Thursday, December 27, 2012

chocolate chips, muscles and a big old goose egg

The details of the Husband's job is looking much better. The union dues are reasonable and there is no initiation fee. We will have to wait 6 mos to qualify for the benefits but he has the VA and I have DOD Tri Care so its not a big emergency. However the once a month paycheck is still a go - we will get our first paycheck on Feb 1.

Last year at this time, we did have a month's salary in our savings - I was holding out for the HVAC. We ended up using it to pay the IRS. Now we have nada, ziltch, nothing - a big old goose egg. Oh well, it could be worse.

I must be a sick puppy because I am kinda excited for the challenge. (and the weight loss) It has inspired me to write on my other blog, Lessons on the Cheap

Speaking of weight loss - I gained 2 lbs.  And I thought I had restrained myself well, during the holidays - it was those chocolate chip cookies my son baked. I can't eat just one... Good news though, I am starting to see muscle definition in my upper arms. Bugs me though, that I am starting this food program and I have 2 bags of chocolate chips in my cupboard that is driving me crazy. But then on the other hand, my BMI is high and I am a heart attack waiting to happen. Decisions, decisions.


  1. I'm so glad you visited my blog today and commented because that led me over here to explore your blog! I'm following both of yours now and am looking forward to getting to know you! I'm so glad your hubs got a job though it is tough about the timing of the paychecks. I hope it all works out well for y'all.

  2. Muscle weighs more than fat.

    1. I wish I could say it was 2 lbs of muscle. No it was the chocolate chip cookies.


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