Weight loss update 60 pounds Down

My Update,  I now weigh in at 209, I currently am on 32 weight watchers points, My activity(Gym)  has increased to a minimum of  1 hour max  1 hour and a half I have started  to do more weight machines that focus on Legs, Arms ,  I run more than walk on the treadmill and have up my speed to A 6.0 I don’t incline when I run I leave it at a 0 my endurance has really kicked off and I have started to use a Pre-work out that I love by the way.

I feel amazing, and I am extremely addicted to the results. I thought I would never be one of those people that love the gym but I absolutely LOVE IT!    I can’t believe that last year this time I was struggling with self and this year I’m such a different girl. This journey is extremely rewarding I’m not going to lie it can  and will challenge you to no end but if you want it bad enough, you will push through. I  not only I’m gaining my health , I have gained a extreme amount of Discipline, dedication and there is such a power in me I never knew I possessed, You really find out about your character when you push yourself, when you push those beliefs , and when you just keep moving forward  NO  MATTER WHAT !


(Left Side )Heaviest   (Right Side)  Present
60 pounds loss so far.      Once I hit my goal weight or get close my goal is to tone and push myself to get cut, I want those sexy abs, and lean legs I'm going all the way because it just feels right and I want to again challenge my self to be the best  I can be .



I look forward to updating you  and sharing with you ,


Until next time

Xoxo
Crystal


i smile when i look in the Mirror Im proud of who i am 

Weight Loss Update : Activity



 Right Side 2010 I was at my heaviest  286. Left side is me today. 


So I wanted to update my progress so far.


I currently weight 222.2.  a few things have changed I have started to try out another machine at the gym which now has made me build up more momentum .

My work out routine for right now is

20 treadmill walk 3.4 and jog 5.2  ( Cool Down) 5 minutes

I then go on the elliptical for 15 minutes (Cool Down) 5 minutes

 Bike for 10 minutes

On My leg and arm day I do the above routine but include these to it.
I do legs on of the machines 5 sets of 10 (2-3 Sets)
And I do arms on machine 5 sets of 10(2-3 Sets)

 I am still at working out 3x a week it’s really all I can do now with my busy schedule.

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday are the days I workout. On Wednesday is when I  do my leg exercises and my arm exercises.  

 For me this works and as I continue my journey I will embark on new things to-do.

For me personally I think it’s extremely important to get familiar with the machines you use and get comfortable using them especially if the gym is new stopping grounds for you.
I know you can walk in the gym and feel overwhelmed remember take it easy and don't be so hard on yourself. Small baby steps eventually add up to big changes





Food

I am at 34 weight watcher points and again its all portion control I eat tons of veggies and fruit.


 When I go through old photos it brings tears to my eyes, because I felt imprisoned to my body, I had the worst self esteem every. The saying “Your outer  reflect your inner”
For me personally that was such a true sentiment in my life.


 If you have read some of my other WL updates. I have said this from the start. For my journey I really had to deal with my INNER SELF before I even attempted to work on the outer.

 What really helped me? Gods healing power, his strength and a 9 month life coaching class that helped me break free from the mental strongholds in my life.

What I mean about god's healing power, its gods will that you live in victory its his will that you don't live IN  bondage and its his will to restore you. Sometimes our own "will" and the many strongholds (  Faulty Mental beliefs ) keep us from his will, keeps us from our full potential.  That faulty belief system keeps us in our own bondage and in order to come out of it we have to break it.



(This was my Tool , I am not persuading anybody to my beliefs I'm merely sharing with you "MY Journey" and ultimately  you have to do what works for yours.)  


Proverbs 16:3 

Commit your :Works to the lord and he will establish your "plans"



 I will continue to update you as I move along.

Thank you for stopping by. If your struggling and need to talk feel free to email me I would love to reach out to you.


Happycrystal7@gmail.com

ProbioSlim Probiotics


         Being on a weight loss journey it is very important for me to take my daily supplements. Being in my mid 30s digesting foods, I love and are good for me to eat is challenging at times. I did tons of research about the benefits of a daily probiotic . I was offered a great opportunity to review Proboslim which helps with digestion, promotes strong metabolic boost and the most important it eases bloating & reduced "tummy pooch".

I have been taking this for almost three weeks now and have noticed a slight difference in my "daily bowel habits". A big improvement from before  also   Let me be very clear regular diet and fitness activity  can enhance and activate the wonderful benefits  that  Proboslim offers.




How to take  Probioslim  : Take 1 Tablet with breakfast and one with Lunch. 


