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QUILTING IS LIKE DIETING! DAY 243

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Since I've been taking a quilting class, I've been looking at quilting websites all over the internet and have come to the conclusion that quilting is like dieting! On one blog I found, the blogger described 2 women who were in a quilting class, both avid sewers and both with experience making quilts before. One woman made an heirloom quilt for her grandson in one week. The other woman started a quilt and got so frustrated with it she quit and never finished it. Why you say? Successful quilters (dieters) seek out expert advice (Spark) and shortcuts while interacting with other successful quilters (dieters).

Hmm, my collection of quilting books and magazines is starting to rivel my collection of diet books and programs. The difference is that you won't gain weight while you are quilting because your hands are otherwise busy and your mouth might be full of pins. The collection of fabrics available in a quilting shop rivals the food at the grocery store. My mouth waters as I look through the stacks picking up fabrics I like and stroking them lovingly. Right by the front door of the shop is an apron embellished with tiny coffee cup and coffee bean fabrics.
Fat quarters are packaged 18 by 22" squares and not fat you know whats that you sit on. Jelly rolls are rolls of precut coordinated fabrics. There are fabrics featuring chocolates and easter eggs and cake and all kinds of calorie free confections!

Who doesn't love a sale and lat night I spied 2 pkgs of precut squares on sale for $5 each. On the top was the cutest fabric with tiny shoes on it and colorful ones underneath to coordinate. I had to have it. I walked out another $45 poorer. This will have to stop until I get hold of my senses. And complete the quilts I'm already working on.

I promise I will get out my camera and start taking pictures. My granddaughtr has been with me this week. She starts school on Tuesday and I'm trying to see clients and take care of her as well. I don't mind as I know once school starts, she will be busy and we won't see much of her.

I'm glad I've rekindled my love of sewing. No maybe I'll start losing weight again. What hobbies do you have that might keep you from eating? Later.

  


QUILTING IS LIKE DIETING! DAY 243

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Since I've been taking a quilting class, I've been looking at quilting websites all over the internet and have come to the conclusion that quilting is like dieting! On one blog I found, the blogger described 2 women who were in a quilting class, both avid sewers and both with experience making quilts before. One woman made an heirloom quilt for her grandson in one week. The other woman started a quilt and got so frustrated with it she quit and never finished it. Why you say? Successful quilters (dieters) seek out expert advice (Spark) and shortcuts while interacting with other successful quilters (dieters).

Hmm, my collection of quilting books and magazines is starting to rivel my collection of diet books and programs. The difference is that you won't gain weight while you are quilting because your hands are otherwise busy and your mouth might be full of pins. The collection of fabrics available in a quilting shop rivals the food at the grocery store. My mouth waters as I look through the stacks picking up fabrics I like and stroking them lovingly. Right by the front door of the shop is an apron embellished with tiny coffee cup and coffee bean fabrics.
Fat quarters are packaged 18 by 22" squares and not fat you know whats that you sit on. Jelly rolls are rolls of precut coordinated fabrics. There are fabrics featuring chocolates and easter eggs and cake and all kinds of calorie free confections!

Who doesn't love a sale and lat night I spied 2 pkgs of precut squares on sale for $5 each. On the top was the cutest fabric with tiny shoes on it and colorful ones underneath to coordinate. I had to have it. I walked out another $45 poorer. This will have to stop until I get hold of my senses. And complete the quilts I'm already working on.

I promise I will get out my camera and start taking pictures. My granddaughtr has been with me this week. She starts school on Tuesday and I'm trying to see clients and take care of her as well. I don't mind as I know once school starts, she will be busy and we won't see much of her.

I'm glad I've rekindled my love of sewing. No maybe I'll start losing weight again. What hobbies do you have that might keep you from eating? Later.

