Saturday, May 29, 2010


I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! We are enjoying the gorgeous weather, hanging out with family and friends! I'm also hoping to fit a little stamping in too, but we'll see.

With school ending and summer quickly approaching we have a lot of changes going on around our house. As much as I can't believe it, Beckett has graduated from pre-school and will be starting kindergarten in the fall and Annabelle is only 2 school days away from kindergarten graduation. I am so sad that my babies are growing up, yet so proud of both of them!
They have a crazy busy summer filled with summer camps, swimming lessons, soccer and lots more!

Besides changes with the kids, I myself have had a lot going on these past several months. Only a few of you know this, but in January I decided it was time for me to get rid of my "pregnancy weight" since my baby was turning 5 years old. Since mid January I have been following a strict diet and walking on the treadmill and have managed to lose 56 pounds. It has been a long, hard road but I'm proud of my accomplishment. I also managed to lower my cholesterol by 48 points which for me is a big deal. I have had high cholesterol for most of my adult life. I am finally considered a normal healthy weight and my cholesterol is in the normal range! Woohoo!
Unfortunately, I have also been dealing with a thyroid issue for the past 6 months which has made me absolutely miserable. This is an ongoing issue that I pray gets resolved soon. If any of you are thyroid experts or are married to one I'd love to hear from you. Can you tell I'm getting desperate, LOL?

I also wanted to post a little bit about some changes you are going to see here on my blog in the upcoming weeks. First off, you may have noticed that I have moved a couple company names into the "past design teams" list on my side bar. Yesterday was my last official post as part of the Susana's Custom Art and Card Design design team and Monday will be my last official post as part of the Little Paper Shop design team. I am going to try and play along with the LPS Monday challenges and the SCACD TIOT challenges but it won't be a regular thing every week for me anymore. I have been truly honored to a part of both of these teams.

I do have some super exciting things coming up in the future (more on that in the next few weeks) but for the next month or so you might not see as many posts from me.

Change is good, right?

I hope you all have a terrific weekend! Be sure to check back here on Monday for my last LPS Monday challenge as part of the LPS dt. We have an awesome sketch for you that you won't want to miss!


Nancy said...

Heather, that is an amazing accomplishment to lose that much weight! I am so proud of you need to come here and kick my butt!! You will be missed on those DTs, but good for you for simplifying a bit!! Change is hard, but it can be good, too. I have a limited knowledge of thyroid issues (my daughter has hypothyroidism). You need to find a good endocrinologist!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Heather, you are one amazing woman!!! I don't know how you do it all! Congrats on your weight loss, that's wonderful. Change is definitely a good thing and everything happens for a reason (that's my motto for life!) Hugs my friend!


Kisa Peters said...

Congrats on EVERYTHING!! (Except for the thyroid issue) I can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve!! : )

Maria Matter said...

Congrats to the kids for their year long exciting seeing them grow & change!

and big congrats to you Heather for being so disciplined in your weight loss...not an easy thing! I'm so happy for you!!!!

Change is good and there is always a fun new adventure right around the corner!
Hugs & blessings to you & your precious family!!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

WHOOOO HOOOOOO!!! Congrats on the loss girl! Way to go!! I hope you can maintain and feel GOOD! Hoping the thyroid issue resolves, or you at least get some good answers...hang in there. Big {{HUGS}} your way, and I hope your changes bring you nothing but good things!! Congrats to Annabelle!! Shannon will be graduating on the 17th :) Remeber the beginning of the year?? wow - time flies...

Delia said...


I couldn't be happier for you and your family. Congrats to both Annabelle and Beckett.

Congrats...56 pounds is awesome. I for one have fought my weight all my life and after having Sofia I just let myself go. You might be my inspiration to lose weight and get back down to a size I am comfortable with.

I look forward to seeing and hearing about all the new changes. Have a great Holiday. Hugs Delia

Jana Weaver said...

Hey Heather - congrats on all the big changes going on. If you have any good weight loss secrets, I'd love to hear them! finally getting caught up in my blurfing so didn't see this sooner - but good luck with the thyroid stuff - I have relatives dealing with it and know it's not easy!! Hang in there sweetie, and keep up the great work!!!