You have all read my struggles, past present and heck I’ll admit, even future with my weight. Honestly I’m getting quite sick of it! I eat healthy, I workout, yet I’m stuck in a rut and the weight doesn’t seem to go anywhere. So I’ll try whatever comes my way to see if it helps. That includes being included in a 90 day challenge sponsored by Creative Bioscience.
Having a choice in choosing what I’d like to try, I decided on trying the Raspberry Ketone 1234, hoping that it will HELP me loose some pounds. I know I cant rely on a pill alone, I still have to do the hardest work, but what I’m hoping is that it will help my body out somewhat in getting me kick started.
Waiting on my shipment as we speak, and I’m kind of excited about it. I’ll be taking the Raspberry Ketone for 90 days, and keeping you updated on my challenge along the way.
Scientists and nutritionists believe that Raspberry Ketones help regulate the fat-moderating hormone adiponectin. In turn, adiponectin programs your body to act like it’s thin. Our Raspberry Ketone 1234 supplements are designed not only to promote fat oxidation (burning), but help sugars and fats pass through your system without being absorbed and stored as they normally would. Does this mean you can feast freely on fatty foods as long as you take Raspberry Ketones for weight loss? No. There is no substitute for common sense and a regular program of healthy activity and proper nutrition, but Raspberry Ketones are clinically supported to promote healthy body metabolism to help you achieve your goal weight.
Here’s hoping it helps out, have you ever tried Raspberry Ketones for weight loss? Interested in maybe trying it or one of the other products from Creative Bioscience? If you’re a blogger you can join in on the challenge as well, just visit http://www.creativebioscience.com/90-day-weight-loss-challenge.html.
May 10, 2013 – 8:27 AM - | Posted in health, healthy products, Reviews, weight loss | No Comments »
Relaxi Taxi Spa-Tini
• 1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Lemon
• 1.5 oz. Club soda
• .05 oz. Lemon juice
• 0.5 oz. Agave nectar
• Garnish: 10 slices cucumber
Muddle cucumber slices in the bottom of a mixing glass with SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Lemon, lemon juice and agave nectar. Strain into a chilled martini glass and top with club soda.
• 1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate
• 2 oz. Diet ginger ale
• 1 oz. Cranberry juice
• Garnish: Lime wheel and/or raspberry
Build in a highball glass over ice, squeeze in lime and stir. Garnish with lime wheel and/or raspberry.
• 2 oz. SMIRNOFF Iced Cake Flavored Vodka
• 2 oz. Lemonade
• 0.5 oz. Amaretto liqueur
• Garnish: 1 twist lemon, 3 piece(s) strawberries
Muddle strawberries and SMIRNOFF Iced Cake Flavored Vodka in a shaker. Add other ingredients. Shake well with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a strawberry and a lemon twist.
May 9, 2013 – 5:51 PM - | Posted in recipes | 3 Comments »
Mudbuddy is the new iPAD book for kids that brings attention to the ground beneath our feet, and introduces them to backyard environmentalism. Kids love to learn things, like what is the purpose of bugs, dirt and worms. Mudbuddy will help them learn about and answer those questions.
Mudbuddy is a new interactive storybook app for the iPad (available on iTunes) for families and kids who want to learn more about the organic world around them, as well as teach children about how they can make a positive impact on nature and our environment.
The first of the series, Mudbuddy allows children to learn through simple stories, humor, and touch-screen interaction, readers can help Mudbuddy, the very adorable and slightly confused glob-of-mud-main-character, and his friends learn more about each other and their special abilities. Readers can manipulate the screens, drag and click, open up new scenes and bring the characters to life!
Hailing from Lightborne Studios, a world-class production house and design factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mudbuddy author, Ben Nicholson, and illustrator, Kurt Koch, have created a new children’s book app which parents are sure to love and is sure to even have reluctant outdoor enthusiasts – and their parents – running outdoors to find their very own Mudbuddy and hopefully plant some seeds of their own.
“It can be socially disconnecting to use a wireless device. I’m guilty myself. But tablets such as iPads are interactive tools and should be used for engagement, and not just for escape,” says Nicholson. “We hope the Mudbuddy app encourages parents, together with their children, investigate and interact with the world around them—and make a positive impact too.”
It’s an app that reads like a book. With charming illustrations accenting the story’s vibrant and often hilarious verse, Mudbuddy takes children of all ages to a never-seen underground world of environmental adventure where rocks talk and mud morphs. Clever situations and colorful imagery bring this new app book to life with wit and adventure. Written in language that is fun and silly, parents, caregivers and teachers can have fun reading this book to children, or they can have the built-in narrator read the pages aloud. There are laugh-out-loud sound effects and images too.
Mudbuddy also includes the following themes:
• The size of the globe, versus a state, city and neighborhood
• The endless activities that occur under our feet
• What is the purpose of dirt?
