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Long hiatus but worth it

19 Jul

I was gone for a while yes.  In that time my work hours lightened up a lot and I got to go on a vacation.  I am on a tight budget but food options have stayed healthy and at home.

I’m hoping now that things are calming down I can wipe my credit card charges back to zero and start from scratch.

My size 12 jeans that I wear for my part-time work are just falling off of me.  My crotch of the pants just hangs out between my legs and I have a bit of plumbers crack.  I was starting to get bummed that I look like a bum so I went to the goodwill to pick up some jeans.  I got another pair of size 6 jeans because they weirdly fit except that they don’t close.  A size 12 pair and a pair of size 10 jeans which both actually fit.  They are a little tight and the 12s show that my gut is back 😦

So its time to get serious again.  I also have decided to spend less hours on the internet which has been nice.  I normally sit my butt on the couch for hours and stare at the screen.  I spent some time taming my email, and so that has helped a lot.

I have been taking out books from the library about specific topics but that has also helped.  Yesterday at the goodwill I saw all these books I’ve wanted to read and decided I was going to focus more on reading and language learning aside from this blog of course 🙂

There is still a month and a half til the wedding I’m planning to attend as a guest.    I am confident I can tame the belly by then and be size 10 pants exclusively.  I have my Ipod all cued up will songs but left it in hubbys car so I will have to figure something else out.  I’m happy that I haven’t back slid despite not making it to the gym often.

But with all this extra energy, frustration and aggrevation I have to put the energy somewhere so it looks like gym it is.

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I have been very busy

24 Apr

Busy helping everyone other than myself aside from working to make sure I have enough money to stay on track in my financial plans.  Good news is I have finally dipped below the weight I started at and I have made it a habit to evaluate food choices before I put something in my month.

The menu habit is sticking too.  It’s been nice.  I am happy that somethings have stayed on track.  I am not so happy about some other things staying on track though.  Like the constant not going to the gym.  Right now I am sitting here starving.  I made out a plan though I could go to the gym now walk on the treadmill for 30 mins and be home in time for my scheduled appointment.  But then I think oh no the dogs need to go out and I need to eat.  My mind says “Yes but you set a goal and even though you are losing weight, you are not exercising and not using the gym membership that you are paying for which is setting you further back from your financial goals.”  Then the argument continues and I still sit here running out the clock.

I’m tired of running out the clock.  I am now a little less than a year away from when I want to achieve my goal weight and 5 month from my mini goal.  Something has to give.

Yes I have had medical issues.  Yes I’ve had a bit of success with my eating program but if I want to see real results and not feel so icky on a regular basis I need to make this happen.  I’m tired of telling myself why I can’t do things and need to let myself make these plans and really follow through on them as well.  NO more.  If I just keep sitting here I am going to keep have menial results.  I can’t achieve what I want to in this span of time without the exercise to.  It’s time to put my money where my mouth is.

A little is better than nothing

14 Mar

I have goals for this year and the financials ones are plugging along, but my health not so much.  I’ve been sick a lot and need dental work, new glasses etc.   Now that my financial house is mostly in order I’m going to take care of these things.

I’ve been working so much and neglected working out and when I’m in good health I say oh well couldn’t get a work out in try again tomorrow.  But I have to make time.  I wouldn’t be doing well financially if I hadn’t automated the way I handle my paychecks so why should this be any different.

I need to start somewhere and like working out and savings a little at a time is better than nothing at all.  Everyone has to start somewhere.  If I expect to get anywhere close to fitting in those jeans again I have to start somewhere.  Right now I’m in a size 12.  It’s doable all I have to do is start.

My damn health is making that hard.  Guess I’ll start by making sure I’m taking care of myself period.