KITCHEN UPDATE ~ goodbye tile backsplash!

Latest in Motivation

Business News
I m happy I started it. I felt good about myself. My whole life feels better when everything is organized and clean. Keep a positive attitude. Thank you for featuring my kitchen desk. Barth's with her husband Cash Warren, a former stage hand on one of her movie sets, also known as the luckiest man in the world. Musk apologizes for snags in Model 3 delivery information Tesla apparently is having trouble informing customers about deliveries of the Model 3 mass-market electric car.

Top Business Stories

Best and worst celebrity beach bodies (okay mostly best)

However, since being on Nutrisystem, I have a pretty good idea on the right foods to stay clear of, and how big of portions I should have. I even enjoyed some bacon, a piece of cheese cake and a peep. The day after that Easter, I was nervous about stepping on the scales. A few weeks later, I had a birthday and, well, you know how that goes. I ate cake but just a small piece. It was somewhat of a struggle, but again, I have learned to eat small portions.

The biggest struggle was everyone trying to get me to eat more. People think that since you lost a few pounds, you can go back to eating the way you used too. Then there was a trip to the beach. I snacked on lots of fruit and veggies. I felt good about myself. The weight loss slowed down.

Sixteen weeks had passed. It had been a fun journey. My weight loss had slowed down to losing an average on one pound a week. It was better than a gain. I wished to lose more. I called and talked to a Nutrisystem counselor. I was eating every three hours.

It seems like a lot of food but the snacks are tiny. Small amounts of healthy foods. My weight loss stalled for a couple weeks. I was warned this could happen but I was still a little discouraged.

I called a Nutrisystem counselor again. They are always so helpful. They suggested I change things up a bit. The also advised me to eat more. I was also advised to make sure I drink enough water. My weight loss took off again and the pounds started dropping again. Who knew that more is sometimes less? The hardest thing for me to give up when I started Nutrisystem was bacon. I would eat five or six pieces without even thinking about it.

I am actually allowed two slices of bacon a day as a power fuel on the Nutrisystem plan but I chose to stay completely away from it. For me to eat bacon would be like giving an alcoholic a sip of wine. I also missed sitting down to a shared meal with my husband, but that has gotten better as he is fine with just a salad while I enjoy a healthy Nutrisystem pizza.

Which is awesome by the way. I continued enjoying the Nutrisystem foods and never got tired of them. I found ways to apply my vegetables to my meals in creative ways such as adding spinach or olives to my Nutrisystem pizza or adding spaghetti squash to my Nutrisystem meatballs. The options are never ending. Does Nutrisystem weekends off work? Yes, it does work. With this plan, I picked 20 days of meals instead of 28 which left me to defend for myself two days a week.

To transition off of Nutrisystem, I needed to learn to apply my own foods to my diet that are equivalent to Nutrisystem meals. It took seven months for me to reach my goal. I am so excited. I am convinced that Nutrisystem is more than a cute commercial.

It really does work! It took a lot of dedication, determination and discipline to get where I am. It helps when you have support. Again, my husband has been my biggest support.

I have had a lot of positive effects from my weight loss so far. Instead she was surprised at my over all health. She asked me how I lost the weight and said she will be suggesting the Nutrisystem diet to her overweight patients. My vitals were perfect and my blood work results came back perfect except I was low on vitamin D. One of the biggest concerns I hear from others about the Nutrisystem plan is the cost.

Honestly, I said the same thing in the beginning, then I did the math. With Nutrisystem it goes to neither. There are ways to save on the cost. Do not let that first price you see when you go online shock you. They are very nice and very knowledgeable.

Here are some of the ways I saved. Having to pay for a diet is another way of motivation. Oh, and here is another benefit of losing weight…. Extra large clothes are more expensive, too! Nutrisystem before and after. I no longer hide behind big clothes.

I wore that bikini on the beach and have fun buying new clothes in a size 4! I have learned to eat the right foods on my own as I still order some of the Nutrisystem foods from their A la Carte menu. This keeps me on track. I continue to walk every day at least three miles and hula hoop when I have some extra energy to burn.

The best advice I can give anyone is to never give up. Keep a positive attitude. If you think you can, you will. Something I learned is drink lots of water, keep those green vegetables in your diet, and not all carbs are bad.

