Mermade Moments: October 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hocus Pocus Drinking Game

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I've been waiting to publish this post... I don't know what I was waiting for, but Thirsty Thursday seemed like as good a day as any!

I LOVE HALLOWEEN. And Hocus Pocus. In my copious amounts of spare time, I decided to create a Hocus Pocus drinking game. (I don't actually have spare time. I just daydream at work.)

Without further ado, grab your drinks and let's play!

Take a drink when:
-Winifred says "booooook"
-Dani whines/cries
-Sarah says something dumb
-Mary smells a child
-Mary bites her lip
-Somebody says Thackery Binx (did you know it's actually Thackery?)
-A spell is cast
-Billy Butcherson gets hurt/loses a limb
-Anytime the witches fly (on anything)
-Anytime the black flame candle is mentioned

Chug a whole beer or your drink of choice when Sarah sings the "coooome littttlllleeee childrennnnn" song.

Chug a whole beer or your drink of choice when the witches sing the "I put a spell on you" song.

Drunk yet?


Also. You can only play this game if you're 21. Or 18 in specific countries. Sorry not sorry, rules are rules. Also. Don't drink and drive. Not. Worth. It. This PSA is over. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Week 1

Week 1 is over! I only had a mental breakdown! I treated this like a journal kind of. I wrote every night before bed how I felt about that specific day.

Day 1:
- This isn't so bad! I love Spark. I had the mango strawberry today and it was good! It gave me tons of energy. I imagine it has the same effects of a pre work out supplement that my boyfriend would take. The fiber drink was rough. It's a weird consistency. Yuck. I packed snacks for work and felt prepared overall. The Omega pills and the Herbal Cleanse pills are HUGE. The Omega pills don't have a taste, but the Herbal Cleanse pills do.

Day 2:
- Today sucked. I felt nauseous and had a headache ALL DAY LONG. Jarad and my dad said I was having "withdrawal" effects. I had the fruit punch Spark today and loved it even more than mango strawberry. The fiber drink wasn't as bad today. I put a sugar free crystal light packet in it to trick myself. It worked. I got it down quick. The pills didn't freak me out today. Woo hoo progress!

Day 3:
- I woke up looking forward to drinking my Spark. I feel like my stomach looks flatter already. I've been peeing a ton. Today is the last day I have to take the fiber drink until day 8. WOO! Nothing else to update really. No headaches, which I loved.

Day 4:
- Still loving Spark. Also loving the tiny herbal restore pills instead of the fiber drink. I went to a wedding out of town today and packed snacks and all my challenge stuff in a little lunch bag. Nothing I had marked on the invitation had dairy, so that worked perfectly! I had a few bites of cake, but found it to be very sweet.

Day 5:
- Still out of town/traveling back home. I feel really thirsty today and it's probably because of salt that the cooks at the wedding used. I'm trying to drink lots of water! I feel like everything is becoming a routine and I have to think less about the times to take everything. Week 1 is almost done!

Day 6:
- I had a full day of work today. 530am - 2 pm. I was miserably hungry all day. I packed a full lunch and everything. By the time I got home, I was in full on hangry mode. I was irritable and starving. I ate healthy snacks and was still hungry. I realllllllly wanted fast food. Poor Jarad had to put up with my complaints. He did peel a hard boiled egg for me though in the middle of my tantrum though :) I moped around the house for the evening, but decided to take my frustrations out on some Zumba videos and ab workouts.

Day 7:
- I'm feeling much better today. I'm sore from the workouts I did yesterday. Woo hoo! I'm actually not very hungry today, which is weird. I had another meal prep lunch today. I brought hot sauce with me to work and it made alllll the difference. It's still no dairy time, so I really miss coffee. I don't like almond or soy milk, so I've been going without. Thank goodness for Spark. I start the fiber drink again tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to that. :(

I'm ready to kick my exercising into high gear. I've been using the fact that I've been feeling nauseous a lot as an excuse and that has got to stop. Here's to kicking a** for week 2! <3 

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Perfect Dress From Eshakti


Eshakti reached out to me awhile back about reviewing a custom item from their shop. My answer was pretty much 'DUH'. Like most girls, I have issues finding things that fit just right. Too loose, too tight, too short.

I sent my measurements and specifications to Eshakti and then the perfect dress landed on my doorstep shortly after. I was nervous zipping it up the side because things usually have a hard time zipping up at my boobs...It was the perfect fit.

I'm talking PERFECT. They let me pick the neck style, the length, everything! AND. The dress has pockets. I also found this little fabric snap that's used to hold your bra straps in place. At least that's what I think it's for. I'm in love.

This dress is such high quality. The material is kind of thick and I love it. The stitching is flawless. My dress is the perfect tea party dress. I want everything I wear to be custom made by Eshakti. For real.

Thank you for this amazing opportunity, Eshakti!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Advocare 24 Day Challenge

I've committed, you guys. I'm doing a healthy living 24 day challenge through Advocare and MarissaLace.

I first found Marissa on IG. And then I started watching her on Youtube. She has seriously inspired me to finally get with it. So, I emailed her. She gave me some info. I bought my 24 day challenge through her on Advocare's website. And I start today.

A little info.

-The first 10 days are the cleanse phase. No dairy!!!
-The last 14 days are the max phase. For lack of a better term, balls to the wall. HAH.
-1 cheat meal a week.
-The challenge is around $200, not including food costs. But you get a ton of stuff. I was honestly surprised. You also get a handy dandy guide.
-There's an app you can download for tracking progress.
-This isn't a miracle pill. Exercise and clean eating are essential to success.

You can find the technical info on their website. I'm no pro.

Marissa has sent me a meal plan and I am ready! I went shopping last night and meal prepped for the next few days. I have a cute, new workout outfit for motivation. And I have a few friends saying they'll eat clean with me. YAY.

I will be doing a check-in every 6 days. So 4 updates in 24 days. I'll also do random posts about the products I'm using and my meal prepping. This challenge will end right before Halloween and a few weeks before my birthday, so I have high hopes! I finally feel committed to losing weight and getting healthy. I want to succeed. Eeeeek, I'm nervous.

If you've done the challenge or taken Advocare before, please comment below! I would love to hear your thoughts and tips if you have any. :)

*This post isn't sponsored in any way. I just want to hold myself accountable.*