Thursday, May 17, 2018

Never an easy thing ... Asking for Help ....

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Disclaimer: I am horrible when it comes to asking for help and especially when it comes to this matter. If nothing I've said here makes sense, let me know, and I will do my best to explain things better. Asking for help isn't easy for anyone but sometimes we all need that extra boost in order to reach our goals and dreams. So here goes.


I know it's been a while and I have so many things going on in my personal life at the moment. I am happy to say that everything is underway for me finally having gastric sleeve surgery but there are a lot of extra expenses that I didn't foresee.

I am not good at asking for help but here I am. Thank goodness my insurance covers the surgery and most of the cost associated with the extra things needed in order to even have the surgery considered. However, there are some things that insurance doesn't cover and that is why I am asking for help.

While I am able to pay for a majority of things I do need a little extra help and any help is greatly appreciated. If you can help, even a little, please check out the gofundme page and make any donation you are comfortable with. Even a few cents can make the biggest difference.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and any donation, big or small, means the world to me and helps me a little bit more to reach my weightloss goal.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.






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Saturday, April 7, 2018

{Book Review} The Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook by Sarah Kent #cookbook #gastriccookbook


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I am so excited to show you all this great product. All information is located below along with links to the product and, of course, my review. So, let's get into it.

Bariatric Cookbook


The Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook is the first complete meal plan and cookbook uniquely designed to fuel your body and satisfy your tastebuds after VSG.

A commitment to nutrition is the key to success after having a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). During your first 8 weeks post-op, meal planning is essential to make sure you get the nutrition you need. In The Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook, Sarah Kent—author of the bestselling Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook—delivers effective meal plans and recipes specifically tailored for your new lifestyle after VSG.

Unlike any other bariatric cookbook on the market, The Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook approaches your new diet with immediate and long-term dietary needs in mind, to help you get healthier—not just thinner. In the pages of The Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook you’ll find:

  • 8 weeks of easy meal plans for each of the 4 post-op dietary stages (full liquid, pureed foods, soft foods, general diet)
  • Over 95 protein-packed recipes—many of which yield leftovers for meals later in the week
  • Post-op recipe icons that let you know at which stages you can eat each recipe, providing specific portion information as well

Knowing what, when, and how much to eat after VSG doesn’t have to be stressful. The Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook makes it easy, healthy, and simply delicious to eat well after surgery and beyond.

My Thoughts

I am preparing to have gastric sleeve surgery by the end of the year so I am looking for alternatives and different ways of eating and what to eat after surgery. While I am making changes now and have been, I know that more changes are to come. This is the first cookbook of this kind that I have had a chance to look at and so far I am very impressed.

This isn't just a cook book but actually packed full of great tips for eating after gastric sleeve and what foods you should totally toss and what foods you can have in their place. For example, toss the processed cheeses and instead have natural cheeses such as cheddar and feta. I love this because that means I can change my favorite foods to fit my new lifestyle.

What I love the most is it goes through what to expect before and even after surgery. It goes step by step in what to eat and the textures of food in which you can begin to add back to your diet after surgery. This is something that when having gastric surgery you need to have and have to go by, so it's great that is included.

It's truly packed with so much great information that I can't even explain it all. It's also put together very well. I can tell a lot of thought and consideration went into the book so that people could understand the information and understand what to do before and after surgery. I know, for me, this is going to be my go to guide from now on.

Now, let's get into the recipes because we know that's what really matters. lol The recipes are wonderful. I love the layout of them and how detailed they are. They make sure you know exactly what you need to go in them, how to make it and then how many fat, calories, etc is going into your body. Each recipe also has serving tips which are great because they explain different things you can do to change the recipes up a bit, which totally come in handy.

The very best part though, about this cookbook, the fact that it's all written in a positive "you can do this" vibe and tone. It's full of encouragement and let's you know that if you mess up, it's totally okay, just shake it off and pick it right up where you left off. Love that.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

{Product Review} Love Nest Temp Tattoos #lovenest #temp #tattoos


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I am so excited to show you all this great product. All information is located below along with links to the product and, of course, my review. So, let's get into it.

Temp Tattoos


✔ SHIPS FROM USA. These tattoos for women not only look fabulous with a dinner dress but are perfect for the beach, festivals, parties, concerts and more.
✔ EXCLUSIVELY SOLD by High On Life; avoid counterfeit sellers. Over 20+ new & stunning designs that match the vibrant images shown.
✔ COMPLETELY WATERPROOF. Once applied, these awesome tattoos will not wash off. Show them off at the beach or pool party. Long lasting temporary tattoos.
✔ 100% SAFE TO USE. Only the highest quality, non-toxic materials used - these stylish fake jewelry tattoos are non-toxic and fun for all ages, including kids & adults, and can be worn anywhere on your body.

