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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 26

I had a great week last week.  I followed the Nutrisystem program strictly, hoping to lose weight, and I lost a pound.  To be honest, I was a little disappointed that I only lost 1 pound after being strict for a week, but a pound is better than nothing.  My biggest problem is the weekends...ugh it's so hard to be good on the weekends. I usually make the excuse that since I've been good all week, I deserve a reward...which is usually pizza...not good!
Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5----+1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost 
Week 17----+2 pound gained
Week 18-----2 pounds lost
Week 19-----2 pounds lost
Week 20-----0 pounds lost
Week 21----+1 pound gained
Week 22-----0 pound lost
Week 23-----2 pounds lost
Week 24-----0 pound lost 

Week 25-----1 pound lost
Week 26-----1 pound lost

Total Pounds Lost: 33!!

Instead of rewarding myself with junk food, I need to buy myself something cute, like a new blouse or purse.  Now that I've lost 30 lbs shopping is definitely much more fun!

I'm hoping to lose another pound or two this week, but I'm a little nervous since I'm starting to run out of my Nutrisystem meals.  My baby was sick last week and I forgot to place my order for my next shipment.  Hopefully it comes in soon, or I'm going to be eating oatmeal instead of my delicious double chocolate muffins for breakfast!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine Gifts from EdenFantasys

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store
Valentine's Day is less than a month away, and now's the perfect time to start gift shopping especially if you plan to order online.  You want to make sure your gift arrives on time!!

EdenFantasys is a perfect place to shop for your Valentine!  There's something for everyone.  This will be mine and my husband's first Valentine's Day married, so I plan to make it extra special and spice it up a bit!  I'm going to buy the Sweet Heart Strawberry Box.  The Sweet Heart Strawberry Box looks like a normal box of chocolates but inside it has a jar of white chocolate body paint, a jar of strawberry body souffle, a package of strawberry honey dust, a feather applicator and a small paint brush.  Sounds like fun, right?!
 EdenFantasys also has sexy lingerie.  So if you're looking for something sexy for Valentine's night make sure to take a peek at their lingerie section!

One of my favorite things about shopping at EdenFantasys is the free gift!  That's right, you can get a free gift with every purchase, just make sure to click the "Free Gift" link before you check out.

One LUCKY Mommy Loves Giveaways will win a $25 Gift Code to EdenFantasys!
To Win:

Mandatory Entry:  Like Mommy Loves Giveaways Publicly on Google Friend Connect.

Extra entries (one each):
***This Giveaway ends February 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer: I received a Gift Code as a thank you for posting.
Vicky

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 25

I'm feeling so good this week!  Not only did I lose a pound last week, but I've started this week off right with some exercise.  I know some people would rather exercise than diet but I'm the opposite.  I'd rather diet than exercise...but I know I need to do both to successfully lose the weight and keep it off.  With the help of Nutrisystem I've lost a total of 32 pounds so far!
Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5----+1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost 
Week 17----+2 pound gained
Week 18-----2 pounds lost
Week 19-----2 pounds lost
Week 20-----0 pounds lost
Week 21----+1 pound gained
Week 22-----0 pound lost
Week 23-----2 pounds lost
Week 24-----0 pound lost 
Week 25-----1 pound lost 

Total Pounds Lost: 32!!

I'm also pretty happy that my husband has started dieting too.  I know with both of us watching what we eat, we'll be able to fully support each other.  It's not easy being on a diet when your significant other is eating fast food.  

I'm only 8 pounds away from 40 pounds lost and another Nutribear...I JUST KNOW I CAN DO IT!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 24

I'm loving all the new Nutrisystem changes.  I received a shipment of frozen foods last week, and was surprised to find some yummy new foods.  I love Nutrisystem's fresh-frozen foods, they are so good especially the lunches.  I have to say the frozen pizzas and the Steak and Cheese Melt are my favorites, but this week I got to try the Beef, Bean, and Cheese Burrito and it was really good.  I love the breakfast burrito too, I think part of it has to do with how filling they are.
This week I didn't lose or gain any weight.  I just stayed the same.  I can't complain too much, since I lost 2 pounds last week, and staying the same is better than gaining.  I really need to up my water intake, I noticed I don't drink nearly as much water as I use too. 
Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5----+1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost 
Week 17----+2 pound gained
Week 18-----2 pounds lost
Week 19-----2 pounds lost
Week 20-----0 pounds lost
Week 21----+1 pound gained
Week 22-----0 pound lost
Week 23-----2 pounds lost
Week 24-----0 pound lost

Total Pounds Lost: 31!!

