Creative Bioscience Diet 1234 – Review Part 1, Month 1


creative bioscience left side logoAs you all may recall, a month ago I announced my testing of the Creative Bioscience Product “Diet 1234” for 3 months. As promised I am doing my monthly update for you on the product and how it is working for me.

Shortly after my trial of the product started, my allergies got really bad along with our plumbing leaking in our crawl space, causing molds to be adding to the allergies. Of course the drama at our house can’t just stop with the leak fixed, once that was fixed (took almost 2 weeks) there then was a plug in the septic caused by roots… yay, to top off the already bad situation the vent to the crawl space making me need to deal with waste too!

Anyway, for just over 2 weeks my allergy meds kept me from taking the Diet 1234 product… the only thing that helped my allergies was one you have to sign for at the pharmacy and is also a stimulant, since the Diet 1234 does increase metabolism and has some ingredients that you shouldn’t mix with Caffeine, I figured it was best to lay off the Diet pills for the time being.

While I’ve taken the product for just about 2 weeks total at the time of this writing it is not a full month long trail to report, however… just after the leaks in our bathtub were noticed in the house, I went to a moving away party for a Cousin and people noticed my weight loss there. And here just as recently as this past Wednesday, while visiting my brother and his lovely family up at my parents house I had once again received remarks as to my weight loss. My Mother was very kind to point out that she also heard 2 complements about how I looked and that I lost weight, how sweet when people let you know something good (even great) is being said about you. 🙂

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My Mother then asked how the diet 1234 was going and how much I’ve lost. I let her know that I wasn’t sticking to the diet regime (I am a stress/emotional eater so this wasn’t an easy time for me here). I also had split up taking the Diet 1234 & had only had gone through about half a bottle and I don’t like to weigh myself so I didn’t have a number to give her. Why don’t I like to weigh myself? It seems to me we make snap judgements on ourselves and our moods can change due to a stupid number on scale… so until my once a month on the scale, I’d judge how I am doing by how I feel in my clothing daily. I knew I was fitting into my clothing better and some had gotten loose, but I wasn’t curious about my weight until I heard the complements were coming in.

Guess what? I couldn’t wait to weigh myself and see if it just showed in my clothing and my face or if the numbers actually reflected it too. So after our return home I got on the scale… I’ve lost 7 lbs! I really don’t believe it even now… and that is not the time of day to measure your weight, I measured it not too long after dinner that night and the best truest weight is first thing in the morning before you eat or drink a thing oh and Dr. Oz said after you go to the bathroom first thing in the morning. lol

7 pounds lost, I haven’t minded any sort of diet yet, I hadn’t been taking it religiously and I’ve been eating diet no nos… no more then usual, but really no less either. I can’t wait to see what the next couple of months bring, this has given me a great head start and a gleeful feeling. I will be trying to watch what I eat more and try to be more active so we can really see what this product is capable of. creative bioscience products picture

Oh yes, I don’t want to forget, the pamphlet that came with the Diet 1234 has Diet Protocols for all their products. On page 5 the Diet Protocols laid out with the allowed food, it does state that the allowed food goes right along with the previous pages hGC Line allowed foods so there is quite a good list to go with the diet.

I do have to say I am impressed, thus far, with the Diet 1234 and how it is working for me.

Watch next month for my monthly update, and watch in December for the final results as well as the Diet 1234 Giveaway! 🙂

Mariah Lockwood is personally reviewing this product. I received a 90 day supply from Creative Bioscience for this product  test. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Creative Bioscience.

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Sweater Season is here! 3/4 Length Front Closure Bra – Review & Giveaway


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The leaves are falling, here in Colorado, there is a nice crispness to the air and it’s Sweater Season. I have to say this Falls cooler weather is such relief after we had record-breaking temps in Colorado, as did much of the country. When Leading Lady offered me another Review and Giveaway, I had a great I idea that I thought would benefit all us well endowed women. I thought about the nice smooth lines that a 3/4 length bra gives you would be the perfect product for sweater wearing weather. I know that to some of you the idea of wearing one of these may not of occurred to you. Leading Lady Logo Continue reading Sweater Season is here! 3/4 Length Front Closure Bra – Review & Giveaway

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Pulp Fiction Audio Books Review & Giveaway


Pulp Fiction, did I get your attention? Well folks, I am not talking the movie Pulp Fiction here, I am talking about the old time short stories and books. Here is a definition of Pulp Fiction for you:

Pulp fiction is fantastic, escapist fiction for the general entertainment of the mass audiences. The term originated from the magazines of the first half of the 20th century which were printed on cheap “pulp” paper. Bigger-than-life heroes, pretty girls, exotic places, strange and mysterious villains all stalked the pages of the many issues available to the general public on the magazine stands.
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Did you know that L. Ron Hubbard wrote some of the above mentioned stories and was not just the creator of the Scientology belief system.

