Today, being Monday, started, of course, with the Textile Group. This time it was the last one before we broke up for the summer so it was a "free week". I started on some charity bags that a friend wants to fill with toiletries - I am using her template but some old pillowcases that Mum was throwing out. I finished 3, have part prepared another 5 and have set myself a target of 10 by the end of the week!
Once home, and trying not to worry too much about the weigh in, I rustled up some more Weetabix muffins to take with me (we always take a SW treat with us to share) and completed some sewing ready to applique tonight to my Lynette Anderson Spool Holder. Yest another self imposed target but the embroidery etc should, I am now keeping all fingers crossed here) be finished tonight with the aim of starting to make the holder up tomorrow!!
Then, it just couldn't be put off any longer - the dreaded weigh in! Having gained through water retention last week, could all of these food experiments actually result in wiping off that gain (or even a few more pounds?). Well, err, yes it could!! I stepped on the scales and the two ladies looked at each other, looked at the screen, then at each other, then at me and whispered - what have you been doing to yourself? I had lost, drum roll please, 10 1/2 lbs - woop woop woop! That means that I was awarded my 2 1/2 stone SW certificate, my 10% certificate, am now in the next stone bracket (which was my personal target for my holiday) and am now 1lb away from my SW 3 stone certificate. Guess that's what you call a result then!!!
Of course next week starts soon enough and I certainly won't repeat that loss but I will be happy with the 1lb and delighted with anything more! That would give me a fighting chance of going away on holiday for five days and still being in the current stone bracket. Meanwhile I will "celebrate" with Mum's tea - lamb surprise I think she called it. I hope it's nothing like Mo's Sausage surprise from Eastenders! (No sausages for those who don't watch the programme!)