My Yummy SoyChorizo/Egg whites breakfast burrito with fat free beans 7(Weight Watchers Points) 







Lunch Salad, W/Fat Free Dressing 1PP and a Grilled Cheese W/ turkey 7
Total Weight Watcher Points for Meal is 8 Points 




Pro’s

  • Easy on Stomach

  • Easy To Swallow

  • Simple To Take

  • Boost immunity

  • Replaces/Replenishes good bacteria in your stomach 

Cons’

  • Because this pill does have some Caffeine if you are highly sensitive to caffeine you may want to consult with your primary Dr before beginning this supplements

Overall

  • Great product that has worked great for me thus far. Mind you I have already lost 42 pound through diet and exercise I was at a plateau for the past 3 weeks and when taking Probioslim, it has helped kick start my metabolism and get me out of that nasty plateau


  • Where can you find ProbioSlim at? your local GNC stores or by stopping by their website you can claim a free 14 day risk free trial>>> HERE <<<<


Dress of the week


Next Stop, Sacramento Dress

This dress is AMAZING, the colors and pattern look so much better in person, the fit is great ( I got a 2X)  and so is the quality of the material, the length is shorter if you look in the description it does say that the dress is made from the mini silhouette but in plus sizes its not really "mini", but then again it really all depends on your height I'm 5'6 and hit me right at the knees.  This is  a vibrant full of personality kind of dress . When shopping online always make sure to take your own measurements  , don't be scared to size up. Don't be afraid to send stuff-back. You learn from trial and error . I would consider my self a pro online shopper , because really I do a lot of online shopping.      Don't forget take a extra $20 off your first order at MODCLOTH  by Clicking Here.

See you next week as I spice things up with some ASOS CURVE ! 
Also New weight loss update coming soon 


 I have listed some stuff straight out of my Closet so if your looking to snag some cute affordable, gently used items take a looksieeee    >>>> MY STORE<<<<<<

xoxo
Crystal 

❤ oNecklace Review ❤




The team at oNecklace kindly offered me a necklace of my choice to review.  With so many options I was stumped with choosing one, I seriously wanted them all. Nevertheless I opted for the 24k Gold Plated Monogram Necklace

I've had this necklace since December of last year and I really have to say that for this necklace being gold plated it has really lived passed my expectations. It hasn't’ tarnished or become dull, like most gold platted items I have previously own. I love it and have my eye on another necklace that I will be purchasing soon.


Pro’s – Good Quality, Fast shipping, variety of choices that do include full gold items. Easy site navigation.  Affordable.



Cons- Unfortunately don’t wear this necklace in the shower or in water, although made of good quality because it is gold plated it may tarnish, keeping it out of water preserves the life of the necklace.
Again thank you Onecklace for a pleasant experience.

I have something special to share with you.
A Wonderful 10 % off coupon should you be interested in picking up your own
Make sure to enter FASHION when you check out.
I will see you soon
XoxoCrystal








❤Dress of the week I can Zig it ❤

It’s that time again. Dress of the week.  This week’s dress is  from ModCloth. Yes I know I have an obsession with that site, and after that awesome 50% sale I have tons of cuteness to share.









This Dress is the I Can Zig it Dress. I went with my gut and went for a size 2x which fit perfectly. Right now I am a 43 -41- 46. I have absolutely no cons about this dress. It is every thing I wanted it to be. I stand 5’6 so the length hit me just above my knees. I wore this to work so I wore it with a blazer to give it an office look. I think I pulled it of well. I love that I can  bring my own style to the work place. I am defiantly not fit for a uniform job it would bore me to pieces.


The good news is this dress is still on sale! One thing about the sale item you literally have to get them why they are hot because you can blink your eye and that dress you been eyeballing is gone. It’s happened way too often


A Successful online shopping spurge is when 1) its on sale and 2) its in my size.


I have even better news. Here is a $20 gift credit for your next MODCLOTH purchase   ❤CLICK HERE❤ 



I like to share the love  and if your anything like me saving a few bucks makes my shopping experience a happy one.


Okay Cutie pies I will see you next week for the dress of the week


Xoxo
Crystal

❤Dress of the week❤



















Finally! My Modcloth goodies came in the mail. Actually I have had them for about 2 weeks but have been bombarded with work leaving me little time to snap an outfit post. I actually also have placed (2) other orders because of modcloths awesome 50% off sale.


So look out for my weekly Post featuring The Dress of the Week.

This Week dress is the Migrate Expectations Dress

 


Love Love the cute flamingo print very roomy and just adorable and its on sale right now. I really should have sized down but since I am in-between sizes right now I went with a 2x and should have gotten a 1x oh well still adorable I am between a 16 and 18 depending on fabric, and cut. Never the less I will probably post it up for sale as soon as I finish up my store website of stuff right out of my closet. So keep an eye out for that. 


