Monday, November 30, 2009

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

This was a QuickPage by Libby Weifenbach of SweetShoppeDesigns. I bought the bundle. I have over 400 pictures to scrap. So if any of my designers wanna do a football kit, feel free! LOL So Proud of my little Cousin Drew. He is amazing and I love to watch him but without that fabulous team behind (or in front of him as it actually is) he couldn't do what he does best. This WHOLE TEAM this year has done something that we havent' seen since my little Brother played back in 2003 at the state finals. (which I missed because I was in NYC) So this was my first experience at State. WOW! Amazing!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tigers are State Runner ups!

Our season is over but it was an amazing ride!! WOW!! So proud of those boys!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I'm 39 today!!!

Wahooo!!!! My last year in my 30's starts today! It's going to be an awesome year! I am really looking forward to what I have to offer now! There better be a HUGE PARTY next year! It will be on BLACK FRIDAY!! and it turn 40! How fitting! Shell, you better plan your arrival for then! LOL


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Carols by the Ettes

The Ettes have a new HUGE Christmas kit coming out very soon. Here's a couple layouts and a card that I did with it. Also, they are gearing up for a HUGE Birthday Celebration too. No not for me, for them! LOL hahahaha Picked me!!!

Holy Crud!!! I just got a message that my I CAN DO THIS layout was picked for Gallery Stand Out for today?! WHAT??? You mean to tell me the layout I almost didn't share is now going to be FEATURED?? Ironic, no?! Oh dear. I have such mixed feelings about this. I am totally honored but at the same time, I feel so humiliated, embarrassed, scared. I'm happy that Krystal's great kit will be noticed but my fat body is probably not the best way to show it off?! LOL Oh well, it's who I am and I am working on fixing it!

So go peek!! And I'd love for you leave a comment since I put myself out there like that. It's the least you could do! LOL Wait...don't! LOL ahhhh...I can't believe I shared that layout with the world. hahahaha If I motivate ONE PERSON, I'm happy!

Thank you GSO for picking me! what an honor!!!

Weigh in day!

Well I'm up .4 pounds from Sunday (water!) but...I hit my 25 star and I am so close to earning a 10% star too! Ahh...Even though I was up a little from Sundays Skinny Jeans weigh in, I am still thrilled. I have lost 4.75 inches in my waist and 3" in my hips! And...Do not repeat this...but I am feeling the urge to walk more. HUH? I got home from work last night and almost called my MIL to go for a walk with me but it was dark and I know she doens't like to walk in the dark. So I didn't. But I wanted too! That's more than I can say a few weeks ago!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Krystal Hartley-Fortitude

Krystal Hartley release this bold, strong kit called Fortitude on Saturday but I was a tad busy cheering on a few Tigers!! So here's my take on this emotion packed kit.
These are the pictures for my Skinny Jeans Contest that I am doing until the end of the year. I am at 9.6 pounds for that contest now! Or 26.6 overall!! I am really starting to "SEE IT". Finally.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tiger Fans in the house!

I can't even begin to show you how many people showed to this game! This was our section and then there were people lining the whole fence too all the way over to the visitors side! It literally made me want to cry when you realize just how many people came out to cheer our tigers on to victory! I can only hope we do the same on Saturday at Ford Field!!! Keep in mind, I live in a town with a population of about 2600! I think the whole darn town was there!! AMAZING!!!


who wins?!

I'd say HUDSON TIGERS had a little more fan following this year!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

TIGERS In the house!!!

We did it!!! VICTORY!!! 26-6!!! WHOOT GO TIGERS!!!


We are off the Semi Finals!!! I'd say wish us luck but those boys are so in tune they are only one heartbeat. They got it covered! So excited I could puke!! Someone get busy making me some Orange and black paper and a tiger!! GO TIGERS!!! WE BELIEVE!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

25 pounds!!! I DID IT!

Twenty-five point zero!! I DID IT!! I officially did it! Right to the .4 mark! I kid you not!!! I lost 25 pounds BEFORE my BIRTHDAY!!! 7 weeks!!! I am in shock!! I was just complaining to my sister that I was so tired of going up on my weigh in days but hey...I'll take this a day late!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Biggest loser

How boring? Not quite what I was expecting for the make over show. Hmm... The reunion show next wed sounds good though!

