Saturday, February 13, 2010

Money Savings!

I know that one of the worst things in the world for weight loss is stress and something that creates more stress than anything is finances. There are several resources for watching where your money is going. One great place to look is the blogosphere and today I am going to highlight one I found a while ago when searching the answer behind what Swagbucks is.
There are a lot of great money saving tips including groceries, couponing, and online opinion polls. Right now she is also running a giveaway for a $35 Jiffy Lube gift card and a Jiffy Lube Maintenance Partners for Life savings book. There are 3 prizes total; all you have to do to win is follow this link and follow the simple instructions! Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A New Outlook on Life

My name is Heather, I am 22 years old, and I am about 65 pounds overweight. I have always been heavy due to poor diet, lack of exercise, and overall genetics, but the in the past 5 years I have gained almost 50 pounds.
I have tried several different fad diets and glanced at exercise videos here and there, and even once in a while I visit the gym available to me at work, but nothing has lasted. On top of being physically unfit, I am also a very lazy person. It takes a lot to motivate me to do something I am not really interested in, and while I talked about wanting to be healthier, there was no motivating factor beyond vanity to get my ass into gear.
That changed on January 8, 2010. I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Never in my life have wanted something more than I now want. I want to see him grow up and I want to enjoy my life with him without worrying about how much it hurts to bend over or how I can't breathe when I run for more than 30 seconds at a time.
I know this is going to be very difficult, and I know there are no shortcuts, but I am ready because I love my son more than I love cake.