Thursday, September 11, 2014
Nothing new. Mommyhood. Joey stays sick often. Working on business. Struggling with bills. Fights with husband. No weight loss. Blah blah.
I was really excited that my alma mater went up to the next level conference and our football team is headed to face GA Tech this week in Atlanta. I really wanted to go but we're broke so I'll be trying everything I can to keep my mind off of the game Saturday.
Joey started school and in the three weeks he has been sick he's had three different viruses. One goes away, a new one starts up. Oy!
My current obsession is trying some of these mug recipes that I keep looking up. I'm going to be trying French Toast in a mug, maybe tomorrow. Egg, Little butter, Cut up bread and a Tbsp of Syrup. There are other variations with chocolate chips and raisin toppings etc. Pop in a microwave. Looks awesome!
Also, I saw a recipe on All Recipes where you can cook chopped zucchini in oil and after it softens, add crumbled up pieces of cream cheese. Not a lot, maybe a couple tablespoons. I thought to myself. I GOTTA TRY THAT.
Do some of you out there use pinterest? There are so many great recipes out there, I don't even have a need for any of my cookbooks.
Monday, June 02, 2014
Well May has to be one of the worst months in my history books. My family and I were attacked by the Norovirus TWICE! That is cruel punishment. I can honestly say that luckily the second time around was a bit easier in the most important ways but worse than others. My son was sick on Sunday before Memorial Day, then my husband was sick the following day then, my stomach was upset all through the week and then I had the virus on Friday through Saturday night but I had Zofran. Yaaaay!! I can't think of anything worse than vomiting and this time I refused to let it happen.
Our poor kid had to go to the emergency room. He only had mild dehydration but that's where the zofran came from. Yeah, I took his meds, only because he was better of course!
I have lost a good bit of weight because of this virus and my taste buds have been all over the place. Out of no where I've grown an aversion to chicken. I mean not all forms of chicken, but I kinda hate it unless its a fried nugget which we both know isn't a good idea. So I don't know how I'm going to deal with that. I dunno, its just now I'm trying to find ways to eat it hidden. Like chicken and dumplings or soup or fried. LOL! I'm just over baked and grilled and even poached seems gross lately. I can still eat it but its not the star of my meal I guess which doesn't make eating easier.
Despite all that I'm really ready to try again. I think these viruses have made me just want to be healthier because I feel if I'm going to get this sick, it might be easier to deal with as a lighter weight or maybe I'd bounce back easier. I'm not sure but food doesn't seem so high priority when you've spent days without eating. So I'm going to work on tracking my calories again. I'm going to try and get in more water and cut out the sugary beverages.
Joey this month has become impossible some days. He has meltdowns all the time. And I'm talking yelling, kicking, spitting, crying, can't breathe meltdowns. We're working on a regular routine of wake up times and naps. Its tough when I'm up late like this working on eBay but I know that if I can't get him rested regularly, it might clear this up some. We're just trying to be positive about it.
It's getting hot here in GA and I'm craving beach time. I don't even care how I look in a swimsuit, usually because its covered in shorts and a shirt. I just can't wait til my next beach outing. The water feels wonderful!
I'm also a little disappointed in myself. We way overspent this month and blew through our savings. We had gone from 380 to 800 down to 100. It's clearly irresponsible of us and my sales haven't been nearly good enough to get those numbers back so I don't know what we're going to do right now. Are we better than before? Yes. I haven't used my credit cards nearly as much. Once or twice. So the amounts are going down but we aren't even close to having one paid off because our steady income only takes care of the minimums. It was my fault because I messed up on finances. I won't make that mistake again!
So now on to June. I hope its a bit better.
Friday, May 09, 2014
My days for the last 2.5 years has been, just do what you can. Some days I feel fatigue, sometimes complacency. I'm home with my son who is a ball of energy. I try to keep a clean home. I try to manage my family's finances. I did this while dealing with IBS, low vitamin D, and somewhat depressed because I felt like I wasn't getting enough time to do something for myself.
I'm slowly trying to get that back by pursuing my own passions. One thing I never would have thought I could have done was make money while hanging out at home. Last month, I went to an estate sale. It wasn't my first, but it was the first that I went with the intent to buy and resell. My husband caught a virus the night before and I got sick the DAY of!! It did not stop me from going. I went and I purchased. I went home and flipped.
This is my highest month of sales ever in my home business. I have put an additional $500 in savings and I'm on my way to raising $400 to help my parents pay for a week in a condo in Florida. I'm very proud that I was able to do this. Thanks to the support of my husband who believes in me.
My husband also luckily has an extra paycheck this month so we're able to put additional money in our savings. Its nice we don't have to borrow to get that, like we've had to do in the past.
I love what I do but it keeps me up at night. Its the only way I can get alone time so I often sleep in with my son and I don't really exercise. I would really like to find a way to start doing some cardio again because my endurance level is pretty much zero. I tried to do yard work with him this weekend and I wasn't able to do it. I'm still the SAME weight. So I know how to eat to maintain 280. LOL. If I can figure out how to balance this additional step then I'll really be great. I'm thinking of replacing a meal with the perfect vegan protein recipe, if I can find one. I think I'm going to purchase some green superfood powder to pair with some protein powder to see if I can raise my energy levels. I keep forgetting to take my Vitamin D during the day. Its the last thing on my mind.
So this is what I mean by some hard work. LOL. Can't find the balance just yet but mentally I've been feeling better.
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