Week Five: go me!

I has been a total of five weeks since I embarked on this crazy journey of mine. There have been days where I have wanted to quit. However, for the most part, I have been pushing forward. …and I have to admit that I’m glad that I have come this far. Why?! Because…

  • I feel more energetic.
  • My clothes fit better.
  • My sleeping patterns have improved.

…and the best part:

Since the last time I shared the dreaded numbers, I have lost another 8 lbs! Thus, I have lost an overall total of 24 lbs with purely an increase in activity level and a change of diet.

Let’s just say that if I can do it, you can do it! πŸ™‚

I drew a winner to the Cricut Cartridge from last week’s giveaway.

Congratulations to monica! Please shoot me an email via the Contact page, and I’ll get that cartridge out to you as soon as possible.

Now, it’s time for the weekly giveaway. Who wants to be the owner of this cute Maya Road book?!

On top of that, I’ll throw in a handful of embellishments to use to decorate it! If you want to be entered to win all of these goodies, just comment to this post with something that will make me smile. You have until next Tuesday, October 12th, by 11:59 pm to play.

Oh, and I didn’t forget! Here are those two layouts that I shared in my video from last week:

I love the simple design to this American Crafts layout. Who would have thought that Dear Lizzy papers would work so well with beach photos?! hehe.

Last but not least, here’s the My Paper Tree House layout:

That’s all I have for now. I’m hoping to get more projects done soon.

PS: I haven’t been taking the time to hit up each and everyone’s blogs recently. I have a really good excuse for that. Perhaps, very soon, I will be able to share what has been keeping me busier than I have ever been.



Filed under giveaway, kit club, layouts, personal, scrapbook, weight loss, winners

54 responses to “Week Five: go me!

  1. Polly W

    Way to go Sarah!! Keep it up and you’ll be in a bikini before next summer!! πŸ™‚

  2. You go girl! That’s fantastic!

  3. You are an inspiration!! Congrats on being so successful. I need to work on the moving more part. Love Maya Road!!

  4. so happy for you… I’ve been struggling trying to keep the exercising going… it’s been hard… but when I read your accomplishements… i get revived… thanks… I will try again today… have a lovely tuesday!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

  5. Way to go! You are definitely inspiring! Now I just need to get all of the junk out of my house so that I eat well!

  6. Susan Spiers

    Congrats! Keep busy-BUSY helps me not to think about CHOCOLATE!

  7. Brittney A

    Congrats! 24 lbs is such an accomplishment – you’re doing so well!

  8. WOW Sarah, that is absolutely amazing girl!!! You are such a great inspiration. πŸ™‚
    – April

  9. julie

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for 24 lbs!!! That is AWESOME!!! And LOVE LOVE LOVE the lo’s….and don’t I always make you smile??? LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  10. NanaBeth

    Way to go girl-you are such an inspiration to me. Although I cannot imagine you having more energy-WOW!

  11. Congratulations! Your motivation must be amazing!

  12. Misty

    24!?!?! are you SERIOUS?!?! that is UH-MAY-ZING!!! CONGRATS to you!!! Keep up the GREAT work!!

  13. I already knew that you are a determined woman capable of getting whatever you want in life… and this is no exception. Congratulations Sarah!!!

  14. Rebecca Y

    What an accomplishment – I am very proud of you! I know it’s hard work (lost 15 lbs myself a couple years ago and it was SO hard!!).
    I’m confident you will meet your goal. Hugs!!! πŸ™‚

  15. Chris Aiton

    Congrats! I knew that you could do it! And for a smile – just think of your little furkids romping around – thanks for the chance to win – just love that little tree. Have a super week!

  16. Go you!! We need to see some progress pictures, stat! πŸ™‚

  17. You go girl!! Such will power, I’m so impressed!!! I love your Lo you’re just so tallented!! TFS, Mary M

  18. Christy Miller

    wow! big changes! great job and keep it up!

  19. You’re doing really good Sarah!! I hope I can do as good as you do. I love your layouts as usual.

  20. You rock Miss Sarah!! SO proud of you and reading about your success is just the push I need to get back in gear:) Hope you had a fantastic weekend (I was away and feel like I missed soooo much in bloggy land) Off to read your other posts:)

  21. Heather Robertson

    you are a great inspiration – WTG on another 8lbs.

  22. monica

    I’m so excited that I won!!! Con.grats on the 24 lbs. That’s a huge accomplishment! Keep it up.

  23. Congrats. Doesn’t it feel good to feel good. Like you didn’t know what you were missing. So proud of you. Keep it up.

  24. SO weird. I woke up this morning thinking that I was going to ask you if your sleep had improved since you started all this. I knew it would. So awesome that you have had such great side effects in addition to the weight loss! Go Sarah!!! πŸ™‚

    Love the new LO’s. Great pops of color in the photos to add to the great designs!

