Monday, February 16, 2009

I promised to share the major changes I'm starting today, so here goes! I'm getting healthy. I've read the book You On a Diet and I'm trying what they suggest. I'm eating whole grains, fruits and vegetables - and I'm getting exercise everyday. At the end of 90 days, I hope to be considerably lighter, have a smaller waist, lots of energy, and I'll beat my time from last year on the Rhody Run. I told mom that I didn't want to do anything extreme, she replied that I may have to do something extreme to get the results I want. So, I decided to revise my statement - I want to do things that are sustainable and eat things that are simple. Here goes! (I will post my before picture in two weeks, when I give my first official update. I may bore ya'll with details between now and then, just a warning.)

i did a little checking around and sadly, it turns out that I didn't come up with Bolly-cize, and it's actually Bollyrobics. But, I'm going to have to get the video.

My latest sewing endeavor: A fabric envelope. I made it to hold photos, but if the stack gets too thick they don't fit.

The exterior fabric is by Erin McMorris from the Park Slope collection and the lining is by Amy Butler - Coriander, I think. I used interfacing to give it stiffness, and I think it turned out pretty good. The only difficulty I ran into was the topstitching - there are a lot of layers by the end and it was hard to get the seams started. The feed dogs weren't able to push it through. I'm going to think for a while and come up with a way to make it work better... I ended up starting in the center and sewing to the edges, but then there are thread ends in the middle, and I'm not a fan.


  1. I'm so proud of you for committing to healthy lifestyle changes. I started exercising again and then got sick. Then I tried cutting back on sugar, and my Mom brought home Fruit Loops. I'm in serious need of motivation and willpower. Good luck to you on your endeavor, I look forward to seeing your progress.

  2. I think my favorite of the two fabrics is actually the inside one. lol. How many pictures can you fit before it complains? I wonder if you put like according folds on both sides like they do with file folders how that would work out? Hope to see you soon. :)


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