Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How Much is That Doggie In the Window?

As promised I recreated the card that I made yesterday morning this morning before work.

Last night was my second weigh in at Weight Watchers and although I thought I had done better than my one pound weight release I guess any movement down the scale is an achievement.

I am guessing that my under-active thyroid is going to force me to amp up my activity level so that I can see larger releases each week. So my goal this week besides keeping my journal (which I have kept since day 1) is to go to the health club at least one time before my next weigh in.

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sweet Teeth

I made a card this morning but forgot to take a pic before I mailed it off. I will make another one and post soon.

So, here is just another rambling observation.

I have sweet teeth.

Not just a sweet tooth that needs some goodness to be happy. I have sweet TEETH. Well you can imagine that having this sweet addiction is not very condusive to weight loss. Unless...

Unless you find some sweet goodness that falls within your diet. Like the new Weight Watchers ice cream sandwich. Chocolate ice cream in between two chocolate cookie wafers. YUM, YUM, YUM!!!! Only 2 points. Well within the plan and enough to settle those sweet teeth.

Even if you are not on a diet these frozen yummies are worth the money.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Expense of Thin

I haven't made anything new so I will just put a random thought out into cyberspace.

It costs more money to be thin.

Or should I rephrase that to say that the road to getting thin is an expensive one.

If you use a diet aid program (in my case Weight Watchers) then you have the expense of that program. On top of that there is the healthier food that many if not all of the programs want you to eat. Whether it be their food or food you purchase at the grocery store, the healthier food at this time of year is more expensive in the city where I live. If you go the pre-packaged frozen route to dieting then you know there is an expense to that. Factor in that the weather is not that condusive to free exercise outdoors unless you like the cold weather you may have the cost of a gym membership or the gas to get you somewhere where you can excercise indoors. Or if you do your workouts at home it may be the cost of an exercise tape.

Even though I complain about costs now, the alternative is the high cost of fixing your health after something happens. So, I continue on in my quest to be lighter. Hopefully as the year progresses and fresh produce becomes cheaper it won't be so bad. I will also need less to fuel my thinner body.

If you are on the quest to a thinner new you, then hang in there. Thin tastes better than anything you may want to eat.

Have a great Monday!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Celbrate 50

Today is the 50th birthday of my childhood friend Bobbi. Here is the card that I put together for her. Bobbi is just one of the J.U.G.'s that I have known for more than 40 years. Tonight we will celebrate Bobbi by surprising her at a restaurant. I hope to have pics to post.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Simple Thank You

Here is my prototype. I need to make a few of these and was going to do it last night until I ate dinner and then dozed off (getting old is a b-tch). I opted for dreamland and those 40 winks and got everything cut this morning before work and assembled the sample. Hopefully I'll get more energy as the diet goes on.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Weight Watchers Recap

Yikers! It's one thing when you get on your scale at home and look at the number. It's another when you get on a scale and someone tells you what the number is. Hearing my weight hit harder than seeing it written down on a piece of paper. Right now I could easily be on The Biggest Loser as some of the women weigh around what I do and that is just NOT acceptable!

I did see one face that was familiar. A worker at the Archiver's that I visit was at the meeting along with a person that I am pretty sure that I sung in a choir with about 20 years ago. I was going to talk to her after the meeting but she bolted out of the room and I had to stay with all the other "newbies" and learn how the program works. There are a few changes since I last attended many many moons ago.

There was a married couple in the "newbie" group that I had to wonder, what are they doing at Weight Watchers? The woman was fit and toned and just a smidge of a thing and her husband had a mini gut but that was it! If she has to lose 10 lbs I'll be amazed, him, maybe 15 and that's it. It will be interesting to see their progress. A girl at the table where I was sitting reached her 10% goal and she got a key chain. All in all it was good and the meeting only lasted about 20 minutes. Start to finish with the weigh in, the meeting and the after meeting was about one hour.

I don't have any new cards so here are some pictures of a gift package that I created along with pictures of Christmas morning with my babies. Have a good Wednesday!

This is a gift package that I put together for my co-worker Sharon. I just love when I have the paper and the ribbon that match in my stash.

"I was a good girl, right?"

"Please, please can we open our presents from Santa-Dog?"

Maggie on Christmas morning after the "Santa-Dog" left her and Gidget some new toys.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

50 + Flab = Frumpy

So this new decade is bringing about the desire for me to make some changes. I want to begin to work to live and not live to work. I need to adjust my thinking that I need to do everything. That my worth is not measured in how many hours I spend working. My worth is measured by the people and good times that I can cherish, not in how many hours I spend working to make my boss happy. My happiness is more important than the bottom line. Having come to this conclusion in the last six months it is time for me to make changes and what better time than the new year. I can see and feel the bad changes that have taken place in my body. Too much stress, bad diet (looking for comfort food) and no excercise has made me physically ill. I need to make changes to a healthier lifestyle and 2010 is the year. I am going to go to a Weight Watchers meeting tonight and get the ball rolling.

Below are some cards that I made using some embellishments that I found while cleaning my room or some cards that were started and just needed the final touch. They aren't anything special but I just wanted to use the stuff instead of having to find a place to store it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Profile

So, I had to change my profile since I left my forties officially on Saturday. I was surprised and amazed that I made it out of the DVM in less than a 1/2 hour when I went to renew my drivers license. I only had to take a vision test and the picture. I have to say that being fifty and the fact that I very rarely get carded, I was not at all concerned over what the picture looked like. It's a good thing that I don't care because it is not the best picture in the world. In fact the only people that get to see the picture are usually a cashier as I write a check for a purchase and I don't think that they care.

I spent the evening with my JUG's (Just Us Girls) at our holiday party which turned out to be a birthday party for the "matriarchs" of the group. My friend Patti, myself and Bobbi. Bobbi was unable to make it because of a migraine so it was up to Patti and I to keep the "young'ins" in check. It was the best way to celebrate a milestone.

I spent Sunday cleaning my room and trying to make some sense of all of my crafting supplies. I believe that I have things a bit more organized and I am able to see more of the floor which is always a good thing. I need to get more of these supplies down in the basement so that I can have a clutter free bedroom and all supplies in one place. I have made great strides but the project is still ongoing.

Enjoy your Monday!

Thursday, January 07, 2010


How awesome to be able to just chill and watch the snow.

Today is like living inside of a snowglobe and the owner keeps shaking up the snow.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Somethings That I Have Done

Before I put away some of the Christmas papers I just wanted to get some simple cards done.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Resolution Already Broken

Yikers, I couldn't even keep the resolution to update my blog on a daily basis and the new year has just started. It was too cold down in the craft celler (basement) to go down there and sit so I opted for staying upstairs in the warm house with the bright sun shining in the windows and craft instead.

As promised, here is the New Year card that I sent out. I will do my best to update daily. Have a good Monday!