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Gotta get back on track!

Monday, August 12, 2013

I think my whole system is throwing a temper tantrum after my surgery and I have just not been able to get ahold of myself. I realize I should be able to take control of at least my eating and have some control over my body but something happens between my brain and my mouth. I don't know why we do these "binge eating" sorts of things but I have been bad with my eating. And I hate myself for doing it, yet when DH (the world's best cook) brings me a plate of pasta with alfredo sauce (one of his favs) or a juicy burger (one of my weaknesses too) I just can't say no. What's up with that? And oh the ice-cream cone binges are killing me too. I have loads of tomatoes, green beans, zucchini and other squash etc coming out my ears in the garden but I keep giving them away and not eating near enough of them myself. Much of it is because we have traveled way too much this summer (this weekend we took our new to us Classic Cougar on a weekend trip, which was a blast but messed up my eating). Not to mention all the sitting rather than exercising that happens when we're traveling. Ugh!!!

So now I'm trying to get back on track and I'm inspired to start again :) I got up this morning and started in with slowly sipping my coffee, and made a new decision..."take the dog for a walk" I heard my mind say to myself. Self I said, "yes just like Nike...just do it." So I did, we even went the direction where there are some gentle hills. Then I was excited to have done it. What? I could have walked everyday? Huh? What a novel thought. I haven't but I will. So yay for today. I think I'll go do some laps in the pool next. Woo Hoo, a double whammy for my body. I hope you are making progress toward your health goals also.

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Hugs to all,
~Karla

  
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CARO488 7/26/2014 11:22AM

    I am right there with you - My husband does all the cooking here. My daughter and two oldest grandkids are here for 6 weeks, and the house is full of foods that I shouldn't eat - and would never buy myself. I have made promises to myself to be more active, but always find reasons not to. I am taking one day at a time...
You too!
hugs, and good luck!
Caro

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TATTER3 8/13/2013 7:00PM

    Keep growing and sparkin'!!!

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ACTIVEGRANDMAP 8/13/2013 9:16AM

    Glad you are trying again to get on track. walking is great, and of course so is swimming. My hubby doesn't cook, which is probably a good thing, so I'm in charge of all the food that comes into the house. If you aren't using the SP nutrition tracker, you should give that a try. It's much harder to binge when you know you'll be putting it down somewhere.
I'll be praying for you. Pam

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CARLANNIE 8/12/2013 9:22PM

    So glad to see you motivated again - exciting! It all starts with that first, conscious choice: go for a walk! We can do this!!! emoticon emoticon

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JENNYD97 8/12/2013 8:30PM

    I am having the same issue myself...I know what I need to do but I just don't do it! My problem is carbs...I want potato chips constantly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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NOLAZYBUTT110 8/12/2013 3:35PM

    I know that feeling! Hate binge eating! Sometimes its when are hands are not occupied we tend to do it! (Keep busy!) I know when I have things to do, I eat less. I also hate it when my husband will make a meal or offer me food when I already ended my eating. He says, " just a small piece! It wont hurt you! (Sometimes I just want to say, "Throw it away! But dont! ) Just take an extra walk! Thats all we can do? Hugs susana

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Quilting Templates

Sunday, March 03, 2013

I was informed of this site where there are quite a few quilting templates for FMQ. If you are interested check it out...

www.patsythompsondesigns.com/free-do
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NOLAZYBUTT110 4/9/2013 4:31PM

    thanks for the site! I will check it out! thanks a a bunch, susana

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NOLAZYBUTT110 3/9/2013 12:09PM

    Thanks, susana

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COOPQUILTLADY 3/4/2013 12:02PM

    That was interesting! I have a machine/frame to do FMQ. My problem is I'm having way too much fun just piecing the tops! I have about 15 quilt tops waiting to be quilted. emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 3/4/2013 8:46AM

    Thank you, I think. I am not a fan of FMQ and didn't exactly know what you were talking about. Maybe someday but now now.

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JANTWO 3/4/2013 12:24AM

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This is what I'm working on now

Sunday, January 13, 2013


This is my Happy New Year quilt that is coming along very slowly, but it's not about speed it's about having fun right?

  
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CARO488 7/26/2014 11:22AM

    beautiful!

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NOLAZYBUTT110 11/2/2013 1:33PM

    I am wondering did you finish this quilt? Would love to see how yuou bordered it. Susana

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NOLAZYBUTT110 1/29/2013 1:36PM

    would love the pattern, and it sounds easy to do using scraps! susana

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WILDASTER 1/24/2013 4:30PM

    Karla! It looks beautiful!!! Is it a scrappy on the multicolor parts or is it organized? It is lovely. I could see this as appropriate for any one. I made one for my brother that was scrappy and he really enjoyed it a lot. I recognize some of the blues! I think I have 3 of the ones you used.