My Thoughts

Okay, so I am going to be completely honest, I love some good temp tattoos. Why? Why not! They let you try out different styles and looks while letting you change them up anytime you want. I also love using them to see what kind of styles I like for when I do decide to get a real tattoo.

These tattoos are great. They come in a variety of styles and sizes so you can try out as few or as many as you want, any where on your body you want.

The only con I have with these are on the compass ones. The letters for the directions are printed correctly instead of being inverted. So, when you put them on your skin the letters are backwards. It was a simple fix though. I simply cut off the letters and just used the tattoo without the letters and I actually liked it better.

Other than the one con, these temp tattoos are great. You get a good amount in the package for the price and they are all in black and white so they look great on and not fake. Nice temp tattoos.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

{Fitness Product Review} Pingko Fitness Tracker & Heart Rate Monitor #pingko #fitnesstracker


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I am so excited to show you all this great product. All information is located below along with links to the product and, of course, my review. So, let's get into it.

Fitness Tracker & Heart Rate Monitor


★BEST AND EASY USAGE - This premium bracelet can display the time, steps, distance, and calories clearly. It accurately monitors total effective sleeping time and motions every night. It will also help you to detect incoming calls and find lost phones.
★POWER FUNCTION - The sports fitness band can sync date and time, notifications, it has remote camera control, anti-loss alert, and a sedentary alert with the OLED display. This fitness tracker will automatically record your sleep data, and you need manually refresh the APP to get the updated data every day. So easy!
★PERFECT BIRTHDAY GIFT - This fitness tracker wristband is easy to install and remove; you can install it on your hand with 0% stress anytime and anywhere. Please make sure you turn on Bluetooth on this tracker before you go to bed to save your data.
★BUILT-IN USB CHARGING - The tracker comes with a standard USB port, specially designed to charge through your PC or mobile driver. So it can be charged with a computer or power bank without the need for other charging components. It has a Long-lasting battery, about 15 Standby days/ 7 days Using time.
★100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - As a brand, we believe in quality! All our smart tracker bracelet are made to last long and still keep its class look. It will be your best friend from now on. Your full satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not satisfied with this product, we offer a full refund.

My Thoughts

I've been looking and shopping around for a fitness tracker for a while now because I wanted a good one but didn't want to break the bank in the process. That's when I came across this one. It looked to have everything I wanted and it was a nice size too. So, I decided to give this tracker a go. Boy have I been surprised by how great this fitness tracker has been.

First, I have a larger wrist than most people and it's hard to find bands large enough but this tracker fit my wrist right out of the package. It also came with a blue band of the same size, so I can switch colors when I want.

Second, it's so easy to use and understand. It's just like your smart phone, so with a swipe of a finger you can find out how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned. It works great as a timer as well so I can time how many reps I'm doing during my workout. Best of all I can monitor my heart rate when I'm walking, working out, or just relaxing.

Im also loving how great the app works with this tracker and how easy it is too keep track of everything so I can give it to my doctor each month. That's been the best thing so far.

Im really happy with this tracker and how well it has been working for the last few weeks. Also, glad that I didn't have to shell out the price of a Fitbit for something that does the same stuff. Love it.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

{Product Review} Oflamn Floral Backpack #oflamn



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I am so excited to show you all this great product. All information is located below along with links to the product and, of course, my review. So, let's get into it.

Floral Backpack

Floral Backpack Series, From OFLAMN
Floral Series Design – New floral patterns designed for people who love floral! The all-new floral patterns are suitable for both men and women. We hope that everyone would fall in love with it!

Bring to School, Work Or Any Other Occasions!
Organize – We have redesigned interior compartment of the floral backpack series to make sure all of the stuffs are organized accordingly. The main compartment comes with a padded laptop pocket with 2 zipper pocket attached that can hold up to 14-inch laptop. A net zipper pocket and 3 open pockets that can hold your daily essentials such as wallet, computer accessories, keys, coins, IDs, cards, etc.

Access Your Items Anytime You Want!
Convenient – Access your frequently used items through the exterior zipper pockets and 2 side open pockets. Place your items based on your own habits of using a backpack. Simply access your items without trouble!

Carrying Your Backpack Without Stress!
Comfortable – We know how uncomfortable it is when a backpack turns heavy. We have got it covered! Extra padded back panel and a pair of fully padded shoulder straps are added to the structure of the backpack! They can reduce your back and shoulder fatigue while you bring your backpack around!

