What I eat in a day

What I eat in a day

Hello everyone! This is a bit of a different post. I wanted to share something with everyone. . . I have made a choice to change the way I’ve been eating/living. Often times when we fall into hard times we deal with it in different ways. Some people can’t eat when stressed, depressed, or in a “funk”. Me, personally I stress eat.

My current starting weight is/was 170 lbs. I don’t feel healthy or even good about this. When playing with my kids I run out breathe fast and we stopped going for walks. So about a week ago I decided enough is ENOUGH!

The first thing I did was open up my MyFitnessPal app IMG_1593

I set my weight and goal which then it generated me at 1330 calories a day. In the past I think there were days were I could easily consume two or three times that! 😣 It’s not easy to admit that but when stressed or bored I ate. Hungry or not I found myself reaching for the pantry!

My goal isn’t “get skinny” it’s BE HEALTHY! Show my children better choices. I’d also like to mention I had gestational diabetes with my daughter and there’s a history of diabetes in my family. Change meant more vegetables & fruit, less take out, and smaller portions.

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This is what a breakfast has been looking for me. I try to keep my meals between 300-400 calories per meal. This deliciousness is 315 calories. My K cup of French Vanilla 100% Arabica Coffee was 5. 3 medium eggs 180 going at 60 calories per egg. Spinach is around 70 calories for a whole bag but I only used a handful so I rounded it to about 10 calories. I use turkey bacon and each slice is 25 cals. and I had 3, 75 cals. And for my coffee I used sugar-free French vanilla creamer, 3 tablespoons at 15cals each so 45 calories.

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For lunch I do one of two things: have left overs from dinner or go to my “go to” meal. Pictured here is a meal that averaged 345 calories. Sun Dried tomato chicken sausage 90 calories each and I have 2, 180 cals. Half cup of mixed veggies, 45 cals. Baby Brussel sprouts lightly sauced, 60 cals for half a cup. 1/4 cup of pinto beans, 60 cals. (I had left overs from dinner the night before if not I’d do half a cup of beans too.) Not pictured is siracha sauce drizzled on my sausages. Siracha is 0 cals! 🤩

In between meals I snack. Usually fruit and peanut butter. Or a slice of toast and peanut butter.

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This nights dinner averaged 390 cals. 3oz of skirt steak, 187 cals. Half cup of pinto beans, 120 cals. Pico salsa 4 tablespoons about 33 cals. Now sometimes its hard to get an accurate number if its something I can’t just scan. MyFitnessPal gives you the option to manually enter ingredients and generates a recipes caloric amount. And lastly a spinach and herb tortilla wrap, 50 cals.

With each meal I have just water. Unless I’m having a craving then I’ll have a La’Croix.  But I read carbonated drinks don’t help during weightless because of the carbonation.

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Homemade chicken tacos and black beans, 724 cals.

On days like this I try to stick to a breakfast and lunch that has no bread because I know my dinner will be high in calories. But I rather give into my cravings and have control over what I eat than go out and have a meal full of ’empty calories’.

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Here we had homemade “general tso”. This meal averaged 479 calories. It was so good and could hardly tell it wasn’t take out.

I try to do the typical 10,000 steps a day and usually get between 4-7k. I’m a stay at home mom so sometimes its hard to get out. But that’s part of the change. . . do stuff as family so we have started going on walks. I also walk the kids to the furthest playground from our house to get in some steps (1 mile there one back).

I’d like to mention that I read that using smaller plates help with portion control. Something about not feeling the need to fill a huge plate with food. I also take my time chewing. I was a slow eater to begin with but I read being conscious of the food we eat, savoring, enjoying it helps.

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This is what my progress looks like. This caloric counting is supposed to average a weight-loss of a pound a week and from the 16th to the 20th I lost 2 lbs! Such a great boost! I weigh myself every Friday morning. I don’t know whats recommended since I’m obviously no expert. But besides those 2 lbs lost I’ve noticed other changes in me. I don’t run out of breath while going up the stairs. My headaches have been less. I’m less tired and less lethargic.

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It had honestly been so long since I had taken a selfie. Maybe, I think, my last makeup post. I know two pounds is nothing but to myself it feels great!

Anyone starting a weightless journey?? Any tips or advice??

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

IMG_1494 my personal  Instagram is: Prissycutes

Blogging Instagram is: PrissyBlogs

IMG_1495 If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

 

Change is coming. . .

Change is coming. . .

Hello everyone! I want to say my typical “sorry I’ve been gone but. . . ” but I have no excuse. Truth is back in late January I had a miscarriage. I tried using my blog and shopping to ease my pain and get my mind off of things but truth is I hadn’t. Emotionally I hadn’t recovered and I wasn’t in an ok place.

I’ve slowly started to accept it and realize that I still have a wonderful husband and two children that need me.

