It's Bobbie's World

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My Must Have Beauty Products When Traveling

Monday, May 18, 2015

I'm always thinking about my next get-a-way, whether its a quick weekend road trip by car or catching the next flight out for a few days, we all have those must have beauty products that must travel along with us. Check out my beauty products that is a "must have."

  1. Eye Makeup Remover: This gently removes my mascara and eyeliner before I wash my face
  2. Dove Beauty Bar: This beauty bar is great on the skin and moisturizing
  3. Makeup Remover Towelettes: I use these before I cleanse my face to remove any access makeup or oils on my face
  4. Noxzema Cleansing Creme: I use this day and night to clean my face 
  5. Q-tips: Q-tips are not only good for cleaning ears, but good to removing the access liner from applying my liquid lines on my eyelids
  6. Lipstick/Lipgloss/ Vaseline/Mascara: It's a must I have with me a neutral lipgloss, a bold color lipstick and a nude lipstick and Vaseline (for moisture) along with my favorite mascara to pull of my makeup looks
  7. Body Spray: There is nothing like a light smelling fragrance. My favorite is Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom 

What do you pack in your beauty bag when traveling?


Monday, May 4, 2015

For about the last 5 years I have been dealing with having High Cholesterol.  Every year this is an on-going discussion with me and my doctor and it always  ends with her telling me " you have got to get this under control, Bobbie, I don't want to have to put you on medicine to help control it." But somehow I always convince her to let me work on lowering it myself with out being prescribed something. Well that has since changed.....

March 30 was my appointment for my annual well woman exam, during this visit blood is drawn for numerous tests: Iron, thyroid, HIV, diabetes, hepatitis C, vitamin D and of course the lipid panel to test for cholesterol levels. Now here I am preparing to talk her out of prescribing me medicine when she call me with my results, because I know I have not been really pro-active in lowering my cholesterol, but it still didn't help to try-again.

On April 14 my doctor called with my results and all my other blood work was good except my cholesterol and my vitamin D levels-again (may write a post later on this, smh). As I listened to my doctor give me the news I have become accustomed to hearing year-after-year, I was still preparing for my year-after-year speech as well. Nope, not this time...she was not having it! She started explaining to me that I am at risk of having a stroke or heart attack and that I need to do a "Lifestyle Modification" which will include being on medicine. 

Let me give you some numbers:

Normal Range for Cholesterol Total: 125-199         My total Cholesterol: 252  

My LDL (bad cholesterol) is 171 and my HDL (good cholesterol) is 59 Yes, this is extremely high! 

I would be lying if I said I don't know why my cholesterol is's high because of fast  food! :(

So, how will I be lowering my cholesterol?

  • Exercising (currently)
  • Low fat diet
  • Eliminating fast food (the culprit in this matter)
  • Cooking more at home
  • Taking my medication as prescribed
  • Adding wheat bran(helps in lowering cholesterol) to my oatmeal and smoothies daily

Yes, I bit the bullet and decided to let my doctor prescribe me the medication. I did it because I failed her year-after-year saying I will do better and never did. Also me and my doctor relationship is like a marriage...give and take. The agreement is that I will take my medicine(lipitor) 3x a week, continue to exercise and eat clean. then in 3 months (July 15th) I will go back for blood work and if my cholesterol has lowered, I will come off the medicine for 3 months continue to eat better and exercise and do more blood work and if its has lowered more I can come off the medicine for good. You see how that work? It's a win-win for both of us.

Do you know anyone who is battling high cholesterol?

Goals: May 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Goals!!! We all make them some of us keep them and some of us don't. Not that we don't intend to keep them we think about them and that's it. Personally, I think goals should be written down and kept some place where we can see them daily.

I've always been good at writing down my goals, but here lately everything has been getting in the way and I kinda stop writing them down and started keeping a mental note and that is when I stopped reaching for my goals. So, when Drea started her monthly goals link-up I knew this was my chance to get back on it as this will help me be more accountable for my goals.


  • Not to gain any weight
  • Engage more on twitter 
  • Not to spend $$ frivolously


  • Continue to workout 2-3 days a week and eat cleaner
  • Just do it! I'm going to jump in and start chatting
  • Do not go to the mall with my sister

I will let you know how this goes in June! 

What goals are you working towards this month?