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Thread: September weight loss 2015

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    Anna the recipe looks good, I will have to try it. I would probably eliminate most of the cheese and eat 2. I tend to eat the same thing for breakfast for long periods of time then switch to something else for a long time. I love plain Greek yogurt with some fruit and a handful of Fiber One cereal stirred in. The fiber One is loaded with fiber and tastes a lot like granola or nuts to me in the yogurt. It isn't gluten free. I am currently on a smoothie kick for breakfast and have been for months, but I am starting to get tired of them.
    Heading to my quilt guild sewing day, then a bridal shower. I plan to go for a bike ride when I get home. Hopefully I will follow thru on that. It is going to be a beautiful day here. Hopefully the weather man is right snd the rain is going to go around us.

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    Didn't lose any weight this last week. This week hope to be better.

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    I guess I have to vent here because I'm not sure what to do. My neighbor has started smoking the last year or so. He smokes quite a bit since he retired. He isn't allowed to smoke in the house so he smokes on their front porch. We have our windows open (they never open theirs) and the smoke comes right in our front window, I can smell it on my clothes. They are really nice and I don't want to start any trouble, not sure if I should talk to them or not.
    I behaved myself at the quilting day and the shower as the food was boring. I did have a cupcake at the shower, my nephew went to culinary school and he made them. It will be a cheat day but not too bad.

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    Anna, I pinned that recipe so I can make them sometime. They look good!
    Pat, I think you should talk to the neighbor about the smoke. He might not even realize it is going in your house. If you don't feel comfortable talking to him, maybe you could run a fan facing toward the window and blow the smoke back to him.
    Now for some news with my family. I already told you my son is getting married 10/10 in China. My daughter's visa to France was denied so now she and her fiance have decided to get married earlier than planned. The date is 10/17. We will be home from China for 3 days and then fly to France. Ugh. I hate to even think about it. So much rearranging of schedules has to happen for this to work. It makes me tired just thinking about it.

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    I'm just seeing this thread and will be watching. I don't have a scale any more because I got so obsessed a few years back that I was weighing myself several times a day. I know I'm overweight but not huge. I got one of those fit bits it's from an Amazon card one of my kids gave me and it has given me incentive, not to mention the gallbladder surgery in June! I have gone from literally 0 to averaging 7000 steps per day. I mean 0 as I spent only the energy it took to go to work and come home each day. I know that's not a lot when I read some of you doing 15000 +, but trust me it's a lot for me!

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    I hope someone can help me. I put away a project that I am handquilting over a year ago so that I could make quilts for Christmas. I took out all the safety pins and thread basted it before storing it away. It is my first project using stencils instead of 1/4" from seam quilting. You know how Eleanor Burns makes it look so easy to ease it all together so perfectly. I made this quilt especially for a handquilting project, complete with a muslin backing and green thread. I am so unhappy with it, and I've only just started. To be blunt, I have no idea what I'm doing.

    The stencil has 3 sections, a center and two borders. I must have expected the design to flow across the back. Since I've almost finished one completion of the 3 sections, do I just do it again - like putting quilt blocks in a row?

    Here are a couple of photos showing the stencils up against what I've already done. Any guidance is so appreciated.
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    the stencil looks like it has a pattern for an out border, sashing and for the block but I like it how you did it too. I think it might be a good idea to do it just like you described, like putting quilt blocks together.
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    Thanks Anna, after posting the image, I could see what I needed to do. And you are right, it would have been better to save the borders - for the borders! I'm not about to take it out and start over. I'm using what I've done as a sort of medallion center and will surround that with other sections.

    Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leann View Post
    Thanks Anna, after posting the image, I could see what I needed to do. And you are right, it would have been better to save the borders - for the borders! I'm not about to take it out and start over. I'm using what I've done as a sort of medallion center and will surround that with other sections.

    Thanks again.
    It is lovely! Indeed no need to take it out. I think by accident you stumbled on a very nice design.
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    I have FQ from the following for September. Let me know if I miss anyone. AnnaQuilts, #1Piecemaker,Marychristine, PamH, JimsGem, CreateFourPaws, BeckyW, JaninFl, LeAnn, Meanmom. Good luck everyone.

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    I was trying to come up with FQ themes for the next 3 months. I thought for October Christmas would be good so you will have time to sew them up for Christmas gifts. November-Pink and December -White for the snow. If you plan on staying in for 3 months it saves to send them together. I found the best way to send them was in an envelope about 5x7ish size. 1 FQ will fit in a legal sized envelope.

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    I was chuckling just thinking of November/Thanksgiving, and December/ Christmas with all of its goodies. Oh and never mind all the mini chocolate bars for October/Halloween. I hope I will be good even if not for loosing the weight but for my blood sugar.

    I am not sure what to do about white. All I can think of is white on white. Not too thrilling. Can we do something else? Anything? LOL I hope I am not too difficult.
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    What I have been working on. Pictures!

