So here’s a recap of the past year…
In January I started my new shop. So far, I sell coasters, magnets, and various other accessories there. But the best thing about it is that I can expand it pretty much as far as I want it to go, as opposed to my original shop which should just stay with knitted items, if I want it to stay coherent. I’m trying to decide how I should arrange it as we speak, but with the most recent changes to how many items are listed on each page, I think I’ll wait to make a decision on that.
In March, I decided that I needed to lose weight. If you know me, you know that I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember, but when it was discovered that I had a problem with my thyroid I lost about 45 pounds. I’d gained about 15 of that back over the few years since then, and was at 157lbs two summers ago. This was me then:
So I needed a change. A big change. My first goal was 120lbs. I started Weight Watchers. I went to the gym 3 to 4 times a week after work. I bought a pedometer, even though I didn’t wear it much. I made an awesome “gym mix” on spotify. And by July, this was me:
Well, at some point I decided 120lbs wasn’t enough. I decided I wanted to be 115lbs. I’m not sure why 115 sounded better than 120 to me, but it did. So after going a bit crazy on vacation, I got back to it once we returned home. And by the time August had come and gone, this was how I looked:
So now I’m done, and I’m hovering between 112lbs and 116lbs. I’m not really done, as I still have to get some tone to me, but I’m finally happy with my weight. But it’s amazing how much extra skin comes from that much weight loss! I started, about four years ago, at 188lbs. So in total I lost about 75 pounds. I still feel fat every now and then, but I’m starting to get used to being a little person. I haven’t been this small since I was ten (TEN!!), so it takes some getting used to for sure.
In October, I began dating my best friend and roommate.
It’s been a bit rocky, but things have kind of always been that way between us. He is and always will be my best friend, and I love him very much. We just kiss more now. Lol, so really not much has changed there.
Anyway, that’s the major things that have happened in the last year. I promise I will be back soon. I want to talk a little bit about my plans for the next year, but know that it involves a solid plan to not disappear for another year! Take care all, see ya soon!