I don't know what happened to the quilt I made, I think my sister-in-law passed it along to someone when my brother died. I'm okay with that, when he had cancer he was so cold and the quilt served it's purpose. I enjoyed making it.

Have a great Friday!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 1/15/2013 11:30AM

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NOLAZYBUTT110 1/14/2013 9:50AM

    I alway wanted to do one of those (9 patch and a square) in shades of pink and red with touches of green shades! Its looking good. Will you have a light border or a multi colored border? I cant wait to see the finish of it! Love it! Great work! susana

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LKWQUILTER 1/14/2013 6:16AM

    Looks good!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 1/14/2013 5:38AM

    Love it! Love the way the colors pop out of the blues.

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JANTWO 1/14/2013 1:33AM

    Beautiful!!!! You are so talented!!!! emoticon

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COOPQUILTLADY 1/13/2013 11:54PM

    That does look time consuming, but well worth the effort!! It looks great!!! When did you start it?

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JOYFULJUDYLYNN 1/13/2013 8:23PM

    Gorgeous!

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Whadyathink?

Saturday, July 21, 2012

One of my Spark Friends got me hooked on english paper piecing (I had never tried it before). Here's what I have started...

  
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BJPENNY70 8/19/2012 5:28PM

    Love it! You always do beautiful things.

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SANDYW1945 7/23/2012 9:16AM

    It looks great! I love English paper piecing. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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NOLAZYBUTT110 7/22/2012 9:42PM

    I love the pattern, but dont be offended when I say... it would be set off better if you used a white or offwhite or plain light color for the middle section (snowball) ; then it would looks more striking and not just see all color. Change the section that looks like a colored snowball! You would be able to see the outer pattern better if you use a plain off white or musclim center. . Its just too busy as it is. Try a neutral color for the middle section. Right now its just too busy with too much color! Hugs, susana.

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TERRIH8118 7/22/2012 7:12PM

    Looks great. I've seen this before but I'm not comfortable enough in my skill to try that yet Plus I have my quilt that I'm hand quilting to finish. Might be a couple years but who knows. emoticon

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TOWHEE 7/22/2012 6:03PM

    I really like it. I saw this technique done on Craftsy, but wasn't impressed with the example. Your project makes me want to reconsider and learn the technique.

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QUILTINGB52 7/22/2012 8:25AM

    Looks GREAT!!! Was just reading up on this the other day....thinking it might be something I do while I elevate my legs. Would be more productive than napping all day long!! lol

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4DOGNIGHT 7/22/2012 7:38AM

    Tedious for me too. I,m too busy learning other quilting techniques, like matching my points. Good for you.

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LKWQUILTER 7/22/2012 7:07AM

    Oh, that looks good to me. I will have to see about doing something like that. Sure wish I had someone to show me how.

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BJPENNY70 7/22/2012 2:08AM

    It looks good. Nice layout. I saw English Paper Piecing done on a show on PBS.

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COOPQUILTLADY 7/21/2012 11:50PM

    Looks good! How big of item are you going to make? I have never done English paper piecing. It's funny, 'cause I don't usually like to do handwork, but like to hand quilt. Figure that out. LOL

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BUSYMOM911 7/21/2012 10:58PM

    It's great that you are trying this. What you have done looks good.
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I've always admired English paper piecing, but it is too tedious for me. But I really like the regular paper piecing. Copying the pattern on computer paper, and sewing through it with a sewing machine is more my style!
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You like hand work, though. Later you can think whether you want to thank your friend or not.
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COLEENCOLE 7/21/2012 10:49PM

    Very nice.

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Hello to my Spark Friends

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Hello to those of you who have been standing by me for so long, taking this journey with me. I've been MIA quite a bit lately (which has come by happenstance). I'd say I've just been busy but that doesn't even cover it. I got bogged down with too many things going on near the end of the school year and then I've been so busy trying to keep up with a 13 year old and an 8 year old. We ate junk the whole time they were here and now I'm afraid of the scales. Tomorrow I have to get back in gear. Better eating and more exercise is in my future...the future starts tomorrow! emoticon emoticon I've got my fingers crossed that it won't be as bad as I think.

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WILDASTER 7/9/2012 12:50PM

    Karla,

I have been MIA too. I have been in and out in June but I will hopefully be back full force now. I wrote a blog but at the resort here I have low connectivity. Will try again.

Love to you!
Annette

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R-U-JELLEN 7/7/2012 11:09AM

    Hi! I have been MIA for so-o long that I am thanking you for commenting on one of my healing ties quilts one whole year ago!! I had a brief return to SP around Christmas but slacked off again. I had a wake up call this week at the drs. with a 203 glucose A1C.

