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## December 13, 2012

Hey, so I don’t have a lot of time, but I wanted to write really quickly to let you know that I haven’t fallen off the wagon. This wasn’t one of those things that I do where I diet for a few weeks, don’t get results and quit.

After my last post, I got a really terrible cold that had me down for about a week and a half. I was still trying to eat right but I didn’t have a very big appetite and I wasn’t exercising at all. My weight stayed the same.

Then I started getting ready for my Disneyland trip and that was sucking up all of my time, but I was still eating right, only I didn’t have time to work out. My weight stayed the same.

Then I went to Disneyland. I was bummed because I wanted to be down to 181 before I left, but remember all that trouble I was having with the scale? Well, it didn’t change. The scale hadn’t budged. I determined that I must be doing something wrong and I would handle it when I got back from vacation.

After vacation I hopped on the scale to see how things were measuring up and FINALLY, I was back down to 190 again. Not where I was hoping to be at this point, but I was really happy to see that something had happened. I am wondering if perhaps the stress of planning a vacation for 5 people had something to do with the weight not coming off.

I ate pretty much like crap in Disneyland, not terrible, but pretty much like crap because we were eating out everywhere. I was able to make a few healthy choices, like egg white omelets, but most of the time I was chowing down burgers and pizza because they were cheap and easy to share. Thankfully we did a TON of walking and I think that is what helped keep the pounds off while we were eating out so much.

Now that we are back home I am still eating right, but I haven’t been able to work out yet. With all the Christmas shopping, birthday parties, Christmas parties, work functions, blah blah blah, I haven’t worked out a bit. My weight is still down to 190 and hasn’t gone up. I am watching it really closely since I am worried about gaining weight while I’m too busy to work out.

I’ll keep you updated.

## November 6, 2012

### Day 17 - Standing Still

I feel like I am standing still. I weighed 190 again today. Maybe I should be happy about that? I would have been happy about it a week ago, but today I still feel like I am in a hole. I can't believe I am stuck in this rut, and what is more amazing to me is that I am still working out and eating right.

It's totally like me to give up by now - especially without any results. Still I am going. I worked out 45 minutes last night even though I really didn't want to... and I mean REALLY didn't want to. I was going to give up after 15 minutes and use my "a little bit is better than a not-a-bit" excuse. That one is a real classic when it comes to working out... but I didn't stop. Then, I was going to quit after half an hour... the doctor only asks you to do 30 minutes a day... but I didn't stop. I knew I had to increase my intensity and the length of my workout.

How many people do you know who work out 45-60 minutes 5 times a week. I mean, faithfully truly do it? I don't know many - I had an old coworker who ran everyday. Guess what? She was a rail! Thin, petite, fit... and here I am working out 5 times a week, more if I can, and I can't lose anything! I'm not sure how I am staying motivated, but I hope it pays off.

## November 5, 2012

### Day 16 - Big drop not big enough

All of the research that I have been doing on my body hanging on to my weight throughout my new exercise program promises a big drop in weight sometime in either week 3 or week 4. Well, today I saw a huge drop on the scale. Considering that I weighed in at a hefty 195 yesterday, the 190 that the scale was boasting today was welcome... but I still feel slighted.

The lowest I have weighed so far was 189, and I still haven't seen that number yet. You would think that by now I should have dropped another 2 pounds past that, so now I am really behind. My starting weight was 192, so really, I have only lost 2 pounds in two weeks. I guess that is not so far under average, but I am wondering why it took so long, why I saw a big fast drop and then a steady gain, and why I don't weight less when the math says I should.

My goal was to weigh 180 by the end of November, but now it looks like that isn't going to work. The longer it takes me to shed pounds off this initial gain, the harder it is going to be to reach my goal. I was trying to lose about 2 pounds per week, but now I am seriously set back. I am trying not to get discouraged, but it is definitely hard. Especially since this is the first time I have tried to do things the "right" and "healthy" way. I have been working out so hard and really trying to eat right and honestly doing my very very best even though I want to give up... but I won't. I won't give up.

### 24 Days until Disneyland!

Let's see... how do I put this...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

We are leaving for Disneyland in less that a month! I thought that I had managed to save all of the money that I needed, but then I remembered that I have to pay for transit. Boo! I was trying to find the cheapest way to get from Disneyland to Universal Studios. I think if I take the metrolink train to the subway, and then take the shuttle from the subway to the main gate, then that would be the cheapest way... Although taking the greyline bus tour sounds pretty appealing too! Maybe I will do one on the first day and one on the second.

