Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quick One

We are under a tornado watch, the weather is crazy and I lost .4 (point four) pounds on vacation.  BOOYAH!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rocky Mountain High

Hey kids!  Not gonna be posting much this week since I am frolicking away in Colorado.  But I will most definitely catch up with you once I return.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Back On Track

Down 4.4 lbs this week.  Which means I am officially down 25 lbs!  I was determined to get back on track.  Especially since I leave for Colorado next Monday.  I am still deciding on whether to find a meeting while I am out there or really just enjoy the first real vacation I have had in a while.  Hmmm...

Well 25 down means new workout clothes.  I know I definitely need a new sports bra but what else?  :)

A Book Review By A Non-Book Reviewer

A few months ago the above author contacted me about reviewing her book.  She saw that I really admired Louise Hay and other similar teachers and thought that I might enjoy her book.

Now let me begin by saying that I am not a professional book reviewer, in fact this is probably the first one I have ever done.  So please keep in mind that these are just my opinions and thoughts.  Okay, here we go!

I really wish I could say that I loved this book.  The ideas behind it are lovely.  The author herself is lovely.  I just didn't sync with the book.  I think it was because it read very much like Jerry and Esther Hicks' books.  A lot of questions to Jesus and then what the author interprets his answers to be.  I feel that the book was a bit beyond me, like maybe I am not quite at that level of understanding so it didn't make much sense.  And that's my issue not the author's.

There were however some beautifully quotable passages in this book and I even used a few on my Facebook page.  The over all theme of the book is that "we don't take our beliefs with us when we leave here; we take the love we found by having them."  I really love that idea.  Maybe if more followers of different religions looked at their beliefs with love instead of power and fear we might create a happier world to live in.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Up .4 (point four) this week.
*hides head in shame*

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Review Or Two

Several months ago I was contacted by a lovely gentleman at America's Nutrition (Hi Zach!)  He asked if I would be interested in reviewing some products on my blog and since I love products and since they were the first company to contact me about a review I jumped at the chance.  Flash forward three months later and I finally have the downtime to do a few.  Here are the first two and as I test out the last two I will let you know:

The 30 Day Beauty Secret
Okay, I am not much on vitamin supplements that don't come from whole foods.  I once heard someone refer to vitamins as really expensive urine since all one seems to do is pee them out (something to do with how much the body can actually absorb.)  Well you will definitely notice a color change with this supplement.  The ingredients list is really awesome and I did notice that my hair and nails have been growing like crazy about a week after I started taking the supplement.  As far as improving my skin, it could have, but I have also been eating more fruits and veggies, drinking more water, getting regular facials and using lovely skin care products.  I used to suffer from an annoying case of adult onset acne but that has seemed to calm down.  As stated earlier I did notice an improvement in the growth of my hair and nails but I couldn't say if it helped with my skin since I already do many things to help in that department.

Emu Oil by Thunder Ridge

Wow!  This stuff is amazing and harvested in the near by county of Manassas.  I have a patch of eczema on the back of my neck where my hair line is that has been the bane of my existence for almost 10 years.  I have read that emu oil has been known to help if not heal inflamed skin but always resisted trying it out.  Partly due to the fact that I wasn't sure how they harvested the oil (turns out they do kill the bird for it's meat and the oil is a bonus.)  There is no gross odor, the bottle is actually a pretty blue one not the bottle that is pictured on the website and feels like any other oil.  I put it on at night before I go to bed and wake up sans the itchy scalp.  YAY!  You can read all the other uses for emu oil in the above link.  I can see this becoming a great healer of chapped skin in the upcoming winter months.

There you have it.  I still have the last two products and a book review coming up so stay tuned.....

Friday, October 1, 2010


I weigh in on Tuesdays, which has it's plus and minuses.  If I have a social weekend it usually shows up on the scale.  Well, last weekend I had a VERY social weekend and it showed.  Up 3.4 lbs.... again.  What is up with 3.4?  That's the second time I have gained exactly that much weight in the past three weigh ins.  Needless to say I am embarrassed and a little ashamed after coming off such a great loss the week before.  I'm feeling pretty down on myself about it but I haven't been able to dwell too much since work is so busy right now.  However, I do have another very social weekend coming up.  A bachelorette / bachelor party up in D.C.  We are talking the works:  limo, cocktails, strip club and I am sure plenty of opportunities to eat. 

I'm nervous. I can't help it.  I just keep thinking that if I can just get through to November 1st then I can really focus before the holidays.  Here is a rundown of all the things I have to do (on top of working two jobs) that are potential land mines:
  • Our German visitors are here until the 7th and there are at least three food related functions that I will be attending with them
  • I have a wedding to go to on the 15th
  • I will be in Colorado for a week at the end of October
  • Halloween
  • Then the beginning of  November I move.

Whew!  I really needed to get that out. 

M'kay, I'm off to take some deep breaths and a Valium.

P.S  I love you guys.  Thanks for listening/reading.  :)