Coupons For Good: 4 Ways To Feel Terrific About Yourself Today
Mothers are some of the hardest workers, especially these days, where they are often expected to juggle employment with family duties. Although these things are often extremely rewarding personally, they are also very taxing. Every mother deserves a chance to take a little time out for herself. Here are some great ways to take a break during your day and celebrate you.
Take a Fitness Class
Exercise is not always the first choice of people looking to have a good time. But at the same time, exercise can be fun if you do it right. The key is to find out the kind of fitness activities you enjoy — whether cardio or weight training, aerobics, or sports — and focus your workout around that. Keeping motivated can be a problem, especially if you are just starting out or returning to the gym after a long absence. Things like local gym classes are a great way to make sure that others who also have fitness goals are there to encourage you.
Have a Chocolatey Treat
After you’ve burned off some calories and gotten into the zone, why not ruin it with a quick snack? Chocolate is a scientifically proven way to lift your mood and make your day a little brighter. There is a lot of chemistry behind how and why that happens, but honestly, the taste of a sweet after a long day is justification enough. Of course, joking aside, you should pick a portion that is appropriate to your diet and activity level, and avoid eating more than you need to feel full. Excess eating is not only unhealthy, but it’s also a prime way to feel yucky.
Get Some Makeup
Another great way to make yourself feel amazing is to put your best face on. The proper makeup can make you feel like a million bucks regardless of whatever else is going on in your life. Although sometimes makeup can end up being pretty pricey, somebody who knows the right places to go looking for good discounts, like these sites with Sephora coupons, can help ease the pain. Sometimes, companies like Coupons for Good even offer coupons for Sephora that also contribute to charity because looking your best can help make the world a better place at the same time.
Dress for Fun
Of course, if you are all made up, you need a stunning outfit to go along with it. You can start with some daring lingerie from Victoria’s Secret, with these coupons. Nothing makes you feel confident quite like knowing you are keeping an elegant secret of your own. Again, Coupons for Good often carries coupons for Victoria’s Secret, so if you are looking to improve the world while dressing up, look no further. With a new piece of lingerie, you can give your significant other a pleasant surprise, or just keep it to yourself.
Though these items may seem like small things, it is often the small things that we appreciate most of all. If you spend the time you have for yourself on these kinds of things, you’ll be happier and more productive for it.
Fall & Winter Weight Gain And How To Shed Those Pesky Pounds
The chilly willy twins are 6 years, 8 months, 3 weeks & 4 days old.
We all know about it. We’re in the thick of it right now. It’s that pesky, annual fall & winter weight gain. Most women know about this phenomenon all too well, and it can be very stressful.
If your exceedingly blessed maybe you stay the same weight year round, but for the majority of average over 30 (most especially women), we have a hard time keeping our weights stable throughout the year and usually ‘bulk up’ a bit during the cooler months.
We like to blame the holidays, and yes.. that is true in part if you indulge in the feasts with the trimmings you shall pay a price for it. However, there is more to it than that. (Though it is a nice scapegoat.)
Why are we gaining extra weight?
1. We are less active when the temperatures go down.
That is just a fact.
A)We race to our cars to find heat and travel to stores rather than going for long walks in the park. We drive to places we might have usually walked to.
There’s little to no strolling our babies around the neighborhood, and dog walks are far shorter.
B)Playing outside and playing inside are definitely two very different things.
Outside all is care=free and open. Inside care is taken, and space is limited. You don’t run and play with your kids, or chase after them. You more like hoover around, referee, and pick up after them. It doesn’t have the same effect on your body.
C)The couch gets far more of a workout during the winter months.
If you ‘clocked in’ year round using a punch card you would see that it’s true. You watch more TV, and plain and simple lounge around far more on the ‘ol couch during the colder months of the year. Summer gives most people the energy to get off of the couch and go-go-go!
D) School’s in session.
When the kids are in school and you are alone. (Or more alone or close).. it is easy to find yourself catching up on soaps, or in my case..watching some Max & Ruby, and just plain not getting out as much. The best time for our weight is in the summer time when days are long, kids roam free, and we are the busiest with our energetic children.
We may run around in the minivan shuttling children to and from different places and events while school is in session, but our cars are doing the leg work. We need more gas in more ways than one.
2. People generally eat more in the winter. This of course promotes weight gain because…
A) We are burning far fewer calories.
B) We hang around the refrigerator more.
When people get bored they tend to eat more even if they aren’t really that hungry. I noticed this yesterday while hanging around the house. Being less busy and around food constantly promotes over-eating which =’s added weight gain.
C) The holiday calories from November & December add up.
We can’t blame everything on the holidays (though we’d like to starting from Halloween candy onwards). It is true that the average person does gain some spare pounds during this particular time of year. That is why New Year’s resolutions almost always include losing weight, getting into shape again, or a combination of both. Losing the extra pounds is very hard to do before Spring rolls around, and seemingly impossible for many.
