Blogging in 2016

by dietingfashion on July 28, 2016


It’s been a while since I have blogged. My mom was diagnosed with colon cancer and breast cancer in November 2014. 2015 was spent in and out of doctors’ offices, stressed out beyond anything I’ve ever imagined, and was plagued with numerous familial deaths. My mom was not one of the family members that passed.

She is still kicking it and fighting. She’s eating, walking, talking – you name it. Unfortunately, the breast cancer has not gone away. One day at a time.

My mom’s dad passed last year, along with my cousin who committed suicide due to PTSD. He was a marine.

2016 is the year, I promised to take my kids to Disney World. So I’m saving up and already planning our trip of a lifetime. Forget the worries, the stresses in life and all the obstacles – Disney ‘The Happiest Place On Earth’ – Here we come!


Thank You!

by dietingfashion on July 18, 2016

Advocare Spark 24 Day ChallengeI want to thank everyone who has been purchasing Advocare Spark and other Advocare products from me.




1st Purchase of 2015» Fitness Wear

by dietingfashion on January 5, 2015

LOL. My 1st purchases of the year were fitness clothes. Last year, I cleaned out my closet and noticed my fitness wear were all yoga pants and t-shirts I have had since college. I donated those clothes and decided to just buy fitness clothes from Gap. Gap has a line of fitness wear that’s moderately priced and their line is Gapfit. I think it’s only available to women. I know that Gap has a athletic wear brand Athleta that’s more pricey. I think it’s to compete with Lululemon (which I have not purchased from). Lululemon just seems too pricey and I have been hearing such negative HR practices and subpar reviews on their products that I am not interested in their products.

If you disagree, drop me a comment and let me know what I should be looking at Lululemon.

Well 2 Gapfit gfast leggings purchases later and I’m a little disappointed. The leggings lasted about 5 months before “slippage” started to happen. “Slippage” is what I term when an article of clothing starts to slide down my body and won’t stay in place. Any running, movement causes the leggings to slip and expose body parts. About the 10th month mark, the leggings attracted so much lint! It’s probably 1 year since I purchased those leggings and I’m ready to retire them.

I purchased from and Boston brand Crane and Lion was on my Facebook ad space and I thought it was cool. Clicked on the site and was really drawn to the clothing and the minimalistic styles. The colors are soothing and relaxing. Exactly what I was looking for.

See what I purchased:

Nike Leg-A-See Logo Shine Nike Leg-A-See Logo
Zip-Up Jacket Capri Tight
Short Sleeve Tee Lightweight Tight

*I was not compensated for this posted. I am not affiliated with or

Crane and Lion is having a promo until 1/7/15: 20% off 1 Item, 30% off 2 Items, and 40% off 3+ items. Free Shipping over $250. No Code Required. is having Free Shipping with a purchase over $75. No Code Required.

Let me know in the comments what your first purchase of the year and why did you purchase it?



1st Post of 2015» What’s In My Cart(s)?

by dietingfashion on January 3, 2015

Yeah it’s Cart(s) because there’s like 5 millions websites I want to purchase something from. Whether it’s for me or my kids (more for myself), I try to find something that can be used for a long time.

Reiss Knitted Jumper with Sheer Yoke Detail ASOS PETITE Jumper with Je t’aime Embroidery
ASOS PETITE Jumper with Cat Elbow Patch [Regular Sizing here] Vero Moda Grid Print Zip Back Jumper
BDG Tartan Plaid Button-Down Shirt Love Bunnies Ring Holder
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 [I use BISQUE] Urban Decay Naked On The Run

*Some are affiliate links. I do appreciate your support!*

Happy New Year! May 2015 make all your dreams come true!signature


End of the Year » Merry Christmas to All!

by dietingfashion on December 25, 2014

xmas2014I’m glad 2014 is ending. It has not been a great year for my family.

– In February 2014, my eldest daughter was diagnosed with lymphatic malformation behind her ear. A lymph node behind her ear is malformed. It would swell up with cysts that are filled with blood. The size of it will vary with her growth. That means the older she gets the bigger the swelling. It is currently a golf ball size. It does go away after 6-8 weeks, but it will last her entire life. It gets worst when she hits puberty. She cannot take birth control due to the increase in hormones and she will live with flare ups while menstruating and pregnancy. Lymphatic malformation is not life threatening but only when it gets infected.

– April 2014, my dad wrecked his car. He was not injured but the car was totaled.

– July 2014, my husband’s grandfather died at the age of 91 (1 more month til 92).

– September 2014, my mom began to feel ill. She was scared to go to the doctor and procrastinated.

– October 2014, my mom suffered a heart attack. She was told to undergo triple bypass surgery. She refused and I was extremely stressed.

– November 2014, my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer. It has not spread to her liver or lung but the cancer is very large. She refused surgery and is self treating herself.

– December 2014, two of my daughters get the flu. My eldest daughter has a flare up of the lymph node. It is hard and filled with blood. It’s not painful but there’s pressure and itchiness from the swelling. My mom has been self treating with B17 Apricot Seeds. She feels good on it but she has a very acidic taste in her mouth all the time. We are trying to balance her diet out.

I do wish to follow through on several resolutions for the New Year.

1. Learn to cook different meals for my kids and husband. Health makes the family whole.

2. Find a way to lessen stress of my mom.

3. Be better at time management to help my mom but not forget my kids and husband.

These are more like goals rather than resolutions.

What do you want to change or conquer in 2015?