Sunday, May 8, 2011

Big Weekend!

I'm. Loving. Life.

I wanted to share with you what a wonderful week/weekend I've had! Tomorrow I'll update you on my April goals and tell you my May goals (this is late...sorry.) 

Wonderful Week/Weekend:

1. On Tuesday I went to dinner with some friends from Junior League. It was so much fun! We're going to do it the first Tuesday of every month! Next time we're going to the Refinery, which was nominated for a James Beard award this year. Can't wait!

2. There are two weeks left of teaching for this school year. I'll miss these kids a lot, but I'm ready for summer!

3. On Saturday, I woke up and was down a little more in weight. I'm down 8 pounds overall!

4. I ran 6 miles on Saturday, and I did it in my Nike Free Running Shoes. They definitely have taken some getting used to (I got them last weekend), but I like the idea of running the way my body was meant to.
I'd been running the couch to 5k program as part of my weight loss plan, and I ended up really loving running a lot more than I thought I would. A few people at work have run a couple of half marathons, and I was talking to them about it. One of the guys said that they're totally doable, and that I just needed to be able to run 6 miles before starting a training program. So, yesterday was the big success!

5. Because of that, I signed up for my first half marathon! I'm doing the Disney Wine and Dine! It's a night race. It starts at 10 PM on October 1, so because of where I'll start and how long it will take me, I should finish the race on October 2, my 26th birthday!
Not only that, but I'll be running it with Kayla! AND Tim and my mom will be there cheering me on!

6. I started couponing last week and have already scored some major deals. It makes grocery shopping a little more fun. I did make a pledge to myself, however, that I would only buy things that I use and eat, and wouldn't fall for "trying new things" unless they were absolutely free to me. I promise I won't show my couponing successes anymore, but I wanted to show you that I was giving it a try and you can actually get things you need with coupons.
 I got this at CVS yesterday for $1.59 after coupons. Then, I got $3.77 back to spend on my next trip.
 This was $3.00 today and then $5 in money back
This was $90. I saved $93. It includes meat, produce, medicine, yogurt, etc. And everything I bought is stuff I've bought previously without coupons. And it's my food for the week plus a bunch of other stuff. The two sites I've been using to help me a lot are: I heart Publix and True Couponing.

7. I've sold quite a few of my Stella & Dot samples, and I'm super excited about getting the money back to use for other things!

Anywho, I'm excited to catch up on your blogs and what's going on with you! I promise I'm not going to turn into a running blog or couponing blog or anything of the such, but I was excited to share my fun news!

Have you had a big weekend? What have you been up to?

 
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17 comments:

Emily said...

My gosh! You got some sweet deals with couponing. I'm sure I can ever be THAT successful with it. I think I wish I had a Publix here. haha

What's the big deal with the running shoes? How are they configured differently that you're running like you were meant to?

Heather said...

WOW! Okay. You need to share couponing tips with me. I haven't been that good at it so far!

Kori Donahue said...

Good for you on the running honey! I'm loving your shoes!

I hope you're having a great weekend. Did you hear the news about my first novel? You can check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YTMGA0 Have a fabulous Sunday doll.

Kori xoxo

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Mrs. Puma said...

I'm running the Disney Wine & Dine half marathon too! And I'm impressed by your couponing!

Amber said...

You're doing awesome on the running. I'm so proud of you!!! I've totally been slacking in that department :-/

You can send those couponing tips my way!! ;) I'm impressed and very interested!

Sarah said...

That race looks so fun!!

Kayla said...

So I only read until I saw my name - because well it's exciting to be mentioned (just kidding) But I'm very excited for our run. 10 Mile Hike tomorrow! We're kicking ass and taking names. I need some Nike Frees!

Sandy a la Mode said...

a disney wine and dine?! that sounds soo fabulous!!

Julie said...

Please keep sharing the couponing tips! Maybe it will motivate me to start...it just seems SO complicated!

I love this post and all the wonderful things in your life! So happy for you :)

Jacqueline @ JaxandMarbles said...

UHM, you best keep sharing your couponing success with us. I'm very intrigued. HOW are you getting things for free??? I dont have a Publix but I usually shop at Kroger. HELP! :)

Krystal said...

you're going to have to email me about jr league, i have SO many questions. was going to join this year (either tampa or clearwater). :)

Torrie said...

Such good news- ALL of it!

Wow- some major savings there... Doesn't it feel good??

Btw, I LOVE my necklace. I've worn it twice already! (and I love the earrings too, but haven't worn them yet :)

Kelly said...

Wow, look at all of those great deals!! Such a thrify shopper, you! Awesome news about your weight loss-- and the race on the eve of your birthday sounds like SUCH a fun birthday weekend!! :-D I'm jealous!

Katie said...

AWESOME job with running and signing up for your first half marathon! That is so exciting! How do you like your new shoes?

I'm trying to start couponing too but you scored AMAZING deals at cvs. jealous!! good job girl!

Katie said...

AWESOME job with running and signing up for your first half marathon! That is so exciting! How do you like your new shoes?

I'm trying to start couponing too but you scored AMAZING deals at cvs. jealous!! good job girl!

Alison said...

You are amazing! Will you post more about those running shoes? I'm in the market for some new ones but I'm hard-pressed to switch away from my trusty New Balances.

Kristin W said...

Oooo! Jealous of your running shoes! Keep it up girl!

Glad things are going well!