NQR weight loss

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Fabric on scalesFor those who don’t know, “NQR” means “not quilt related.” This post is NQR.

For the last of couple years, my husband and I have been trying to get healthier. We’ve been trying to walk an hour a day, at least four times a week. Most weeks we’ve been able to keep that schedule.

We’ve also been trying to eat much healthier. I hate that word “diet” so I hesitate to use it. It’s been more of a life style change. I’m a researcher by nature. I love to read. When I want to get something accomplished, I start by checking out books from the library. One thing leads to another. I love that rabbit trail and how you discover treasures along the way. Anyway, one rabbit trail led me to the book, “The World’s Healthiest Foods, Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating.” Excellent book, full of great information. Reading this book led me to the World’s Healthiest Foods website, which led me to the “Healthy Weight Loss Without Dieting” ebook. (No affiliation, etc.)

On April 1, 2010 we started eating this way, which is mostly fresh fruits and vegetables and a little fish and chicken. It does require determination and commitment because it takes quite a bit of time to prepare all those fresh foods. We began eating a lot of foods we never ate before, but it really did help us lose weight and we rarely felt hungry. I promised someone that I would announce how much I lost when we got to the one year point. So, I’m thrilled to say that, as of today, I have lost a total of 61 pounds and my husband has lost 43 pounds. I’m very satisfied with the results over the past year, even if we still have a long way to go 🙂

At the beginning of this post, I said it was NQR. But I suppose I should also confess that, even though I’ve lost 61 pounds over the last year, I’ve probably gained twice that amount in fabric! Hmmm…you just gotta wonder if those two things are related in some way…

5 Responses

  1. Crystal Wood

    Congratulations! What a smart way to approach your goal. Thanks for the information on the book and website – I’ll give it a look.

  2. Pam

    Lose a pound, get a pound of fabric…sounds like good incentive to me!

  3. Joanna

    Way to go!! That is an amazing accomplishment! And of course, replacing it with fabric is the ultimate in clever thinking 🙂

    I wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog (your comments are set to no-reply) and let you know that I had actually clipped the curves already, right after I had taken the photos. Thanks for the suggestion though! Sometimes even experienced quilters forget to do the simple things, so reminders are good:)