Saturday, 11 September 2010

My Weight Loss Celebration Candy......

Hi everyone!

If I told you about all the times I've started and failed a diet in the past we'd be here all night, lol! However, something just feels right this time...... like I really want to do this for me! I'm so tired of being overweight and unfit..... and never being able to wear the nice things I see in the shops. I have at least 5 stone to lose overall...... maybe more, PHEW!!! Anyway, the good news is that I've lost my first stone, WOOHOO!!! And I figure that going public about the mountain ahead of me might just help to keep me on the straight and narrow. So I've decided to offer up some candy every time I lose another stone, so that we can all join in the celebrations together ;o)

I only ask two things..... that you add a piccie to your sidebar to spread the word and that you tell me what you miss the most when you are on a diet or healthkick. For me it has to be CHEESE ON TOAST! I'm not really a chocolate lover..... give me pizza and chips any day!!!!

My candy is open to anyone in the world so please feel free to enter. Here's what I'm offering:

Papermania Chatsworh paper pad

Nestabilities Labels Seven die set

Bow Easy

Prima Flowers

Motivet Rubber Stamp

Green Vine Ribbon

Lots of lace

Only one entry per person please and you must have a crafting blog!

The candy runs until midnight on Monday 20th September and I will announce the winner on the Tuesday morning!

Good luck everyone and thanks for stopping by!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Larisa said...

Hello Tara!
As for me that was not a problem to be on diet and I did not miss any food at all if I had the aim ahead.. So if you want to eat some cheeze you would have just a little daily - this is not a problem even. The right diet is do not say 'no' to all food to get slimmer but to eat all food separately. This is my opinion on diet.
Many thanks for the chance to win this nice candy. I linked it on sidebar

juli (sweetpz) said...

Hi Tara!
Good for you for wanting to be fit and healthy! I'm trying to exercise and eat more healthy too. I had 2 kids in a row, so i still have that baby weight to get rid off. I miss eatting sweets when i'm on diet, cookies, chocolates, cakes and i even have to cut out ice cream!!! =(

anyways, good luck on reaching your goals and thanks for offering such yummy blog candy!


Renkata said...

Hi Tara,
yeepppyyy Congrats dear!
I am trying myself too, but no luck till now.
I am so happy for you dear, Go for it girl!!!!
Very beautiful and yummy candy!
I am like you I love pizza and all things like that :)))
Hug''s Renkata

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

WAY TO GO! That's fab news. Keep it up! And thanks for offering us the goodies (non-caloric!) I've put this on my sidebar - and hope you draw my name!

starcyl said...

Tara a stone off already is a great start, wish I had your determination! I'm like you and don't have an over sweet tooth give me cheese and biscuits or any of the savoury things that aren't good for the weight.

Best of luck with sticking to it and hopefully you will be able to show us a dramatic before and after photo before too long.

Great candy and thanks for including us in your weighty challenge.

Jenny x

Lesley said...

Hi huni...Congrats on ur 1st stone...i am on weigh watchers just now and have lost 10.5 pounds but sadly i still have a good few stone to lose feeling a lot better for it....I am very much with u...i am definately more savoury than sweet and i am really really really missing cheese...and walkers sensations sweet chilli crisps...mmmmmm lol...omg im making myself hungry...good luck and i look 4ward to hearing ur weekly updates....xxxxx

Dazie said...

Congratulations on your 1 stone loss!
Keep on going you CAN do it!!!

I have recently found out I have certain food intolerances so am now on a special dies YUCK! I cant have fresh bread toasted with melting butter or a lovely pasty or chicken pie. I miss lots of savoury things!

Thanks so much for the chance to win this fab candy off to link on my side bar!

Have a good weekend!

Debs said...

Wow many congratulations on losing your first stone. I am lucky in that I don't really need to lose too much probably about half a stone to feel comfy in my jeans again but I am really unfit and need to motivate myself to go and exercise (would much rather sit and make a card lol). I am another savoury lover and would miss my cheese, bread and crisps. Debs xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Tara, oh congrats on your first stone, I know how hard it is to stay focussed on a diet! Lovely idea to proclaim it and hope this will help keep you on the straight and narrow( waistband he he he!)and even lovelier you've decided to treat us, yipee! Thanks and Good Luck:) xxx

Eline said...

