Thursday, August 23, 2007

Still Going...

I got on the scale this morning and was very pleasantly surprised. I've been so busy getting ready for an insurance audit at work that I haven't had time to walk or anything else for the last 2 days. I was very surprised to see that I'm down to 158...Go Me!!

As soon as the audit is over this morning, I'm going to have to play catch-up with the rest of everything. I have to take Boy to get fitted for pads and a helmet tomorrow. He's had a friend over the last 2 nights. He's excited about school starting and going to a new school. I hope he'll stay excited and get his work done in a timely manner this year. We have to go this weekend and get him a couple of pairs of pants to start school with. I'm afraid to get him too many. He's still growing and I'm afraid he'll drop a waist size when he starts working out for football.

Girl went yesterday and found where her classes are at college. I still can't believe that my baby is a college student. She's ready!!

I'm gonna go have an audit now!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Below 160!!

OK, just barely, but hey...i grab for anything I can get. I got on the scale Monday morning and it said 159.5. That takes me out of the 160's. I'm pretty excited about that. It's quite motivating. I didn't get to walk at all yesterday....spent 11 hours reconciling one rock bill. I'm still off by .99 ton. Finally I just said "screw it" and told my boss I wasn't going to swim in the rock ticket river anymore. It was a long weekend...I'll have to post later. I have a ton of stuff to do.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Down A Pound!!

The temperature just came down a little yesterday. On Wednesday, I walked on the treadmill for an hour. It was just too dang hot to mow. Yesterday I mowed another quarter of the yard before it started raining and then went inside and got on the treadmill. I only walked for 15 minutes. I had so many other things to do. I figure that 15 minutes is more than 0 minutes, so I'll take it. I've been eating lots of veggies and guzzling water like nobody's business. When I got on the scale this morning, I was down to 161.0. It's only 1 pound, but that will motivate me to lose another pound. Hopefully it will snowball into someone who can fit into her shorts. I need to start really tracking what I eat. I think I'll use this forum to record my calories. I know that only a few people know about this blog, but it'll still make me feel accountable. I'll start that on Monday.

I got Boy registered for school. He's so excited. It's a VERY small school. The whole town is really big on football...even in junior high. When they saw him, they got very excited. When I took him for his physical, he measured 6' 2" and weighed 211. He's 13 and in junior high. If the coaches really work with him, he'll be able to go to college on a scholarship.

Girl went to her college orientation last night. I think she's excited. Tropical Storm Erin came on shore at Corpus yesterday. If she'd decided to go there, we'd be moving her this weekend. I'm glad she decided to go here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I Have A Plan!!

OK...I have exactly 11 weeks to lose 12 pounds. that's completely do-able, right? I don't necessarily want to stop there, but that would put me at a nice round number. Oh hell, I'll just put it out there...I want to weigh 150 pounds by Halloween. No significant reason, I just thought that Halloween would be a good goal. You know, something to work towards. Then I'll set another mini-goal to reach by Thanksgiving. I'm REALLY watching what I eat and I need to expend (is that the right word?) more calories, also. I mowed about a quarter of the yard night before last. I'll do another quarter tonight and 20 minutes on the treadmill today. The temperature is supposed to be significantly cooler for the next few days, so I can finish up the yard. I have a huge yard and a teeny, tiny little walmart lawn mower. That shit will burn some calories. If any of my 2 readers would like to be diet/workout buddies, let me know. It's always easier when you have somebody riding your ass. I have a plan. I just need to keep motivated to stick to it.

I'm going to go register boy for school today. I hope a new and smaller school will give him the motivation he needs to keep up with his school work....but I'm not counting on it. Work has been crazy and it's been great living next door. I've all but given up on selling my house. I've resigned myself to being one of the statistics that they're talking about on the news with the huge percentage of home foreclosures. It'll jack up the rest of my life, but I can't see a way out.

I'm gonna go do something to burn some calories now!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

I Just Want Some Internet!!!

I've moved to what has proven to be a "rural" area. My DSL Internet, nor my cable TV would transfer to my new address. I thought about satellite Internet, but we have that at work. It's expensive and slow. I've been talking to Earthlink, who swears that they service my area and that I currently have DSL service, but my modem shows no DSL connection. I thought I could live with local TV. You know, like when we were kids and there was no cable. I thought wrong. I'm going nuts. It's horrible. So, in a couple of weeks, I'm going to splurge and have satellite installed. It's way more expensive than cable, but better than nothing. I'm trying to keep my spending down until all of the utilities between the new houses get straightened out. Then I should be in pretty good financial shape....except for the whole "they're going to foreclose on my house" thing.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

To Answer Yesterday's Question....

I just don't think so. I bitch and moan...that's just what I do.

It's freakin raining AGAIN!! It's August, people. When the hell is it gonna stop raining. My entire back yard is standing in water. Yesterday, we had to empty out the flooded dog house. This is getting absolutely ridiculous. I work for a contractor...these guys can't work when it's pouring down rain. That stresses the boss, which is never good.

I got a promising call on the house that I have for sale last night. The lady sounded genuinely interested. Of course, she hasn't seen the POS yet, so that's likely to change. I REALLY need to sell that house. I don't know how long it will be before the mortgage company starts foreclosure, but I know that they eventually will. I'm working hard to get my finances in order. If the house sells, I can do that pretty quickly. If it doesn't sell, I can get everything but that in order.

I'm still fat. That's very irritating to me. I try to do good, but I just don't spend enough time up and off my ass to lose any measurable weight. I'm working on that, too. I've got a lot of shit that I'm working on right now. One of these days, maybe all of this will come together...or not.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Can I Be A Positive Person?

Does it seem like I'm always complaining? It does to me. I'm not trying to be a whiner....I'm just venting about what's going on in my life. I'm REALLY trying to be a more positive person...I just kinda suck at that!! Let's try some random, positive thoughts:
-I have the best kids in the world. Other teens are out getting into trouble and mine are genuinely good kids.
-I have a pretty good job. It's pretty dramatic and stupid sometimes, but it's really flexible and right next door to my house.
-I'm single. I have a "boyfriend" (is that what it's called at my age?...that sounds so "teen") who is really great and helps me a lot with household and truck related stuff.
-I've lost 5 pounds.
-I'm broke, but not destitute.
Yeah...that's about it. I do suck at this "positive" thing. I'll try to work on that.