Wednesday, August 18, 2010


HELLO! Thank you for stopping by!!! Today is BELLI CHALLENGE DAY!!! 

Challenge #98 -  ROUND & METAL (brads, hardware, metal edge tags) as well as the optional sketch seen below.

NEW RULE!!!! The Belli Team has decided that the sketches will be optional!

Use something you have had lying around for quite some time - old eyelets, metal edge tags, brads... Come on... you know it is there! That thing you saw that you HAD to HAVE. :)
Everyone is welcome to play along! If you upload to any gallery, please use keyword CBC98.

Here are some challenges I participated in...

MOJO Sketch 
If the Shoe Fits: DIE CUTS! (I used nestibilities)
Fab 'n Funky Challenges - Simply Colourific! Choose your favorite color (RED is mine!)
Penny's Paper Crafty Blog - Pink & Green (I threw in some red too!)

Cardstock: Bella DP by SU retired, Artichoke, Cherry and Pink
Accessories: Nestibilities, Ribbon, Scallop punch, Dimensionals, S Clips!

For those of you who supported me in my weight loss efforts today is Wednesday Weigh In, THANK YOU!!!

If you would like to JOIN ME on my weight loss journey, you do not need to do the same plan as I am... I would like to encourage you! Let me know! I will offer a small, EASY weekly challenge  for you in your weight loss efforts...

So how did you do on your challenge last week to write down the reasons you wanted to lose weight and looking at your list a few times?

This week was more challenging as I struggled with a constant hunger. After a little closer evaluation of my feelings, I discovered a few things...
1. I had the desire to just CRUNCH
2. I didn't really feel hungry, I was more BORED
3. That over the past several months, I was doing a lot of mindless eating.
4. I really needed to look at my REASONS and focus on my goals to over come the urge to eat!

Some things I did this past week to over come those urges to EAT when it wasn't my normal meal times - snack times...

1. Make sure I ate something on my meal time at regular 2-3 hour intervals.
2. Read my list of reasons I wanted to lose weight OUT LOUD.
3. Drank some water whether I wanted to or not.. I drink A LOT of water.
4. Set my timer and waited 15 minutes, evaluated WHY I wanted to eat...If I was still hungry 15 minutes later I asked myself how important it was to me? Was I really hungry? Or did I just want to eat? What was my body truly craving? Was I bored?  How long is it until my next meal? Could I wait?

If I was still hungry after all of those questions, I CHOSE to eat something that was still on my plan. Now... one reason I say CHOSE is because every bite you eat is a CHOICE. When we go off a diet plan it is a CHOICE.

You can see last week's challenge HERE.

Here is this week's Weight Loss Challenge: Before you eat, take a few minutes to think about WHY you are eating. Is it a regular meal time? Are you eating because some one else is eating and you feel justified to eat? (my husband and I do this all of the time!) Ask yourself some of the questions above and remember EVERY BITE you take is a choice!!!

My weigh in this week: Week One - 5 lbs lost!

If you have time, check out what some of the other Belli Challenge girls created. They are so talented! 

Thank you for taking a look and have a wonderful day!!! 
Chrissy D


jdmommy said...

I just love these colors and your fun sentiment Chris!!

Ceal said...

how fun! I love it TFS

Joan Ervin said...

I need that sentiment parked right in my kitchen...tooo cute, Chris, and I'm lovin all the pink!!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the phrase! Great card.

Dani said...

Hee, hee! Love that sentiment, totally fits at my house. Fabulous card! Good tips you shared too. :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

That sentiment is darling!!! I love your colors too...and best of luck on weight loss- it is inspirational to read! TFS

Courtney said...

What a great card Chris! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


Dawn said...

Cute saying! see why I get in to trouble with weight loss- it is all the chocolate.
I have been on this journey with you and I have been terrible the last couple weeks, I need to get back to serious efforts. Thanks for the reminder. I am here if you need a good reminder

Danni said...

What a fun card!

joy said...

Cute poem! I like the little spark the metal adds to your card.

Robin Parker said...

Love the designer paper it is very versitile. And a great saying too!!

Cheryl said...

Your card made me laugh! Great sentiment.

Congrats on the weight loss!

Terry said...

Too cute of a card! The sentiment was something we all need! Best of luck on your journey!!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Good Luck on your weight loss journey, its been a struggle for me too, but I got some real good tips from you today! TFS, HUgs always! G

Sally said...

great card. Love the sentiment and good luck getting the help! Truly a fun card