The Ups and downs....
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Very frustrating week. My husband is a contractor and in this horrid economy we are really stressed that he will lose half his pay or his job entirely. It is a family business which makes it all the more stressful. Unfortunately no one is really remodeling these days and the price of materials has shot up so high that most people just decide that starting a project is too much for them at the moment. He and his dad are trying to start a company that does green energy audits, but again, not many folks are into investing these days- what this translates to is a VERY stressful environment for all of us.
Consequently, because of the job uncertainty, I opted to not go to the doctor last week- why one may ask- because on the off chance that something would be 'really' wrong, I couldn't take that gamble- if something would be really wrong and we lost our insurance, then I would have a pre-existing condition- not something we can afford. There is something so wrong with a health care system that keeps you from the doctor because fear of increase in premium. At any rate as far as my weight loss journey goes, it may be SLOW but as long as it is steady I will continue to forge ahead.
On the plus side, I ate a larger bowl of ice cream today but it wasn't nearly the calories that I thought! I did still work into my meal plan- not that I am going to go binge on ice cream, but it's nice to know that a slip up did not ruin that calorie counts for the day.