAD BEFORE SEPTEMBER 4TH. THERE IS NO NEED TO PM FOR PARTICIPATION, JUST YOUR ENDING WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE MONTH.

    You must sign into the thread at least weekly to be eligible for the winning "skinny quarters" or to be declared "best loser for the month."
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I'm in!! Thanks for doing this!! And thanks for all the encouragment from everyone!! It really helps!!

    Love the Fall, I'll have to find something wonderful in my stash - that I want to part with
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    I am in also. Do I get this right that we all send you a FQ and them the winner gets them?
    I need all the help I can get loosing this extra weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Lady View Post
    I am in also. Do I get this right that we all send you a FQ and them the winner gets them?
    I need all the help I can get loosing this extra weight


    Yes Pink Lady, you send me as hostess the FQ or if you want to commit for multiple months, send for several months, I will be posting the themes for 4 months to save on postage. I will send you a PM with the mailing address of when to send them.

    Good luck.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Themes:

    September: Fall Fabric......what reminds you of fall
    October: Greens - what ever reminds you of Christmas
    November: Shades of Blue and White for the reminder of snow and sky
    December: Reds......preparing for Loveand life.

    Please share your suggestions of what you would want in a theme for fat quarters.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I'm back. I took August off for a lot of silly reasons, but I missed 'you guys' too much to just be a lurker. My weight is still hanging out in the same range. Coming back will give me some motivation. I already had two muffins instead of three and topped them with fat free vanilla Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese. See what a good influence we are on each other.

    I will post more later as I am an orphan again this holiday.

    Cindy, if the color was ever pink or coral, I might be more motivated. I need medium and dark florals for a Log Cabin wallhanging, though I bet I have enough when I look. In view of the fact I have a baby quilt on one machine for FMQ and snowballs on another, I'd better hold off starting the LC. I only have one design wall, LOL.

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    Cindy, I'm in. Will try to send all 4 FQs in the next week. I lost some last month, but nothing spectacular. Had a doctor's visit on Friday - had lost 11# in 5 months. Good for a loss, but abain, nothing spectacular. Need to really put this into high gear. Keep the chins up everyone - there's less of us out there!
    Kathleen

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    I'm in again.......Goodluck ladies.

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    Two weeks ago hubby came home with a treadmill for himself. I have been using it more them him I will have to keep it up. The youngest just left home today off to collage so I have lots of things to do.Paint and clean I am getting a new sewing room

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    I'm in for September.

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    I'm in-maybe 3rd time will be a charm.
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    I am in for September. It will be hard, this month is full of birthday's for us!!!


    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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    Good evening, y'all. Unwanted excitement here this evening. I have been having trouble with yellow jacket wasps. The nest is under the trim strip on the corner of the house and I can't get at it. I've saturated the area - and me, with spray twice. But first today, I used the Furminator too hard on Lily, my Siberian mix. Red blood on a white and red dog isn't pretty. Then I trimmed her nails which is hard for a Sibe as they don't like their feet touched, but she was good girl. When I sent her to play, she tangled with a wasp. It got her right under the eye. I brought her in and washed her face because then I didn't know just where the bite was. I put a cold compress on it and while I was in the kitchen getting some of Moira's (the Border Collie mix) allergy medicine, Lily started having trouble breathing. The meds kicked in and I sang to her to calm her down, then my son called in time to calm me down. By the time we were finished talking, the swelling under her eye and in her throat had gone down. The dogs and I later went walking, but left the house a different way. I think I will give her more meds before bed. The worst it will do is make her sleepy. Anyone know how to get rid of yellow jackets?

    Gail, try going gluten free for a few weeks. There is some evidence that it may a healthy way to eat for more people than just those of us that have diagnosed with celiac disease. That way, you can avoid the cake. I know someone who lost pounds and bloat trying it. My GD has been baking GF brownies for me when she has a party for one of my GGSs. I wish she wouldn't. I'm fine with a little ice cream. BTW, you'll notice a big difference in the foot at about the six month mark, but it may be a year before it is normal. Healing takes more time than we want to give it.

    Whoops, where are my manners? Welcome to our newcomers, countryhousequilter, Pink Lady and Cornelia Ann. Welcome back to the rest of you. I hope for more participants tomorrow or Tuesday. Holidays throw everyone off.

    September already. Wow! It will be Christmas before we know it. Scary, as I have such a large family to buy for.

    Eat clean, drink your water and move your body. The only one of these I do consistently is the moving and that's because I have two furry walking partners. I did have a lot of fruit and veggies today, but not enough water.

    I AM losing weight and getting healthier. Where is everose reminding us to take care of ourselves? And nancia making us think and smile in the same post?

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    i'm in. lost this thread for a while. good luck ladies.

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    August winner

    Is COUNTRYHOUSEQUILTER with 8 lbs loss. Congrats.

    Keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    Themes:

    September: Fall Fabric......what reminds you of fall
    October: Greens - what ever reminds you of Christmas
    November: Shades of Blue and White for the reminder of snow and sky
    December: Reds......preparing for Loveand life.

    Please share your suggestions of what you would want in a theme for fat quarters.

    Ladies........just a little house keeping note---- if you decide to send in 4 months at a time, you will still need to sign up each month on the new thread to show you are still wanting to join in. I know this is probably already understood, just wanting to make sure all knows.

    I am also looking to plan the Theme for the entire year, so I would love some suggestions. I already hear some want shades of pink......so have 11 more months to plan. What would you like to see as a theme.???? This is our group not my group.

    Enjoy your labor day. I will be working on the T-shirt quilt. I have 2 sides with the frame on all shirts, not to cut the strips to size for the other 2 sides. Then the fun begins with playing with the layout.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    IrishRose.........how is your furbaby doing today after getting stung? You did have an adventures afternoon. Glad you were able to calm her down.

