Sunday, January 30, 2011

me 4

me 4 , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

This reflection shot captures how foggy I have felt all week. Between being sick, not sleeping, trying to see clients, and keep up the apt (a losing battle at the moment), I had a 'bad' week. Food wise I kept making terrible choices because I kept thinking if I ate I would 'feel better' truth was I needed to just sleep or go for a walk.

After eating fast food three times, attending two parties with great food and alcohol, and eating snacks all week because the last thing I wanted to do was cook in a dirty kitchen... I was expecting a huge gain on the scale. Mostly water because of all the salt I ate. I had myself pretty stressed out all week over weighing in today and having to write about it. So, I was actually relieved to see just a 1.5 lb weight gain.

I really like the fact that I can say I have lost 3.5lbs this month and that even if that is all I lose each month I will be 40plus pounds lighter than I am right now. Those little pounds will add up fast :)

I can't wait to feel good enough to go to the gym again. Hopefully, that will be tomorrow! I truly miss working out!

Jason & Adam

Jason & Adam , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

The parents of Butters and Betty :) We got to spend a wonderful evening with them playing Clue and celebrating their 5th Anniversary.

butters and betty

butters and betty , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Friday's Shot
These are Gus' play buddies. He gets to see Butters and Betty at least once a week while Kim gets her massage.

morning with the horses

4, originally uploaded by sandiemg.

We spend Thursday morning taking pictures of horses with a client. It was a lot of fun and this guy was a real ham :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

sick day

sick day , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

I noticed it was bed time and I had not picked up my camera all day. I had barely done anything all day. I also thought it was very ironic that Kim and I spent 2 1/2 hours watching 'The Dog Whisperer' while Gus decorated the apartment. We were both just too sick to really care or play :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


madison , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Monday, January 24, 2011

kim and gus

kim and gus , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

me --week 3

me week 3, originally uploaded by sandiemg.

So here is this week's portrait. Not quite a self-portrait, Kim took it and processed it when I asked her to :)

Weight-wise, I was very nervous to get on the scale. Because of weather, time issues, and 'life' I had eaten out Friday and Saturday and had not been in the gym all week. I had however, walked outside and done a few things around the house.

I took a deep breath and told myself that the number on the scale was not a measure of success or failure for the week. I was only getting on the scale to get one piece of information that helps me with my overall health. I was very happy to see a one pound loss, which makes it five for the month :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

adventures in romance

adventures in romance , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Got to the end of the day without picking up the camera again, so before going to bed I took a picture of the book I am using with my last clients of the evening.

Saturdays are currently my busiest life coaching day. I LOVE working with so many amazing people who are all in such different places along their hero's journey!

Friday, January 21, 2011

snowy sunrise

snowy sunrise , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Very frigid morning, wind chill well below 0! So worth it for the light and watching Gus play in the snow.

Inside Outside

Last night we were sitting in a warm cozy Panera for dinner, then came home to the winter cold outside.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


poppycat , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

The now very large mysterious Poppycat makes a rare and tentative appearance downstairs. She is checking to see where the puppy monster is......

Monday, January 17, 2011

exploding pie

exploding pie , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Jenna had a strong hankering for Cherry Pie. Since she was willing to pit 3 pounds of fresh cherries, I made one for her :)

3 pounds fresh cherries
1/3 cup raw coconut sugar
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
3 tablespoons rice flour

The crusts were pre-made gluten free ones.

We are hoping by the time I finish posting it will have cooled just enough to eat.

self portrait (#2)

self portrait (#2), originally uploaded by sandiemg.
This is the kind of week that used to make me give up on my heath all together.

I ate very well, Calorie Counter told me I burned over 1200-2000 more calories than I consumed each and every day, I exercised in and out of the gym, I was happily busy with work and not overly focused on 'losing weight' --just being healthy...yet with all that the scale didn't budge.

Now, instead of being devastated, angry, frustrated with my body, believing 'life's not fair' and that I will NEVER be good enough to lose the weight.... I realize I am perfect the way I am. I am healthier, breathing better, clothes fit better, have more energy and living an amazing life right this moment. I don't need to lose another pound to 'start' living. It has taken 3 full years of hard work to get to this point!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

money tree

money tree , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

It has been a crazy busy day. I got to the end of it and realized I hadn't taken my picture yet. When I looked around I saw the Money tree my daughter Kayleigh gave me for Mother's Day it was the perfect thing to shoot. I had a short call with her today and I think of her everyday when I see my little tree. I can't believe I have kept it alive for so long :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

winter morning reflection

winter morning reflection , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

From the morning hike with Gus :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011


dinner , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

There was a pot roast under all these mushrooms, carrots and potatoes :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Intuitive Decision Making

Intuitive Decision Making , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

I can't believe I went off to beautiful historic Bardstown without my camera. Here are the workbooks I created for the workshop that I taught today, the reason I was in Bardstown.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


snowday , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Tuesday's Picture
Love waking up to snow days, especially when the plan was to stay home today anyway :)


gala-horse , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Monday's Picture
We were downtown for business yesterday and I loved how this guy looked like he was peeking around the corner :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011


me , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Sunday's Picture
If I am teaching self love and acceptance I need to keep practicing it. I have a real issue being in front of the camera so I am pushing myself to post one self-portrait a week. This also goes along with my goal to lose the last of my weight this year. Four more pounds gone this week :)

cold morning

cold morning, originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Saturday's picture
Our furnace went out Saturday morning that lead to some interesting patterns of condensation on the kitchen window while cooking.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

cold walk

cold walk , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Friday's Picture
We had to get new front tires for the car. The one block walk to KFC where we waited for Firestone to be done was COLD!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

christmas village

christmas village , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Last night for the village, actually it 'should' have been taken down this morning, but did not get around to it :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Susan , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

The big cupcake fulfilled its destiny. Everyone at the party got normal sized cupcakes and my sister got the big one all to herself. :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

big cupcake

big cupcake , originally uploaded by sandiemg.

New cake pan, this bad boy is 25X the size of a 'regular' cupcake. Made it for my sister's birthday tomorrow (Wed).

Monday, January 3, 2011


steeple, originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Well it didn't take long for 365 to 'take hold' again. We saw the beautiful light on the steeple on our way home from the store and had to stop to shoot it :) This is what I LOVE about this project it, it puts the awareness of the little beauties back into my day.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Gus at the park 1/2/11

Gus at the park 1/2/11, originally uploaded by sandiemg.

First time learning to run up and down the hill. He was one tuckered pup after chasing shadows and running at full speed for almost an hour.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

welcome 2011

welcome 2011, originally uploaded by sandiemg.

Excited to be doing this again!!!!