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So How Come???????

Friday, June 29, 2012

A quilting friend passed away, and told her loved ones to "contact Sandy, and she will take care of all the quilting stuff".

I didn't know she did that.

She was a typical quilter, with LOTS of STASH!! Some people might even call us "Hoarders". But we are not. We simply love our STASHES.

And Kitty was a true quilter with STASH.

So, day after day, hour after hour, I have been at her house, organizing her STASH. My friends Irene and Wendy are helping me, because they, being quilters, UNDERSTAND STASH.
We have been putting in minimums of seven hours each day, many times much more.

So here's my query: How come, with all the measuring, labeling, sorting, boxing, stacking, loading, lifting, walking, did I gain a half pound????

It's not like we are eating our ways through the day. Not hardly. We have our coffee and a sandwich for lunch, and the three of us split a brownie. That's it.

So why did I gain a half pound????

I know some people are going to say "muscle weighs more than fat". I figure a pound is a pound.

I can feel the increased muscles, especially in my arms, and perhaps I should have measured my arms before I began this journey. I think they are smaller. I mean I think my bat wings are smaller.

If not, WHY NOT!!??

I will continue with her STASH again today. We aren't too far from a finish line, then my life will become my own again.

I pulled my quilt registration from the quilt show because I simply won't have enough time to finish it without rushing. I don't want to do that, because it is way too special to ruin it now. I must be sensible, and have patience to do it the right way, and not just rush around so I can get it into the show.

Hmmmmmmmm maybe I am getting some wisdom in my old age after all!
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TINAJANE76 6/30/2012 4:07AM

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Sometimes the scale does not reflect all of the hard work we're putting in for a variety of reasons. Just keep up your great work and eventually things will go your way!
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PANNSTRICK 6/29/2012 10:13PM

    It's so sad to lose one of your quilting friends, but I know you and your friends are cherishing some wonderful memories as you go through her stash. You may have gained that dread 1/2 lb. because of the reality of the finality of your friend. Grief and loss tend to effect us in not a positive way. I pray you have peace and comfort through this time of loss.

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/29/2012 2:21PM

    Sorry about the loss of your friend; you are a good friendcto do that, though. You are right, a pound is a pound, whether it is fat or muscle. Muscle takes up less space and burns more calories, though, and that's a good thing. You are wise to not rush your quilt for the show, you will be glad you made that decision when it is done and fabulous (like you)!

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GRANNYSUE9 6/29/2012 1:49PM

    So sorry about the loss of your friend. As far as the scale goes, I know it can be aggravating but there are various reasons why our weight flucuates the way it does. As long as you don't get discouraged and you stay on track, you will be okay. You may reap great rewards at next weeks weigh-in. It is so true that we do get smarter as we get older. May be we should our lives out as being old and go backwards from there.

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POLYANNA2 6/29/2012 12:28PM

    It's true, with age comes wisdom. Add to that wisdom the fact that the scale doesn't always display what's really going on, but it does eventually catch up. Just keep on going and you shall be rewarded.
That is very kind of you to pitch in and help out. I'm sorry you lost your friend.

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