I just wanted to check in, since the last time I did an update, I have lost another 9 lbs. I will be doing another photo (the horror...*grin) about July 1. Thank you so much for all of the great emails and support. You all are AWESOME
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here is the free file that I meant to put up a few weeks ago. Sorry for the delay.
CLICK HERE for the file
Saturday, June 20, 2009
So, the last few weeks have been CRAZY GOOD. We bought our FIRST HOME and are thrilled, we close on July 16th. If you want to see it, you can go see it at THIS LINK.
The house in itself has been AMAZING, but I received AN OFFICIAL engagement announcement for my daughter and future son in law. They are getting married December 19, 2009.
So the remainder of this year is going to be VERY exciting. Just to highlight a few things that are going to happen before the end of the year:
1. I am moving to a new home in July.
2. I will be launching my registration for my 10 year scrapbooking convention that I put on, August 10th.
3. I will be having the convention the last weekend of September.
4. I will be going to South Africa the last part of October.
5. Family Christmas/Thanksgiving in our new home.
6. Wedding of my only daughter (we are doing the invitations and decorations, so I will be busy with that too.)
This of course is on top of the 'regular' Pazzles travel and teaching.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Almost every person I know has been touched by cancer in there lives, whether it is themselves, a close family member or a good friend. I have had many people in my life have cancer, and can happily say, that many of them are survivors.
Cancer touched me before I was ever born. The year of my birth, my grandfather died of lung cancer. He was a photographer and the products he used caused his lung cancer. Then just one month before I was born, my brother, age 11 died of leukemia. This was in 1963. The knowledge and research done by the American Cancer Society would have probably saved one or both of their lives and/or extended it. Another brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007 and is in complete remission, thanks to the research that has gone into this. I have had two aunts lose breasts to mastectomy's about 30 years ago, that now could be saved with the help of research. I have lost a couple of very close friends in recent years and it is for all of these people and many others that I am doing this.
I will be walking next weekend on June 19 from 6pm-6am. My goal is to walk the entire 12 hours with some small breaks in between. I am asking for donations to help. Please CLICK HERE to donate...in the participant, it is Klo Oxford.
Thank you so much for your help and support.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
This week is kind of a hard week to check in. I gained 1.2lbs this week. I'm not stressing about it, because I'm still doing everything right. I know that good sleep is needed (I had a 40 hour period with only 10 hours of sleep last week), plus I know that flying can mess with your weight and really felt that I was going to maintain or possibly gain. But I'm going to keep on keeping on.
In Sunday nights class, Linda had some questions on this file, after we got it all fixed, she said we could share it on the blog. So thank you Linda. There are wpc, gsd, dxf, ai, svg, and knk files available...CLICK HERE
Monday, June 01, 2009
A friend of mine, a nurse, who has done a lot of research about dieting, had given me information about the various popular diets including Atkins, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, and the South Beach Diet.
She then mentioned a diet about which I hadn't heard previously, but which she insists works for almost everyone, here is a link to read more about it.
Dawn Keye Diet