If nothing changes, then nothing changes. I am all the time saying that when it comes to working on the blog or at work at the lumber company. However, this time I am going to apply it to my life and more specifically, my diet. I can see the eye roll that you are giving me because I have said this since the first post. I am sure a lot of you can sympathize with me and understand my constant struggle. Every week I seem to pick a new day to get started on a healthier eating plan but for some reason, that day always seems to be, “tomorrow.”I was looking back at (this post) last Friday and that was the last straw. How in the world did I let the pounds creep back on, this is ridiculous. I am not asking for recipes because I won’t use them. I am just having to cut back my portion size and eat more things that are good for you but taste like crap. If I am eating something that is good then I will overeat. Lol! My new diet is called, “eat everything you want as long as it tastes like cardboard.” I did look into the Air Fryers but then decided not to buy one. I don’t think I need another gadget on my counter that I won’t use in 3 months. I am trying to go back to the basics and just cut back. I also need to start eating more often because my metabolism is crazy slow. They say that you need to eat something small every 3 to 4 hours so I have some measured portions to take to work with me daily. I NEED these pounds to melt away, remember, I have a Cancun trip in April!!! Since Valentine’s Day is this week I have decided to wear red somewhere in each outfit. Red has so many different shades from the orange/red like this sweater to the blue/reds that I will have on later in the week. Each shade looks different against my skin so keep searching and trying on different shade until you find the color that works for you. My sweater is older and I have owned it for at least 2 or 3 years if not longer. It is a classic crewneck design but the different textured material on the sleeves gives it some uniqueness. This is from Old Navy a store that I can find lots of sweaters from. Whenever I wear a sweater like this I think of Audrey Hepburn when she was young. I have linked to sweaters from Talbots since they are having such a great sale, no reason to pay more than you have to.
I bought this necklace ages ago but I have never worn it. It is strung on leather and there is a knot between each pearl. The Claire necklace is 62″ long and it can be doubled or even tripled. I chose the Shaila pearl studs earrings to wear with the necklace. These studs are a nice large pearl and they are only 8.00. My two gold bracelets are the Dixie and the Celine. The Dixie is the arrow bracelet that is on an elastic cord and the Celine is the link bracelet with a monogram charm that dangles. Go to www.plunderdesign.com/taniastephens and pick a party with my name in it to place an order. From now until Valentine’s Day you will receive a free gift with every order.Yes, I am still wearing my flats because my hip has been bothering me. It has quit hurting but I am just being cautious. It is a touch of bursitis that fares up when I wear high heels for too long so I take a break every now and again. I might have still been thinking about Audrey Hepburn when I put on these ballet slippers. I think it is a mindset that I was in. These navy suede slippers are by Isaac Mizrahi and I love how comfortable they are. However, when I first bought them they bothered me where the elastic is around your foot. After I had worn them once or twice they never bothered me again so sometimes you have to try things more than once.
I wanted to wear a shirt under my sweater because it is still cold but also because it looks more “preppy.” I don’t own a ton of button-up shirts so I had to really search my closet for one that I wanted to wear. I didn’t want to wear a plain white one and I was trying to steer away from a denim one. I have a couple stripped ones so I picked the one with the smallest stripes. There was no particular reason that I wanted the one with the smallest stripes, it was the material that ended up being the deciding reason. This shirt is softer then the others I had so it won out. Most of the button-up shirts I own are from Van Heusen and they hold up really nicely to laundering.
I am interested in hearing if you have an air fryer what you think. Will it be another gadget that collects dust on my counter or is this something worth looking into?
The reason I decided to become a Rodan + Fields consultant is because of the Reverse regimen. I had tried many other products, some that were cheaper and some that were pretty expensive. I hated having “age” spots on my face. In my mind, nothing said that I was getting older than those stupid spots. I saw the spots starting to fade in about 2 weeks and by the 3rd month, I was ready to sign up. Everyone’s results will vary, but if you are consistent and give them a chance then I believe that these products will work for you too. I am going to be gifting a free Essentials product to everyone who places an order as a Preferred Customer. Go to www.tstephens5.myrandf.com to look at the products.
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