Monday, May 21, 2012

Walgreens: U by Kotex ONLY $.24

I always stock up on deals like this because you just never know...

Walgreens has the U by Kotex 18ct Tampons on sale for $3.99 with a $3.00 RR. There is a $1.00 MFQ available. Here is how this deal would look:

Buy 1 box of U by Kotex Tampons 18ct @ $3.99
-Use $1.00 MFQ (3/20 SS) or Printable HERE
Pay $2.99 + tax (mine was $.25), Get back a $3.00 RR

After the RR, I will have paid $.24 for a box of tampons. Sweet!

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Plum District: SMOKIN' deal on Vibram Shoes

So I've been wanting a pair of these shoes for a while now, but have been waiting for a better deal. Right now, you can get a FANTASTIC deal on Vibram Shoes. Here is how:

Head on over to Plum District to get a $40 Vibram FiveFingers voucher for ONLY $20. This deal is available thru 5/20. If you are paying with a Visa Card, enter code VISA10 to get 10% off the cost of the voucher, making it ONLY $18.

Then, head on over to Sun & Ski Sports to redeem it. (You can shop thru ShopAtHome to get an additional 4% cash back!) When checking out, enter coupon code SHEEP10 to get and additional $10 off your purchase!

Here is how mine went:
1) Purchase Plum District Voucher, with 10% off code.

2) Go thru ShopAtHome website to get to Sun and Ski Sports website.  Search for Vibram shoes to find what you want.

3) Add Vibram shoes to checkout, with $10 off code.

4) Fill out address and payment info, then enter coupon gift certificate code you got from Plum District. $40 should come off your total.

5) Get your grand total and check out!

All in all, here is how I came out: $14.04 + $18 for voucher = $32.04 for $80 shoes. (Not including the 4% I will get back)  Now that's more like it!

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Paleo Diet Results, Thoughts & Conclusions

Me, Granny & Mom on Mother's Day (my clothes are getting SO baggy!)
I've been eating Paleo for 7 weeks, documenting the last 4. Here are my thoughts & conclusions:

Right away I noticed how my body felt. Within days I was sleeping better, I felt refreshed, I never got the "end of the day" slump, I was never hungry, my blood sugar never crashed, my body began to take a new shape, I could go longer without eating, my skin felt smoother and looked healthier (not to mention the dark spot on my stomach has disappeared), I lost pounds and inches, and the best part of all (to me) was once I stopped eating/drinking dairy - I noticed the gunk in my throat had cleared up. I sing/teach for a living, and have always had a little problem with crap in my throat while I sing. I no longer have that problem, and I attribute that to eliminating dairy from my diet. And you know what? I DO NOT miss dairy at all!

Just the other day I was telling my husband, you know...even though we pay a little extra for organic meats, the fact that we haven't purchased milk, yogurt or cheese in over a month has actually saved us money. We used to make homemade pizza at least once a week, and cheese is so expensive. The fact that we have not been eating out has saved us money as well. Our April/May Grocery & Dining expenses are significantly less than our March/April Groceries & Dining expenses. All because we haven't been eating out and buying certain foods.

In my research & study, I have concluded that in order to feel good and be healthy, I have to make this a lifestyle - not a diet. I would get so upset at myself for getting a sweet tooth or eating something bad, and my husband would say, "It's ok to cheat every once and a while. It's a lifestyle, Leah...not a diet." So I have to look at it like that. Like I mentioned the other day, I will continue to eat healthy. I now think twice about going out to eat, eating potatoes and bread, buying pre-packaged meals, etc.

Several things have impacted and changed my life during this 28 day journey. If I take care of my body now, I will have less health problems later in life (hopefully). As my friend Terri once said, "You can pay for it now, or REALLY pay for it later." - literally and figuratively. I plan to feed my body with good, healthy foods, continue to exercise, go to the chiropractor often, get massages, take supplements whenever needed, do yoga, think positively, etc. Whatever I can do to take care of my body.

I have really enjoyed this challenge, and I urge you to try it one day. You will feel TONS better.

Now onto my Results. Here are my results since April 16th:
Weight: 7 pounds (23 since Jan. 1st)
Waist: 1 inch
Neck: 1/4 inch
Chest: 1 1/2 inches
Hips: 1 inch
Ribs: 2 inches (I can really tell a difference in my ribcage.  I have had to go down a notch on my bra - yay!)

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