It's 7:40 am and I am getting ready for Bootcamp. I have absolutely no motivation to go. I hate when I feel like this. I just can't get motivated to do anything lately.
I think my life has just been so crazy with everything that is going on with my blog, my daughter starting school and then of course the never ending sickness in my home. Did I mention that we have a head cold in the house now. Both of the girls have it and Maddie has an ear infection. The poor kid is on antibiotics again. She's going to be eating a lot of yogurt the next two weeks. It's a good thing she likes it because the doctor said two a day for two weeks. I hope she doesn't get sick of it.
Last night I couldn't sleep so I sat here on my computer at 12:30am eating a cup of full fat chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. I know a cup isn't that bad but I just wish I would have been able to sleep and then it would have never happened. I think it is just stress. Do any of you have problems sleeping when you are stressed? Any suggestions on how to get to sleep without binging?
Right now our financial situation is not great. Then again it really hasn't been since I stopped working when MJ was born. I'm not complaining. God has gotten us through so far and I need to trust in him that he will continue to do so. Sometimes it just gets stressful when you feel like you can't pay your bills.
I don't ussually share my financial situation on my blog. I guess it's because I am embarrassed of it but I feel like God is leading me to share this today. I am hoping that it will help some of you realize that you are not the only one dealing with financial issues. So here goes!
Before I had both of my children I was working full time and making very good money. I have a Bachelor's Degree in business and really enjoy being in the work force. While I was pregnant I got very ill with Hyperemisis and couldn't work. I ended up going back to work when Maddie was 18 months old. I had the same sickness with MJ and I have been off of work since I became pregnant with her three years ago.
While I wasn't working my husband and I were still living as if we had two salaries. We put everything on credit cards. Looking back I'm not sure why we did it but we did.
When MJ was a year old we realized what we had been doing and knew we had to take some action to stop using the credit cards and pay off our debt. Debt is a horrible thing and I am now learning what I wish I would have known 8 years ago. This is when we decided that we need to live off of what money we have and not use credit cards. Not using credit cards is one of the best decisions we have ever made.
Now we are living on a very tight budget while we quickly pay off all of our debt. In a few years we will be completely debt free and it all of this struggling will be completely worth it.
Right now my husband is sitting at the computer stressed about paying this month's bills. It is so hard for him, being an accountant and not being able to pay the bills. I feel awful for him because I know how stressful it is for him having to handle all of our finances. I just reminded him that God has gotten us this far and we need to trust and pray that he will continue to do so.
We really do have an awesome God! We have been on a very strict budget for approximately 10 months and we have been able to pay off enough debt to bring us 14 months closer to paying off our debt. It sounds sad but to us it is a big accomplishment and we are very excited. Not only that but God has also provided for us which has allowed me to be a Stay-At-Home Mom for the past two years. God is so good and I am so thankful that I have been able to be home with my girls for the past 2 years.
I don't know what our future holds. I may end up going back to work, I may be a stay-at-home Mom or even better a work-from-home Mom. What I do know is that we have given complete control of our lives to God. Our lives may not seem perfect but God's will is perfect and he will get us through the hard times. He has in the past so many times that I can't even name them all. God has a purpose for our lives and it is amazing to watch how everything he has planned comes about. It is like puzzle pieces falling into place. He is awesome and I love to see his amazing works.
Our financial situation may be a little stressful to us right now but I know that God will provide. If you have financial issues I encourage you to put them in God's hands. Pray to God and ask for his guidance and trust him to guide you through these hard times.
Now you know the whole reason why "Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget", is a Budget weight loss blog. It wasn't really an option. It was what we needed to do at the time. I have learned so much the past year and a half writing this blog. Even if someday I don't have to worry about money I will still continue to live my life on a budget. I don't need the worldly possessions that I used to think were so important. Our extra money can be used to bless others. Maybe even families that are in the same situation that we are in right now. God is so good and because of him I know that everything is going to be okay.