Saturday, August 31, 2013

Guilt Free Pumpkin & Chai Lattes

Pumpkin Latta Anyone?

I don't know about you, but it is difficult to walk around and not see a sign yelling PUMPKIN latte at me this time of year.
Many of my friends do not drink coffee, however for my friends who do I ask you to really think about what is in those latte's. 

Lots of calories (330 starbucks & 350 Dunkin Donuts),
sugar and other artificial flavors and sweeteners (flavored syrup used, not real pumpkin), YES it is true!

The other issue is the cost, the average pumpkin latte costs about $4. 
Wow, if you purchased one every day that is $28 per week and lets say you did that for the months of October and November, that would be $224! 
Just think about what you would do with $224 if someone handed that to you?

Personally with Christmas coming up, I would buy myself something awesome...just kidding!
I would use it on my kids or husband for the holidays (maybe).

How about applying that new found cash to your health? 
Make the decision to make your own lattes by using quality products and since you will be making this yourself, you will know exactly what is in it and what is NOT in it!

The number 1 reason folks do not stick to any healthy food program (I do not call it a diet) is because they get bored or it is too restricting. 
I'm here to tell you that I never get bored or feel restricted with the Shaklee 180. 
What healthy weightloss or lean program can you drink latte with?
(With Shaklee you can! LoL)

These products, This company and The program have helped me shed more than 15 inches from my body! 

Those inches lost are all fat, not muscle. I can tell because I am stronger and leaner than I have ever been, EVER!
I am stronger, leaner & healthier than I was at 18 years old!

Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup milk (I use either organic or almond)
1-2 scoops vanilla Shaklee Life Protein (use 2 for a creamier thicker latte)
2 Tablespoons canned pumpkin (I love Trader Joe's brand)
Gently heat (I used the microwave for 40 seconds at a time, if you heat too fast it will clump)
Add 1/2 cup hot brewed coffee (I use organic)
For added sparkle, top with whipped cream and either pumpkin spice or nutmeg & cinnamon!

10-20 grams protein (1-2 scoops 180 powder)
200 calories (depends on milk used)

("seasonal" Favorite is Vanilla Chai)

By warming the milk (8oz) then adding the powder this warm yummy sweet, beverage really satisfies!
I top it with some whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon!

I'm not sure why but doesn't whipped cream just make everything pretty!

What is your favorite fall or winter warm beverage?
Is there a seasonal favorite food or beverage/treat you would like to swap out for something healthier?

Happy Fall Ya'll!

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Life After Weight Loss Surgery

Have you undergone Weight loss Surgery?
Are you at the point where you are considering Weight Loss Surgery?
If you answered YES to either of these questions, 
I would highly, strongly recommend that you watch the video below. 

It could save your life or drastically improve your quality of life after the surgery.

Here I am at 18 the day of my wedding, then in my 20's with my 6 month old baby, and now with my 6 year old.

Take a look at MY life after weight loss surgery. 

It has become apparent to me that one of my callings in life is to share my story to help others.
If you would like more information, please do NOT hesitate to contact me.
Have a great day,

Friday, August 23, 2013

Who needs elbow grease? (Shaklee Get Clean Giveaway)

Happy Friday!

I'm having so much fun meeting new folks in the blogging world! Recently I met Parents of QUADRUPLETS, Stephanie & Randy McCleary. Yes, that's right 4 babies (at once!). They decided to take the Shaklee Get Clean challenge. Be sure to pop on over to McCleary Quadruplets to learn more about their lovely family.

Here is their review of the Get Clean Start Kit. 

Who needs elbow grease? (Shaklee Get Clean Giveaway)

I am sure you all know how much cleaning can take out of you, especially when you have to use that ever draining elbow grease.  It makes it even harder when you have a bum right arm!  (Did I mention I am right handed?)  So putting elbow grease in to my cleaning just is not worth the extra pain!  This means that over the past year only the cleaning that had to be done has gotten done.  Although, I am slowly learning how to start using my left arm to do some of my tasks it still has not been easy.
When looking for cleaning products we have been looking for items that are not only cost effective but also make the work of cleaning less painstaking.  Boy were we surprised with how true that is with the Shaklee Get Clean Kit!  We have been using the products for a few weeks now and absolutely love them.
There are several features about these products that have us excited to clean!  They are non toxic and all natural.  It is concentrated and you use a tiny bit goes a long way!  You would spend $3,400 on other cleaners to get the same amount of clean.  Plus you also keep over 100lbs of packaging waste out of landfills!  But I know you can read all this on their website, you want to know how well it actually works.
The Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate can be used to make several different cleaning solutions.  It takes such a little amount of it to create any of the solutions.  Spray bottles are provided for a degreaser, all purpose cleaner, and window cleaner.  There is also a book with tons more ways to use it.
I absolutely love all three of these!  I was amazed with how easy it was not only to make each solution but also to use them.  The degreaser worked like a charm inside our microwave.  I did not even have to scrub, just wipe it out with the scrub sponge!  I am sorry to admit it had been quite awhile since I had cleaned it out.
It also worked great on my stove!
The window cleaner worked great and did not leave any streaks!  There was even a window cloth, that pulled up so much dirt off our sliding glass door.  We had and always have lots of finger prints…not really sure why. lol
The all purpose cleaner has been great for all the other jobs around the house.  Plus the disinfectant wipes work as well as any others I have tried and they are not alcohol based.
The liquid dish soap cut my work in half when it came to washing some of our greasy dishes and it smells wonderful.  The powder for the dish washer has our dishes coming out nice and clean.
The laundry items are working well as well.  The liquid laundry detergent is helping keep our clothes clean and fresh.  Plus the spot remover has worked well when it comes to some of our dirties clothes.  The kids really know how to make some pretty big messes.
We were told it would be hard for us to stop cleaning once we started using these products and that is so true!  I have a feeling you are wondering how you can get these items for your house.   Well you can enter to win the Get Clean Starter Kit and 2 runners up will receive a sample packet of the Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate to make their own all purpose cleaner and glass cleaner!  Or if you can not wait to start cleaning you can visit Stacy’s sitedirectly and order your own set now!

Win a Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit!

Enter this AWESOME giveaway to win an entire Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit – retail value $115!
The Get Clean Starter Kit contains:
  • Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)
  • Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes, 35 Wipes (1)
  • Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover, 32 oz. (1)
  • Dish Wash Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate, 32 oz. (1)
  • Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible, Regular Scent  32 oz. (Liquid) (1)
  • Soft Fabric Dryer Sheets, 80 sheets (1)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate Dispenser (empty) (1)
  • Nature Bright® Dispenser (empty) (1)
Including all the accessories you need to get really clean:
  • Organizer Caddy (1)
  • Spray Bottles (3)
    • Windows and Mirrors
    • All-Purpose
    • Degreasing
  • Dropper Pipette (1)
  • 1/4 oz. Dispenser Pump for 32 oz. Bottle (1)
  • Laundry Measuring cup (1)
  • Dual Measuring Spoon (1)
  • Cleaning Accessories (4)
    • Super Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
    • Super Microfiber Window Cloth
    • Super Microfiber Dish Sponge
    • Miracle Scrubber Pad

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