Friday, January 1, 2010

See the Miracles...

Hello! I can not express enough how glad I am the holiday season is almost over. It was wonderful while it was here - I look forward to getting back into my routine!

Weight Loss update: In 3 months time, I lost 36 pounds! Yahoo! I went off my diet for one meal per holiday, during the celebration and sometimes snacks and desserts too. I didn't deprive myself at all. I had a 2 pound gain over New Years but quickly lost that by immediately going back on program!

Diet tip: If I knew I was going to eat something that was not healthy, I would eat healthy and reduce the quantity through out the entire day and even the day before and after. I planned how much and what I would eat. I did not always do perfectly, but I stuck close to those boundaries I set up ahead of time.

I decided to break down my goals for January:
Memorize a different Bible Verse a week
Dive deeper into God's Word
Lose 8 pounds
Start exercising 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week (haven't started a regular routine yet!)
Read a book on diet/ exercise 15 minutes a day
Get back to blogging by blogging at least 5 times a week.
Read and comment more on 10 blogs a day.

So with those goals listed, I will check back at the end of the month and let you know how I did! I will also list what my February goals are!

Now about my card...

I participated in the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers and my inspiration was HERE.

Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps In His Time, SU Classic Backgrounds
Paper: Lilac, Turquoise, Coordinations Green, Black
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, 1 inch circle punch and 1 1/4 inch circle punch, White gel pen

Have a great day! Thank you for stopping by!
Chrissy D


Anita said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors. Congrats on your diet! Good luck with your goals!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous card, Chrissy! Love the colors and that butterfly is wonderful! Congrats on your diet progress - you should be really proud of your accomplishment!

Stressed Stamper said...

Great card - and good for you with all your goals - I am back to blogging after a break, missed the chit chat, please can I be one of your 10 a day to leave a comment on, I think I have lost all my followers when I stopped blogging...


Janet said...

Great card Chrissy - Congratulations on the diet progress - I need to get back into it myself and seeing this is giving me the encouragement to do so. I really love your goals list and think I may follow the same outline because those are exactly what I am hoping to do this year (except I would like to loose 15 more pounds) - I am getting somewhat caught up with blogging, but still have much more to go. Hope is well and I will talk to you soon.

Hugs ~~ Janet

Kim said...

Lovely card! The layout is fantastic! And congrats on your weight loss, that's awesome! I'm looking forward to getting back into exercising this year...after taking a six year break to have my babies...I think it's about time! LOL!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Maria Matter said...

Such a lovely card Chrissy! The butterly is a beautiful image for your sentiment!
We do experience miracles everyday, if we choose to see them! :)

Love the diet tip, and reading your goals! We did the memorizing one verse a week, only we did it in the same chapter. So we actually memorized whole chapters or Psalms. A totally cool way to keep the word in your heart and coming out your mouth! Wishing you all the best in 2010!

Thanks for blessing me with your lovely comment on my Cute Daisy May card!

Blessings, Maria

Fern said...

Beautiful card, Chrissy!! Love the colors and the butterfly!
And kudos to you for doing such a fabulous job on your diet especially over the holidays!! Happy 2010 and good luck on your goals, I bet you accomplish them!!

Lorie said...

Your card is completely wonderful and your goals lofty but definitely attainable...good for you!

Lorie said...

Beautiful card, Chris! The colors and coloring are gorgeous! Happy New Year!

Love and hugs,

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! I really like the color combo you used. Congrats on such wonderful progress with your diet!! I'm so impressed with how organized you are about your goals -- I think I need to take a page out of your book, so to speak!