Monday, March 14, 2011

Weigh in #3

Blair is awesome. Thanks to her I now have 2 Aha! moments to share…

#1. I need to recommit myself I can handle a day. I have a hard time w/ long drawn out goals. If I put an end date of a few months out my mind figures I have plenty of time to finish. “Let’s slack while we can.” Classic procrastinator’s mantra. But, if I treat each day with the same intentionality of the 1st day it’ll (hopefully) turn into a habit.

#2. Food journals are a must! I was catching up on “Shedding for the Wedding” this weekend. In it there were 2 girls that didn’t lose any weight at all. It came down to the fact that neither was food journaling. Everyone else was. I know that I lose more when I’m journaling. Somehow I’ve just fallen out of the habit. Well we’re going to marry these 2 aha moments. Every morning I’ll resolve to food journal.

Ok update on weight.
Starting Weight: 163
Current Weight: 156.6
Goal Weight: 135 (I may reevaluate later. I’m unsure what my body will look like at this weight)

Specific goal for this week: I want to weigh in on Saturday at 154.8 or lower. That would put me at 20 pounds lost since I started this weight loss journey last August.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quilt Schedule

I have the necessary materials to make my next quilt. I just haven’t made the proper time for it. I could give you lines about being a full time mom & a full time employee ::I JUST DON’T HAVE THE TIME!!!:: but truthfully I just made Academy Awards Fashion Police more important. I can’t help but laugh myself silly & feel a little embarrassed (although I’m sure the woman has NEVER felt embarrassed for something she’s said) for Joan Rivers. The cooky woman

Anyway…I think maybe if I put a schedule up here WITH DEADLINES that I’ll finish it. It’s a simple quilt so I want to have it done by the end of this coming weekend so I can show my mom when she gets home from Ireland.

Tonight 3/1/11: Wash cotton. Finalize pattern. Iron tie dye squares & cut to size. Iron washed cotton. Set up sewing machine area (this has been neglected since our move).

Wednesday 3/2/11: Cut all cotton pieces & sew front together.

Thursday 3/3/11: Trim back piece & “the guts” down to size. This will have to be a quick evening. We have bible study at a friend’s house & probably won’t get home until late.

Friday 3/4/11: Pin all pieces together. Decide where I’m “stitching in the ditch” (I haven’t figured out “pretty” quilting yet; in time) then start sewing. I imagine I won’t finish that night.

Saturday 3/5/11: Continue “stitching in the ditch”. Sew on buttons.

Sunday 3/6/11: Bind quilt. I haven’t decided if I’ll just buy blanket binding that I like or if there will be enough fabric left to make bias tape. I suppose I’ll find out Wednesday when I cut the cotton. I think I have enough extra. I had a 40% off coupon!

There, that seems doable. It feels good to have a timeline written down. Maybe that’s something to keep in mind for future projects. Expect pictures along the way. Sorry that I’ve been neglecting on the photos for so long. Guess it’s time for some more.