Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cormia Design Leather Slippers - Review & Giveaway

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to review a pair of Cormia Designs 100% leather slippers. Cormia Designs is a Canadian company located in New Brunswick. In 1990 Mario Cormier, the mastermind behind Cormia slippers set out to create the most comfortable, durable and practical slippers on the market.

Some facts about Cormia Designs Slippers:

•100% genuine leather (2 to 3mm), treated with vegetable oil for increased flexibility. These slippers are also weatherproofed for outdoor use.

•Our leather is produced by a renowned tannery in the US since 1920.

•We branded our signature on each pair as an assurance of quality,

durability and endurance.

•High tensile strength nylon thread and locked stitching.

•Proudly designed and handcrafted in Canada.

•Our leather absorbs moisture and releases it to keep your feet dry.

•The designed is flat sole with no left or right foot. The slippers will stretch after the first few days of wear to custom fit your foot.

•Soft Bio-Pouch for traveling included with every pair of slippers.

I've been wearing my Cormia slippers all week and I absolutely love them. One thing I have always disliked about slippers is they are either too big and bulky and I end up tripping up the stairs .. or .. my feet start to sweat in them. I seriously think I have claustrophobic feet.

After a two days of wearing my Cormia slippers the leather started to mold to my feet .. now when I wear them I forget I am wearing slippers at all. They feel completely natural and are extremely comfortable. My feet do not get hot in them at all and they do not slip off .. I seriously cannot say enough good things about them! I lurrveee them.

My husband was very jealous of my Cormia slippers .. lol .. okay so enough of my bantering ... ON WITH THE CONTEST!

One of my lucky Canadian readers will win their very own pair of Cormia Designs slippers!

Mandatory Entry

1.Visit Cormia Designs and tell me something you learned about their slippers or company.

Extra Entries

2. Follow me on gfc (two entries)

3. Follow me on twitter and tweet this contest. Please leave the link to your tweet. You can tweet 3x per day! One entry per tweet.

4. Enter any of my other contests (1 entry per contest)

This contest is open only to Canadian residents and will end September 15 2010. Good Luck!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sula Beauty - Review

I have a major weakness for perfumes and lotions .. I rarely however find a brand that I would consider being a repeat customer for. That is until I discovered Sula Beauty. Sula is a Toronto, Canada-based company with distribution in Canada, the US and the UK.

I recently had the wonderful oppourtunity to review two fragrances from Sula Beauty. If you haven't heard of Sula or tried their products before .. you are in for a treat! Their fragrances are completely delicious. They also last for hours.

Blackberry Blush

Sweetly tart, notes of ripe blackberry and cassis blend with osmanthus, rose and a hints of soft musk and vanilla.

I loved this one .. it is fruity and playful ..

Butterfly Kiss

A delicate blend kissed with sweet pea and pink peony, and ethereal notes of freesia, blackberry and gardenia.

Butterfly Kiss is light and feminine .. it is really nice to spritz on at night after having a bath or shower.

Sula sells six varieties of their perfume .. Sunkissed Citrus, Blackberry Blush, Butterfly Kiss, Stilletto Mush, Champagne Sugar, Stilleto Musk .. I want them all! You can buy this fantastic little sampler set if you can't decide on just one of thier scents.  

Sula Beauty also sells organic shea body balms.
Pocket-sized, portable and adorable, these tins will become your favorite go-to product to naturally soothe, soften, protect and rejuvenate. Great for cheeks, lips, neck, hands, arms, legs and feet. Works wonders on unruly eyebrows and hair too!

I'm notorious for having 3 lip glosses on the go at once .. I'm dying to try Sula's Vanilla Blossom lip balm!

Yumm-o! I'm seriously considering buying all the females on my xmas list products from Sula. I think the packaging is beautiful. It is classy but not your 'Aunt Mary' kind of way .. it is still fun and youthful.

