Monday, April 18, 2011
Yes, SouthEastern Michigan (prolly all of Michigan) is SNOWING again. Ahem, the tulips are blooming, I put my hibiscus out the other day.. ahem.. lol.. I did wish for it to stop raining. I guess I should have been more specific and asked for Sunshine. LOL.
Yesterday I was out and about all day! We went everywhere, eight stores, for groceries & clothing. My daughter's bday money was burning a hole in her pocket. I think I had about 4 hours of walking in! Then this morning, I was a bad mom. Very bad. I told her she was grounded for being stupid. I feel guilty for that, I don't want her to think I think she's stupid. It was her behavior and lack of thought that drove me insane this morning! And her constant complaining about how I had too much to do, but even when I asked for her help she said no! I'm hoping this new negativity goes away real quick since we took her off the new med that we think might be causing her irritability.
So today, I'm working all day, need to stop at the grocery store on the way home, do my workout, clean, cook, clean, and then enjoy an evening of tv & ebaying with the family. I have so much to sell! Hubby has a 3rd interview (within 8 days) so hoping Someone hires him! If he does get a new job, that means we can have a vacation, which means I need to start selling my butt off in ebay. Ebay profits go to two different things - donations & vacations. I really love helping out with donations - locally, online, overseas (soldiers & disasters) and just don't have it in my budget, so ebay provides for that. Also ebay has paid for gas money & spending money for vacations in the past too. It also paid for surgery for wendle a few years back. I do love ebay. lol. I love starting things off at 99cents so people can get awesome stuff for a bargain. I could spend all day/week ebaying, unfortunately it doesn't pay enuf, so it's in my spare time.
Ok I think I wrote enough! I'm going to weigh in tomorrow and take more pictures to see my progress.. I'm very excited to do the 5% challenge next month as a Determined Daisy! Who Hoo! Six more lbs until 50 shed!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
So I haven't quite had a normal day yet. However today I did intentionally get my workout in. I started back up the biggest loser last chance workout. I've started selling clothes on ebay again. I put up a bunch of my 24/26 that are too big and some of the 22s. :) :) I will never allow myself to get to that size again! I've bought two 16s from Avenue that fit and one pair of 18s from Old Navy that fit. I'm going to work on my upper half more to try and get that to match the bottom half. I am going to start adding in crunches on the ball daily along with my workout. I also haven't been eating well the past few weeks. I've been staying in my calorie ranges, but not enough fruits or vegetables. And eating out too much. I can tell a difference. I've also had my period for 7 weeks now. The doctor wants me to try one more month of the oral contraceptive I'm on before upping me to a stronger pill. I really hope this ends soon. It's making me dehydrated, lethargic, anemic, and really grumpy! lol. Dizzy too. I really love our new vehicles! I bought a six speed and It's been SO much fun speeding around! I haven't owned a stick-shift in 9 or 10 years. lol fun times tho. I think that's just about it. Becca's still sick and they might have to do an MRI. I think I figured out what's causing her depression and irritability too. Oh, and Please send good thoughts, prayers, wishes, anything for my husband to get the job he interviewed for yesterday!!!! My fingers & toes are crossed, he really needs to find a new job asap before he stresses himself too much! Starting this week his work switched his schedule to Saturday through Wednesday with Thursday and Friday off. He will never have a weekend off. He won't even be able to take a vacation day on the weekend since those with seniority get it first. He put in for time off in June and two days were approved, two days he is on the wait list, and one day (saturday) denied. If you call in three times (sick) you get fired. He went home one day (with bad stomach issues) and called in one day. So if he stays there we cannot go on vacation or he will be fired. I work Monday - Friday so we will never have a day off together either. I have never heard of a company being that horrible to work for. It's very frustrating!!!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Being without a car really messed up my schedule, my priorities, my workouts, my food planning, everything!!! I am so excited that tomorrow I will be back on schedule with everything normal! :) :) I can drop my daughter off at school, get to work on time, leave work on time, go home and workout, cook dinner, pick up the house and then eat as a family between 6:30/7pm. Yeah!
