Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Whats on my Desk.

First I want to thank you all for all the sweet Birthday Wishes you sent me. I feel so loved:)

I am going to share my desk with you all today...scary I know, lol.
I am linking it up to Julia's blog where you will find a lot of creative desks.
I haven't been doing any creating lately, but my Kristy has :)
It is her and her boyfriend Blake's 2yr anniversary of dating and she wanted to add to the scrapbook she made for him last year.
So most of this mess is hers...yes, I said most.















Here is one of her double page layouts she had done.
She is so good at this. I love her pages.















This is what happens when I leave my camera unattended, lol.
Usually I find funny pictures of Ashley on it. So I was surprised when I saw this one of Kristy, teehee.















Onto My Day:
Drove Kristy to work for 7:00am. It rained all day and I love the sound of rain, it is so soothing, so I decided to go to bed when I came home.
I had to run to Michael's to pick up some 8x8 page protectors for Kristy's album. I had some but they were a tad to small when put in the book.
Went to my follow up doctors appointment. My iron is good....well its good for me, at least it now registers on the graph, lol.  I lost 1lb...1 freaking pound!  Since April!!!!!!
I am hoping it was because this week we celebrated 3 birthdays, 3 cakes and 2 dinners out.
  1. I quit drinking my Coca-Cola during the week, and only drink 2 cans on the weekend.
  2.  I have been eating sugar snap peas on the weekend instead of salty munchies.
  3.  I have been walking up to 7 miles 5 days a week. 
  4. What do I have to do now, quite eating my chocolate bar that I enjoy during the weekend as well :(
That I am not going to do.....I may have to switch to a regular sized bar instead of the large, family sized one though, teehee.

I hope you all had a creative Wednesday :)

Tracy :)

44 comments:

  1. Actually, I read that building muscle to burn fat requires testosterone and the levels in women drop dramatically as we age. So.... what you need is a transfusion from your hubby!

    Kidding aside, even if the walk doesn't translate to losing weight, it still makes your heart and lungs healthier! Keep it up!

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    1. I agree with keeping my heart healthy by walking. With me having heart disease this is the best thing I can do for myself.

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  2. Wow 7 miles a day is awesome, great job. I know you have probably already thought of this but you are gaining muscle, and you are tiny so if you lose much more than a pound you will disappear. I thought Family size chocolate is the only size they make. hehehe

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    1. The only muscle I am gaining Sybil is in my jaw from eating the chocolate, lol.

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  3. love your daughter's CAS style and your lucky she isn't too messy ;)

    happy woyww #152

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    1. I like her style as well, it keeps the focus on the photo.

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  4. keep up the awesome walking!! every little bit helps!

    lots of awesomeness on your desk

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    1. Thanks Mary Pat :)
      I really need to tidy up that awesome desk ;)

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  5. It is so tough to make dietary changes. Great job on yours. All that walking is very healthy even if you aren't seeing the results you want yet. What I've learned is that it takes awhile to get 'ready' to give up or substitute things you really love. But you can and it makes you feel so good! Give yourself major points for recognizing all this and continuing to work your plan!

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    1. Thank you so much for your wisdom Lisa. Yes I know it takes time. Funny thing I have never had to loose weight. And being a "bit" older I hear it takes longer.

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  6. Kristy's album looks awesome! Did she get her Scrapbooking skills from you or Wayne? Lol! What do you drink during the week? I find that when i drink tons of water I lose more weight.

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    1. I am going to say she gets her skills from me, and any bad habits from Wayne, lol.
      I have been drinking water (but only a glass, at camp its more) and maybe some juice.
      I know I don't drink nearly enough, even the doctor told me that.

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  7. 7 miles is quite a walk! WTG!

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    1. Thanks Madeline.
      I go for a 3 mile walk in the morning, then a 3 mile walk in the evening, and then smaller ones during the day.

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  8. Sad about not losing weight---but are your clothes fitting differently? Weight can be redistributed from fat to muscle!

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    1. Nope, clothes aren't fitter any better, lol.

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  9. Seven miles 5 x a week is fabulous. Good for you.
    At least you know you are healthier from all the exercise and lack of diet coke.
    I am addicted too and it is a hard habit to break...good on you!

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    1. I feel way better. Not as tired and I feel like I want to do more.
      As for the coke, I never drink diet anything, I hate the after taste. I drank the real deal, lol.

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  10. your daughters layouts are fabulous. Not sure if I said Happy Birthday so I hope your day was filled with joy. that photo of your daughter... tooo funny! I would never give up my chocolate. I deserve it once a week. LMAo

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  11. LOL, I think I gave up enough to be able to keep my chocolate ;)
    Thank you for the Birthday wishes :)
    My daughters keep me on my toes....but in a good way :)

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  12. I felt like I was starving at 1300-1400 cal diet and hardly lost more than a few pounds in a month. Had my metabolism checked and I need to eat 1200 just to maintain, no wonder I wasn't losing. I couldn't exercise enough to more the scale. Menopause is not my friend. I went on a drastic diet of all protein and the. Re-added dairy fruit and bread. I lost 35lbs but still tough now to maintain

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    1. Good for you on your weight loss. I tried to count calories I just couldn't do it. My problem is my sweet tooth;

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  13. I love the book that Kristy is making her boyfriend! That is so sweet of her. She definitely got your crafty genes!

    You are doing a great job at eating right and exercising. You can totally keep your chocolate :) But I totally get the frustration! I have been stuck at a certain weight too. I lost like 5lbs, then haven't been able to lose any more! So frustrating! Ugh!

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    1. I love kristy's album as well. It is hard when you hit a platuae. I remember when I had a passion for exercise and healthy eating, hoping to get. There again but not as obsessive .

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  14. Cute book that Kristy is working on. Keep on walking, girl. Even though you are not losing weight your ticker appreciates it. I gotmy work out behind the lawn mower this morning.

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    1. I love kristy alum as well. I won't stop walking, I can feel my energy return and my heart needs it

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  15. Kristy obviously has your creative talent Tracy. Her LO look great and I think it's great that she shares your space...not sure I'd like the mess left behind though ;D
    Walking is brilliant for general health and well-being...so don't stress on the weight issue just focus on the overall fitness, and think of that toned body! The rest will follow...
    Good luck and Happy WOYWW even though it's Friday here!
    Neesie #20

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    1. I made way more of mess then kristy does ;) I need to walk because of my weak heart and can tell a difference with the walking

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  16. Ugh! I know the feeling! Been walking about 7 km ( not miles, though) 5 days a week ( other than when we were away) since Christmas and I see no difference in my clothes (no scale in our house). So frustrating!

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    1. It is frustrating. I don't feel a difference in my clothes but then again a pound or two really isn't going to be noticeable, lol

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  17. Walking is great exercise. I used to walk with my mom and sister, need to get back into it again >.< Kristy's layout looks lovely.

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    1. Not only OS walking with your mom.& sister good excercise it is also nice to be together kristy says thank you for the compliment

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  18. How funny...your daughters leaving you funny pics on your camera!! Have you heard of myfitnesspal.com? I've been using it since the beginning of April when I really started focusing on losing some weight and have lost about 18-19 lbs since than. Just keeping track of all my calories and walking the dogs really. Plus the other running around and house cleaning, etc...

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    1. My daughters played around with that program, not that needed to loose weight mind you. I think you need an iPhone or IPad to use it. Congrats on your weight loss

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  19. At first I thought how bad is one little chocolate bar once a week. A whole family size bar?! Yeah, I would need that much chocolate too. I have stopped eating pints of ice cream in one sitting though. I just stopped buying ice cream. I can't have it around I WILL eat it. Maybe I should take up drinking wine like everyone else. Chocolate and ice cream are so much more fun though :D

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    1. I will not give up my chocolate, that is not an option, lol. I hate the taste of alcohol so chocolate it is ;)

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  20. You write great posts! I've found if you go "cold turkey" with chocolate you can totally be over it altogether - well that's what happened for me anyway! I don't care about it anymore! Which is good! :D

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    1. I went cold turkey with too many things , I am not giving up chocolate, but I will limit it. Thank you so much for your compliment o about my blog :)

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  21. Your desk has got nothing on mine. I trashed my whole room this week! I am working on a mini for a little girlfriend of ours who is making a trip back to her birth country, China. I hope she likes it. You inspired me with all your tutorials and minis!

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    1. Thank you so much for telling me I have inspired you. As for taking over your whole room that's what happens when I make a mini as well

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  22. Nooooo...don't give up the chocolate :)
    Sweet that she is making him an album.
    And too funny the photo from your daughter.
    I have found some gems from my four almost five year old on my camera. The best are the closeup self portraits :)

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    1. No worries Mary Jo, I will never give up my chocolate :). My girls keep me laughing that's for sure

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  23. Maybe you can switch to DARK chocolate, if it isn't already. At least that's supposed to be better for you. ;)

    Your daughter's are cute AND funny! Love the view of the scrapbook and how funny is Kristy in her zombie pose! Too funny!

    Your desk is just way too clean to even come close to resembling mine.LOL!

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  24. I don't really like dark chocolate. I figure if I'm going to eat it I'm going to ejoy it lol.
    Yes my girls make me laugh every day

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