Friday, February 7, 2020

2020 Health Goals

Hello, friends. I have been getting a lot of comments, lately, on my weight loss. That is really shocking to me, and I love that it's working well enough for people to notice. I have been working on this since March of last year.

Since I have been getting a lot of "what are you doing?" I've decided I should just make an official post about it. First and foremost, the "diet" I am on is Keto. Technically, the way I am doing it would be called Dirty/Lazy Keto. What that means is that I still eat processed foods and such (as long as the carbs fit) and that I don't track almost anything or keep rigid macros.

I do, however, mostly just eat one meal a day. I don't fast specifically, like many do, but during the day, I only have one iced coffee, around 3:30pm, and then I eat dinner around 10pm. My dinner is usually a fairly large meal and will contain meat (chicken, ground turkey or ground beef, primarily) and a vegetable of some kind. And I often use cheese and/or sauce made from heavy cream.

I will usually snack after dinner, too. Something like sunflower seeds or, my favorite, cinnamon/Splenda toast on zero net carb bread from Aldi, when I can find it. That stuff is in high demand, though.

Keeping the one meal a day routine, I think, is what helps me not go too far over on calories, since I don't actually track them. If I tried to eat this way 3 times a day, with the portion size that I am accustomed to, I feel like that would be too much, and I would be unable to lose weight that way. As it is, I am already making slower progress than I would like.

I could probably up my results if I cut out the cheese and cream, and ate more veggies than seeds, etc. However, those things are the only thing keeping me sane, and the ability to satisfy myself in those ways (since I had to cut out so many other things) is how I am able to carry on. I would rather have slower results over time, then a quick fix that I can't keep to.

In the beginning, I had not "cheated" at all. Not for months. Recently I have had a few breaks, for traveling and special occasions. I always get back on track right away. I noticed that after small cheats I have actually lost a little more, on occasion, and I think it is from the "shock" to my system. It's a thing some people do, called carb cycling. My own will power, though, is not strong enough to do it all the time. I am more the "all or nothing" type.

I know that what works for me will not work for everyone, and I am not exactly a fitness influencer, but I just figured someone might benefit form my very limited knowledge. If you have any health questions for me, I would be happy to answer them.

I would love to hear all about your health and fitness goals, too. I think it is important for us all to support each other. Everything is easier with support and it's nice to have guidance from someone else who's been on the same journey. Stay healthy and happy, until next time.

Friday, January 24, 2020

(Thigh) High Fashion

Hello lovelies. I just realized that I have been writing a lot about fashion lately. Today will be no different, because I am super excited about my new fashion discovery. I am currently obsessed with Long Thigh High Socks. They are so cute. They have this "varsity" look that I am really into lately. I've been stocking up on varsity style jackets and sweaters, too - more than I will ever need in Florida.

But, back to these socks. They are so cool. They look awesome with dresses and skirts, but even with shorts. Perfect for when you want something higher than a knee-high sock, but you don't want full tights. They just add so much pizazz to an outfit.


Not only are these socks cute, comfortable, functional, and affordable, they are also made in the USA and guaranteed Fur Free. Chrissy's Knee High Socks has an animal friendly policy that shows just how much they prides themselves on high-quality, American made products, made with animal-safe, sustainable materials.

If you are looking for a fun accessory to add flair to any outfit, these long thigh high socks would be perfect. You're going to buy socks anyway, what not choose ones that pull double duty and act as a fun accessory too? And when you do buy these adorable socks, I want to see the fabulous outfits you put together. Please share in the comments. Have a beautiful day.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Why Dental Implants are a Great Option to Replace Missing Teeth

Dentists recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth. Some dental professionals even recommend that you get dental implants to prevent future decay and other tooth problems. However, finding a dentist you can trust to install dental implants can be more of a challenge than you might think. You may get the best dental implants in Lexington through referrals and research. Dental implants look more natural and are better than dentures and bridges if you have a missing tooth.

Here are some reasons why dental implants are a great option to replace missing teeth.

 

1. They function just like natural teeth


Dentures and bridges lack normal functioning, stability, and form that dental implants provide. The dental implant has a root and crown above the gum that looks and functions like natural teeth. The root is fixed on your jaw and anchored on the jaw by a porcelain crown to ensure that it functions just like natural teeth.

