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Friday, May 29, 2015

Yesterday was alright. I did alright. I forced myself through. I'm getting better.

I sat down and wrote out plans. Money is going to be even tighter this week and next, but I'm honestly trying to just give myself permission and forgiveness for not being able to do everything all at once. Going down to one income. Taking on most of the bills. And then most of my bills went up this month for some strange reason. $10-20 is not that much, but when it happens the same month on like 5 bills...that's an extra $100 I didn't bargain to have taken out. I AM paying down my debts, and managing to put on credit as little as possible...but this month I will need those credit cards to get by. As long as I can keep things within reason, I think I'll be alright. I have the grocery shopping done. Most of what I'll be paying for from here on out is gas. I wanted to have it all together by now...but I don't...and that's okay. It's the last 2.5 weeks of having 3 teenagers. This summer I will have entire weeks when I won't be cooking dinner for me and the boys. I will get caught up this year and by next year things will be looking mighty swell.

Unfortunately, I think this means I have to tell the boys we're pushing back our plans to go to NYC next year unless something changes pretty quickly. I had hoped to have about $600 saved up by now and right now I'm just scraping by. I honestly make too much and work too hard to be this poor! *lol* Again, everything hit at once - vehicle registrations, increase in mortgage payment, increase in cell phone payment (since my youngest went over our data plan last month), increase in cable bill (my photography business = more uploading = more data used = higher bill...so it's a good thing, but it means more money going out), increase in my car insurance (this one was just a couple bucks, but still). I am terrified to see the increase in the electric bill since the A/C has been running non-stop lately. When did July and August temps come in MAY!? Yikes!

On the upside:
The fridge is paid off.
9 more payments on the car.
No more interest on my largest credit debt. Will be paid off by August of next year.
Smaller balances that are easier to manage.
Two and a half more weeks before the kids all leave for a week (or more, in the case of our Japanese son).

So I had a good day on a lot of my goals. Not sure how today will be as we have a retirement party at work and I have been craving cake like you would not believe! I will try to stick to plan. I will drink my water. And I will force myself to make dinner tonight. And I will take the dogs for a walk and get the boys out of the house too. I got this...

THIS WEEK'S PLAN:

(R) 5/28
15 - 30 min cleaning emoticon I think I'll be doing this over the weekend. Last night I did the grocery shopping instead.
1 hour painting? emoticon Again, will be doing this Saturday.
Update website portfolio emoticon Didn't feel at all like sitting at a computer anymore. I'll get it done this weekend. Nothing pressing.
Dinner: Skillet Pasta emoticon
Calories: 1800-2400 emoticon Although I DID go over my own goals, I did not go over the Spark goals set for me. So YAY! According to Spark, I was right on target.
Water: 64 oz emoticon

(F) 5/29
20 min walk
Grocery Shopping!
Movie with the boys
Dinner: Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice
Calories: 1800-2400
Water: 64oz

(S) 5/30
15-30 min cleaning
1-2 hours painting
Update website
Dinner: No Work Chili
Calories: 1800-2400
Water: 64 oz

(U) 5/31
REST DAY
Pickup Japanese student from Airport
Buy something at Target for your room!
Dinner: Japanese Steakhouse
Prep lunches for the week
Calories: 1800-2400
Water: 64oz

(M) 6/1
20 min walk
Update website.
Prep album for Senior client
Dinner: Chicken Stir Fry
Calories: 1800-2400
Water: 64 oz

(T) 6/2
Office cleaning /Rest day
Prep Album for senior client
Dinner: Leftovers
Calories: 1800-2400
Water: 64oz

(W) 6/3
20 min walk
Prep Album for senior client
Dinner: Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Calories: 1800-2400
Water: 64 oz

(R) 6/4
20 min walk
Prep camera for graduation
Collect grad ideas
Dinner: Pot Roast and Mashed Potatoes
Calories: 1800-2400
Water: 64 oz

SELF WEIGH-IN: ____________ (Goal: 451.9)
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  • ARUNNINGKAT
    Writing down your goals is SO awesome! Great way to stay focused! emoticon You have got this!
    2061 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Looking good!
    2061 days ago
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