Tag Archives: health

How to avoid wrinkles!

23 May

How to Reduce Wrinkles: What You Can Do

Ok so I read this article.  I loved it these are things you can do without spending a ton of money!!  So important and so many things you can do to help.  Hope you all have

1.Avoid the sun. It’s the No. 1 cause of wrinkles, with dozens of studies documenting the impact. In one study that looked at identical twins, New York plastic surgeon Darrick Antell, MD, found sun exposure was even more important than heredity. Siblings who limited sun time had fewer wrinkles and looked younger overall than their sun-worshiping twins.

2.Wear sunscreen. If you must go out in the sun, the American Academy of Dermatology says, wear sunscreen! It will protect you from skin cancer, and help prevent wrinkles at the same time.

3. Don’t smoke. Some of the research is still controversial, but more and more studies are confirming that cigarette smoke ages skin — mostly by releasing an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin, important components of the skin. Sibling studies done at the Twin Research Unit at St. Thomas Hospital in London found the brother or sister who smoked tended to have skin that was more wrinkled and up to 40% thinner than the non-smoker.

4. Get adequate sleep. Yale dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, MD, says that when you don’t get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Get enough rest, Perricone says, and you’ll produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps skin remain thick, more “elastic,” and less likely to wrinkle.

5. Sleep on your back. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) cautions that sleeping in certain positions night after night leads to “sleep lines — wrinkles that become etched into the surface of the skin and don’t disappear once you’re up. Sleeping on your side increases wrinkles on cheeks and chin, while sleeping face-down gives you a furrowed brow. To reduce wrinkle formation, the AAD says, sleep on your back.

6. Don’t squint — get reading glasses! The AAD says any repetitive facial movement — like squinting — overworks facial muscles, forming a groove beneath the skin’s surface. This groove eventually becomes a wrinkle. Also important: Wear sunglasses. It will protect skin around the eyes from sun damage — and further keep you from squinting.

Do you Hate Obesity?

22 May

Ok so I read this article about Meme roth and to be honest I had no idea who it was, but I couldn’t stop reading it because it was just so interesting.  Very controversial I think but I am curious what you all think.  I guess she is disgusted with americans and the obesity epidemic.  Which I agree we have very bad eating habits and we pass it on to our children.  I think that is the worst part harming our children.  Now the harm is how she does it.  Some people think she goes WAY over the line, and some maybe agree with her.  What is your take?  Have you heard of Meme roth?  Do you agree with anything she says or all?  Just curious.  I agree we teach our children how to eat and that is where I fear for the future generations.  In this article Gabby at one point tries to ask Meme what she eats, what a typical day looks like and she seemed very shy about sharing.  It was 4:00pm and she agreed she hadn’t eaten anything, but she says she has never been anorexic.  Now not sure what the exact definition she thinks is but this is one of the defintions Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by excessive food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight, and a distorted body self-perception.  Meme agrees that her family is fat.  And said she was embarassed and I know when that happens you do have an irrational fear maybe and so even if she still eats but she might just have a case of anorexia.  Not to say we shouldn’t watch what we eat and become healthy.  I just think sometimes we need to watch what we say because you don’t motivate “FAT” people by telling them they are fat.  Trust me it doesn’t help I have been there 🙂  Let me know what you think?  I would love to hear.

Gained it! Lose it the same way! One day at a TIME!

15 May

Ok so I read Andras Blog Love to Eat, Hate to Exercise!  I LOVE it.  She is fabulous and I really loved her post about How I did it!  I agree with basically everything.  She talks about the fact that you gain weight one day at a time so you can’t lose it just by doing or using one magical thing or pill or powder.  I so agree I tried to exercise, but that was not the way I lost most of my weight it made me look better, but the scale didn’t change much.  I joined weight watchers and watched what I ate.  I thought it worked great, but I also think that counting calories just writing it down in a journal could work too.  You just need some responsibility for what you are doing.  The one thing I can’t really agree on is the juicer part.  I have wanted to get one, and I really think I might after reading her blog.  I do agree focusing on eating more vegetables and fruits is a really smart idea and sometimes you just don’t have the time to eat as many as you should so I think juicing could be one of the ways to do it.  I have learned to love more vegetables than I used to, and they do make you feel fuller.  But like Andras Blog I believe you need to do many things, and you can’t expect everything to just fall off us all at once.  I also think that you have to start with the little things.  Start with changing one thing and than with another.  I know we all make New Year’s Resolutions and I truly believe that the reason so many of us don’t do them is we are trying to change everything in our life that we thing isn’t perfect.  When I think that we would be better off doing one thing each month.  Try to change things little by little.  Check out her Blog she looks Great.  And I love to read her posts.

Chore Exercise or Exercise is a Chore!

