Sunday, September 22, 2013

Almost ready to sew!

I measured again and I'm back down to what I originally wrote down for my I don't think I gained inches I think I read the tape measure wrong.

So I've lost 16 pounds.   I went to the gym twice this week.   rode my pedals the rest of the week.

I did the weight machines at the gym.  My wrists hurt so bad I thought I would die!  My shoulders are hurting less, so I think the tendonitis is getting better.  

Now that I don't have to readjust my pattern, I will cut it out today and see how it fits.  Pictures will be coming.......

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lucky I didn't cut out when I thought I would!

I've lost 10.5 pounds now.   I hadn't cut out my dress yet, so I decided to measure.   I'm glad I did.  I was 5 inches bigger in the waist.  I either read it wrong or wrote it down wrong, so I need to add another 1/2 inch to each seam as well!

If I wait another week, maybe I won't have to, but, I don't want to wait.  I need clothes now and on the princess seam dress, I can take it in easily, I think.   I'll not stitch the sleeves in the round and that will help taking in the side seams.   I'm excited .  Hopefully I'll get it cut out this week, the muslin, then the fabric.  For this one I'm going to use a black ponte knit(the one with rayon in it, I just love the way it feels and drapes), then wear jackets and sweaters with it, until I look good enough in the style.  I have the fabric, at least I think I have enough of the fabric.   I'll have to check in my stash. 

I have to finish replacing the lining of a coat this week as well.   Busy week,  Still haven't mastered the sleeping part of working nights, but I've got the eating and exercising down well.

Last weekend, since I was awake at night, I exercised between Friday and Monday evening, 10.25 hours (I think it was that).   I have stationary pedals, and I'm sure they aren't as effective as a stationary bike, but they are helping because my blood sugars are 212 in the morning instead of 287-300.   I'm taking less insulin all the way around.  
This weekend I will have done 5.5 hours.   Not as much, but 2.75 hours a day is not a bad thing.   I'm happy with it.   I'm starting to lose and I'm starting to lose inches.......what more could a girl want!