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All kinds of news today!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Yesterday was a crazy mixed bag of emotions for me yesterday. First off, as I put on my status, I had a late afternoon physical appointment, so I was STARVING all day. emoticon Of course, I won't know about the lab results for a few days, but the office visit of the exam went really well. My blood pressure was good: 124/79, and all of his listening and poking and prodding came back just fine. He was very pleased with his findings and hearing about my efforts at the gym. He told me to keep at it, and I didn't even get the weight lecture!

The other piece to my day was waiting on one of two loan officers to call me back. I can't remember how much of this nonsense I've really gone into, but my husband and I are trying to buy our first house. We have lost about a week and a half on this proces because Equifax wouldn't give my credit score out since my name is different. Because, you know, I've only been married for close to two years now..... emoticon So four phone calls and a week later, they have that stick out of their butts. Yesterday I called the LO and let him know we were straight..... and I waited ALLLLLL day for him to call.

Monday night our realtor called, and suggested we try a local loan officer as well, to see if we couldn't get a better deal, maybe through one of the products that are only offered in Virginia. So I said sure, give him my number, and we'll talk to him, too.

Which means I was on pins and needles ALLLLLLL day yesterday, everytime my phone buzzed, I just knew it was one of them calling, only to be disappointed. So by the time I got home yesterday, I'm about frantic. My husband can't reach the rental office to see if they can't give us a week to get this pre-approval before we sign a six-month extention. So we're facing potential "homelessness" in two months, we can't go look at houses until we get this pre-approval, my next class started this week... I'm basically just overbooked to my eyeballs.

Six o'clock my phone rings. It's the California loan officer. We haven't talked to the local guy yet, but at this point, beggars can't be choosers. He runs our stuff and......

emoticon emoticon emoticon WE GOT PRE-APPROVED!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

And then about an hour later, the local guy calls. So we're going to to ahead and see what he can do for us as well, we're not locked in with this other guy or anything, but regardless of what happens, we have A pre-approval, which means we can FINALLY start scheduling showings of some of these houses. Everyone involved is confident we can close by the end of March, and if we have to shack up with one parent or another for a week or two, we've been told that's ok with them as well.

I talked with a lady at the gym for a few minutes this morning about the frustration of trying to figure out how to get my weight loss kicked off again, and she told me to write down my food for the next three days and she'd look at it. Well, lucky for her, I had printed out the past week of food from Spark, in case my doc wanted to go over anything, so I gave that to her, and we're going to discuss tomorrow. It's really not a stellar week she has to review, either, but at least it's honest. I've been doing a little stress eating lately.

I've spend some time this morning really getting an action plan together. I took my nutrition back to the old way, but also updated my fitness tracker to more acurately reflect the amount of exercise I do (it was set too low). I also set my weight to what the doctor's scale said. emoticon And I refreshed my weight loss goal. Using the low end of my new range, I broke my day into three meals and two snacks, and worked on an action plan, that I will show Donna tomorrow, and see what she has to say about it. I feel better about this part of my life just by taking these steps. I feel confident that I will get out of this slump. Especially with the support of my gym peeps, and all of you (yes, YOU, right there) here at Spark!

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STEPHFITBYFORTY 2/8/2014 5:56PM

    emoticon on the pre approval!!

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NERDY_GIRL_83 2/7/2014 11:37AM

    You are doing an amazing job! Congrats on the loan and getting yourself set up for success with your health!!! Keep it up, hang in there, and just keep pushing. It will all fall into place!

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STEPH-KNEE 2/6/2014 4:51AM

    Congrats on the loan, that is super exciting!! :D

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GURLNEXDOOR 2/5/2014 6:47PM

    Shheeesh .... I'm exhausted just reading all of what you have going on!! emoticon
Good for You!! All roads are leading in the right direction!! emoticon





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UNSWEETMAMA 2/5/2014 5:29PM

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Pre-approval is a great step!

I'm glad (and not surprised) that the doc was encouraging. emoticon

It's all overwhelming but very worthwhile so keep it up!
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FITFRIT 2/5/2014 5:19PM

    oh, and yay for keeping it real with the food journal so the lady can help you. I need to seriously revamp my food portions I gained again this week...i'm up this challenge not down... emoticon

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FITFRIT 2/5/2014 5:18PM

    YAY for pre-approval!!!!!!

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AWESOMECHELZ 2/5/2014 4:54PM

    You are doing SO well!! Wow! I hope you are very proud of yourself with all the stress. AND congratulations! emoticon emoticon emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

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BRENJET 2/5/2014 4:02PM

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Congrats on all the pre- approval stuff and HOORAY for you for working on the eating plan, changing your settings to reflect reality, and for being so motivated to do the right thing!!! You are a true inspiration!!!
Keep up the excellent work!!
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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 2/5/2014 3:50PM

    It's always great when you get good news!!!

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ERNOINACTION 2/5/2014 3:25PM

    Buying a house and getting loans can be very stressful so I'm glad that you're making progress. I'm sure your test results will turn out good as well. It's great that you keep an accurate picture of what you're eating. I tend to track on the good days but not the bad which doesn't help much. I'm sure she'll have some tips for you. Keep at it! You're doing wonderful!

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GODZY_ 2/5/2014 2:39PM

    emoticon I'm super happy for you that you got your approval now you can fun going house hunting :-)
Congratulations on the steps you're taking with figuring out your eating. It took me a while to really figure out what was working for me but once you find it things tend to become much easier. Not always easy but easier nonetheless :-)
I wish you a wonderful day
Take care

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JAMDRGN76 2/5/2014 1:21PM

    emoticon . Way to go doll. You are on your way with the house, your eating, working out. You got this in the bag. Good luck with house hunting. emoticon

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BSTMAMAS 2/5/2014 1:10PM

    How exciting for your house hunting and Dr visit. That's great you have the gym to help you look over your food and goals. Great job!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/5/2014 1:06PM

    Wow, that's a lot of exciting! Prepare for crazy times ahead!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 2/5/2014 1:01PM

    Goodie! House buying time! Good luck and I'm so glad the doc didn't lecture you. Excitement! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLITZAJ7 2/5/2014 12:58PM

    Good luck on the house hunt! Believe me, I know all about the house buying stress.
I am looking forward to the "no lecture about weight" Dr. visit. Congratulations on yours. Keep up the great work!!!!!!

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ADARKARA 2/5/2014 12:33PM

    Oooooh I am so jealous about the house buying!!! Glad you finally heard some good news. Also glad your doc didn't lecture you! My doc always says "keep doing whatever you're doing, cause it's working". emoticon

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