A Basic Math Quiz
What’s 4×5, plus 1? Answer: 21.
Yessiree. That’s my total weight loss so far. Weight Watchers gives you this bookmark and for every five pounds you lose you get a sticker (and so much more, but intangible) to put on your “Star Catcher”. When I’m done, that bookmark will be full and then I’m going to laminate it so that I never forget just how hard I’ve worked for this.
My next goal is a total of 25 pounds by June 23. I’m four pounds away from that and if I can keep up my approximate two pound a week weight loss, I can make it.
My daughter and I have been walking a LOT. Sunday we walked 2.5 miles and yesterday I think we measured 2.6 miles on her pedometer. My body tells me when I hit 2 miles because my hip joints start to ache something fierce, but I push through it. By the time I get back to the car, I’m usually stiffer than a piece of petrified wood, but after a hot bath, a long night sleep (notice I say long, not good because I usually wake up several times), in the morning I’m a bit better. I keep forcing myself through the pain because I have accepted that it’s always going to be there. It can be there when I lift a cup of coffee, or when I walk 2.5 miles. Doesn’t differ. So what’s a girl going to do?
GET Skinny! That’s what I’m going to do.
Oh, and to keep it sewing related… Remember this top that I made last year?
After our WW meeting yesterday, one of the ladies came up to me and said, “My friend and I want to know where you got your top. It’s darling.”
“I made it.”
“Well, that’s no help.” She laughed. She really loved my top. I always get the best compliments with this top, and it’s fitting so much better now because I’m tinier around the waist. I guess that sort of decides for me the first top I’ll be making – as soon as my work slows down a tad.
I realized this morning that I lost more than one of these worth in weight so far. Evan weighed in at 19 pounds at his six-month checkup. To see more absolutely darling pictures, check out Cindy’s blog.
Back to work! Soon to be sewing. The neck strain is almost healed but the bookshelf still isn’t anchored properly. Where’s a handsome handyman when you need one, eh?