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  1. 06/18/2009 - P.H.A.T. Chick Journal

    by , 06-19-2009 at 12:50 AM
    Water. Bad, bad, bad. About 2 cups. I have gotten out of the habit of drinking water first thing in the morning.

    Exercise. Rough day at work. I put in a 12 hour day. I did manage a two mile walk, though.

    Diet. In order of eating, two cups of coffee, a handful of crackers with cheese, an apricot, a diet Pepsi, a cup of soup, a small salad, two small energy bars (90 cals each) and a slice of carrot cake upon my return home.

    Overall, C-. Tomorrow, ...

    Updated 06-19-2009 at 12:51 AM by madhen

    Categories
    Fat Hen to P.H.A.T. Chick
  2. Day 15 of June's Special Financial Challenge

    by , 06-15-2009 at 08:24 PM
    The goal: To raise as much money as possible this month to put toward debt.

    Total so far: $260.27

    Ah, you can always count on family for birthday money. Got $100 in cold hard cash today (because my mother can never figure out what to give me) and a bunch of stuff from my sister. My sister also gave me some items for the garage sale. My truck is so full of garage sale items, there is hardly room for me anymore!!

    Updated 06-15-2009 at 08:25 PM by madhen

    Categories
    Fluff and Feathers
  3. A week on the ranch (June 8 - June 14, 2009)

    by , 06-15-2009 at 10:17 AM
    Wow, every day this week was crazy! Work was super-charged, ending with being out on the range all day on Friday (and still being sore). The rest of the week was meetings and interviews and running from one location to the next! This week is going to be similar, T-Th, with a day on each end to prepare and recover!

    On the ranch, the garden is really starting to produce. Right now, I am collecting all sorts of summer squash, and the beans are right behind. Green tomatoes, so ...

    Updated 06-16-2009 at 11:59 AM by madhen

    Categories
    Ranch Diary
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  4. Day 9 of June's Special Financial Challenge

    by , 06-10-2009 at 12:20 AM
    The goal: To raise as much money as possible this month to pay down debt.

    The total so far: $190.27.

    Sold a bird stand that I listed on Craigslist for $30!!

    So far, the challenge is going well. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this Saturday is a successful day at the flea market, though. It would be fun to be able to add a hundred dollars or more in one day to my total!

    Either way, I am plugging along. Right now, I am at an average ...

    Updated 06-10-2009 at 12:23 AM by madhen

    Categories
    Fluff and Feathers
  5. 2nd Grocery Trip of the Month

    by , 06-09-2009 at 10:39 PM
    Spent $100.30, and I think I actually bought more for me than for the animals, for a change!

    The list:

    Frozen corn (2 bags) $7.98
    Organic mixed veggies $2.69
    Rice $8.19
    Crackers (3 boxes) $12.87
    Sushi (2 packages) $17.88
    Organic baby spinach $3.99
    Organic salad dressing $4.29
    Organic Granny Smith apples (5.28 lbs) $9.45
    Organic bananas (4.62 lbs) $5.04
    Organic bulk granola cereal (1.08 lb) $6.47
    ...

    Updated 06-09-2009 at 10:40 PM by madhen

    Categories
    Grocery Budget Reduction Challenge