Welcome to the first of the dual purpose Wednesday posts. Firstly Lee’s Work In Progress Wednesday, and secondly Erin’s Weigh In Wednesday, which is really a work in progress on me rather than the sewing pile!
For the sewing WIP part:
My only finish for the week was the Kindle cover for my dad:
I got blocks 3 and 4 of the SHQ QAL done last night, and the 5th block done tonight. Now that we’ve progressed into the more ‘advanced’ blocks we’re moving to one a week rather than 2. I’m not overly thrilled with all my points, but this is a learning exercise…
I also got another x and + block done for the swap while I was at it:
To Be Worked On This Week:
Pattern test # 2
Bag started at new year
For the Weigh In part:
Ugh! Okay, I knew I wanted to shift some weight after what has basically been bored eating at work, and some unwise choices at home in the past few months. About 3 years ago I lost 3 1/2 stone (50 lbs/22 kg for those on other measuring systems). For the most part I was good for the next year and a half, and then I ended up working mad crazy hours for about 8 months at work where I wasn’t getting home to make all my breakfasts/lunches/dinners, and I put some back on again. I then lost a chunk of it, but as I say, back a few months, unwise choices, and we’ll leave it at that!
Weight loss goal: 26 lbs / 11.5 kg
Week’s loss: 0 – just started
Total loss: 0
Distance to goal: 26 lbs / 11.5 kg
Exercise done: Well I ran up the escalator at the station this morning (about 40 steps running) and trudged up the stairs in the office to my floor twice (120 steps x 2) I don’t think walking down them works quite the same! Plus I went on a lunchtime
route march walk. I have also dug out the Wii Fit and The Biggest Loser so Bob and Gillian can shout at me again, but I’ll be doing that on the days when I don’t have a lunchtime sojourn.
Total time exercising: 45 mins (well I only started today!)
Sorry Erin, I’m not posting photies, no-one to take them (and no, I’m not setting up the self timer on the camera ;o) ) Maybe at the end I’ll post one…
Linking up to:
i am joining the weigh in wednesday! checking it out now.
Whoop whoop! Nice to have you join us. Good luck this week. With all those stairs you will blitz it in. 🙂
Great job on the qal blocks, they look fantastic. I haven't heard of the weigh in Wednesday, I'll have to join in come March! Good for you starting up.
I like the kindle cover you did for your dad. Any sewing tips or pattern?
You want more exercise? Get an Irish Setter. They're always on the go, in a highest gear and you with them 😉 Although mine is in heat at the moment as well as the post operation treatment….
Love block 4!! Good luck with the weight loss. You can do it – you've proven that already!
Go girl! If you can't beat em, join em!
Glad you're joining us for weigh in wednesday. I'm finding the accountability so helpful! Good luck this week!
Such a great kindle cover! I love that it has the pockets!
Love the blocks and good luck with the weight loss. I'd like to loose a stone or three myself. I don't see anything wrong with the way your points look. The Kindle cover turned out great and I bet your dad will love it. Hugs
Your block points look great to me!
Go you with the exercising! I figure I'll try to get fitter after I finish having kids — there's no point doing sit-ups if my tummy's just going to get stretched out again, hehe.
Love #5. Such a great block and your colors are so pretty!
From where I'm sitting your points look perfect! Good luck with your weight loss regimen. You've inspired me to start one as well!
lucky daddy, what a nice handmade gift for him.
and thank you for your 'friends' reporting the current time.