Don’t adjust your monitor. Or check to see if you have the right blog. This is still Two Crazy Crafters. I just wanted to talk about a weightier issue this week. I promise I will show you something cute before this post is over.
One thing about me that you don’t know is that I used to be a big girl. Yes, I wore big girl panties - and everything else. I was a size 24 at my largest. I consider the fact that I have lost 100 lbs and kept it off for 12 years to be one of the most extraordinary things I have done in my life.
I started cutting out the fat and eating healthier. Started walking – A LOT and the weight started coming off. Also my motivation was in the right place. I wanted to live to see my children grow up! Once I started losing, it was much easier to keep going. It took me about two years to loose the whole 100 lbs. That was okay, it was a lot to loose. My husband likes to say that it’s easier to loose the weight, but it’s harder to keep it off. I like to tell Him that there was Nothing easy about loosing the weight and honestly, it hasn’t been that hard keeping it off. I just picked up some good eating habits over the two years that have stuck with me. I also worked as a weight loss councilor for five years after loosing it. That helped also I am sure. I would just encourage any of you wanting to drop a few pounds to stay motivated and get moving. Life is too short not to take good care of yourself.
Now, onto the cute stuff.
You know, if I could find all my stuff, I could make some pretty cute things! I can find part of every project, just not all of it. Our projects are spread out all over the house. The spirit is willing, but the brain is weak.
I know where my yarn is and my crochet hook, scissors and darning needle are close by.
I have picked up a few little treasures this past week I have not shown you. This cute little tin plate, small picture and sweet panda. My son bought me these things. I raised both my kids in flea markets and they still both love going to them to this day. When they were little I taught them to walk through the flea markets with their hands held behind their backs. They were so cute.
I just had to tell you one of the poems that was written dated
May 10th 1884:
Dearest Friend Nettie,
As sure as comes your wedding day a broom to you I send,
In sunshine use the brushy part and in storm the other end.
You never know when you turn on the computer what great blog you might discover. I always enjoy going through blog roles and seeing who other people read. I found a fantastic one this morning. It is called The Lark. She is fantastically, craftily talented and shows the cutest vintage items and images. You must check her out!