Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Home Made Pore Strips.

This was probably one of the easiest Pins I've tried.

As Always ... my original -> Here

What I used:
1 packet of Gelatin
1 tablespoon of whole milk
1 disposable bowl
I followed the instructions (I held back my ADD and read them ALLLLL first)  

I put the gelatin in the bowl and then added the milk. I stirred until it got chunky. And then stuck it in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Then Off to the bathroom.

I'm going to say this before you see the pictures :) but I don't think I let mine dry enough. So I would definetly recommend using the 15 min time frame and not anything less then 10 mins. - Next time i think Ill start with my nose FIRST then worry about the rest of my face. So you know it is kind of painful and will pull hairs on your face.. (but won't pull them out.) if your pulling it off and its stretchy, you haven't waited long enough. That's how most of mine was.

Before                                                                          During                                                  After

It doesn't look like much different in the photos. But afterwards I washed my face and used my moisturizer and my face felt amazing! I actually got a compliment on my skin today! (which never happens)

So you know, this stuff has a very........ hm... Odd smell to it. I did have a hard time with the smell. 

Will I be doing this again?
I sure will! Probably about once a month! 

Half way there! (day 2 of the 3 day diet)

So yesterday's dinner was awesome! I had steak :) I seasoned it with just salt and pepper. And finally got to have my all natural ice cream! I weighed myself last night and had gained 0.4lbs. I was a little sad going to bed, but figured at least it wasn't a full blown lb or more. I got up this morning and weighed myself - same weight as yesterday! :( So then I made pee-pee and got back on the scale. Lost 1.4lbs. No frickin' way right?! So I got on the scale 3 more times. Each time letting my scale turn off and then turning it back on and letting it zero. SAME number came up all three times! I'll take almost a pound and a half!

 Here's what I'm up against today!
DAY 2:

Breakfast--1 egg, 1 Slice of Toast, and 1/2 Banana
Lunch--1 Cup of Cottage Cheese (Or 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese), 1 Hard Boiled Egg, and 5 Saltine Crackers
Dinner--2 Hot Dogs, (no buns), 1 Cup of Broccoli, 1/2 Cup of Carrots, 1/2 Banana, and 1/2 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream
Today has been kind of hard. No Coffee or tea or caffeine... only water!  I've been feeling hungry, but it's not actually hungry. (if that makes sense) normally when your TRULY hungry you feel it in your belly. I've been feeling it in the bottom of my throat. That's how i know its boredom/habit. I've done well so far. Had Breakfast and lunch and nothing more. On my second or third glass of water. And again am looking forward to dinner :)

I did however have to take 2 Advil. That's the only thing extra I've changed/added. The weather here today is HORRIBLE and the pressure is just killing my head! So I hope it doesn't hurt all my work..

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Day 1 of My 3 Day Diet.

So I started my 3 day diet today. (as seen in my post here ) I have my base weight (which I will not be reporting to you! Just #'s dropped! (if any))
3 Day Diet


Breakfast--1/2 Grapefruit, 1 Slice of Toast, 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and Coffee or Tea
Lunch--1/2 Cup of Tuna, 1 Slice of Toast, and Coffee or Tea (any brew, as long as it's caffeinated)
Dinner--3 ounces of any type of meat, 1 Cup of Green Beans, 1/2 Banana, 1 Small Apple, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream (YUM)!!!
Tips to Try:
  • Warm the apple and/or banana and eat them over the ice cream. Delicious!
  • Cook the green beans with the meat or simmer them in the broth. Mmmm :)
This morning.. I was confused. I wasn't sure if toasting the bread changes it? So i just toasted it anyway. I just had regular white bread. I got to work and had my coffee (black), half of a grapefruit. I put one table spoon of peanut butter on the toast and then just ate the other off the spoon. I ate slowly and also drank a glass of water with it. The black coffee is hard to do. So when i would eat the grapefruit I'd chug the coffee. The sugar in the grapefruit kind of stunned my tongue.. so the coffee tasted sweetened. (I absolutely will not use artificial sweetners)

I was actually very full, all morning. I was even capable of going to Wendy's and getting everyone's lunch and not buying a thing! I ate my lunch at 12noon. b/c the tea HAD to be caffeinated and if i drink any caffeine after that I'll be up all night.

So it's 2:241pm! And I haven't eaten anything I'm not supposed to! I'm on my second piece of gum though. I think I'm more hungry... out of habit then actually being hungry. So I'm keeping my water glass full! in case i 'feel hungry.'

And I'm kind of excited for my steak, fresh green beans, and all natural vanilla ice cream for dinner!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

30 Day Update - New Challenge.

So I'm sad to report.. I gave up on my 30 day challenge. I know. I know. I have very little will power. I was doing great.. and then mixed up my days and just completely lost track.

I did however find this while trying to figure out where I was on my 30 challenge.

3 Day Diet

I by no means think I'll actually lose 10 lbs in 3 days. But I like all of the foods that are on there. So it's worth a shot. When I get home tonight, I'm going to get everything packed for the 3 days, except some of the vegetables which I will buy tomorrow morning.

