Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Mix Tape

I lost another pound on Wednesday weigh in which I forgot to report!

I have had a constant stream of house guests since Friday and drank a bit too much. We have Scottish family coming Friday-Monday which gives me just enough time to re-clean the house and give my liver a break!

My doctor broke up with me today. In a letter. This was due to the physical I had a while back and found out after that fact our admin had changed our insurance and it wasn't covered. Now I owe them $500 and they won't see me again until it's paid off. I was hoping they could at least discount it a little or let me pay them $100 a month for a while. Nope. Not even after 14 years of going there. Thanks a lot people!

I'm making $2000 less a month right now and this snowball is rolling down the hill and getting big. It's so hard to think about working out and eating well when I'm tears every day over it. Every month is a juggling act with the bills and it takes everything out of me. I'm trying to use the frustration from it all to "fuel my fire" but when I'm depressed I get lazy.

I'm just going to keep plugging along like I always do and keep the faith that there's something better on the horizon. Luckily, I have an amazing husband and the best dogs in the world to go home to tonight.

Sorry to be a downer but I'm keeping an honest track of how I'm feeling whether it's good or bad. Now I'm off to catch up on some more cheerful blogs :)


  1. Just stay the course... if you can't give it 100% right now, that doesn't mean that you can't try some of the time. Make some good, healthy decisions when you are feeling able and then hopefully come back to it full force sooner rather than later. Way to go on the loss, by the way!!!

  2. No sense in lying about it or being fake. It is what it is, and it is a lot easier to address it, correct it (as much as possible) and move past it (again, as much as possible) when you are being honest with yourself.

  3. You took a monstrous pay cut, Tina. I'd encourage you to continue keeping an eye out on the job front; we're starting to see a lot more hiring in our part of the world.

    I can't come this week, but those muffins are mighty tempting. ;)

  4. Sorry about the break up - that sucks to lose such a long-time relationship with your doctor!

    Good news about the pound gone...and hang in there with all the rest - it's got to get better soon! Hugs to you, Tina.

  5. Congratulations on your loss! And, keep your chin up.

  6. Good for you on the loss but sorry to hear your doc gave you the boot. When I lost my job and got mugged 2 weeks later I thought I'd never have another good day or be happy again. The only good that came out of it is that I lost 20 pounds in a month on the cigarette and coffee diet - oh, and no sleep because of the constant worry.

    It won't be this way forever and better days are ahead. You're stronger than you think you are and you'll get through this. Holding you in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Girl I hear you with the money issues. Everytime I start to stress out I have to remind myself that God is a big God and He's gonna take care of me. This too shall pass!

    Awesome with the weight loss this week. Woot!

    Oh, and I checked out your work site. You are SO talented! I love me some diet Barq's and now I'll think of you each time I drink one!

  8. When things get rough, lean on the Lord. He will carry you through. Make the best choices you can and hold on with a tight grip. So glad to hear you lost another lb.! That's fantastic! I'm here for you girl...we're neighbors! Email me anytime. :)

    Also, I understand about money issues...I went from an Accounting job to making $350/wk on unemployment. Ouch. Been out of work for 6 months. Things will get better for the both of us...very soon. Keep the faith!