Thursday, August 18, 2011

Healthy Thinking Thursday and some craft updates

There haven't been any Healthy Thinking Thursday posts on this blog for quite some time - mostly due to a lack of motivation on my part.  Thankfully though my fitness ambitions seem to be returning full force.  I thought I would take a moment today to share my progress with everyone.  This time around I have an arsenal of tools in my fitness plan.  On July 11th I started a program with a local weight loss clinic.  I'm taking appetite suppressants and Lipovite M shots for energy.  And on July 26th I joined the local YWCA.  I've been so motivated lately that I've barely missed a single day at the gym!  A week ago today I also started the induction phase of the Atkin's diet.  Basically I'm trying to relearn how to eat right and get the right amount of physical activity in order to be a more healthy happy me.  And now of course on to the numbers... I've lost 8.8 pounds so far!

(The picture above is one of my yummy Atkin's breakfasts - omelet made with 2 eggs and 1/2 ounce cheddar cheese, 2 slices of bacon, and water to drink.)


And now for a craft update:  Some of my recent buys -

I found this patriotic basket garland at Ben Franklin's.  It was originally $19.99 marked down to $7.99, which  I thought was a pretty decent deal - 12 baskets for around 65 cents apiece.  I don't know who would actually  use the thing as a garland though, the baskets are all in random order and tied with simple knots onto this ugly threadbare maroon and beige checkered piece of cloth.

The baskets themselves are adorable though and once all separated I'm sure I'll be able to find a dozen cute craft projects to incorporate them into.

Next I got these great seed pods from Michael's for $5.99.  I can't for the life of me remember what they are called, but I love them because they look like tiny pumpkins.

And finally I got 2 more great House of Miniatures kits from the flea market for $6.00 apiece.  One is a Chippendale Slant Front Desk and the other is a Chippendale Chest on Chest.

That's all for now - happy Thursday everyone!


Kim said...

Good for you! I've seen on fb that you were exercising- you must be feeling so good! Maybe you'll motivate me to get back at it--I've fallen off the healthy wagon this summer with so much going on. I love your little baskets- and you are so lucky to keep finding HOM kits! Have a super day!!!!!!

miniannalee said...

I've got to get some of those seed pods that look like pumpkins.. I hope my local Michael's has them. I'm guessing they are in the halloween decorations.