Nutrisystem, Week 8 Update #nsnation #ad

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May 30, 2016

I am eating every 2-3 hours, 6-7 times a day. Here is what my food schedule looks like:

~ Nutrisystem Breakfast entrée and a power fuel within an hour of waking up

~ 2-3 hours later, snack of a power protein and a Smart Carb

~ 2-3 hours later, Nutrisystem lunch entrée provided, and at least two servings of non-starchy veggies

~ 2-3 hours later, snack of a power fuel and a smart carb

~ 2-3 hours later, Nutrisystem dinner entree with an extra power fuel and smart carb, and at least two more servings of non starchy veggies

~ Snack provided by Nutrisystem

I have come to the conclusion that I am the world’s worst dieter ever.  The failure has nothing to do with Nutrisystem, as when I was sticking to it, I was losing weight.  I find myself finding every excuse in the book to splurge, and that is a habit I have to get myself out of.

Starting Weight: 291.8

Last Weigh in: 281.8

This Weigh In: 282.8

Total Weight Loss: 9

For the amount I have been eating, I’m glad to see that I only did a pound of damage.  Tomorrow’s another day, and next week is a whole new week for me to start again.  Going to do my best to get back on track and finish out the program.

See you guys next time with another Nutrisystem update!

Mysterious Travels: Weird Los Angles, WB Studio Tour with Pierre Benard JR

Since13179430_10156922019295615_6809130944870755579_n we had a whole week in Vegas, we decided to plan a side trip to Hollywood, Burbank, and Los Angeles, California.  Y’all know I couldn’t go to LA without visit one of my close friends, Pierre Bernard JR.

 

For those of you who know me as a person have heard me talk about Pierre in nothing but kind and thoughtful words.  Those of you who have not heard me talk about Pierre, in a nutshell, he is an amazingly talented graphic artists who has been working with Conan for over 20 years.  He has made several appearances on Conan and the many reincarnations of shows of Conan’s past, he was in an episode of Stargate, and Pierre also had a knack for all things geeky and scifi.

Long story short, I have had the pleasure of being his friend for going on 10 years now.  Every year he comes to Dragon*Con, and this time, we met on his turf, and he was gracious enough to take me and my boyfriend on a tour of the WB studio lot, including the Conan set, where we entered through the door the guests enter.

 

While I could sit here and go on for pages anConan Setd pages about the wonderful things that have been filmed on this WB lot, but I will just name a few of the ones I was able to recognize, and that out gracious tour guide told me about: Smallville, ER, Original Batman, Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives, (where we actually got to go inside one of the houses) and Fuller House.

This was one of the highlights of my trip, and Pierre made it extra special, because he took time of his busy schedule to come and show up around his place of work.  Yeah, sure, we could have paid $60 apiece to go on a professional tour, but it was much nicer and a lot more personal having Pierre show us the ropes.

For those who are interested in learning more about Pierre and seeing samples of his work, you can visit his website here, and if you are in town or near one of his cosplay life drawing events, you should definitely pop in for a visit, because he is absolutely amazing and it’s awesome to see the genius at work.

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Y’all stay tuned for more details on Pierre’s upcoming coloring book late summer/early fall of 2016, you will not be disappointed!

Neilmed Naspira Review

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Summer is here, which means allergies and summer colds are in full bloom.  Neilmed is here with a new product called the Neilmed Naspira to make clearing out all the extra gunk in your kids nose easy, safe, and efficiently.

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About Neilmed Naspira:

The NeilMed Naspira Nasal-Oral Aspirator is the world’s most uniquely designed system, where several important safety, quality and efficacy features are combined. With our unique 2-in-1 design, you can either use it as a NeilMed NasaBulb aspirator or as an effective Nasal-Oral suction device where parents can use suction force generated by the mouth similar to sucking through a straw. By using the NeilMed Naspira, you can quickly remove nasal mucus safely and effectively by creating a negative airflow of 5 to 10 liters or more per minute plus longer duration of suction, as opposed to simply using a bulb aspirator where the suction duration is less than half a second. In addition, the NeilMed Naspira Nasal-Oral Aspirator features in-line disposable filters to protect the parent from contact with mucus. The one-way valve prevents a large volume of accidental air from the parent’s mouth from blowing into the baby’s nose and prevents pushing down of the mucus.

This is a two in one system that can be an oral aspirator, and conveniently transforms into a bulb.  Comes with easy to change disposable filters that allow you to breathe a little bit easier.

Found in a large number of retail stores, and on their website.

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I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

Chewy.com May 2016 Review

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About Chewy.com:

We’re dog and cat lovers who want only the best-quality products for our pets. And we’re always on the go. That’s why we created Chewy.com: a specialty pet retailer stocking the very best brands under one roof, with fast delivery right to yours.

Consider us your neighborhood pet store, but better. We’re knowledgeable and always ready to answer your questions. But you won’t have to lug that fifty-pound bag of dog food to your car because we’ll deliver it right to your door.

We offer over 300 brands of pet food, treats and supplies with fast, free delivery (for orders over $49)

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Mysterious Travels: Weird Las Vegas: Pawn Stars Tour

Just a few miles away from the world of neon lights and casinos that like to steal all your money, there is a quaint little pawn shop and you may recognize from the History Channel show, Pawn Stars.

