I have two cards to share with you today and it's been a while since I gave you an update on my weight loss so I thought I'd update you on that today as well.
First up is my second entry in the Play Date Cafe.
Above is the inspiration photo to use this week.
Below is my second card for this challenge.
Next up is a card for Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge to make a baby themed card. I rarely make these but had fun using my old SU stamp punch and these 'yellow bicycle' patterned papers.
So about my weight loss progress. Last January I joined weight watchers (well rejoined is the better description.) I hoped to lose 20 pounds. The first three months were pretty hard. I often followed the program carefully only to lose .2 pounds in a week. ugh. If you follow my blog you remember my frustration, but I persevered. Now I'm down 15 pounds from my starting weight and only 5 pounds from my goal. The last two months, the weight has come off much easier. I really don't know why. Maybe I've learned to manage my portions better, maybe my added activity has kicked up my metabolism, maybe I have a tape worm - I don't really understand why, but I'll take it. The other really good thing is that my waist measurement is now at 35". According to some experts, having a waist diameter of less than 35" significantly reduces your risk for diabetes and other health issues. When I was 17, I never would have imagined that I'd be happy with a waist size over 30." Back then, 35" that should have been my bust measurement and my waist should have been 10 inches less - 24." Funny how age can change perspectives like this.
And just a word or two about my 'goal weight.' I am not 5 pounds away from 125 pounds. I have given up on weights in that range. About 5 years ago my doctor said I should lose 10 pounds. I proceeded to take a few years to gain 10 pounds. So my goal weight is the 10 pounds down from where I was 5 years ago. My doctor wrote a note and thus weight watchers has accepted my goal weight which is about 15 pounds more than what they would say my goal weight should be for my height. I'll be very happy to maintain this new goal weight for the rest of my life. I am very okay with never getting to 125 every again. If it happens, great, if not, I'll just strive to keep my weight under control and my body healthy.
I hope to get to my goal weight in September. When I get there I have promised myself a new workout outfit from lululemon and I'll show you pictures from before, during and after.
Thanks for visiting today. Have a great day.