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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

March Goals & 3.5 Lbs and 3 DAYS!


February Goal Review
Finish Mini Cottages 5 - YES
Finish border on Moonlight Guardian - YES
Work on Paradigm Lost - YES
Work on Tour - YES
Get caught up on L*K's Double Flips - YES
Stitch one ornament - YES


March Goals
Finish models # 4&5 for A Needle Pulling Thread
Stitch Neighbourhood RR
Stitch model #6

I'm keeping things very simple this month! I've got a whole bunch of deadline stitching! Models 4&5 are due April 1st and so is the RR. Tonight I finally got in a descent stretch of stitching, something I haven't done in about a week. I'm nearing the end of Model #4, just the border, the backstitch, and I wasn't sent one fibre needed and I don't have it in my stash. I'm hoping it'll be sent soon so I can count this one as completed. Until it arrives I'll just move onto Model #5.

This last week I took a HUGE step, well at least one for me! Last Tuesday I joined Weight Watchers... I've always been "fluffy" even when I was quite active at Taekwon-Do. Now I don't even have that to maintain my weight. Slowly over the last 9 months the weight has been creeping on. For me this was a huge step to admit that yes I'm overweight and I can't do it on my own. Tonight I weighed in for the second time... I've dropped 3.5 lbs in my first week! Yay! In my first week on WW my biggest challenge has been social situations when there are goodies sitting out to help yourself to. I'm just relieved I lost weight in my first week, imagine how disappointing it would of been if I hadn't? My next step will be to start a little activity and see how my foot holds up, until the snow is gone cycling isn't an option so I'm going to attempt to start praying to the treadmill gods again and see if my foot behaves!

Oh and the 3 days... that's how many working days there are until March Break starts! Tomorrow at work there was a lot of talk about another snow day (we had one on Monday, freezing rain), a big system is coming in courtesy of Tennessee (its all your fault Claire!), with snow and ice pellets. I do have to try to get into work on Snow Days, we don't close the schools here in Ontario (otherwise the school would loose a day of funding from the provincial government... we can't let that happen!). Its not very often that I don't make it in on bad weather days, we're supposed to try to go to our location, if not, the nearest school (which in my case its my school). However if we feel it is too dangerous to be on the roads we're not to risk our lives. In the last six years that's only happened once and that was this last December when I couldn't even get my car out of the garage without spinning my tires.

Photo (SLR) : This is exactly how I feel when I hear there's more snow coming (Ann's dog Patti)

18 comments:

Aussie Stitcher said...

Well done on the weight loss and achieving all of your February goals!!

stitching aussie style said...

Congrats on finishing February on such a HIGH! Even bigger congrats with the weight watchers, way to go!!

Judith said...

Great work on your february goals and aso good that your lost the pounds.

Jo said...

Wow, that was a really productive Feb!! Well done for meeting so many goals.

And a huge congrats on your weight loss - getting over that first hurdle is always difficult. I hope you group is fun and supportive - good luck

Stephanie said...

Hey well done on WW - you'll feel a million dollars when you reach your goal, and I know you will :) Good luck with all the model stitching - sounds like a busy month of deadlines planned for you!

Louanne said...

Congrats on you weight loss. Good for you!!! Keep up the good work! Patti is such a cutie pie! I just love that look on her face. Wonderful that you made all your Feb. goals. Good goin'!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

YEA FOR DANI! As someone who has been battling her weight for the last 10 years I know what a HUGE step it is to take the first one, it is all good to go from there. I was back at my weightloss clinic in September of last year and one weekend they just packed up and left...no word, nothing. I haven't been able to come up with the funds to join somewhere new but it is one of my goals once our visiting company has left. (April 4th) My birthday present to myself will be joining somewhere new...maybe WW, maybe LA Weightloss, Herbal Magic...and any other number that are here. I think it will probably be WW as they have a spot downtown and I can stop in on my lunch...so now that I've hijacked your post....goodbye!

Carla said...

Congratulation on your weight loss!! I'm sure it soometimes it will be difficult but you have to focus to reach your ideal weight ... last year I gained a lot of weight (15 kilos!) and at the begining of this year a began to control what I was eating so far I've lost 10 kilos and feeling a lot better about myself :)

Lynn said...

Way to go Dani! I've also battled with my weight most of my adult life. My gym reopened this fall and I've rejoined but have had difficulties cutting out my carbs this time.
Hope that foot of yours cooperates and lets you hit the treadmill again.

Miss Leah said...

Yay Dani! I've been a lifetime member since last December. I lost 48lbs and it feels so great. You can do it. Feel free to contact me (hellsworth@gmail.com) if you want support from someone who's been there, done that. Also, I know aaaaall the low-fat goodies. :)

Lillie said...

Congrads on your weight lost and your March goals. Loved that doggie's look .

Barbara said...

Congratulations - both on the weight loss and on the initiative in tackling the issue. "Fluffy" ... LOL. A new word with which to describe myself. ;)

Lisha said...

Congrats on the Feb goals. Good luck with WW. I know you'll do great. Keep us posted. I need some motivation. I think I'm going to need some help too.As I get older it's gotten so much harder.Maybe I'll break down and just do it. If I find one more pair of pants that doesn't fit, that'll do it. Have a great day.

Beatrice said...

Yippee!!!Good for you.
It was fun seeing you on Sunday.
Have a good week.

Heather said...

Woo hoo, congrats, Dani!!! That is awesome!! Hang in there even when you "plateau'....

stitcherw said...

Wow, you did great on your Feb. goals, and you're off to a good start with WW. We had WW at work a couple years ago and I did quite well. I really should get back to focusing on it again though, as losing some more would be appreciated by my knees. Hope your foot behaves and you can do the treadmill without any problems.
Sue

Lynne said...

Congratulations on your weight loss !!! That is a wonderful first week.

Michelle said...

Congrats on your week 1 weight loss! I've been doing WW too, and have lost about 40 pounds - so it does work! Keep it up!