Product Review: Calorease A New way to cut calories and help in the weight loss battle!


I am a member of Momsmeet a great website that introduces moms and to great new products that have a positive influence in our lives and the world around us. Through that program I was had the opportunity to try a new

This is a simple two tablet supplement, that I took three times a day an hour before or after a meal three times a day.  As long as I stayed on track and take two tablets with a fat-containing meal everyday it gave me the chance to cut my caloric intake by 500 calories.  The best was that it does not contain a stimulant.  (Basically – I don’t have to stay home to cut my caloric intake! Nice).


It took between two and three weeks for me to see results.  As the weight I have carried is not going anywhere.  When I cannot go run around the block – (Oh I wish I could) this was a chance.  Ever since my back started having problems I started gaining weight.  When  a person is sad, hurting or just in a situation where moving around and exercising is not something that is easy or sometime even can be done. I was given the opportunity to try this new product gave me the chance to help me cut the calories going in, as I am not helping them go out as I would like too.

Its easy if you take it as recommended, and realize that this product is not a gift or a free pass at over eating, you can make some changes.  As with all products that help with weight loss, Calorease is not a Magic Pill, Special one hit wonder that makes the fat melt off – Just wanted you to know :).  I ate as I regularly do; a sensible diet with fruits and vegetables and the right amount of protein or supplement and yes the bit of chocolate here and their,I am Human :).  The Calorease product nicely does not contain gluten, lactose, yeast, wheat, sugar, salt, egg, soy, dairy, artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives. It is naturally sourced from grain and is suitable for vegans.  Calorease’s website contains sample meal plans to help you carry out your goal the website will give you much useful information and ways to connect with Calorease and others directly. Calorease is also linked to the main social media sites for questions and reviews. – Facebook – Twitter – Pinetrest – Google Plus

Like “Calorease” on Facebook to stay up to date with all their new and helpful information to help you meet your weight loss goals, as well as stay informed for contests and promotions!!

Sometimes seeing things with your own eyes is the only way to really understand, so I suggest that you click the link below to watch a video to see how exactly Calorease works. I watched the video before starting the program and the video answered many of my questions. Go ahead Click here to watch this video to see how Calorease works.

Calorease comes in convenient blister pouches. each pouch contains\ two pills equal to one service, again taken one hour before to one hour after a caloric intake meal. The 90 tablet pouches run $29.00 Though for each of my readers you are able to save 50% off the cost of their 90 tablet pack!! Everybody likes 50% off!!  Just visit Calorease and you will only pay $14.00 for a 90 tablet pack!  The Code for this special offer is 4MOMS.

This I learned directly from Calorease ~”Science has found that fiber can bind with dietary fat and prevent fat from being digested. But since most fibers bind fat at a 1:1 ratio, you would have to consume unrealistic amounts of ordinary fiber to gain any benefit—until now. The unique, patented fiber in Calorease (FBCx) binds up to 9 times its weight in dietary fat, reducing up to 15,000 calories per month from a normal diet.” ~

~My Story~

I thought that if I decided to do this, it would be a waste of time, I would spend hours on the toilet and would still end up with the same weight.  I WAS WRONG!  I have had none NO unexpected rushed trips to the bathroom.  No lose stool, I had no problems eating ice-cream and not getting sick. Calorease having No Stimulant makes all the difference!!  I have learned that if I want this to work I had to pay attention to my food intake, try to cut the snacks, ice-cream and really try to let this product help me.  Guess what, it has!! I really feel I have lost a few pounds and there are more to come.  We started in the slow lane and now I am feeling better about food choices all together.  I told myself not to expect the weight to melt off, but any help, helps my back (Less weight on my back the better) and helps me.  I feel very uncomfortable being larger.  I was not expecting to look like I did seven years ago, but for my self-esteem, loosing a little weight goes a long way!  I plan to keep working this program for a few more pounds that I would like to lose before going back to just watching the caloric intake. I will continue to update you on my weight

It was a great pleasure to work with Momsmeet and Calorease on this program.  Please know that I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meets program,MayMediaGroupLLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a MomsMeets blogger,I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC. or the manufacturer of the product.

