Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 31 2011

WEIGHT LOSS UPDATE: Five pounds forward, two pounds back


Losing weight is HARD. I think I was starting to reach a point where I was just hoping someone would spill the weight-loss secret. Everyone has all these great tips, but really I wanted someone to show me the diet where I can eat whatever I want, not exercise and still lose weight. Sadly, such …

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Mar 28 2011

11 days. $184. Can we do it?


Have you ever just felt like you were drowning in finances? And no matter what you do, something always comes along to break down the hard work you’ve done? That’s how I’m feeling this month. I’ve been avoiding talking about finances because, let’s face it, we’re barely keeping afloat. The hard work that we accomplished …

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Mar 21 2011

My weekend was so (not) productive, how was yours?


My weekend consisted of: Don’t judge me. I did manage to squeeze in a spin class, and a four-mile run. So it wasn’t like I was completely unproductive. Out of the 48-hour weekend, I spent a total of 2 hours with my husband. Eric is in Seattle for his oral interview (fingers crossed!). Luckily he …

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Mar 18 2011

How to Fight Like a Grown-Up with Your Husband


Come home and have him not greet you with a hug and a kiss as you greet him when he gets home from work. Start cooking dinner, have him read off his practice answers for his job interview. Interrupt him to give him a suggestion on how to make it better. Have him roll his …

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Mar 16 2011

Adios, Costa Rica


Over the past few weeks, it was becoming more and more of a realization that our “honeymoon” Costa Rica adventure vacation was going to have to wait another year. Did my heart break a little bit a lot? Yes. BUT—it helps to know that it doesn’t mean we won’t EVER go, it just means we …

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Mar 14 2011

Saving money with coupons


Eric and I stumbled upon TLC’s Extreme Couponing and we saw some guy purchase $5,000 worth of groceries for about $250. His garage was converted into a mini grocery store with stock piles enough to last more than a lifetime. It was like my mom multiplied by a 1000. I grew up with my mom …

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