LIFESTYLE CHANGE – OVERVIEW – WEEK FOUR & FIVE

I want to be healthier and feel confident. I plan to lose 155LBS by loosing 10LBS a month to reach my ultimate goal of 135LBS by October 2016.

June 28th Start Weight: 290.7 (155lbs to go)

  • July 31 Goal: 280

WEEK 4:

Monday, July 20 2015 ———– High 97`

283LBS: 148 to go

  • Completed 3 mile walk & 30 min yoga work out
  • Breakfast: peanut butter & honey sandwich
  • Lunch: turkey & cheese sandwich
  • Dinner: salad w/ beef strips
  • Snacks: veggies & hummus, sunflower seeds, ice cream
  • Today’s walk felt a little long, but I still feel good!

Tuesday, July 21 2015 ———– High 98`

  • Completed 30 min yoga
  • Breakfast: peanut butter & honey sandwich
  • Lunch: burritos
  • Dinner: none
  • Snacks: ice cream
  • Had a long day at my sister’s house! Super tired!

Wednesday, July 22 2015 ———– High 93`

282.6LBS: 147 to go

  • Completed 2 mile walk
  • Breakfast: peanut butter & honey sandwich
  • Lunch: none
  • Dinner: pizza
  • Snacks: sunflower seeds, chips, gummies

Thursday, July 23 2015 ———– High 91`

  • Completed 30 minutes workout & 10 min yoga
  • Breakfast: pizza
  • Lunch: salad
  • Dinner: chicken stir fry
  • Snacks: sunflower seeds
  • Today is a very good day! I feel happy and refreshed! One day at a time!

Friday, July 24 2015

282.5LBS: 147 to go

  • Completed 4 mile walk!
  • Breakfast: eggs & salsa
  • Lunch: chicken stir fry
  • Dinner: chicken sandwich & chips
  • Snacks: ice cream, sunflower seeds, gummies
  • I’m so happy to have completed my walk today! Huge success!

END OF THE WEEK THOUGHTS

*I feel successful & ready to start the new week! One day at a time. Just keep going. Keep pushing harder. I can do this!


WEEK 5:

Monday, July 27 2015 ———– High 97`

284.4LBS: 149 to go

  • Completed 20 min work out
  • Breakfast: peanut butter sandwich
  • Lunch: hamburgers
  • Dinner: shrimp stir fry
  • Snacks: chips/hummus, peanuts, ice cream
  • Today was an OK day. I didn’t do my walk, but I did push myself!

Tuesday, July 28 2015 ———– High 101`

  • Completed 30 min work out
  • Breakfast: granola bar
  • Lunch: salad ❤
  • Dinner: chili mac, pork chop, broccoli
  • Snacks: peanuts, cookies, chocolate muffin

Wednesday, July 29 2015 ———– High 106`

285.3LBS: 150 to go

  • Completed 1 mile
  • Breakfast: peanut butter & honey sandwich
  • Lunch: cheeseburger & fries
  • Dinner: pizza
  • Snacks: turkey sandwich
  • Worked my butt off helping a friend move!

Thursday, July 30 2015 ———– High 102`

  • Did not work out – woke up @ 3am & exhausted!
  • Breakfast: none
  • Lunch: burrito
  • Dinner: burrito & taco
  • Snacks: yogurt/honey, cookies
  • I feel like crap today. I didn’t do anything at all today. 😦

Friday, July 31 2015 ———– High 100`

283.8LBS: 148 to go

  • Completed 4 mile walk!
  • Breakfast: none
  • Lunch: turkey sandwich & chips
  • Dinner: cheeseburgers
  • Snacks: ice cream, peanuts
  • Had a really off day. Sure, I’m not at my goal weight, but I haven’t given up!

END OF THE WEEK THOUGHTS

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Unfortunately, week six will not be posted because it was not noted down. I will return with week seven next week!

Even though I didn’t meet my goal weight, I still feel successful! I worked my butt off all month long, and now I have more muscles, and am a little more flexible! As long as I am happy with my progress, that is all that matters!

