May/June/July 2015 Goal Review

Things have been super busy over the last few months which is why I haven’t done any goal reviews or updates. Work is currently on hiatus because it’s summer holidays so I’ve been babysitting 3 days a week to make some money. Still waiting on Employment Insurance to kick in and give me some decent money. I’m also dating a guy who I’ve been seeing for 3 months now so things are looking good.

Financial

Stick to the backwards 52 Week Challenge ($1,379) but bump it to a total of $1,500
Currently sitting at $1,053.16 so on track to complete this goal. Haven’t decided what I’m going to use this money for yet. Possibly taxes, possibly payment for my training for next yet.
Research and create a house budget for unfinished items
I have my list, but have realized I can’t afford to do anything.
Save $250 in rolled change by December 31, 2015
I’ve decided to trash this idea. I took the money that I had and deposited it into my savings account. It was a good idea, but started to be too hard to save my change, since I don’t usually spend cash.
Pay off $2,500 of car debt by December 31, 2015
Originally this was $5,000 but I’ve adjusted it to be $2,500. That seems like more of a realistic goal. (I hope) There has been some decrease in my monthly income in regards to the online work that I do so this change made the most sense. Currently I’ve put aside $1,000.

Personal

Make the gym/getting healthy a priority
CHECK! 3x a week I am going.
Create a work schedule for Job #2 and stick to it
CHECK! Done!!
Treat myself once a month
In July I went to a cottage and it was so very nice and relaxing. In August I plan to use a gift certificate to get a pedicure and get my hair done.
Lose 15 pounds by July 31, 2015
SUCCESS!!! I am officially down 15 pounds! It’s taken me a very long time to get here and I honestly don’t notice that much of a difference, but other people do.
Lose a total of 25 pounds by December 31, 2015
On track!
Take a week off from Job #2 in the summer (July or August)
Done
Read 12 books by December 31, 2015
10/12 done.

Marvis Toothpaste Review

2 things you might not know about me are that I am very picky with my toothpaste purchases (I can’t stand the burning feeling that is associated with most toothpaste brands) and that 2 of my front teeth have bonding on them.

Currently my go to toothpaste is Crest Wild Expressions Liquid Gel Toothpaste in Burstin’ Bubblegum. It’s probably not the best toothpaste for an adult to be using but it’s the only toothpaste that I’ve been able to handle and not feel like my mouth is on fire. So of course I was excited when I was offered the chance to be able to receive and review Marvis Toothpaste.

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Marvis is based in Italy and offers a line of 7 different flavoured toothpastes that are known for their richness and freshness in taste and effectiveness. This brand has differentiated itself from others by combining the concept of toothpaste with art and fashion and turning it into something trendy and unique. All Marvis toothpastes are made using a traditional processing method that results in smoothness and richness in texture.

The two products I received are Whitening Mint Toothpaste and Ginger Mint Toothpaste. I decided to use each product for 2 weeks with a break in between. When I first started using this toothpaste I put way to much on my brush. You only need a very small amount and it goes a long way. Less is definitely more.

While using this product I noticed that there is a slight cooling sensation. It’s not overpowering like some other brands but was slightly refreshing. The Ginger Mint flavour is actually quite good. Like really good. No burning after taste which seems to be a common feature in other toothpaste products. I also noticed a slight improvement in the colour of my teeth after I used the whitening product.

Going forward I plan to continue using the Ginger Mint toothpaste and every so often change it up with the Whitening product. Since my front teeth have bonding on them I can’t whiten the rest of my teeth too much.

Interested in seeing the other flavours? Check out all the other Marvis Toothpaste at NailPolishCanada.com

March/April 2015 Goal Review

Financial:

Stick to the backwards 52 Week Challenge ($1,379) but bump it to a total of $1,500
Completed my transfer for March & April. Total = $748
Research and create a house budget for unfinished items
Save $250 in rolled change by December 31, 2015
Total = $52.95
Pay off $5,000 of car debt by December 31, 2015
Saved $1,000 so far

Personal:

Make the gym/getting healthy a priority
CHECK! 3x a week I am going.
Create a work schedule for Job #2 and stick to it
CHECK! Done!!
Treat myself once a month
Bought some beauty products in April
Lose 15 pounds by July 31, 2015
Down 8 pounds
Take a week off from Job #2 in the summer (July or August)
Going to a Cottage in July
Read 12 books by December 31, 2015
7/12 done.

