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Thursday
Aug012013

Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 1.

I have just completed my first week with Nutrisystem and I have one word to share that sums up my week: overwhelmed.

Nutrisystem Cinnamon Streusel Muffin

It's overwhelming to make a life change such as this. I am getting healthy and starting with this weight loss. Making the change and putting it into action is not as easy as I thought. It is overwhelming to stick to the program. And all of the food is overwhelming itself.

I traveled for a few days over this week and didn't really get "on program" until Sunday, but it has been pretty routine since then. Well, except for fitting in all of the food. My plan has me eating 6 times a day. Yes! 6 times. And while the portions are smaller, the food is very filling and I feel stuffed most of the day. There has not been one day yet, where I have fit in all of my food. Crazy, right? I know I need to do so in order to make this program work, and that it my goal for next week.

See also: Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem Introduction

My problem starts early in the day as I am not used to eating as soon as I wake up. I usually have a cup of tea in the morning when I get up around 6:30 or 7:00. I usually don't eat until 10:00 or so. This does not work with the Nutrisystem plan, so I am making some modifications. I am eating one of the Nutrisystem breakfasts (the Cinnamon Streusel Muffin, pictured above, is my favorite!) with my tea now. Then I am having my protein drink around 10:00. This is when I am actually supposed to be having my morning snack or PowerFuel, and I have yet to work that in. I will figure it out.

Even without staying 100% on the plan, I saw a nice amount of weight-loss this week. I hear that a larger than normal weight loss is pretty typical when starting a program, or life change like this. I am super excited to tell you that I lost 4.5 pounds this week. I am on my way!

 

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

Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me with the Nustrisystem program, free of charge, which includes food and support, in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. No other compensation has been given. All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday
Jul312013

5 Moisturizers with Sunscreen.

5 Moisturizers with Sunscreen

You do know that sunscreen is essential to anti-aging, don't you? You need to wear sunscreen each and every day of the year. I depend on daytime moisturizers that have sunscreen in them to get me though the day. Here are my 5 daytime moisturizers that contain sunscreen that get the job done.

The best day time moisturizers with sunscreen

L’Oréal Paris Ideal Moisture Lotion SPF 25 - $6.99
This daytime lotion that is super affordable offers the right amount of moisture of normal to drier skins, while protecting it with SPF 25. The skin-softening formula is also infused with the antioxidant Vitamin E and a lightweight-hydrating ingredient that makes skin just clean, like it's barely there.

Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15 - $22.00
This super hydrating, yet fast absorbing moisturizer is perfect for everyday. It offers moderate sun protection with SPF 15 as it plumps skin full of collagen without any heavy oils so it never feels greasy. This is best for those with very dry or mature skin.

See also: The New FDA Sunscreen Regulations

H20+ Face Oasis Hydrating Lotion SPF 30 - $42.00
This advanced moisturizer helps skin resist damage with broad spectrum sunscreen, UV-active technology and moisturizing marine botanicals. The SPF 30 offers maximum protection from harmful rays while marine botanicals deliver deep hydration for smooth, healthy-looking skin.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Fluid SPF 15 - $72.00
This perfecting oil-free moisturizer works to brighten, correct, retexturize AND protect the skin. Day after day, the skin seems transformed as imperfections and dark spots are diminished, skin texture is refined, and the complexion becomes more comfortably even. SPF 15 offers moderate protection.

Perricone MD Photo Plasma SPF 30 - $69.00
Luxurious in texture, Photo Plasma leaves skin with a velvety soft and dewy finish along with the all important SPF 30. It helps to makes skin look more perfect as it primes skin and helps keep makeup in place. Skin looks radiant while wearing while being protected from both UVA and UVB rays.

Tuesday
Jul302013

Top 10 Beauty Items in My Beach Bag.

My beach bag is stuffed. Not only do I fill it with a big hat, flip flops, sunglasses, a towel, and stack of great magazines, I fill it with some beauty products too. I like to keep cool and comfortable at the beach and depend on a variety of beauties to get me through. Take a look at the top 10 beauty items that I carry in my beach bag.

Beach Bag Beauty Items:  Everything you need to stay beautiful at the beach.

1. Sunscreen - Sunscreen is a must. My favorite is L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50+ Lotion. Remember to apply 30 minutes before heading out into the sun and reapply every few hour or after going in the water.

2. Self-Tanner - Yes! I bring self-tanner to the beach. It is the only way to get a safe tan and I want to look like I went to the beach before I head home. I usually just apply it to my legs and face before I head home. I bring a mitt for applying it to my legs and with a makeup sponge on my face.

3. Bronzer - Like I mentioned above, I want to look the part at the beach. I sweep it on over my sunscreen and reapply if I take a dip in the water.

4. Moisturizer with SPF - I use this on my face first thing in the morning, obviously, but I  reapply as needed. I do have my favorites and you'll have to check back later this week to see my list.

5. Body Lotion - Susncreen, sun and salt can dry out the skin. I like to keep one ion hand, just in case

See also: Beach Beauty Essentials

6. Aloe - No matter how careful you are, you can wind up getting burned. I spent some time at the beach during the recent heat wave and stayed in the water the entire time. Even with sunscreen, I got a little burn. Aloe is the best thing to soothe a burn. I pick up a generic brand from CVS and it does the trick to soothe my skin each and every time.

7. Hydrating Face Spray - When I am feeling extra parched, I spritz on a bit of Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray to quench my skin.

8. Beachy Wave Hair Spray - Beachy waves don't happy naturally, they need help. As my hair starts to unwind in the wind. I spray on some L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Beach Spray or Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray and scrunch.

9. Lip Balm with SPF - Lips are often neglected in the sun, and I apply a lip balm with sunscreen multiple times at the beach. I like Sun Bum Lip Balm that has an SPF30. My favorite flavor? Coconut!

10. Waterproof Mascara - I do; I wear mascara to the beach and sometimes need to reapply, especially if I'm heading to my favorite beach restaurant after. My latest fave is COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara in the water resistant version.