Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Good luck with your Thursday weigh ins girls!!!!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
So I am posting on Wednesday instead of Tuesday because I thought maybe if I weighed today I could not have to believe in what the scale said yesterday....eeerrrttt!!!! WRONG!!! It's worse today! Long story short, I've gained 3 lbs!!! 3!!!!! Yeah, that sucks!!! So I'm back to 143.... and I'm angry! On Monday I walked 3 miles and ran 1 and rode the bike for 30 minutes... yesterday i walked a mile and a half! today is another 2 hour day at the gym and I'm so discouraged that I wanna just sit at the vending machines and snack for 2 hours! Why not right?
My husband claims I could be retaining water for some reason... Lacey says I'm just gaining muscle! Sorry guys, but ppppuuuttttttttthhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! I wanna LOSE some lbs not make excuses.... maybe I need to re-examine my diet again... I made a vegetarian chili and that is what I've been eating for the past few days.... I thought just beans and veggies with some chili powder and garlic would be good for a person, maybe I was wrong! hahahah I don't know... I'm just discouraged... I'm going to drink my coffee, eat a granola bar and ponder what I'm going to try and accomplish at the gym today. Ho-hum......
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I was dreading the scale today... after a week of not working out and then Thanksgiving on top of that.... I was sure I had gained my 10 pounds back, and then some. I ate almost an entire pumpkin roll all by myself!!! (pumpkin bread filled with a sugary cream cheese filling and rolled in walnuts and topped with powdered sugar, oh man it's good) Plus we had taco night two nights ago and hello...SOMEONE ate 3 tacos!!!! Oh this is not going to be good.... I cautiously turn on the wii and step on.... i muted the volume so that I didn't have to hear the little oompa loompa in my wii grunt at me.... I didn't have any hot coffee in hand, and no other projectiles close by, so I didn't want to hear his remarks this morning. I wait... just like on the Biggest Loser with the scale beeping and numbers flying, to see what the scale registers as my heft today....humm....let it be good....hummm...I can deal with a couple of pounds....hummm....ppppllleeeeaaaasssseeee.......
You have lost 0.2 lbs!!!
Happy dance!!!! woot woot! Ok, so I'm still at 140, but whatever.... I'm stoked that after eating all of that crap this week, I'm not at 150!!! So I sat down here with a celebratory doughnut, and a banana.... I though, I'll eat the banana first, then the doughnut... I took a few bites of banana, and it didn't taste all that good, I guess sitting next to a maple bar, a banana sort of loses it's luster... soo I ate half... and picked up my maple bar.... I took a bite... AND....gross!!!! The doughnut is just gross.... I mean, it tastes like a regular doughnut....but it's too sweet and heavy and greasy and...and...and...I thought of all the time at the gym I'd have to take to work that off... so after one bite... I'm done with that. Yeay me! I guess... hahahahah
So today Evan has gymnastics and I'll be able to go to the gym for 45 minutes while he plays.... I'm thinking elliptical today. After an hour on the seated bike yesterday and three miles on the indoor track, I'm all walked out.... I think the music choice will be..... hummm.... Dean Martin holiday radio on Pandora.... if I can have some fun Christmas tunes, I think I could crank out 45 minutes..... oh wait! Today is Tuesday!!!! I'm going to listen to Glee radio!!! Sweet!!! They have a lot of upbeat songs that will help me through this day... I feel motivated but not overly... hahahah.... Hopefully my new friend Lacey will be there and we can get on the elipticals together! Oh course she's WAY more athletic than I am...but that helps motivate too...I guess...hahahah!! It always helps to have someone next to you going through the same battle you are! hahhaah Lacey, our battle with the elliptical....it's on! hahaha See you there!
As for everyone else... have a great, doughnut free, day! Happy Fat Tuesday!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
This week at the gym was...well...lackluster...I spent an hour of my 2 hour cardio session chatting with Lacey (wow we. Are a lot alike! Hahah thanks for becoming a friend!!) Instead of burning calories...I did give her some eliptical pointers though...hey Lacey, I forgot one!!! Put the level on like 15, the steeper the incline the easyer it is to go backwards without feeling like ur gunna fly off the back! Hahaha And I didn't even go to the gym yesterday and I most likely won't be there today. Soooo, all these excuses...I guess I need to pull out the wii fit and get my butt in gear we'll see how that goes.
