Sunday, February 27, 2011

I've never sewed before in my life - unless you count a couple of quick projects with my mom when I was younger. Years ago (probably about 20) my dad gave me a sewing machine. Until last week, it had been sitting in my basement gathering dust. For some reason, I decided to bring it out, dust it off, and try making something.

I'll be honest, I didn't have high hopes. In fact, I was expecting to fail. But, Hobby Lobby had fabric on sale, and for an investment of only $16, I decided to give it a try.

I found an online tutorial, with step-by-step instructions (including pictures - think Pioneer Woman cooks for sewing), that made it seem not too difficult. I was pleasantly surprised with the results. I even had enough material for some matchy-matchy headbands.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Week 5

Week 5 weight loss: 2.0
Total weight loss: 3.4

So, I've skipped a couple weeks. It isn't that I haven't weighed in, its just that I can't ever seem time to post any more. I actually weighed on Sunday too - after 2 days of birthday debauchery, I knew it wouldn't be pretty. So, I'm counting Sunday's weight.

Things have been ok. I'm kind of reaching the point in my "journey" where I am not seeing the scale move fast enough, and I get discouraged. Its the cycle that I've found myself caught up into for the past 5 years. Its just that I love food. . . too much.

I did have a huge personal victory last week. As long as I've been running, there is a certain long hill that I've been trying to run up. And last week was the first time that I have run all the way up the entire hill without having to take a walk break. It was a HUGE accomplishment. So, even if I'm not the skinniest girl out there, it is empowering to know that I am becoming more healthy and fit.

Maybe the skinny will come later . . .

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bryn's 5 years old

Bryn turns 5 tomorrow, and we celebrated today with a "fancy" party. The girls showed up in their fanciest clothes - we did manicures, makeovers, and made headbands. I've never seen such a quiet and well-behaved group of 5 year-olds. I think because the looked like princesses, they had to act like them too.
Bryn is the sweetest girl. And she's funny too (and knows it). She wants everyone to laugh at her all. the. time. She's also an artist and a dancer - she's so creative and fun.
She's smart too. She can already read many words, and can sound out simple words. When she starts kindergarten in the fall, she's going to be totally ready.
She is also a social butterfly, and LOVES to be around other kids. She really likes to be the center attention. . . which isn't always a good thing.