Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Wow, April is going by quickly. It has been a good month so far (with the exception of all of us being sick over Spring Break)

I am so happy and excited, today is Day 30 of the 30 Day Shred for me. I stuck with it and have lost 12 lbs and 5 inches so far. I started Shred at 156, so I am at 144! I haven't been on that part of the scale since before I got pregnant with Nate! I still don't love to exercise, and need to learn to eat better, but I am very pleased with the results so far. Lino says he can notice a difference. My rings and watch are looser, my clothes are baggier. I have 3 pairs of jeans that I bought in September, they literally fall off of me now! (Seriously, when I walk, it is step, step, step, pull up my jeans!) And, another pair that are from before Nate was born, they are loose too! I can't wait to go try on some jeans to see what size I am in.

I am still in the middle of sewing all of that fabric. I thought I was being super organized; I cut everything first, figuring I could then just sew everything when I got a chance. Well, I am using a pattern that is new to me. I measured the girls, cut out their size. I finished one dress and tried it on Cassie, too short. Ugh. There was no way to save it as a dress, so I will just turn it into a top/shorts outfit. But, I had to go back to the fabric store to get more of that fabric. I am determined to make a dress out of it so I will just use a pattern that I already know and love. I also have to refigure another dress that I have already cut out, and don't have enough scraps....I know how I want to do it, but the store was out of the fabric, so now I have to come up with a new plan.

Lino is on board with a new family matching photo, though he will just be coordinated with us. He says that to make him a shirt that he will more than likely only wear once is a bit silly. Which, he is right, I would rather spend the money on other fabric, if that is the case!

Our car drama seems to be solved (knock on wood!!!) We wound up getting Lino a new to us used car. We just didn't want to sink a bunch of money into rebuilding the engine on his not knowing how long that would last. He is now driving a 98 Audi A4. It is pretty sweet. Manual transmission, which I need to brush up on. I haven't driven a stick in years.

I wish I could remember some of the funny stuff the kids have done/said. I can't believe I haven't blogged in this long....wow.


Doreen said...

You go girl! All this talk about shredding is making me want to try it now...

Lanny said...

Way to go! Isn't it nice when all the hard work pays off?

I'm glad y'all are feeling better. You really got hit hard.

Wendy said...

Wow Jeannie I am really proud of you. You have stuck with it, and that is half the battle!

Happy Sewing! I wish it was something I had learned how to do. I broke three sewing machines last year... I am taking some time off from trying :)

Leia said...

That's really amazing Jeannie! Keep up the good work! You'll have to post some new photos of your skinny self soon! :)