Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Tim Tam Temptation

We haven't given away a prize for a while, so I think we should do that today. But first, a Five Dollar Diet update.

Lindsay and I were strong all through CHA. We did not order cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory...... although others did. We did not eat any junk at Disneyland...... even as I watched my sister-in-law eating a chocolate-covered, frozen banana. We didn't even eat any of the Tim Tams that Cheryl from Aussie Scrap Source brought for us all the way from Australia (and that is saying something!). The $5 donation jar has only collected the one time donation from Lindsay's slipped profanity.

(Lindsay and I with our Tim Tams. This is the only photo I had, so please don't tease Lindsay too much for being caught in the middle of saying something! Oh and for those who don't know, Tim Tams are these super-yummy, chocolate-covered cookies.)

Eric and Lindsay both say that I am getting skinnier. I am starting to believe them since my pants are looser and I'm fitting into some that didn't fit before. I don't know what I weigh because Lindsay and I agreed not to weigh ourselves until April 1. But, Eric thinks I'm looking so great that he has decided to join us. It's nearly killing him!!! He has been "clean" for two days. GO ERIC!

How are your healthy efforts going? Let us know and you could win:
One package of Tim Tams
A Super Sweet Chemistry Paper Crafting Kit
A Scrumptios Snorkel Sampling
A Tasty Scarlet Blackboard Album

Now to hold you over until we find out the winner, feast your eyes on these fun projects by design team member Yukari.

170 comments:

Mary Dawn said...

i love tim tams! that's all i can think about right now, what was my comment supposed to contain?

Beckie Dreyer said...

What fun projects! Great for a snowy day!
Tim Tams are the best especially if you use them in your coffee like a straw and then stuff the whole lot in your mouth! Yum!
Oh just started a diet need to get back in the wetsuit!

carabecca said...

Hmm...the healthy stuff is going fairly well, although I cannot seem to give up on my Coke.

Angie said...

I love all those projects!
I have been doing okay on my diet, i have been lossing 2lbs a week, except for last week I didn't lose anything. Maybe I'll stop stepping on those scales and wait until April 1st too.
Lindsay don't worry about the profanity, I am totally ashamed to admit that even though we have a
$.25 jar, due to my slips it will probably pay my kids way threw college.

Tricia said...

Good for you guys!! You inspired me to fast from white flour, sugar and coffee on Fridays and the first Friday (and second and third) I had a *horrible* migraine. I finally figured out through some trial and error that it was the white flour. When I took that out of my diet -- no more headaches, and I'm feeling great! Thanks for the "push"!! :)

RitaS said...

Ok - I confess I never heard of Tim Tams! But I am down a size! (LOL) No idea what the scale says - just now I was losing my pants and had to bring out the ones that have been stored away a while. :-)

Great projects! I especially love the Snorkel mini-album - cannot wait to get my hands on it to make one for myself, and for a class coming up this summer. The products are perfect for a summer mini!

jennie said...

You guys should be so proud of your progress. Everytime you update, I get re-inspired to get back on track.

So for starters, I stopped buying anything I like to eat thats "off-limits" And I eat nothing after dinner. So yes, these simple things worked in my 20s, but its time to step it up a notch. I have decided to reward myself with scrapook product for reaching certain milestones. Girl Friday will be my 1st purchase for the 1st 5 lbs!

Angela said...

I'm trying to use the Wii Fit as my motivation to exercise and lose weight. Those little stamps you get to put on the calendar are exactly the kind of thing I love! (Though I do feel a bit silly using a video version when I could make a much cuter paper one.

Stefanie said...

My hubby and I started the South Beach diet on Monday. So far, I've lost 5 pounds by cutting out all carbs except veggies and eating low-fat dairy and meat. Just 1.5 more weeks of this first phase before I can have fruit again. It will be worth it though!

I don't think I could diet without weighing myself. I totally need the daily feedback and motivation.

The tim tams are intriguing. I've never heard of them before, but they sound delicious!

Jingle said...

Well, it is great that you are succeeding in your goal! I'm not a "deprivation diet" kind of girl, so I am impressed! I couldn't do it! I go for the "everything in moderation" style, but I did lose 20 lbs, so that worked for me! Keep up the good work!

Sheena Richmond said...

Tim Tams....ohhhhh!
I'm contemplating the "niceness" of offering such a treat for good diet behavior!
I'm struggling to get to the gym through the 3ft snow drifts! LOL
But I'm not giving up!