  


A BEAUTIFUL WALK. DAY 242

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

I went for an early morning walk with my friend Pat. It was not too hot and a nice breeze. It felt so good and my stomach feels flatter. Now I am enjoying a nice bowl of cottage cheese with a fresh peach cut up into it. My grandson started kindergarten today and he was really excited! I'll see him and his brother this weekend! My quilting class is tonight and I'm looking forward to doing 3 more blocks! I think I got my camera to working so I'll try and get those pics in. emoticon emoticon emoticon My son just called and wanted me to check on a WW meeting here for him to weigh in. He is certainly motivated with over a 22 lb loss and nearly at goal!
Friday, I want to have a birthday party for the family as 3 of the grandkids have birthdays in the next couple of weeks. Instead of getting a cake, I am going to get a fruit bouquet from Incredible Edibles and maybe have a few pieces with chocolate. Everyone is on a diet of some sort so why have extra cake around? I might get a dozen cup cakes as well but at least the leftover fruit will be healthy! Later.

  
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KASEYCOFF 8/17/2010 10:27AM

    The 'fruit bouquet' sounds great! Here's an email I got the other day:

http://recipes.preventi
on.com/Recipe/FruityCheesyPizza
.aspx?cm_mmc=Recipe%20Of%20The%
20Day-_-08132010-_-Nutrition%20
and%20Recipes-_-Fruit%20Pizza

Most 'fruit pizzas' have a cookie dough base, lots of rich cream cheese, etc. For this one, if you find a 'lite' dough for the base and use low-fat / low-sodium ricotta and mozzarella, you can probably shave a few more calories - use up the leftover fruit - AND indulge in two slices! :-D

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SDTALLY 8/17/2010 9:21AM

    I'm always too lazy when I first get up to go for a walk. Then, when I finally get around to it it always seems too warm.

Oh choices, choices.....

Sharon

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KATHRYNLP 8/17/2010 9:10AM

    I love walking when the weathers' not too hot and humid, too. Taking a camera is a great idea.. thanks. emoticon

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DID THE SCALE LEAN TO THE LEFT? DAY 241

Monday, August 16, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

I got on the scale this morning and I think it actually leaned a bit to the left of 180! Could that be a half pound lurking in the wings? I don't have a digital scale, just the ordinary one that needs to be adjusted daily so the arrow starts on 0. I might actually be making a little progress in that area. Actually, when I consider what I've been eating, it should be moving. I'm doing well on this journey to a healthy weight.

Saturday my sister and I took my almost 9 year old granddaughter out to buy her new clothes for her birthday. she is well dressed indeed after that trip! Her Dad and Mom and 9 month old brother brought her to my house and when we got back from our shopping, all of us went over to see Grammie at the retirement home! She was so happy and surprised! This Friday, my other son, wife, 5 yr old son and 1 yr old son are coming to visit for the weekend. We are all going over to have lunch with her on Friday as a surprise. I know Grammie will be so happy to show off her family. My granddaughter will be spending this final week with me before school and everyday I'll be taking her over to have lunch with Great Grammie. She loves to go over there and visit all the old people. She says they are so nice and the food is so good!

I finally got to the grocery store and spent a hefty $226.00. We were out of everything healthy and now we have it. With my family coming this weekend, and everyone on WW's I have to have point friendly food!

I'm so happy and rested and looking forward to the weekend! Later!

  
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JUST_TRI_IT 8/17/2010 9:07AM

    I think it is awesome that you make sure that everyone who will be coming over will have WW friendly food. THAT IS SUPPORT! Congrats on your own progress emoticon

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DONNAEDA 8/16/2010 10:40AM

    sounds like you got your grandma fix this weekend.

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ANDI571 8/16/2010 9:47AM

    Good for you on that scale leaning to the left. I did it again this weekend. I was up a pound this morning.

But on the bright side, I have been going from 166 to 167, this time it went from 165 to 166. So that is an accomplishment in my book.

Keep up the good work, you are doing it.

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ADDI1255 8/16/2010 9:07AM

    Congratulations on your progress! It's such a shame that everything that's really good for us costs so much money!

