Archive for January, 2013

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 (This post was meant for Tuesday, but was unable to post.)

Hola Dollies,

I am writing this entry in order to really explain my belief on how we have let beauty’s power go unused or used against us. As mentioned in my previous entry, women have gone to extreme measures to hide their beauty, especially in the professional world. One of the things I want to make sure we understand is that if we would of made those changes to really try and get ahead in that world then it wouldn’t be so bad. Yet, it wasn’t. Women did not place themselves in shapeless suits and boring hair dos to truly get ahead, they did it order to save themselves the judgment of other people, especially other women.

As a group we have decided that any women who shows off her beauty (in any way) is inferior. Inferior because we believe that she is only successful because of her beauty, not because of what skills/knowledge she must possess.

For example, supermodels. They work day after day to perfect their beauty, to become successful through their beauty. So naturally most of us consider them inferior when it comes to “normal”. We think they are dumb, they starve themselves, they have no real skills or abilities other than walking up and down the catwalk. Then we only approve of them when they somehow conform to one of our standards like raising a family (Heidi Klum).



As a result of this negativity towards beauty, we have uglyfied ourselves (yes I made that word up), in order to make sure other women knew we succeeded due to our brains and skills and not our beauty. We did this in order to appease other women. To make sure other women would not judge us. To make sure another woman would not claim that you got that promotion or that raise because you are blonde, or have bigger boobs, or that you wear skirts and colorful attractive tops, or perhaps because you took time to do your make-up and hair.

Because isn’t it common knowledge that Beauty is just not smart?

Yet, what we fail to see is that what would help us to get ahead, especially in a man’s world, is what we posses. Is what we were born with. Is what the universe GAVE to us to fight our way through this world. OUR BEAUTY. We were given this gift.

No man will ever be as BEAUTIFUL as a woman. They can be hot as hell and let me tell you, MEN USE THEIR HOTNESS. When was the last time a salesman approached you in sweat pants, messy hair, and facial hair out of control? Never. They wear their suits (that F.Y.I. suits were made for men), they spray on their good smelling cologne, they shave or trim their facial hair, and put a little effort into making sure their hair looks proper. They show off a confidence of “I know it all because I am man”. If they know you are married, they will begin talking about their own family as well. If you are single they put more interest in your personal life than their own. They own what tool the universe gave them, their manhood.


Stop worrying about making another woman uncomfortable or her judging you. Its time we OWN the tool that was given to us, our beauty. Our ability to have a man forget he was eating his favorite steak and watch you enter a room instead. Take our beauty and empower us. Our beauty, plus our brains. A deadly combination. Use it!

Empower yourself dollies.




Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Hello Dollies!!!

This will be a quick post today. I just wanted to share with you a song that has pushed me through the last minutes of cardio. It never fails.

I don’t know about all of you out there, but I definitely need some music to go with my working out. Especially if its cardio because I need it to take me somewhere else instead of the feeling of my muscles. There have been about 5 songs that have followed me through this weight loss journey. Ones that have pushed me beyond my limits.

One of those songs is “Impacto Remix” Daddy Yankee ft. Fergie. The chorus is really what gets me through those last weights or those last three minutes of my cardio. It tells my brain not to give up. That even though its only a few more calories it will be an IMPACT (which is what Impacto means in Spanish).

The most powerful part is the chorus which repeats “Give it all you’ve got shorty, make an impacto.” That just pushes me forward. It just tells me that RIGHT NOW in those TWO minutes I can make a difference to my body. It doesn’t matter the past or the future. If I give everything right now…I will make an impact on my body, on the fat, and be what I want to be. Magically, I look forward and push that last set or the end of my cardio.

Won’t bore you with more definitions of the song for me. Here it is! Enjoy! What is your favorite work out song that pushes you beyond the limit?!




Are you ready to transform?

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Happy Friday Dollies,

Oh my gosh I can not believe it is Friday already! Much less that it is almost the end of January. Time flies by too quickly.

Many people have asked me how I lost the weight and its a bit hard for them to believe that it was just a matter of dropping the grains and exercising that got the ball rolling for me. As I have come to loose the weight I have realized just how miserable I was being so overweight and amazed that no one ever really pointed it out. If I was getting drunk every night, someone would have said something. If my arm was full needle points, someone would have said something. Yet, as I gained the pounds no one mentioned anything about my health or happiness.

