Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Weight Loss Continues: Nutrisystem Week 9

Here I am at the end of week 9, and over the 8 week hump. After a few weeks of teetering between ounces, this is the first week after a few weeks, that I have lost 2 pounds in a week. I'm now officially over the 15 pound mark! yay.. I'm halfway there.

The last 3 weeks have definitely been a challenge. For some reason I feel that my metabolism has increased, and I'm wanting to eat more. Not sure if that is typical, but I have to look into it. I'm trying not to reach for the sweets, but at most I try to reach for an extra Nutrisystem Snack/Dessert.

I'm still trying out new recipes, to keep reviving my food, but right now i'm on the NS Beef Patty wagon. I could eat a NS hamburger everyday! Not only is it comforting, but it's filling. Next to the Beef Patty, I could eat the Fudge Graham Bars all day everyday. It taste way too good to be diet food, but it is and it's amazing....

So, hopefully next week, since I'm back on track to seeing significant pounds lost, that I will show that i'm down another few pounds. We'll see!

FTC Disclosure: All food, products and material have been supplied by Nutrisystem as part of theirNutrisystem 15 program.Statements, views and testimonies given are my own.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fashion News! - Designer Jodi Arnold for The Limited

(Designer Jodi Arnold & Elliot Staples, Vice President of Design, The Limited)

I've been honored and got a call in the past week to be the Lead Artist for Designer Judi Arnold's Fashion Show for her collection for The Limited. Being The Limited's first designer collaboration Jodi Arnold has teamed up with The Limited for an exclusive, affordable fashion line, that incorporates Jodi's signature embellishments and unique prints. The collection will include blazers, jeans, embellished tees, dresses, jewelry and handbags, and the prices aren't too shabby at all, ranging from $49.50 to $118. Take a look a some of the looks from from the Look Book of Jodi's Fall Collection 2010 for the Limited!

I am excited and looking forward to creating the makeup look and executing a polished, modern, finished look that compliments her fabulous line. Pictures to come!

Browse the entire Jodi Arnold for The Limited look book, which you can also shop online now at TheLimited.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I've Revived My Food: Nutrisystem Week 6

Is it the end of another week already!..Where does time go. Seems like I just updated you guys about my Nutrisystem update a few days ago... but hey I guess it's a good thing.. Keeps me accountable, as well as helps keep me on track.

This week was a good week. No big cheats at all, just focusing on staying on the plan and keep my meals exciting. At the beginning of the week I went shopping for new ingredients to add to my NS meals, to keep them from being 'al a boring'.. With Recipes from a friend over at I was able to snag a few of my favorite recipes.

So, yes went straight to the grocery store and didn't spend much as I expected. I was eager to try a new recipe so I tried one of the yummy breakfast recipes I was dying to try, for dinner! Yes dinner, ha! I wanted something cheesy and salty, so I made the Cheesy Egg and Bacon Biscuits. I can't begin to tell you how unbelievable they were! They were so good, and a good revival for the pancake mix that was just sitting in my pantry.

The next day I made a version of Clam Chowder, with the NS Homestyle Potatoes and clams, and even though I put too much water in it, it wasn't bad. Considering, they were just sitting in my pantry, because I couldn't muster to just eat plain potatoes. I would definitely try that recipe again, until I get it right.

With that said, with the approaching week, I am looking forward to trying other recipes and staying on the track to weight loss. I'm almost 12 pounds down so far since starting, and I couldn't be any happier. I'm in my jeans I haven't been able to wear in nearly 2 years! And they are my favorite.. So, i'm in this for the long haul, and can't wait to see my end results.