Why are you reading this? Scroll down for the good stuff.

Posts tagged ‘groceries’

Bikini Body Mommy 3.0 Day 0

Tomorrow is day one of my Bikini Body Mommy 3.0 adventure..

I fail miserably at these programs.. they are too strict.. they deprive too much.. they work you too hard.. they don’t work you hard enough..

I have decided to do BBM 3.0 and have accountability partners.. I’m actually running this BBM journey with a few online friends.. I’ll be the one posting the videos and asking for updates from the people who have joined me..

I am hoping that since they will be depending on me to keep them motivated, that it means I will stay motivated myself..

I have decided that I will not be following her meal plan.. I will take the supplements that she has suggested and do her work outs.. I will be increasing my water intake as well.. but I will eat what I like and practice moderation.

Bright at early tomorrow morning I will weigh myself for the first time in over a month.. which will be horrifying.. and I will post it publicly  which is even more horrifying..

I went though a depression for that month that I didn’t step on a scale.. and I am a comfort eater..so that doesn’t really bode well for me. I’m not sure what I weigh right now, but I can guarantee that it is more than 200 lbs so I am a bundle of nerves tonight because I know I will not be happy with what I see on the scale.

For now.. I will try not to let it get to me too much.. but seeing as I am writing about it.. it’s not easy to not think of.

I am not sure how regularly I will be posting about it here as I will be posting it in the womens group that I am in and posting it on Instagram.. But I will try to keep you updated.. My invisible reader.. who is so invisible that it doesn’t show in the stats that you have read my blog entries.

Advertisements

I get by with a little help from my friends

I love the Beatles.. and I love The Wonder Years..

But this isn’t about either.. this is about me actually needing help..

Ever since I got cut back from 50 hours a week down to 15 it’s been a struggle.. Rent going up again isn’t helping… With full time we barely made ends meet as it was pre-rent hike…

Here is where I use emotional black mail to lure you into donating to my site.

I have 2 kids to take care of..
wpid-20120916_170529.jpg

They are my everything.. I love them dearly and cannot afford where I live anymore..
My issue is that I can’t afford moving expenses either.. So I’m asking for your help..

I’m looking for donations to help us move into a new place. We’ve put in our 2 months notice and have to be out New Years Eve.

Before you start asking what I’m doing to help myself I’ll tell you..

– I work part time at a place that gives tips.. I have stopped spending the tips.. they are going to my moving costs..
– I do secret shopping on the side of my part time work and am saving that money as well.. sadly that only pays $3-5 a job and it costs me $3+ just to go out to said locations
– I do Avon as well to earn extra money but am still struggling to make a profit with that little endeavor.. I know a profit can be made.. I did avon once before and managed to make a profit from it back then.. I only stopped because I had 2 other jobs at the time and chose to quit avon.
– I am selling as much of my stuff as I can before the move.. clothes, electronics, craft supplies, artwork.. anything that isn’t nailed down.. and probably even some stuff that is..

But I have debts to pay off.. I’ve used my credit cards to make ends meet and need to pay those off AND pay for my moving expenses..

Once I live in a cheaper place I will be able to get back on track.. and who knows.. I might get a second part time job in the area I will move to..

Right now I’m spending $1800 a month on rent, hydro & transportation and only making $2200 a month, which leaves me with $400 a month for Groceries, bills & emergency expenses.

I know that I can get a cheaper place, I’m currently looking at a place that is $1100 all inclusive. I’d be able to pay off my debts, save some money for the next move I end up doing, buy my kids nice things again and not kill myself trying to make ends meet for a little while.

As you can see, I have an actual plan to get back on my feet, this won’t be me every single week begging for a handout.

Please.. anything you could donate would be incredible I really would like to change my life and I believe this is the first step to doing so.

Just to make donating easier for you, my entire blog is a link to my donate page.

Thanks so much in advance, you have no idea how much your donation means to me.

Big Mama & family.
20140622_204719

Busy busy busy..

Woke up at 5am to nurse the baby before work.

I haven’t stopped running since.. O.o

Worked until 10:30

Picked up the baby

Came home to change her and eat a quick bite

Went to the grocery store and did price matching shopping.. WHICH by the way is a lot more time consuming than regular shopping

In the end it was worth it though.. I got $100 worth of groceries for $60..

And to think.. That was without coupons.. Wow.. If I had the energy for coupons AND price matching I would save so much money.. I see why people with the time & savvy do this..

I am exhausted though.. Perhaps next time I bring my boyfriend to help carry it and bring the baby home..

Juggling her stroller, the groceries & the diaper bag was a bit much for someone awake and on her feet for 9 hours previous..

Well.. Time to relax before making dinner..

Do you coupon? Any tips on how to make it easier?

Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur..

I gave my cat up to the SPCA today.. A sad occasion.. He is 3.5 year old orange tabby.

I have tried everything to get him to like the baby.. He just doesn’t like babies I guess..

So when faced with the choice of baby or cat.. The choice is pretty straight forward..

I said goodbye to mister jackolantern who refused to get out of his carrier for me. I have been switched to the morning shift so my shift now ends at 10:30am..

I will no longer be needing a regular sitter anymore.. Just an occasional one when my boyfriend opens the store.

We went grocery shopping hungry today.. Huge mistake.. We blew our budget right out of the sky.. Crashed it into the ocean and splattered it all along the oceans surface.. Then watched as it slowly sank to the bottom of the the deepest ocean canyon..

My boyfriend concurs with my statement..

So we ate afterwards.. And as I my lunch.. I began to think of all the unnecessary items we bought.. *shakes head* it is a good thing I got my last pay from my other job and am getting paid from my current job this Friday or we’d be 5 kinds of screwed..

I will be resuming afternoon nap with the baby now that I have a schedule that allows it.

For now.. I am signing off with a picture of my beloved Jackie.. And a hope that he will find a home that can give him all the love and attention he deserves..

image

I love the perks that come with the job<3

So my boss offers me muffins today to take home.. Yesterday muffins so we can’t sell them. I say okay then forget about it.. Just as I am about to head out he calls me back and reminds me to take some.

I did.. I asked the cook if she wanted any.. She said no.. I asked my boss if he wanted any.. He said no.. I took the majority of them and left 4 behind..

Not because I felt bad for taking them all.. But because I couldn’t fit anymore in my bag.

He told me that I would grow to hate muffins.. Not likely.. My daughter will take some to school.. My boyfriend will take some to work.. And I can spend less money on muffins for them on the grocery bill..

I hope they don’t make too many chocolate chip muffins.. *blink* *blink*

😀

It will be hard to get sick of something I will probably not get a chance to eat..

What are the perks you get at your job?

A completely unplanned blog

I feel like writing something.. I am not sure what.. But I know I want a blog published before I go to bed…

I am going grocery shopping tomorrow..

I would like to get back to meal planning.. Perhaps a little help with food themes would be nice..

I do Mexican Monday for a food theme..

The meals I make are:
Old El Paso Taco kit
Chicken quesadillas or
Taco ingredients on top of a bed of rice..

Needless to say.. My menu is lack luster..

Does anyone have any meal ideas or.. Better yet.. Recipes I can try out??

Tag Cloud