Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saving Money

Okay so I don't know about you, but I haven't got the money to spend in the first place. So when I do have to spend it I try to find the best way to get the best deal.

First let me tell you my wonderful husband took me shopping for new everything this past weekend. It was well overdue. I don't think I have done that kind of shopping in years. And it wasn't even a lot in some peoples minds. But for me it was.

We went to Lane Bryant and I got 5 pairs of pants and 2 shirts for $50 dollars. Okay so drum roll please that was $200 in savings you all! I was SO proud of myself.

Then we went to Wal-Mart and I got 3 bra's, 10 pairs of socks and 12 pairs of underwear for $50. So excited (I know you wanted to know about that part right hahaha)

Then the next day we went to Sketchers Outlet
I got 2 pairs of shoes for what was supposed to be $130 for $60!

I have to tell you I am so excited. My husband never once, let me say that again, NEVER ONCE, complained about how long I was taking! He was such a gentelman.

So here is also another site that I have been using to save money with groceries.
I Heart Publix. It may take a little bit to get the hang of it but once you do, you can't help but be amazed.

I usually don't clip coupons. Why you ask? Well because I just end up forgetting them. Then I found this website and made my own Coupon Binder (Google it and you can find so many variations on how to make your own) and so far this is what the past 2 weeks has looked like:

Last Week:
Spent: $160 Saved: $61 Paid out of pocket$99

This week: Spent $128 Saved $40 Paid out of pocket $88

If you have/know of any other ways to save money please oh please leave a comment.
I would love to hear about them!

Have a blessed day~ Jessica

UPDATE: On October 2nd I went to Publix and spent $128, Saved $72 Out of Pocket: $56!!! So VERY proud of myself. And If the lady at I HEART PUBLIX ever stops doing her blogs I will have to go find her and BEG her to do them LOL

Monday, September 7, 2009

Turtle Park

We had such an amazing day at "Turtle Park" George C. McGough Nature Park Here are some pictures of me, my husband and my daughters adventure!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


So I am learning about this thing called 'emotional eating'.

I have been researching it because I 'know' I have to be one. Well did I hit the nail on the head! Okay so Now that I know I am one whats next?

Well now I figure out how to deal with it and get through all moments in life without 'emotionally eating' and can I just say it is working.

I have lost 14 pounds in the past 2 weeks.

I never realized that when you are an emotional eater you suppress ALL emotions not just when you are stressed or sad. But when you are happy too!

Something in my brain was telling me I wasn't worthy enough to be sad.

So I ate.

I wasn't worthy enough to be angry. So I ate.

I wasn't worthy enough to be stressed. So I ate.

So you get the picture, but the kicker is this one.

I wasn't worthy enough to be HAPPY!

Of course I am worthy enough to be happy.

Ohhhh but was I wrong, well at least my brain was somehow telling me this.
When I am any of the above including happy, I ate.

And ate,and ate.

Why did I feel the need to reward myself with food. Simple. It was always there for me NO MATTER WHAT!

And I have the excess weight to prove it.

So now I am writing down in a journal: my food, exercise and best of all my feelings.

I am being a conscious eater.

I am not living to eat. I am finally eating to live, and with that my friends, comes a weight loss of 14 pounds.

I am excited to see what is to come. I know that the answers are right from God. And I am so thankful! I have been battling this for too long and I have been about to give up too many times but I never gave up on my faith in God that He would provide me with the answers I sought. And HE has.

God is love ~Jessica

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

walking in circles

It has been a week since my last entry. Its not that I didn't want to write as I have stated in previous entries its that time has a habit of getting away from me.

My days start at 6:40am some of you might say oh that is sleeping in and others may say sucks to be you. I say the latter too! Sleeping in ha! No if I was sleeping in it would be till at least 9:30am and I never thought I would say that again.

I remember when my daughter was little I wondered if I would ever get a full 4 hours of sleep straight through again. Well I do I am happy to say it only took her getting to her 5th birthday to achieve this goal. Makes me wonder why I am so crazy as to want more, like now more lol.

After I pick up my little one from school it is time to go home, pick up the house, getting ready for the next day, dinner, feed the pug, clean up, showers, take the pug out, and then check my email. I don't feel like I am accomplishing ANYTHING. I must be because my child, husband and I do go to school/work with clean clothes and lunches packed and my house is cleaned up, not as 'clean' as I would like it but it doesn't smell and there is very little dust. Would I let my kid eat off the floor? NO! Would I let the pug, all the time, never a crumb in my house!

So now I will say goodnight to my child one more time and watch a little TV-18 Kids and Counting is on tonight-everyone knows how much I love this show. So I will make it a point to stay up :)

And Remember: This is the day the Lord has made- Rejoice in it! ~Jessica