Good job making your list and plugging away at it. It is what it is, and you can use your energy to fret and apologize for it, or use your energy to move forward.
When I was dealing with our one creditor whom we could not pay in full during the joblessness, it was a great relief to me to know, that although I was not doing all THEY wanted, or all I wanted, I was doing all I COULD.
No one is expecting us to be perfect, or even do our BEST all the time. But if we just do SOMETHING, it is good.
Hang in there, Pebbles. The wheel turns, and things get better. Just keep plugging along so that you are still standing when it comes. We're all rooting for you.
I'm sorry about the anger and despair. I know where you are coming from. Hugs, that's all I can say, hugs.
Hey, good work, P! Sounds like you had some grieving time and are moving forward. I hope you can get a sexy car, but just having a working one is obviously a priority :)
I guess I should add that it hit me today...I am very upset over "losing" my Mom's car. That is part of the reason I did not trade it in in the summer for a new car. I wasn't ready. I feel like I lost a piece of my Mom. Not logical or true, but the feelings are there all the same. I said as much to my son while we were out together today. I got a little tearful. He said. "I wondered how you were feeling about that. You will never lose Nana, she is watching over us from Heaven." I said, "Do you remember how we used to laugh over stupid things?" He said "I bet she is making God laugh now." :)
At least the car was preserved for posterity in the movie "Sisterhood of the Night". Well, if I'm having this much trouble letting go of her car...imagine what will happen when her cat dies.:p
It's not silly, Paula. I have had trouble letting go of a lot of my grandparents stuff (although it was somewhat easier because they lived in WY and me here...I couldn't haul that much stuff).
Hugs P. Here's to better days :)
Well, I am buying a Nissan Versa SV in lovely dark blue. I will take pics when I bring it home some time this week. Just waiting to see what type of interest rate my bank will give me.
Yay! I hope it's a wonderful car, that has a long life, and minimum maintenance requirements.
Wt. 242.7 Just reporting. Halfway back to my starting weight.
I am engaged in a battle both physical, mental and maybe even spiritual. I will keep fighting on using all the weapons in my arsenal, even prayer. Especially prayer, as nothing else has worked.
I am claiming the following Bible verses. For you non believers think along the lines of "The Secret". The concept is similar.
[B]Romans 8:37[/B] "No, In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us."
[B]1 Corinthians 9:27[/B] "But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified." (This one is about hypocrisy. Love it. How can I convince people about this amazing WOL if I am not successful myself?)
Food Plan: 75%fat, 20%protein,5%carb a la the "Eat Moar Fat" thread. Allowing dairy and AS for now. Plan to clean up to W30 for Jan.
Exercise: Working back up to 2-3 LHT in the gym, 1-2 classes (Cardio Kick, Zumba, Belly Dancing), Elliptical, PBF or Yoga in AM.
In other news,
I am thankful today for being able put my big girl panties on and deal with my car situation. I did it all by myself because I needed to for me and did not want to burden my husband. He said he is very proud of me. There have been times in my life when I was overwhelmed by a situation and just expected him to take care of things. Another benefit of Primal?, my near death experience? who knows?
BTW my new car is Awesome. I even picked a pretty and unique color. I came home yesterday all excited, but knew that I had to get my husband's permission to spend about $1000 more than planned to get the model I wanted. He agreed that the higher model was a better idea. (The low end model had roll up windows and manual door locks. Real old school. lol) I was effusive about the color and the rear spoiler. He said "a sexy new car for a sexy woman". <3
I have only dipped my toes into the 'eat moar fat' thread, and not even enough to analyze percentages. I am interested in the 75% fat, and wondering if it will work like a fat fast does, to really cut cravings(along with the low carbohydrate.) I know you have emotional bingeing issues, as well, but I'll still be following with interest to see. As well as your general success, Pebbles.
As for your Q, you're still below where you started, you're much healthier, and you have a good idea of several things to try. A good Q+.
Yay for the car!