Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Blog Move

This blog will be moving to:

Previous content will remain here, so feel free to browse here, but visit the new page for new content.

Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you over on the new site.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A Beautiful Life Lived-DT Project for Pixel Scrapper

Today's project is a 10 page chipboard mini album. I used the digital bundle Pretty Things created by Marisa Lerin with Pixel Scrapper

Chipboard Album from Recollections
Stamps: Pearls of Wisdom (My Favorite Things), Well-Connected Alpha (My Favorite Things)
Punch; Heart Trio (Stampin' Up)
Digital Kit: Pretty Things

This Album is For Sale: Etsy Listing

Friday, March 11, 2016

...One Year Later

One year ago today I walked into the doctor's office and made a huge decision that changed my life.

The picture on the left was taken that day by my doctor and the picture on the right was taken this morning (Yes, that is the same shirt, it just fits properly now). Although I don't see a huge difference, it is still amazing that the change even happened. 

I'm not going to say it has been easy (my husband can tell you definitely has not been), but I would do it all over again. Even during the worst days, I never regretted it. 

Today, I'm able to eat most of what I want, keeping in mind protein first. I don't eat the dozen donuts at once or the burger and fries, but I do occasionally have a burger with the bun removed and a couple of fries. Instead of donuts, I will have a few dark chocolate covered almonds, not too many because my stomach won't hold it. So, I don't have to deprive myself, I just make better choices. I'm more aware of the food I put into it. When I eat out, I choose restaurants with higher quality, simple foods like steak and fish (have not touched a McD's burger in over a year and do not plan on it ever.) 

It's only been 7 months since my surgery, but I've lost a totally of 110 lbs. (40 lbs. on my own before surgery, because I was too heavy to safely have the surgery). Statistically, you continue losing 12 to 18 months after surgery, but if I never lose another pound, it was still absolutely worth it.

If you have any questions about my weightloss journey, don't hesitate to ask. 

Have a great day,