Thursday, January 31, 2013

Doggy Loot

Sign up for Doggy Loot and get a $5 credit and possibly another $5 credit if you add your dogs name (I didn't get it myself, but other people have)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 4

So, I think it was my first post where I said I wasn't very fond of the Nutrisystem lunches, well last week I received my second shipment and I ordered (obviously) different lunches. I found that the Chicken Noodle soup is great and the Fudge Graham Bar is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. You might be thinking how can you just eat a "bar" (of anything) for lunch and be satisfied with that and to be honest I don't really know how to answer that, but I'm totally satisfied with it. I actually have to pace myself when eating it by taking a few bites and putting it down because it is really filling. I've been eating a Fudge Graham Bar for the past 10 minutes and still have a quarter of it left! Oh and the taste, mmmmm, it tastes like a chocolate covered honey teddy graham, yum!

Weight loss for this week, ugh, I don't really don't want to talk about it. Yesterday I was down to 200.6 and somehow I weigh 201.6 today. Not sure went on there, since I was pretty active yesterday; I shoveled the driveway and took my daughter on a sled ride. I actually managed to drink all my water (64oz) and ate all the appropriate meals and snacks. The only explanation I might have for the slight weight gain, is that I ordered my food a little on the late side, so I pretty much went 3 days without any Nutrisystem meals.

That full 10 lbs just does not want to come off, I really wanted to dip below 200, but I guess there's always next week. Wish me luck at this rate I'm going to need it.

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Click here or send me a message on FaceBook and I can send you a $30 coupon off your first order!

Start weight: 211
End of week 1 weight: 204.8
End of week 2 weight: 202.2
End of week 3 weight: 201.2
End of week 4 weight: 201.6

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Monday, January 28, 2013

MindField Survey Group

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Vermont Smoke and Cure- RealSticks Review & Giveaway

Vermont Smoke and Cure has not only great products, but great ethics. All of the meat they use is natural and humane, which means that the animals aren't given hormones or antibiotics, they are given ample space, light, and air, and the finished products have no artificial preservatives.

Individual Flavor Reviews:

  • Chipotle: Let me start off by saying I have ZERO tolerance for anything spicy, but I had to try the chipotle flavor for my review, so I sucked it up. The first bite I took was fine, I said to myself, "This isn't even spicy." Then I took a second bite and my mouth was burning and I started having hot flashes. Remember ZERO tolerance, lol. In all honesty the chipotle flavor is probably only slightly spicier then a mild Slim Jim, but tastes a lot better.
  • BBQ: I'm usually not a fan of anything BBQ flavored, but this RealSticks flavor is great! The flavor isn't overwhelming, but there is plenty of flavor to it and it's not at all spicy (well maybe a tiny bite at the end, more of a nibble really), it just has that great salty meat taste that I crave from time to time. I can say honestly, that out of the 3 flavors this one was my favorite.
  • Cracked Pepper: I didn't notice much of a difference between this flavor and BBQ, except for the bits of cracked pepper in them and until you bite directly into a piece of the cracked pepper, they aren't at all hot. Plus the pepper isn't overwhelming and by that I mean it's not so packed into the RealStick that you can't taste anything else, so you can really enjoy your snack. Although when I couldn't tell the difference between the BBQ flavor and the cracked pepper flavor I gave my husband a blind taste test and he said that the one in my left hand (the cracked pepper stick) tasted more peppery then the one in my right hand (the BBQ), so that leads me to the conclusion that my taste buds are broken.

Over All Review:
RealSticks get an A+ in my book because:
  • They are great tasting
  • They aren't greasy (like Slim Jims often are)
  • They aren't dry (like beef jerky)
  • They are Healthier then leading brands (see below)
  • They are fresh tasting (and looking)
  • The perfect snack if you're craving meat or something salty

"RealSticks are a gluten free snack containing 50% less fat and 40% less salt than the leading snack sticks, and at least 80% less sugars than the leading sports bars. RealSticks are low (0-2) carb, dairy free, no MSG, and no artificial anything. No preservatives. Just 2 WW points in each 1-oz stick."