New size!

So yep...went shopping today and low and behold...I can fit into yet another size down!! They are a little tight compared to what I would normally wear but they close!!! Wahoo!! It's my Birthday outfit and it is NOT ORANGE!! I bought a red top! Because it is a red letter moment! And I got a new hair do today. I love it! THANK YOU MORGAN! It's super short.


It's weigh in day! Dropped 1.8 from last weeks numbers. I'll take it! But...up a pound from sunday?? Must have had too much salt! LOL I can't give it up! But I'm still down so all is well. As of today, 22.6 or 23.6 depending on which day I use, is enough to make me smile! I want to be down 25 by my Birthday. I think I will make it! I have 9 days. I am using the treadmill more too. Hate it but I am doing it. I have parent group meeting tonight and it better be fast so I can get home to watch Biggest Loser. I need my weekly motivation!

Off to get groceries today, hair cut, and try on some pants. I don't even need to unbutton my jeans to take them off and on now. Probably not a good idea to wear them like that...I'm not into the pants half falling off look. Not my style. Makes me a little sad as I just bought these jeans just before I started WW and I love them. I need to find them in a size smaller. hmmm...Kohl's here I come! I don't like the idea of buying new right now but I need ONE PAIR that will stay on while I am out and about.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Moving on...

This post will be a couple Moving on things:

1. Tigers are moving on in the playoffs! WHOOT!! 42-41 win in double overtime!!! Victory is so sweet!
2. Moving on with the weight loss! I finally broke another tough battle. I had been at tiny little stand still of sorts. Losing just one pound/week over the past two weeks and this week I did 2.8!! Whoot! Well for my Skinny Jeans contest anyways. My True weigh in day for WW isn't until Tuesday. But hey, I'll take it!
3. I have been MOVING! I went 5 out of 7 days with some form of exercising!!

So there you have it! The word for today is MOVING!! See that little ticker down there on the left side of the ole blog? It now reads 23.6 pounds lost!! It's moving!!!

What's your word for the day?!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


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We won in DOUBLE OVERTIME!!! 42-41 WOW!! JUST WOW!! Sorry to my sister for screaming in her ear over the phone. But it was well worth it...WOW!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Wheeee!!! It's almost FOOTBALL FRIDAY!!! ahhhh....I'm so stinking excited for this weeks game. We are playing an 11-0 Team and we are also 11-0 (soon to be 12-0!) Its going to be the game of all games!! I can't wait. GO ORANGE! GO BLACK!! TIGERS FIGHT BACK!!!
Wahoooo....I hope I can sleep tonight! ahhh....Gotta love that Tiger spirit!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Amy Jo

For some reason, I've been thinking about you non stop tonight. Everything ok??

Thank you Shell!!!

So yeah....I have the BEST FRIENDS EVER!! Look at what I got in the mail on Monday! I had a Sh*tty day on Sunday for whatever reason, felt like I was failing at everything and just cried a lot. Well then Monday I am home from work with a sick child and this comes. How does she always know when I need it the most? Seriously! Love you dearly my Friend!!

Meredith Cardall-Girl Time

Meredith Cardall's Girl time kit was perfect for my photos of the annual Girls only weekend with my BFF of all time! I love this girl. Truly deep down, with all my heart, love this girl. I see her once a year (usually) sometimes less and it doesn't ever matter. We pick up right where we left off just like no time has ever gone by. That is true friendship right there!

Krystal Hartley- All in the Family

Krystal has a new collab out with Christy Lyle at SSD called All in the Family. Pretty fall colors and great labels with family titles on them! That flower is my favorite part of the kit. It's huge and wanted to use it like she intended it! Love it!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Biggest Loser???

