Saturday, 4 February 2012

If It's Friday, It Must Be Weigh In Day

Down another 2 pounds this week for a grand total of 12.4 pounds lost in the last 3 weeks.
I am happy with that loss and determined to keep to my plan to REBUILD. For some reason, I am really thinking about food tonight.  I am trying to drink tea instead.  Somehow, now quite the same! But it's better than cheating...

I always take my gym shorts and a sleeveless tee shirt to weigh in. I figure if I wear the same outfit every time (my gym clothes) then I can't kid myself that this week my jeans were heavier or whatever.

I found this little bag at the dollar store. It is burlap lined with plastic. I think it is for carrying your salad and veg. There is a larger bag to match, for your larger grocery items.. Burlap is all the rage here at the moment, so I decided to alter it a wee bit and use it to transport my gym strip, diet sheet and food guide that I take with me to weigh in.

I cut up the larger bag and rolled it through my Big Shot with this flower die cut. I then used brown stazon ink to accent the edges. I really like how it turned out and think I will make some for my girls and my sister for little gifts.  Not bad for $2.00
Here is a bit of a close up of the punched flowers.
Sorry about the yellowish look of my flash. I am a terrible picture taker and although just a point and shoot, it is a new camera...I still need to read my settings for how to correct this.

I am off to the scrapbook store tomorrow as they have a similar die to this one, but it is much larger.  I think I will add one more, bigger layer to the big flower and  place the smaller flowers differently on the bag. Perhaps I will even make the mid size into a large and the tiny into a medium...I think they are a bit lost on the bag at this size..

I can't wait to play with them. Luckily I bought a couple of the bags.


Anonymous said...

which sister??

Way to go on the excercise/diet work. It is very hard to do and it is great that you are getting healthier every day!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well doen on the weight loss - I too have battle with that and lost 22kg three years ago then put on 8 again and have lost five of the eight kilos so there you go roughly two pounds to a kilo drinking tea now too! love this bag well done you! Shaz in oz.x

soapHOUSEmama said...

Congrats on the progress!
It will be fun to see what you do with that tote!

Becky said...

Amazing job on the weight loss!!! That bag is fantastic! I never would have thought to buy a second bag and use it for fabric, such a cute idea!

Tracy said...

You are awesome to have this much will power, good for you :)
Your tote is so cute.
Love what you did with it, so pretty.

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Well done with your achievement - great progress!!!
And what a fantastic bag - love its simplicity, lovely work!
Thanks for stopping by at my blog :) Have a lovely Sunday! Hugs, Joanna x

Sandra said...

Well done on the weight loss, and fpgreat idea on the bag,I'd never have thought of that... So great