The people that are on the Nutrisystem ads and commercials are real. I know, because I was one of the lucky ones chosen this past year! So, if you are asking: I believe it will. Is Nutrisystem worth it? I plan to continue as a member of Nutrisystem and enjoy all the benefits they have to offer.

You may have read some Nutrisystem bad reviews and you may feel disappointed. What's more, this is no longer a diet to me. How it all started — Nutrisystem Review Growing up, I never had a weight problem. I felt terrible and unhealthy My weight gain eventually started causing health problems. Nothing worked because I was always hungry Other diets were boring and felt like a waste of time since I never felt any changes.

I wanted to get back to the woman my husband fell in love with. How Quickly Does Nutrisystem Work? Does Nutrisystem Work Fast? By the end of the first week I had lost a total of 6 lbs! My Health Improved By the third week, I noticed my health was improving. Emotional struggles were real. I was feeling great! I had lost a total of 15 lbs now and lost 2 inches off my waist. I went shopping for some new jeans. I walked out with a medium instead of a large this time!

Nutrisystem after 8 weeks By week ten, I was still enjoying all the food and health benefits of Nutrisystem. I had lost another 2 inches in my waist. Best Former "Dancing with the Stars" co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet flashed her toned bikini body in Malibu to promote her new fitness app.

For more photos of Burke-Charvet, visit HollywoodLife. The runway star made sure to pose in a teeny tiny white bikini for Instagram. For more photos of Hill, visit HollywoodLife. For more photos of the "Modern Family" actress, visit HollywoodLife.

Lady Gaga Lady Gaga revealed her famous assets and tattoos while enjoying a beach getaway to kick off the New Year. Best Rebecca Gayheart kicked off with some winter sun in Oahu Hawaii.

The 46 year-old "Ugly Betty" actress looked stunning in a bikini while chatting with friends on the beach. Best Kelsea Ballerini has been happily sharing photos from her honeymoon with new hubby, fellow country singer Morgan Evans, on Instagram. The swimsuit-clad year-old is relaxing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. For more photos of Ballerini, visit HollywoodLife. Best Katharine McPhee showed off her beach-ready bikini body while out vacationing in Mexico. Best Charlize Theron showcased her bikini body during Thanksgiving when she enjoyed a sunny getaway in Los Cabos, Mexico, with her kids.

Best Hilary Duff's got it and she's flaunting it! The single mom donned a simple bikini while at the beach with her ex-husband Mike Comrie and their son Luca. Click here for more pics of Duff's beach outing. For more photos of the model, visit HollywoodLife.

Click here for more pics of Christina and Doug's romantic date. Best Model Kate Compton sizzled on the beach in a sexy, strappy black one piece. But the model's beach day was for work -- she spent the day modeling for a photo shoot with fashion photographer Malachi Banales in Malibu, California. Best Danica Patrick proved she's got moves and a rocking bod. The race car driver donned a bikini to show off her impressive handstand skills. Click here for more celebrity pics on Hollywoodlife.

Natalia Borges and some guy: She showered her boyfriend and dog with kisses as they frolicked in the sea together. During the trip, she showed off her fit figure in a low-cut one-piece. Does Aaron Rodgers know what he's missing? Best Kristin Cavallari unveiled her summer-ready bikini body on Instagram. Click here for more photos of Cavallari on HollywoodLife. Best Nicole Scherzinger showed off her best moves by the pool in Los Angeles.

Let go of your fear and inhibitions," the singer captioned her picture. Click here for more pics of the former Pussycat Doll member on Hollywoodlife. Best All work, all play? Model CJ Franco looked like she was having fun while donning a white bathing suit for a Sports Illustrated shoot in Malibu. The piece is from the year-old's newest Swimsuits For All campaign.

Best The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model flaunted her bikini-ready figure during a sizzling photoshoot in Miami. Best Mama June showed off her new figure in a "Baywatch" inspired photo shoot. The reality star channeled her inner Pamela Anderson in the iconic red bathing suit. Click here for more pics of Mama June's amazing transformation.

But once I had children, everything changed," she said in a press release. Porsha stripped down to a revealing swimsuit while at the resort to show off her fit beach bod. Best Maria Menounos rocked a black-and-white striped bikini. She showed off her toned abs and glutes on Instagram. Click here for more pics of the star on Hollywoodlife. Best Hugh Hughner's ex posed for a sexy poolside snap showing off her fit figure in a rainbow bikini. Click here for more pics of Kendra on Hollywoodlife. Her boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio is one lucky guy!