  25. Congrats on another great week Sarah!! Something to make you smile… hmmmm… we got our 12 pound doggie Scarlet a 4.5 foot long stuffed Krocodil at Ikea on Sunday. Absolutely hilarious to watch her drag it around. πŸ™‚ I have some pics… I suppose I should post or scrap them!! πŸ˜‰

  26. {vicki}

    This blog makes me smile πŸ™‚

  27. Congrats on all the wonderful changes. And you, my friend, are always smiling!

  28. You make me curious again. Can’t wait to hear what has keeping you busy!
    Love your work a lot. The first layout is my favourite.
    xxx, Isolde

  29. That is awesome on the weight loss. I also joined Weigh-less here in Jan and reached my goal 3 weeks ago of 17kgs off, and feel so much better etc.

    Loving your LOs, super cute!

  30. Pam

    Wow, 24 lbs. That’s great, but I know you’ve been working really hard to accomplish it. Here’s something to make you smile (at least it did me). I was sitting in my office looking out to my backyard, when a squirrell walked up the path and went up our orange tree. I see him rustling around and the he comes down the tree with an orange in his mouth and runs away with it! So funny! Who knew squirrels eat oranges? BTW he did it again TWICE! Thanks Sarah!

  31. Lisa D(pdrnc)

    The weight loss is great but it’s wonderful that you are sleeping better and feeling more energetic. Congratulations on your new life.

  32. That is so awesome Sarah! You can be so proud…you did it!!
    What a motivation to keep going! Awesome girl!
    Love your layouts as usual…say that all the time I know, but I just run out of words for your work πŸ˜‰
    And I wanna know your big excuse for not visiting our blogs πŸ˜‰
    It better be good πŸ˜‰ LOL! I bet it’s something awesome!!

  33. CONGRATS Sarah! So HUGE! Loving these layouts today.

  34. You are kickin some seroius butt with this weight loss… gosh I wish I were you… I would be 1/2 way to my 50lbs I want to loss!! I have no will power & I am super lazy… I guess thats 1/2 the battle – admitting it. Got to get to gettin!!!
    Staci :0)

    Keep kickin butt girl!!!!

  35. DeniseB

    24 pounds!!! That is amazing!
    I have started my own journey to healthier eating habits and have started out by dropping 4 pounds in a week. That’s off to a great start, if I do say so myself. πŸ™‚ I’ll be watching here for any tips you share along the way. We can all use the inspiration!

  36. Su C.

    What awesome news! Congratulations! Be proud! That’s an amazing accomplishment! I love your layouts!

  37. Heather V

    Wow, great work! Keep it up! So I know you have a couple of adorable furkids of the canine variety, but I still think these little guys could make you smile πŸ™‚


  38. Ally White

    Congrats on losing 24lbs! That’s awesome! I hope you reach your goal weight safely and happily πŸ™‚ I really like your Boardwalk layout and my fingers are crossed for the Maya Road mini and some handmade goodies from you!!!

  39. Very very proud of your “loss”! πŸ™‚

    It will be so worth it.

  40. Way to go, pretty lady! Keep going! It’s totally worth it!!!! πŸ™‚

    Proud of you!

  41. Those are some awesome numbers my friend! Keep it up πŸ™‚

  42. 24 pounds?? Take yourself shopping girl, you deserve it! Add in a massage and pedi, too.

  43. Go you, is right!!!! Congrats!!!!
    Love the pages too! Hugs

  44. kat

    yay! congratulations, sarah! that is 24 pounds that you will NEVER see again…i’m so super proud of you πŸ™‚

  45. Cheryl

    Congrats Sarah….. Apparently for TWO! reasons!!!!! 1st, the weight loss!!! I’m currently down 33lbs myself and super excited that I’m almost 2 sizes smaller!! And 2nd…… I LOVE your farmers market LO in the latest creating keepsakes issue!!!! It’s so pretty! So Congrats again!!!!! ❀ <3!!!!

  46. Hanneke

    I am trying to catch up as well, and I am not doing a great job!! (and I don’t have an excuse for not being a round a smuch as I would like to) Anyway, I think you are doing a great job, bet you look great!!!!
    Hugs, Hanneke
    Oh and I love your lo’s!!!

  47. Melinda Wilson

    Woohoo! I am so proud of your progress! Take it one day at a time and you will win in the end!!!

  48. Kerri

    woooot ! 24lbs ! you rocking ,sexy blogging mumma:) so proud of you ! what makes me smile is how creative you are & how inspiring you are …those fab furbabies will have you on the run now that you’ve lost 24lbs ,no turning back now super scrapper !!

  49. Mo

    Well now I can’t wait to hear what’s been keeping you so busy! Those layouts look so amazing in the light! Congrats on the progress, you can do it Sarah! I always think of “the engine that could”…… “I KNOW I can, I KNOW I can!” wishing you continued progress!


  50. Wow sarah! you are so inspirational to me cause i have been trying to lose my weight that i put from my pregnacy an i have failed! i always give up an get very depressed an end up eating more! lol… just by reading how happy you are cause you losing an felling more energetic makes me want to try harded again! I love your new Lo’s! everything you create is so awesome!!!! πŸ™‚

  51. Congrats!!! You are doing such a great job! And I love your layouts!

    Smile-worthy quote: “I brought you some soda, but I couldn’t find any straws, so you’ll have to drink it like cats.” (from last week’s Modern Famly).

  52. yeah you!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

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