I have some really wonderful, creative, and really thrifty friends who have taught me a ton! A week or so ago I went antique shopping with my friend Crystal! Let me just tell you that she is the queen of thrift store/garage sale shopping. She took me to this brand new thrift store in Marion. They had a huge sale going on. It was $2 for all the clothes you could fit in grocery bag. I only got 2 things, because that's all that I liked. On the other hand she got like 10 things all shoved in that ... Read More about Thrifty Shopping
photo credit My Progress:New weight:135.9 technically I lost .5 lbs Goal weight:117Total lost: 7.5 lbs I am guilty of eating too much sugar! The average sugar intake for Americans is approximately 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, which is around 355 calories. But why is sugar not really good for us? For one, sugar has a lot of extra calories. Think about all the foods with sugar in them. They are usually high in fat, calories, refined carbohydrates, and probably many other chemicals your ... Read More about Weight Loss Wednesday: Cutting Out Sugar
Let's start off by saying I have a confession.... I am a dairy-oholic. Love almost every dairy item, especially ice cream! Here is the problem. I can officially say I am allergic to dairy :(. See I have pretty bad eczema and knew I was allergic to something. So the best way to test this is by elimination. Taking out individual things like milk, wheat, eggs, nuts, etc one at a time for over a week and up to 3. After about a week my eczema was getting better and I was a lot less itchy.Then I ... Read More about Going Dairy Free
Totally not the best picture but I was at school in the computer lab and used my dumb phone! I was way to excited not to share this! I am all about saving money which also happens to be a great way to be Eco friendly. When it comes to my hair I like things that are really simple. I have been trying to grow my hair out so one day it can be donated, so I don't want to damage it by using heat. The style which is pictured above did not require a curling iron at all (hence why its eco friendly and ... Read More about No Heat Curls!
photo credit My Progress:New weight:136 down 1 lb from last week!Goal weight:117Total lost: 7lbsThis weeks topic: Getting Rid of Empty CaloriesWhat are empty calories? They are calories from food that have low nutritional value (vitamins and minerals) and usually very high in calories, fat, sugar, and other not so good things. Some good examples are burgers, fries, soda, white bread, chips, processed foods like hamburger helper, ice cream (my favorite but I'm learning to limit it greatly), ... Read More about Weight Loss Wednesday: Getting Rid of Empty Calories