3. We lose motivation during the winter.
It’s easy to feel bored and more lazy during the cooler months. Some people even suffer from ‘winter depression.’ I know I am always far happier in the warm sunshine myself. It affects our moods, and our moods and motivation go hand in hand. ”Oh, I’m not feeling up to it today. Maybe I’ll go hit the gym up tomorrow. Maybe on Monday. Maybe next Thursday.” (You know the drill.)
4. There’s less daylight.
The less hours of daylight per day the fewer hours of activity we’ll have. We get tired earlier, and fight harder for mojo to keep on going for the entire day, much less anything beyond that. With more daylight and warm sunshine we actually feel some renewed energy, less fatigue in the early evening hours, and can physically enjoy more hours of daylight. Maybe a night time walk with the dog, or an evening jog. You can stay out longer, and this burns more calories, naturally.
5. Alas, it’s true. Every winter we are getting older.
Man, I hate to think about this one, but unfortunately the clock doesn’t roll back it only moves forward. It’s a fact that as we age it gets harder and harder to manage our weight, and most people (normal ones anyway) start seeing a slow down in their metabolisms. If losing weight used to be easy you may begin to notice after 30, then 35, and after 40 even more so, it gets harder to shed weight and takes more work on your part to do so, but is not an impossibility. You just need to fight the good fight.
6. You may sleep less.
This may not apply to everybody, but I know that for me it rings true. During the months that school is in session I do get less sleep. I get up earlier to get something done for myself before needing to prepare everybody for the start of another school day. It has been proven that less sleep =’s an increase in weight gain.
How do we combat Fall AND winter Weight Gain?
Well, we can’t control the weather unless we move to a different climate, which here in New York is sounding mighty good to me right now.
1. Put your time without the kids to good use and start exercising more.
If you are childless during the day instead of vegging out in front of the TV, go and join a gym. Go take a class, read a magazine while braving an elliptical, grab a couple of weights. Sometimes it takes a push out of the front door to motivate yourself into exercise. If you have little children not yet in school, many gyms have a day care area where babysitting is offered if you don’t have a trusted friend or family member to help you out.
If you do find the motivation to brush the dust off of the treadmill at home, or pop in a good fitness DVD…GO FOR IT! It’s harder but not impossible to find time and energy to exercise in house as well. Make exercise a habit. Daily if possible. Even for just 15 minutes if you can! 21 days to create a habit is all that it takes folks.
BTW- I am starting up a fitness channel, as I have some pounds right now to shed & tone up, so definitely subscribe there, Twinpossible Fitness!
2. Do more with the kids than carpooling and family movie nights.
While out of school I always say..”A family that plays together, stays together.” I do enjoy being a big kid and playing with my children. I’m not much of a sideline sitter, though I do once in awhile envy those who do get to read a book from cover to cover. It’s not just a great thing for your body, but it’s also great way to strengthen the bond with your children as well.
I’m certainly not saying never catch a break when your child is say on a playdate or something. (We all need a breather.) But when there is an opportunity to reunite with your inner child, I say DO IT! Your body will reap its rewards, and you’ll honestly enjoy yourself. Visit an indoor amusement park vs. seeing another movie with popcorn, soda, and candy. Go rollerskating as a family. Even bowling burns some calories and can make for a fun family day out. A moving body is a losing body!
3. Put a mental lock on the fridge.
You may be indoors more, but it doesn’t mean you have to reach for a snack at every turn. (Hard I know. I’m realizing this now for myself.) Frequent snacking and less activity just don’t make for a pretty combination. Keep your mind as occupied as possible so that frequent eating is not on your to-do list. If you think before you eat..you can control yourself. ”Am I really hungry, or just bored?” ”Do I really need that bag of potato chips?” And, ”If I am truly hungry for a snack, can I reach for a bowl of fruit instead of a bowl of chips?”
4. Watch what you put inside of your fridge.
You should be junk food conscious year round, but in the Winter months you want to be less lenient on junk food because it is so tempting, and it sits around you teasing you more hours during your day, as you are already in a less active state. Cut out some carbs, though not all of them as you do need some for energy.
Eat more lean meats, less fried foods, drink lots of water, and select light juices over soda. Go and trade in your whole milk for some 2%, etc. This means when you do eat, there will be far better food and beverage choices surrounding you. We all know you can’t eat what you ain’t got!
5. Fight harder to keep resolutions and not just get, but stay motivated.
Most people make resolutions then break them a couple of months in, if not a couple of weeks in, IF they are kept at all. Sadly, I know. I am one who is guilty of this myself. Aren’t we all? That is why gyms fill up in January and then thin out come March. Don’t let that happen to you! Fight to keep your fitness goals. If this means putting an old picture of yourself up on the fridge, or someone you aspire and admire to look like, then so be it.
Inspiration is hard to come by. Make those resolutions stick. Motivate yourself and don’t let anybody bring you down. That determination will get you through anything. YOU GOT THIS!
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6. No snacking after 8 pm.