As you can see from the Nutritional Facts Comparison, RealSticks is a great snack option. With them only having 80 calories, 2 carbs, and 7g of protein I don't feel guilty doing this review (you know because I'm on the Nutrisystem diet), I just eat one in between lunch and dinner as a snack and am totally satisfied by it.

For the price you would pay for a Slim Jim or other beef snack, you could purchase Real Sticks here and give your body the healthier, better tasting option.

Vermont Smoke and Cure has also sent me enough RealSticks to send to 3 lucky fans. Use the rafflecopter form below to enter. Two winners will be drawn at random and the third will be the person who sent the most people to the giveaway. Good luck!

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The Vermont Smoke and Cure company (located in Hinesburg, VT) sent me their products to try and review at no charge. In no way did this alter my perception of this company or product.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Join the NPD Survey Group

I've been a member for a while now and it's a great survey company. The surveys are short and to the point and you get points not only for completing them, but you also play a quick IWG at the end where you can win: Cash Prizes or more Points.

In the past I've won 1000 Disney reward points

NPD Group - Online Research is one of the largest and most trusted market research companies in the world, with over 40 years of experience. As a member, users input will directly influence the products and services they see in stores. Members will make a difference by completing quick, fun surveys about the products they buy, the services they use, and much more!

Nutrisystem Week 3

So this week was a little tougher. I cheated a little bit on my mom's birthday and I had a small slice of cake and some garlic bread instead of my Nutrisystem dinner and dessert. Not only did I get peer pressured into eating it, but I also got "made fun of" for cheating on my diet, don't you just love family? *rolls eyes*

Then we were out twice this weekend and I was beyond hungry and hadn't brought anything with me to eat or snack on. One day I had a grilled chicken sandwich from McDonalds and the next day I had a flat bread chicken breast sandwich from Subway. I know I should've had a salad, but I was sooooo hungry.

My husband set up the Wii downstairs this weekend, but we really haven't been home enough to use it, so I haven't truly started exercising yet, so instead I've been making more effort doing the "little things" like taking the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator and parking further away in the parking lot, every step counts right?

I'm also getting better at drinking more water because I've been adding drink mix to it, like Crystal Light, which only has 10 calories per 32oz. It makes drinking that much liquid SO much more bearable.

I found a new dessert I liked, it's the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie...OMG, it's awesome! I was tentative towards trying it at first, but I ran out of chocolate desserts to eat and got "desperate" lol. I popped it in the microwave for 15 seconds and when I tried it, I'm pretty sure I moaned. It's filled with sweet cream cheese and the cake itself is moist and great tasting, which makes this one of my favorite desserts.

And now for the weight reveal, keep in mind I haven't exactly stayed strictly on my diet this week and haven't been exercising, so my weight loss isn't what I wanted it to be, but I still lost weight and that's just what I need to be doing losing weight whether it's slow or fast, I'll take it anyway I can lose it.

Above is my weight, I lost 1 lb this week, which brings me to a total of 9.8 lbs lost, SO close to that 10 lb mark, lol. My goal for next week is to dip below the 200 lb mark. If I stick to it I'm positive I can get there, wish me luck!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Click here or send me a message on FaceBook and I can send you a $30 coupon off your first order!

Start weight: 211
End of week 1 weight: 204.8
End of week 2 weight: 202.2
End of week 3 weight: 201.2

You can follow Nutrisystem on:
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Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689

Nutrisystem is providing my meals and resources free of charge, for my participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program.

Friday, January 18, 2013

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nutrisystem-Week 2

Week two of my Nutrisystem diet, nothing much is different from the first week. I'm still going strong. I haven't binged, broken down (okay I did break down and have half a cupcake for dessert last night), or cried, which is all I could ever ask for lol. I'm still working on putting the water to me, but I can't seem to drink more then 32oz, even though I should be drinking 64oz.

The food still fills me up and makes me not feel hungry which is awesome. I did cheat a little last night, like I said, and ate half a cupcake, I really couldn't help it, I ran out of the yummy nutrisystem desserts (I have frozen desserts left, but those don't really do it for me) and that part of the diet is what really helps me not stray off my path, I can get through the entire day without being bad just by telling myself that I get a yummy treat at the end of the day.

