The Radical Thought of Not Dieting #CoreUnDiet

The Radical Thought of Not Dieting

my weight through the years

Those are all pictures of me at different stages of weight gain/loss.  Right now, I’m closest to the 2014 picture, although I have been actively trying to lose weight this year.  I lost about 40 pounds earlier this year with diet and exercise.  I’ve gained about 20 of it back.  This doesn’t mean that I won’t try again!  I am not a quitter, but I am frustrated with the constant roller coaster of gaining/losing weight.  What can I do?  Can I ever keep it off?  Losing weight is definitely not the hard part; keeping it off is!

“If I set my mind to it, I can do anything.”  Have you ever thought about yourself that way?  Are you overweight? If so, why can’t you lose those extra pounds?

If you set your mind to it, you would diet “until the cows come home” to lose all those pesky pounds.  Right?  But, why doesn’t it turn out that way?  Because you have been led to believe by a huge industry that dieting is the solution. It is not. Dieting causes weight re-bound. Every time. You can’t escape that reality and think that somehow “this time it will be an exception.”You can’t think your way to a better resolution.

You have to do something different to lose weight and keep it off. Something radically different. Don’t diet.  Maybe the next time you want to try to lose weight, shouldn’t you try an UnDiet?  Maybe you ought to look into the #CoreUnDiet.

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Save On The Canon EOS Rebel T5i At Best Buy #CanonatBestBuy

Save On The Canon EOS Rebel T5i At Best Buy

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I am such a faithful fan of Best Buy and Canon products.  This year the Canon EOS Rebel was on my Christmas list.  I am still praying that my hubby will come through for me :D  I love posting recipes and crafts that my kids and I do together and would love a new camera to share the best pictures I can with all of you.  In the mean time; I’d love to introduce you to my new obsession.

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.
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* Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20

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The Real Culprit in Weight Gain? #CoreUnDiet

The Real Culprit in Weight Gain?

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I have tried upward of 30 “diet” plans throughout the course of my life.  Granted, I’m forty and have been obese since I was six years old, YES six years old!  I was obese in the early 80′s when childhood obesity was just starting to rise.  I was being raised by a single mother who was also overweight and had no idea how to help herself or me lose weight.  We have so much more information now about obesity and weight loss and the “undiet” just keeps getting better!

Some say it’s because of overeating or lack of willpower. Others say it’s because of the lack of physical activity. Or maybe because of High Fructose Corn Syrup. Or sugar. Or could it be those dastardly artificial sweeteners.  Whatever it is, we are all getting heavier. We know that of course. We see it in our mirrors and changing clothes sizes. Se we diet.

What we need to realize is that dieting causes weight gain. Dieting is the real culprit.  Dieting causes weight gain? Yup.  Think about it…overtime you dieted you lost weight. Right? But for how long? Didn’t you gain it all back? Then added a few extra pounds? Right again?

Maybe the next time you want to try to lose weight, shouldn’t you try an UnDiet?

Maybe you ought to look into the #CoreUnDiet.

 

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Steven Spielberg finds Sophie for THE BFG! #TheBFGMovie

Steven Spielberg finds Sophie for THE BFG!

If you are not familiar with BFG, well, please allow me to enlighten you :D  BFG (Big Friendly Giant)  is a book about a little girl named Sophie and her mysterious friend, the giant!  Y’all may not have seen Ruby Barnhill before, but here she is and how stinkin’ adorable is she?!  

“DreamWorks Studios announced today that newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been cast as the young girl, Sophie, in Roald Dahl’s beloved classic story, The BFG. Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaptation of the childrens novel. Published in 1982, The BFG is the tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the beauty and peril of Giant Country. Barnhill joins Mark Rylance who has been cast as the “Big Friendly Giant.” Spielberg will begin production on The BFG in early 2015 and it will open in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016! “

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Photo credit: Dreamworks Studios

From Dreamworks Studios:  DreamWorks Studios announced today that newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been cast as the young girl, Sophie, in Roald Dahl’s beloved classic story, “The BFG.”  Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaptation of the children’s novel.  Published in 1982, “The BFG” is the tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the beauty and peril of Giant Country. Barnhill joins Mark Rylance who has been cast as the “Big Friendly Giant.”

“The BFG” will be 10-year-old Ruby Barnhill’s first feature film role.  She has been acting for two years and will appear in the upcoming BBC BAFTA award-winning children’s drama “Four O’Clock Club.”  Ruby lives in Cheshire with her parents, younger sister and Tom the cat and is a member of her local youth theatre.

“I feel incredibly lucky and I’m so happy,” said Ruby Barnhill.  “Sophie gets to go on this wonderful adventure and I’m so excited that I get to play her.”

“After a lengthy search, I feel Roald Dahl himself would have found Ruby every bit as marvelous as we do,” said Steven Spielberg.  “We have discovered a wonderful Sophie in Ruby Barnhill.”

Luke Kelly, Managing Director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Roald Dahl’s grandson, said, “The character of Sophie is one of the most endearing young heroes in Roald Dahl’s stories. She is as brave as she is curious and has an innate sense of wonder. Many congratulations to Ruby on landing the role. We hope that making ‘The BFG’ proves an utterly magical adventure for her.”

