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Weightloss Update

Hey, all. So some of you may know that I’ve lost quite a bit of weight last year into this year. I lost 70 lbs within the short period of 9 months, starting the summer of 2013 into 2014. I hit a plateau recently and I was stuck. This month, I started losing weight again. So far, I lost 4 pounds, making it a total of 74 lbs total lost. My goal is to lose 40 more, which some say is too ridiculous a goal, since my doctor tells me I’m in really good health. Whatever. My doctor said my goal isn’t unreasonable, but she wouldn’t be unhappy if I just maintained my weightloss.

Anyway, the point of this post is not to talk about that, but rather very ‘easy’ ways to lose weight and speed up metabolism. As promised, I told some of my Twitter and Instagram followers (follow me! msarimarie on both) I would give away some of my secrets to losing weight in a healthy, yet effective manor…

TEA. Yes folks, the key to losing weight is drinking organic hot tea! You may think this sounds ridiculous, but natural teas have the best healing power I’ve ever encountered! The two best teas to promote weight loss and speed up metabolism are Pu-Erh tea and Yerba Mate tea. Now, these are a little pricey, but they work wonders! They not only help with weight loss and fast metabolism, but they also give you a natural boost of energy that is just wonderful! Teas like this can be found at all health food stores or Wegman’s grocery store (haven’t encountered them in Giant or Weis). You MUST buy them organic, loose leaf is preferred, but not mandatory. Adding RAW honey (must be raw, other honeys have too much sugar), lemon juice, and cinnamon also speed up metabolism.

It is usually best to drink a cup in the morning to get everything going and then before bed when you’re sedentary. It works, people. Don’t believe me? Follow my instagram account (msarimarie) for all my progress pics!

Happy tea time!

Ms Ari Marie

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Top 10 Dream Roles

As a singer, I’ve been asked several times what my dream roles in musicals are… Well, the list would go on and on, but I limited myself to 10 dream roles and here they are:

1. Fantine in Les Miserables

2. Elphaba in Wicked

3. Maureen Johnson in Rent

4. Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie

5. Kate Monster in Avenue Q

6. Wendla in Spring Awakening

7. Cast Member in Godspell

8. Christine in Phantom of the Opera

9. Belle in Beauty and the Beast

10. Eponine in Les Miserables

Weight loss

So, I’ve lost 70 pounds in a little less than a year. I love posting pictures of my weight loss for self motivation as well as to inspire others. Now, I have a HUGE support system, however, a select few think I post pics for attention… Thoughts? Honestly, I’m damn proud of myself for being able to lose so much weight and feel healthier. BUT, I never boast about it. I was 70 pounds overweight, I know how it feels to wish you were that skinny girl. I’m very empathetic towards others. Again, I hope to just inspire others to be healthy. I need opinions…

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Hello blog world!

I honestly don’t keep up with this enough as I should. Sorry. I really want to, but as this is my senior year of college and I have a job, life is muy busy!

Anyway, this is going to be a very arbitrary post, but I want to reach out to my fellow thin-haired ladies.

I’ve been recently testing shampoos and conditioners by what America would call some of the “top” cheaper name brands in hair care as an experiment. I chose 4 brands to test their volumizing lines. The four I chose (in no particular order) were: Garnier Fructis, Treseme, Loreal, and Pantene.

For the record, the best smelling one definitely goes to the Treseme, but it was BY FAR, THE WORST volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Did not do a thing!

The Loreal was just alright. Didn’t like the scent, nor did it work.

Garnier Fructis worked pretty well and it smelled okay. My hair was noticeably thicker looking.

Pantene, however, takes the cake! I like the smell and my hair was twice as thick looking and feeling! Definitely a must-buy for those ladies who want thicker looking hair.

So, just from one thin haired girl to another, trust my judgement and not commercials or advertisements. My experiment was done over a series of a couple of weeks and I used each product for about 3-4 weeks each.

So, in order of effectiveness in the volumizing line:
1.) Pantene
2.) Garnier
3.) Loreal
4.) Treseme

If anyone’s tried any other effective brands, feel free to share! Happy hunting!

I Really Need To Start Blogging More…

Hey, all! So, a lot has happened since my last post on June 9th. It’s a little more than a month later and life has improved heaps. That internship I got for myself just to keep myself busy for the summer, turned into a job! Whatttttt?!?! That’s crazy! And I love it so much! I am now a Therapeutic Aide at Cedarbrook Nursing Home! Bye, bye red shirts and khaki pants; no more slaving away at the wonderful world of retail hell at Target! I also got my boyfriend an internship where I now work, so we’ll be working together now.

He also visited me three times in July and now there are only 4 weeks left of the summer before we move into our apartment. Now, don’t get too excited, we didn’t get a legit apartment yet, this is just a school housing apartment. I am still in need of lots of prayers that we can find one after this school year and get approved. God, I know you’re always looking out for me, so please, I pray that you’ll help me, help us, find one. And, keep me going strong these last 4 weeks! Thank You, for all You do. ❤

Prayers are always greatly appreciated!

Keep smiling. Until next time,

Ms Ari Marie