For such a tiny room, our workout area sure has taken a long time. I am here again with some small snippets of progress. The beginnings of the art and lighting install took place yesterday and I am over the top happy with how it is shaping up.
Here's a glimpse of part of the wall. As you may have guessed, I am doing a faux brick treatment using a piece of brick-look paneling. A little doctoring with joint compound and five different colors of paint - and voila! The aged brick look I was dreaming of.
I chose clip on work lights for accent lighting. I love the industrial look of these guys annndddd they were less than $7.00 each!
Just for grins, I scribed in the year into one of the bricks while the compound was still wet. It is very subtle and you really have to look for it, but I love it!
Mr. Bluebird is cut loose from his DIY duties today to get in a game of golf, but in the meantime, I am staining and finishing the cedar trimming pieces that will go around the brick. There are two more steps to the finish that I still have to complete.
And now for the milestone promised in my post title:
A while back I shared with you my weight loss journey that I began almost a year ago. When I first 'fessed up about my weight woes here, I was wearing a size 16 - down from the 24, sometimes 26 I was wearing in October 2014.. (Again, I can't believe I am sharing this with you all!). Since then, I have lost another 25 pounds or so and the other day I dared to try on a size 12 pair of jeans. First, before I get all peacock puffed up about my achievements, let me tell you that they are labeled "super stretchy." But, a twelve is a twelve in my book and I will take it! The label also claims to make the wearer look long and lean! I doubt I am looking particularly lean and at 5' 3" I am certain I don't look long in them either, lol! But, nonetheless, they are a size 12 and I haven't had a pair of jeans that size (that acutally fit!) in my closet since Ronald Reagan was president. Yikes! I have more to share with you regarding my lymphedema issues that I told you about back in May was well. I will save that for another post, but I think some progress is being made in that department, too!
Anyway, that's it for today. I am off to work a little more on the never ending workout room and then I will be settling in by the fire with the Mr. to watch the Packer game and sip on some Pumpkin Spice coffee. Enjoy your Sunday!
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