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  1. Recycle =

    by , 01-06-2009 at 03:46 PM (Frugal Lifestyle? Can I Keep Up With Myself)
    6th Jan 2009

    I had a spring clean of the bedroom and found an old empty ink cartridge for the printer and something reminded me that the store i shop is involved in recycling cartridges and other items. So anyway i found out if i send it in they will give me 100 clubcard points - which are collected after 3 months (you get a point for every 1 spend instore online or on petrol) each point is worth 0.01p when converted to money off vouchers. I already have 570 points so far so i will ...
  2. Doctor's Appt

    by , 01-06-2009 at 03:34 PM (Frugal Lifestyle? Can I Keep Up With Myself)
    6th Jan 2009

    Well i went to see the nurse today about gaining weight, and she said i should just eat more in the ways of snacking eating more rice pasta and potatoes, staple items basically. She said what i eat is fairly healthy tho.

    I am having a blood test in 2 weeks so they can see if anything is causing me not to gain weight and she is going to do a hormone test too as she asked about periods, which mine are irregular still after 9 years. The things we women have ...

    Updated 01-06-2009 at 03:47 PM by Bournecrazy (stupid me didnt know what todays date is. lol)

    Weight Gain Challenge
  3. Working the budget

    by , 01-06-2009 at 02:56 PM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    So, after spending several hours figuring what we are really paying out, I revised my snowball, and changed the dates I pay bills.

    All bills are being paid on the 1st or 2nd. I have all except one bill in hand on the 1st. I am doing an estimate based on previous bills, as it rarely changes and paying it on the 1st as well. Should it be any more, then I'll pay the difference when I get the bill. This way, i have a working amount.

    I have my grocery money for the month set ...

    Updated 01-06-2009 at 05:01 PM by mommy4ever (adding more thoughts)

    Debt Reduction
  4. What's Fun Got To Do With It?

    by , 01-06-2009 at 02:12 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    Finding Joy in Meaningless Tasks

    Spending an afternoon working on the car, gardening, or even cleaning the house can be fun when we have an interest in the project. Yet, we can also find joy in the chores and tasks we don't especially like. All we need is a change of attitude, a different approach, a little music, or some help from friends, and the tasks or responsibilities that we perceive as tedious can become a source of pleasure.

    Most of us tend to put off what it ...
    Tags: chores, clean, dance, fun, music
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  5. First full day of eating the WW way.

    by , 01-06-2009 at 11:17 AM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    Yesterday was the first full day of implementing the WW "menu".

    I can't tell you the last time I ate SO MUCH.

    Breakfast - yogurt, 1/2 orange
    Lunch - Spaghetti with meat sauce
    Supper - Chicken caccitore
    Snack yogurt with all bran(YUM)

    I have to say, I was hungry at bedtime, and I hadn't used all my daily points. The snack put me over by 1 point, but I had activity points, so it all balanced.

    Today, I'm sitting down ...
    Weightloss Journey