Not only did I get to try some new lunches this week, I also tried out some new dinners.  The Whole Wheat Ricotta Crepes from the new Chef's Table dinners was pretty good.  I love pasta, so it's nice to still be able to eat pasta and lose weight! 
I've been eating my Nutriystem pizzas for dinner, since I LOVE PIZZA, but this week I'm going to change it up and try out the rest of my Chef's Table dinners.  Tonight I'm looking forward to trying the Moroccan Inspired Chicken.  The chicken in almond sauce looks yummy!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Monday, January 16, 2012

The FairyPaint Box Review and Giveaway!

 
As a product reviewer, I've gotten to review a lot of great products.  Many of the products I've reviewed, I've liked, but none of them have taken my breath away like the hand painted wall letters I received from The Fairy Paintbox

Emily, the owner and artist of The Fairy Paintbox, was wonderful to work with.  She wanted me to get the feel of the whole process and let me pick the letter font, the design I liked (Star Wars), and sent me updates and pictures of the work in progress.  When I received the letters I was stunned.  Actually I wasn't the only one, EVERYONE in my family was super impressed.  Seriously, they are gorgeous.  There's so much detail put into each letter, and the fact they they are hand painted is amazing. The paint adds texture to the letters, making them pop.  Emily is a very talented artist.
My son's name in Ravie font with the Star Wars design.
 
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The wooden letters are sturdy and perfect for hanging on the wall.  The letters of my son's name are connected, but you can also purchase the letters unconnected or separate, like in the pictures below.

About the Artist:
Emily started painting murals in 2005 to help pay for school, while she was a junior at Penn State University.  She was also a young single mom at the time and couldn't bear to be away from her daughter, so she tried figuring out ways to make her painting business function from home. After being asked to create wall letters, Emily knew the direction she wanted to go with her business.  After her first successful wall letter order, she started advertising online and received such an amazing response that within a year, painting wall letters became her primary source of income.

After graduating Penn State in 2007, she had fully developed her online business selling all kinds of custom children's decor and continues doing so today.  Over the past two years business has grown significantly.  Emily is now married with four young children, operating the business and working on her first novel.  Emily also has her own mom blog at www.fourlittlemonsters.com which has been featured in The Penn Starter magazine as well as Metrokids magazine.

Some pictures from The Fairy Paintbox

 One VERY LUCKY Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win a name in 6 inch hand painted letters with their choice of font and design.

To buy: Purchase wall letters and more at The Fairy Paintbox.

To Win:

Mandatory Entry: Follow Mommy Loves Giveaways Publicly on Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment letting me know you follow.

Extra entries (one each):
****This Giveaway ends February 6, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer:  I received the product mentioned above for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

Vicky

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sweets On a Stick! Book Review and Giveaway!

I love baking and decorating.  I think it's because I like to make things pretty!  I got into decorating cakes and cupcakes a few years back when I took cake decorating classes at Michaels, and I really enjoy it.  I'm always look for new, fun, and creative ideas so I when I was asked to review Sweets on a Stick, recipe book, I happily said, "Yes!"
Sweets on a Stick has over 150 kid-friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies, and pies!  There are so many great recipes in this book, one for any occasion you can think of.  The book is divided into different sections, (one section for cake pops, another for cookies on a stick, etc.) making it easy to find recipes by dessert.

