Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weigh-In: 17-01-2011

Hi there
I joined Sure Slim and am battling the bulge during 2011. My first milestone is to loose 15kg and today the countdown began. So for my first weigh-in I lost:
-3.2 kg and -2.6 kg body fat (another 11.8 kg to go)
Thats good isn't it! I was very pleased with my progress, but at the same time very worried as well.
You see the reason I am worried is that I AM ALWAYS GOOD AT STARTING, but not so good at ENDURING. That makes me sad because this is the year that I MUST overcome. I have tried so many times before and I have to strengthen my resolve. So I'm checking out some blogs and trying to find others who are battling the same thing, and it really helps.
So wish me luck on my JOURNEY (I see a possible mini scrapbook coming) documenting the ups and downs of what I've taken on. Next week I'll be in Jhb for a conference and it will be my first test of being away from home and staying on my programme. I'll see how that goes. I'm packing dried fruit, almonds, fruit so that I do not fall into temptation because confereces are the worst, especially when they come out with these lovely treats over tea breaks! I will be strong!
Untill my next weigh-in its going to be high protein, lots of fresh fruit and veg and no carbs.
Again, whish me LUCK!
Ps: My reward to myself is to buy a big Scrapbook items for myself when I reach my first milestone. I already have a Cricut, Cuttlebug, Gypsy and lots of Cricut cartridges. So does anyone have any suggestions as to what my scrapbook reward should be? Let me know what you think.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Last day of holiday cards

Hi there

Today is my last day for playing in my scrap room. Tomorrow we have to get a few/a lot of things ready for school, so its going to be a hectic day, thats why I got some time today for play, I wasn't even out of the house! I just enjoyed crafting and watching movies, a real lazy day.
This card came out a bit blurry on the scanner, probably because it was a bit high with the flowers and stuff. Nevertheless, I used some DCWV patterned paper (Stack 6), a petaloo flower and some smaller flowers I had in my stash. I coloured the Whiff of Joy stamp with copics, but my stazon ink was bleeding into the flesh colour - arggh!
This second card was fun to make because of the bright colour. I've come to know that I like bright hot colour combinations.
The third card was also great fun as it is the first time that I broke out my Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations die. Even though the bird and cage is very popular at the moment I have just not gotten around to it untill today!
Thanks for looking and comments are always appreciated.