Oh well, doesn't matter - have Disneyland!

## November 4, 2012

### Day 15 - Why am I still doing this?

Seriously, the scale is still the same. Today I weighed in at 195 - 3 pounds more than when I started this two weeks ago. That's right, I have been doing this two full weeks and the scale seems to be on a slow upward climb. I have to wonder what is going on and why I am still doing this. I am keeping complete track of all of the foods I eat, what I weigh each day, and the workouts that I complete. I just want to take it to some scientist and say, "Study this until it makes sense!"

My weight is fluctuating, but it is slowly climbing up. I don't know why, but it's happening. At the same time, people are noticing a difference. I saw my mom today after a few days and the first thing that she said was, "Wow, you've lost weight!" I told her she was mistaken. In fact I had gained weight. She rephrased her statement and told me that I looked thinner and told me to keep at it. She's been encouraging, but it's hard not to feel beaten down by the scale.

I've increased my work out from a half hour everyday to 45-60 minutes a day. I took a couple of days off right after Halloween because I thought if I gave my muscles a rest that I might finally see something change on the scale. When it didn't work, I went back to working out. I didn't want to become sedentary again so I made myself get right back on the stair-stepper. Hopefully I will see something tomorrow. I am way behind the weight loss schedule that I had wanted to be on.

## November 3, 2012

### Day 14 - Trying not to give up!

Today I noticed that my belly felt slimmer. I also realized that I had been absentmindedly resting my arms on my stomach for who knows how long. So long that it became a habit. So long that when I went to rest my arms in their natural resting place, I noticed when it wasn't there anymore. I can't believe I was so fat that I used my gut as a shelf. Talk about working with what ya got!

It was also nice because Travis said I was looking a little slimmer and it was noticeable in my face and neck. OMGsh did I have a fat neck? Yes, I think I must have because otherwise it wouldn't be noticeably thinner.

That's twice that I noticed I looked and felt slimmer and once that someone else noticed, but the scale hasn't budged! I am now bouncing around between 195 and 192. 192 is my starting weight and I can't believe that 195 is even showing up on the scale! Is this weight loss all in my head? Have I talked enough about diet and exercise that other people are seeing it too? If that's how I did it then I am glad I am broadcasting it to the internet because then maybe I can brainwash the whole world into thinking I am slimming down!

## November 2, 2012

### Day 13 - differences

I went out to dinner with Travis last night and I only ate half my meal and I brought the other half home. I noticed it a couple of days ago as well... I am eating smaller portions. I think I can eat the same amount and I load up my plate, but I just can't. I'm sure if I went all professional eater mode and suffered through it I could stretch my stomach back out again, but who wants that? I feel full with less food and that is good.

Also, yesterday I felt thinner and I paused in the mirror and thought, "am I thinner? ... Nah..." But still, if I think I am noticing it, am I noticing something very small? Perhaps, but the scale still says otherwise.

## November 1, 2012

### On one hand I need to lose weight, On the other hand doughnut. (Day 12)

I fell off the wagon on Halloween night and ate about 6 pieces of candy and I didn't workout unless you count trick-or-treating.

## October 31, 2012

### Day 11

This is getting kind of ridiculous. I have worked out 10 of the last 11 days. I have counted my calories. I have eaten healthy foods. I have been dedicated and true. And no amount of science or explanation can make me feel good about being hungry, sore, and tired, and NOT losing weight!

I was 192 when I weighed in this morning. STILL above where I was a couple of days in to working out. STILL at my starting weight. What am I supposed to do? Keep going? Is it a coincidence that I heard this on 4 different occasions over the last 2 days: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Isn't that what I am doing? Working out, counting calories, and expecting to lose weight when I haven't?

Oh, and just so we are prefectly clear... that is NOT the definition of insanity.

in·san·i·ty noun \in-ˈsa-nə-tē\
plural in·san·i·ties

Definition of INSANITY

1 : a deranged state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder (as schizophrenia)

2 : such unsoundness of mind or lack of understanding as prevents one from having the mental capacity required by law to enter into a particular relationship, status, or transaction or as removes one from criminal or civil responsibility

3 a : extreme folly or unreasonableness
b : something utterly foolish or unreasonable

Geeze that stupid saying drives me crazy.

