Bring it On, Mama!!

Here it is the eve of my 21st birthday, I'm sitting here and all I can think about is a conversation me and my mother had earlier this week. We were talking about weight loss, her going to Hawaii in December and me going to Miami for spring break in March and how we want to tone down a little before our trips...and then that's when it happened. SHE CHALLENGED ME. Oh yes she did, a good ol' mother/daughter challenge with prizes on the line! We decided that by March we will have lost 40lbs each, and that whoever loses the most each month will win a prize of their choice. I told my mother she might as well pick up my prizes now because I'm going to be on top every month. I think this is going to be exciting. For my prizes I choose:

-A new TV (the one I have now is...smh #nocomment)

-$150 Visa

-MP3 AUX output for my car

-and I still haven't decided on the fourth one yet. I was thinking maybe an iPhone, but nah I like my EVO. Maybe something from LUSH, or something beauty related.  Any suggestions ladies?

 My mother is my goal weight of 170 already, while I'm stuck at ____ (so disgusted I can't even say). I can't believe she wants to be 130 though. That just seems way too little, but if it makes her happy I'm with it! I gained 50lbs my freshman year of college and its been terribly hard to shake off between work and school. A lot of people notice most of weight gain in my thighs and breast, which are the last things that need any type of growth. Hopefully not only will there be a loss of pounds and inches, but a few bra sizes too, because I would love to be able to fit a VS bra again!

Trying to Hit Ya'll with a Now & Then Pic like this :)

Luckily I have been working out during this month (even thought it doesn't count toward the challenge). I have lost 6lbs so far ^_^!

 I need all the help and encouragement I can get from my beautiful blogging network! I have seen some of you ladies make tremendous weight loss marks and if y'all can drop me some knowledge or some support along the way I will be over so greatful!!

P.S.-If you want to join in let me know...I can't do monthly prizes for everyone, but maybe I can do something for the "biggest loser," no promises yet though!


Email That Makes You Think

My mother its obsessed with sending forwarded emails at work. I get one from her almost every other day & I usually just delete them. This morning I decided to open the one, and it made me think.
Here it is:

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper- wrapped package:

'This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package.'

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

'She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on , was saving it for a special occasion.

Well, I guess this is it.

He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.

He turned to me and said:

'Never save something for a special occasion.

Every day in your life is a special occasion'.

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.

I spend more time with my family, and less at work.

I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.

I no longer keep anything.

I use crystal glasses every day...

I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it..

I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.

T he words 'Someday....' and ' One Day....' are fading away from my dictionary. ; If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now....

I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell..

I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.. She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.

I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favourite food.

It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come..

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one..

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Saved By the Blue

Here are just a few snaps of the blue polish from my previous post! Only two coats & dried super fast!

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Ignore my messy fingers...i snapped these before I got a chance to clean them up!


Beauty Alert!!!

I found this special package this morning at Rite Aid. Two full size Wet n' Wild fast dry nail polishes for $1.99. Good deal if you ask me!! Plus with the holidays around the corner this would be a great stocking stuffer!

OAN: I have 6 days until my 21st birthday! I hope you all are having a fabulous fall so far & getting ready to end your year with a bang!

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