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November 6th, 2006 at 08:45 pm

So it's a rainy, dreary Monday. I am at work and SHOULD be working, but I am so unmotivated. I feel like I have so much (personally) hanging over me right now.

It was a bad $$ weekend. I went shopping at both Walmart and Target. DS needed new shoes and a few more shirts to get him through fall/winter. I've been buying his clothes at yard sales (and MIL bought him a few new things) and got some through freecycle. But, he still needed a few shirts. Why is it that the yard sales have only had girl's clothing lately? I guess I went a little overboard with the shopping and spent way too much. That is sooo unlike me. It was just a little of this, a little of that. New baking sheets (needed those) some storage tubs to pack away DS's summer clothes. Most everything were things we did need. I think I spent about $5 on heavily discounted halloween decorations for next year. Oh well, I guess I need to move on and accept that sometimes I have to spend money.

I did well grocery shopping, I saved alot pairing coupons (most doubled) with sales. However, I've now decided to do the South Beach Diet so quite a few of things are a no no for me (at least during Phase 1). Now I have to go to the store and get more SBD friendly items. I hope it will be worth it. Eventually, I won't have many restrictions so the food won't go to waste.

I got on the scale this morning and DID NOT LIKE WHAT I SAW!!!! I weigh about 12 lbs more than I did in March. I have really let myself go and need to just suck it up and lose weight. So I have a good 17lbs to lose. OMG how did that happen! Well, I know exactly how it happened. I ate and was a sloth. So it's time to get off my fat a$$ and do something about it. Great, just in time for the holidays.

So, I got up at 5am this morning and got on my treadmill. I didn't set any time or distance records but I MOVED for 30 minutes and that's a start. So my goal is to exercise at least 4 times a week...5 is better but I have to be realistic.

That's it for now. Financially I am off track due to my high spending weekend. I've got to balance the checkbook to see just how much damage I've done. I guess I need to do a better job of budgeting for 'misc' stuff so when it hits, it doesn't have as much of an impact. I should get a few more rebates rolling in to add to my sahm account.

3 Responses to “Blah blah blah”

  1. janh Says:

    There are a few of us doing Tina's $20 Healthy Challenge. Some of us are using it for water drinking and some are doing exercising and some are doing both. I'm sure there are many other ideas for the healthy challenge. Why don't you join us?

  2. tinapbeana Says:

    "So, I got up at 5am this morning and got on my treadmill. I didn't set any time or distance records but I MOVED for 30 minutes and that's a start. So my goal is to exercise at least 4 times a week...5 is better but I have to be realistic."

    moving is the key. so many folks think of exercise and picture gasping for air running like a speed-demon around the block... i like to read and walk at a nice leisurely pace, and find i can do that for 30 min without even thinking about it.

  3. paigu Says:

    I, too, seem to find that when I do spend money, I tend to spend lots of it all at once. Hopefully your clothing purchases will last awhile.
    As for the exercise, I highly encourage you to keep at it! If walking on the treadmill (or dreadmill, as I refer to it) is not your thing, could you instead go for a walk during lunch (in the day time)? Or set up the TV so you can watch and keep your mind off the exercise? If you can make it something you enjoy to do instead of a drag, then you'll be more likely to continue. Good luck!

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