Thursday, May 09, 2013
I'm PMSing so naturally want to consume entire grocery stores in a single swallow. So far I've been able to keep it better under control than in previous months but I still haven't stayed within my calorie limit the past 2 days. Luckily, I've been walking instead of driving to get to my clients all week and have burned a decent amount of calories through that, although I also have sore feet and legs to go along with it. In a way, I'm glad the car share company I use has raised their prices because it FORCES me to walk. When I joined the car share four years ago, a car was about $4-4.50 an hour (+tax and fees) for the cheapest car. Now it's $6/hr plus tax and fees, which comes out to be almost $9 an hour. I cringe to think of how much money I used to drop on that service each month (we're talking hundreds of dollars) back when I had a nice amount of savings built up.
Speaking of money, things have been slightly better this week financially. I've stuck pretty well to a budget, having been using coupons (thanks to coupons, I was able to buy $24 worth of groceries for $1.90), cashed out 2 $5 Amazon gift cards on Swagbucks, got a $12 check from Pinecone Research, was booked by a new independent client, and have had a decent number of company clients each day. All of these may seem like dinky things, but put them all together and it's a nice step in the right direction. For the first time in years, I'm able to put money aside for savings. I'm still stressed and taking it month to month, especially because my industry is so unstable in terms of what you earn day to day though.
Now if I could just stick to my calorie count....