What a whirlwind week this last week has been. I was in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand for 5 days for a conference for work. That was fun and exhausting. Lots of walking. I averaged over 15,000 steps a day on my pedometer. Lots of interesting people and while we didn't have time to go to the shows, they brought some things to us. We got to see the Rat Pack impersonators and Elvis, Cher and Tina Turner. A couple of really great bands and a performance similar to Cirque du Soleil but to Beatles music. Spectacular show! It's taken me a little while to get it back together. And on the weekend we had to go to Cincinnati for a wedding shower for Tom's nephew and future wife. The wedding is coming up in just a few short weeks. Nice to see family again.
Two weeks ago I started a class that's being offered by the university I work for. The class is free. It's the Diabetes Prevention Program. It's supposed to help you lose 7% of your body weight in 16 weeks. The first week I lost 0.2 pounds; not much. But last week, even being in Las Vegas, I lost 2.6 pounds. It's a real life style change and I am thrilled to be taking the class. I love the instructor and it great to have a support group behind me. And I have to say it's really not that difficult to do, although there are a lot of foods that just aren't on my radar anymore. And that's okay. So I feel like I am off to a great start!
My card tonight is for my FIL's birthday which really is tomorrow but we gave it to him when we saw him on the weekend.
The picture is really off of a blanket package. But he has a FarmAll tractor very much like this one. I jazzed it up a bit with some background paper, a Happy Birthday sentiment from Hero Arts and a coupe of hexagons from Fresh Squeezed. Nothing too complicated since I didn't have much time after I got back from Vegas.
I am entering these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by after my long blogging vacation. I am hoping to get back into the swing of things. And I am hoping that spring will decide to peek out really soon. I am tired of heavy coats and no sunshine. Wishing you many days of sunshine ahead!