I just placed my second order of food and now that I know what I like and what I don't, I won't be replacing as many meals with my own food. My replacement meals usually consist of slices of chicken breast, a tuna fish sandwich or peanut butter toast.

As you may have read in my week one post I lost a whopping 6.2lbs my first week. This week I didn't do that well, or really even close to that number, but I did lose 2.6lbs, which is about the average normal weight loss (between 1 and 2 lbs is normal) and right now any loss is a good loss when it comes to weight.

A major factor to me not losing as much weight is not exercising, I have been doing crunches every night though, which is a start. My husband will be setting up the Wii Fit soon for me to work with and I'll start doing some Yoga too, hopefully the exercise and Nutrisystem will keep me on a steady weight loss pattern. 

While I don't really see a visual difference in my body after losing almost 9lbs, other people notice it and I can feel it. I have more energy and my pants are a little loose on me, when they used to be almost too tight; even my jacket feels loose!

I'm still totally motivated by this weight loss system and trying to keep on track. I can't wait to see how I do next week. I'm really hoping to dip below 200!

O, another thing...Do you know how hard it is to do crunches when someone sits on your stomach and is eating a cupcake? I do...

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Click here or send me a message on FaceBook and I can send you a $30 coupon off your first order!

Start weight: 211
End of week 1 weight: 204.8
End of week 2 weight: 202.2

You can follow Nutrisystem on:
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Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689

Nutrisystem is providing my meals and resources free of charge, for my participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Nutrisystem-Week 1

I received my Nutrisystem meals in December, but I put my off my start date until January 1st. I wanted to avoid cheating with Christmas temptations and my husband got me a huge bag of my favorite candies that I couldn't let go to waste, so yes I pounded them back while I could.

On January 1st I officially began my Nutrisystem diet at 211 lbs and to be honest it was a rough day. I added too much water to my chocolate protein shake, the breakfast burrito was too spicy for me to eat, the lunch was okay it was Fettichini Alfredo, Cup O Noodles style, I choked down an apple (usually I have no issue eating fruits, but this one gave me a hard time), and I was thinking of what I was going to binge on when I had the opportunity. Things finally got better at dinner, the steak and potatoes were great and the chocolate cake dessert was awesome (tasted like a Hostess cupcake).

So, the first day was the hardest, the entire week I've been tempted (not too tempted, but they were RIGHT there in front of me) by not so good foods, like when my husband brought me home McDonald's because he forgot I had started my diet or when I bought my husband and daughter cupcakes as a treat and they're just sitting on the counter in a clear container. To be honest though I wasn't into eating any of it, I wanted the taste of the food in my mouth, but wasn't hungry or had any desire to eat them.

While I've been sticking to the Nutrisystem diet pretty well, I find it hard to eat all the snacks that I'm supposed to or finish my entrees, not because they're gross or anything (some of them are really good), but because I'm just not hungry, like at all. I also find it difficult to drink 64 oz of water required, I'm trying really hard to drink at least 32oz to start out, I've never been able to drink a lot of fluids during the day before this, so I'm trying to force myself to drink more and more.

Some of my favorites so far are: the Double Chocolate Muffin breakfast, the Fudge brownie dessert, the Chocolate Cake dessert, the Homestyle Beef and Potatoes dinner, the Italian Flat Bread Pizza (omg yum!), and the Golden French Toast breakfast.

Some of my dislikes include: the Chicken Breast, the Tortellini (too sweet for pasta), and the Breakfast Burrito (too spicy). I'm actually not a big fan of any of the lunches, so I've just been making my own.

My favorite snacks (that I've bought) are : Cheese sticks, eggs, raisins, and toast with peanut butter on 45 calorie bread.

So far I am very surprised by the Nutrisystem diet, I haven't really been hungry, I don't crave foods overly much, I enjoy the meals for the most part, I haven't had ANY soda, and I can choose my own snacks. Compared to other diets, I find this one amazing, usually I'm in agony and begging for food by the second or third day, it's been a week now and I'm doing great!

Another bonus to the Nutrisystem plan is that you have an online account that you can access and log your water, exercise, weight loss, what you ate (and it tells you all the calories), your measurements, and it's an online community. I put off using it the first few days, but once I played with it for a bit I realized that it's a fantastic feature and I'm on there multiple times a day.

