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Spring is in the air -- I bought a dress

February 14th, 2013 at 09:57 am

It was a loooong time since I bought a dress. Maybe close to a year. So when I saw this dress I could not resist. It just says "spring" to me. And it is in an unusual color I don't have.



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Expenses, expenses

February 12th, 2013 at 02:28 pm

DH bought a car warranty today -- $1,400.
A gift from a friend's wedding registry - $167
New running shoes and running clothing - 187

wowza

The dangers of buying a shower curtain

February 8th, 2013 at 08:17 am



When I wanted to replace a shower curtain, I realized that we don't have one. So I went to drugstore.com to order a pair. One for now one for next time. Than I realized we are low on toothpaste. And our toothbrushes need to be replace. Baby's too. Than remembered that we are low on baby's shampoo. Than, while searching for best shampoo I stumbled upon something else.

The end result? $105 for what was supposed to be a shower curtain and a toothpaste order.

$87 in one month on Discover cashback

February 7th, 2013 at 01:00 pm

That is a nice snowflake. Why would I turn this down? Discover is paying me monthly to use their money interest free. I love it.

Fit in February challenge

February 6th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I am ready and I am serious about it.
No reason at all to wait until "Monday" or the first of the month, or the New Year. I started on a Tuesday, 8 days ago and I am doing better job than I ever had.

5 days of working out and keeping my caloric intake reasonable. (I am tracking everything).

Lets make a pact and see what we can accomplish in terms of lifestyle change. Who else has fitness/weight loss goals they are working on?

$24 for a nice evenight out in Manhattan is pretty amazing

February 5th, 2013 at 07:49 pm

I had a massive cheat meal yesterday because I went out with friends -- 1 good dirty martini and a beer at a nice martini bar in the village during their happy hour.

Than delicious Xi'an hand made noodle with cumin lamb in chili oil and some tofu with another beer at a bar nearby. All for a total of $24 -- not bad for Manhattan! It was a lot of fun.

Not good for weight loss goal. But I'm keeping on track with my workout schedule.

After an over-indulget month on a health kick

February 4th, 2013 at 10:43 am

We overspend by close to $1800 last month, that's with 1345 of snowflakes factored in. That's not considering an AAPL stock option wich looks like we will loose most of the money on this month. Plus, I've gained weight during my vacation. I had no idea how many calories are in cocktails. You have 3 of those a night and you are in trouble. Plus desserts.

So I am now on a health kick. Moderate spending and working out at least every other day (not easy with a full time job and a 2 year old).


But, in the last 6 days I worked out 4 times ($40 to my personal fund), and ate mostly healthy. I had a nice juciy burger yesterday, but I also run 4 miles and my other meals were healthy. And we ground our own meat for the burger, so I know exactly what and how much I am eating.

However, I'm going out after work tonight with some classmates from my study trip to China this summer. So it is a martini bar and chinese food after. This is really a challenge to my healthy streak.