I Was Bad Last Week…This Week Will Be Better

With the move being all ridiculous and messing up my plans, my life has been a complete shit show.  Half of my crap is packed up, I have no groceries, and I’ve been going out more because I have no food at home and my apartment really sucks now that everything is packed up.

But First, Something Awesome:
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Finally hit my goal!  I have 6 weeks of Maintenance with Weight Watchers and then it’s free.  It feels really weird to no longer be in weight loss mode and on the maintenance track…but I’ll take the extra 6 points per day (that uhh I’ve def already been eating anyway haha) but this is happening.  There’s no going back.  8 years of hard work, dedication, and lifestyle changes.  Feels good, man.

Now on to the lame things….

Final Numbers for Surgery
As mentioned before, I will need to pay for an important sinus surgery out of pocket and they said it would be around $5,000.  It’s actually $7,000.  I already put down the $1,500 deposit on it, so now I have until October 8th to to work on getting the $5,000 for the hospital and then I can make monthly payments of $100 to the doctor for the remaining $1,500 of her fee.  Awesome.

Extra Income Ideas:
I’m coming up with a gameplan on how to get extra income for this.  I am pretty much out of shit to sell and now need other ways to supplement.  I already started a few of these this week
TaskRabbit.com
So I’ve done 2 tasks so far and have another one after work today.  After today’s I will have made $99 for about 5 hours of work.  $19 an hour ain’t too shabby!
Swagbucks.com
Okay, not sure how much I talk about Swagbucks…but I love it.  It’s something that I just keep running on my laptop all day and listen to the SBTV while I’m working.  At home, I just mindlessly click while reading or watching TV.  Basically you watch stuff, take surveys, look at offers, play games, yadda yadda and collect points that can be used for giftcards and stuff.  I was a casual user from January until last month and just redeemed points for my first $25 amazon gift card…which I used to buy adult self improvement books.  I can continue to get amazon cards or can also get gas cards, target, cvs, etc.

Here are some things that I need to do this week to get back on track:
1. Buy Groceries
I’ve been eating out a lot more and have been making lame choices.  So I’m going to go at least by some Smart Ones Frozen Dinners and stuff so I can have things at home
2. Finish Packing and Move
This is the only way I’ll be able to get my life back in order.  I’ve been so stuck since the move rescheduling and it will really be helpful to finally get out of my neighborhood.
3. Work out
I haven’t done anything exercise-y since Tuesday and I think that may also be part of why I feel so rundown and crappy.  I need to remember to squeeze something – even if it’s only 5-10 minutes of yoga – into each day.  Get that stretch on

Go Ahead. Take a Wallow Day.

Sorry that I haven’t been so active!  I am here today because I am taking a Wallow Day

Here are all the stress-related (whining) reasons why.  Feel free to skip this and go right onto my stress management methods:

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Weight Watchers, Adult Purchases, Being Poor.

Here are the themes of today’s post!  WOOOOO! AREN’T YOU SO PUMPED?

Weight Watchers
This morning I weight 137.2…and my Goal Weight is 137!!!!  LOOK AT ME GETTING THERE AND SHIT!
From what I understand, I will have to stay within 2lbs of that for 2 weeks and then I will get Lifetime Status.  I want that status goddammit.

Something that felt really good: One lady hasn’t come to WW for about a month or so and she came up to me today and told me that I look amazing!  She didn’t even recognize me!  Hollllllaaaa!

Adult Purchases
There are three things that I feel that I really need to purchase as they will be conducive to being an adult:
1. OxiClean
Adulting had a post on this the other day and I suddenly found myself really wishing I had some of this around.  I may or may not have thrown some stuff in the dryer to fluff it up with a tube of hot pink lipstick and I had nothing to fight the stains.  My neighbor had a jug of All with OxiClean in it and borrowing a serving of that saved 2 of the 3 articles of clothing that were hot pinkified.  Now I know that I need this shit in my life.

2. North Face Raincoat
The weather has been downright bipolar recently and with all of my packing/purging I have realized that I don’t have a lightweight coat.  At all.  I found this coat at a local store for even less than what Amazon is selling it for…and I think it’s a purchase I can justify.  North Face is a good brand and will last forever and this is a timeless style.  I may also need this walking home tonight as I forgot my umbrella and it looks like it may rain…not so adult of me.

3. Nice Filing Cabinet
I just have too many files and papers that I need to keep in order and the one that I have is already overstuffed.  I’m thinking something like this one from Walmart that looks more like a nice end-table than a filing cabinet.  Files are one of my biggest mess situations right now so this would be nice.

Being Poor
Since we’re talking about purchases….can we just talk about how much I love ALL of the Gap’s clothes right now?  I want to live in the Gap.  I cannot justify clothing purchases like this though since I don’t need them yet.  The clothes that I have are doing fine for now and I feel like those are things I can pick up at the thrift store when needed.

The jacket is still worth it to me since I know it’s last season’s and they will become jacked in price soon enough.  Praying that’s at the store when I get off work!

When Life Gives Me Lemons….

I punch those lemons in the face.  Actually, when life gives me lemons I look at the situation and react as quickly as possible so that things don’t become catastrophic.

My landlady called me last night with good and bad news.  I like bad news first:
BAD: The apartment won’t be ready by my move in date of August 13th (that’s next Tuesday btw).  She has to have the bathroom and backyard completely redone and they were supposed to be ready by next Tuesday…they won’t be.
GOOD: I get a brand new bathroom and backyard and she’s not charging me a dime for August.

LUCKY: My movers had ONE SLOT LEFT in August and it’s for Friday the 23rd.

