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Cash back on my groceries!!

10 Aug

Being a mom of 3 girls, I am always looking for ways to save…… So if you haven’t heard of this app, you need to take a look at Checkout 51!  If any of the items listed are on your grocery list, you just upload receipt and get cash back. I have been using IBotta  for a while, but I just now started this one. I’ve uploaded 2 receipts and have money already accumulating.

Why not earn cash on items you already buy!!


Does the Scale Really Show True Fat Weight Loss?

28 Apr

Along with tracking my eating on my Fitness Pal and exercising, it was depressing  that I was not seeing the results on the scale! In 6 weeks, I had only lost a couple of pounds.

I previously wrote a post about My Fitness Pal, which expains how this App has helped me, but forgot to mention the other App that I use along with it.

Only 2 Pounds?

Even though I hate seeing pictures of myself, especially being overweight, I took a picture of myself before I started working out and took my measurements. I mentioned earlier that in 6 weeks, I had only lost 2 pounds. I was upset about only losing a couple of pounds because I had been working out 3 times a week doing boot camp and was eating healthy. How could I have only lost 2 pounds? I found the perfect App that put things in perspective for me!



BodyShot IS my motivation. I used that first picture I took, the one I didnt even want to look at, then took another one after the 6 weeks. I saw weight loss in the pictures and realized at that time, not to go by the scale when assessing weight loss. Muscle weighs more than fat and my body was changing, but the scale did not show it!!

BodyShot shows your pictures before and after by displaying them side by side which I love!! See how the pictures are displayed here. Enter your measurements and it calculates your BMI and actual fat weight loss. I was seeing results each 6 weeks and was more motivated than ever to keep losing!

imageThat 2 pounds I lost on the scale, was actually 8 pounds of fat that was gone! Looking at the first picture, compared to the pictures now 1 year later, it inspires me to keep going! Weight loss does not happen overnight. It is a lifestyle change of eating habits, exercising, and motivation!

My Fitness Pal and BodyShot are 2 Apps that are my motivation and I will continue using them until I reach my goal!

My Fitness Pal is FREE. BodyShot is $2.99, but in my opinion, worth every cent!! I tried MANY similar Apps, but wasted my time and money! If yoku are like me and get frustrated because of not seeing the results on the scale, or you just need that extra motivation, then BodyShot is worth the $2.99. Even if you are already on your weight loss journey, it’s not too late to start. Take your first picture today and it will help keep you on track and keep you motivated!

See My Fitness Pal in more detail in a previous post, Are You Up For the Challenge?

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Are You Up For the Challenge?

23 Apr

imageIf you are a person that is trying to lose weight or maintain your current weight, I found the perfect APP, also available online that is FREE and easy to use! After 3 kids, I was ready to lose the baby weight and My Fitness Pal helped me reach my goal!

I tried so many different apps looking for something that was easy but would still help me reach my goals so when I found My Fitness Pal, it was exactly what I was looking for. Download My Fitness Pal here to try it out or sign up Online here.

Getting Started

After downloading the App or signing up online, your profile will be created by entering your personal information which includes: height, gender, current weight and goal weight. It will calculate the number of calories to eat in order to either maintain or lose weight. All food eaten is entered in your “Diary”, and the calories are deducted from your number of suggested calories a day.

Easy to Use: Calculations are Done For You

Everything you could possible eat is already in the imagedatabase of foods. I have NEVER come across something that has not been in the database. When adding meals you have cooked with multiple ingredients, each ingredient is added seperate. Once added, you have the option of saving the meal or recipe, so next time you make that meal, you dont have to enter all the ingredients. It will be saved and easily added to your diary from “My Foods” or “My Recipes.”

The calculations are done for you! Enter your foods and it shows how many calories you have left for the day! Enter breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. As you add your foods in your diary, it always displays frequent and most recent foods added, which makes it even easier and faster to add.

Track Your Physical Activity


Any activities that you do whether its cardiovascular or strength training can be added as well. This will give you additional calories for the day. Every activity that you can possibly do is in the database so the calories burned are automatically calculated and is reflected in your diary. Aerobics, dancing, walking, bowling, cleaning, mowing the lawn, running, tennis, basketball are just a few examples of MANY excercises in the database.

Track Your Water Intake

imageWant to make sure you are drinking enough water? Add the number of glasses or bottles of water you drink! I am bad about not drinking enough water, so adding the amount of water I drink is reflected in my diary so it motivates me to drink more water!

Connect With Friends

Another great feature in My Fitness Pal, is that it allows you to connect with friends. If any of your friends have joined, you can motivate each other to stay on track.

Are You Up For the Challenge?

I would suggest giving this one a try!! It can be done on the computer or your phone so it’s easily accessed by anybody who wants to try and it’s FREE!

Related articles: See others who are using My Fitness Pal!

Get Money Back on Easter Candy and Cookies From Ibotta

23 Mar

For All Ibotta Users……


If you use Ibotta, right now you can get money back on Easter candy and cookie products! We all know that this time of year, we will be purchasing Easter candy for Easter baskets or goody bags for our kids’ classes, so why not get money back?

Easter Candy/Cookies Offered on Ibotta

Cadbury Mini Eggs, Reese’s Eggs, Bunny Mix M&M’s, Starburst Jellybeans Eggs, Peeps, and Nestle Easter Buddies Cookie Dough are all offered on Ibotta right now. Get them now when you can be rewarded for it on Ibotta!

IbottaNot Familiar with Ibotta?

Read my post on How Ibotta Can Save You Money. I use this App every time I go to the store and I highly recommend it for people who are looking to save some money at the store!!!

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Ibotta: Save Money on Groceries you Already Buy

10 Feb


How can IBOTTA help you?

Being a mom of 3, I am always looking for the best deals! I am so excited about some of the ways that I have found to save, that I decided to start a blog on things that I have TRIED, that save you money! The first thing I am going to share is an APP that I absolutely LOVE and it is FREE!!!!


I downloaded this App a couple of weeks ago and have already accumulated over $30!! Who wouldn’t want FREE money!!!! You earn money just by buying the stuff you already use!! Share with your friends and family and get $1 for everyone who signs up!

You will want to share once you use this APP because it really is easy to use and most of the products are ones you would use anyway! So why not get money back for those items!!!

If you haven’t heard about IBOTTA, TRY it and you will probably be like me and want to share it with all your friends and family!!! It is SUPER easy to use!!! After you go grocery shopping all you do is take a picture of your receipt and use the APP to select what you bought, and VIOLA! The money is in your account!!!

You can download the FREE app here!

Keep checking back with my post! I will be adding a post on saving even more by combining your Ibotta savings with current coupons!!

Please feel free to comment on any questions about this app!!!

I would LOVE to see comments from people who are alreading using Ibotta!

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