I hope you have enjoyed my Honest review of Calorease.  May it help you accomplish your weight loss goals!!

Jenn 🙂



1/23/2013 Today is Wednesday A Hump in our Lives, Week, Circumstance

Thinking about the world in a way that is two years in a chair, makes you realize the pain you have been hiding.  I see pictures of me so much shorter than my husband – who by the way should be Husband of the century for the things he does to a young wife.  He goes out of his way to make “Life” more able for me and is my Cheerleader all the way.  I was so stuck in the bubble that I was a burden, I never stopped to see all that he has/had done.  

Though, I know I am down and that is not healthy for creative energy.  I love to scrapbook – yet it is so hard to see photos of me standing playing, holding my children.  I have left it full of cobwebs if you will.  I want to know what is going on outside these doors, what is happening around the block.  I am heavier now than I have ever been and it scares me. I don’t look in mirrors unless it is very very important to do so.  

I realize that life is a bunch of choices, God never gives us more than we can handle.  I scream- what what am I doing to Glorify My Heavenly Father here in this chair??  Alone at home without even the inability to cross the threshold from inside to outside….  I see few people – who wants to visit someone who might be in a bought of pain when you happen by?  I missed my own birthday party last year.  People were there for me and my son, to love and be elated with us.  I was stuck in bed for almost a week.  

I did it again, I keep thinking I can blog, my heart wants to tell you of all the amazing ideas that run through my head – when I end up here knowing I am disabled, and have not gone through the grief that goes with that.  For I know every step forward has lead me two steps back.  

I Hurt, and hurting people are not fun to be around.  I am reading the bible and a few Christian novels, working on cheering up my day to day disposition.  For whatever reason I am falling short.  I try to move more when people are not here to try to loose some weight or relieve some pain and they ask me days later about a bruise, and I say, “Oh I just had a little stumble”-  Hence the acting.  My Doctors call me a rare case.  The Hospital sent me home told me to stay with the pain management until something worse happens that we may be able to do something about.

Heres to God – I have Surrendered and will daily – help me find me! Help me understand my new life.

I Pray to anyone who reads this, has an amazing relationship with God.  Is Healthy and doesn’t take that for granted.  Do all you can do.  Paint a masterpiece, build a monument for the feeling inside – Glorify Him in all you do and Sing Praise!!! 

May God find a special place in His kingdom to send an angel down to heal a hurt relationship make all the misunderstandings whole and bring new life to that part of me that cries out  ~Amen and Amen

Here’s to trying again soon – Jenn


Tonight I feel as if the road ahead has no end.  I am walking this road alone  (In my dream) it just doesn’t seem to end.  My body is weary and my heart hurting. God I am reaching for you.  Will you please send me a rainbow to let me know this is not for nothing, for I feel I have lost more than I have gained.  In every instance there is a moment of uneasiness.  I am at the crossroad of understanding the unending pain and using me for the greater good and heartache.  Sometimes Angels and surprises visits are all that keep you moving.

Blessings ~ Jenn

Time to get back to the basics – I was looking for God


When we returned from New York,  we had so much painful stress having to decide about what the results meant, to us our family.  I had to decide do I move forward or just curl up in the space between knowledge and knowledge and stay there. I like to hide their sometimes. I am getting closer to that spot as I travel down this path, if we can call traveling down this path one of healing.  I am struggling yet surviving each day.  I get up, that is a accomplishment! We my family and I are on the constant effort of searching for my prime, my fullness. Thank you!

I loved being witty. It is something that could be used to express what I am and who I am. Or it used to be. That euphemism has dwindled as, progressions of the neurological question mark  in my life has developed, more aptly grown!  I am seeking further treatment for the progression and the source.  Such as applying to a neurological study at John Hopkins.  We are on the new path as I am not a surgical candidate. I do not have Chiari and my Syringomyelia is not of a surgical nature.

