Puppy Love

My four-legged furry friend

You came to me as a little ball of fur

You held my secrets close to your heart

&

Didn’t tell a soul

We spent hours together playing, walking and talking

You were there for me through thick and thin

When I wanted to give up on life you made me stick around.

Today my heart is heavy

My world is going to be lonely

My best-friend & longest relationship is ending

You’ve become older

Your time has finally come

The Angels arms are open

Rainbow Bridge is awaiting your arrival

Green Grass, Azure Blue Waters

Beautiful sunny sky

Go play with the other side

As I close my eyes and feel you slip away

I know in my heart

We will see each other again some day

Puppy Love

By

Lana Poulson

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When You Feel Good, You Look Good & People Notice

Yesterday I did an old workout it was my walking dvd Leslie Sansone’s Walk Away the Pounds: 7-Day Calorie Blast. I used to use this when I was fat. Anyways I had lent it to someone and just recently got it back. I’ve included it back into my workout routine so far I do it once a week and then do a 7 min workout later in the week including the two walks a day Diva gets.

Today I had an appointment downtown and thought I’d get fairly dressed up for it. But every where I went I had people taking notice to me. And it felt pretty freaking awesome. Like I got noticed way more today for some reason. I mean I felt great and I also know I looked great not to sound conceited but yeah. And I’m loving wearing my hair in the style it’s currently in even my bangs I’m loving all because I’ve changed up how they hang.

And can we just take a moment and say wow the color turned out amazing on my hair lol 😂. A fellow Instagram friend said they love me in dark hair and you know something I love it too. My makeup also turned out really well, I did something a little different to my eye makeup and I really like how it turned out.

Also my new favourite foundation applicator is my finger. It’s clean of course but I just find it super easy to apply and super easy to wash. And I the finish is the same if not better with my Marcelle Flawless Foundation.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

 

Ohhhhh 6-way 🍌 Muffins & Ice Cream

I recently made some amazing banana muffins and thought I’d share my recipe.

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Ripe Bananas
1/4 cup 100% virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup of chopped dark chocolate bar

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, stir together all the dry ingredients first. Then add in the wet and chopped chocolate. Oil two muffin tins with coconut oil and or margarine. Using a paper towel.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25:00 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the tray for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. You can store in a plastic container in fridge for about 7 days or put in freezer for up to 3 months. Enjoy

They didn’t last two weeks lol.

Next up:

I love ❤️ Frozen Yogurt 🍦

But I wanted to make something super healthy but tasty. So I made two ingredient ice cream.

Using 3 ripe bananas

Half dark chocolate bar

Directions: Blend bananas in a blender till smooth. Wipe sides down if need be. Grate bar over the mixture and blend again. Pour into container and freeze for a few hours then enjoy.

This is what’s left except cut that in half lol.

Hello Long Hair

I’ve made it to one of my goal lengths which is the top of my bra band length. This photo is all my bio hair no hair extensions what’s so ever.

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When it’s curled its of course shorter as seen with this photo

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It’s taken me surprisingly not that long to grow it to my length,  approximately three years or so.

And even though there has been times I’ve wanted to cut it I’m happy I haven’t. For the most part I’m pretty low maintenance with my hair. I don’t usually use heat on it unless I’m curling it and I always use heat protectant. I’ve maybe blow dried it possibly five times in the years it’s been growing.

I would definitely say scalp massages have really helped, and tho I do use coconut oil on my hair and scalp I’d say it has helped but the scalp massages with my head down with the blood rushing to my head has done wonders lol. Because the blood goes to the roots and your hair grows from there. Plus it feels good to get or give yourself a scalp massage.

My next goal length is Mid-back length as seen in this chart.

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That’s the chart I’ve followed since growing my hair out. It’s just a cute guide to follow and I’ve held on to it in my phone. I think it’s also important to take photos of your hair growth as you grow it out. I do think it’s important to get dustings or micro trims as they are called. I usually will give my self a micro trim every 3 months or so just to remove the dead ends and I know some people who are hair stylists would probably prefer people go in to get it done but honestly why am I going to go and fork over more than $20 bucks when I can do it my self and it costs nothing.

Its easy too do and takes me less than 20 minutes. I’m excited to see my hair length next summer and I will likely go to a stylist next year to get it done like cut into a long style with maybe some long layers but right now I’m good with how it is.

One of my hair goals sorta is to have hair like YouTuber Carli bybel not as long as her hair cause it’s like down to her butt but I’d love hair middle of my back like the bottom of my bra band at the back so yeah mid back lol 😂.

And yes I’m obsessed with long hair if you haven’t figured that out lol. PS I still take biotin just not as much as I had been taking before.

Health Update

So those weird spots I was getting where they were mini rashes, they looked like bug bites it turns out from what I’ve been reading it’s from gluten. To be  specific it’s called Dermatitis herpetiformis which is “celiac disease of the skin”. It is a chronic skin condition with a characteristic rash with intense itching and burning sensations.

Which would explain what I’ve been getting. Since I’ve stopped eating buns and have really cut back on pasta and what not I haven’t had any more rashes. Or spots of any kind. I’m still supposed to go see a dermatologist but I have another appointment with my family doctor next week. I do plan to bring this up to him.

Check out the info on DH Here

I originally cut out breads and buns and that sort of thing when my IBS was really acting up. But then it went away and I have been introducing them back into my diet more regularly this year. But then it’s this year that I’ve been getting these rashes and what not. I mean I have photos that you would be shocked to see how bad it has got.

Honestly it’s been pretty nasty. My doctor had given me hardcore Mometasone Cream 0.1% but honestly it didn’t help with this. Not a ton of help to be honest. He had also had me take a antihistamine which I took for about a week. But after doing some serious reading and found that information on DM a little light bulb 💡 went off and it’s like nope this makes perfect sense.

Also my IBS made its ugly face appear. Two days ago I was in excruciating pain my  stomach was full of gas I had severe cramps. My tummy swelled up so much I looked pregos. I took two bascopan pills and it went away. I had salmon and veg for dinner but the veg had Broccoli and Collie flower and green beans which usually I’ve had in the past with no problems. I honestly thought I had kicked IBS but nope. So now I have to go back and watch what veg I’m eating. So much for eating almost anything I wanted.

Id like to mention to that when I was in Montreal I tried to drink a beer a light one but nonetheless my system wasn’t having any of it because it was making me bloated. So No more beer for me for a while which sucks because there are three different kinds of 🍺 beers I enjoy and now I have to cut them out of my life.

So that is the latest. I think by cutting out breads and buns and cutting down on pastas and that sort of thing I won’t have to suffer through those rashes again. And for the IBS I just need to watch what vegetables I consume. It’s funny because IBS comes and it goes.

Oh the joys