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1 New Habit

I have been reading up on habits and how to create new ones.  The key is to pick one habit , keep it simple and focus on that habit for 30 days. I found a great post about breaking bad habits  from  You will love this website. So much good information. So My habit will be to get up at 6am and go to the gym. I am going to focus on this habit for 30 days!  I'm not going to think of fancy work outs or where I'm going to work out but that I am going to get up at 6 am and be out the door by 6:15.   The gym in closed friday mornings so I will do this Mon-Thursday. Now I realize the hardest part of this is physically getting out of bed...Well I already started going to the gym this week and the key is:  Do Not hit the snooze button . There is no reason to hit that snooze button...the alarm goes off -lift up your head, turn off the alarm and get up!!!   If you don't get up right away then your mind will tell you to stay in bed.... You have to get out o

weekly weigh in:

I'll get straight to it- last weeks weigh in was 149 Here are my stats today: SW:152 CW: 147.8 GW: 136 This morning the scale read 147.8     I lost 1.2lbs!  That is great! I have worked out every day this week and my eating habits are better. I noticed in the past sometimes I would lose 2 lbs in a week then .5 the next so I'm going to be patient. I have to share this Amazing 6 week Seminar that I am participating in. It started Thursday night and its called Powerful Brain. Health Body. I'm hoping it will give me the tools needed to lose 10 lbs. Something that stuck with me is he said not to focus on Bad Habits and getting rid of them. Just create new healthy habits and focus on the new healthy habits! The first habit that I am creating is waking up at 6am every weekday and working out.  So far so good. Monday was a holiday so I started on Tuesday, oh, now that I think about it I slept in till 7am on Thursday...but its a start, I worked out tues, wed and friday

weekly weigh in

ok people I suck. Don't  look to me for inspiration. The scale will not budge! I have exactly 4 weeks to lose 10lbs!! Weigh in for this week:  149lb   so no loss or gain there. SW: 152 CW: 149 GW: 136  I was doing so good at the first of the week but once Valentines Day came, so did the candy. My husband brought home thee best caramel corn drizzled with chocolate..then my mom bought a little box of chocolate for my daughter then I made sugar cookies. I didn't have a problem with the cookies however I ate all the broken pieces!!! You've heard that the broken chips are 0 calories right? well I told myself that the cookie crumbs and pieces were 0 calories as well. The only problem.....the scale didn't think so! On a positive note I have registered for a Seminar called :Powerful Minds Healthy Bodies. It's a seminar that is being offered through my employer so me and a couple friends signed up. It is beginning this upcoming Thursday. It could not have come

Another Quilt

yep I gave in.  My last post talked about how I was not going to start another project. Well here it is! I have to explain why I was all the sudden drawn to these granny squares. I have been crocheting granny squares and when I would search on other granny squares and trying to get ideas on how to join them I would also get results for these granny squares!!  I didn't know they were called granny squares but they do look like granny squares (the crochet ones)  So I decided I had to make one....Oh and its a great project to use up your scraps too. I tried to figure out a fast way to put them together rather then individually sewing each 2.5 square one at a time.   You know how on the trip around the world you can sew your fabrics in strips then cut them and magic occurs in the way you unpick them? Well I kept thinking how that would work out with these and couldn't figure it out. (Plus I couldn't find a tutorial on that so it must not be possible) I did fig

Saturday Weigh In

Source: via Kari on Pinterest Weekly Results: SW: 152 CW: 149 GW: 136 Yep the scale is going the wrong way! My friend shared a link on youtube....i'm kicking myself that I cannot find it but really the one statement that stuck to me was this: "Your alarm clock goes off and before you can reach you hand over to shut it off your mind is already telling you that its too cold, your too tired, its too dark"        Don't listen to that voice!!  That voice will ruin your victories.  Get up and out of bed as soon as that alarm clock goes off. Source: via delilahthomas on Pinterest Stop fighting with yourself! Just do it! My biggest challenge this week has been sweets. When I start steering away from healthy foods its because I am bored. I need to try another recipe so this week I tried these protein bites: Source: via delilahthomas on Pinterest They are pretty good. Its

Pinterest = Bad!

I just need to stay away from pinterest before I start yet A N O T H E R   project! Source: via delilahthomas on Pinterest I want to start a new quilt so bad!! However I do have a couple quilts in the works. These quilts are distracting me!!I need to be calm, I cannot give in. Source: via Paula on Pinterest I love these solid color quilts, they are so modern looking. I have someone in mind who would love a quilt like this. Source: via twiddletails on Pinterest I think these quilts are mostly appreciated by the not so crafty people. Source: via delilahthomas on Pinterest

stash buster

granny squares: I used my stash for these granny squares however I cheated a little and bought the taupe color that surrounds the squares. I love the colors together, the picture does not show them well. I love how I decided to join them together. I just did a single crochet in the spaces.  ( i didn't crochet in every stitch) This is what the back looks like.  I don't even know how to explain how I stitched them  and I can't find a tutorial online. I think this method works well on this because it is going to be a purse. It doesn't need to be as sturdy as if it were going to be a blanket. It is going to be so pretty. I need to do 3 more granny squares for the front panel. Then 3 more for the back panel.

Saturday Weigh in

Well I missed last weeks weigh in. It was my birthday and I ate like crap.  Actually I didn't eat "like crap" I actually ate crap!!!  Well by crap I mean oreo cookies, Cafe Rio, a brownie....UGH! This week was a little better, I was able to work out 4 out of 5 days and I'm slowly getting back to eating better. So this morning when I got on the scale it read: 146.8   Last week it was 146.6 So I gained .2lbs...what to do? Try harder. SW: 146 GW: 136 CW: 146.8 I haven't made much progress but it's okay. It's  a challenge, its going to be hard. I don't want to seem shallow, I don't think it matters what size you are. All that matters is that you are healthy and also that you exercise everyday.   I am all about being the best you can be. If there is something in your life that needs so improvement then why not improve it? Source: Uploaded by user via delilahthomas on Pinterest This was on pinterest and it made me think.  Happy and hea