Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Single Mom

Jon left for a week today in the first time in 5 years. Yes I have issues with it. Yes I am a big baby. Yes I don't like it. Yes all I think about is that I am here with two kids. Yes it sucks. Yes I will get over it.

Ok that made me feel better :) 4 days to go!!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Day 4

This year is the year that I have decided that I am not going to be fat anymore. I have had this epiphany in the past, but with my dad and uncle dying of heart attacks I knew it was time I really do something about it. So last week I visited a nutritionist and she came up with a diet (which I really not allowed to say) that would help me change my eating habits. I already exercise 4-5 times a week so that is not an issue, but I in the past year have not paid any attention to what I was eating. The thing about me is that I don't have low self esteem about what I look like, but rather I accept my weight and choose not to do anything about it. Well that needs to change. So I have a food journal, I am counting every single calorie that goes in my mouth, and I am exercising like a crazy person. In the past 4 days my anxiety about this has gone from pretty high to a low manageable outlook. They say it takes 21 days to make a habit and I am 17 days till there. So wish me luck because I am going to need it :)


Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Gift Card

So I think I have mentioned this several times before in the 5 years of this blog, but I have a teeny tiny addiction to clothes. Not expensive ones, just clothes. I have a small affection for t-shirts, blouses, sweaters, and jeans. I have been so many different sizes during the last 7 years that I bet I have clothed some of the people in the town I live in with all my Goodwill donations. I still have my very first suit that I paid like $300 when I had a job. Anyway, Jon and I have been on a budget due to the messed up economy, so my clothes addiction was put on hold for several months. So I decided that I would collect all the gift cards I had in my wallet or dresser and see if there was money left on them. Sure enough, I had about $150 at various places, and even $20 at Starbucks. So the other day I went shopping for the first time just for me and I used those gift cards and some of the ones I got for Christmas, and didn't spend a thing. Now this may not be so exciting to you or seem silly, but for me not to spend money was not easy to get used to so I think it's amazing! So I suppose the whole point to this story is find those gift cards because you may be surprised :)