Linda Barutha said...

Never heard of tim tams, but would love to try them. As for how my healthy self is doing...my goal every night is to lie in bed with a growling stomach, and NOT eat anything until breakfast. So far, so good!

cinsews said...

Off to a slow start with the healthy eating thing. Trying to restart WW but 20 points doesn't go very far!

Michelle R. said...

Those cookies really are the best. I have heard that Target is going to start selling them in the future for a very short time.

For me it has been all about cutting out sodas and portion control. Also Spending way to much time at the gym

Tracy Durcan said...

How fun! I love the pic of you guys holding the tim tams!!

MandieGirl said...

Well, my hubby and I have been doing the biggest loser diet and I can actually say that I lost 7 pounds last month! I've been exercising on a regular basis, and it feels so good to wake up sore in the morning! ;)

Kris said...

Have you ever done the "tim tam slam"? It's a rush! My diet efforts are OFF THE CHART! I havn't had one ounce of Sugar this entire year! No bread or pasta either. I'm down 8 pounds and can't wait for the rest!
PS Awesome release!!

Shanon G said...

I just started an assualt on losing my baby weight (plus a few extra pounds that have snuck up on me). Doing much better than I imagined this week.

I love the projects, fun and full of color.

kissandtellscrapbooking said...

Love the projects! Never heard of Tim Tams but they sound great! I'm doing the stepper everday to keep in shape.

Jenn said...

Beautiful projects!

I've been exercising but not dieting. I really should though, but I would love to try a Tim tam! lol Great job sticking to your guns guys!

Cherie Averill said...

I love your jar idea! I'm thinking of starting it with my coworkers! As for weight loss, my oldest son was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease. As a result, we've removed everything that contains gluten from our diets because of the cross contamination risk. It's amazing how much better I feel and I am not a Celiac! I'm also exercising - walking and playing Wii's Outdoor Challenge! It's soooo fun!

wendy said...

That album is SO cute!

(I'm avoiding the healthy efforts question)

Good to see you guys are doing so well on the $5 Diet. That's great :).

Stampmouse said...

I LOVE TIM TAMS. we use to be able to get them when we went to levenworth but they no longer have them at the aussie store so we haven't had them in a couple years. ENJOY

karenvonbaron said...

What great projects---especially for those of us in the freezing upper midwest! My healthy stuff is going well---except I can't seem to give up my Coca-cola. But I am limiting how many I drink!

Abby said...

I've never had Tim Tams, but I'm willing to try, which means my weight is still going up, up, up. This is not good. I'm ready to be able to get on a good diet plan. I just haven't figured out what that will entail.

Abby said...

I've never had Tim Tams, but I'm willing to try, which means my weight is still going up, up, up. This is not good. I'm ready to be able to get on a good diet plan. I just haven't figured out what that will entail.

Robynccgirl said...

That is so great Julie! I too have lost some weight. My jeans are fitting better and I've lost 6lbs.! If I would exercise more it would be even better! Great samples!

4guysandagirl said...

Congrats on sticking to it!! That's the hardest part. Especially when everyone else is chowing down on tasty goods!

Jocelyne said...

I love those projects!!
I think I'm doing pretty good. I don't know about the weight loss yet as I'm NOT stepping on the scale but I noticed that my breathing is much better these days and some of my clothes fit better. I am eating more fruit and we do have less junk food in the house. And when hubby does bring some in, I can go for days without touching any. but tis hard. lol

Eva said...

It's hard for me to loose some pounds because my husband always wants to eat good things or go to restaurants etc... Maybe I should do a Don't list like the one you did!!!!

BishopsMommie said...

Actually we are doing "The biggest Loser" at work, and I have lost 6 lbs....yay!!!! me!!!I am in the lead a few have gained.. Our D day is March 1, and whoever looses the most( percentage wise) each player has to give them $10. My exercise consist of walking around the Operating Room for 1 hour ( I work nights so I usually have some downtime we have 16 rooms so about 10 around is a mile, then on my off days I do the wii fit. Hope my efforts can constitute me winning some cosmo cricket goodness.. I am trying really hard.

Wagon Mom said...

I looooooooove that mini book! Especially the page with the yellow submarine. That brings back childhood memories of listening to Beatles records!

Andi said...

For the last month I've made it a priority to exercise. I'm doing better in that department, but still need to work on improving eating.

Julie said...

