Friday, May 15, 2009

Look! It's A New Post!

Have you ever not called a friend in a long time? You know, you were supposed to call them back, but you got busy and you didn't think of it until it was too late at night or you knew they would be busy. And then you'd put it off for a little while longer, which turned into a long while longer. And then it got to the point that you felt so guilty about it that you were ashamed to call, which is even worse, because then you put it off even longer. But finally you just have to pick up the phone and make the call and apologize for not calling sooner and beg for forgiveness and promise to be a better friend. (Probably none of you have ever done this because you're all much better friends than I am.) Anyway. Writing on this blog has sort of turned into the same situation. I'm writing now and apologizing for not writing sooner. I hope you will all forgive me and keep reading!

So here's a little update on what I've been up to in the almost three months since I last posted.

In March, Karrie, Jennifer and I all entered into a challenge to lose 7% of our body weight, which for me meant about 10 lbs. I've lost five pounds so far, but with just two and a half weeks to go, I'm not sure I'm going to make it to my goal. But I really don't want to part with the $30, so I'm working hard. I am proud of myself for what I've accomplished so far--I'm at least back to my pre-vacation weight (you may remember last June, when I went to Washington, I put on five pounds in one week, despite all the working out I did while I was there). And at least this challenge has gotten me started, and the results have kept me motivated, and I think I'll be able to stay motivated even after the challenge is over and finally get to my real goal.

I also would like to note that I ran my first mile ever in my entire life. Of course, I have to take a short walking break after about a half mile, so technically, I suppose I have run two half-miles. But it was in the same workout. And actually I've done it twice now.

In between workouts, I've squeezed in a little bit of knitting too. My friend Kari is having her first baby, a girl, in less than a month, so I whipped up a little something for her.

These socks are similar the pair I made for Kari last year, just down-sized for baby. So mom and baby will have matching feet. I can't wait to see the socks on the real baby (although my doll Katrina Makayla does a lovely job modelling them, don't you agree?).

1 comment:

5k Karrie said...

Welcome back to the blogging world! And I am glad that you have a positive look at our challenge: even if you don't make it to the 10 pounds you wanted to lose, you've made it a long way and have started some great habits!