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COUPONING ?

Monday, May 28, 2012

I was wondering if anyone else gets good coupons off of the internet ? I get cvs coupons about evert week ! This week it is a 25% off coupon and as long as the items aren't on sale our cvs takes 25% off of whatever we purchase 1 time ! Also bob evans gives alot of coupons for buy 1 breakfast get 1 free . Arby's buy 1 sandwich get one free. I usually clear 20 to 25 a month on my coupons ! Anybody else got other websites that will help me ? I am always looking for a bargain ! I sure hope i do better with my food plan next month than i did this month ! I pretty well stayed in the 1200 to 1300 calorie bracket but not always healthy foods ! I want to eat more veggies and salads ! I have ate quite afew tomatoes ! Got any easy veggie dishes thats lo cal ? Gardens coming on that will help ! Someone told me to by dryed peas and put on my salad they have a crunch to them. I got buying toasta chips 10 has 140 calories and i can do that but i know there there and want them all the time ! emoticon So it will be awhile before i buy them again. I usually buy things i don't like that great ! Any ideas to replace the toasta chips ? HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY !

  
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GEMINI-SKY 5/29/2012 6:14AM

    Good Morning I go to Coupons.com, sign up for thier emails.
You'll et one email per week and they have a variety of coupons.

I use canned beans, black beans, white beans etc....rinse them well and sprinkle a ffew on my salads.
You're doing GREAT !!!!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/28/2012 9:58PM

    There are a lot of websites where you can get coupons, but some sites you need to pay for access. Beyond the coupons that come in the sunday paper, most stores have coupons on their website, sometimes just for their store but some are manufacturer coupons that can be used anywhere. Hint: you can use 1store and 1 manufacturer coupon together for a single item, as long as you meet all the requirements of both. Always pay attention to each store's coupon policy (my grocery store just went from taking expired coupons for 60 days to only 30 days). If you can combine 2 coupons and an in-store sale, you can really save a ton.

I just got back from Target and Cub Foods. At Target I saved $11 from coupons, but by shopping sales and clearance I saved at least $75 on top of that (I cleaned the shelf of a medication I have to take every day because it was less than half the normal price). At Cub I saved $21 off of 21 items, and ended up with 34% saved. It takes plenty of planning (especially because in MN you can't do the 'extreme couponing' because of certain state laws) but the savings add up. Also, pay attention to the prices of things you buy often - just because it's on sale for $4 doesn't mean you can't get it elsewhere for $3.50 normally.

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 5/28/2012 3:53PM

    I call companies' 800 numbers and ASK for coupons; I e-mail them and ask for coupons - I will do ANYTHING for a break in the prices that make me still skip meals so often because I can't afford food. When I shop, I search for broken packages and near end-of-shelf-life products, and get the managers to mark them down WAY further! I shop in the late hours of the last day of the sale week, take the rest of the sale items still there - and after I check out, I get a raincheck because the sale item is gone. So I can get the sale prices when the sale is over. Like I said WHATEVER it takes to manage to have food. It is a desperate struggle for me every single day since I started trying to eat healthy - I used to LIVE completely on Ramen noodles - two meals a day - and I gained weight. It has been only about the money since my husband's job disappeared 8 years ago and we don't have enough to live on no matter how many hours I work (I was working 16-18 hours a day)

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MAY NOT GOING AS PLANNED !

Saturday, May 26, 2012

BOY THIS MONTH HAS WENT TO FAST ! I HAD A GOAL OF LOSING 4 LBS THIS MONTH BUT THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN ! emoticon IT IS TOTALLY MY FAULT THIS MONTH ONE THING HAS LED TO ANOTHER AND INSTEAD OF ADVERAGING 1200 CALORIES A DAY I HAVE ADVERGED 1300-1400 A DAY SO I HAVE ONLY LOST .4 TENTHS OF A LB THIS MONTH ! emoticon TODAY I HAVE MADE UP MY MIND TO GO BACK TO THE 1200 CALORIES ADAY FOR AT LEAST 3 WEEKS ! THAT'S NOT EASY TO DO JUST ONE BAD CHOICE ADAY CAN THROW EVERYTHING OFF ! PRAY FOR ME THAT I WILL DO BETTER I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO LOSE 6 MORE LBS AND WITH PRAYER THE LORDS HELP AND SUPPORT FROM SPARK AND SPARKFRIENDS I KNOW I CAN DO IT ! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND FRIENDS ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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KADULAC 5/30/2012 7:37PM

    Sorry you didn't make your goal. It's frustrating knowing you did what you could, or that life steps in and you don't get where you want to be. I don't think I quite made it either, but I know I lost at least two pounds. Hope you do better next month.