Good for you!! I lost 5 lbs last month. Here's hoping for 5 more before the end of this month and our trip to Disney!

maddeco said...

I gave birth to my 4th child on January 5th......I am on a mission to lose the weight I gained. It has been a slow start, but I am doing pretty good!!
Any suggestions would be great!

Erica Hettwer said...

Well, being pregnant I haven't lost any weight but I've been drinking more water and my weight gain has been acceptable. :D

jacque4u2c said...

You have inspired me....but darn those tim tams look tempting!

weewiccababe said...

am doing not bad - successful switch to semi-skimmed milk, diet coke and as much fruit and veg as poss, which is no hardship when you're an almost veggie anyway. Got some Special K Sustain and its yummy so hopefully that'll help the hunger pangs in the am.

Sherry - It's A Scrapper's Life! said...

Since I have been visiting in the States my healthy lifestyle has taken a sideways turn...and I MISS Tim Tams!! and loving the new Cosmo range!

ScrapAddict21 said...

I think I've been doing okay. LOL I have been reluctant to step on the scale though.

apaintergirl said...

grrrrreat...send the tim tams to us...that will help! diet, not happening, although i did join WW online...making that auto payment monthly makes me feel better apparently...maybe next week i will actually start the program...yeah, skinnier, i will refrain from calling you naughty words in my head...and enjoy the adorable samples posted instead....
chelle

Mary said...

I'm not sure exactly what Tim Tams are but they sound yummy!! I'm doing just "ok" with my healthy eating. Certainly not good enough to brag about, but I'm trying!

nichole said...

you are looking great also... i cut out the sugar when I got back from CHA. the plan was going well until last night we were doorbell ditched with sugar cookies- right as we finished dinner.

i love a sweet treat right after dinner...

it was just a little piece.

but today is a new day and i will start anew.

NanaBeth said...

So you probably don't want to know that Pepperidge Farms has started making TimTams and they can be found in most Target stores, therefore I will not tell you.
Good health practices improving-motivated by ability to attend summer CHA and my youngest getting married in December.
Trying to walk dog more-65lbs she walks me, and had gone 10 days without any sugar. Back on the no sugar again.

Julie M said...

Good idea to put the tim tams in the prize - remove them from temptation. I volunteer to eat them for you!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

pattyb said...

Boy you guys are good if you resisted the Tim Tams...I don't think I could...may have been worth $5. It does go to charity.

mjjjjtw said...

I have never heard of Tim Tams but would Love to try them, even through they wouldn't be good for a diet. I try to eat healthy, but I'm sure that just one or two wouldn't hurt. I would Love to win this so I could try them and win all the wonderful scrappin stuff you are givin with it!

mustangkayla said...

The layout is adorable! The mini album is just fabulous! That line and album itself are just too fun that I can't wait to get my hands on them!

My healthy efforts were going well till I ended up having my baby girl 6 weeks early and spending a week in the NICU with her. Stress caused me to give into my cravings of my favorite candy that only comes out around Valentines Day (Brach's Cinnamon gummy/chewy hearts.....yummmmmm). As I slowly start to feel the stress leaving I'm doing better. I'm hoping to start walking today.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

That summertime album is awesome! My health kick is ummmm.... not so good. I want to try but its just the chocolate & ice cream devils take over & I cant help it.

Carol A. said...

So far, so good. I am upping my exercise at the doc permits and I have stopped buying all junk food and eating alot more healthy. Slowly but surely I will take off the 50 lbs. I want to. I have to say that I have never had Tim Tams but they sound yummy.

Continued success with your new eating habits!

Loved the projects with the new lines....so cheery on this cold, snowy day in the midwest!

Angie said...

Way to go guys!!! Hang in there, Eric! I wish I could say I have lost lots and lots of poundage...but alas....NO. I am still diligently working at it though. However, my health plan could be more accurately described as a see-saw.

Angie said...

Way to go guys!!! Hang in there, Eric! I wish I could say I have lost lots and lots of poundage...but alas....NO. I am still diligently working at it though. However, my health plan could be more accurately described as a see-saw.

andyjay said...

I try to go to Curves three times a week. Most weeks I am successful. However, I'm not losing any weight! Staying consistent, though. I guess I need to put forth more effort on my food choices, huh?

sclugo said...

Love that mini album!
As for the healthy stuff, not doing that great. Have a wedding coming up so hopefully that will help be to do better.

