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    Can I just join in on the chit chat? I've been on a medically supervised liquid fast since May, so I'm not sure if it's fair for me to be in the challenge. I've lost 45+ pounds, but my weight loss has slowed down and I could use some encouragement to stick with it. I exercise a lot and the doctor says that this is why it's taking me longer. Doesn't that just seem wrong!

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    Of course you can join us, Ally! The more the merrier!
    Welcome to our newbies! This is a great place to be when you are trying to lose weight and get healthy.

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    Welcome to all the newbies. And of course all of us who have been on here for a while. I was up 1 pound in August. I thought it would be worse. I have been doing better so far this month. One thing that should help is I am at a new school. I have been told there aren't nearly as many goodies brought in to this building as the old one. There were sweets of some sort at least 2x a week last year.
    It is still so hot at school. Tomorrow is supposed to be the last hot day, 93 with really high humidity. No AC. My student who was rotten last year has been slowly starting to act up this year. Today he decided he was going to go back to his old ways. He didn't quite make it to the principals office but was close. The goal is to document everything and get him in to the behavior unit. The director of special ED for some reason fought it last year. She pretty much never saw him.
    I made fajitas for dinner tonight. Lots of peppers and onions with a little bit of steak. They are really yummy. Heading up to the sewing room for my nightly mental therapy. Gotta keep my sanity some way.
    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllyStitches View Post
    Can I just join in on the chit chat?!
    Hi Ally
    I don't participate in the fabric thingie either, I'm trying to use up what I already have
    Best wishes on your journey, Sharyn

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    Thank you Sharyn! Good luck to you as well!

    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    Hi Ally
    I don't participate in the fabric thingie either, I'm trying to use up what I already have
    Best wishes on your journey, Sharyn

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    I have a question please - if you have what you think is a good, filling, wholesome, low cal / low "points" recipe - do you share them here for others who might want to try it?
    Been doing well i think -- marking down every morsel that goes in my mouth and counting my points (i use the OLD points method from WW cuz it worked for me before). Staying away from the scale, because i tend to get discouraged if it doesn't say what i think it should....but DH has already lost 7 pounds since 25 August.
    PS.... i also didn't put a label on my FQ - but my envelope has my return address label. Sorry.
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Yes we post recipes from time to time. Your FQ will be fine, I always check the return address. Yes WW is what works best for me. I need to get back to it. Knowing that I can eat whatever I want as long as I count it seems to work well with the way my mind works. If I know I can't have something I will HAVE TO have it.
    Good Luck.
    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenniF View Post
    I'm in please.....i have GOT to lose the 25 lbs i gained when i quit smoking last year....I am at 14 months non-smoker after 45 years smoking.....and i've been trying to lose this weight since January!!!....(only GOOD thing, i haven't GAINED any more since then) I can't fit into any of my clothes and i sure can't afford to buy new ones - other than a couple pairs of jeans -- Back on WW and hoping that this will also help with the support i need.
    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE !!!
    Congrats on quitting smoking, Penni! That is quite a feat after 45 years! You go girl! WW will give you the support you need to lose those unwanted pounds and your success at non smoking, I hope you're sharing that at the meetings. I've lost 26 lbs. since May/june. I did an experiment in August to maintain what I had lost and actually lost a couple pounds in the end so stick with the plan and you'll be successful in your weight loss journey as well. I'm still doing the "Simple Start" and it's working for me so far, will switch over to counting points when I get to a plateau. I didn't join the September challenge, but will cheer everyone on. Good luck to all and have a healthy month of eating and losing those lbs. Marie

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    Ally congrats on your loss and don't forget that muscle weighs more than fat so that's why your loss has slowed down, you're gaining muscle mass exercising, which is a good thing. You'll lose inches which is also a good thing. Sure wish our doctors shared this info. Keep up the good work, there's a rainbow at the end of your journey that promises to be beautiful! BTW, that goes for all of us. GOOD LUCK ALL!

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    The winner for August is sewbeit42, with a loss of 4 pounds. Congratulations and keep up the good work. I will send the FQ out ASAP.
    Pat

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    For the September challenge I have the following : Meanmom, Pete, Bjsmith57,Pam H, Mateoh, TeddyBear, Purl, Nic14,Kitty10628, Jims Gem, CindyA,Solstice3, Kalama Quilts, Joogoo, PenniF, Grammanancy,Beckya81, Rivercity, AllyStitches.
    I have recieved FQ from: Meanmom, Pete, Bjsmith57, PamH, Mateoh, TeddyBear, Purl, Nic14, CindyA,. I will let you know as I receive more FQ.
    I have Kalama and AllyStitches participating but not in the FQ contest.

    If I missed anyone please let me know. Good luck to everyone.
    Pat

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    Congratulations Sewbeit42 on your weight loss!!

    I will endeavor to get my FQ mailed by Tuesday. So far I am not doing all that great this month. Down a pound but it should be more!!!!


    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 job sewbitit!
    we have new babies here! I've spent the better part of the day sitting in front of the playpen googlyeyed.
    Haven't a clue what they will look like, the mother is
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbu_d%27Uccle
    and the father is an old english game hen, both bantys.
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    Love the chickens! My mom has her first brood and she's very excited. I get text messages from her that just plain *sound* googley eyed! :-)

    How was everyone's weekend? Mine was good-- just sticking to the fast. We were pretty busy, and then today went for a mountain bike ride. I had personal records on all of the segments except for the downhills. I don't try for those because I'd rather have my neck in tact! I weigh in on Tuesday so am hoping for a decent loss this week. I didn't exercise as much as usual due to some issues with headaches, so maybe the scale will be gentler on me!