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GEMINI-SKY 5/27/2012 6:56AM

    Good Morning...Yes, You can do this !!!!
You can always add some exercises to take up some of those calories...and drink more water.
This always seems to help me.
You are so Blessed ...

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MARYJOANNA 5/27/2012 5:29AM

  Perhaps if you just set a goal of losing something, and not giving a figure, you might be more successful. Sometimes, unknowingly, we may put a bit of pressure on ourselves, and that doesn't help.

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EDITOR 5/27/2012 3:33AM

    The tiny loss is better than a huge gain. You have the formula to lose weight. Back to concentrating on your goals!

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 5/26/2012 11:42PM

    emoticon Keep the faith - it IS sweeter than sugar and more fulfilling than any food. God bless you!

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HEALTHY BALANCE JDRF GRAPE DRINK !

Friday, May 25, 2012

I GET THIS AT WAL-MART AND IT IS SWEETENED WITH SPLENDA ! HAS 32 CALORIES FOR AN 8 OZ GLASS BUT I BUY IT AND POUR 1/2 OF IT INTO AN EMPTY BOTTLE I SAVED FILL BOTH UP WITH WATER AND IT IS STILL REALLY GOOD ! emoticon THAT MAKES IT 16 CALORIES PER 8 OZ ! I ALSO FILL MY GLASS WITH ICE FIRST AND I DRINK WHAT I WANT A WHOLE BOTTLE IS 128 CALORIES ! I HAD A GOOD DAY GOT TO MEET FRIENDS AT SUB WAY TODAY FOR A WHILE ! BOUGHT A SET OF EMBORDERY PILLOW CASES THAT HAS HIS AND HER ON THEM AND BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS ! I AM REALLY HAVING ISSUES ABOUT BEING IN THE HOUSE SO MUCH BY MYSELF BUT DON'T WANT TO PUT A DAMPER ON DH'S FUN OUTSIDE IT DON'T DO NO GOOD FOR HIM TO HAVE TO SIT IN THE HOUSE WHEN HE HAS THE HEALTH TO GET OUT AND DO THINGS ! I AM REALLY TRYING TO THINK OF THINGS TO PASS THE TIME WHILE HAVING FUN ! HAVE A GREAT WEEK END FRIENDS !

  
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KADULAC 5/30/2012 7:34PM

    It is hard being in the house alone knowing DH is outside. Hope you find plenty to do.

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GEMINI-SKY 5/26/2012 6:08AM

    Good Morning Your juice sounds yummy...
I grow grapes and have a steam juicer...I usually make about 8 qts/ year. It's really concentrated and no sugar added. I could add water but prefer it stronger so I use it sparingly !!!!
Have a Wonderful Weekend....

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GOSPELCLOWN 5/26/2012 1:15AM

    I've got some stitching to do also. I will try to bind my quilt outside on my deck.
Have a great weekend!

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FLEMIDG 5/26/2012 12:12AM

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well. God bless you.

Darlene

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NATURE VALLEY GRANOLA THINS COMES IN PEANUT BUTTER !

Thursday, May 24, 2012

WENT TO THE GROCERY TODAY AND GOT SOME NATURE VALLEY GRANOLA THINS AND FOUND THEM IN PEANUT BUTTER FLAVOR ! I FREEZE THEM THEY DON'T CRUMBLE SO BAD ! ALSO BUT SOME IVY PLANTS TO PUT ON A BANK WHERE WE HAVE PINE TREES GOT 2 TO SEE IF THEY LIVE IF SO I WILL BY MORE ! THE FREEZER POPS I BEEN MAKING HAS HELPED ALOT ! SINCE THE FIRST OF THE MONTH I HAVE HAD SOME BAD CHOICES BUT PRETTY WELL STAYED UNDER 1300 CALORIES ! FOR DINNER TONIGHT I WILL HAVE A CHICKEN WRAP AT 350 CALORIES ! I GOT A CRISPY CHICKEN SANDWICH AT MCDONALDS WHEN WE WENT SHOPPING TODAY AND LOOKED IT UP WHEN I CAME HOME IT WAS 600 CALORIES ! emoticon IT WAS GOOOOD BUT TO MANY CALORIES I DIDN'T HAVE FRIES THO ! I WON'T HAVE ANY AT WENDYS TONIGHT EITHER ! WENT TO SEE MY FRIEND WITH ALZEHIEMERS TODAY ! I DON'T THINK SHE KNEW ME BUT SHE WAS GLAD TO HAVE COMPANY . THE FRIEND I TOOK WITH ME WAS SO DEPRESSED I WON'T TAKE HER ANYMORE . SHE ISN'T HERSELF ANYMORE BUT HER SON HAS BEEN IN A COMA FOR 10 MONTHS DON'T KNOW ANYONE . 30 SOME YEARS OLD HIS DAD DONE THE SAME THING AT HIS AGE AND LIVED 2 YEARS ! MY HEART WENT OUT TO BOTH OF THEM TODAY ! HAVE A GOOD DAY AND TOUCH SOMEONES LIFE IN A POSITIVE WAY TODAY ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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BEAGLEMAMA2 5/25/2012 11:20AM

