Friday, January 25, 2013

5 Words: Week 5

    So it's been a week since I last posted, and to be honest I wan't sure if I would be capable of posting today. But I have to try, I've been sick for the past four weeks with no improvement, and just started my second antibiotic.
    This week I couldn't write, I couldn't even sit up for 5 minutes without feeling like I was going to pass out. I started a new antibiotic on Wednesday, and I can tell it's helping, the fact that I'm actually writing today is proof of that.
     I really am sorry I haven't been able to post this week but, I believe in the quality of writing over quantity. I was going to write a post earlier this week explaining to you that I most likely wouldn't post, but I fell asleep and it was already past 7pm, so I didn't.
    I hope to be back to my regular schedule next week, but we'll have to see how things work out over the weekend, and I really do hope I'm well enough to post.
    So for now here's this weeks 5 Words.....

Chauvinistic-  Of or relating to persons convinced of the superiority of their own gender or kind.

            1.) Something that deviates  from what is standard, normal, or expected.
            2.)The angular distance of a planet or satellite from its last perihelion  or perigee.

Perihelion- The point in the orbit of a planet, asteroid, or comet at which it is closest  to the sun.

           1.) Take (a position of power or importance)  illegally or by force.
          2.)  Take the place of (someone in a position of power) illegally; supplant

Gossamer-  A fine, filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders, which is seen especially in the autumn.

That's all for this week remember to be on the look out next week's post. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very soon.
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Friday, January 18, 2013

5 Words: Week 4

  It's Friday, and you Know what that means. It's time for my weekly series, 5 Words, enjoy.

     Commuovere- To stir, to touch, to move to tears.
         1.) One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions.
         2.) One who destroys sacred religious images.
         1.)  The act or result of apportioning something.
         2.)  The determination of the proportional number of members each US state sends to the House of Representatives, based on population figures.
      Mirador- A turret or a tower attached to a building and providing and extensive view.
             1.) To deprive of possession.
             2.)To transfer (another's property) to oneself.

That's all for this week remember to be on the look out next week's post. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very soon.
                                                                                         Lori Ann
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Should I change?

     Today I started thinking about changing over to WordPress, after all it's all anyone in the blogging community can talk about. I started weighing my options, and to be honest I'm not really sure what I want to do.
     But first I want to apologize for not bogging much this week. Like I said in Monday's blog, I'm sick, and not getting any better, I've been sleeping pretty much all day everyday, and I've actually gotten worse.
     Anyway I think the biggest thing keeping me from switching is that I've used Blogger for so long, I know I've only had this blog since September, but I had another blog that I had blogged on for a while, before starting this one. I guess it's like a sentimental thing, you get used to something and don't want to let it go.
      Other than that, I really don't like the way WordPress is set up. I like how with Blogger on the side you have archives, every WordPress blog I've read never has that. So I don't know if it's not available in the setup, or if people just choose not to use them.
      For now I think I'm gonna stay with Blogger, but who knows a few years from now I may decide to make the switch. Let me know what you think I should do. I don't really know much about WordPress and what is has to offer so maybe you could try to persuade me into switching now rather than later.
   But personally I feel like right now I'm at a place where I feel good about my writing. Especially here recently I've seen a huge increase in traffic to my blog, so I don't know what I'm doing but whatever it is must be pretty good. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
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P.S. I had originally planned on posting my two reviews this week but since I've been sick that has screwed up my schedule, and so my two nail polish reviews will be posted next week. I actually might put one up in place of my Weight Loss Monday's since I've been sick I haven't really done anything to write about, especially the last 24 hours have been rough. So I see no point in wasting your time with a pointless post that informs you of nothing.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Weight Loss Monday's: Week 4

    So today I'm gonna try not to waste your time, I've lost no weight. It's very disappointing  but not really surprising. I knew I hadn't lost any weight, honestly I've actually probably gained weight, it sucks but I just have to move forward.
    On the bright side I did do a little bit more exercising this week than last week, and thankfully I didn't over do it, so I wasn't in pain.
   I think the real reason behind my not losing any weight over the past two weeks is because I've been really sick. I can't breath, and so I've just been trying to sleep it off. But apparently sleeping isn't helping, I finished my antibiotic this morning, but so far I haven't been able to tell a difference, I don't think it's helped at all.
    So I guess I'll probably be going back to the doctor Wednesday, she wont be there tomorrow so I don't what to do.
    Well that's all for today, if you have any suggestions as to how I can get rid of this congestion please let me know in the comments, I'm open to any and all ideas. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Friday, January 11, 2013

5 Words: Week 3

  Hello there so this is Week 3 of my new series 5 Words, I hope you enjoy, I know I will.
          1.) Someone who is brutish, reactionary, or primary. 
          2.) A cave dweller.
          3.) An animal that lives underground
            1.) Dull; insipid
            2.) Lacking maturity; juvenile.
            3.)  Lacking in nutrition.
         Promoting peace or conciliation.
         To happen
         One that is worthless. 
     That's all for this week remember to be on the look out next week's post. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very soon.
                                                                                         Lori Ann
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Questionnaire #1

