Friday, July 19, 2013

What I've Been Up To...

We are enjoying having our Marine home for two weeks and I'm dreading when he has to leave.

I've been trying to stay cool in the little heat wave we have been having, but I honestly don't mind the heat as much as I used too(one of the benefits of losing weight I guess).  My sewing machine has been humming with lots of clothing makeovers.  I've altered a number of skirts, made two skirts from a pair of shorts and a pair of pants, changed a few tops, made over a couple dresses, and I still have more to do.  Trying to make a new wardrobe before our vacation :)

 I'm also keeping up with my exercising.  I had to take a few days off from running because of shin splints, but I got on the treadmill today and ran 3.5 miles!!!Holy smokes!! I've never done that in my life.
The pounds are coming off slower now, 53 lbs gone, but I think my overall strength and health are improving.  I'm telling myself I'm in the " slow weight loss/ toning up " phase of things.  I don't think I mentioned it on here before, but I was a size 18/20 I'm now down to a solid 12 and I have a few 10s too!! I really want to be a solid size 8, hopefully by Christmas I will be there.
Have a great weekend everyone!!  It's a grilling night for us, yummy steaks!!! Can't wait.



  1. Good for you for losing the weight and being able to modify clothes to make them fit. That part I am not able to do.

    For the shin should try compression socks or sleeves...they are spending but they work! I bought some sleeves a few months ago and they help with the shin splints and cramping and I am only a walker.

    Good luck!

  2. You have inspired me to get off the computer and get my sewing machine out. I have some alterations and a dress to make!

    Congratulations on your weight loss!

    I'm just beginning. I've a very long way to go. God's going to get me there.

    Harvest Lane Cottage

  3. That is amazing and inspiring! You have a lot to be proud of.


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