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It will cost you nothing to go into the pawn shop and look around, however, do be warned, it is much smaller and normal looking than it looks on TV.  If you are going in there expecting to see Chumlee or any other of the Pawn Stars people evaluating awesome items, and expecting to see the shelves slammed full of awesome items you saw on the show, then don’t waste your time stopping.  If you would like to stop and take a look at some overpriced typical pawn shop items with a glorified souvenir shop with Chumlee, Rick, The Old Man & Corey’s faces plastered all over T shirts, coins, keychains and other overpriced “collectibles”, this is the place to stop.

Although this was a bit disappointing, where else in the world will you be able to pose with a $2,500 Chumlee bobblehead for the mother of all selfies?

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If the shop itself was not enough of a glorified tourist trap for your likings, you can head on over to Rick Harrison’s Pawn Plaza right across the way from Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, where you can find overpriced hot dogs and a few other random shops.

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Not far from the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, there are a few shops that have been featured on Pawn Stars.  While they are all awesome to visit because the owners and experts have been seen on the show, they are all typical shops.  One thing to keep in mind is that these shops were all real shops before the show, not Hollywood manufactured shops, so they are not going to be anything to write home about, but they are still nice shops to visit.

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Cowtown Guitars is a quaint hot spot for the any music lover.  When you walk into the shop, it is covered in everything music, and in the back part of the store there is a vintage clothing section where you might be able to find a treasure or two of fashion trends past.  If you wish to purchase one, they do sell branded t shirts and guitar picks as well.

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The Toy Shack… Where do I start with this place… Talk about overpriced!  Again, nice to be able to say I have been in a shop I saw on Pawn Stars, however with the over inflated prices and super crowded shelves, it was, to be frank, not my favorite shop to be in and made me a wee bit nervous.  The very loud music blasting overhead and the pretty ladies in skimpy Wonder Woman and Cat Woman outfits weren’t helping my ADHD overload.

I literally laughed out loud when I saw one of the Gremlins I have in my collection I paid $10 for on the shelf for $50, and I know that it’s not worth but maybe $15?  No surprise here, though, I expected it to be overpriced, just not so outrageously expensive that I could hear my wallet in my purse screaming at me and trying to run away.

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Surprisingly, the Sports Cards & Memorabilia was one of the better of the Pawn Stars Shops, and the expert you see on TV was actually in his store, which was refreshing to see.  Great assortment of different sports memorabilia, rare cards, and autographs, all at decent prices.

So, would I visit the Pawn shop, as well as the rest of the Pawn Stars “tour” again, or would I pay for a tour?  No.  Honestly, we looked into an official Pawn Stars Tour, and it was way over priced, I think the lowest one we saw was like $60 a person.  Take a few hours out of your day, do some research on where the shops are in comparison to each other, and save the money of a professional tour, because if you’re looking for the badass stuff you have seen on TV, you will be sorely disappointed.  Am I glad I went and saw everything once just to say I’ve done it?  Yes.  If I was 100% not happy with my Pawn Stars Tour, I would not waste my time telling you about it.

So, moral to the story is don’t believe everything you see on TV, but visit the shops if you are a hardcore Pawn Stars fan.

Nutrisystem, Week 7 #nsnation #ad

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Not going to lie, it has been a bit rough this week getting my body back adjusted to eating 6 times a day, and coming off of being on vacation. And, to makes matters even more unpleasant, Mother Nature decided to make a visit. With all that and just trying to get back on track with everything from dieting to my job, made things extra hard last week.


I have be eating every 2-3 hours, 6-7 times a day. Here is what my food schedule looks like:

~ Nutrisystem Breakfast entrée and a power fuel within an hour of waking up

~ 2-3 hours later, snack of a power protein and a Smart Carb

~ 2-3 hours later, Nutrisystem lunch entrée provided, and at least two servings of non-starchy veggies

~ 2-3 hours later, snack of a power fuel and a smart carb

~ 2-3 hours later, Nutrisystem dinner entree with an extra power fuel and smart carb, and at least two more servings of non starchy veggies

~ Snack provided by Nutrisystem

Random Musings from the week

Wednesday, May 18, 2016: Today has been the hardest day out of the whole program. I have been out of control hungry it’s awful. I don’t know if it’s because I’m under more stress, or it’s just my body trying to get re adjusted to the time zone differences, or if I am just trying to become my own worst enemy.  This is Shark Week, so I am allowing a couple extra pounds for water weight.  I don’t feel like I have gained any weight besides the four pounds I’m working to get off this week I gained while on vacation, and I snuck on the scale this morning for a mid week weight and liked what I see.  I just gotta fight back through my body adjusting to everything, and not give in to midnight munchies. The prize at the end of the tunnel is worth it.  I got this, not giving up.

Starting Weight: 291.8

Last Weigh in: 285.2

This Weigh In: 281.8

Total Weight Loss: 10

That is such a relief to see that number again – this marks 10 pounds I have lost, and kept off, through everything!  That is amazing to me, knowing what I have been putting in my body and the portions I have been watching are really paying off.  Back to Nutrisystem this week!

See you guys next time with another Nutrisystem update!