It’s OK to have an evening snack, but eating within an hour of bedtime most especially, even two really, is not the best idea. My husband enjoys taking snacks with him into our bed to watch TV. I refuse his attempts to hand me something 99.9% of the time because I see what it has done to him, and I know from past experience what it has and can do to me.
We burn far less calories in our sleep obviously, and the food that we eat and then lay down after eating with, is not being burned much at all, therefore it turns to fat. It is very easy to gain weight with nighttime snacking. Snack smart..snack early. You will see that it helps a lot if you have been guilty of doing this.
7. Get more shut eye.
People who get ample amounts of sleep weigh less than if they sleep less. There have been many studies conducted on this, and in part, being awake for longer hours tends to make you eat more. But there are other reasons. You can read about them here. I know it’s easier said than done, (especially if you are a new mom), but do your best to nap and catch up on your zzz’s whenever you can.
8. Improve your mood and your confidence level.
Like I said before it’s natural to feel more down, less energetic, and even less confident in your own skin during the cooler months. I know my confidence levels take a severe nose dive when the temperatures do. Remember how you feel is what you become. If you feel like a failure..you become one. You aren’t one..this I assure you, but it’s easy to quit and go back to your old ways when you do not believe in yourself. Nobody else can do this for you. It comes from within.
Don’t let others bring you down. Don’t let yourself bring you down. Encourage yourself every single day. And don’t expect too much of yourself. For every pound lost pat yourself on the back. People who expect too much too soon often find themselves disappointed and depressed.
You are a winner! You are beautiful both inside and out. You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to. Believe in anything less and it is simply a tragedy.
My little twinkettes are 6 years, 7 months, 4 weeks & 4 days old.
Scarlett Johansson and brother Hunter
Gisele Bundchen & sister Patricia
Vin Diesel & brother Vincent
Ashton Kutcher & brother Michael
Aaron Carter & sister Angel
Tia & Tamera Mowry
(You may know them, especially if you grew up watching ‘Sister, Sister’ like I did.)
Linda Hamilton & sister Linda
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
(You have to live under a rock to not know these twins, who happen to ODDLY be fraternal, yet always looked identical facially. Did you know THAT part of things? In case not, that is why I added them here.)
Alanis Morissette & brother Wade
Judy Reyes and sister Joselin
Jon Heder & brother Dan
Tasha smith & sister Sidra
Ashton Kutcher & brother Michael
Vin Diesel & brother Vincent
Kiefer Sutherland & sister Rachel
Sam Ronson & sister Charlotte
(Celebrity might be a stretch here, as Ronson is mostly known for her former role as Lindsey Lohan’s lesbian lover.)
Jenna & Barbara Bush
(The 1st twins in the White House, but were there any others since? Hmmm.. I don’t recall any. Not in the next go round, that’s for darned sure.)
Have any others in mind? Add them in the comment section below, and have a double dose of happiness today!
Alana Hubbard’s WALKING DEAD Photography Controversy + Your Opinion
(Sorry, I forgot To Post Earlier)
My little ham bones are 6 years, 7 months & 4 weeks old.
** I apologize. I have been working so hard on my You Tube channel for income, I have neglected you all. I wrote this post awhile ago (like a few months back ) and did not complete it, so I apologize that the news is no longer in the ‘heat’ of things, but I do get comments on certain topics even years later, so I thought this would still be an OK thing to post.**
OK, so I was reading this article today, and I am all about freedom of expression and things of that nature, and I do think that sometimes pushing the envelope can be a good, interesting, even cool thing to do. When it comes to children my guards go up much more so, and I am less liberal about what I feel is appropriate and non-appropriate, harmful or harmless. I don’t know. What do you think about this one?
I read articles first to get my own unbiased opinion before seeing the actual photos that are causing all of this controversy from a woman named Alana Hubbard from Mother Hubbard Photography. Now I have heard of The Living Dead show before. I never personally have watched it. My free time goes to my work and my kids. I could never keep up with a weekly series, even via DVR, however, I’m not really into zombies and stuff of that nature. I love haunted houses and Halloween, but what I heard about the show doesn’t really interest me personally, though I know there are millions of fans. Fans in fact may be more forgiving of these photographs.
Now I think Mrs. Hubbard does TERRIFIC photography. She takes really good photos, but with that being said, why couldn’t these have been taken with adults vs. little children? They are quite disturbing to me because of the day and age we are living in most especially. Just violence in general is all too commonplace. Why wish to depict it in photographs in the name of ‘art’?
Gun violence is running a muck in our society, guns on the streets, guns involved in school shootings, so kids holding guns disturbs me. I’m not like my mom who thinks playing with a water pistol as a kid is wrong, but it doesn’t look like the real deal, and I know I never thought of it as any relation to a real ‘gun’ like she did. Just a water toy. We just had the shootings in Orlando not long ago, and don’t forget massacres such as Sandy Hook that involved children (RIP). I don’t think that helps things in people’s minds, my own included.
