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Monday, July 2, 2012

Serious! Insanity

Day 24 of Insanity. I am so proud of me! Yeah, I fell off and decided you know what, I'm going to go so hard. I won't let the doctors tell me I am going to have a tough time letting this weight go! I am proud to say that although the scale is not moving like I want it to. I have not had soda nor chocolate YIKES in 24 days! I CAN DO REAL PUSHUPS. I CAN WORKOUT 6 DAYS A WEEK WITHOUT GIVING UP. I have been working out 6 days a week for the 7 weeks(started one week early of just getting body ready for an extreme workout) and both me and the hubby have been getting it in and YES I have been tired, but I feel soooo good after the workout! I'm sorry its been so long since I posted, but I'm back I instagram what's going on on the food front and after workouts. Changing my life 1 day at a time! Focused

Monday, April 30, 2012

New Week-Finally some deals!

Free Toothpaste at CVS! Did you pick up a paper~???
If so, grab the coupons out, run to CVS and get you somet free Colgate! a paper??? Pick up the Starbucks Refreshers for free with coupon. You can actually use this coupon at any store that sells this drink.

I will post during shopping excursions this week.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Prepping for big doc appt.

So, my weight loss has been at the same number give or take 5lbs for the past 2 months. My doctor put me on a steroid to control this underactive thyroid, that has my hair falling out and my weight just sitting. I'm only losing a good 15lbs and then I'm stuck. Its like my body don't want to give the weight up. I have been working out 3 days a week, once I found out I needed something to control the weight loss and that it wouldn't be as easy for me, I fell into a "whoa is me funk" and what did I do!? I ran to food, CARBS, the devil. Its my fault and I haven't really been blogging to hold myself accountable. The good part about this is that I can still fit the clothes I was wearing before, the bad part is, I can still fit the clothes that I was wearing before. Now, here we are 31 DAYS before DisneyWorld. My big appt. to get my second opinion and talk real weight loss and hair loss to my doctor is Friday. *fingers crossed* I can get good news. In the meanwhile, I have the worst headache because I am addicted to sugar and carbs and I have cut that out of my diet, going on day 7. Yikes

Deal of the Week!

Walgreens has a good deal on Kotex Tampons so far the deal works like this: Buy 1 Kotex Tampon for $3.99 get back $3 Register Reward. Purchase another pack of Tampons use that $3 reward pay .99 and get back another $3 RR. Do it as much as you'd like. Hurry, not sure how long it will last!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I had a grand time! Did you all?! Its always a blast to spend time with the ones you love!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

**Deal of the Week**

Free Allegra!

Did you get a paper? There's a coupon for Allegra(allergy medicine), perfect for this time of the year. $7 off coupon. Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens has is for $6.49-$6.99 if you can find it at Walmart it will be $5.96 and you will get the overage from the coupon:)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Light Week/End of the Quarter


There are no deals this week.
The sales are light or null and there is nothing going on with the coupons for this week. This due to this being the end of the quarter. Be sure to pick up this Sunday's paper because the coupon inserts will be really good.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

*Deal of the Week*/ Update

Sorry for the late post.

Not much going on.
If you picked up a paper this week you can get free Carefree Pantyliners at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid or Kroger.

Oh, Koolaid Jammers are .69 per box, limit 10 must by 5 at Meijer. Hit them up!

My weight loss journey is still in progress. I have about 30lbs to lose. I'm going in for a second opinion on my thyroid. These doctors want to give you so many drugs. I am so not for it and then to take something that would cause me to lose bueno. I have an couple appts lined up toward the end of the month. It should not be this hard to lose weight. boooo

Monday, March 12, 2012

*Deal of the Week*


RUN to CVS! The store has marked down:

digital cameras
movie players to $9.99!
Use your CVS card and you will get a $10 cash card. Limit 2 per household.
The terry cloth robes, Snuggies, Zhu Zhu pets, traveling bags! Unreal deals! I was out super early this morning and I cleaned up! Check them out!

Monday, March 5, 2012

*Deal of the Week*

Hi all!!


You can purchase Colgate toothpaste for $3. You will receive $3 Register Rewards. With that reward you can purchase another toothpaste. Do all of your transactions separately, you will only pay taxes. I have tons of toothpaste, so I won't be doing the deal. If you do, let me know!!! Who knows...I'm addicted so, I might!

Monday, February 27, 2012

*Deal of the Week*

Hey all,

Hope you had a great weekend. Monday's blow every week, but I make the best of it!


