Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beauty Tip Of the Day: Lower Your Voice

Hello Divas!

The tip of the day is to lower your voice when you are on the phone. This instantly makes your voice sound sexy and makes you sound confident to the person on the the other end.

You do not have to sound all husky and manly, but just slightly deeper than your normal tone works wonders.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Loving My New "George" Panties

Hello Divas!
Part of being a diva is looking good and presenting a great look to the world. However, a true diva takes it to the layers closest to the skin as well.
This is why I am LOVING the new 'George' brand panties from Walmart. Well they are not 'new' because I am seeing that Walmart is already getting ready to stop carrying them but they are new to me since I just stumbled on them.
I got the thongs first and they are truly the MOST comfortable thong ever. Now I normally hate thongs because they rub and move about or they are tight on the hips but these really stay in place.

The bikini bottoms are even more comfortable and the lace is so soft that you feel like you are not wearing anything at all.

Since the entire garment is made of that lacey material it gives your lady bits room to breathe and lets fresh air circulate.

The thing I found is that you need to get one size smaller in the thong than in the bikini for a great fit.

I bought one of each to try out and wore them on a normal day to get a good feeling....and I am now running out to snatch up as many of them as I can.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fruit And Vegetable Detox

Hello Divas!

I have been talking about trying different things to try to lose a little bit of weight and also get healthier.

The most recent thing I have done is to reduce my caloric intake a little bit and use a food journal. I am using FatSecret.com because they have a smartphone app that lets me scan barcodes of foods from the comfort of my home.

The site has charts that show you what you have eaten and the total number of calories and then breaks it down by:

* Fat
* Protein

* Carbohydrate
so that you can get an even better view of what you are eating. When I first began tracking what I ate I saw that I was eating about 2300 calories a day and I am only 5ft 3 inches tall. This was way too much for me and the suggested plan for my sedentary lifestyle, height and the recommended weight (130 lbs) said I should be eating about 1500 calories a day.

I have been following the suggested plan and hardly ever go over my 1500 plan and dropped 15 lbs since January.

Weigh in today was 146.3 lbs!!!!!!!

Tomorrow I will be going (or trying my best) to go on a fruit and vegetable detox for one day.

I have heard of those juice fasts but I am one of those people who needs to have solid food or I get headaches and get cranky.

I will start the morning off with a cup of green tea like I normally do and then will try to go through the rest of the day eating only fruits and vegetables so that I get the feeling of fullness but without all the 'bad' stuff.

My day should look like this if I am successful:

Green tea with honey
Cucumber slices (half medium cucumber)
Cherries (1 cup)

Snack 1
DanActive probiotic yogurt drink

Edamame (1 cup)
Cucumber slices (half medium cucumber)
Strawberries with honey (1 cup, lightly drizzled)

Green tea with honey
Activia yogurt
Edamame (1 cup)

The fruits and vegetables listed above have low caloric content so I can eat a lot of them in one day to get the feeling of fullness without even getting close to 1500 calories for the day. I know this is a bit of an extreme diet but it is a one day thing and not something that I will be doing all the time.

It will also give me more nutrients than the Lemon Master Cleanse so I feel safer doing this instead.