Saturday, April 20, 2013

Some good rules to live by!


Disclaimer:  I do not own this picture! (via tumblr)

Thursday, March 28, 2013


I've been on WW for several weeks now and have lost 7 lbs total.  I wish I saw more results.  I feel like I'm losing weight, but I don't see it on the scale.  I'm trying not to be discouraged, because I'm not yet.  I just don't want to get there.  I've lost 7 lbs!  I am 7 lbs lighter.  I think that's an awesome start!

My goal weight is 150 lbs.  I'm 5' 7'', so I don't think that's too much to ask for.  It'll take a while but I am so happy with the new WW plan.  I'm doing WW via online, and I find it so helpful for my schedule.

At least once a week, my family and I go on for walk - rain or sunshine!  It's a great exercise to keep the blood pumpin' and to work your legs and bum (especially up large hills!).  We go for roughly an hour throughout our neighborhood.

My best advice for those who may be doing WW, is to drink at least 2 tall glasses of water every time you sit down for a meal.  It makes you more full, and is overall healthy :]

Thanks for reading, *Alex*

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

new years resolutions

Have you guys made them yet?  You know, the ones you promise yourself doing for the whole new year and then eventually drop it after three days.  Yeah, those ones.  The 30 day diets "that actually work"  and the "walk off the belly fat" plans.  Sure they may work, and when we look at them for the first time we think, "Yeah, that makes sense!".  But nearly after one week of trying out new diets and workouts and we don't see any of the results we had hoped for, we say, "Hey, what gives?!".  And from there after, we stop this new year's resolution.

There are two things wrong with this.  1) the ads and 2) us!  Let me get into more detail.

1.)  The ads make us believe we are truly going to lose all of our body fat in the days that are set in their plan.  Which doesn't work because we all have different body sizes, forms, and weights.  The people who are selling these ideas want us to believe it will work for every size, form, and weight.  Which leads me to my next point.

2.)  Us.  We are lead to believe everything that is advertised, must be true.  "Wow, a diet that works in just 30 days!"  You buy the diet plan and use it for several weeks and you've only lost a couple pounds.  This is the part where you scream at your scale, "What gives?!"  And then you quit.

We rely so much on what the advertisement says, we get discouraged at ourselves for not losing the right amount of weight in time.  But we all lose weight in different places at different periods of time.  We were all made to be different.  Or else we all would have used that diet plan and be fit as a fiddle.  Therefore I would never have written this post, and so forth....

My resolution was this;

* To respect my body and be healthy
- take good care of my teeth (brush, floss, & swish)
- exercises regularly (go on walks with family, or get workout dvd's from the library)
- eat right (keeping a journal of what I eat&drink and how many calories I have per day - 2,500 at the max.)
- take showers everyday (even if I think I can get away with taking one the next day)

I keep reminding myself, "You may not see results now.  But just you wait!  In a month, you will look much better than you do now."  As the old saying goes, you won't see results over night.  And that's true.  I'm setting myself right now, on the 2nd of January, 2013, to actually do this resolution... at my body's pace. 

Feel free to comment for questions and more.  Happy New Year!


Friday, December 21, 2012

upcoming posts hopefully!

I know it has been insanely forever!  I have been really busy with school and family/friends stuff.  And what with Holidays approaching, I can't seem to doing anything healthy.  What can I say, I'm a s.n.o.b. ;)

I also need to use my camera more often.  I think I'm partially lazy on that side of it, haha!

What I'm hoping is to put some healthy recipes, makeup tips and suggestions, and encouraging quotes :)  But I will have to spend some time trying to figure that out.

Chat with you guys later!

~ Allie

Monday, June 11, 2012

my new best friends

Here are some objects that have been my must haves for the past few days now :D (all photos found on

Protecting your beautiful eyes is very important!  And you can protect them in style, too!

I kind of got sun burned this weekend, so I've been slabbing on aloe when I get the chance.

