Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How To Lose Weight (Weigh In #2)

My goal is to be 5 lbs heavier than my goal weight by the end of the month.  I now have 3.3 lbs more to lose to be at my goal!  Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  That means holiday baking & TONS of EATING!!

30 Day Challenge

November 1st:      +13 lbs
November 2nd:     +11 lbs (Lost 2 lbs)
November 13th:    +8.3 lbs (Lost 4.7 lbs)

Eat This

Not That

Do you know any healthy holiday dishes?

Monday, November 11, 2013

Project 10 Pan #2 (Day #16: Wishlist)

Still going strong!  Even through Sephora's VIB sale (20% off)!

Last time, I made it 26 days before caving.  This time, I'm hoping to make it at least one month.

I has not been easy, especially with the following gift sets on sale now:

Have you tried any of these?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Project 10 Pan #2 (Day #10)

Ahhhh, so many sales right now!  I've been resisting, but I was on the verge of placing two orders with Sephora and one with Cherry Culture (25% off NYX).  Also, Nordstrom is having their half yearly sale & Clinique bonus time!

I decided to make an exception to my Project 10 Pan.  When I hit -5 lbs, I'll purchase one of the following from my wish list:
Have you seen any good deals lately?

Monday, November 4, 2013

Healthy Eating (Meal Planning)

I've read that the key to sticking to a healthy diet is to plan your meals ahead of time.  Ryan and I don't stock up on food like typical Americans.  We hardly buy anything we don't plan to eat that week.

Here is a list of what we have:
  • Baby Carrots
  • Salad Bag
  • 3 Frozen Vegetable Bags
  • Lentil Soup
  • Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast  (Ryan ate them)
  • Trader Joe's Chicken Wrap
  • Whole Foods Mediterranean Salad
  • Jello
  • Oatmeal
  • 3 2 Fiber One Bars
  • Eggs
  • Whole Foods Spicy Hummus
  • Frozen Blueberry Waffles
  • Tea
  • Seasoned Rice
  • Siggi's Raspberry Non-Fat Drinkable Yogurt
  • Trader Joe's Popcorn with Herbs and Spices
Breakfast: 1 Fiber One Bar
Lunch: Seasoned Rice (1/2 Cup), 1/2 sm. popcorn (no salt/no butter)
Dinner: Seasoned Rice (1/2 Cup), Lentil Soup, Siggi's Raspberry Non-Fat Drinkable Yogurt

Tuesday (Unexpected Whole Foods Day):
Breakfast: WF Fresh Berries & Grapes (not on the list)
Lunch: 1/2 WF No Oil Asian Chicken Wrap (not on list)
Dinner: WF Sm. Pasta Salad (not on list), Trader Joe's Popcorn with Herbs and Spices

Breakfast: Trader Joe's Popcorn with Herbs and Spices
Lunch: Trader Joe's Chicken Wrap
Dinner: ??? (going out) (1 slice pizza, 3 boneless chicken wings, salad)

Breakfast: 1 slice pizza, Trader Joe's Popcorn with Herbs and Spices
Lunch: rice, salad, cucumber, cucumber/avocado roll, tofu
Dinner: 1/2 WF No Oil Asian Chicken Wrap (not on list), iced coffee with milk

Breakfast: Siggi's Raspberry Non-Fat Drinkable Yogurt, Trader Joe's Popcorn with Herbs and Spices
Lunch: apple sauce cup (not on list), WF Waldorf Salad (not on list)
Dinner: ??? (going out) Indian food

Sunday, November 3, 2013

October Favorites 2013

  • Treat & Conceal by Miracle Skin ($36 from Ulta)
    • I can't believe how natural this looks and it covers absolutely everything!
  • Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine in No. 9, Nude in Private ($34 from Sephora)
    • BEST lipstick EVER!  Feels great and looks great!  
  • Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil (part of this $19 gift set from Sephora)
  • Golden Wonder Bath Bomb from Lush ($7)
    • This little present shaped bath bomb smells so good!!  It also looks adorable!
Food & Drink:
  • Strawberry Mango Daiquiris from the Waldorf Astoria in Maui
  • Earl Grey Tea
  • Leaves from Bath and Body Works ($9)
    • Smells like Christmas!  
  • Scandal
    • I just want Olivia Pope's closet.  She makes me want to buy everything in White!

