Sunday, April 25, 2010

Another quiet day

Well, another quiet lazy day at home.  I love it!  I had two days to craft all day in a row.  All the stars have aligned or something, because that never happens!

Here are two of the cards I created today.  Both are for co-worker birthdays.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fly away

Today is a lazy Spring day and I am loving it.  I am spending the entire day crafting.  I am finishing up wrapping the last of the nuggets of 3 cases of Nugget Tins as favors for my parent's 50 Anniversary Party.  I've wrapped over 1000 nuggets so far and still going.

I was able to finish up a card yesterday for one of my co-workers, get off a thank you note and also work on a swap that I signed up for for PTI on SCS.

Here is the completed card for my coworker.  I must admit, I thought twice about getting this stamp set.  I kept taking it out of my cart and putting it back in.  I'm so glad I left it in.  I love it!  I cased a card from Erin from the PTI DT

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weight Loss Wonders - aka Ramblings for the day

It is day five of my diet and I am down 4.5 lbs so far.  I've never lost that much in a week before.  Last year I did Weight Watchers and it was so frustrating.  Each week I would weigh in and be down 0.5, then 0.2, then 0.5...I kept losing, but so small that it would take me decades to get to my goal.

I then started Jillian Michaels and though I lost 35 lbs on it and her program is the one I will still with going forward, I had hit a plateau.  I just needed a morale boost that comes from losing a whole chunk of weight fast.  I decided on the Medifast plan and it is working.  If I can just lose the 20-30 lbs then I can continue with Master Your Metabolism.

MYM is going to be the one program that will be my lifestyle change.  It made so much sense to me.  I think Americans as a whole are overweight because of all of the High Fructose Corn Syrup and other chemicals that have been added to every product since the 70s.  This is why this generation will be the first in which they will outlive their children.

So this family is embarking on new territory.  Organic foods will be the mainstay here.  We will grow our produce this summer using non genitically modified seeds.  Yuck, did you know the seeds you buy in the store are modified in a lab to not to prdduce new plants the next year?  This way you are forced to buy their seeds again.  If you buy heirloom seeds, you can save the seeds from this years harvest and plant them next year.

So, here I am 4.5 lbs down and feeling good.  I hope by the time my weigh in on Wednesday I will be down about 6-8 lbs.

So, as embarrassed as I am, here is my "before" picture.  Maybe it being out there in web-land will motivate me to never look like this again.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Well, I too didn't have anything argyle, so inspired by your creativity, I went and created my own paper as well on the computer.

Here's my attempt.   I used Sweet Blush instead of Hibiscus Burst because I thought the pink was just too "flashy" for me.

Paper:  Self made Argyle, Smokey Shadow, Sweet Blush, Stampers Select White
Other Items:  Friskars Wavey punches, Satin Ribbon in Sweet Blush (PTI), Copics
Stamps:  Magnoliaicious Tilda with Rose, PTI Mega Mixed Messages

Friday, April 16, 2010

Food...Glorious food.....

Food, glorious food!
We're anxious to try it.
Three banquets a day --
Our favourite diet!....
- Oliver

What is it about food that draws us in? Today is day two of my Medifast diet and I struggled yesterday, but stuck to it. I wasn't the least bit hungry, BUT, I was struggling with psychological draws to foods at times. I missed TV with a bag of pretzels, I missed having something other then a shake or salad for lunch.

So this weight problem definately is not a hunger issue, it is a psychological issue for me. It is much like quitting smoking, however with food, you need to eat! So much harder to get under control.

I have a year to lose 75 lbs in time for my wedding. I can do this! This needs to be a lifestyle change for me, not a diet. I need to relearn that food is fuel, nothing more. It can no longer comfort me or occupy my time. I must find other ways to do that.

Does anyone else struggle with triggers for food? If so, what are yours and how do you cope with them?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Here are some newer cards.

This one was a congrats card for a co-workers recent promotion.

This one will be a birthday card for my niece.

And my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary Invitations and favors.  Put together 60 of these chocolate tins so far, wrapping over 720 Hershey Nuggets individually.


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