2. Versatility


Dentures and bridges can be problematic especially if they accidentally slip or slide in the mouth. With dental implants, they are crown-topped hence such accidents can be avoided. Again, you may also use the implant structure as an anchor for dentures and bridges to avoid sliding. There is much functionality of the dental implants and your dentist will recommend the best option for you.

3. Easy to maintain


Dental implants are cleaned just like you clean normal teeth. You may also floss to maintain good oral hygiene. They do not require tedious maintenance procedures like dentures which have to be removed at night for cleaning. Dentures and bridges also sometimes require overnight soaking to thoroughly clean them, and that can be a bit too involving, and most people do not appreciate that.

4. Cost-effective


Considering the consistency in functionality, and satisfaction that you get from dental implants, you will get value for your money. Proper care for the implants ensures that they last for a long time. Some people maintain dental implants for a lifetime. A professional dentist will recommend and advise you on good oral hygiene and proper care of your dental implants. To understand more about the cost-effectiveness, you may compare the cost of dentures and bridges and maintenance procedures too.

5. Helps maintain healthy gums and other teeth in place


Teeth support each other, so when there’s a missing tooth, the neighboring teeth may loosen up and slide into the gap. The alignment of your teeth becomes crooked; hence you will not maintain your beautiful smile. Dental implants also help to prevent snag, thereby ensuring there are no spaces for bacteria to breed and cause gum disease or tooth decay.


6. Jaw health and strength support


If you want to maintain a young-looking face structure, then you should ensure that your jaw remains strong. When you have a missing tooth, the jawline shrinks making your face structure change too. But with dental implants that are made of titanium, they will fuse with the jawbone to offer more support to your teeth and the facial structure too.

Maintaining good oral health has many benefits. Whether you are doing it for cosmetics, or you simply want to replace a missing tooth, seek professional advice from a Dentist In batavia. You will gain more confidence when you restore your beautiful smile.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Nadine West - 9th Shipment

It's my favorite time of the month, once again. The time to check out my latest shipment from Nadine West. This is my first shipment of the new year. Nothing starts a year of right like new clothes. This shipment has a few less items than usual, for some reason, but it is still quite nice.


So, I am still getting primarily long sleeves, since it is still winter in most states. The first top is a long, puffy, sleeved green shirt. It has a high neck and and hits high on the waist. I prefer longer shirts that come down to bottom level, since my tummy is my biggest insecurity. But this top is still cute and I will wear it sometimes.


Next is another long sleeved top. This one is thinner fabric, longer (which I love) and has a cute criss-cross pattern on the neckline, which is a v-neck. The gray color is great, nice and neutral, but not too dark or drab. I love it.


Next is a dress. A fabulous burgundy color. I think my stylist made note that I like burgundy, because I got a burgundy dress last time too. But this one has 3/4 sleeves and is more flowy, like a tunic. That is exactly how I will wear it, too. I feel more comfortable if my dress has leggings underneath. This dress even has pockets! Nadine West is great about that, actually. Most things I get have functional pockets.


On to bottoms. The first pair is these stretch "sweat pant" jeans. I adore this material. They are soft, and warm and stretchy. Super comfortable, while still looking nicer than sweat pants. They are super cute.I got a pair similar to this before and I live in them. The other ones have buttons, these don't, so they will be smoother underneath the shirts.


I also got these fabulous light blue stretch denim skinny jeans. I have capris like this from an early shipment and I adore them. I love these because I can wear them and get a similar style to the capris even when my legs are not shaved, lol. The are super comfortable, too.


That's all for the clothing pieces. But before we move on to jewelry, I'll show you the outfit pairings I put together from these clothes. It's all super versatile this shipment.



Last, but not least, is jewelry. Only one piece this time, but it might just be my favorite one I've ever gotten from Nadine West. And I've had many great pieces. This locket-style necklace looks like a dream catcher. I love it so much. It is big and bold, but not at all tacky or cheap looking. Gorgeous!


And, lastly, I will again show you how one of these looks on a real, very flawed, body. I went with the blue skinny jeans and the gray top. Here it is.


So. Another great Nadine West shipment is in the books. I can't wait for the next one. It will probably still arrive later in January. I love when I get two in the same month. I will, of course, be right back to share it with you all. In the meantime, you should order one for yourself. No fees. No commitment. Only pay for what you keep. And the prices are super affordable. No more than you'd pay at Target or somewhere. You can't lose.

*Although I receive these shipments at no cost, to facilitate my reviews, all opinions are 100% my own.*