Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I am so out of it. Why? BECAUSE I BOUGHT A CAR TODAY.


I have no idea how this happened! I'm still in shock. There was a car dealership on the other side of the metroplex that had a large used car inventory in my price range, and I thought it would be a good idea to take some test drives and get a feel for the whole process, as I've never done the whole car buying thing before. I was mainly looking at those small, cheap, high mpg cars like civics, rios, etc. Then there was this beauty, just sitting there among all those economies:

Six hours later I walked out of that dealership having bought the thing! Thanks to my mom and her expert hardballing of the salesman, I got a deal I could actually afford (although that's all I can afford!). I can't believe it! This is a huge, huge step and I'm still in shock over it. I thought I was months away from being able to do anything like this, and my credit score ended up being about fifty points higher than I thought it was, so I got a good interest rate, too. It all feels like a dream! I'm still waiting to wake up.

Man! I'm still crazy over this whole experience. I bought a car!

This is a huge step in my journey, even though it has nothing to do with my weight or my health. This is a symbol not only of where I've been and how much progress I've made, but where I'm going. I'm just so - what's the word? - amazed. Speechless. Just. Wow.

In other news, I'm sure you won't be surprised if I say other aspects of my life have been, ah, derailed. I haven't exercised in a few days, and my eating, although sporadic and meager, hasn't been the healthiest choices. I think, though, that my calories haven't been too out of control, so that's good. I will have to see how things go in the morning with my weekly weigh-in. I'm sure that once all the excitement settles down, I'll be able to get back into the groove of things.

One things for sure; my finances are going to be a challenge, now that I've got a car payment made heftier by the full-coverage insurance. It will be interesting seeing how I manage to build back up the savings a decimated with the down payment, try to salvage my credit card repayment plan, and keep my current expenses in check.

Nothing left to do now but give it my best and see where things lead!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I will do my best to keep up with everyone's blog as best I can, despite things feeling like such a whirlwind at the moment. Here's to all the achievements we've all been able to accomplish, and to the bright horizons ahead of us!

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  • MARYBETH4884
    Congrats, turn all this great energy in to motivation for clean eating and exercise! Glad you have a mom who can hardball the salesman! Enjoy your new car!
    1905 days ago
    Exciting changes for you! Love the new car. Just think of all the fun drives you'll make to new exercise and adventure locations.

    1906 days ago
    emoticon on the new car!!! Looks AWESOME!!!

    I bought my first car in May of 2011. (When I say bought I actually mean I financed it alll by myself with no help)

    There is no better feeling than buying a new car (especially one as nice as that one)
    1906 days ago
    Congrats on the new car! It's crazy how things change so quickly. I know you didn't think you could afford it, but you found a gorgeous car at a great price! Definitely something to be proud of.
    1906 days ago
    Congratulations on the car! I know you've been stressing about your car situation for a while.. and I know how much you love your mustangs! I like the color, and I'm happy for you :D Getting a car also helps boost your credit score, too, so this is a good move for your credit. How many miles are on it? What are the car porn stats?
    1906 days ago
    Nice car! Hope it's fun to drive emoticon

    As far as the eating and exercise are concerned - sometimes you need a break from the structure. Then you can get back on track again with renewed fervor!

    Hope you have a renewed sense of passion now with the new car.

    1906 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/29/2013 1:58:45 AM
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