Monday, July 28, 2008

The Challenge Week 8

I've been gone for a week. I've been to the Big City for the Nationals. I'll have to tell you about that when I have some pics to share.

On with the weigh-in.

Starting weight: 285
Last weigh-in: 286.6
This week: 282.2


I'm not real sure what's been different. Just the 4 days of activities of the Nationals.

Anyway, as of right now, there's no log-in for this week. Not sure if there's something wrong with Los or not. You can check out last weeks weigh-in here.

I'll be back to tell you how things went for the kiddos at Nationals...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Challenge Week 7

How are all you little Ragamuffin-Toppers out there???? You can check up on them by going here.

I'm hoping they are better than I am here. I really think the stress is getting to me.

Here we go:

Starting weight: 285
Last week:286.2
This week: 288.2

That means I'm +2lbs.


I'm not eating as much or as often. I'm getting frustrated.

My confession: I've been working on soooooo many other things, I've not made time to exercise. I know that's bad. The Nationals start on Sunday. I've got too much to do between now and then, and I've not lost any weight. I've gained.

I'm not eating bad, I'm just not getting any exercise in. I'm not sleeping good, either.

One side-note: I've been really stressed this past weekend. I was woke up at 12:20am Friday morning by my neighbor who let me know that my car had been hit. The person who hit me ran. And on Saturday, I paid that car off. I've not had much fun this weekend, but the adjuster came yesterday and the damage didn't look too bad. So, my "just paid off car" is in the shop getting a face-lift, and I'm driving a rental that has bald tires. Yippee.

After next week, the majority of the stress is over. Maybe I'll get better at this weight-loss thing.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Skirts

Ok. I promised to post about my skirts. I'm still in the process of making a few, but here's what I have.

The first skirt is the patchwork. It took the most time to put together. You can buy fabric already patched together, but it's not as unique.

The second is made from the same pattern. There's also a pic of the pattern that I'm using.

Skirt #1 Skirt #2

The Pattern:

These 10 swatches are for
Skirt #1. This swatch is for Skirt #2.

I made a skirt about a month ago from this pattern:

You might not be able to tell, but that is navy gingham. With a white T-shirt and white flip-flops, it was the cutest thing.

The other skirts that I'm working on are made from that second pattern. These are the fabric swatches.

On the left is the black and red set. The fabric to the right is the base fabric. It will make all the main panels. The fabric on the left will be an accent fabric. It will be made into upside-down V's to be sewn onto the black fabric.

On the right, this piece will be made just like the navy gingham in the above picture.

I couldn't take pictures of me wearing these. I didn't have enough light for the full-length mirror, but I'll have some pictures taken this next week when we go to The Big City for the Nationals.

I'll try to have some pictures of the kids during the competition, too.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Challenge Week 6

Ok. It's week 6 and progress is extremely slow.

Starting weight: 285
Last week: 286.6
This week: 286.2 (as of yesterday morning)

I finally got rid of the migraines just in time to enjoy the holiday weekend, but not much exercising. I'll get on that this week. I'm feeling much better and found something that actually kicks the migraines. That makes me a happy girl. =)

I might say that I didn't do much over the course of the weekend, but watching 5 movies within 24 hours is very time consuming. =)

I did some sewing, too. I finished 2 skirts this weekend. One is a patchwork style. The other isn't. The patchwork is really cute, if-I-do-say-so-myself. I'll try to take some pics this evening so you can see what I'm talking about.

Anyway, check out the other Ragamuffin-Tops here.

Press on little Ragamuffin-Tops, press on.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Challenge Week 5

Ok. I'm late again. Sorry.

Starting weight: 285
Last week: 287.2
This week: 286.6 (again)

The pain I was experiencing is the result of the wreck that I was in a few years ago. To find out what happened to create such pain 5 years later, go here and here. It's been a loooooong 5 years.

After that pain subsided, I started getting migraines. I've had one since last Wed. It just went away last night. It's not been a fun week.

Find out how the other Ragamuffin-Tops are doing by going here.