Friday, May 27, 2011
Long Weekend Y'all!
That’s right! It’s a 3 day weekend for me and many others across America and I am looking forward to it! I am so grateful to the men and women who serve our country (past, present & future) so we can have an extra day off in their honor…especially when so many of them will spend this holiday and several of the next holidays away from their home.
I would like to report that I weighed in this morning for the first time in a few weeks. I was nervous but after over 2 weeks of mostly eating what I want, I have only gained 4 pounds. I was not too disappointed by this because aside for my regular exercise regimen and the last 3 days I’ve had to recuperate, I’ve basically had all I want to eat and drink. All I need to do now is lose 5 pounds by the time I go to New York. That means I have roughly 3-1/2 weeks to lose 5 pounds and get down to one pound below my lowest. I think I should have no problem with that as long as I stay on the straight and narrow. I started thinking about my next goal weight which is about 25 pounds away…I cannot WAIT to see what I look like then! I think that number will certainly be motivation to be a good girl even though now that I’ve lost so much, the amount of food I get is sort of laughable compared to how I used to eat. In the grand scheme of health and nutrition, it’s more than enough food but to my brain…I might as well be starving myself.
So, I’ve been working out at lunch on Wednesday’s and Friday’s so I don’t really have time to go and get lunch. I’ve been experimenting with different low cal things that I can bring to work and heat up. I’m sure you’ve all seen the Soup at Hand from Campbell’s but the Chicken & Stars is only 70 calories. They have a couple of other types that are 80 calories and under but Chicken & Stars is my favorite. It’s not exactly the most filling lunch in the world so you may also want an afternoon snack but it’s quick and easy and very low in calories and fat. Soup is always high in sodium though so if you have blood pressure problems, you may not want to have this too much.
If you know me, you know I am often complaining about the trials of student loans. My loans are through Sallie Mae and honestly, I turn into a crazy person when I talk to them. I have to reapply for this program every year and I have to mail them a form and all of my tax information. I sent this in late January and I got a reminder TODAY to send in the renewal form I already sent months ago. I called to tell them I already sent it and check the status. I was patient for all of 7 seconds. They claim they never received the forms so at this point, all of my personal information could be in an envelope somewhere just floating around. I went ballistic on like 3 different people…I had to talk to multiple people, dig up forms, fax things to two different numbers. AHHH! I just wanted to vent about it. If you don’t have to get student loans, DON’T…if you have no choice, ONLY GET AS MUCH AS YOU NEED. All of my friends are dealing with similar stress and it makes you question the worth of your degrees. Anyway, I just figured I hadn’t complained about loans in awhile and I wanted to share the picture I drew while on the phone with the Sallie Mae monster. I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend! Bye!
“This night is sparkling, don't you let it go
I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home
I'll spend forever wondering if you knew
This night is flawless, don't you let it go
I'm wonderstruck, dancing around all alone
I'll spend forever wondering if you knew
I was enchanted to meet you
This is me praying that
This was the very first page
Not where the story line ends
My thoughts will echo your name
Until I see you again
These are the words I held back
As I was leaving too soon
I was enchanted to meet you.” Enchanted-Taylor Swift
Posted by Heather Wyatt
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Good luck from now to NYC! I know you got this!!!ReplyDelete
So sorry you've been dealing with the death eating soul suckers at Sallie Mae all day. :/ I hope it all works out well and gets figured out QUICKLY!
I feel like I say this a lot, but great song lyrics! You've got great taste in music! :)