Month: February 2018

Week 6 On Nutrisystem…Comfort Foods You Can Rely On

 

 

Well guys, I can’t even begin to explain how rough the past couple of weeks have been for me.  Remember my last Nutrisystem post where I was recovering from the flu and eager to get back on the plan hardcore?  Yeah…life had a totally different plan in mind for me.  After beginning to feel better from the flu for about 36 hours I was completely blindsided by what came my way just those short hours later.  I began to feel even worse than I had before and started running a dangerous fever that just wouldn’t break.  Even with alternating acetamenophin and ibuprofen every 4 hours and taking cool baths and laying with a cold rag on my head my fever was barely breaking from 104 degrees + to just under 102 degrees.  After 5 days of this fever that just wouldn’t break I decided it was time to seek medical attention.

(My DOB is whited out for my privacy 🙂 )

Turns out, that awful flu ushered in an awful case of pneumonia.  After a short stay in the hospital I was sent on my way with antibiotics and a different inhaler than the one I use for my asthma.  After finishing my round of antibiotics, I was still not any better.  I had to be hospitalized a second time, this time with stronger, steroid based medication.

 

While I was sick, you can imagine how hard it was to even try and stay alive every day, let alone worry about eating, and eating right at that.  Lack of calories daily coupled with steroidal medication helped me have 2 weeks of stalled weight loss…whoopie (and I throw in that ‘whoopie’ quite sarcastically).

 

Although it was hard to get my daily meals in, I can say that I was truly grateful for some of my favorite comfort foods that are also on the Nutrisystem plan.  Mac and Cheese and Pizza are two of my favorite comfort foods, and I tended to stick with those when I felt like eating.

Now that I’m back to being *mostly* better, I am ready to tackle this beast again.  Although I’m not well enough to work out or walk on my treadmill yet (my lungs are still a bit congested), I’m up to the challenge of getting back onto the horse…again.  This WILL be a better week, and I WILL get back to my old self again. Watch out weight loss world…HERE I COME!!!

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Super Cute, Adorably Pink Lugz For Valentine’s Day

 

 

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner?  Are you still looking for that perfect gift that’s different than you’re ordinary chocolate or flowers?  You HAVE to check out these super cute Lugz Regent Lo sneakers!  They’re available in a few different colors, but how can you go wrong with such a pretty pink for Valentine’s?!

 

 

Just like your typical girl, I am a sucker for anything pink.  When I can combine pink with various pieces of my wardrobe, even better!  I can’t even begin to tell you guys how excited I was when I got these adorable shoes.  They looked super cute on the website but they looked even cuter in person and I have to say, this is the only time in my 33 years I’ve ever been so thrilled with a pair of sneakers that I squealed when I opened the box.

I tend to stay away from shoes with completely flat soles as I have high arches but I am SO glad that I took a chance on these!  The insole has far more cushion that I anticipated so now not only are they adorable, but they’re SUPER comfy!!

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Canvas upper
  • Padded collar
  • Cushioned insole
  • Vulcanized construction
  • Durable rubber outsole

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Trust me fellas, that special lady in your life does NOT want the same old chocolate, stuffed animal or flowers.  Spoil her this Valentine’s Day with the gift that she really deserves…something super cute to make every pink-inspired outfit pop.  If the Regent Lo style isn’t the style that your lady loves, make sure you check out everything else Lugz has to offer!  There are so many great styles with so many different color options there’s bound to be a pair (or two) that she’ll fall head over heels for.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Week 4 On Nutrisystem: Accepting Things Beyond Our Control And Moving Forward Strong

 

 

What a freakin’ week it’s been guys!  No matter where you live, if you watch the news I’m positive you’ve heard how bad this flu season is.  Until this past week, we had been lucky and escaped the ravenous germs and it invaded our household with a vengeance y’all!

Last week I told my son to avoid one of his friends until his flu symptoms had passed.  Of course, being the teenager that he is, he knew better.  We stay up to date on vaccines and we take daily vitamins so, no way the germs would matter to us right?  *Insert eye roll here*  I’m sure you can imagine, not only did my son hang out with his sick friend, but thought it would be a GREAT idea to share a drink too!  Within two days my teenage son, 6 year old daughter and myself were sick, shortly followed by my husband and other son (although they recovered quickly, thank goodness).  On top of dealing with my flu symptoms for 5 days, I also had a super-sick 6 year old running a fever of 103.5 that was only breaking to a mere 100 even after alternating acetaminophen and ibuprofen as well as utilizing cool baths and washcloths on her forehead.  Me being the worrier that I am, I was sure that one of my kids were going to be one of the ones we hear about that has lost their life to severe flu symptoms this year so I had my daughter sleep in bed with me so I could check on her around the clock.  Lack of sleep seemed to have made my sickness linger and I’m just starting to feel mostly better today.

So, what does all this have to do with my week on Nutrisystem?  Absolutely EVERYTHING!  I have to admit that my daily calorie count while sick was disgusting.  On a *good* day, I was consuming about 500 calories, most of that crackers and light soup.  After so many days of so little calories my body seems to have thought I was starving and held on to every bit it could, making my scale not budge one bit this week.  Sometimes, these things are just out of our control but I refuse to look at it as defeat.  This WILL be a better week, I WILL get to enjoy my favorite Nutrisystem foods, and I’m positive I WILL see results next week as I’m back to the plan ready and eager this week!

 

 

Before the nightmare of a week set in, I did manage to have a delicious breakfast that happens to be one of my favorite breakfast meals.  The frozen cinnamon roll is a great way to feel like you’re breaking all the ‘diet’ rules when you’re completely following the plan.  Talk about winning!  I love pairing my cinnamon roll with fat-free milk as my morning powerfuel for a great tasting, filling, and nutritious breakfast to fuel the day.

I look forward to having a much better week to share with you all next week, so stay tuned, because the show ain’t over yet!!

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Give The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift With Krankz Audio

 

 

Looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift other than the typical chocolate or flowers?  Check out these Krankz Classic Headphones, available in a stunning red…perfect for V-Day!!

 

 

I always give my kids a gift for Valentine’s Day, after all, I do love them to pieces!  My teenage son is increasingly hard to shop for, but Krankz Audio made it a breeze finding the perfect gift for him this year!  These headphones have a retractable, foldable design with a built-in microphone which make them perfect for answering a call or playing an online video game with friends.  The noise canceling ability in these compact headphones is incredible, allowing you to drown out the world around you and enjoy your favorite activities.  The on-ear design combines superior sound quality with unparalleled comfort and style making them a great gift for anyone on your list this Valentine’s Day.

A few features you’ll absolutely love:

  • Incredibly clear and powerful sound.
  • Built in microphone and automatic call notification for easily switching between music audio and phone calls when paired to your smart phone.
  • Easy playback, using the intuitive headset controls on your ear cup for managing your listening experience.
  • High efficiency rechargeable battery.
  • To recharge your headphones, just plug them into any USB port or USB power cube.
  • Stream audio from your laptop, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device – even TV’s – from up to 30 feet away.

 

If the person you’re shopping for isn’t a huge ‘red’ fan, these are also available in black and white so you can pick the color that’s just right for the person receiving them, how awesome is that?

This V-Day, check out Krankz Audio for all of your gifting needs.  You’ll be sure to find the perfect gift, and at super affordable prices you’ll probably end up buying some for yourself too!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***