Posted in Rants

A New Diet Plan!

 A New Plan!

This looks like a good idea right?

I can make yummy cupcakes for all my friends to make them fatter while I eat none. I get skinnier and they have to hit the gym. LOL

Maybe this is just mean, (Ya think?) but don’t we sometimes feel like this? Be honest, there are times when you wish you were the “skinnier” one or looked better or could out run them; the list could go on and on. I know I feel this way sometimes. There are times when I just want to scream because the weight is just not coming off as fast as I would like. When I get overwhelmed like this I tend to stop and rethink WHY I am feeling this way. Then I realize that I have nothing to worry about as I am simply me; and I like who I am and who I am slowly becoming.

So to all the skinny people; watch out!

I make very good cupcakes! ūüôā

Posted in Healthy Living

Just the Word Diet…Ugh!


Are you sick of dieting?¬† Just the word diet makes me say…ugh! A few months back (Nov/2012)¬†my doctor told me to stop dieting and focus on eating less, eating healthier, and exercising 3-5 days a week.¬† This is easier said than done! Am I right or AM I RIGHT? LOL

All three are hard to do when you’re at a friend’s birthday dinner and up comes that delicious dense chocolate cake with a candy topping. Sigh. Or when your out at a local pub and those wings are calling to you with the spicy asian sauce. Yum! Oh and don’t forget the apple flavored beer called Angry Orchard, which is so good and leaves a pleasant after taste in one’s mouth long after consumed. Sigh…

So what is a woman to do with these kinds of temptations facing her? Well, the key really is eating less. “No!” you say, “How can this be when I practically starve myself and exercise 5 hours¬†day?”¬†¬†but its true. I took a prescription drug called Phentermine for¬†four months; and during that four months I did nothing to change my eating habits; no exercising as I absolutely HATE exercising. That little blue speckled pill helped me shed 34 lbs in¬†four months with nothing more than eating less. This is a huge feat since I have been overweight all my adult life and¬†most of my childhood. Yes, you heard me correctly, I ate as normal; I ate what I wanted, and when I wanted. The difference this time is that while taking the little blue speckled pill, I just didn’t want to eat as much.

The unfortunate part of taking this drug is a person cannot stay on Phentermine indefinitely. Especially if you are the type of person that would yell at someone for just looking at you wrong (high blood pressure/heavy stress load) or you have a history of heart disease, over active thyroid, and if your pregnant or nursing. See link at top of page for additional info.

Personally, I have never endorsed taking a prescription drug for anything that is not needed. But I have to say that this little pill works; I just wish it was safe enough to take for a longer period as individuals who have more than 30 lbs to lose could benefit significantly from this drug.

Posted in Rants

Trip to the Dentist

I went to the dentist today.
Yea for me! NOT!

I am having corrective and pre-prep work done to prepare for Invisalign and professional whitening.

Today’s visit involved a big long needle that numbed the left side of my face. Geez! Did I mention I do NOT like needles? ¬† Well I don’t!¬†In fact, when that needle was coming at me (and trust me its really long and scary looking) I had to close my eyes and pretend I was on vacation somewhere exotic. Which did not work for very long.

They are drilling out anything that is old (I have old fillings since I was like 7) and replacing them with white fillings. One main molar has to be replaced with a crown, as some previous dentist believed in filling one tooth with multiple fillings instead of just removing it and putting in a crown. That molar is so bad that when they were going to drill it out today the dentist stated “If I drill that tooth it will completely crack and we will have no choice but to put in a crown today”. ¬†Nice!

I have to go back sometime this year and get that whole molar redone. ¬†Oh and did I mention that because my fillings are so old I have metal in them that can seriously hurt me/my body if they ever crack or break and I swallow them? Yep, this was not simply a vain thing, even though the thought of having a pretty smile until I am 100 appeals to me. ūüôā

Stay tuned as sometime in the future I will have Invisalign, all white teeth, and an even prettier smile.

So…I guess you have to pay the price of drills and big long needles!