I share some photos in this post from her shoot, and the above video. Apparently, the police got involved in this after Hubbard’s pictures were shown on social media. It was her version of capturing the series of The Walking Dead and was totally innocent, she claims. Much controversy and anger among parents has been stirred up ever since their online debut.
Now I am also looking at the side of things that these were not children pushed into this by any means by Hubbard. They were volunteered by their own parents who had nothing at all against the photoshoot. This, to me, takes most of the culpability here out of Hubbard’s hands and into the hands of the parents. No one was forced into it, and the children do appear young. Do they know what it means when they put a fake but real-looking gun to another child’s head at their age? In this day and age you never know, but likely not. It could certainly become a memory though, for those who are too young to know. Would I personally be alright with my kids doing this? Hell no. To each their own, but do they seem over-the-top to me? Yeah.
If guns were not involved and it was just a zombie thing, I’d be alright with it, but I don’t like the violence depicted in the pictures, however, art is art. I know stirring up a buzz is often what these artists do to get recognized, and as they say negative or positive attention is still attention, but it’s not a criminal issue here, it’s a moral one, which is in the hands of the parents really. Do I like it, again no. Would my kids take part? No. Does she have the right to do this if the parents give her their consent. Yeah, she does. However, I think more non-parents would be cool with this than actual parents, and also fans of the show vs. non fans or simply non-watchers, much like myself.
What do you think? Feel free to share your opinions on this.
(Again, sorry so late, but since it was pretty much completed, I wanted to still post it.)
Coupons For Good: 3 Travel Companies That Give Back
Millions of Americans travel every year, but not everyone is taking a last-minute vacation or planning a luxurious honeymoon. Many people travel because they want to help others, buying plane tickets or booking hotel rooms with the goal of making someone else’s life better. A few travel companies have noticed this generous trend, and some have launched programs to help others achieve their dreams. Here are three companies that use travel to give back.
Expedia’s Dream Adventures Program
Many kids grow up with a dream to travel the world, but some will never reach adulthood. Expediahas partnered with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to create magical moments for kids with terminal illnesses. On its own, travel can be a taxing experience. Long hours, strange environments, and exposure to a host of new germs can compromise a young and weak immune system. That’s whyExpedia gives back to the community with Dream Adventures, where kids can see the world with the help of virtual reality.
Through Dream Adventures, kids have roamed with wild horses in Argentina and explored tropical reefs without ever leaving the hospital. Camera crews travel the world creating immersive virtual reality experiences to let kids see the world, if only for a few minutes. These kids might never run with actual horses or swim with real sharks, but they can still experience the moment of a lifetime.
Travelocity’s Travel for Good Initiative
Travelocity recognizes the power of travel and volunteerism, which enables organizations to share ideas, provide aid, and work with people in need. To encourage voluntourism, the travel company has launched a Travel for Good initiative, though which recipients receive reimbursements for their trips as well as up to $10,000 for their cause.
Grant recipients have traveled to Portland to speak about their personal experiences with Parkinson’s Disease, visited Ethiopia to work with with orphans, and volunteered in Central America to help animals in need. Travelocity has created a global force for goodthat helps to turn dreams of helping communities into realities.Hotels.com’s Fairway to Wellness Tournament.
Many people use Hotels.com to book dream vacationsand relaxing golf getaways, so it only made sense for the company to develop an annual golf tournament to raise money for local charities. In 2015, the company raised nearly $300,000 and donated the proceeds to non-profit organizations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Cancer Society, and the American Diabetes Association.
This event started as the brainchild of two Hotels.com employees who had lived with diabetes and cancer. Both wanted to find a way to give back to their causes while tapping into the power of their employer’s national brand. Today, sponsors of the tournament include brands like Adobe, Salesforce, MasterCard, Facebook, and Cisco. What started as the dream of two employees has turned into a top-rated event sponsored by some of America’s largest companies.
There will always be large companies in the travel industry, and some use their power to do good. These three companies are committed to giving back and using their size to make a difference in the world.
Halloween Costumes For Twins & Costume Buying Guide
The twins are 6 years, 6 months & 4 weeks old.
We discussed this last year, but a new year is upon us now and I feel like again talking about costumes for twins because 1. it’s cute, and 2. it’s time for me to plan and buy really soon to, so why not?
I’ll add a link to a former post of mine here. Twin costume ideasfor more, but I’m not looking at the post before I write this so my content will be original for this current year. Not like, ‘Oh yeah, I remember that cute costume.’ I’m sure they’ll be some of the same though.
If your twins are still small, you will have all this say for yet another year. In a few, short years from now you won’t be the one selecting most likely, but like me, you can certainly help your twinkies out. Here we go!
This might be most appropriate for infant and toddler twins 😆 but is cute for both. They can be two of the same or be a little different and make your babies coordinating monsters.
Show the world your lil monsters
Or your toddler ones.
Baby twins always look cute as fruit. I personally love this strawberry costume for them.
Two freshly picked strawberries. What’s more delicious then that?
(A cheaper option.)
