Monday, February 20, 2017

2/20/17: Reclaiming Me With Jenny Craig

About a year ago I wasn't feeling myself.  I was tired and my weight seemed to be climbing and climbing even though I wasn't eating more.  I had a blood test and was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease Hypothyroidism.  Finally I had an explanation for my weight gain but what was I going to do about it?  It took a while to get my medicine figured out but once my TSH was normal I decided it was time to go back to Jenny Craig.
I am happy to report after 3 months back on the program I am down 35 pounds!*  Each week I have been steadily going down.  Plus I have the support of my consultant in center who discusses my challenges and successes with me.  My Endocrinologist was so happy to see my progress.  I feel better, my clothes look better and I am gaining confidence day by day.
The program is really easy to follow with pre-packaged meals that are easy for me to heat up.  You select a breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.  Some of my favorites are the blueberry pancakes.
The Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes is really yummy.
I love to try and match my meal to what I am feeding the family.  My kids love tacos so I can eat the same with my Chicken Street Tacos.
Who doesn't love being able to eat a cupcake?
Their Anytime Bars are great to have on the go, make you feel full and taste great!
Check out all of their food here.  I also have added workouts in to my weekly routine which is helping me in my journey.  Right now they have a promotion going on to lose 17 pounds or get 12 weeks of Jenny Craig for $17!  Also if you refer friends you get $25 off food.  Feel free to mention my name Gilda A. if you join.
There are several Membership Options that you can check out on their website.  There is even a monthly option.
I will let you follow me along on my journey to a new more confident Gilda.  Do you have a little or a lot to lose?  Try them out!
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Disclosure:  I was given a 50% discount on my food for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
*Note:  Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs per week

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2/18/17: Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart During School Vacation Week

We have been going to Disney on Ice for years and we always love the show!  Last night we got to experience Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart at the TD Garden in Boston and it was an awesome show!  Get your tickets now to see this fantastic show during February vacation!
My main mouse Mickey Mouse was there of course!  I think he is waving directly to me!
The show started with a hockey scene.  At first I was confused and then remembered that Riley is a hockey player in Inside Out.
All of your favorite emotions from the movie are there giving commentary on the big game.
Go Riley!
Many Disney Princess were in attendance.
Be Our Guest!
So cool!
The Beast of course was there.
I love the video screen with beautiful backdrops for each of the scenes in the show.
Belle and the Beast!
The spell has been broken!
I was very excited to see some Fantasia thrown in.
I love the skating brooms.
Oh dear, look who else showed up!
Another beautiful backdrop.
I love the Seven Dwarfs!
Snow White!
Ariel did some awesome tricks on the rope.
So did Rapunzel!
All the Princesses showing off their strength!
Mickey and Minnie came back to introduce some fun in the ocean.
Finding Dory!
Hank was even there!  He got some oohs and aahs.
So cool!
The Toys even stopped in for a visit!
But I think the biggest crowd pleaser was Frozen!
Olaf even did some skating!
So much fun!
They did a beautiful job with Elsa singing Let It Go.  Beautiful scenery, lighting and snow falling!
So cool looking!
Let it snow!
So fun to watch!
All the cast coming back for the finale.
It was such a great show and is at the TD Garden all of school vacation week.  Get your tickets here:  Ticketmaster
Here is a preview of the show:
Disclosure: I was provided with a family four pack of tickets to Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Friday, February 17, 2017

2/17/17: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston New City Builders Area

We love going to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston and have been going there since they opened.  The great thing about going there is that they change areas to new experiences making something new and fun to experience.  We were lucky enough to go to the grand opening of the City Builder Area and the kids had a blast experiencing it.
This new are includes skyscrapers, police and fire stations, cafes, suburban streets, beaches, a LEGO® Friends section and more.  It is in the back left hand corner behind the Ninjago area.
Here you can see what it looks like inside.
Some of the major structures are stuck together with glue so they can not be taken apart but kids can add on and work on other areas.
Here are the boys building away.  There are small bins with lots of LEGOs.
I love the detail!
Love this!
Here you can see the LEGO Friends area.
Super cute area to take pictures.
Evan gave it a thumbs up!
We also got to see a LEGO replica of the Vince Lombardi Trophy!
A big congrats to the Patriots who are Super Bowl Champs!
Definitely take a trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston this school vacation week!  Plus every weekend in March will feature The LEGO Batman Movie Days with photo ops with LEGO Batman and LEGO build activities, a Batman-themed scavenger hunt and LEGO Batman inspired LEGO build activities including adding to a Batgirl 3X Big Build.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston will have special vacation week hours Feb 18-Feb 26, Sunday-Thursday, 9 am- 7 pm, Friday and Saturday, 9 am- 8 pm. Advance tickets are suggested to guarantee admission and can be purchased online at www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/boston
Disclosure: I was provided with tickets for my family to experience LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.