Wednesday Weigh-In Week 22


Welcome to Wednesday Weigh-In Week 22
All are welcome to join the fun!

OVER 300 POUNDS LOST BY OUR GROUP!
Our group has lost a total of 313.4 lbs in 21 weeks!


Here are the results this week's weight loss and the running totals:
(updated as comments arrive)

Me -0 lb; -13 lbs total
Kevin +1 lb; -16 lbs total
Chris --10.4 lbs total
JulieQ -8 lbs total
Deanna -16 lbs total
Pat -10 lbs total
Cathy -6.5 lbs total
Helen -10.7 lbs total
Kim D -9.2 lbs total
Barb -14.2 lbs total
Jamie K -4.5 lbs total
Linda B -5.5 lbs total
Katie Q -3.5 lbs total
Tonya -6 lbs total
Barb (DD) -1 lb total
Marianne -22.5 lbs total
Diane -13.4 lbs total
Judy -4 lbs total
Linda P -10 lbs total
Bunny -8 lb total
Laura -7 lbs total
Nicole -5 lbs total
Susan -2 lbs total
Rita -8.5 lbs total
Steph D -1 lbs; -25.6 lbs total
Pamela (Keeb.) - 11 lbs total
Pamela K -1.4 lbs
Pamela E -4 lbs
Janice -19 total
Becky -7 lbs total

This member has reached their weight loss goal:
Micki -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 1 lb this week and 314.4 lbs in 22 weeks!

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Bunny Wood


Tell me about your family (married, kids, pets)I am married to my DH for 49 years come November. We have four grown children ages 48, 44, 43 and 30 (the youngest still at home) and 7 grandchildren. They are the light of our lives all teenagers now and all doing their own thing. We do get to see some of them and it is always fun to take them shopping for new outfits. One of our grandsons is very involved in hockey and it sure is a family thing going to all the games. However, it is not my thing to see them almost kill each other on the ice so I stay home and have some quiet time to myself. No family pets we lost our Pepper 5 years ago and do not want to go through that again.

Where did you grow up and where do live now?
I grew up in Montreal, that is where we got married and in 1967 we moved to New York.  My husband was transferred with a bank, we lived there in New York for almost 15 years and I loved it.  It is a wonderful exciting city to be in. Although we lived on Staten Island in a great neighbourhood. Our children 3 of them went to school there, and two of our children were born there. They have duel citizenship. My husband had the opportunity to work in Toronto and his Mom was getting on in years so we decided to come back to Canada. I found it so difficult for the first few years, it was not like Montreal and so very different than New York. I found it stuffy and difficult to make friends. Our youngest was only 8 months old and having three teenagers it was a challenge finding my way around and two of them in different schools etc. I still miss New York but after 30 years here I have met some wonderful friends.

How long have you been blogging and what made you decide to do it?
I have been blogging since 2008, a friend had a blog and she kept asking me to get one so one day I decided to try it and it was fun. She had been asking me to join facebook but I did make an account but do not like reading all that dumb stuff that people write about such a waste of time (only my opinion).  I know millions love it so maybe there is something wrong with me. I love to see the crafts that bloggers do and also I love looking at all the Shabby Shick blogs. I follow more blogs than I can keep up with. I try to post on most but quite frankly I never have that much to say.
What is your crafty talent? When did you start doing your craft?
I love to sew, I also knit, and crochet. I also love playing with photography and Photo Shop.  I started knitting when I was 5, I learned in boarding school. I remember making pot holders and the first one I made was dark green. Funny the things you remember. I started to sew when I was first married after my first child was born. I was so borded so asked my Mom for her sewing machine. She used to make our clothes. The first thing I made was a red dress. I wanted it for Christmas so I bought a pattern and some red wool and some lining. I got it made but remember putting the left sleeve in the right armhole and had to take it out. I have never done that again. I made all my girls their dresses and wedding dresses. When I retired from work in 1998 I bought a new sewing machine it was the latest Husqvarna/Viking Designer 1 embroidery sewing machine. Wow, I joined yahoo lists and met so many online friends. I met a wonderful friend and she was a quilter she lived not far from me and she taught me to quilt and I have not stopped since.

Bunny's Latte Quilt

I won a ribbon for my Latte Quilt it was all done with machine embroidery. I also taught sewing and embroidery classes at my dealers.  I enjoyed that so much always fun to see the students create.  My latest quilt I am doing now is a Double Wedding ring with applique (I always hated applique) I am enjoying the process although it is very time consuming. It is almost finished.  I love the process of starting and creating a new quilt. I have several quilt that have to be quilted yet. I do at times get a long armed quilter to quilt some of my quilts they do a wonderful job. Whew I am long winded and probably lost your interest by now.

Bunny's Orange Peel Quilt

Bunny's pink jacket with machine embroidery

Tell us a little about your weight changes and why you joined the WWI group.
My weight has been a life time albatrose I have had issues all my life. Years ago I went to Elaine Power and did the calories don't count thing.  Then gained the 67 pounds back then WW and once again all back.  I even tried Nutrisystem, not sure it is the same now as it was then. I lost all the weight with WW in 2002 and decided that this time I was not going to gain it back. So when I get to the 10-12 pound mark, I get it off.  I have about 6 pounds I want to get off it is a few less than I need to but that is my goal hopefully I can managed that. It is so nice to belong to Steph's blog to encourage all of us to keep on track.  Life is like a roll of toilet tissue the closer to the end the faster it rolls. In other words we all want to be healthy.

Tell us your favorite, daily blog reads.
I had a favorite blog it was one of my sweetest friends, the gal who taught me to quilt. I lost her in June and miss seeing her and having her inspire me. I just love to pop from one blog to another. Everyone in blogland is fun.



Comments

Barb said…
Loved hearing about your Bunny. No scales....
Dee said…
Wow! Great job everyone!
Linda P. said…
We're moved in and about 90% of the boxes are unpacked - yeah! I've even been able to cook a few meals here in the "new" house now so figure I better get back on track and loose a few more pounds. This week I've just continued to hold onto the 2 lbs I gained back while I was grabbing fast meals during the final stages of packing and moving. My goal for the coming week is to begin working at getting those 2 lbs back off and then continue on toward my long-term weight loss goal.

It was fun reading and getting to know you better Bunny. Love, love, love your latte quilt and the other quilts you shared too.

Hope everyone had a good week. I'm glad to be back here working at it together with you and getting and giving support. We can do this!!!!!!!!
Pat said…
Hi to Bunny! I seem to be holding steady...didn't weigh in last week on vacation with no scale. I walked a bit last week on vacation but also ate differently, so....I guess that is why there is no change. (Better than gaining, though. LOL)
Deanna said…
Still holding steady at -16. Four stubborn pounds to go until I reach my goal. Keep working, people, and we will succeed.
Stephanie D. said…
Nice to get to know you, Bunny!

Only lost a pound this week. Wish it was more, but with all the Halloween prep I do, I haven't taken the time to keep the fridge stocked with good snacks or cook a head, so my eating has been a little erratic. Things will change in another week or two, though!
Stephanie D. said…
Okay, that was meant to be "cook ahead", not cook a head. Too much Halloween on the brain.
Bunny said…
Thanks everyone and especially Steph for this blog. My weight has stayed the same this week too. I seem to go up a pound down a half up a pound and down I need a jolt to get these last few off. 4 more off would do it. Hugs
Chris said…
Hi Everyone! No change this week. A few weeks ago I took another try at my Strong Women Stay Young weight lifting program. I've advanced farther in the last few weeks than I had in all of 2010. I have muscles I didn't have a month ago. Doing the heart walk tomorrow. Have a great week! :)

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