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24 March 2015 @ 04:16 pm
One thing I can say is going right with me right now is my weight loss journey.

We all have our own little weight loss journeys we encounter from time to time. Sometimes it’s so frequent that it might as well be called a commute. Ever since I have moved to Louisiana, I felt like I am continuously on this road, with nowhere to exit.

Recently, my full time job has organized a weight loss challenge. They do it almost every year, but this is the first year I have been able to participate. Compared to a lot of people that were going to participate, I knew I didn’t stand a chance of winning anything. But, I joined because I could use a deadline and the motivation is definitely something I can use.

I started to follow weight watchers guidelines. I didn’t “officially” join, but there are plenty of online resources that post the points and gives the basic ideas. I really didn’t want to mess around with this attempt at losing weight, so I started planning my meals, making things in bulk and freezing them (I go through so many Tupperware, and my freezer is always full now!).

One thing I have picked up from doing this diet that I didn’t expect I would enjoy so much is the fact I’m starting to cook more healthy meals. I have a lot of recipes stored with the weight watchers points, so I am able to budget my daily points more efficiently.

I won’t go on and on in the details of how I have been following the diet, but it has been working out. Since the divorce, I have lost a total of 30 pounds! The first 20 I have no clue how it happened, but the last ten have been because of the weight loss challenge. I am happy to say that I am almost at my weight when I first moved here and gained 30+ pounds within a few months, and I haven’t been able to lose them since.

I’ll try to find some good before/after pictures. My advice to anyone wanting to lose weight, I highly suggest taking a before picture. My self esteem was so shot that I didn’t want to take yet another picture that makes me look fat, so I never did…and I kind of regret it now.
20 September 2010 @ 04:25 am
Quick note before I go to bed...

I finally finished with my greys20in20 entry!! You all should check it out!!

They're here at deafenedbylove

Also, I'm wondering if I should enter in another 20in20. Do you guys have any suggestions of which one I should try this time?
Current Mood: tiredtired
23 August 2010 @ 02:02 am
I'm sorry to spam up your pages, but I wanted you guys to know that I made an icon post! Crazy, I know.

I'm trying to get all back into the groove of making them. I signed up for round 4 of 20in20friends to get myself started, so here's a link to them. I hope they don't suck too much, I'm a bit rusty, haha.


They're here at deafenedbylove
Current Mood: soresore
Current Music: Voices Carry - Vitamin C
09 July 2009 @ 09:30 am
I finally made a graphics community! I moved all my older icon posts there so everything I've made since creating this journal will be found at one spot.

Days of our Lives (mostly Lucas/Sami)
Twilight cast related
Stargate SG-1
General Hospital
Jennifer Aniston

Patrick/Robin wedding (General Hospital)


You can find them HERE at deafenedbylove.

Please join if you'd like to keep up with icon posts ♥
Current Mood: pensivepensive
06 December 2008 @ 10:20 pm
It's unbelievable that it's been since March when I last posted icons :-o!!!!
I hope everyone enjoys these, I experimented a lot with some different techniques with this batch.
To show that I am seriously not Scrooge this year with Christmas, I made my "No Icons" festive

[13] Kate Walsh
[09] Gwen Stefani
[18] Miscellaneous Days' of our Lives
[19] Miscellaneous General Hospital
[22] Wayne's World



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Current Location: having snuffles at my desk
Current Mood: sicksick
14 March 2008 @ 09:28 pm

50 Arizona Diamondbacks icons for baseball_100


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Current Mood: contentcontent
09 February 2008 @ 01:26 am
I am such a bad lj poster *blushes*

But I come equipped with plenty of icons, they are the product of a lot of experimenting, so I hope they turned out all right.

[1-5] Misc Jennifer Aniston

[6-15] Kate Walsh

[16-18] Brandon Beemer

[19-23] Lauren Koslow

[24-28] Rachel Melvin

[29-41] Valentines Day related


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Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
Current Music: Serious - Gwen Stefani
01 February 2008 @ 03:57 pm
I'm very tutorial obsessed since I love learning new colorings and techniques on Photoshop (the Selective Color feature is very nifty!)

I hope this list will be as useful to someone as it has been for me.

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Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
02 December 2007 @ 09:02 pm
As promised, here are the icons I've been working on while studying

[1-6] Stock Images-make up theme

[7-14] Shawn and Belle wedding

[15-20] Gwen Stefani

[21-30] Christmas


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Current Mood: rushedrushed
30 October 2007 @ 07:30 pm
I can't believe it's been sooo long since I've updated! I have a small batch for tonight, all Halloween stuff, I hope everyone likes them! I've been learning some new stuff lately, so hopefully I'll find the time to post them on here for everyone to see!

[10] Halloween themed


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Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
Current Music: nothing at the moment, we need to fix that :)