Friday, October 16, 2009

A Late Update (hey, that rhymes) :)

Hi all!
To get directly to the point, Mama and Daddy and I are doing well on our South Beach Diet. Daddy has moved into phase 2 a little early, because he felt sick this morning (please pray that he feels better) and Mama and I think he needs some extra nutrition to get well. Besides, he works hard and burns much more calories than us ladies do. :)

We have all lost weight... Daddy has lost a couple pounds, Mama has lost several pounds, and I am down from 160 to 156.8. :D Now before you gasp, let me remind you that I'm quite tall ( 5'9"... ) AND Dutch. :D So.... I'm built strong, (am strong) and not twiggy, but I do not look heavy at all. :) Thank goodness. :) However, 156 feels way better than 160! :) I am hoping to get into the 140's.

Mama looks much slimmer! :) I will have to get her to post a picture of herself on her blog so you can see what she looks like now... and I may even dare to post one of myself here in a few days... :D

I AM missing my desserts.

... and fruits.
But overall - I am not feeling desperately hungry, quite comfortable, actually... and this diet has been fun and interesting so far. :) We'll see what happens in the next few days...

Oh, and for those of you who are keeping tabs, you will notice there are much more things in my Etsy Shop! No doughnuts yet though... I want to take some more 'artsy' photos of each individual doughnut with a matching background and props, for the main listing pictures. But those will be forthcoming soon! :)

Thank you for all your lovely comments! I am delighted with the new readers I've had! Welcome, Ya'll! :D I am planning on coming over to visit your blogs soon! :)


  1. Hi Julia,
    It sounds like y'all are doing well with the South Beach Diet. Yay!! :D I hope your dad feels better soon! I will be praying for him.

    Oh, I love the things you have in your Etsy shop... especially the earrings! Would it be any trouble to change them to clip-ons?? :) I've tried getting my ears pierced before, but let's just say that it didn't quite work out. That story is for another day! lol! :D Oh, one quick question, do you accept cash payments for your Etsy items? Just wondering, in case I decide to order something. :)

    Anyway, it was good to hear from you, Julia! Sorry for this ridiculously long comment! :)

    ~ Love and Hugs,

  2. Goodness! I really don't know how I would manage without sweets and fruits! :)

    ~Alena A.~

  3. Hello Julia!
    I hope your dad is feeling much better by the time you read this.
    Oh, and GREAT job to you and your mom!


  4. Thank you so much for your comments, everyone!

    Lindsay, I do accept cash payments, the only downside is you have to wait until I get the payment for me to ship it out to you. If you decide on doing that, make sure you wrap the cash in some paper or something so you can't tell what it is from the outside. :)

    It is super-easy for me to change earrings to clip-ons. I would be happy to do that for you if you decide you'd like a pair of mine! :)


  5. What a beautiful blog you have Julia, it's so fun and interesting!
    I have been following and reading your blog for quite some time, but just never really got around to commenting... Thanks

    Rachel Grace

  6. kewl blog!! :) i found u thru "behind the teen scene" ur a sister in the Savior? betcha u'd like my blog. if u'd like, u can visit it @! :) i'd appreciate it!

    God Bless,
    anna :)

  7. My dad started the South Beach Diet some time back...and asked me to go on it with him to keep him accountable and help prepare his food since I'm the only one in the family that wouldn't absolutely shrivel up and die on a diet. LOL I got very dizzy and felt nauseated most of the time and all I could think about was apples. LOL So I know how you're feeling!


    Abigail @ Pearls and Diamonds


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