Sunday, November 25, 2012


I waded through Christmas decorations and Christmas music and I finally found Thanksgiving.  I'm already sick of Christmas so we'll see how the next month goes.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Third Time's The Charm...

I've started my third crafting Get Organized Challenge I hope I can get past week 5 this time.  I organized about 1/3 of my craft stuff the last two times, I'm hoping for at least 1/3 of what's left to be organized by the end of the 8 week challenge.  Wish me luck!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Gluten Free

In July I was put on a Wheat free, gluten free, dairy free diet by my doctor.  As hard as it is to find food that doesn't have those in them-you wouldn't believe how much stuff has gluten-I feel so much better!  

Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Diet

So when people here the word diet they automatically think of one starving to lose weight and get way too small.  Diet also refers to what one eats.  One of my doctors told me no dairy or wheat.  I've gotten both mostly.  I had no idea how many foods had some sort of Dairy or Wheat in them.  I must say just cutting down as much as I have the past week I feel a lot better :)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Spring Cleaning

The past few weeks have been busy.  I've cleaned out my closet, and when I mean clean out, it's gone down to the point I need to buy a few more tops!  I got rid of everything that didn't fit; I boxed up what was too small and my "thyroid clothes" as I call them were put in a bag and are on the top shelf of my closet-saving me a shopping trip the next time my thyroid gives me problems and I balloon up 3 sizes in two days.  I also boxed up  a lot of clothes I haven't worn in weeks or even years.  I have a lot of dresses, which makes me happy because I love dresses and skirts.  I do have one pair of slacks and a pair of jeans, but they aren't worn too much.  My swim suit even has a skirted bottom!  I think I boxed up a good two-thirds of my clothes; in both my closet and drawers.  I also am in the process of sorting out my shoes, I'd ideally like five pairs of shoes in matching shoe boxes; I really want everything to have a put together feeling about it. I also did the same thing with accessories and   my exercise clothes-which are mostly skirts.  I also am waiting on a Thirty-One bag I ordered to arrive for my in-between season clothing.  I love my Thirty-One bags, I'm using two of their Cargo Purses for my Thyroid Clothes and my in-between season clothes and their Retro Metro Weekender for my out of season clothes.  I  went through ALL my clothes and got rid of everything I had already put up for the summer, which meant I needed a smaller storage bag and space.  While I'm still debating on a few dresses about keeping or not I'm happy with the result.  

I also decided to revamp my cosmetics and beauty routine.  Since my Estee Lauder lady retired and I found myself once again unemployed I decided to completely start over.  I was a little unsure about this since I've been wearing Estee Lauder for well over ten years, however the replacement(s) at the local store aren't very professional in the store by ignoring me completely when I went in (every other cosmetic clerk at least says hello and that they will be with me in a moment) and have not attempted to contact me at all about being the new ladies; needless to say I don't fee so bad about choice now.  I chose to go with Clinique, for now.  I used Clinique for awhile my first year at Lander and liked them.  I also like Besame Cosmetics because they have a 1930's and 1940's feel, so I decided to reward myself when I do get a teaching position with buying their cosmetics.  This time last month I had a big almost over flowing with mostly make up.  I had make-up zipper bags for lipsticks, glosses, eye shadow, face products-powder, foundation, concealer, and 5 shades of blush.  Not to mention moisturizers, washes, make-up remover, and various brush sets.  I went and had my consultation and thought about my color needs.  I threw out ALL my Estee Lauder things and now own enough cosmetics to fit on half a shelf in my medicine cabinet.  It take a lot less time to get dressed in the morning when the hardest make-up decision is " would red lipstick go with this outfit?"  

I'm also in the process of organizing my crafting things as well.  I'm doing pretty well so far, I have a desk to create my cards and I can find everything I need :)  I still am trying to get down to 130 pounds, I'm down to 136 and I'm hoping by the end of the summer I'll be back to my pre-thyroid weight from two years ago.  Also, no migraines in the past few weeks.  

I may have a while to go on my organizational and weight goals, but I'm happy with the progress I've made :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Getting Organized

I found a wonderful class on how to organize my crafting supplies!  So far I have a nice, neat area for my supplies, all I have to do now is to sort and place them.  I'm also doing a co-ed "bridal" shower, since the groom has a lot of single guy friends, and I won't have to go out and buy lots of supplies from the craft stores that I already have.

I've decided that I'm not going to loose anymore weight, I'm going to  stay where I am, so now I'm going to be focusing on toning. I'm kinda cheating on my diet this week while I'm on Vacation from work, hopefully it won't do too much damage to my figure :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Stamping Royalty 2012

I finished the cards for the Paper Crafts magizine 2012 Stamping Royalty contest, I'll post pictures later.  I think I've done some of my best cards lately and boy have I given myself ideas for holiday cards for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Saturday, February 4, 2012

January 2012

I'm still not doing so great with my workouts, but I have lost 4 pounds in the past week!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rainy days

I'm still not doing so good on the exercise, but I am eating healthier and I've cut down on the Dr. Peppers.  I did loose 1 pound last week!

Friday, January 13, 2012

My first two weeks

I did good the first 3 days of the year, but I've done too well since :(  I did get out and run (walk mostly) I did 1.54 miles in 30 minutes.  I still have 51 weeks left lol

Sunday, January 1, 2012


I know it's been awhile since I've been on here and it was a long 2011!  I'm starting a 12 week program to get in shape and loose weight.  Most of the weight will disappear a day or two after I'm put back on the right dose of thyroid medicine.  I've been feeling depressed the past couple of months because my family Dr decreased the amount of thyroid medicine I was taking.  As a result I became so depressed in October and even more so in November that I was put on anti-depressants.  Since the depression is a side effect of hypothyroidism the anti-depressant has given me constant headaches and bad migraines  I was give a pain medicine for the chronic headaches I wake up with and a different medicine to take when my migraines start.  As a result, I'm going to the ENT this week who did my surgery 8 1/2 years ago and hopefully he can recommend an endocrinologist who will take not only the bloodwork results into effect, but how my body uses the thyroid medicine I have to take daily.   I'll try to update this once a week or so.

I have set the following goals for myself for 2012.....
  1. Develope a Bible based diet during my personal daily Quiet Time  to help with my eating & snacking
  2. Cut out caffinated beverages within the first 12 weeks of the year and then soft drink altogether after 24 weeks-after 24 weeks one or two soft drinks a week will be ok if I want one
  3. By the end of 2012 I will eat at fast food places (Burger King, Pizza Hut, similar local places) once a week 
  4. Begin an exercise program and develope it to the point that I will be able to change routines due to weather or other time conflicts, but still workout six days a week
  5. Eat healthy at restaurants when I do eat out