Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Skating along with January Hodgepodge

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog.  Today I am joining in with Joyce at From This Side of the Pond for her Wednesday Hodgepodge.  If you have never joined in or been to her blog I suggest you hope on over and get the questions, answer them and link up.  This is a great way to meet other bloggers.  Who knows you just might find your next best friend, learn something you didn’t know or get great advise on other things such as food and travel.

So without further ado here are this week’s questions and answers.  Please be sure to leave a comment with your blog link so I can visit and join in on your wonderful answers.

1.  Speaking of skating...when did you last 'skate on thin ice', 'skate over the details', 'encounter a cheapskate', or just plain skate?
--- Oh wow, digging back in the memory bank here.  I guess the one time that has stuck out in my mind is when my brother took me and a friend ice skating for the first time.  It was freezing cold, he had an old VW bug that was rusty as all get out.  The part that makes me remember it the most is that he kept taking me to the middle of the rink and letting go.  I think I sat on the ice more than I stood.

2. What would you say is the biggest problem of people your age?
--- The inability to discipline their children.  When I look at my kids and other kids their same age I am appalled at the lack of respect for themselves, others and things in general.  The parents don’t seem to want to discipline them and make them respectful of anything.

3. What's your favorite accessory? Is it something you wear every day, often, or only on special occasions?
--- My black cardigan sweater and fit bit.  Without either of them I feel lost and like I am forgetting something.

4. January 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day. Are you a lover of cheese? What's your favorite dish made with cheese? Last thing you ate that contained some kind of cheese? 
---I would have to say a hot ham and cheese sandwich is my favorite.  However, for what I ate last with cheese would be hamburger Bacon and Cheeseburger for dinner.

5. What's something guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? 
 --- a smartass kid,  I have to roll my eyes or I will be charged with assault.
6. Your favorite book series
--- Dean Koontz Odd Thomas

7. Why did you choose your profession? 
---Honestly, I didn’t really pick my profession.  I have worked in Accounting for the last 20 years.  I wanted to be an attorney but realized I was afraid of court so I changed to a Management Degree but no one will hire without experience and you can’t get experience if no one will hire you to begin with.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
---Yesterday started off pretty scary.  My SIL called me and told me that my oldest brother who lives about 15 miles from me was in a car wreck.  Thankfully he is ok but their car is totaled and my SIL is in the hospital with serious medical issues.  They only have the one car and his work is about 20 miles from where he lives.  There is no public transportation that comes out by his house and I am not sure what he is going to do in order to get back and forth to work.  I am going to offer to let him stay with me until she gets out of the hospital and they can get another car.

---I honestly need to blog more because as of this post I have only done about 3 posts for the month of January.  Seriously need to get some more post up.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment with your blog link included.  I love meeting and following new people and learning something new.  I hope you all have an amazing rest of the week and weekend.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Seriously Behind the Times -- Melissa McCarthy Clothes

The other day I was surfing the internet and came across a post about Melissa McCarthy and her new clothes line.  First let me just say this.....SHE LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!!  OMG, a totally different person.  I loved watching her on the Gilmore Girls, in movies and of course the Mike and Molly show.  She is freaking hilarious.  

I haven't really paid much attention to all the ads saying how she lost alot of weight and what she was doing to lose it and honestly I still don't know how she has been doing it.  What I am writing about is her clothing line.  The one that I didn't know existed.  I love some of the outfits that she wears and given that she was a big girl like I am I thought it was awesome when I found out she had a clothing line.

That is until I took a look at the website and realized that in order to buy a shirt and a pair of pants it would cost more than my electric bill for any given month.  Not to mention that there is a very small selection to choose from, the models are not Plus Size women and not what I consider true plus size.   Below is a picture of 3 items that I picked out which total $154.20 not counting tax or shipping and handling.   

I would LOVE to have this outfit but I honestly can't justify paying that much money for 1 outfit.  Just can't do it.

Now I understand that you are going to pay more for items that carry the name of a celebrity name but honestly I think it is crazy that we should have to pay that sort of price.  Why are plus girls punished with pricing and lack of style?

I took a look at her sizing chart and realized that the numbers they have are IMP unrealistic.  If you seen me in person you would not believe that I have to wear a 2-3x in clothing because honestly what is the biggest on me is my stomach.  This is why I have such an issue with finding clothing to fit and look right.  It seems that everyone wants to have a flatter stomach and that is fine and great.  Hell I want a flat stomach but in reality I know that it isn't going to happen anytime soon.  

So given all this news about me getting extremely excited to find she has a clothing line only to be let down by over priced, unrealistic sizes and a very limited selection of cute clothing I then find out she has this damn SLIMMING BAND in the pants.  When is the last time you seen a honest to goodness Plus Size Woman without any rolls?  Come on now, seriously, all these models they show I believe are not Plus Size because they have flat bellies.  Uh hello????????????  How do you get the rolls in these pants with this new "Slimming Technology" when the problem is you can't get the pants on to begin with even if they are your size because of this "technology".

