Here's my most recent picture, which makes me look skinnier than before so that's a good thing:
Also, new hair color :-)
I've almost hit my halfway point in weight loss (35 lbs. hopefully this week) -- still have a ways to go, and my revise my goal weight so that I achieve it in this lifetime. But I'm thrilled to bits to have stuck with the program and feeling pretty darn good. I'm also thrilled to bits about the progress my fellow weight-losers have made! Sometimes it's slow going, but it's great to see everyone shrinking!
Here's my little pal Colie:
I have about a zillion knitting projects going right now. Too many really. But what can I say, I can't resist the lure of a new project.
Here are two of my favorites:
The "Mimi" Cardigan, a 1940s sweater. Obviously I couldn't resist this little number; it looks EXACTLY like something our Mimi would have worn in her sweater girl days!
"Crackerjack" Scarf: this is a fun one. You choose 4 colors based on your baseball team's home and road wins and losses, then knit a stripe after each game. That wide teal stripe is the Mariner's abysmal losing streak earlier in the season. I need more of the white stripes (road wins), the dark teal stripes (home wins) and the red stripes (series wins)
Garden: I'm now planting seeds for the third time. We jumped the gun and planted too early. Planted a second set on Mother's Day and some are coming up. But the green beans are refusing to germinate. Can't understand this -- any preschooler can grow a green bean plant! We have 6 different tomatoes, and our carrots, lettuce and beets are doing well. Still waiting for potatoes to sprout. And my nasturtiums are popping up -- they are so cute!
My arthritic old lady knee is still giving me conniptions. It's subsided into a dull ache, and going down stairs remains problematic (don't get behind me on stairs, you will be tempted to push me out of the way) I'm hoping that more weight loss and the regimen of good eating/vitamins/supplements will help but it's taking a while. I had high hopes to be hiking this summer. but it's not looking good :-(