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Hi there... Well Im doing fairly well cutting out fast food and french fries.. tough but possible. Congrats on your efforts.. That sure is some yummy new stuff. Thank you for the opportunity! PS Keep up the good work on all accounts!

Ann Cicilie said...

Wow, you guys are doing a good job, and you look good :D

Me? Well... Eh... Can we talk about something else? Let's just say Im happy I'm one of those people who gain a coulpe of pounds just buy looking at a chocolate, then I would probably have to have special made, XXXXXXL clothes now ;)

Lulu said...

Not so great! I jumped on the scale which I haven't done in.. many many months. I'd gained back 5lbs I'd lost :( That was my wake-up call to get back on the health bandwagon. Sigh.
I just have to remember than nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!! :)

Gayle215 said...

My efforts are not going so well. I'm headed out to buy some big girl stretchy pants today!!! Can't wait to try a tim tam.

Samantha said...

I haven't been doing that well... I'm just staying constant. With that said, I honestly have to tell you (and the internet world because this is going public!) that I haven't been trying that hard either. I'm ok with that though. :-)

scrappy girl said...

Tim Tams? Never heard but sound yummy. I would love to take that off your hands. Anything to help you! Can't do diets, just throw on skinny jeans few times a week to make sure I'm still fitting in them and if not I make myself sit uncomfortably in them all day as my punishment and reminder. By the way LOVE the new lines. Must have!

Sue in Grapevine said...

My efforts to be healthier are going well. I have lost 17lbs. on Weight Watchers.

Holly said...

I was doing better at eating healthy until the girl scout cookies came out!! Both of my neighbor girls sell cookies. i call them "crack cookies" ... you can't just eat one!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Well I can't say I've been brave enough to give up chocolate (oh the horrors), but I have cut out other sweets and severely cut down on them in total. Plus I am eating less, so I have noticed that my clothes are fitting looser.

Shirley said...

are we supposed to be going healthy? LOL! I'm trying to give up my 1 can of soda a day but it's not going well with a toddler who's TEETHING and miserable during the nite....

AuBien said...

Never heard of tim tams. I jumped off the diet for my son's birthday and I'm back on again. Gotta be able to swim this summer!

Rona said...

I am actually doing pretty well with my exercising! I did not even think of giving up chocolate (I know myself better than that) but my chocolate fix has been the fiber one bar instead of the snickers bar. Not too bad for me. I am not weighing yet either - my goal is a certain number by my birthday which happens to be the big 40 this summer!!! :(

jennifer said...

What great fun projects! I haven't lost much weight, but I have been "off" Coke for 38 days. I was drinking a 2 liter a day *yikes*!

Julie said...

Well I'm eating a box of choc covered raisins right now! Does that count?!

Linda said...

Great projects! Keep showoing the eye candy so I can avoid eating the real stuff. LOL!

Sandie said...

Ok.. so I just went away on vacation 3 weeks ago... and I put on a bathing suit in public. Need I say more? AND... I'm going away again in a month... with other people. And once again... I need to put on a bathing suit. sigh I need help. I heard Tim Tams were a FAB weight loss product. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Otherwise... I'm on my treadmill every day... and putting my box of parts, that will eventually be an elliptical machine, together after work. Tim Tams will also be great to eat while on these machines. They'll give me energy. Isn't that right??? Yes?

I need that other yumminess too. And I can't get fat.... er on it. :))))

Tanya said...

I wish my healthy efforts were going somewhere, but right now they all seem to be in my head...I keep looking at the treadmill, knowing I need to get on it, and never do. Something to work on I guess.

Laurel (shreve6) said...

Well you are doing better than me. But my inspiration is that summer is on it's way. So I keep plodding on.
Thanks for the giveaway chance.

{Anya} said...

Goodness, those projects are so cute. Love the Chemistry page.

Cold, snowy weather here in Pgh doesn't make it easy to walk outside, but I've been maintaining my motivation to exercise daily.

Heather Byrne said...

That book was super addorable....What was I supposed to write about...Opps Im @ work shhh...don't tell.!!

Mardi said...

I would love to try tim tams, never had them before!

Sonseeker said...

Yesterday, My friend and I went on a nice hike. It's a start and I'm ready to start making exercise a priority again.

Trace Geworsky said...

Im intriqued by Tim Tams...Im guessing they arent available in Canada??
My diet effort has been horrible, but Ive had the flu the last few days, so maybe this will be the start I need.
Trace G

Drika said...

