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Trying to keep up

November 30th, 2012 at 01:16 am

Who said eating healthy while making lifestyle changes would be easy?

I saw the doctor a few months back and he advised me I was borderline for high cholesterol, not to mention all the back problems I've been having.

So I decided to change my eating habits and workout more, I must say I have seen some improvements.

Today I worked out using my weighted hula hoops as well as hitting the gym which allowed me to add $2 to my challenge.

Furthermore, I did not eat out so $6 was added as well.

Lastly , today was a no spend day Smile so another dollar was added.

All in all I saved $9 today, $6 of it went towards debt (CC1)

Tomorrow is payday and I have $57 left in my "what ever I want to do account." This time around I can't add it to debt or any to my IRA because the BF is short this month for his portion of the bills. I may as well hold on to it vs. transferring money from the EF later.

Well that's it in a nutshell.

hmmm

November 29th, 2012 at 02:22 am

Well I thought today was going well until...

The BF mentioned he needs to borrow money. I don't know how much, so no answer was given. I'm leaving it at that for now.

On a different note (more positive that is) I did not eat out today so $6 was added to the $20 Challenge/debt (CC1)I also went to the gym so I added $2 to the $20 Challenge/EF account.

School is whining down Smile and I'll have a little break after the 8th, whew.

Other than that, that was my day in a nutshell

Making strides

November 28th, 2012 at 03:09 am

Well today was a good day, added $6 to the Challenge (CC1 debt) because I had breakfast at home, packed my lunch, and had a home cooked meal for dinner. $6 is a lot less vs. had I gone out and bought breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I also used coupons today; saving $1.50, so I added what I saved to my $20 Challenge/EF.

Lastly, I didn't make it to the gym but I did work out at home using my weighted hula hoops for 15 minutes burning 104 calories Smile

I'm really proud of my self Wink

$20 Challenge

November 27th, 2012 at 03:24 am

Made it to the gym, so I'm adding $2 to the Challenge.

Also bought dinner, $18 so I added another $18 to the challenge.
Grand total $20 plus $4 from earlier was $24 added to my challenge, all of which was paid on CC2.

Bad news BF just said to me he will need for me to pay rent this month coming, I am not a happy camper about this.
He really needs to get his crap together. I know I've complained and some will say leave or shut up but like anything else it's hard but I'm really considering moving into my own place vs. renewing the lease in February.

Feeling terrible

November 26th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I thought I was over this cold/flu but it looks like I wrong. It came back with vengeance.

I feel absolutely terrible, weak, stuffy etc. you name it I have it.

On a different note, I had breakfast and lunch at home so I was able to add $4 to my challenge (CC1 debt). If I have dinner at home I'll add another $2

Date night

November 25th, 2012 at 01:28 pm

Last night the BF and I had a date night, we really needed it. Dinner, my treat, was just a little over $30 and the movie, his treat, was $14 plus $3 for popcorn. I brought in my own drink. We saw "Lincoln" and I enjoyed it.

On a different note, he has managed to get himself screwed up again with his child support. I have told him time and time again to simply send an extra $100 a month to catch up but for some reason he won't. However, he can give his kids what ever they want (i.e. laptop, new cell).

I think it's hard for me to understand being that I don't have children but I believe it's okay to say no, especially when it's not a must.

So with that said, I'm back saving, paying down debt, and focusing on grad school.

I'm not sure what God has planned but I'm sure it's for the best.

Now I'm heading to the gym (3xs this weekend) and adding another $2 to the $20 Challenge (CC1 debt). So far this weekend I have paid an extra $6 on the CC. I figured, on average I should be adding an extra $10 a week that equals an extra $40 a month paid on the CC by simply going to the gym. Works for me Smile

Great start

November 24th, 2012 at 04:26 pm

Started the day off with a nice little work out at the gym, then used my weighted hula hoop and a light breakfast.

Now I'm just spending my Saturday relaxing. The BF went to team up with his family for a photo so I have the entire day, at least for a little bit, all to myself.

Being that I went to the gym today I added $2 to my challenge, goal is to pay off CC1 by December 31st and it looks like its going to happen.

Finally

November 23rd, 2012 at 05:22 pm

I finally went to the gym this morning so I added $2 to my challenge.

I have been paying for a gym membership for some time now and can count on one hand how many times I have been.

I asked the BF if he wanted to go and of course he said no, glad I was already dressed and ready to go because I might have changed my mind.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Hope everyone is enjoying their day.

Today, I simply stayed home and prepared a very small meal. Just not in the mood to go anywhere.

Mom called out of the blue and invited me over, very surprising (we haven't spoke in almost a year). So I went by for a few minutes.

I have a lot to be thankful for that is for sure.

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.

MRI Results

November 19th, 2012 at 04:37 am

Received the results from my MRI and it was negative. The doctor stated sometimes it is mechanical pain( ligament) and that maybe pain management physician could help.

I decided to continue with my home excercises and a TENS unit that seems to be helping. I believe I found the culprit, that is my job

My job requires a lot of driving for long periods,lifting, pulling etc. I am a volunteer coordinator. Up until last Thursday I was feeling better but when I loaded my car up the pain flared up again. So I'm in th process of looking for another job.

On a different note I'm back at it, living frugally. I told the BF and hopefully he will be on board, he says he is but we will have to see.