That is all I have for now! Thank you!!!

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LIFESTYLE CHANGE – OVERVIEW – WEEK FOUR & FIVE

LIFESTYLE CHANGE – OVERVIEW – WEEK THREE

I want to be healthier and feel confident. I plan to lose 155LBS by loosing 10LBS a month to reach my ultimate goal of 135LBS by October 2016.

June 28th Start Weight: 290.7 (155lbs to go)

  • July 31 Goal: 280

WEEK 3:

Monday, July 13 2015 ———– High 92`

284.8LBS: 149 to go

  • Completed 20 minute workout & 3 mile walk && 10 min #journeytosplits 😀
  • Breakfast: oatmeal & milk
  • Lunch: turkey sandwich
  • Dinner: Mac & cheese, fish, corn
  • Snacks: carrots, sunflower seeds, pulparindo, red vines
  • I woke up at 4, I fell back asleep until 830. Now I’m fighting off a headache.

Tuesday, July 14 2015 ———– High 92`

  • Completed 10 min #journeytosplits -_-
  • Breakfast: none
  • Lunch: none
  • Dinner: pork, rice, salad
  • Snacks: yogurt, ice cream
  • Didn’t want to wake up. Slept until 230pm. Just one of those days.

Wednesday, July 15 2015 ———– High 96`

282.5LBS: 147 to go

  • Completed 2 mile walk & 10 min #journeytosplits 😀
  • Breakfast: oatmeal & milk
  • Lunch: turkey, cheese, sandwich
  • Dinner: meatloaf, rice, mix veggies
  • Snacks: carrots, celery, sunflower seeds, yogurt
  • Super good day! I’m happy with everything today! Go tomorrow!

Thursday, July 16 2015 ———– High 100`

  • Completed 30 minutes workout
  • Breakfast: oatmeal & milk
  • Lunch: cheese & turkey sandwich
  • Dinner: pretzel pizza & bread sticks
  • Snacks: yogurt, sunflower seeds, ice cream
  • I’m having a hard time doing my workout, almost like a part of me is resisting it. I much fight back!

Friday, July 17 2015 ———– High 99`

282.1LBS: 147 to go

  • Completed 3 mile walk!
  • Breakfast: peanut butter & honey sandwich
  • Lunch: cheese & turkey sandwich
  • Dinner: chips, cheeseburger
  • Snacks: ice cream, popcorn
  • Today was a good day. I’m exhausted from the day in general, but still a good day.

END OF THE WEEK THOUGHTS

*I can’t believe how far I’ve come! There is still so much to do, and learn, and improve! Good bye old self! Hello new life! this month may have two weeks left, but I’m nowhere near done with what I’ve been doing! GO ME!


One day at a time. It helps having a plan and having goals. I do what I can with what resources I have, and it works for me.

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That is all I have for now! Thank you!!!

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LIFESTYLE CHANGE – OVERVIEW – WEEK THREE

LIFESTYLE CHANGE – OVERVIEW – WEEK TWO

I want to be healthier and feel confident. I plan to lose 155LBS by loosing 10LBS a month to reach my ultimate goal of 135LBS by October 2016.

June 28th Start Weight: 290.7 (155lbs to go)

  • July 31 Goal: 280

WEEK 2:

Monday, July 6 2015 ———– High 92`

283.7LBS: 148 to go

  • Completed 20 minute workout & 2 mile walk 😀
  • Breakfast: peanut butter with honey sandwich
  • Lunch: none
  • Dinner: 2 hotdogs
  • Snacks: celery with hazelnut spread & apple empanada
  • I have been awake since 3am! I am exhausted! On top of that, my heel hurts bad!

Tuesday, July 7 2015 ———– High 104`

  • Completed 30 minute workout 😀
  • Breakfast: yogurt & carrots
  • Lunch: none
  • Dinner: garlic chicken pasta & veggies
  • Snacks: sunflower seeds, apple empanada, ice cream, red vines
  • With as much as I feel like giving up today, I know I can’t. Keep it up!