Always Pads
Tampax Pearl

75%-90% off depending on the store and the items are not marked. So you have to take them to the big red box, scan them and take out the clearanced items. I went to 4 CVS today(all while on my lunch, they are 1 mile from in 1 big circle). I spent a total of $12, got 2 boxes of the tampax pearl and 9 packages of the Always pads. I had no coupons at all. I think that's an amazing deal!!! I will split them with my sisters:)


Baby Wipes for .49!! Huggies brand! They are $2.49 in the store, you will pay $2.49, get back $2 in RR can't beat that!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I've been sick(my family has) except for my indestructable husband! Anyway, I have been following the pescatarian fast for church and it has been going great. I can't believe I've been doing this for 21 days! I feel liberated! I have a little ways to go, but I think I can keep it up for 6 months. That's my goal. If I can go for 6 months than I can make this a lifestyle. oh well, back to the work grind. Been out of commission due, to sickness with everyone and I have alot to catch up on.

*Deal of the Week*

The Skintimate Deal is back at CVS. Purchase 1 at $3.29- $3.59 and receive $4 in Extracare Bucks(ECB). You can purchase 1, get your ECB and pay for the next with the ECB and so on and so forth.

If you picked up a paper, you can get the Tylenol Process Heating Pad(3)in a package
-for Free at Walgreens(all of my stores were sold out! BOO)
-.49 at CVS with a $2 ECB attached to it
-.99 at Rite Aid
I picked them up at Rite Aid, they had tons!

Oh, and if you have a Kroger, you can get Family Size boxes of Kelloggs cereal 50% off, they prices are ranging from $1.79-$2.24

Happy Shopping!

Monday, February 13, 2012

******Deal of the Week*****


Maybelline Baby Lips: Buy 1 Get 1 50% OFF
-to make it sweet check out the paper 2 weeks ago and get 2 of the lip glosses for $2.34.


Got 2B hair care products Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Use 2 Got 2B $3.00 coupons from this week and get the both of them FREE

Rite Aid:

Light Bulbs Energy Efficient Bulbs (with coupon in circular):
Final Price: .99!

Happy Shopping!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Deal of the Week/Fasting Update/$50 Challenge

Hey all,

I decided to post in one fair swoop because my weeks are oddly busy lately.

Deal of the Week:
Sales are really slow this week. We had it going on last week and this week, my goal was to find a grocery store that doubled or even tripled coupons. I found 4 that doubled, not one that tripled:( Oh well, you can't win them all! I'm very pleased because I got 60% savings in the stores I shopped! Try to grab a paper or two this week, the drug store deals will be great!

Every February, my church begins a 30 day fast and this month is no different. We are fasting, I decided to give up Facebook and Twitter. I have also adapted a Pescatarian diet. Meats: Fish only this month and I can have dairy. I am 9 days in and I will say the diet was tough at first...I wanted sausage for some odd reason and I wanted some chicken. I have been doing really well with the fast. I noticed that everytime I fast in February I am always faced with many challenges, I digress. I will not be defeated. I'm loving my smoothies and looking for more vegan options when I'm sick of fish. My goal is to keep this diet as my lifestyle change.

**NSV** I was able to layer a button up and a sweater today with my winter coat and button my coat! That meant everything to me!!! I was complimented today so many times with my little ensemble I was pleased! I am a work in progress and am still working hard at it.

$50 Challenge:

Last month, my challenge was met with a few issues. I am a pretty frugal shopper. I shop clearance, thrift, and I am now couponing. I think I did pretty well. The majority of my money went to Bath and Body Works bodywash. I LOVE that stuff and I only buy it during the semi-annual sale. I decided to add that into my budget. This month, I am holding off on spending on myself unless its something amazing! Until Feb. 15!! I will keep you posted!

Deal of

Monday, January 30, 2012

Deal of the Week


Because I love couponing so much, I have decided to add this treat to my blog. The Deal of the week. I will post once a week on a deal that is just toooooo amazing to pass up.

Go to CVS today. Pick up the Skintimate Shave gel, it retails between $3.59-$3.89 depending on where you live. Purchase it and CVS will give you $4 in Extra Care Bucks. You have to have a CVS card. You can purchase as many as you like. What I did was spent the initial $3.59 for the 1st one and did separate transactions receiving the $4 that CVS gave me. I ended up with a total of 12 Shaving gels and I only spent $3.59 out of my pocket. I can split it between me, mom and sisters. Go over and check out the deal!! This deal is running through the end of February. However, when you have extreme couponers out there, you never know if your store will have them AND its rumored that this deal may not last, it could be a computer glitch.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Update/New Hobby/Introducing exercise to kids

Hey all!

All is well in my world. I am still having my 6 meals a day. I am exactly 1 week away from the Vegan Fast. I have start pulling dairy out of my diet this week, I have been having a sugar issue lately, headaches. My goal is to get rid of sugar for about 6 months. With the goal of giving it up totally. Easier said than done. But, we are ending January on a high note. The workouts with the hubby is still running smoothly. He has been stepping his game up as well. As he has been working out 2 times a day 3 days week on his days off. I'm proud of him. It motivates me to see him want to keep up the good job as well. I need to stay motivated and focused.

