Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Making news out of no news (or little news)

Hi, all!

I know it’s been a long time, but there really hasn’t been that much new. I hate to ramble for the sake of having a blog entry - I ramble enough when I do have something to say. ;-)

So working backward, this past Sunday was my monthly scrapbook date, and I got some pictures of my baby niece scrapped. I need a picture for the first page and have to get her vitals so that part isn’t done, and I realized later that I mis-labeled some of the months, so I’ll have to fix and finish that up next time when I’m near the same inks and stamps. All in all I’m please with the results - they’re 9x9 pages that are made for snapshots (landscape orientation), so they went together quickly (no matting, even) except for the two photos I cut down to 4x4 and the page embellishments (which are close to non-existent). Someone else could have done much better, but it’s not too bad. And it’s done (kinda). :-)

Other than that, we had a pretty mellow weekend. The weekend before last, my parents came up and we kind of kicked back and played cards and visited. That Saturday was Valentine’s Day, so we went out to lunch and then headed to the casino to feed the slot machines.

The other “news” is that I finally broke down and joined Curves. I’d been thinking about it and making excuses for a while, but I took the plunge last week. I’ve had four workouts and have lived to tell about it, but tonight I get to start on the “smart machines” which don’t let you slack off. Darn. Maybe the switch is premature. ;-) I’m one of those “instant gratification” people, so this isn’t the most pleasant thing for me because I’m not really seeing results (and can’t expect to for a while). I don’t have more energy yet and of course I probably haven’t lost any weight yet (and I’m coming into that time of the month, so that’s a great de-motivator for weight and having clothes fit). I am seeing some extra flexibility when I’m bending and things, but that’s from the stretching and I can do that at home! :-p For all the groaning I do about the whole thing, though, it seems like a really good program and hopefully it’s something I’ll make a habit of and get enough results to be encouraging yet still have a healthy (gradual) weight loss. The one nice thing is that once the vanpool drops me off and I do to work out, Bill and I get home about the same time, so I’m not missing time with him.

Joining Curves has also put my crocheted garment projects on hold for now... the next few things I want to make are sleeveless, and I want to wait until closer to sleeveless weather to see if I am going to be a different size by then. I wish I had kept track on how long it took to make the first top I crocheted so I have an idea how much time I’ll need. Oh, well. We’ll see when it gets closer, I guess. I’m also torn about my summer clothes... I bought some nice stuff last year that I would love to be able to get a second season out of, but I also want to lose weight as fast as is healthy. I hate that. I already have one skirt I’ve never worn that I can’t wear that (it fit when I tried it on but I must have been bloated or something) and I can’t find the receipt. I hate that. I don’t know if I want to try to take it back without the receipt because if they take it back the standard policy is to refund the lowest price it’s been in the past 90 days, and it’s probably been on clearance by now. I don’t want to hassle it for potentially 75% off what I paid. Not worth it. I’m just bugged that I can’t find the receipt. I only have a couple places I ever put receipts, and this wasn’t in either of those places. Drat.

Other than that, it’s life as usual with my three waking hours at home after work every day, and playing on Facebook when I feel like sitting upright in a chair in that time frame. I have some sew time with friends coming up in the next month, so hopefully that will help me with that progress. There’s also a quilt retreat coming up at the end of April that I’m thinking about going to - I could get some things knocked out there, too. I wish I could work on some of the stuff that needs to be quilted, though, but it’s so much easier with my sewing table. I love that flat surface! Not that I’m taking advantage of that surface area now, but it’s also cold down in my craft room right now. At least that’s the excuse I keep using (along with being exhausted after a day at work and then working out).

Thanks, all, for tuning in!




gquilts said...

congrats on sticking with the curves and there will be progress every week .. promise you that!! even if it's a pound .. if you've decided to do a diet too, then try a food journal to track your intake, you will be surprised at how it adds up and where :D


of fitday.com has a free one

congrats and stick with it krisin!!

Leonard Family said...

WAY TO GO GIRL! I am proud of you for the leap to join Curves and sticking with it. I know it's rough and Iam praying for ya! Love ya Miss ya!