I would say its been hard to resist to all temptacions...

I need a diet to get back at some skirts!!!

Maureen said...

My efforts aren't going well at all. Although I'm trying to eat oatmeal for breakfast everyday, DH just made us a big batch of oatmeal cookies, and they are yummalicious!! BUT... oatmeal is healthy, right? ;)

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

My healthy efforts are not going so great. I have a horrible habit of saying, "This one cookie is not gonna make me gain a pound." Another example: "I've never had Tim Tams, so it'll be okay if I try them. I won't gain a lot." :)

zanne said...

low carbs and exercise! Love the new lines!

PamS said...

I have not have a m&m in 6 weeks...this weekend will be a test as I will be at a retreat where they all over the place.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Goal to eat better is really going well. Last night we had chicken fajitas but I used Tofu instead of chicken! They were great. DH has also stuck to drinking only one coffee a day before work. I am pleased with our progress. Slow and steady wins the race!

~Teresa said...

Congrats on fitting into older pants, that is awesome! As far as me..well, i stopped buying Doritos and bean dip, BUT...yesterday I had to go to the school to pick up my daughter's cookie dough fundraiser order, which of course meant baking cookies lastnight (and probably every night for a while)...so does limiting the baking to one dozen a day count for anything? lmbo! You are much stronger than I am! Keep it up!
~Teresa

KateB said...

never heard of tim tams, and it's just unethical to turn down cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory! Weight goals suck right now because I can't get that thing called exercise!

KateB

delaina@teleclipse.net said...

I love to visit this Blog...Always a giggle...Thanks. I have actually had Tim Tams...too funny.

Margo :-) said...

Wow, I'm getting an education on Tim Tams now!! LOL

Libby said...

Oh my! I could really REALLY use this "sweet" prize to hold over my sweet tooth. I've lost all my baby weight and have kept it off for over a year...my son's TWO now. I've been so good that I weigh less now than when I got pregnant. Now, if I was only that good about getting caught up on my scrapbooking!!!

AniB said...

My healthy efforts are going well. My pants felt looser when I put them on right out of the dryer (YAY!) Glad to hear I'm not the only one who doesn't like to weigh-in.

Thanks for the opportunity. I'd love to win.

Anthea said...

Well done Julie!!! arent Tim Tams the BEST! a great aussie biccie! Oh thats right, you were a good girl.
I actually lost weight over the christmas holidays, and I seem to have maintained it too, woohoo. Loving the new releases also and that album is lovely!!!

s zuklich said...

i'm going to just say it... i didn't make a healthy resolution, so nothing has changed. so i'm neither failing or benefiting :)

amylynn said...

I have never had a Tim Tam....they sound yummy!! I just want to be healthy and get in shape... I am exercising 5 days a week.

Holly said...

I am doing better with my healthy habits but I need to implement some new ones still. The gym did not happen this morning at 5:30am but I needed to catch up on some sleep-that can be healthy too!

toniw said...

I was just happy that today I craved a salad rather than the leftover birthday cake sitting on the kitchen counter! Thanks for sharing the fun projects.

awendybird said...

Super cute projects! I started doing the T-Tapp workout the 1st of the year and I've lost 3 inches off my waist. My clothes are starting to loosen a bit - yipee!

Carol Weimer said...

My healthy efforts are going great. I started the week before new years and have lost ten pounds so far and have cut lots of calories from my daily intake. The long term goal seems so far away but for now...it's all baby steps.

hollystar said...

after being "on board" for two solid weeks and feeling so much better, i had a bit of a set back thanks to a cold. 4 days of moping around and comforting myself in a LITTLE bit of junk, i'm back on track and my energy levels are up again!

Stamp4hobby said...

Ummm.. my healthy stuff isn't going great. I could do better. :P

karraruiz said...

OMG Never ever had a Tim Tam but chocolate is my friend.... I started trying to live healthier about Septemeber 08...I am 31 lbs lighter and so so so lovin my life more and more.

karraruiz said...

OMG Never ever had a Tim Tam but chocolate is my friend.... I started trying to live healthier about Septemeber 08...I am 31 lbs lighter and so so so lovin my life more and more.

Wendy said...

Health program? What? Do love the mini album...now it almost feels like summer here in frozen Ohio!

Lola said...

