Good things and the future:
First on the agenda - ME!
Last December, I decided that I need to lose weight. Truth be told, I decided many times before December! In December 2008, I said, "Enough!" and joined Weight Watchers. While attending meetings and following the plan I lost about 40 lbs. My mother experienced a number of medical issues that needed my attention. My ability to attend meetings was hampered by the care and attention Mom needed and eventually, I ceased attending.
My original goal was 50 lbs by my 50th Birthday in May. Some of you might remember that I made it to 40 lbs in May. I maintained that 40 lbs for the Summer. A feat of gigantic proportions, I am told by my neighbor, a lifetime member of WW, as she would have ballooned with the stress of the Mother care and worry. I didn't balloon, but I didn't actively seek to reduce either. Maintaining was my goal. And I did it!
This morning, I decided to jump (well, gently place my feet) on the scale.
Down 51.5 lbs since December 2008!!!!! WooHOOO! So besides maintaining, I have also lost a bit more than 10 lbs!!!!
As a reward, I am going make myself a sweater out of some lovely, colorful, slightly shiny wool which has been marinating in my stash. I just have to figure out which sweater pattern will be best for the yarn. I'm leaning toward a top down Raglan with afterthought pockets. Afterthought pockets because few of the sweaters I have seen have pockets. The ones that do are too fiddly for the colorful yarn.
A Finished thing:
I threw down the gauntlet a few posts ago. Here they are complete.
Until next time.