Calorie Croppers - February 11-17

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Posted 2/11/2013 by butterfly247 in General Scrappin'
 

butterfly247
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 2/11/2013 6:13:54 PM
Good evening, Sorry to be posting late but this morning I also find out my father is in hospital. It is his liver but he is doing better since this morning. He had to stay there for bit for them to run tests. I'm not sure on what exactly for but I'm going out to talk to mom in bit.

I'm working on my weight loss journey and have been pinning some quotes and things I want to use. I saw this and thought it was perfect..



I'm planning to print it out to put in my book.

This week, i'm still doing LOAD. I actually got two layouts in process on my table that I am hoping to finish tonight.
My goal for this week is to do exercise by using youtube 2x and continue drinking water.

Is there any suggestions you want to work on as challenge or to chat about? I'm still working on couple topic ideas. Let me know.

well, little one is fussy and want to be held so i'll be back tomorrow to chat.

Have a great night.


Michele


My blog: http://michelesscrapycreations.blogspot.com



2013-Calorie Cropper Motto:"When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden

2012- Calorie Cropper Motto: Just think where you will be a year from now, if you start TODAY!

2011- Calorie Cropper Motto: PROGRESS, not Perfection!





{Betsy}
Creative Dreamer

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Posted: 2/11/2013 7:35:20 PM
Michele, thank you so much for starting the thread. It is a relief to take a break this week, just take it a bit easy as I'm putting my life back together. I love the quote you posted.

Mom is doing surprisingly well. She told me today that she is eager to see what life holds for her next, although she felt guilty saying that. I told her that it is a positive thing to say. Dad is gone and we can't bring him back. So even though we are grieving, we need to look forward as much as possible rather than focus solely on the past.

I agree with Mom, I'm looking forward to the rest of the year. Will be interesting to see what opportunities come our way. Today is the first day I've felt like cooking anything since Dad died. It feels good to be trying new recipes again. This one was for Sour Cream Noodle Bake. It is good, but much too salty for me even with as many substitutions as possible. Must Google and see if I can find one I can adapt better.

Michele, I'm so sorry to hear that your dad is in the hospital. Hope he feels better soon! Praying for him.

I'm not making any specific plans for this week yet as I know there are a number of difficult errands we must do.


~ Betsy ~ {Formerly known as scrapn4keeps.}

Calorie Croppers Motto for 2013: "When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden




weaser
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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:26:54 AM
Just wanted to pop in real quick for the week. I probably won't be able to get back to it. I've been super busy.

Betsy - I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I'll keep you and your mom in my prayers.

Michele - I hope that you are able to find out what's going on with your dad and he can go home soon.


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guzismom
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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:30:38 AM

Mom is doing surprisingly well. She told me today that she is eager to see what life holds for her next, although she felt guilty saying that. I told her that it is a positive thing to say. Dad is gone and we can't bring him back. So even though we are grieving, we need to look forward as much as possible rather than focus solely on the past.


This is such a healthy attitude. God Bless you and your Mom as you navigate these first weeks without Dad.

Michele: I sure hope your Dad's stay in the hospital is a short one; that they get answers quickly and that healing starts soon.

I've been busy in the scrap room, working on something a little bit every day. I will try to upload a new project later and link it here. I have a goal of completing 20 layouts before my next shopping trip. I will start counting from the start of the weekend; I think I have 4 but will have to double check. At this rate I may have to reevaluate that goal and increase the number of layouts. I am also challenging myself to use SOMETHING on each layout that is SO OLD I can't remember when I got it.

ETA: here's my latest layout. The patterned papers are so old I have no idea when I got them...I think they came with me from Maryland! More Perfect Shots (SCUBA layout)


Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two

dogcarbon
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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:34:21 AM
Michele - hope your dad is recovering quickly.

Betsy - I missed your previous post about your Dad passing, I am so sorry for your lost, and please know you and your Mom are in my prayers. She seems to be dealing with her grief in a very healthy manner. It is a time of change, so embracing it positively is good.

As for me, I did journal a few months worth last week, hopefully will be able to get back to that shortly. I really need to make the time to upload and print out some photos!

As for the weightloss journey. I think I last posted that I was officially below the 20 pound mark, then I went above it the next week. so I was at -20.4 pounds, then gained 2.4 pounds! (but I wasn't feeling the best and was very bloated, but I didn't eat that great the week before... and it was really the jump start I needed to get my butt back in gear with my eating habits!) then the next week I lost 3 pounds, so I was again under the 20 hurdle. And last week I lost another pound!

It really is a struggle for me to not eat fattening and sweet foods. I am not sure how I will do long term off of Weight Watchers. I really like the sweets. I just need to find the time to move more. And moving more should be easier as I weigh less and less each week. So that is my goal, to move more as I weigh less.



{Betsy}
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Posted: 2/13/2013 3:59:48 AM
Leisa, Marilyn and dogcarbon, thank you!

Michele, any update on your dad? Hope he can go home soon.

Marilyn, that is a neat challenge for yourself. And what a fun layout!

dogcarbon, I struggle, too, with the fattening and sweet foods. Had a small Cinnabon at Burger King this evening. It didn't taste like a Cinnabon to me, though. Was not worth the calories. I must remember that next time I go to Burger King.