You can purchase Sula Beauty products at select retailers or online.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Mabels Labels winner!

We have a confirmed winner of the Ultimate Back to School label package from Mabels Labels!

cherdon said...



August 21, 2010 8:22 PM

Congratulations! I hope your grandaughter loves them!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Best Shammy - Review & Giveaway

I really do not like buying paper towels. Not only are they expensive I don't think  they do a very good job when it comes to cleaning glass and other surfaces .. they always leave the little white fluffies behind! I also cringe at the thought of all the tree's that have been cut down to make them. I can't do much about the toilet paper we use but I can start to eliminate paper towels!

I recently had the oppourtunity to review a set of shammy's from The Best Shammy. The Best Shammy cloths are microfiber cloths made in Germany of 85% Viscose and 15% Polypropylene, specially processed using air-spun technology. This makes The Best Shammy synthetic Shammy cloths super absorbent, lint free, strong, and soft.

The Best Shammy's can be used for all household cleaning purposes .. dusting, cleaning glass, mirrors, countertops, bathrooms, hardwood floors and for soaking up spills. They are excellent for auto car, boat and marine care, pet care .. they even make a sports shammy!

I've been using The Best Shammy's to dust the woodwork in my home and I absolutely love them. They work like a dream on glass too. My husband has confiscated some of them to store in the garage .. he was very excited about this review! I honestly can't see myself buying anymore paper towels.

Okay enough of my bantering .. ON WITH THE CONTEST

One of my lucky readers is going to win their very own set of The Best Shammy

Mandatory entry:

1. Visit The Best Shammy and tell me something you learned.

Extra Entries:

2. Like The Best Shammy on Facebook

3. Visit The Best Shammy and sign up for their newsletter

4. Follow my blog publicly - 2 entries

5. Follow me on twitter

4. Tweet about this contest and leave me the link (1x daily)

5. Enter any of my other contests - I entry per contest

This contest is open to Canadian and U.S Residents and will close Friday  September 10th 2010. Winner will be chosen randomly. Please leave your email in the comments unless it is clearly visible in your profile.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jari Love - Get Ripped - Review & Giveaway

If you have been a follower of my blog for more than 5 minutes you know that I am currently on a weight loss journey. I started at 190 lb and I am now 165 lb at 5'6". I'm feeling good and would like to lose about 10-15 more pounds. I truly believe the key to achieving a healthy body weight is moderation. I still eat chocolate, I still eat bread, I still eat cheese .. but all in moderation.

I have also been consistently active over the past four months. I started by walking, then taking longer walks, then doing step aerobics and now I've started strength training. I don't go to a gym and honestly feel I don't need to .. there are so many options out there to increase your fitness level without going to a gym.

I recently had the opportunity to review a set of Get Ripped exercise dvds by Jari Love. The critically acclaimed Get Ripped series enables individuals to burn up to three times more calories than the traditional weight-training program, and has received rave reviews from fitness critics throughout North America since the first title debuted in late 2005.

Jari Love Get Ripped Fitness dvds have been featured in magazines like Shape, Oxygen and Fitness.

The first Get Ripped Fitness dvds I chose to try from the collection was Get Ripped and Chiseled.

What did I think of it? I really really liked it. The exercises are straightforward and the entire workout has a no nonsense feel which I can really appreciate. The workout is challenging and I did take a few breaks throughout the workout. Modifications are continually demonstrated and Jari is motivating and very positive without being cheesy if you know what I mean!

I could feel all my muscles working .. I was drenched in sweat by the time I was done and felt like a wet noodle afterwards! I have no doubt that these are effective workouts and plan on incorporating them into my exercise routine.

Okay enough of my bantering .. ON WITH THE CONTEST!

One lucky person is going to win their own set of Jari Love Get Ripped dvds!!