    Yes where has the time gone, can hardly believe it is September already and Halloween is less than 60 days away. Football has begun. Christmas will be here before we know it.

    Speaking of Christmas......what do you have on you Christmas list to make??? I haven't even thought of what I am going to give this year.

    Welcome Newcomers. If you have not sent me a private message or I sent you pne please do so for the mailing address. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewNso View Post
    i'm in. lost this thread for a while. good luck ladies.
    Welcome back. Good luck with you weight loss.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Lily is fine. I didn't need to give her the second med. She has a damaged trachea from an accident we had on a bicycle so it was scary when her throat started to swell. I thought about calling my #3 daughter for a Epipen, but that would have left S without one for the rest of the weekend. She needs at least two if she gets stung. Now we will see if Miss Liliana is smart enough to stay away from the corner with the wasps. I have to go in that area to water my flowers, but she doesn't.

    Congratulations, countryhousequilter. 8 pounds is a perfect loss. No more than two pounds is week is ideal. Ignore the new member welcome. I took last month off so I didn't keep the list.

    I have a baby quilt to FMQ. I'm finding I don't like having a drawn pattern, but I can't switch now. I prefer to do my own thing, not stay on a line. I have snowballs for a donation quilt on another machine and I find myself drawn to that one - I avoid things I don't like to do, but that won't get the baby quilt finished. I think my oldest daughter is coming in to dig up some of my flowers. She likes honeysuckle and can't find any. I can live without mine as it's in an area I don't go on a regular basis. Her fire ruined her gardens, too. You don't think about that.

    Food today? Oatmeal with walnuts and fruit for brunch then chili and veggies for dinner. I'd rather have a grilled hamburger, but I need to finish the chili and my cholesterol is high again, so no HBs for a while. Snack may be a small ice cream when K comes in.

    Have a healthy eating day, everyone.

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    Wow, congrats COUNTRYHOUSEQUILTER - 8#, that's fantastic. I'm glad when the scales show my puny 2#. I'll have to really try this month to see if I can match you. What a challenge! I'm leaving Thursday for Atlanta as my BIL died and we're going there to be with sister and for the memorial service on Saturday. There'll be plenty of food everywhere - and I'll really need to keep all of you in my thoughts so I don't overdo it.
    Looked through my project stash (different from my fabric stash) and saw 2 for Christmas. One is a flat applique and the other is a pieced Christmas-type panel. Don't know if I'll tackle one, both or none. Make that decision later after Quilt of Valor is completed (need it for a November veterans service) Then maybe I can think about something for me!
    Take care, everyone and I'll check in when we return from Atlanta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    IrishRose.........how is your furbaby doing today after getting stung? You did have an adventures afternoon. Glad you were able to calm her down.

    Yes where has the time gone, can hardly believe it is September already and Halloween is less than 60 days away. Football has begun. Christmas will be here before we know it.

    Speaking of Christmas......what do you have on you Christmas list to make??? I haven't even thought of what I am going to give this year.

    Welcome Newcomers. If you have not sent me a private message or I sent you pne please do so for the mailing address. Thank you.

    How about one month it be Batiks. I love purple! we could do a purple and green month. Flowers in the spring. maybe one month can be bright kid themed fabrics. Another could be soft, sweet baby themed fabrics. One month could be blender/tone on tone type fabrics. Black and white another month.
    Just some ideas


    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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    What a great loss Countryhousequilter!! Congratulations!!!!!
    I need to get back to eating better and try to get some exercise. I still can't walk very well, but if I was good, I could get on my stationery bike and ride......
    I hope to start back at working out in the pool once it opens back up next week. Maybe if some of you could hound me on that!!! I can walk in a pool, that doesn't hurt the foot quite so much
    My machine is still in the hospital. I have only done a little bit of sewing on my old Pfaff. I do hope to get some sewing in maybe later today. We'll see. DH is home today and tomorrow so I may not get a lot of sewing in, depending on what he wants to do.


    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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    Gail, I'm surprised riding an exercise bike wasn't part of your therapy. It was for me. I got my flowers in pots watered, but the yellow jackets didn't think I should deadhead the petunias. I compromised. I did the big ones and ignores the little Wave petunias that the wasps seemed to prefer. I don't know why those are marketed as self cleaning. I've always had to deadhead them.

    I changed my brunch to baked acorn squash with almonds. It is almost done, so I'll check in later - and yes, Lily stayed away from the bad corner. Smart furgirl!

    Edit: I like the idea of batiks - there is no such thing as too many of those, I like florals, I like blenders a lot, I like the purple /green, but would combine the kid's prints and baby prints. I personally don't have a big need for either, so one month combined would work, IMO.
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    At therapy, which I have been 3 times now, they do put me on a recumbent bike for 6 minutes


    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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    Gayle, I'm glad you're at least thinking of doing more to get your foot back working right. I was on a walker for a week when I had surgery on my big toe and then only allowed to walk from the bed to the couch to the bathroom for the second week. After that, I could do whatever my foot would allow. It's been 5 months now and I'm pretty much back to normal. Keep up the therapy and you'll do well
    I like Gayle's idea of the batiks, blenders, purples (my favorite color) and agree again with Irishrose to combine the baby and kids prints. Everyone celebrates some type of holiday - how about pick one holiday (no matter what month) and that type fabric is the fabric de jour.
    I've been in a blue funk the past few days and haven't been paying much attention to what I eat - or what I'm cooking to eat. Need to snap out of it and start back in with the 'good' stuff. Keep healthy eveyone.
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