Thursday, March 20, 2008

Just a little update....

I'm still pushing toward my weight lose goal. I lost 2 lbs last week, which puts me at 32.6 lbs total. I'm pretty darn proud of myself for hanging in there this long. There's been days that I didn't think I could do it, believe me! But the pay off on weigh in day always makes it worth the struggle. The WW leader had a little motto written up on the flip chart during class. It's nothing that I haven't heard before but I wrote it down anyway.

There are people who make things happen.

There are people who let things happen.

And there are people who say how in the world did that happen?

I'm going to be one the people who make things happen. I'm going to keep working to reach my goal and be healthy.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thirty pounds of Potatoes!

Yep! That's right! That's what I've lost now! Well, 30.6 to be exact! I envision 3 of these attached to my body. And now they are gone! Woohoo!!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

More layouts...

I've been keeping busy with my scrapping lately. Between the challenges on the Sneaky site and working on my heritage albums, I've been scrapping at every opportunity. These are two that I completed this weekend.

The first one is one of my grandmother when she was 12 years old. Love this photo! The paper flower was made by folding 8 circles into petals. Karen gave us the instructions on the Sneaky site.

This layout is also of my grandmother. I don't know how old she was in the photo but I am guessing 30-ish? The paper is Basic Grey and I have had it forever but have always been intimidated by it. But I pulled it out last night and it matched the photo as if it were made for it! The chipboard title was laser cut at my LSS. I painted it with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint. The jury is still out on whether I like this stuff or not. I've used it a few times now and I'm never sure what the results are going to be. Maybe I need to try another color or something. I chose a neutral color so I could use it with more things.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

missed it by THAT much!

These are my two latest layouts. Both of them were for challenges we are doing on our Sneaky site.

Today was weigh in day. I wasn't really sure how it would turn out. But I didn't make my 30 pound mark like I had hoped. I lost 1.4 lbs, which puts me .4 (yes that's point 4) lbs from the big 3-0 mark. Oh well...I'll get it next week.

I have also come to the realization that I am not going to make my previously set goal of 15 more pounds by the first day of spring. And it's my own fault. I've been pretty lax about journaling what I eat and keeping track. I gotta get my ass back in gear here.

Other than that, not a lot going on. I've been scrapping pretty steadily and feeling good about it. I did set a goal to work on at least one of the layouts each weekend for the four heritage albums. I completed one last weekend and have another one ready to work on this weekend. I have a few altered projects to do as well.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Running out of time

Well, the weight loss is till coming along, although I have to confess that I haven't really been putting alot of effort into it. I had two weeks in between weigh ins because of the bad weather. But this week, we had a meeting and I lost 2.2 pounds. That puts me at 28.2 pounds. My goal for this week is two pounds. That will put me over the 30 pound mark.

I'm really trying to stay focused this week and track what I eat and how much. I made a bracelet to help me track my points. It's not original idea by any stretch. Weight Watchers used to sell them but they were asking around $20.00 for them and I didn't really like the style. So I designed my own using beads and supplies that I got for 50% off at Hobby Lobby. So far, I think it has helped me stay aware of how many points I have consumed and what I have left for the day. A couple of girls at work are asking me to make them now.

I'm not sure if I am going to make my First Day of Spring goal that I had set in a previous post. But that's okay. I won't beat myself up over it. I AM losing and that is what is important right now. My jeans are all getting baggy on me and that is a great feeling!