Biggest Loser Fall Challenge!

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  1. indygirl99

    indygirl99 Choose Happiness

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    My favorite thanksgiving food would be my moms real cranberry sauce. It was as much fun to make it with my mother as it was to eat it.

    I do miss my mom and wish I had written down her special recepies before she passed. My sis and I still call each other and try to figure out how she made everything so special. She had that touch with everthing she made. :love:
     
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  3. pjlla

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    Aww. Makes me realize we should be making more of an effort to share family recipes. My DMIL self-published a cookbook a few years ago, so we have her best recipes easily available.

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    Morning friends! Back from the gym, breakfast made and eaten and cleaned up. We are heading out later to see Wreck-It Ralph before tonight's practice... And sadly I will be hitting the market during the craziness tonight to grab stuff I couldn't find last night. Market Basket has great prices, but they don't carry a really large selection. Will get the 14 items I couldn't find last night when I hit Shaw's tonight.

    I should plan my outfits for the weekend and get them packed up today too. It's casual both days, but I'd like to wear my new boots!

    Safe travels to everyone on the road or in the sky today and tomorrow!

    Here is another BONUS QOTD:

    Do you eat Thanksgiving dinner in the afternoon or evening?

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  4. lisah0711

    lisah0711 <font color=red>♥ <font color=royalblue>her Disney

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    Another carb lover who loves the dressing. think you call it stuffing if it's in the bird. Our style is very plain, bread, onions, celery, milk, broth and seasonings. If I had to choose between it and turkey, dressing would win every time. :rotfl:

    Aww, it is a tough time of year to miss the ones that you love. :hug: You might check with aunts, cousins, etc. sometimes people shared their recipes with others. I have been rescuing the recipe boxes from DH's family because no one else really cares. I also had DMIL go through her Mom's recipes with me. That was a fun way to spend an afternoon. A cookbook is a great idea Pamela.

    Afternoon -- then nap time. :teeth:

    Killing a few minutes here before we head out. Have to wait for the vet to open or else we would be on the road now. :driving:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all! :flower3:
     
  5. pjlla

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    Happy trails to you!!

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    I have done NOTHING productive this morning except look at recipes! And now I'm hungry with a headache! :headache:

    For tomorrow I am NOT making the pumpkin angelfood cake I had planned. Just found out that my SIL and niece who are both on WW will NOT be there tomorrow and I know from experience that no one else is interested in "light" desserts on T.giving. They just go to waste. So I will be making the "slow cooker pumpkin swirl cake" that I had in mind, as well as some gingerbread cookies (from refridge dough I bought at T. Joe's) for tomorrow and if the cake is successful I will be making it again on Friday (along with green bean casserole and a salad).

    Gotta go wake DD from her post-swim practice nap! TTYL..............P
     
  6. donac

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    Good afternoon everyone. I took the day off. We only had a half day and part of the time was going to be a pep rally so I called in sick. My car had a thermostat fixed last week and when we went to take dh's car in to fix his emergency brake they saw that my car was overheating. So I need to get a new radiator. Dh's car may not be finished until very late today or Friday so we are just doing things around the house.

    I am getting ready to make dough for the pies and later will work on the stuffing.

    Have a happy and healthy day.
     
  7. Disneywedding2010

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    Favorite Thanksgiving Item: Its a toss up between the stuffing and candied yams

    Thanksgiving Meal Timing: We usually eat in the afternoon
     
  8. pjlla

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    Sorry about the car troubles!

    Lots of stuffing lovers, I see!


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    Morning friends! Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful, healthy, fun, memorable day! Safe travels to those on the road!

    I never posted my favorite thanksgiving food......a few years ago I would have said onion casserole, hands down. But I seem to have lost my taste for it more recently. My answer now is my aunt's award winning lemon meringue pie! And she really has won awards!

    And we eat our big meal in the afternoon both days...a bit closer to 3pm on Thursday and 1pm on Friday.

    Time to start the coffee and get this family moving along! We should be on the road by 9 am and nothing is packed! .................P
     
  9. indygirl99

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    Survived my 10K turkeytrot today and then went to DH brothers house for an afternoon celebration and then their crazy card games.

    In talking with my SIL I think we may have stumbled on a cranberry salad receipe from her family that looks to be the same as my mothers. SIL says what made it so great was the love that our mothers put into it and I have to agree with her.

    I also think that my mothers generation, she would have been 80 years old, that they made everything from scratch and we are so used to adding processed stuff together.

    Hoping everyones "shopping" day is not crazy.
     
