For the first time that I can remember, I am under 200lbs. Mind you, it is only by 1lb, but it is still very exciting! Since March, I have lost 52lbs.
To put that in perspective, that’s the equivalent of this little guy:
And this furball:
I have about 45lbs more to go before I hit my “goal weight”. That means I’m over the halfway mark! Stay tuned in 2011 for more exciting weight loss.
I hope you’re having as much fun on your Xmas Eve as I am. :)
Santa Princess hat, courtesy of my folks.
The skating rink was crazy busy (that’s about 1/3 of the people who were out there…)
My rockin’ skates (an early xmas gift from my folks) with new laces. Now I just need some purple wheels…
I’ve taken a step back from the holiday madness. I made most of my gifts this year. Those that were purchased were done so fairly early. I can’t find the paddle attachment on my mixer, so I haven’t baked many cookies (I hate using the whisk for cookies). We didn’t even decorate. Other priorities have come up and I’m ok with that.
And you know what? I’m not stressing.
Do you know why?
- Because I have a husband and family who love me.
- Because I just put new laces in my roller skates (an early xmas gift from my folks).
- Because it is much more pleasant to smile and go with the flow.
Have a happy holiday season, whatever you celebrate.
Look a lot like Christmas at Grandma & Papa’s!
So, yesterday I borrowed my nephew. I finally got a day out with this spunky 4 year old without anyone else. (Do you know how hard it is to get a day out with your nephew when he’s the *only* grandchild? It’s not easy, let me tell you!) Being the doting aunt, we spent the day doing what *he* wanted to do. Which means we spent a lot of time in the play area at the mall.
We played on all the rides.
We ate our lunch with chopsticks (even if his lunch was a sandwich).
We even got to see Santa.
Santa gave out awesome antlers.
Which look awesome when worn in the play area.
Hope your Friday was as fun as ours!
Hey guess what I’ve been doing…
I’ve taken up roller skating! As a child, I used to skate weekly in the summers thanks to day camp. When my friend Liisa said they were going skating last week, I jumped at the chance. After not having been on wheels in around a decade, it was interesting. I did do one Charlie Brown-esque fall (feet in the air and everything), but otherwise, had a great time. We went a second time on Monday and I’m totally hooked. I’m already picking out my skates because rentals SUCK big time. I bet you can guess where my Christmas money is going…
I was totally impressed with my local rink. It’s the same rink I skated at as a child, and while the floors are a little more patched than I remember, the prices are awesome. They do several discount nights a week, including an adults only night with period appropriate (80s, baby!) music. It’s cheaper than a gym membership and the first time I’ve exercised for 90 minutes without complaint. Check out your local roller rink, you might be pleasantly surprised.
(And I’m totally getting purple wheels for my skates…)
I was looking through my iPhoto and found this funny picture of Chloe. Sometimes, the camera clicks at just the right moment…
That’s right, I finished a sweater! And not a kid-sized sweater… A man-sized sweater! Sam’s sweater (started in February) finally got finished. The only bad(?) thing is that he’s lost around 30lbs and now his sweater is a tad too large. (Sonja and I have plans to take care of that in the near future.)
So, without further ado, pictures of hubby in his sweater, kicking the ball for the dog.
Pattern is from Knit Simple Holiday 2009 issue. Yarn is Cascade Eco Wool in color 8087. Buttons are wooden and purchased at my LYS. Ravelry details/notes can be found here.