Thursday, October 25, 2012

Keep Going

I have dropped about 10 pounds. I am beginning to feel better. Some of the medical test have come back and other than a few vitamin deficiencies nothing alarming has come back so far. I struggle with cutting the sweets out. I have avoided fast food all but 1 time so that for me is amazing. I can do this for me and my beautiful daughters.

Monday, October 15, 2012

My Journey Back

I have been meaning and wanting to do this for awhile but lack the courage/motivation. I am changing the focus of my blog somewhat. I will still pass along any great deals that I find and any tricks that I find to keep me making money from home, however I am going to include my journey back to myself as well. I think it may be good for me to put it in writing. I have put on alot of weight over the past couple years and am now suffering from anxiety. I saw my doctor and he prescribed zoloft to help which I had an adverse reaction to and ended up trying to not lose my mind as I suffered through a 12 hour long panic attack. I went back to the doctors and he switched it to Welbutrin and ordered a bunch of bloodwork and other test. I am having the bloodwork done tomorrow and went for a stress test at the end of last week. Just knowing that I had to have that done scares me. I know that I have repeatedly abused my body and ate junk for years, and the only time that I was truely happy was when I was thinner and eating healthy. I understand now ( yes I am one that has to learn for myself) that eating junk not only shortens your life but always can lead to many other things. I am going to survive all of this - learn to eat healthy - and get to a point where I no longer need anxiety medication. I have been trying to wean myself off from caffiene as a first step. I am limiting my diet cola addiction down from the only thing I ever drank to 32 ounces a day for a week or so. I have began adding drinking water in to replace the diet sodas I am no longer drinkng. From there I will continue to lower it til I only have the occasional glass. I always have stopped getting lunch from drive thrus. Small steps I know, but they need to be lasting habits so I have to be sure I do it right this time.

Glade Expressions

Through Bzz Agents I was given the chance to try another great product for free in return for my opinions. Glade Expressions® Collection was my bzz kit this time I purchased the oil diffuser which I loved. I goCotton & t the Pineapple & Mangosteen. It smelt great and lasted for quite awhile. I wanted to try the Cotton & Italian Mandarin in the diffuser but my local store only had it in the spray. I got the spray and love the scent but rather use the iol diffuser so the scent is always in the room. I can't wait to find the scent I want in the form I want.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Through Bzz Agent I was asked to try a new foundation and powder. I received a free bottle of Covergirl & Olay foundation along with a presswed powder compact. I love trying new things for free at Bzz Agent in exchange for my opinions. I am like a kid at Christmas with my Bzz Kits. This one I pulled out of the mailbox on my way to pick my husband up from work. He was running a little late so I tore into the package and opened it up. I wanted to try the makeup right away so I applied it in the car with just my fingers and it actually looked flawless. I was in shock. You only need a little of the foundation. It is light and so foolproof to put on. I am exactly giving up my Mary Kay to purchase this product in the future. Great job Covergirl!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Busy Week and blog hop

We had such a busy week. To save money we did not have a vacation this year. We still wanted to do something special with our girls before they went back to school though. Saturday we went to the Buffalo Wing Fest in a local town. We have gone every year for the past few years. We spend more than we normally would on something like this but it is a spurge that the whole family looks forward to. My favorite wings were a Thai PB&J and a blackened wing both by a Resturant called Moosehead Grill from NC.
The following day we went to the Balloon Festival. We have never been. It was a bit of a drive but well worth it. Kids were free and adults were $5. We took a packed lunch and a cooler with bottled water which we had to keep in the car.
We got to see just shy of 30 hot air balloons launch at 6 pm. It was such a nice day. Monday we relaxed and got everything ready for our girls to go back to school. Our oldest started 2nd grade and our baby started kindergarten. I have to admit after being home for 7 years I was left with a little bit of a what now feeling. Both girls are new to the school and both love the school so far. Looking for new blogs to follow and new followers for my blog so I am once again taking part of the New Friends Blog Hop. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Welcome to all those visting from new friends blog hop!!


Wow I have been neglecting this blog. Life flies by so quick. I am still working from home so that company worked out very well. I love chocolate but sometimes hate the junk that is in all the candy bars. I hate giving them to my kids but sometimes do :( I was asked to try the Unreal Brand of Candy by Buzz Agent ( I receive coupons and free products in exchange for my opinions - It is candy that has had some of the junk taken oput and replaced with stuff that is healthier for you. I tried the chocolate shell covered peanuts with my free coupon and got the chocolate candy shell and the chocolate caramel nougat with one of the buy 1 get 1 free coupons. I let my kids spilt the chocolate candy shells and sent the other to work with hubby. The companys claim is No corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oil, no artificial ingredients, no GMOs, no preseravative and low glycemic index. I actually like the ones I tried, my kids asked why the colors were different, but had no problem eating them, and hubby said it was not much different than a regular candy bar. Here's the link to the chocolate candy shell one you can view the ingredients from that link. I would purchase these instead of regular junked candy bars for my family - however they would still be an occasional treat and not a regular part of their intake.