Friday, January 23, 2009

Getting Back on the Wagon

So, I decided on Wednesday (which is my usual weigh-in day) that I was going to get back on the Weight Watcher's wagon. Usually it is pretty easy for me to get right back into my old groove, but I have to say, this time has been painful. I'm so sick of thinking about food, planning meals, counting points, writing it down, etc. I just wish everything didn't have to revolve around food for me. Plus, I've really gotten back to a place where if I'm not stuffed, I feel like I'm starving. I haven't gained any weight back yet, but I haven't been very good at exercising or being disciplinary with my food.
If we go anywhere or do anything the first thing that pops in my brain is "Where are we going to eat? How many points would that be?" Aaaaaarrrrrggggggghhhhhhhh. Why can't I just wake up and be thin one day?
So, anyway, one of the reasons I started Weight Watcher's in the first place is because I went to Lagoon (a semi-local amusement park) for a birthday party in 2006. I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to ride some of the rides, but I thought I could find something that would accomodate me. Well, I couldn't ride anything except the sky tram that takes you across the park. Boring, frustrating, embarrasing, angering, you name it. My emotions ran the gamut that day. I made everyone else's day miserable because I was so upset, angry, and hurt. I swore I would come back and ride every last one of those rides some day.
I would like for that day to be this year. I'm not sure if I can do it. But, each time I thought of eating something bad today, the word "Lagoon" flashed in my head. And I stopped. Hopefully this is a good sign.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Heart Full of Thanks...............Thanksgiving 2008

Here is a layout I finished today of our Thanksgiving 2008 pictures. I bought this layout from when they had the store in American Fork. I loved that store. I'm so sad it is gone. Sign of the times, right? Anyway, I bought it more than a year ago and I knew I wanted to put Thanksgiving pictures on it because the title is "Because of you I have.........a heart full of thanks." I actually got some good pics at Thanksgiving this year, so I was able to finish it this evening.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

What I did today.......

I finally got some time to myself to scrapbook. It took me hours to make one page, but it's done. The only reason it took so long is because I was going through pictures trying to find one that hit the right note with me today. Then I had to find a sketch to fit it. I rarely design my own pages anymore. It takes too long to figure out something to do, and by the time I get it done, it isn't what I wanted anyway. Then I had to pick papers and embellishments. After I got all that together it went way fast. But that's really the fun part anyway.

I used some scraps to make a couple of simple boys birthday cards.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! What are your resolutions? I think a resolution is a good way to give yourself motivation to change. But, only if you voice it out loud and more than one person knows lol. So, here are my resolutions:

1. Get back on the Weight Watcher's wagon. I never really completely fell off during the holidays this year, but I could have done better. This is always my biggest resolution, but for the last 2 years it has worked (somewhat).

2. Try to get my finances under control. I'm not proud to say this, but again it needs to be public. I spend way too much money on things that I don't need or even necessarily want that much. I need to save more, spend less, and pay bills on time.

3. Keep up on my laundry. Seriously. There are 2 household chores that I really hate. Vacuuming and laundry. I don't mind throwing the laundry in the washer/dryer. It's just folding it that sucks. And the vacuuming...........I don't know. I just hate it. I got my husband to agree to do that, so if you come to my house and the floor looks like crap, don't look at me lol.

4. Try to hold my temper. I get mad over the dumbest things. Especially with my son. I think I just hold everything in too long and then I blow up because someone left a freakin sock in the living room.

5. Do more scrapbooking and cardmaking than buying of products. This goes back to number 2 on my list. But I really need to use what I have.