Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I can't keep this goodie from you any longer!

I have black eyes ALL of the time! It doesn't make a difference whether if I sleep or not, drink or not, do or do not have allergies... Those black circles are always there!

Over the years I have tried a number of products, including Arbonne's RE9 Corrective Eye Cream and Clinique's All About Eyes. I love trying new products and saving money. You can imagine how happy I was when I found this new goodie at my local CVS!

As described on the Vichy's Website:

To deliver maximum effectiveness, Aqualia Thermal Eyes de-puffing, soothing hydrogel is formulated with a unique combination of carefully selected active ingredients:
Dextran Sulfate: Derived from beet sugar, helps decongest under-eye bags

Escin: Naturally derived from horse-chestnut extract, helps to increase micro-circulation

• Vichy Thermal Spa Water: Rich in rare minerals to hydrate, soothe and fortify fragile tissues

- Dermatologist & Ophthamalogist tested- Formulated for sensitive eyes- Allergy Tested- Fragrance-free

- Non-Comedogenic

I totally heart CVS. They are carrying some really great brands, including La Roche-Posay, which I will review later on. There are also beauty consultants who are well trained and can answer all of my crazy questions. My consultant described Vichy as a company which uses state of the art formulations and techniques to provide quality skin care.

I have been using Aqualia Thermal for a week and totally see its results. My bags are less prominent and appear lighter. And it only cost $26.00. I even received Extra Care Bonus Dollars when I bought it with my favorite skin cleanser (La Roche- Posay Toleraine). Who can beat that?!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

I have tried to be a really good girl this year. I have been reading to the boys (almost) every night, not fighting with DH (trying my hardest), and (hired a cleaning woman who is) keeping the house clean.

Here is my list:

1. A pair of Black UGGS to keep my toes warm.

2. A pocketbook to keep my "things" together.

3. A morning to sleep in past 6:30. (I know I cannot be greedy so I am asking only for ONE)

4. A reason to get a mani and a pedi.

5. Peace on Earth.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Grinch is IN!

What is is with the holidays that brings the WORST out in people? Don't get me wrong I DO enjoy Christmas and all of its cheer. But no one ever told me how stressful it becomes when you are no longer a kid.

I know, I am complaining again. It's just that my mother made this whole "mommy- thing" look so easy. Her holidays were always seamless... or at least that's what I thought.

The good thing is that the kids' gifts are done (and yes I have gotten the Bakugan sets for both of them... hopefully they will appreciate the early morning shopping "Santa" had to do to get them!). I have to get cards for the family and a gift for DH (he says he needs socks, undershirts, and underwear... when did he become his Dad?)

I hope all of you are doing well with your shopping.... Please feel free to share your holiday complaining with me, so I know I am not the only Grinch here!

Jingles all the way!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ok Drumroll Please.....

Well today's official weigh in is.... 168. I am not going to comment... I am just going to move forward. I ate pretty well most of the day. I ate every 3 hours and felt pretty good most of the day. I even drank my H2O. It is the evenings that kill me- damn ice cream cake!
Well, tomorrow I am starting from scratch again.

I was prepared to go to the gym this morning. The alarm went off at 4:45 and I decided to stay in bed. The whole family actually slept in until 7:30. (of course this never happens on a Sat morning). So tomorrow I will attempt my cardio at night.

I know this is a terrible way to start off, but tomorrow will be better.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Year of ME

Today is my birthday... 32 years old. It has been a hard 5 years- having children, returning to work, helping DH open our business. Somewhere in the busy of things I have felt like I have totally let myself go. I used to be happy, positive, gave a s@#t about what I look like. Now, I run all day... to private clients, work, back home, with the kids for their activities. I leave no time for me and it is really showing. I have also gained 40 pounds since I have been married. But its not only about the weight gain- its just everything. I feel very overwhelmed at times. There is so much to do and not enough time.

So- I have decided with this birthday- I am going to work on me this year. The better I feel, the better mom and wife I will be. I know it won't be easy, that's why I will be blogging about it... for accountability.

The first thing I am working on is losing some weight. I will start tomorrow by weighing in (and yes I will post the horrid number). I am really ready to start going forward and getting my groove back (hence the blog name)
Stay tuned....