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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Holy Stitching Batman!

Unfortunately I don't have a "before" picture for you this week, but let me assure you my dragon pretty much looked the same from last Sunday until this Saturday.  It was a busy week, and an exhausting one, I went to bed very early on several occasions which is very unlike me!


On Saturday I finished off the backstitching on the 2nd quarter of Celestial Dragon, and officially had 1/2 of the dragon stitched up.  I really got into a stitching groove today and just stitched from getting up to just now!  Sad to say, today's workout was sacrificed for stitching (yes Deb you can kick my but by e-mail)  I did contemplate going out for a nice long walk, but things didn't look favourable on the radar in terms of rain.  So I sat and stitched!

This past week I did okay at the scale I lost 0.5 lbs not a lot but movement in the right direction.  I probably won't be where I want to be by this week's weigh in and will have to pay again at my Weight Watcher's meeting.  I'm hoping now that the end of school year dinners, celebrations, etc are over I'll be able to make better progress.  In terms of being active I am achieving those goals, trying my best to do something active 6/7 days a week.  This week I only managed 5/7 but that's okay too!

34 comments:

claudia said...

Your 5/7 is better than what I have been managing. I am just not with it here. As soon as the Middle Monster gets on that bus to New Mexico I may have some hope building up again and can get back on the track I want to be on...you know the track that leads to good health?

Carolyn NC said...

Awesome progress!

Erna said...

Wow Dani you made good progress....
hugs
Erna

Katri said...

Wonderful progress!

Sending you lots of positive thoughts re weight watching.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous progress on your dragon.

Es said...

I love this design. You're progressing wonderfully with it :o) Keep perservering with the weight loss and I'm sure you'll get there.

Annie said...

You've made a lot of headway on this since the last post. I'll admit it.. I've sacrificed the workout for stitching sometimes too. But at the pace you are going, I think it looks like you are doing aerobic stitching anyway!

Ingrid said...

Gho I love this one, very nice progress Dani!

Kathy A. said...

Wow girl - those needles were smoking! You have made wonderful progress on CD.

Alice said...

Wow! Look at that Dragon grow! Congrats on getting that scale to move the right way.

Nicola said...

You are making good progress on the dragon Dani.

Doris said...

beautiful design and stitching.

Giovanna said...

The dragon's coming along beautifully - you'll soon have its various segments joined together, lol.

riona said...

I am enjoying watching your progress on the Celestial Dragon ... he [she?] is truly gorgeous.

Daffycat said...

Good night! That was a lot of stitching. Great progress, Dani!

staci said...

Yay for you with all that backstitching! It's really looking great!

Lisa said...

Wow, it looks like the dragon is coming alive there on the fabric! Lots of wonderful progress. Glad to hear that the scale is tipping in the right direction and you were able to accomplish 5/7 workout days. Something that I do, when I am inthe stitching mood vs. the exercise mood is to do situps & pushup in between every change of thread (when one runs out, before I thread the needle again, I get down on the floor and exercise:10 sit ups, 10 push up and sometimes I even run up and down the steps...then I thread that needle). Just an idea I thought I would pass on!
Take care!

ollie1976 said...

Awesome job Dani on both CD and the weight!
-Jen

Dee said...

No butt kicking from me. LOL Sad to say ... I'm a cross stitching butt-kicker too. Love the progress on the dragon. It won't be too long until you are done.

I only made it to the gym once over the weekend. But, I did have a good workout once I was there.

My heart-rate monitor came in ... love it! Makes keeping the pace up a lot easier when you KNOW how hard you have to work.

Hope you have a great week.

Elaine said...

Your needles been hot - great progress!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Excellent stitching progress! Hey, 5/7 is wonderful - healing time, you know.

Bette said...

CD is looking awesome! He's absolutely gorgeous. And congrats on the weight loss. It is heading in the right direction and getting the activity in is most impressive. That's one area I can't seem to get started on.

Sylvia said...

Dani, Your dragon looks awesome. It will be done before we know it. As for your weight, just keep working on it. As I a have come to know over the years this long term weight loss is about changing our habits. I have just started again and as always the first week is the easiest because one is enthusiastic and you can shed some the easy water weight. I have been contemplating weight watchers but have not decided yet. I am trying to figure out how to fit enough exercise into my schedule without giving anything else up. Unrealistic, I know. I am using an iPhone app called Lose It to track what I eat, how much I exercise and my weight. It really helps me focus on what I am trying to accomplish. Keep it up. You have done a marvelous job.

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

WOW! That was some stitching you got done! And I promise to make sure there are lots of heathly choices for the weekend.

Christine said...

Fabulous progress on your dragon!

Carol said...

You're almost finished, Dani--he looks incredible! And I think you're doing great with your excercising. It is hard to fit in everything between work and sleep. Sometimes stitching just has to come first!

Wendy said...

OMG!! This is just incredible. What a nice progress. Those colors are so nice too.

Michelle said...

Great progress!
Well done on the scale - 0.5lbs off is better than nothing at all :)

Ranae said...

A very gorgeous design, keep it up

Jo said...

gorgeous progress, love this dragon

Sharon said...

CD looks awesome! I am barely making 1/7, so you are doing great!

Wendy said...

I really like your dragon, lovely colors !
I´d better not show this one to my son, he´ll insist I stitch it for him !

Suzanne said...

Fantastic progress! I would kill for one of those stitching days.

Terri said...

Looks amazing I love the way it is working up :)