Monday, July 18, 2016

Like A Boss -- featuring Simple Stories :)

Hi everyone :)

Our latest sketch challenge is live over at The Memory Nest and I had a ton of fun making this one :)

I used Simple Stories "Carpe Diem" collection on my page :)








And here is our sketch :)





And for those that have been following my weight loss journey -- I wanted to give an update -- Saturday we headed to the mall to get Brookie some things and also get me some MORE pants in a (possible) smaller size .... when I tried the next size DOWN, they FIT!!!!!!!!! OMYGOSH!!! I was almost in TEARS as I was trying on a SINGLE DIGIT SIZE!!!!!! I have NOT been in a single digit size since I cannot tell you when -- almost a decade at least!!!!! EEK!!!

And the shirt I tried on is a MEDIUM!!!! It has been a DECADE since I have been able to wear a shirt that doesn't have some form of a "L" in it (Large, X-Large. 2X-Large... seriously people, it's been that long!!!)

So while in the fitting room, I took a picture of me in the SMALLER sized outfit!!!! :)

As of Saturday, I was down 66 pounds with 14 more to go -- when I weighed myself SUNDAY ... I was DOWN 67 pounds, now with only 13 more to go!!!!! :)

I have been on my journey for almost a year now ... and I wanted to share a before photo (I didn't take one in July 2015 when I started, but April 2015 I was the same size as when I started) and a NOW photo :)



Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

25 comments:

  1. What a wonderful lay-out! And you look fab! Well done!

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  2. Well firstly, fabulous layout, love how you fit the 3 photos in with all the wonderful embellies and papers.. and go you.. you look amazing, I am sure you feel much better too, and that is what it is all about.. being healthy and that leads to being happy..

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  3. Love your page...that diagonal piece looks brill. LOVE your new you....totally amazing journey & I'm gobsmacked that you've been able to stay with it. All power to you! Just goes to show if you REALLY want something...then you can do it! Go JULIE!!!

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  4. The layout is darling! I love the fun vibe and diagonal paper strip! As for you- *thud* my jaw hit the floor! You look incredible. Way to work hard and not give up. You are a true inspiration.

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  5. Awww, I am so super duper happy for you, Julie! You look amazing! Congratulations on the weight loss. That's a lot of work in just one year! You look great, look happy, and I'm sure you feel better, too!
    And how cute this layout is! Love the papers, and love all the fun angles. Really love how you did the journaling with just that corner of the card peeking down. <3

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  6. Julie, YOU look AMAZING!! Good for you!!!! Love the layout and how you used that fun and pretty collection. xo

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  7. Congrats on your weight loss journey. You look wonderful! Such a fun and colorful layout. Pure fun!

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  8. Looking great - the page and you!!

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  9. super cute page, great paper!!!! Congrats on the weight loss :)

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  10. My My my Julie!! BRAVO!! I am so happy for you!
    You look absolutely amazing and so slender, I cannot believe for a second you would feel like you have to loose more! CONGRATS!!!

    Love you layout and Brookie always crack me up with her cheerful personality ;)

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  11. Congrats What good of you that you have so many weight lost .... and you made also very great design !!!

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  12. Great layout, really fun photos. And kudos on the weight loss - I admire your determination.

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  13. Fabulous layout...always love your wonderful pages. You look simply amazing! Congrats on all your hard work@

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  14. you look amazing!!!! all your hard work shows!!

    great page and love the fun pics of Brookie!!!

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  15. Wow, girl! You look fantastic and have so much to be proud of! Congratulations, love! And your page is ever so sweet! Love the prints, but I'm coming right back to your weight loss. It totally steals the show here. I know people say that those last pounds are the most difficult to lose, but something tells me they're just going to melt away for you. So happy for you!

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  16. Fun layout and YAY to the new you!

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  17. Super layout, love the colors. Congratulations on your weight loss. You have worked so hard, and I am very happy for you. xoxox

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  18. What a fun LO!! Love how you used the sketch and love those pictures!! Big congrats on the weight lost! It challenging I lost 20 lbs 2 years ago I was a size 14.5 now Im a size 12 I have been able to keep my weight at 158 now for over a year and now know what was causing the weight besides hormones eating to many sandwiches. Those carbs were really messing my weight up even with very little on the bread. You look amazing!!!

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  19. FABULOUS layout and such fun papers and embellishments! Super cute! Congrats to you Julie! WOW, you look amazing!!!
    Can't wait to see you in September!
    Sherrie K

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  20. Lovely page...interesting composition! :)

    And kudos on your weight loss journey! I don't think you need to lose any more weight...you look fabulous!

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  21. Fantastic layout! Love the title!!
    Congrats on your weight loss!! It's a tough road but here's to being healthy!!

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  22. So great layout and yay you!!! You look like a single digit now...lol....you are like the number 1! You look great! So happy for you!

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  23. WOW - quite a transformation! You were beautiful before and still are, but I imagine you must have a lot more energy at a smaller size. Congrats!

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  24. Julie first of all your page is jam packed with fun and then, what a massive transformation you have undergone. I truly admire your courage and discipline. You are such an inspiration xxx
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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