Sunday, January 23, 2011
Good Evening All!
I hope you all had a great day and that you are having a great night. I am having a nice relaxing time of Sparking and more crocheting all day. I have done my 12,500 steps today, 30 wall push-ups before my shoulder told me to stop and I did. I was amazed and thrilled that I was able to do that many. I now can do 1 lb weights in my left hand and had no problem doing the exercises for them and my physio also. I am improving by leaps and bonds but I am being very careful doing in the right form and doing them slowly and using my core muscles which I can feel right now. LOL they are sore tonight and so are my legs.
Thanks goodness tomorrow is my rest day of doing no form of cardio or physio. I am taking a complete break. I am just going to do the minimal amount of walking my 10,000 step for my 10,000 steps team and keep my streak going.
I managed to get every posting down, every email answer except for one that I have to reply back tomorrow, still figuring out if I can do this special request for an order that I receive today. I think I can, it will be tricky and it might not work but I am willing to take that chance and make it up for her. If it doesn't work then I will try something else.
I managed to get two more Boston Terriers done today. All that is needed is the eyes on the tails to be put on. Eyes I don't have, need to go out and buy some. Tails I will be getting pictures showing the size of the tails tomorrow or the next day I think. Depends on the email that I get.
The third B.T. I had to rib it( take it apart) the shape and size was distorted. So tomorrow I will start fresh.
I found a virtual page where you can upload your before picture and it will do the after mirror image for you. I choose a long dress that I wore in summer of 2009 and I hope I can post it here. I will attempt to now.
I wonder if you can see the difference that 15 pounds loss does? I am proud of my weight loss and I am now in a size small lady's t-shirt fitted and size 28 or size 2 in pants and jeans.
The trouble for me being at this size now is that I can't find any pant or jeans in a 35 leg length. I have to buy one size bigger and then get them altered. Right now I can't afford to do that so I will be a bit more patient and shop around I know I will find a store to fit my long legs. Now this is a problem that I can live with and I won't complain.
I am looking great, feeling so much better on my looks and I am getting my strength and stamina back. I am at a great weight for my Height at 125 as of this morning. I am up 2 lbs but that I expected because I was sick and I haven't been working out very hard due to my shoulder injuries and sitting working on all my knittables to be made.
So all is all everything is right where I should be and right where I expected to be. Tomorrow I can start doing mores to my daily routine and push myself a tiny bit harder.
Another good/great thing and knock on wood that I don't jinks myself by saying this.
I had slept for 8.5 hours last night and I was in no need for a nap today at all.
It is now 11:05 pm and I am shutting every thing done and going to bed. I can't stop yawning and my eyes are closing.
So have a great night and I will see you all in the morning.
Friday, January 21, 2011
First the pictures:
I found this cute little guy on the internet and I am going to recreate him.
One of my lost photos when picture gallery disappeared but I found it on my old camera card.
Baby Cowboy Boots
You asked for a Zebra and here him is, I was up all night making him up and today I put him together.
My knittibles looking out the window.
Now facing you all and saying "HI"
Now that the picture gallery show is over for today I am very please at how they all turned out. As most of you know some are one I have done before but I lost them when my picture gallery disappeared one day. Which stunned me because I didn't delete any of them. Thanks goodness I didn't reformat my camera card and bought a new one to use. I will be buying another one soon. A great way to store and save you pictures encase this happens again.
Yes I was up all night working on most of my orders when I got an idea to work on something new and I had to stop and work on it. The Zebra took me six hours to make up and another 2 hours today to stuff n sew. I love him.
I also worked on the three Boston Terriers today since I got more photos to work from thank you Kim. She did a wonderful job taking pictures of all three Terriers, hard to do when they are moving at all times I'm sure.
Now to work on the legs and fronts of all three. I have separate listing for etch one of them so that I won't get confused on which one I am doing.
To speed up time I do all the legs first, then all the tails, ears, nose, forehead, chest and then all the body"s and heads which are made in one piece. Then when they are all done. I start on one and finish it. then the next and the next, so on, you get the drift.
Mom's sweater will be worked on tomorrow, She won't see it until John get Tuesday and Wednesday off next week. Plenty of time to get every order plus her sweater done and see my BF at some time this weekend I hope.
He just got back from Las Vegas and had a great time, the lucky guy, he even won money too. didn't lose. So that in it self is awesome.
My workouts went OK did 17,757 steps = 8.13 miles walking took me all day to do it cause every 30 minutes the timer would go off and I would walk for five or ten minutes at a time. So over a 9 hour span I got all these in burned 677 calories to as per my MIO watch.