Project 10 Pan #2 (Day #8)

 It was much easier to not buy makeup while I was in Maui.  Now that I'm back home, I am constantly tempted by holiday sales & collections!

I was looking at my list to try to estimate how long it will take me to finish.  I think the hardest item to finish will be the Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow (Verve).  I figure it will probably take me about 4 months to completely finish it.

I purchased this palette from Sephora for about $50 in February and I'm still so in love with it!  Amazing pigmentation and it lasts FOREVER!  

What's your favorite palette?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

How To Lose Weight (Weigh In)

In an effort to be consistent, I've decided to weigh myself first thing in the morning.

I did this on November 1st and was about 13 lbs heavier than I want to be.  This morning, I was about 11 lbs heavier than I want to be.  My goal is to be 5 lbs heavier than my goal weight by the end of the month.  This means dropping about 2 lbs each week!

30 Day Challenge

November 1st:      +13 lbs
November 2nd:     +11 lbs (Lost 2 lbs)

Before Picture

Do you have a goal weight?  What do you do to accomplish this goal?

Healthy Eating (30 Day Challenge)

I've been telling myself for months that I would start to eat healthy on November 1st.  That's why I've been eating as healthy as possible for the past couple of days.

Each day, I probably have about 4 cups of hot tea.  This really helps keep my hunger in check!  I've also been increasing the amount of water I drink each day.  I've heard that people tend to eat because they think they are hungry, but really their body is trying to tell them that they are just thirsty.

For the entire month of November (30 Days), I'm challenging myself to not eat or drink ANY soda!

Healthy Eating (Whole Foods Market)

Ryan absolutely hates Whole Foods.  I think it causes him pain to walk into the store.  I, on the other hand, am addicted!  I love looking at all the different options and trying new things.

Today I tried the Quinoa & Black Bean Salad... delicious!!!  I can't believe how good it tastes!  This salad is so full of flavor and it's very filling.  I highly suggest that if you live near a Whole Foods, you rush over there now and pick some of it up!

I know that a lot of people are astonished by the prices at Whole Foods, but I find that many items are very reasonably priced.  I purchased a small container of the quinoa salad for only $2.92.  I'll definitely be purchasing this again!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Project 10 Pan #2 (Day #6)

Hawaii was absolutely amazing and I can't wait to go back!  I'll post some pictures of my trip soon!!  Ryan and I were there to scout out venues for our wedding (next year).  We still haven't settled on where we're going to have the ceremony, but we were able to narrow down our options.

I did finish one of the items on my Project 10 Pan #2 List while I was there!  I used one of the concealers in my 15 Professional Camouflage Concealer Palette.  This palette cost me only $4.56 from Amazon.  Amazing deal!

I actually enjoy these for the price because it does provide full coverage.  Whenever I travel, my face freaks out a bit so I definitely need something that will hide my blemishes!  It does feel a little heavy and makes it hard for my skin to breathe so I don't typically wear these concealers on a daily basis.  They are great for covering up imperfections for a date night or if I know I'll be taking a lot of photos.  Then, as soon as I get home, I like to take it off so my face can get some air!  

One down, nine to go!
  • Dior Addict Lip Polish 002 Fresh Expert
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Eyeshadow in Verve
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
  • Stila Smudge Stick in Tetra
  • Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30 mL
  • Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake
  • Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation Sample
  • One Concealer From The 15 Professional Camouflage Concealer Palette
  • E.L.F. Essential Hypershine Gloss in Blossom
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Protector Finishing Powder