Wednesday, July 8 2015 ———– High 89`

287.4LBS: 152 to go

  • Completed 2 mile walk in 38 minutes! 😀 & quick 5 minute workout
  • Breakfast: none
  • Lunch: turkey, cheese, lettuce sandwich
  • Dinner: beef round, rice pilaf, mix veggies
  • Snacks: yogurt, hazelnut spread, sunflower seeds, red vines
  • Don’t get discouraged! I did 2 miles in 38 minutes! Weight will bounce a lot! KEEP IT UP!

Thursday, July 9 2015 ———– High 84`

  • Completed 30 minutes workout 😀
  • Breakfast: peanut butter & honey sandwich
  • Lunch: none
  • Dinner: bacon, eggs, potatoes
  • Snacks: yogurt, skinny girl protein bar, sahale snacks fruit and nuts
  • Did pretty good today! I missed lunch, but I did wake up late. That’s ok though! 😀

Friday, July 10 2015 ———– High 85`

282.7LBS: 147 to go

  • Completed 3 mile walk! 😀
  • Breakfast: oatmeal & milk
  • Lunch: pork, egg, cheese, potato burrito & chips
  • Dinner: bleu cheese burger with sweet potato fries
  • Snacks: sunflower seeds
  • Success! Three miles! The best feeling in the world!

END OF THE WEEK THOUGHTS

*Two weeks done! YES! All I have to do is continue doing what I’m doing! This is my lifestyle now! This is what I want! I have also started Blogilates 30 days to splits. I’m excited for that! I even ordered 2 yoga blocks for the stretching! GO ME! 😀 ❤


So I mentioned I started doing Blogilates 30 days to splits! So far, I’m liking the stretches!

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If you click HERE, you can find the video explaining it. You can click HERE for the Blogilates page for it.

I would like to also share what I’ve been using for my workouts!

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The application is called SWORKIT. It’s a free app that is available through Apple, Google, & Amazon. It is a personalized workout routine that doesn’t require equipment. You choose the workouts, you choose the length of it, you do the work. If you want more information, just visit the website in the link above!


I hope you check out those two websites! They are really amazing!

That is all I have for now! Thank you!!!

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LIFESTYLE CHANGE – OVERVIEW – WEEK TWO

Lifestyle Change – Overview – Week ONE

Between a hurt wrist and being sick last month, I didn’t get around to doing much of anything. Since I didn’t post my June Ipsy bag, I will combine it with my July bag. Now onto the good stuff!


I have been exercising off and on for a while. It wasn’t until last week, when I went browsing on Pinterest for some weight loss ideas, that I decided to keep a journal. Sure, it’s not pretty or very organized, but I’ve decided to do it! I wrote down my daily, weekly, monthly, and final goals. Below is a little more organized version of what I have in my journal. Each Monday, I will post the previous week’s logs.


  • Every MONDAY, I will complete a 20 minute work out, and do a walk.
  • Every TUESDAY & THURSDAY, I will work out for 30 minutes.
  • Every WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY, I will do my walks.
  • SATURDAY & SUNDAY are rest days. (Since my hubbie is off work and we usually run around)

  • I will drink at least FOUR(4) 16oz bottles of water a day.
  • Every hour of sitting, I will get up and do something active (ie: squats, leg stretches…)
  • I will be productive by either working, crocheting, or reading.
  • I will stay POSITIVE!

  • I want to lose weight to be healthier.
  • I will measure my success by how I feel.
  • My current goal is to lose 155LBS, walk FIVE(5) miles a day, and feel confident.
  • Each month, I want to lose 10LBS.
  • By April, my goal is to be at 200LBS or less.

I want to be healthier and feel confident. I plan to lose 155LBS by loosing 10LBS a month to reach my ultimate goal of 135LBS by October 2016.

I struggle with motivation because I become discouraged – I WILL FIGHT HARD!

  • Weight will fluctuate.
  • I do this for ME.
  • This is MY choice.

