My road to vegetarianism . . . maybe???

Ok, if you follow me on Instagram (@pjacksone) you have seen me posting food lately. What’s the difference in what I’m posting now and what has been posted in the past? It’s a little – no a lot healthier.

I am a self proclaimed Struggling Pescatarian.  For those of you that don’t know what a Pescatarian is, the easiest description is a person that eats like a vegetarian only they include seafood, milk and cheese.  That is the basic definition.  Now there will be those that argue that you are not truly eating like a vegetarian unless you are only eating fruits, nuts and vegetables. I haven’t been in the game long enough to argue the points and specifics and I certainly don’t want to get into a verbal food fight with anyone. I’m not going to say that I haven’t eaten any junk, I have. I’m new, cut me some slack. LOL!

It’s been almost 2 months of no meat except seafood.  This is the longest I have ever gone. This was my 5th attempt at it but with my 50th birthday fast approaching (Nov 3rd), I knew I had to do something about my health and stick to it. I’m not doing this for weight loss.  If I don’t lose a pound, I’m ok, but I have lost a couple of pounds.  Not enough for anyone to notice, but I have noticed a couple of things fitting looser.

I must admit, I went to a friend’s house Saturday and I had not eaten all day (it was noon) and I ate an empenada.  I think there was meat inside.  I was starving and she offered.  I know now that I have to keep healthy snacks in my purse for instances like that. I have selfish reasons for doing this, I’m not hugging trees or running out to save the animals.  If both happens during the journey then that’s a bonus. I just want to be the best me I can be. I just have heard so much about people having diseases because of the meat that we eat and I want to grow old gracefully with minimal health issues.

I have been following some vegetarians and vegans on YouTube and Instagram and I’m just trying to find recipes so I can have more options of what to eat.  I was subscribed to Green Chef but it was so expensive because I was the only one eating it.  Hubby nibbled but I would still have to buy groceries for them so it became to expensive.  I have noticed that if I just make the same meal for me less the meat then it’s more economical.

Last night, they (hubby and son) ordered Papa Johns.  Even though one of the pizzas was cheese, I had my mind made up that I was going to make myself homemade veggie burgers and sweet potato fries.  My featured image is the black bean burgers in the pan.

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I’ve been trying to do smoothies most mornings, it’s quick and easy with frozen fruit.  I was trying to do fresh fruit and frozen fruit but the fresh fruit spoils so quickly.  I don’t have money to throw away so I’ve just been using frozen fruit since last week.

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So I say all of this to say, please support me in my efforts.  If you have recipes to share please let me know.  Follow me and I’ll follow you. If you have an Instagram, YouTube, etc to share that will provide more information for me on how to navigate this journey painlessly, then please share.

 

Lash break: mascara or falsies????

I have been wearing falsies consistently since the beginning of the year. I decided to take a break for about a month but I’ve been missing my lashes (falsies) like crazy. I need all of my Lash-in-nistas to let me know how you got over the hump. Have you taken a break? If so for how long? Are you still wearing your falsies consistently? Do you like my look with falsies or au la naturale (with mascara)?

Here’s my new video on the mascaras I’m currently wearing: https://youtu.be/-_NQQKY2Lps

You can check out my previous videos to see me in lashes: https://youtu.be/ymqiDbUGG_g

Also check out my Instagram page (@pjacksone).

Let me know your thoughts!

BUYER BEWARE: How I got duped by a perfume company and how I got my money back

Well most of you know by now that I LOVE perfume.  Well, I fell for a company that claimed that they sold legitimate fragrances for up to 80% off.  I know, you’re thinking “you fell for that?”.  Yes, I did.  I got burned but I also got vindication.

Check out my video to see what happened:

https://youtu.be/vD0AvchcCGU

Green Chef food subscription service

Hello all,

Yes, I have joined the food box bandwagon.  We are all so busy nowadays.  I live in Atlanta and traffic is a beast.  The last thing I want to do after sitting in traffic is stop and go grocery shopping so I thought I’d give this a try.

I don’t know if I have mentioned this before but I’m a Pescatarian (for the FIFTH time). This time, I’m going to do it.  I will be 50 in November and I’ve got to do better by my body. So I did my research and saw they had a Vegetarian option.  Even though I’m not hard core about eggs, milk and cheese, I still want to stick my toe in the vegan pool just to check it out and see how the food taste.  I want to see the options I  have outside of the normal way of eating. All of the food is organic so I decided to give them a try.

Check out my video that has a link where you can get free food for a week ON ME!!!!

https://youtu.be/I-OBvXxXfrQ

Luxury Scent Box – first impressions of the first month subscription box.

Hello All,

Well, I bit the bullet and subscribed to Luxury Scent Box.

This is my first impressions/unboxing video for my first month of Luxury Scent Box. Luxury Scent Box is a subscription fragrance service that provides the largest perfume sample of any other subscription service: .30 oz. The cost is $15 per month.

Use my discount code: “Patricia” for $10 off of your first month (you only pay FIVE DOLLARS).

Previous video giving the details of Luxury Scent Box: https://youtu.be/jfV4CPivtIc
You can sign up at https://luxuryscentbox.com and use my code “Patricia” to save a lot of money on designer scents!

Luxury Scent Box Perfume Subscription

 

Hey all my lovers of “smell good”.  I have a new company to tell you about: Luxury Scent Box: https://www.luxuryscentbox.com

This is a new company that has the largest perfume sample of any subscription box: .30 oz. I have a discount code for you (“Patricia”) – you will receive $10 off of your first month (this means you only pay FIVE dollars)!!!!

 

Check out my video on the reasons why you should check this company out.  If  you love to smell good and hate paying full price then you need to check this company out. Remember, my code “Patricia” will only have you paying $5 for your first month.

The perfume collection is growing feat. Scentbird’s gift box

This video consist of the Scentbird Hollywood Diva gift set. It includes Modern Muse, Gucci Premiere and Black Opium.

Here is my link to use to get a free Scentbird perfume: https://www.scentbird.com/r/d/patriciajackson5

I also bought The One, Pink Sugar and Viva La Juicy Noir.

The One notes are vanilla, peach, litchi, amber and lily.

Premiere notes are white flowers, bergamot, orange blossom, musk and woods.

Pink Sugar notes are cotton candy, caramel, vanilla, licorice and raspberry.

Viva La Juicy Noir notes are wild berries, caramel, vanilla, honeysuckle and gardenia.

Mielle Organics all natural products can be purchased online at https://www.mielleorganics.com
You can also check them out on Instragram and Twitter: @mielleorganics

Check out the latest video:

https://youtu.be/gO9hxVvX1H4