I received this ATC from "Just Me" at AMR a couple weeks ago just out of the blue! It is hard to see, but the girl's hat, cape, cat and pumpkin are clear embossed (or Glossy Accents)! Isn't is just adorable? Thanks, it was a great surprise and very sweet!
I got these today, the alternate shape inchies from a swap on AMR! I did my inchies a few months ago-I got them done way early, lol! Aren't they just so cute!! There are 2 that I don't know who made them, so if the pink butterfly circle or the striped flower is yours, please speak up-don't be shy, LOL!!
I have been doing pretty well with my "new" way of life, taking walks nearly everyday while picking up the pace and distance! I am up to at least a mile a day. I had NO idea that there were so many streets in my neighborhood. I never go up there, because I never had a need too! There are lots of hills and probably 5 miles of winding around my neighborhood streets so there is lots to look forward to. NOW, if it would only stop raining! Yeah right, I live in Oregon, I get to look forward to month of rain. Tonight I walked a mile or so with the umbrella, so I better get used to that!
I have been taking my meds everyday and my blood sugars are coming down. I have been trying to eat better and definitely less! We have to eat lots of lower quality meats and lots of starches, but I am doing pretty well anyhow! This is gonna be very hard on our budget to eat properly for diabetes and weight loss, but I am determined! I have another doctor appointment at the community clinic on Thursday, I am very excited to see how much more weight I lost! It seems to be coming off very quickly, a little too quickly though, part of me is a little concerned something might be wrong! My boobs are smaller, my tummy is smaller, my legs and arms and my double chin are all smaller! There are parts of me I can see, that I haven't seen in years! I can even bend over and tie my own shoes again! My underwear are falling off and I have had to cinch up my bras, lol! I really hope this keeps working, and if I am sick, I will deal with that after I lose the weight, LOL!!!
Smoking.....I haven't had a cigarette in nearly 2 weeks, and if feels GREAT!!!! Cliff and my mom are right there with me! Dad just quit today, he is having a really hard time! Me, however, am NEVER going to smoke again, when I smell it I want to run away and gag! If only I can get my purse and clothes and everything not stinking. I went to the library today to borrow some movies to watch, opened up my purse and got this huge whiff of cigarette smell, I was disgusted! I can't begin to tell you how good I am feeling! I feel amazing and so confident too! Of course my new anti-depressant isn't hurting at all! Thank you all for your support and encouragement, you have no idea how much it means to me! Is it weird that I consider my bloggy friends actual friends??? I hope not!
Anyway, I gotta get going, lots to do still! I want to do some more scrappy stuff, still have over 500 blogs to read in my reader, and I gotta get some stuff ready for the job hunt! Rent just went up another 100 bucks, all the quarters have been cashed in, and bills are due-unemployment isn't enough anymore. Got our first food box last week, food stamps don't come in for another week, and I just signed up for our Thanksgiving and Christmas boxes. It really sucks having to do this, but there isn't enough money for all of it. Gotta get a job, any job will do! Cliff and I are getting up early (8 am) and hitting the pavement tomorrow-no more excuses! Wish us luck!
Thanks for your patience this last month, I will be a better blogger, I promise! Till next time friends!