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So, fresh catnip only in the warm months. I divided up some of my irises and planted those new rhizomes I got last week. The AAS that have been used most commonly in medicine are testosterone and its many esters but most typically testosterone undecanoate , testosterone enanthate , testosterone cypionate , and testosterone propionate ,  nandrolone esters typically nandrolone decanoate and nandrolone phenylpropionate , stanozolol , and metandienone methandrostenolone. This is after she ate the catnip and was just rolling around the floor: I am actually allowed two slices of bacon a day as a power fuel on the Nutrisystem plan but I chose to stay completely away from it.
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This is the first year that I have seen the pink and only on the largest blooms. Maybe it just needed to be more mature. One thing about the baby birds — they are not afraid of people. The chickadees sit very close to us and I was maybe 6 feet from this guy. He just kept munching away. In fact, he ate seed the whole time we were eating our lunch outside!
There was a mixture of thistle and safflower seeds in that feeder. Have a great weekend! I drink hot coffee even in warmer weather, but it just got to be too much. I was making cold brew in a pitcher, but it is kind of messy, so I bought a cold brewer:.
The grounds stay in a filter and you just pour the coffee out instead of having to strain it. The downside with cold brew is that it has to brew overnight and preferably 24 hours. So if you forget, no cold brew LOL. Lots and lots of snapdragons: Some random blooms on the balloon flower: The new rose of Sharon bush: It seems happy in the new spot. Hopefully it will get a good root system going this fall.
Autumn Joy sedum are getting their color now: This is after she ate the catnip and was just rolling around the floor: Callibrocha from my tippy pots: One of those little mum pots I bought — already blooming in its tiny way. Potted plants on the back patio. I will get more of this next year.
I love the smell. Last weekend I bought myself a rose of sharon to go in where I dug up that large stump: My caged iris rhizomes are doing great!
I planted them like this for protection: They have been undisturbed with my covering and are showing growth: Hopefully they will bloom next year, but sometimes it takes 2 years. The hydrangea still looks beautiful and lush: These have to be 10 inch flowers. A second flush of flowering on the rose plants is happening now. I love this plant. This is that planter that I did back in early spring. Still looking pretty good! These are very low to the ground, unlike the one I have out back.
I obviously have a cottage garden style and these fit right in. I think I got a bit over zealous with moving since we had super hot and muggy temps this week and it really stressed out the globe thistles: I guess I could do another hydrangea, but something different would be nice. Speaking of hydrangea, more rain and the branches drooped more: I have to say that I really like the way it looks.
Almost a weeping willow appearance. Now to pot those up. The last gasp of the lily: Blooms all summer long. He left me with this nice bare spot: I think a squirrel did this: Remains of a heuchera.
Here is my solution to keep the critters away from them: Flopped over from the rain, but so pretty: Sedum just starting to get a bit of color. A sure sign the season is nearing the end. Image credit Two studies came out recently that put those theories to the test. Energy density of foods, servings of fruits or vegetables and eating patterns did not differ between the water and the no-water day in both men and women For me, drinking water never really keeps me from eating.
The garden is still enjoying the rain that has been coming regularly. The coneflowers are getting a bit tired, but still look pretty good. This orange one is my favorite. The zinnias up front are all happy and blooming. This is what the ones in the back look like: Our dead magnolia tree was removed last weekend.
I think I just find him funny. Once the flowers start to bloom, the branches droop down when it rains. We have 2 hummingbirds that come by and they like this flower a lot. This weekend is iris planting time! This one is a suprise — Cleome: There are several different colors: He never complained that we did not go out to eat as much as we used to or that I no longer cooked meals.
He pushed me to exercise and eat healthy. It was definitely an emotional rollercoaster at times. At the same time, reading other people's testimonies and reviews of the Nutrisystem diet was encouraging and inspiring, too. My size twelves were getting too big. Though I was actually enjoying wearing them loose, I knew at this rate I would need some new clothes. Grabbing a few pairs of jeans in a size 10, and one in a size 8 just for fun, I dashed into the dressing room.
They were a little snug but I was still a comfortable ten. However, I did buy a pair of yoga pants to walk in. When I got home, I put on those jeans I had in my closet and took my first ever mirror selfie. I was half way to my goal and I now had the confidence that I would reach it.
