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Thread: Just had a brainstorm of an idea! :)

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    Ok, I probably need to loose some weight. I got to go back to the doctor in June, and would love to be down a few lbs. So here is my plan, for each week I still to my program I pay myself in cash in a fabric jar instead of a ww program! That money I can only use for my hobby! What an incentive! I mean really! Has anyone came up with this idea before? I wonder.

    With that said, I am off and running with this idea Monday, plus I am meeting a friend in NC in a month. She is doing ww and doing quite well. So that is double the incentive! WhooHoo!

    I might add this has nothing to do with my normal fabric budget! A Bonus if you will. I firgue $12.00 a week! That is very reasonable if not including the cost of gas, teehee!

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    What a great idea! How much is ww weekly?

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    Sounds great....

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    Great idea! Just talked to somw Church ladies tonight about just us meeting to encourage each other, one has lost alot of weight! on W.W. I know how to do it too. Its just doing it!Also have check up in June. Good luck ! I can see all the new fabric in your sewing room now!

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    That sounds like a fabulous idea.

    Did you know that there is a thread on the board called Fat quilts for fluffy people? The incintive is that for every pound you lose you get to make a block for a quilt just for you. We give each other wonderful support. I have about 20 blocks made for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewMomma66
    What a great idea! How much is ww weekly?
    I am planning on $12.00 a week. Depend if you go monthly I think it is around $40. Not included the gas to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    That sounds like a fabulous idea.

    Did you know that there is a thread on the board called Fat quilts for fluffy people? The incintive is that for every pound you lose you get to make a block for a quilt just for you. We give each other wonderful support. I have about 20 blocks made for mine.
    I seen that Fat quilts for fluffy people, but haven't checked it out! It is all a good thing!

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    Good luck! I need to lose some more too until snow goes away and ground dries up can't go out and walk! How much do you have to lose in the week for $12.00? Are you following any specific plan? Maybe I'll do it with ya!!

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    I love your plan. I may be a copy cat.

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    great idea! along with your diet try drinking ice water. it can't hurt but and keeps you hydrated.

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    There is also a monthly weight loss thread that you sign up the FIRST day each month. Person with greatest amount of weight loss earns a fat 1/4 from each of the participants.

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    Good Luck and keep us posted!

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    Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Good luck! I need to lose some more too until snow goes away and ground dries up can't go out and walk! How much do you have to lose in the week for $12.00? Are you following any specific plan? Maybe I'll do it with ya!!
    I think she will reward herself the $12 for sticking to the ww plan for a week, every week. (Itself a very good incentive.) the weight loss per week will vary, but just sticking to the plan over the course of many weeks will have excellent results.

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    Great idea!! Wonderful way to build the stash cash..and maybe a great road trip as well!! :thumbup:

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    I love this idea!

    Linda

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    I lost 30 pounds between September and February just by cutting out sugar and flour.

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    That would be great! I started today, I am using a program on my iphone called "lose it". Free program very simular to the ww app. Check out 'sparkspeople.com" another great program! Also free! I like free, leaves more money for fabric :)

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    I have heard of people just cutting out certain foods and loose. I try not to have white flour, white bread. I am trying to stay with fruits, veggies, and protein as much as possible! I just bought a new set of scales, since ours broke a month ago. I was very pleased to see I was down a pound from last weigh in! Yep, just knowing I am saving money for fabric is motivating me, so far anyway!

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