Week 25 on Nutrisystem #NSNation Program!

Full view of Multnomah Falls.

This week, my sister came up since she missed my birthday and we decided to do a family BBQ, which actually turned out somewhat decent with only one dramatic altercation. IF you knew my family, you would know that this is a miracle. But, I did cheat by indulging myself in pasta salad, potato salad, a turkey burger, and some good ol’ corn on the cob fresh out of the garden and cooked on the grill! So as you can see, I was off my Nutrisystem diet for that day, maybe even for half the week. OOPSIE! Summer is my weakness because of BBQ season. I just can’t help myself.

At the top, where there were small waterfall run-offs.

The following day, my sister, her fiance, our youngest sister and myself decided to do an impromptu hike up Multnomah Falls. Now the last time I did this hike, I was 25 pounds heavier and at the half way point I couldn’t make it up anymore cause I was constantly trying to catch my breath. Well, that was not me this time! I simply had no problems and was full of energy since my sister made me a delicious fruit juice drink from her juicer that morning. My sister, however, was me from my last experience. She had to stop quite a bit, but she recovered and pushed herself all the way to the top for which I am  proud. She really wanted to give up, but we knew she could do it if she just kept at it and that she did. 

The very. very top/ Start of the fall.
Starting Weight: 5’11” @ 230.8
Current Weight: 197 lbs
Week 1: -6.4lbs
Week 2: -1.8lbs 
Week 3: -1.4lbs 
Week 4: -1.6lbs 
Week 5: -1.4lbs 
Week 6: -1.6lbs
Week 7: -1.2lbs
Week 8: -1.2lbs
Week 9: -.7lbs
Week 10: -2.5lbs
Week 11: -.2lbs
Week 12: -3.2lbs
Week 13: +.6lbs
Week 14: -1.6lbs
Week 15: -3.2lbs
Week 16:  – .8lbs
Week 17:  +1.4lbs
Week 18:  – 3.6lbs
Week 19:  – 2.6lbs
Week 20:  + 1.7lbs
Week 21: + 1.3lbs
Week 22: – 2lbs
Week 23: – .4lbs
Week 24: – 1.6lbs
Week 25: +1lbs
Total Loss: 33.8 lbs

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced in any way


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Week 24 on Nutrisystem #NSNation Blogger Program

Summer has finally started to emerge here and I must say that working out upstairs in a room without air conditioning is quite dreadful. However, you do sweat more than usual, so I guess that is a plus.

This week, I am going to talk more about the Nutrisystem food, in particular what my favorite and least favorite meal currently is.

Favorite this week: I must say, the chicken and pasta in caccitore sauce is heavenly, but I am somewhat partial to tomatoes. It has a great flavor and the right amount of meat, noodles and sauce. I could probably eat 2 in one sitting it’s that good.

This combination of tender chicken, onions, tomatoes, black olives and spices is sure to tempt your taste buds. We’ve added jalapeño peppers for extra flavor.”

Not So Great: The caramel sundae. To me it has this artificial sweetener after taste and the texture is a bit off for ice cream. You can totally tell you’re eating something “diety” with this one, and the taste to me is wayyy too sweet. It looks like they may have gotten rid of this one since I no longer see it as a menu option, which is probably a good thing.
Can’t wait to place a new order to see if I can try some new menu items I spotted, like chocolate cheesecake. OMG CHEESECAKE! I hope it tastes as good as the real thing.

Starting Weight: 5’11” @ 230.8
Current Weight: 196 lbs
Week 1: -6.4lbs
Week 2: -1.8lbs 
Week 3: -1.4lbs 
Week 4: -1.6lbs 
Week 5: -1.4lbs 
Week 6: -1.6lbs
Week 7: -1.2lbs
Week 8: -1.2lbs
Week 9: -.7lbs
Week 10: -2.5lbs
Week 11: -.2lbs
Week 12: -3.2lbs
Week 13: +.6lbs
Week 14: -1.6lbs
Week 15: -3.2lbs
Week 16:  – .8lbs
Week 17:  +1.4lbs
Week 18:  – 3.6lbs
Week 19:  – 2.6lbs
Week 20:  + 1.7lbs
Week 21: + 1.3lbs
Week 22: – 2lbs
Week 23: – .4lbs
Week 24: – 1.6lbs
Total Loss: 34.8 lbs

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My Video Card Wants My Soul

I have been having the worst couple of weeks ever.

