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The Dreaded D-word February 18, 2011

Filed under: Diet — Mandy Sue @ 8:38 am

Dieting that is. Over the years that Zach and I have been together, I have gained quite a bit of weight. Some people have called it “happy weight.” I don’t know about that, but I know it is unhealthy. I recently had a reality check and realized I need to get serious about shedding some pounds. My goal isn’t necessarily to get back to where I was in high school (120ish) but to get back to a healthy weight. I’m hoping to loose about 30 pounds. Maybe after I get there I will be motivated to continue, but right now I need to set a goal that is realistic.

Part of my problem is I’ve never really dieted before. I know it is crazy, but all through high school my metabolism was crazy fast and I could eat anything I wanted and never gain any weight. It sounds glorious but really it sucked when my metabolism started to slow down when I hit 19 or 20. Add in all the fast food & soda I was drinking to and from college classes while commuting and it’s no wonder I began to gain weight.

So two weeks ago, I started to watch my calories. Eventually I’ll add in exercise to the mix, but right now I want to focus on what I’m putting in my body. If I don’t change my habits then as soon as I loose the weight I’ll go right back to where I was. I don’t want to be a yo-yo dieter.

So far, I’ve lost 5 pounds and I can already tell my clothes are fitting a bit looser. I know that some of the foods I’m still eating aren’t necessarily the most healthy choices, but for now I’m just looking at calories. However, I’m already seeing a difference in the foods I choose simply because 1200 calories doesn’t go that far and If I am not careful I end up going to bed hungry.

I’m sure that over time I’ll tweak my diet to be more healthy, but for now I am just proud to be sticking to something.

 

Etsy Sunday: Be My Silly Valentine February 13, 2011

Filed under: Etsy Sunday — Mandy Sue @ 12:40 pm

For this week’s round up I thought I’d touch on the humorous side of Valentine’s Day.  I’ve seen plenty of beautiful & sappy cards, and while those are great, I felt that with tomorrow being Valentine’s Day and all, it would be much more fun to take a look at the silly side of the day.

While looking for shops to feature there were plenty of the, “You’re the _______ to my ________.”  But still Macaroni and Cheese?  Awesomesauce.

Cheese to my Macaroni by Vixen’s Empire

And the whole, “I love you more than______” has also had it’s fair share of play, but this card is pretty swell.

More than Pickles by Oh Geez! Design

You Tickle my Fancy by Yummy Pocket

I Anatomically Heart You by Letter Happy

And last but certainly not least, everyone one needs a little Valley Girl to get them by…..

For Like Evah by Sweet Perversion

 

All that Good Stuff February 8, 2011

Filed under: Daisy Designs Paperie — Mandy Sue @ 7:49 am

So my awesome run at keeping up my blog kind of fell to the wayside the last couple of weeks.  I’ve been super busy.  Not only do I have regular stuff going on, but I’ve also been working on a graphic design project for a friend.  It’s actually been really fun because it’s not really like any of the other invitations I’ve done.  We ended up going a different direction because the bride wanted to use pictures, but I’m still pretty happy with the results.  Even if it never gets used.

It was fun to design the wording a bit different than the average invite.  The bride and groom were inviting everyone to the reception so it had to have all of the information on it.  They were only inviting a small group of people to the ceremony so that ended up being the insert with the basics on it.  Sometimes I wonder if this will ever become more than a hobby of mine.  In the mean time I do enjoy getting to dabble in it and take a break from my real job.