Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rollercoaster of Fat

It feels that way, at times, at any rate. I'm back on track with my eating. Again. On most days. I think that the  best appetite suppressants for me are being very aware of what time of day I eat, whether I'm thirsty & checking with myself to make sure I'm not eating because I'm bored or lonely. I've been cooking smarter, and in much smaller quantities, so there aren't really leftovers & when there are, they automatically go in the freezer for a later meal. All of that is a part of my spending reduction kick that I've been on, too.

Troy's doctor changed his diet, and we've been pretty diligent about keeping up with that & making sure he's doing what he needs to, which helps me, too. So, yay!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I think I either slept too hard last night or just not long enough, because I'm just wiped out today. I also feel slightly guilty for not being at the gym this morning, but it's closed, so we have an enforced day off. Fall really isn't the best time for me to be trying to get back on track with my eating & exercising, but it's now or never, honestly. I don't want to end up gaining everything back, then a couple hundred more, so that I can be worrying about dying constantly.

I mean, last year, we were looking into buying a gps for our friend for Yule. This year? He's unemployed because he lacked the motivation to get his weight & diabetes under control. I don't want to be him.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Our trailer payments are finally situated (I think) and we actually got to make our first one the other day. That took a lot of stress off of my shoulders & I didn't even have to hawk my diamond rings or Morgan dollars (I don't even know if I own any diamonds, isn't that silly?). We were able to make that payment, take care of our bills, buy gas & groceries and still have enough money left for a little furniture and a couple of movie nights, so everything is going to work out just fine, especially with us being so much more budget conscious these days.

I love it when things work out the way I plan them to, and this time, I actually did sit down, figure out our budget & what we could afford before we ever went & looked at trailers. Maybe I'm finally growing up at 45!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


We did manage to get in the other day to pay our rent & sign our new lease. I hate moving, so knowing we'll be here for at least 2 more years makes me very, very happy. We need to try to figure out a way to keep the back lawn from dying every summer, though. I think I gave up on it after we broke the gazebo, since it seemed like I was never going to have my nice back yard. I have to get myself past that mindset for next summer.

I think our friends finally got moved, or at least, they'll be done today, because they have no choice. They got a 3-day pay or quit notice in the middle of their move, so now they won't even get a chance to clean the house when they get everything out of it. Oh well, you do what you have to do, you know?

I'm so frustrated with the financing on the travel trailer. First off, our first payment was due on August 18. We didn't even hear from the finance company until August 31, so we couldn't pay it. Apparently a Ford dealership in St. George made the first payment & have sent us a bill,but then we got a bill from the finance company wanting us to make the same payment. I'm going to make it once, so someone better start answering our calls, the first one who does & explains this is getting our money. I swear, I feel like finding someone who will buy Morgan dollar coins and selling the ones I have. I'm tired of worrying about this. I just want to start making payments, you know?

Thursday, September 1, 2011


I get it. Moving sucks & no one likes to do it. But seriously? Don't start packing 2 days before you know you're going to start moving. That just makes everything harder for you & everyone who is supposed to be helping you. No, we're not moving, as a matter of fact, we'll be signing a 2 year lease on the place we're in. Hopefully today.

I say hopefully, because we've been sitting around all day so far (well, since 10:45am) waiting on people who are moving to get a hold of us so Troy can help them move some things. I swear, we could have run our errands, gone & done photo holiday cards, had them printed & sent out, and taken a nap in that time. It feels that way, at any rate. This whole week has been a series of hurry up & wait regarding this move.

Very little was packed when we started, everything is going to several different places, since the people in the house are all going to different places and also putting things in storage, so it's totally disorganized & none of them are on the same page as each other, so nothing is really getting done. It's totally not anyone's fault, it's just not a move anyone really wanted to make, and I imagine that's making it harder.

Anyway, what we were waiting on has been put off for now, so I guess we'll go do what we need to, so we're free to help later.