    The Hedgehog quilt is for my 8 month old grandson. yes, grandma took forever to finish it. The scrappy 1930 reproduction square in a square quilt is for the baby girl of a church friend.
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    Anna, what about black and white.

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    Anna, those are both wonderful!!
    I use so much white and white on white so those would be fine with me but anything else would be fine too. It has been so long since I have won that I really shouldn't give any input anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    Anna, what about black and white.
    I was thinking the same. There is a lot you can do with black and white and there are many cute prints. I am a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    Anna, those are both wonderful!!
    I use so much white and white on white so those would be fine with me but anything else would be fine too. It has been so long since I have won that I really shouldn't give any input anyway.
    I am not in the winning category either any more but I just wanted to send something nicer then a WOW fabric. I loved the times I won and have already used some of the fabric.
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    Well, I didn't start until September 14th, but at least I have started. I am down 4 1/2 pounds. I know a couple of those were water weight. I am okay with it. I am getting back into a healthier eating habit and bringing my husband along, too. We'll see where I go at the end of the month. One.week.at.a.time.
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    Jan, good job on the loss. So what if its water, it has to go.

    Anna, I have seen a few quilts here with lots of black & white and loved them. I would have to start from scratch to gather fabric for one. The beauty of that is I could pick exactly what I want!

    I had considered sitting out for the rest of the year because I'm so undisciplined, but I think I will recommit myself. I still wanna be down for my doctors visit in December, plus I wanna be down when I see family @ Christmas. One of the strategies I'm considering: no sewing unless I've exercised that day. Or, I can sew only if I've not had any soda. I started quilting again 20 years ago because it kept my hands busy. Didn't take long to master being able to eat and quilt at the same time.

    I am so glad fall has arrived!
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    Great job Jan in Florida! I think I lost 2-3 pounds for this month but maybe tomorrow it will all be back. Now school has started for my children, I am sitting too much and probably eating too much. Some days I think I am loosing but the next day I gain 3 lbs. Crazy I know. I have about 15 lbs to go.

    Lynne as you can read above I am struggling too. The maddening part is I am not over eating or making bad choices overall. It just doesn't want to come off.

    I shouldn't complain as I lost a lot and I am at the top end of my BMI. All my weight seems to be hanging around in my waist. I am planning to hang around on this thread because now I need to stay at this weight or lower. I am scared to gain it all back and need all the support I can get. I have a friend who is at the same point but with weight watchers and she is on some kind of maintenance. It is hard.

    When I made changes for myself I did for the family too. Just changing the meals DH lost about 10 lb and one of my DD 4 lbs. Nothing near what I did over the last 6 months but they are not on any diet and still had the all they want to eat, gravy and sugar stuff. Anyone have partners that have lost weight just by living with you?

    Indeed those black and white quilts are stunning. They often have also a little red in them. I do not have many black and white either but I can buy 1/2 yard and send one FQ and save one for myself to kick start a collection.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=blac...0Y4Ahk&dpr=1.1

    this is what came up when I googled.
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    Ok. I am always looking for ideas for fabric themes. Please make suggestions. October is -Christmas. November-Pink, December-Black and white.
    I am almost too tired to sew. There is a full moon and an eclipse on Sunday and I can really tell at school. Both of my kids have been awful. They are talking about starting to suspend my kindergartener for her behavior. She has been awful. My 2nd grader has been a pain too. He is autistic but mom insists he isn't. As soon as you meet him you can tell he is autistic. He is in a regular classroom. I walked 8500 steps at school today. The sensory room is at the opposite end of the building and we went there several times today. There is a meeting for Courtney next week. They are going to recommend moving her to a different classroom. Mom has declined so they will probably have to take her to court. Even with a one on one aide she totally disrupts the classroom. She is mentally ill and a spoiled brat.

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    Question....I am making a frog beanbag stuffed animal, like I had when I was a kid. Wondering what I should stuff it with...this will be for my great niece for her 1st birthday. I don't want her to choke and I'd like to put buttons for eyes...I found some plastic 1 1/2" and that should be big enough right?
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    Teri I have seen eyes for making stuffed animals that aren't choking hazards. They cant be removed. I would check JoAnns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby. I can't remember where they were. One of the quilt shops has some I think. How big is the frog. If you want him like a beanbag you could stuff it with rice as long as that doesn't get too heavy. Or you could use regular stuffing.
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    We stuffed frogs with dried navy beans in the 70s. My friend had the cutest pattern that was cut so it sat up. We sold dozens at the church bazaar. My two younger children had them and the beans weren't a problem.

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    I just picked up a copy of WHOLE30. I haven't had a chance yet to look at it but hope to do so this weekend. The recipe layout and pictures look nice too. I am hoping to get some new ideas for preparing foods and to learn more about WHOLE30. I have also been researching Eat to Live online.
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