Sunday, January 27, 2008

I am loving Heather Bailey's Blog

I have the shortcut in my favorites. Her site is so beautiful and she gives some fun ideas. I cannot wait to create some yoyo's (she has instructions on the site).
Click onto her link and take a peek!


I have begun sewing classes. Yes, me, sewing! My grandmother was such a great seamstress. I wish I could have learned from her (there are so many things I wish I learned from her).

So, my first lesson was Saturday, January 19. I learned some basics about a sewing machine - how to thread, how to make a bobbin - then I was ready to create my first project which was a zippered case to carry my 'soon to get' sewing supplies. It was made out of some extra fabric that Linda had around.

This is the inside with the zipper I put in! It felt so good making something that I could bring home that day and use.

I am now working on a pair of pajama pants, which I am almost done with. Then onto placemats. I will post the pics when they are done.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Weight Watchers - Round Two

Ding, ding, ding!!! I started WW the end of August 2007 at a wonderful weight of 207 lbs.!! Yes, my weight got way out of hand for sure. Fitting into a size 18 is not my idea of sexy for sure.

So, I got my mind in place and was determined to becoming healthier - loose the weight, move more, make better decisions about my health. So here I am, just signed up for round two (next 19 weeks) and my weight is at 180... Yes, I have lost 27 lbs so far (the equivalent of a small child or thanksgiving turkey). I am feeling good and hoping to keep the momentum going.

My overall goal?? It is not necessarily weight as it is size. To fit in a size 12-14 again. To have underwear that fit! To be able to fit in my ski boots without my 'cankles' getting pinched. To be able to do a two mile walk without being winded in the first 5 minutes. It goes way beyond just the number on the scale.

For anyone who is starting a program - awesome for you! Be sure you are doing it for the right reasons and stick to it! Here's to a healthy happy 2008!!