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Two steps forward, two steps back

Monday, May 13, 2013

The scale has been a bit of a jerk lately. The past two days had me feeling AMAZING! I stepped on the scale for the first time in a week and it read a new low of 187.8! Then the next day I got back on the scale to make sure it was for real, and got a 187.6! Haha then of course stepping on the scale this morning got me a 188.2. What the heck, body? Hopefully that gain is due to some water weight or something (I ate out twice yesterday so hopefully it's a water weight thing). All in all I feel like I'm making progress, though! That's what matters.

I've been doing really great on food since that 1800 calorie day last week. With the new tracking app on my phone I've been pretty dedicated to using it and I think it's helped alot. Haha I don't know how many times I sat in morning and tracked my food for the whole day, only to have a co-worker or someone want to go out to eat so I had to delete and re-track whole meals. But as long as I'm staying dedicated to my calorie counts it will all balance out, right? Having snacks around the house (especially ones loaded with fiber like those Fiber One cereals and brownies) have been pretty awesome. The only drawback is coming home to find whole boxes of my low calorie popsicles eaten! How frustrating! It's helped me stay on track, especially after work, and as a bonus I think my digestive system is working a bit better too, so yay!

I wish I could say I'm doing just as well in other parts of my life as I am with food, haha. Right now I'm pretty financially squeezed. This week will be the second paycheck I've gotten missing a day's worth of pay, and considering I just bought plane tickets, a ticked to WorldCon and am getting my hair done tomorrow (new guy - I've been warned it will be expensive), my savings will be dipping under the $300 mark for the first time since I bought my car. That makes me really, really nervous. What if a tire blows out? What if this or that? Bah. I'm going to have to work out a long-term penny pinching plan to bulk that account back up... and pay off my credit card. Being financially responsible is really hard sometimes!

Today is my Friday, and it doesn't really feel like it. Usually these days bring on a good, lighthearted mood, but feels like I'm having a case of the Mondays or something. Maybe because I once again have no weekend plans except to spend money. Working the night shift on top of having rotating days off means my chances at a proper social life are pretty much zilch. I've been wanting to go to the movies for, like, ever since they opened a fancy new theater here in town, but the prospect of going by myself is pretty depressing.

Well lately I'm always one to look on the positive side, so I'm at least going to be thankful that it's my Friday (even if I don't feel it!) and enjoy the fact I have a little bit of time to relax before I have to go to work. Maybe something will happen this weekend will surprise me (hopefully I can chug a bunch of water and have a better encounter with the scale tomorrow!) and all will be fun and well after all.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their week!
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SIRENSONGS 5/14/2013 9:58AM

    I can totally relate to your weight fluctuation woes! My scale has been all over the place lately, no matter how good I think I'm being. That blasted water weight, lol!

I hope your financial situation improves soon. I actually found that one of the plus sides of having a decreased social schedule due to working afternoons/evenings was that I managed to save more money by going out less. Hopefully you'll realize this quasi benefit of working later soon. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! :)

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JENNYD97 5/13/2013 8:04PM

    I am always trying to find money ever since my husband got laid off...thankfully he has a job now but...
I am sure the scale will go in your favor!
Good Luck!

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JODROX 5/13/2013 1:56PM

    Hang in there! You can always find ways to save $ :)

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