BEFORE: Me at some 200lb weight. I can't believe its me. :O

BEFORE: Me at some 200lb weight. I can’t believe its me. :O

AFTER: Halloween 2012

AFTER: Halloween 2012

After: 2012

After: 2012

As I have transformed into another person I have decided to help those women who are READY to change. Who all that they need is a person that they can be accountable to and call/text whenever they feel like they will break their much desired goal. I know that one of the biggest reasons for my success is that I had a friend who was there for me to be accountable to and to help me change the way I viewed myself.

My program will revolve around consulting my clients in creating a healthy diet, creating an exercise regime fit for your needs, constant support, education about food and its labels, along with transforming your image to the one you have always desired/wanted to be. Or perhaps an image you once were, but somehow got lost. Not to mention a few beauty tips once in awhile. 😉

Detox Kit plus Carb & Fat Inhibitor and a CLA which focuses on belly fat.

Detox Kit plus Carb & Fat Inhibitor and a CLA which focuses on belly fat.

I will be using the tools of the program to guide breaking your bad eating habits. I have chosen this program because it is so close to what I did. It provides a guideline and the supplements needed to loose that weight. It is a tool I can use to teach you that this is not only a 12 week thing, but a lifetime lifestyle change. A change I am positive you will then take to those closest to you. The ones you want to make sure they are with you for a very long time.

Included in the program is also a journal for your 12 week process. :D

Included in the program is also a journal for your 12 week process. 😀

If you are interested and ready to loose that weight, then let me know! I am ready to begin this journey with you. If you are tired of wishing you could wear certain clothes or wanting to have some control over your eating, I am ready to help you. Are you ready to realize you could live a full healthy life? I heard a story from a friend about a 40 year old having a heart attack and having to have bypass surgery.That is too young! Too young to have the possibility of death knocking at your door, all because food has become more important than you. Take control of your present and future. Contact me for more info! I have a special deal for the first five Transformations. Are you ready? I am!

Some inspiration! Read on, Click on the pictures. 😀 >>>

Karen lost 100lbs!

Karen lost 100lbs!

Body Fat from 30% to 14%! And a mom too!

Body Fat from 30% to 14%! And a mom too!

Love ya all dollies.




Thursday, January 24th 2013

Afternoon Dollies,

Warm up Olive Oil with minced garlic

I wanted to write up a quick entry today on a healthy substitute for pizza. I can officially say that the cravings for bread at are at a minimal now a days. I can pass by cakes, cupcakes, pies, and loafs of bread and have no desire for them. Yet, one of the breads that I continue to battle with is pizza. It just too much to handle! The smell of all the toppings, the cheese, and that just out of the oven bread smell. It is always such a temptation. One that I overcome most days, but some fail.

I was making a healthy addition to a quesadilla when I thought about just letting the tortilla flat on the skillet and leaving it open with all the toppings exposed. My quessapizza.

Dump in fresh Spinach

Dump in fresh Spinach

It is rather simple and I believe a lot better that consuming all the bread from a regular pizza. Not to mention if you have kids, it is a great way for them to make their own pizza. Check it out!




Sauté for five minutes

Sauté for five minutes


Add Marinara sauce and some cheese

Add Marinara sauce and some cheese


Add the spinach and any other toppings.

Add the spinach and any other toppings.


  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 2- 3 tbsp of Marinara Sauce
  • Cut up Spinach
  • Low-Fat Mozzarella Cheese
  • Any other toppings you wish for
  • Olive Oil ( I use the cooking spray kind)
  • Minced Garlic (to your taste)


  1. Warm up the olive oil and garlic until it gives off the garlicky smell. (About 30 seconds)
  2. Dump the spinach on the skillet and sauté for about five minutes. (It will be more manageable if you cut it up before you put it in the skillet.)
  3. After finishing up with the spinach, warm up another skillet. At the same time warm up the tortilla. Just enough to make it warm. Then lower the heat to a minimum.
  4. Spread marinara sauce all over the tortilla.
  5. Add the cheese.
  6. Spread the sauté spinach.
  7. Add any other toppings you want. I had some turkey bacon, so I topped it off with that.
  8. Let the tortilla sit until cheese is melted, this is why you want the heat as low as possible. So the tortilla doesn’t burn, but gets crispy.
  9. Take out, cut out into pizza shapes, enjoy!
Cut up and enjoy!

Cut up and enjoy!




Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Morning Dollies,

As mentioned in earlier entries I began a new weight loss program. The program has two options: a rapid weight loss program and a steady weight loss program.

The reason I chose this program is because many people have asked how I lost weight and it is very hard for me to give them a structured plan. Since at the beginning it wasn’t really structured. I just stopped eating bread and anything with grains.