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A DOG LOVE STORY! DAY 239

Saturday, August 14, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

This morning when we got up, Panda is moping around the house looking for Joe. She always barked and got him up and nudged him out the door. She is missing him too. Not a bark out of her yet today but as soon as I finish this blog, I am out the door with her for a walk. So I am not 4dognight anymore but I think I'll keep the name anyway because it evokes memories of the dogs we used to have and still have. I may take her to visit her brother's and sisters over at my son's house later today.

We love our dogs and all the dogs we have had but hubby says we are not getting anymore. Somehow, I just cannot believe that. Surely a dog will come along that says take me home. And Panda, being the border collie she is, she likes to herd the other dogs around and there aren't any. In September, the chamber of commerce puts on a festival called Dog Daze! Everyone can bring their dog and they have dog activities and a costume contest and all the pet agencies bring adoptable dogs. Maybe we will find one there we have to have. Last year we found one and brought him home and took him back the same day. He was a lot bigger than we imagined him to be and Joe didn't like him. Joe didn't like other male dogs. Even ones way bigger than him.

Panda just barked. She's ready to go. Later


  
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ANDI571 8/16/2010 9:50AM

    I miss having a dog. We just have our Robbie Cat now. We always had a dog, but when our long haired Chihuahua passed away a few years ago, we decided not to get another one. It's so nice with the cat not having to worry when we go somewhere, about having to take him outside. And the winter, shoveling snow for them to have somewhere to go. But I am always in the pet shop just window shopping looking at the dogs. They are so special. If I ever stopped at a shelter, I would probably be in big trouble.

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JENNY888 8/14/2010 6:32PM

    I didn't know where your name came from. I know that special dog will find YOU when you are least expecting it. They always do.

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CELLOPLAYER1 8/14/2010 2:53PM

    Dogs have a special place in our lives. My corgi had a good time chasing our turkeys back to their farm yard this morning.

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MARSHASTAR 8/14/2010 1:43PM

    There will probably be a dog someplace looking for you. It seems as if our new pets find us when we are ready.


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SPUNKYDUCKY 8/14/2010 12:09PM

    I hope that you have a wonderful walk with Panda (love the name). Having lost an animal recently, I know how hard it can be. THnking of you.

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KASEYCOFF 8/14/2010 10:29AM

    After we left home my dad got into a routine of 'dog adoption.' When the dog we'd grown up with died, my father went to the SPCA and got another - but he didn't get a puppy. He deliberately chose a grown dog, one that nobody else would take. He said that the dog would be like him - retired, but with some good years left in him. Penny lasted I think about six years. She was a smallish mutt, probably part cocker spaniel and maybe with a bit of terrier mixed in. She could really get into mischief, like nobody's business! There were a couple of others but the one I remember best is Daisy. She was a quiet, placid, well-trained little dog, miniature-poodle size, probably getting up in years. She had belonged to an old lady who died, and the woman's family had just dropped Daisy off at the pound. Poor thing, she must've been so confused. So Mom and Dad took her home and although all the dogs were good, Daisy proved to be the best of the lot. Dad was slowing down a good bit by then too, so they suited one another. He rode a bicycle every day, and he had rigged up a basket for Daisy to ride with him. In return, Daisy made sure Dad took walks every day too! As it turned out, Daisy outlived him, but only by about two years. My father always said you could measure the span of your life by the number of dogs that you'd had. Too bad he didn't get the length of years that his many dogs should have entitled him to. :-)

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DONNAEDA 8/14/2010 9:43AM

    I know that when Tara died (my daughters first choc lab) gracie looked for her and could not find her. They got bella soon after who is a blond dachie/lab. Now both dogs are happy.

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BSTELLING 8/14/2010 9:25AM

    I only have one little dog and I do think she gets a little lonesome sometimes. She lived with a breeder in the house with 4 other lady dogs. She's always been a little aloof, even then, so I don't worry too much. But I do try to find time to play with her as much as possible. Her favorite is to go for walks, but it has been pushing 100 degrees this week. Anyway, we are dog lovers!

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