My daughter is so interested in yoga(4 years old). We went to the basement(our workout area) over the weekend and did yoga together, she was having a good time until 15 minutes in and wanted to give up(it's 30 minutes long). I also have the Kinect games that we have been keeping her active in during this cold season. I hope to keep her interested and active as well. So far so good! 30 days today that she has been interested in doing a physical activity each day and I have been making sure that she gets it in!

Lastly, I picked up a new hobby. If you know me personally, you know that I am always on the hunt for a good deal. I like to spend money on smart things like, investing in my children's and family future. Planning for vacations, Disney this year and 10 year wedding anniversary trip to Hawaii in 2 more years. We will be gone for 10 days and renewing our vows, its very expensive and I have had to dip into the money on emergency at times, but we are still moving forward. I love to thrift, for myself and my children and about 2 months ago I decided to get into couponing!

I was really bad at first, and thought it was complicated. I started off with just 1 Sunday paper, a few blogs, youtube and this has turned into the best hobby! My goal is to save money at all cost. I hate to blow money on silly things. And, whoa! Over the course of the last 25 days(because I just got good at it) I created a huge binder, separating all of my coupons by category, found the best youtubers, blogs and websites and can honestly say. I got it going on! This month I have picked up the following:

Fabric Softener
Dishwashing Liquid
Dish Detergent
Laundry Detergent
Toilet Cleaning systems
Paper Towel
Pull ups
Air Freshners
Brita Water Pitcher

I have not spent more that $4 out of pocket when leaving a store on my purchases, most times I have come out spending only change or better yet, $0.00!!! I am so happy that this is working well. I am trying to learn my grocery store, currently researching coupon policy, looking for stores that double or triple manufacture coupons. I'm on a mission!

So far this month, I have spent a little under $25 on all of the items mentioned and have shared some of these items with my mother. I have $15 in mail in rebates. My $50 per month spending is going well. Today is January 25th, and I have $8 left to spend on myself. I purchased Bath and Body works body wash(my favorite)(before semi annual sale, $30, accessories at Target for $12). Let's see how I can knock out this last $8 if not, I will save it and slide it into next month!!! Happy Saving!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I'm a bit tired. So much is going on in life! Goodness, its really hard to juggle life sometimes, but I digress. I have been making my 6 small meals each night and that has not been that difficult because I'm eating more veggies and fruits and lean meats. I have been eating whole grains once a day, but that is my 5th meal as I am trying to eat any carbs an hour after my workout and I have lost 5lbs in the last week. It's paying off, but it is time consuming. Oh well, I am just mentally preparing for the 30 day Fast with my church for February. I'm excited about the weight loss and on top of that my cycle is here, so that's a huge plus! I haven't eaten out in 2 weeks, I am a little afraid of what will happen when I finally decide to do so.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


...I have the blues. I don't know why, well I guess I have an idea. The holidays are over, all of the good times, i.e. parties, dinners, cocktail hour, shopping, being lazy and just fellowshipping with the family October - December is done and now....NOTHING! So, I have the blues. The upside to this is we have no snow here in MI. That's one thing to be happy about, because this year I am unusually sad. Oh well, while reading my food journal for the past 3 months, I realized I half wrote in it and skipped meals and didn't drink much water. So, I have decided to eat 6 small meals a day. Eat out once a week. Drink water only! ONLY WATER! and get my workouts in with the hubby(which have been going so well). We have been doing TaeBo together. (Insane abs everynight!!!) I have P90X, we will start them in February. And, I have been taking full advantage of my Dance Central 2 and Zumba disc on the Xbox 360. I hope to finish this month strong and be physically and mentally prepared for the Vegan Daniel Fast for February, that my church has every year.

I have also decided to curb my spending.I am a thrift store, bargain hunting lunatic. I am always on a hunt for a deal. If there is a trend or a cute outfit in a magazine, I like to re-create it. I will go to the thrift store and look for pieces and its so addictive! So, my goal this year is to limit my spending per month to $50, that includes accessories, clothing and cosmetics. I think it can be done, as I have my wardrobe together for the winter. I'm trying to save better this year as well as prepare for my Walt Disney World trip with my family in May as well as a get-a-way that my hubby and I have planned for late August.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Last year was one for the record books, I was not sad to see 2011 go. I had many trials and tribulations last year, some worth not mentioning. I will say, God kept my family and that is all that really matters. I'm back on the scene. During all of the holiday festivities, I didn't think twice about blogging, I did check out everybody else. I just wanted to enjoy my time with my family and I did just that. I am enjoying my XBOX 360, I have been jamming to my Dance Central 2 and Zumba and working out with the hubby in the basement(TAE BO) Billy Blanks is a lunatic but it's getting a great workout. We also have been spending about a half hour on insane abs!!! I can truly say this holiday break was not spent pigging out!!! Oh well, let's put together my menu for the week and figure out some goals for the month of January:)