This program’s “Rapid Results” section is basically what I did, but it is developed and structured to help people loose weight quickly. I am not doing the “Rapid Results” one, but the “Sure & Steady Success” one because I am no longer trying to loose a lot of weight, but I am toning my body and loosing 10 pounds of fat.

Isotonix Multi-Vitamin & Isotonix OPC-3

Isotonix Multi-Vitamin & Isotonix OPC-3

Either program, you choose though, begins with a “Detox” part. In this Detox the body cleanses out all the bad stuff out of your system. During the detox all you are allowed to eat is vegetables and fruits. There are specific veggies you cant eat like, potatoes or yams. Yet, you have a large variety to choose from.

Along with your veggies and fruits, you are also taking a carb & fat inhibitor, a multi-vitamin, and a OPC-3 (helps with joints, cholesterol, and blood glucose) supplements.



Two hours after your first meal you also take 2 release tablets and Advanced Fiber Powder. These are also part of the 7-Day Cleansing and Detoxification Process. IMAG1312

One of the reasons I decided to actually begin this program was because I really do want to begin helping women loose weight. I have a lot of experience in restraining myself from grains and I know how the “Rapid Results” program will run, but I had no experience with detoxing or breaking my current plateau.

I have gone through the Detox part of the program and will bring you more info on that. If you have any questions on the program please feel free to ask me. 🙂

Have an awesome Wednesday dollies.



Monday January 21st, 2013

Another lovely day begins Dollies.

I wanted to give you all a little perspective on where I am headed not only in my life, but with this blog. It has taken me some time to really accept that this is what I want to do. I’ve had had this fear or doubt that whether this is something I was really meant for. A couple of months ago though, I went to a meetup group in which one of the statements made there was: “Women are afraid of success”. We procrastinate, or doubt ourselves because we are afraid that that great idea in our heads will actually result in a success. That’s when I woke up and realized, this is what was holding me back. My fear that this would actually realize itself. My dream would be reality.

beautyAs a result of my transformation I have come to realize how we (women) have robbed ourselves from all the power our beauty possesses. How we have let it take a back seat in order to justify ourselves with other accomplishments. How in order to justify our success we have made ourselves ugly to make sure they know it was through our brains and not our beauty that we succeeded. One example: the corporate/business world. Women have taken to wearing little to no make-up, cutting their hair really short, wearing slacks and suits, in order to assimilate in the male dominated world. In order to become similar to them. So instead of using our natural weapon, beauty, we try to use what is not ours. (More on this subject on this blog entry) Sunny Buns Beauty

As a result of that I have decided to make a difference in that negative stereotype we hold about beauty. I am dedicating myself to move through this world changing the way women view their beauty. Not to just be pretty for the sake of being pretty, but for empowering our lives. Empowering us to break that glass ceiling with the hammer we naturally posses, OUR BEAUTY.

My dream is to enter women’s lives and have them change the way they see themselves through make-up and fitness. To realize that their professional world, as well as their personal world, could dramatically change to their favor if they just took control of what the universe gave them to use.


My ideal dream is that in fifteen years I have a location in which a woman could enter and begin her journey to empowering herself. Beginning from learning the importance of exercise, eating healthy, to the use of plastic surgery ( if so needed), to having make-up lessons, fashion guides, and a salon to teach her to expose her beauty. As she went through that learning experience she would also be pushed to improve her self image and demand the world notices it as well. She would experience and see the power that beauty brings. A power that was already there, but was not being used (or worse was being used against her).A cosmetics line that targets custom make-up for women.

A cosmetics line that targets custom make-up for women.

At the moment I will be starting small and I have found a product and company that will provide the tools for me to get started in my journey. I am very excited to have found them as they provide a variety of tools that will be essential in my journey. I will be speaking about them here in my blog and hope some of you get inspired to get started in your own journey!

A weight loss program focusing on teaching how to eat healthy and exercise.

A weight loss program focusing on teaching how to eat healthy and exercise.



The importance of getting ready.

Saturday January 19th, 2013

Evening Dollies,

Evening to all my pretty ladies out there. I have a little soap box speech. Which I thought was rather important.

I was at the gym today and after my work out I of course got ready for my day. As I was getting ready I remembered a post a friend of mine posted on FB. She asked all her friends how long it took them to get ready for work, dinner/movie, and a party. Friends went ahead and gave a reply with a variety of answers from 5 minutes to 2 hours. I had a bit of a flashback when I saw the 5, 15, 30 minute answers. It threw me back and reminded me of how it used to take me 5 to 20 minutes to get ready. I saw myself, back then, and it amazed me how far I had come.