The Dr. in New York after releasing the “NOT FIXABLE HERE”,   he used the terms transverse myelitis ( is a neurological disorder caused by aninflammatory process of the grey and white matter of the spinal cord, and can cause axonal demyelination.) he also used the terms:  a variant of (Variant meaning type?) Multiple Sclerosis (multiple sclerosis  (MS), chronic, slowly progressive autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the protective myelin sheaths that surround the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord (a process called demyelination), resulting in damaged areas that are unable to transmit nerve impulses.The disease also gradually damages the nerves themselves.There are elevated numbers of lymphocytes in the cerebral spinal fluid and of T cells in the blood (see immunity).

The onset of MS is usually at age 20 to 40 years, and its many symptoms affect almost every system of the body. There may be visual difficulties, emotional disturbances, speech disorders,convulsions, paralysis or numbness of various regions of the body, bladder disturbances, and muscular weakness. The course of the disease varies greatly from person to person. In some patients, the symptoms remit and return, sometimes at frequent intervals and sometimes after several years. In others the disease progresses steadily.)

Neither of which make me want to back cookies, do they make you so inclined? I am still non curable and undeclared as of what it is that has all these symptoms and walks like a duck, I being the duck.

So for the time being  I decided the best avenue before becoming so depressed I stopped liking chocolate. It is to find God around me! YEAH!, to that notion, I have found already – He has followed me very closely the last couple days:Look at the photos and the things that just should not be their. If you have an idea…  please share!! Enjoy, I have:) In Hard times she had learned three things:

  1. She was stronger than she ever imagined
  2. Jesus was closer than she ever realized
  3. And she was loved more than she ever knew!

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So I find that when God/Jesus/The Holy Spirit places things for you to fathom, think about and question  – is that really you.  In those moments we are having an intimate conversation with our maker.

So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us,as though by our own power or godliness we hade made this man walk?  Acts: 3:12 NKLV

Tell hin this is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from this place and build the temple of the LORD. Zechariah 6:12

The Branch is one of the most amazing ideas in the bible – I am a branch and can reach as many people as I reach for!!

In the search for God and realizing he is with you while you put on your socks,  he is nudging me hard, I stop.

I have not been listening.

I have sinned  – and will again, for I am human and blind to the glory offered.

I am working on the nudges – I have a feeling this is a start.  “To those who know the stupid people in Sponge Bob Square Pants” – Thank you for Nudging to get off the floor! – Thank you!

I found one more scripture that feels like me please enjoy – This is excerpts from Psalm 31 –  I put myself in your hands knowing you will save me, Lord of Truth….. I dance for joy at your constant love.  You saw me suffer, you know my pain.  You let no enemy cage me, but set my feet on open ground.  Pity me Lord, I hurt all over; my eyes are swollen. My heart and body ache. Grief consumes my life, sighs fill my days; guilt saps my strength…… I said to quickly, “God has cut me off!” But you heard my cry when I prayed for help. Love the Lord, all faithful people, the Lord your guardian, who fully repays the proud. Be Strong, Be Brave, all who wait for God.   (Wow – we are Blessed beyond measure)  In the Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible PSALM 31

So I, will continue to try to be strong, brace myself wait for God.  He knows my pain, my desire to not get up. This is like admitting your worst sin – I have no wish to get up, yet I try every day, lest the lord forsake me. Rather I give up on my family.  I have lost days lately – But out of Love comes finding, understanding.  I try!

Many Blessings to be with each of you may you learn the love of passing grace on. It passed us eight times during our trip too & from – God and His wonderful creations are amazing, be amazing!


English: Tracts of the spinal cord.
English: Tracts of the spinal cord. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


$200.00 Small Contest 5-Hour ENERGY Friend’s Mission

Wouldn’t it be great to take a short survey and be $200.00 better off – here is a chance.  I use a group called Smiley360 and did a 5 hour energy Drink Campaign. I received a free sample of 5 Hour energy dring with as a courtesy when I did this contest  This is an additional opportunity to get the word out and perhaps win some money – enjoy! The link is below: – Jenn Enter 4 a chance to win a $200 gift card from Smiley360 by taking this short survey via 5-Hour ENERGY Friend’s Mission.