June 28th Start Weight: 290.7 (155lbs to go)

  • July 31 Goal: 280

WEEK 1:

Monday, June 29 2015 ———– High 98`

  • Completed 20 minute work out & walked 2 miles 😀
  • Breakfast: peanut butter & honey sandwich
  • Lunch: lettuce & cheese sandwich
  • Dinner: 2 hotdogs & beans
  • Snacks: ice cream & 2 fruit snack packs

Tuesday, June 30 2015 ———– High 107`

  • Did not complete work out – slept until 10am 😦
  • Breakfast: none
  • Lunch: hotdog, cheese, lettuce sandwich
  • Dinner: chili mac with hotdogs, veggies, and buttered bread
  • Snacks: ice cream (x2)
  • I feel really tired today. My hubbie and I woke up at 4am, and I tried to stay awake. Tomorrow will be a better!
  • Completed 10 sets of 10 weights

Wednesday, July 1 2015 ———– High 104`

284.8LBS: 149 to go

  • Completed 2 mile walk 😀
  • Breakfast: oatmeal & milk
  • Lunch: 2 hotdogs with beans & cheese
  • Dinner: chicken chow mien, stir fry, egg rolls (all made at home)
  • Snacks: none
  • I am working hard and doing the best I can. I will succeed! I will win! I will do this!

Thursday, July 2 2015 ———– High 100`

  • Completed 30 minute work out 😀
  • Breakfast: none
  • Lunch: peanut butter & honey sandwich
  • Dinner: fettuccine alfredo, fish sticks, & mix veggies
  • Snacks: dark chocolate granola, red vines, ice cream with honey
  • I woke up at 3 with my hubbie. Fell back asleep until 10. I almost didn’t work out today. GOOD JOB SELF!<3

Friday, July 3 2015 ———– High 100`

282.4LBS: 147 to go

  • Completed 2 mile walk 😀
  • Breakfast: peanut butter & honey sandwich
  • Lunch: Lettuce sandwich
  • Dinner: carne asada, bacon cheddar red potatoes, mix veggies
  • Snacks: sunflower seeds, popcorn, red vines, ice cream
  • I’m happy with how the day is going. A lot of snacks, but still a good day!

END OF THE WEEK THOUGHTS

* One week down, a lifetime to go! Just keep going. One day at a time. I’ve just got to keep it up, and keep it going. Do it for myself to be stronger and confident. One day at a time! Just wake up, do my work out, and eat better. A little at a time. *Ended up splurging this weekend 😦


That is all I have for now! Thank you!!!

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Lifestyle Change – Overview – Week ONE

Influenster *Free Stuff?*

About a week ago, I received a small package from Influenster.

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Inside the box was a 20 pack Carefree Pantiliners.

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Sure, they are just pantiliners – BUT IT WAS FREE! Quite often, the Influenster Team selects a ton of people to review specific items. I’ve seen videos of people receiving full size beauty products, or even a Keurig machine!

But back to these liners. They are ultra thin, about 6 inches long, and 2.5 inches wide. They are unscented – no added perfumes, and they are soft. They work well for their purpose, but hey, us girls know what we like and what we don’t like.

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All that is left now, is to cross my fingers and hope they select me again for something else to review! If you want to join, it is free, and I have a link down below. Influenster is a pretty cool site. Most of it is reviewing products, but a few minutes of your time could be worth it.

PLEASE NOTE: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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Influenster *Free Stuff?*

April 2015 Ipsy Subscription Review PLUS MORE

I received my April 2015 Ipsy Bag.

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For those of you who do not know what Ipsy is, it’s a monthly beauty subscription service that is about $10/month. Each month, you will receive 4-5 full size or deluxe samples inside a cute makeup bag. If you want to check it out, or subscribe, I have a link to Ipsy below this post.

This month’s theme is Beautifully Bohemian.

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Before I forget, Ipsy will be having a Convention in L.A. California.You can buy your ticket before May 1st and save 50% by using code GB2015.

