Good morning everyone. First off, a shout out to all the Veterans out there - those who have served, are serving and will serve. Thank you for your service.
It's still early here so the sun hasn't gotten up, but a quick look at the forecast says we're in for a clear day, close to 80°, so it should be a fine day to get and do something fun. For everyone who is stuck up north in cold snowy weather, you're welcome to teleport yourselves down for some warmth and Vitamin D... lol
There hasn't been a lot happening here. We did finish with the cabinets in my workshop. For those that might not have read last week's weigh-in thread, we'd found an old entertainment center that we rebuilt to make a hanging cabinet and also a lower cabinet, both with doors and shelves - the lower one even has one pull out shelf and I'm planning to make another pull out shelf/drawer. The biggest problem with them is that, apparently, the people from whose home they came, were apparently, heavy smokers and the smoke smell is thoroughly embedded. I'm still trying to get that out.
AnnieBrooke, I did see your comments last week about checking Craig's List. I kept meaning to go back and respond and didn't ever get it done, so I'll do that here. We did do that; unfortunately, there was nothing there. We even went to a couple of Habitat for Humanity stores and I also put an ad on another neighborhood forum I frequent and had no luck there either. Of course, if I hadn't been looking for cabinets, I'd have found a ton of them. lol
In addition to adding the cabinets to my shop, we found some really reasonably priced LED lights and got those hung, so now I can see what I'm doing. My husband also machined some more needed equipment for my pen making hobby, so I'm ready to get back to work with that again. The only thing I really need to do now, is replace my broken scroll saw, but I'm not sure I need to do that right at this moment. The only thing is, we looked at Lowe's yesterday and the one I want is on sale. Do I or don't I spend the money for it?
I had a doctor's appointment on Wednesday. I have officially (according to the doctor's scale), lost 4 pounds since I saw him in July. The kicker is that if my appointment had been in the morning, the count would have been 5 pounds. lol Anyway, I'll take the 4 pounds and be happy. It's not a lot over 4.5 months when a lot of people are able to lose a pound/week and keep it off, but for me, it's pretty awesome because I've struggled with my metabolism for 10 yrs and for most of that time, the trend was only up; now, at least, it's going the right direction, even if it's slow going.
It was obvious that my ankles (especially the left one) were swollen and when I mentioned that my weight had been a pound less that morning, the doctor acknowledged that it was obvious it probably was. Unfortunately, they only record what they see. That's why I like morning appointments. lol
Anyway, we all know that even a small success is encouraging and helps motivate one to keep trying. I think the fact that I've been spending so much time in my shop and less time at the computer (standing vs sitting) has had a lot to do with being able to start losing again. My neighbor has gone back to OR until January and I haven't been motivated to walk by myself again like I was before the time change. I was enjoying an evening walk but now that it's dark so early I don't seem inclined to go out and do it. At the same time, I keep looking at my treadmill resting quietly in the guest room and feeling guilty about not using it. I'm actually considering selling it, but keep trying to convince myself I really will use it again...
Okay - so that's my story, or part of it... what's yours? How have you done this past week? What's helping you or hindering you? Be sure to let us know what, if anything we can do to help you with your weight loss journey. Whether you need tips, support, motivation or just want to blow off steam, this the place to do it.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~