Thursday, January 25, 2018

Trying Times, But I'm Back!

Hey Guys!

It's been a while! A long while! I've been out of the loop for quiet some time. I started a "real job" back in 2014 and after a few months was offered the opportunity to buy the business so I took it. It lasted about 3 years and we decided that it was causing more problems than it was worth so we shut it down. It was a bar.. Enough said.

So I've slowly started my transition back to the blogging world. There's a few kinks to work out, like establishing another website and possibly a name change but I'm getting there. Where I live internet is quiet slow so it takes me a little longer to connect and write posts but it'll work out in time.I'm looking forward to starting back my reviews and awesome giveaways for you guys!

Thank you for those that have hung around. I look forward to being back in full swing ASAP.

April

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

#ad Week 6 of Nutrisystem... Success!! #NSNation


Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

The first week of Nutrisystem I was doing their Fast 5 plan. I honestly didn't think I would make it through it. Now, 6 weeks in, I am feeling better than I have in a very long time! I'm happier, healthier and on a mission. I wasn't able to get a Week 5 post in but at the end of Week 4 I weighed 187.4. This week I am weighing in at 183. So I'm averaging about 
2 pounds per week. 


This image was taken before I started Nutrisystem. I was 198.4 pounds. 


This image was taken yesterday. I am now 183 pounds!


I have definitely gotten into a routine with the program, I have pretty much learned the difference between my Smart Carbs an Power Fuels. Portion sizes are pretty much embedded into my head and I am realizing that there is a lot of my old foods that I can still eat, as long as I do it sensibly. I look forward to my next update and for once, my next weigh in! 

To learn more about Nutrisystem, or to sign up, click here today!

If you didn't catch my first post, catch up here!




Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Hundred Foot Journey Inspired Recipes and Sweepstakes! #GourmeyGetaway

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Monday, July 28, 2014

End of Nutrisystem Week 4: Measurement Time! #NSNation #ad

Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

Week 4 of Nutrisystem has came to an end and for once in my life, I am happy to hop on the scale on Monday mornings. This used to be a dreaded task therefore the 2 scales in my home were covered in dust. I've had a HUGE amount of support while on Nutrisystem. Not only my husband who is doing a weight loss program with me but my friends and family as well. 

Last week my weigh in was a little disappointing as I had gained 0.8 lbs. This week I was thrilled to see that I had lost 4 pounds exactly. From 191.4 last week to 187.4 this week. That is motivation within itself! Could I do more? YES! If I did a little more exercise I'm sure I could get a few more pounds a week off and that is definitely a goal. It's sometimes a challenge since my work schedule is so odd. 12 pm-12 am and when I'm not at that job I am busy working on the blog but this week I plan to try to get up a little earlier and get in a morning walk to help boost the weight loss process. 

Since starting Nutrisystem I've learned a lot about the foods I used to eat. 

1: If you take it away and replace it with healthier options, you don't crave it as much. 

2: When you do crave it and try it, it doesn't taste as good as it used too! I found this true with a Snickers bar. I REALLY wanted it and finally caved. I took one bite and it just wasn't what it was before. 

3. Just because it claims to be healthy, doesn't mean it is! I never watched calories before. I didn't eat a lot either BUT when I did eat, the choices I made were obviously not good ones. When you pay attention to the calories on the back, you might just be stunned at what you see! 

4. You can still have many of the things you had before, just in smaller portions. We were out shopping the other day and it took longer than I had planned. I didn't bring anything from home for lunch but I had my handy little "Eating Out Guide" from Nutrisystem. We stopped in Taco Bell and instead of getting my usual Nachos Bell Grande which is a whopping 760 calories, I grabbed a Chicken Gordita Supreme which is only 270 calories. I replaced my usual lunch with this and still had a hard time meeting my 1500-1799 calorie goal for the day. 

 Most all of the foods are pretty good. The ONLY thing I have really just not enjoyed and actually trashed was the Grilled Chicken Breast. Even with lettuce, tomato, and mustard there was no saving this dinner for me. 

My absolute favorites have been the Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast and the Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast. They were both delicious! I added a few of my favorite vegetables and had a delicious, filling meal.   

All in all, I am still completely satisfied with my program and am still so delighted that I was chosen to be one of the few bloggers accepted to participate!

Week 1 Measurements:


Top of Arms: 13 1/2 inches

Stomach: 43 1/2 inches
Chest Under breasts: 42 1/4
Chest area around breasts: 45 inches
Legs: (top) Left leg 24 inches Right Leg 25 inches
Legs: (calves) 14 inches
Beginning weight: 198.4 lbs

After Week 4 measurements:

Top of Arms: 12 inches
Stomach: 39 1/2
Chest Under Breasts: 36 1/2 inches
Chest area around breasts: 43 inches
Legs: (top) Left leg: 22 inches Right Leg: 23 inches
Calves: 14 inches

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

First image is before Nutrisystem. Second image is today!



First image is before Nutrisystem. Second image is today!









Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.