Friday, January 15, 2016

SURE I MAY BE FAT…

But someone at Gerber thinks I’m knocked up!

Have you ever had a really good day? Like one of those days where everything just works out well. You feel good about yourself and the new year. You’re focused on positive thoughts and making this year REALLY count?!

Then you get to the mailbox and you see a key waiting for you. The key that fits the larger of the two mail boxes, so you really get pumped wondering what may be inside.

With a turn of the key you see a medium sized box with large orange letters on the side that say: A SPECIAL GIFT FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY

What the holy hell? But wait…your “Positive” mindset takes over and you think, maybe just maybe this is a leftover Christmas gift that someone used a different box to ship in. So you slide your car key down the tape and open it up to reveal a Gerber Bib, Gerber Formula and some lame ass monthly cards that you lay on the chest of the baby to document how they have grown in one month. Up yours Gerber! Up your Gerber baby bib, formula delivering ass!

But you know what I’m going to do? In the spirit of the New Year, I’m going to stay in my damn positive mood and I’m going to utilize this box. I’m going to give away the formula and the bib to a truly deserving Mom out there. Then I’m going to use those monthly cards to document my weight loss. That’s right… while the purpose of them is to show the growth of a baby, I am going to show the loss of my buddah. Why not have a little fun with this, right?!

Do you know someone who could use this formula and bib? If so, let me know. Who knows, I might throw in some extra fun things for the expecting mom as well.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

EGGS IN A DASH

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Have you ever tried to make hard broiled eggs and when you got to the peeling part, you had half of an egg left to eat? Okay, so that could be a version of “portion control” but lets face it — eggs are good to eat. (Unless you have some dietary restrictions and if you do please ignore this post.)

I have no idea how I stumbled across this amazing gadget, but here it is…  The Dash Egg Cooker

It comes with a little plastic measuring cup that has different settings on the side. For hard broiled eggs fill the water to the line and poor into the device. Then poke a hole in the wider end of the egg. Place the egg (wide end up) in the egg holder. Once all the eggs are in (with holes poked or else they will explode) cover the device and press the little blue button on the front. I have copied a video here for more instruction… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMwp7dExUP0

Once the eggs are done the alarm will go off (it sounds like a smoke alarm but not as obnoxious.) BE CAREFUL OF THE STEAM when lifting the eggs out of the holder. I use a paper towel to cover my hand and fingers. I then place the eggs in a pot of water with ice cubes and let them cool for about 20 minutes.  Drain the water and bounce the eggs around inside the pot. You will be shocked at how easy it is to peel the eggs! I find that the shell usually falls right off.

I have not been paid for this review and I have not received a free product. I’m just so excited to find something that makes eating healthy easy and delicious!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

TIEKS ARE FAN-TAS-TIEK!

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Let me just say this, I have never paid a butt load of money for shoes. I’m that person who will wait for the Payless discount code to arrive via text message and then and only then if I truly need a new pair of shoes will I go and buy a pair.

One night scrolling through Pinterest I saw a picture of the Tieks shoes and thought I would read the reviews. There were teachers who were saying these ballet flats were unbelievable. Mom’s who claimed these shoes were better than sex. Review after review of positivity was almost borderline unbelievable. It was if this company had magically made a foot condom, “the comfort and protection are unmatched!”

When my Tieks box of goodness arrived, I was excited with a hint of hesitation. Would my weight be an issue with these flats?  I put them on and thought I had made a mistake in the size. They seemed a little too large and my ankle was slipping out the back. I ignored the slippage and continued on with my day. Within an hour it was if the leather was starting to mold to my foot. (I had read this in one of the reviews.) The toes were comfortable and the ankle was no longer slipping.

Five hours later I was walking up and down stairs, in and out of the car etc. My back and legs didn’t ache and my feet weren’t swollen.

As to not ramble on and on, I will say this… No matter what size you are, I am proof that a big girl can feel FANTASTIEK with TIEKS!

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Fresh Start

With the new year upon us, I have decided to change the look and feel of this blog. I guess you could say it’s a fresh start both virtually and personally.

I hope you will continue to follow me as I apply all of the many weight loss lessons I have been learning along the way.

Here’s to a fantastic 2016!

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