MERRIER75   1,669
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My newborn niece in her Halloween costume that her loving auntie (me) made for her.





My goal image that I visualize. This is from the cover of the new Colette patterns book.



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DIY-ing into a healthy weight

I guess I've just chosen a big weight loss goal: 50 pounds within a year. Weird to see that as my goal! I love to sew and make things. If you do, too, please say "hi." I have some challenges: migraines, knee problems, food allergies. I have a lot of strengths, too: I'm smart, I'm disciplined, I like exercise, I am a great cook, and I have a loving, supportive husband.
I guess I've just chosen a big weight loss goal: 50 pounds within a year. Weird to see that as my goal! I love to sew and make things. If you do, too, please say "hi." I have some challenges: migraines, knee problems, food allergies. I have a lot of strengths, too: I'm smart, I'm disciplined, I like exercise, I am a great cook, and I have a loving, supportive husband.




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Member Since: 12/29/2011

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My Goals:
I'm just going to go with Dr. Beck's goal for me at this time, which is a 5 pound weight loss.

My Program:
I'm using Beck Diet Solution and calorie counting. For a long time, I used Weight Watchers and I'm trying to simplify that a bit by just counting calories.
For fitness, I tend to either use yoga podcasts, videos at home, or Wii Fit or dancing games for Wii. I joined the local YWCA also.

Personal Information:
I just moved to St. Paul. Here's a secret: to relax myself, I like to look at my patterns and think about making clothes.


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The challenge for me will be to meet my weight loss goals without stressing my brain and giving me migraines. Reducing migraines and my subsequent risk of stroke is my major motivator. I'm an apple shape, so I want my waistline under 35".

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DEBADEAU
5/6/2012 8:10:09 PM

Any suggestions for an easy pattern to try for a beginner? I just got a sewing machine in December but I'm too intimidated to use it!



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FITNFUNJEN
3/31/2012 1:51:01 PM

Thanks for sending me a goodie for being Sparkler of the Week! It really made my day and helped inspire me to keep going!



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TACDGB
3/8/2012 5:23:53 PM

Thanks for the nice commnets on my sparks blog...good luck on your weight loss journey.......YOU CAN DO IT.........!



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CINDILP
3/2/2012 10:32:50 PM

Congrats on the job offers.
Cindi



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KATIAT325
2/28/2012 7:48:53 PM

Thank you so much for the spark goodie!
I just finished Simplicity 2451 D (http://www.simplicity.com/p-4470-misses-s
kirts.aspx), based on my measurements in January...and it's too big now. So now I have to take it in.

I'm doing a fit class at the local college, and the pattern I'm working on now is the dress from McCalls 5818 (out of print: http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5818-prod
ucts-9411.php?page_id=519), and I'm really looking forward to altering the pattern in order to make a final (and super nicely fit) dress out of a light denim.

I looked up the McCalls pattern you're working on, and it looks pretty awesome. I can't wait to see the finished product. ^_^

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