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?).