and not just about one thing.
Must be the better eating and water intake that has cleared my brain.
The first and biggest one for me was the fact that I have gone through 2 sets of 12 week coupons from WW @ over $150 a pop. Saturday morning, my eyes popped open and before my feet hit the ground I realized this. I have paid, yes, paid, $30 for every pound I have lost since I joined WW again. The first time I did it, I consistently lost almost every week. I was so anal about every little thing. I worked out like a crazy nut, but it wasn't me, it was too hard to maintain. I don't do exercise, plain and simple. (this would be Epiphany #2) So I realized I really do have to watch my portion control. Just because Kerry can eat 4 brownies, doesn't mean I can or should, but I am a "fair share" person. If he gets 4, I get 4. Who cares that he has a physical job, that he rides his bike to work? Well, I may not care, but the scale does. I know WW works, I've seen it first hand. I love the program, I love the people, I love how I feel a few pounds lighter. But the program isn't going to kick in, unless I smarten up! Which is what I have been doing this week. And even if I weigh-in and the scale doesn't move much or at all, I know I have journaled every morsel, drank my water and eaten healthier all week. And that's what counts in the end. No pun intended.
I caught about 15 minutes of Oprah yesterday, just enough time to drool in awe at the 41 yr. old woman that has been doing martial arts for about 15 years. She has an amazing body. I know I won't ever look like that (see epiphany #2) nor do I want to, I don't want people feeling inadequate when the look at me while I shop for fruit in my spandex shorts and sports bra. I'm thinking of others, really. Anyway, she had another guest on that was 70 yrs. old, I don't think she looked 50. Her number one thing was to moisturize. Which got me thinking that I only have this skin and I'll have it forever so why not take better care of it? That's Epiphany #3. Check the link...
Number #4 would be that I have a shit load of stuff. Scrapbook stuff, stamping stuff, books, magazines, dishes, mugs, dust and dog hair, you name it, I have probably more than 2. I have reached a point...every time I get an SU order, I take the empty box and fill it full of crap, not the dog hair and dust, but the other stuff and then I take it to the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift store and the nice ladies at the back door thank me profusely for my junk. I have also told the whole family that for every new thing that comes into the house, one old thing has to go out. So far, it's working. I see Oprah has some organization show planned tomorrow. The last time I watched, I bought the book, Julie Morgenstern or something. Great book, would help if I could find it, I think it's in a pile somewhere.
And I made myself use some of that crap this weekend. I think I did pretty well, used things I tend to just put on a shelf and worship. I used my watercolour crayons, Pearl Ex, embossing powders, craft ink, buttons and Hodge Podge Hardware. Check out my snazzy button, I stamped eggplant craft ink with the Wild Hearts BG stamp and then embossed with Irridescent Ice embossing powder. The flower on the rosy pink card is coloured with the wc crayons and Pearl Ex. The heart background on the pink and cream card is covered with the glue and Pearl Ex technique.