24 Apr

Ok so how many of you love doing chores.  How many of you love getting stuff done around the house.  I read this blog post from The Token Fat Girl  Click Here and it just reminded me of how many chores I used to do outside.  I

 

think when you are young you don’t think about chores being good for you because you are burning calories.  But a lot of chores that we do burn a lot of calories.  HAHA how many of you have worked up a sweat when you vacumm your house 🙂  Or how many of you put on music while you are cleaning and that makes you dance more.  Which in turn makes you move and burn calories more.  Gotta love that, when I saw celebrity Kristi Alley started dancing to lose weight I realized how much more I move when I am cleaning if I have music going.  I love listening to music anyway while I am cleaning, but just one more reason to listen some upbeat tunes!  The more we move in every day life the more weight you will lose or keep off.  If it is a life style change than the more we change our regular lifestyle to make us move more regularly.  I went hiking with my kids the other day as a family outing.  We have been getting in the habit of hanging out watching TV and I really want to do more of these types of activities with my family we hiked up one of the many hills or mountains in utah and got to see the city!!  So beautiful!  Go out and spend time with your loved ones! 🙂

An Apple a Day!!

19 Apr

An apple a day keeps the pounds away!  Now this might not always be true if you eat all bad things every other time, but if you don’t want to watch or write down all the calories if you focus on eating healthier things a lot of times you will slowly eat more and more healthy items.  I find the more fruits and vegetables I eat the less other stuff I eat and that isn’t counting calories that is just something that naturally happens.  Now start with one thing and you can do more later.  In the winter I find I eat less of them because there aren’t as many in season, but I am back focusing on eating healthier and eating more vegetables.  I LOVE crisp fresh apples.  When I am craving a treat sometimes I just need something a little sweet and I find if I go too far in the sweets than it makes me crave more sweets.  I find if I do something a little sweet and especially something that has natural sweetness I don’t crave as much after.  Now don’t get me wrong anything chocolate and peanut butter is totally up my ally.  I just need to keep them as a sometimes sweet not an everyday or every minute sweet 🙂  HAHA which sometimes that is how often I want them.  Eat an apple stay healthy and strong

Physical Plateau!

10 Apr

So I lost 60lbs almost 5 years ago than got pregnant had a baby lost the weight again, and now have found about 15 of those pounds.  This is a journey I am still happy with where I am at (sort of)  Happy, but want to lose it again.  But I feel like the stuff I would normally do to lose weight I could usually judge what I did or ate and could guess whether i would go up or down and now it seems to not be working.  I almost wanted to think I was pregnant because I would have a reason haha but I need to be more focuse write things down and I know most of weight loss about 80% ATLEAST is eating so thats what I need to do.  I did read this article that I thought was really good, and it reminded me what I did for the last 10lbs the first time.  I actually started running.  Now I am not normally a runner but I had a friend that wanted to run a 5k so I told her I would do it with her.  I still hate running.  I get so bored I don’t know why running for an hr is so different that stairs or the Arc Trainer, but for me it is.  Anyway Click Here if you want to read the article it was really good.  Made me remind myself what I needed to start doing and I probably should start running again.  My body isn’t use to it haha I don’t think it ever will be.  Anyway, just remember nothing changes until you change something!

Kids eating Healthy? Possible or Not?

3 Apr

Ok so I just read this post about how It made me sad, but finished the rest of the article and really glad I did.  There are some parts that you think are common sense, but really good ideas and thoughts.  I think sometimes we get busy and don’t plan, or we do what is easy at the time, and that isn’t the best way to react.  I never thought of bribing kids with food might be a bad thing to help them eat better.  I thought it was really interesting.  I have to admit I am guilty of doing that.  I don’t do short order cooking my mom always had balanced meals and she usually wouldn’t short order cook.  I was really picky so I wasn’t really eating as much so she said if I am not going to eat what she made I would have to make it myself so I became a connoisseur of Top Ramen or when I was younger I called them curly noodles 🙂  But I am definitely better and not so picky, but I don’t know if my husband would agree.  There are just a lot of things I don’t like because of texture and some just because of flavor.  Tomatoes, mushrooms, pineapple, and coconut.  Lol haha I have so many people ask me when they find out I don’t like pineapple and coconut they say “But you are married to a Polynesian”  🙂 do they really think my tastes are going to change just because I married a polynesian.  Anyway it always cracks me up when people ask me that 🙂  Click Here for Great Post.

Blog award

29 Mar

Hi guys!  I am so thrilled to announce that I got nominated for a blog award.  It’s an extra special one to me, because it is a matter of personal preferance – basically it means someone cared enough to take the time to link to me in their blog.  Thanks to christenjackson  – I got a Leibster! We are both new at the blog seen but she has got a really fun blog.  My fav are the nail polish variations.  Try Modbod nails.  So fun and I just don’t think about those things I usually do plain classic french tip.  I think I am worried to be too outlandish 🙂 with my nails I am sure some people realize in talking a lot of other things that statement is probably not true, but it is with my nails. 🙂  I just think that is so amazing and her ind. cherry pies look so yummy haven’t gotten a chance to make it yet, but I want too 🙂  Also she has lost a considerable amount of weight and I absolutely love that!  A weight loss journal helped me lose 60lbs and that is a Great way to do it. 🙂 Check her out!  http://cjackplay.wordpress.com/

Also – I am straight jacking the description of the award from her blog, because we all know that the best thing about having friends is permanantly borrowing stuff from them.

