As far as the diet is going -- not well! Pretty much skated along all month - gained and lost the same 3 pounds, cheated on an ice cream binge, and hardly did any walking at all.
So, here we are at the end of the month, and new month starts tomorrow -- therefore new resolve also. May is going to be a busy/not accomplishing much month. I did make an appointment to have my driveway sealed on Tuesday, so that's a start. Rest of the month I'll be having cataract surgery on the 9th and the 23rd, so I think I won't be getting much accomplished at all while I readjust to eyes that can actually see!
We had another sew-in yesterday, and the ladies brought me more tops to quilt for the homeless, so hopefully I'll be able to at least do some quilting. I've found that when I quilt one and then load the next one right after that I get a lot more finished. It makes it so much easier to go down and start quilting as opposed to having to load the quilt first, which takes at least 30 minutes.
I did manage to clean the entire longarm machine including inside the controller and computer base. Amazing how much dust/lint collects in there. I should probably have someone out to do a thorough checkup on the machine soon, too.
New goals for May:
Quilt 3 new homeless tops,
Quilt 12 kids quilts (I have the tops here)
Do the next step on 3 more projects and then start the round over. I've been doing the next step on applique projects from wherever I left off - however many years ago - and then prepping the next block before I move to the next project. I have different projects in different stages, so some will actually get finished - but not this month!
Get back on the new lifestyle: I've talked with my doctor and got my statin drug lowered to 10 mgs and we've established a goal to lose enough weight/exercise enough in the next 6 months to possibly get off the statin altogether and hopefully 1 or 2 other drugs I take.
So, that means, more home cooking -- and definitely getting back on the exercise track. Shooting for at least 7000 steps every day - and hopefully the weather will start to cooperate so I can do some of them outside.
I also built myself a standing garden this month, so will be planting it in a couple of weeks -- it's only 1' x 2', but it's on my deck and will hold a tomato or two, a pepper or two and some basil. I had a patio tomato last year that really did not do well, and I only got a couple of tomatoes that didn't even taste that good, so hoping for something better this year.
This is what the standing garden looks like. I ordered it from Gardener's Supply and put it together myself. It's self-watering, so hopefully that will help!
Well, that's about it for today.
Until next time....blessings.