Monday, December 31, 2012

Weight Loss Mondays: Week 2

     So it's that time of week again, and I'm not too happy with myself. I've lost weight, don't get me wrong I have, but I still haven't started exercising again.
     I've also been really stressed but I hope by this time next month some of my worries will be gone.            They'll either be gone or escalate, but I'll work through it like I always do.
      I don't really have much to tell you this week since I haven't been able to exercise. I also haven't been eating much, I've been having really bad headaches and not sleeping so I don't really know what's going on right now with my body.

  Weight Lost This Week:     7 Pounds  
  Total Weight Lost Since April 2012:    61 Pounds

   So not too bad considering I haven't been able to exercise and haven't exactly done the best eating wise. This also leaves me at only needing to lose 32 pounds to be at my goal weight. Once I reach my goal weight I may decide to lose another 10 pounds, but it really just depends on how I feel at the time. Right now I think I'll want to lose more, but I won't know until I reach that point.

    I'll be posting again tomorrow, actually I think I have something lined up for everyday this week, I know Today, Tomorrow, and Wednesday I will definitely post, I already have them finished, I'm still working on Wednesday's post but it WILL be up. Then I may decide to do one more post I haven't quite made my mind up yet though.

     So that's all for today I hope this inspire's you to stick to your diet.Let me know your thoughts in the comment's section. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas AND...

Hello everyone so today I just wanted to say Merry Christmas I hope it's a good one for you, and please be safe.
 I also wanted to let you know I won't be blogging this week because none of you will read it anyway because you'll be celebrating.
I wanted to take the time to share an amazing video with you today. I wanted to share it to remind you to cherish every moment today because it could be the last Christmas with someone you love.
 So the video is a tribute video Demi Lovato released today as a tribute to Newtown, CT. 
And I'm warning you, you WILL need tissues for your eyes withing seconds of beginning the video. Please listen all the way through and please keep all of the victims families, friends, and schoolmates in your heart today.

 So there's the video. Have a Very Merry Christmas, Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

5 Words: Week 1

 So it's Week 1 of my new series of words, in case you didn't read that post, here's a little explanation.  I decided to start posting 5 words weekly and to post the definition because it's always interesting to learn new words or find out the real meaning of a word, because in this day and age we tend to make  up our own meanings for words. So here we go....

      1.) A person who claims an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge.
      2.) A person with an amateur interest in the arts.
      A person who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly.
      A sense of shame, especially in sexual matters; modesty.
     1.) A safeguard.
     2.) A rare, silvery-white metal.
     A person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
  So there's this week's five words, let me know what you think. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Weight Loss Mondays: Week 1

     So last month I said I was going to start either a monthly or weekly series featuring my weight loss series. I did that before I was injured which is why I haven't posted again since, but now I've recovered and will be getting back to my diet and exercise routine this week
     I've never really showed photos of myself on here, but I decided to do so today, I made a collage showing me in October 2011 and a photo taken last week.
(Please excuse the mess in the after picture, and yes that's chocolate you see on the bed.)
     So as you can see my body has changed significantly in the past year, it really is amazing, just thinking about how I still looked like the before picture in April. I guess it just goes to show what hard work and determination can do.
    Okay let's get started with this weeks successes and failures.
    My biggest success would be finally getting the swelling down on my leg, and it's no longer hurting so next week i'm going to start exercising.
    My biggest failures are both my not exercising and not dieting. So as I already mentioned I haven't been able to exercise since the day before Thanksgiving, and due to not being able to do much I've been a bit depressed.
    Since I've been depressed about not being able to do anything and being in constant pain I've ate like a pig. And I would just like to add I have damn well enjoyed every minute of it.
   Until Saturday morning I hadn't weighed myself since being injured over Thanksgiving weekend, and to be honest I thought I had gained about 15 pounds because of my bingeing on chocolate all month. So did I gain or lose weight????
  Weight Lost This Week/Month: 5 pounds       
  Total Weight Lost Since April 2012: 54 pounds
    I honestly was blown away when I saw the number on the scale, I haven't weighed this little in over 2 years. So I'm not expecting much next week, but I'm hoping that I can lose a little weight, and if not maybe I can put into detail the excruciating pain I'll be in since I haven't exercised in a month.
    So that's all for today I hope this inspire's you to stick to your diet.Let me know your thoughts in the comment's section. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Good Deals

       So as I mentioned Yesterday I decided to start a new little series where I post about good deals I've found online. So I decided instead of making you wait till next week, I decided to go ahead and start the new series today. Link's will be available in the description line.