Hi, Tara!!
wow. Good job!! You are doing great!
I have tried several things my self to loose weight so I can imagine how you feel.
When I am on a diet the hardest part is to cut out crisps!!

Anyway, Good luck You will reach your goal, I am sure!!. And thanks for offering these lovely candy.


Penni said...

Wow Tara - Congrats on losing your Stone. That's fantastic!!!

Super candy to celebrate too - thanks for the chance to win this.

I've posted a link in my sidebar for you.


Lorraine said...

hi huni first of all I want to congratulate you on your weightloss that is truely amazing and being a larger lady myself i know how difficult it can be for me the thing i miss the most is ice cream all flavours lol
your candy is truely amazing and i think its a great idea to tell us all of your achievements i hope people see blogging as a way of gaining friendship and not just our crafting so you go girl your a true inspiration i have put your candy in my sidebar well done you xx

craftykitten said...

Hi Tara,
congratulations on your first stone hun, hope you manage to keep up the good work. I need to lose a similar amount myself but my will power is non existent - especially with my husband around!! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous candy - I have posted in my sidebar for you.
Dawn xx

craftykitten said...

Forgot to say, I miss my butter when I'm dieting 'cos I like itnice and thick on me toast!!

Eli said...

My version of the diet is low-fat yogurt or sour milk. I drink kefir every night before going to sleep.
Really I have 15 cholecystis stones inside. Unfortunatelly our medicine (in my town) cannot help me. So I need diet too. But I LOVE coffee&chocolate.
Fortunatelly I dislike chips and cheese. So let's change!: ))))

Really wish you good health:)

I took your piccie on my sidebar (left). Good luck me & good luck you!

Cheryl said...

oh tara hun,well done on loosing your first stone,so well done hun that is such an achievment,I do not have that problem,hun as food never really bothers me hate to say it but I can live without it the only thing i cant live without is my coffee i drink over 20 cups a day opps,brilliant candy hun will add it to my side bar,good luck with loosing more weight hun love hugs cheryl xxxxx


Hi Tara, congratulations on your first stone (the hardest in my opinion ~ Other than keeping it off!) x I too need to lose weight (3 stone) and have stopped and started so many times too that I am almost too embarrassed to start again x however, you know what, reading your inspiring post, has made my mind up for me, I am going to start too!

What do I miss most while on a diet? That is hard, because I actually love all the food you are supposed to eat, but I suppose I miss chocolate the most x

I have posted your candy on my sidebar HERE! x And please keep us posted on your progress (ups and downs) x Keep up the good work x Leigh x

EileenMV said...

Congratulations on your weight loss!!! I'm starting a diet tomorrow & I hope I can stick with it!!!

Diamond Doll said...

Congratulations on losing your 1st stone Tara,Go Girl!!!!keep up the good work i,m so pleased for you.I,ll be watching out for your 2nd stone losing post.I would miss my weekly chinese takeaway most.Thanx for the chance of such yummy candy.
Trish (-:

Julie said...

Hi Tara - well done you on losing that first stone!! I am just a little jealous!! I need to lose some poundage too but just don't have the stamina or the willpower! And I am an absolute chocolate addict!! That and toast and butter!! Fab that we get to benefit for every stone you lose!!! Keep up the good work, Hugs, Juliexxx

Doreen said...

Tara, we are both in the same boat. Hope it is made of strong wood lol lol. I have lost a stone in the last 3 weeks with Slimming World's extra easy plan and have a few mor stones to lose. That is understating !!! The food item I miss most is probably crisps or sweets or ice-cream or chocolate or chinese food...... get the idea .... HELP. But i will persevere, I need to BIG TIME. xx Doreen

Julye said...

Well done you, I am constantly trying to loose weight and find it so hard so well done and keep it up. My thing that I miss most, I think would have to be fresh baked bread and I know if I don't eat starchy foods like bread and potatoes I do loose weight but particularly bread is there when you go in the kitchen and your tummy is rumbling and its cold outside and the thought of a pioece of fruit is just not as appealing, I don't even need butter just a bucket full of willpower I think. Thanks for the chance to win som delish candy too.

