Week 19 On Nutrisystem…Allowing Past Success To Carry You Through #NSNation #Ad

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I can’t believe how fast the time has flown!  Here I am starting week 19 on my Nutrisystem journey and every week I just keep feeling better and better.  This week I lost 1.6 lbs for a total loss of 28 lbs so far!  The best part about this week is that the balance has finally shifted…I have officially lost more than what I have left to lose!  With 28 lbs gone, I have 27 lbs left to my final goal weight and I couldn’t be happier.

The past week, however, was a struggle for me to get through while still maintaining my weight loss and my sanity.  A couple weeks ago my Aunt Barb (the matriarch of our family and the glue that held us all together) was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.  She made the decision to not have any more invasive tests or treatments, and requested hospice care for what time she had remaining.  Her prognosis was a few weeks to a few months at best.  Monday her breathing began to become much more labored, and within two days she didn’t even look recognizable anymore, and was on a constant morphine drip to keep her comfortable.  Wednesday afternoon my Aunt was moved to active status, which meant that her body was shutting down, and her pastor came in to read her some scriptures and sing some of her favorite songs.  By Wednesday night my Aunt Barb lost her short battle with cancer, and passed away.

I am someone who has always been an emotional eater, and wanted to bury myself in chocolate, ice cream, pizza…you name it.  I am SO thankful that Nutrisystem has helped me learn to make a life change.  I ALMOST caved.  I pulled out some incredibly high calorie ice cream of my husband’s, had my hands positioned on the top of the package to tear it open and eat my feelings when the ‘healthier’ part of my mind took over.  I questioned whether it was worth it, to destroy all of the hard work I’ve put in and the progress that I have made.  I put that devil ice cream back, had a salad and some water, and felt much better about the decision that I made.  When you are on the Nutrisystem plan you don’t just eat the food mindlessly, you learn how to make better, healthier choices, one decision at a time.

When you go through hard times like I did this past week, reflect on your past successes and let them help carry you through whatever you’re faced with.  I am loving the body AND mind change Nutrisystem is helping me acheive.

Be sure to follow Nutrisystem on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for lots of great tips and tricks that are useful for everyone, whether you’re currently on Nutrisystem or not.

 

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.

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Indulge In Bakery Favorites With IHOP #Review

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If you haven’t heard of the Bakery Favorites from IHOP, I have to question whether you live under a rock.  The Bakery Favorites are a HUGE hit, and are being talked about everywhere.  If by some chance you HAVEN’T heard of these delectable treats, here’s a little glimpse of what you’re missing:

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Each of these Bakery Favorite items – perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – was inspired by the flavors and nostalgic memories of delicious bakery treats like yummy cupcakes, warm cinnamon rolls, and rich red velvet cake:

  • NEW! Cupcake Pancakes – IHOP restaurants’ signature buttermilk pancakes filled with festive rainbow sprinkles, then topped with cupcake icing, and whipped topping.
  • NEW! Red Velvet Crepe – A delicate, chocolaty crepe filled with IHOP restaurants’ sweet cream cheese, drizzled with cream cheese icing.
  • Cinnamon Swirl Brioche French Toast – Thick slices of Brioche French toast topped with rich cinnamon roll filling and delicious cream cheese icing.

All three of the Bakery Favorites looked incredibly delicious, but the Cupcake Pancakes had my name all over them.  I knew myself and my family needed to go to IHOP and try out some of the deliciousness.

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I went slightly off my diet for one meal, and I don’t regret one bite.  The Cupcake Pancakes were everything I hoped they’d be based off the commercials I had seen.  The pancakes were the perfect balance of cupcake and pancake, and I hope they become a regular item on the menu!  I could seriously eat them every single day!

Not only were the pancakes the absolute image of perfection, but the rest of our meal was perfect, service was great, and the restaurant was super clean.  Make sure you visit you’re nearest IHOP and try these out before they’re gone!

 

***I received a gift card toward the cost of my meal in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.***

Keep Your Home Cool This Summer With The Ozeri 3x Tower Fan #Review

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Living in Arizona means much of the year is hot and uncomfortable.  Thanks to Ozeri, I will be keeping cool this summer with the Ozeri 3x Tower Fan.  There are so many features to this fan, many I never thought I would use but I have to say I love every single function, and have used them all in just the couple short weeks I have had the fan.

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I love the visual appeal of the 3x Tower Fan.  It fits in nicely with the furniture we have, and is slim enough to fit into our small space.

The Ozeri 3x Tower Fan features:

  • Upgraded with canted fan blades that utilize the physics of blade curvature to generate opposing sound waves to reduce blade noise and isolate the soothing sounds of the airflow itself.
  • Boasting unrivalled technology, the 3x Tower fan is engineered with 3 independently controllable fans and 3 fan speeds, offering up to 9 levels of cooling and customized airflow.
  • Defining the latest in stylistic innovation and digital decor, the 3x Tower fan is among the world’s thinnest fans at less than 3 inches thick and boasts a visually arresting design with an elegant reinforced glass base stand.
  • Features 3 preprogrammed airflow patterns designed to foster sleep, relaxation and comfort with 90 degree whisper-quiet oscillation for optimal air circulation.
  • Extended range remote control and the touch sensitive LED control panel provide easy access to all features, including a 7.5 hour timer that can be programmed in 30 minute increments.

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I love the convenient remote that’s included with the fan.  It makes life much more convenient for a busy mom like myself.

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The remote fits nicely into the back of the fan so it doesn’t get lost, which is also quite helpful with a 4 year old running around, moving everything.

I really enjoy the many customizable ways to use the 3x Tower Fan…you can truly make your experience your own.  I have been sleeping a lot better since using the fan in my bedroom at night.  The sleep mode is very relaxing, and I wake up feeling more refreshed and ready to tackle the day.  I’m so glad I won’t be going through the summer without this wonderfully designed fan…you shouldn’t either!

 

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