Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Michelin Man to Stick Man [A Plan]

It's time to take some action. Since I had my gall bladder removed last September and I've been able to eat normally again, I've been putting weight back on. Not good. I generally feel tired (I know - it probably has something to do with small children and working full time too) and I think my diet probably exacerbates that.

So I've bought myself one of those fit band things and (re)joined weightwatchers. I've followed Weight Watchers a few times over the years, and whilst I stick with it, it really does work for me. I was also quite pleased to see that I'm not the heaviest I've ever been!

Three things about this time are different: firstly, I feel mentally different - like I can do it. Hopefully that feeling lasts - I don't remember feeling quite so confident and determined last time. But who knows. I've suffered a sever case of baby brain since then! Secondly, I've started bullet journalling and I'm planning on using that to help: so far it just involves colouring in squares when I lose a pound, as I'm using the WW app to actually track my food. Thirdly....

Quilting! I quilted last time I tried, but this time I am linking a specific project to my weight loss. For every pound I lose, I will make up a hexagon block from Katja Marek's The New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar in fabrics from a lovely bundle of Blueberry Park fabrics in the warm colour way. If I hit my goal I will have a lovely lap quilt!

My first week I lost 3lb. And I'm seeing an issue... I'm nearly through week 2 and I have only stitched up one hexagon block! I really feel I deserve to lose weight again this week, so I'm going to have to get busy with the blocks to avoid a back log!

I'm hoping that by sharing here, and more regularly on Instagram, that the support of the quilting community will help me stick with it. So far, the support has been brilliant! You guys all need to keep me on the straight and narrow!

#jennieneedstolosethepadding #michelinmantostickman


Archie the wonder dog said...

Tying it to quilt blocks is such a good idea and if you're having a bad day/week, you can get all the completed blocks out and see how far you've come.

Lin said...

Good luck Jennie - well worth it to get a beautiful hexie quilt. xx