Sunday, March 28, 2010

Another one is down.

I have lost another pound! I know I probably gained it back yesterday with my chocolate cake and Amaretto sour, but overall it shows that I am on the losing side! I have never been so happy to be a loser.
It is getting so much easier. Going to the gym is just becoming part of my day, and the eating is really not too bad. I did have a piece of delicious chocolate cake yesterday, but it was for a good cause! Also, I am allowing myself to have something like that once a week; if I don't, I will burn out fast. I have been finding some awesome shopping deals lately which is making eating at home and eating better cheap as well. I just need to keep this up.
We are planning on starting the Couch to 5k program as soon as Brent gets a new pair of shoes. He went to the gym Thursday and his shoes about fell apart, so we decided it was good idea to start shopping around.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Great week!

So, this was my second week of going to the gym. My schedule right now is 3 days for 30 minutes. It usually is broken into 2 30 minute elliptical session and 1 day that is split between the elliptical and various machines. I have really been enjoying it.
I have also done a great job on food. I have been eating a lot more veggies and I have avoided fried and grease drenched. I have been logging everything I eat and it is great to see that calorie counter been in the green!
I have been using a variety of different calorie and exercise tracker apps on my iPhone. It is great. I love technology!!
Down 4 lbs, 61 more to go!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Another awesome giveaway.

So, lately I have been obsessed with blog giveaways. They are a great way for a small blog to get some attention and I get chance to win and try new products. It's total win situation.

The latest one that has peaked my interest is

It looks an awesome giveaway and the blog itself is full of tons incredibly useful information about the world of bargain hunting including: weekly coupon match-up deals, general alerts on current sexy sales, and amazing affordable recipes.

Hitting the Gym

This is week 2 of my gym sessions. My weekly goals are to go at least 3 times and spend 30 minutes each time. I have been mostly using the elliptical. I am averaging a 15 minute mile, which I know is pitiful to most people, but I am pretty pleased with it. I want to get it down to a 10 minute mile by the end of August. I don't know if that is possible but I am trying.
Brent and I have decided that we are going to start the Couch to 5k program.
It will take us a lot longer because we are so out of shape, but I am pretty excited. I am hoping to be able run a whole 5k by next summer, which I know is a seems like I am already procrastinating, but it takes time for a 44DDD sized lady to get herself into something resembling pseudo-shape.
I have really been enjoying the gym a lot. I hate running; I really do, but I really love the feeling of working towards a goal that I feel like I can accomplish. I know I will never be stick thin, but I can definitely be healthy, and that is what the long-term goal is.
I am so happy Brent has decided to join me. Adventures are always more fun with a partner.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Walgreens Awesomeness

So, since I found out I was pregnant I have been lurking in several deal hunting/couponing forum, but I have been weary of doing things because I am nervous about making people angry. I have decided I wanted to start doing some. So, Friday and Saturday I went out for a little trip. I went to CVS, but most of me stuff came from Walgreens. I am still not very good at this, I forgot to give them some, and I did not paying attention to the right size for another deal, but overall I am so impressed.
I spent about 45 dollars total and got:

2 Men's Degree Deoderant
1 Baby Vitamin
12 Revlon Eyeshadows
3 Revlon Nailclippers
1 Revlon Eyelash Curler
1 Revlon Age Defying Liquid Foundation
1 Revlon Eyeline
1 Revlon Fabulash Mascara
12 Bottles of various vitamins
6 boxes of various children's benadryl
5 boxes of band aids
2 Tylenol cold medicine
3 tubes of neosporin
5 Boxes of Colgate toothpaste
12 Red Baron Pizza Pockets
4 12 packs of coca cola
1 Jug of motts apple juice
2 boxes of special k cereal
6 cadbury eggs

I think I did pretty good, but there is a lot of room for improvement, so I shall continue to practice and update.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


So, I have decided to expand the premise of this. This blog will the landing spot for all of my wacky ideas and general thoughts on life. I will post reviews(media and product), great deals I find, and just general thoughts on life. I am still new at this whole thing, but this just seems a lot more interesting to me.