Today was my Wednesday Weigh-in, so I got on the scale. I was expecting a gain from last week, and I was right:
I think what probably happened is that while I was in Florida, I was being very active--walking all over the place--and eating really well. I was so worried about gaining weight that I was extra cautious. I also didn't eat much fruit--when I'm at home, I eat a ton of fruit, but it was uber-expensive in Key West, so I (sadly) didn't eat it. Anyway, I lost a couple of pounds, bringing me to 131, two pounds below my goal weight.
Now that I've been back to my normal routine for a while, maybe my body is just getting readjusted back to my goal weight. Regardless, I'm not upset about the gain in the slightest, because I did everything right, and even at 132.5, I'm still a half-pound below my goal weight.
Tomorrow I have my weigh-in at Weight Watchers, and I'm starting to hate weighing in there. The receptionists always comment something like, "You stayed exactly the same as last week. Well, at least you didn't gain." I want to yell, "I'm in MAINTENANCE! That means I'm HAPPY to maintain!" I know they mean well, but I wish they would be happy for me when I maintain, instead of giving me the sympathetic look.
But honestly, you would probably be better off buying them somewhere else online, like Etsy, because I'm pretty expensive ;) My time is worth more to me than anything, and handmade items take a lot of time to make. For the coffee sleeves, I would charge about $15 each. The notebook covers would be about the same. (And that would include shipping). So feel free to e-mail me if you'd really like something.
And as an alternative, if you know how to knit or crochet, you can always make your own! My pattern notes can be found on Ravelry, and my username is MyFairKatie. I don't use Ravelry much at all anymore, but once in a while I do.
Oh, wow, I was just looking for a photo of the coffee sleeve on my Ravelry page, and I saw this project I made (ages ago!):
All this craft talk reminded me that I promised some of you a tutorial for the book covers! I took all the pictures, I just have to write up the post. Will do that soon.
Last chance to sign up for the Virtual 5K on Friday! Here is the post where you go to sign up. Remember, you can run OR walk, and using the treadmill instead of going outside counts, too. There is no such thing as being "too slow" to do it!