Friday, 6 August 2010

Bead Journal Challenge 3 - February

This is my latest bead journal piece I've been working on. February was when I did some beginners classes in Tribal Bellydancing. I'm just about finished with all the beading, so will be able to show a photo soon of the finished piece.

I don't know where July went. I've been busy lately. I always seem to be saying that, but time just seems to fly. During July the job I've been doing on a casual basis for the last 4 1/2 years was advertised as a permanent position. I applied for it and luckily got the job.

Also I've started a 10 week challenge at my local gym. We do 3 group personal training sessions a week and then fit in exercise classes and gym workouts when we can. I'm basing my diet on the Weight Watchers points program. I've been overweight for 8 years now and during that time have been on different diets and my weight has gone up and down. I'm determined this time to lose the weight and get back to the weight that I'm comfortable at. It will be good to be a size 8 or 10 again.

I just have to stay focussed and keep exercising. I find that if I exercise alot I want to eat properly. I also like the Weight Watchers points eating plan as it so flexible and you can have a few treats here and there if you want to so you don't feel like your depriving yourself.

Have any of you been on the Weight Watchers diet? Does anyone have any tips for me, for losing weight and keeping it off?

Anyway, back to the beading. I'll try to focus on getting it finished over the next few days.

5 comments:

Suzan said...

Weight watchers is a good way to lose weight (I lost 50 pounds 3 years ago). I found that attending the meetings helped over just following it by myself. Somehow knowing that I had to weigh-in on Wednesday helped keep me from temptations. Maybe your program at the gym will serve the same purpose? Love your beading. My doctor told me more quilting and less eating!

Suzan said...

Weight watchers is a good way to lose weight (I lost 50 pounds 3 years ago). I found that attending the meetings helped over just following it by myself. Somehow knowing that I had to weigh-in on Wednesday helped keep me from temptations. Maybe your program at the gym will serve the same purpose? Love your beading. My doctor told me more quilting and less eating!

suziqu's thread works said...

Barb - I did bellydancing for years and still really love it especially the music and I also learned the darabuka for 2 years.
I go to the gym 2x weekly to exercise classes - aerobics, wieghts, stretching, balancing - it is so strengthing. I found one of the best things to lose weight is to completely eliminate sugars - now that is a very BIG ask! Good luck with all your efforts - and by the way - looking forward to seeing your beading results.
Cheers Suzy

Jules said...

Good luck with the diet,
I think the most important thing is the right attitude and you seem to have that just fine! Lots of luck!

Judy said...

Hi Barbara,
Thanks for becoming a Follower.I have been having a little look at your Blog, and I see that you have started a Bead Journal. I was going to do it next year, but maybe I'll start now. I love the idea of beading your Bellydancing exoeriences.
Would love to have a chat sometime re our Journals. I am in awe of some of those journals!!!