Here is a perfect outfit for twin girl tots & bigger girls.
You can go for one of the same with boy or girl twins, or mix and match. These are for little tykes, but there are many out there to choose from.
Pumpkin costumes are always a hit for babies and toddlers.
Nothing says Halloween like a nicely carved pumpkin. And an animated one x’s 2? Even better!
These are great for two girls, two boys, or boy/girl twins. There are tons of styles and looks to chose from.
Bride and groom
Got boy/girl twins? This is a cute idea. Maybe not so much in the future, but as tots they can easily get away with this one.
A butterfly/caterpillar combination
We know one comes from the other so why not go for something more original to make people have to put on their thinking caps?
This was our twins adorable Halloween outfit from 2010. 1/2 angel 1/2 devil. That about said it all. I must say for the money the poor quality surprised me. (Not in looks but bad stitching in parts and snaps popping off.) Don’t assume that what you spend =’s what you get. But they did look cute for that one day anyways.
For two girls I think this is really cute. Actually, I once was a bit smitten with this one.
Pink poodles for your best friends.
How about a unisex and fun idea like M&Ms? Made in both infant and toddler sizes & styles. Child sizes I found to.
As Kid Rock says, ‘Cowboy Baby.’ How about a cowboy/cow girl duo, or two of the same? You don’t see that every day.
Mickey & Minne Mouse
Other twin costume ideas not pictured are:
Two peas in a pod for newborn twins is an adorable smash!
The two little pigs
You could be #3 if you wish :lol:. Triplets would make 3 cuties for sure!
Mix and match animals
So many cute styles to choose from.
Cat and mouse
Let’s face it, there is always a twin that plays the role of the cat.
If you are extremely lucky 😀 .
A witch/ warlock duo
Princess and her leading man for boy/girl twins.
Dorothy and the tin man, cowardly lion, etc.
Doctor and nurse duo
In this day and age that isn’t limited to boy/girl twins..YAY females!
Donald & Daisy Duck
Produce & other food costumes
Questions to ask yourself when purchasing a Halloween costume for your twins. Your costume buying guide.
1) Is it practical?
How much can you actually afford to pay for one day of fun? Be sure to look around and get the best price that you can because x’s two is always an arm and a leg, as well you twin moms and dads already know. Shop smart and according to your budget.
2) Material content and styling
Are you buying an outfit that has itchy, scratchy, or annoying material? Perhaps, the design is something that falls into the babies face and will agitate him, her, or them? Be smart and check out the material and style of a garment as best you can before purchase, even online by reading and researching.
3) For babies…
Are buntings really the best way to go? Maybe for the first few months of life. Three months I’d say, because I can’t picture a baby being cozy once they are creeping, crawling, rolling, and moving a lot more, inside of a bunting without complaint. Most babies like their legs free. In my opinion the only way to get away with this one is during the newborn stage. Not 6-12 months as some costumes may state. 3 months to me is about it, in my opinion.
If you live in Florida you don’t want to buy a hot, furry outfit for your babies. And if you live in New York, you don’t want to buy something without any sleeves unless you have a top for underneath. You’ll find yourself covering up the outfit with a poofy jacket. Be smart and practical. Shop weather appropriate.
You may get a little surprised that it might be a tad warmer or colder then expected come the 31st of October, but if you plan on being outside, you have lived quite a number of years and are pretty keen on what the normal weather for October is in your area.
Don’t think just cute, think realistic. Your baby/ child/ twins need to be comfortable. If you will be trick or treating inside of a mall or something, or going to a party, this rule need not apply.
5) Remember sizing when buying for twins.
Twins are usually, but not always, smaller then a singleton baby and sizing can get tricky. If you are good with the needle and thread you may be able to help convert this problem into nothing much. But for most of us without any time or lacking such skills, it’s important to really look at the size charts and think about measurements before purchase. If you can try on in store and buy cheaper online, that is the best case scenario, when possible.
6) Have you read previous customer reviews?
It’s usually cheapest to buy online, but did you read reviews of the costume or costumes that have caught your eye? This is a big MUST DO before your purchase. Check the Internet and you will find information on any costume available for sale. This helps tons.
7) Shop early, shop smart!
If you don’t want to ruffle your own feathers, stress out, pay a higher price, and go insane, I totally encourage you to shop now..buy early. It takes away that stress as buying for two is more difficult then 1 and of course double the cost.
Last year I meant to buy AFTER Halloween to get the better price for this year and have everything set which I do recommend, but I got so busy I lost that opportunity, and here we are again. Oh well, my loss will be somebody’s gain but at least I shop wisely for the greatest discounts I can find on the net.
Squeem Fall Into Shape ‘My 41st Birthday’ Sale & New Squeem Questions Answered!
My twinkies are 6 years, 6 months & 3 weeks old.
Join in now and slim down with our fall into shape sale! Our original prices for authentic Squeem garments are as low as allowed, so the current, yet limited time additional 10% off of your entire Squeem sale is an unbeatable and unmissable deal.