Would you like to know how much weight I lost between Jan 1st and Jan 7th? See picture below.

Yep, in one week I lost 6.2 lbs! I'm pretty proud of myself =D I'm so glad that I joined this program right now!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Click here or send me a message on FaceBook and I can send you a $30 coupon off your first order!

You can follow Nutrisystem on:
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Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689

Nutrisystem is providing my meals and resources free of charge, for my participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 2013 Freebies and Deals

January 31, Thursday
January 30, Wednesday
January 29, Tuesday
  • $1.00 off 2 BIC Stationery products, you can get items for as low as .50 with this coupon at Walmart 
  • Free sample of Skyn Condoms 
  • 5pt Pampers code: HAPPYNEWYEAR113
  • Hurry FREE sample of Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch to the first 10k Pillsbury members
  • Bath & Body Works posted: Today ONLY online! FREE Full-Size Forever Red Fine Fragrance Mist with any purchase! Use code REDFFM. PLUS they are having a buy 3 get 3 sale and if you spend over $25 shipping is only $1!
    • Use Ebates and get 2% cash back and a $10 Gift card (if you're a new member)
 January 28, Monday
  • Victoria Secret is having a party, if you have a store near you RSVP by 2/9. There will be prizes, chocolate tasting, and manicures It's on Feb 10 from 6-8pm.
  • 10 pt Pampers code: JANNY0113NLSPMR 
  • Win a $6 Entenmann's coupon!
  • Childrens Place: Online Sale Today Only! Take 25% off your online purchases with F6K13
  •  Get a $1 Wheat Thins coupon mailed to you (or print it). 
    • After you click get coupon, either print it or click the Help button on the lower right corner and fill out your address to have it mailed
January 27, Sunday
January 26, Saturday
  • Need diapers? Head over to Toys R Us, their Huggies Santa diapers are only $3.98 a pack
January 25, Friday
January 24, Thursday
January 23, Wednesday
  • Free sample coupon of Valspar Paint (to be redeemed at Lowes) starting at Noon est, first 150,000 
  • Get a Domino's® $5 E-Gift Card for only 125 My Coke Rewards pts
  • Free on Kindle: Under His Command (Six-Alarm Sexy) 
  • Free samples from Sams Club if you can get them to load, I can't :/ 
  • Origins posted: Come into stores now to check out our 3 sets that will fit your personal concerns: Brightening, Firming and First Signs of Aging. Get 3 FREE facial musts for the price of a moisturizer. Experience a FREE Mini Facial and take home a facial brush! Click here for store locator: 
  • $3.00 off on any (1) 4 pack of South Beach Diet making a box only around .98 at Walmart!
January 22, Tuesday
 January 21, Monday-Martin Luther King Jr Day
 January 20, Sunday
 January 19, Saturday
January 18, Friday
January 17, Thursday
 January 16, Wednesday
January 15, Tuesday
January 14, Monday
  •  Free blender bottle when you take a short survey 
  • FREE earbuds with any Victoria Secret Pink purchase! I'm sure you can find something inexpensive at their Semi Annual sale! Print coupon here
  • Sodastream Offers: Offers Expire 2.28.13
  • Text GAMEKIDS to 727272 for a FREE one night Redbox Video Game Rental. Code expires 1/31/12 
 January 13, Sunday
 January 12, Saturday
January 11, Friday
January 10, Thursday
 January 9, Wednesday
 January 8, Tuesday
  • Charmin coupons for VocalPoint members
  • Free $5 Starbucks GC from American Express first 6k I believe
  • Check your emails, Klout sent me one telling me I was selected to "Try out Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects and get a $10 Walmart gift card." 
January 7, Monday
January 6, Sunday
 January 5, Saturday
  • Sears has their Christmas merchandise up to 70% off
  • Bath and Body is having their Semi Annual sale, up to 75% off
  • The Yankee Candle Company is have their annual sale, up to 75% off
  • Express is also having their Semi Annual Sale up to 75% off 
  • Victoria's Secret is having their Semi Annual Sale
January 4, Friday
January 3, Thursday
January 2, Wednesday
January 1, Tuesday-Happy New Year
Freebies from Previous months that are still good: