Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weigh-in no. 23 & Winner of CSN Giveaway!

I've had a pretty good week this week.  It's been pretty productive:

The front of the quilt
The back of the quilt
I finished a baby quilt for my friend's baby - it's the first quilt I've actually finished!!  Although I know I made some mistakes on it, I was still pretty proud of the outcome! 

I also finished writing a sermon about Rahab (from the Old Testament - Joshua 2 & 6) for a friend's book, which will hopefully be published by the end of this year.

I also ran lots of errands, caught up on stuff I had been neglecting (including making an appointment to get the exhaust on my jeep fixed), and generally crossed quite a few things off my list.  Not bad!

Nevertheless, on the weight-loss front, I'm feeling a little bit adrift.  I still show a loss this week (for which I'm happy as I wasn't sure I'd have one), but I have lost quite a bit of momentum.  In case I haven't said it in previous posts, I started a new job last week and, as such, I haven't been driving into town every day to work since I can work from home.  That's great but it made going to the gym easier since I wasn't making a special trip.  But now I'm going to have to.  So while I had made a schedule for myself to make sure I went, I haven't done it which means I need to revise it, tighten the belt, and get on with it.  This sitting on my ass at my desk all the time isn't doing me any favors.

Plus, over the last week or so we've gotten a bit lazy with food and we haven't been planning meals like we used to, so it makes it hard to eat healthier when we leave it to the last minute to figure out what we're going to eat.  Although, I have to say that the fact that we haven't gone out for fish and chips or a burger instead of cooking is a bit of a triumph.  Lord knows I've certainly been tempted, but I'm proud of us for hanging in there and actually cooking.

It's not the end of the world by any means, but it does signal that it's time to shift into another gear as I recognize in myself that I've gotten a bit lax.

weigh-in no. 23 (- .4 lbs)

Last week:    288.8
This week:    288.4      
Loss of          -    .4
Total Loss     - 38.6

My goal is for next week to have hit the 40 lb loss mark!


I also wanted to announce the winner of the giveaway I hosted this week 
for a online giftcard to CSN Stores.

The winner of the CSN Giveaway is Shel (from Ohio)
who won for entry no. 39 where she told me what she'd want to order from CSN with her gift card.

My low-tech way of registering entries! 

Congratulations, Shel!!  

And hopefully I'll be hosting more giveaways in the future, 
so keep checking back to see what's happening.

Here's to a new week, new opportunities and a fresh influx of resolve and commitment 
to this journey!

Question for comment: How do you keep your resolve to keep going in your endeavors?  What activities do you do?  What do you tell yourself?  Where do you find motivation?


  1. The quilt looks very soft! I've always wanted to learn how to quilt, maybe I'll commit to learning this summer...