Monday, May 4, 2009

Back to the grind stone...

It was a nice visit with my parents and good to have had Friday off from work. I was bummed this morning to get back to work and the normal schedule. I was also sad yesterday when my parents left - it had been good to have them visit. It's difficult because hubby is leaving town again today and will be gone for more than a week already. He usually has to extend his time out of town so I'm assuming he'll be out of town for at least 2 weeks.

So, since my parents are also trying to lose weight, we didn't have a food free-for-all while they were visiting, but I also wasn't tracking what I ate that well and I know I had some pretty late snacks on Friday and Saturday nights. I didn't lose any weight but gained about half a pound during their visit. I also have been doing the bare minimum for exercise since Thursday, which will account for some of that. But, that's okay - at least I didn't gain a bunch of weight and it was worth relaxing a little and concentrating on enjoying the visit rather than weighing and checking and obsessing over everything that I ate.

Money is still super tight and I'm very bummed about that. It feels like we'll never get out of this financial hole. I'm SO tired of worrying about paying EVERY bill and not having ANY disposable income whatsoever. My parents offered to give us some money but I declined. I wanted to accept! But, they helped a LOT when I was in my 20's and I feel like by now I should be independent. I need to stand on my own two feet. I know I can't control the economy or how much hubby and I are getting paid/working, and we do work hard when we have the work available to us, but it's our decision to have the stuff that costs us so much $$ each month and it was our decision to not have more of a savings. So, I feel like we just need to suck it up and keep striving to make it each month without help. EVENTUALLY we will come through this, we just need to live as frugally as possible in the meantime. It sucks and I hate it but it's necessary thanks to our high house payment, car payments, etc. etc.


  1. That's hard to go from a full house of people, to three less adults. And it's always a drag to go from that holiday feeling back to the daily grind. Glad you had a good visit with your parents.

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