Coupon code: FALL
I am 41 now as of last week, WOW, where did the time go???? So, I am having a start of FALL birthday bash! Save 10% off NOW! Off of the lowest prices allowed to be sold by Squeem + 10%. CHA-CHING!
If you want to lose literal inches off of your waistline that won’t come back to haunt you as you hide comfortably and seamlessly under your clothing. If you want to finally lose that bumpy and lumpy look in your profile that stops you from wearing tight clothing and two piece swimsuits.
If you are looking to close the gap in your abdominal muscles that can commonly occur due to pregnancy, improper exercise, weakened abdominal muscles, hard labors and c-sections, and minimize the risk for hernias and other problems, as well as the dismaying cosmetic effects of diastasis recti..you want to buy the Squeem.
6 and 1/2 years ago at nearly 35 years of age, I never thought my body would recover from babies number 4 and number 5. TWINS! 11 lbs. worth of baby was my body’s ultimate challenge. I know had I not developed a diastasis recti, looked it up and found out what I needed to do about it to try and fight against future surgery, I’d still have a big jelly belly pouch jiggling around in my mid-section today. Buying my Squeem was the best money I ever spent aside from hospital deductibles for having given birth to my children 😀 .
It is not at all vain to want to look the way you used to before you had children, or just to look more like you did when you were younger, or simply better in general. It’s not vain to wait to feel good about what you see in the mirror every morning, whether you are a female or a male.
Quick & common questions answered
(I get these a lot so I am doing a round 2..hoping it helps out.)
1. How long will I have to wear my Squeem garment to see results?
This will likely vary from person to person. It may take a week of dedicated binding for some, a few weeks for others, or even a few months to achieve your most desired, permanent effects based on your current size, body type, etc. But you WILL get results and will look terrific as you are slimming down through your clothing.
2. Will the results last after I stop binding?
That’s the point! YES! You should NOT get discouraged if you notice that after taking off your binder that your belly slowly pops back out again. Over time this will happen less and less and finally you will know you are done when your belly stays flattened without any further need for binding. No more popping out again.
So mine at first did pop back out after binding, and I wasn’t sure if that was going to ever go away..away, but it most certainly did. Through time it popped out less and less and then not at all. It’s a process. When it was ‘done’ and I could not get any better of a result, that is when I stopped. Actually, I gave it 3 extra weeks to be 200% certain! It was comfortable enough to wear that it wasn’t like, ”Oh God, I want to stop this so bad.” Not at all. ( I was 34 then & I am 41 now. Look below!)
3. How long did I wear my Squeem every day, and what model of Squeem did I use?
I used the Perfect Waist model and I bound for 12 weeks in total. About 12-14 hrs. a day to start because I was really wanting results and enjoying not staring at my mid section every second of the day. I even slept in mine. After 9 weeks my belly was flattened without any re-occurrence, however, as stated above, I gave it till week 12 to make sure everything was DONE DONE!
BTW- 6.5 years post twins my diastasis is still gone away! The only time I don’t have a totally flat belly is because of my IBS with constipation, which is severe, but has been a life-long issue. Trust me, the results STAY!!!
If you are looking to have future children, or even if you for the future want something to wear for an occasional bloat day..keep your Squeem around. It’s your body’s best friend!
4. How many hours a day can I/ should I wear my Squeem?
The recommendation may say 8-10 hours for daily wear, but I found that 12-14 hours per day was best for me at first. Sleeping being some of those hours. Then I weaned down to the 8-10 hours a day. You need to let your body breathe a bit, but I was very determined so I up-ed the ante and was totally comfortable.. so 14 hours was NOT at all difficult for me. I still had at least 8 hrs. a day of breathing. I am sure for many 8-10 hrs. is quite sufficient. Just know nothing bad happens if you go above should you choose to.
5. Which product do you recommend? I see several items on your order page.
I recommend the Perfect Waist or Miracle Vest for women who are looking for serious belly binding results. The fashion cincher is more of a lingerie piece and doesn’t have the special cotton/rubber blend that makes the Squeem power so ‘magical’. It’s more for bedroom wear. The other two are my best sellers. You won’t go wrong with either of those.
For men, I recommend the CORE-1. It’s the male version of the Perfect Waist garment. It is the top seller for men. The Power Vest is also highly effective and is popular also, just not AS much so. You can purchase either at Twinpossible’s Closet. Check out the order page for the men’s size chart for both the male garments, also.
6. What is the difference between the Perfect Waist & Miracle Vest?
I had only seen the Perfect Waist when I was shopping for a binder, but they also have a vest model. What is the difference? One has straps and supports the bosom, which some women like. If you are top heavy, breastfeeding..you may opt for the vest model to get some support for the bust, which in turn helps give some extra support for the back area as well.