I'm not sure what to think about this week..hmmm....Wish I could say more but I can't since my dear friend is 3 hours behind me and would kill me for spilling the beans. It's a very cool moment for one though!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tooth Layouts

Bought (yes you read that right) this cute kit over the weekend. I have been dying to scrap these pictures of Will but not one of my designers has a tooth kit. I guess I should make them do one! He is FINALLY just now starting to get his top front right tooth coming in. He's so toothless right now. It's so adorable! This kit is by Armina and Lliella over at SSD.

Jennifer Fox layouts

Jennifer has really stepped up her game lately. She's growing by leaps and bounds with her designing skills and I am sooo proud of her!! The last few kits are just amazing! Loved them!

Lots and lots of Ettes layouts!

These are all by the Ettes! I'll do my best to come back later and link them.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Heaven on Earth!

GO TIGERS!!! We won again!!! 11 and 0 and still going strong! WHOOT WHOOT!!! Gotta love those tigers!!!

Red is my color!!!

You are hearing it here for the first time!! I hit another milestone today. I am now under 100 pounds to my goal!!! That is HUGE for me mentally. I was ashamed to put my goal weight out there as it was just so far off and didn't seem like it would be something I would reach. But now that it's in a TWO DIGIT number...hell yes, I can do this! As of this morning, I have 99.8 pounds to go to reach my ultimate goal. I'm on cloud nine. For three mornings in a row, I have had personal bests. This is really exciting, folks. And the best part of my day yesterday was a really old friend of mine (Lisa Riley) found out what I have been doing and called and left me the BEST voicemail I think I have ever had. It really brought tears to my eyes. This is one of the reasons I didn't want to share my adventures with the just anyone until I was sure I was going to succeed at this. I hate to fail. HATE IT. It's not something I take lightly to. Everything in my life it seems has lead to some sort of failure. My original weight issues stems from failure. So for me to have put this out here is bigger than anything I think I might have done before. So I want you all to know that this is not just about me losing weight. For each pound that is shed off my body is a failure I am letting go of from my life. I NEVER want to be the person I have become again. And I know most of you are probably going, but Rach, you seem like you have a wonderful life. And on the surface you bet I do! But if you dig deep into who I really am, you will find one sad person. I'm really really good at covering up my faults. The one thing I could never hide was my weight. Well I could, in some ways, but it still hits home when I think about what brought me to this point in my life.

ok....that's enough reading for today. I can't believe I'm putting this out there either. Wow...I might have to come back later and delete this entry. I'm not sure what I am typing at this point. It just keep spilling out of me.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Buh Bye 20 pounds!! is yet ANOTHER RED LETTER DAY! I finally hit my 20# mark. whew...I was beginning to think it was not meant to be!! Ahhh...20.2 gone!! Next mile stone. Lose .2 so I have just 100 more pounds to go then waiting for my 10% loss goal. Ahh...I wanna hit the 10% gone by my Bday. I can do this!!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Red Letter Day!

Can I have your attention, please for a special announcement: I just fit into the next size down pants!! WHOOOT!! I'm wearing them today just because I can! So I'm dressing up ladies! They are my most favorite pair of dress slacks. I have not fit into them for probably 2 years. This is a red letter day for me mentally. I have been sorta whining alot lately that I was shocked I had not dropped a size yet with having lost 18 pounds. Well, folks, my Dearest Hubby and best friend of all times tells me like it is all the time and this was no exception. He says, " but you have to remember, you probably should have been in the next size up so its just going to take you longer." Yes folks, that is why I love this man! He's honest with me and keeps me inline. He is totally supportive of this lifestyle change and I can't thank him enough. I couldn't have gotten this far without the support of my family and friends. So this one's for you! CHEERS!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lil Forest Fall-Kristin Aagard

So yeah...Kristin is going to KILL ME but I have to share this kit!!! It's not available until FRIDAY the 6th but how cute is this!! Oh my word!!! I love love love this kit. Have I NOT loved one her kits yet?? hmm...I don't think so! So that means you will have to add this to your WISH LIST and pick it up on Friday!!! LOVE YOU KRISTIN!! I swear really rock my world with your extreme talent. WOWSERS!! If you have ANY fall will want to pick up this kit. I didn't even use the cute little Critters (fox and hedgehog) I'll try to come back and remind you on FRIDAY about this kit so you don't forget!