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Sharing the love for scoring some deals

Anyone that knows me knows I love a good deal!  I love outlet shopping and scouring sales.  But what I really love is scoring a good deal without any effort!  Enter Swagbucks and Ebates!

Swagbucks is a search engine that basically pays you for searching.  Its that simple.  For every so many searches, you can win Swagbucks which can be redeemed for gift cards (such as for or other prizes (such as magazine subscriptions).  And to make things better, they have just revamped the site so that you earn more Swagbucks quicker!  Woo-hoo! Seriously, I win bucks multiple times a day and it is so easy.  Personally, instead of using a short cut button, I just type in the site name in the search bar as takes what 1 second longer?  Give it a try!  Click on the banner to sign up!

I have professed my love for Ebates before but I’ve just got to share the love at least one more time.  If you are an online shopper to begin with, why not get paid for it?  Seriously, visit  Click on the store you would like to shop from (there are over 1200 choices so take your pick!).  Earn cash back.  It’s that easy!  When I started using Ebates, I figured there way a catch somewhere but nope!  Its just as easy as that!  And I don’t know about you but I don’t make an online purchase before searching for promo/coupon codes just to check for a deal.  Ebates does the searching for you and lists any current coupons for the various stores.  Hello, making it easier to shop and getting paid for it?  Heck yeah!  Not convinced?  Earn $5 just for signing up and making $20 worth of purchases in the first 90 days.  So easy!  To sign up click here!

weight loss

Wednesday Weigh-in and Spring Fling Kick-off!

Sisterhood Spring Fling ChallengeIt’s challenge time again over at the Sisterhood and I am so excited!  There is still time to sign up so head on over!  Still not convinced?  Here is some more info on the Spring Fling Challenge:

For the next 8 weeks, this challenge is going to be all about unearthing our inner winners. Not only do we want to see you Shrink, but we want to see you Fling yourself into fitness! Through Teams, Monday Projects, and Fitness Challenges, there will be plenty of opportunities for your inner winner to shine through. Even though deep down we are all winners, in this challenge only ONE team is going to come out on top.
So I had my weigh-in this morning and let me tell you I could have sworn that I had gained.  Today’s weigh-in was 156.8.  In my mind I had that I weighed in at 156.4 last week so I figured I had gained .4 lbs.  I wasn’t majorly stressing over it or anything as it was just .4 lbs and I knew why I had gained as this past weekend I wasn’t on my game at all.  So it wasn’t until I logged in to make this post that I looked up last week’s weigh-in and was surprised to find that I had indeed lost!  Not a lot but enough to put me still going in the right direction! 

And other good news to report is that the dosage increase in my Savella has made a HUGE impact and I am feeling better than I have in a long time!  My joints aren’t throbbing and I’ve got more energy.  I’ve been able to start working out again too!  I still have to keep it low impact due to my ankle but hey I will take what I can get!  I did pilates yesterday and man am I feeling it in my core!  I have also started doing a workout dvd called Mama Wants Her Body Back and it has been great!  It is set up similar to the infamous 30 Day Shred (circuits of cardio, strength, and core).  I wasn’t sure what to expect but I have been pleasantly surprised! 

Have I mentioned that I am excited about this challenge?  I have altered my check-in goals to match up with the challenge:

Starting weight: 164.4

Challenge Starting weight: 156.8
Challenge Goal:  148.0

Overall Change: -7.6