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    Went to a BD party yesterday ad yes, I had cakeand ice cream. Then, thi AM my DH brought me a breakfast Taco. Will start all over ---need to start journaling.
    "Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver." Barbara De Angelis

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    Sounds like everyone had a busy weekend. Thought i'd share my newest "find" for a good low points dinner recipe - for those who like a little bit of spice.
    1 box Tony Chachere's Creole Red Beans & Rice dinner - old WW points - 8 points for the whole box
    2 x 4 oz chicken breast - cut into 1 inch pieces - 4 points each old points
    1 teasp olive oil - 1 point old points
    Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning blend - Poultry Magic.
    * Prepare red beans and rice per package instructions
    * When red beans/rice is almost done - season chicken breast pieces with Poulty magic and brown in olive oil - cooking til done. Combine the chicken and the red beans/rice. A spoon of low fat sour cream goes well with it.
    I combine this with a salad - and this give DH and i dinner for less than $7 AND the old WW total points is total 17 --- so only 8 1/2 points each !!
    I haven't tried it yet, but i think turkey smoked sausage browned would also taste good in place of the chicken breast.
    Hope you'll try it - and LIKE it.
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Penni that sounds good. I will have to make some of that. We are still getting tons of produce from the garden. My DH and I just picked about 1 gallon of raspberries. Also picked about 50 tomatoes and you can't even tell we picked the tomatoes. I will take them to quilt guild tomorrow night. We also have tons of green beans. The garden has gone crazy this year.
    I made shish ka bobs for dinner last night. I had the leftovers for lunch and there is still enough for tomorrow. I am babysitting my SIL dog for 2 weeks. He is the sweetest dog, except I'm not sure he knows he is a dog. At his house he sleeps every morning until 7 or 7:30. He has been getting up at 3:30 and barking. I take him potty and tell him to go back to bed and he does. Makes it really hard to get out of bed in the morning.

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    Oh Yum !!!! i'm originally from Pittsburgh PA and this time of year was fried red tomatoes and corn on the cob as our supper -- and tomato and lettuce sandwiches for lunch --- all fresh from the garden. Boy do i miss that !!! Will you be canning tomatoes???
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Today is the first anniversary of the death of my father. It is also my Mother in law's birthday. Yes, he died on her birthday.
    I drove down to Mom's Friday afternoon. She's about 100 miles south of us (with Los Angeles in the middle) We went and laid flowers on his grave. I polished up the headstone (it had some tire tracks on it across the picture) My two older daughters and four grands made it too. It was really hard to get the grandbabies to not dance on his grave. They are 3, 2 1/2 and 19 mos. They thought is was fun to dance on it after I cleaned it off. They have to idea. My mom didn't see them on it.
    Saturday my girls and the 3 toddlers went to the lake with mom, Dh and I went over to his mom's house taking the baby with us. Then they all came over to him mom's as well as my DD#3 and DD#2's DH (they drove down together) My sil and her dh and son and his girlfriend all came up from San Diego and we cooked her dinner and had a couple of cakes and sang happy birthday.
    I called my mom today and she spent some more time at the cemetery. She's feeling kinda sad and lonely.
    Of course I ate too much both Friday night and Saturday and also ate a piece of Carrot cake. I was a bad girl.
    We drove back Sat evening cause my husband, a pastor, works on Sundays.
    I still need to get my FQ out. I was feeling kinda dizzy today. I felt I was listing to the right when I was walking around. I ended up staying home and wasting time playing on the computer. Got in a little sewing. but was bad and did not get the FQ in the mail


    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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    The recipe sounds good. Will have to try it.
    Pat, I wish I had some of your fresh produce!
    Gayle, it sounds like you had a hectic weekend. Don't beat yourself up about the food. Just get back at eating right, get some activity in and you will be golden.
    I had a very busy weekend that started friday afternoon and ended about 8:30 tonight. I drove 100+ miles, went to a painting class, stayed in a hotel, walked a 5K, went to a sculpture garden, drove 100 miles, had my mom and 2 sisters at my house overnight, entertained, fed everyone, drove 100+ miles to take my sister home, went to IKEA, and drove 100 miles home. I got home at 8:30 tonight and have been sitting on the couch watching tv. LOL It was a great weekend but I am exhausted! Now this week I am babysitting 5 out of the next 6 days. No rest for the wicked!

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    Cute babies, KQ!

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    Sounds good Penni, hope I can find Tony's mix here in MA.

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    Pat, wish I lived near you to help you with your fresh produce, my husband used to plant but he's gone so no fresh garden products for me for the last 6 years.

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    I have canned tons of tomatoes. 50 qts of juice, 50 pints of whole tomatoes. Tons of dried tomatoes. Also 15 quarts of salsa. 40 pints of green beans. 55 jars of raspberry jam. I think we have about 5 gallons of frozen raspberries. We also have a lot of peppers. We are begging for someone to pick the raspberries. Hopefully someone from my guild is coming tomorrow. Also lots of corn.
    I have been keeping track of everything I eat this week. Hopefully I will be down when I weigh in on Saturday. Next Saturday I am going to a Jenny Doan trunk show. There is also a quilt show. I can't wait. Hopefully I can control myself and not buy too much fabric.

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    Good grief, Pat! That's a lot of food! And work!

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