If ‘bat wings’ are a serious concern for you underneath clothing, like where your bra is, and that bothers you a lot, the vest model hides those quite well if that’s a problem area for you. They both have the same rubber/cotton blend material, and both will get the job done. It’s all up to personal preference in all honesty. If you have posture issues, back problems, the vest model is great for that, as I have since tested it out. That model is very comfortable too! It’s what you decide based on your body and what is written here, and just what you want. With either you cannot go wrong. I do not know much about the Diva Fit collection as of yet. I just got one to test out, but all I know is that they do seem to run one size SMALLER than Squeem, so going up is safe, should you wish to buy one of those.
**NOTE THAT THERE ARE NOW OTHER FULLER-BODY GARMENTS FROM SQUEEM AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THE PRODUCTS THERE ARE AS OF 2016.**
7. Help with sizing.
I answer emails every day. It’s REALLY hard to keep up with the time needing to answer all of these emails vs. my job here at home. it’s easiest for me to do this, as I am super busy, but if you totally need help, I will continue to do my very best to help you out. When in doubt..do go up a size. The size chart has just been updated recently, but in my personal opinion it was better as it was below. I have personal experience, hence why I say this.
I can only afford the time of my customers, as I have been very busy fighting to provide for my family, while my husband is out of work, working here at home, so please only ask questions if you are to be a customer of Twinpossible. Read on as to why you should choose us over the others. If not, please use this page as a guide. Thank you kindly.
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Due to the material and two rows of adjusters if you are on the late end of any particular size and go up and you won’t ever regret it. I wore XS clothing and fit into a SM garment. It seems to be quite often that it’s one size above your clothing size measurement. Not your pregnancy one. Your normal one. IF you have your waist measurement it is a great indicator for sizing, but if stuck on sizing and teetering on the brink..do go up. I have never heard of a garment being too loose only the opposite.
If in serious doubt you can still email me, but hopefully this will help many. The XS garment is quite tiny. IF you are not AT MOST, MOST, MOST 27 inches at the waistline RIGHT AT THE TIME OF WEAR, do NOT buy it! Squeem has even revised their size chart, but since I have an XS and a small and I have put both on and worn both, I know for fact that what is true is true.. and NO PP woman is 27 inches right off the bat, no matter where she started, and the small got me back down to 26 inches, where I was prior, on the second row of adjusters, and yes, the XS fits at that point, but PLEASE if in doubt or buying for immediate postpartum use, size up to a small. If you wanna go above and beyond afterwards you can. Multiple purchases at different times, I always give a discount if contacted prior! Also, the Trimmer, now called (CORE-1 & Power Vest) are for men, so ladies..do not order that one unless it’s for your hubby.
8. If I am pregnant how do I know what size I will be?
It’s tricky! Don’t simply go by your former waist measurement in all cases. Think about other things as well. Go by your former clothing size, waist measurement, and how much weight you have gained to date, and if it’s twins you may want to round up as you likely will have more of a postpartum pouch to content with. Also, a c-section can cause for some added bloat which is more likely with multiples.
If you gained a lot of weight and/or a lot of added girth you can try one size above what your pre-partum measurement may tell you. If your are say on your 1st baby gaining a normal amount of weight and girth, you will most likely be suited fine in your former size. If you are in total doubt and need to email me this info. I will help as best I can. You can send prior & current weight/height as well as any other info. you can. I also have a list of other questions I will send you if I need more answers when in doubt. I’m not God, but I do have an awesome track record over the years and have helped thousands. My time is precious though, and I work hard while my kids are at school and during my early morning hours. I can only answer questions from women planning on buying direct through Twinpossible, long-time authorized re-seller for Squeem. Call to ask if you wish :).
You can choose to wait until the postpartum period, if you wish. The little bit of extra time won’t hurt you if you wait. (That few extra days or weeks even.) Going up to one size above your prepartum clothing size seems to work best for most. The Squeem garments can size down on the second row if and when needed. The magical material does shrink down with you, so there is some room for error. Too tight of a garment can not be made larger, but it does have shrink-down-ability, as my small still fits nice and snug. It is rare that anybody need to buy a second Squeem down the line. It most always, and quite unusually, fits for the duration, as I have shown with my own. If you choose to waist train further down or find you have lost soo many inches and so much weight you need another, I have never heard any complaints about that!
WHY BUY FROM TWINPOSSIBLE? Here you get a 1,000% assured authentic garment, straight from the company’s hands into my hands, into your hands same day, via 2-3 day Priority Mail.I place orders with Squeem 2-3 times per week so you get hot of the presses garments with up to date packaging, and NO lying around or leftover stock. Nothing ever opened, tried on, dusty, old boxed, etc. As close to buying from the Squeem company as is ABSOLUTELY possible! NOBODY ELSE CAN SAY THIS or does this because it costs me more money (I pay extra shipping charges by doing this, that you do not pay) and it takes more of my time to do things like this, but it is what I would want for myself, and how I roll. I do this to help women that were in my same position, much mre so than for the money! I sing Squeem’s praises because the results cannot be denied!!! I was once petrified myself. I know how that feels.
You never need to worry about what you are getting here!