A couple months ago, I decided I needed to order a video card, more specifically the hot beast EVGA Nvidia GTX 480 since my 4850 was locking up on me during game play. I went with that one because it was the best bang for the buck; $210 to be exact. Normally I am cheap, but you cannot be cheap in the gaming world or it will greatly hinder your experience. I would have wanted to purchase a $50 dollar one if I didn’t know a thing about computers. I researched, ordered, and everything was running fine for those 2 months until last week. My computer was crashing, not to the blue screen of death, but to the black. I imagine that is somewhat worse, or maybe it’s the opposite? Either way, it pissed me off because it was doing it every time I would boot my PC up with it only running for 10 minutes. I was not doing anything to cause it to overheat, but I figured that was the issue as all the reviews say this thing is and will run HOT. Before I did anything with it, I decided I should probably do a clean install of Windows 7, because of the frequent crashes. You never know when you get a random virus or spyware on your system, which can corrupt it. Everything was working fine, then the following day; reboot.

SHIT!!

I looked in the event viewer under administration and found that I was having AMD Northbridge errors, which from my understanding points to the motherboard. Was this thing cooking my motherboard? I figured, maybe I needed to update my power supply wattage, so I ordered a new one. Installed it, booted it up and same thing. THE FUCK DOES THIS THING WANT, MY SOUL? My boyfriend then reseated what he could and that did not work. Then I told him to take it out and put the old video card back in, and wa-la it is now working. I have had one crash in the last 3 days, which comparatively, is heaven to the reboot hell I WAS going through.

I contacted EVGA tech support and they’re sending me another one, which I am hoping will not give me the same issues. But now, I am afraid I must spend more money to replace my motherboard that this fucker apparently sucked the life from. Might as well replace the CPU while I’m at it, but that cost money, which I don’t currently have because I have been having to buy computer shit, dresser shit, and every day shit. Thankfully my boyfriend just ordered a cpu and motherboard for his PC so that I can use what he currently has now until I can afford to replace it. I am probably looking at close to $400 bucks.

Ahh, the life of a PC gamer.

Then to top off my extremely shitty week, school started back up and I thought the 2 classes that I had left would not be overwhelming. WRONG! I have to type up 55 clinic notes a week. If I’m lucky I can get 11 done each day and not have to worry about it on the weekends. The fact that these doctors talk so insanely fast, have shitty tech recorders, or are foreigners makes me want to stab myself in the ears. It prolongs the process for me to get my homework/job done. Sometimes 11 clinic notes can take all damn day, especially if you’re new in the field like myself.

Yes, I am full of complaints today, but I think I have earned it.

Week 23 on Nutrisystem #NSNation Blogger Program

Since I was on summer break, I tried to work out on the elliptical every day. Sometimes it was daunting, and sometimes I just got the spurt to get up and do it, which made it easy of course since I had this unknown energy. I decided I need to work on my incline and set it at 75% instead of my usual 25%. To me, it doesn’t really feel like going uphill, but it surely does work your legs a lot more and makes you burn out quicker. I think if I keep at it every week at least 4 times, I can make vast improvements while losing weight on Nutrisystem.

BTW, they offered me 2 more months, and I of course said YES!! So exciting, since this will definitely lead me in the right direction of where I want to be. I seem to be at somewhat of a stalling point, so 2 extra months should do the trick to get me down to 180, hopefully.

Starting Weight: 5’11” @ 230.8
Current Weight: 197.6lbs
Week 1: -6.4lbs
Week 2: -1.8lbs 
Week 3: -1.4lbs 
Week 4: -1.6lbs 
Week 5: -1.4lbs 
Week 6: -1.6lbs
Week 7: -1.2lbs
Week 8: -1.2lbs
Week 9: -.7lbs
Week 10: -2.5lbs
Week 11: -.2lbs
Week 12: -3.2lbs
Week 13: +.6lbs
Week 14: -1.6lbs
Week 15: -3.2lbs
Week 16:  – .8lbs
Week 17:  +1.4lbs
Week 18:  – 3.6lbs
Week 19:  – 2.6lbs
Week 20:  + 1.7lbs
Week 21: + 1.3lbs
Week 22: – 2lbs
Week 23: – .4lbs
Total Loss: 33.2 lbs

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog

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If It Costs Money, Then It’s Not Really Free!

There’s nothing more annoying than stumbling upon a freebie site after seeing a catchy title that says, “HOT: 2 FREE ITEMS” only to be bummed, because it’s not really free.

If you have to spend money in order to get something free, then it’s not free and should not be advertised as such. This is why you will not see me share any Walgreens or Rite Aid deals because they for the most part, require you to spend money to get the +UP Rewards or Register Rewards at the end of your purchase. Yeah, ultimately, you’re getting something for FREE after using the rewards on your next purchase, but you have to remember that it required money for the original purchase to begin with, so you can’t count the first purchase as free, as well as the second purchase with the rewards receipt. Some people often do this because they get confused by the free part, but it is not valid.

I don’t like to be misleading, but some bloggers seem to use this tactic to confuse their readers that aren’t familiar with this type of reward system, just to get hits on their blog.

To me, it just seems shady…


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