Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Post-IHSW Mario

Foot rubs were a motivational success. Except for the part where we were super busy all weekend and I only stitched about 2 hours Saturday and Sunday. So I added a little bit more time on Monday (only about 2 hours) and got this much done on Mario.



Mario - darklilace.com self made chart
Stitching on 22 count white  Aida
2 threads over 1 with DMC

So basically, most of Mario is done now and I'm almost done with the page. 

In other news, I joined the HAED forum recently. I don't know why I waited so long but now that I'm there, I'm super nervous that I'm going to do something wrong. I  know, it's silly, but right now I'm kind of lurking in the shadows, trying to figure out how to do things.

And on the weight loss front, I'm not doing too well. But I'm working on it. I found this photo of me from about two years ago that's working as my motivation:

For the record, I haven't dyed my hair - it changed color on me. I went from a brunette to a blond, go figure.  Anyway, I joined this site called fitocracy with Boyfriend a while ago. It makes fitness into a kind of game. You get points for every workout you log and you level up after a certain amount of points. They also have quests that you can complete by doing certain fitness activities along with achievements. So if this sounds like something you're interested in, feel free to add me if you're already on there or email me for an invite. Be sure to email me instead of leaving a comment just to make it easier on me since I'm so lazy. 

But I figure if I looked like that once, and not that long ago, I can do it again (by golly!). And hey, weight loss is a lot easier with friends, right? Right? Yeah... 

Happy Stitching you guys, and Merry Christmas. I hope things aren't too crazy for you guys!


Kaisievic said...

Lovely work on Mario and good luck with the weight loss. I am about to go to the pool to do my 20 laps - you have motivated me.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox


sharine said...

Mario is looking great. Good luck with your weight loss!

Melissa said...

Mario is looking good!

The fitocracy site sounds interesting. Hopefully it will help you with your weight loss-you can do it!

Minnie said...

Good luck on the weight loss, I just started with Curves to get some of these pounds off. It's a start. Mario looks great.

Joysze said...

Oh Mario has a face!!! Love it. :D

Cute pic of you. Good luck with the work out!!