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Simple Strategies to Reduce Screen Time

On our lesson last Friday in ESMM, we talked about some simple strategies to reduce screen time.  According to studies, more screen time equals to higher body weight.  This is due to our inactivity, advertisements we are bombarded with and mindless eating that happens.  Sometimes it’s hard to let go of our gadgets and allot some exercise in our day to day life. I remember when I was working, my fitbit will send an alarm when it’s almost 10 minutes to an hour. This will remind me to take 250 steps. However, if you don’t have the drive to do anything, no matter how many things you do, losing weight will not happen. It’s all in your mind!

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Posted in Shopping, Tips

Savings Tip: Cause Box Fall Welcome Box

If you want a cheap option for Christmas gifts, you can get a Cause Box Subscription ($54.95 per quarter).  For my sister, she wanted to buy a PMD Clean (retails at $99).   She initially purchased one at Amazon but returned it when she saw that the Cause Box Fall Welcome Box included this item. 

The Cause Box Welcome Box retails at $54.95.  For Fall 2019, her box included a PMD Clean ($99) , Swell 17oz Insulated Bottle ($35), Pixie Mood All Tote ($65), Core Bamboo Serve Set ($35) , Volim Love Scrub ($56), Way of Will Brightening Face Serum ($37.50).   Unless you purchased an annual membership, you can’t choose some of the items. 

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Posted in Health

I’m A Walking Zombie

On Day 23 of 31 of my daily weekday radiation treatment, another side effect made itself known. I was feeling fine earlier in the day and was able to get some exercise in before the treatment.  However, after the treatment, I felt a sudden drop of energy as if the radiation zapped it all out.  Apparently, the cumulative amount of radiation is taking its toll.  The side effect of fatigue is now part of the parcel.  I was actually planning to bake some madeleines today but I don’t have the energy.

My sister told me I look like a wilted flower.  I told her I don’t have the energy to bake anymore today.  Hopefully, I can sleep early and wake up feeling refreshed the next day.  I still want to try and bake some madeleines.  On my weekly appointment with the doctor, he said that it’s part of the treatment and that I should be feeling it until the end of it.

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