Yes, you guessed it. My morning was filled with both good and not so good news. I did the weigh in and gained 2 pounds! TWO WHOLE POUNDS!! ACK!! I'm so depressed about that. I worked so hard and I just can't seem to get past this whole up a little down a little plateau. So that was the not so good news. On the other hand, I did lose inches. From the last measure to this one 5.5 total inches, 4 of them from my abdomen! I gained half an inch in each bicep. My body fat index went down by 1.5 too. I am told that this means that I am gaining muscle and still losing fat but that muscle weighs more than fat. I know this but it is still discouraging to see the scale number go up. I know there are many of you out there struggling with weight issues too. It's so difficult, isn't it? I have been working on it since January and have lost 41 pounds and 41 total inches so far. It sure goes on quicker than it comes off and with lots less work! I just feel like I let my team down and I hate that feeling. I am ready for the challenge to be done and not to have to feel that pressure any more. OK, that's it, enough whining! Moving on.
I told you I had a top secret project I am working on too but I can show you part of it, although I can't tell you what it is going to be used in until later. I will say I am designing a quilt around it. Some of my readers may figure it out and that's OK, I just can't state it outloud. I found this wonderful pattern, free, on vintage hoop transfers on Flickr. I love that group! They have some adorable, vintage patterns available there. You should check it out.
I got all of this done in about an hour while watching the Harry Potter marathon with DH last night! I got the chance to use the red Cosmo thread on the spool (2 ply) for the first time and it is WONDERFUL! It is more expensive than buying it in the skein but it sure is a dream to stitch with! I hope to have this part done soon and then be able to design the quilt in my head around it.
Hope you all have a wonderful day, the sun is shining and the birds are chirping and life is good!