Mandatory entry:

1. Tell me how often you workout .. not at all, everyday, etc.

Extra Entries:

2. Follow my blog publicly

3. Follow me on twitter

4. Tweet about this contest and leave me the link (1x daily)

3. Visit Jari Love Get Ripped and sign up for their newsletter

4. Follow Jari Love on twitter and leave your twitter handle

This contest is open to Canadian and U.S Residents and will close Wednesday September 8th 2010. Winner will be chosen randomly. Please leave your email in the comments unless it is clearly visible in your profile.
Good Luck!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lunchbox Love - Review and Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to review a set of Lunchbox Love note cards. Lunchbox love note cards are precious little note cards with fun trivia and thoughtful words that you tuck into your child's lunchbox. How cute is that right??

I often think about my kids when they are in school and wonder how their day is going. This is going to sound weird but I think I love them the most when they are at school .. lol. What better way to show them than these special little note cards! I don't know about you but I seriously do not have the time or imagination to be writing out my own little I love you cards!

The back of each card is contains some really neat trivia facts .. even I had my head shaking at some of the facts. I can just imagine the classroom talk over this one:

'just like finger prints, each person has a unique tongue print'

 .. lol .. a classroom full of 3rd graders sticking out their tongues .. priceless.

Lunchbox Love comes in 16 volumes .. each containing ten printed cards and two blank cards. Each volume comes in a durable plastic case.

Lunchbox Love not only creates note cards for children but for some of the other special people in you life.

What a nice way to bring positivity into the workplace! There is way too much drama in the office nowadays!

I think these are a really neat product .. I specifically like the fact that they are very positive and uplifting. The note cards do not contain any of the annoying and derogatory sayings that you see on almost every shirt out there!

Lunchbox Love is currently offering my awesome readers 10% off.

Okay enough of my bantering .. ON WITH THE CONTEST!

One of my readers will win Volume 1 of Lunchbox Love note cards!

Mandatory entry:

1. Tell me if you think about your kids while they are at school. All day, sometimes .. or not at all.

Extra Entries:

2. Follow my blog publicly

3. Follow me on twitter

4. Tweet about this contest and leave me the link (1x daily)

3. Visit Say Please home of Lunchbox Love and sign up for their emails

4. Follow Lunchbox Love on twitter and leave your twitter handle

5. Like Lunchbox Love on facebook 

This contest is open to Canadian and U.S residents. Contest will close Monday September 6 2010. Winner will be drawn randomly. Good Luck!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shopping .. for myself??

I hardly ever shop for myself. I know .. it's pathetic. I put my kids before myself all the time .. I even put my husbands needs before my own. I wish I was one of these women that go shopping every week .. instead of like three times a year! My fluctuating weight issues over the years .. losing weight .. gaining it back .. losing it .. also don't help. There is nothing fun about shopping when you are overweight!

I wear scrubs to school so I don't really need nice clothing to wear on a daily basis .. most of the time when I get home I practically jump into my pajama pants right away .. they are just so comfy.

Sometimes however it is neccessary to actually buy myself some things. Now that I've lost 25 lbs .. that's twenty-five my pretties!! ..  shopping doesn't seem so depressing. My husband and I had a very casual wedding reception to go to this weekend .. yep it was in a barn .. it was very low key! I went out to see if I could find a summer dress thinking they would all be on sale at this time of year .. well I didn't find a dress but I did find some nice tops.

I really like this one ... I have to wear a black tank under it .. I paid $10 .. regular $36!

This one is kind of elasticated just below the waist so it tucks up a bit at that part .. super comfy .. again I paid $10 .. regular $36!

I also got some tank tops from Ricki's as they where having an awesome summer sale. It was buy one summer clearance item get one for $1 so I ended up getting these for $5 each!

And finally I got this green shirt and some shorts .. the tshirt was $5 and the shorts where $14.99 .. I also got a black pair of shorts but they are in the wash already!

I seriously couldn't believe the deals! I didn't luck out on shoes though .. why does shoe shopping suck so bad in this city?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mabels Labels Giveaway Contest!

