Friday, May 6, 2011

Christmas Shopping?

Some of you might be wondering why I am talking about Christmas in May! Well, you know as well as I do that before we know it Christmas will be here. I wanted to share something exciting with you on how you can get free money that would be great to help with the Christmas shopping!

Every time I earn 450 swagbucks I get a 5.00 amazon gift card.. Stay with me here..the gift cards are good for 2 years. You can earn points by simply taking daily polls, surfing on their page via the swagbuck search engine and so much more! They give out swagbucks on their blogs, you just enter the free codes.

The best part? You are already online surfing, there is NO cost to you, its free! The reason I am telling you NOW is that if you get started now who knows, you could earn 50, 100 or more swagbucks to purchase amazon gift cards with.

When you search their site on Fridays, its mega buck day! You can earn a ton of swagbucks!

Oh and guess what, you don't have to simply buy Amazon gift cards, you can redeem your points for so much more! So why not give it a try? Any extra money helps in times like these..of course me, I love Amazon!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Goodbye Spring Semester 2011!

Who would have thought at the age of 40 I would have just completed 2 years of college? Well, if you would have asked me 10 years ago, I would have told you no way. Well, I did it. Yesterday was the last day of Spring Semester for me, it was the completion of two years at Northern. It has not always been easy, especially when the kiddos take a mind to stay up late on a night when I have a 10 page essay to write. LOL! I think that is why I am so excited, just knowing the things I had to get through to be where I am today. So there ya go, a little about me..

NOW, onto the issues I am currently facing. My weight and my way of eating. I was doing well until about 2 weeks ago, or about there. Suddenly I find myself wanting to eat and graze and eat. Not for satiety, but simply because 'it sounds good'. This has been a problem for many years, which has culminated in the weight I am today. To be honest I don't know what I weigh now. I have 2 scales. One scale is a digital and the other an analog. The digital measures me roughly around 10 pounds heavier than the analog. I have noticed on several occasions that the digital when weighing several times consecutively has changed +/- up to 4 pounds! Well, I know I didn't gain 4 in a minute so wth? The analog, well if I lean or stand a certain way, the dial moves, so who the hell knows. I could way more or less and wouldn't know any better.

Well, now that school is out, it does release quite a bit of pressure and time from my day. So now, I am focusing on me. I keep teeter-tottering with the idea of Atkins. Bottom line? I can lose weight FAST. Then I keep coming back to do I really want to lose it that fast? I know from past experience I will gain it back FASTER...so here I am. What to do?

#1. I am going to ditch the analog scale. Any movement on this scale changes the number, screw it!
#2. I am tracking my calories at http://www.sparkpeople.com/ (its free and easy!)
#3. Limiting my Diet Coke, increasing my water.
#4. Getting back to taking all the vitamins that made me feel wonderful. (I don't know why I simply stopped taking them)
#5. Blog. Blogging helps me with accountability. Responses are my inspiration. Hand in hand its like a magic high.
#6. Move more, way more. This is key.

So that is it. That is what I have today. Glad school is out and now focusing on taking care of me.

Peace out ♥