Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy Saturday!!

So I am having a bit of an identity crisis...

Not really....

But with me losing this weight and toning up, I am feeling like it is time to take care of the other parts of my body. Namely my hair.

I havent had a cut or color (besides my kool-aid dips) since my sisters wedding this summer.

My hair is just being flat and blah and I think it is time to funk it up.

I am the type that never has the same hairstyle twice. And I am the type that lets my stylist do whatever she wants.

What I am thinking of right now is doing a funky color. Fushia or bright red, or blue...not on my entire head. Im thinking under my regular color so when it fades and grows out it will be disguised a bit. One of my other friends mentioned ombre. That is an option too.

Here are some of the pictures that I sent my friend who does hair:
Love the cut from the side on this photo...

Love the cut and the color on this one.

I love the colors and the cut on this one but I dont think I could pull it off.

I have loved this photo for like ever!! I dont know that I would have my hair cut this short but the basics are there.

Love the peek a boo red in the hair. It really stands out.

Love how the turquoise is under the dark and peeks out.

Someone else mentioned doing an ombre. I like this one.

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the cut on this one.

Very similar to the one above that I love but this is a side shot.

So what do you think? Do you have one that is your favorite??

Ok moving on...

So last night I went to the gym and met Maggie there. I decided instead of running I would do the ARC trainer next to her so we could chat. I think I ended up going 2.25 miles or so. I forgot to look when we got off the ARC. Oh well. Then we did Zumba. So much fun as normal!!

I ended up burning 1093 calories.

Then we went to Red Brick for dinner.

This week I ordered the portabello mushroom burger with sprouts and an aioli sauce. It wasnt bad. It was really juicy as mushrooms are. I dont think I would order it again though. The black bean burger was much more flavorful. I ate my side salad with vinegar and had about a third of my burger and I brought the rest home. At home before going to Red Brick I made sure to have a mandorine orange and a piece of string cheese so my blood sugar didnt drop this week.

This morning I am up early. Eric is subbing for spinning class at the gym and I know it is going to be a killer. SO I decided to go.

My weight is still at 158.0 so I am happy I didnt gain last night eating out.

For breakfast I am having my AB juice and then I just ate part of my remaining mushroom burger. I threw the rest away. It was really just ok.

Lunch will be on the road so I am bringing a Larabar- peanut butter cookie for the sugar after the workout.

Dinner will be one of my black bean enchiladas. It doesnt sound like I am eating much today but when I plugged it into myFitnessPal I am spot on for calories. I was really surprised by that.

So thats it for today. Make sure you weigh in about hairstyles. It will probably be another month until I get to Saginaw to get it but I am curious what you all think. I have no idea about current style trends.

Have a great day!

Tip of the Day: (Warning- its a LONG one!!)

Cinnamon and Honey

Drug companies won't like this one getting around. 

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:
It is found that a mix of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus.Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain -- and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder....who knew?

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it's delicious too!

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour beforebreakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.


  1. I like the 1st photo! But with red instead of purple!!

  2. My God - I love every single one of those pics. I would die for any of them!!!

  3. I love the turquoise and black but with the cut that you seem to love the most!