## October 30, 2012

### Why am I gaining weight in week 2 of my new exercise program? - The (Real) ANSWER!

I was looking for the reason I was gaining weight by searching the internet. What I found was a bunch of people in a bunch of forums complaining about the same problem, and a bunch of their peers giving their best guess. Most of the answers were "Muscle weighs more than fat", which as I said before is not an acceptable answer for me. I did not gain 4 pounds of muscle in 3 days.

Finally I found a link to an article (which I have posted below), and thank goodness! After reading the article it makes more sense as to why my harder workouts are making me gain weight on the scale. It's not because of my hard workout from yesterday or the day before, but it's from the whole new workout routine. As usual, when it takes me forever to find the answer to something on the internet, I always share it so that hopefully, you will stumble upon my search first and find the answer without wasting your time like I did.

You sometimes gain weight when starting a new exercise program

### Weird Cravings

It's still day 10 of my stupid diet/workout lifestyle and I just noticed this morning that I am having weird cravings. So far I have craved Boca Burger (which I can satisfy because it is chopped up in my lunch today), Beef Stroganoff, and Sausage Pizza. Does that mean that I am craving protein?

### Day 10 LOSING MY MIND

I thought I was supposed to be losing weight, not losing my mind! I have been working so hard to stay within my calorie goal and to work out everyday, and today I weighed in at 193! 193! That is more than I weighed before I started this whole thing! So I not only lost weight and gained it back, and then kept it, but you're telling me that I gained a full pound?! Are you SERIOUS?

This is a chart of my caloric intake. A real chart; not one where I fudged the numbers. There it is in black and white and it should mean that I should be losing weight, not maintaining it, and most definitely not gaining it.

Now here is a chart of my weight. You have to ignore the steady part. It looks like I maintained the same weight before this, but that is just because it assumes I did. I have only been checking in on my weight for 10 days, not a month. Anyway, as you can see, the two charts just do NOT jive! And please for the love of Pete, don't give me that "muscle weighs more than fat" talk because I am clearly not gaining any muscle. Not 5 lbs of muscles that's for gosh darned sure!

## October 29, 2012

### I'm Still at it

I can't believe that I am still doing this stupid diet. Outside of hCG I have never stuck with a diet or exercise plan this long before. Usually, I burn myself out. I guess that is why I have never hit this kind of week 2 slump before.

Years of watching The Biggest Loser have taught me that it is really hard to lose weight the 2nd week for some reason. I don't know why and I'm not even sure that it matters, but what I do know is that it happens to them and it's happening to me. I guess I will keep going.

I woke up with a cold today and I'm not sure what is more important, resting and letting my body heal from this cold, or working out to burn calories. I think I will do a VERY , VERY light workout, just to burn a few calories and then I will go to bed early and get lots of rest.

### Day 9 - Grrrrrr

That scale is not my friend! It weighed me at 191 today! I did another hard workout yesterday and my body won't let go of the weight! My workouts have increased from a half hour everyday to an hour everyday and I think my body is protesting. This sucks.

I have noticed that I have been feeling different. A little more confident and better about myself. That's nice and I really enjoy it even if its has no real merit.

## October 28, 2012

### Day 8 - stupid scale

Remember how I had that super hard workout yesterday? Well it sucked. Not just at the time I was doing it, but this morning when I weighed myself I was all the way back to 192; BARF!

I know my swollen muscles are retaining water after an extra hard workout. Betcha didn't know that I knew science. Even so, I don't like seeing that number and had high hopes that I would be another pound closer to my goal.

### Day 7

Since I got the Zombies, Run app, working out is a little less boring but still time consuming and very uncomfortable.

I did mysteriously lose another pound. I now weigh 189. That seems like it can't be true. I thought you were supposed to only lose 2 pounds a week.

Anyway, today is the 7th day which means that is one full week. Omgsh and I had to work out an HOUR tonight because not only did I skip yesterday but I ate a flipping piece of birthday cake today and lemme tell ya, it was NOT worth it.

### Speaking of Zombies

I came across an app on my iPhone called "Zombies, Run!" And I love it. It's a story about zombies that you listen to in your headphones when you run. As you run you pick up supplies that you use to build up your community. I've used it twice so far at it is awesome.

