Wednesday, August 31, 2011

That Old Chair

My grandmother has this old dining room chair (it is the last survivor of the set).  My sister uses it in her room for her desk (which also belonged to my great grandmother "The Gerken").  She just had her room painted purple.  The desk looks great in the room....but the chair....not so much.  It had been reupholstered twice and still had the original red faux leather on it!  This has to be circa 1960-1970.  It was gross!  My sister wanted to throw it out and buy a new one.  But why?  The chair is could last many more years!  So....I painted it for her....sanded it.....painted it some more....sanded it....rubbed some stain on it....and then a black wash.  We reupholstered it with a fabric that matched her room and added some extra color.  Here is what we got out of it:



Now we have a new chair! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

6 Weeks to a New Body!

I was up late one night watching infomercials with the hubby.  We sat and watched an ad for Michael Thurmond's 6 Week Body Makeover kit.  For those of you who don't know what it does, you can read more about it at  I started my kit yesterday.  What it did was tell me what foods to stay away from, and which ones to enjoy.  Because of my body type, sugars, dairy, breads, salt, and red meats are out of the picture!  For the duration of this diet, I have to get creative with my food!  I also have to eat 6 small meals a day.  Before, I was barely eating.  I always thought the less food I ate the more weight I could lose.  I was way wrong!  The less I ate, the slower my metabolism became.  My body thought I was starving and started storing more, and more fat.  I am on day 2.  It's hard to not to eat whatever I want, but I think it will get easier! 

I will share recipes as I come up with them and keep you updated on my progress!

August 23, 2011:
268 lbs.
Size 20

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Product Review: Sexy, Skinny, Healthy You

If you are an avid reader of my blog, you may know that I have been battling my weight since after baby #1.  I thought after my many, many visits to the chiropractor to fix my hips, losing weight would become easier.  When I began my diet, my waist measured at 54 inches.  While I commend any person who can drop pounds without any help or plan.....I have learned that I may not be one of those people.  I was asked by an It Works consultant, Jen Anderton of Sexy, Skinny, Healthy You, to sample one her her body wraps.  The wrap is infused with a botanically-based formula that continues to work even after you remove the wrap (up to 72 hours!). 



I am in a size 22, after using this wrap, I lost 1 inch from my waist, and was able to fit into a size 20!
What is great about this product is that you can enroll in the Customer Loyalty Program which entitles you to a major discount on price!  Also, if you become a fan of Jen on Facebook, she is constantly having deals and sales on her products!  Allowing you to try them out for an even lower price!  For someone like me who is trying to lose 100+ lbs, this may not be the path that best suites me.  However, for fast results, I would recommend this product for those of you who need to drop a few inches quickly!

Contact info for Sexy, Skinny, Healthy You:

Jen Anderton