Sunday, February 10, 2008

Another Catch-All


It's been a while, even for me, again. So I will try to summarize the recent non-events of my life in as few words as possible while still retaining a degree of interest.
* Tomorrow will mark 1 month, or 4 weeks since I started Weight Watchers. As of my last weigh-in a week ago, I have lost 10 pounds and as of today I have lost 5 3/4". It is much easier now as my appetite has adjusted to eating less and I am not ravenous any longer. Now I need to work of making better choices and not just eat less. Eat less but more good foods.
* I started 'training' for a 5k that I have yet to register for. This involves me going on a walk/jog routine for 30 minutes 3 times a week right now. This last week I only walked twice because my knees were hurting, but prior to that I was doing very well and very proud of myself. My best jogs were when I ran for 1/2 the total time, a 5 minutes stretch being my longest period of continuous running. It is hard, but doable. It is infinitely easier when I go with just the dog (a great running companion) and an iPod and I can just zone out to the music. These times are hard to come by since that means timm has to be home to stay with bella, and I find myself balking at going with the jogging stroller. It is harder, and not as much- dare I say- fun.
* Timm has an allergic reaction to 'Leopard Wood' and looks a bit silly. He was turning something with it last night and apparently the oils have affected him thus. I don't know why, but I find it amusing that that the woodworker is allergic to some wood. That reaction combined with his cold and Bella's cold symptoms mean that we are home from church today. My excuse? Laziness and an aversion to going alone. You know, socializing and all that agony.


* I opened my Etsy shop a week ago today and had a lot better success than I imagined. Thanks to generous support from Kristi, Jill, Linda, and my mother-n-law, I made $136 in my opening week! That does not account for materials and shipping and the like, but it is still very exciting. True to my nature, I have been singularly focused on my shop this week to the detriment and neglect of my household. I am trying to balance it better this weeks. I have about 20 ideas that I already have sketched out to make, but am going to concentrate on making them the next 2 weeks, rather than posting them one at a time. I emailed everyone whose email address I had, but if I missed you, I'm sorry! Please check it out and spread the word!! Feel free to mark me as a favorite seller, order items, or request custom designs. I really want it to take off :)

*Lastly, I still don't know if I am pregnant. I may be, I may not be. I am really tired lately but it's hard to determine if that is related to pregnancy or an ever-lloming threat of depression. I haven't taken a test b/c we still haven't figured out how to pay for the Maternity Advocacy Program. Time will tell...
*That's about all for now. Hopefully I will soon be setting up an additional blog to feature my shop, so I will keep you apprised.

Thanks for all your generous support, financially, emotionally, and all the like.


8 comments:

RoRo said...

I love your Etsy shop, you are so creative! Congrats on the WW and walk/running, it's understandable how the dog is funer(sp) to run with than a stroller!

Robin said...

Wow, way to go with the weight loss-ness, and the prep for the 5K - truly awesome! I seriously need to be more disciplined in both of those aspects of life...as of right now, I am pretty much going no where.

And I LOVE RoDot. Just had to reiterate that.

kim said...

good for you...I wouldn't mind training for a 5K but it is ridiculously cold in Ohio so I stay holed up in my house. (BTW, I started a blog (yay!) and posted a bit about your Etsy shop on there...I don't think I have much readership but maybe you'll get an order or two!?) Check it out if you want...
http://hotdiggityklr.blogspot.com/

michelle said...

I've been wondering where you were! Congrats on the weight loss, that is seriously motivating to be off and running, so to speak. And the running... yeah, I'm pretty much speechless on that front. Good for you!

Totally loving the Etsy shop. You know I would be financially supportive if it were a possibility, right?

Amy said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Way to go! And you're running. You overachiever, you. ;)

Your Etsy shop is really adorable! Next time I blog I definitely giv e you a plug, but I'm sure that some promotion from Jill, Michelle and Hannah will yield many more results than anything I could do.

Jill said...

I think your Etsy shop is great, and I'm very excited to receive my personalized heart sachet. Congrats on the great success of your first week! Wow!

Congrats also on your weightloss and great efforts. You're the dieting Nazi when you set your mind to it, so I know you will have great success. I'm also impressed with your 5k training, even though I'm in better shape than I have been for awhile I'm still not up for running.

I would have thought that going to church alone would have been a treat. You could have taken notes without interference from anyone and really focused your thoughts that day. Since when do you have a problem socializing??

charlotte said...

The weight loss is great and I love your Esty shop! Those heart satchels you sent Katelyn and me are SO cute--we love them! Thank you so much! I will definitely have to utilize your Esty shop for my gift giving needs! That's awesome about the 5K--I ran one last May and it was a great experience. I'll send you that book I read to get me started into running--it really helped me out.

Hannah said...

You uber creative, 5k running, weight losing genius you. Keep it up!

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