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No Tim Hortons Until The New Year

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as ‘Mikey’, I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I’m a ‘hooker’ at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

20 thoughts on “No Tim Hortons Until The New Year

  • December 23, 2014 at 10:22 pm
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    I don’t know how you could stop Tim’s, it’s impossible for me, have to have my coffee. Merry Christmas Mikey, keep up the good work!!

  • December 15, 2014 at 9:32 am
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    Good Luck! It’s never easy to give up something you love (especially food). I too need to lose weight and am attempting to give up pop (soda to those who don’t live in Ohio) or at least limit it to once a day. I used to drink Pepsi all day until I had problems with my kidneys and had to give that up. Now I drink one occasionally but mostly stick to clear pop like Cream Soda. I had to go on a kidney diet and lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks, However, since my meat choices were limited to chicken or turkey, I felt like I had wings and could fly…..also had to give up all condiments except Mrs. Dash, no tomatoes, small amount of potatoes only once a week, etc., etc. It was very hard but doable for a short time. My kidneys are OK now (but I go for blood work every 3-4 months) but I still have to be careful. It was VERY hard for me to give up Pepsi, but I did it. The cravings were really bad for the first week or so. It might also be convenience that you’re giving up along with the food and that makes it even harder. Good Luck! Only a few more weeks to go!

  • December 12, 2014 at 5:31 pm
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    Boy! I know how hard it is! I empathize and sympathize! So what am I doing? sitting here drinking a big coke and surfing the net. What did I do this week? Crocheted several woodland animals. Do you ever finding yourself wishing crochet burned more calories?

    Good Luck and Stick With It!

  • December 11, 2014 at 3:22 am
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    I am a big fan of the FB page and have learned so much as a new “hooker”, so I’d like to offer my expertise also to you. I am a certified college degree personal trainer. Feel free to ask any questions, no charge 🙂

  • December 10, 2014 at 8:49 am
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    Good luck you guys! I know how hard it is to loose. Like all have been saying, take that extra cash and put it away, then treat your selfs with something you’ve been wanting for the house or clothes. And a small Tim Horton’s treat at the end.

  • December 10, 2014 at 4:42 am
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    Michael and Daniel, for what it’s worth, this how I did it: I weighed myself…every time I was tempted, I pictured the number, and asked myself, “do you want to see a bigger or smaller number next time you step on the scale?” for some reason, it worked. I lost 70 lbs in a year. Keep picturing that number and remember, we want you both around for a long, long time! <3

  • December 10, 2014 at 1:41 am
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    Hey there Mikey, good luck. Suggestion, since both you and Diva Dan would go sometimes twice a day, why not put that amount of money in a jar daily till the New Year. Could go toward something special then. Sending a hug of support. Merry Christmas!

  • December 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm
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    You guys can do it!! It just takes Willpower 🙂 Trust me, I know! I’ve lost 70lbs in the last 8 months 🙂 Clean eating, no sugar or caffeine! You’ll be amazed at yourself, and proud as well that you stuck it out!

  • December 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm
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    I hope you bought K cups at Tim Hortons to have at home?!?

  • December 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm
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    You can buy Tim’s coffee at the Super Market and make it at home!

  • December 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm
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    Put what you normally would have spent each day into a jar!!! Think of the extra yarn you can buy!!!!

  • December 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm
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    I’ve done this pledge before as well. Save a lot of money too. After my time is up my new pledge was only once a day at the most. It became a reward for passing step one !

  • December 9, 2014 at 4:09 pm
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    For people in the land” downunder “, what is Tim Hortons? I can hazard a guess it is a calorie filled, caffeine flowing den of delicacy. We have those over here too.
    Ask for an iced coffee made on skinny milk, when they ask if you want cream and icecream, say hell yeah! They think you are trying to trim down because of the skinny milk!

  • December 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm
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    Was it the nude beach that got you started? I need to stay away from the fridge.Til cruise time? At the very least!

  • December 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm
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    Think cruise! I am limiting after-dinner snacks to veggies (Sigh)

  • December 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm
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    Good luck and stay strong. I’ve never been to Tim Horton’s. I hear that there are 2 stores near, (my daughter goes) but I usually fill a mug from home before I leave and try to make it last until I get home. Even if it gets cold. (alfresco) If you do slip, don’t beat yourself up. Everyone deserves a treat now and then, or a reward.

  • December 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm
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    You got this!

  • December 9, 2014 at 2:35 pm
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    I know how hard it is to give up TH… I have to give up Starbucks for the same reasons… Drinking coffee I make at home for a fraction of the cost and no treats to temp me. I love Starbucks coffee and we have the beans at home, but so often I would rather someone else go to the trouble of making it! I use it as a “treat” to tempt me to leave home as well… Good luck with your plans, only a couple weeks to go!

  • December 9, 2014 at 2:21 pm
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    As a Cruise Director once told us, you don’t gain weight on a cruise – the sea air shrinks your clothes. 🙂

  • December 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm
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    Good Luck w/ staying away from the sweets. Once you’ve been w/o them long enough u really do stop craving them. Diabetes runs in my family so i swore off sweets long ago. Now the only time I get any is if Hubby buys them, because I’ll walk right past them w/o a blink. You don’t need sweets, will that space w/ a more healthier choice. But remember just cutting out the bad foods isn’t enough sometimes to loose the extra weight. Might need to find a way to exercise and w/ it being winter that pretty much means inside exercise. Again Good Luck.

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