Usually it's $8, but I found out its on sale for half off until Halloween! Otherwise I wouldn't have paid so much for it. ## October 27, 2012 ### Why My Body Thinks We Are Currently Experiencing a Zombie Apocalypse I tried drinking water. I tried putting lemon in it. But this isn't me just feeling a little uncomfortable, this is my stomach growling and groaning for food. My body is in total shock about what is happening here. As far as my body knows, we are in deep trouble. Why My Body Thinks We Are Currently Experiencing a Zombie Apocalypse • Our food intake has been cut short - clearly, we are rationing supplies. • We are working out - obviously, this means we are getting fit to survive • We are running for up to 45 minutes straight - which without a doubt means we are running for our very lives while being chased by hordes of flesh-eating zombies! My poor body... ## October 26, 2012 ### I'm so Hungry A haiku about my stupid new life style change I am so starving. I am so hungry. Working out makes me eat more. My body craves food. No, seriously, I am sitting here and my stomach is audibly protesting my breakfast. I had half a grapefruit and a slice of sourdough bread with half an ounce of cheese. Half an ounce. Infants eat more than half an ounce. That all equals to roughly 280 calories, which is a not-so-bad breakfast, but it wasn't enough. I am so hungry that all I can do is watch the clock and pray for lunch. ### Day 6 I lost another pound so now I am 190 even. That is still a hunk-o-chunk. I still really dislike working out. Nothing makes the clock tick slower than sweating. But I find that I have to work out if I want to eat anything. I ate an extra helping at dinner last night and had to add an extra 15 minutes on to my workout. BLECH. ## October 25, 2012 ### Day 5 I have lost one pound and now weigh 191. That still sucks. I have worked out everyday, but I still don't feel better. I don't have any extra energy and I don't like it even a little bit more than I did before. Working out is still difficult and time consuming and uncomfortable. ## October 24, 2012 ### Day 4 I have been eating healthy, fresh foods and consuming less than 1,200 net calories a day, and working out for 4 days. My weight is the same -- 192lbs. There. I said it. I don't feel any different, except for the soreness from working out. I don't have more energy. I still prefer to sleep in than to work out. I still think exercise is boring. Just thought I would check in and let you know how things are going. ### Circle of Fatness If it seems to you that just about 2 or 3 times a year I commit to losing weight and then fall off the wagon, then you've got pretty average observation skills. I do it all the time. I think I am stuck in a cycle. You know what I think my problem is? I think I come on too strong in the beginning. I obsess. And then I fail. Or maybe my problem is that I have no will power. Well that can't be the problem because I had will power when I did my hCG diet. I had the will power to only eat 500 calories a day, but then I didn't have the will power to keep my weight down. I think it comes back to the whole "lifestyle change" thing... I think I am probably pretty typical. If not typical of what goes on in the world then I am typical of what goes on in the world around me. My mom has been yo-yo dieting for the last 20 years. She was thin for much of my childhood, but always trying to lose weight. She never had a good self image. Even when she was so thin that you could see her shoulder bones sticking out of her clothes, she was trying to lose another 5 lbs. It probably didn't help that her mother-in-law kept calling her fat, but that is besides the point. I was 8 when my brother was born and that was when my mom had trouble keeping her weight down. She lost it at first but after that it was up and down. I'm not saying that this is my mom's fault by any stretch of the imagination, but what I am saying is that I am caught in the same up and down weight loop that I have seen her suffer through for so long. I really don't want to go through everything that she has gone through. Out of desperation to see instant results she has eaten blocks of cheese for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a no carb diet. How she avoided getting gout is beyond me. I don't want to be desperate. I don't want to suffer. And I don't want to be fat. But I don't know what to do about it? Just exercise and eating right. I guess that is all there is I can do... other than crash diet; I don't want to do that! I have broken cycles in the past. Cycles of hurt, cycles of despair, etc. I know I can break this cycle, too. I know I can, I just don't know how... ## October 16, 2012 ### Saving for Disneyland 45 Days. 45 Days until we get on a plane and go to Disneyland! I cannot believe it! I am so excited! We have a very loose daily plan of where we are going to be and what we are going to do. I want to be able to drop everything and switch plans if Caleb says he wants to go somewhere or do something else. I want to be able to take him to nice places to eat. I want to take him on a magical birthday getaway. And although I am sure that I will have to tell him, "no" about some thing or another, I really don't want to. I am a little stressed about saving spending money. Since I want to be able to take him out to Medieval Times and to Rain Forest Cafe and I want to be able to buy him souvenirs. And I don't want to stress out about it. I am trying so hard to save money, but it's hard. I only get paid once a month, which means that I only get paid one more time before we