1.)The New Google Chromebook from $199-$449  (Link)
        I think this is a good deal because it's through Google  and you can either choose an Acer or one of the two Samsung models. From what I've read they have really good battery life, and they boot up with in seconds. It also has built-in virus protection that stays up to date automatically and it also updates itself automatically. I decided to include this because I'm hoping to buy one next year as a gift to myself for when I graduate because these laptops are smaller than my current laptop (17.3 in.) and I think it would be easier to handle when I go to college
 2.)Topshop Grommet Trim Bodycon Tank Dress    (Link)
          Okay so I'm not gonna lie I'm obsessed with Topshop, and I'm beyond thrilled that they are now available at Nordstrom. I think this is a really good deal because the dress is usually $56.00 and is now available for $30.00. The only bad thing I can say about Topshop is that they only offer sizes up to 12, in reality most women can't wear most of their clothing. Also in the reviews people said it ran small so you need to take that into consideration when ordering.

3.) Adrianna Papell Sequin Sheath Dress     (Link)

          So I didn't really want to include another dress in this post, but I feel like this is just such a great deal that I just couldn't put it off to next week. So the reason it's such an amazing deal is that the original price is $218.00 and it is on sale for..... $98.10, so you are saving over $100.00. And from the reviews it gets 4.6 out of 5 stars.
 4.) Urban Decay's Naked Basics      (Link) 
        So I actually didn't know about this until just a few minutes ago, so I'm really excited about it. So here goes. As you may know Urban Decay has these little palettes call the Naked Palette and the Naked 2 Palette. They have now launched this little palette and it has 6 eye shadows instead of 12, and are available for $27.00. These would make amazing Christmas gifts for any young lady or woman in your life.
5.) Real Techniques Starter Kit           (Link)
       This also would make a great Christmas present for any luck lady on your list. It consists of 5 full-size make-up brushes, and a case. A big plus is that they are 100% cruelty free. They are available for $17.99, and have get 4.7 of 5 stars.
      So there's my 5 Good Deals for this week, I think I'll post again next week. I know I said in my last post that I didn't think I would make this a weekly post but now after doing one I want to do more. What do you think? Do you want weekly posts or random posts??? Let me know in the comment section. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Series....

    So I've decided to introduce a new weekly series to my blog, this means you can expect more blog posts. I've decided to introduce 5 Words to know.
    Basically what I'll do is post 5 words, related or not, and post the definition, then I'll ask you to leave a comment telling me if you knew the word and what it mean't or not. These won't necessarily be words you wouldn't know, they will just be random words I think are interesting. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very soon.
                                                                                         Lori Ann
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hair Care Tips and Advice

     Hello there, so a few weeks ago we talked about Skin Care, and this week we're gonna talk about Hair Care. Hair is the only thing that we Women hate, and despise, but also love, that wont ruin our body's. We love it on our heads and hate it everywhere else.
    The biggest misconception women have about their hair is that they can make it grow longer, faster. You can't, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we just can't. Just like it's in our genes on how tall we're gonna be, it's also in our genes on how fast our hair grows. We can't change it, not yet anyway.
     Our hair isn't living, it's dead. The only part that could even be considered living is what's directly attached to our scalp. But once it leaves the scalp it's dead. 
Today I want to give a little advice on Hair Care, share some of my secrets to getting long hair, tell you what products I use, and also a major don't in my book.

1. Don't Get It Cut every 6-8 Weeks- This is the number one thing I've never understood. But in a way I sort of do, hair stylists know that we want our hair to grow fast, so they say to come every 6-8 weeks to get more business. Get It? They only say that cause they know you'll listen, and it means more money for them.
The reasoning behind this theory of mine. Our hair only grows 1/4 an inch a month, your basically going every month and a half. Most hair stylists nowadays don't now the difference between a trim, and an inch. Therefore, it's going to take you much longer for you to actually grow your hair out. I have hair nearly to my bum, and I use to only go every 6 months, this year I've went every 3-6 months.
2. Use Very Little Heat- Or if you do use heat, use a heat spray. I use either Got 2 B Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm or the Aussie Heat Spray (Not sure of the name). They're both affordable, and work great, the Got 2 B smells amazing, and leaves your hair really shiny. I have naturally really straight hair, so I usually only use a straightener when i'm having a bad hair day, or want it to be even straighter. I also occasionally use a hair dryer, but not very often, maybe 1-2x a month.
3.Diet/Exercise- While you can't make your hair grow faster, you can make it grow healthier. Diet and exercise are very important in your hairs health. Your diet insures you get the right nutrients for strong healthy hair, and exercise helps your scalp/skin rid itself of toxins.
4.Don't Stress- This ties into number 3, when your stressed you don't eat and exercise right. And when you don't get proper diet nutrients, or exercise, your hormones get out of wack. By controlling your stress, you can help control you hormones.
Some say scalp massages help, whether or not they do I have no idea
5.Time- It takes time, just like it took time for you to grow, it takes your hair time too. It's taken me 3 years, and my hair has just now got close to my bum. You have to give your body a chance to produce the hormones, especially if your stressed or your diet/exercise is poor.

So there you go, my 5 tips and my advice for growing your hair stronger. Let me know what you think, and if there's anything you want me to write about, I'm open to ideas. Well that's all for today, have a productive week and a safe weekend.