Welcome to all of my Ultimate Blog Party Visitors. If you are new to my site my name is Jessica. I am a Stay At Home Mom of two beautiful little girls. On January 1st of 2009 I began my journey of losing weight on a budget. I started a blog to keep myself accountable and to share my ideas with anyone who is interested in losing weight or just eating healthy on a budget .
Since then I have learned so much about myself and how strong I am mentally and physically. I am learning more every day on how to better budget my money. I am also learning little tricks along the way on how to eat healthy on a budget. It’s not always easy but it is possible and well worth all of the effort.
I plan my menu every week and stick to it, I clip coupons, I do without some of the convenience foods that I used to enjoy and I definitely go out to eat less. I have also tried a ton of new recipes that are healthy and low in cost. Right now I am on a bean kick. I have found several great bean recipes that cost very little but are low in fat and very high in fiber. I am loving the fact that I can feed my family a hearty filling meal for just a few dollars.
So contrary to popular belief it is possible to eat healthy and not break the bank. It may be a little trickier and time consuming but with a little time, effort and planning it is all possible. I am living proof of that . I have lost 19.6 pounds in my first 11 weeks and I have no plans of stopping until I meet my goal. I love the fact that not only am I losing weight but I am becoming healthy and so is the rest of my family. It is such a great feeling to be able to teach my children about eating healthy and budgeting money all at the same time.
This is me on the first day of my journey weighing in at 216.6 pounds (Jan. 1, 2009).
This is me a couple days ago weighing in at 197 pounds!
Please take a few minutes to look around, sign up to become a follower of my site and make sure you sign up to win the great prizes I am offering at the 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2009. I am giving away a gift pack that includes Jillian Micheals 30 Day Shred DVD and The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook: Budget Friendly Meals Your Whole Family Will Love. Both prizes would be great for any stage of weight loss.
So Let’s Party!!!
My top pick list in the following order:
# 58 – Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer
Provided by: Moms Who Think
Prize details: From Amish Friendship Bread to Decadent Cheesecake and all the meals in between dessert, Moms Who Think has recipes you’ll love. We would like to donate a Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer to help make one lucky winner’s home cooking even easier. (winner’s choice of color, $349.99 retail value)
#71 – flip flops for Mom & Daughter from Top It Off
Provided by: Top It Off
Prize details:Unique accessories for moms and kids! Our newest style of flip flops are a huge hit, and we would love one lucky winner to have a pair for her and her daughter.
# 106 — Melissa & Doug Role Play Dress Up Costume (prize value $50)
Provided by: Good for the Kids
Prize details: Providing the best of what is good for your kids, Good for the Kids is giving away the winner’s selection of a Melissa & Doug Role Play Dress Up Costume.
next picks: 117, 5, 56, 28, 15, 9, 8, 7, 6, 1, 27, 79 , 85, 102, 103