Best Bella Hadid flaunts her bikini body on Instagram. The model smiled with her legs stretched out and appeared to be in good spirits while lounging on the beach. Click here for more pics of Hadid on Hollywoodlife. Best Melissa Joan Hart is proud of maintaining her 40 pound weight loss using Nutrisystem and is looking forward to swimsuit season. Perfect for an almost 40 year old!

Best Selena shared a super sexy selfie of herself wearing a bikini and teased, "comin soon. Click here for more pictures of Gomez. Best All in a day's work. Click here for more of Hollywood's hot bikini bods. Best Achieving Lindsey Vonn's bikini body is tough work. The athlete didn't let a foot injury or a vacation get in the way of her exercise. Click here for more of Hollywood's hottest bikini bodies.

Sylvie van der Vaart: Best Just because we had to look up who Sylvie van der Vaart is Dutch TV personality doesn't make the year-old mom's beach body any less worthy.

Go to X17 for more pics of stars on the beach. Best Pickler went from country girl to cabana girl. Click here for more pictures of Kellie. Best Paris celebrated July 4 soaking up some sun in a black, stringy one-piece. Click here to see more pictures of the hotel heiress from X17online.

Click here for more sexy Kate pics. Best Alec's daughter told Galore magazine that forgoing Cup of Noodles was key to her bangin' bikini bod. Having half Kim Basinger's genes doesn't hurt either. Best Klum's a cut above the rest. The model and mom of four showed off her bikini-ready body in a black cut-out one-piece on the cover of Us Weekly. How does she stay in shape?

Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens: The pair showed off their toned tummies in teeny bikinis on a huge yacht in Miami. Best When he's not fighting for justice on "Criminal Minds," this actor is clearly putting in time at the gym. Keep on flexing, Shemar. See more photos of Shemar at X17online. Best Sand wore an itsy bitsy teenie weenie teal bikini for a day of fun in the sun. For more pictures of the Playboy Playmate, visit X17online.

Best Joanna Krupa isn't the only 'Miami' star to wow 'em on the beach. Lisa Hochstein does just fine herself, thank you very much. Click for 13 more pics of Lisa Hochstein. Best Summer can't come soon enough for this "Spring Breakers" star. Benson, left, shared a sultry poolside seflie of her and a friend trying to get a tan. Nina Agdal and Josh Henderson: This is Nina and Josh.

They are quite fit. Best "Arrow" star Celina Jade stripped down to a bikini for a Maxim shoot. Labor Day deals strike early, from furniture and home decor to cars. Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores. Latest Business Headlines 3h ago. Florence likely to expose gaps in flood insurance More Americans in at-risk regions are now carrying flood insurance, reversing a decade-long trend, according to an analysis done by The Associated Florence likely to expose gaps in flood insurance More Americans are buying flood insurance, but far too many residents in regions vulnerable to flooding remain unprotected.

From breweries to Pepsi to Tesla, businesses offer Florence victims help Beer breweries big and small are offering free water. Aging pipelines lead to deadly explosions Many wonder what they can do to protect themselves after Thursday's stunning explosions in Lawrence, Mass. Business Highlights Business Highlights. How major US stock indexes fared Friday U. Small-company stocks shine on an otherwise ho-hum day Small-company stocks did better than the rest of the market on what turned out to be an indecisive day of trading on Wall Street.

Stocks end a wobbly day mostly higher Stocks ended an up-and-down day with slight gains on Wall Street, capping a solid week. Smaller companies rose more than the rest of the market. Henri Bendel, year-old luxury retailer, closes the doors Luxury retailer Henri Bendel, which opened its doors in New York's Greenwich Village at the end of the 19th century, turns out the lights.

US industrial production rose a solid 0. US industrial production rose a healthy 0. US retail sales up just 0. US retail sales rise 0. Stocks continue to rise on hopes for trade war cease-fire Global stock markets are up again on hopes that the United States and China will call time-out in their escalating trade feud. Asian shares continue rally after Wall Street gains Asian shares are mostly higher Friday, continuing their rally after gains on Wall Street and hopes that regional trade tensions may ease.

Bella Thorne: Best