Weight Loss Journey Update for February 6th

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This week was extremely tough for me. With the Superbowl and all the food, I felt like I had really taken a step back. I didn’t work out near as much as I should have after eating so much. But I am not going to let that discourage me in my attempt at losing weight and becoming a healthier person.

I did manage to get a 3 mile walk in and did some jump rope workouts. I’m sure the neighbors are having a great laugh over that lol It was pretty comical to watch as I tried to jump rope like I was 12 again! I have to say if you are wanting to add that into your routine, to start off very slow and work your way up. It’s a very intense workout even if only doing it a few minutes!

In all the slacking I did this week and all the food I ate, I DID in fact lose a pound! I was very shocked and so proud of myself! I couldn’t believe, after all that happened this week, I was able to lose something! Wooot!!

So I will give you all another update next Friday! Pray that I can keep on track and lose even more! I also want to thank you for all the positive feedback you have given me! It’s been a blessing!

Intensive Youth Eye Gel by Radha Beauty

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About the product:

Discover our Intensive Youth Eye Gel for Dark Circles, Puffiness, Eye Bags & Wrinkles . Our Eye Gel the most effective under eye treatment that addresses every eye concern.

Contains a number a very powerful ingredients such as Plant Stem Cells, Matrixyl 3000, Hyaluronic Acid, Peptide Complex, Cucumber, Vitamin E, Aloe, MSM & More!

Radha Beauty’s Intensive Youth Eye Gel contains a innovative combination of ingredients for superior results. Plant Stem Cells enhance its strength to protect against sun damage and other external aggressors while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin and plumps it up with moisture and Matrixyl 3000 firms the skin. (The above was copied from Item description)

I was really excited to try this new product from Radha Beauty because I tend to get puffy eyes and dark circles. I work in healthcare so I tend to get stressed out and not get a lot of sleep. And anyone working in the healthcare field knows what I’m talking about!
With this also came two other products to incorporate into my routine.
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With all three products used together it gave my skin a soft glow and some of the redness has already dissipated. I tend to get red patches on my face in the winter time due to the dryer air and cold weather.
First things first: How to use these products!
The first step is to wash your face with a non abrasive soap, rinse with warm water and then pat dry.Step 2. Is to take a few drops of the C Serum and rub gently over your face and neck in an upwards motion. Let dry. Step 3. Take one pump of the Retinol cream and do the same. This is what will moisturize your skin and give it a soft feel! Step 4. and the most important in my routine is the Intensive Youth Eye Gel! I only use about a half a pump and using my ring finger, gently apply to my under eyes, crows feet, upper eye lid and forehead. This is what will help deplete those wrinkles, puffy eyes, and dark circles!
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In doing this routine I have not only seen a reduction of the fine lines around my eyes, I have noticed that my face feels so much more hydrated and youthful! It doesn’t leave my skin oily as some other products have done in the past.
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I really like the Intensive Youth Eye Gel. I feel that it works in a short time to give me the much wanted results I expect from an eye care product. I have faded lines and the puffiness under them has gone down tremendously. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for something that works and is wanting to get a more youthful look!
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Speed Jump Rope Review

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If you are looking for a fun way to lose some extra calories, then this product is perfect!

This jump rope is made of high quality materials and can be adjusted for whoever uses it!

When I first got the Jump Rope I was thinking to myself, “This is going to be interesting.” I have not jumped rope in over 15 years lol

I adjusted it for my height and looked up a jump rope workout video on Youtube…….I tried to find the shortest one because I didn’t want to overdo it on my first try. I did feel a little intimidated at first then thought it nonsense.

I have been trying to lose weight and felt this would be something perfect for me. It looks fun and from what I can remember as a child, was easy. LOL I was soooo kidding myself. I could only do two minutes of the seven minute workout I found. One really finds how out of shape they are when trying to jump rope! I’m sure the neighbors were looking out their windows laughing at me as well! I was laughing at myself!

I did, however, have fun and tried again the next day! I find the more I use the jump rope, the easier it is for me to use!

Here is my review!