I've never heard of Tim Tams, but they sound oh-so-yummy!!! Well, I have lost 45 lbs since June. Woo-hoo!!! I feel sooo good! Projects look like so much fun & can't wait to try them out! Thanks.

kristie sessions said...

its going HORRIBLE! i have fallen off the wagon so many times i am embarrassed to even mention it. but tomorrow is a new day, so i will try again... and again and again...

Laurabudcody said...

I've actually been doing really well on being healthy (Eating wise) and keeping active. Although it was kind of forced upon me, but none the less, definately worth it.

Kirsten W. said...

Wow, that mini-book is DElicious! I've been playing/working-out on Wii Fit every day, and feeling a little bit more healthy along with weekly yoga classes. Eating healthier, that will have to come soon...

lisa said...

the mini book posted is DARLING! i just bought the entire snorkel line (3 pieces of each paper) and it makes me so happy just looking at it - i love all the bright colors. all of your papers make me happy! thank you for making such great products!

runrgirl said...

Chocolate and cookies. Two of my favorite food groups combined into one sweet delectable treat. How wrong could that be? I'm not really trying to lose weight or diet. Just want to maintain through Mardi gras king cake season. It's worse than Thanksgiving and Christmas for me. So far, not a single piece of king cake. I'm allowed 2 pieces this season. Congrats to you both and for inspiring Eric to join in. Keep up the healthy food choices.

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GWANY1999 said...

My healthy habits are going well. I have a fruit smoothie each day and my husband and I have started doing YOGA at home together! IT's fun. We spend more time laughing at each other doing the poses.
Jennifer B>
NYC

Gayle said...

I have always wanted to try Tim Tams - they're famous! Healthy is a dirty word.....

Anna said...

I went 10 days with only 2 desserts (that's good for me!). But I would love to try a Tim Tams!

Tona said...

I was doing real well on my vow not to snack at night after dinner...until last night. I fell off the wagon & ate some bar-b-que potato chips. They wer good though but it's back on the wagon for me tonight.
Enabler Alert: You really have to try a Pinky bar from New Zealand. They are to die for!

Kim M said...

Congrats on sticking firm to your diet during CHA!!

I lost 6 pounds this week due to lack of power(I live in KY). I will take the weight loss any way I can get it, LOL!!

Erika M. said...

I've never had Tim Tams before. I'm working hard to stay on my diet - I must say it can be a bit hard when I pass a Starbucks!

jeanie nieva said...

well, i'd say fairly good. i've reduced my soda addiction to almost once a month and i try to eat as much fruits everyday. but we haven't started with our badminton and jogging plans. :)

kateisner said...

I have never tried Tim Tams and those projects are awesome. I am trying not to eat after 6:00 and making better food choices when we go out to dinner.

Susan said...

Diet? What is this word "diet"?? In other words, what diet??? I've never had Tim Tams but I've heard about them - sounds good.

suzitee said...

Not good not good not good. Tomorrow is a new day...right? Have to say...I love Tim Tams too!

maxandmimasmummy said...

I can send you as many packets of Tim Tams as you like. We even have yummy ones with double chocolate coating or toffee in the middle.

I'm trying to drink more water, park further away from the shops, use the stairs rather than lift etc.... all those little things. Not sure if they'll make a difference but hey, it has to be better in some way.

Stampin_melissa said...

*wiping chocolate from face* Oh my health efforts are going ahmmm, just fine. *innocent look* Well, I would be doing better if I could get rid of all this junk food around the house! I am exercising more. :D

Rhayne said...

I've just restarted my latest attempt at losing weight so I can't really comment on progress there. I can say the latest projects posted are wicked cute. Great idea to use photo booth pics on the spinners and every time I see the Snorkel line I want it more and more!

{ Lori } said...

Progress...not so good. Your donation jar would provide someone a fortune. But I stocked the fridge with fruits and veggies today so I know tomorrow will be better.

AHadley said...

Ugh, I work at a cookie/coffee store and so my healthy efforts aren't going as well as I'd like!

Barbara said...

Somedays I feel I'll float away!! But water has now become my friend over coffee. =)

Susan said...

OOOH!! wouldn't chocolate covered bananas be considered FRUIT?!?!?
okay..... MY diet is doing wonderfully! I am down 10 pounds from Jan 1st. I really could do better if I would exercise more but it is really hard after a long day of work. my new thing (when it isn't raining) is to walk around the capitol and back at lunch. that is about 2 miles and a great way to kinda sneak in some exercise!

melita said...

such cute projects! i am actually doing much better with my weight loss than i had hoped! my goal was to originally not gain weight over the holidays (i didn't) and this morning when i weighed myself i discovered i was only 2 pounds away from my goal! whoo hoo!

