Jul 22, 2014

I've Got to Loose this Weight! #fitness

I'm getting discouraged because I'm gaining my weight back that I had lost.  I had lost 22 lbs and now this morning I am at a 9 lbs loss.  That means I've gained back 13 lbs!  Plus, I have never reach my target weight, although I was only about 7 lbs away at my lowest.

My knee injury of last November I projected would take a year to a year 1/2 to heal and its been 8 months now and it is just beginning to feel better.  I tried 5 or 6 weeks ago to do squats and it made my knee worse.  I tried doing a lot of squats last night and my knee seems okay.  Of course, it's sensitive to re-injury and I need to be careful and it still has pains and problems, but I think I might be able to start doing gentle exercises again.  This would be a great time to motivate myself.

So, for the zillionth time, I'm telling myself to log my food on MFP (myfitnesspal).

I started yesterday and then what did hubby do but fix a whole box of brownie mix filling the house with yummyness AND eating it all, by himself!  That's two whole boxes of brownie mix in two days he ate!  How can he do that!  It's a good thing that I'm not that pulled into a desire for sweets.

So I've had one good day down.  Can I do another?

I remember when I quit my diet and that was when I had reached the 22 lb weight loss and I was working out hard every day for 28 days and eating well and I couldn't seem to loose one more lb.  I got so discouraged.

Thinking on loosing weight, because 3,500 calories equals about 1 pound of fat, I need to burn 3,500 calories more than I take in to lose 1 pound. So if I cut 500 calories each day, I would lose about 1 pound a week (500 calories x 7 days = 3,500 calories).

I wonder how hard I would have to work out each day to burn 500 calories more a day than I used to burn?  Of course, isn't metabolism in there somehow?  When I work out more, it raises my metabolism and I burn more calories.  This analysis is getting too complicated now!

I read that walking a mile burns 100 calories.  I guess that depends on how much you weigh.

I've wanted to get one of those fitbit things that calculates how many calories I'm burning or counts steps or whatever it does.  I think they have become more affordable.  I just cannot have everything I want, huh?

Well, that's about it for my blabbering analyzing for now!

A Winning Man #keepfaith

Let others cheer the winning man,
There's one I hold worth while;
'Tis he who does the best he can,
Then loses with a smile.
Beaten he is, but not to stay
Down with the rank and file,
That man will win some other day,
who loses with a smile.

Author Unknown

Inspiration! ABC #scrapbooking Book #hummiesworld

Yesterday, I tweaked the ABC Challenge guide and pulled a lot of the inspiration I had shared in the forum and put it directly onto the guide.  What better time than to remind you of this great class at Hummie's World and to invite you to come and take the class.  It's free.  Just choose your theme and get started creating the layouts and sharing.  Go ahead, review the guide to see if this is something that might interest you.

Jul 21, 2014

A #digiscrap site I found - Tammy Tags

I have no idea who this is, but I found a new site called Tammy Tags and liked what I saw, so I'm passing it along.  I'm going to be adding it to my eReader (currently Feedly).  You can follow her on Pinterest too.

I Know Who I Am #keepfaith

I am God's child (John 1:12)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15)
I am united with the Lord(1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price(1 Cor. 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt.5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ(1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil.3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31-34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God(2 Cor.5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be sepa rated from the love of God(Rom.8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor.1:21-22)
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8: 28)
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16)
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God's temple (1 Cor. 3: 16). I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God's co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God's workmanship(Eph. 2:10)
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected (Phil. 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col. 1:14). I have been adopted as God's child (Eph 1:5)
I belong to God.
Do you know who you are!?

New How-to video for #digiscrap Digital Scrapbooking classes at #hummiesworld

I made a new how-to video that shares how to get started on the FREE digital scrapbooking #digiscrap classes.  It's easy and self-paced.  Come and join us. http://youtu.be/wss5uWydS80
It can always be found on the "Classes" tab on the top banner of the website.  So please share it with your friends and encourage them to join us.

Highlighting Text Video Quick Tip Tutorial #Photoshop #Digiscrap #hummiesworld

In Lesson 23 of The Fun Extras you will learn a quick tip to highlight text in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  It also works in other programs, such as word documents.  In fact, I found myself doing it this morning on Flickr as I recorded a help video on how to copy the code into the forum.  This tip will certainly make your life much easier!

Jul 18, 2014

Layout of the Week ~ July 18, 2014

I missed posting last week's layout of the week, but I'm here now. :) This week I (Tammy) picked Big Girl Bike by cmcmsnow8 as Hummie's World Layout of the Week.  I really like the colors and the composition of the layout. The bike elements is the perfect touch!!! Congratulations to cmcmsnow8! The photo is linked. If you have the time, click it and leave some "warm fuzzies" on her layout. :)

Big girl bike

Come visit us at Hummie's World and create some layouts of your own! Share them at Hummie's World Flickr group and maybe you'll see your layout featured here on the blog!

Jul 17, 2014

World War II History Network - A website suggestion

For those who are doing genealogy research regarding their ancestors in World War II or just wanting to learn more about the history, I found a cool site that seems to have been around since 2009 called World War II History Network.

It is free to create an ID and chat and share with others on the site.

There are book suggestions and videos (even embedded right on the site to watch!)  Blog posts are linked up for your reading around the web.

If you like history and have an interest in WWII, this is certainly a site you can get lost for hours.

Comparing English, Irish, and Scots - A Quote

“The English are not happy unless they are miserable, the Irish are not at peace unless they are at war, and the Scots are not at home unless they are abroad”  George Orwell

I'm really wanting to get back into my genealogy more.  In fact, last weekend I spent a few hours writing a new page on my genealogy website regarding a famous local place and "the rest of the story" being my husband's uncle.  I even ran out and took photos at 5 a.m. of a the location because it is such a busy location I could only get good photos at the break of dawn.  Ah!

Miss Tizzy woke me up and I was laying there thinking on what I could do and then I started thinking about writing this article and then I began thinking about needing photos. The next thing I knew, I realized there was no reason to make myself get up early on another day when I was already awake, so I get up and went!

Writing the article made us late for camping, but that all turned out okay as we were on no strict schedule and I was glad to have done it.

I read the above quote today and I found it interesting, especially have some English, Scottish, & Irish blood in me.  One line of my ancestors were Border Reivers and this quote rings true for that line.   I guess I have a little rebel in me!  I really need to write a good article about that line and study up on that heritage.