Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Diva #266 - Crux

Diva challenge tiles


Here are my Diva tiles for this week.

The first is simply Crux with some broken Crux tiles in the corner.




The second uses Crux as a border with Pubfluer in the middle. The latter is a tangle I found in a book by Cris LeTourneu. Dex is in the corners. 



ZIA


This is a ZIA I created on the weekend, inspired by a table that Adele Bruno made. See more of her work at tickled to tangle.




No more excuses - progress


I have been making great progress with my No More Excuses health program. My weight has started to come down, slowly, which is what I want. Energy levels are up. Pain in my knees, elbows and hips has decreased - not from the weight loss because that is not much but from the increased exercise I do. Maybe. I think. I'm rewarding myself by going for walks instead of sitting in front of the TV. Sugar cravings are still an issue but, hey, it's only been 3 weeks since I started this program and I've had issues with sugar for years. 

I've also joined a gym. This is so that I can get cardio in during winter (mornings here are already below 5 degrees and it is only early May) and get help with exercise. Like a lot of comments last week, I do need to be careful of injury. Advice from the gym people should help there.


Thanks for your support and encouragement.

Miss L






16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like your tangles, especially the one inspired by the table Adele did. You did a great job.

But I'm totally in awe of your determination to take care of your health issues, and your progress!! Congratulations, and I hope you can keep up the good work.

Joyce

Thomas Tutt said...

Wonderful use of Paradox in your ZIA. Very good combination of curls and lines!

Melena Schneider said...

I love all your tiles. Very good job on using Crux.

Your health progress work is great. I'm working on that myself. I found that not eating sugar is a bit hard at first, but it gets better. I use Stevia in my tea in the morning and that helps a lot. It doesn't make you crave sugar like sugar does. After I quit the sugar I've been dropping the weight slowly. Good luck to you!!! You are doing great!

Anne's tangle blog said...

I like your tiles and LOVE the zia!!! Loosing weight slowly is the best way.

LezliB said...

Love all your tangles this week. Your ZIA inspired by Adele's table is beautiful and I especially love your second Crux tile. The color is fabulous (but I am very partial to pink). Congratulations on your health program. I need to put my mind to something like that. I very much your determination in that.

Ria Matheussen said...

Congratulations on your health program. Never forget why you are doing this, it is easier to go on then, wish you good luck and take care!!!
For this week I like especially the second tile where the Crux is in the background, very nice with that touch of pink.
Your ZIA is really amazing!!! Beautiful work.

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Congrats on keeping your program going, and lovely work on your tiles.

magratscraft said...

I'm glad things are going well and that you feel healthier. I'm at the opposite end of that seesaw at the moment but hoping to get into a better frame of mind. I like your work this week, especially the Adele Bruno inspired piece.

Lorna said...

Really nice work

michele said...

Beautiful work-all of it. The Zia is especially lovely. Kudos to you on your road to better health.

Lily M. said...

Very nice tiles!

The Yorkshire Tortoise said...

I love all your colourful tiles, and that Adele inspired piece is especially good. The table she made was amazing wasn't it, what a nice tribute that you drew a ZIA about it.

Well done sticking to your health program. I heard recently that chewing sugar free mint gum helps stop you eating, especially sugar stuff, as it plays havoc with your taste buds and even if you try eating something you have to spit it out first, get rid of it and after all that the thing you try to eat tastes nasty because of the mint. If, like me, you hate chewing gum then Listerine tiny mints do the same job and this is what I am going to try.

Jean Chaney said...

Pretty tangling. I especially like the last one. Beautiful! Congrats on you taking charge of your life by improving your health. Good for you!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Both tile with Crux are very lovely! I do love your ZIA ... it´s just beautiful!

Anja said...

Beautiful work with wonderful colors!

Ilse said...

Beautiful tiles with a great design. Good luck on your programm!