January 5, 2012

Short Work Week

Love short work weeks.  Since January 1 was Sunday, and I can be scheduled to work Sundays, it was a Holiday.  I'm also guaranteed a 'day off' so that was yesterday, and tomorrow I have a scheduled sick day. So only 3 days of work this week. LOVE IT.

Yesterday was a very productive day for me.  15,000 mile maintenance and oil change for the Explorer, Done.  Root Canal for my tooth which I have been dealing with since October, Done! (This was actually supposed to be done Friday, hence the sick day.  They had a cancellation and the office is located across the street from the dealership so killed two birds with one stone on that trip).  And I went to taekwondo since I need to get back into the habit of it.  Hurt my achilles, but this is nothing unusual.  I need to talk to my doctor about setting up an appointment with a specialist who will be willing to do surgery.  One podiatrist already stated he won't do it because 'I'm too young to have this condition'.  Ya, well, it hurts to walk, like, A LOT.  Think if having someone slicing the back of your heels, and you don't even need to be moving to have it happen.  This is what I feel on a daily basis.  My achilles tendons are literally turning into bone.  Not fun.

The weight loss is going good.  The first day that I took the weight loss prescription I felt a little weird, but I think I'm getting used to it.  And it seems to be working.  I am doing the weight watchers and being good about logging what I put into my body.  I know you are only supposed to weigh in once per week, but I couldn't resist just seeing if things were going down, and so far I have lost 3lbs!  I know that may not seem much to some, but I am very close to going to a number I haven't seen in a long time (I've been stuck in the 230s for a long time, and I can't wait to have those milestones, even if it's 5lbs here and there).

Everything money wise is good.  The only expenses I have had this week are necessary ones.

Rent: $850
Root Canal: $145 (my insurance will pay 90% so this payment was 10% plus my $50 deductable)
Groceries: $28
Gas: $60 (this should last 2 weeks hopefully.  I don't have any long trips planned)
Truck: $53

Can't wait for the work day to end so that I have the next two days off.
Hope you all are having a great week! :)


Tanner said...

Ow, hope everything goes well at the dentist. And I hope you and your doctor can find a solution to your pain. It sounds like a very uncomfortable and painful condition.

Enjoy your long weekend!

jpkittie said...

good luck at dentist

good for you on the little weight loss steps!!! keep it up