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Just to give you an idea of where I am coming from...when shopping, my favorite words to look for are "fully cooked", "dishwasher safe", and "3% Spandex".

February 26, 2009

Prevention's Flat Belly Diet

This morning I started a new diet called Flat Belly Diet! by Liz Vaccariello from the editors of Prevention. It is not normally the kind of book I would buy or the diet I would try, but one of my BFFs bought the book and asked me to do the 4-day Anti-Bloat Jumpstart with her. I borrowed her book for a few days to look it over and got really excited about it. So of course I had go get my own copy, which was only $14.08 at Sam's Club!

My friend made it so easy for me because she went to the store and bought everything we needed for the 4 days. There is a four-day shopping list in the book so she just ripped it out and went shopping! Then last night at her house we prepared everything for the whole four days. We even went as far to roast the potatoes and grill all the turkey, chicken, and fish. I could not and would not have done this without her. This will make it so easy for us to just heat and eat our food.

Every day you drink 2 liters of Sassy Water that you make with cucumbers, fresh ginger root, lemon, and mint leaves. It tastes really good and is refreshing!!

The first four days is a little more restrictive, and you are not supposed to even have coffee!! This is the only thing I will cheat on a little. I already had one cup of coffee today, but that will be it and no soda! Maybe I will be able to kick my soda habit for good! I also have prescription Phentermine from last August and I took one of them this morning. I have 9 left so will probably take one each morning until they are gone to give me a little edge. This will help with my hunger and with the lack of caffeine! In fact, I will be lucky if I sleep tonight! LOL

I just want to list a few items on the shopping list so you can get an idea of what you can eat. Grape tomatoes, baby carrots, skim milk, string cheese, frozen fruit, unsweetened corn flakes, brown rice, applesauce, sunflower seeds, raisins. It is all yummy food!

These are the things you avoid for the four days: Salt, Excess Carbs, Gassy Foods, Chewing Gum, Sugar Alcohols, Fried and Spicy Foods, Carbonated Drinks, Alcohol, Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa, and Acidic Fruit Juices, and Bulky Raw Foods (i.e. a half-cup serving of cooked carrots delivers the same nutrition as 1 cup raw, but it takes up less room in the GI tract).

It may be a little hard for us to give up these foods, but we can do anything for four-days! You get around 1,200 calories a day on the four-day plan and then it goes up to 1,600 for the 28 day plan.

There is a mind-trick you read with each meal that helps with the emotional side of eating. This mornings mind trick was to eat by a sunny window to boost your mood and set your body's master clock for maximum all-day energy.

I weighed and measured myself this morning so I will know exactly the results I get. I will blog about this diet each day of the four-day jumpstart and let you know about the results, and more about the 28-day program that follows the four days.

Click here to find out more about the diet. Please follow my blog so you can keep up with the results. I would love to hear your comments!

February 25, 2009

Skin-So-Soft Bath Oil - GREAT Customer Offer!

It's America's favorite bath oil*, and sure to be yours, too! Skin-So-Soft Bath Oil, softens skin during bath or shower. Generous 24 oz. size, turns a relaxing bath into a skin-softening pleasure. This unique formula caresses you with all-over moisturizing plus a touch of our Original Woodland Fresh fragrance.

SKIN SO SOFT Original Bath Oil - 24 fl. oz. $8.99 (Reg. $16)

GLAMOUR says: "This bath oil smells wonderful, and after adding a tablespoon to my bath, I was instantly relaxed. The light oil left my skin feeling ultra soft and velvety smooth. Best of all, it locks in much-needed moisture, so bath after bath, my skin stays nourished and looking healthy."

*Based on mass-market sales.

February 24, 2009

Big Beautiful Sale!

Avon's Big Beautiful Sale is almost over!! It ends Thursday night so hurry and take advantage of these great deals! There is even FREE SHIPPING on ANY SIZE order with the coupon code FSANY.