Happy turkey day to you all and may you burn more calories than you consume shopping those crazy insane black friday deals! I'll be at home by the fire thinking of how totally MAD all of that is! Hahahah enjoy!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The entire box is made from cake and then covered in fondant. The packing material is air popped popcorn! ha ha I used an airbrush to distress the box so that it looked beaten up and old, I hope that translates in the pictures.
OK, well it's off to watch the SF Giants win, I'll be back for Fat Tuesday and keep checking back for more cakes soon!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I spoke with my friend Christina, who is a raw foods chef... no really... raw foods chef./... and she's amazing!!!
Can you believe that this pecan pie is raw!?!?!?! Seriously, Christina made one for me (and my mom) for Thanksgiving last year and it was stinking great! A raw pie, really, it's AMAZING!!!
Then, I was at the gym yesterday and spoke to a girl who's daughter is in my son's gymnastics class, she said she works at a weight loss clinic and is around this stuff all day. I told her about my plight and she was astounded that I weigh 143..."My guess would be 130, 132, no more than that." I nearly hugged the girl right then and there!!! She said don't worry about the numbers, like I haven't hared that before, but worry about doing SOMETHING active for 30 minutes twice a day.... that got my wheels a turning.... I'm loving this fall weather... so I think that no matter what... I'm going to make time to take a walk... nothing forever long, but for at least 30 minutes... then maybe I can make sure Evan goes outside and he can ride his bike or we can play soccer or something else for another 30 minutes at some point.... I wonder if shopping counts as being active.... hummm??? ha ha ha
OK, so that's where i"m at this week... learned some stuff, met some new people, gained 2 lbs, but I think I'm going to be OK. Stay tuned for next week when I report back on my new diet and way of life. Ta ta for now!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
So after all of that you can guess my astonishment when the little progress line stopped moving UNDER my old one... yeah, that little progress tracker stopped, my heart lept and i actually smiled.... "no way," I actually said out loud, "please, just let it be at least a pound, I'd be stoked with losing a pound this week, I don't deserve it, but I'll take it!" I clicked the little button that says weight and......
Hummm baby..... I'm down 9 pounds from when I started! 9! I'm so excited... I think I actually feel better... I think I actually may go to the gym today.... then I'm going to costco! I need food! hahahah ok so I plan on a cart full of veggies and fruit, but wooohooo!!! I'm doing cartwheels on the inside. And as for that little grunting man in my wii.... pppphhhhtttttt..... that's my tongue, spraying spit all over you. Stop grunting when I get on the scale, or i'll be forced to beat you!
Happy ending (or beginning, I haven't decided yet) to my week. I'll see ya'll again soon!
Monday, October 4, 2010
The candy bars are huge and wrapped in a custom printed paper wrapper. The golden tickets are worded just like the ones from the movie (Gene Wilder version of course) and printed on metallic gold cardstock that I found at Michael's. I totally LOVE the outcome of these... as a kid, I would have totally hugged the person who invited me to their party by way of candy bar! ha ha ha
Ok, I'm still not feeling well, totally didn't go to the gym today, and I'm being a luff sitting on my couch watching HLN... Will I ever be well??? I'm going to make some hot tea and hope that helps my throat feel any better, wish me luck!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
So I ended up weighing this morning. It paid off though.... I weigh 143.5!!!! Yup, that's a total of 6.5 lbs that I have lost so far. Now, mind you, I'm sure 3.5 lbs of that was probably snot over the past few days, but oh well, I'll take it.... Weight loss, is weight loss. Let's re-cap how I got there... shall we?
Last weekend I was doing wedding coordinating... so Friday was rehearsal, not to mention I had to make 2 wedding cakes (well one was a cupcake tower) and help decorate the church, as well as help the pastor run through the ceremony a few times. Then Saturday was the big day.... I walked over 11 miles that day.... seriously... between setting up cakes, taking the wedding dress to the bride at 8 am, photography sessions, decorating the hotel ballroom for the reception, and making sure everything went off without a hitch... I booked a tun of walking that day, with no time to eat... I had 3 small... let me tell you SMALL, meals that day and drank only water. So I think I burned way more than I consumed for once in my life.