I did very lite weights today 0.5lbs to start with and that is all I was capable of doing on my left shoulder, my right shoulder I can do 8lbs but did the 0.5 instead. Don't want to look odd now do I.
That would like funny one skinny arm and one muscular arm. I want them to be the same toned.
Any way it is time for me to get up and walk, stretch, crochet for another hour or two.
Have a great night.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
As you all know I have been struggling lately with injuries, sickness and now with an infection in my larynx and that I have been so depressed lately but trying to smile, tease and support you all through this.
Well it worked, focusing on encouraging others, support other, giving goodies, hugs, suggestion or just me listening and then putting a or jut to tell them that I am hear for you and that I have read your blogs but I had no words that were comforting or helpful and I didn't want to say anything to hurt, offend, make you mad, sad, angry or not be my friend any more. So that is why I said nothing.
Sometime just saying nothing but giving out a hug, goodies, smile or a is all that is required of a person. At least that is what I think and I hope is true.
You tell me so that I can be a better friend/person here and at home.
Now for my blog:
A better day!
This morning I woke up after only four hours of sleep, still have that dreaded sore throat. So I got up took my meds. and started to walk it out with Leslie Sanson while waiting for the coffee to brew. I love my new machine, it makes great coffee and good to the last drop. LOL!
I ended up doing 2 miles and while I was walking it I did my shoulder exercises. I felt good today not pain at all just heaviness cause lifting my arms took a lot of strength in me. Haven't done are raises in a while or jumping jack for the same reason.
I took things real slow and did my forms just right and when I felt a twinge of pain I stopped like I was told too.
I ended up doing 40 J.J. and 2 sets of 15 arm raises and shoulder raises( no weight) when I had to stop felt the twinge. Cool down by more walking and a soft and careful stretch and made breakfast and had my coffee while making it.
Peanut butter and Grape Jam on Wonder Bread Whole Wheat, raisens plus the coffee.
Then I sparked until John got up at noon.
At 1pm we left to go to MIcheal's to get some supplies that I needed for my new orders. I have three now and one left to finish(mom's sweater).
So we get into the car and see John's friend John and offered him a ride to any where(he is unemployed and walks every where. He was just heading home so we asked him if he want to come for a ride with us and he came.
We all had a good chat in the car ( I mostly listened) and when we got to M. We gathered the supplies I needed all but the buttons for the Dogs eyes they didn't have any or did they have one of the colours that I need for one of the Boston Terriers I am doing. Paid for all with my gift card and coupons (40% off two items. Save lots.
Then onto to more craft stores and finally found the perfect Brown Alpaca yarn for the Boston Terrier. more saving another 40% off.
We then went to Canadian Tire where I picked up a 3 pack of Clorox Whips on sale, more gloves to use while I am recycling.
Then to Safeway for Bread and Milk and on wards to home.
Brother John made us a pot of coffee and it was so good I teased him about it.
I felt like a queen all day being served and having them carrying my packages for me. Both guys are real and true Gentlemen.
John stayed for awhile and then left and I started on dinner. Homemade tomato Penne with Tomatoes Alfredo. Oh so good and healthy.
Now I am going to catch up on my missed show, crochet one of the Boston Terriers up and hit the sack early.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Finally on the biggest Loser tonight we get to see the new trainers. I like them so far. I never heard of them before so I will be googling them later.
John and I made another trip to the recycling stations today, we were there for 90 minutes and made $65.00 together. Half of it is all mine.
I ate healthy today all day and drank most of my water. Still need to get in two more 8 oz glass in.
I now have a PayPal account all set up some now I don't have to wait for those cheques to come in the mail. Save time and energy worrying about the money, when is it coming in and if it is the right amount.
It's a pretty good set up so far and I am happy with in.
It doesn't matter that they charge you a bit for it because my customers now can get their Knittables quicker.
Win/win I think.
So tomorrow or Thursday I will be going to the Post Office to mail out Three of the Five new orders. I am still waiting for two cheques to come in the mail first and then cashed before I send out the last two. They didn't want to use PayPal. That's fine with me, they just have to few a few extra weeks for their item.
Oh I am still squeaky, voice comes and goes. mainly gone. So I think it will take another day or two, maybe three to get it back 100%.
That's OK too. I have no one to talk to. John's either sleeping or working and my BF's away for three days in Las Vagas, Lucky guy.
Well that is it for now, nothing else is new.
I will post all my orders before I mail them off so that you all can see the final product.
Can't wait to show you.
I know what my next project is but I am not going to tell you, I will show it to you when it is done.
Oh to finish watching BL and to do my crocheting now that my shoulder is feeling so much better, it is now at 85% healed.
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