I'm in a bit of shock that it's already October! I've been busy, but not too busy to blog!
I competed in Miss Mint's contest again this year. Last year, I got 1st runner up, this year, I got 2nd runner up. Kind of sick of always of being the bridesmaid and never the bride, if you know what I mean! Miss Mint was sweet and said something like "at least you're consistently in the top 5" or something like that. That's true. I should look at it in a positive way. So, here are my contest layouts from this year. You can see the credits in the gallery: http://www.peppermintcreative.com/.
Counselor?In other news...I started seeing a counselor as suggested by my doctor. He thought maybe it would help my depression and weight issues. I met him and instantly liked him. We had a great "session" and I walked out of there smiling. Seriously, no one can tell you that you're "normal" like a counselor. LOL! I have been thinking through a lot of things in my life lately and my weight problem is one of them. I've just have been having a huge problem just STARTING to do those things that I know I need to do. Eat right. Exercise. Get more rest. Drink WATER. ;) So, my counselor suggested that I a) Keep a journal of what I eat. Check. I've already got a journal waiting for me to do that. b) Weigh myself everyday so I can see the ups and downs and the loss! c) Start exercising. Do as little as much as I want...to just start it. d) Come back and see him in a month. I walked out of the session and gave up Coke and regular pop right then and there. I figured if I didn't just go cold turkey, I wouldn't do it.
Well, I started a new antidepressant a month and a week ago (from the time I saw the counselor) and then had a re-check with my regular doctor. Guess what...I had already lost 8lbs without even trying or knowing! My doctor was happy. I was EXCITED. Since then, I've lost another 8.6lbs! I've lost 16.6lbs! (I haven't weighed in a few days because I've been sick and haven't cared. But, tomorrow, it's back to it!) I honestly can't wait to tell my counselor. LOL!
Now that I've talked in circles and am too tired to go back and edit it...I'll leave you with a few recent layouts. I haven't been feeling very creative lately. Kind of...blah. But, there they are:
Most of the goodies I've used here are either Emily Merritt's or Jacque Larsen's both at http://www.thedigichick.com/. You can see my gallery for credits: http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=24
Stand Up & Scrap Contest
I was participating in the Stand Up & Scrap contest. I decided tonight to quit. I'm sick of putting my all into a contest and say I'm not going to be disappointed and then I am, when I don't win. People aren't "in" to my style. I get that. I'm sick of feeling like I'm judged anyway. You know, no comments on my layouts...2 views....whatever. I'm not playing that 'game' anymore, so why on earth am I doing this contest? UGH! I'm frustrating myself! So...I quit. I'll spend that extra time obsessing about those layouts reading to my boys. ;)