Midnight In Jenn’s Brain


I do not like the ability of family far away or just 30 miles to have control over all of your emotions.  Maybe that should not be true, but I live out of a Target bag and a half drank Diet coke right now. I cannot sleep because I am not a home, yet the one person who made it a home besides the eldest makes me feel more messed up as to home every time I talk, yet lets me know how far I have to go for it to really manifest itself in a positive way.  

REALITY – Please Help

When I go to New York Monday,10/1 7 days I pray the DR. and NP say I am a surgical candidate. if soI’m going bald for locks of Love.  I may not afford the trip and all the hospital and extranious items but , I can give twelve inches of my hair.  If you want to help you can donate.  I am sad right now as you can see to many emotions and not enough God.  So I am going to excuse myself and go find him. All Grammar is due to typing with one hand is hard. my fingers have no feeling — Thoracic Outlet – it hurts to sit because of the SI Joint dysfunction. My L1-S1 discs are bulged torn and have annular tears, they hurt. I have a piece if liquid in my spine that should not be their. the Syringnomyelia runs from C1-S1 and messes with all my nerves. I cannot feel my right leg. Actually i cannot feel anything from my 2nd rib to my middle thigh on both sides but I lay low.  Funny not feeling your belly button.  I’m messed up – I have a pain pump in my abdomen that drip medicine in my spine I still have to take meds. Everything hurts, I cannot sleep.  I am always Tired I fall all the time.  I get right sided headache’s that come on with a couch, or for no reason that hurt like I knife through my brain. I cannot raise my arms above my shoulders and if your touch my right armI might hurt you it hurts so much.  I am sorry – I don’t like pity – One day at a time and today all I want to do is sleep. But I have something each day until I leave so. Oh well the thought was good.

I want an electric blanket, and fun scrapbook stuff to tell my SM/CM /SD story DR. B I believe in you.  I also believe in my friends – I will raise what I need and I will make it without fear.  Amen



ASAP American Syringomyelia & Chiari ProjectChiari Institute

ASAP American Syringomyelia & Chiari ProjectChiari Institute

It has been a long road trying everything but Leechs(eww)

So The Chiari Institute called they want me to come up 10/01/2012 yes next Monday!! 

I am excited, apprehensive, scared, nervous, happy, elated, strong, weak, confused. They are doing a consultation for which BJ and I have to fly to New York.When we are there we are expecting to visit with a nurse practitioner followed by a Neurosurgeon.  Te Neurosurgeon will either accept me as a surgical candidate or not. The options are conservative treatment i.e. what were doing, or spinal decompression.

If I am scheduled for a spinal decompression, that will probably take place right away while I am there. That is a process where they enter at the base of your skull and take a piece of your Occipital bone, not enough that your cerebellum would fall.  If that is the plan and I pray that it is, for we have tried so much else.

So that is what is happening in the next two weeks!  A Consultation.  A long awaited Consultation.  That in itself is amazing.  We have a million thing to do before we go, kids, dog, bills, flights, pack, breathe, you know the normal things.

I hope you are all well!!! I truly do. you have been amazing!


Time for Change

Every once in a while I get the felling I have not put myself in the right position. That I am for lack of better words stuck.  This is a true reality today and I am sadly unable to configure the time-line and steps needed to make a significant change.

Regardless of the obvious changes I need to make in my life there are also some mental/physical/personal changes that need to be made.  First I need to stop thinking that sharing with my best friend everything will accomplish what I need, for they are not in my head and honestly do not have all the pieces, not for intentional holding back rather omission due to thinking they already have the information needed.  Rule one never assume.

I need to stop talking, not only is the word I have to say mundane and repetitive but the words are not coming across as they should – I have a junction between my lips and others ears that is encrypted and without a cypher.

I am getting older and with that wiser is the common notion.  I read, stay current with local and national news to an extent. I found that with small children in the home keeping my thoughts from negative information was wise.  It was a wonderful day when I learned that what we see stays with us, regardless of our decision to omit that from our thoughts.  Somewhere in our filing system of a brain that note, article, accident you tried not to look but did – the phone call you overheard can be brought back in vivid color with the tiniest sent, touch, saying etc.  therefore I do try to find less violent information to stay privy too.