So now I’m moving Friday, August 23rd instead of next week….I’m beyond frustrated but know everything will be okay.

PLANNING….
Pretty freaking thankful I don’t have to pay for August because I’m anticipating a huge expense in the next 3 months.  I need to get quasi-major sinus surgery that my insurance just won’t cover…but I have been on the brink of suffering from the last 6 months and this shit needs to end.  I was told it could be more than $5,000.  Yeah, it’s going to be a lot of money…but I would pay triple that to be able to taste everything, smell stuff, not have horrible pain in my face, and have people be able to tell if I’m a man or woman on the phone.  If I had a nickel for everytime someone asked me if I had a cold…I would be able to pay for this surgery for me and a friend.  It’s starting to really hinder my life and I’ll take another 6 months of hermiting to do something about it.

So now every purchase that I make has THAT motivator at the back of it.  Let’s see how that works!

 

Sometimes Even I Go “Wah, I’m Single”

Went to a comedy show tonight because a friend’s boyfriend was in it.  I don’t go out often these days so when I do…I like to look a bit cute.  I put on heels (*cough*wedges*cough*) and lipstick and my best skinny jeans.  

So it turns out that I only feel bad about being single when I go out to places where there are dudes.  As long as I sit in my apartment with cable or the internet I don’t feel like a loser.  Also just throwing out there that I find “comedy dudes” extremely attractive…maybe it’s the bearded T-shirt I-look-like-I-drink-heavily thing….I dunno.

Well the moral of the story is I’m now sitting at home sipping on a Skinny Girl cocktail with hot pink lips and a pair of jeans that make my ass go BOOM.  But that doesn’t really matter because I am alone while doing this.

That’s about as “wah” as I can get.  Mainly because I know I look soooo fiiiiiiine right now.

Being An Adult This Week

Moving Sucks!!!! Here are some of the things I’ve done this week
-Transferred/Got better deal on Comcast
-Transferred PGW
-Transferred PECO
-Thrift store purged closet
-Cleaned out sock drawer: I was amazed how many lone rangers I had in there!  I HAVE SO MUCH ROOM NOW!
-Going to Delaware on Friday to get tubs (and a car tune-up) from the padre.
-Set up a date with a friend to help pack up the kitchen and bathroom with said tubs

I’ve been accomplishing a lot this week and I have both jobs in full swing.   I feel good earning that dollar sometimes.

I’ve calculated my bills and my September rent to see how much I will owe throughout the month (now that the deposit is out of the way!) and I need to remember that I will owe: $1,276.71

Knowing this, I started booking demos left and right.  I had to stop myself from approaching every single market!  Always give yourself decompression days, you can’t work everyday forever. 

Today I also reached out to my thesis adviser and told him that I want to meet at the end of this month.  That will give me plenty of time to get all of my shit in order and GET THIS THING MOVING!

I feel like I’m progressing this week and hope you are too!

Another Gain!!!

Up 1.8 this week.  But today there was an interesting discussion during my meeting where our leader, John, said that you don’t have to weigh in if the number on the scale will deter you from coming to meetings.  You can just come in, pay for the meeting, and come back next week!  I’m not really down with that, I like having the accurate week-to-week.  John also said that he needs to check with everyone about their goal weights.

So my goal weight was 135.  And I’ve been yo-yoing between 138-140 since June.  It’s starting to really bum me out and discourage me, feeling like I will never get down to 135.  And what makes it an even bigger deal…is I’m not so sure I want to get down that far.  I feel like I’m at a healthy, normal weight right now and honestly am afraid that getting down to 135 will just mean losing more boob weight and not really making a vast difference.  I’m okay with the weight I’m at and the only thing stressing me out is a stupid number for Weight Watchers so I can be Lifetime and not have to pay every week.  It’s stupid.

On that note….I already ate my 10point brunch and I’m still hungry >:C I have some fruit to munch on but I’m stuck at work for 4 hours and 45 minutes.

>:C   >:C   >:C 

July: The Hermiting Recap

Soooo in July I took on a personal challenge of The Hermiting.  I focused this month of 5 goals:
1. Saving money
2. Moving
3. Weight Loss
4. Thesis

Here is my recap:
1. Saving Money
So I spent $966 through my bank account in July.  Since I didn’t have to pay rent (paid in advance when I had more money) this isn’t exactly the best.

I spent the most on auto/transportation and food/drink.  I had to drive a bit more this month and the tanks of gas added up.  Food and drink was my second-highest spender which is common.

I was able to get my student loan payments lowered considerably!  I have already paid for August…but depending on what my paychecks look like, I may pay again.

2. Moving
I SIGNED THE LEASE AND GOT MY KEYS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

Last night one of my besties came up and we packed my back room and half of my living room.  Now that I have the keys and movers are schedule for August 13th, I can transfer all of my utilities, lower my comcast bill, and start moving small stuff so the movers won’t take so long.  Fuck yeah.

3. Weight Loss
I am still around 5lbs away from goal and it has gotten really discouraging.  I haven’t dipped below 138 al lmonth and my goal is 135.  Starting to wonder if I should just make it 140 because I’m happy at this weight and in order to get to 135 I really have to like…stop eating everything I love.  I’ll talk to my dude tomorrow.

4. Thesis
I did finally go through my surveys and I really need to meet with my adviser to handle business.  But I worked on it!

So I think I did pretty good!  I also now know where my biggest spending areas are and I totally know what I need to do keep that up.

What now?

I think August will be another month of hermiting.  It’s too hot to go out and I know that I will want to do everything in the fall.  If I take another hot shitty month to work on me and what I need to do, I will be good for the future.  FUCK YEAH!