Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Okay, so now that we're into the 3rd month of the year, time to look at how far I've gotten so far...
I've lost about 5lbs of the 90 I'm aiming for. Not exactly a quick start, but I have managed to quit GAINING any weight, so that's a plus side. And my size 18 jeans are fitting looser, so that's another plus (honestly, if I could comfortably wear a size 4-6 and weight 350lbs, I don't think my weight would bother me, lol!)
I haven't really started working on my fitness test goals, but I have started doing more in the pool and on the treadmill. I've managed to swim 1 mile (1650 yds, or 33 laps) twice in February, and can handle up to 45 minutes on the treadmill @ 3 mph. So, progress here too.
The housecleaning isn't going so well. It was really clean for a few days at New Years for a party (except for THAT one room) but then I saw a mouse in the garage and started tearing stuff apart trying to help the cat find it...I did empty a couple of boxes in the garage that way! Right now, I'm sorting through alot of paperwork in the office for trash, file, and shred. Hopefully, when I'm done, it'll stop looking like a tornado went through there.
I start my next class on March 23rd (my birthday!). Its HIS 101-World Civ for spring quarter. I had to take the winter term off, since after paying for hubby's master's class, we didn't have enough to pay my tuition, too (for the cost of his classes, I could take 2...but he is on 18 week semesters, while I'm on 9 week quarters). Since we're both in school again, I'll probably be taking longer on my associate's than I'd originally planned on, since as part-time students we're not eligable for financial aid (and I don't want to take out student loans...no more debt!)
Once we get our tax returns filed, we should make a good sized dent in our credit card debt. Now, if we can just keep his mom from being a leech while we make a dent ($3,000 of the initial debt load was because of her; another $2500 was from her mom's funeral...we've made over $2700 of the payments that she'd promised!) This isn't the first time she's done this to her son (last time was before me) but I'm going to make sure that it's the last!
And for my final progress report...I may not be pregnant yet, but thanks to my wonderful gynocologist, I'm on the right medications to have been having regular periods so far this year! Step#1 in the right direction. If I'm not pregnant yet by mid-May, she's going to schedule me for a test to see if my tubes are clear.