Elaine said...

Very cute pages! Unfortunately I've slipped a little....well ok, I fell down and it's time to get up! I've got a few extras that I put on after the new year....late january killed me - Fran's Gray Salt caramels. Eat them daily - except when they are out because too many were ordered for the inaugural parties?? HUH? How does that happen? I made up for it though.

Cass said...

I'm still going down, slowly but surely. If I am lucky enough to win you can keep the Tim Tams! I really don't need the temptation! :)

Jenny B in Indy said...

Congrats, you two!!

I have alot of weight to lose and I just hit my 10% mark on Tuesday. (I've lost 10% of what I used to weigh). I started on Jan 4th so I've done pretty good in one month.
Keep it up, we can all hit our goals!!
:)

H. said...

The Tims Tams (never had, but they look good!) are likely not a great idea, but the rest is! I'm diabetic so I try to stay on the straight and narrow every day. The only positive thing about it (as it's a total pain) is that it's a good reminder all the time to pay attention to everything, which has to be good. So nothing new to report but I try to do the right thing as best I can, helped by my great hubby who follows my dietary restrictions with me to help me.

Shandell said...

Getting Tim Tams while you're on a diet is just cruel! LOL The toffee ones are delicously gooey - yeah I know..I'm a meanie :o)

Chrissy's Creations said...

My efforts to eat healthier are going so well ... I passed up Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies!! Now that is saying a lot!!

acons said...

Kudos to both of you for staying strong and kudos for Eric for joining you!
The Tim Tams sound yummy. And Yukari's projects are yummy too. Love, love, love the snorkel blackboard book!

mystyle said...

I have tried to be good and not eat junk food for the past month but I have cheated a few times. I love the Snorkel Line gotta get me some of that soon!

scandi said...

Tim Tams sound great! I love the name :)
I am doing better on my health kick... A trip to Florida in 3 weeks always helps! The fear of showing skin gets me right back into shape...

jennmom2000 said...

Lovely post again! I am doing quite well with drinking only Diet sodas. Thats all I can manage right now. I would love to do better though.

Jessica Guthrie said...

I love everything, but I have to admit that I am IN love with the new spinners. As for a health kick, I am trying to take a multivitamin every night. How is that so easy to forget?

{t} said...

I had to restart my eating plan but back on track. I think I am going to pay myself for each time I do a work out. Then take the jar out to buy something fun.

Cheri Howard said...

You two keep it up - you CAN do it!

I pledged a couple of years ago to start eating healthier, but it's hit and miss. I HAVE successfully replaced all our milk with skim, switched out white bread for whole wheat, and all our pasta (which we love) is now whole wheat, too. My weakness is chocolate, and I'm constantly battling that one!

Lynette C said...

My no supper diet is going strong for 2 weeks now. Hanging in there and feeling good.

Stephanie Baxter said...

Yay for Tim Tams! I'm not doing so good at the moment...have been eating lots of naughty things recently! Need to get back on track!

Delia W said...

This week I'm back on track... last week was a shocker... so I would say it's going... so-so..

I too can say that Tim tams are the best (seeing that I live in Australia, and there is some divine flavours!!)

Michelle said...

Well.. my personal healthy efforts are going very well... despite being sick.. which is always a challenge. So, I'd be thrilled to get some goodies..... and I can always share the Tim Tams with my kiddos.... they don't need to stay away from the goodies!

Miranda said...

I don't know TimTam's but I would love to put my diet beside me for one day to try them and at the same time scrap with some of your lovely stuff, LOL.

Lainey said...

OMGoodness - I haven't had Tim Tams in forever! YUM! Of course, that kind of negates the "healthy" focus of this comment, huh? DH and I are doing WW - nearly 2 weeks strong now...and I've already dropped 5 lbs! :)

Donna said...

I've never heard of Tim Tams. We obviously don't have those in Indiana. Health-wise I'm holding my own. I need to exercise a little more. Great pages. Love the layouts.

Bibi said...

Well I don't need the Tim Tams because I'm from Australia but I certainly know what you're raving about :) And if you want anymore, visit my blog www.bibscrap.blogspot.com and leave me a message somewhere with your address - would be happy to send some your way! As for my health efforts, have started playing badminton with some friends this year and cooking at home more instead of eating out all the time - very pleased with myself so far :)

Daniela said...

