Welcome to Wednesday Weigh-In Week 17
All are welcome to join in the fun!
Last week we lost a total of 4.5 lbs
for a total of 230.6 lbs in 16 weeks!
Here are the results this week's weight loss and the running totals:(updated as comments arrive)
Me -2 lbs; -11 lbs total
Kevin -3 lbs; -15 lbs total (he is beating me! LOL)
Chris -7 lbs total (see this member's profile here)
JulieQ -6 lbs total
Deanna -1 lb; -13 lbs total ~ see this members profile below
Pat -0 lbs; -9 lbs total
Cathy -6.5 lbs total
Helen -2.2 lbs; -10.7 lbs total (see this member's profile here)
Kim D -7 total
Barb -0 lbs; -13.2 lbs total! (see this member's profile here)
Jamie K -4.5 lbs total
Linda B -5.5 lbs total
Katie Q -0 lbs; -3.5 lbs total
Tonya -0 lbs; -6 lbs total (see this member's profile below)
Barb (DD) -1 lb total
Marianne -0 lbs; -22 lbs total
Diane -13.4 lbs total (see this member's profile here)
Judy -4 lbs total
Linda P -0 lbs; -10 lbs total
Bunny -1.5 lbs; -6 lb total
Laura -7 lbs total
Nicole -0 lbs; -8 lbs total (see this member's profile here)
Susan -0 lbs; -2 lbs total
Rita -1 lb; -8.5 lbs total
Stephanie D -0 lbs; -13 lbs total (see this member's profile here)
Pamela Keiffer ~ welcome new member!
The following member have reached their weight loss goal:
Micki -2 lbs; 30.5 lbs total! (see this member's profile here)
Let me know your weekly totals and I will update the post with this weeks numbers.
So far we have lost a total of 12.2 lbs and 232.8 lbs in 17 weeks!
Wedding Dress Blue
Tell me about your family (married, kids, pets)
Deanna's "Wedding Dress Blue"
Where did you grow up and where do live now?
I grew up in Colorado, took a side trip through Georgia to get my husband and now reside in northern Utah.
How long have you been blogging and what made you decide to do it?
I have been blogging at weddingdressblue.wordpress.com nearly four months. Everyone else looked like they were having fun, and a few people were very encouraging to me, so I decided to give it a try. I am pleased and surprised that a number of people stop by regularly and are kind enough to comment, offering suggestions and basically giving me a reason to keep writing.
What is your crafty talent? When did you start doing your craft?
I don't know about "talent" but I started quilting 12 years ago when we had an exchange student (first of three) living with us. She fell in love with American Quilts and wanted to make one. Without knowing exactly what we were getting into I said, "Sure." So we picked out a pattern and went fabric shopping. I do not have a picture of that quilt, but it is queen size and made out of Sawtooth Stars less than 6" across. Yes, I know. Not your ideal first quilt. I had sewn a little and she not at all and I was pregnant and....I guess that made it a perfect time to learn to piece a quilt. As the student has put it, "Each star may not be perfect, but the whole thing was made with perfect love."
This is Deanna's first quilt.
It was finished in the early summer of 1998
for her exchange student from Germany
Tell us a little about your weight changes and why you joined the WWI group.
I have never been thin. I'm just not built that way. As a younger person I really struggled with eating and body image and a whole bunch of junk.
Earlier this year I finally decided that, at 41, I am approximately half-way through life. I want to live the rest of it free of the baggage (and the weight). The WWI group started about the same time and it seemed like a good idea. My original goal was 20 pounds and I am over half-way. While I admire those of you who chart multiple pounds each week, I have given myself a year to lose this 20 pounds, which isn't very long compared to all my life before this and the years yet to come. My goal is to only have to lose each of these pounds ONCE and then get on with my life. So far the weight I have lost has made formerly tight clothes much more comfortable and I am getting back into some things that had become marginal the past year or two.
Tell us your favorite, daily blog reads.
Favorites? That doesn't seem fair. There are a lot of good ones out there. But, specifically for weight loss/food/eating issues I read http://healthygirl.org/ It has really helped me and might give someone else a few good ideas.
Tell us anything else you would like to share!
Next to getting my weight under control, I have two big goals in crafting: to learn to design quilts (which I am actively working on) and learning to sew and alter clothing for me. I have sewn for my children quite a bit, but very little for myself . A little more knowledge of patterns and alterations would help me enjoy my emerging shape more.
Thanks to Deanna for sharing her story with us!