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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Photo Hunt "Utensils"

The week is almost over! Once again, I have gone through my week looking forward to Friday 3:30, I know I've got to change this mind set I've gotten into. Most likely, just February blahs.

My weight loss (well, getting back to goal) is progressing nicely! I dropped another 2lbs this week, I am now half a pound below my doctor set goal weight! I haven't been at my goal weight since mid August. I've been hovering around 2-4 lbs over that. Its nice to be back where I belong. What has made the difference? Honestly I think its getting back to the gym. I started focusing on running on my treadmill at home over the Christmas holidays. Once I got back to work in the New Year I started back at the gym twice a week. Since then I have slowly dropped 5.5 lbs, it proves that hard work does pay off! My current routine is two nights a week at Takewon-Do and two nights at the gym. The remaining three days of the week I use my treadmill at home, and usually one of those three ends up being a rest night.

Speaking of Taekwon-Do, over the last three weeks I've taught once a week. Slowly I'm being pulled back into the teaching schedule, which is great! The first week I actually was scheduled to teach, the last two I've been called in to teach for other instructors who needed coverage. Last night, I had the most fun when I filled in for the Little Tigers class, 4-6 year olds! We had so much fun, and they were so cute. I was a little apprehensive at first, but they were so much easier to work with than the older kids. I still feel like I have my teaching training wheels on but I know soon enough I'll be comfortable with teaching again.

I suppose I should get on with that Photo Hunt???

The theme is Utensils
I took this picture of Sylvia, Rebecca's Mom at the Knowledge and Needles Timberhouse Retreat this past fall. What a riot! She was sitting there waiting impatiently for Chef Dan's creation. Dan, the hostess's husband makes us lunch on the Saturday of the retreat weekend every year. This picture makes me look forward to this March when we'll do it all over again at the spring retreat.


Barbi said...

Congrats on getting back to goal! Believe me I'm just starting my journey to "goal-dom" but slow and steady will win the race. My treadmill doesn't know what hit it! LOL
It's almost the weekend! YEAH!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on getting back to goal. I love the photo. I can't wait for Fridays either.

Christine said...

Congratulations on the weight loss.

Cheryl said...

That's great! Running is such great exercise. I love it!

Sadie said...

Good for you getting back down to goal :-)
Tour looks fantastic!

claudia said...

Congrats on the goal weight revisited! I know how much work it is to get there! (even though I am not even close yet!)
Love the Utensil picture! Sooo cute!

Anonymous said...

I agree --- the gym REALLY keeps the pounds down.

We quit the gym in December thinking we would run or walk outside. Since then the weather has been crappy and we've really slacked off.

This afternoon we are heading back to the gym to rejoin.

Won't make THAT mistake again.

Congrats on getting back it all.

Laural said...

Great job on getting back to goal!! One of my favorite things is to see the tiny tigers do their forms.

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

Love the picture of Mom, one of my favourites and we both love our time together at retreat in the fall. I think you and I may have problem getting together in February...we might have to miss a month in 2010. But we will be together in March!

Congrats on getting to your goal and beyond!

Maxine said...

Good to hear you are back at your goal weight Dani. Your Tour Des Marques is coming along beautifully.

Karen said...

Congrats on the weight loss. Don't worry about living for Friday. I think a lot of people do that. I know I do!

Sew Wilde said...

Congrats on your weight loss! It does pay to workout.

Could you tell me the name of the pattern in your header title with the leaf design and wolf? Thanks.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the weight loss, your hard work is certainly paying off!

Jo said...

Congratulations on getting back to goal. Love the photo, I remember seeing it just after your retreat

Julie said...

Congrats on getting back to your goal weight.

Love the pic of Sylvia, that is a fun one.

4-6 year olds can say the funniest things and make you laugh at the silliest things too!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on acheiving you goal weight, well done!!