Showing posts from December 4, 2011


My earlier post was to prep me for what I expected at the weigh-in. Since I have dome mostly nothing for 2 weeks and the last few days the eating has not been the greatest, I expected the scale to go up. It didn't!!! It went down. 1 pound down. I will take that because I totally did not expect it.

This week starts the new PointsPlus 2012 at Weight Watchers. That means all new materials and new daily points. My daily points went down from 29 to 26, but I'm okay with that. On the days that I follow the program and track I find it hard to eat 29 points. Now I don't have to. But I will have to be more diligent about tracking because I no longer have that 3 point cushion to work with. That's okay, I need to be more focused on this whole thing anyway.

Along those lines, I found that losing weight for the sake of losing weight doesn't work for me. I need to have a goal that I'm working towards. So I have come up with, what I think, are pretty reasonable g…

Healed and ready to rumble

I think I am finally healed from my bike crash 2 weeks ago today. That day I was really sore and hurt so I took it easy all day. The next day, Sunday, I started to get stiff so I took it easy that day too. For the next week I was sore and I had open wounds on my arm and legs, so I didn't work out and tried to take care of myself and heal. Last Saturday I worked out and it almost killed me. My low back hurt and my left butt check was extremely painful which is weird because I fell on my right side. Then last week if I walked too long my low back hurt really bad. On Tuesday I thought I was in big trouble. My back hurt, my butt - both sides - hurt, my knee was giving out, I had pain shooting down my left leg... Yeah, I thought I had done some real damage and needed to go see a doctor. I used the heating pad while I sat at my computer and took ibuprofen before I went to bed and felt pretty good the next morning. I felt pretty good all day but when we walked the dogs Wednesday nig…

The Missing Piece

For a while now I've been somewhat unhappy. Not really unhappy just not completely satisfied with my life. I have tried different things to figure out what was missing but I never seemed to hit on the right combination. Now I think I figured it out. Creativity or being crafty. As far back as I can remember I had some craft thing going. Knitting, crocheting, latch hook rugs, sewing, etc. I have always done crafts. Always!!!! But in the last few years I have gotten out of the habit. I'm not sure how or why, whether it was money or boredom or just a change in lifestyle, I don't know why I only know that is has happened. A couple of weeks ago I finally got invited to join Pinterest and I have been hooked big time. As a result my creative side is starting to come back to life. I love it. I have started a project this weekend and I am very excited about it. Here it is in progress:

It's an ugly TV cabinet that we have had for years and I have hated. I finally got…