I do not know if its because of age, the fact that I have lost weight, or the fact that I know pay very close attention to how I look and feel, but there is no way I could get ready in 30 minutes anymore. I mean if I woke up late, super late to work and I had no choice, of course I could, but not by a choice of mine.

Pop Art Girl Getting ReadyThere are so many differences now from back then. As I got ready this morning I noticed how I take my time to dry my body completely, how I now lotion my whole body, how I use a blow dryer, how I moisturize my face, I take time to inspect my face closely, and I do my make up with full knowledge of what I am doing. Most importantly, is how when I take off the towel, I no longer rush to put clothes on, to hide myself without catching a glance at the mirror. I inspect my body. Not only for the future changes I am going to make, but to notice the marks I made on it (while abusing it with food), to notice the growing biceps, notice the way by torso is shaping itself, how my bottom looks, doing my daily breast exam, noticing things in my body that before never took one minute to look at, much less examine.

And I wonder….why is it that we (WOMEN) give so much attention to everything else, but not us. We spend time cleaning our homes, we spend time cleaning our cars, we spend time doing our laundry, we spend time cooking for others, we spend time on Facebook/emails/technology, we spend hours and hours on so many other things. Yet, when it comes to us, getting ready for the day, showing the world who we are, most of us try to do it in 30 minutes or less. Cause goodness forbid that I take an hour or 2 to get ready and take away time from other more important things than myself!

I think that is high time you start taking time for yourself, for your body. To look at it and see what it is you are doing to it. One of the biggest reasons, for me, for being overweight is that not one moment did I really look at the mirror and really considered what I was doing to my body. I looked at the mirror to put myself down, but not to really look. How sad it makes me now to see the endless stretch marks and the skin that doesn’t and will not go back to normal. I did that. Now I realize that my body was NOT meant to be 220lbs. (That’s another soap box speech though.) woman-looking-in-mirror

I feel that women need a proper hour to get ready, at a minimum. That is including your shower (unless your shower is like 3o minutes long….lol). An hour to YOURSELF. To reflect on who you are and how you are portraying yourself to the world. Take that hour to take care of YOURSELF. To moisturize your skin from head to toes, to slowly comb through your hair and take care of it, to wash your face and dress it up as much as we dress up our cars, cats, dogs, etc. An hour to SLOW down and see who you are and if you are happy with what you see. If you are not, then make the choice to change it, instead of running away from it or hiding.

Royal Spa LotionMy challenge to you, If you are one of those people that only take 5 to 30 minutes getting ready (on a daily basis such as work or school), is to begin adding 5 minutes to your time. Every other week add five more minutes, until you have reached an hour. Fill those five minutes with concentration and love towards your body.

One of the things I definitely NEVER did before was lotion my whole body. Start there. Start with taking care of your whole skin. Start with moisturizing it and just noticing. One important thing to do while you add more time to yourself is to catch your mind. See what it is saying about it. If it is negative then make a note of it and realize you have internalize that thought. If its positive then great! If its just neutral, well that is good too. Just take time to be with YOU.

Love all of ya dollies….



Starting a new program

Friday January 18th, 2013

Hola Dollies,

It is a new year and therefore new beginnings. As most of you know I have lost about 80lbs. and then have proceeded to really tone up my body. So although I do stand at 140lbs. I do not show it as much. I have been able to fit to a size 6 and that has made me super happy.

Yet, as hard as we all try there is that one area in our bodies that is as stubborn as a mule. For me that is the tummy area. I have tried giving my abs some much needed attention. What did I get? I can feel the muscle hardening, yet the rolls above it are still there. As much effort as I put in exercising, I know it is my diet that needs cleaning.

Now may people have said how awesome and beautiful I look. How I do not need to put myself through more habit changing programs. How I should be happy with how I look know and not be such a narc for not eating bread all the time, etc. Yet one thing that I want to get across in this blog and with this program, is that it is not that easy. Food is just not food for me. Food for me was a drug, IS a drug. I am making the big change from using food as a drug to using food as a nutrient, for its real purpose. This is a huge transition that is not going to end.

So, yes I do look good, but under the clothes there are still fat that I know does not belong there. That I know is NOT what I WANT. If I don’t want it, then I won’t have it. No matter how much other people are trying to fit me into what they believe to be healthy or normal.

A little make-up picture. I love the green combo!

A little make-up picture. I love the green combo!

Therefore, I have decided to begin a weight loss solution in order to change what is left to change in my eating habits. I am hoping that through this more of the belly fat is gone.

The program is called TLS Weight Loss Solution and the reason I decided to go for this product is because it really is not a cut everything and loose weight, but a “we will teach you how to eat properly.” The first step of the program is a detox in which all that is consumed is veggies and fruits. I am looking forward to this detox in order to really clean out my system.