• Ways to understand what is silly and why
• Discovering how fun the outdoors can be
• Uncovering your own special abilities or purpose
The story lends itself to discussion and engaging your imagination! How would you feel if you were Mudbuddy? What purpose would you like to have, that of the seeds, the water, the mud, etc? What colors are your favorites? Why? Does your belly grumble like Mudbuddy’s when you eat too much or too little? Did you know that grubs, worms, bones and moles were under the very ground you walk on? What else is under there?
“Backyard Environmentalism means that we can teach our kids about nature by giving them an appreciation of the things right outside their door,” adds Nicholson. “We can’t begin to change the world unless we start at home. Mudbuddy is a vehicle for this message.”
Mudbuddy is available on iTunes and available here for $1.99: https://itunes.apple.com/app/mudbuddy/id640794022?mt=8
May 9, 2013 – 5:42 PM - | Posted in promotions, Reviews | No Comments »
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard about Abercrombie & Fitch, and how their CEO Mike Jeffries doesn’t want to clothe anyone who’s above a size 10.. If you haven’t heard about it you can see the story here.
I wanted to share my thoughts…I’m one of the fatties that Mike Jeffries doesn’t want buying A&F clothing. While most people are slamming and boycotting the clothing line now, I’ll be honest and say, I’m not. I’d still buy my daughter clothes there because she fits in them. Do I fit in them? Nope, not a shot in hell, but I can’t fault the company, the CEO, the clothing line for only wanting to fit certain sizes. They don’t have my size, I simply won’t shop for myself there.
It’s like slamming Lane Bryant or Torrid for not having smaller sizes. They only cater to ‘plus sizes’ so should the size 10 and under throw a fit because they can’t buy clothes there? Of course not. There’s no rule that says every store has to carry all sizes, there’s no law in place. If a company wishes to only cater to certain people, certain sizes that’s up to them. Its your choice as a consumer not to shop there.
Discrimination? Far from it. They’re not saying you CAN’T shop there, you can go in and buy accessories, you can go in and TRY to fit into their clothes, they’re not banning you from the store.
Sure, some of the things he said, obviously he’s a douche bag, you can tell that just by his statements, I’m not condoning his words in any way, but its his choice as the owner of the company to do what he wants with it. If he REFUSED money from ‘fat people’ REFUSED their entrance into any of the stores that would be one thing, but he’s just not accommodating sizes larger than a size 10, what harm is there in that? I personally don’t see it, and I’m no where near a size 10 or below.
Unfortunately, this society has become too politically correct, they’ve become to accommodating. Sometimes you can’t have everything you want. If you’re that upset over A&F not carrying anything larger than a size 10, and you want to shop there SOOOO bad you need to sign a petition over it, then maybe you need to get yourself down to that size. For me, not my style of clothing, so I really don’t care what size they carried.
Parents upset saying we’re supposed to be teaching our children to love themselves, yes we are. I have two girls, body image and media wreck that I know. Mike Jeffries comments are distasteful yes, however, what *I* teach my children dictates things, not a clothing store, the CEO of clothing store. If anything my personal belief is that teaching your children everyone deserves the same as everyone else is the wrong way. And Honestly, he looks like hell, he’s definitely not one of the ‘beautiful people’.
What are your thoughts?
May 9, 2013 – 5:11 PM - | Posted in daily life | 1 Comment »
Join myself and the rest of the WWEMoms for a special “Make Mom Proud” Twitter Party!!!
As we’ve seen in the past, the WWE Superstars have a soft spot for their moms. Like Layla, who also lost her mother from breast cancer, see her message to her mother and the rest of the mom’s around the world – http://www.tout.com/u/mslayel .
Check out the special message from John Cena himself to his mom and the other WWEMoms in his life:
The WWE and Susan G. Komen have always had a special relationship, and this Mother’s Day they want to work together to share awareness, support and the fight against breast cancer.
During the “Make Mom Proud” campaign, both the Susan G. Komen foundation and the WWE want you to show your support by doing something meaningful for your mom and the other important women in your life.
As part of the campaign, WWE urges fans to support moms by taking steps to educate themselves about the disease, participate in local Susan G. Komen Races in their communities, and donate to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
See the WWE Superstars talk about the Best Advice Mom Ever Gave:
Join us, Thursday May 9, 2013 at 7pm ET for a special “Make Mom Proud” Twitter Party with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Join host @WWEmoms, along with @JanetGoingCrazy, @SoberJulie, @RachelFerrucci, @MommyJenna, @LisaSamples, @wrestlingaddict and friends, at 7pm ET this Thursday, as we encourage WWE fans everywhere to get involved and support the fight against breast cancer!
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May 9, 2013 – 8:00 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Wrestling, WWE | No Comments »