Motivation Monday- Thanksgiving Edition

Hey everyone,

So when there’s a holiday that’s based around eating, it’s pretty hard to stick to any diet, at least for me. Thanksgiving has so many good foods, which are mostly carbs. I love carbs, carbs love my body but my body doesn’t love carbs. It’s like a really weird love triangle lol

Monday through Wednesday, my Diet was awesome. I didn’t drink pop, I didn’t eat any sweets. I was rocking it!!

Thursday through Sunday, my diet was a free for all. I ate turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and drank pop. It was so bad but oh so good.

With all that being said, I gained 1 pound. I’m very happy that that’s all I gained, it could have been worse. I’m disappointed that I didn’t limit myself on what I could and couldn’t eat.

So, this week I’m moving forward and not looking back at all that amazing food. Back to low carb and no pop.

I can do it!!!

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?

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Motivation Monday-Weight Loss!!

Hey everyone,

My name is Amanda and I’m a carbaholic.. no seriously, I have a huge problem with carbs. I love them but my body hates them.

In September of last year, I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery. I lost 70 pounds and was feeling great. Then I let my emotions get the best of me and started to eat like crap again. I’ve gained about 20 pounds back. I’m so disappointed in myself. I feel like all my hard work was for nothing.

So, I’m getting back on track and kicking pizza and pop to the curb. Those are my biggest problems.

Starting today 11/20/2017. My goal is to lose 15 pounds by Christmas. I know I can do it!!!

I will check in every Monday to help keep me motivated.

What are some tips and tricks that have helped you lose weight?

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Weight Loss Wednesday 

Hey everyone!! It’s been a while since I’ve been on here. I’ve been going through a lot of crazy medical stuff which is driving me

But on a good note, I have lost 5 pounds. I haven’t really been very hungry lately and I’ve been drinking a lot of water, which is helping. I think the less I stress out about about losing weight, the more weight I actually lose. 

At the end of May I start the process for gastric bypass. I just wish I could start sooner but I got to be patient.

Thanks everyone for reading my post and taking this journey with me.

Weight Loss Wednesday…Kinda??

Hey everyone!! 
I was so busy yesterday that I totally forgot about weight loss Wednesday. I forgot that yesterday was even 

So here goes…..

I have not been feeling very good lately and I was in the hospital for a couple days last week. I still have no idea what’s going on but I’m having some trouble regulating my blood pressure. Which is not fun. The good news is that since I haven’t been feeling very well, I lost 4 pounds. It’s not the best way to lose weight but right now I will take what I can get.


My doctor has recommended gastric bypass. My husband and I went to a seminar last night at the hospital and it was very informative. I’ve decided to get the surgery. It will help with a lot of my health problems. I’m very nervous because it’s a lot of hard work. A lot of people think it’s an easy way out but it’s really not. So, in the coming months I will have a ton of doctors appointments and classes that I have to take. 

I would love to take you on this journey with me. I could use all the support I can get 🙂 Thank you for already supporting my weight loss Wednesday’s. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.

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Weight Loss Wednesday 

Hey Everyone, sorry today’s edition of weight loss Wednesday is late. It’s been a very crazy day. 

So here we go-

I haven’t weighed myself in a while but on Monday I had a doctors appointment and of course they had to weight me. I was very happy that I didn’t gain or lose any weight. Yay!!!!

Now my no pop challenge is a whole other story. I didn’t do that great but I didn’t drink as much pop as I usually do. It’s a start and I’m going to continue to not drinking as much pop.

This weeks challenge is drinking more water. I hate water and for some reason it always makes me sick to my stomach. But I have to try and get over my hatred for water and drink it. Lol

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Weight Loss Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!!!

Since I have had some health issues, I’ve decided not to weigh myself for a little bit. I’m just going to continue to try to eat healthy. I’m going to measure myself by how I’m feeling and how my clothes fit. I think this way may work better for me, because when I weigh myself and I see that I gained a pound I get so discouraged. This way I’m not worried about what the number on the scale says but how good I’m feeling and how well my clothes fit.

