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  • Took my Pre-Whole30 measurements. Since October 3, I have gained 6 lbs and 2.75 inches... NOT the way I intended to go...

    So, that's my starting point for this Whole30. I knew things were going the wrong direction, but I certainly hadn't expected them to increase by so much... Oh well. Time to move on.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Don't sweat it, Jenn - you've had great success with the pass whole30's and I'm sure this one will be just as successful. Those numbers will all get back down to the places you want them to be.

      I'm also going VERY strict primal for the next couple weeks at least. I don't seem to be able to go more than 2 weeks without needing a little breather. So, for the next 14 days I'm strict primal!! We can support each other, K?

      I sure hope dairy is the culprit with Brady so you can pinpoint the issue and then just go into control mode. what a nice way to start the new year huh?

      And I'm so please to hear how pleased you are about Brad's new position and the change in schedule that it brings. How nice it will be to get back to a normal way of life and be able to see each other morning and evenings! Being on the same schedule makes much less stress in the home!
      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
      2. Eat to heal
      3. Move to live
      4. Embrace today
      5. Live with intention
      6. Respect my body
      7. Cultivate joy
      8. Find my passion
      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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      • Ah, the awesomeness of the finances arguments never cease to thrill me... He keeps harping on me that we need to pay off the race car parts guy, but he fails to realize that there are MUCH more important bills to pay off - dentist bills that are 6 months old, physical therapy bills that are 6 months old... My financial priorities are food, fuel, daycare, and real bills that MUST be paid to avoid collections or loss of service (i.e. credit card debts, mortgage, utilities). It seems he's failing to realize that there are more important things than his repuation with Bud. Besides, his parents are currently working to pay off their agreed upon half of the racing debts from this summer, so it's not like Bud is waiting on a check to roll in - he's receiving one regularly from MIL and FIL. So sorry that tires for my car took priority over the bill to Bud...

        At this point, I'm willing to hand the whole shittin' works over to him and let him try to figure it out.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • I sent him another message telling him to take the $25 out of his pocket and give that to Bud if he's so worried about him not being paid... we'll see how big of a priority it is when it comes to money coming out of his pocket instead of our checking account...
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post

            At this point, I'm willing to hand the whole shittin' works over to him and let him try to figure it out.
            !

            Don't do that! His priorities won't suddenly change. Just imagine the hole you would be in after a month. It will give you new resolve.

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            • I only thought to do that so that he can see what I'm dealing with her and realize that I'm not pissing money away or paying on stupid shit, but rather paying on things that are much more important than a race car. I'm doing my best to fit his wishes and activities into the budget, but sometimes those extra-curriculars have to take a back seat to the more pressing financial issues.

              Currently, his debt with Bud is slated to be paid off in two payments during the month of December thanks to suspending the debt snowball I had in place (a debt payoff method taught by Dave Ramsey) and the overtime he earned last week. If the overtime amounts to what I think it will amount to (I calculated his wage times the hours he worked, then subtracted $180 for taxes), then there should be no problem paying him off by the end of December - but I won't tell him that.

              This issue is only compounded by the fact that our dogs are both due for rabies vaccines. If it was a matter of just taking them in and getting them a shot, I would have no problem with it b/c the shots are only about $15 each... BUT, it's the $60 examination that comes with that damned shot that is making it impossible to do. We argued a little about it this morning. Our chocolate lab managed to hurt himself while playing fetch yesterday. We think it's muscular, but Brad was going to take him in to be looked at anyway and get him his shot... today, when I let the dog out, he was running around - indicating to me that it is indeed muscular and he's fine - but more importantly, that the dr would look at him, say it's muscular, tell us to let him rest, and then stick a $60 bill in our face for doing nothing... So I told Brad I didn't think he needed to go to the vet. He disagreed b/c he still needs his vaccine. I told him that we don't have the money to get the shots and they've gone without them before and turned out fine, so that's not a high priority for me. He shot back with it being unnecessary to go to the chiropractor this week for "nothing". I fired right back with "I have insurace. It's $3 to see the chiropractor versus $150 for the dogs to get their shots". He didn't seem to like that answer.