I really like the first chapter, which explains the different equipment and ingredients you may be working with.  I've never made cake pops before so I found this section really informative.  One of the best things about Sweets on a Stick is all the great pictures.  All the recipes are so cute and creative.  I just wish there was a picture for every recipe, so I can have an idea of what the final outcome will look like.
I haven't had a chance to make anything yet but I can't wait to try making cake pops.  Since Valentine's is the next "holiday," I plan on using the recipe to create the "Bunch of Roses" cakes pops.  They're so cute and would be perfect for my Valentine!

One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win a copy of Sweets on a Stick!!!

To Buy:  You can purchase Sweets on a Stick here.

To Win:

Mandatory Entry: Follow Mommy Loves Giveaways PUBLICLY on Google Friend Connect and leave a comment letting me know you follow.

Extra entries (one each):
***This giveaway ends January 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

Vicky

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 23

Woohoo, I'm back on track!  After letting myself indulge over the holidays and stall my weight loss, it's so nice to see the scale go down again.  This week I lost 2 pounds!  It's pretty awesome starting the New Year off right, with Nutrisystem SUCCESS.
Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5----+1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost 
Week 17----+2 pound gained
Week 18-----2 pounds lost
Week 19-----2 pounds lost
Week 20-----0 pounds lost
Week 21----+1 pound gained
Week 22-----0 pound lost
Week 23-----2 pounds lost


Total Pounds Lost: 31!!

This was my first official week starting Nutrisystem SUCCESS, and I LOVE all the new changes.   Nutrisystem has added some new items to their menu, including protein shakes.  This week I tried their two new breakfast items, the Chocolate Frosted Donut and the Honey Wheat Bagel...and let me tell you they are DELICIOUS!!  I'm so happy I can have a bagel with cream cheese (low-fat, of course!) for breakfast, it's so good. 
I really like that Nuturisystem has added protein shakes to their SUCCESS program.  I've been having one every morning with my breakfast and I've noticed that I feel fuller longer.  The protein shakes come in Creamy Chocolate, Refreshing Coffee, Smooth Vanilla, and Sweet Strawberry.  My absolute favorite is the Refreshing Coffee with Creamy Chocolate coming in second. 
Along with the protein shakes, Nutrisystem sent me a cool little shake mixer/cup.  I've always made my protein shakes with the blender so I was a little skeptical about using the shake mixer/cup, but I gave it a try and it is AWESOME!!  I'm so glad I don't have to dirty my blender, I just mix my shake in the mixer cup and drink it from there....EASY!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.
Vicky

Friday, January 6, 2012

Winner!

We have a winner for our Shutterfly Photo Book Giveaway...and the winner is #28!!

 Nancy said... 28
I am an email subscriber.

 Congratulations to our winner!  
All winners have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

 Vicky

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 22

I can't believe another year has come and gone. Time is going by way too fast.  No more holiday foods to tempt me around the house, no more excuses!  This week I didn't gain any weight but I didn't lose any either.  It's been pretty embarrassing having to admit that I haven't lost any weight/gained weight, but I'm sharing my weight loss journey honestly.  I'm far from perfect and you've seen me struggle with my diet during the holidays...but now they're over...and I'm ready to kick butt again!
Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5----+1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost 
Week 17----+2 pound gained
Week 18-----2 pounds lost
Week 19-----2 pounds lost
Week 20-----0 pounds lost
Week 21----+1 pound gained
Week 22-----0 pound lost


Total Pounds Lost: 29!!

So far, I'm back on track and I've set a high goal for January.  I want to lose 5 pounds this month, and I know I can do it!  I just got my first shipment of Nutrisystem SUCCESS and I love all the new changes.  I just started the new program a few days ago, so next week I'll go more into detail about it.
Here's a picture of my newest NutriBear and all my other NuriBears.  I still can't believe I've lost 30 pounds on Nutrisystem, it's so amazing!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years!!!

Happy New Years everyone!!  2011 held some great memories for me and my family, and I look forward to what 2012 has to offer!  I've made some New Years resolutions that I hope to keep:
  1. Become closer to God
  2. Be a better mother and wife
  3. Lose weight
  4. Stop cussing (I know, I know...such a bad habit, that's why I'm quitting!)
What are your New Years resolutions?

Vicky