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is it really, truly, WORTH it?

Sunday, August 05, 2012

I have been tossing around the idea of getting a SmartPhone for quite some time. I used to have an iPhone, and I wasn't really a fan. I didn't much care for the Apple platform, (iTunes) and I really wasn't a fan of the $110+ phone bill every month.

Messenging Unlimited - $20/month
Data 300 MB - $20/month ($30/month for 3 GB)
Talk Plan - $39.99/month (450 mins)

Grand Total - $79.99 ($89.99 with the larger data plan, which is probably what I would need)

That of course, is without all the taxes that go along with it.

When it is all said and done, it would be close to, or over $100.

Now, there is the Smart Talk option, where I can get unlimited everything for $45-60 a month, but would have to buy a phone at almost $200.

It is a lot to think about...

The reason I am thinking about getting one is because of food tracking and my FitBit. When I am somewhere and can't track my food, I get VERY anxious. I think having a phone with me at all times might help a lot. I can track food, workouts, see my daily progress on the FitBit.

In other news, I have quit wearing antiperspirant. I am trying out more natural deodorants. Right now, I am trying this Crystal Deodorant. It is working pretty awesome. I haven't smelled at all. I am pretty impressed with it. I went walking outside today in heat and humidity, and I didn't even smell like arm pits when i was done. To boot, I didn't even put any on this morning, only last night.

I think that is all for now







  
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BRIGHTEYES86 8/11/2012 8:00PM

    I keep forgetting to tell you... I got some of that Crystal deodorant too and I can't stop doing "pit checks" because I'm amazed at how much I don't smell! Hah!

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JUDSTERF 8/7/2012 1:47AM

    FYI - I'm switching from Verizon to Boost - - Boost has a plan for unlimited talk, text, data, web for $55 a month ($59 counting tax) and every 6-months it drops $5 until it gets to $35-$40 a month with NO CONTRACT!!!!!! It's also nationwide. The one I'm getting is an android phone.

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SPIRIT42013 8/7/2012 1:33AM

    Tough decision! What's right for one may not be right for another. Try to research which phones are glitchy and which plans work best in your particular area then run it by someone you trust. Then when you do make a final decision, please make sure to remember 3 things: 1) a phone protection plan in case of accident/theft, 2) virus-software (there are some good free ones out there), & 3) a protective case. hope that helps a little! emoticon

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HEATER1369 8/6/2012 11:24AM

    If you do the math (I am guessing both are a 2 year contract), it is cheaper in the long run to spend the $200 on the phone and pay $60 per month. It is just a lot out of pocket to start with. The only other thing I would check is to see how well each service works in your area. Good luck!!!

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SARI_GIRL 8/5/2012 9:46PM

    I understand the phone issues. I've never had a smartphone, but a friend of mine is giving me his old one for free and letting me be on his plan for the next year, so I'm going to have a smartphone at least for now. I am worried about paying for it in the future, but I could always go back to a dumbphone. You're right, it's a lot to think about. Good luck with your decision!

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My New Obsession...

Saturday, August 04, 2012

My new FitBit came in the mail today! I can see that this is going to be my new obsession. I am going to be tracking both on Spark and LoseIt! Since that app intergrates with FitBit.

In other news, well... there really isn't much other news.

  
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BILL60 8/4/2012 9:11AM

    Good luck with your new gadget.

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-POOKIE- 8/4/2012 2:45AM

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BOOKWORM27S 8/4/2012 12:54AM

    Let me know how it works for you. I might put that on my Christmas list!

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Shopping -- well, that WAS fun...

Friday, August 03, 2012

My friends and I went shopping yesterday. I need some new clothes. None of my clothes fit me except some pocket t-shirts, so I decided I would comb through some thrift stores and see what I could see. I went to one. I became very discouraged, very quickly for a few reasons. First, I went to a "higher end" thrift store, and the selection was awesome, IF you were 130 years old or 15 and a size 0. I am neither one of those things.

So, I ended up at TJ Maxx where I found a pair of Levis for $19.99. I thought that was a pretty decent deal, and they made my butt look good. They are a size 16. Before my surgery, I was wearing a size 22 in those.

That seems odd to me... I have lost over 60 pounds, but only 3 pants sizes? That doesn't seem right, but that is what it seems to be...

I tried on some jeans at Lane Bryant, and I am a 14 in those! I was a 20 at the time of surgery. Again, that made me really happy!

I went to Macy's and was able to wear Tommy Jeans... I have NEVER EVER been able to wear Tommy jeans! I do wear the biggest size, but the point is I CAN GET IN THEM!!!!!!!!!!! Again, good things :)

We had dinner at Red Lobster. I ordered the grilled chicken from the children's menu and it was FANTASTIC! I was totally amazed at how awesome it was! I used to adore seafood and fish, but I can't eat it anymore. It taste like metal to me, and I can't manage to choke it down. The chicken was great though.

We went to a few other stores, and I bought everything but clothes. I just can't see spending money on clothes right now.

Tonight on the menu is left over Chipotle for "lunch" and ranch chicken and zucchini for "dinner" - I am obsessed with Chipotle. A small serving (about 1 cup) is so filling.
Light on the brown rice
pinto beans
steak
double scoop of fresh salsa
corn salsa
cheese

One burrito bowl is enough for four meals. Not too shabby for $7

I think that is all for now

  
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BRIGHTEYES86 8/11/2012 8:05PM

    Shopping was fun! You definitely looked great in those jeans at Lane Bryant! Grrrrl, you betta wurk! emoticon

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SPIRIT42013 8/4/2012 5:10PM

    emoticon Good for you! Sounds like a blast! emoticon emoticon

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HEATER1369 8/4/2012 12:44AM

    That is awesome!!!! You are doing great!! Keep it up :-)

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BILL60 8/3/2012 8:46AM

    You're doing super. Hang tough!!

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My new Hair!

Friday, July 27, 2012

My new hair - I look like a rock star!

  
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BOOKWORM27S 7/28/2012 12:39PM

    I like your bangs, I need to get mine trimmed....
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ANDYLIN90 7/28/2012 12:21AM

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SOFT_VAL67 7/27/2012 11:34PM

    great!!! emoticon

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NDTEACHER1 7/27/2012 11:11PM

    Very nice!

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PJBONARRIGO 7/27/2012 10:59PM

    Super look :-)

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MWHITE0527 7/27/2012 10:44PM

    Cute cut!

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I have a Collar Bone?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Holy crap! I have a collar bone! I can see it! Not really super well yet, but I can see some of it!

Today was a good day. I didn't get as much sleep as I wanted because my Boyfriend decided to put up the garage door which woke me up, then I just couldn't get back to sleep.

I made it to the gym and that wasn't so bad, but I think when my membership is up, I am going to join another gym. I am going to go back to my old gym because they offer way more.

I am getting a haircut on Friday - this is the look I am going for


I think that is all for now

  
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BOOKWORM27S 7/28/2012 12:42PM

    I love that! I remember when I started feeling my bones.... that had been buried in fat for most of my life! Just wait to you feel your hip bones sticking out..... awesome feeling!
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-POOKIE- 7/26/2012 10:02AM

    You WILL share hair-do pictures!

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SHRINK_U 7/25/2012 11:44PM

    Congrats on seeing your collar bone! Love the hairstyle you are going to get.. I have been looking into similar styles.

Way to go!

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