Day 3 Military Diet Review

Weight loss this morning: .5 lbs

Total weight loss: 2.5 LBS

I am at the end of the diet and the end of my rope. Today is what I like to call starvation day. Meals are very limited. I seriously hope I can make it to the end of the day without a meltdown.

Breakfast 7:30 AM EST

5 Saltines

1 egg prepared with cooking spray and scrambled

1 small apple

Lunch 12:30 PM EST

Grilled Chicken over romaine and tossed veggies with vinegar and oil

This became the point where I threw in the towel. I needed to eat my normal fare – I couldn’t subsist on minimal amounts of foods and feel like crap for most of the day. I am a busy mom of two and I need ever bit of energy possible. This diet probably works for some but not for me. I truly would rather stick to healthy foods and exercise as opposed to these types of plans. Truthfully, I’ve felt better and lost more in three days when I have used plans such as the 21 Day Fix, The Atkins Diet or the South Beach diet. I don’t personally recommend this plan and feel that there are better ways to drop a few pounds quickly and feel good while doing so.

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What Would You Do Wednesday:Cheating Significant Other

Not only is this not a typical Bitsy Besty post but the title is slightly misleading. Let me clarify. You’re out with friends for, say, drinks and dinner. You pick an out of the way spot to go to just to change things up. You’re enjoying your friends, cocktails and great food, when you happen to look up across the bar and spot a familiar face. It’s a friend’s wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend and he/she is not alone. This person is openly flirting with, kissing and touching another person – and it’s not your friend. How do you handle it?

I ask because I keep seeing these scenarios pop up here and there. I experienced it once or twice myself back when I was single. As an example, I had a friend with a long-term, dickhead of a boyfriend. One weekend, she was on a business trip and I hit up a beach bar we would visit once in a while. I remember sitting in a beach chair, sipping my Coors Light (my choice of cocktail in my  early 20’s) when I noticed Douche Boy playing grab ass with a girl who was obviously not my friend.

Now, they were all over each other in an overly-familiar way. There was definitely a level of intimacy and comfort that led me to believe these two were very familiar with each other. Like, naked familiar. Douche Boy practically tossed his little friend off his lap when he saw me staring. He didn’t approach me and I didn’t approach him. Did I tell my friend? The answer is no.

Why, you ask? First of all, my friend was so in love with Douche Boy that she would believe whatever he told her. So, what I said, wouldn’t matter. Even if she did believe me, it wouldn’t matter. She would stay with him no matter what. It would also put a strain on our friendship. So, I thought it through and it wasn’t worth it.  So, what would you do? Tell me your stories!!!

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Day 2 Military Diet Review

Day 2 Weight Loss – 2 LBS.

My husband is doing it with me and lost the exact amount of weight. That’s a first. I figured he’d be about five pounds down after the first day. He cuts his toenails and usually loses five pounds so I am a bit surprised by a two pound loss. He followed the diet exactly so I am not sure why he didn’t lose more. I am more shocked I actually was down two pounds. I guessed a half pound loss but I will take two!

Breakfast 7:30 AM EST

1/2 banana

1 egg – cooked with cooking spray and scrambled

1 piece of toast

1 cup of black coffee

Still starving but so far feeling better than I did yesterday. I’ll check back in at lunch time!

Thanks for following my crazy rantings!

11:30 AM EST

Lunch

2 eggs (prepared same as breakfast, one egg is a sub for cottage cheese. Yuck!)

5 Saltines

1 cup coffee

I’m still here! My hunger is slightly more manageable than yesterday but it still sucks 😦

5PM EST

Dinner

2 hot dogs

1/2 cup steamed carrots

1 cup steamed broccoli

1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

1/2 banana

I feel satisfied because this meal provided enough food and calories to give me energy. I admit that I am not looking forward to tomorrow – which is the final day and what appears to be the most limited – both food and calorie – wise.

Thanks for sticking this out with me!

 

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Military Diet: Day 1 Review

Please forgive me for any offensive language I may use in the next few paragraphs. This is day one of the Military Diet for me and I’m starving and cranky. I thought it would be more helpful to my readers if I updated this blog post in real time with my thoughts and feelings. If you are not aware of what the Military Diet is, basically it’s a diet that can help you lose up to 10 pounds in three days. Please see the Military Diet site for the exact rules to follow. I will tell you what I ate, when I ate it and if I am ready to punch a bitch for a Krispy Kreme donut. Which I am ready to punch a bitch for a Krispy Kreme – so if you are chowing down on one, stay FAR away. I will incite violence for pastries.

Day 1 Meal 1 (7 AM EST)

1 cup black coffee

1 piece of whole wheat toast

2 TBSP peanut butter

1/2 TSP baking soda in a glass of water (Normally, this would be a half of a grapefruit, but I can’t have grapefruit, so this is the only substitution for it.)

Current time- 9:15 AM EST

I am freakin’ starving. My stomach is making pregnant with an alien noises. This shit better work.

Stay tuned for my next update. Pray for me.

Current Time: 12:36 PM EST

Lunch

1  slice of whole wheat toast

1/2 cup of tuna

1 cup of black coffee

It’s no surprise I am still hungry. Starving, in fact. However, I no longer want a donut. I want a chocolate cupcake with buttercream frosting. Continue to pray for me or send me a damn cupcake, readers!

Update at 2:41 PM EST

I almost had a breakdown near McDonalds. Not for food or a burger, but I really wanted a black iced coffee. The diet only allows for two cups of black coffee daily; one with breakfast, one with lunch. A shopping trip to Pier 1 has done nothing to improve my mood or curb my hunger.

Update at 3:25 EST

I cracked and ate my 1/2 banana and 1 cup vanilla ice cream that is supposed to be part of dinner. Mama’s losin’ it.

Update 5:26 PM EST

Dinner

3 OZ skinless chicken breast on the grill

1 cup steamed green beans

1 apple

I have never been so happy to see burned chicken. Ever. And the green beans? Let’s just say one fell on the floor and I almost fought the dog for it. Almost. I am hoping this is my last post of the day. I am going to try my hardest to distract myself from thinking about food. Ha. Ha Ha.

 

 

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What You Need In Your Bath Tub Now: Basin White Review

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Most people’s vacations consist of surf, sun and sand. This was true for me but I added an extra ‘s’ : soap. The last leg of our trip to the Walt Disney World Resort included a stay at the luxurious Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. I’ve been there several and have always found myself walking around the gigantic lobby and main building with my mouth hanging open in awe. The lobby is huge and covered in marble with shops, restaurants and a brass band that plays to the visitors from a second floor overlook. Every time I’ve visited, I’ve never taken the to stop into the Basin White shop, a luxury bath and body shop with products created with skin-healthy ingredients.

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Upon spying some colorful and eye-catching soaps in the window, I decided to pop my head in and take a peek. My first stop was to the bath salt station. For $4.99, a customer can fill up an entire bottle with any of the many scents Basin White has to offer. I was watching another lady fill her bottle and asked her opinion on the best scents. She recommended Paradise(blue-green) and Pink Sugar but told me that she like too many scents to choose just one or two. She and I ended up with identical, rainbow-colored tubes, like you see above. I chose Pink Sugar, Satsuma(orange) and Paradise. A little of the bath salt goes a long way so this tube will last me for a bit.

DSC_0025My daughter and I hit the sinks and tested many of the heavenly skin scrubs. My daughter immediately set her sights on the Basin White Bath Bombs. The staff member was kind enough to demonstrate for us how the bath bombs work. The store had a small tub, which she filled up and let my daughter choose the bath bombs she wanted to add to the water. She chose a Pink Sugar, which turned the bath water slightly pink at first, then it faded. The bomb bubbled and fizzed, leaving a soapy, beautifully scented layer in the water. We immediately decided that we needed some bath bombs in our lives and stocked up a Bath Bomb Barrel, which holds four large bombs, five medium bombs or seven small bombs for the price of $19.99.

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Of course, my daughter and I needed to check out the foaming bath. We had both decided that Pink Sugar, which smells like fresh cotton candy, was our favorite Basin White scent, so it was a no-brainer which scent to choose for the foaming bath. I don’t think I need to tell you that my daughter insisted on a bath as soon as we got back to the room. She chose to use not only a bath bomb, but some foaming bath and salt as well. The ritual was repeated our first day home. Lucky for me (and my readers), we don’t have to travel all the way to Orlando to purchase Basin White. You can shop online for their extensive line of products at Basin White . If you have any questions, you can contact Basin White at 1-888-77-BASIN, on twitter @BasinWhite or Facebook.

Cheers,

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BH Cosmetics Review: Flawless Brow Gel and Studio Pro HD Brow Pencil

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Hello there! It’s nice to be back after a much needed vacation. I thought I’d start off nice and easy  with a review of some pre-vacation purchases from BH Cosmetics. In the last few months, I’ve become much more focused on my brows. I am a die hard fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products but I decided to give a shot to brow products from a brand that I have had such good results from in recent months.

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First stop: Flawless Brow Gel in Clear. I’ve tried a wax brow pencil from Nyx that basically did nothing at all but I was totally confident that gel would give more staying power. I was right. The clear gel goes on wet but dries quickly and holds those brows in place. This product far exceeds its $6.00 price tag.

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Next up: Studio Pro HD Brow Pencil in Brunette. Let me restate, I am in love with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz and Dip Brow Pomade. However, I always love to have a back up product. The Studio Pro pencil has the same structure as the Brow Whiz – brush on one end, pencil on the other. Are they the same? I’d say similar but not exact. I get better coverage on my eyebrow grays from the Anastasia. The bottom line is I really do like the HD Pencil and will continue to use it as an alternative. It’s definitely  a fabulous alternative at $5.00.

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I suggest to my readers to definitely check out these two brow products. The price point is excellent and the quality is stellar. I am a huge fan of BH Cosmetics and have loved trying out all of there products.  More product reviews are on the way, so stay tuned!

Cheers,

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Back From Vacation!

Hi all! I hope the month of July has been treating you well. I just wanted to post to let you know that I didn’t fall off the face of the earth (not technically). I was just on vacation in sunny Orlando, Florida for two weeks. I’m happy to be back and have a ton to review. Stay tuned!

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