Tuesday, December 21, 2010

So excited!!!

I know I said I wasn't going to be posting until after the new year but I had to share some awesome news. I love a fabric designer by the name of Heidi Grace. Heidi's designs are all named after her family and are cute hearts, bugs, flowers, and other hand drawn looking designs. I use her fabric in about 50% of my purses. I usually use a solid on the outside but the inside fabric that makes you happy when you open your purse is all her's. Here is a link to view some of her fabrics in my work
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=256762&id=643791358 and here is one of her hand drawn little do dads. Cute right?

Anyways last night I got an email from Heidi Grace to tell me how much she loves my purses. I was so excited and honestly in disbelief that she emailed me. I know you may not see the bog deal but this woman hand draws designs that are printed on fabric. In my eye's she is the Picasso of the fabric world.
To make it even more thrilling Heidi grace want's to feature some of my purses on her blogs. That's rights she has two. One of her blogs is her personal design blog and the other is for a company that she works with called colorbok. Colorbok is an art supply company that makes scrapbooking and other fun stuff. I can't even tell you how excited I am. I'm not sure about how much traffic she gets but since I started sewing everyone tells me that all you need to do to start selling a bunch is get one famous person to carry or talk about your purses. Well since I'm not buddy buddy with Angelina Jolie this is the next best thing.
What this means is Ali has a reason to start sewing again. I have done a few custom things in the last few months but honestly I got really discouraged when I took my stuff to craft shows and didn't do well at all. I know it was the show I was selling at and not my stuff but it was still really discouraging. So who knows Maybe just maybe this will help make sewing a better paying option for me to stay home with my boys instead of childcare.
Well that's enough of that but I had to share my exciting news.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Well the holidays are fully upon us. Life has been busy with parties, baking, movie nights, and life in general. I have been good on the diet front. I balance my cheats with my good days and so far I am maintaining at 193-194. I am not going to hate the holidays but instead of going wild I am choosing my battles. Anyways the boys are out of school for 2 weeks. I am planning on catching up on some sewing and crafting, maybe paint a room or something, and enjoy my 2 weeks off of work. Look for me again in 2011. I may post before but no promises. Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful start to 2011.
What does Ali want for Christmas??? For Starbucks to have more choices in sugar free coffee flavors. Maybe for 2011 they will. If not, oh well. What else??? Nothing but a great relaxing 2 weeks off. Ya, I am trying to rub it in a little:)
Until next year,

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Week (I really have no idea, but I think 11) weigh in

Well I woke up this morning still feeling under the weather but by about 3pm I was feeling so much better. I have been putting off going back to the nutritionist because of my cheat week  or 10 days but who's counting? I made a point to go today even though I was still moving a little slow. Did I mention that I didn't cheat at all while sick. Yay me. Ok, mostly because I couldn't even keep water down but that's ok.
Anyways I went to the nutritionist today finally. I was totally freaked out to weigh in since I hadn't since a week before Thanksgiving. I was so thrilled when I got on the scale and they told me I had lost 3 pounds. I was shocked. I attribute the loss to the flu but I will take it anyway I can get it.
So nothing new other than that today. Just taking it slow and getting feeling better.
Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

oh man!

Well I was great yesterday. I ate perfectly all day. I however woke up at 2:30am with the flu. I have spend the whole day today on the couch and out of comission. I had to sign on to cheack my emails so figured I would give you an update. I changed my doc. appt. to tomorrow since I didn't want to pass on the germs.
Hopefully better tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

game on....again!

As you know I told you that I cheated a little after Thanksgiving. Well I wasn't totally honest. I cheated a bunch. I cheated from Friday after Thanksgiving until last night. I was bitter and wanted to not have to diet. I went right back to old habits and ate totally off track including Pepsi (which is from the devil I will add) I can't go easy and cheat a little I go nuts. I ate my ass off. Ok, not off or I would have lost weight but you get the point.
Here is what I have noticed while cheating. I am tired and feel out of energy most of the time. It is hard to get up in the morning and I don't feel like doing anything. Is this a way to live? No! I want to fit into the clothes in my closet and feel good so today I am back on. Am I happy about it? No! I love food and eating but this is how I got fat. I skipped my doctor/nutritionist appt. for the last 2 weeks but I am going back tomorrow.
I woke up this morning and had a little talk with my hubby. He asked if I was going to wait until after the holidays to get back on track. My response was No. If I wait until after the holidays I will gain all 32 pounds back that I worked so hard to lose. I lost a bunch of weight before and was 19 pounds away from my pre pregnancy weight before garrett. I kick myself all the time that I let myself go and go back up to 225 pounds. I am catching myself before I am back over 200 this time and getting my butt back in gear.
I have eaten on track all day today so far and I am bitter and don't want to do it but I know I have to. I need to get back to being excited to get up and get on the scale each day to see how great I am doing. I am not going to get up and pray that my pants still fit anymore. Today is that new day and I am back. Excited? No but back.
thanks everyone for letting me vent.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

a wee but frustrated

This getting back on track this is so much harder then I thought it would be:( I wake up everyday and drink my coffee and do so good until lunch, the rest of the day is a struggle with myself to not eat everything in the house. I don't know what happened. I have had cheat meals before and not had a problem getting right back on track. This week has been a cheat festival. I am trying to be good but man oh man is it tough. I strated today with my coffee and we will see how the day goes. I am hoping and trying to be better but the good thing is there is always tomorrow to start again.
I read a blog about a man who lost over 200 pounds and he had a quote that I really liked.
"Honestly I think my family is tired of hearing "someday." I know I am!"
Have a good rest of the day and I will check in again soon.