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My Continued Advocare regime

2 Oct

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The products that I have and use might not be beneficial for your health and fitness goals, but I want to share what I use.  

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~SPARK

  • Available in Watermelon, Mango Strawberry, Pink Lemonade, Mandarin Orange, Fruit Punch, Grape, Citrus and Cherry
  • Offered in pouches and canisters
  • Sharpens mental focus*
  • Fast acting and long-lasting energy*
  • Contains 21 vitamins, minerals and nutrients designed to synergistically provide a healthy, balanced source of energy*
  • Just 45 calories per serving

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The way it smells

10 May

Working at a middle school right after it rains is something that brings me back to my childhood.  Not that I liked middle school.  At. All.  But middle schoolers have a weird smell about them and when that mixes with wet dirt, it’s a pretty universal smell, that I am certain will trigger the olfactory memory of anyone that smells it.  It’s a mixed smell of childhood and adulthood.  Boys and girls that have yet to discover the proper usage and application of antiperspirant, lotions, hairsprays, perfumes, and cologne.  Mixed with #2 sawdust.  And stinky feet.  And attitude.  Some of them are bigger than I am and some of them are smaller than my eight-year-old.  They are all insane, and pretty much all unsure of themselves.  And a lot of them, when it rains, kinda smell like wet dogs.

20 Things I took with me from the Restaurant

27 Apr

#1 15 knives.   Haha, just kidding.

I was grocery shopping the other day and spazzed out that my raw chicken was on top of my pack of hamburger.  After a strange look from a friend, I realized that there’s some things I know about food (and apparently health) that not everyone knows.

BTW don’t put chicken on top of beef, for the love of God.

Things that make my skin crawl and seem to go against my very being, others are oblivious to; and also things I’ve learned that I never learned about cooking from my Mom or Nana.

  1. The hierarchy in which food should be stored ~>  http://www.cortlandasc.com/cmsresources/Refrigerator2.jpg
  2. The chart of doneness (not an official name) When I cook, I always take the temperature of my chicken or meat to tell the doneness (by sticking the thermometer into the meatiest part).  165?  Good to go buddy!
  3. What a ramekin is
  4. How to cook ribs (Cut the membrane, dummy!)
  5. Don’t scoop ice with your glass.  Trust me.
  6. The ability to see through people’s bs excuses
  7. If you submerge noodles in an ice bath, they stop cooking and don’t become mushy
  8. If you add oil to noodles, it adds a buttload of calories o_O
  9. Just because it’s a salad does not mean that it’s healthy.  At…..All…….
  10. Cooks don’t like to, but if they have the ingredients, they can make pretty much anything you ask for. You have options!!!
  11. If you grill a chicken breast, start with the smooth side down.
  12. Fresh oil in a fryer makes the fried food taste way better.
  13. How to efficiently break down a box.
  14. How to clean a grill.
  15. How to maintain and operate a grill
  16. Things are generally colder in the top back left of a cooler of freezer.  (handy info for impending power outages!)
  17. That ugly concrete layer underneath the brick of your home or building actually prevents insects, so don’t pile mulch up around it.
  18. Frying wings from raw status taste way better than blanching, cooling and then refrying.  (15 minutes for raw, btw)
  19. How to tell if meat is bad, or potentially freezer burnt or packaged improperly
  20. How to make a batter

There’s probably way more, but off the top of my head, these are tops.

 

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Advocare 24 day challenge

23 Apr

Ever heard of Advocare?  I learned of it last year.  It’s a company started in 1993 dedicated to wellness.  They have different 24-day challenges depending on your goal.  I decided to do this mostly for the cleanse.  I have been feeling a lot like crap lately, just generally unhealthy.  I am always tired and generally unmotivated to do anything.  I have a few friends that use Advocare religiously and love the way they feel (and look).  So here we go!

Starting day: Day 1: 195.6 lbs

I started the cleanse phase today.  I’m using the Watermelon flavored Spark (sorta an energy drink that comes with the challenge)

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Raise Your Arms

7 Feb

Hey!  Long time to type.

So I have been sent a new deodorant from Dove, via an Influenster VoxBox.

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What The Heck is an Influenster Vox Box?  Click the link on my homepage and find out for yourself.

This is my first VoxBox, and I kinda love it.

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Today was my first day using my new Dove Advanced Care Deodorant.

It’s unnaturally cold here around New Orleans, so I wasn’t exactly sweating much, but it’s currently 6:30 pm and my pits still smell great, haha.

So here’s to the start of my #RaiseYourArmsExperience.  Enjoy my Pits 😛

Day 1:

CAM00519So after my trial, which lasted through Mardi Gras, I did notice a difference in my pits!!  I definitely recommend it.  I have had a hard time finding good deodorant after my second baby, but this one rocks.

When I used it, I never had to reapply, even though at times I was sweating through a parade.