Fashion Friday Tip:
When lacking confidence, wear red lipstick!
In my experience it is hard to fake confidence in red lipstick. If you can pretend to be confident, pretty soon you will fill that way! Even if its only for a few minutes or hours.
MS depression is very dark. Things are hard right now and while I am trying to stay positive, its hard to wear a smile every day. I also know how easily it is for me to be sucked into the vortex of depression, so sometimes even if its only for an hour it can help change my day.
Your magic lipstick doesn’t have to be red, but I challenge you to find something out of your normal make up routine and RAWK IT! Blue Mascara, sparkle eyeliner, neon green nail polish . I challenge you to change one teeny tiny addition to your normal color palette. Let me know if it made you feel any different.
I was messing around on Facebook and noticed the last place I checked in was 3 weeks ago on a date night with the hubby.
We had went to a hockey game because he won tickets from work. After the game, we went to this 5 star steak house for appetizers because they were running a promo for $4 appetizers after the game. It was fun and was at a place we typically would have to reserve going to for an anniversary & saving up because it was FANCY! (We were way under dressed in our jeans and sweatshirts from the game.)
The memory got me thinking of how we could afford to have more adventures like that to places we couldn’t typically afford or places we might think to go or haven’t even heard of.
I decided that every time we get a $5 bill, we will stick it in a jar for Date Nights and then when it’s time to pick a date, we will go on Living Social or Groupon and pick something fun to do that might take us out of our comfort zone. They have so many fun things on those sights: comedy clubs, whale watching, restaurants. I think it could be a really fun! Adding $5 to the jar shouldn’t be too noticeable either and should add up pretty easy.
I really wish I had thought of this idea yesterday before I spent $5 on Lotto scratchers and LOST that $5! Lesson learned.
So I am following this 28 Day Detox but the cost of Organic is killing my food budget. I will be doing some serious price comparison on Weds when the Ads come to see where I can stretch my pennies the most. They sent a bunch of meal ideas that you could stick with or create your own. Since I spent so much last week, I hit my pantry and freezer to make similar healthy meals but from what I already have. I routinely look through my freezer and pantry to stretch our food budget when I menu plan but If I can stretch that last weeks $89 to cover this week also, I think I will be less discouraged about eating better. It wasn’t all spend on food per say. We spent $11 on a jug of Olive Oil. We spent $6 on Almond Butter. IE- things that we will use to cover more than one meal but that $89 still really hurt my grocery paying brain. I was going to go to the local farmers market today too to see their prices on organic food but it’s rainy so I stayed in. So anyways here is this weeks Healthy Eating Plan!