8-9 lbs. heavier over the past 6.5 years post twins, but at 41 years old (not uncommon to gain a bit), Squeem’s results still last & diastasis NEVER returned!
9. Does it matter when I start binding?
No. You could have had a baby 2 years ago, or if you have never had a child before. Obviously, men have not. There is nothing about being immediately postpartum that will make binding any less or more effective. It’s usually purchased (when known about) ASAP by a pregnant or newly postpartum woman because they wish to feel like they are on the road to their postpartum recovery ASAP, as was in my case. But binding is effective months and years later, as shown above.
As we age we get more belly and thigh fat (sadly) so at 41, approx. 8 lbs. up post twins, I obtained a Diva Fit exercise binder to test out. (For sale at Twinpossible’s Closet.) I haven’t exercised in a long while, but will do a review once I get more info. about the product. I got back to this with the Perfect Waist 6.5 years ago. NOOOO diastasis recti ever returned! Saved me surgery. You can’t put a price on that!) I plan on doing a fitness channel for DR sufferers, women over 40 and moms in general. Subscribe to Twinpossible Fitness on YT & get ready to have someone on your side, going along with you! I’ll have more time now that the kids are back in school, so no vids yet, but they will be coming up, one per week!
Binding has been around for centuries. Now it’s finally made to be effective YET comfortable. It used to be quite the contrary.
Ick! I think we would all agree that this is no longer attractive. Nor could it possibly be comfortable and healthy.
10. Can I use the Squeem after a c-section?
YES! It’s a c-section friendly garment. Trust me, no woman wants an itchy, abrasive velcro wrap that rides up and down near their healing incision. This garment stays in place, does not ride up or down and does not feature any abrasive materials. Everything is comfortable and like liquid skin I like to call it.
It will help support lax skin and help draw your abdominals back together as your incision is healing, helping you recuperate much more comfortably and heal split and/or cut muscles as you do. I really do believe it helps with the lax skin to. I recommend Palmer’s Tummy Butter on lax skin along with binding for a double threat. It was my savior combination.
11. Do you ship Squeem Internationally?
Yes, but it is expensive. Canada ranges between $20-$26 so we have made it a flat rate of $22 which is good, but other countries can expect a higher number. Some substantially higher. Only if you are truly willing to pay the cost and are making a serious inquiry should you contact me please via email. There are no handling fees involved. You get charged exact cost to your country.
If very serious, please send me your exact FULL address and I will find out the precise shipping costs to your country. Your parcel is shipped safely and reliably, but again..international shipping via their secure method is pricey. I know I would have paid 50 x’s over what I spent for the results that I got, but I digress. PLEASE only serious inquiries only, as outside of Canada I do have to take time out to call them manually and have them look into it and get back to me.
12. How do I save $ right now on my order?
Go to the order page at Twinpossible’s Closet only (the code does not work on the old belly binder page here), and put your order in the online shopping cart, and when you are checking out you will see a place to put in a coupon code. Type in FALL into that box and your discount will be applied to your order. It’s easy as 1-2-3!
My little, American twin miracles are 6 years, 6 months, 1 week & 2 days old.
Today, much like the beautiful, sunny morning that is now 15 years gone by..(WOW!) September 11th is still burned into my memory, as if it happened only yesterday. I can still remember seeing the towers collapsed from across the bay. The thick smoke erupting from what resembled two giant cigars burning in the distance. I was hit by a wave of sadness, a feeling of total despair, and complete and utter helplessness.
People crying all around, buses stopped on the sides of the streets in case the kids on board had one or even two parents among the missing or perished. Knowing my mother was somewhere inside there, not remembering exactly what floor she had been moved to. I hadn’t heard from her all day. It was something that I can’t explain fully in words here. Let’s just say it was a day that I, nor anyone I know of.. will ever forget.
As a proud NY-er, I know that I’ll forever be filled with thoughts of all of the wonderful people we lost on that fateful day back in 2001. The true heroes of 9/11. (Not forgetting the heroes that died, thereafter.) My heart goes out to all of the victims and the families of the victims, which could have included my own on that bright, September morn. Friends almost lost.. family almost lost. Acquaintances, who knows how many.. were lost.
9/11 victims, you did not lose your lives in vain. You brought our country together. You made us all stronger than we ever were before. Your bravery will be eternally appreciated by us, our children, and our children’s children, onward. We love and we miss you.
God bless you all! God bless the USA!
Today 15 years have passed, since our nation changed,
Cowards tried to take our strength, yet we grew strong again.
Today a nation’s tragedy, unites us one and all,
We still stand proud and raise our flag, we swayed but did not fall.
To break our spirit, yes you tried, but you failed miserably,
We came together, hand in hand, to bind in unity.
15 years have passed and true, our lives forever changed,
The heroes that we lost then, are remembered name by name.
We won the bigger battle, and the victors we’ve become,
We’ve taken out your leader, theAl Qaeda’s bin Laden.
You’ll never see us crumble, when you try you’ll always fail,
For America means freedom, and forever we’ll prevail.