Sunday, July 31, 2016

Just One July - Week 5

This is almost embarrassing, but I haven't been able to focus on anything lately. Here is where I left off last week:
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And I STILL haven't finished the first page of row 3:
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At least Just One July is over with now because I think my stitching mojo has died down for a while.

I've been even worse at responding to emails and reading everyone's blogs. Maybe this upcoming week will be better (I wonder how long I can keep saying that and still believe it?). I go to the shrink on Wednesday, so things HAVE to get better after that, right?

At least, for the past couple of days anyway, I have been able to focus enough to deal with prep work for our upcoming Disney trip. I've started working on our mini books with all our trip information. You'd think, since I've been making them since 2004, I would remember how LONG the entire process takes, but every single year I'm always surprised when I spend days editing old pages with new information. I still haven't decided if I'm going to do two separate books or just modify my Sister and Brother-In-Law's book. With them flying, staying in a different resort and Matt leaving mid trip, their information will be quite different from mine.

I also spent quite a bit of time working on my driving map book. Even though I have GPS in my vehicle, I wouldn't trust it as far as I could throw it. I have (and will for this trip too) made my own POI's, but again, it's still restricted to what the GPS can handle (which isn't much). I guess I'm old school and prefer actual paper maps. I've "driven" every main route using Google Maps Street View already, taken screenshots of important intersections, and put them into groups. I still need to do alternate routes, but then they will be ready to print up and bind.

I still have about 20lbs to loose so that my vacation clothes fit and I'm having a very hard time sticking to any diet. I've never been what one would call a "depressive eater", but you wouldn't know it by the way I've been scarfing down food lately. Just another way I've been self-sabotaging lately I guess.

7 comments:

Linda said...

I still think you made nice progress Keiley. Hang in there. Your Disney trips coming up.

Linda

Tiffstitch said...

Considering all that's going on, any stitching is a pretty big achievement. I hope going into Disney prep will keep your mind on better things than work and fingers crossed for Wednesday.

Bea said...

When you don't have the stitching mindset, any progress is big and that you accomplished. Your trip planning gives you something to focus on and best wishes for your appointment on Wednesday.

Vickie said...

You made great progress!!! I understand the depressive eater. I do the same thing!!! You can lose the weight!

Justine said...

Like others here I think you have made lots of progress. Sorry to hear your stitching isn't fun at the moment. Best of luck for Wednesday.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I think you've made great progress, it's certainly visible progress which is always good.

Good luck with the trip planning, it will help everything go more smoothly.

Heather said...

I think we're kind of in the same boat except for the stitching. I've been trying to lose weight but eating a ton and have been looking at blogs either (obviously since I'm just now replying). I've been so busy with school I haven't had much time. You've made lovely progress though :). When is your trip again? I hope your appointment went well!