My Thoughts

This bag is very cute, the material is soft and it has a really thick nice padding to the back, bottom and shoulders. I really love the inside zippered pockets and open pockets for organization. It's great for going on short or long adventures and holds everything I need. I love it and it's super pretty. Great bag.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

{Craft Product Review} Buylet Slime Supplies #buylet #slime #slimesupplies #slimeaddins


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I am so excited to show you all this great product. All information is located below along with links to the product and, of course, my review. So, let's get into it.

Slime Supplies


• FOAM BEADS SUPPLIES SLIME MAKING KIT SET !!! Join the NEW RAVE of Slime Making with our complete 19 pack Floam Styrofoam balls set and immerse in creative homemade CRUNCHY slime or soft clay play! Let your kids have the time of their lives while developing their imagination boosting their creativity and join them to spend quality time as a family! This colorful slime making kit is made for endless hours of fun!

• MONEY SAVER SLIME DECORATION KIT! 12 Styrofoam beads bags of full 8x12cm including foam beads in vibrant WHITE BLACK PURPLE BLUE PINK VELVET YELLOW and PEACH 2 bags of MINI rainbow pearl balls 2 bags of LARGE rainbow balls 1 bag colorful pom poms 1 bag loom bands 1 bag of fruit slices for slime 1 bag fish bowl beads 3 blue slime tools in a GREAT VALUE set! All the Favorites to make Your Very Own DIY Crunchy Slime !

• HOW TO MAKE SLIME? You will need any clear or regular oz / gallon Glue and Slime Activator. Slime Activator can be Borax or Contact Solution and mix with water till its foggy and add to Slime . Now the Fun Begins ! Add in any of the accessories in our Kit and Create your Very own Satisfying Crunchy Fluffy Slime !!

• OFFER THE MOST STUNNING GIFT! Thrill your toddler or young kid with the best homemade slime add ins kit and help them develop their motor skills imagination and creativity the FUN way! Our Generously sized decorative slime balls foam beads set is ideal for birthday and wedding decoration interior home d├ęcor arts and crafts glass or bottle filling and many-many more!

• YOUR 100 SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED as our set of decorative beads for slime is backed with Full Refund Policy and the warmest Customer Service to help you buy with confidence! If you are not 100 thrilled with it just let us know and we will fully refund your money or send a prompt replacement. To us YOUR satisfaction is top priority!

My Thoughts

This is a great kit to make all different types of slime but it's also great for other craft projects too. You get all kinds of pom poms, beads, foam balls, and all sorts of other fun add ins. Now, this doesn't come with the slime itself or the actual ingredients to make slime but it's not hard to make and a simple recipie can be found online. I've looked and you can't find add ins cheaper than these and get as many as you get in this kit. Great add ins and at a great price.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

{Book Review} The Low Carb Cookbook & Weight Loss Plan by Pamela Ellgen #lowcarb #cookbook


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I am so excited to show you all this great product. All information is located below along with links to the product and, of course, my review. So, let's get into it.

Low Carb Cookbook


When you think about losing weight, a high fat diet may not be the first thing to mind. But in just 21 days The Low Carb Cookbook and Weight Loss Plan will change all of that and more!

If you've been cutting back on carbs, there's something you should know. Losing weight isn't as simple as eating less bread and pasta or foregoing dessert. To achieve real, lasting weight loss you need to choose your meals carefully and start burning fat for fuel—and The Low Carb Cookbook and Weight Loss Plan will show you how to do it.

The Low Carb Cookbook & Weight Loss Plan is the only low carb cookbook on the market that combines delicious recipes with a detailed meal plan specially designed to help you lose weight. Using the scientifically proven principles of the low carb, high fat ketogenic diet, this low carb cookbook gives you the tools, structure, and confidence to start the ketogenic diet—and stick to it.

Follow a simple 21-day meal plan to forget the stress of starting a new diet and focus on enjoying your food and feeling great.
Enjoy more than 120 simple, low carb recipes that follow the guidelines of the ketogenic diet, including paleo, diabetes-friendly, or low-sodium options.
Rely on knowledgeable guidance from nutrition, fitness, and wellness expert Pamela Ellgen, author of Sheet Pan Ketogenic and Cast Iron Paleo.
Shedding unwanted pounds has never been so easy. The Low Carb Cookbook & Weight Loss Plan will show you how to get there without sacrificing flavor for results.

My Thoughts

Okay, so first off the recipes in this cookbook are awesome. I've already made a good handful of them and while a few I had to tweek to more of my style and taste they have turned out perfect and delicious. I love the way this cookbook is layed out and how easy it is to follow. I also love the variety of recipes in this book that caters to all different types and flavors as to keep you interested and not bored after the third and forth day, as some cookbooks have been. I am so happy to have come across this book and gave it a chance. I know this is one low carb cookbook that I will continue to cook from for a long time to come. Love it!

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