There is a HUGE selection of Flip-Flops, Sandals, and Tote Bags
Sporty Flip Flop $9.99 each pair (picture on right)
Novelty Stone Flip-Flop 4-Pack only $9.99 (picture below)

Eye Radiance Eye Color ,
intro price $3.99

Spark attention with a wink of sheer liquid shadow. Shimmery shadow for sparkling eyes. Lightweight liquid formula. Super-slim, easy-squeeze, take-everywhere tube. .08 oz. net wt.

IDEAL SHADE Mousse Foundation Stick SPF 10 Intro Price $7.99
The first mousse foundation stick with a skin-softening core. Ultra-creamy formula perfect for smooth allover color or easy on-the-go touch-ups! Sheer-to-medium coverage. Natural matte finish. Light-as-air mousse inner core softens skin. Outer ring provides a silky, ultra-creamy color for a flawless finish. .28 oz. net wt.

These are just a few of the hundreds of items on sale, some up to 65% off. From the front page of my Avon Store, please choose the Shop by brochure option. From there you can view the current Campaign 5 brochure

On pages 4-45 you will find the items included in this big beautiful sale! In addition to the items I have show here, you will find, hair brushes, Christmas and Halloween items, High School Musical and Hannah Montana products, jewelry, watches, Spring and Easter items, lip gloss, foot care products, face cream, stretch mark smoother, etc.
Foot Works Watermelon Foot Tub, only $2.99
I would also be honored if you would follow my blog! =)

February 18, 2009

Which Market is Recessioon Proof?

This is a very interesting video, and it is so great to see Avon getting the recognition it deserves. Please watch the video and leave a comment. I would love to hear what you think.

Now is the best time to join Avon. Please ask me how easy it is to get started!

February 16, 2009

Sweet Honesty - From the first moment of first love!

On Page 186 of Campaign 5, you will find the

Sweet Honesty 4-piece Big Beautiful Deal

A $21.99 Value! for only $10.00!!!

This set includes 4 Full-Size Products in the Sweet Honesty scent.

From the first moment of first love...An innocent bouquet of rose, soft woods and musk.

Sweet Honesty has been around since 1973 and is a fun, light scent.

Included in this 4-piece deal are:
1.7 fl. oz. Cologne Spray;
1.4 oz. net wt. Shimmering Body Powder;
5 oz. net wt. Perfumed Skin Softener; and
1.7 fl. oz. Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant.

FREE SHIPPING on any size Avon order with the coupon code FSANY

Please visit my Avon shop today. Thanks!!

February 7, 2009

Great price on two great eye color products!

The 8-in-1! Eye Palette is on sale for $7.99 now (Reg. $12)

Versatile shades from dark to light. Each palette includes both matte and shimmer shades, and a mirrored compact with 2 dual-ended applicators. .32 oz. total net wt.

Mirrored compact includes see-through window on lid and
2 dual-ended applicators.

Available in Neutral Tones

Paradise Greens and Water Colors

To easily find these on my Avon website, search for palette.

GLIMMERSTICKS Liners for Eyes, Brows, and Lips
On sale for $2.99 (Reg. $6)

Defines eyes with perfect precision. Smooth, glide-on color. Long wear. Retractable, self-sharpening. Each, .01 oz. net wt.

Search for Glimmerstick

FREE SHIPPING on any size Avon order. Use the coupon code at FSANY

February 4, 2009

Cozy Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Avon has many Valentine's Day gift ideas for everyone. Here are just a few:

Cozy Terry Bath Wrap~~
Wear your heart on your robe. $19.99

Two Tone Terry Slipper ~~Your feet will thank you!! $14.99
Sweet Delicious Lip Balm, only .99 cents each
Make your kisses sweeter. Got a sweet tooth for moisture? Pucker up in four irresistable flavors.

Cozy Terry Bath Wrap

Sweet Delicious Lip Balm

Two Tone Terry Slipper

Please visit my Avon store for all your Valentine's Day gifts.
Take advantage of the fast, FREE SHIPPING with the coupon code FSANY.

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