Thursday, September 08, 2011
I spent the afternoon with my son looking at cars. I was basically told that I was crazy to think that I could get a car under 200,000 miles for under $6,000. Finally, we ended up at a Honda dealer that had a 2001 Saturn L300 with 111,000 miles. After I talked to him about my thoughts on his price, he wondered off for no more than 3 minutes. I was thinking the car was worth $4500 which is less than Kelly Blue Book. He came back and said the same amount.
It was a great riding car and believe me we drove a ton of them. My problem is I am extremely anal about reviews of things I am going to buy and the Saturn has very mixed reviews. My husband says they all do which is very true. I talked to a friend of mine who had a Saturn and absolutely loved it. Of course, now I will drive myself crazy all night worrying about it. I already contacted my insurance company to see how much the insurance would be. I also contacted a company to do a pre-purchase inspection. But, I will keep wondering if I searched enough. I have looked at almost every dealer in my area. They just don't keep that cheap inventory anymore. Wow, they wanted over $7,000 for a 1998 Honda Civic with 225,000 miles. Unbelievable. I could make money on my car lol. I have a 2005 Honda Accord Ex with only 53,000 miles on it.
DH is going to take off work early tomorrow so we can go back and look at the car together. I will say my son got a lot of experience driving all the different cars. Wow, some were really bad. This was the only one that didn't pull to one side or the other or make a horrible noise.
I did get my workout in and I did stick to my diet today :)
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
DS passed his driver's test wohoo! So, we took the money out of his Mutual fund to be able to buy him a car. What happened to the days when $5,000 could buy you a decent car. We spent the entire day at dealerships driving $6,000+ pieces of junk that could barely run.
Tried to do Craigslist. Every time something decent comes on, it is gone in an hour. If they are actually real.
I ate good at breakfast, had McDonald's for lunch, but was still well below my calories for that time of day and had a Turkey Sandwich with no mayo on whole wheat for dinner so I stayed within my calorie range. Haven't checked Sodium yet, but turkey always goes down as a lot of sodium.
Didn't get in formal exercise today, but got a lot of walking in at those car dealerships. Well, we will keep on looking. I just can't get myself to let him drive my car alone. I prefer he has one of his own that isn't worth so much! Don't these dealerships realize that the economy sucks and they should be dealing on these used cars? UGH!
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Did well today. Didn't exercise as much as I normally would have because I thought I was going to the barn, but that didn't happen. My son is doing his 4th attempt at his driver's license and we are going to practice.
I have stayed within my calories today. My sodium is only at 488. I did get in 50 minutes of exercise this morning. We are going to happy hour at a restaurant by us where everything is half off until 6 and I think I will stick with the oysters. Not many calories in those.
I am low on calories today so I may get the po boy sandwich with oysters, but I will look up the calories before I go.
All around good day!
Monday, September 05, 2011
So far today, I have made good choices and I want to keep it that way.
I didn't want to exercise, but I said, "just 10 minutes". Then I turned on WIO and decided to get on the treadmill. For what the thing cost...it is a great incentive to get on it. So I did the treadmill for 20 minutes. I am now up to about 3.0 mph.
Then, I thought I would just cool down with Walk It Out, but I wanted to get some strength and interval training in so I did Leslie Sansone's 2 mile Walk/Jog. The first mile was jogging and the second mile was using the walk belt and strengthening. After that, I decided to do her 1 mile Walk in the Park. So, that was another 45 minutes. I also had the time in there running up and down the stairs from the basement to the Wii. All told, I got in 85 minutes.
As for food, I have made good choices so far. Breakfast was a David's Deli Bagel..they are small. Like half the size of a regular bagel with 1oz of lox (which has like no calories, but it does have sodium) and 2 tbs of low fat cream cheese. I also had orange juice.
My husband brought home corned beef last night for lunch today, but I did not eat it. I had 3 oz of tuna made with low fat mayo and I put olives and lettuce in there. I also had some grapes. I sat and watched dh eat that fattening corned beef. My one splurge was one miniature kit kat bar.
I am working on keeping my sodium within range this week. May not be real easy to do with lox in the house, but I am working on it. I will just stay away from processed foods :)
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