Monday, November 15, 2010

Good News, Bad News

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.
Redwork kittens
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!


Annemiek said...

Well, it amazed me that you were still loosing weight, meaning that it's normal to have a small drawback or a standstill. Don't be this hard on yourself! You are still doing great and the scale will go down again. (although I DO know how it feels when you gain instead of loose!!!!)
The muscleweight vs fatweight IS true and according to pics of you that show up: you look better every time!

Crispy said...

Goodness, just the losses in the measurements would make me do cart wheels (if I wasn't so old LOL). Keep up the good work!!


Natalie said...

Oh, don't be discouraged! I am so proud and in awe of what you have accomplished. You are so far ahead (of me, for one) and I don't think you have any reason to be thinking you have let anyone down.

BillieBee (billiemick) said... have lost a lot of weigh. Unless thinking about losing weight burns calories, I'm out of luck. That seems to be as far as I get.

Love your stitching!

Jeannette said...

That is alot of weight you have lost. My trainer at the gym said to increase the cardio work over the weight work to help increase the lose of pds. I have been reading your blog since the beginning of the year and you have inspired me to re join the gym to lose weight. Thanks again for the inspiration

Michelle said...

41 pounds & inches? That's AWESOME!!!

Which reminds me...I need to drink more water.

Stray Stitches said...

Congratulations on your loss! That is totally fantastic! And, yes, muscle does weigh more than fat and your inch loss proves it. I think you should be extremely proud of yourself - I know I am!!!!

Denise :) said...

Congrats on the loss of inches!! Way to GO!! And I love your little redwork kittens -- so darling! :)

Vickie said...

You go girl! That is totally amazing! I have been looking for my will power all year! I hope I find it in January!!!
I love your kittens in red!!!

Brenda said...

Just checking in on a few of my friends. This is the second day I could not think of a post. i am a failure at posting every single day. But you are a winner. You have done so well this past year if you are up 2 I find it impossible that you should be feel failure because, just wow 41 pounds. I cannot even loose 10.

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