Whoever said maintenance was hard...
Sunday, March 17, 2013
They sure hit the nail on the head! You know what a sad part of it is? I am no longer getting continual compliments on how great I look. How vain is that? As I was losing weight, I was complimented every time I turned around and that motivated the heck out of me. I really need to get over that.
We got back from vacation Friday and I did horrible with my eating! The past couple of weeks have actually been horrible. I am up to 139.4 lbs. 10 lbs up from my lowest. UGH! I know, though, that if I eat right for just a few days, 4-5 lbs will come off quick. But I am not going to jump on the scale until next Sunday.
The good thing is DH for some reason is totally jumping on the PALEO wagon. Yesterday he baked, BBQ'd, smoked all kinds of meats for us to eat throughout the week. He went grocery shopping with me and we went nuts in the produce section and came home and chopped and stored many different fruits and veggies. It is so much easier to do this with him!
I am being affected by the government furlough that is impending. I am going to lose 1 day a week, therefore my paycheck is going to be cut by 20%. I am a little stressed, but I am trying to have a good attitude about it. I mean, heck.... 1 day off during the week? Esp. over the summer? I might not have any money to do anything, but there are plenty of things to do that don't cost any money. The extra time with my teen boys can be a blessing. As a family we are looking at ways to cut costs. Tomorrow I am turning in our cable and DVR boxes. We signed up with Netflix and HULU for $16 a month. This should save us over $100 each month. This whole ordeal is also making me feel grateful for what I do have. There are some coworkers who are married to other government workers, so they are both taking a hit! There are single people who live paycheck to paycheck, and single Mom's. Some are having to take part time jobs just to make ends meet. And all I have to do is cut cable, curb my clothes shopping for a few months, buy generic, etc.... I am really blessed.
Another issue in my life that is stressing me out a bit is my health. I am still having pain in my elbows and wrists along with numbness in my hands. It got really bad last week while on vacation (in which I used food to soothe the physical pain I was in :( ). But for some odd reason the past 2 nights the nighttime pain has been minimal??? It figures since I FINALLY got an appointment with a neurologist on Wednesday. But, during the day my hands are going numb while doing simple things like driving or drinking a cup of coffee. And plus during the day I have general "ache-y-ness" in my elbows, wrists and fingers. Feels like what I would imagine arthritis to feel like. But I have been XRay'd and they did not see any arthritis. So hopefully when I see the neurologist I will be having symptoms that I can complain about. It took me months to get the appointment....
Well, I am off to church this morning. DH is working today so I hope to be able to come home and spend some time on here catching up with my old and new SparkFriends! God Bless and y'all have a great week!