I have rolls people, I need to hide them in jeans but with this technology I can't even get the biggest pair of pants to button.  I made that mistake once and I won't do it again.  Do people not realize when you put these on and they slim your tummy that the extra has to go somewhere?  Usually up and that is only if you can get the pants buttoned.  

I would love to see the clothing industry use real models that have rolls to design their clothing.  Sorry if this sounds so harsh and rude and whatever else but I am tired of seeing all these "Plus Size Women" celebrities with amazing clothing on and us normal everyday folk can't find them or better yet afford them.  Hell I would have a better chance of finding pants that fit in the Maternity section of a store than I would some of these that they "Design" for Plus Size Women.

Ok rant over.  Have you ever run into this problem as a Plus Size woman?  What is the biggest challenge you face when shopping for clothing?  Are you also like me and in the middle when it comes to length of the legs?

I would love to hear your opinion and what you do to solve the problems you run into when trying to shop for an outfit.

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Friday, January 01, 2016

My Results with Garcinia Cambogia and Weight Loss

Hello everyone and Happy New Year.  I know that alot of people start out the new year with a resolution to lose weight and when we make that resolution we really mean it at the time.  However, as the days go by and life continues to happen we seem to fall out of the desire to actually do the work to make ourselves lose weight.

October 2014, I got on the scale and cried.  I weighed in at 235 lbs.  That is the heaviest I have ever been in my life.  I was miserable, tired all the time, ate only lunch and dinner, wanted to sleep alot and hurt all over.  Come January 22, 2015 I was down 12 lbs.  Yeah I was excited.  You can read more Here and see the plates and the before and after pictures.  Here is a sneak peak at one of the photos you will see:  

I got the opportunity to try out Garcinia Cambogia Advanced and Slender Cleanse Advanced for Free for an Honest Review.  Let me just say, I was a little afraid when I seen Slender Cleanse Advanced, ok, yes those thoughts were going through my mind.  But, I tried it anyway and I was impressed that I didn't have any accidents in my pants if you know what I mean.

Here are the claims that it makes:
MORE EFFECTIVE THAN ANY SINGLE PILL! Your FAVORITE TV Doctor demands-Where did the Fruit come from? -Is the extract 100% pure? -Does it have the right dose per serving? -Does it contain atleast 60% HCA?
Garcinia Cambogia Advanced was developed with the TV doctor's criteria for the proper Garcinia Supplement.
100% Pure
Absolutely NO fillers, NO binders, , NO artificial ingredients, GMO-FREE and GLUTEN-FREE
And most importantly they must contain at least 60% HCA, which is the key to weight loss.
Slender Cleanse Advanced is an all natural gentle method to break up and flush away POUNDS of unwanted toxins and build up from the walls of your colon and intestines. SKINNY JEANS HERE YOU COME!
Weight Gain *Acne *Sluggishness *Mood Swings & Irritability* Gas & Bloating* Sleeping Problems* Constipation?
Cleanse Your way to a NEW YOU with Slender Cleanse Advanced and Garcinia Cambogia Advanced!
NOTE: This product is specifically designed for men and women that NEED TO LOSE MORE THAN 10 LBS

I started taking them like it said on the bottle, GC 2 pills daily and the ASC 2 pills 2 times daily.  Ok again, think of my terror not knowing what the ASC was going to do to my body.  However, my fear with this system was unfounded.  I didn't starve and more importantly I didn't make a mess of myself either.  Points!!!!  

Now that I am starting my second week on these pills I wanted to share my results with you.  SO far in 1 week I am down 5 lbs without exercise, without extra steps, without curbing the way I eat and without any side effects.   Oh the most important thing to mention here, I did not get in the recommended daily water intake either.  As a matter of fact I only had the 8 glasses on 1 day of the entire week.  The rest of the time I drank mostly coffee and tea.

Now I know that everyone is different and not everyone will have the same results.  As a matter of fact there are some that have taken this and seen no results at all.  However, I recommend you to read these two articles that I found online about what exactly this is and other medical information before taking this product.  The one from WebMD and Healthline are very interesting.  Yes you have seen this on Dr. Oz before and other places such as Walmart, Walgreens and Amazon which is where I would recommend getting it at.  

Some studies have found that it can also lower Cholesterol levels but if you are on Cholesterol medicine it is not recommended to use this product according to WebMD.  It is always best to consult your doctor before taking this or any other weight loss product for it may have possible side effects that can cause serious complications,

My overall opinion of this product is a good one.  Again the recap, I have lost 5 lbs in a week with no exercise and maintaining my normal eating habits.  I will be getting back to the gym this week since I am now over being sick and should see better results with exercise added into the program.   Granted everyone might see different results but for me, it did make me loose weight, my acne cleared up and I have regulated.  However, I did not see an increase in energy or sleep but the rest was spot on.

So have you ever used this product?  What was your results?  Do you think that you would like to try it?  I would love to hear your results if you have used it and what you found worked best for you or didn't work.

Please again, Consult your Physician before taking this or any other weight loss product on the market!!!!!!!

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