Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Belli Challenge #77 and Mojo Sketch

Hello!!! Today is Belli Challenge day and this week's challenge is to use TWINE or RAFFIA in your project. And now that I think about it... I failed to follow the directions!!! ARGH..... LOL

So let's PRETEND... see where they grey ribbon is??? Let's pretend the Twine and Raffia is there, okay? Otherwise - "my twine and raffia" will be what the basket is made of in the stamped image? How does that work for you??? LOL Ok I know it is a stretch...I will see what I can do to change that picture before the day is out... maybe... kids have me running in different directions these days...

The Belli Sponsor this week is Sherrod Studios and one randomly chosen will will receive this stamp set, Birthday Ella

Isn't it adorable??? Now here is my project...

I used the Mojo Sketch from this past Monday.

Now, you also know if you have been following my blog that Wednesday is my Weigh In day! I can not tell you how good I feel and how excited I am every week to weigh in now. I have been sticking to my program 100% and the inches and pounds are falling off! It feels so good. This week, I even had another exciting moment!!!

On Monday, I reached a mini milestone that I didn't even know would happen so soon! ...Two weeks ago, I tried on a pair of jeans (I haven't been able to wear these jeans in over 2 years) I wasn't able to even CLOSE - (the zipper/button section) was like a WIDE V around my big large fat roll in my tummy. Well, I was in my closet this morning and just happened to look at those jeans and thought I would see how much closer the WIDE V would come to closing and how many weeks it would take to get to that point. I was thinking maybe 2 more weeks- because there was NO CLOSING THEM two weeks ago, the distance was almost as big as the Grand Canyon!!! (ok...maybe a slight exaggeration! LOL)

Well.. I slipped them on AND I was able to button them up!!! WAHOOOoooo...I didn't even have to suck in my gutt!!!! WAHOOOOooooooo.... I even wore them comfortably all day! They are tight around the waist, but baggier in the thigh area - but not gross you can see everything tight. Ya know!?

I will post my official weigh in a bit later this morning (writing this up Tuesday.) I know I have at least a 2 lb loss this week because I snuck in an early weight loss. LOL
Good morning! I weighed myself and I am down 5 more pounds!!! YIPPEE!!!!
That makes a total of 20.5 pounds... Can't wait until next week!

I hope you have a great day! Thank you for stopping by!

Chrissy D


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

I'm cracking up that you forgot the raffia and twine - too funny! It's an adorable card, even if it doesn't have raffia or twine!!

Congrats on the weight loss success!

Steph Zerbe said...

I'm cracking up too over the Raffia and the Wide V. You are funny. BIG CONGRATS for conquering the Big V... that would make a good scrapbook story! Can't wait to read the entire adventure and this plan you have managed to stick to 100%. That's awesome.
Oh, btw, your card is amazing. Love the rich colors, layers, layout and the coloring!! Stunning!

jdmommy said...

I love your card, Chris, but I think it's funny that YOU forgot the raffia! Wonderful coloring of the image!!

Christina said...

Congrats on the weight loss and wonderful card.

Diana said...

YAY for weight loss! I have been missing my workouts and can't wait to get back into it!

Oh, and - super cute cute card~!!

Fern said...

OMGosh Chris, your story just cracked me up, and I'm glad it had a happy ending.. Wow over 20 pounds in all.. Way to go!!!
Your card is gorgeous, even if it doesn't have raffia/twine. I love the beautiful colors you used and your coloring is amazing...
I hope next week is just as good if not better than this one!!

Ceal said...

GF you cracked me up as well with your story! It has been one of those months huh?