Review 

Pros- Cute Fabric, not clingy to the body ,  Stretchy, great Colors, Great Lenght.

Cons- Runs Large so size down. A little big with the straps and Bust. 

Overall Verdict- I love the dress if I would have sized down it would have been perfect. The sash gives the dress no life, so add your own belt  it will bring the outfit together 

 Take advantages of the 50% OFF sale and even Better 
here is $20 to spend on your first order I love to share the love 



See you Next week for the Dress of The Week.. 

xoxo
Crystal 

Summer Dress Showdown .

My Fav Summer Dresses
Summer has finally arrived. Well it’s been a few weeks, however I think it’s just sinking in and the hot sunny California weather has sure awoken up my spirits. 

So with summer comes the notion of being carefree, alive and dressing to try and stay cool. I know that’s my idea.  My idea of dressing cool is you guessed it, summer dresses and cute sandals. Yes. I love dresses all year round who am I kidding but something about summer and the cute prints makes me extra happy.  

Now if you haven’t gotten your summer essentials ready what are you waiting for?  I know I know shorts and tank tops are easier, but ever girl needs to have a few new summer dresses in her closet.


 I’ve put together a summer mood board from some of my favorite places to shop. Here are some really affordable dresses that have lots of personality. 

Looking for some cute affordable  dress you need to take a look at some of the options that our out there. I took some looks from my favorite places to shop 


Some times going into a store can get overwhelming, that's why I like to browse the sites and create mood boards this helps me narrow down what I am going to buy on my shopping trip or buy online.
What are your go to  summer essentials?? Tell me down below.

Stay tune for my next post  "Battle of the Sunscreens" !

XoXo
Crystal 

Chevron Prints Obsessed and weight loss update


Hey Guys!

Thank you again for stopping by and taking the time out to catch up with me. So let’s get the Weight Loss Update out of the way. Things are going good since last update I am down 36 pounds I have been averaging 1 pound a week. This is fine by me I would rather have the weight come off slow and steady than rapid.   I continue with my gym routine and have to admit, its been challenging dragging my butt there the last 2 weeks due to me being under a high volume of stress at work due to us being short staffed and my grandmother’s constant Drs appointments. She is having cataract surgery soon, has made me not want to even step foot in a gym. The last thing I want at the end of the day is my bed. Never the less I have been going twice a week not 3 times but I am back on it. I look at it like this I am going and it could be worst me not going at all. My June goal is to get rid of my Excuse Bag. We all have one and they can hinder us if we allow them to dominate us.   So things are good and I’m good. 




Now on to my outfit nothing fancy I am trying to really wear things in my closet as much as I can. Things are already not fitting me. I am a size 16/18 right now I was a 22. However I do have something’s that I can pull off and some stuff that is just down right huge.  I am finding all kinds of things tucked away in my closet that I had forgotten about like this adorable Chevron dress. Don’t you just love to shop in your closet and re- discover stuff that you forgot you had. That is so me right now and I am loving it. 


Out fit Details 
Chevron Dress is From MOD CLOTH  (Not on the website anymore) 

Blazer from WETSEAL
Belt is from another dress and shoes are from 

I will catch up with you soon 
xoxo

Crystal 

Uniquely You Via Modcloth


Work Week Fun
Hey! I am extremely excited to share today’s ModCloth Uniquely You Style Challenge post. Being a huge fan of ModCloth  I was truly ecstatic when asked to participate in this weeks style challenge. Along with several other bloggers we were contacted to create a style board via Polyvore to participate in this weeks challenge creating a look around the Vivacious and Vibrant Dress in Noir. that comes in various sizes all the way up to a size 4x.  I am a sucker for a neutral dress that can be played up in so many ways and that is what this dress screams. Being that I spend most of my time at work and have a demanding job I wanted to promote the office professional , who like's to take their own style to work.  I work in a Semi Business Casual work environment so I have room to play up my outfits and bring MY  Pizzazz with me  . Also being that I love dresses, I spend a lot of time looking and shopping for  cute- fun work dresses. I am obsessed with how a dress makes me feel and how feminine I feel with them on. 

In my style board , I tried to pick things around my personality. So not only is the dress a reflection of me so is the cute Journal Set and the adorable Coffee Mug I also picked out a Pop of color with the adorable handbag.  I cant wait to share my new Modcloth outfits with you I placed an order last week and I anxiously wait its arrival. 

