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Thread: September weight loss 2015

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    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.

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    Hello, count me in! Thanks for being our hostess Pat!
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    I'm in again and determined to lose 10 lbs before my son's wedding in Oct.

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

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    I am in again. I am off for the moment, life is happening, but plan to get back on soon.
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    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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    I'm in! Was starting a new program Sept 1st so this works perfectly for some added accountability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyw View Post
    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!
    -Teri from Minne-sn*w-ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    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.
    Last edited by Annaquilts; 09-01-2015 at 04:52 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty-kid View Post
    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?
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    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.

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    I walk in town and I walk by myself

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    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?
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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!
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty-kid View Post
    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!
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    Anna...Thanks, she's a keeper!
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    What a darling walking partner! My Heeler mix was very loving and loyal after she was civilized.

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