I have a desire to please the people around me.  I want in an unobtainable way to make each person proud.  This notion has caused me more pain than them pleasure, so in my decision to change I am going to step back from attempting to make people proud instead to linger on the moments that make them smile, feel Joy and finding pleasure.  Storing away those precious moments, to relive again and again.

Having a child leave for college changes things. for one why is it when you make a vow to not do “ONE” thing, it seems to be the one thing you do all the time? I am going to feel a void when the college student is no longer living at home.  A place that was filled will be empty. For me this void means much more than just saying see you soon do well, but rather a very large piece of me will be going as well.  Although I don’t see eye to eye with everyone about that in my personal space (My Blog is my personal space) I will feel and express the loss.  For this is something I never envisioned happening and I am suffering inside, trying to find the courage to stay upright, calm and supportive.  If I could hand them the world I would have done it three months ago – for a promise to jump out of a plane never happened and I never wanted to break a promise.

Changes are unique – they can make a wonderful flower bloom, or they can crush a tiny ant.  The changes I am attempting to make ma seem odd or even not valuable, intelligent to some.  I feel though that the only way I am going to find God find peace and find that tiny box with the couch on it filled with the most-perfect set of independent letters on it, this has to happen.  I was not born a stoic person I was born emotional down to the very root cell of my body.  I am making a change to those cells – may the change alter them in a way each soul I touch sees the makings of a wise parent, a prolific writer, and above all a steadfast wife. 

Here is to the launching of the change 10…9…8…7…6…5….4….3…2…1


I am taking a step ~ I AM NOT ALONE



Treating Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia & Related Disorders

The Chiari Institute | Chiari Malformation | SyringomyeliaThe Chiari Institute is the world’s first comprehensive, multidisciplinary center for the management of patients suffering from Chiari malformation, a rare structural condition that affects the cerebellum; syringomyelia, a chronic disease of the spinal cord; and related disorders. Established in 2001 by the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, the Chiari Institute is located in a state-of-the-art facility in Great Neck, N.Y.



I went to the National Meeting for Chiari and Syringomyelia Malformation Convention. Small information – “I AM NOT ALONE” and for the first time in a long time I am scared, but i know why.  frightened, but not undeserved. Home, but not for long! wonderful doctors spoke with us, I have a chance to find a way to improve my life if only to get me on my feet again!  It is through Christ and Christ alone that my my strength has made me a person who is no longer frightened, I am going to be helped!


The last three and a half months have been the worst I have experienced.  Those close to me know the falling has become worse, I have my hands coming and going and my left leg is trying to go on me.  The pump is the pump, and as much as it helpful it is not helpful.  I am over the pain, the litharge, the constant not knowing why!!


At least after this conference that was at the mercy of my amazing family (Thank you for the Kick in the Rear) I feel as if My hubby and I can run, fly find the answers to the questions that cause more pain.


So we have a starting point and after that we have more people who have options they have used.  I have made friends – one that said “Your not alone”, and the wall of tears tumbled down still feel them.  Friends, some clues to answers and doctor consults.  Thank you Jesus!!!


Have a blessed Day!!  Glad to share my Joy with you!


Lost in Space

I remember the show – don’t you.  That feeling of being in a far removed place with creatures and people/monsters who you have no recollection of.  Walking around nervous and jumpy to the resolved captain who will never give up hope. I like to think the characters laughed and joked several times as they produced the show, for I am happy the did.  I personally am in a sphere of space without direction. Things that are supposed to get better get worse.  When you think the bottom has dropped out, you realize you have no idea what the bottom is. Tomorrow I have to be in several places as once.  I am being tested as to resolve, am I going to wither with the new setback we have been presented with. Ugh. I know “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13” I am just need some extra strength today.  I have phone calls that need to go right, miracles to happen with my family.  I know He can and He will, if it is His will, so this morning I am sitting in silence (relative silence) with the young ones home, to devote my time to Him and at His feet I will leave them – I pray I have the strength not to try to pick them back up again.

I Pray your day is amazing – also that Christ show himself in al you do and see

~Blessings ~Jenn