Healing Ties is a project my daughter and I started. We make lap quilts for people with life threatening or life altering illnesses. It is by referral and the quilt is totally free. We say a prayer with each tie and leave the ties extra long and encourage the recipient to have friends and family retie the yarn and say a prayer with them. Over the past several years we have sent out about 170 quilts to people all over the country.

I love quilting. Do you hand or machine quilt? My current project is to make a hand quilted quilt for each of my grandchildren--I have 7. I have two completed, two tops ready to go and three more tops to make. I'm making them app. 50 x 60. I figure if I make them too big I'll never get them all quilted!! The quilt I have up now is for my sister. I realized I had never made her a hand quilted quilt before (I have been quilting for over 30 years) We are both in our 60's now, so I need to get this done!
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NOLAZYBUTT110 7/6/2012 1:40AM

    I know how that gets but if you continue to weight yourself in even when you cant eat right; it will keep your weight from being destroyed! If you do that, you know you could at least maintain! You should at least be weighting in you so you can see if you had a weight gain! Shame on you! But doig that can help you at least maintain a good weight! It helps weighting daily! Its a corrective measure...and just eat less the next day. Its how I maintain my same weight at least while I am busy! The scales keep you honest even when you cant! Then you know you can at least stay the same even if you cant eat honest! Its a short cut to a better eatig program. Now get with it, alway weight yourself daily! It will at least keep you from weighting more! Its how I stay at lest from an increase in weight gain, because you can at least keep a stable weight when you do screw up or cant do all YOU know you need to, to stay healthy! Get with the program even if you slack off! You wont gain excessive weight when you do get lazy about eating RIGHT! Hugs. It does pay to weight every day! (I hope you still are at least doing that much! Even when you eat junk! Hugs! Just remember to weight in then you wont gain weight without knowing it! Because if you do weight daily you can pull inthe reins by etaing less the next meal.... because theres no perfect human being who can resist some sweet foods in the summer time (Now walk an extra mile daily for punishment! ) lol . Your at least honest with yourself!
susana

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BJPENNY70 7/5/2012 8:52PM

    Glad to have you back. Glad you are about to get back to your daily goals. Take your time and ease back into it. Don't overwhelm yourself with everything. You should slide right back into the groove of things. Take care of yourself! emoticon emoticon

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LILYSTARTSOVER 7/5/2012 11:02AM

    Well, I'm right there with you. Must be time to come in for a landing and hang with the Sparkies :) I too had the crazy 'end of school year' blitz and then vacations... 4th is over and now I'm ready to press on and focus on me more this summer. OK... Gently... back on the scales :) AUGH... Lol... heart attack over, time to get with the program. Well, that is how my day will begin. Hoping you join me/us :) Hugs! Have an awesome day... I'm off to Swish and Swipe, work on this house some more ,and Mail a pkg to my hubby in Iraq.

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BUSYMOM911 7/4/2012 9:07PM

    Good to hear from you, Karla.

I had to laugh. Tomorrow you are stepping on the scale? You didn't look yet! Good strategy for tomorrow. July 4th food using isn't within tracking boundaries either. Start after the picnics.

I know you can do it. One step in front of the other. Eat a lot of the summer freggies and drink lots of water. That, and gardening for exercise, should get the pounds off pretty fast.
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SANDYW1945 7/4/2012 4:17PM

    emoticon Welcome back. I know how it is. I've been disappearing and coming back forever it seems, but each time I come back, I lose a bit more of the pounds. The thing is you are coming back. That is great. Good luck on your journey to skinny.

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COOPQUILTLADY 7/4/2012 9:47AM

    I have a grandson here with us now. I know the feeling. And I haven't been doing much on here either. I read some things, but don't usually take time to comment. My summer project list is longer than ever, and instead of those things, I am gardening(which I love) and I am waiting for a new grandbaby, ( trip to Denver) , and big party/to-do at my house the end of July. Soooooo,that's my life in a nutshell. BUSY!!!!! Take care, keep sparking!
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ACTIVEGRANDMAP 7/4/2012 9:23AM

    Doesn't matter how often you fall off, it's that you get back on. I haven't been doing much Sparking, but trying to eat healthy and get some exercise. I had 3 of my GKs last week so I know what you mean about junk food, but the lake is high enough to really swim so I got a lot of exercise pulling them around on rafts, etc. i also put on my flippers for a while every day and kick around. It's so hot I can't do any walking. Hope your weigh in isn't too bad. Pam

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4DOGNIGHT 7/4/2012 8:34AM

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QUILTINGB52 7/4/2012 1:09AM

    Okay.....you had your fun!! Glad you are getting "back in the saddle"....but why wait until tomorrow?

I think we've all been here long enough to say....I will begin with my next meal or today, this moment in time is the continuation. Just saying....lol

But I will welcome you back, with open arms...no matter when you start!! Glad to have you back on this journey!

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