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So with that being said I’d like to announce that my blog will be changing a bit. I will be doing more lifestyle posts. I will never give up on makeup or lose my love for it. But I just don’t have the money to keep up. I believe in writing about what I love and I won’t settle for just any makeup just to produce content.

I will still do makeup related posts. I just want to include more on what my life is like aside from makeup. I just realized most days I don’t wear makeup. My husband’s job has been crazy busy and that leaves me with a 5-year-old and 1-year-old all day. Truth is I have no time to beat my face.

Instead follow me on my journey that revolves around food, family, and long days at the beach!

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I’d also like to let you guys know we have a YouTube channel where we vlog. It hasn’t kicked off yet and I’m still adjusting to recording our every day and editing. Also, figuring out what camera works best! But if you’d like to check it out at The Egan’s Vlog

Hopefully this change doesn’t mean we’re parting ways instead it’ll bring us closer. I personally love beauty blogs/channels and lifestyle types. I will try to stay with my Monday Wednesday Friday schedule. But if need be I will change them.

If there’s anything specific you guys want to see or want me to post about just let me know!

I am so excited for this change!

Do any of you have a Youtube channel? Link it pleaese so I can check it out!

Where have I been?

Where have I been?

Hello everyone and please accept this apology! I have been gone for what seems like forever but let me assure you I have my reasons why. Life simply got in the way. . .

If you follow my blog then you know my husband was on a 6 month deployment. Which meant I had to be mom and dad in the mean time. It’s never easy to go from having constant help to having none!

Here’s a recap of what happened since my last post in July. . .

IMG_0331 We celebrated this beauties 5th birthday!

IMG_0333 Started kindergarten!

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IMG_0335 Halloween 2017! (2nd favorite holiday!!)

IMG_0334 Another birthday. . .

IMG_0337 In November daddo came home! (hadn’t seen his dad since he was 3 months old)

IMG_0338  IMG_0244.JPGIMG_0340 Moved back down to Florida!

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DSC00369 The husband and I took a mini vacation without kids!

IMG_0339 And most recently we celebrated Thanksgiving!

It has been an emotional rollercoaster with some up’s and down’s but I wouldn’t trade any of it! I can’t wait to get in the groove of blogging again hopefully 2-3 times a week!! There’s so much makeup and beauty products I can’t wait to talk about with you guys!

Again I’m sorry I was away for so long. . .please forgive me!

 

Blondes have more Fun or Brunettes?

Blondes have more Fun or Brunettes?

I’ve waited a while to make this post! I’ve wanted to change my hair color for soooo long now. Last year I had “Enchanted forest” (from Manic Panic) green and once that cleared up I was ready for MORE! It’s been a goal of mine to go blonde. Perhaps to annoy the Hubs since he’s said he doesn’t like blonde or maybe just to figure out who has more fun; Blondes or Brunettes???

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My natural color is this ashy brown. So for me the transition was easy.

We started off with one bleach session and toned it a cool grey with Wella toner. It actually looked ashy like my natural color. IMG_0189-2

Then we did a second round of bleach. That 2nd time we didn’t tone it and left it the bright golden-yellow color. Which btw I totally rocked!

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Lastly, we did one last round of bleach and toned it again with Wella’s blue and violet toner to eliminate the orange and yellow from my hair. I love the results and maybe once we retouch my roots I’ll bleach and tone one more time. My hair has done so good with the whole process! I’m hoping using a “purple” shampoo will help eiliminate the need to tone it often. But I do see myself with some pastel colors in the future so we’ll see!

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Haha I threw in some fun snapchat pictures for funs! LOL!!

Any products you may recommend to upkeep my new do? Any hair masks or diy’s? Have you done any fun drastic changes to your hair??

Current Obsession. . . It’s Perfumes!!

Current Obsession. . . It’s Perfumes!!

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I am the type of person who loves to drench myself in perfume therefore I like to have options. I actually get most of my scent ideas from my best friend. Most of the perfumes I’ll be talking about my best friend put me on to!

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One of my ultimate favorites of all time is this CK in2 you for her. It smells so good and not girly at all. I could seriously wear mens cologne and be ok with it. This perfume gives off a nice manly scent while still being feminine. I cant explain it. I’ve repurchased it twice already!

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Flora by Gucci is a classic scent. I don’t usually go for fruity scents. It’s just not me! And this is far from fruity! Therefore its right up my alley!

Gucci Flora is a subtle, sophisticated, floral fragrance inspired by princesses from the past, present, and future. The Flora Donna is a young, classic, and refined woman with the ‘Gucci edge’ of power and sensuality. The first Flora scarf was exclusively designed for Princess Grace of Monaco in 1966 and soon became one of the most popular Gucci icons. This scent is an expression of the Flora legacy. Its seductive layers mirror the playful details and bright colors that channel the heart of a fashion empire. –Sephora website

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FlowerBomb by Viktor & Rolf is a crowd favorite! Its been seen all over YouTube and Pinterest. For good reason, it has a rich floral aroma that lingers but doesn’t overpower the senses.

