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Quilting Weekend

Monday, March 14, 2011

I didn't post a blog this last weekend because my husband was working on a project with the computer.

I had a great weekend. Saturday, I had a session with my personal trainer. She took my measurements again. She didn't have the ones she took in January with her, but she thinks I have lost inches. I am waiting for her to email me with the numbers. She also gave me new strength training and cardio workouts.

The rest of the day I worked on my daughter's highschool graduation quilt. ( She graduated in 2008 - I know I am late). I worked on the correcting the skipped stitches the machine made when I quilted it. I also made the binding and sewed it on. This week I am working on hand sewing the binding to the back. Then I will be done! I want it on her bed when she gets home from Scotland.

Saturday night my husband and I taught Sunday School. It was encouraging to have a boy return. His mother had started attending another church on Sunday mornings about 6 months ago. But, he kept saying he missed Sunday School at our church and that his favorite teachers were my husband and me.

On Sunday, I worked on my youngest daughter's highschool graduation quilt. (She graduated last May--I know, I know, I am a little late again.) I have all her blocks pieced. I worked on piecing the piano keyboard border. Today, I finished the piano blocks. I have the four corner heart blocks to make, then I can put it all together.

One thing I do with my childrens highschool quilts--every block has some significant meaning in their lives. So it is a very personal quilt. You can see my son's quilt in my pictures.

Also on Sunday, my husband went for a walk in the "canyon" behind our house. I haven't done that since before my knee surgery last August. It was a mile walk and I got winded going up the hills. But it was such a beautiful day.

Today, I did a strength training workout this morning. This afternoon my daycare baby was picked up early, so I went to the gym for a cardio workout. I did 66 minutes--40 on the elliptical, 11 min on the gazelle and 15 min on the bike. I pushed myself because I was a little up this morning. I found out that one of the side effects of Lyrica is weight gain. So I am trying to exercise more. If I find that it will be a problem, I probably will stop taking it and live with the pain, because my goal is to lose weight not gain.

Weekly (March 13-19):
A) Go to Balance Fitness at least 3 times a week: emoticon

B) Do at least 5 days of cardio: emoticon; emoticon

C) 3 days of Strength training emoticon;

Daily: 3/11
A) Practice portion control emoticon
B) Drink at least 8 cups of water emoticon (10)
C) Blog emoticon
D) Log food/exercise emoticon
E) Exercise for at least 10 min before I get on SparkPeople emoticon
F) High protein/low carb emoticon
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    I enjoyed viewing your quilt photos on your SparkPage! They are beautiful! You are very talented. emoticon
    3506 days ago
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    Nice balance to your life!
    3508 days ago
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    btw, I've been working on ONE cross-stitch project for 20 years. Yes, 20 years. LOL
    3509 days ago
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    I am always in awe of you gals with sewing skills and creative talent! Woo Hoo!! I'm sure your quilts are treasured by your kids! Glad you & hubby got a nice walk in -- so nice that we're starting to get some warm weather! Be careful with the knee & foot - hope the pain diminishes soon!
    3509 days ago
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    LOL! I am so glad to hear you're behind on those quilts! Makes me feel not quite so bad that it's taken me two years to paint my son's room after he moved out! Your quilts are really beautiful... I hope you'll put up pictures of the girls quilts too!

    You are doing SO well with your exercise program! You GO! emoticon
    3509 days ago
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    Fantastic job! I'm so proud of you.
    3509 days ago
    great - it is so nice that you are making these quilts for your children. keep up the good work! emoticon
    3509 days ago
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