Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Break Crafts

I feel like I didn't do much this spring break, which is exactly what I wanted. I did get some crafting in. 

I made this Easter centerpiece in ... 5 minutes. :) It's nothing major but adds a spring touch to our table. 

These shoes started out pink. Then, after a rainy day at car duty my jeans bled onto them and they were pink and blue. I tried dying them pink again but you could still see the blue. So, I went with my next option, purple! I love the way they turned out. 

I have been wanting to make one of these since I saw it on Pinterest. Brad thinks it is silly and said he will never write on it. But, I like it! 

My newest toy was a sewing machine. Nothing fancy. But, one I can teach myself how to sew on. I have a lot of friends having babies this year. After conversations with my friends with kids, they say that cloth diapers make the best burp cloths. But, they are so ugly. So I spruced them up with some ribbon. I figured this would be a good starter project. I bought fabric to make some pillows for my classroom, coasters and placemats. Hopefully those turn out. 

Spring Break started with a Friday night crop night. I went with my co-teacher. I made these cards for people who donate to my Relay for Life fundraiser. So, donate to my cause and I will send you a card! If you have already donated, I am hoping to get these out this week. :)

I have been dying to make one of these since I saw it on Pinterest. Brad and I thought it would be cool to mask off a heart. Too bad it is not centered. I still think it looks cool. It's not perfect but it's made by us. Brad helped because I got ADD and couldn't keep the heat gun in one place long enough. 

Measurements Update

It's been a month since I last measured myself. I like to use measurements to see where I have lost the most inches. Apparently, it is my chest (at least this month). Ha! Here is an update:

Upper arms: -2.5 inches
Chest: -7.4 inches
Waist: -13.5 inches
Hips: -11 inches
Thigh: -3.5 inches

I am happy I am finally losing inches in my arms and thighs. They were pretty stagnant for a while there. I'll update with a weigh in tomorrow. Plus, I did a lot of crafting this week to show you!

Don't forget, donate to Relay for Life!! I am trying to raise $1,000. I know I can do it with all of my interweb friends. Donate Here!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

So it's been a while...

I just realized as I was writing a very wordy status update on Facebook, that I haven't written an update in a while. I am on Spring Break and loving every minute of doing things on my own schedule. The challenge is keeping to an eating schedule. I made a new recipe tonight.... cauliflower crust pizza. It was WAY better than I thought it was going to be. I definitely missed the pepperoni's but it was still good.

Here are our current totals and other udpates:

Brad: Total loss of 87 pounds!! I think this is the smallest I have seen Brad.

Kristen: I will give you more info on myself. Brad doesn't feel the need to try on clothes every month to see if he has gone down a size.

Total loss of 76 pounds. I have 72 pounds left to go. Meaning, I have passed the half way point!! I am 11 pounds away from ONDERLAND! If I buy pants from Old Navy then I am in a size 14. I haven't seen a size 14 since I was.... well, 14! For once I can buy clothes wherever I want to. I don't have to worry about a store having my size or shopping at only the "big girl" stores. I have been working out 3 times a week. I have more energy. I feel better! Plus, I LOVE hearing that people can see a difference in only a week. :)

Well.... there is my update. I will try to do measurements this week for even more progress and hopefully I can get some updated non-mirror pictures!