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I was introduced to Jimmy Choo by my sister and have been loving it!

An exotic fragrance for the strong and modern Jimmy Choo woman. A sensual fruity chypre with top notes of pear and sweet Italian orange, heart notes of tiger orchid and bottom notes of toffee and Indonesian patchouli. Exotic prints are part of the Jimmy Choo DNA and the python print wrapped around the packaging is an iconic signature reference to this. –Jimmy Choo website

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Sexy, fresh Oriental fragrance recalls the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel. An elegant, luxurious spray closest in strength and character to the parfum form. Spray lightly on pulse points morning and evening. The classic bottle signifies personal luxury and is a welcome addition to any dressing table. Sephora website

What are some of your favorite perfumes you consider “holy grails”? Anything new I should try?

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Life Update: Deployment, Moving, & no more puppy!

Life Update: Deployment, Moving, & no more puppy!

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As the title says some changes have happened in our lives. I can’t tell you which one has been the hardest on us. In the next few weeks the husband will be leaving us to go over seas for a 6 month deployment. This will be the 3rd deployment we experience as a couple. This one is especially hard on me because now we have two kids. The first one we were just engaged. The second I was pregnant and gave birth to our daughter while he was gone. And this one he’s leaving behind two kids and will be missing our daughters first day of school, her birthday, and the babies first Halloween (this is important to me, LOL).

Because of the deployment I decided to stay with my family up in Chicago. This is such a change from the weather to giving up our own space. We will stay with my parents. I’m very excited to be around family and to have some extra hands to help. I however do feel bad the hubs will have to pack up the whole house on his own, again!

And last but not least Chase the black Pomeranian went to his forever home. He was a gift for my mother and we weren’t sure if she was going to like him. Luckily she did and he gets along with her French papillon. She’s a much older dog and even so they got along perfectly fine!

On to some happy news: my picture from my March Ipsy glam bag was featured on the Beau Gachis Instagram! So exciting!

Any other military spouses out there? Any advice? Any advice on how to deal and help the kids adjust to the change??

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Laura Mercier & RCMA Setting Powder

Laura Mercier & RCMA Setting Powder

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If like me you tend to get oily then you understand the importance of a setting powder. I am also the type of person that when they find something that works I will stick to it indefinitely if possible, lol! That was the case with the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder.

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I swear by it! Especially during hot Florida summers. I thought nothing could beat it! It has some amazing properties:

Modern Matte Finish

Creates a modern matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage. The translucent shade works on virtually all skin tones.

Soft-Focus Effect for a More Flawless Look

Like all Laura Mercier Setting Powders, it has a soft-focus effect that subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections. Doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey.

Formulation Details

Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Non-caking. Dermatologically tested. Laura Mercier Website

BUT I noticed that for winter it was horrible. It dried my under eye soooo much! I mean to the point that I felt some tightening in that area that was very uncomfortable. I tried several setting sprays and even a more “dewey” concealer for my under eye but I wasn’t having it. It’s very important for me to have my under eye set because I have a natural deep crease below my lower lash line that if not set correctly foundation and concealer while pile up in there. Its very annoying because I noticed that affect makes me look tired.

That’s when I went on a quest and considered a pressed setting powder. Which I was using MAC’s powdered foundation to set the rest of my face but it was clinging to my dry spots I mentioned in this post. I know I know a powder foundation isn’t a setting powder but I had it so I gave it a shot. Then my BFF mentioned the RCMA setting powder. She never steers me wrong so naturally I looked into it. I looked at many reviews and everyone seemed to love it.

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When you first see it its a little strange because of the packaging it comes in. It looks like something that belongs in the kitchen in the seasoning section! LOL! But don’t be put off by it. This loose powder is just as amazing as the Laura Mercier one. It sets beautifully on the skin. Has no flash back which if you’re going out and are taking pictures with the flash on you know this is important. The best part is how affordable it is. While the big container of the Laura Mercier retails for $38 this one is only $12. It can be found here. It doesn’t do the drying thing the other one did which I was so thankful for. And it sets beautifully with any setting spray. Now like my best friend mentioned it does look a bit white after you apply it but that can be solved with some setting spray!

Now both these powders can be applied with a damp beauty blender, a setting brush, even a big puffy brush like I pictured. But if you’re not into baking (which you can do with both powders) a brush will do just as good as the sponge. The only problem with the RCMA is the container itself doesn’t have anywhere to put the powder so I find myself trying to squeeze my brush in it or dumping a ton out on a surface. So if that’s an issue for you I’d stick with the damp sponge.

Over all I love the performance of both powders. This isn’t a comparison or a dupe post it’s simply me talking about two products I love. Maybe I’d think of it as a “winter and summer setting powder”.

Are there any other setting powders you love/recommend? I am always on the hunt for some good setting products! 🤗

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes