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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter, Scrapbooking and Weight-loss

This is my current view from my work-table. It's snowing like crazy now...... It has been freezing, well actually below freezing for about a week now. It's gorgeous to look at, but getting out in it. Not so much.

Today I have some errands run and I am not looking forward to it. Yes, I'll be the chick driving really slow :)

I am getting may hair cut again today! I really loved how it turned out last time, so I'll just get it trimmed up . I'm so happy to have finally found a great stylist. I have been to at least 5 different stylists since moving to Bend, and have never been fully satisfied with my hair. I'm so grateful to have heard about Adam. He is a fab stylist.


I did scrap over the last couple weeks. For the last few years, I designed scrapbook pages and projects for Lisa at Right At Home Scrapbooking, but when I went on my hiatus with scrapbooking, I let that go. I really did miss getting the boxes of papers and goodies to play with from Lisa. So.....it felt great to create for her again :) They will be posted on her website at the Right At Home Scrapbooking blog. I made some layouts a card and even a mini book. So fun. I'll post the link to them when it's up and ready!

Oh yeah!

As you can see to the left of this post, I have added my Twitter update. I thought it would be kinda fun :) I have to be honest, Twitter IS very silly. I mean, it revolves around people just saying what they are doing 24/7. At first I thought it was kinda pointless. Well...I thought I'd see what it was like and YOU know WHAT? It's addicting. I find myself posting A LOT and spending too much time reading what everyone else is up to.

Easily entertained...ya think?

A couple of you asked about my weight-loss and what I was doing to lose weight so quickly.

My answer.... the old fashioned way. Diet and Exercise.

I have been using www.sparkpeople.com to track my daily calories, fat, carbs ect., as well as my exercise. It has been a tremendous help to me. I finally reached my breaking point with my weight and on November 20th I made a choice to stop making excuses and get my weight in control. After watching YouTube weight loss videos and hearing about Spark People, I was inspired to DO IT!

I didn't look back....I jumped right in!

So....today is day 28 and I am now a solid 15 lbs lighter. That's just a smidgen of what I have to lose, but I WON'T GIVE UP. I can pull my jeans off without un-buttoning them and. I have an elliptical at home and this week I have been working out on it 3 times a day. At this point, I am building up my endurance, so I start with 10 min. in the morning, 20 in the afternoon and finish up with 30 in the evenings. Steve and I have also been walking in the evenings for about 45 minutes. With the snow being here and it being so cold, I've had to do more inside exercise, though did go for a walk in the snow last night and that's a great work out!

I've also been eating really healthy. I'm learning healthful and nutritious foods to cook. I now drink 8 glasses of water a day. I didn't EVER drink water before. My skin looks fabulous and my energy level is so much better.

Change IS good. It's great to finally be at this place in my life where I am in control of myself.

Off to get ready for the day! Have a great week :)

Tessa Ann