Friday, 30 January 2015

A Weighty Issue

LilySlim Weight loss tickers 

I don't normally post anything particularly personal
on my blog, but have decided to announce quietly on here

I've been keeping track on the above ticker which shows
the position at last weekend, but having sneakily weighed
myself today see that I've reached the three stone loss milestone (again).
The diet started last June and just before Christmas I did
lose a total of three stone, then over the Christmas period put back
on half a stone.  It took me 6 months to lose 3 stone and
6 days to put half a stone back on again!
That's precisely why I need to diet and check my food intake.
Unless I do, I simply pig out - tsk, tsk!!

John, my husband is also dieting and he's lost two stone.
He has a sedentary job, drives to and from work and does no
exercise as such so I think that's why I've lost more.
I don't actually do any exercise myself, although not being
able to drive means I walk everywhere, so that keeps me moving!
We've been following an old WeightWatchers points plan
- doing it ourselves at home.  I lost weight years ago through
the 'WW 123 Success' plan and still had all the booklets I got
from the meetings so decided to re-start with them.
The basic premise is to eat less saturated fat and move more!

I can't say it's been easy and it really is a long slow process,
but we're getting there, slowly but surely - but there's still
a long way to go yet.
All the various food lists, booklets, and recipes etc
I've been keeping in a plain blue folder (the type which
has plastic pockets inside)
This folder is constantly visible on the kitchen counter and
I got fed up with the bright blue colour of it, so decided to
alter it a little.
I bought this little 'Housewife' magazine (dated November 1946)
 a few years ago at a car boot sale.
It makes a great read and is full of adverts.
I took a deep breath and tore some of them out!!
 I covered the blue folder first with a combination of Decopatch and
old music papers in a suitably vintage colour - in keeping with
the age of the adverts.

I inked around the adverts with some distress ink
which seemed ridiculous really bearing in the mind they
are almost seventy years old.
To finish the cover off I bought a new Bigz die
from the Sizzix sale called 'Vintage Scale'
it comes with an embossing folder so has some
nice textured detail.  I cut the scales from patterned papers,
and edged them with distress ink and metallic paste.
Much nicer than the bright blue plastic folder :)
My personal target is to lose another two stone -
 so there's a long way to go .....
wish me luck!
..... now, it's Friday night, where's that
takeaway menu? ...... If only!!


Createology said...

Congratulations Sherry! How divine for you and hubby. I have done Weight Watchers for years. I choose to go to the weekly meetings as they keep me focused. I always say, "Weight Watchers is reinforced common sense." I know what and how much I should eat but I clearly don't do that often enough. I am a sweets eater...
You will make your goal my friend.

Meggymay said...

Well done. I just wish I could do the same. Love the cover you made for your book.
Yvonne xx

Ira Huberts said...

Good for you Sherry! And what a wonderful idea to create something to stimulate you both even more, well done! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Jackie said...

Congratulations to you both - that's impressive!
Love how you've altered the book cover - so much nicer now. Jx

Mrs A. said...

Sherry I'm so proud of you. keep going Lass. Erm the cats aren't on a diet too are they!!
Those adverts sure do you take you back to childhood days. hugs Mrs A.

Diane said...

Congratulations Sherry, great altered book design.

Hugs Diane

JansArtyJunk said...

Your altered book is cool!! How sweet are those old adverts!! :) And we'll done with the weight have done amazing!!...Yes, It's a real pain at how the weight goes on so quickly... But seems harder to shift!!!! I put on 3 stones after my operation last year !!! and so far I have only managed to lose a stone of it!!! So I've got another 2 stone to lose as well! ...Anyway keep up the good work Sherry!! Hugs! Jan x