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Friday, July 09, 2010

The Week's Progress

Its been a very long week with the extreme temperatures and humidity we've had here in the Ottawa area.  Temperatures have been in the mid 30's all week long and it certainly has taken a toll on everyone.  I've not worked out this week because driving home in my greenhouse on wheels (aka no A/C in the car) left me feeling ill after the 25 minute drive.  I pretty much came home most evenings and went right to bed for a few hours!  My appetite has suffered as well, and I've not been able to eat proper meals just a little here and there.

I have been stitching a little bit this week, and here's where Celestial Dragon stands before my weekend of stitching!  Tomorrow Lynn is hosting a day of stitching and hopefully I'll get a lot done... instead a lot of eating and talking!

Things have not gone well on the weight front again.  Last week saw me at a stay the same on the scale, and that I could accept.  This week, I was up 2.5 lbs again, so I'm back 6.5 lbs over my goal weight.  So the battle continues.

I'm looking forward to Lynn's tomorrow!

33 comments:

Dee said...

CD is going to be done pretty soon now. It sure is looking good.

We were in Philadelphia during the heat wave. YIKES! It actually melted the safety striping off the car door.

Bette said...

CD is looking wonderful. You're on the home stretch now. Try and stay cool. We treat the heat here like others treat winter. We just don't go out in it unless we have too.

Carolyn NC said...

Almost done - it's gone really fast! Have fun at the stitch-in!

valerie said...

Great progress on CD!! Stay cool in the heat wave!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your CD. He's looking great.

Christine said...

Fabulous progress on your dragon. Enjoy your weekend

Karen said...

25 minute commute without A/C must be brutal! I would be sick too. CD is looking fabulous! I can't believe how much you've gotten done this week.

Lynn said...

Seems to be a little cooler now, plus I've got central air to keep us comfy. That way we can get lots of stitching done! See you soon.

Kathy A. said...

See you in a few hours! I have your lamp. Nice progress on Celestial.

riona said...

The Celestial Dragon is coming along wonderfully ... hope the backstitching and beading moves along just as quickly.

As to the weight gain, are you drinking a lot of fluids other than water ... remember, iced tea or coffee, seltzer and other beverages contain caffeine and sodium ... which, in turn can cause water retention.

Carol said...

Oh, Dani--I can't imagine driving that far with no AC!! Hopefully, the heat wave has broken by now--it really has been horrid...

Looks like your next posting will be your completed CD--can't wait to see it :) Enjoy your stitching get-together!

Sylvia said...

Dani, Don't lose hope on the weight front. I have recently started this process as you can see on my blog (nsaprof.blogspot.com). This heat wave has been tough and it is especially difficult to be active. My strategy this week was to go for my walk at 7am while the temperature was still reasonable. there was no way I would do it any later.

CD is coming along beautifully. You have the dragon stitched soon. Perhaps even later today and then you can move on to all the other stitching that you mentioned had t be done to it. As always I look forward to seeing your progress.

Sally said...

CD is looking brilliant Dani.

I hear you about the heat and it's not as hot here as it is for you over there. It's 27 degrees here today and it's too much for me:(

Charlene ♥ SC said...

How close you are to finished! Great job. Have fun stitching with your friends - it will really be close...

corinna said...

stay cool stitching in the shade
your CD looks fantastic
way to go
be healthy and happy
wishing you fortitude and peace in reaching your goal
smiles

Annie said...

The dragon is getting oh so close to the end and looking better all the time.

You know some weeks are up and some are down in the weight department. Just try to be a good girl and I'm sure things will improve again.

We're finally having a rainy day here in DC and bit cooler after the heat wave. Quite welcome even if it does mess up the weekend.

Angela P said...

The heat/humidity is just about killing me too :) CD looks absolutely wonderful! I wish I lived closer to youall a day of stitching sounds like a lot of fun :) I understand with the weight battle, mine is creeping up too!

Julie said...

The heat is making us in the UK suffer too, i know my stitching suffers in it!

Enjoy your time at Lynne's, CD is looking wonderful

Erna said...

Oh Dani your CD is great, and don't worry too much about the weight.....
Hugs
Erna

Raven/Missy said...

Your celestial dragon looks fantastic! I hope things cool off for you soon and you have a great time stitching at Lynn's.

Sara said...

Sorry to hear about your weather, it's been pretty hot and humid around here too. Your CD is just gorgeous though, so close to being done!

Donna said...

Such weird temps. Here in Texas where it is usually 104+ about now, it has been in the 80's, sometimes the 70's. And rain, rain, rain.
The weight gain probably has something to do with the heat. I know I retain a lot of fluids when it is unbearably hot. Keep your chin up! The stitching looks wonderful!

Giovanna said...

That's a lot done since last time, he's almost done! Great going, Dani!

Tama said...

Oh, wow, almost done with the dragon! And it's soooo gorgeous!

Heidi said...

Beautiful piece! My sister has the same pattern and its been on my to do list for ages! Best of luck on the weight front, i'm doing the same thing though I am 7 lbs closer to my goal weight.

Siobhan said...

Wonderful progress! I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Siobhan said...

Wonderful progress! I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Jo said...

CD is looking fabulous - can't wait for a post-stitching weekend update!

I'm sure the weight will sort itself out - just keep doing the things that you know work for you. I imagine not exercising so much because of the heat didn't help... Remember there are 3 kind of people in the world - those who are just naturally thin, those who aren't but don't do much about it, and those who make an effort - not the easiest group to belong to, but the most inspiring (IMO).

Lillie said...

CD is looking fabulous!

I believed its a temporary setback
with your weight at the moment and am sure you will overcome these once you've strengthen and recharge your motivation.

Sandy said...

CD is looking great Dani! Soon you'll be on to the netting. I like the new blog too and I almost got the same background.

Don't get discouraged about the weight issue. I have watched you work so hard to lose it and you've done amazing! Even on good days our weight goes up and down by several pounds. You know that though. Keep it up girl! You're amazing in my book!

<3 Sandy aka shadowkitty

Doris said...

the dragon look great!.

Wendy said...

well, the weather is no better here.
hot, humid, really not enjoyable while one still has to work and the kids still have to go to school.

your dragons keeps looking more beautifull, I love the turqoise !

Suzanne said...

I can't believe how quickly CD has been progressing. Hope the weather improves for you.