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A while back I received a group of Audio Books from and I today I would like to tell you about them. The books are classics by L. Ron Hubbard and they have been a joy to listen to. Granted I have to take time to sit back and enjoy, turn off the Boob-Tube and relax and let your brain do the visuals. You may know L. Ron Hubbard as the author of Scientology, don’t fear though, these are entertainment written just for sheer enjoyment and entertainment… Galaxy Press has no ulterior motive in publishing these books and audio books, but to keep these great works of fiction from being lost to the hands of time.

These audio books remind me of my brother finding a radio station on AM Radio that played old acted out stories from when my parents were young. My big brother, Milton, and I would sit and listen with great interest to these stories, they were colorful and acted out so well that my imagination filled in the visuals so easily. Ever since those days I have wanted to find some well acted out Theatrical Radio Stories once again, and now I can! Thanks to the people at Galaxy Press and their Stories From the Golden Age.

With these books, I am reliving those days gone by, spent with my big brother, loving each and every story. These stories full of wonderful Acting, and the Characters voices are fun to listen to, there is even background noises and sound effects. I found myself transported to a far away land, in another time.

Below is one of the first Audio Books I listened to, I call it my favorite, but perhaps it was because it was the first audio the start of my new adventure into Classic Stories told with Cinematic Flare. As it brought out the nostalgia in me for the days with my older brother (as I shall talk about more, later in this post).

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It’s sad in today’s world that things like the imagination are not promoted more in our children, we have become so technology driven in today’s society that little is left to the imagination. I love these audio books because I think that the imagination is a muscle that must be exercised. Unfortunately, by the sounds of what a Mother was telling me in the store a while back, even the Arts in schools now are pay if you want to learn attend the classes, we are not appreciating/learning the arts as much as I believe we should… how sad.

Speaking of education, I was wondering around the Golden Age Stories website and I noticed that they even have this set up for education! How cool is that? I have family (my brother and Sister-in-law) that are home schooling their children and their children would love this way of learning. I wouldn’t be surprised if all of my siblings, with school age children, would love to have some family time with the kids listening and reading along. The interesting part of their Education Area on their site is that they not only have the Lexile Ratings, information on their Listen and Learn program but they have PDF’s with Lesson Plans! Nothing like simplifying things!

Stories like those on these L. Ron Hubbard Audio Books are something that I feel would benefit children and adults alike. Sit back, relax, turn off the TV and close your eyes, and watch as these stories come to life using your imagination. Think about it, our Grandparents or Great Grandparents had radio, they didn’t have TV… these are the sort of things they listened to as a family back in the day.

Reflecting on Theatrical Radio Plays, I want to share with you a short story. Back in the days of radio shows, like the ones that have been made for these Audio Books, my Grandfather came home from work and listened to “War of the Worlds” on their radio one night. Have you heard the stories of people believing that the invasion was real? Well I heard that too, so as a teenager my Grandparents were visiting and I just had to ask my Grandfather. Both my Grandfather and  Grandmother laughed, and said, yes! I sat that night with my Grandfather telling me how my Grandmother was in the kitchen making dinner and as he sat listening to the radio he got so very upset that he kicked in the radio! My Grandfather was so very sure that the story was true. 🙂

Picture of 5 of my Audio Books from the Pulp Fiction eraNow I do have to say that these CD’s are in chapters my friends, so my 10 or so year old CD player (that plays MP3 on CD’s as well as Music CD’s) won’t work with this format. However the Chapter/Audio format works on my PC’s and in my Blu Ray/DVD player just fine. The chapter format does help with picking up where you left off with video cues in it on my Blu Ray Player.

I have to say, I really loved my late nights listening to these Audio Books, I found it very relaxing and fun to listen to. I wish for everyone to have a chance to check out these marvelous stories for themselves, L. Ron Hubbard wrote these stories ages ago and they are still as entertaining today as, I am sure they were back then.

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Thanks to the Lovely people at Galaxy Press – Stories from the Golden Age, we have a giveaway, 5 of you can win 2 Audio Books each! These will make great gifts too folks… Good Luck Friends!

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Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, Stories From the Golden Age (Galaxy Press) provided me with a free sample of this product to test. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. . All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Galaxy Press – Stories From The Golden Age Website & myself.