Sunday I was soooo stinking sore that I could not even move, so we won't even go there.... and I sooo cheated and had a mini drumstick ice cream for dessert, but after all the work I did, I swear I deserved it! Promise. ha ha ha
Monday I took my son to pre-school, which is conveniently located at the gym.... hummm..... aw walked 3 miles, then logged 30 minutes on the seated bicycle.... now... I wasn't pushing it, I was still so sore from Saturday, that I decided that was enough, so I waited at the gym for 40 minutes for his class to get out. A waste of time? maybe, but perhaps just BEING at the gym burns calories? Maybe? Please? awwww damn..... I guess not... hahahah Hey, a girl can dream right????
So all day yesterday I was sick as a dog, and my sweet hubby took our son on his field trip for school today. They went to the fire station, which should have been fun because my 4 year old happens to call all fire fighters "hose draggers." Hummm... wonder where he picked that up at? hahahah I really hate being sick, that would have been funny to see.... "Class, everyone say hi to the firefighters." "Hi hose draggers!!" "Oh, kids say the darnedest things! ha ha ha"
Now, I'm going to bed (well I'm already in bed, but maybe a nap would be good).... Maybe I can get back to it tomorrow... If I feel better, if not.... I'll see you all again on Tuesday... seriously... Tuesday! hahahaha
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I am posting this card for 365 challenge, it has been a long while since I have posted for them, but when I checked in this morning... they had a challenge I just couldn't resist. It is to use a sweet smell to inspire your card. well to me... the sweet smell of the ballpark is always alluring. So here it is... take me out to the ball game, postseason starts October 6Th and I'm sooo excited!!! Go Giants!!!
P.S. I need to thank Emily for the awesome idea for this card! Thanks so much Em for your creativeness! She made the original card that I CASED for the idea... you can check it at her blog, by clicking here. Sorry I didn't post this part earlier. I'm an awful person today. It'll never happen again Emily, I humbly appologize.Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Thursday, September 16, 2010
OK, so my bestest Pal in the whole entire world is posting a THINspiration Thursday blog each week to help her get healthy and lose some lbs.! I'm so excited for her, and I'm so inspired by her, that I want to copy her. I did make sure it was OK with her first, I didn't want to steal her thunder or anything. Anyways... check out her postings at http://www.scrapbutterfly.blogspot.com/. So I am going to start mine as Fat Tuesdays! I hope that someday soon it can be skinny Tuesdays, but I digress...
Here's the dreaded pic of me....
Seriously... check out that double chin and muffin top!!!!!!! this pic was taken a few months ago, but it just rings more true today. I am starting my journey at 150 lbs. Some may think, oh that's not so bad.... but I'm only 5'3" tall, and that's on a good day (like when I'm wearing heels!! hahahaha) !!
OK, so a little background, I make cakes, cookies, sweets, sugar.... ALL DAY LONG!!!! I own a bakery, and it's sooooooo hard to lose weight when you are surrounded by good stuff like that all day long. I do try to live a life in moderation... one taste to make sure it passes QC (quality control) then that's it. But lately, I have been trying to leave that job for my husband. That requires an insane mount of trust on my part, that everything is at it's totally best, so I still QC sometimes!
When I met my husband I weighed 100 lbs.... yes, admittedly, that is an unhealthy weight. But when I got pregnant with our only child, I weighed 120, so I'd like to get back to pre-pregnancy weight. That's my goal!