Debsg said...

Congratulations on losing a stone. I've been dieting on and off for as long as I can remember - my weight fluctuates by about 10lbs. I miss snacks when I'm dieting - crisps mainly.

Janette said...

Well done Tara,It's the hardest thing in the world to do isn't it...ohhh I hate diets, but, because I am prone to being a 'fatty' well you know the script...I LOVE cheese on toast too, the very thought of it..mmmm the best diet I ever did was slimmers worls, lost loads and never hungry...need to start again though, so overwieght it's doing my head in....wish you so much luck with this.....congrats.xxxx

Annelies said...

Congrats! The beginning is hardest, so I'm sure you'll do well! I can't live without french fries, but when on a diet I try to eat them only once in 2 weeks. I've put a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Bev said...

Congratulations on losing your first stone. Not sure how much that I am sure I have several stones to lose. The things I would miss most are sweets. I can do without salty foods...but I would miss the cookies and candy. Thanks for a chance at such fab candy. Best wishes on your weight loss journey!

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Hi Tara! Great blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win! i'm a new follower and i've put your candy on my sidebar!

Greetings, Judith

georgina said...

Oh well done you,you should be proud of yourself its not easy to diet and i totally admire you for losing a stone, you go girl, luv Georginaxx

fusiafscrapping said...

I'm trying to loose 20kg of my weight.
I'm on Duncan Diet now so I can't eat carbohydrates only proteins. How I miss spaghetti.
Lovely candy.


Kerry said...

Hi TaRA,

Thanks for the chance to win this blog candy - it's fab!

I miss chinese take away - I am not a chocolate or crisps person!

Love Kerry xxx

Christine said...

Hi Tara well done you on loosing your 1st stone that really is a lot...dont think about the other STONES you want to loose celebrate the ones you HAVE LOST..I know I've been there MANY times Tara sadly..but really need to have another try..think you may have motivated me too. so good on you girl...thanks for the chance for the candy but more important blogland is only a click away, while your typing you cant eat. LOL.
I have a VERY sweet tooth..

smiles Christine xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Tara, oh my goodness well done on losing a stone - you have done brilliantly already. I'm have a sweet tooth so when I "try" and diet I miss the biscuits and chocolate :( I should take a leaf out of your book and try again but it's so easy to fail isn't it. Keep up the good work and thanks for offering such yummy and calorie free candy. I've added a pic and link in my sidebar. Hugs, Denise x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tara,
Well done on losing the first stone - a great achievement. I lost 3 stones by limiting myself to 1000 calories a day and I craved chocolate all the time.
Thanks for the opportunity to win your candy.
Fiona x

martina's kaartjes said...

Hi there, wish you lots of luck with your dieting !!!
Became your follower, and in minutes you're in my sidebar.
Thanks for this chance,
greetings, from sunny belgium,

Jessica L said...

Congrats on your weight loss! I've got some to lose myself. I think I would miss pizza the most. Or potato chips...I have to stop, I'm making myself hungry here.

I've posted a link on my sidebar. Thanks for a chance to win!

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Annika said...

I did the Big Loosing last year - had more to loose than you have. Just felt huge and uncomfortable. It really is all about mindset - and in my case it's either being totally and religiously strict or no luck at all. The moment I have ONE treat the focus is gone. I missed roast pork of all the things, lol
Still have about stone and half to shift - maybe I should join you. I've been trying to put together some candy anyway!!! lol
Best of luck to you and fingers crossed!!

Kerryn said...

Hello Tara!! well done on the stone lost!! No wonder you are so pleased!!

What gorgeous blog candy!

When i'm on a health kick its sweeties i miss the most!! I love jellies and haribos etc..

Good luck with the rest of you weight loss!!

Lots of love from Kerryn x

crafty amy said...

Wow thank you so much for the chance to win this yummy sugar free candy lol :D
What I would miss the most is sweets I am not a chockie person either but jelly sweets like haribo now that is a big weak spot for me.