This is how the Liebster is described:

This award we’ve discovered is given to bloggers who inspire you and have less than 200 followers. The Liebster Award takes its name from the German word meaning ‘Beloved, Dearest or Favorite.’

I am truly honored and very happy that part of receiving this awards means paying it forward. Here’s how it works:

  1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them.
  2. Post the award to your blog.
  3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value (It’s a great way to get to word out there about other blogs!!)
  4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have received this award.

So as I started this blogging world I have found that I love reading other peoples blogs and commenting and learning how they live their life, and I am super excited to feature 5 other bloggers.  Quite sad it is only 5.  I am so sorry to those I haven’t chosed I wanted to do a variety of blogs and I also can only pick 5.  I hope you aren’t sad and I will try to help with feature posts or whatever you want to help you build your blog.  Happy blogging and I hope you all check out all of these FABULOUS blogs!

1.  Ok so I love this baby blog!  I have been coming back to it since I found it and love seeing all of their new posts.  I just think everything that they talk about is so relevant and fun if you have any kids or friends with kids you should check out this blog.  But it isn’t ALL baby which I also LOVE http://utahbabyblog.blogspot.com/  Sometimes they do giveaways make sure you stop by!!

2. A mom blogs about her kids and her passionate about life.  I love how she loves her family and enjoy all of her posts.  She also does guest posts which I think it is fun to share what other people out there are doing.  Love that aspect you get to know her along with someone new every once inawhile.  http://www.lovetothemoon.com/

3.  Just simply live  I have been coming to check on this blog and I realized I hadn’t followed it until today 🙂 I go there often enough I guess I didn’t need the update email but I did get it done today.   I love repurposed furniture.  I never feel like I have the time to do it, but I really want to start doing it myself because she makes it look easy!  You for sure need to check out her blog!!  So great!  http://www.thesousakids.blogspot.com/

4.  Sophisticated fashion, Thats what I think about this blog.  I LOVE how Brooke designs homes and everything else makes me want her to come to my house 🙂  She is so great at what she does.  So excited to keep reading her blog!  I hope you take the chance to come look at her blog.  She even has someone come guest post sometimes, which I think is really fun.  http://modern-sophisticate.blogspot.com/

5.   Mommies are light Daddies are dark is fabulous.  She talks about her multiracial family and how her children might be affected of the worlds view, and her opinions about them.   I found this and I obviously relate because that is so similar to our family.  She is passionate about life and bringing things to light that maybe you wouldn’t have thought about otherwise.   http://www.mommiesarelight.com/home/2012/3/21/a-million-hoodies-for-trayvon-martin.html?lastPage=true#comment17490838

I know this blog has way more followers than 200 and it should because it if awesome, but when I found this blog I cried and cried and couldn’t stop reading this blog and I just wanted to send a “You are FABULOUS” and you have such strength and if I could give you this award I would!!  I can’t say enough about courtney she probably is one of the strongest moms and I don’t really know her, but I will tell you if you want to have your life put into perspective and know that the little things we shouldn’t stress about, you should read her blog!  Courtney you are an amazing MOM http://randycourtneytripproth.blogspot.com/

Just wanted to again say my appreciation for the award.  I am really enjoying blogging and glad other people enjoy reading what I have to say.  I love my job, my life, friends, and my family.  I am so blessed!

Transforming your Tired Skin

27 Mar

I did a previous post on how working out can help your skin be better Click HERE but I was reading another article from a blog about what foods can help your skin change.  How the things we eat really affect how are skin is.  You can help your skin look more youthful, glowing, healthy, clear based off of some of the things you eat.  I know I have heard that berries of course of antioxidants so when you eat them you have more of it in your body, but sweet potatoes also have vitamin A and C that I have talked about earlier that can help your skin look better.  Also Salmon and specific nuts also help give you healthy fatty acids they are like carriers helping carry healthy nutrients to your skin cell membranes.  Healthy oils bring natural moisture to your skin Click Here  So interesting I know eating helps your body, losing weight, feeling better, and having more energy.  But didn’t know why exactly helps your skin.  Definitely their blog article!

Give yourself “Slack”!

20 Mar

Ok so I have been seeing alot of these exposed pictures around the weightloss blogging area.  Where women are taking photos with bare skin showing and have words of what that body part represents, and how it has helped them get through.  Ronni’s was the first one I saw click HERE  she saw it from somewhere else.  Then I saw Skinnie Emmie  Click Here  Ronni has hit her goals skinnie emmie is still on the journey.  Well, we are all on our own journey, but that takes guts!!  I admire women who finally feel confidence in who they are and the honest to goodness truth!  Sometimes we expect way too much want the weight to come off faster and in specific areas.  I think when you finally come to the truth of where you are and loving yourself where you are you can finally move forward.  When I was heavier I would look at my body and I would say I am not going to buy anything new until I lose weight.  Then I didn’t feel good, didn’t look good, and it demotivated me.  When I finally started appreciating me where I was at I dressed nicer, I did my hair, and makeup.  As silly as that sounds to other people it really helped.  I actually started losing weight and then that motivated me more to work out and eat healthier.  But then I tried not to beat myself up when I didn’t stick with the program perfectly, and that helped.  We as women need to give eachother more slack!