My children are notorious for losing stuff .. and it drives me nuts! Seriously, there is nothing more irritating than spending good money on stuff just to have it go missing. My daughter who is 12 is actually worse than my 8 year old!

I recently had the fabulous oppourtunity to review Mabels Labels, a Canadian based business which began in 2002. The first thing I noticed when my Mabels Labels Classic Ultimate Back to School Combo arrived was the fantastic packaging. All the labels are securely enclosed in plastic envelopes. I just love companies put thought into their packaging .. it makes such a difference!

Mabels Labels has a ton on selection .. my daughter and I sat on the computer for a good while before we decided on the color and icon she wanted. It was alot of fun to do this with her!

My kids don't have allergies but I can only imagine how fearful some parents are about sending their kids with allergies to school. Teachers are so darn busy these days I would feel alot better with my kids having these allergy alert labels on their things.

Mabels Labels also makes personalized stationary! I know alot of us moms have our own businesses .. how cute are these business cards?

My overall opinion is ummm .. how do we say .. why the heck didn't I think for this first??


Here is how to win your very own personalized Ultimate Back to School Combo (classic or colorful line):

Mandatory Entry:

Visit Mabels Labels and tell me what color you would pick!

Extra Entries:

Follow me on gfc

Follow me on twitter

Tweet about this contest and leave me the link (1x per day)

Enter my Shaklee contest

Like Mabels Labels on facebook and comment One Cheap Canadian Mom sent you over!

This contest is open to Canadian & U.S addressess and will close on Friday August 27th which is just over a week from today.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shaklee Giveaway Contest!

I'm a certified clean freak .. yep I get excited about cleaning products .. sad I know .. so when Bette from Frugalmomx3 contacted me about reviewing Shaklee products I jumped at the chance.

Haven't heard of Shaklee before? Shaklee specialized in earth friendly, family friendly products. They conduct over 350 tests on each product to check for harmful traces of certain chemicals! That's more than I can say for the Mr. Clean I've been using.

One bottle of Shaklee Basic H cleaning concentrate makes 723 L of cleaning solution .. now that is economical!

Shaklee also carries health and beauty products.

Now I've been using good old Windex but haven't been that happy with it .. I always feel like I'm struggling to get the streakiness out of the finish .. well let me tell you .. I just cleaned my windows (okay a couple of them)  using the basic H concentrate .. TWO DROPS MY LOVELIES .. for 16 oz of water .. and I couldn't believe the result. Streak free .. crystal clear .. me likeee!

Okay enough of my bantering .. ON WITH THE CONTEST ..

One lucky reader will win a $25 gift certificate to Shaklee courtesy of Bette at Frugalmomx3!

Mandatory Entry:

1. Tell me what you hate to clean the most in your house.

Extra Entries: these are worth one comment each

2. Follow me on gfc!

3. Visit Bette's Shaklee website and tell me how you would spend your $25

4. Follow Frugalmomx3

5. Like Bette's Shaklee facebook page

5. Follow me on twitter

Good Luck!

Please leave your email address in the comment box if it is not available in your profile.

This contest will run until August 31 2010 and is open to U.S. and Canadian readers!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

That's like two frickin' sacks of potatoes!

Today I can't get this song out of my head .. want to know why?? I weighed in this morning at my weight watchers meeting and I am 24 lb down!! Oh yeah baby .. momma's gonna be smokin' hot in no time ..

Okay now that I have that out of the way .. let's talk motivation. I know alot of us struggle with this no matter what our goals are but for the sake of this post let's stick to losing weight .. okay? Kay.

Where does motivation come from? Motivation is not something you can buy, win or steal .. (duh) .. but you can find it.

It is within all of us .. sometimes lying dormant! I often talk to my mom about losing weight .. she talks about motivation as if it is something that is going to magically appear, drop down out of the sky .. tie her shoelaces up and hold her hand while she goes around the block. No No No.

