Sunday, January 18, 2009

hey there!

Wow.. what a crazy weekend! Where to begin?!

Friday -
Was dragging at work and ended up having 2 cups of coffee. I don't normally drink coffee.. so needless to say, i was wired... which is what I think led to having tons of energy for my awesome walk.. even sustained walking at 3.3mph..

It may have also kept my mind running too much.. but it also could have been just all the positive energy and excitement running through me as of late. I just could not sleep friday night.. lots of positive thinking.. thinking about food/eating, exercise, singing, career goals, and about getting a new car..

I had to go car shopping... and not by choice. I'm driving a 2002 Huyndai Santa Fe.. which i LOVE.. but its old and is having gear shift issues (not good).. and I'm tired of putting money into it so Thursday night after driving home because of the gear issues instead of going to the gym.. I researched what was out there. I found a Nissan Murano '06 that looked good so I put in a request online and got a call back not 3 minutes to set up a viewing. Saturday I checked it out and let me just say.. I don't know who I am anymore.. I didn't back down or anything! I felt very in control and calm.. I knew what I wanted and wouldn't budge. I want to keep my monthly payment around the same as it is now.. and they started way high and I was like.. "when I say I want X amount.. I really meant it." I also kept playing the "well.. I guess I will go look at another dealer - who i had said I would stop in to see today".. Back and forth a lot with the sales guy and finance dept... I got it down to where I wanted the monthly to be... I took it for another drive just to be sure it felt right.. I decided to take the offer. Unfortunately, banks were closed.. so I wont know until monday if I've been financed. I worry about this becuase of my credit score being so low.. and I do have a lot of debt.. but I feel if it's meant to be it will be. I would prefer not to keep driving this Santa Fe as it is not in the best condition... and I really don't have the $ to fix it. Keep fingers/toes/eyes crossed that I hear good news tomorrow! Then I can be really excited about it.. I've been staying calm so as not to get my hopes up.

Pretty laid back. I had intentions to go to the gym at least once this weekend but that did not happen. I think i am ok with just going during the week now. I really don't have time during the week to do the house chores and what not.. so I'll keep my weekends for chores like grocery shopping and cleaning/organizing.... which I FINALLY decluttered my desk and am in the process of cleaning out files... I need to figure out what paperwork needs to be saved for tax (and non-tax) pourposes...

I'm feeling great about my weightloss and eating. I may not be 100% on eating clean.. but thats ok.. no one needs to be perfect. I may be doing a post on eating clean and tight budgets this week if I have time..

Have a great week everyone and I will update when I can.. Life is becoming more full and exciting, but I will try to catch up with you all as much as I can!!


Tamzin said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that the car works out! its so nice having a new vehicle that you don't need to worry about.

ah yes....eating "good" on a budget. There is some great stuff out there.


Sharon said...

Wow, great to hear that you got it to the price you want. And I hope all goes well in the end!

Katschi (Karen) said...

I'm proud of you for sticking to your guns, Mel!
Can't wait to hear tomorrow about the good news!
Your energy is coming through loud & clear! Fantastic!

Katschi (Karen) said...

I'm proud of you for sticking to your guns, Mel!
Can't wait to hear tomorrow about the good news!
Your energy is coming through loud & clear! Fantastic!

Rebecca said...

Hope you get the car! And WOW for that weight loss! Well done you :)

Tony said...

I wish I could be that firm. I usually end up being a softy.