              Normally I wouldn't get so snippy with him about it, but I was already 20 minutes late leaving the house and still had to drop the kids off at the daycare/school. I didn't have time to talk about the dogs and their stupid shots at that time. But if he wants me to put any money toward Bud in 2 weeks, the dogs shots are going to have to wait. With the season moving into winter, they're very rarely outside and any animals that would be of a great threat to them are also not out and about as much. If one of them were to get bitten by something and contracted rabies, we'd worry about getting them treated but right now there are more important thing to worry about, I think - like keeping our house, keeping our utilities turned on, and keeping our credit cards in check/payment status so that we don't end up losing our asses over something stupid we bought 5 years ago...

              I have yet to hear back from him regarding the $25 in his pocket... it's been 45 minutes... either he got pulled away at work or he sees my point and is giving in. Either way, the silence is nice.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • I know in the larger cities in TX, there are ASPCA/ Humane Society clinics that will do shots and such at reduced rates and not charge an exam fee if you don't ask for an exam. You might see if there's a shot clinic (I think that's what they're called) within driving distanceof y'all.
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                • I googled it and found that the humane society in the county next to us offers rabies clinics with $7.50 shots, but it's only available to people in that county... so I called our humane society, but they don't offer any such services. She said they don't even give shelter animals rabies vaccines because they have no way to print the certificates or punch the tags required by the county... so... it's looking like no vaccines for my mutts anytime soon.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • UGH Husbands and money...I know that I would be better off financially without him.
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                    • Called the vet - $89 to get them caught up on their shots... really? They only have a 10 year lifespan and one is already 9... should we even bother? lol ok, I'm kidding... seriously, just kidding... ok, maybe not. That's a lot of freaking money. That's more than it costs to put diesel fuel in Brad's truck!! Why the hell does it have to cost so much?!?!
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Money is always a source of marital strife! have you showed the actual numbers so he knows where the money is going? let him manipulate things a bit to see if he can find a better combination........ but just on paper!
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                          UGH Husbands and money...I know that I would be better off financially without him.
                          I can't really say the same b/c he makes a great deal of money... but I would be much better off without that damned race car!! UGH! Seriously! He and his dad owe Bud $1500 for shit they bought at the end of the season to keep the car on the track, even though he wasn't placing in the points standing! And THEN they went and BORROWED $5,000 on a short term loan from the bank to cut apart and rebuild the car this winter... so after we pay our $750 of the Bud bill, we get to find $1750 to pay back the bank (they're expecting 1500 or something in sponsorship money come this spring to pay off the rest). I've already told Brad we are not paying a dime more than $1750 for that loan. Racing is a hobby... it isn't NECESSARY! Running is a hobby to me and I don't spend that kind of money! I don't spend that kind of money on scrapbooking or reading either.

                          This race car has been a thorn in my side for more than just financial reasons. If I didn't love him so much, I wouldn't even go to the damn races to watch... but he's my husband and for some unbelievable reason, I love him and find it necessary to support him at the races.

                          Not to change the subject or anything, but I'm seriously craving some cornbread after seeing this recipe on someone's journal - Tomi's I think... Paleo Cornbread Muffins (Cornless Cornbread!) - Empowered Sustenance
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                            Money is always a source of marital strife! have you showed the actual numbers so he knows where the money is going? let him manipulate things a bit to see if he can find a better combination........ but just on paper!
                            I have sent it to him, but not recently. I think he's overwhelmed by my spreadsheet b/c it literally goes out through 2015, what bills get paid with what paycheck, etc. I've spent a LOT of damn time on this spreadsheet/debt payoff plan and it would work just fine if we would stop spending money on stupid shit, stop buying in on loans for things that don't make our life better, etc.

                            Hot Co-worker and I were just talking about what we'd do if we won the powerball this week. It's up to 400 million or something. Ugh, that would probably create so many more problems for two people who have problematic spending habits.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • I wonder if hubby might feel calmer about the finances if you make him feel included in those decisions. Maybe he's not making the best choices, but maybe there's something that he can help weigh. "Hubs, we've got these bills to pay, we can't afford to pay them all. I think we should pay this one first because xyz. What do you think?" I think Boyfriend would be pretty pissed if I didn't include him in the decision making for a joint-finance. I guess some married couples have separate accounts because they can't make a joint one work, and that's fine for them. I have no idea what I'd want to do at this point, but nothing something I have to worry about yet.
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                              • Nameless, I cant help but wonder how having separate checking accounts would screw things up even worse for us... might have to play with it and see. I'm sure shit would end up getting repo'ed...
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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