Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ballerina update and Weight Woes

My fingers are sore!!! I set a goal this weekend to finish another section of ballerina.  This week I put in 6,880 stitches in her!!!!  I just have one section left to stitch!!!  I am hoping to have her finished in two weeks.  That is the goal..two weeks! I do have 2 Halloween ornaments that I need to stitch up. They will have to wait...I want her FINISHED!!! 

The week I am proud to say I lost 0.2 lbs.  That is it.  I know you are wondering why I am proud of that was a LONG week.  First, we had staff development on Monday and Tuesday.  They fed us Hamburgers on Monday and Tuesday we went out to eat (1st time).  Then Tuesday night, I had a friend in town so we went out to eat (2nd) and I really enjoyed my artichoke and spinach dip with deep fried bow tie pasta for dipping.  Wednesday afternoon, Mark sent me an email saying he was going golfing and was wanting to pick me up sushi (3rd) for dinner.  That is my weakness...I LOVE sushi!!  Friday was payday. On payday, my friend Erin and I always go out for appetizers and something to drink (4th ). I had a treat of 1/2 sweet -1/2 unsweet tea, chips dip, etc.  On Saturday, Mark decided we needed Jimmy John sandwiches (5th) for as you can see I ate out 5 times this week!!!  So I am proud to say even with all this eating out I still lost a VERY small amount of weight!!!

This next week I will do better!!!  


Kim said...

No wonder your fingers hurt, what great progress! Fingers crossed for meeting your goal.

Siobhan said...

Wonderful progress on your WIP! It's beautiful! YGG on the weight loss, too!

Meari said...

Ballerina looks beautiful, Vickie.

Betty said...

You have good reason to have sore fingers! Give them a few days to rest (while you're working), and you'll be ready to set them ablaze again next weekend. lol

Congratulations on having any weight loss at all after all those dinners out this week! Look at the brighter side -- you did NOT gain any! Good luck this week!

Shari said...

she is looking GREAT Vickie!!!!!!! You are doing a fantastic & I have simliar goals for our big/current projects...WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!
Hey, with eating out that much, you did great!!! Keep it up!!!

Blu said...

She looks amazing! Best of luck with the two week goal~

Patty said...

She is sooo pretty! And I can understand why your fingers hurt! Whew - that's a lot of stitching.

WTG on your weight loss! If you feel you'd like an online support group try I belong to it and really enjoy being a member. It's free - tons of "teams" (groups) you can belong to and much much more. I've been a member for several years now.

Vicky L said...

She is coming along! You could do it!

mdgtjulie said...

Your ballerina looks gorgeous. You're getting so close to having her done. I'm getting excited for you. Grats on all the progress!!

lenna said...

Congrats on the weight loss, it is hard, I know.
Your stitching is so darn gorgeous I am so impressed. You go girl!!!
Just stunning, it is going to look so impressive when you have it framed!
God Bless your sore stitching fingers ~