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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Still not much to update this week. It's been pretty quiet and I've already blogged about one of the main things that happened this week. I'm still working on getting my eating habits and laziness under control. I had a 3 day streak going that I am very proud of so I need to try to get a longer streak going. Maybe make a goal of breaking that streak by at LEAST one day per week until I make it a whole week then go from there. I don't know. But it is a thought. Didn't lose any weight this week. I know my friend feed says I have but I've changed my weighing and tracking habits. I'm weighing in and tracking it every day. I decided to try that so that I can see what I'm doing to my body, other than the discomfort and other issues, when I eat gluten and other things that I know that I shouldn't be eating. So there's been fluctuation. But I'll take a no loss since there's not really a gain this week. That's okay. I'm working on that progress. I do need to buy a new scale, though. I got on this morning and it told me I lost 40 pounds overnight. While I wish that were fact, I think that means that the old gal is broken cuz among all the error messages it was giving me when I tried again, I couldn't get a number that was even close to what I know it should be. I do look forward to breaking the 270 mark one of these days, though. I'm trying. And I will succeed. An update on my car thing, they don't know what's wrong with it other than it keeps flooding. Everything else seems to be working okay on the fuel pump and the regulator on it, but it's flooding out the spark plugs which is why it won't start. So they are thinking it's the computer or this one other part that isn't made anymore, so if it's that other part, it's an unfixable problem and I'm going to have to scrap my baby. It sucks, but what can I do? At least it gave me 8 good years. I'm hoping for more, but I'm trying to not get my hopes up on it. And one final update before I close this blog. I finally called a lawyer to get my bankruptcy proceedings started. It is my hope that by summer, or at least the end of the year, I'll be able to breathe again when it comes to bills. I won't say how much in debt I am, but it's not pretty. It's not poor money management skills, it's getting sick with a potentially fatal disease that created a financial mess that even though I have tried my best, I can't clean up and it gets worse cuz the collection agency thinks they are a credit card company and keep adding about $2000 a year in interest. There's no getting out of it. So I've taken the first step. Here's hoping it all goes well. Anyway, that's all for this blog. Take care spark friends!
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  • LISAN0415
    Tracking everything I eat, and planning one day ahead of what I will eat is the number 1 thing that has helped me consistently lose weight each week since October.

    I do allow myself one "Treat" meal a week- but it's within reason. I eat on the low end of my calorie range 3 days before or 3 days after, and that gives me about 750 extra calories that day and I can still have enough calorie deficit to lose 2 lbs.

    Try this:
    the night before you go to bed, spend 3-5 minutes planning and looking up calorie contents on your 3 meals for the next day and 2 snacks. Then when you wake up, make a committment to stay in that pklan- just for the day, and then that night, plan again for the next day and recommitt the net day.

    Taking it one day at a time is easier than tryig to "eat the whole elephant!"

    Best wishes!
    1865 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Sorry for the issues that are going on in your life. Stay focused on your goals. It is good that you have contacted a lawyer. I believe this will really help you take a load off your mind.

    1865 days ago
    Your blog sounds like it could have been written by me. My scale needs replacement, my car is making noises that no one can identify and my finances are a mess. I've been track carefully myself and have actually gained a couple pounds. But I like your idea of starting a new streak and having a goal of getting things straightened out by the end of the year. Thank you for writing this and encouraging me.
    1867 days ago
    I like the idea of track everyday. It helps me keep a manage on water weight and sodium intake better. If I notice I'm puffy I down my sodium. If sodium is good then I look at fiber next. Those are usually two good ways to get back to a "truer" reading.

    I've been in gluten h*ll this week myself (eating way more refined flour items than usual) and boy am I paying for it. Makes me feel crappy and also seems to leave me ravenous hungry.

    Maintaining is much better than a gain so you're still making progress even if it doesn't move like you want it.

    I feel for ya on the debt and best of luck with the bancrupty. I found out yesterday I'm being sued for $7,030. All I can tell them is good luck squeezing blood out of a turnip our income last year was pathetic and this year is still to new tell if it will be financially better.

    1868 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/13/2013 1:26:53 PM
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