Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Influenster Voxbox: Dr. Scholl's Active Series Insoles

This is a great product. I really liked using them. My main problems were 1.) Size of the product and 2.) the actual fit (like in the shoe). 

The insoles really help my bad knee (runner's knee). While I was jogging, it really made a difference. And when I was doing cardio, it really helped. 

My problem with size is that I'm a woman, and the insoles only goes up to 11. I wear size 12. But if I buy the men's sized insoles, the smallest size they go down to is 10.5 (which is .5 size bigger than what I need). 

My problem with the fit is that it really makes my shoes feel like they are about to fall off my feet.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

So here is to loosing it... Slowly, but surely! Cana Elene

Monday, June 17, 2013

Influenster: Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+

**I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster.**

So I got some stuff from Influenster called Rough Rubber.  

Product Info: 
  • Innovative rubber consistency provides you with outstanding texturizing effects
  • Versatile, moldable texture
  • Separates, defines and shapes as you wish
  • No shine, subtle matte effect
  • Strong style control for thick hair, but not overburdening for fine hair 

Innovative microsponge technology to keep the hair moldable at any time 

  • Take a small amount and rub it between the palm of your hands
  • Apply it on dry or damp hair and work it throughout the hair
  • Roughen up your style as you wish 
  • Countrol Level 3/1.69 fl.oz 

Trying it out:

It is really interesting.  I liked the color and the smell.  I tried it in my hair with it dry (like the directions said), it gave my hair shine and cut down on my frizziness of my curly hair.  But I wanted to know, what more could I do with it.   

THEN  I got an email from Influenster giving tips on how to use it.  Here is what I tried:  

Rough Rubber

Slightly Beachy, Mostly Sexy: Apply Rough Rubber to your hair and scrunch dry.
So, I tried it out.  And here are the end results:

Pretty good for someone who already has curly hair.  I liked the result, and my hair didn't feel crunchy or crusty like other product make it feel after trying it.  

For more of their products check out Schwarzkopf Professional Website

So here is to loosing it... Slowly, but surely! Cana Elene

Monday, June 3, 2013

Trying it out: Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure


I got to try out these nails in "Just Say Yes", which I will admit, I was hesitant to try.  But once I did, I was addicted.  Needless to say, I can say that these nails are not good for farm work (I popped 4 nails off after working at my dad's farm).  


But I liked them so much, I went out and got these nails.  Yep, I think I like them even better!

To learn more about them, check out their website:

received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster.

So here is to loosing it... Slowly, but surely!

 Cana Elene

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kakes

Me ENJOYING my TastyKake
So, I've never had a Tasty Kake before today, but I think I might have to go out and buy some as soon as payday comes!

I got this wonderful product courtsey of Influenster program. I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster I tried the Tasty Kake Kandy Bar Kake in the S'mores flavor, and it fulfilled my desire for s'mores!

So why did I like it?
It was chocolaty, but not overly so.  Unlike a lot of packaged foods, it didn't have an aftertaste or even the "fake" taste that I can't stand.  I personally loved it just because it tasted fresh.  And I licked up every crumb of it.

To make this even better, I had it for breakfast :).

So do I recommend this treat?  Oh, yes!

So here is to loosing it... Slowly, but surely! Cana Elene

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Week of May 6 through May 12, 2013

So I lost weight this week!  I lost 3 lbs.  I'm down to 264.6 lbs.  That puts me at 43.4 lbs away from my 10% goal.  That also puts me 94.6 lbs away from my ultimate goal.

So what am I going to do to keep loosing?

  • Exercising with my friends 2 days a week.  
  • I gave up sodas as of Friday.  I'm going to instead replace my sodas with water.  Increasing my water intake will help fill me up.

So here is to loosing it... Slowly, but surely!
Cana Elene

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I know it has been a while....

So I know it has been a few weeks since I posted last.  A  lot has happened in the 4 weeks since I posted.

  • I had gained and then lost a bit more weight.  I'm now down to 167.6.  
  • I lost my grandma Truey, and I have been struggling with that.  
  • I have had to start PT because of a knee injury (it appears between my weight, and my working out, I've pulled a tendon :P).  

So, beyond that, I'm working on doing some positive things for myself.

  • I joined  I actually got an email saying that I'm getting the Spring Fever VoxBox.  I'm so excited.  I'm hoping that it will help me be a bit more positive as well as give me a great way to see things.  
  • I working on things that will help my mental health as well as my physical health.  
  • Trying to get my bicycle ready so that I can start riding it to work (1st shift job only... Not 3rd shift.... unless I want to die!).
  • Working on new and interesting recipes to help me enjoy my weight loss.  

So here is to loosing it... Slowly, but surely!
Cana Elene

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Update: Week of April 8 through April 14, 2013

So I lost 3.3 lbs this week.  I figured I have about 96.7 lbs left to loose to get to my final goal.  I'll post a picture when I hit my 20% weight loss goal (221.2 lbs).

To help me keep up the good work, I started to work out good ways to keep my food fresh and fun.  Which leads me to today's lunch.

Rustic White Flatbread Veggie Pizza!

  • 1- Flatout Thin Crust Flatbreads Artisan Pizza in Rustic White
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mushrooms, cut into slices
  • 1/8 cup of fresh spinach
  • 1/4 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of Ragu pasta sauce of your choice (I picked Garlic and Onion... Trying to keep the vampires away :P)
  • 1/4 cup of shredded 2% Mexican Blend Cheese.  
  • 1/2 of a Weight Watchers Chicken Burger (seasoned to your taste).  

    This was a last minute add to the recipe.
    I prefer meat on my pizzas, so I had to think of a good one to add.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  

Pre-bake your pizza crust for 4-5 minutes.
Remove the pizza crust from the oven and fix your pizza as you want.  

