Lol Siobhan, that got me wondering too. I think what you have to do is go to your account and there is an option for purchases and reviews ... the reviews are open after a certain date after your purchase and then it expires (I think) Hope that is helpful.
I seem to have off loaded some of the bloat that was going on for a while. Down to 217.2lbs this morning. Still very large, but at least I don't have that ghastly bloated balloon feeling! I am delighted to say that the lotion I got for my feet is helping a lot. My feet were covered in cracks that bled and big chunks of skin peeling off and standing up, shudder! Now, while I have cracks they are not nearly as deep as they were, not painful at all, and the skin chunks are much calmer and no longer standing at attention and hooking on everything. They say to use it for at least 2 weeks, but it is less than that and still a remarkable improvement. What a relief!
This next month is just crazy busy. From Thanksgiving on is full - both of the kids have their birthdays in December which just amps up the craziness. I still haven't done the birthday shopping and Christmas shopping. Trying to figure out how much to spend this year. We have had so many vehicle expenses these last few months!! We had to take my vehicle in as the water pump went out and then there were a whole bunch of 'little' things like hoses and belts and new tires and brakes and... and... and... it is crazy how much we have spent on the vehicles! Supposed to be saving to ship my folks good to SA, but it is just not going to happen at the moment. We are also needing to save up for a move in the spring - hopefully to our own place but either way the landlord has told us that we need to be out by May because they are going to be getting rid of the trailer we live it to pretty up the place. Typical old trailer it really is an eye sore ... don't blame them really. I just hate how much we have to pay to live in this POS though ... it just seems wrong. Oh well, it was our choice and at least it is in a beautiful area. The housing market here is just crazy though ... I wonder what we are going to find eventually when we are able to buy. Certainly nothing in town - even a place that needs tons of work is over $200 000. I know that is nothing if you are from a place like California, but we moved from SC where the property prices are waaaaayyyy lower and it is rather disheartening looking at these houses and seeing what you get for your money!
We are in time crunch mode for the craft fair now ... I have loads of half painted rocks that are begging for attention ... it just feels as though everything conspires to keep me away from them though! No more custom orders until after the craft fair! I think part of the problem is that I am not only doing my rocks but helping both of the kids with their offerings as there is a good portion that they can't do or can't do unsupervised. Just not quite ready to let DD loose on the guillotine style paper cutter and DS can't melt chocolate on his own etc. etc. Hopefully DD will be able to most of the rest of the cards on her own once all the chopping is done ... DS is just too young to have some independent craft skill. So it is kind of Mommy's craft fair with both hands in every 'pie' that is presented.
I have a day of running around mailing and grocery shopping etc I have a big pot of chicken stock/ soup on the stove. I don't know why but sleeping with the smell of food cooking just is hard for me. Whenever I cook up a pot of stock and it simmers away for a day or so it wakes me up all night long. DS has climbed into bed with us two nights in a row now after having bad dreams. The first night wasn't too bad but last night he kept following me and lying right against me with knees either in my back or stomach! Doesn't make for a very restful night I must say. He slept great of course
We have our truck up for sale and aside from some idiot that offered a ridiculously low price without even seeing it we have had no interest. Part of me hopes that no-one buys it as it is so useful and we use it all the time. With a move coming up in the spring it will be so helpful to have. I just dread finding out how much the landlord wants to charge us for keeping it though ... we are hoping that if we offer to park it around behind a large pine tree that he might let us get away without paying for it. I guess we'll see if it doesn't sell by the end of the month ....
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 224.8 lbs
S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
Goal weight: 135 lbs
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