Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tubby Tuesday

I am so gutted - I stayed the same this week :-( I stuck to my points and did exercise, so should have lost SOMETHING. Grrrr. Anyway, I am going to see if a week with less snacking (even though I only usually have low point snacks) and more meal planning will help. I think I need to get more fruit/veg in and try to vary my meals more. No plateau-ing for me, I hope...

Craftwise, I have made two bracelets, but the light has been too bad to photograph them. I will put them on here soon. I am doing a bazaar a week on Friday, and have been making jewellery stands, to try and look a little more professional, so that has taken a lot of my time.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

A Few Christmas Cards

These are very simple cards, but I think they are effective. I haven't been doing too much crafting lately, due to being addicted to the Sookie Stackhouse books (that TruBlood has been based on). Honestly, I read the first ten in two weeks and am now re-reading them! I seem to be always stuck behind a book. If you haven't read them, do!

Tubby Tuesday

WOW! I lost 3.5 lbs this week - colour me astonished! Four more pounds and I will have hit two stone. Still a long way to go but I am a third of the way there. My face has thinned out and I can notice that the tops of my arms don't look so flabby.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Tubby Tuesday

Lost another pound this week and got my 10% keyring! I felt a little disappointed at 'only' one pound, but I did lose more than expected last week, so shouldn't complain really. At this rate, it will be another year before I reach goal and I am finding that a little hard. However, I am trying not to look at the long haul - just week by week.

Monday, 9 November 2009

'Kay' Bracelet

This bracelet is the 'Kay' from Pandorion (£10.95 per kit). They have an online shop here and the lovely Jean Buck would no doubt be pleased to receive some online orders! It is a basic pattern, so great for beginners to intermediates. I have since made another one, in another colour, but this bloomin' winter light is too dark for photos at the moment.

Daisy Beaders - Christmas Items

I had another lovely day beading with Daisy Beaders on Saturday. We made the above items and they were great to make - not too hard, but enough to make you think. The bauble is not finished yet as I have to do the remaining tassles.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Tubby Tuesday

Weigh-in was this morning. I had lost 2.5lbs after all that worrying. So, I am half a pound off my 10% key-ring (whoop whoop!) and nearly a third of the way to goal. Still a long way to go - think tortoise rather than hare - but good nonetheless.
When I get to 2 stone, I may even post another full-length photo. Lots of people who haven't seen me for a while are commenting on how different I look, which always makes me feel good. I had a personal trainer session at the gym yesterday (courtesy of three lovely friends) and even he commented that I 'look well' after not seeing me for three months. He bloomin' nearly killed me but I'll let him off just this once! I managed to do some running too, which is what I really want to be able to do. I have the Race For Life in my sights next year...

Monday, 2 November 2009

C & G Course

Sorry about the lack of posting in the recent weeks. I have been using a lot of my time in finishing all the things needed to wrap up the course. You know when you get that 'I'm totally sick of this' feeling about something you have not stopped thinking about...? Well, I have that now. I have even been making cards as an antidote. Despite all the lovely beads I bought at the bead show a couple of weeks ago, I don't want to do anything with them for a few weeks. Now may be the right time to get all my Christmas cards made...