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Thread: September Weight loss challenge

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    great motivational site Pam, thanks for the link.

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    That diet sounds like the one my friend was on to lose 70 lbs. I can't imagine never having another cookie or piece of cake or candy for the rest of my life. Or brownies!! Pizza? Even a baked potato. That is one strict diet. And to live like that for the rest of your life. I do like the idea of having new goals every 2 weeks. I could maybe follow the diet for 2 weeks. And maybe then another 2 weeks would be doable. I don't know. Maybe not.
    We are on our way out to eat. I have been pretty good today. We'll see how dinner goes. This place is known for their steaks and fish fry not salads.

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    We went out to dinner last night to Longhorn steak house. It was delicious. I did pretty well. I ordered the salmon. I had them replace the rice pilaf with steamed broccoli and had a baked sweet potato. I probably overdid it a little bit on the bread. The broccoli was boring so I put some lemon juice and a pinch of salt on it.
    I have a white chocolate cheesecake in the oven. I am going to top it with raspberries. We are going to a pig roast tomorrow. Hopefully they will eat all of it. I plan on making a WW salad if I can find the recipe. It has been a while since I have made it. It has broccoli and cauliflower in it.

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    CindyA...how do you feel about apple butter?? I have a recipe that has had very good "reviews" over the years. I'm going to the farmer's market next Saturday and check out their apples.
    YUM Pat....that pig roast sounds like fun. I'm going to pretend i missed the part about white chocolate cheesecake!
    Need to get a couple of cooking pumpkins to bake and freeze to make pumpkin pies over the holidays. As soon as i see the pumpkins outside the grocery store i start to CRAVE pumpkin pie. I'll have to double check my recipe to figure out the points --- but last year i experimented with low fat (2%) evaporated milk in the recipe and it worked just fine. I think they even make "skim milk evaporated milk"....maybe i'll check that out too.
    Well..off to work on the DGD quilt - have 3 more rows to sew on and want to get that done before going off to bed.
    Hope Everyone has a really great weekend.
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    Off to the Fair tomorrow....Thought you might like to meet "BIG TEX" (taken of the news report on my TV) - he is 55' tall and wears a 95 gallon hat - the symbol and greeter of the State Fair of Texas.
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    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Greetings from Maine! We only have 1 week left here. Boo Hoo. Fresh fish and or seafood once or twice a day will be missed a lot. Such a beautiful state!! Do we have a color for October's fat quarter? I have passed a few quilt shops and would like to get it taken care of while I am still in an area where we know our way around (kind of). Enjoy this best season of all, everyone!
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    PenniF, I like apple butter and my mom LOVES it. So if you want to share your recipe I would love to try it out. Thanks for sharing Big Tex!!

    I got the salad when I went out to dinner last night and also added a squash soup. I did not check the nutritional facts on it and it sure tasted rich. It was wonderful, so I'm going to assume that it was high in calories and fat.

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    Hi Everyone....had a great - if long - day at the Fair. Got to see the quilts - check out the crafts - Oh... and we got to see the Marine Corps band play....That was a real treat as i didn't know they were going to be there. I posted photos of some of the quilts from the quilt show under Pictures "Texas State Fair 2014" if you want to go look. The Best of Show is an amazing piece of work. WOW !!!!
    CindyA....i sent you a PM with that recipe.
    Didn't misbehave TOO badly....had a hot dog and a funnel cake - and 2 beers....and a lemonade...but walked for about 6 hours so...??? Was tempted by the "fried pumpkin pie"....but resisted.
    Hope y'all are having a great weekend.
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    WOW! Only a few days are left in September. I just posted the October thread. October Weight Loss Challenge. I thought a good theme for October would be Christmas fabric as we all need to get going on our Christmas projects since it is 88 days until Christmas.
    Any suggestions for a theme for November and December would be appreciated. What would you like to win? It is less expensive to mail 3 months at a time. Don't forget to PM me your loss on the 30th. Good luck and good eating to everyone.

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    Penni, I use non-fat evaporated milk, and remember, although a starch, pumpkin is considered a veggie...
    and you can use a pie pan, with no crust too..

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    Pat, I can see where it could get overwhelming to pick out the colors for each month. Have we done red's or florals recently? I know one time we did "sender's choice". I have one I have been saving in case we ever do that again.
    Walking by myself gets pretty boring so I sometimes call my mom or my sister and talk on my cellphone while I walk. I need to get some kind of hands free device because the phone gets sweaty and my shoulders get tired of holding the phone up. I used to have a blue tooth thing you hooked over your ear.
    Hubby and I talked about going on a bike ride today to see the fall colors. We are watching the Packer game now and I think it will be too hot for my anyway. Don't know that it is worth getting a migraine from getting overheated.

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    I just thought I should open up the choices to everyone instead of it always being my choice. We went to a pig roast last night and I ate tons . I guestimated the points and I figure with all of the potato salads and desserts I used up a lot of my extra 49 points for the week but stayed within my points. There were so many good things. I took small portions of the desserts and mostly ate one bite and threw the rest away.
    I was thinking of going for a bike ride after dinner.

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    PenniF- Haven't been to the State Fair in years! Miss it - but the last time we drove all the way up there - walked for about 40 minutes and I just couldn't do it. Hip was killing me.

    No, I haven't gotten back on track ---appreciate all your words of encouragement.

    Been having a lot of problems with fatigue. yesterday I spent the whole day sleeping!
    As for exercise, I do approximately 1.5 hrs a day of exercises for my back and for balance. Nothing strenuous but then have no energy to do anything else.

    My problem is mindless snacking. My husband is Jack Spratt so we have lots of high carb snacks and I just can't deprive him.

    Tomorrow is another day!!!!!
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    Hey Pete...it's just WRONG when you have someone in the family who can eat like that and never gain an ounce....i know exactly what you mean!!
    I started buying the baked snacks - most of which are REALLY good. The new baked, flavored wheat thins are only 1 point (old point system) for 13 chips....and a lot of the other baked chips are only 2 points per bag....even the baked Cheetos....again the old points. At first DH turned his nose up - but then he tasted them and decided he liked them. Have you tried any to see if maybe you could sub those in for the carb snacks? Or on some things i still buy him the regular, and buy myself the baked. Just a thought.
    About your being so tired....you have had your Thyroid checked yes??? Please.... i'm not trying to offend or get in your business at all - That's just one of the things i did last spring when i went in for a checkup and had been feeling really run down for several months.
    Wishing everyone luck tomorrow. I'm going out later today and buy a new scale and a new 4 pound bag of sugar to make sure it's set properly. Ours is 20 years old - and will give you a different number every time you step on it.
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    Don't forget to sign up for October and to PM me your weight loss for September. I guess a good theme for FQ for the next 3 months would be October/ Christmas, November/ red and December/ your choice. Good luck.
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    I have only heard from 8 of you for your weight loss. Don't forget to send it to me.
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    AND THE WINNER IS JEANNE49! Congratulations! She lost 5.2 pounds in September. Great job. I will send your FQ out next week.
    Several of you have said you only had a 1 or 2 pound loss and were disappointed with it. ANy loss is good, as is healthier eating. For each pound lost that is the size of a pound of butter gone. That is awesome.
    Keep up the good work.
    Pat

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