When I eat crappy all week, I FEEL like I've gained 100 pounds back. Even after one meal of eating too much, when I feel too full, I feel like I'm 253 pounds again. But then after a day or two of eating really well, I feel light as a feather, even if the scale doesn't show that.
Regardless, I'm happy with my weigh-in today, and I'm even happier that I'm back to making better food choices. My main focus this week is to cut back on the sugar--one treat a day, not three or four ;)
Jerry suggested weighing Chandler to see if his diet has done him any good yet. So I think I'll weigh Chandler in on Wednesdays as well. I was shocked to see that the diet is actually working--he's lost half a pound!! He weighed a svelte 24.5 pounds after a week and a half on his new diet. I'll write more about how he's doing on my Saturday cat post (Caturday?)
I was recently contacted by 6 Dollar Bands, a website that sells no-slip headbands, to see if I wanted to review their headbands (and give one away to a reader, of course!). Last year, I reviewed Sweaty Bands, and was actually pretty impressed with how well they stayed on my big head (I can't get headbands to stay in place, for the life of me).
Lately, since I've been doing quite a bit of running on the treadmill, I've been wearing them to keep my hair out of my face. My hair has gotten long enough that I can't put it in a bun, because the bun comes loose in less than a minute or two. So I put it in a ponytail, but then my bangs wind up in my face. So I was using the Sweaty Bands that I had, and was happy to review the 6 Dollar Bands and see how they compare.
They are called 6 Dollar Bands because most of them are, well, $6 (some are $8--I'm not sure why some are more than others). They sent me two bands:
How do I always manage to look the same in every picture?!
They are lined with velvet ribbon, so that they stay in place on your head. They were nearly identical to the Sweaty Bands, except these ones are adjustable. They have a little slider thing on the elastic. In the pic below, the band on the left is a Sweaty Band, on the right is the 6 Dollar Band.
|The only noticeable difference between the Sweaty Band and the|
6 Dollar Band is the adjustable strap (on right)
I'm still not sure about the care of the headbands--I just hand wash mine in the sink quickly after a run, and let it air dry. They look like they'd probably hold up okay in the washer, but I haven't tried that. The fabric of the sparkly one seems a little more fragile, so I'm not going to be wearing it for daily runs.
These headbands do absorb a little sweat, but I wouldn't consider it a "sweat band"--it doesn't absorb much. I wear them to keep my hair out of my face, and they do that job very well (also, they look cute).
Would I buy these at a race expo? Yep! I definitely think they are worth the $6-8 price tag. 6 Dollar Bands generously agreed to give away a headband to a Runs for Cookies reader! So if you'd like to try one, just
You can check out 6 Dollar Bands on their website and on Facebook. (Disclaimer: I was given two headbands to review for free, but was not required to give a favorable review--my opinions are honest, as always).