Friday, September 11, 2009

Finished and future and other good things.

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.

sweater

A Finished thing:

I threw down the gauntlet a few posts ago.  Here they are complete.

 
Up Next?  Trace Adkins and Toby Keith at Nissan Pavilion, Saturday, September 12!

Until next time.

4 comments:

trek said...

Good for you - on all levels!

Robbyn said...

Congratulations! What terrific news about the weight - and what gorgeous yarn for your new sweater.

Now, on to the important stuff. What about Keith and Adkins? Pantpantpant....

Ev said...

Yay you!!!! Way to go on the weight loss! The gauntlets are gorgeous!

Toby Keith? Be still my beating heart!! Green with envy here! Enjoy!!

A Crafty Lawyer said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations!