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Thursday, May 27, 2010

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The consensus was very strong so I guess my instincts were right, I went with Dried Thyme for my TKD buddy's wedding sampler.  I started the piece on Tuesday, and here's where I am at the end of the night Thursday (could of been further along if I hadn't crashed at 9PM last night).  I'm stitching this using the DMC substitutions instead of the hand dyed fibers and I'm really enjoying this piece!

Tuesday was weigh in day for me, as you know I'm battling to loose those extra pounds!  I dropped another pound this week!  That's 3lbs down and 3lbs to go.  My food choices have been really on track this week, well until today... we had a pizza lunch with my Dominican students to wrap up our year together.  I did adjust my eating accordingly today and since tonight's TKD class wasn't a tough workout I put in some extra time on the treadmill.  I've not gotten out for a single lunch time walk this week, the first half of the week's temperatures were scorching, and of course today's pizza lunch!  I'm hoping to at least get in a walk tomorrow.  Hopefully it'll be enough to see a bit of a loss at my next weigh in.

29 comments:

mbroider said...

The colours look nice, and you really got quite a bit done for a night!!

Good luck with the losing weight.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress. I am looking for a wedding sample for next year so keen to see this progress. Well done for loosing the pound and good luck with the next three.

Doris said...

great colors, i like it, good luck with the walk.

Elaine said...

Oh that looks really pretty Dani, look forward to seeing more.
Congrats on losing another pound.

Nicola said...

Great start Dani. Love the fabric colour you've gone with.

Alice said...

The fabric turned out to be a good choice. I love the colours. Good for you on the weight loss. It is so hard to constantly be juggling the food temptations with exercise and so on. It is a constant balancing act.

Ingrid said...

Very nice colors Dani it looks already great !!!
Congrats on losing another pound.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Cant wait to see the finished piece. Have a great weekend
Be always in stitches

Annie said...

Looks like the colors worked out really well.

3lbs? Bet you can do that in no time! Of course, it is a holiday weekend. ;-) Have a great one!

Carol said...

It is looking lovely so far, Dani--perfect color choice :)

Lynn said...

I'm glad you went with the Dried Thyme. It looks great so far!
As for the weight, I know that you'll do it. Those last few pounds always seem to take longer to get off than the first few. You're moving in the right direction.

Dee said...

Those colors are pretty!

3# --- you can do it!!!!

Have a great weekend.

Giovanna said...

Very nice start, Dani!

Bette said...

Looks like your instincts were right on the money. Your wedding piece is looking lovely. Good luck on your weight loss.

staci said...

Love the colors of this piece! I admire your dedication to your weight loss...now if I could just harness some of it for my 10lbs that I've been wanting to lose for 6(?) years!!! Oooh, so lazy!

Jules said...

So far it's looking great!

Raven/Missy said...

Great start Dani! It looks wonderful on that fabric

Daffycat said...

An excellent start. The colors are perfect!

Beatrice said...

Great start..it looks great.
CD is amazing as well. Wow you have a lot done on it.
Congrats on the Weight loss. You are back on track.!!!Good girl.

Donna said...

Those colors just "pop" on that fabric! Congrats on the pound loss!

Carolyn NC said...

Nice start! And WTG - you'll be down those few lbs. before you know it!

Tracy said...

Great start I love the colours. Congrat's on the pound loss you'll get there it's always those last few that are hard to get off but I'm sure you can do it x

Kathy A. said...

Lovely progress on the sampler girl.
congrats on the loss. You will get there - I have no doubt.
See you Thursday night - I'm excited!!!!

Suzanne said...

Nice start to the sampler, I really love the fabric choice.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like tons of fun! Congrats on your persistence!

octobereves said...

Beautiful start! Congratulations on the weight loss. I havne't stepped on the scale, so don't know how I'm doing. I've walked 6 of the last seven days on some great non-flat trails. I'm paying heavily though for it and allergies are keeping me in and sleepy.

octobereves said...

Beautiful start! Congratulations on the weight loss. I havne't stepped on the scale, so don't know how I'm doing. I've walked 6 of the last seven days on some great non-flat trails. I'm paying heavily though for it and allergies are keeping me in and sleepy.

Michelle said...

Great start - can't wait to see more of the piece!

Carolien said...

Hello Dani,

I love your current projects and the sheep you received is so cute!

Have a nice stitching weekend!

Carolien