   So for today's post i thought I would do a little questionnaire  I've never really done something like this and I thought maybe it would help you get to know me better. Here we go....
1.) When are you the happiest?
         I'm the happiest when I feel like I've accomplished something. And also when I get to spend time with family members who I rarely see.    
2.) If you could change 3 things about yourself what would it be?
      One my feet I'm a 11/12 so it's hard to find shoes that fit. Two my teeth, I have a gap and I've always been really insecure about it. Three, my weight, which I'm currently working on, and I hope to be happy with myself by the end of the year.
3.) What made you start blogging?
       Honestly I have another blog that I started back in April, and I loved blogging, but I lost my way, so then I started this blog, and I guess things finally got to the point where I was actually able to do it, I was no longer scared. Unfortunately I decided today that I'm going to retire my other blog because I'm no longer in the same head space as when I first started it. I'm no longer depressed, and I'm inspired to actually work hard, and I think it's showing.
4.) What is your biggest fear?
     Simply put failure. I'm scared to fail and that's why I've failed with other projects in the past, but I'm at a point in my life where I've realized that I have to do the work and I need to stop hiding behind the fear, or else I'll never reach the goals I want to reach.
5.) What are you addicted to?
      Obviously chocolate, every woman loves her chocolate.
6.)Night in or night out?
    Night in. Curled up in bed with hot chocolate and a good book, with piano music playing in the background.
7.)What will make you happy?
     I will be happy with myself when I graduate from high school, and decide where I'm going to college. I also have a few more things I want to accomplish that I think will make me happy. But honestly overall, I just want to get my education, get married, and have kids, that is my life plan. But I know life will take me wherever it wants to, and I'm just along for the ride
8.)If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
     That would be a tie between pickles and pizza, my two favorite foods and I could eat them everyday. But I suppose I would pick pickles because they won't make me gain weight.
9.)What is your motto?
    My motto is to live in the moment and not regret the things we can't change. 
      I've spent many years trying to change things from my past, but you come to a point where you finally realize that your past is your past and you can't change it
10.)Who is your inspiration?
       My inspiration is Demi Lovato because she was at rock bottom and was able to get help and has since rebuilt her career. She has spoke put about her issues and helped save lives by sharing her story. And I feel like that's really rare because most people in Hollywood will come out and claim they had this disease or they've suffered with a certain issue, but they do nothing to raise awareness. I like the fact that since leaving treatment she has continued to raise awareness and stays involved in the campaigns she sponsors. 

 So there you go let me know what you think. And if you decide to do a questionnaire on your blog leave a link below so I can see. By the way I'm sorry I' posting so late today, I completely forgot, I was busy doing Algebra, I'm almost finished with my third lesson of the day, yay. Anyway  that's all for today. I thought that would be interesting to share. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

13 Quotes I like to Live by...

    There are certain quotes I like to live by, I have a lot, but today I decided to share some of my favorites.

  • Just think of the pain a smile can hide, you don't even know what is really behind it!
  • I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. - Oscar Wilde 
  • Whether you're a size 4 or 24, if you have a vagina you are a real woman.
  • FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what you want over and over again... Even though every time you've tried before you've lost. -Taylor Swift
  • The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
  • I like my booty and thighs. I have curves. Get over it. -Demi Lovato
  • I don't think there's going to be a day when I don't think about food or my body, but I'm living with it, and I wish I could tell young girls to find their safe place and stay with it. -Demi Lovato
  • Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life believing that it's stupid. -Albert Einstein
  • Beware of the half truth.You may have gotten hold of the wrong half. 
  • "Look at yourself from a child's perspective. It's about taking things at face value without preconceived notions. It keeps you grounded in reality rather than stuck in your head and thoughts."
  • Inhale the good shit, Exhale the bad shit. Shit is shit you choose what to do with it, let it go, or cling to it. ( The first half is from Pinterest, but the second half I added).
  • "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable we have to alter it every six months." - Oscar Wilde
  • Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools speak because they have to say something. -Plato
          My favorite quote is the last one on the list which is by Plato. I just discovered it yesterday, but I feel so connected to it, because it speaks the truth about my life. I choose not to talk unless I have something to say, and those around me speak just to hear themselves.
        Anyway  that's all for today. I thought that would be interesting to share. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Weight Loss Monday's: Week 3

