2014 New Year’s Resolution: Lose Weight!

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New Years means new beginnings and this is when people start the whole “starting next year, I will…” blah blah and so on. Some times we stick to it (for a couple of months and then we stop) and other times, we just say “to hell with it, I’ll do it next year.” Yes, been there done that. The most popular New Year’s Resolution I hear from everyone is losing weight and being healthy. Losing weight has been my New Year’s Resolution for the past several years. I am older now, and yes, I am more than ever knowledgeable on all the different types of diets out there, including low fat,  no sugar, low carb, low calorie, liquid / shake / green tea / whatever the hell you call it diet.

Last year, my goal was to lose weight and to run a marathon. I succeeded in running 3 marathons and I am very proud of myself . Did I lose weight from running? HELL NO. In fact, I gained weight. Why? Let’s just say that my body craves more fuel when I am running and for some stupid reason, I kept thinking that I can cheat on my diet if I ran miles and miles. That is not the business. We all have different body types and our bodies react different when losing weight. Some people lose their belly first, and others lose weight in their arms or it shows in their face. When I lose weight, I start to lose my buttocks and my breasts. Talk about being lucky. LOL. Ugh, I just don’t get it. Well, starting today, I will do the following:

No Carbs

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I will not visit the cupcake bakery any more and I will not subject myself to eating my mommy’s mouthwatering goodies.

No More Fast Food

I will NOT be visiting KFC, Mcdonalds, L & L, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell just because I am hungry and I want something right away. This is going to be hard!

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No More Daily Weighing!

There is nothing worst than constantly weighing yourself every day and feeling like a failure when the numbers are not going down. Yes, your weight fluctuates but I have this whole mental thing in my head where if I don’t see the numbers drop fast enough, I get discouraged, so I will NOT use the scale.

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Losing weight is important for your health but before you start a diet, please do as much research as you can, get advice/ consent from your doctor and do it in a healthy way.  I will be posting here daily with a progress report so if you’d like to follow me on my journey, check back . Happy New Year!!!!!

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Problem W/ A Round Face and Wide Nostrils??? Look No Further!!!!

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No matter how much makeup used to cover the toughest of facial imperfections, there are some that even a great foundation will never change. You cannot change the the shape of your face. The shape of your face is one thing, without the help of a surgeon, that can not be truly changed by any sort of makeup tip. But, with a few secret strokes here and there, those troublesome spots may disappear in the light. Foundation is meant to cover the entire face and even the skin. But, by adding a few different shades of foundation to your daily makeup routine, you may be able to slim and tweak a few areas and no one will ever be the wiser.

IF YOU HAVE A WIDE NOSE:
 The nose can sometimes appear a bit wider on camera or in person than it really is. In order to hide a wide nose, try adding a foundation that is three shades darker than your current foundation color. This darker foundation should be applied to the sides of the nose and blended into the face. This darker color will evoke a shading, of sorts, and slim the nose instantly.IF YOU HAVE A ROUND FACE:

 Just make the entire visage appear just a bit slimmer by applying this same 3 shade darker foundation, to the outer rim of the hairline. Dot a little under the cheek bones as well and blend with your normal foundation color. This too will cause a shading, resulting in a slimmer looking face.Just because you do not go under the doctor’s knife, does not mean you can not get an instant nose job and facial thinning. A darker foundation will work wonders to slim the nose and the face for the camera or for those who will have the pleasure of eying your visage.

What hairstyle looks good on me?

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Dont you hate it when you go to the salon, and you tell the person to cut your hair a certain way, and you get really detailed and even show a pic, but the out come was all wrong???? That’s happened to me a couple of times, damnit! I paid for a damn hair cut that I didnt like and made me look like CRAP!!!

For me, I figured since I’ve lost weight, (went from 165 pounds to 125 pounds), I should try something new. I’ve had the same freakin long hair that’s been layered. Ah, yes, when Jennifer Aniston made it popular in the 90s…damn, that’s one hell of an old hair style but its so nice.

So, I’m having a difficult time trying to find what looks good on me. The bad thing is I have a round face with big cheeks, but the good thing is Im not ugly. So before I go to the beauty salon, I want to make sure that I look “cute” with the new hair cut, style, color, whatever.

I went on line and found these websites to decide which hairstyles look good on me.

myvirtualmodel.com —(you can actually try on clothes here, too)

www.thehairstyler.com

www.matrix.com/find_your_hair_style

You can actually upload your picture and customize it and adjust it to make the model look just like you, and what’s even more cool is that you can try on clothes from different stores and see how it looks on you.

And ITS FREE!!!!!

try it. Im having fun with mine. I even have the cosmopolitan virtual makeover but it’s from a couple of years ago. These sites are more updated.

Bye