Friday, September 27, 2013

Flash Giveaway for Weight Loss Challenge Entry Fee!

A few months ago I decided to pay for some other Cyster's entry fees for the Soul Cyster's Weight Loss Challenge. I think it's time to do it again! This time the giveaway will only be available for the weekend... I'm not giving you any time to second guess your decision about joining. Unless it makes you join!

The participants of the challenge have access to a private facebook group to chat with other members, and we encourage everyone to use it to give and receive support. The challenge is open to anyone with PCOS whose BMI is within or above the normal range. To go along with the shorter length of time, the cost has been reduced to $6. All of the entry fees (minus paypal fees) are split between our winners. So for $6 dollars, we provide you with exercise suggestions, a group of women who want to succeed as much as you do, and cash prizes!

Sounds fun, right? It is :) And to prove it, I'm going to pay 2 lucky people's entry fees. Have I enticed you enough yet?

So here's how this works:
1) Comment below and tell me why you want to join the challenge.
2) Like the SCWLC facebook page and say I (Lynne) sent you. Then come back here and tell me you did it.
3) Subscribe to my blog using the Google Followers or the Subscribe by Email sections on the right hand side of my blog (and comment below to say you did it). If are already a follower, comment anyway! You'll still get an entry :)

For all entries, please provide your name and an email address that I can reach you at, otherwise I won't be able to congratulate you! I look forward to losing weight with you!

This giveaway ends at Midnight on Sunday, Sept. 29. The challenge begins on Sept 30th and lasts for 6 weeks.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The tragic death of an appliance...

I almost cried over a kitchen appliance yesterday. I know that sounds funny, but I did cry tears of joy when I brought my Kitchenaid stand mixer home a few years ago. So when my Magic Bullet decided it hated me yesterday, I really did almost cry. The blade spinner in the base just snapped in half. It wasn't something little that I could potentially fix. It was ruined. I have gotten back in the routine of my morning smoothies, so my necessary smoothie tool breaking really messed that up. Yeah, I could buy a new one, but I'd have to wait a week or two until I get paid. It doesn't seem like that big of a deal - but my Magic Bullet is my second favorite appliance (My stand mixer being the first, obviously lol)

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But last night my mom wanted to go buy a new magic bullet for my grandmother. Guess who else got one? Yep, me! I'm very thankful that it was gifted to me. Even better - the black edition, which we got, comes with two even larger cups - totally awesome because now I don't have to worry about over filling the cup with my smoothies. Yay!

In other news - I just found out the my favoritest band of all time, Korn, is going to be here in concert, just a week before our wedding anniversary. That's a big deal. A REALLY big deal. Like I will give up something just to go. So I can get my Korn shirt out, find a new cute skirt, and let my freak flag fly! I'm so ridiculously excited.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Making the days at work go by faster...

I don't know why I've gone so long without doing this...

I've always known that I write a lot more code much faster if I'm listening to music. The only problem had been that if everyone is in the office, streaming music from the internet slowed everyone else down. Although my laptop is out of commission, all of the music I had on it is on our backup external hard drive (If you have a ton of important data and don't have a backup hard drive, eventually much sadness will enter your life. Like mine when the dog ripped a cord out and crashed a massive hard drive.) I was going to put music on a flash drive, but Mom was already on her way to pick me up, so I wouldn't have time to pick and choose what I wanted to take with me. It finally hit me today to bring the whole dang hard drive with me to work, transfer all my music, and then I can listen to it all the time with absolutely no issues affecting my coworkers.

Yep, I'm really good at making things hard for myself. I don't know why I'm so bad at thinking of logical solutions like this. Now I have to find another problem to ponder over for forever. I'm taking suggestions :)