March 21, 2011

I still can’t believe it is the middle of March. Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s a great thing. I am SO tired of winter, and I don’t even have to shovel a driveway. I’m ready to get out of the house with the little guy instead of being trapped in here like a prisoner when it’s cold or snowy. We’ve already been enjoying the nice weather. Walk last week during the “heat wave” and the zoo this morning to enjoy the 50 degree weather before it gets cold again. Pretty happy about it!

So an update on the weight loss. I’m still on a plateau. I’ve been gaining and losing the same 2 pounds. With that said, I’m only 7 (or 5 depending on the day) pounds from being at my first goal. I just need to get over being sick ALL OF THE TIME so that I can get some exercise in. It’s next to impossible to keep losing weight on just eating alone, I’m starting to believe. Well, impossible for women. Nate is down 30 pounds and counting. Ridiculous. Men. Annoying. I’m really happy for him because he’s been stressed out by the excess weight for a while, but I’m annoyed with the speed at which it has melted off his body. At this point, I’ve decided to take a “break” from the weight loss. Basically, I’m still logging calories but not trying to really lose until after my oral surgery on Friday. Best to get healthy and not stress out too much, I think. Then, once my mouth stops hurting, I can get back to it…and add in exercise.

I have to say that all of this healthy eating has really been good for our other goals – namely saving money. Not eating out 3-6 nights a week has been really good for our pocketbooks. The plan now is to try to save money to buy a house. We’d like to take advantage of this dip/valley/gorge in the housing market and get a pretty nice starter house for a good price. Nate and I need space and little Fynn needs a yard. Plus, it would be really nice to be able to do laundry easily while Nate is traveling. So, we think that if we can pay off the medical bills and credit cards by August, by August of 2012, we’ll probably be able to purchase a nice modest house. I’m liking this idea more and more. I also like the idea of having a really aggressive savings goal. I really work much better that way.

Lastly, while we have not cancelled cable, I have been reading more. I’ve been reading some great books and that has helped my mood quite a bit. I’m still considering cancelling part of our cable package. Probably a good idea to save even a couple hundred bucks a year. I’m starting to think that way now, which is good. I guess it’s a sign of age. 🙂 Am I finally growing up at 32? We’ll see!

That’s it for now!

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2 Responses to March 21, 2011

  1. Shannon says:

    Isn’t so annoying how easy men lose the weight? I’ve been losing and gaining the same 5 points for so many months now that I’m totally discouraged. I’m not even tracking this week. I think I really need a break from the whole weight-loss thing as well.

    Eric and I lived with no cable while we were saving for our house as well. However, we didn’t have any kids and sometimes I wonder why we have the satellite and then realize how much the kids watch it even though we don’t. But I think as long as you have a stock of DVDs for Fynn (when you really need them), then you can definitely save a bunch just by getting rid of that. Good luck. I love having my own house! (Even when the roof starts leaking.) 🙂

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