LOAD #26


The LOAD prompt today was to push myself, so I finally decided to complete the pages that deal with Adrianne’s death. I cut up a pair of jeans for the fabric on the page and wrote the following on the back:

“The last conversation Adrianne and I had was in the hall outside the office. I asked her about the holes in her jeans and she said she couldn’t afford new pants. I asked her what size she wore since my 10s no longer fit me since I had gained a bunch of weight back. Even though she was smaller than that, she appreciated the offer. I told her I would bring the pants when I got back from LA. I had no idea it would be the last time I saw her. She died that weekend in a drunk driving accident. I swore that I would get back into those pants–it took me two years to get my act together, and I almost gave up, but I lost the weight before her class graduated. I now wear a size 8. I will never forget AW!”

On a related side note, the ScrapHappy January 2008 LOAD Challenge taught me that I could do anything for 30 days. I started a cleanse in February of 2008 and lost 45 pounds in 5 months! I’ve kept the weight off and am gearing up for another cleanse this summer with the goal of losing another 10 pounds. The May 2009 LOAD Challenge is almost over–it has been a good reminder that I can accomplish my goals!

About the author

Amy

My adventures as a CTMH consultant began in April of 2007. My goal was simply to meet my minimums so that I could enjoy the consultant discount. Little did I know that my passion for the products and teaching scrapbooking and stamping techniques would lead me to so many new friendships. I've had the good fortune to travel to a variety of CTMH events and was even asked to teach at the Studio J Boot Camp in 2011 and the Convention Extravaganza in 2012.

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7 Responses to LOAD #26

  1. saner4

    Thanks for sharing the story of your student and the jeans. Congrats on getting in shape! That’s awesome. May I ask what kind of cleanse you did?

     
  2. Anonymous

    wow..you are truly amazing! that is such a touching story..and way to go, making it your goal to fit in those size eights! i am beyond impressed. i too am a load participant cranking out pages. congratulations on sharing such a touching sad story with an amazing connection to scrapbooking. well done.

    londondonna on load!

     
  3. Mimi

    May her Memory be Eternal.

    Sniff, sniff. And you rock those size 8s.

    (my word verification is fight, coincidence? I think not)

     
  4. Mrs.Spy

    What a beautiful and sad story. Congrats on reaching your goals and inspiring others.

     
  5. Crafty P

    what a beautiful way to remember you student. congratulations on meeting your goals and thank you for sharing this story.

     
  6. Becca

    Thank you for sharing your story! Congratulations for pushing yourself to do something hard…both the layout and the getting in shape! {hugs}

     
  7. ScrapHappy

    A truly inspiring story. You are amazing!

    On a lighter note, what cleanse did you do? I need to lose 10-15 lbs. You are right — I can do anything for 30 (31) days!
    xooxx
    Lain

     

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