I really like the integrity of the product. It’s light weight, yet very sturdy. I love that it is adjustable so that anyone can use it. I think that is very important when making a purchase because you can personalize it, not just for you but for anyone in the household who wants to enjoy the benefits. I also like that it came with a little bag for easy storage! It makes it convenient to put in a drawer or in your gym bag. It’s small enough that you can take it pretty much anywhere you go.

The only thing that I didn’t like about the product was that it’s thin and every time I missed a jump, it would hit my leg and really sting. But I’m sure the more I use it, the less that will happen. I blame it on human error haha!

I recommend it for anyone wanting to add something different and fun to your workout routine. If your like me, and a bit out of shape, I would start off at a slow pace and work your way up. And definitely make it a fun experience for yourself! This is a great product for beginner and expert jumpers!

If you are interested in purchasing this Jump Rope, you can find it here on ~Amazon~

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Discover the Secret to Blasting Fat!
SET NEW PRs WITH THE FAST SPEED CABLE JUMP ROPE

Check Out The Benefits Of This Revolutionary Jump Rope Below!
– Short intense Jump Rope circuits are an effective way to burn both during and POST WORKOUT
– Just 10 mins of jump roping can provide the same calorie burn as 30 mins of slow cardio
– Perfect for beginners, WOD’s, Cross Fitness Training, Boxing, MMA Training and Much More!

Are you an athlete? Are you a boxer? Or does your fitness program involve some endurance training?
For an athlete, it’s always about improving; doing better than the last time. That is why you always need have the following core objectives of exercise in mind;
• Improving your cardiovascular health by encouraging more heart activity
• Optimizing physical as well as mental endurance, both for athletes and non-athletes
• Keeping your weight in check; keeping in shape while steering clear of weight problems.

Using a jump rope is one of the most effective ways of exercise, both for serious athletes and regular work-out enthusiasts.

Perfect for busy people that want to be more fit, beginner enthusiasts, WOD’s, Cross Fitness Training, Boxing, MMA Training and Much More! !

With ball bearings are meant to increase the number of revolutions per minute, this is the ideal rope if you need to achieve double and triple unders, as well as best PRs in your workout.The Jump Rope comes with refreshingly new features, including:• Unlike other ropes which have cheap plastic ball bearings, this has 4 high-grade metal ball bearings, which promote faster turning of the rope and longer durability.
• The rope is also very light, making it easy for beginners to use
• The cable is 10ft long, and adjustable to be used by people of different heights
• With the rope, you also get a free nylon bag to carry it in.
This comes with a limited lifetime manufacturer guarantee.

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Terry Treetop Finding New Friends By Tali Carmi Review

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Book Desciption :
How to win friends?
Let your kids go on an adventure and learn the value of friendship
This is a wonderful children’s book, about a boy named Terry, but….
Everybody called him Terry Treetop because he loved climbing trees.
Terry was alone, so he went on a journey to find new friends to invite to his new tree house.
He almost gave-up when a new opportunity came his way.
Will Terry use this opportunity to find new friends?
This beginner readers‘ eBook Series will motivate and inspire your kids to be active about the things they want to achieve in life, and not to give-up on their quest for love and happiness.
Your kids will enjoy full colorful illustrations of Terry and the animals he met.
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Your kids will be inspired:

  • How to be self motivated.
    How to persist and not give up.
    How to give and get love.

The story is written for children ages 3 -8.

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(The above was copied from Amazon)

 

Another Great children’s book by Tali Carmi!

This book takes you an a great adventure, finding new friends along the way! Will Terry find what he is looking for?

I feel this children’s book can teach your child not to give up hope and to keep on trucking even when things don’t always go the way they want. Terry Treetop keeps a great attitude throughout his adventure which, I think, is a great role model!

The illustrations are bright and colorful and will keep your little reader completely engaged in the pages!

It’s a short read, so it’s easy for young children to stay focused on it till the very end! I do feel that this book would be best for ages 5 and under. I feel that an older child would be to advanced in their reading and not have an interest in this particular book.

I recommend this book for the beginners!

