Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shady Tree Wednesday

Good Morning and happy Wednesday to you! I have a lovely STS card for you today. I made it last week but I am just getting around to posting it today. Its from the new Backyard Spring set.
Its two stamps. The bunny and fence are separate. I stamped the bunny first and then masked him with some scrap paper. I stamped the fence on top, pulled away the mask and voila! Lovely bunny at the fence. I remember being very impressed with masking when I first started stamping.
The card base is PTI kraft rubbed with tea dye ink. The patterned papers are from Echo Park and Cosmo Cricket. Bunny is colored with copics. Wonderful sentiment is from Waltzingmouse.
Oh and I almost forgot his little tail is all full of stickles. So cute and sparkly. This concludes the crafty portion of the post. If you want to read about me and my fat just continue on, otherwise have a great day!

So fat, I've got plenty! Its been an ongoing battle since I was about 11 or so. I think 11 is the first time I went on a diet. Anyway I have never had trouble losing weight until I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (this is the more serious, insulin dependent kind). Before the dx I was a happy yoyo dieter. I would get fat and then lose a lot of weight and then slowly pack on the pounds. Probably not the best method but overtime it kept me in check. Since getting diabetes (ironically at my healthiest adult weight! when I was working out 5 days a week! wearing cute clothes from the Gap not the fat lady store!) its been so difficult to shed those pounds. So I have slowed the weight gain but since there is no weight loss, the fat continues to grow. As I mentioned previously my Dr. (whom I love dearly) mentioned I am getting too fat. I know it, knew it before I went in. I am well aware of what I weigh and how much over the line it is. Sigh. So today. Day 1 of the diet. It actually went pretty well. Except for the damn Ding Dong I had for dinner. In a fit of low blood sugar. (Did you know the main side effect of insulin is weight gain? Yep, I am proof). So I am sipping my tea (black no sugar, yep I like it that way) and hoping to go to bed so I can wake up soon and eat breakfast. Thats how its going here. Thanks for reading this far! See you back soon I hope!


Jen said...

Oh, Michele! Again you have outdone yourself with the cutest little bunny ever. And that stickle-y tail...beyond adorable. The warmth of your color choices is so fabulous and totally inviting. Just gorgeous!

Gina said...

That is such a cute stamp! Your color choices make the card so pretty too! Great job!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I know exactly what you mean by looking forward to going to bed so you can wake up and eat. LOL I was skinny most of my life and packed on a few pounds around puberty but then it fell off and I was skinny again. I was skinny through my teen years and chubbed up a bit in my late teens but went down again and then I was down to around 115 lbs and I'm 5'6" so I was pretty skinny. I was able to maintain a normal weight for years, had a baby, went back down to normal weight with little effort. Still, at my heaviest, I was never considered overweight per the height/weight charts. I've had a terrible time with my weight for the last 7 years (since I had baby #2) and it seems like I have to literally starve to lose any weight at all. It sucks. When I injured myself over a year ago, I gained a few pounds. After I had surgery last year, I gained a few pounds and I was recovering through the most fattening holidays (Halloween candy, Thanksgiving and Christmas) so that didn't help. I'm rooting for you!

Your card is adorable!

Dana said...

Your masking makes me jealous. That is something that I just can't do very well and this looks amazing. SPOT ON.
If you are dieting...drink red tea (sometimes called rooiboos), not only is it very good for you, but it has a natural sweetness that tastes delicious.
I did Isagenix for about 4 months and lost a lot of weight, but as soon as I went off it, it came back. Typical. Not everyone can be rail thin. On paper, my doctor says I am the healthiest person my age he knows. I am also very fat. Sometimes the two are not mutually exclusive. Hang in there.

Belinda said...

Just fabulous!

BethieJ said...

LOVE it Michele!! SO CUTE!!!!

SIGH... I am working out here too.. TRYING to eat better.. today was not so good.. must get BACK on that tomorrow! :)

Have a GREAT day!

steph said...

You can do it, Michelle! I know exactly where you are coming from- I've honestly NEVER been at a weight that I am truly comfortable with. That's why I decided to join Weight Watchers- I've heard way too many success stories to ignore it and you don't have to starve. I've been on it for a week now and I can say that I haven't had a hungry night. And you get to splurge every now and then. I'm down with that! Good luck to you!