Monday, January 28, 2013

Project Life: Week 3

Hello!  How are you keeping up with your Project Life so far?  So far I don't feel like I'm behind, but there are other things I'm getting behind on.  Oh well.  I have to say that I'm feeling some relief by doing this project because I know pictures are getting scrapped!

I realized that I forgot to change last week's spread to "week 2".  Look at the previous post and you will notice my mistake.  Oops!  I found another mistake I will need to fix too.  I'm figuring all of this out.  Good thing I'm starting out simple!  I still don't feel confident...but I'm getting there.  I think I need to build up my supplies.  But I will not go back and change these way.

Another thing I'm noticing is that I am terrible at journaling about our week.  I feel like I don't know what I want to say.  So many some weeks will be more like lists of what we did.  That's sort of what I did for this week.  I'll get there!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Project Life: Week 2

I'm back with Week 2 of Project Life.  I had these two pages on my Photoshop desktop for days.  I don't feel confident about this project.  I don't feel like I've found my style with it yet.  I know I'll get there though. I was looking at a gallery of Project Life pages on Designer Digitals and I really like how some have totally gone out of the box and have done their own version of it.  But I think I will stay on the path I have started and continue on since I do like the original templates for Project Life.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Project Life: Week 1

So Blogger is still being bad.  I can't post pictures like I normally do, but thankfully Photobucket exists!
I'm still trying to figure out how I want to do this project.  I have a few templates ready to use. I also want to stay consistent with the embellishments.  I have always enjoyed seeing how Susan does Project Life.  Her approach is simple and clean.  I appreciate that because if I'm going to do something like this, I need simple and clean because I don't have a lot of extra time.  I'm excited about this project because we take so many pictures and there is no way I can highlight them in a separate scrapbook page all of the time.  So this is a great way to still have the photos on a page, but without going too crazy!  Ha!  I may change things a bit as I go along until I find my groove.  I like this first week, but I'm not completely settled.  And I really hope I don't get too behind.  I am just so excited!

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Monday, January 14, 2013


Hello! Happy New Year!  I know...I'm late!  I have really good excuses though!  *smile*

Yesterday I tried to post some Project Life pages, but Blogger was being bad, so maybe I'll try again today.  But for now I have something else on my mind.  I've been comtemplating for a long, long time whether I want to "go there" about this subject on my blog.  I feel so strongly about this right now, so I'm going to step onto my soap box for a moment and share what's on my heart.  This is probably the first time I have "gone there" and it may be the last--who knows!

Anyway, here it goes...

I am so tired of all of the dieting mentalities and opinions out there on food.  There are SO many opinions on what food is good, bad, will make you live longer, will make you healther, will make you stronger, will fill you up, bring you down, cheer you up, make you fatter, make you thin, make you feel like you have more energy--and blah, blah, blah.  I feel like my mind and eyes have been poisoned by all of it. 

People, it's just food!  Sure, food has healing components (if that's even the word), but it's NOT our healer.  Sure, you will probably feel better after eating a grilled chicken salad instead of a juicy burger with fries (although you may still be hungry after the salad--that's just my experience). 

I feel like my head hurts at times from all of the confusing information out there about food. 

Why am I even talking about this?  Because lately I have been struggling with it.  Again.  Again?  Yes, years ago I really struggled with food stuff.  I wasted SO much time reading and researching about eating, dieting, losing weight, yada, yada.  And finally I realized that what I needed was to listen to my body and also be aware of portion.  Oh, and to exercise--which just means movement.  But recently I have allowed myself to go down that path of worrying about food again.  It's been actually a miserable experience.  So today I have decided to let it all go...again. 

I have seen countless people go on diets, only to gain all of the weight back.  You know what my theory is?  They weren't eating what they really enjoyed, so that's why the diet failed.  It won't last.  Deprivation kicks in and then when you are around that food you start to go crazy.  I've been there.  I've done that.  Over the years I have given myself permission to eat all sorts of foods.  Nothing is bad.  Sometimes I even eat pie/cake for breakfast.  Sometimes I even make pie for dinner.  I'm not kidding! 

As soon as people start labeling food as "good" and "bad" I just want to plug my ears and run.  You can certainly eat what you enjoy, but what it comes down to is portions.  I do track what I eat.  I need to visualize it.  I need to see it.  It's just how I am and it works for me.

I don't even know how to tie this into what I have talked about on this blog before.  I could tie it to the fact that you have to be you and like what YOU like to eat and not allow the unwavering opinions throw you off course.  I could tie it to the fact that everyone is different (I'm talking body size/composition) and how comparing ourselves is only destructive. 

I do like to feel good about myself.  So I track what I eat and I exercise.  I like that.  But I don't like when I start to dig too deep and find myself lost in the dieting mentality.  So I'm climbing my way back up through and finding air again.  Thank you, LORD!

So here I go...back to being balanced, back to enjoying ALL foods, and back to being ME!