Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. Eskimo proverb
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Friday, October 19, 2012
FiNaLLy a BloG eNtrY and The BiG ReVeaL..HoLd OntO youR SeAts...
Well hello there everyone!!! man I can't believe its been a month since I last blogged..and I will say I haven't missed it..I miss my friends out there..but haven't missed blogging much..so this may be my last..haven't decided yet..might have to put up some more of what I have been making and when I do my gift show at the end of November..but I've decided to give you the big reveal..something that has been a part of my life since february of 2011..I have reached my goal of my weightloss journey..and then some..I started out at 242 pounds and now weigh...140 pounds..thats 102 pounds gone..started wearing a 18/20 now in a size 9 jean..do I feel amazing!! like nothing I can describe..I feel like me only better..its like I have been reborn and it feels so good..
this photo was taken in december of 2010..and that following year was when it all started happening..I will tell you what set me on my journey..I went to the doctors for kidney stones and found out I had polycystic kidney disease that my mom passed to me and my big sister..(I had testing done when I was 22) and they told me I didn't have it..but my renal doctor in February of 2011 told me otherwise and I knew right then I needed to take better care of myself..and so it began..eating better..eating less..and walking..
taken december 2006
tada!!!! these were all taken with in the last month...
I will tell you spandex is a gals best friend..lol..it hides a mulititude of sins I tell you...
my favorite jeans..Ana jeans from JCPenneys..got them in February..and now they fit better then ever..more comfortable..
this was taken this last tuesday..
so what do you think? big change huh..sometimes I still can't believe that I have done this and feel so good to boot..I love life now..love taking my walks with my dog..and still showing the treadmill whose boss..I love getting dressed up again and I will say..its also nice to get a glance from the opposite sex..not going to lie..its a huge ego boost and keeps me on track...I like being me for the first time in my life...I am out looking for work again..will see how that goes..but am looking..would love to have surgery but it is going to cost 14,000..so need to save up for it..This is the thinnest I have ever been in my life..and never thought it would happen..but I am so happy to have been on this journey and will continue..it just feels so good to not stay with it..I have to be healthy so with whatever comes my way with my kidneys..I am prepared for that next step..I have been staying busy all summer long and fall getting the yard wrapped up for the winter..I stacked over 7 cord of wood..its all done..covered and ready to go..now I am blowing/raking the leaves out from the trees...getting the plants deadheaded..I also put out very little halloween decor this year..so I guess its time to get rid of some stuff..might get rid of a lot in my craftroom too..its going to be huge is all I can say..don't want to craft any more..hearts just not into it any more..but I still love to crochet and thats what I am doing now..I hope you all out there are well and happy..I will try to stop by from time to time and do an update..not making any promises though..guess its just starting a whole new chapter in my life I guess..i have loved the friends I have made and loved getting to know you all..take care and have a wonderful weekend and if i don't get back on here..happy halloween.)
If Any One sees anything on my etsy shoppe or blog and wants to swap or barter..PLEASE let me know.;)
God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as he always has. But he can't if you don't pray, and he can't if you don't dream. In short, he can't if you don't believe.” ― Jeffrey R. Holland
Hi there, My name is Gina and I live with my hubby of 27 years this new years eve 2012 and 9 cats and one stinky puppy..I have been crafting for about 25 years on and off...I can't remember how I came across the primitives, but I love them... Love the time worn look and the loved look...Sometimes I think I was born a hundred years too late..although I do love modern conveniences...like having my outhouse in my house if you know what I mean.. I love to decorate, it just tickles me to organize...any way, drop me a line. I love hearing from you all. Thanks for stopping by...:)
Weep not for me though I am gone, Into that gentle night. Grieve if you will, but not for long, Upon my soul's sweet flight. I am at peace, my soul's at rest, There is no need for tears. For with your love I was so blessed For all those many years. There is no pain, I suffer not, The fear now all is gone. Put now these things out of your thoughts, In your memory I live on. Remember not my fight for breath, Remember not the strife, Please do not dwell upon my death, But celebrate my life. Author Constance Jenkins