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Day 3

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Another weird day. I'm getting some things done but hmmmm.... I'm still feeling a bit lost with the kids back in school. Joe and I are getting very serious about saving money. We have spent quite a bit on the boys extra's for voice lessons, dance lessons, orchestra participation and percussion lessons. Yup. It's catching up on us and we are cutting back. I'm making dinner every night and lunches everyday for everyone. I've even gone back to my good old coffee maker instead of the Keuregg i"ve come to rely on. I'm hoping that in time that will make a difference. We have cut back sooooo much on going to the movies and going out to eat. We've been on this route for about a year now. We really don't want me to be working outside the home for another 2 full years. Once our youngest is a senior and has his license I won't be so needed and I can get a full time job. Joe's job is so crazy with hours that he is just too unpredictable to help around the house. Any other savings suggestions my sparks? I know there is a Spark team for this. I think I'll look it up. Thanks for listening!

  
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JANRTEACH 9/19/2013 12:08AM

    Our church had a FREE Dave Ramsey course. If you can find the course or buy one of his books, you will really cut back!!

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TWEETYKC00 9/18/2013 8:48PM

    coupons and using store brand items comes to mind. You can save all kinds of money in little ways. Shopping early on weekend mornings sometimes finds marked down meets that you can buy much of and freeze for later.

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KAILYNSTAR 9/18/2013 1:31PM

    I'm pretty sure there is a budgeting page on this site. Not sure where, but I'm sure if you look around you'll find it.

Always been cutting back to the point that I don't know where to cut back anymore. My eldest is in grade 12. The next grade 11 and 9 and 7. Things are changing here too.

Not sure what to do with myself either. Thought about becoming a teacher assistant, but then I'm just not up to snuff health wise.

No more extra lessons. No more going out to eat and just enjoy watching movies at home. Things add up so fast.

Take care.

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SPARKLERS30 9/18/2013 12:44PM

    Great job doing the footwork to reach your goals!! How I budget is by percent like 10-20% entertainment and 10-20% savings I usually divide my money in zip lock bags lol. I call it financial kindergarten. I like to see it and divide it so I get my bills paid and don't overspend. It probably isn't for everybody but, if your not good with math and if your a hands on person it helps you get involved with money realities. emoticon

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Blogging Tuesday

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Two days in a row. Interesting. I did much better with food yesterday after a bad beginning. It 's a quiet morning here. I will be throwing out the frosting in the fridge when I'm done blogging. Smart. I need to get a routine for the morning. That is my problem. I'll work on that. It's weird how my body is going through such changes with menopause. Some days I feel so slim and others I am so bloated and just feel yuck. Ugh. Whatever. The boys are great. School is good. Taking a moment. Oh well.

  
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SPARKLISE 9/17/2013 7:27PM

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TWEETYKC00 9/17/2013 11:15AM

    Good luck with everything. Hugs.

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CARMELGIRL63 9/17/2013 9:56AM

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We all have good days and bad days. Don't be discouraged!

You're on the right track.

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Blogging today

Monday, September 16, 2013

Just ate half a sleeve of low sodium Ritz crackers with Nutella! Ugh. I'm being accountable. I will track this as well. I'm feeling vulnerable. I"m not sure why. I'm trying to understand my binge eating triggers. I did throw the other two sleeves unopened in the garbage. I did throw out the rest of the ice cream that was in the freezer. I did do a Zumba fundraiser yesterday for 90 minutes. Maybe that's it. My body was looking for calories from all I did yesterday. I'm drinking my water. We had my parents and my brother's family for dinner Friday night. It was for my parents 45th wedding anniversary! That is such an accomplishment! 21 years of marriage and I know that is amazing! :-) The boys are doing well at school. That could be another trigger. The boys are back in school and this is another Monday getting used to the house being empty. So I'll shower get on with my day and track all my calories for the day. Thanks for being my Sparkies!

  
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FLUTTER-BY)L( 9/16/2013 10:50AM

    I hear ya! 45 years is wonderful. I am working on the empty house thing too. I was thinking of getting a project that I really enjoy to distract from the "I want to eat sugar or whatever times. Haven't done it yet. But, I think I will. Maybe something like that will help you.

I am alone some of the day too. I am looking for what really gets me excited to do. Plus a bit of house projects. Good luck.

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TWEETYKC00 9/16/2013 10:43AM

    I am glad everyone is doing well there. Wow, 45 years is major! Sounds like you need some sticky notes on the trigger food to keep your fingers from grabbing!

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BETHLOVESBIKING 9/16/2013 10:38AM

    Good for you for still tracking! And keeping accountable! If I didn't have to track all my food, who knows what I'd be eating---it wouldn't be pretty! emoticon

And yeah, I get the emotional eating thing. We eat for comfort sometimes. I'm working on finding other things that comfort me when I'm feeling vulnerable or anxious.

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Hi friends!

Monday, August 26, 2013

It 's been like forever! I'm not doing well lately with the food. Today I hit a binge trigger big time! I know why. I'm stressed. I know the causes. I need to stop though. I'm drinking the water. I'm exercising. But the food....ugh. Adam is doing so amazing!!!! He had his first Broadway audition last Monday! On my birthday! How amazing was that!

  
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KAILYNSTAR 9/3/2013 11:32AM

    You really have to figure out how to deal with the stress.

Hope Adam gets something after his big audition.

As for you. Time to meditate. You know, sit down and just breath.

Take care.

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TWEETYKC00 8/26/2013 7:24PM

    Happy Birthday and whoohoo for Adam! Now if we can just get your food going again.

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CARRIEANNE1027 8/26/2013 6:56PM

    Wow.. Congratulations Adam!
How about trying to play a mind game with yourself. Instead of staying away from bad food why not set eating 2 pieces of fruit and 2 servings of vegetables a day as a goal? I know when I'm told I can't have something it makes me want it even more.. lol. Eventually the fruits and veggies will become a habit and you might not want to binge.. It's worth a try anyway :) emoticon

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 8/26/2013 4:27PM

    You CAN do this!

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Hi!

Thursday, August 01, 2013

I had an amazing Zumba class yesterday and then came home and had 3 huge pieces of pizza....ugggg. I will move on today but mad at me. :-( I will drink a lot of water. I have a lot of cleaning to do today so that will keep me busy. I am feeling the guilt though. We are having such a great summer! Yay! The weather here has been perfect! Adam starts his senior year in September! Boy has time flown!

  
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KAILYNSTAR 8/9/2013 4:54PM

    My oldest starts grade 12 this fall. My youngest, junior high. I know what you mean about time going by so fast.

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TWEETYKC00 8/1/2013 10:02AM

    Keep on working hard. Progress may be hard to come by, but never give up!

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