Omega Water Review

imgres-6.jpegAs you know, I am desperately trying to lose weight and the one thing I know about dieting is that the more water you drink, the more you stand to lose. But here’s my dilemma. I hate water.
Let me rephrase that. I hate water because it has no taste. I actually like water as long as it’s flavored. So when the team at Omega water asked me to try out a case of their new flavored water, I thought – why not? I need to lose some lbs. and water that has vitamins in it that’s good for me and actually tastes good? Sign me up.
Since I never get my usual 8 glasses of water per day, I loved the fact that the bottles are so big – so I can finally get enough water into my system. So far, I’m down five pounds so I’m thinking the water definitely has something to do with it.
For more news about my weight loss challenge take a look at my video below and then check out the Omega Water website so you can find out where you can find it in your hometown.

*This compensated post was sponsored by Omega Water.

Take Back the Kitchen: Crazy Healthy Fruit and Nut Bars

If you are like me, you are often running out of the house in the morning, at times without breakfast. Below is the solution to the breakfast-less breakfast; homemade fruit and nut bars that are incredibly packed with nutrition. They include chia seeds which can be purchased at health foods stores and Whole Foods. Even your kids will love them. Enjoy!
Crazy Healthy Fruit and Nut Bars:
1 cup almonds1 cup raw cashews1 cup dates1 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 TBS chia seeds
2 TBS brown rice syrup
Combine all ingredients in a food processor until wet and like a paste. Press into an 8″X8″ pyrex or brownie pan. Refrigerate and then cut into desired size pieces. Wrap individually in wax paper and keep refrigerated so you can grab one when you are on the go.
For more great recipes, visit Alma at Take Back the Kitchen.

Role Mommy Weight Loss Challenge: Week Four

We’re halfway through our husband and wife challenge and we are officially in a dead heat. Both down five pounds with five more to go. It is on. Seriously though, I have to say, today, when both my good friend and my daughter complimented me on the fact that I look thinner, I was on cloud nine. Even though I missed out on an opportunity to meet my favorite movie star of all time because I had to take my daughter for an xray, that’s okay – she said I looked thin and you know what, I’ll never forget it. And no worries – the xray turned out negative so I am not the most vain mom on the planet. Well, maybe just a little.
Take a look and enjoy…