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So the first thing I pulled out was Hikari Cosmetics Blush in Tango. It smells like the standard makeup smell. I don’t like blushes, so I will be giving this to someone, or throwing it away. This was a full size product at .21oz for $15.00. If you like this, you can get 30%off + FREE eyeshadow with any purchase by using code hikari30 – visit this link

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The next item was JulieG Nail Color in Damsel. This is a pretty pink color that dries very quickly. I just put it on, and one coat did the job almost perfectly! It is a full size product for $3.99. If you like this, you can get 20%off any purchase by using code IPSY2015APR – visit this link

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Next was theBalm Cosmetics NUDE Dude Eyeshadow Single in Fit. This is a semi-shimmery shadow. It is a more natural looking color, and I like it. The full size is a set of 12 for $36.00, making this single worth $3.00. If you like this, you can get 20%off by using code IPSY20 – visit this link

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This next one was Mullein & Sparrow Mini Lip & Cheek Tint Vegan. There is a slight scent to it, but unless you are trying to smell it, you won’t notice it. There really isn’t a tint either. I tried it on my lips, and didn’t notice anything. It is moisturizing though. The full size is 1oz for $22.00 making this .25oz worth $5.50. If you like this, you can get 20%off all purchases by using code IPSY2015 – visit this link

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Last, but not least, was Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. This smells good, and seems like it works, at least better than ones I’ve tried. The full size is 3.2oz for $19.50. This is a travel size that they sell (1.06oz) for $9.00. If you like this, you can get 20%off any purchase by using code IPSY20 visit this link

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I liked most of the products, and if you add up their values, you are getting $36.49 worth for only $10! Sure, I’m throwing away $15 worth of blush, so with what I liked, I’m still getting $21.49 worth for only $10!

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Just keep in mind, I am not a makeup professional, nor do I claim to be. I don’t know everything there is to know, heck, I don’t really know a lot. However, I do like learning new things, and I do like sharing what little information I know. Is this makeup subscription right for you? Maybe, maybe not. There are tons other subscription services out there, this is just one that I chose to subscribe to.

So I said PLUS MORE in my title. Here is the MORE! Since this month was my birthday, I decided to try Julep. They had a deal where you got your birthday month box free, just pay shipping ($2.99). Inside my box, I was given four products – three nail polishes, and one lip product. The lip product is a “conditioning treatment” in the color Sheer Pink. Julep calls this a Luxe Lip. It smells nice, and has a nice glossy finish to it. The three polishes I received were London: classic with a twist which is a nice purple shade, Zelda: bombshell which is a shimmery gold color, and Leona: diamond for April which is a diamond like glitter.

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Overall, I liked the products, but I’m not likely to subscribe to Julep. However, if you want to purchase something from them, you can visit their site and get 50%off your next purchase by using code NEWUZO3BNAFJ. *Offer excludes Julep Box, Savvy Deals, and Secret Store catalogs. Not valid for purchase of julep.com gift cards, gift boxes, Gift of Maven, Sweet Steals, or Mystery Boxes. Promo code expires 12/31/2015. One use per customer.* You can also get a free gift in your first montly box by visiting this link.

That’s all I have for now. Thank you!

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April 2015 Ipsy Subscription Review PLUS MORE

Quick Update:

I know it has been two weeks since my last blog posting.

I have been sick, so I haven’t done anything.

Also, I just returned from Fresno. I was visiting my dad for a while. Nothing has happened that I feel I should share.

I am working on posting something in the next few days about a purchase I made last night, so keep an eye out for that. So far, I am really excited about the purchase, even though I was unsure about buying it in the first place… but more about that later.

Other than that, I have been working on a few crochet projects.

  • I am making a dozen bows for my bestie’s wedding party.
  • I am making “Fibi the Fox” for myself, because she is super adorable!
  • I am going to be making a glasses case for my dad’s friend – she is letting them stay with her until they head down to San Francisco.
  • I am still working on the Harley Quinn patch blanket.
  • I am working on a cute square-ish fox hat.
  • I am making some sea shell coasters.
  • I am making a gift for someone – not including details…

Before I ended up being sick, I did work on a cute little thing that I will frame and possibly sell on my Etsy site. So keep an eye out for this unique creation!

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So until next time – ~stay fantastic~

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