Saturday. Checking in …

Happy Saturday!
I’m up early to work on Twelve.
Thought I’d check in to say …

1. My stitches are out.
2. I’m showering again (so wonderful!)
4. I got my hair colored (bye-bye gray!)
3. I’m still going strong on my cleanse.

I feel GREAT. I look pretty darn good and I have energy.

Today is my final Isagenix day. It is a true cleanse day. This means I don’t EAT (except for a few almonds and “snacks.”) It will be tough, but I’m really proud of myself for seeing this through. I’m not one who takes measurements or stands on the scale–but I’ve lost inches and weight (my jeans fit again) and more importantly water and fresh fruit and vegetables taste yummy! I have not had cravings (this is huge for me.) I’ll be transitioning for several days and I think I would totally do this again (maybe even in January?) I’m not a fan of pyramid-scheme marketing or any marketing that is pumped up with over-the-top testimonials and fluffy product descriptions. I read somewhere that the Isagenix chocolate snacks were rich and creamy and super-satisfying. Hello? Have you ever tasted a Godiva truffle? They might well be nutritionally sound and all, but they don’t taste amazing. The shakes are definitely just Ok. I’m missing real food, especially breakfast–but I’m a happy customer and do feel better overall.

I’ve not been successful in getting Christmas cards out (to everyone) for the last few years, so this is something that I really want to have happen this year. I’m hoping to recruit some card-stuffing and sending help this afternoon. I created and ordered a “nothing-too-fancy” card in less than 20 minutes on Tuesday night (literally in between dropping kids off and picking them back up) and they arrived YESTERDAY. That’s a pretty impressive turn-a-round! If you use and LOVE Shutterfly like I do, you can get a $10 off your next order coupon code, by simply posting the card you create to your blog and sending them the link.

Photo Card
View the entire collection of cards.

That is exactly what I’m doing.

Ten bucks to use on picture-printing after Christmas. Love that.
Here’s hoping your Saturday is super-productive and filled with lots of people and things you LOVE.

p.s. If you like a good action/thriller and haven’t seen “The Next 3 Days” with Russell Crowe, watch it. It’s good!


  1. So glad you are feeling great! I turned 40 today and woke up feeling every bit of it in my neck! Love your Christmas card, my favorites to receive are the ones with pictures on them.

  2. I’m always amazed at Shutterfly’s turnaround, even when I don’t ask for fast shipping. I just put some new photos in my storage binders this week – YEAH!

    So glad to hear all it going well.

  3. What a great post. I am feeling your energy. Thanks for the tips about the Christmas cards. I am going to get my done today. Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Now I’m thinking that maybe I’ll order some cards after all. And I’m excited to check into your cleanse a bit more. I would like to do that.

  5. Isn’t Shutterfly great? I ordered calendars from them on Tuesday and they arrived yesterday! I’m off to make Christmas cards now since I have a quiet house for the first time in days. Keep feeling better!

  6. Love your card Stacy! I will be decorating my fresh Christmas tree at some point today! So happy with the smell of fresh pine in my house!! Have a great weekend!

  7. Hi! Stacy, had not visited your blog in a while. Glad you are feeling better. I must say that I hope you reviewed your diet decision with your doc. I’m pretty reluctant to have anyone steer away from a healthy normal balanced moderate diet until at least 6 weeks after surgery, even for a brief time. Long term healing outweighs any short term weight gains. I’m going to join you in Cathy’s class – eat less, move more is such a sensible plan. The motivation to stay on course is important, especially for those of us with health concerns. A lot going on with BPC and the holidays. Do take care of yourself. Even when you feel energetic. do take time to rest.

  8. Great card and glad the cleanse is working so good. I’m too scared to do something like that, but maybe I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge with others.

  9. stacy,

    glad to see you’ve returned! your post sounds more like the ‘other’ you! loved the christmas card, too! i have finally gotten on the ball and finished the cards i meant to send out last year… to get them in the mail!

    merry christmas!

  10. Isagenix is amazing. My mom and dad cleanse regularly and they feel great and look wonderful.

    I wasn’t going to do cards this year until my mom sent me a Shutterfly coupon for 75 free prints. I made something on PhotoScape and sent it off within 30 minutes, and only spent 3.95 for shipping! There’s no pressure to mail if I can’t get around to it, and it didn’t take me a lot of time. Their shipping was super fast, I agree that everyone should shop there!

    Glad your stitches are out. Is your foot still bruised and tender?

  11. You sound much happier, so glad to hear it. I ordered my cards from Shutterfly too and posted it on my blog, that was such an easy way to earn $10! Feels good to get that card thing going!

  12. I’m so glad you are feeling better!
    Great job on the Christmas cards; I’m in the same boat in that I haven’t really sent any out in years but I’m hoping to do a simple photo card (like you) and pop them in the mail.
    Wish me luck ;)

  13. That is a really neat idea for simplifying Christmas for the kids. Super cute stamp. I put on my calender for Dec 2012 to look for your LOM class or the photo freedom one. It has been on my list of things I want to do now for a couple of years. Yeah! Happy Holidays.

  14. Good for you Stacy! It sounds like you’re doing better, I’m so glad to hear it! Struggling with my own mile-long to-do list, and just all the obligations this time of year, so I’m glad to see someone coming out on top! I haven’t given up, but I am trying to fit in as many naps as possible ;)

  15. Glad you’re feeling better~ LOVE your cards too!

  16. I can’t wait for 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s all. :) And, glad you’re feeling better!

  17. I used Shutterfly for cards this year. They are amazingly fast and I was able to use a $10 coupon from an order earlier in the year. Glad you are feeling better.

  18. That is the card I made for Eden to give to her friends! It really is Merry & Bright. :)

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