Motivation comes with action. Ever wonder why you feel so good after you have done something good for yourself? This can be anything from exercise, doing your nails, going to bed early, eating healthy .. the list is really endless.

You feel good physically because your body is thanking you. But it's more than that .. you feel good emotionally because you acted. Purposeful action has a snowball effect .. you feel good for treating yourself well .. and therefore you will want to do it again. You are motivated.

I'm not kidding you and I'm truly not trying to sound like some infomercial guru .. but this is the honest to God truth about tapping into your motivation and spurring you on to reach whatever goals you have. Come on girls! We can do it!

Friday, August 13, 2010

This momma ain't so cheap.

Yep .. despite my blog name I didn't feel so cheap yesterday. I took my kids back to school shopping and dropped a bundle of cash. The sad thing is I'm not even done .. we went with the goal to buy the shoes, backpacks and socks. I always find shoe shopping the most time consuming so I wanted to get that out of the way first.

Do you want to know something even more sad? My kids have nicer stuff than I do!! whaaaa! It's not fair! How did this happen? It's so pathetic how I've jumped on their name brand wagon instead of my own.

Ohhh look .. Etnies .. try these on Griffin ..

I've bought cheaper shoes for them in previous times only to see them fall apart in a month. Griffin is hard on his shoes .. aren't all boys? Payton is getting older so she needs a good quality shoe for gym especially .. from what she tells me they work pretty hard in gym class and I've seen her red face more than once when I pick her up from school.

So with that in mind I splurged a little this year in hopes that their shoes will last. I have no idea why he feels the need to do this to the laces .. apparently it's cool but I don't like it .. it's not even!! I need things even!

These are Paytons shoes .. the ones on the far left where $5 !! Okay I got my cheap giddy for the day .. and what kid doesn't need a pair for kicking around in the yard?

I love these Adidas ones ..I might get a pair for myself. I tried a pair of the Nike's on myself but felt like a total loser .. lol.

So next it's lunch kits and a few clothes .. I'm just so happy to get the shoes out of the way!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Why didn't I do this sooner .. cabinet organization.

You know when you think you are fairly organized and then you start looking at something and realize your not? Yep that was me this morning looking at the state of my bathroom cabinets while brushing my teeth .. ughh .. can we say gross? GROSS! No rhyme or reason to this disaster.

I'm lucky to have quite a bit of storage space in the bathroom but I needed some containers to group like products together. If we didn't have kids I would pick the pretty fabric lined ones .. but in our house it's just not practical .. I need to be able to wash them out easily. 

I found these little baskets at dollarama. I like them because they don't have the little annoying holes in them for stuff to fall out. I wish they came in better colors but they work and I'm cheap so whatever!

My camera is a pile o crap and takes crapola pictures if you haven't noticed .. I am shopping for a new one this weekend .. but the labels say His Stuff, Teeth Stuff, First Aid and Medicine. My first aid basket even has a first aid manual in it .. wootwoot .. isn't it amazing the things that excite you as a 35 yr old mother?

And of course I have to have my own cabinet. Yeah I'm a bit of a product freak.

Her Stuff and Extra Toiletries .. on that topic why is it necessary to open four different bottles of shampoo and three different body washes at the same time .. this drives me batty ... twitch.

I'm pretty happy with it .. as long as it stays that way (it better!).

On my wish list.

So I'm not one for following these celebrities (do I really need a reason to make their wallets fatter than they are?) and I certainly wasn't a huge fan of Jennifer Aniston until she did Marley and Me. I think it was that scene when she just puts the baby down for a nap and Marley starts barking and she has a complete flip out on her husband. Yeah .. I definately saw myself in that scene.

In my opinion she also has a great sense of style .. and um hello?? A perfect body. I hate you Jen.

When I heard she released her own perfume I admit I was a little intrigued.

