Wednesday, August 27, 2008

10 %

It is amazing what we will do for 10%.
Be it 10% off a store sale, or in this case 10% off my weight.
I have been on weight watchers twice now.
The first time I did ok, but never could reach that 1st benchmark of 10%.
I was beginning to think that i would not make it this time either.
I sat home on Sunday night ready to just give it all up.
I mean why bother to try when you are going to fail anyway.
Then, I went to my meeting on Monday night.
When she told me I was down 1.8 pounds I was in shock.
That meant I had reached that elusive goal of 10% of my body weight gone.
I started grinning like a nut, and didn't stop the whole night.
I was amazed at how much it caused me to want to get to that next 10% gone.
The good thing about the 2nd round is it takes a little less to get there.
Now this does not mean it will be easy, but it will be easier because it has already been done.

Friday, August 22, 2008

SP12 questions 10 & 11

Question 10: What Olympic event would best describe your chrocheting style?
The origional question was knit, but I am not a knitter so I changed it to crochet.

My style would best be described as the 100yard dash followed by the relay.
I like to pick small projects that I can finish in a quick burst, or really big ones that I have to do instages.

Question 11: What is the best thing you’ve ever received in the mail/post?
During my 1st swap on a budget a great lady sent me 2 skeins of frog tree alpaca in black.
It was my first ever alpaca, and is still my favorite. The best part about it is that she has become a great friend.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

SP12 package 2

Ok, I am finally getting around to posting the 2nd fantastic package from my spoiler. She or he sent 3 skeins of a beautiful soft Italian wool blend, a great book on crocket stitches (which I have already used), a neat magnet, and a postcard on how to make an Elvis sandwitch. :) They did a great job.


Friday, August 8, 2008

Secret Pal Questions 8 & 9

Yes, I am once again behind on my sp12 questions.
One of these days I will get he hang of posting my answers when I am sent the questions..........

Q8) What is your favorite supper for a hot summer evening?
Truthfully, I am just as happy with a huge hunk of watermelon as anything.
Seafood is also a great summertime dinner for me.

Q9) Have you ever entered your knitting (or anything else) in the fair? Would you ever consider it?
Nope, I never have entered anything, and I dobt that I would. I am not into all the tiny details that make a fair winner.

Weigh In Catch Up

Last week was an other good week.
Another 1.6 down.
Now I am only 3.2 away from my 1st 10% goal.
I was shocked that I had lost almost 24 pounds so far.
Some days it is so easy, and many others it is a struggle.
Till Monday......

Friday, August 1, 2008

SWOAB swap on a budget

Wow, did I get an awesome package all teh way from the North Coast of Scotland. Magnusmog sent so many great items. She even thought of my two cats. :) Lets see, there is a great pencil, 2 cat toys, a package of stickers (which I will use on special gifts,) a skein of inca cloud alpaca in a great deep rick pink, a skein of 100% wool in a heathered purple, a great hank of HOMESPUN white, and a SECOND skein of HOMESPUN mixed red. Then there was the best ever HOMEMADE hat. I love it!!!! As youcan see It is the hat I am wearing in my newest ravatar. :) The colors are a mix of HANDDYED purple, red, and hot pink. There was even a great card. To top it all off, she even wrapped alot of it in dragonfly paper. I love dragonflys. I even managed to save the largest piece. THANK YOU so much Miss Jerri. :)