Okay, I know this sounds weird but I had a lot of fun using this nose strip!  Pealing off all of the crud from your nose is too cool XD  I like to scrub my nose before I use this so it gets a great clean!
I love this scrub!  I use it to scrub all of my dead skin cells off my body before I shave or before I use the nose strips.  I'm not at all a face scrub kind of person at all, but if I have some dry/rough/dead skin on a section of my face (usually my nose) I'll take a dab and rub it on gently. But be CAREFUL!  Scrubs can damage your skin if you have super sensitive skin; it can tear it up and cause open blemishes that you might not have wanted before hand!

I always end up coming back to this shampoo and conditioner; it smells great and makes your hair 'uber soft d; 

disclaimer: I was not paid to talk about these products on my blog!

Monday, May 21, 2012

a change of direction

Because I'm a s.n.o.b., I wasn't really on track with my no bread diet. I didn't really realize how many foods have bread in them until I was on the diet! XD But whatever.

Last week, I started Weight Watchers with a friend of mine. I have been on and off with WW since I was in the 5th grade. Mostly because my family and I would go on vacation to California a lot and so I would go on WW to get in shape :) Since I have started high school, I haven't had the time to start WW, though it has really been on my mind. For the past few months, I had been exercising about 45 minutes every other day. But I just noticed I was getting stronger, not leaner and more toned.

Since I have started WW, which has been a full week, I have noticed a huge difference. My posture is a lot more straight, I've been drinking a lot more water, and I've done all I can to squeeze in a few workouts everyday.

I have to be honest, the first few days I started Weight Watchers, I was okay with it. I wanted to feel great and I just kept telling myself, "Just one day at a time! That's all it is!". But now as I'm starting a new week, I feel like I'm missing out like I usually have felt in my past diets. I'm not really thinking how I'm just taking this one day at a time, but I'm focusing on what I want to look like. And I realize, that is what has made me, let's face it, a failure in the past!

What is Weight Watchers All About?
WW is not about no getting to eat the foods you love. It is in fact the complete opposite! This diet is to help on your portions and to help teach yourself to get in the habit of exercises and all things healthy... just with starving yourself of course.

For every day, depending on how old you are, you are given a specific amount of points. We as WW "do-er's", consider food as points. We use a little paper tablet devise to calculate how many points something is using the total number of calories, fat, and dietary fiber.

WW also has a system called the "Points Booster" system, which is exactly what it sounds like. Another little paper tablet will calculate how many points you can earn back after exercising, using how hard you were working out, how long you were working out for, and how much you weigh.

My total of points per day is 27. It may seem a lot for each day, but something like an apple is 1pt and a bowl of cereal with non fat milk is 4pts. So you can see it all adds up fast. I plan on working my points per day down to 21 points or lower, but no lower than 19 (remember, we don't want to starve ourselves). I am a teenager, and 21 points is a healthy rate, but for now I'm going to start at 27.

One thing I will not be doing in this diet is the Points Booster system, only because I don't want to use those extra points that I worked off, and put them back into my body again. If I'm going to workout or work off the calories, I want to keep them off!

I am going on a trip in less than a month and a half, so I will record what and how I'm doing. Like I said, it has already been 1 week since I started WW and I have lost 5-7 pounds! I will write more, :)


Sunday, March 11, 2012

the perfect example of s.n.o.b.

I have been a s.n.o.b. trooper for a while now.  I went on my "diet" for about two weeks and I simply went overboard.  I have too many excuses I could say right now, but it's too... ugh.  I also haven't been on my blog for a while dX  Why work up all of this energy and thought into a blog, and not be able to it?  Why not just delete the blog, if I'm not doing anything.  Well to be honest, I really thought about it.  I  think (in a sappy way) that if I get away from all things involving the computer will be healthier for me.  I will be gone for a while (not saying that i haven't haha)  But I will be gone from all things computer for a while.  Starting tomorrow I will go on my "diet" again.  I have also been trying to go on more walks lately :D  So I guess bye for now:)  Wish me luck,