DreamWorks acquired the rights to the book in 2010 after Kathleen Kennedy brought it to the company.  Melissa Mathison, who last teamed with Spielberg and Kennedy on “E.T.,” has written the screenplay.  Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Sam Mercer will produce while Kennedy, John Madden and Michael Siegel are on board as Executive Producers.  Kristie Macosko Krieger and Adam Somner are Co-Producers.

Spielberg will begin production on “The BFG” in early 2015 and it will open in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016.  The Walt Disney Company is distributing the film in the U.S. and select international territories while Mister Smith Entertainment is handling distribution in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  DreamWorks’ partner, Reliance, will distribute the film in India.

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Grands!® Cheesy Herb Monkey Bread

Grands!® Cheesy Herb Monkey Bread

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Photo Credit: Pillsbury

How delicious does this look?!  Oh my goodness, this will definitely be on our table very soon.  You could add just about anything you want to make this perfect for your family.  This will also make a great football food for the big game or for a sleepover with the kiddos.  With the new year coming soon, how about your new year’s eve party?  The possibilities are endless!  You could even make a healthier version with low fat Grands and low fat cheese.  My kids are going to LOVE this!  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did :D

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans (10.2 oz each) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated buttermilk or original biscuits (5 biscuits each)
  • You can find the full list of ingredients and recipe over at Pillsbury!  
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Live On Purpose with CORE UnDiet #CoreUnDiet

Live On Purpose with CORE UnDiet

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Are you tired of dieting?  I know I am!  I’m also tired of costs associated with special foods I need to acquire during the dieting process, tired and horrified of food costs while I’m on a diet, tired and frustrated from the weight regain of the lost weight.  This is a never-ending/never-winning cycle that I want to end TODAY.

I estimate that I have lost (and gained back) well over 700 pounds through various “diets” during my life.  Finally, the alternative to dieting is here – CORE UnDiet Products that help us “Live Life On Purpose”.  Along with the weight I’ve lost, I have also dumped thousands of dollars into diet plans that simply  did not work for me.  I am looking forward to learning more about saving my money and my sanity with the CORE UnDiet.  I hope you follow along on this journey and see what we can learn about ourselves!

If you need an effective UnDiet, for yourself or anybody else to Live Life On Purpose, Start Taking the UnDiet Action Today!

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Skylanders Swapforce JUST $4.99 ~ Kmart

Skylanders Swapforce JUST $4.99 ~ Kmart

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New Trailer From Inside Out Just Released #InsideOut

New Trailer From Inside Out Just Released

Ahhhh-mazing!!!  The new trailer from Disney’s Inside Out looks amazing!  I’m sitting here watching the trailer and can promise you that we have had THIS conversation at our dinner table and many other places.  Disney has nailed the dynamic between parents and their children.  My husband has this exact reaction when I ask him to intervene LOL  This is going to be so much fun and something the whole family will LOVE!  I…CAN’T…WAIT!!!!

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From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.

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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

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INSIDE OUT opens in theaters everywhere on June 19, 2015!

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Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop ~ $750 value

Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop ~ $750 value

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Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop ~ $750 value (Enter Daily, Thru 12/22) | BuyDig

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Great Ways to Beat Holiday Travel Stress!

Great Ways to Beat Holiday Travel Stress!

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Travelers looking for ways to beat holiday travel stress:  

The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year. People find themselves flying back and forth across the country to visit family and friends. While traveling during the holidays gives you the chance to see loved ones that you may only see a few times a year, those trips can also leave you feeling frustrated and stressed. Whether you plan to fly, drive your own car or take a bus or train, you can use some of the methods that other travelers use to beat their stress.

Book Early
Flights, rental cars and even bus tickets can sell out weeks before the holidays. If you’re lucky enough to find a ticket closer to the holidays, you can expect to pay big buckets for that ticket. Those waiting until the last minute may even find that the price of those tickets doubles or even triples. Travel expert Lindsey Stone recommends that you make your travel arrangements months before you plan to leave. Once you have those arrangements in place, you can relax and spend more time looking forward to your trip and less time worrying about that trip.

Bring Supporting Documentation
No matter where your holiday trips take you, you absolutely must bring supporting documentation. Never assume that the tickets you print off on your home printer are the only things you need. You typically need to show proof of your identity with a state ID or a driver’s license. Before leaving, check your ID to ensure that it’s still valid. If the identification that you bring is out of date by even one day, many companies won’t let you fly, rent a car or board a train or bus. If your plan to visit friends or family out of the country, you may need to bring visa information and proof of your vaccinations.

Plan for Downtime
You never know when the weather might wreak havoc on your holiday travel plans. While the sky looks bright and clear when you leave the house, it might rain down snow and ice by the time you reach the airport. You also have to consider the weather conditions found in your destination. If the other area is in the middle of a bad storm, the airline may cancel or postpone your flight. There are only so many times that you can wander around the airport and check out the shops and restaurants before you want to scream. When you plan for potential downtime, you’ll have plenty of things to keep you occupied, including books and games on your tablet, travel games for the kids and even some snacks.

Have a Backup Plan
As much as you look forward to being around loved ones, it’s important that you have a backup plan. What will you do if the airline cancels your flight and cannot reschedule it before the holidays? Do you know what you might do if the rental car gave away its last car before you picked up yours? A backup plan can be something as simple as keeping some food on hand in your home to make if you can’t reach your destination. The more that you plan for the inevitable, the less stressed you’ll feel if your plans change at the last minute.

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