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From: gm23237
Date: 12-29-2005, 05:58 PM (1 of 17)
I usually say quit smoking but since I have stopped 6 months Jan4th I have another resolution this year. To lose 40 pounds! I think this will be harder to do than quit smoking.
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From: tiedyejudy
Date: 12-29-2005, 06:04 PM (2 of 17)
I usually say quit smoking buyt since I am will have stopped 6 months Jan4th I have another resolution this year. To lose 40 pounds! I think this will be harder to do than quit smoking.

Good for you! It took me 7 years of trying before I finally quit smoking after over 29 years, but that was almost 12 years ago. It wasn't a New Year's resoloution, but I managed to puff my last the day before or the day after the Northridge earthquake back in '94 which is a miracle!
As for this year, I exercise at Curves, and they have a weight loss plan that I have finally decided to try. My big problem is sugar, and I will need all the help and support I can get to break the sugar habit... so, good luck to us both!

Judy Sall Originals
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Member since: 08-10-2005
Total posts: 78
From: bridesmom
Date: 12-29-2005, 08:16 PM (3 of 17)
Just remember you have us all behind you, encouraging you along the way!! You can do it!!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: pretnichols
Date: 12-29-2005, 10:51 PM (4 of 17)
I lost about 20 lbs 2 years ago, and have spent the past year putting 10 of it back on & then off. I saw a doctor recently while undergoing PT, and he stressed that we all should focus on metabolic syndrome in our future. He told me that I was fat and needed to lose weight and go back to what I weighed in high school. Now, I was way too thin in high school and it most likely wasn't healthy, but heck I was a lot younger and dumber.

Besides being truly ticked :mad: at his comment, which I felt was truly insensitive (I'm only about 20 lbs overweight), I was undergoing the PT so I could BEGIN to exercise again. Duh!!

So I am going to purchase some hand weights and begin walking on a treadmill. Since DH is extremely overweight, we are also going to focus on healthier meals for us.

Anyway that's my resolution! And to those of you who have quit or are trying to quit smoking, I'll cheer you on. I've never smoked, but lived in a household with 5 of them! It has been wonderful since all but 1 has quit, and he has been trying various methods. His next venture is accupuncture. And I'll agree with whomever stated it in an earlier really have to want to do it!

Good luck to all!

Peggy :bluesmile

So little time, sew much to do...........
User: pretnichols
Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
From: Chrysantha
Date: 12-29-2005, 11:42 PM (5 of 17)
I keep telling my husband I need a new vice....I've never smoked...I don't drink...I don't do drugs...

I lost 37 lbs last yr due to stress and walking the streets all night. I could stand to lose more, but...... :re:

I think ANYONE who can lose weight, stop a vice like smoking is TOPS in my book. Having lost both parents to smoking related diseases, a boss I had here in FL to lung cancer and watching my neighbor try and stop. Which she finally did !!!!
It's a small miracle and I applaude you all !!! :up:
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From: MaryW
Date: 12-30-2005, 06:13 AM (6 of 17)
My resolution for 2006 is to simplify and enjoy. Forget multi tasking, it's not for me. I have been under the gun for a lot of things and now, it's time to reeeelax. It's hard to do believe it or not. :yawn:
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Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: Dede
Date: 12-30-2005, 12:15 PM (7 of 17)
I exercise at Curves, and they have a weight loss plan that I have finally decided to try. Judy

Good luck to you. There was a commercial on TV advertising Curves giving nutrition classes over 6 weeks for $99. Can't remember if it was Canadian or US channels but I think it would worth it.

As for my new year resolution, with everything happening in my life at this time, I will try to make the very best of everything and make dad as comfortable as possible while not forgetting to take good care of myself. Weight loss (again) is also part of the plan.
User: Dede
Member since: 03-23-2001
Total posts: 469
From: chris b
Date: 12-30-2005, 01:27 PM (8 of 17)
I only make resolutions I can keep so with that in mind I vow to buy more fabric, spend more time playing, life is too short to spend it doing what you don't like to do! :)
Pfaff 2170,Pfaff 7570,Elna 945
Singer 301A,Singer Redeye,Singer 15 HC
Simplicity 2/3/4
Pfaff Creative 3-D digitizing,3-D Fabric Decorator
Pfaff PCDMac2.2
Embird,Studio,cross stitch,
EQ5....and adding all the time!
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Member since: 01-10-2001
Total posts: 109
From: MaryW
Date: 01-09-2006, 06:08 AM (9 of 17)
Chris, you know how to make things happen. LOL. :wink: I have LOADS of fabric, I want more time to sew.
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Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: plrlegal
Date: 01-09-2006, 11:47 AM (10 of 17)
I'm with you Mary -- I want to simplify my life this year so I have more time to put the quilts and garments together that I've already bought fabric for.

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Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: lynette
Date: 04-05-2006, 03:17 AM (11 of 17)
Hi ,

All these years i had been neglecting myself just taking care of my children without realizing the years just flew by me and I hadnt done anything for myself at all. All my friends are in great shape and have glowing skins too. Recently, my friend enrolled me in a spa and massage center ( for a facial and some skin treatment too. after ages, somebody pampered my skin and me too ..I felt great while leaving the spa.. Im sure to there once every month now for my treatments..
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Member since: 04-05-2006
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From: carman
Date: 04-05-2006, 10:41 AM (12 of 17)
my reward when i hit the 100lb loss is a DAY at the spa, i am soooooooooo looking forward to that
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From: MaryW
Date: 04-05-2006, 12:27 PM (13 of 17)
You are doing so good Carman, good for you. :up:
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 04-05-2006, 06:26 PM (14 of 17)
Congrats Carman! Keep up the good work! :up:
TTFN from
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From: debsews
Date: 04-07-2006, 11:04 AM (15 of 17)
Carman, How are you losing the weight? I would love to get with it and lose about 30 - 35. I can't find a diet I can stick with.

That's a wonderful achievement. Keep up the good work.
User: debsews
Member since: 09-16-2005
Total posts: 254
From: dunnsunn
Date: 04-07-2006, 07:44 PM (16 of 17)
I saw in the O magazine about the Sonoma Diet and read up on it. It really makes sense, good wholesome food, and after 2 weeks on it I'm down 3.5 lbs. The basic this is this: no white stuff. No sugar, no white flour, no rice or pasta made with anything except whole wheat flour. It's a wonderful divide you plate into sections and follow their advice. I've been eating veggies that I had not tried before and find them all very tasty! The complete plan is in a book at your nearest bookstore. The Sonoma Diet. give it a try. I feel much better w/o sugar in my system and the first thing to go down is the tummy! Yahoo!! :cool:
User: dunnsunn
Member since: 04-07-2006
Total posts: 5
From: Bama
Date: 04-10-2006, 07:19 AM (17 of 17)
Way to go Carman!!! :up: :up:
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