Manifesto for a Simple Life


Just a little motivation to take you through your week. I am reminding myself of all these things a lot this past week, and trying to be okay with being limited during this healing process. Still working on BuluBox product reviews, YouTube videos (just don’t feel too “pretty” right now), and other fun stuff!

In the meantime, I went on a subscription box shopping spree over the weekend….all with promo codes! Can’t wait to share my most-anticipated ones with you!

Back soon!

‘Til Next Time!!

Who Wears Short Shorts?!

Not me.

Not yet.

But it’s not a “never” either.

I am 16 days away from my bi-lateral thigh lift, and while I have become more comfortable with my body and wearing shorts around my house and things like that, I am experiencing some SERIOUS anticipation (and anxiety) over the fact that I will be able to buy killer running shorts, yoga shorts, and denim shorts.

People who haven’t had weight issues, body-consciousness issues, or things like that may not ever consider the fact that things like shorts can be such a daunting thing! They can be ridiculously un-flattering, and you may have the guts to wear them…but the anxiety you have wearing them all day can be a real killjoy.

Some of my favorites I cannot wait to try and buy? Why, let me show you! 🙂






My pre-op appointment with Dr. Arya is this Tuesday, and I am excited to get the down-low on her complete plan of attack and to find out what revisions we have finalized in terms of my panniculectomy, otherwise known as excess skin removal of the abdomen!

It’s pretty cool, because heading to Phoenix for the Your Weight Matters Convention the weekend before surgery gives me the rare and unique opportunity to show the “before” and “after” sides of not only weight loss surgery, but of post-loss plastic surgery!

I am still super excited about becoming an official Brand Ambassador for, and cannot WAIT to not only review the products I receive here on SeeSondraSlim, but to start being able to have extra healthy goodies and tips to take with me on trips like the anxiously awaited Phoenix one! Plus, who else has ever wished they had an extra protein bar or shake mix in their purse? Soooo much more convenient, and it makes it much easier to eat healthily, and prevent those moments of weakness at the cookie jar.

No? Just me? Lol!

Don’t forget: As a SeeSondraSlim reader, you have access to getting your first box FREE, or getting 50% off a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription by using the discount code ‘BULUGAN342‘ at checkout. Also, as a subscriber to monthly boxes (which ALWAYS ship free), you earn $$$ towards full-sized product purchases, and more!

Don’t forget to review products on the site (and share here on SeeSondraSlim!), to earn even more $$$ towards purchases, too!

In other news: Headed to the Old Town Temecula Farmers Market with Sean today, and got some AMAZING healthy eats for the week. Gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, mini Roma tomatoes, asparagus, fresh made pasta, fresh homemade red salsa, organic Italian sausage, fresh green beans, and more! We also stopped in wine country (obviously) to pick up our wine club shipment at South Coast Winery, and then headed home. I have a new favorite farmers market!

On the way back, we stopped to get some fixins’ for super fresh pizza/flatbreads I made for dinner. Garlic Rosemary crust with roasted red peppers, pepperoni, and mozzarella, and a plain crust with mini Romas, fresh mini mozzarella, and fresh basil.

Yeah, it was totally as yummy as it sounds, especially with a crisp salad on the side. Sometimes, indulgence can be fresh and surprisingly low-cal, too! Low-cal is super important to us after the wine tasting we had. The gentleman helping us had a VERY heavy hand, and a penchant for ignoring that we have only 5 tastes each. He kept saying “So, I’ll show you this one next….” or “if you like that, you’ll LOVE this….” and he did NOT strike out. Not once! We have been members for a year now, but his help navigating the menu and his attention to our preferences was awesome. We left him a $16 tip 🙂

That’s it for now, but I’ll be back soon! Here’s to a great rest of the weekend! 🙂

‘Til Next Time!


Bulubox….an Exciting SeeSondraSlim Partnership!

If you know me, you know I was previously obsessed with, and my monthly subscription to adorable boxes packed full of awesome samples (sometimes even full-sized) beauty products for only $10/month!

I just recently learned about I am so excited to share more about this with you all, because I personally think the concept is GENIUS.

th sends you a similar box chock-full of premium samples geared towards Health and Fitness or Weight Loss. These samples are products you can give a shot before you drop a ton of money on the full sized thing.

How many times have you bought a $50 container of protein only to get home and realize it’s disgusting? Or those protein bars that taste like chalk and make you miss real food?

Not anymore, my friends! With 4-5 premium samples per month, and free shipping on all boxes, there is waaayyyy less risk involved! You earn points every month for being a subscriber, as well as bonus points for things like referring friends and completing your member profile. The best part is, points can be redeemed towards purchases! So, if BuluBox sends you a protein sample that blows your mind, you can go to the site, and purchase the full-sized product! You can redeem your points to help pay for it, and orders over $50 always ship for free! Each purchase even earns you more points! You can choose a month-to-month subscription and have your $10 auto-debited, or pay up front for the time you want. So, you can pay $30 up front for a 3-month subscription.

Obviously, I am excited for this. The hardest part of my weight loss journey and lifestyle transition was having to find products that were not only affordable, but bearable. I am a girl who loves having options, and BuluBox gives me that variety at a super affordable price…and it’s a bonus that I can share the love, and info about the assorted products with you, my readers!

I have partnered up with and become an official BuluBox Brand Ambassador! What does this mean? It means I give you premier discount codes for BuluBoxes of your very own!

I hope you love bulubox as much as me, and that you give it a shot for all your health/wellness/fitness curiosities!

And you know I love a great deal….so how about some promo codes!?!

Save 50% off a 3 , 6 or 12 month subscription with promo code: “BULUGAN342” !!

Not ready to commit to that long or don’t wanna pay up front? (Just make sure to cancel before the next month’s shipment to avoid your card being charged).

Get your first box FREE with the same promo code: “BULUGAN342” !!

Again, if you sign up for a free one-time box, it will store your card info for a month-to-month subscription. So, you have to be sure to cancel your subscription as soon as you receive your free box! Who knows…maybe you’ll love it and keep ’em coming!

Happy BuluBox-ing! I know you’ll love it! Don’t forget to share, and let me know which products are YOUR favorites!

‘Til Next Time!