Oct 14th – 20th, 2017

Background Info!

A few years ago I tried a temperature blanket, and got bored of doing a little motif every day after about 1 month.  This year I decided to try something a little different, and made up my own rules.

Every week I do a round (or 2 if the should be the same color) of a blanket in a certain color based on how much weight I lost (or gained).


I started with Esme’s Winter Cottage by Dedri Uys, and continued to grow the square with the ATB CAL.

For the blanket I am using Red Heart Soft, in 4 colors.

  • teal for weight loss of 2 lbs or more
  • deep sea for weight loss of 0.5 lbs – 1.5 lbs
  • off white if my weight stays the same
  • charcoal if I gain weight

My end goal is to loose 100 lbs by September 2019.  That is slightly less than 1 lb per week.  I am currently 10% of the way to my goal.

I track my calories with myfitnesspal app on my phone, and I have a physically demanding job, so I burn a lot of calories just working.  My boyfriend (who lost 70 lbs in the last year and a half and is at his goal weight) is very supportive and we try to go out for a walk every evening after work, weather permitting.

This Week

So, not my best week, not my worst week.  I gained 1 lb, but I also was off for 5 days (yay!  vacation!), so I definitely did a lot more sitting around crocheting and playing video games than usual.  I also had a few bad days as far as staying within my calorie limit.  But I am back on track now, and hoping to see my numbers going in the right direction again after my time off!

Since I gained weight this week, I used Charcoal and completed Rnd 43 in Part 10 of the ATB CAL.  Next week is granny stitches, and I am oddly excited!


Thank you for reading, and I hope I have inspired you to make a positive change in your life!