Friday, July 29, 2011
As many of you know, if you've been reading, I am trying to become financially responsible... and thanks to everyone's comments on FB (which I can now no longer find), I've decided that Dave Ramsey is the best option for me.. TODAY, I got the opportunity to get a free copy of his latest book, Total Money Makeover, by writing why I think I needed it.. :)
So, since he is getting multiple copies, I asked if I could have one to give away on here!! and he said yes! WOOHOO! Well, if you would like to enter to win this book, all you have to do is what I did: Leave me a comment, about a paragraph in length, about why you need to get this book below.. IT MUST BE ON THIS ENTRY!! No entries on other entries are going to be accepted (I don't wanna miss anyone).. It's that simple.. Of course you have to have a GoogleId to leave a comment, and I'd APPRECIATE the follow but it's not necessary.. :)
The deadline for comments will be August 12th @ 9pm! So that gives you 2 weeks.. Good luck! Oh, and I will be chosing the one to win personally.. I don't think it's fair to have you write something and it not be used for anything.. lol.. however, I promise to show no "favortism" or be swayed in any way to pick any certain person.. this is based on what your entry says..
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
I don't have that much debt.. I have a few store credit cards, some medical bills, and a lot of student loans.. my credit cards are not anymore than $600 each, and my medical bills aren't even close to that, but my student loans.. WOW! I don't even like looking at the zeroes attached to that bill.. :(
And yet, even making $500 a week (which I was at one point making), I never paid everything on time.. Honestly, I didn't care sometimes.. I know, I'm irresponsible.. which is partly why I'm not trying to date.. Who wants to date someone with so much bad judgement!? This is a rhetorical question, btw.. lol.. I don't care what you say, once a guy finds out that I'd rather shop than pay my bills, he's gonna run for the hills..
Yes, I know I need to go see a therapist.. admit it, some of you are thinking that I need help.. and I'll be right there agreeing with you.. but I've noticed that there aren't many FREE or CHEAP therapists around me.. :( So I'm going to do this on my own.. well, kinda.. I plan to look for books on how to pay off my debt with what little money I have..
So if you have any good "get out of debt" books or websites for me, I'd be eternally grateful.. :)
Sunday, July 10, 2011
OH!! I totally forgot to blog about this.. and I have NO IDEA how! lol.. Despite my lack of funds, I got tickets to the NKOTBSB concert on July 20th!!!! I say tickets because I got one for me and one for my BFF, Manda.. thanks to a handy credit card that I plan to pay back before it's August due date, me and my BFF get to see all those guys!! I'm so excited!! Now, I really wish I could say I did this because I met a goal.. Nope, I just really wanted to go.. nothing more..
Alrighty, so I figured out why I was going over my calories the past few days.. It was set to 1600 calories a day (losing 2 lbs per week)!! NOT OKAY right now.. I can't go from eating 2500 calories to 1600 and not expect to go crazy.. so I changed it to 1830 calories (losing 1 lb a week).. I figure once I get down to where I'm consistently losing 1 lb a week, then I will cut my calories again, I guess..
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Today's weigh in: 240.6 lbs
So I lost 1.8 lbs since yesterday.. which tells me that I ate too much the few days before yesterday.. ugh! Well, I'm off to go have fun with my BFF.. :)
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Food-wise, it will be pretty bad.. I need to go grocery shopping for some more fruits and veggies, some lunch meat, and soups! I can't wait to have soup again! Is that sad? ;)
I say it's going to be bad bc tonight is our True Blood night.. this is where me, my mom, and my grandma get together (she cooks) and watch two to three episodes of True Blood.. We get to spend time together, eat, talk, and watch Eric Northam.. yummy! lol.. and I requested my grandma's homemade tirimisu for tonight.. OMG! It's to die for.. and with work and this, I am not gonna be able to workout until around 11 tonight.. but i'm still hoping to get my Just Dance game out and dust its off tonight.. :)
Oh, did I mention lunch was pizza and my lettuce mix is nasty?! :( no salad for me with my slices.. add that to my list.. ugh!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
<p>well, isn't everything anymore?? nothing is ever simple.. and losing weight isn't simple either.. it takes a lot of wrongs to find a right.. and i'm not sure what's going on with my body right now, but i'm thinking I need to try something other than what I'm doing..</p>
<p>I feel so bloated.. Something is up, but I can't figure out exactly what it is.. I've got some ideas, but until I can say that it ISN'T this or that, i'm keeping the reasons to myself.. lol..</p>
<p>I know what I do need out of a diet: I need to be able to track (whatever) on my phone.. so i'm thinking of going back to counting calories.. I looked on Livingstrong.com and it states that to lose 2 lbs a week I'd need no more than 1600 calories a day.. I think it's doable.. I'll prolly still try to stick with low carb breads, but that's it.. lol
I'm not looking forward to weighing in on Friday, but i'll take it and run in the right direction.. :)
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I have been debating on writing about this for a while.. and now, it got to me a few days ago, so here I am to talk about it.. :)
So, we all have different perceptions of the world.. it makes us interesting, the way we see things differently than others.. and perception is a big issue with weight loss, I think.. some people are lucky to have an accurate perception of themselves.. they see that they are bigger/skinnier than they 'should' be or they think they are beautiful the way they are..
I wish I had that ability to love myself.. and no, i'm not looking for the 'your beautiful' comments.. but I don't love my outward self fat.. is that a bad thing?? I think my personality is better (more prominent) whether i'm big or skinnier, but I think I look DAMN GOOD when i'm smaller..
I say this a lot, and I wonder if people understand what I mean.. 'there are pretty fat people, and there are people who just don't look good fat'.. my mom is one of those ladies who look good bigger.. I AM NOT! I need definition in my face to feel pretty, I need to see I have cheekbones (which disappear when I gain weight)..
My mom, bless her heart, doesn't see why I feel this way.. which is ok, but i'm getting sick of explaining why I do feel this way.. lol.. I don't WANT to be 'happy' with myself being fat.. is that so hard to imagine?!
Wow, I think this entry kinda went off track.. lol