leave! Plus, I have Caleb's Halloween Party coming up this weekend. I am trying to save money while spending money... It's tough! I am pretty sure that I can get it done, but -whew- it won't be easy! ## September 20, 2012 ### Gearing up for Christmas with K-Mart Layaway This post brought to you by Kmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Due to my many years in retail, I know that now is the time to begin getting ready for Christmas. Acutally, the time was about 12 days ago, but who's counting? You might not be able to tell yet, but the retail stores are all abuzz with the Christmas Spirit right now. They are collecting resumes and even conducting interviews. In fact, most places will have all of their Holiday help hired by October first so they can be trained to handle the masses on Black Friday. Black Friday has never really been my "thing". I prefer to shop for my holiday gifts the easy way. Travis and I were just discussing how we are going to make it through the Christmas season this year since our families have grown so much. Even if we get little gifts for every kid on the list we are still going to take a pretty hefty hit to the pocket book. That's where the free layaway at K-Mart comes into play. It makes a lot more sense to put items on layaway and pay for them over time, and the earlier you get it on layaway, the longer you have to pay. Work smarter, not harder! Don't force yourself to tangle with the masses, risk getting trampled, and still miss out on that special item your little loved one was hoping for. Get it done early and do it right the first time. Put it on layaway now while it's on the shelf and guarantee you get what you want! I made the mistake of mising out on one of my top items last year... this year I won't make the same mistake again. I'm putting my LEAP PAD on layaway!! What could make it better? Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway, that's what! Once a week, every week until 11/17/12 K-Mart will pick a winner from their layaway customers and pay off their remaining balance! You could get your entire Christmas haul SEVERLY discounted that way! If you have never used layaway before, you are missing out - I'm sad to say it, but it's true. I've been in retail a long time and I can say that layaway is a smart way to do things. See how simple that is? Not only is it easy, but you can see the K-Mart is the smarter choice. Oh you're just so very smart now aren't you. I think you deserve a little pre-Christmas gift for having such a huge brain. ## September 6, 2012 ### Hurricane Isaac Devistation This was posted on my friend's facebook page. She is from Helena, MS which is a small town that hardly anyone knows was torn apart by Hurricane Isaac. After Katrina, the news media focuses mostly on New Orleans, not mentioning the other areas of the Gulf Coast that are affected by Hurricanes and Tropical Storms. The weather channel will tell you that all is well in New Orleans, but it doesn't mean that there aren't people out there who desperately need help. Written by Debbie Waltman ... I still can't believe the utter devastation due to flooding in our local community. I'm not sure most people who were not affected by the flooding even know how truly devastated the Helena, and surrounding areas was impacted. Yesterday the Red Cross came to Helena and served hot meals to people who haven't had hot meals since the storm. After serving over 100 meals, they ran out of food. The loc al ministry called Sisters also served hot meals when the Red Cross ran out. The sisters served over 500 hot meals! 500! And sat with these people and heart their heart breaking stories of how they can't cook because they've lost all appliances and are living out of Ice chests. Their homes are virtually uninhabitable. Many have lost everything. Most refuse to leave, some sleeping outdoors because they don't want to be looted. Children are being BOATED in to catch their school buses. Here are some ways you can help your hurting neighbors: • Get your church together to cook a hot meal one day. • Donations of furniture, appliances (refrigerators, stoves, microwaves and other household items are needed.) • Volunteer to do laundry for victims and pick up and return. • Organize an after spot for kids to come hang out to do homework and get a snack. ( remember, what they're going home to. Can you imagine doing home work in that? And some have no air conditioning!) • Some people are requesting camping tents and air mattresses because they won't leave but can't sleep indoors. • Cleaning supplies are in big demand as are workers to help with clean up. • Groceries that need no refrigeration. (one woman wept when she got a bag with Vienna sausages because she could feed her baby). Hand powered can openers. Paper goods. Water and other drinks. If you can help with any of these needs, you may drop items off at the Helena community center to the sisters group. If you want to do more, talk to sisters about how specifically you want to help. Inbox Tiki Simmons or contact Darlene Whittington or BJ Broome — with BJ Broome and Darlene Whittington. (Also on facebook, but links were not given) **PLEASE SHARE SO OTHERS CAN HELP TOO** ## August 27, 2012 ### My Decorating Style So apparently no one can figure out my decorating style, not even me. I just took a couple of tests online that were supposed to reveal to me the name of my decorating style. So far the results are .... • French Country • Which I really don't care for • Traditional • I can see this • Modern Contemporary • Well, I suppose, but just a little. I wouldn't say I would