How my healthy efforts are going?
Hmmm, well, im not healty at all :/ I try to eat lots of vegetables but thats about it.

TimTams? We dont have that here, would LOVE to try them tho!

Hugs, Daniela/Neliz
(www.neliz.se)

Jennifer said...

I am doing very well with my healthy efforts.....although sometimes chocolate really is calling my name!!

Karin D said...

Hats off to the 2 of you - Sweet treats are always very tempting. Thanks for sharing those projects too, so colorful and full of life.

connie said...

I have never heard of Tim Tams! Love the LO and mini book. I am not doing to good on the eating healthy!

Tessa said...

Super cute projects! My efforts are going well except for being sick and wanting to eat everything! And not work out! But I have lost weight so still must be going well!

jo-ann said...

I think i'm doing ok on my healthy regime! i havent bought chocolate bars for a month, no chips for 3 weeks and only had fast food once in 6 weeks! love the summertime mini!

Dark Theory said...

My healthy eating "Project" is slogging along, but your cute new paper lines have inspired me to complete some projects which keeps me out of the fridge!!

Thanks for the opportunnity,
Karen

Cheri said...

My healthy stuff is going great! I'm an avid exerciser anyway, but as I approach 40, I'm noticing the bum starting to sag a bit! That's my area of concentration. . . it hurts now, but it'll be worth it! Great job on your healthy goals!

bellacarta said...

I've never had Tim Tams so I'd love to win those and all the yummy CC goodies!
Thanks for the giveaway,
Rebecca

ninasays said...

Aww the mini book is adorable!
At the moment I eat way too much junk food but since I just moved some days ago it isn't having any effect on me, the stress, running around, moving stuff around etc. is burning it all, heehee. But once I've settled I need to buy more veggies and fruit. Your progress is great, you're amazing!

Rebecca said...

I think my kids would love the Tim Tams!

My efforts are going much better now that Hubby is joining me. We've both lost weight and more importanly, are making better health decisions.

NanaBeth said...

Were I fortunate to win-I will put the TimTams in the freezer for future consumption!

pooky225 said...

FOr a gulit free snack i get some dark chocolate, if you get a well known dark brand from the baking aisle begins with G!!! you can have 18 of those little chips for 80 cals, satifies my sweet tooth and makes me feel a bit better about eating choloate, plus dark is better for you!!

Dayhomemama said...

OOOOOH, that paper is sooooo happy, love all the new stuff, can't wait till it arrives at my LSS!!

Houston said...

Such cute projects and way to go Eric!
I decided to try going to a nutritionist so hopefully this will help me get on the fast track to feeling better.

Petra said...

I am still breastfeeding my babygirl of 6 1/2 months old, so I am not allowed to diet at the moment. But I try to skip the snacks... I try it...
I eat more fruit and veggies, the only bread I like is whole grain with good Dutch cheese (old cheese).
Have you ever eaten Dutch cheeses?? I mean Gouda, Edammer, Maasland etc.. so yummy...

Gine !!! said...

Have never heard about TimTams, but is sounds like an awesome treat to celebrate 15 LB gone
Love the projects and are eagerly awaiting to get my hands on some of the new products =)

Charissa74 said...

How terrible to tempt us with cookies while we are trying to be good!

I have been hitting the gym 3-4 times per week and doing an hour of cardio. Not dieting so much, just limiting portions.

Rosanne said...

OH, those do look good! I'm back from a cruise so need to lose a few of the pounds I gained!

MandeeM said...

okay so i think i may be in love with snorkel! so super cute... as for the weight/healthy thing... i try to not eat after 7:00pm. at that point it is only hot tea for me, which helps in craving the munchies

MandeeM said...

okay so i think i may be in love with snorkel! so super cute... as for the weight/healthy thing... i try to not eat after 7:00pm. at that point it is only hot tea for me, which helps in craving the munchies

StaceyM said...

I so need to be on a diet but then you go an offer chocolate covered cookies!!! LOL I have actually never been fortunate enough to sample the delectable Tim Tams but I sure would love to. As well as get my hands on some awesome Cosmo Cricket lines. You know you are one of my favorite mfgs. And that's a fact!

Punsons said...

I have never heard of Tim Tams but would Love to try them, even through they wouldn't be good for a diet. I try to eat healthy, but I'm sure that just one or two wouldn't hurt.
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