Friday, March 24, 2023


 Four days of exercise in a row, so today I get a rest.

I'm gunna lie in bed for ages.

Read the news. Look at a few YouTube videos.  Bla bla bla.

Just have a cruisy morning.

Once I'm up I shall get the washing out then head into the sewing room to work on the 2nd Cat Runner.

I will get it finished today.

Then I might do a couple more.  I just wanted to have two ready for the next Tamahere Market, as one is pre-sold, she gets to choose between the blue and the green ones.

If I make two more, I can take those two 'spare ones'  to the Woodlands market at the beginning of April.

Stitching around all the cat's sticky out hair wasn't quite as arduous as I remembered, so making them didn't take as long as I thought it would.  Hence my deciding to make 4.

Shit, just remembered I have to make a bigger Zippered Pouch in specific colours for another lady too.  Yikes, I probably should make that first.  Yeah.

And I will need a bigger zip for said pouch, so I gotta go to Spotlight later on now.  *sigh*

What a shame... shopping!  Oh well, someone's gotta do it eh?  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜Š

Right, better roll over and get on with being a lazy tart.

ABOVE:  9.45 am, and lying in bed being lazy didn't work.  If I'm awake, I gotta be doing stuff.
So I finished the green Cat 'Runner', which is totally a wall hanging.  I should start calling them that I think.
I even put hanging tabs on it so it's obviously a hanging.  I am going to do that will all my projects that are more suited to being hangers from now on.
The blue one has a hanging strip across the back btw.

Now, I'm going to make the zippered pouch that's an order.

LITTLE DIET YAK:   I think I've totally stuffed up my metabolism.  By only eating a 'proper' meal at midday, and something very light in the evening, I've slowed my metabolism down.  

Too  much.

It worked for months, but now it's not working any more.
My weight loss has completely stopped.  And in fact in the last week or so I've gained again.  NOT a huge amount, but enough for me to feel depressed and hopeless.

So, I need to change something.
I know what to do.
I'm going to have three small meals during the day/evening, to kick start my metabolism again.
Starting today.

So wish me luck, cos I don't want to fail again.

ABOVE:  The request for a bigger pouch was for Purple and Green.  I think that covers it!

ABOVE:  And dammit!!!
I think it's come out too big.  So I shall be making another one later on today.

It's 1 pm, time for a break.

ABOVE:  Well now I suppose I have three sizes.  My 'normal' ones are now SMALL, then there's Medium and Large.
I'm happy with the Medium sized one, I'm sure that's the size the order was for.
I'm sure I will be able to sell or gift the Large one eventually.  I actually love the new ones, the colour way was not one I would have ordinarily have put together, but it works.

It's now almost 4 pm, and I'm doing well with food today.  Just have to decide what to have for dinner now.
It's hard making healthy choices that I LIKE.  And portion sizes much be watched better.
I'm sure I'd started putting too much on my plate again.

The trick is put the food on ya plate, then take at least a third off again.  *smiles*   That has always worked before, so let's go back to that.

I've had a nasty headache all evening, just sat quietly hoping it would piss off.  It hasn't.  Grrr.
I'll be off to bed soon, hopefully that will fix it.
Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. 4 days in a row you be careful of burnout.

  2. Anonymous11:56 AM

    Remember, you've upped your exercise this week, so sometimes that works the other way as your body builds muscle and changes, so don't be too hard on yourself! xx Colleen.

  3. Anonymous1:47 PM

    Hi sounds like a good idea, to have the three smaller meals, even some are doing well and it is only a your body a little jolt and you will be happy again...Peta

  4. I like the colors!

  5. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Yowzah how's life going?? Been particularly busy with work of late they're still in cleanup mode goodness only knows when we'll be back in the office πŸ˜” anyhow in the words of Elton John "I'm Still Standing" πŸ˜† GM πŸ’™πŸ’™

  6. I only eat two meals a day (sometimes only one) and not much when I do. I'm amazed at how little I eat yet don't lose any weight... it's a curse. Good luck with whatever new plan you come up with.

  7. I like those colours purple/green on the zippered pouch, you’ve ticked off all your daily weekly jobs.

    Great idea re 3 smaller meals could you be gaining muscle?

  8. Anonymous8:23 PM

    Feeling your pain Chris. I believe one of the secrets to weight loss is to eat slowly, apparently it takes time for your brain to realise that you’ve had enough to eat, you’re full. However I am a quick eater, meals finished, then straight away I’m looking for more 😩Marie, Melbourne

  9. Rhonda8:48 PM

    Doesn’t seem what way we choose to eat to lose weight the one thing that seems the same is that weight comes off regularly and quite quickly until the body’s metabolism adjusts to a new way of eating 🀦‍♀️ The body goes into maintenance mode hanging onto the fat that’s left lol. Obviously the weight loss will slow but I honestly think the trick is not to be too radical in trying to change up your eating patterns. This is where patience comes in (I’m not into patience at all!). I think you are on the right track, three small meals a day (trying to be careful of balancing what’s on your plate, but being satisfied). You are already making exercise a part of your week. You’ve got this. Hang in there

  10. Hugs. I have heard people use a smaller plate. I think you are doing great and I love those zip bags.

  11. Love the pouches and the wall hangings!


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