Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Quilt progress and Wed. Weigh-in

I woke up SO SORE this morning. My legs feel like they did after Pete's Bootcamp! Well, maybe that's a big exaggeration, but I couldn't believe how sore I was for no reason. I didn't start strength training or anything--the only reason they were so sore is because I was working on the t-shirt quilt for so long yesterday, which involved crawling around on my hands and knees, and sitting on the floor all day.
Phoebe was fascinated with the rotary cutter
The quilt is coming along... this morning, I tried to figure out how to piece the whole thing together. My squares and rectangles were all different sizes, and I planned to put black sashing in-between the squares, so just the thought of all that math made my head hurt. Someone should create an app that allows you to plug in the dimensions of all of your quilt blocks, and then the app will generate a pattern for you, piecing them together like Tetris. I would buy that app for sure!

Here is what I eventually came up with:
Those aren't sewn together--they're just lying on the floor, after my hundredth attempt at fitting them together. Once I got that figured out, I started with the sashing (a border that will go around each block, so the quilt won't look so busy).

This morning was my Wednesday Weigh-in, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that not only did I drop the pound I was up last week, I also lost another half-pound, bringing me to 130.5:
I'm getting used to the fluctuations--I don't get upset when it goes up, and I don't get all excited when it goes down. It just is what it is. I'm happy to be maintaining in a small window of wiggle room!

I didn't really do anything different this week. I ate all of my daily, weekly, and activity PointsPlus, like usual. It was a very tough week for me at the beginning, because I was feeling very binge-y, but thankfully, I didn't binge. A few people asked me to talk a little more about my history with depression/antidepressants. I've been pretty open about it here before, and it's not something I'm ashamed of.

I've had clinical depression since I was a child--probably around 10 years old? It wasn't "caused by" some event or anything in my life--I believe that it's physiological, which is why antidepressants help me. I didn't start taking them until I was 21. I've gone off of them a few times, trying to "naturally"cure depression with exercise, but that doesn't work for me.

I feel so much more "normal" when I take them; without them, I am extremely sensitive and I cry at the drop of a dime. I also lose interest in anything and everything that I like to do. Basically, I'm like one of those people you see on the antidepressant commercials, hahaha. The pills don't turn me into a zombie or anything--they just make me feel normal.

So anyway, that's the story behind the depression. Most of the time, I feel totally normal, but sometimes I go through bad spells. I know now that the bad spells eventually go away, and I just have to get though it until they do. Moving on...

Last night, I walked into my bedroom, and caught Chandler in the most awkward, funny position. I hissed at Jerry, "Bring me my phone!" I was afraid to move, because I didn't want Chandler to move. He gave me the funniest look:

Naturally, I posted it to Instagram, because it was begging for a funny caption; but I couldn't come up with anything clever, so I asked for suggestions. I genuinely laughed out loud when I read some of these responses:
The funny thing is, he was actually facing the TV like that, although it wasn't turned on.

Jerry sent me a text from work today, asking me if I want to go to La Pita for dinner--it was very random, because we never just go out to dinner for no reason. Of course I said YES. Yummmm.


  1. Thank you for posting every day. I look forward to it!
    I am 46 pounds into my weight loss journey and I am struggling with my nutrition and dare I say diet? I really love your honesty about food and that you share the good withy the bad. I get so many comments on how well I'm doing and somehow that makes me ashamed o my current food issues. I tell my sel every day, every meal that I will do better, that I will not eat dessert every day or that ill only have 1 cookie. My inner dialogue just isn't convincing me to do what I know I have to do to keep my number going down. Then I read your blog and I think Tomorrow will be the day when my fit, healthy brain wins and my fat-self-sabatoging brain will lose.
    So than you, every day for inspiring me.

  2. I try to catch the animals like that as well. And usually, by the time I get my hands on a phone, they have moved. So funny.

    The Kidless Kronicles

  3. Love that my comment is on your screen shot!

  4. Your quilt looks awesome! I've seen some on Pinterest if you need help with the sections. My daughter made one for her cousin, and now has been hired to make two more! The one she is working on now is also marathon/running shirts. Can't wait to see the final product!

  5. The quilt looks great! I love it. And Chandler is hilarious :)

    Thank you for talking about your depression. As you know I suffer thru it too and it's something important to talk about because we are not alone in it. You do a great service by opening the dialogue for others. xo

  6. Thank you for being so honest on here! It truly helps those of us going through the same events. I too had a rough week like you, but it helps to read your blog and feel support. I hope you feel support from your readers as well :)

  7. I can't tell you how much I enjoy your blog! I've been having a hard time lately myself. I've been really good with eating this week & exercise, but unfortunatley the scale isn't reflecting that. I just need to stay the course & wait. Thanks for your posts helping keep me focused.

  8. lol!!! i love the "wait for it" one


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