Monday, November 16, 2009

Down 80 Pounds!

OK ... lesson learned. Don't film videos with your Canon Power Shot in vertical mode! I downloaded some software to flip the video and it skews the proportions on the video so I looked about 3' tall and 3' wide. I even flipped the video in Movie Maker and it distorted the image as well. So, lesson learned ... only film in horizontal mode.

So when you watch this video clip, just tilt your head to the side to view or turn your monitor on its side. I think you're going to be pleasantly surprised when you see what my pre-surgery clothes look like on my body now. Too funny! And yes, I DO look like an umpaloompa in my brown trousers.

Had a very busy Thursday and Friday of last week. Had another funeral. One of my funeral committee members and I spent 9 hours prepping for the funeral. This means cleaning, vacuuming, and dusting the chapel, as well as cleaning the kitchen, Relief Society room, bathrooms, and gymnasium in the church. It's a LOT of work. Next time we'll ask for more sisters to come over and help. The actual setting of the tables, center pieces, and etc. is a piece of cake compared to the cleaning. Our committee does a marvelous job with asking for volunteers to bring salads and desserts. We provide the meat. In all honesty, we really put on a nice luncheon for the family. Every thing looked so pretty. We have a wonderful sister who takes care of our centerpieces and always does such a beautiful job! After the funeral is over, then it's back to cleaning up all of the rooms that we prepped the night before. But the service is worth the blessings that we receive. Even though it was hard work, I felt wonderful and had plenty of energy. The Lord has REALLY blessed me in my calling and I'm thankful for the wonderful sisters that I work with.

Oooh ... just wanted to share that I'm a Creative Crew girl, again, on UStamp with Dawn and Friends . I've got a fun idea to try. If it works out, you'll find photos and step by step instructions by joining UStamp with Dawn and Friends. I'll also be giving away two free passes to the UStamp Year End Blowout. I'll let you know what you need to do to get entered into the free drawing.

Also, if you've ever gone to the Craft and Hobby Association in Annaheim, California, you'll want to click on the eWillow logo at the top of my blog to get a discount code for your entrance ticket. Good savings there. And by the way, check out all of the wonderful projects on eWillow. It's a great place to sell your paper creations!

Well, my lovelies ... I'm having the time of my life. I'm getting some great bookings for speaking engagements for next year. I'm sure I'll be seeing many of you in my travels and can't wait to give you loves and hugs!

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16 comments:

frombootstostamps said...

Straight or sideways, you look FANTASTIC!!!! I'm so happy for you Linda!!

hugs,
Marie

Connie said...

You look fantastic!!!

DinaPEA said...

You've lost almost an entire demonstrator!! Congrats and keep up the good work and inspiration for women near and far!!!

Sabrina said...

Awww, yea Linda! Good for you girl. Good for you!

Jenn Greeley said...

You look fabulous Linda. I know you must be very proud of your success. Way to go!

bcyhand said...

you do look wonderful!! I pray that God will give me some help getting some off....it's not working and I do keep trying.
Keep up the good work and I know evenutally I will have some will power to get it off.......

Much love,
Deb

Mickey Roberts said...

You look MARVELOUS!!

The Peton's said...

Mom - you're wasting away before my eyes! You look great! The kids are going to be shocked when they see you next. Look at your little, narrow shoulders! Crazy, I say. I can't believe those clothes used to fit you. I need to come and see you!

Christine said...

wow.. awesome job! Your voice has even changed from before.. I never knew that happened.
Thanks for the video
Christine

carolm said...

you look maaavelous!!!! keep up the great work. xoxo

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh Linda the pictures of your success have always been fun to see but this beats the cake even sidewards LOL!!!!! You are sooooooooooo d----mned cute! I must say and you act so young and frisky you little filly you!!!! Have a great day you are awesome. God is blessing you for all you do for others! HUGS missy! ~Donna

kkcc said...

oh, my friend. How I miss you.

crazy savages said...

Sis.. I laughed till I peed my pants when I saw how short you have become!! Those britches were a hoot...
You look fabulous by the way, just please don't wear those pants anymore
!!!
Bev...

Mel Hopes said...

How awesome. I am so happy for you and I am sad that I didn't get to see you in person today!

But my carpet looks great! Next time ok?

Love ya!

M

ann said...

Good job! It's gr8 to see less of you! Greetings & wishes for your best from Ann & Stamper Dog. (I just went back to Weight Watchers after taking 10 years to gain back what I lost before)

Keep up the good work!

Debi said...

Linda you look so wonderful. I know it must feel good although I never thought of the person you are on the outside because you are always so beautiful on the inside. Either way...Congratulations on the weight loss. I am trying to loose some myself but the process will be much slower since I am trying to do it myself. Keep up the good work you inspire me to lose some more.

Debi Pippin
Inverness FL