Then bake your pizza for 4 minutes.

Eat it!  (And it was DELICIOUS!!!!)

Total points for it is 9 points!  I know, for some of us that is a bit much, but it is yummy and a wonderful treat after being VERY GOOD in the previous week :).  

So here is to loosing it... Slowly, but surely! 

Cana Elene

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Trying Something New

So, I'm fat...  I know, how depressing is that description.  But it is very true.  For my height of 5'9.5", I should weight between 145 lbs and 170 lbs.  I currently weigh 169.8 lbs.  Now that being said, my final goal is to reach 170 lbs.  But the question is how am I going to get there?

Well, first I started Weight Watchers in February.  Then in March, I joined an exercise group at my job # 1. So this month (April), I decided to keep doing new things.  I found this great app called Sworkit (

So what is Sworkit?  This is what their website claims:

What is it?

Sworkit builds randomized circuit training workouts that you can do anywhere. You just choose which part of your body you want to work on and how long you have to work out, and Sworkit takes care of the rest. By providing an actual workout and taking you through the motions, you don't have to do any other planning or have any extra equipment.

Why Sworkit?

We all have the desire to take care of ourselves and we know that we need fitness to stay healthy. But it's easy to come up with excuses: "I don't have the time". "I don't like gyms". "I don't want to buy new equipment". "I get bored too easily". "I travel for work". "I don't know where to start". Sworkit is here to make sure that none of these excuses apply and we can all get a simple workout in whenever we want.

What's with the randomization?

Workouts can be boring or they can be fun. The reason Sworkit employs randomization is to give the user a new experience every time they workout. This allows for more motivated sessions and provides excitement, and sometimes even pain. Pain is good.

Why circuit training?

Circuit training has been proven to provide highly efficient workouts at a fast pace. Sworkit allows you to choose the total amount of time you want to work out and provides you with the proper exercise timing, rest, and transitions.

Sounds great, right?  That what I'm think.  So, I decided to try this out. 

I'll let you know how it all goes though :)

So here is to loosing it... Slowly, but surely! Cana Elene

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Week of April 1-6

So today I lost 1.6 lbs.  Yeah!  I also discovered that I gained a water-weight of 2.2 lbs during the week.

I got the new activelink for Weight Watchers.  Last week was my assessment of my activity.
 Let me tell you, I was disappointed with my activity level.  For a week, I only got a total value of 4 activity points for a week.  That is not good.  Actually it is disappointing.  :(

So for the following week, I'm going to have to work hard to get 3 activity points a day... this is harder that I would think.  So far today I did 40 minutes of working out on the Wii and it equaled only 19% of my goal.  Which equals 0 activity points so far.

So now I'm going to try and figure out what I'm going to do for the week to make sure that I get 3 activity points a day.  Any suggestions?  I'm opening to any good ideas!

So here is to loosing it... Slowly, but surely! Cana Elene

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ugh... One of those Weeks

We have all had them... They are those weeks where you want nothing but chocolate, food, and to curl up in your bed and wait for IT to pass (Yes, ladies, you know exactly what I'm talking about).  So, what do you do when it is that horrible time of the month and already feel grumpy, bloated and just all around horrible?

Here are some helpful ideas that I've found that have worked for me:

  1. Set aside some chocolate to eat all day.  On WW, you can have 11 Hershey Air Kisses (they are the ones that have air bubbles) for 6 points.  So, if you set aside 11 for the whole day, you can nibble on them.
  2. Find something funny.  This might be a youtube video, going and watching preschoolers talk about their day.  Anything you can think of to make you laugh.  Because laughing makes you feel better.
  3. Think of filling healthy things to eat through out the day. I know, sounds like common sense, but when you are feeling ugh, you want to eat things that will taste good as well as make you feel full.  
So what are some ideas that you have?

So here is to loosing it... Slowly, but surely! Cana Elene

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Watch Me Slowly Loose It... The Weight, That Is

So, I'm starting this blog to help me work on loosing weight.  Not that this blog is going to be the only thing I'm doing, but it is going to be an outlet to track my success, my failures, and help me enjoy it as I go!

As an introduction, let me tell you what, why, and how I'm doing this.

In 2011, I started Weight Watchers.  I lost a LOT of weight. I went from 280 lbs to 200 pounds in about a year.

20 lbs lighter - 2011
25 lbs lighter - 2011

60 lbs lighter (down to a size 14W) - 2011
A progression (face wise) of my weight loss in 2011.  From 280lbs to 200 lbs
But then things started to happen in 2012.  I moved.  I moved my mom in with me.  I was working 2 jobs (actually, I'm still working 2 jobs).  I met a guy and we really liked to eat :)... So much change, not to mention a lot of emotional instability that left me using food as a therapeutic tool.  Unfortunately that meant weight gain.  And so I quit Weight Watchers in May 2012.

In February of this year, I had to go to the doctor.  It was at that scale I saw my weight.  301 lbs!  I was shocked!  I had never weighed that much... EVER!  But there it was.  And it wasn't good.  I didn't want it to be like that.  I knew I needed to change.

So, on February 1, 2013, I started back on Weight Watchers.  So far, in about 3 months, I have gone from 301 lbs to 271.4 lbs, which is about 29.6 lbs lost.

271.4 lbs - 2013
So that is the what and the why.  But how am I going to use this blog to help me?

  1. I'm going to post my pics as I loose weight.  Every week.  
  2. I'm going to let everyone know what I've learned, what is helping me, and what didn't work.  
  3. When I find great recipes I want to use again or I want to share, this is going to be where I'm going to post them!
And probably some other stuff too :P

So here is to loosing it... Slowly, but surely!

Cana Elene