~ Betsy ~ {Formerly known as scrapn4keeps.}

Calorie Croppers Motto for 2013: "When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden




NativeNewYorker
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Posted: 2/13/2013 3:21:42 PM
I don't know how I missed this thread. Michele, I hope your dad gets better soon. Betsy, I will continue to keep you in my prayers.
I'm still good with drinking lots of water and exercising. I have had a hard week so far and have been so lazy about cooking. I've mostly been making sandwiches. I'm sure that I'll eat some candy tomorrow. I definitely will try not to overdo it.

Does anyone have a special snack that they eat when they scrap? I used to treat myself to little chocolate covered pretzels when I scrapped. I found myself wanting to scrap a little too much, LOL. I need to find the perfect scrap snack again.


Staci
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This Black Butterfly

{Betsy}
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Posted: 2/13/2013 11:32:55 PM
Thank you, Staci. I wish I knew of a perfect snack. I have a heart-shaped dish and I used to keep it by me filled with Hershey Kisses. Well, I bet you can guess how that went, LOL! Hopefully one of the other Calorie Croppers will have some good suggestions.


~ Betsy ~ {Formerly known as scrapn4keeps.}

Calorie Croppers Motto for 2013: "When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden




{Betsy}
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Posted: 2/14/2013 2:59:57 AM
I thin it is time for to learn and try some new things. I just started watching the 2012 Glitter Girl videos. Loved the one about using mists.

And I just got my Pinterest account reactivated tonight. I can't wait to start pinning again!


~ Betsy ~ {Formerly known as scrapn4keeps.}

Calorie Croppers Motto for 2013: "When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden




NativeNewYorker
black eyed pea with soul!

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Posted: 2/14/2013 10:02:42 PM
I've got a new goal. TAKE PICTURES. I have been so busy taking pictures of the children in Scrap Club that I have actually run out of my own personal pictures to scrap. This weekend I'm taking pics of everything!!


Staci
original pea number #3450
This Black Butterfly

butterfly247
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 2/15/2013 2:10:13 PM
hi, guys

so sorry for being quiet.. my internet got turn off for bit, it won't be turn back on until Tuesday

Good news is he came home Wednesday and doing alot better. it was his liver. then yesterday--all three of my kids are sick--dd may have to have her tonsil remove.. right now waiting on result of her x ray and she will be seeing ENT next month, then ds has ear infection and upper respiratory infection, and my little baby boy also have ear infection, wheezing, and upper respiratory infection. I have my hand full.

I will be back on tuesday to do a new post if that is ok with everyone. I will catch up on everyone's post until then.

if i don't get a chance to get back on before then, everyone have a great weekend and remember to take it one day at time!


Michele


My blog: http://michelesscrapycreations.blogspot.com



2013-Calorie Cropper Motto:"When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden

2012- Calorie Cropper Motto: Just think where you will be a year from now, if you start TODAY!

2011- Calorie Cropper Motto: PROGRESS, not Perfection!





{Betsy}
Creative Dreamer

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April 2003
Posts: 10,742
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Posted: 2/15/2013 4:45:40 PM
Michele, so happy to hear that your dad is doing so much better. So sorry that your little ones are sick. Hope everyone feels better soon. Tuesday for the new post sounds fine. Mom and I are doing as well as can be expected, but still have much to do. So thankful for your help!

I am heading to the kitchen to make Apple Cream Doughnuts. This will be my first time trying a baked doughnut recipe.


~ Betsy ~ {Formerly known as scrapn4keeps.}

Calorie Croppers Motto for 2013: "When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden




{Betsy}
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Posted: 2/17/2013 8:58:31 PM
The Apple Cream Doughnuts were rather bland with an odd gummy texture. Will try a few more recipes before deciding if baked doughnuts are my thing.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!


~ Betsy ~ {Formerly known as scrapn4keeps.}

Calorie Croppers Motto for 2013: "When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden




guzismom
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

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Posted: 2/18/2013 8:28:47 AM
Sorry to hear of all the sick folks out there...we are (thankfully) passing through winter relatively unscathed, as far as colds and flu go. Hope to make it to the end that way.

I did a little scrapping over the weekend; will come back and post a photo once the sun is a little brighter outside. I learned my LSS (which is an hour away and not truly a scrapbook store, as their selection is limited and they sell other things like Vera Bradley, home decor and custom made stationary) is being sold; no news on a buyer so perhaps if that doesn't pan out it will close. Everything is 60% off, so I picked up a few staples (cardstock, mostly) over the weekend. I guess I will become more of an online shopper if the store closes. I actually have a few things in my cart here but am on the fence about adding some Snap products, so I haven't hit checkout yet.



Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two

NativeNewYorker
black eyed pea with soul!

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May 2001
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Loc: LI, NY

Posted: 2/18/2013 12:40:29 PM
Hi ladies! I did not make my goal to take pictures at all! I spent the last few days prepping for future scrap club lessons and making some cute things for the school bulletin boards (Darn you, Pinterest!). I have a sinus infection that is driving me crazy but at least the antibiotics are working. I haven't been absent for almost 4 years (2 days off in 2009 when my mom passed) and I don't want to start now.
I may sneak some pics of the DS so that I can use up some of this music flair that I've been holding on to.


Staci
original pea number #3450
This Black Butterfly
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