Amy xx

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the diet and well done on losing a stone already. I really miss big platefuls of yummy curry with rice and naan bread! I have to steer clear of Indian restaurants if I want to watch my weight, otherwise I eat everything in sight! Thanks for the chance at the great candy, I've linked you on my sidebar.


Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara

Goode on you girl - you have achieved a lot already and i am so pleased. Good luck with the rest and if ever you are feeling down or reach a plateau just post about it and I am sure you will get a lot of positive vibes and advice.
I miss bread and butter!!! and chocolate.

Take care

Hugs Ali x

Laila said...

Yay, congrats on your weight loss Tara. Keep up your good energy about it, and you'll do just great.
My biggest "sin" is Danish Bacon. I just can't live without it.... Yum yum. ;o)
I've added your candy to my sidebar. Please go take a look.

Karina said...

Dear Tara, what a lovely candy!! My congrats to your weight loss. I am trying to lose some weight as well since months, with no success so far :-(. I cannot resist sweets like chocolat and muffins..
Love from Karina

Ashley said...

hi there, First things first this is a gorgeous candy and i love to take part, became aa follower an added it to my blog. Second i am dieting..the first week was Horrible.. i love chips and fries..and couldn't eat a thing. i did lost 10kg in 2 months..
I think dieting stays hard no matter how long youré doing it.

hugs ashley

Message Keeper said...

Hi Tara,

A big congratulations on your weight loss achievement! Definitely worth to celebrate and announce to friends and family.

I wish I have the same strong aim like you. But too bad that I cannot stop my hands and mouth if my stomach is making noise. I like unhealthy foods like fried foods so that make it worst. I never achieved any milestone.....:(

Anyway, keep up the good works! I am sure you can make it so that we have more candies.....hehehehe.....

Evelyn @ Message Keeper

Martinas Welt said...

Congrats to your weight loss....and keep going on! You can!! =)
My weekness is chocolate. I am a chocaholic! ;) And this is a bad thing as I love to eat them after work....the worst time anyway....
Thanks for offerening this great Candy! I would love to win...hee, hee ;)

claudia said...

when I'm on a diet I miss the most chocolate and french fries
It's terrible!
Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy!
I hope to be the lucky winner.
(welcome to my blog-Linked candy to sidebar.)

Cori88 said...

wow what a great Candy... I hope i have luck :)

I have linked your blog-candy in my sidebar.

Hugs Cori

Kathleen said...

Well done Tara!!!
Since I got my diabetes (type 1) diagnosis last year, the one thing I really miss is crisps!!! I used to sit and scoff them whilst watching the sport at the weekend. Now it just doesn't feel right not eating them!

I lost 10kg due to getting so ill and have managed to lose another 3kg since. Not a great deal but considering my weight has only ever been on an upward slope since I was 21, not bad going. Having loose jeans is a great feeling!!

I agree - don't deny yourself anything otherwise you'll just feel deprived. Every now and then I have a nibble of hubby's biscuit!

Anyway, have added your blog candy to my sidebar and keeping my fingers crossed!

Kathleen Mc xxx

Yvonne Russell said...

Congratulations on your fantastic weight loss achievement. What an inspiration. Thanks for inviting us to join in the celebrations with this sweet candy.

The thing I miss most is definitely chocolate.

I'm a follower of your blog and have added the blog candy to my sidebar at linked back.

Thanks so much. This is very generous of you.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Many congrats my lean friend ! I won't recognise you when I see you in November will I ? You will be putting me to shame !

Take care and keep up the fantastic work.

Huge hugs,

Jo xxxx

Regena said...

Well done !! I am constantly trying to loose weight and find it so hard so well done and keep it up. The thing I miss the most is chocolate or any sweets..thanks for the chance..I linked u up on my sidebar.. hugs Regena

Faerielore said...

hey sweetie, this candy is gorgeous i have added a link on my sidebar to spread the love, well done on the weight loss so far, you can do it xxxx

Maria said...

Oh Tara ~ You GO GIRL!! I've been there and finally did the same as you and lost it for me. You stay strong and it won't be long before you reach your goal. Hugs, Maria

TanySol said...

