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January 13th, 2012

Living Single…with Cats.

Fur babies

If you are like me you live alone … with two very vocal cats.

You would think that by now when I scream STFU! after 20 straight minutes of meowing they would know what I’m saying. ha. Not a chance.

No, this only riles them up!

So as I sit here, in all my singletude, *trying* to watch Fashion Police I realize my current situation has great potential for the life of a cat lady.

Ok, I know this really doesn’t come as a news flash to any of you.

So here’s the deal. I love my cats, but if …for some really retarded reason…I am destined to live my life out alone, I certainly don’t want to spend it cleaning litter boxes! So promise you won’t let me get anymore cats! I DO NOT want to become a crazy cat lady.

Now, a purse puppy is another story 🙂

September 13th, 2011

Stop Counting, Start Eating: Feel Fresh for Fall

 

 

 

 

So I just finished a 7 day trail of The Fresh Diet and I’m kinda sad. If you didn’t catch my first post be sure to check it out “here“. As a single chick there is nothing like having someone to cook for you. The Fresh Diet was like having my very own gourmet chef to prepare me delicious meals each day.

Each morning I eagerly rushed to the door to find my cooler filled with my meals for the day. It was like Christmas morning over and over! I just couldn’t wait to see what my day’s menu had in store for me.

I tried many new foods I normally wouldn’t have thought to, which was a lot of fun for my taste buds! Each meal was perfectly portioned out for me and even thought it initially felt like it wasn’t going to be enough it was actually more than enough and many days I found that I didn’t even finish all of the food I received.

Although I didn’t lose any considerable weight I gained more time in my busy schedule from not having to worry about what’s for breakfast/lunch/dinner. As I mentioned in my initial review it was like being on vacation from my kitchen and that’s not something I often have the luxury of being that I live alone.

Unfortunately I am not able to continue the plan right now as my budget is super conservative, but I am hoping that in the near future I can manage renew my subscription. At least until I can find a real personal chef to move in 🙂

I’d recommend this plan to anyone who is looking for a convenient way to eat fresh, healthy meals, but especially to all my single friends and fellow work-aholics! Do yourself a favor and take a vacation from your kitchen… or worse all those fast food joins and take out menus!

As a special treat The Fresh Diet has provided me a special discount for my readers to Buy One Week and Get Your Next Week 50% off! Just use promo code “single” when you sign up at www.TheFreshDiet.com

I hope you’ll give it a try and come back here and let me know what you think!

XOXO Diva

September 1st, 2011

Stop Counting, Start Eating: Feel Fresh for Fall

 

 

 

 

A couple of weeks ago I was offered a free trial of The Fresh Diet. Over the past few months I have been putting some effort into finding a real diet that not only works, but is convenient.

As you know I was doing Weight Watcher for a bit and while I enjoyed the program it was a lot of work! Being a single, work-aholic is not conducive to preparing fresh meals every day and I found myself cheating because I was limited on time and options.

For the past few months I have been focused on eliminating Gluten from my diet along with many other foods which are known to cause inflammation. As you may recall from my last post I have been dealing with autoimmune disease, which has caused some painful and annoying arthritis in my body.

Being Gluten Free has made a great difference not only with the arthritis, but I also feel like I have more energy then I have in a long time. It’s been a challenge to maintain my diet because I really have to take the time to plan, prep and prepare all of my meals fresh, so when I first heard about The Fresh Diet I was thrilled!

I feel like I am on a vacation from my kitchen!

Each morning I wake up to a cooler filled with freshly prepared meals for my breakfast, lunch, dinner and even two snacks delivered to my doorstep! At first I was worried that I would be hungry between meals or that the portion sized wouldn’t fill me, but that is so not the case! I’m so impressed with the variety and meals I have had and honestly I haven’t even eaten my second snacks for the past two days.

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When I signed up for The Fresh Diet I was able to select my calorie range (1000-1200 / 1200-1400 / 1600-1800 / 2200-2400) and indicate any food allergies, gluten free, vegetarian or vegan. The web site allows you to select up to 8 dislikes which will be excluded from your menu. You then have the choice of two meal plans – Chef’s Choice, where your meals are selected for you based on your profile or Premium Choice, which allows you to select your own meals from a variety of menu items.

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Today I enjoyed a delicious quiche and sliced peach for breakfast, a grilled chicken salad with fresh oranges, strawberries and a raspberry vinaigrette for lunch. My snack was apple wood sausage with zucchini sticks and for my dinner I had Greek meatballs with green beans and sweet potato. So yummy! I haven’t even gotten to my fresh fruit with chopped nuts!

As a special treat The Fresh Diet has provided me a special discount for my readers to Buy One Week and Get Your Next Week 50% off! Just use promo code “single” when you sign up at www.TheFreshDiet.com

I hope you can all take advantage of this deal and enjoy their delicious menus and a vacation from your kitchens!

XOXO Diva

November 3rd, 2010

A Step Closer to Living the Life I Love

Last night I attended the last of three “Live the Life you Love” events in NYC this year presented by SingleEdition & Spark Networks at the Samsung Experience Store in Columbus Circle.

First off, what a great venue! As much as I enjoyed last year’s, which took place in the shoe department at Saks, this year I got to play around with some shiny gadgets! If there is one thing I love as much as shoes it’s gadgets!! 😀

Annnnnyway – the sessions were great! I always take away so much from these events from networking with other single women to the the speakers…and ironically there is always one topic that applies to my present day life.

Not only did I have a chance to chat with a few of my NYC Relationship Blogging Idols – Laurie & Jill of eFlirtExpert, Nando of Nandoism and Simone Grant of Sex, Lies and Dating in the city.

We also listend to advice from a panel of experts on dealing with fear and rejection in relationships, steps to take towards getting the job of your dreams, how to handle sexual harrassment and discrimination in the work place, and tips on taking control when meeting men.

A couple resources I’d like to share are:
http://www.thefearlessfactor.com/ Overcome fear and anxiety so you can create greater confidence and communication in your life.
www.85broads.com & www.napw.com Two sites to help women career minded women get ahead.

I’ll also be stopping by my local library in search of a couple books I was turned on to at the event:
The Working Woman’s Legal Survival Guide
The Happy Baker Cookbook

This event has truly brought me one BIG step closer to living the life I love and hopefully by passing on a bit of what I learned can help you too!