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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Review: China Glaze Nailpolish "For Audrey"

I don't think I am going to be doing a video on this review, so you will see this only here on my blog. =)

I wanted to let everyone know how I felt about China Glaze nailpolish overall, because this is my first bottle (I wanted this color really the Tiffany's classy) and before I bought this bottle, I watched some reviews on this particular brand of nailpolish and even though alot of the beauty gurus on youtube did have quite a few China Glaze polishes, they weren't really talking very highly about them in regards to staying power. They were basically just buying them for the color selections they had, which by the way are really amazing and make the price worth it all on it's own. However, I did want the "For Audrey" color really bad and so I went to my Sally Beauty Supply store and bought it even though it was $5.00 which is normally a HUGE no no for me..I just don't think you need to spend that much on a nailpolish, but whatever, I did. I have had it on now for about 2 1/2 will see the picture below of what it looks like after me having it on this long. I personally found that the staying power is awesome. 2 1/2 weeks later, as you can see in the photo, I have no chipping at all and never had to touch up one single nail the whole time. It really suprised me because I was ready to be like..yeah they were doesn't really stay that long...but I found quite the contrary. I found the formula to be very creamy and go on almost flawlessly and so smooth and the best thing for me was the fact that you didn't need a billion coats of the stuff to make it the exact color in the bottle..I only used one coat. Plus, it seemed to dry pretty quick. I don't know why others have had a problem with staying power. Possibly, it could be the type of top coat they are using. I find that a little hard to believe though because alot of the gurus I am sure spend alot more on their top coat than what I did. I just used my Nailene brand Acrylic strong top coat that I found at my King Dollar store guessed it...$1.00. So overall, I give China Glaze polish a 10 out of 10 hearts because I love it in every aspect. Not only are the colors sooo amazing to choose from, but it did have great staying power for me, loved the formula of the polish and even though the price is a bit high for me, it is well worth it and then some! So go get some China Glaze! My next color I buy is going to be Frostbite I think. =)

Weightloss: Day #3

Hey everyone.
The rest of yesterday went ok. I did manage to drink 4 9ounce bottles of water yesterday, and being that I personally don't drink water at all...I think that was really good for me. Last night for dinner I did splurge more than I should have, but I guess I could have eaten alot worse than I did. I actually ate a bowl and a half of chilli. BUT...I am not going to be to hard on myself because so far this week I have had NO that is a HUGE thing for me! I am very proud of myself on that one. That in itself I am sure will make a big difference. Today my goal is to drink at least 5 bottles of water and gradually go up a bottle each day until I am drinking at least 7-8 bottles of water a day. I am also still ONLY drinking Diet Mountain Dew when I do drink pop...which has 0 calories..0 carbs and 0 sugars. I can tell a difference so far not so much with my weight but in certain small things like how I am sleeing at night. I think for the past two nights, especially last night...I have been sleeping more soundly I find. I don't find myself tossing and turning nearly as much as before and I am guessing that the water is the cause for that because like I said, I don't normally drink water..I just drink the Diet Mountain Dew and the caffeine I am sure doesn't help with my sleeping, so I am really pleased with that change I have saw so far. So overall, I think I am still doing really good, the only thing that I am not happy with is the fact that I haven't managed to get any exercises done this week yet, and I have deffinately had ample time to do them every day so far, but just haven't. So that is my fault and hopefully I can kick myself in the ass before to long and get those going also. Anyway, here is what I have eaten so far today....

2 sandwiches of toasted wheat bread with a little butter & tomato (no nothing)

2 sandwiches of toasted wheat bread w/a little butter & tomato

For dinner tonight I am going to be eating a taco salad..there will be sour cream and cheese on it as well as hamburger...but after eating virtually NO calories in my food for breakfast or lunch, I think eating taco salad for dinner will be ok.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Weightloss: Day #2

Ok there is one thing I learned from yesterday....
And there is one thing I have learned so far today.....

Yesterday, it became very apparent to me at the end of the day (before dinner) that this whole calorie counting thing was not going to work for me. You guys saw what I ate yesterday and how many calories that it was, well there is no way I could have eaten a decent dinner last night without going over on my calories for the day. OMG, by last night I was starving. I think I could have eaten the side out of a water buffalo if I had one infront of me. I know me..and I know my body, there is no way that I am going to stick with this if I make every single day like yesterday. I know that my body has to adjust to a new eating schedule and habit, but my goodness that was a little extreme for me yesterday. So, I have decided since I don't want to give up once agian that I am not longer going to calorie count. That method just isn't for me. However, I have came up with a new way to monitor how much I am eating through the day and to control my portion sizes but still be able to eat whatever I is what I plan on doing...

1.Eat my food on smaller the small dinner plates, the step up from saucers.

2. Do not eat anything past 8pm every night...and drink only water past that time.

3. Chocolate is a BIG downfall for I am going to try my hardest to not eat any chocolate during the week, and then on the weekends I will allow myself to have some chocolate kindof like a treat for myself. It will be hard and if I see that I find myself getting discouraged because I feel deprived (it is very important that you don't feel deprived because then you are not going to stick with it) that I am going to go out and buy some of those 100 calorie packs of snacks and just eat one of those.

4. I also plan on trying my best not to fry anything! Now some of you probubly think that it wouldn't be a big deal for you, but for someone like me who was raised around nothing but that type of food, trust is a HUGE deal!

5. I am going to try to drink at least 5-7 9ounce bottles of water a day. Drinking water helps so much and I am not big on it, but I think that this particular rule could possibly be the one that benefits me the most in the beginning.

6. I will exercise at least three times a week..hopefully more, but three times is my minimum goal...UNLESS I already have a activity planned for the day to where I will be up moving around alot, like today I have to clean house all day so that will be my exercise for today. It is a proven fact that you can burn alot of calories by just doing simple housework, making your bed, vaccuuming, dishes, mopping, dusting, etc.

So that is how I stand today. I will blog more tomorrow, or maybe today if anything new comes up.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Weightloss: Day #1 Lunch

Hey everyone.
I have yet to get the time to do my exercises today. Unfortunately I let myself talk to my bestfriend to long on the phone and haven't got the chance yet to do them. I am hoping I still have time to do them before my kids wake up but I am doubting worse case scenerio the exercises will start tomorrow. However, I am still sticking to my portion size today and only eating serving sizes and sticking to my calorie intake that I put myself on. Here is what I am having for is now it's been about 4 1/2 hours since I had breakfast.

My Lunch:

2 servings of Mac N Cheese w/pepper= 800 calories

Diet Mountain Dew= 0 calories
Total calories= 800 calories

Weightloss: Day #1 Breakfast

Starting weight: 300lbs
Good Morning everyone!
Well today is the first day and like my previous blog, I am happy to say that I am still feeling pretty motivated this morning, thank goodness! lol I am eating my breakfast right now at 7am because my twins normally get up between 8am-9am and want to eat theirs so it just works out that way better because after I feed them and get them settled into their playroom, I can start my exercises.

Anyway, here is a picture of what I am eating for breakfast (I am not big on "real" breakfast food) and how many total calories the meal has. I am putting myself on a 1,200-1,500 calorie a day diet. I am going to eat whatever I want, but just smaller portions, and try really hard to eliminate the fast food all together and of course stay within that limit of calories. We shall see how it works out.

My breakfast:
2 Quaker apple cinamon rice cakes 50 calories each =100 calories
Peanut Butter on my rice cakes= 45 calories
Diet Mountain Dew= 0 calories

Total Meal calories= 145 calories

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The weight loss begins for real this time!!

Hey everyone.
Here is the place where I will be posting everything about my weight loss journey, which is going to start officially 8am on Monday August 24, 2009! I tried to loose some weight back in May but unfortuantely I didn't stick with it...BIG Suprise!...not really. I am hoping this time will be different though because I am a planner...I love making diagrams and charts and just mapping things out, schedules, etc. Sooo...I am hoping that by keeping such a detailed blog on the things I eat, calories, highs and lows that I have, that it might keep me motivated enough to actually stick with it. I am planning on exercising to some videos that I have...Hip Hop Abs and Total Body Sculpt I think it is called...every single day. I am feeling pretty motivated right now but thats because my ass isn't doing anything but sitting here blogging about the whole idea of it and picturing myself in skinny clothes again....we will see how I feel tomorrow after I get through my first day. I will be trying really hard to blog at least once a day pertaining to my weight loss...whether it be posting a picture of what I am eating for a certain meal, how I am feeling that particular day, etc....wish me luck guys and feel free to leave me comments on my posts if I say something that hits home with you or you see a pic that you feel like commenting on or just whatever. Well, guess thats to you guys tomorrow in what I hope is a new beginning to my new life!

Oh and I weighed myself at my mother in laws today....I won't be doing that often because I find that it doesn't really matter what the scale says, it's the inches that I want to loose. I want to tone up, I don't care if the scale says I weigh 250lbs..if I look good, that is all that matters to me and of course that I am living as healthy as possible. But..I will weigh myself probubly at least once a month maybe twice...I need to go buy some scales though...since this is the first post in my weight loss is my starting! tuned!

P.S. I am still going to be doing makeup blogs on here also....I will always make sure that any posts about my weight loss is in WHITE font ok. That way they will be easier to find for those of you who are only interested in my weight loss or for those who are only following me strictly for the makeup part of my blog.