     Okay so today's post is actually going to be a big disappointment  for both me and for those of you who actually care.  I don't know if I have gained or lost any weight, but then again I haven't weighed myself in a week.
     Why? Well because I started a new medication for my cholesterol and I didn't want to change anything that way I would know whether or not I was reacting to the medication good or bad.
       So far everything is good, I'm not to happy about being on another medication, I had finally got to where I was down to only taking 4 medicines, but of course I have horrible luck. I had a little scare a few nights ago and thought I was having an allergic reaction but apparently it was a false alarm.
      BUT I have made one major accomplishment, I've managed to almost cut out chocolate. I know it's only been two days, but still I've ate barely any chocolate, which might not seem major but it is. I normally eat chocolate after every meal and in between meals, even during the night if I get up I will pop a piece of Dove chocolate into my mouth.
     I've also tried exercising, nothing major, because like I said I didn't want to chance things. But I did lift some light weights and did some squats. I'm hoping to get my gym membership back next month, I would do it now, but I know the gyms are filled up with people trying to fulfill their New Years Resolutions. So I'll wait till next month, the gym I go to is so small, but you get what you pay for, so I don't mind.

Week's Weight Lost This Week: 0 pounds
Total Weight Loss Since April 2012: 62 pounds

As you can tell this week has been disappointing, but I'm hoping next week will be better.

   So that's all for today I hope this inspire's you to stick to your diet, even though the only inspiring thing about this week is my chocolate situation. 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, January 4, 2013

5 Words: Week 2

     So as you may know if you read my blog regularly I decided to start this new series a few weeks ago. But I also decided not to post last week due to it being Christmas and I just really didn't want to bother you with anything else to do.
     As you may know these words are not related and there's no reason as to why I picked them. I just felt these were 5 words that might interest you, whether you know their real meaning or not, so enjoy.

Recidivism- A habitual relapse into crime.

Convoluted-  1.) Extremely complex and difficult to follow.
                       2.)Intricately folded, twisted, or coiled.

Inquisitive-  Curious or inquiring.

Implausible-  Not seeming reasonable or probable; failing to convince; not believable.

Fervid-    1.) Intensely enthusiastic or passionate.
                2.) Burning, hot, or glowing

       So there's this week's 5 words, let me know what you think, and come back soon I have a lot planned out for January.  Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Welcome January, and My Mistake

   So this month I have a lot planned, and I mean a lot. But first I want to say Happy New Year, I know I already said that in my New Year's Resolutions post but I wanted to say it again.
    Of course I have my three weekly series for you to look forward to; Weight Loss Mondays, 5 Words, and Good Deals. Actually Good Deals isn't a weekly series, it's just something I post whenever I find something I want to share with you, but I do try to post weekly.
     I also have some very exciting posts for you, some related to blogging and I know of at least one review. Do you wanna know what it is??? I don't know if I want to tell you or not.
    Hmm, I guess I will. My new review will be a nail polish review, black glitter and actually I think I'll do it in two parts because I use two different products.
    Before I go I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported me and has been a loyal reader to my blog, and I also wanted to let you in on a mistake on my part.  had been trying to figure out why I had no followers on my blog, and then I realized I didn't have a follow button on the main page. So that has been corrected and you can now follow me either through your blogger dashboard or by E-mail.
     So that's all for today, 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, January 1, 2013

My 13 New Years Resolutions

    Happy New Year!!!! So it's officially 2013, which means it's time to once again make a list of things I want to accomplish and break most of them by the end of the year. Today's post will be short and sweet I won't waste your time with long explanations, you'll end up with an explanation on most of them eventually. So let's get started.....

  1. Lose 25-45 pounds.
  2. Take the SAT and ACT at least once.
  3. Get a job.
  4. Open a savings account and save at a minimum half of each paycheck.
  5. Finish 25 classes.
  6. Start touring and visiting colleges.
  7. Narrow down my list of potential colleges.
  8. Read more, specifically from my list of books to read before going to college.
  9. Start reading my E-mails and not just putting them in folders to read later. (Note: I have 4 E-mail addresses, and your e-mails are never put in folders, they always have been and will be read and replied to ASAP).
  10. Blog at least 120 times in 2013.
  11. Be more positive and less sarcastic to those around me.
  12. Learn how to deal with stress and not allow annoying people to get to me so easily
  13. Accomplish the things that mean the most to me this year and stop putting other people before my own needs and wants.
I decided to do 13 resolutions because it's 2013.
I'm sure you noticed that a lot of these are centered around my education and college. I'm actually planning a blog post soon where I talk about that, I'm just trying to decide exactly what I want to say in it. 

So that's all for today, i hope your New Year is off to a lovely start, stay safe, and be sure to bundle up if it's cold where you live. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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I also wanted to share with you a quote I found today.
       "Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't Freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
     Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever."
-Neil Gailman

P.S. I decided to move my weekly series 5 Words to Friday's, because I feel like it's more convenient because it means Weight Loss series on Monday's, 5 Words on Friday's, and then I can post during the week without being restricted. I hope you don't mind, I just didn't realize how inconvenient it was till I got ready to do this post and realized two of my series ran 2 days in a row.

P.P.S. I just realized this blog post  isn't exactly short and sweet like I thought it would be. Oh well, Happy New Year!!!! I hope you have a great year in 2013.