I think this one will be a success. Although there isn't much food on it. I think I'm going to need a lot of stock in Sugar Free Gum. But hey, if I can lose 10 lbs. I'll try it.

I think if I can lose some weight, actually working out or attempting too will be much easier.

Monday, May 12, 2014

BoomChicka Frickin' Awesome!

I don't know if you've ever eaten Annie's BoomChickAPop!! But oh my goodness.. It's just popcorn awesomeness in like 40 calories! No additives, nothing artificial.. and absolutely best thing about it its #NonGMO! Yep. Read that right.. its corn that's NOT GENETICALLY MODIFIED!!

I just ordered some seeds online! They offer boomchickapop seeds to plant in your own garden! Lauren's going to love it. Grab yours here!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

$$ Free Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day.. To all the moms out there and those who read my blog!
Today was an especially awesome mother's day! My kids (their dad) bought me my tripod :)
But more importantly we got to do awesome stuff we normally wouldn't of, with out money being so tight.

I already told both grandma's months ago our gifts were going to be homemade.So this morning I got up early and set up all the ingredients for the sugar scrub for Lauren to make.

You can view the pin here -->>  PIN

 I had all the ingredients neatly set out for her. 

I walked in her room while she was still asleep and asked her if she wanted to make something... Of course she did! 

The sugar scrub was super duper easy to make. We put in all the dry ingredients first and stirred them together well. And then added the wet ingredients. We also used a potato masher to break up some of the chunks of brown sugar. (Next time I make it, which i defintely will!, I'm going to cut back on the olive oil. It ended up seeping everywhere!)

I made sure to put the vitamin e in last.. Because I knew she'd try and eat it....and she did. 

When people say this stuff looks too good to eat, it does and it tastes better then it looks.

We packaged it up really nice and wrapped it in tissue paper.

We had some left over (I doubled the recipe) so we tried it out. This stuff is amazing. Our hands are super soft!!

I felt a little guilty only having that for the grandmoms.. So we went out back to clean up. I recently found out that the white flowers in my back yard are wild striped violets and I have them in two colors. White and purple. 
We planted the purple ones in her flower boxes in her house and she picked out a couple white ones and we put them in pots I had lying around using spare potting soil we had!

Both grandmoms got awesome gifts... And I didn't have to spend a dime today!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Throwback Pinterest Fail.

I decided to make these for my Daughter's 2nd birthday party:

Original Pin.

And this is how they turned out. They were an absolute PAIN IN THE ASS!

I ended up covered in melted chocolate!

30 Day Challenge!

I pretty much use Pinterest for everything now. I go there when searching for pictures. My hubby even told me he wanted wishing well plans... I put my big red cape with a P on and typed in 'Wishing well plans" as fast as I could!

 So, I figured.. If I'm using Pinterest, for crafts, dinners, cleaning... why not use it for health?

 I got on Pin yesterday and searched for 30 day challenge. Frankly, most of them would put me in the hospital by day 2. So i searched 30 day BEGINNER fitness challenge. These are the two I picked to do ...

So a little about me. First, I am EXTREMELY out of shape. I have 2 kids, who are 14 months apart. So I was pregnant for 16 months out of about 2 1/2 years. I gained alot of weight with my first child and had to have an emergency C-section. By the time my stomach had healed and I was allowed to exercise, I was pregnant again. 

I chose to do these two, because the seem simple. Frankly, it's not like I'm going to be doing P90x. I hate exercising and don't have the energy to do so. I figured I'd start in June. 

But when I woke up at 7am and everyone in my house was asleep....(which never happens) I figured today was the day. I know if I waited until June... I'd forget June 1st.. and then. 'oops.. I'll just have to wait until July...' and so on. 

So I started today. Let me tell you. While it looks simple on paper, when you don't exercise.... it's not that easy. I got through the squats with almost no peroblem. Besides hearing the cartlidge in my knee (I recently injured it) crunching, it went pretty well. 

I figured the push ups next where my best bet. 10 push-ups.. Really how hard can they be? Let me tell you when your holding on to an extra 78lbs above what I should be weighing... THEY"RE NOT FRICKIN' easy! I had to do girl push-ups and was out of breath by the last one. 

The crunches where next and I had to those modified too. None of these would compare to the absolute horror of Planking for 20 seconds. I thought my midsection was going to break along with my elbows and feet! 

I must say I felt so good AFTER doing those 4 little exercises I went for an 8 minute walk (.32mi).

Over the past couple years, spending most of them being pregnant, I've seriously altered my diet. I'm a label reader, and organic activist, and try to stay away from processed and fast foods. I've maintained the same weight I've been since I got pregnant with my daughter. So clearly they only way for me to actually LOSE weight is to get active. 

I'm hoping this 30 day challenge will help light a fire under my ass. With two small children, I'm not only hurting myself but them as well. 

I'll be periodically posting updates.. If I lose weight or inches, because I'm tracking all of that as well.

So wish me luck! 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Where have all the pictures gone...

So Apparently when I delete pictures off my phone, they are deleted from my Google account, which deletes them from my blog. Which means the last entry you'll never see the pictures of my fancy clean tub!. So this is a test. It should be a picture of all the Goya products piled at the front door of Walmart on Cinco De Mayo.