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2007 Weight Loss Challenge

January 30th, 2007 at 09:36 am

Please visit Mjrubes Blog to read up on the 2007 weight loss challenge. Being healthy translates into lower medical and insurance bills. Being healthy means not losing days at work. Being healthy saves us money in the long run!

So I am making a long term goal of losing 80 pounds by Dec. 31, 2007.

I am making a medium term goal of losing 10 % of my present weight.

I am making a short term goal of cutting snack food and junk out of my diet. I also intend to eat moreveggies and fruit.

Please add a new category! Please add a
2007 Weight Loss Challenge category and save your health and money at the same time!

High Blood Pressure.

January 28th, 2007 at 12:15 am

Well, I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. They have put me on Toprol. Oh well!

No major expenses since the washing machine and dryer.

I have been on the forums trying to say a few things here and there but my heart is not in it right now.

Bills are in good shape and wife has not run up any new ones and I have not either.

Hope everyone here is doing well.

Will check back in when my head is in a better frame.

Washer and Dryer First big expense of New Year and other doings!

January 11th, 2007 at 11:35 pm

Well, the dryer had beengiving us trouble. It is 11 years old and we had money aside to pay for it.

The problem is that the washer just went. The repair guy quoted us an outrageous price to "maybe" get it fixed. It is 11 years old like the dryer.

So with one fried washer and one dying dryer I took the plunge. I have the money to pay cash for a new washer and dryer. I guess I have 11 to 12 years to save up for new ones again!Smile

In any case they are coming tomorrow. I went with Whirlpool models given high ratings from Consumers Reports. The Consumers Report has not let me down in the past. It cost but I would rather have a quality appliance. I believ that oft times we buy cheap and pay dear!

On a happier note I opened up an Emigrant Savings account for my daugter and deposited 5000 dollars of hers in it. Emigrant has become so much easier to use.

I treated myself today to a cup of coffee and a bagel 4.28. Picked up a loaf of Italian bread 2.29. I also purchased two sheets of .02 cent stamps for .80 cents.

I am still trying to have as many no-spend days as possible. Well, that is my story for this week! I hope everyone here is well and doing well!WinkSmile

Reflections on the day!

January 4th, 2007 at 11:38 pm

Well I got a lot of work done today at home. I was able to sneak and get over to this sites forums today.

Well I sit here listening to Brenda Holloway singing "Every Little Bit Hurts".
I love old Love Songs! I guess that makes me a hopeless romantic. Now Bertha Tillman is singing "Oh My Angel"! They sure don't write songs the way they used to!

I have been good and spent no money today. Not hard since I was working at home today! A productive day is what I would call it!

I have discovered that adding apple juice, the darker juice, to oatmeal is better than adding milk! No sugar. Just cinnamon and a banana! Yummy!!!

20 minutes of aerobic dance today. I want to get to 1/2 hour every day and add walking to that. I also want to add Nordic walking but hey one thing at a time.

I hope to go cycling this Sunday morning.
I don't know maybe 10 or 12 miles!

Well I hope things pick up bit on the extra money side. I keep trying.
Gotta put those no spend days together. Yup! That is what I must do!

Now its Bettye Swann singing "Make Me Yours"! Gosh I love this music. I am waxing nostalgic!

For those whose hearts have been hurt things will get better. Life can be beautiful if you let it be!

God Bless everyone and may all things be golden for you!WinkSmile

Making two Nickels to rub together!

January 2nd, 2007 at 05:44 am

Well, it's back to my efforts to make money so as to have two nickels to rub together.

I suppose Holidays are great but it feels good to get out there again. I'd love to blog more but work doth beckon. I guess giving up the boob tube for an hour or so in the evening is appropriate!

I'm going to try and accumulate as manmy no spend days as possible. It is really wild to note the difference in my financial condition as opposed to a year ago. I am hoping to be able to say I am in great shape by this time next year.

See you folks this evening and have a wonderful day!Smile

Nice, Safe, Uneventful New Years Eve!

January 1st, 2007 at 12:36 am

We ate at a birthday party for my sister early in the day. We were fed at a friends house where we went to watch the ball drop.

At my friend's house we sat and watched "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"! It is one of my favorite films of all times. Each time I watch it I pick up something new!Smile

It was nice to see Dick Clark back on the TV for the Ball Drop! He has recovered nicely God Bless him!

No alcohol tonight just sparkling apple cider. What a wild man I am these days!Big Grin
The diet starts tomorrow though! I pigged out folks!

Life is good and everything is on course for now!