No fad dieting here, just more exercise, less junk, and a healthier lifestyle. I love to cook, so I find myself making huge meals and proportions that could make restaurants want to split plates! That's just not good. So I need to work on proportion sizes and I think I could get rid of that 30 lbs. I'm going to post each week to make myself accountable, and to help motivate and inspire my Pal Lena! I love her with all my heart and I hope that reading my blog each week can help her in her struggle to become a healthier person! Best of Luck Lena... I'm right here with you!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
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Monday, May 17, 2010
'Come on, sing it, you know you wanna..... I'll wait.... sing.... OK, now that we got THAT outta our systems (it will be stuck in you head all day now... ha ha ha!) I think we can move on. The challenge today was to make a card that has something to do with money! SWEET!!!! I found this quote online and thought that it would be PERFECT for the challenge..... My Pal sent me a bunch of fun stuff, and in that was this digi of these cute little girls shopping.... so I decided to use that.... thanks Pal! I finished it off with some silver and gold brads (wish those were real!) and called it a day. I played with putting ribbons and bows and flowers and such on this card.... I know.... gasp...Jammie made a card without a ribbon on it!!!!! But nothing seemed to fit just right... I think simple was the way to go with this, monochromatic, and let the words speak for themselves..... My sister LOVES to shop... so I think this card may go to her.... hahahahaha
OK, now onto the IMPORTANT STUFF!!!!!!! I GOT TOP TRIO!!!!!!!! Oh yeaa! Oh, yeah! Yeay me! Happy Dance! Woot, Woot! hahahahha I'm doing cartwheels (on the inside). What fun....? I made top trio for my 1920's Mickey Mouse (Steamboat Willie) card!!!!! See, thinking outside of the norm (usually just called being a bit strange) is what I do best! hahahahaha
Well, not that that is outta MY system... it's house cleaning day, and I better get to it! See y'all later!
P.S. I got top trio.... wooooohoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha (Ok, I'm done now.... honest!!!!!)Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Sorry the pic is a bit blurry, but I haven't had my coffee yet either, so my eyes are just a bit blurry too! hahahaha I LOVE this sketch! I could make 100 cards using it!!!! I also LOVE this little dragon! He's so stinking cute!!!!! You can't see here, but his legs are on pop dots so that they hang out!!! hahahahaha he's got a candle in one hand and a balloon in the other, and let me tell you how hard her was to cut out with no coffee in my system... wowie!!!!! What a fun card... I think this one may go to my Goddaughter, she'd LOVE him too! ha ha ha Ok... need to go hit the brew button on my morning! Read the paper, then it's off to Michael's for some cake supplies.... have a HUGE Star Wars (yuck) cake to do this week.... I'll post pics of it... here and on my business site... check that out too at www.sweet-sentiment.com. See y'all tomorrow!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I finally get to use this Digi that I've been dying to use!!!yeay!!!!! So this is a Ward Digi, which I have the honor of being on their DT, although I've been slacking!!!!!! Booo!!!! Anyways, you can see all of the Ward Digis by clicking on the logo in my sidebar here.
The Criss Cross is the top note paper in the background. Fun, bright, summer colors. The little sentiment tab on the side says "I'll always be Daddys' 'lil girl." What a great card for Father's day. Hop on over to get this MUST HAVE DIGI NOW!!!! Now... really, I'll wait..... la..... la....la.....la....la.....la.....laa..... OK, got it? Good! ha ha ha Don't you feel better now?!?!?
Well it is night night time, and I'm totally beat! So I bid the all farewell, and I'll see ya all next week! Good Night......... ZZZzzzzzz.......Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
My week has been hectic and crazy and next week is going to be 4 times worse!!!!!!! I saw this challenge the day it posted.... thought about it.... came up blank...and never went back to it, until now.... So, the challenge was "it needs something" as in this stamp would be cute if it had..... (fill in the blank). I finally came up with using Tess here...she needs something in her hand....and what's funner than a gift??? ha ha ha So I made this tiny little gable box! it's filled with chocolate covered espresso beans! Yum!!!! I wonder who I can send it to......Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
So this one was that we could only use 3 colors!!!! Seriously..... that's it, and not even different shades... so I used black, white and teal to be safe.... because black and white were the exception to the rule... and i used teal card stock, teal embossing powder and teal colored pencils, they are all the same shade, but sorta come off different do to the mediums..... so.... black and white be damned.... tri-colored it still is! hahahahah NEXT!!!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
So, turn you head sideways since I took this with my blackberry and I can't rotate the pics on here.... you're just gunna have to bear with me! It's also super hard to see the embossing on here, but it is embossed with a sizzix folder that says "Happy Birthday" all over it in different fonts. Ho hum... Wish this pic would have come out clearer, it really is a cool card, in person.Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Card recipes are hard for me. I never can seem to get the "ingredients" to go together well. Thank God I don't have that problem in life, or no one would shop at my bakery! ha ha ha But people rave about my cakes and goodies, so my problem must apply only to cards...wshew!!!! OK, so the card is the right size, thanks to pre-fab cards in a package!!! hahaha love buying those 100 kagillion pre-cut, pre-creased cards! ha ha ha Awesome! the 2 patterned papers are the green strip and the stripped strip, coincidentally they are also the "stripes" requirement since they are both printed with stripe patterns. The ribbon is pretty obvious here since it's NEON!!!!! ha ha ha and the stamped image and sentiment are front and center.... so I think it's all there! Woot woot!!!!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Monday, May 10, 2010
To celebrate the launch of Spesch Designer Stamps website they are offering a blog candy.
It is very simple to enter.
All you need to do is post this candy on your blog and leave a link in Mr Linky of that post on their site. They will draw a winner on the 15th of May.
What is in the candy:
- Spesch Stamps Bonnie Clear Stamp
- Spesch stamps up coming release clear stamps x 2 (not telling what they are).
- Mad for Markers Neenah Solar white small pack of 25
- 3x Copic markers - E000, E00, E21 (the colours I use for skin colouring).
- Memento ink pad (forgot to put in picture)
- 3 x Imaginisce clear stamps
- Delish 6x6 paper pack
- Pink Paislee 365degrees 6x6 paper pack
- 1 metre of lace
- 4x bunches of gardenia's
- 7x bunches of cherry blossoms
- Pearl pin pack.
- Bella pearls
- Bella ribbon slides
- Nellie Snellen leaf punch
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This is a super duper chocolate cake that I made for my cousin for his birthday today! He is way into hunting and outdoors, so of course I made him a cake with that theme. It's hard to photograph, especially since I'm taking pics with my blackberry, but hey, I tried. anyways, the raccoon is ransacking the tent, and the campfire is birthday candles, the "rocks" are actually chocolates, and all the other animals are just sorta milling around! ha ha ha
Ok I muse finish my chores, and i have a few other posts I'm going to put up here today! See ya soon!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
card stock and lifted up on pop dots (man I love those things!!!). Then I topped it off with a big red satin ribbon, because what's a card without the ribbon? ha ha ha
Ok, I have a birthday cake to make.... I better get with it.... I'll post a pic of that later. Have a great day ladies!!!!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
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OK, so here's my new outlook....I'M NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL I GET A CARD IN THE TOP TRIO AT 365 CARDS!!!!!! I know, ambitious huh? But I swear I've made some cool cards that people said should have been in the top trio for 365 cards, but I just can't seem to get one there... so... I'm making it my mission!
Here's my first attempt. The card challenge from 365 today is to include the 3 C's, circle, cream color, and cross stitch. I got it!! The circles are the brads at the top of the black paper, the cream color is obviously the card stock, and (Yes Rose I did go old school here) the cross stitch is the sentiment. I know that I always complain about not being able to do some of the things that Pam challenges us to do (i.e. whip stitching!!!!) but I can cross stitch! I made this one especially for this challenge... just sat down, found a scrap and some threads, and voila! A cross stitch sentiment (bows) yes, yes, I know, thank you, thank you! hahahaha (pats self on back) I just wanted to go clean and simple here so that the recipient could enjoy the cross stitch and not a bunch of embellishments to get in the way. I hope you like it! Have a great day.... now it's off to register my little guy for preschool! Yeay!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Ok, so the rebel in me is back! ha ha ha This "Save-the-Date" "CARD" isn't a card at all, it's a box!! Sorry about the sideways picture, but hey, I'm having a super hard time getting it to link up. So tilt your head to the side and enjoy! hahahaha Inside is 2 tea bags, 2 sugar packs, and 2 honey packs!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
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