If you are interested in purchasing Terry Treetop for your little reader, you can do so on ~Amazon~

Watch a little snippet video about the book on ~Youtube~

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Elite Telomere Night Cream with Juvinity and Snow Algae Review

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I was intrigued when I saw the Elite Telomere Night Cream online so I reached out and asked for a sample to review! I did a little research on the ingredients and thought this would be something I would be interested in trying.

Product Description: 

The Elite Telomere Night Cream contains a clinically significant concentration of SeDerma’s Juvinity and Snow Algae.

71N-8FDUnRL._SL1500_Telomeres are a hot topic in anti-aging these days. This is because telomere length is the real secret to longevity and looking younger. As telomere’s shorten naturally due to age, the aging effect on the skin is naturally compounded. For this reason, cosmetic pharmacists recommend the nightly use of a telomere cream that is scientifically designed to promote a youthful looking appearance. Formulated by Irwin Grams and offered under the award-winning Elite line of cosmeceuticals from SkinPro, this product is a surefire winner. Try it today and feel younger tomorrow. (copied from item description on amazon)

 

When I received this item I had to giggle at the way it looked. I thought to myself, “I definitely will not carry this around in my purse”. But there is a great reason for the design of the package. It pushes out just enough to cover your face and your neck, so your not over using the product and letting it go to waste. It gives the perfect amount!

I like how easy it is to use. You just pop off the top and push the end until the cream comes out of the tip. It stops when the right amount has been released.

I never think to moisturize my face at night, only in the morning before I start my skincare routine. So I had to get into the habit of making sure to use it. I placed it on the back of my sink so I knew it was there!

I have been using the product for a week now and can feel, already, how smooth my skin has become! I also see a difference in the skin tone. I don’t have as many blotchy spots and some of my laugh lines have decreased. I can only imagine what it can do after using it for the long term!

I’m extremely pleased with the results I’ve had so far and can’t wait to see what is yet to come! I think I have found my fountain of youth! I completely recommend it to others and will continue to use it myself! I can’t boast about this product enough! My skin feels amazing!

I also have the great opportunity to give away this great product! I am having a giveaway on my facebook page and you can enter by clicking ~ a Rafflecopter giveaway~

If you are interested you can purchase this item on ~ Amazon~

If you would like to learn more about the products offered you can visit the ~Skin Pro~ website!

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I was not compensated for my review and all my opinions are my own .
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ABIGAIL and the Sahara Adveture By Tali Carmi


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This book is featured for beginner readers and preschool age children!

Abigail takes an adventure on a magical bicycle to the desert and meets some new friends along the way!

The adventure gives children insight on what others may endure in other locations, but also makes it a fun learning experience!

I love the illustrations in this book. They are very bright and easy for young children to see. I feel it will keep them fully engaged while reading it! It’s a very short story so I don’t feel it would be overwhelming to it’s audience!

So if your looking for a fun way to get your little one to read I think this is a great book to introduce them to! I’ts a great story to read at any time of the day and I feel it will get their little minds wondering and the imagination going!

If you are interested in purchasing this book for your little reader, you can do so on ~Amazon~ 

 

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Product Description

Tali Carmi’s best selling children author new book

Book Description:
Want your kids to be familiar with exotic locations?
Want them to meet cultures and widen their horizons?
This is a wonderful book about a girl named Abigail.
Abigail found a magical bicycle in her grandparents’ old house, and this bicycle takes her to the magnificent Sahara Desert.
Who will she meet there? What will she discover?
This beginner reader’s eBook will inspire your kids to be open to new cultures, and be more curious and enthusiastic about exploring various places.
Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Abigail and the desert life.
Your kids will be inspired to be:
1. Open to new people & cultures
2. More curious
3. Enthusiastic about exploring new things
Abigail and the Sahara Adventure is a sweet children’s book written especially for you and your ages 2- 8 children.
With simple text and 13 colorful illustrations.
The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers.

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(The above was copied from the item description on Amazon)

* I received this product free in exchange for my unbiased review. I was not compensated for my review and all my opinions are my own. One may or may not have the same opinion as myself when reading this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. *

Waves Of Love By Lori Ann Mitchell Book Review

 

 

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This is a classic romance where boy meets girl and they fall in love! Based on a beach in Florida, Sage has a book store and meets a young gentleman named Derek, who teaches her how to surf….. The only thing is, she is older then him. Now I can’t tell you everything lol You will have to read it yourself!

