I have never, since I started this blog, even when I had a broken arm, gone this long without posting. And part of the reason is that I haven't sewed One Single Thing since the beginning of April.
I miss sewing, I really do, but as a teacher, this is the craziest time of the year, and I honestly haven't had time. In addition, my New Year's Resolution this year was to eat healthy for real, and I have been participating in a Biggest Loser competition at my school, which means I have been doing things like cooking and working out, which is great, but time-consuming. =) I've lost about 25 pounds since January though, which makes me quietly happy - and I feel better inside, and I feel better about myself. I am NOT to the point of posting pictures of myself yet, but there's less self-hatred when I catch a glimpse of myself in a window.
The cooking thing is going well, though. My mom gave me a subscription to a fantastic magazine called Clean Eating last year, and I am a HUGE fan. I love that the recipes are super simple and I love the entire premise of eating un-processed food (well, I may process it by cooking, but I do it myself) and learning HOW to read labels and HOW to cook healthier. This is different than a diet, which is why I think it has been working for me.Anyway, I can't recommend this magazine enough, I have liked everything I have made from it and I love that all the ingredients are regular things you can find in any grocery store or farmer's market. I have never really liked cooking, and for the first time I actually do like it, thanks to this magazine. Here's the link, if you want to check it out, or you can get it at larger supermarkets or Costco.
PS - I was not paid for this, I just really like this magazine. =)
PPS - I realize that I sound slightly crazy in this post. =)