Congrats Tara!
Awesome candy!
Thanks for the chance to win this beauty!
I would like to be the lucky winner :) Linked it on my blog.

Nancy said...

Tara, I am so proud of you, and I know how hard it is to lose weight. I just lost 56 lbs on The Zone, and am still going. I miss cold cereal because Dr. Sears program really does not allow it, but don't we always miss what we can't have? This is lovely candy, and for a wonderful reason. Thanks for the chance to enter. I have added you to my side bar and signed on to follow;

lisbeth said...

Love the candy. Hope I am lucky

helen ... said...

hi,thank you for the chance , i ve linked it in my sidebar, and what i miss the most when i am on a diet is chocolate cake =)
have a nice day

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Congrats on the weight loss, Tara! That is so great! Good luck with losing the rest of it, too!

Thanks so much for the chance to win the great candy! I've put it into my sidebar :)

Ewik21 said...

Congratulations Tara on your fantastic weight loss achievement. Thanks for inviting us to join in the celebrations with this sweet candy.

The thing I miss most is definitely chocolate!!!!.

I'm a follower of your blog and have added the blog candy to my sidebar . Hugs Ewa

paperpapier said...

congrats on achieving a new milestone on your weight loss programme! Keep it up girl...
I have never diet on anything because I have been underweight all along and glad that I put on some weight after childbirth.

Nikki said...

Congrats on losing all that weight it's such a challenge with all the yummy food we all love :)
I've linked you in my sidebar and follow too
thanks for the chance at all your calorie free goodies
hugs Nikki

Glo said...

I miss chocolate!!!
You are on my sidebar:

TaraG said...

Just wanted to pop on here and say YAY!!!!Yahoo!!!! Way to go!!!! Woo hoo...keep doing it girlfriend...I have all the faith in the world that you will accomplish your goal,hun!!!!
Big Big Hugs,t

Tini said...

Hi Tara,
what a nice blog with so many beautiful cards! Now I'm your new follower. And your candy - OMG - it´s sooo great! Many thanks for the chance.
Hugs from Germany.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your weight loss...I should follow your lead too but I've never been on a diet. For the first time in my life I do need to lose weight and don't know where to start. I guess the hardest thing for me to give up would be bread or some sweets.
Thanks for the chance to win your sugar free goodies...I have added you to my sidebar.

KarenB said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! I've got you on my sidebar at

I'm addicted to all things dairy, so I miss cheese and hot chocolates when I'm trying to shed a bit of weight.

tiggertastic said...

fantastic Candy, i have left a link

Dawn said...

Awww Tara well done you, I am in exactly the same position and have never weighed this much in my life, I too am about 4 stone over weight and it scares me sometimes..
I just can never stay motivated and things have gone from bad to worse, but you go girl and I hope there are many more pounds that fly off!!

Will add your candy to my Candy box!


izunika said...

Congrats Tara!
Awesome candy!
Thanks for the chance to win.

izunika said...

Congrats Tara!
Thanks for the chance to win this candy.

sequin said...

I've never sat on a diet. And I think that diet is not beneficial.
Thanks for the chance! Your wonderful candy! I hope to get lucky!
Link posted on the sidebar

Noomiy said...

Hi! great candy! :)well i love cheese too! so i miss it when i'm on diet! :)

Adele said...

Hiya, like you I have loads of weight to loose so I'm with you all the day and wish you good luck. Well done on your first stone!! When I'm on a diet it's creamy sauces I miss...slimming world uses fromage frais to replicate...but it's just not the same :( Thanks for the chance to win the candy, it's fantastic!

Priyanka said...

Thanks for the chance to win this fab candy.

I really love ur question.I miss biriyani all the time its a Indian Moghlai dish very delicious.

Melita said...

Hi ..Congratulations for losing 1 stone ... i hate cutting out chocolate and chip butties ..MMmmmmm nice ...but they're very naughty so they have to go ... Thanks for the chance to win the lovely candy .. hugs Melita

Agata said...

thanks for the chance to win!

i'm on a diet now and i'missing haribo jellies...:)