  10. pjlla

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    Happy Black Friday! Hoping everyone is well!

    My goal is to get the holiday chat started tomorrow, so get ready!

    Back to family time! .............P
     
  11. 6ofus2

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    Eagerly awaiting the challenge results!!!
     
  12. pjlla

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    I think we might have to wait a bit longer, as Samantha's life was kind of tossed about a bit after Hurricane Sandy. But she's been on so we know she is safe and will get back to us when she can. I suppose we could all do our own math and figure out our percentages and post it here! Maybe I will suggest it to the group if we don't have results by next week.

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    Happy Sunday friends! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. Mine was wonderful and full of great family time, but it is winding down.

    The new holiday chat thread is up and ready! I'd post a link, but I'm on my IPad and not so good with cut and paste. See you there!.......P
     
  13. lisah0711

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    I asked Samantha if she can forward the spreadsheet to one of us so we can finalize the results. We haven't had a challenge not have things finalized for many years or we may have to do self reporting.

    See you on the holiday thread!
     
  14. 6ofus2

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    That would be awesome. I'm happy to help!
     
  15. baby1disney

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    Hi Ladies!!!:wave2:

    My name is Terrie and I from time to time visit this board and read the accomplishments that you all have wrote about. You guys are really strong people and if I must be honest, I'd say that you got me started on my wieght loss.

    Since January 2010, I've lost 135lbs!!!!!:cool1::cheer2::cool1::cheer2: I was at 375 and now I'm down to 240 and I couldn't be prouder. It feels good when people don't even recongize me..LOL!! It's been a long 2 1/2yrs but I love it.

    I just wanted to say thanks to the many who have inspired me and just wanted to let you know it can be done!! Great job to everyone!!!:goodvibes:cool1:
     
  16. Rose&Mike

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    Congratulations! :goodvibes
     
  17. pjlla

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    Oh my gosh! That is amazing! You are doing so well. Glad that you found some inspiration here.

    Please, please feel free to join us on our "holiday chat" thread, as this thread is about finished. We'd love to hear all about your weight loss journey and how you have been so successful.................P
     
  18. lisah0711

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    A big BL thank you to Samantha who put the results together for us and asked me to help her by posting. :flower3:

    Because retention was down at the end, I just did the top 5 for week 9 and 10. They are as follows:

    Week 9:
    1. Melissahac99 (Melissa): 2.16
    2. Jaina: 1.76
    3. indygirl99: 1.32
    4 (tie). elleherself (Elle) & Mom2aJessieGirl (Christy): 1.05

    Week 10:
    1. 6ofus2 (Robbie): 2.81
    2. Mom2aJessieGirl (Christy): 2.29
    3. DoomBuggieDriver (Kathy): 1.36
    4. Flossbolna (Magdalene): 0.91
    5. indygirl99: 0.89

    Final:
    1. 6ofus2 (Robbie): 11.48
    2. Mom2aJessieGirl (Christy): 10.19
    3. DoomBuggieDriver (Kathy): 9.38
    4. indygirl99: 7.75
    5. CruiseBoundinKY (Karen): 6.06
    6. christinascreative (Christina): 5.73
    7. Flossbolna (Magdalene): 4.94
    8. KDIPIAZZ: 4.63
    9. belledreamer (Ashley): 3.26
    10. bigsis1970 (Michelle): 2.75

    I only pulled the top 10 final from those who weighed in on the final week, because you have to be in it to win it, right?

    The final reporting on progress towards goals (to those who reported in on the final week) is:

    6ofus2: 130.23
    bigsis1970: 51.00
    ChelleyB: 10.17
    DoomBuggieDriver: 75.00
    Flossbolna: 70.83
    indygirl99: 150.00
    MickeyMagic: 18.00

    Congratulations to 6ofus2 (Robbie) and indygirl99 for accomplishing their goals.

    OK. I think that's the important part. Congratulations to the 18 who made it through to the end, including myweegirls (Liz) who maintained. All the best to all of you and to Lisa in particular for reaching out to me.
     
  19. lisah0711

    lisah0711 <font color=red>♥ <font color=royalblue>her Disney

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    A big woo hoo :woohoo: and :jumping1: to Robbie for being the Biggest Loser for the Fall Challenge and to the rest of the top ten.

    And another big BL congratulations to everyone who stuck it out through what proved to be a very tough challenge. :thumbsup2
     
  20. 6ofus2

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    Thank you! Congrats to all who participated!
     
  21. myweegirls

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    Yay! Thanks for posting this wrap-up! Congratulations, all. :)

    XO
    Liz

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