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Spending Less on Food with My New Diet!

September 12th, 2008 at 11:29 am

Although I'm spending money on Weight Watchers, I'm spending less money on food.

I have traditionally bought breakfast and lunch at the work cafe. Now, I'm bringing breakfast (a boiled egg and V8 or Soy Milk) instead of buying an egg sandwich & juice for $4! I'm also eating less at lunch - usually soup and salad instead of the more expensive entrees.

This is a very good development! I've already lost 5 pounds. Most of which, I believe is water weight.

Spending Money On Losing Weight

September 8th, 2008 at 09:21 pm

Just about a year ago, I quit smoking. I smoked Ĺ pack of cigarettes a day for about 20 years. Iím very happy to have quit, however, I gained approx. 15 pounds. I hate the extra weight. None of my clothes fit and I am not interested in shopping for new clothes. I feel icky and donít like what I see in the mirror.

So, tonight I joined Weight Watchers Online. I used WW 10 years ago and really like the points program. They are offering 7 days free and then $49 for one month and after that itís $16.95/month.

If I keeps me focused on healthy eating, then itís worth every penny. Iíll periodically blog about my weight loss progress.

Bachelorette Party Weekend

September 8th, 2008 at 10:47 am

My friend is getting married September 20 and this past weekend we had the bachelorette party. Mind you, we are not 20-somethings, we are 40-somethings, so we did not opt for a bar/stripper party. We went white water rafting instead! It was my first time and it was amazing. I wear glasses, so my biggest fear was that I would lose my glasses and be blind. I bought the thing that wraps around your glasses and holds them close to your head and it worked (whew!).

It was a two night adventure in Northern California. We stayed in a tent cabin that slept 12, were served two breakfasts, one lunch (on the river), and one dinner. All this plus the raft and guide cost $200 per person. In addition to that cost, there was $25 each for gas, $60 for liquor, and $10 for cheap dinner the first night.

The campground was hosting a Kayak Festival party the second night and we were given free wrist bands that got us into the party and all the free beer we wanted! We danced with the band all night. For FREE!

This whole trip was a bargain in my mind. It was an incredible good time!

Expensive Anniversary Gift

September 2nd, 2008 at 06:11 pm

The weekend was a blast, but as I knew, it was expensive. Ah well, we frugal folks know how to save for things that are important to us!

My biggest expense was the anniversary gift. Tradition says either wood or silverware is the gift to give at five years. My BF has a full set (approx 120 pieces) of sterling silver flatware. He has always wanted to have his last initial engraved on them. I found a local shop which will charge anywhere between $3-$6 a piece. So, Iím in for $360-$720!

Anyone know of an engraver that would do it for cheaper??