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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Im the F to the RUG the A the L...

Totally kidding.  I decided I suck at losing weight, working out, money, and blogging. 

I decided I'm going to take charge of my finances.  Its been months since I've balanced a checkbook.  Some weeks I'm making more than I did in two at my old job, but I can never figure out where my money goes.  So I decided to rifel through my dirty purse and go through my receipts and compare to my bank statements. 

Isn't it a mess?  $4.67 at the gas station, $6.49 at McDonalds, $12.83 at Walgreens, $35.48 at the grocery store.  All those little purchases in a month or so totalled up to about $500.  Man, I wanted to puke. 

I printed off a cute template for a grocery list and looked at the ads before I hit the store.  I organized my coupons for stuff I needed, grabbed my animal print totes, and was on my way.  I ended up using six coupons, saving me $5.30.

Its nothing compared to, "Holy shit, I got $600 worth of stuff for $10," but hey, its a start.  I mean it only took a couple minutes to go through and cut them out of the paper.  I would like to do more research on comparing ads and coupons and maybe getting some stuff for free.  I also signed up for CVS rewards to hopefully get some sweet deals.  I love to shop at Target and you get 5% off your purchase when you use your card.  I can get pretty naughty in Target tho, so I have to be strict with myself and stick to my list.  :p

One thing I do promise is that I wont buy shit I don't need or use.  The last thing I want is to start hoarding (which many may argue that its not, but hello, wake up and smell your twenty cans of Folgers).  So we will see where this leads and how much is saved.  Even if its only $20/month or so, thats not too shabby for cutting a few pieces of paper.

I also bought this cute little coupon organizer from Etsy:

I feel that things are easier when you're being stylish.  :)

So thats where I'm at right now.  Just going to try to save some money and tackle the weight thing later.  Or else if a plastic surgeon wants to marry me, then both problems will be solved. 

Happy saving everyone!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dude, where's my blog? you are. ;)

I apologize for the 5+ month hiatus, readers. For those who are still following, thank you. I thought about starting a whole new blog, but I feel like my spare time is minimal, plus I weigh less than I did when I left off. ;)

So in the past almost six months, I have concluded that my 29th year of age is the most fucked up one I have ever encountered. I left my job of six years in human services to go work at a factory. Yes...I've turned on my high heels for tractor wheels. Do I like it? Most days. Do I think it was the best decision? That I can't tell you quite yet. Its a foot in the door to a multi-billion dollar company with potential to advancement. Will I advance? Time can only tell, but for now my expectations are low. I am getting the main thing I wanted out of it, which is to leave work AT work.

My five year wedding anniversary is coming up, and my husband and I are taking a step back to try to work on things. If things don't improve, we are going to end. It sounds weird, like a return policy almost. I'm scared, confused, hurt. I cry a lot. My family tells me to do what makes me happy, which doesn't make it any easier, because I don't know what that would be. My friends, well I wont even go there. I feel like a lone solider, fighting in a war. Its funny that when you need people the most, they are nowhere around. There is a special group of girls I email with on a daily basis, and its sad to say I feel like they are better friends most of the time compared to the ones I have in real life. And I've only met a handful of them in person.

A positive in the past couple months is that my nephew was baptised! He surprised me at the church asking if I would be his Godmother. Its such an honor, he is seriously my favorite person in the whole world. Smart little booger too. Here is a picture from that day:p>

I rejoined Weight Watchers for the millionth time on March 30th. So far I am digging the new Points Plus! I've lost 12 pounds since I've started. For my 10 pound/5% goal I treated myself to a pedicure. I was sad they didn't have the new OPI Shatter, but I opted for a sparkly teal color. I'm not sure what I will do once I hit 15 pounds....maybe get a massage. I could sure use one.

I'm hoping to lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday, which is less than 7 months away. I don't usually set "lose this by this day" goals, but how fun would it be to say that I reached two 30 milestones in a year? Because honestly, I cannot wait to turn 30, and hopefully I will be celebrating in Sin City.

I will try to get my stats and all that updated soon....I just feel like I don't have time. I miss blogging and reading what all of you others are up to. Hope all is well....please feel free to drop me a line. ♥