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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boy, I am good at just obsessing about a certain food, restaurant, etc. and then just eat and eat and eat. Sometimes I'll eat ice cream every day and then not at all. For a while, I was eating white chocolate every day (1/2 a Lindt bar, or so) and then got sick of that. Right now I'm back on a coffee kick even though I cut out caffeine and felt like a million bucks. But I found some coffee I love and went and bought some milk and now I have my coffee with milk in it twice a day! I know my body hates it, because I'm getting that mid-day fatigue again. I was never tired in the middle of the day without caffeine. Just the other day I was thinking, I need to make HEALTH an addiction, exercise and addiction, logging food an addiction...

I got some ovulation pain today and a positive OPK - hopefully that means I'll ovulate. Can't get pregnant if I don't ovulate, darn it.

I borrowed this really great cookbook from my brother: Practical Paleo. It seems even more intense than SBD. It has some great recipes that I'd love to try. I should be getting the results of my allergy/intolerance testing soon. It'll be interesting to see if Paleo is a good fit.

Money is pretty tight this month (and every month!). It doesn't seem to matter how much we make, we always have something that needs to be paid! We also found out that we owe $12,000 in taxes because a portion of my husband's paycheck is not taxed and we thought he was claiming a "0" on his W-4 but it turns out it was a "1", so they weren't taking out enough taxes. Also, the untaxed part of his paycheck, once included in our tax forms, bumped us up a tax bracket and we have to pay retroactive for the whole year as if we'd always been in that tax bracket! UGH. On top of that, we are determined to get our house fixed up this summer. The windows are all 1941 original and they get so moldy...the black mold is out of control by the end of winter. I told my husband I the house needs to be DONE by the time I'm pregnant with a healthy baby/have a baby. Whether naturally or through IVF, I am determined to have a baby within a year, or so, so we have to get it done this summer! We also have some credit card debt that needs to be finished with. The thing is, we have a boat, motorcycle and sand-rail...all of which could be sold to pay the taxes AND our credit card debt (or most of it). It has been a struggle to get my husband to accept the fact that these toys need to be sold. We are also looking to hire a financial consultant. Between the two of us, we bring in a nice income and there is simply no excuse to not be out of debt, taxes paid, house fixed, retirement plan started and money put away for next year's taxes we'll likely owe.

I hope the weather perks up!!!! I'm ready to go back on walks with the dogs!
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    I tend to get hung up on foods too that I don't need. When I was sick I rediscovered ramen noodles. These things are so gaggy but fo some reason that I'll never understand they seem to hold my interest, I still want them once a week or so.

    I have some new primal and paleo cookbooks and need to get into them - instead of gluten laden ramen noodles. LOL. I just got the primal blueprint healthy sauces, dressings, and toppings.

    We had to pay in a load of money this year too. My son had to pay in $184 and almost had a nervous breakdown. LOL. We will not be paying in next year for sure.
    1259 days ago
    Hi just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the birthday wishes and yes I'm 49!! God has been good to me and keeps me vibrantly young in spirit which I guess exudes to the outside. I wish you well on getting pregnant this year, hold on to faith I'm sure it'll happen. Whew I couldn't imagine owing IRS any money let alone $12,000 I think hubby may need to release some stuff to get the pressure off of you guys. You don't need the stress looming while you're trying to get pregnant that can hinder you in that area as well. You can always regain that stuff at a later date. I'm on the same journey of debt release and I have found to be a great place to assist and it's FREE!!! Check them out ---I hope you have a fantastic journey and I wish you well with the new cookbook I just read some stuff on that plan. Blessings!!!!
    1260 days ago
    I was just thinking I miss the walks with my dogs as well, wish this rain would stop! I have been getting those little tiny cups of ice cream that are 100 calories each. You get a bag of them and they are pricer than if I bought a tub. But then I get a little when I need it and I don't eat a whole tub, win win. I hope you have a good Ovulation this month, thinking of you!
    1261 days ago
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