9/24/12 Gone Couponing
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I haven't been active onsite for about three weeks. I am sticking to the program EXCEPT little to no exercise. I have met my 40 Lbs goal before the 10/12 goal date. I went for almost three weeks and didn't lose a lb. Then BAM 4 lbs in a week.
The size 28's are still sitting on top of the bed in the spare bedroom. I am pretty close to getting rid of them. The mental hang up is going, but it's still scary.
I visited the Spark Savings site and it motivated me to start couponing. My family says I am going to need a 12 step program. Couponing is proof I have an addictive personality. I have only been doing it for three weeks, but I think about it allll the time. I plan out my trips, check prices and I have a COUPON BINDER. I'm not sure why it's so interesting to me. I like figuring out how to get something for really cheap (things we need). I don't have a lot of space for stock piling, so extra toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels and cleaning products have been my focus. We used to buy these items at COSTCO.
I had really gotten into cooking before I started couponing, but I haven't been cooking as much and my family has commented. Eating things cooked at home are so much better for you. My whole family benefits. This weekend I bought Healthy Choice frozen dinners for my lunch at work so that I don't have to fix a lunch each day. Bagels for breakfast, frozen dinner for lunch with some yogurt, snack of almonds and then left overs from what ever we have cooked for dinner. I think this is me spanking myself for focusing too much on coupons and not enough on eating healthy.
Work is crazy stressful. I had two employees quit, so now I spend 20 hours a week recruiting and interviewing. This is soo miserable. Anyone every interviewed someone that has been out of work for a while and you can tell they are desperate to get back to work, but they just don't have the skills of experience you are looking for. Having to sit there and tell them that they don't have the skills I am looking for, it's miserable. I had to do that twice last week. I thought one of them (a man) was going to cry. After that one, I wanted to go home and cry.
I haven't gotten on my bike in almost three weeks. The weather is great, just being lazy. It's 30 minutes. It's such a short time period that my family doesn't even know I'm gone. Put in my ear buds and it's done before I even get started. I need to create a streak for exercise, I need to create a streak for exercise, I need to create a streak for exercise.
I feel like a kid in school where the teacher makes you write something 100 times because you misbehaved. Signing off....yes I'm going for a ride. I guess I have to blog to guilt myself into doing something I know is good for me.