If you haven't checked out MODCLOTH were have you been?  No seriously they have thousands of beautiful dresses to choose from . I am always on there Plus section checking out the new arrivals. My wishlist is jammed packed .  

Do you have a favorite dress you been eyeballing from MODCLOTH ? 

Make sure to check out the PLUS SIZE Section here CLICK ME !


I hope your week is filled with fun and smiles.


xoxo

Crystal 

  

Weight- Loss Update



Well, since my last post my WLJ (weight-loss journey ) has been gong very well. I have to keep reminding my self it is a lifestyle and not a race to some finish line. I am Down 32 pounds with a lot more to go, but I'm well on my way. It does feel good to  have more energy, look better and fit better into clothing. I have my ups downs and all around but hello that what life is all about. I am more accountable for my behaviors .

I have been wanting to loose weight for a long time now; I just never did anything about it and found every excuse in the book to not pursue it. I really had to deal with matters of the heart and soul before I attempted to start working on the outer part of my self . It really is about working on "Self" if you ignore that part your  in for a disaster. What I mean is you will still look at your self based on how you feel about your self or how you have felt . After the soul searching I needed to find a plain that worked for me. I did not want to feel restricted and I did not want to be on some fad diet.

Starting my journey I researched plains and found WW( Weight Watchers) I studied their system read story's did tons of research .  I began WW January of this year and set small goals for the first 30 days on the plain I  just studied my eating patterns this allowed me to make small changes . Biggest change was to cut out my late night refrigerator eating.  Instead of making a sandwhich at 11 at night I would have a piece of fruit eventually I cut out the fruit and now do not dare to late night snack . I have a snack after dinner before bed but don't wake up anymore and help myself to whatever my heart desire.

I drink tons and I mean tons of water. I hated drinking water before but, to get myself use to consuming large quantity of water a day. My go to product is awesome water enhancers  like crystal light, mio . This makes water drinking easier. I meal prep and do not deprive myself of treats I am a choclate lover and I do like to enjoy a cupcake now and then. Thanks to weekly points that make that happen.  I also have 1 and I mean 1 cheat meal not a cheat day just a meal ..

And for the working out part at this point in my journey I do 3 times a week for 30 minutes.  I have been increasing my gym time by 10 minutes usually my routine is now  20 minutes of the treadmill and about 20 minutes on the bike ...


 I will keep updating as I continue to move Along on  my journey !
Thank you for finding and reading my post. If you are thinking about shedding some weight  I encourage you to do it ! I also encourage you  to stop giving yourself all the reasons why you cant and start thinking of all the reason why you CAN!



 After Photo - Outfit
Torrid Denim Jackets
ASOS ( Newlook)   Floral Dress


Update and weight loss

Well as the new year has kicked off lots of changes have happen in my life. The best change is to focus on feeling better about my self . Was I happy with my weight I would be lying if I said I was at a complete acceptance because I wasn't. I couldn't stand to lie to myself and make up excuses for how unhappy I felt in my life so with lots of soul searching and getting down to the root of my issues with self; I joined weight watchers . On January 1st I signed up. But way before I joined i had spent about 2- 3 months just researching the plan and studying food and the points system . Well since signing up I am down almost 25 pounds !! YAY me !  As you can see from the above picture  you can see such a improvement in my face . My clothes fit better and I feel better I still have  a long ways to go  however I have a goal of getting down to a size large ! I am well on my way and Have my goal weight Dress in eye sight

Isn't she lovely well  I thinks so ..   she come from the  Simons website  and I have a list going on of all the cute dresses I am saving up for .  You know what the more exciting part about weight loss is that I can explore  stores and websites I was unable to shop at being a size 24. Clothing is much cheaper as well  and  let me tell you ,  I loved dresses as a plus size and I know when i get this weight off dresses will still be my go to staple. I will keep updating my blog with my Weight loss progress ..

I have listed some stuff on Ebay if you want to score some cute Plus size stuff that no longer fits me

head on over to my Ebay store

CLICK HERE 



Again thank you so much for stopping by  I look forward to sharing  my journey with you .

Its Been awhile

Its been awhile since I've blogged but I'm still here and life has done a 360 in many good ways . I hope to share with you soon. But for now here is a little post of some cute affordable outfits I put together I am very much a dress girl. Why because they are easy and takes little effort to put together . I went back to red hair also :)







Outfits 

Right Forever 21  Dress
Torrid Denim Jacket
Shoes F21 

Left Gstage i went in the store but they do Have online sizing is like F21 
Shoes  Black wedges from (I don't remember) 
Black Blazer Torrid 

Click on the Picture to get a better look 
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