Thursday, November 27, 2008

I haven't been posting about losing weight because this is a quilting blog but I have been trudging along, losing slowly and I am down 21 pounds since April. This is a post to congratulate myself and tell you how proud I am of how I controlled myself today. 

We went to some friends' house for dinner, but I brought the turkey, dressing, gravy, salad and sweet potatoes.  She made rolls, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and apple pie.  What a feast!  I had one plate of dinner.  One.  Not even heaping, not overly full, just one plate.  Then for dessert, I had two pieces of pie with whipped topping.  But I only ate half of each piece.  When dinner was over I left the table satisfied.  

In the past, I would eat so much I felt like throwing up.  I would hate myself and wonder why I couldn't control my behavior.  I would swear off eating the next week, and swear I would exercise eveyday for the rest of my life.  But today was totally different.  I ate until I was satisfied and then stopped.  There was even food left on my plate.  I ate what I wanted of dessert, and then left the rest! 

I feel powerful tonight.  I feel like I controlled myself today.  I feel good about how much I ate.  I still like myself this evening and I won't go to bed depressed and unhappy.  

Whoo-hoo!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This is a hand piecing project.  It is called Joseph's Coat and will be queen size when finished.  I am making it for my daughter's wedding gift.  She is only 10 so I don't have to rush it!  

My friend Kat makes glass beads.  Oh, are they beautiful!  I went over to her house and she let me dig through her orphan bead bowl and she gave me some.  Each one is unique and wonderful and so special.  My dh then strung them for me into a one of a kind necklace that I wear with pride!

I have been quilting on the turquoise quilt for the last couple of days.  I have five of twenty squares quilted.  I am using variegated blue thread on top and white on the back.



I finished this bright little quilt and have the little girl picked out to receive it.  She is just so cute!  All four of her front teeth are missing and when she smiles you can just about see her tonsils. :)