Sunday, July 31, 2011

How to spot a bogus diet, beauty products to save your money on and having it all

This week as I continue to recuperate from my bought with bronchitis I am directing you to a few articles/blog posts worth a read:

In today’s USA Weekend: 5 Way's To Spot a Bogus Diet.  A list of guidelines that if followed surely will rule out most of the current diet trends. Bottom line if you want to lose weight you need follow a diet that works towards a sustainable lifestyle and includes healthy eating and exercise.

I’ve wanted to reference: Val's Guide to Buying the Right Beauty Products from the August 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine for some time. Val provides products worth a few extra bucks along with those we should save our money on. I was especially intrigued that she included facials as an item to save money on. She writes:
A facial can be terrifically relaxing and give you a temporary glow. But you don't need one to have gorgeous skin. Better to invest in a daily skincare system (with sunscreen) that exfoliates, moisturizes, and provides antioxidant benefits (like smoother, brighter skin) from vitamins A, C, or E, says Susan Evans, MD, chief of dermatology at Cosmetic Physicians of Beverly Hills. And, says Evans, if you have acne, rosacea, eczema, or hyperpigmentation, the extractions and peels sometimes performed during a facial can actually worsen your condition.
Nicole and Maggie of Grumpy Rumbling’s of the Untenured sick of blog posts talking about how women can have everything, just not at the same time have posted the unapologetic post: Why do I have everything?  And she does have everything. Sometimes all we need is to change our mindset and recognize what we have. I enjoyed how her “everything” included values, internal qualities and people as opposed to material possessions, salary and fancy titles.

'til I'm feeling better...


  1. I saw this article and didn't get a chance to read it. Great to read yours though! Here from Lady Blogger Tea Party linky!

  2. Sorry you are yucky! Some good food for thought here. A good website for tracking calories and exercise is It sticks to the basics.

  3. I'm visiting from Lady Blogger Tea Party link, and so glad I did! Great blog - good voice and useful links. :-) And nice to meet another working gal blogger. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  4. Coming by your blog via LBS. Thank you for those article suggestions I looked at the article from Grumpy rumblings of the untenured. We have to be thankful and look around to see what blessings of family and friends we have. Things come and go so it's a lot about our mindsets.

    Thank you.

  5. Anonymous9:12 PM

    Thanks for the link!

  6. Beth,
    Thanks for stopping in. Hope you enjoyed the article.

    I am familiar with www.myfitnesspal. A friend who has lost 50 pounds uses it religiously. I have played around with it myself and do see value, unfortunately I didn't stick with it.

    I appreciate your comment about my voice it is something I struggle with. I too am always happy to meet another working gal blogger.

    So true. Thanks for the comment.

    Nicole and Maggie,
    No problem.