A little pic of the TLS Health Book

I did a minor one awhile ago, but not as intense as this. I am really excited to just have my body cleaned out of all that is left that shouldn’t be there. I will be talking about it here in my blog and letting you know how my progress moves along! Let me know your thoughts along the way.



Our Desires

Wednesday, January 16th

Happy Afternoon to all my beautiful Dollies,

How is your week going? We are halfway to the weekend. Well at least my weekend. Woot woot.

Well now that I am really trying to get focus and learn more about weight loss and beauty, one of things that I know I have to find out is: What is it that you really desire? A very important question, but one that gets muddled with the restrictions of society and our personal upbringing. So let me ask you again.



One of the hardest things for me to do, was to really accept what I truly desired. When I would think of my desires or my future they would be surrounded by the “guidelines” given to me by my upbringing and my society. I wanted to be a successful teacher, with her house (somewhere), her car, and making a difference in the “proper” way. Yet, it didn’t really address what would really make me happy.

I never accepted that I desired to be thin, that I desired to be beautiful, that I desired to look and dress sexy/elegant/glamorous, that I desired for the attention of others, that I desired to be desired.

I mean come on?!…what would that make me? A slut? A low self-esteem woman because I desired the attention of others? Isn’t that what I thought of women who represented my wish. So, of course, then all others would see me in the same light. Therefore, I always suppressed it. That desire wanted to burst, wanted to realize itself. The more I pushed it down the more I ate, the more I cried, the more I made myself less.

Finally, I decided to pursue what I desire. No matter the looks I got from strangers, no matter the judgement from women, the negative words from family. I will become what I desire. For one simple reason: realizing my desires makes me smile. Makes me happy, makes me feel I am who I am.


Now forget the stereotypes we have of each other, forget the “what will they think..”, forget your own judgements. When you fantasize about your life, What is it that you desire?

What is it that you truly desire?




To a new year and new things

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Morning pretty Dollies,

Another morning, another day to do something different! I want to share an experience with you all. Something that I would of never done before. I mean NEVER. Yet, like the saying says: Never say Never.

For many years, due to my weight, I never really celebrated New Year’s the way most young adults do. By going out and having fun with friends. I either spent them alone or I have spent them with family. As much as I love family, New Year’s is just a night you don’t want to be home watching the countdown on T.V. At least not for me.

Especially not this year. After all my hard work on my weight and my diet I wanted to show off my work and have fun. The problem? I was in Orange County visiting family and really do not have many friends in the area. I was kind of stuck. Sooooo I began looking through the Craiglist….yes yes .. Craigslist.

NYE-2013I wasn’t looking for anything really specific. I just had a few requirements. It needed to be somewhere close by, with a group of people, and preferably free. *smiles* Who doesn’t like free things? After awhile of looking I found exactly that! A guy was promoting a masquerade party, in which he had free tickets to. I love masks!! So of course, after a couple of texts, I was on a mission looking for a mask. Found the perfect one and began to get ready.

Lady in green is me, with an awesome mask!!!

Lady in green is me, with an awesome mask!!!

Once I got to the meeting area, I will not lie, I was extremely nervous and a little bit afraid. I mean these were a group of people I had never ever met before. I did take my precautions. I had a friend on text. I gave him all my info., where I was, who I was meeting, etc. He assured me he was there for me and to just go in there with confidence. After all, I could also just go home if I didn’t like the group. I went for it.

The group was huge! Which honestly instead of making me more nervous gave me some relief. Immediately I was introduced to people and was made to feel comfortable. It was quite nice. The beginning of the night began with the simple introductions. A few minutes into it pictures began to be taken. I was expecting to be hidden or ignored, like I always had, but I wasn’t. I was part of it and felt the want for me to be part of their group. This is quite a different feeling, one that I really do enjoy. Being wanted.

The night continued its natural path. Going to the lounge, waiting in line, getting in to a rather super packed area, and trying to create enough room around you to shake your hips. Another great thing was that I did not get super crazy drunk! I enjoyed myself with complete strangers and had maybe three drinks for that part of the night.

I am not saying to go meet some stranger and go somewhere with them, but I guess what I am saying is that never be too afraid to try something different. If there is something you WANT, then do anything to get that accomplished. As long as you are being safe. I wanted to party and I did. Not only that, but I got to meet new people who now when I go back to the O.C. I have people to hit up and know they will have something to do.

You only get the present, enjoy it!



P.S. My phone’s camera sucks so didn’t take as many pics as I wanted. =P


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