Wednesday, January 09, 2008

ding ding ding!

Yesterday was my first weigh-in day.  I decided to weigh myself once a week, starting from New Year's day so that makes Tuesday the scale day.  

Guess what!

I lost a pound.  At least, I think I did.  It is really hard to read our scale.  But the needle is definitely at least a pound shy of where it was last week.  Hurray!  Who knew that not eating like a pig would have an impact?

Saturday, January 05, 2008

1/2 way to goal #1

I made it through one week! Ok, so it wasn't a full week because it started on Tuesday. But I went jogging three times, watched my portions, and only visited the snack machine one time. Wee! One more week to a new pair of jogging pants.

Today I went to order my dress for Chalicat's wedding. She graciously asked me to be her matron of honor (that sounds so old) and it was time to order my dress. Get this: I got to order a size....drum roll....8!!!

Unfortunately I didn't get much quilting done this week. I started on block number two of the sunburst quilt, but I only got a quarter of the pieced circlet done. Maybe I can get to some more of it tonight.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year, everyone!

So the first post of the year is all about goals. I have so many, they are all competing for that small bit of attention not taken up by life in general. The big one is I want to lose weight. I've slowly been gaining since I returned to work post-The Girl. I did lose most of my pregnancy weight (though is there such a thing as a toned belly after kid 2???) but now weight is slowly creeping back on. Obesity is pretty rampant on both sides of my family, and the advice I seem to hear from them is that preventing fat is a whole lot easier than getting rid of it. So. That said, my main goal here is to lose weight. My initial goal is 5 pounds. In January, I will be trying to do that by:

  • Exercising no less than 3 times per week
  • Only visiting the snack machine 1 time per week at work (I have to give myself something, otherwise I'd go bonkers and start snarfing everything in sight.)
  • Watching my portions (which is vague, but really what I mean is being careful to eat a single serving.)

[Note: I don't actually expect to lose a full 5 pounds in a month with only these modifications.] As you can probably guess, I am easing in to this a bit. The thing about the exercising is, my exercise of choice is jogging, and darned if I don't hate to run in yucky cold and snowy weather. I also have two little tidbits planned for myself: if I can go two weeks and meet all of the goals, then I can shop for a new pair of running pants. If I make it to the end of the month, I get a new running bra.

I started it off well -- this afternoon I went for my first jog in probably more than two months. I went a whole mile! Yeeha! Now if I can only resist eating something naughty as a reward. I won't be going major distances until the weather is better. I suppose that leaves room to sneak in a longer run on those occasional nice days. Anyways, the lesser goal will keep me from giving up as easily.

In other more quilt-related news, here are my sewing goals:

  • Finish binding The Girl's quilt
  • Baste, quilt & bind The Boy's quilt
  • Finish at least 10 of the hand-pieced blocks for the sunburst quilt

I already finished one of those blocks. Though I finished it yesterday so I guess I still have 10 more to go for the year :)

Other more often, try to improve my wardrobe, be more patient, savor life!

Here's looking forward to a great year!!!!