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Wow! Been AWOL for awhile...

Monday, July 08, 2013

Guess that's 'cause there's just not much going on except the daily battle of trying to change my eating habits. That's about to change (the nothing going on part) as Stef is coming with the boys on the 17th. So for two weeks we will be really busy.

Eating is getting the better of me again. I'm still around 190 (with no intention of seeing that 200 mark again!), but I just can't get it together. I think I was just so tired of being vigilant for the last 18 months that I thought, what the heck! Plus we have LOTS and LOTS of birthdays and anniversaries, etc. throughout April and May, so there's always too much cake and stuff around. Several special luncheons at church, and I'm STILL struggling with the whole eating at fellowship time thing.

But I have an appointment with Joanie (our diabetes doc) on Wednesday. I suspect my A1C is still about the same. It was 5.9 last time if I remember right. My numbers have been pretty low, which says to me the weight isn't coming from refined sugar things, it's coming from struggling with the whole trying to get enough protein issue again. When I do that, my fat amount always goes above what I should be eating. And I start gaining. I don't seem to be able to find the right formula. But carbs don't seem to be the issue this time around. So we'll see what she has to say. She may tell me to stop trying to work it out. Who knows?

But I'm excited about something tonight. There's a gal I've gotten to know on Shelfari (a site where you list all the books you've read and review them, etc.) who is going to art school to become an illustrator. I've been emailing back and forth with her for a couple years.

I was telling her recently that I like to do my own greeting-type cards and that on the ones I did for Lent I used the picture of a bear I got off the internet. I said I would like to come up with an original logo for the backs of the cards so I wouldn't have to worry about gettin' sued! And I looked all over the internet to make sure there wasn't a company out there called Pilgrim's Press. There is one called Pilgrims Press, but mine has an apostrophe in it, so I think I'm safe. And I would want to copyright it.

So Laure is working on a bear for me! She sent me four sketches to look at today. Very rough, but all four bears sure seemed to have their own personality. I critiqued them, told her what I liked about each, and emailed her back. The bear will be looking up at the words Pilgrim's Press (which I would like to kind of bow over the top of him, but couldn't figure out how to do it in any of my programs). And beneath him, on a straight line to give the impression of something he's walking on, it will say "Because the journey matters..."

I am so pleased with what she's done. So I'm really stoked thinking I may eventually have my own original Pilgrim. That's his name.

This is the one I used on my Lenten cards...



I love that picture.

Anyway, tonight I'm excited because I'm one step closer to having a logo! She is such a sweetheart for doing this for me!
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AANGEL3 7/9/2013 5:39PM

    I can so relate on the vigilance thing.Sometimes I just want to throw my hands up and eat everything in sight. just because it seems I've been "watching" what I eat for like ever! What stops me (most of the time)? The guilt I know I'll feel after doing it! Heck...I feel guilty after going over my calories on weekends. Although the weekends are getting better for me.

Have a great time with Stef and the grand babies (Ethan isn't really a baby anymore is he?) They grow up SO fast! emoticon

Sounds like you on a roll with the logo! I can't wait to see it!

Luv Ya!

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