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Thread: September Weight loss challenge

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    September Weight loss challenge

    September Weight Loss
    September 2014 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 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}}}
    IN September, hopefully the weather will cool down a little bit so lets find some creative ways to exercise. So lets see how we can play with some pink 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 is 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 just post on the thread and then send a PM for the mailing address.

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    Since I am late posting this thread I will leave the sign ups open a couple of extra days. With the start of the school year and the holiday weekend the end of August creeped up on me. The FQ theme for September is pink. Good luck to everyone.
    Pat

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    Im in! I would love a challenge.

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    Ok, I am back in for September. I really need to work on this!


    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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    Count me in again.

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    I'm in again. I WILL DO BETTER IN SEPTEMBER!! August was bad for me.

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    I'm in and you should have my FQ (last one before I need to mail more). Thanks, Pat, after this week I'm surprised you even have enough energy to get on the thread at all.

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    Tell me something that works! I have tried so many thing and I am diligent. Just need to drop 10 lbs. I think I have to incorporate exercise and quilting isn't enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice3 View Post
    Tell me something that works! I have tried so many thing and I am diligent. Just need to drop 10 lbs. I think I have to incorporate exercise and quilting isn't enough!
    Exercise is good for you; no doubt.....but at WW recently I learned that for losing weight, it's more about what you put into your mouth. It's 75% about food and 25% about activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    Exercise is good for you; no doubt.....but at WW recently I learned that for losing weight, it's more about what you put into your mouth. It's 75% about food and 25% about activity.
    I really hope this is true, Pam. That would make me pretty happy.

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    haha meanmom, I hate it when Anything creeps up on me

    From my observation you have to exercise like a professional athlete to lose serious weight.
    Think about what you Do do now, and use this calculator.
    https://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc
    We don't all burn calories at the same rate because we are different sizes to begin with.

    My mantra is small plate smaller servings. So easy to forget in this country of plenty.

    All that said, Any exercise is good for our health. Period.
    My fitbit reports are always between 22-25 miles a week. Yes, I go out and actually walk (today so far it was 3000 steps around the Port while Rob rode his bike). 10,000 is touted as the goal for healthy activity. So instead of doing that multitasking we all seem to have in our genes, I don't wait until I have 4 things to take upstairs. If I have something in my hand that needs to go up, up I go. That is 26 stairsteps plus walking to and from It all adds up.

    Maybe get yourself a couple of really pretty small dish settings. and use them, it will help jog the memory about servings. I love Blue Willow sandwich plate and a small blue Willow oval platter I use. They just make me smile...

    I'm not in it for the fabric, I'm using my stash, but I do enjoy sharing our tips and tricks and knowing we aren't going it alone.
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    I'm back...
    According to Fitbit/MyFitnessPal and the above link I burn about 1600 calories a day.
    It takes 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. Last month I lost 2 pounds which means I burned at least 7000 calories more than I consumed. To lose quicker I'd probably need to target about 1200 max calories a day. But I'm not on a diet, I'm trying to stay alive. More about that later

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    I'm in. I need a challenge to get me going. I've been thinking about it to long. That didn't work!
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    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 !!!
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Count me in for September. Did I send in my pink already? This old brain isn't working.
    I am not doing BIG losses each month, but I am losing and that is what makes me happy!!!!!!
    Thanks for doing this, Mean Mom! Jim's Gem - I am sooo jealous! I wanted 6, but was never blessed with children. PenniF - congrats on quitting smoking! I also quit smoking (20 years ago) and now can't stand the smell of smoke. If you put away, each week, the $$$ you would have spent on cigarettes you could get a whole new wardrobe in no time! I saved mune and then used it to travel.
    Last edited by Pete; 09-01-2014 at 01:44 PM.
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    I'm in. This will help motivate me. I rejoined WW for the umpteenth time in Aug. and lost 10.4 pounds in three weeks eating only the "Simple Start" menu. I seem to have leveled off now, so this challenge will, I hope, keep me focused.

    Good luck to everyone of us!
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    I want to be in again for September. I've sent my FQ in already.

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    Pete, I guess I should say, 4 grand babies and one more on the way in January. This one is supposed to be a girl. Yes, I am so very blessed. One of my, sort of, goals in life is to have more grands than children and #5 will do that for me. I have 4 children. These grands are all from my oldest 2


    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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    I have FQ from meanmom, Pete, bjsmith57, PamH, TeddyBearLady, Purl, Nic14 Cindy A. I have been driving my elderly uncle to PT. He always wants to go out to dinner or ice cream afterwards. It is his way of paying my sister and I. Against my better judgement we went to Wendy's today. I ate a smoked gouda chicken sandwich. Sounds delicious, but it was disappointing. So not worth the calories! I am sure it was a lot of WW points.

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    Don't forget to PM me your loss for August.

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    Count me in. I am working on losing some weight. It's always nice to join others to keep me motivated.

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    Just dropped my Sept pink FQ in the mailbox !!!!
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    PenniF Congratulations on the Quitting Smoking. With our Open Heart surgery patients we are now stressing the importance of quitting smoking first and than we tackle the change in diet. You should be very proud of yourself. And, the weight will come off, one day at a time.

    August has been more or less a holding pattern for me but the scale has already started to move along again in September.

    Pete, I do have six children , 4 girls, 2 boys. My baby girl just started her 2nd year of college. I am expecting my first grandchild a boy- today. So far no news and my daughter doesn't seem to think it will be anytime soon.

    Good luck to all and here's to making some progress for all of us.

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    I am in. Sent my FQ in last month. I need to fit into a dress for a wedding by the 27th, so I am in big trouble! PenniF, congratulations on quitting smoking. I quit in 2002.

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    Sent my FQ out today, but I forgot to put a label on the material, but my mailing address is on the envelope. Good luck everyone!!

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