In today’s society, age doesn’t seem to be a factor for many.  The “age doesn’t matter” is more often then not. I feel this has the realistic aspect of today’s romances and a lot of people can relate.

It’s a short 15 chapter book so it didn’t take me long to read it. In fact, once I started reading it, I had a hard time putting it down. I normally don’t get into the whole romance genre but this was a really good story! And I can’t wait to read book 2 of the series! I would recommend it for a good short read!

You can purchase your copy here on ~Amazon~

* I received this product free in exchange for my unbiased review. I was not compensated for my review and all my opinions are my own. One may or may not have the same opinion as myself when reading this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

 

Lovely Lashes Eye Lash Curler

660e6c45b5bf63d797df12642dd707c4909de9af Have you ever wanted lashes that didn’t look flat and plain? Wanted to boost them up and make them pop? Me too!!

1dddd7b85e9bacf1d2e46083492491e9bec90975I received the Lovely Lashes Eye Lash Curler and fell in love! It comes in a cute little box with directions printed right on the back!

When trying the eye lash curler I noticed that it didn’t pull any of my lashes out like some other curlers I have tried. It was extremely easy to use and to clean. It even came with an extra curler sponge for when you’ve used it so much it wares out! Which in fact would take a long time to do. I feel that it has been made with high quality in mind.

It has an easy grip handle that doesn’t hurt your fingers and closes very easy when curling your lashes. It’s made for any lash length, thickness and shape!

I myself have medium length lashes and a hooded eye lid so It’s hard for me to get that perfect look. When I use the eye lash curler, it curls my lashes perfectly and doesn’t leave them clumped up or looking off centered in any way. That is a big plus for me. It’s hard to find any product that will do everything I need it to do in just one step.

Here is my before, during and after pictures! Please don’t mind that I look a hot mess tehe I had just gotten off work!

You can see how flat and lifeless my lashes are before using the eye lash curler.

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So easy and fun to use!!

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You can plainly see how much better they look and how it makes my lashes look longer!

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I absolutely love my Lovely Lashes Eye Lash Curler and completely recommend it to others!

If your interested in purchasing one of these you can find your Lovely Lashes Eye Lash Curler here on ~Amazon~

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Review

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I received a free full value coupon to try I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spread. What I received:

• Full value coupon to redeem a 15 oz. or greater tub of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®
• I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Brochure that contains product information
• Smiley360 Sharing Guide.

download (3)The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® spreads are made from real, simple ingredients you can recognize like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, purified water and a pinch of salt. It can be part of an overall healthy, well-balanced diet. Just one bite and you’ll believe…

• No artificial preservatives or flavors
• A source of good fats, like omega-3 ALA1
• No partially hydrogenated oils
• 0g trans fat per serving
• 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter per serving3
• Non-GMO sourced ingredients*

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Their are four different kinds to choose from. Original, Light spread, Olive oil spread, and Deliciously simple spread. I personally picked the original flavor tub for my review. They also offer a spray and stick versions.

I really liked how easy it was to spread on my toast and other items. It tasted just like real butter. In fact I personally think it tastes better!

I appreciate that it is GMO free and has 0 grams of trans fat. Although I was a little surprised at how many calories were in each serving. One TBSP= 60 calories. So I always use at least half of that unless the recipe I am using calls for more.

I would definitely recommend I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter for the taste and spread-ability. With any product you should always read the labels and calorie counts.

I will be purchasing this product again to use in my every day cooking!

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Update for January 30th

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Well folks I think I have hit my Eek point. I weighed in this week and didn’t lose any weight. But the good thing, is I didn’t gain either!! So this week I need to step it up a bit more and get past that Eek point in my weight loss!

I will be adding more walks into my routine and not making excuses about the cold. I just need to get out there and do it!

For those who have already taken this journey, how did you get past that, not losing any weight, period in your workout routine? Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated!!!