By week ten, I was still enjoying all the food and health benefits of Nutrisystem. I still had 10lbs to lose to reach my goal but I started getting discouraged. My weight loss had slowed down. I even gained a pound. Due to financial struggles, I was afraid I would have to cut back on my Nutrisystem food orders. I was averaging a 1 to 2 lbs weight loss and that was a healthy normal. I decided to measure instead of weigh. Then there was still the money issue.
There were other saving options out there as well, like a Nutrisystem promo code for existing customers. By the 3rd month, I had lost even more weight and people were starting to notice.
I was getting a lot of compliments. I bagged up the clothes and donated them to the local Good Will. The weight loss is real to me now. Let me give you some brief Nutrisystem food reviews. Every month I would log onto my Nutrisystem account. From the menu options, I would pick 28 foods of my choice for each of the four meals which included breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
The choices were easy as I loved almost everything they offer. The plan I chose, which is the Core plan, only includes the shelf foods instead of the frozen varieties. I got to have delicious foods such as doughnuts, pancakes, chocolate muffins, pizza, hamburger, chicken and even cake and brownies. With all the choices, it never gets boring. The meats in the shelf items are conveniently packed in a vacuum sealed wrap but were tender and taste like they are right out of the deli.
With so many varieties, I ate something different each day of the week. It was just perfectly pre-portioned meals to keep me on a healthy track. The food contains no trans fats, and it's low in sodium. And the carbs it contains are of low glycemic index. This is why Nutrisystem food prevents fatique, reduces your appetite, keeps you fuller and energized for longer. It's safe for diabetics, too.
As you will probably read in other Nutrisystem weight loss reviews, the taste is not the only thing great about Nutrisystem foods. Each meal is individually wrapped with cooking instructions which made it easy to toss in my purse and go to work. Some of the meals are easy enough to eat while in the car. When I hear people talk about that pound cake they made the other night or watching those Tasty videos on Facebook, I am not fazed.
I stopped going to buffets and doughnut shops. I do not have the appetite for those places any longer. People have asked me how do I stick to the diet during holidays or when family decides to go out to eat. But I can say I now have control. I allowed myself to enjoy all the foods that were offered. However, since being on Nutrisystem, I have a pretty good idea on the right foods to stay clear of, and how big of portions I should have.
I even enjoyed some bacon, a piece of cheese cake and a peep. The day after that Easter, I was nervous about stepping on the scales. A few weeks later, I had a birthday and, well, you know how that goes. I ate cake but just a small piece. It was somewhat of a struggle, but again, I have learned to eat small portions. The biggest struggle was everyone trying to get me to eat more. People think that since you lost a few pounds, you can go back to eating the way you used too.
Then there was a trip to the beach. I snacked on lots of fruit and veggies. I felt good about myself. The weight loss slowed down. Sixteen weeks had passed. It had been a fun journey. My weight loss had slowed down to losing an average on one pound a week. It was better than a gain. I wished to lose more. I called and talked to a Nutrisystem counselor. I was eating every three hours.
It seems like a lot of food but the snacks are tiny. Small amounts of healthy foods. My weight loss stalled for a couple weeks. I was warned this could happen but I was still a little discouraged.
I called a Nutrisystem counselor again. They are always so helpful. They suggested I change things up a bit. The also advised me to eat more. I was also advised to make sure I drink enough water. My weight loss took off again and the pounds started dropping again. Who knew that more is sometimes less? The hardest thing for me to give up when I started Nutrisystem was bacon.
I would eat five or six pieces without even thinking about it. I am actually allowed two slices of bacon a day as a power fuel on the Nutrisystem plan but I chose to stay completely away from it.
For me to eat bacon would be like giving an alcoholic a sip of wine. I also missed sitting down to a shared meal with my husband, but that has gotten better as he is fine with just a salad while I enjoy a healthy Nutrisystem pizza. Which is awesome by the way. I continued enjoying the Nutrisystem foods and never got tired of them. I found ways to apply my vegetables to my meals in creative ways such as adding spinach or olives to my Nutrisystem pizza or adding spaghetti squash to my Nutrisystem meatballs.
The options are never ending. Does Nutrisystem weekends off work? Yes, it does work. With this plan, I picked 20 days of meals instead of 28 which left me to defend for myself two days a week. To transition off of Nutrisystem, I needed to learn to apply my own foods to my diet that are equivalent to Nutrisystem meals.
It took seven months for me to reach my goal. I am so excited. I am convinced that Nutrisystem is more than a cute commercial. It really does work! It took a lot of dedication, determination and discipline to get where I am. It helps when you have support. Again, my husband has been my biggest support.