Thursday, May 27, 2010

You In?

You In?
For the Scrap Our Stash Challege we were to do something outside of our box. Well,
this was way outside of my box.

I kept seeing this advertisement on the back of the magazine in the B-room. I kept thinking it would make a great layout - but how? I know other people use advertisements as their inspiration - but this one was kinda weird! Anyway, I decided to at least tear it off and put it in the Asylum.

I pulled it out and thought this would make a great layout - but what pictures - then I just happened to pull out this picture of Niko inside PaPa's shirt - what could be better? So, despite all my reservations, as to how I could pull it off - I did it! Almost everything on this page is outside of my box - and weird. But I did it and I really like it!

Posted by PicasaHow far outside your box can you go? Take the challenge and submit your project to You could win a spot on the Scrap Our Stash Guest Design Team. See all the details in May Challenge HERE

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Weight Watcher update

Okay, this has been another discouraging week - at one point this week when I got on the scale I had gained 3 pounds. At first I started to get very discouraged - but then later I decided that was silly - that at some point (way down the road) I'm going to get to my goal - and that isn't going to make any difference in the way I eat now - so what difference does it make if I don't loose the weight as quickly as I'd like. This is a life style - this is something I'm going to do for the rest of my life - so why rush it.

I decided God might be trying to tell me something - like what He tells me quite often - that He is here for me in this too. That I don't have to rely on my own ability or following rules - I need to rely more on Him and lean not on my own ability! I asked Him to help me and for forgiveness for relying on myself and not Him.

This morning when I got on the scale I had lost that 3 pounds and was down to my lowest weight yet. Hmmm! Could it be that I followed the program more closely - or that I stepped out of the way and let God do His Thing?

Another lesson for me to learn - and hopefully retain!

So I've lost a total of 18 pounds since I started - 12.4 on Weight Watchers!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Scrap Our Stash May Challenge

Our Little Princess
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Yes, I do still scrap. This is the layout I completed for the May "Get out of Your Box" Challenge at Scrap Our Stash . This was a fun layout - that stretched me a little - still my style - but I did do a few things "outside my box." Can you guess what they are?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A new challenge for me!

Okay, so far - putting my messy asylum on here - challenged me to clean it. Which I did!

Putting my before picture challenged me to loose weight - Which I'm doing!

So, now I've decided to get my house in order I need a new challenge - for all the world to hold me to. I've decided to become a flylady again. It's been a long time - and a lot has changed - but the concept of "routine" is very much needed in my life. Soooo! I signed up - and so far I've cleaned my kitchen sink (it's been clean since Sunday) - did the 27 piece boogie in the Guest room - and spent two 2 minute sessions on 1 of my many hot spots (the computer desk). I've made my bed for 3 days in a row - and now I'm off to work on the Guest bathroom for 15 minutes and get rid of 27 things out of the Guest room!

I'm expecting all of you out there to keep me on track - motivated - and on task!

I guess I could put some before pictures - that would be way to embarassing! I'll report back later!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Weight Watchers BLUES!

Not sure what happened this week - but I lost 0.0 pounds... I think I didn't eat enough - that just seems like such a stupid concept - that not eating all my points would keep me from loosing. But it seems to be the case - on the weeks that I don't eat my points I loose little (or none) and the weeks I eat more I loose more!

Oh well, live and learn. At least I didn't gain any.

Tomorrow is another day!


Saturday, May 15, 2010


In process - I need your help!
Posted by PicasaDoes anyone know how to "set" the chalk on this layout? I used regular sidewalk chalk on black cardstock. I rubbed it in - but it is still not "set". I know as an art project as a kid we'd spray it with hair spray - but I don't think that will work for a layout. The pictures are not adhered yet - so I can spray it easily enough - but not sure what to spray it with. ANYONE know?
Thanks for any help!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Tonight was Celebration night at Weight Watchers - Not only did I get a 5# Star - I also got a 5% goal star! I lost 3 pounds this week - Not, bad considering I went out for Mother's Day 3 times.
So, my grand total since March 21st is 17.5 pounds! As far as Weight Watchers - which I stared 10 days later - I have lost a total of 11.8 pounds.

To further my celebration I went to buy smaller pants - Pulling them up all the time is getting anoying (in a good way of course).

The last time I bought pants was on our trip during spring break. I didn't have much choice - I bent over and my jeans split right down the front (near the zipper). Luckily, I had on a long shirt and a jacket. The pants I bought to replace the ones I had split were size 20. Tonight I bought a pair of capree jeans - and a pair of jean shorts both size 16. It has been a long time since I've been a size 16. I'm on my way to being a fit and health person! WHOO HOO!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The scale was not my friend tonight at Weight Watchers

At least not as friendly as I had hoped . . . According to WW I only lost 1 pound this week - for a total of 8.8 - but according to my scale I have lost 2.5 pounds since last Tuesday.

Oh well!

Bob tried to make me feel better by telling me "well, you were gaining weight like crazy, now at least you lost a pound." Hmmmm - for some reason that didn't make me feel any better! I can't wait until he uses his "Wow! You've lost a TON of weight". It wouldn't be the first time for him to use that one!

I am finding my capree pants are now almost to my ankles - because they don't fit where they're suppose to - so at least I'm seeing progress that way!

I guess I could have Niko take my picture with a pound of butter!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

My weight loss in Watermellon

Posted by PicasaNiko and I went to the grocery store and he wanted to buy a watermellon. The one I picked seemed very heavy. They just happened to be near a scale so Niko wanted to weight it. I put it on the scale and it was 14 pounds - the exact amount of weight I had lost as of yesterday. Man that was a HEAVY watermellon.
Later, I had Bob pick it up - he said wow that's a heavy watermellon - of course I had to point out that it was the amount of weight I had lost! He was very impressed.
I can't wait to do a layout on this!