I’m still going to do weight loss Wednesday and tell you how I’m feeling and what I’ve been eating. I’m also going to set challenges for each week and let you know if I actually reached my goal.

My first challenge is to not drink pop for one week. Instead I’m going to drink water and tea. I drink way to much pop and I really need to cut this out of my diet. I will let you know next Wednesday how my challenge played out.

What are some challenges that you give yourself?

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Weight Loss Wednesday 

Happy Wednesday!! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful day. 

Well, I think I’m going to change the name of this series to weight gain Wednesday. So this week I gained another pound. I’m actually surprised that I didn’t gain more weight. 

I have been going through a lot lately. I have fibromyalgia and I’m having a fibromyalgia flare, which is not fun and very painful. My doctor changed my medicine and of course the side affects are weight gain and increased appetite. I’m not using that as an excuse, since I have been trying to eat healthy but even when I eat healthy, I still eat a large amount of food. It’s just very frustrating.

Tomorrow is my daughters first birthday and we are having the grandparents over for cake and ice cream and on Sunday we are having a big party with all the family. I just need to stay strong and keep eating healthy. That’s all I can do until I get through this fibromyalgia flare. 

What are some things you do to get back on track after a set back? 

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Weight Loss Wednesday 

Happy Wednesday!!! I hate waking up so early but when the baby wakes up at 6am, so do At least it was 6 and not 5 like she has been waking up the past couple of nights.

Sooo, this past week has been pretty rough. Between doctors appointments and our anniversary date, I did not do very good on my diet. 

This week +3

Total loss -4

I have to remember, even when I don’t feel well I need to still eat healthy. I know I can do this, I just can’t let one week turn into two weeks of bad decisions. 

I just have to remember that I’m stronger than I think and I can do anything I set my mind to do.

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Anniversary Date Night

On Thursday, my husband and I will have been married for 3 years. It doesn’t seem very long but we have been through a lot in those 3 years.

Last year on our anniversary, I was in the hospital with preeclampsia, waiting for our daughter to be born. Not a very fun way to spend our wedding anniversary. Our daughter Mattie was born 2 months premature, we were so busy that we never celebrated our anniversary.

So, this year we decided to celebrate it on Sunday, which is my husbands only day off. We had his parents watch Mattie and we went to a really nice steakhouse just north of where we live. Nothing fancy but it was nice just to be together.
I’ve been trying out some new makeup from a recent haul post, so I’m not going to post what I’m wearing because some of these are hits and some are misses.

Here’s my makeup.. Nothing to crazy and wild. For fun I asked my husband how I should do my makeup and he I told him Mac is a brand of makeup not a style.. My husband does like when I wear bright lips, so this was for him.

Happy anniversary to my best friend and love of my life.

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L’OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Happy Monday!!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

I have been seeing so many reviews for the L’OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, so of course I had to try it out for myself. 

 Classic Ivory

From the L’OREAL website-

Achieve a matte finish that won’t fall flat with this air-light, longwearing liquid formula. Lightweight and creamy, foundation goes on smooth with a demi-matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours—hiding imperfections for a smooth, clear complexion.


  • Claims to last 24 hours- I’m not sure if it last that long but it did last for as long as I needed it to last.
  • Beautiful matte finish, that left my skin smooth.
  • Lightweight formula so I didn’t feel it on my skin.


  •  I did notice oxidizing on my hand but I didn’t notice it on my face.
  • Classic ivory is still a little to dark for my skin tone. I’m very fair skinned. I wish it was a little lighter.

Final Thoughts-

  • L’OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte foundation is amazing. I had so many compliments on my complexion, which usually never happens. I’m not going to call this my holy grail just yet but it’s in the running. I do recommend this foundation and I will definitely be repurchasing this in the future.

Has anyone tried this foundation and what are your thoughts? What are your holy grail foundations?

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