Yesterday I bought my Chevy Cruze. I love it! I bought the six speed because I love manual/stick driving! I drove stick last about 8 years ago! lol So I'm a bit rusty but doing just fine. It's such a peppy car, I love it. I got the dark gray. We also realized when we were there that prices were pretty good on the silverado. Between the GM discount, the rebates, and the financing available, we went ahead and bought a single cab, automatic silverado too. We figured that Chris' aura had 2 years of payments left, and we already replaced the rims twice, tires ones, brakes twice, and it needs a new suspension soon. The Silverado payment will be the same, or less than that car - and no repairs!! :) :) And we can toss our bikes in back! We MISS our truck so much.
No more vehicle headaches for a while. My stomach issues are starting to subside finally. Chris is so much happier knowing he signs for and gets his new truck today.
While I haven't exactly been entering all my food the past week, I haven't been doing terrible. I've been staying in my calorie limit. I haven't exercised still and my body is starting to feel lethargic. I won't be able to again tonight, so I hope to get a walk in during work. Since we won't be home until 6:45 and then Becca has a dr. appt at 7, tonight exercise is out the window. Poor kid is SO sick. Even on antibiotics she started running a fever and her cough his horrible. SO back to the doctors today!
Friday, April 08, 2011
I have to remind myself, things have a way of working out in my life for the better. This vehicle, while shocking and sad for it to break down at the wrong moment, is actually a blessing in disguise. I work with professionals who drive really nice cars - and mine looked like the ones the interns drive. LOL. I can't take friends with me to lunch in it etc. So we are due for a new vehicle soon anyway. The other thing is it's making my husband appreciate the job he hates. lol. He doesn't mind phones, although it drives him insane sometimes, but the company and the way they treat their associates is horrible. We also will never have the same day off ever, and he's not allowed to take weekends off ever, until he's been there at least 3-4 yrs. So he's been applying all over the place to get a new job, even had one awesome interview. And he's doing what he needs to do to not only keep this job, but excel at it. I know him and I can get through anything together. We have come from jobless in a new state with 3 months living expenses to both working jobs making good money. My job is awesome, I have no complaints, I hope to stay here until I retire, maybe transferring within the company, but I love my job and the company. They've made a few bad mistakes, but seem to always make up for it, and they compensate me well. So we will be ok. It's just hard because we spent 14k in savings last year because he was unemployed and we had bills to pay. On top of that since November we spent an additional 6k on top of that. Our savings is now at 1k. I have to remember a time though when i didn't have a savings and was struggling to not bounce checks and keep the utilities on.
Reading the blogs on here about weight loss has helped me realize we need to apply lessons to every part of our life. Ok, so I haven't lost weight in 2 weeks, or I can't loose that last xx lbs - how far did I come already? Am I acknowledging that? Am I telling myself that things will fall into place if I keep positive, keep doing the right things and moving forward? As my husband says, water will find it's level. Things will balance.
My only request - PLEASE give us SUNSHINE! I know I know.. April showers bring May (or May bring?) flowers. .lol.. I am longing for SUN, WARMTH. I'm ready for Outdoor Activities!!! yeah! In the meantime I might buy an umbrella or raincoat.. lol...
Thursday, April 07, 2011
I'm trying to catch up on here, i had a great positive attitude this morning, until I called the car repair shop. They want 2k to fix my car - which is worth around 1,500 - 2,000 working. I guess I'm going to have to start car shopping. I REALLY did not want another car payment. I'd love to cry right now, but I'm at work, and I look so pretty, lol.. yeah, I think I look good today despite everything. I was having a positive morning. I dropped the hubby off at his work 45 minutes early so I could have the car. his job is going HORRIBLE. he might have to go to upstate NY and work for family for a while until he finds better work here, or I can sell the house and move there and work remotely. IDK.. I'm a bit stressed. I'll be ok, we will get through this. I'm just so Angry - but nothing to direct my anger at! There's no real reason why we are in this spot. He lost his job last year, was unemployed for 10 months. In the past year we spent 5k on the dog with surgeries, had a wedding, spent 2k on his car to get it fixed, 2k on my car to get it fixed, then Christmas, Becca's bday, The hot water heater.. Everything broke, there's been no let up. Our savings is gone. Due to his unemployment not taking out much taxes, we are only getting back 2k this year which will pay off the credit cards, but still no savings.. so I guess we will have to pay off part of it? I am just not sure! Why can't something ease up financially??? I'm being responsible, paying my bills on time, trying to save money, trying not to spend money, I just don't get it. I'm thinking about calling my step-mom, but I haven't talked to her since before xmas. I'm just not sure what else to do?
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