There might be Plenty Of Fish in the Sea, but why do I keep catching old boots and other rubbish

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I don’t usually have much to say but this post is going to be a quick recap of the last few dates I’ve been on. They are all very similar so here goes. All dates are with different guys.

Date #1
– we met at some expensive coffee shop and the date lasted about 1.5 hrs. We talked and he basically put down the fact that I have a trainer. He told me numerous times that he could teach me what I needed to know. When we ended the date he forcefully stuck his tongue down my throat. Then he deleted me off of BBM. I wasn’t planning on going out with him again anyways.

Date #2
– I drove over an hour for this date. When I got there the plan was to go for lunch. He then told me that he wasn’t hungry so I had to eat while he watched me. creepy! Then we didn’t really have any plan as to where to go. He was suppose to have already planned this! He asked me to drive to a park so he could smoke a joint. I should have pushed him out of the car at this point, but nice me drove to the damn park. I told him he had to smoke outside the car. He basically had a hissy fit complaining it was too cold out. When he was done he tried to shove his tongue down my throat and get me to grab his junk. I kept telling him no. He kept trying to grab at me. I said I was leaving and he could get out or I could drive him home. I drove him home and never heard from him again.

Date #3
– We met at Tim Hortons. He kept trying to hold my hands. I kept pulling away. It was awkward. He tried to show off by showing me his expensive watch & pen collection on his phone. I wasn’t interested. He asked if we could go someplace more comfortable and stupid me (do you see a pattern here) let him follow me back to my place. He seemed pretty normal and was acting nice; except for the being all touchy feeling. THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SIGN! Once we were back at my place he was ALL over me. Trying to get me to “get comfortable” (if you know what I mean). He actually asked if he could take off his shirt. I told him it was getting late and I had to be up early so he needed to leave.

Date #4
– Meet at Starbucks. The entire date lasted about half an hr. Apparently while I was on my way there he got called back into work (or some shit like that). We talked for a bit and then he asked me to drive him to the bus stop so I was nice and did. He gave me a hug and a kiss before getting out of the car and tried to shove his tongue down my throat. He started biting my lip (which I fucking hate!) so I kept trying to get away. He then grabbed my hand and tried to get me to touch his junk. I kept saying NO, not gonna happen and he still kept trying. It was the most stupidest thing ever. Finally he was like, okay nice meeting you and got out of my car. 20 mins later he texted me asking if I made it home okay. I told him yes and then he said “good. It was nice meeting you but I don’t think my schedule will allow us to meet up anytime soon” I texted back “don’t bother, not interested” and then I blocked and deleted him from my phone.

February 2015 Goal Review

Financial:

Stick to the backwards 52 Week Challenge ($1,379) but bump it to a total of $1,500
Completed my transfer for February ($186)
Research and create a house budget for unfinished items
This way take a back seat already…I’m having roof issues. 3 years into home ownership. Sad eh.
Save $250 in rolled change by December 31, 2015
Have yet to roll the change in the jar for Feb.
Pay off $5,000 of car debt by December 31, 2015
$500 for February is set aside

Personal:

Make the gym/getting healthy a priority
CHECK! 3x a week I am going.
Create a work schedule for Job #2 and stick to it
So far the schedule is working out!
Treat myself once a month
I wouldn’t call this a treat, but I needed new runners for the gym as my DC runners don’t cut it, so that’s where this treat went to.
Lose 15 pounds by July 31, 2015
2.5 pounds down + 6 inches
Take a week off from Job #2 in the summer (July or August)
Cottage in July is booked (saving up for it now) and possibly a trip back to Europe in August.
Read 12 books by December 31, 2015
Currently reading “Gone Girl” … still. Oops.