Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I was going to go to Aunt G's today and learn how to read a pattern, but then she asked me to take her to the dentist. For those of you who don't know I have serious anxiety and driving is one of the things that makes me anxious. It was sprung upon me in such a manor that I couldn't think of an excuse, so I reluctantly agreed. Till the clinic called to remind me of an appointment at the same time. Woohoo, I got out of it, only now I still need to learn how to sew with a pattern. Oy vay. So now I'm having anxiety that if I ask Aunt G to meet another time she will have another appointment for me to take her to. It's not that I don't want to help, but I'll help with things that don't involve me driving in the middle of downtown traffic. I avoid downtown at all costs, one way streets and me don't go well together!
I think I'll go to the fabric store today and get some tailor's carbon paper and try tracing the pattern I'm planning on sewing. How hard could it be? With Youtube and Google, I should be able to figure it out! My self healing cutting mat and my ruler came in the mail yesterday!! DH picked them out for me, and the mat is huge! But now I can give DD back her ruler that I had commandeered for sewing, LOL. I love how DH is totally behind me sewing and wants to support me as much as he can, even picking out the mat and ruler for me. He's so sweet. I'll probably pick up some fabric from the bargain bin today so I can sew some small projects in case I can't figure out the sewing pattern. Sewing makes me happy. And I really enjoy when I have a project going. I've been almost sad the last few days having nothing that I can work on sewing yet.
I gained. I'm hoping it is bloating or water weight or something. But I figure, I put it on in a week, I should be able to get it off in a week. So this week I'm really going to buckle down on my eating and exercise. I'm going to get back to where I was and go from there. No snacking except for apples and carrots w/hummus. Nothing goes in my mouth unless I track it and I have to track it first to make sure I can have the calories from it. I love having my fitbit connected with Sparkpeople because it keeps up with how many calories I should have for the amount of activity I'm doing. I read a whole thing on how if you don't get enough calories your body holds on to every calorie it can get and you can actually gain weight, or just not lose any weight.
Off to my appointments and then to run errands. Hope you all have a Spark-tastic day!