I have started a new thing on my facebook page at www.facebook.com/tcdesigns. Each Thursday I share a little bit about myself. My office staff thought it would be great to really share a more of "behind the scenes." So check it out today! For example, this is a constant companion that I take with me everywhere-
I have some news... wonderful news. The TC PINK Xyron mega runner has been so popular that we have exceeded all of our sales expectations. If you see the mega runner some where you might want to grab it. Xyron let me know that they are going to sell out before the next shipment comes in. You can expect the clear refills and the pink mega runners to be in stock in November. I am so happy that so many crafters loved the runner as much as I do.
Yesterday, I had a business lunch meeting with these cute girls-
This is Kristine, Lori (from My Craft Channel) and Sesil. How lucky am I to call each of these girls my friends? Plus, I get to work with each of them. We went to TGIF Fridays and had the best waiter ever. I think he thought we were crazy. Kristine just wanted bread and I was being the "picky eater." *Lisa was there but she refused to be in the photo. BTW...she is gorgeous. I must convert her...she needs to realize how important it is.
Anyway, I thought of something very cool, very different and well... in October it will all be revealed. It is TOP SECRET for now and it will be a joint project with TCD and MCC.
I thought it was TIME that I did the "weight" blog update. I have to be accountable. I want to share how I am doing on this journey. It has been since Dec. 15th (yes, I have this date burned into my memory) since I started to lose weight. Okay...32 lbs to be exact. I went to a clinic that helped me detox...no processed foods, no diet pills, no soda... it was NOT easy. I finished the "program" after 12 weeks and that was in April.
Today, I am UP 4 lbs. from my last weigh in. I actually was 10 lbs lighter at one point from this photo and I almost felt it was becoming a problem with "head games." I was obsessing about everything I ate and I did not like it. So about six weeks ago, I decided to just relax. I still am eating healthy. I admit, I weigh my self every single morning. I have to be accountable. That is key!!! I don't live in denial anymore. I have learned that when big deadlines loom (which in my company is non-stop) I tend to eat.
Just the other day, I came home from my meetings in Texas and I was so hungry. It was nine o'clock at night and I craved Cold Stones ice cream. It was a "have to have NOW" craving. I stopped and thought about it. I knew it was NOT going to help me. I debated with myself for an entire hour. Should I go and just buy the cookie dough ice cream? Yes, it's my fave. Did I mention ice cream is my weakness? So I found a 90 Calorie yogurt ice cream and then treated myself to 2 of them. I felt happy that I have learned to tame that inner voice a bit. I'm not perfect.
I am now living my life (my diet) as not a diet but a lifestyle. I was tired of feeling yucky and knew I did not look like on the outside what I wanted to look like. Anyway, I have realized there is no secret to motivation. I wanted to change. I committed to being a better me. I still feel the same way. I know I want to lose more weight, but I'm not sure if I am ready to do it again. I know how to do it. However, right now I am enjoying the journey and if and when I decide to go another round and lose more weight- it will be great too. Right now... I am accepting and loving myself. That is HUGE for me....