    Those Nature Valley Thins are really good. I have to stay away from them because They Throw Me Off BIG TIME!

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GEMINI-SKY 5/25/2012 5:58AM

    Gosh, I don't know what to say other than when I think I have problems, I'm showed that it can always be worse.

Thank You for the kick in the butt. I needed that today !!!

OXOX

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DEE107 5/25/2012 12:17AM

    yES ARENT THEY GOOD

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IMAVISION 5/24/2012 6:25PM

    I thought it time that I stopped by to see what you were up to, Vickie, & I am glad that I have done so.

If the ivy plants take, please, just cut & root some off the plants you purchased today. There is no need to put your money into buying additional plants. If you were near us, I would be able to give you lots of rooted cuttings ready for planting.

You are so sweet to visit your friend who is dealing with Alzheimerís. Itís important that she has people show a loving interest even when she doesnít recognize who is visiting.

God bless both of your friends & you, too.

Ima

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KADULAC 5/24/2012 5:55PM

    Peanut butter is always good. Sorry to hear about your friend and her son.

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THIS HAS BEEN A GOOD DAY !

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DH WANTED TO PUT FLOWERS ON HIS SISTER AND HER HUSBANDS GRAVE TODAY ! IT WAS ABOUT A 70 MILE ROUND TRIP AND A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO DO IT ! WE STOPPED AT A GAS STATION AND GOT A PIECE OF PIZZA AND ON THE WAY BACK I GOT A CHILDS ICE CREAM CONE ! BOTH BAD CHOICES BUT FOR DINNER I ATE 1/2 OF A HAMBURGER SO I THINK I COME OUT OK AND MY SNACK WILL BE A 50 CALORIE JUICE POP MAYBE ! I REALLY DON'T LIKE TO EAT LIKE THAT THO BECAUSE IT DOESN'T HELP NUTRITIONAL WISE ! I CAN REMEMBER MY FIRST 20+ YEARS EATING LIKE THAT EVERYDAY ! MY MOM WORKED AND SENT ME AND MY LITTLE BROTHER TO THE STORE FOR LUNCH MEAT BREAD POP AND ICE CREAM ABOUT EVERYDAY THAT WAS SUPPER ! AFTER I GOT MARRIED I COOKED BUT MADE SANDWICHES FOR MYSELF FOR YEARS ! EATING LIKE THAT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE A JUNKY ! I HAD CABBAGE FOR LUNCH WITH CARROTS AND POTATOES IT WAS REALLY GOOD AND GOOD FOR YOU ! IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE 92 THIS WEEK END I HAVE TO STAY IN UNDER AIR WHEN IT GETS TO HOT ! TAKE CARE DON'T GIVE UP ! WE CAN DO THIS WITH THE LORDS HELP ! emoticon

  
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GEMINI-SKY 5/24/2012 5:19AM

    Oh the Memories !!!!
But now you're making Good Choices...Good for you.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend...Inside !!!!
OXOX emoticon

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PINKPLUMERIA777 5/24/2012 1:05AM

    Gald you had a good day. Keep it up girl. emoticon

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FLEMIDG 5/24/2012 12:42AM

    So glad to hear you had a nice day. I know what you mean about high temperatures. I can't be out for too long in those temperatures either. Hope you are having a great week.

God bless you.

Darlene emoticon

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COOKINGGRANNY 5/23/2012 9:44PM

  Happy to hear that you had a good day. You feel so much better when you eat healthy. emoticon

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KADULAC 5/23/2012 9:03PM

    Hope you stay cool. We're supposed to get rain. I don't mind rain, but were taking Girl Scouts camping.

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PROFMOM4 5/23/2012 8:30PM

    Yes we can! Glad you had a nice day. Glad you notice that eating the right things makes you feel good :) Your body thanks you!

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