'Jennifer Aniston' is described as 'a fruity/floral perfume, inspired by Jennifer Aniston’s earliest and most treasured recollections of scent. A captivating blend of blooming jasmine, citrus notes and a sensual musk base evoke long sunny days at the beach and balmy summer evenings'.

Sounds like my kind of perfume! This will be on my Christmas list for sure .. what fragrance are you all wearing right now?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Just say yes to primer!

Finally my kitchen is done! What a nightmare .. the next time anybody asks me if I want to buy the paint with the primer mixed in I will say yes. The yellow paint my kitchen was painted previously took .. oh .. I don't know .. about four coats of white paint to cover. Yep .. I sweated my way through this one.



It's not a huge change .. I just didn't want the bright yellow in there anymore. You can't really tell but the wall with the window is a different color now.

The people at Word To The Wall were kind enough to send me some custom vinyl lettering. I was sooo excited when it came. Here is hubby putting it up:

Isn't it cute? It was really easy to apply (at least the hubby said so anyway!) I got the matte sandstone color/finish.

Word To The Wall has a huge selection .. you can check them out here:

how cute would this be with Halloween right around the corner?

Love it! I can see myself becoming addicted to this stuff fast!

Now I really need to do something about this sad tap ..

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I am sewing??

Okay let's get one thing straight .. the sewing machine and I are NOT friends. Lord knows I've tried. I don't know what it is .. I don't have the patience, I can never get the tension right, my lines are never straight. Not having straight lines makes me twitch.
I've always admired women that sew .. they make it look so easy ..we all know these women .. the 'oh it's just something I whipped up' type women.

Ugh .. I hate you .. but I love you .. because I want to be you.

Anyway .. since the kids are back at school soon something made me think I could make a gym bag for my son. I get these weird crafty urges every so often. I had the fabric for my bag shoved in a closet, it's been there since the last time I had one of these crafty urges.

I find it really hard to find these simple little gym bags in the stores without having Disney characters all over them. Yeah .. Griffin does not do Disney.

So I tackled this project with patience in mind. Don't get frustrated, make peace with the machine, treat the machine with kindness, measure twice cut once etc. etc.

You know what? It actually worked! The sewing gods where smiling down on me today because this is my finished project .. it's not perfect (twitch) but it's pretty darn good! It's even lined .. awww yeah .. wootwoot!

At first I thought it was a little big but once he gets his runners in there I think it will be just right. When I showed him he said .. 'mom .. I wanted a hockey bag' .. lol .. what goes on in the minds of eight year old boys?

Now I am not about to jump on a sewing cruise anytime fast ..  this still took me a good two hours .. so sad. Sad sad sewing woman. I think I'll stick to what I do best .. what is that again?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

For some reason I'm up at 5am .. craziness. This seems to be an annoying pattern my body has decided to fall into, in a couple hours I'll want to go back to bed .. whatever! Anyway since I'm up I've decided to pick the winner of my first contest .. heeheee! Here we go ...

Congratulations Michelle! You have won three glade candles. The winner has 48 hours to contact me before I choose another winner. Thankyou so much to everyone who participated in my first baby contest!

I used Random.org to pick my winner .. for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to copy the winner into this post .. I'm technically challenged okay?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

When we get there.

One of the things I struggle with is not living in the moment. I think alot of people struggle with this. Usually alot of my thoughts are consumed with what the future holds. When I finish school, when the kids are older, when the mortgage is paid off, when the weekend comes .. blah blah blah..

I was looking at some pictures of my kids the other day and I can't believe how much they have grown in just a couple years.

Here is Payton just 2 years ago .. aww so sweet.

And here she is now in all her pre-teen gloriousness .. damn I wish I was cool like her.

Lately this has really started to freak me out. Am I going to spend my whole life doing this? Always waiting for when things are easier, better .. waiting for our real life to start? Am I going to spend my whole life waiting for my kids to grow up and listen to me?

