A Calorie Counter

Did you eat one too many cookies at Grandma’s house this Christmas season?  Want to track your calorie consumption and exercise minutes for free?  Try SparkPeople.  I recently started using this site.  Here’s why I love it:

1)  It counts fat grams, carbohydrate and protein amounts.  I’ve always watched my caloric intake, but never know if I eat enough protein or etc.  Now I know down to the exact gram.

2)  It tallies water consumption.

3)  It spurs me to stay on the treadmill longer.   Knowing that I have to track my exercise minutes motivates me to run longer.

4) It is easy to use.

Here’s to a healthy New Year!  Hopefully this post will help you stick to your New Year Resolutions!

*I was not paid to advertise for SparkPeople.  I just really like their website!

Organization and Contact Lenses…

I wear disposable contacts. Throwing them out after two weeks of wear is a must. Over the past few months I’ve found myself scratching my head and asking myself, “Did I open this package 1 or 2 weeks ago?”  I’ve thought about keeping a little calendar in my make-up bag, but I came up with a better solution. Here it is.

1) Find a DRY ERASE pen.

2) Write the date you open the contacts on the corner of your mirror.

3) Make a dash EVERY time you wear them (see picture below).

4) Throw contacts out when your two weeks are completed (or per your doctor’s recommendation).

5) Simply erase the marks on the mirror and start over!

Due to this system, I no longer wear my contacts too long or throw them away too soon. This saves my eyes and my money!

I also write surprise notes to my husband, reminders and lists on my mirror! Just make sure you are using a DRY ERASE pen.