I know I've been pretty quiet around here. I guess priorities shifted and the crafty things that I tend to blog about got downgraded a bit.
It's not bad.... I think maybe I went through my little creative dry spell to prepare myself for a little bit of letting go. I don't have time to do a lot of it and I'm OK with it. A few months ago, I would have flipped out. No crafty time? No way! But it's OK.
I don't know if you remember my little goal of losing 37 lbs before I turn 37 in December. For months after I made that goal, I just could not get into it. I'd tell myself to get up and go to the gym in the morning and I might do it once or twice before finding some reason not to go again. I'd tell myself to track my calories, and maybe do it half the day. I couldn't get my head into it. Over the course of 3 months, I lost 3 lbs.
Then my sister got me into yoga, and it literally has changed my life. That's so cheesy-sounding, but it's true. I am so much happier in general. I'm much more accepting of my body - as is. I want to change my body, of course, but I can't do that unless I love it. I can pinpoint the moment that everything finally clicked and I started really being serious about taking care of my body again. I am tracking my calories daily, changing the types of food I eat.... I'm finally in the game.
I've lost 9 lbs now. I still have 19 weeks until my birthday to lose 28 lbs. Totally doable.
I'm still crocheting, but it doesn't happen every day. We haven't really been able to get into a really solid routine this summer at all, so it's hard to find the time for everything. Hopefully when school starts next month we can find a routine and I will be able to spare a little more of my attention to something other than the changes I'm making =)