I don't want to .. but seriously, I don't know how to stop. I do it all the time!
When it's breakfast time I'm thinking about dinner, at dinner time I'm thinking about the laundry. It's like I'm a hamster on a wheel .. always running .. for what? So I can look back when I am old and gray with my kids grown up and think .. whew .. we're finally here .. the end of our lives. NO NO NO!! This is not what I want.

For the life of me I wish I could just live in the moment. Maybe I need to take a trip to Tibet to visit the monks and do some meditation. Anybody down?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Nine Years

Today marks the ninth anniversary of mine and my husbands marriage. It seems that it has been a long nine years but has gone fast at the same time. We have had our ups and downs along the way (I believe year 4 I considered hiring a hitman) but we have had so many fun times too!

Are there things I would change about him? Um yeah .. I wish he would cook, I wish he could close cupboards after himself, I wish he was more romantic .. but that just wouldn't be him. At the end of the day, I know I can count on him when I need him and isn't this the most important thing?

Happy Anniversay Hubby!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This woman is going to be the death of me.

You know when you're working out and starting to feel good, it's getting a little easier .. so you decide to switch it up. Yeah .. let's add in a little weight training .. build up that lean muscle mass.

Dumb idea .. okay well good idea .. but I am hurtin' right about now. I snagged this workout tape from my moms house as it had been still wrapped in the plastic, unused for about a year. Go Mom!

I can't tell you how many times I swore while doing this workout. It was difficult. But that means it works right? If I look anything like the ladies in the dvd after six months I'll be happy.
To be honest I found the music to be a little off with the moves .. this is annoying, especially when you are struggling just to do the exercises. All in all however, it was a good workout. Kathy is upbeat and motivating but not in a cheesy kind of way. You know when they are smiling at you on the screen and you are sweating your ass off and it takes everything in you not to huck your water bottle at the screen??
My appetite was larger today than normal .. which I'm taking as a good sign that my body was trying to repair itself. I think I'll definately keep up with the weights .. at least twice a week.
What have all of you been working out to at home?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Weight watchers weigh in - week 9

So despite being knee deep in my kitchen painting project this weekend, (post coming soon!) I still managed to get my shrinking butt to weigh in at weight watchers. I lost another 2 pounds. My grand total so far is twenty pounds!

I'm very happy with my progress so far. I would like to lose another twenty pounds but I'm really not in any hurry. I can definately feel that my clothes are getting bigger .. or I should say I am getting smaller. It's so great to actually see results after working towards a goal.

I'm getting a little nervous about going back to school and staying on track as far as my diet goes. It's not easy sitting beside women the size of toothpicks eating whatever they want .. their time will come! I think the biggest challenge for me will just be preparing my food for the day. I am determined that I will do this the night before .. along with the kids lunches.

I've said this before only to find myself scrambling around in the morning trying to do ten things at once .. but this time I mean it! I've been looking around for a cute lunch tote for myself .. can you believe I've found nothing!! Ugh .. shopping in Winnipeg sucks I tell you.

I went grocery shopping on Friday with my son and you know what? He was so good! Now you might think this would just be expected of an eight year old. Well NOT mine. We have had our challenges with him over the past few years. 
I was so happy when I actually did all the grocery shopping for two weeks without wanting to sit down in the middle of the isle and cry my eyes out (or punch somebody in my way). Doesn't it just make you all fuzzy inside when your kids behave? It means SO much to me!

Anyway ... I found a great new treat ..

Personally I think Cadbury's makes the best chocolate on God's green earth. I got the chocolate mint variety as I am a lover of anything chocolate mint. They are 2 ww points each .. totoally worth it when you are needing something sweet. I snagged a box of these that where on clearance for 50% off .. works for me!
I realize this post is a little all over the place .. I've been up since 6am so I'm getting a lil' foggy headed by now! Have a great night!