want it to be my main theme. So I guess I will just have to keep looking. Maybe it would be better to find inspirational pictures... but that is what I was looking for and having trouble finding when I started taking these quizzes. I was trying to find a way to narrow down my search results. Well, I guess it's just back to the old drawing board for me. ## August 17, 2012 ### Africa Hot I don't know how hot it is in Africa right now, but I am way too hot to look it up. It's been triple digits for 3 days in a row... or has it been 4? My sanity fails me. Alright Eastcoasters, Mid-USers, Southerners, New Englanders, and Rest-of-America-ers... I know you have been having a heat wave for like 3 months. I feel bad for you, I have since the start of it... But I am simply not used to this. No matter how hot it gets this week you won't hear me saying that I miss the rain! I do not miss the rain. I'm happy it's Summer. I have been waiting for this Summer since the first rain drop fell in November. I am enjoying it thoroughly and I can guarantee that I have made the most out of every sunny minute of it, but DANG it if isn't HOT outside! Topping off the reasons to feel sorry for myself is the fact that the air conditioner is broken at work and we can't get anyone to come fix it because no one wants to take on a commercial account. Seems silly to me, but maybe they are just too much work. I don't know a lot about the HVAC world... I know nothing about the HVAC world, actually. Things are supposed to cool down a little this weekend and we are going to relax at Timothy Lake with the family. Ah, the old watering hole... except it's not old to me because I've never been there, but I was trying to tie it in with the Africa thing... ## August 13, 2012 ### Disney Flight Booked! There are tiny little bubbles of joy bursting their happy juice all over the inside of my heart right now because I just booked the flight to Disneyland! In a few hours I will be booking the hotel and the park passes! I am SO EXCITED! It feels like a magical rainbow colored unicorn is dancing in my brain. I am so happy that his is really happening. I am taking my son to Disneyland for his 5th birthday! Just like I promised him on the day he was born. He will turn 5 years old to the second while we are sitting in Medieval Times. This is going to be the best Vacation ever! If you're wondering about all of my research and frugality, yes it was there and has been for the last 5 years. I booked a flight with Delta which was not only nonstop, but super cheap. I used Orbitz.com, but I didn't see much of a price difference from website to website. I checked Orbitz, Travelocity, Cheap-O air, and the Delta website. I ended up going with Orbitz because I like their mobile app. It has saved me several times in the past when gates have been changed last minute by sending me text message alerts. The travel plans were booked using Small World Vacations as I have mentioned in other posts about Disney. ## August 10, 2012 ### College Football Tickets It's only been about a year since I started following college football. College sports never really interested me before, but as my knowledge for the NFL grew and I became more aware of the intricacies of the pro sport, I was more interested in up and coming young talent. One thing about College Football is that the players and the fans are so passionate and that makes it more fun, I think. You never see a kicker doing as much in the NFL as you do in College football. The young men playing are spry and quick, there is a lot of fast action. I'm learning to appreciate that more, but I still love the hard hits of the NFL as well. You may also be starting to follow College sports or College football as well and wondering where you can get tickets to watch your favorite teams play. You can check out central florida golden knights football tickets, unlv rebels football tickets,ucla bruins football tickets. Me? Well I'm a New Orleans Saints fan, so naturally I would prefer to see LSU play... Hey, it's not selling out because my pro team isn't going to win a thing this year! Still, gotta love 'em though... WHO DAT! ## August 9, 2012 ### Make Money Fast on your Smart Phone It's no secret that I use my blog to make a little cash on the side. I get paid for some of the blogs I write; it's true. To try to keep a little integrity on my blog, I always mention if the post is sponsored or not. This one is not. For the past few months I have been using an iPhone app to make a little cash. I was first attracted to it because it is made by one of the companies that already pays me for blogging. This app is called WeReward. I have made$78.00 so far on WeReward and I'd make a lot more if I remembered to use it. All you do is take a picture of which business you are at. Today I went to Starbucks and snapped a shot of my coffee. I made 50 cents. Later, I went to McDonald's for lunch. A quick picture of my fries were worth another 50 cents. After work I went with my sister to the grocery store and took a picture of her with her purchase. Another 50 cents. That evening my dad took us all out for dinner and I checked in at the restaurant for 10 cents.

what I like about WeReward is that you don't have to spend money to make money. Like as the restaurant all I had to do was check in, and it's like that with a lot of places. You just check in and you earn money. The business gets the free advertising on your Facebook or Twitter and you get money. Not gift cards - real money. They deposit it into your Paypal account.

I suggest that if you have a smart phone you check out WeReward.