Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Week 2 of Nutrisystem #NSNation

It's week 2 of my Nutrisystem journey and things have been a bit rocky... So far I've only lost three pounds in the past week, so that brings me down to 176.4 pounds. I know with the Fast Five your guaranteed to lose five pounds in the first week. I mean, three pounds is good for the first week, but five pounds would have been great!

I've exercised, followed the meal plan and did what I was supposed to. Honestly, I think drinking coffee was the set back from losing more weight. I am a big coffee drinker and it's what helps me through the day. But, we all know that since it's caffeine, it doesn't help much when you are on a diet. So, I've cut coffee out completely and it SUCKS!!! I can't believe how tired and exhausted I feel without it. Yeah it's been a day without a cup of java, but if I have one, I'm going to end up drinking 3 to 4 glasses of coffee instead.

Friday, April 11, 2014

#SummerDreams Good Grillin' Sweepstakes

#SummerDreams Good Grillin' Sweepstakes
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Summer is almost here and nothings better than grilling out with your family and friends. Get the grill fired up and throw on some tasty steaks and burgers! We have a fabulous giveaway going on right now that will have you and your family's mouth water. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Is it time to stop taking your mobile to bed?

Do you take your mobile phone to bed with you? It might be having more of an impact on your well-being than you realize…

A report in the Daily Mail suggests some of the reasons why this may be so:
  • sleeping with your mobile phone in the bedroom is likely to make you “hyper vigilant” – not just disturbed by it actually ringing but simply the thought of it doing so and all of the following day’s activities its presence might be reminding you of; 
  • subconsciously you might be expecting the phone to ring or for a message to be received, thus increasing your anxiety and preventing a restful night;
  • if you can’t stop yourself from thinking about your phone – since it is right by your side – you may be tempted to check it. That act alone is likely to wake you up and the continuity of sleep is disturbed;
  • there may be an increased risk of headaches and dizziness;
  • mobile phones have an especially intrusive light which is known to disturb normal sleeping patterns – fooling the body into thinking it is already daylight;
  • the predominantly blue light emitted by your mobile compounds the difficulty in your getting a good night’s sleep; and
  • although the jury may still be out on the potentially harmful effects of your mobile’s radio waves, the radiation may be disturbing the electrical activity in your brain when you are sleeping.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Back again for another Nutrisystem weight loss journey #NSNation

Back again on another Nutrisystem weight loss journey! Some of you may remember when I was on Nutrisystem last year (December 2012 to April 2013) and there was some drastic weight loss. There was also some late posts along with me telling you how I cheated on my diet and what not. I will admit that with work, family and other business, it's going to be a bit of a struggle for me because I am doing more than I was last year. Last year I wasn't working till June and it's been quite different. But in all honesty, I know I can make this weight loss happen. I feel I have more confidence than I did last year. Below is a picture before I started Nutrisystem last year.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Warm House, Full Wallet: How to Save Money on Heating

Warm House, Full Wallet: How to Save Money on Heating

Spring is upon us, but that doesn’t mean that the cold has gone for good. Mother Nature seems especially fickle this year sending a week a blistery cold after we’ve had sunshine for days. The consequences are numerous, none more so than bringing our spirits down. Add in the extra heating cost, and you’ve got a recipe for the blues. To keep that money in your pocket for better uses (new swimsuit, anyone?), here are some simple ways to keep the house warm and save you money.

Clear the radiator
Make sure the heat can flow freely if you have a radiator. For instance, a couch right next to the radiator prevents heat from flowing efficiently throughout the house. Shelves above the radiator are okay, though, because this keeps the heat from rising directly to the ceiling. Just make sure that neither they nor you’re couch are too close.

Wholesale T-Shirts at Low Low Prices / The Adair Group Review

The Adair Group is a family and owned operation that has been around for three generations (over 50 years). With Adair, the offer you quality products at a price you can afford. Each year, Adair receives trailer loads full of bulk t-shirts and fleece at the best price offered by the manufacturer and then on they share those prices with everyone. What more can you ask for?

I was given a the opportunity to review a few items from the Adair group. I received: