Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day 144, 145 & 146: House Hunting is a Full-time Job

Eek – I’m getting behind! Sorry, friends – work is killing me and the extra house hunt/stuff/stress on top is going to be the end of me! Let’s backtrack…

Day 144: Sunday, Jan. 25

BLAH as you know this was my binge day – eek! I finally brought myself to record it in Spark People and it wasn’t as bad as I thought! With the pizza I ended up at 1,684 calories, 210 carbs and 49 fat grams. So not awful! I guess when you mostly eat only pizza all day and sleep a lot of sheer exhaustion you can’t be that bad! Here’s what I ate.

Day 145: Monday, Jan. 26

Yesterday… ahh. The day I decided that I wanted that house and in order to do so it was TIME. Time to call a lender. Time to get a contractor over to the house to see if it’s even fixable (the wall/power box). Time to get this thing GOING! Austin concurred. So we set to work getting in touch with people, seeing what we needed to do on our end, getting a letter from the property saying we’re fabulous renters (hehe when it comes to paying not leaving them alone when we have problems), etc. As far as food, we had our egg/bacon/cheese sandwiches (out of muffins!) for breakfast, I had a lean cuisine for lunch, tons of snacks (eek!) and we had Austin’s fab shrimp scampi for dinner! After dinner we made tomato basil pasta bake for Tuesday’s lunch, breakfast burrito mix, and white bean chili for Wednesday and Friday’s lunch. LOTS of cooking (especially for two people still struggling from the weekend). I did get in 5 miles of cardio and chest and triceps – yay! I ended up at 1,497 calories, 212 carbs and 33 fat grams. Here’s what I ate.

Day 146: Tuesday, Jan. 27

Today was CRAZY! Work was slammed, back-to-back meetings/deliverables/etc. I did have a yummy breakfast burrito, tomato basil pasta bake for lunch a few snacks and dinner was a turkey/roast beef sandwich and chips – YUM! Regardless of the crazy day, I squeezed in 3 miles at lunch, and 2.5 miles after work. I had every intention of doing abs/chest/tris but I was dying to get home (Austin had a meeting with the lender at lunch so he had to work out after work which meant I needed to go home and be with Reuben!) and figured I’d do it at home. Nope, didn’t happen. Boo. I was able to do this though (in conjunction with the fabulous Austin, our awesome realtor and my home-owning friends Stacy & Melissa):

  1. Do a load of laundry/get gym stuff together/read some of A Body to Die For and watch Secret Life of an American Teenager (hehe it’s SO bad so of course I like it).
  2. Get together all of my documents for the lender (November/December pay checks, savings statements, checking statements, 401 k statements; W-2 from 2007 and 2008).
  3. Get referrals for inspectors/lenders.
  4. Get more information on the house I want! (the comparative market analysis; the MLS sheet; more photos)
  5. Get a meeting with a contractor at the house to see if it’s a load-bearing wall and if not – how much it will be to take it down… and move the power box. (meeting on Friday).
  6. Get a pre-approval letter from our lender (yay!)

Whooo. Busy day. And night – I was doing that and working trying to catch up to get everything done this week – it’s just WILD how much stuff there is to do. BLAH. So today’s ‘food day’ was good – I ended up at 1,410 calories, 191 carbs and 35 fat grams. Not bad! Here’s what I ate.

I owe your blogs a read - BAD!! :( I plan to do it tomorrow - now i'm 30 minutes past my bedtime so good night and i'll "see" you tomorrow!


Thinspired said...

Hang in there with this busy week--we're halfway though already :D

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

I like how you keep good records, that is key to knowing where you stand.

hannah katherine said...

I'm so excited to hear about how the meeting goes on Friday with the power box! Hope you find some time to breathe : ) Is this snow/ice mess hitting you in ATL (isn't that where you are)?

fittingbackin said...

Thinspired: Thanks so much! I know it, right?

Herbalife Las Vegas: Hi! Thanks - i'm all about record keeping. I try to keep up as the day goes on so when it gets to 9:30 p.m. and i'm wanting a cookie I can see that I'm not really hungry. haha

HK: me too!!! I can't believe that it could very well be the one!! eek! I'm trying... I am in Atlanta but no snow/ice (one day it's freezing the next warm and rainy). Today it's like 60 degrees and raining - i'm not even wearing tights with my dress!

Kelly Drawdy said...

Kell, sounds like you are super busy! I am excited to see more/hear more about your house! That is awesome if they can fix it to where you love it. What is a power box anyway?
Ps, the shrimp scampi sounds great, send along the recipe!

Mary said...

Whoa woman! You have been busy!it just makes the weekend seem THAT much sweeter...Good luck on Friday with the house..hopefully all of your searching will have led you to the perfect pad! And awesome for still fitting in the workouts...I know (for me at least) they keep you somewhat sane when life's crazy!

Big Pissy said...

I REALLY hope this house works out for you! :-)

fittingbackin said...

Kelly: Yes mam! Things are a bit crazy over here but yes – I’m so excited about the house! I’m hoping to be able to come to Bham next weekend – I want to catch up with you guys!! It’s the gray box (breaker box) with all of your power stuff/fuses/etc. haha Sounds like a contractor’s definition! Hehe oh definitely – I thought it was posted! I’ll do it. :) It’s SO easy

Mary: hehe I know it! And yes it REALLY is – we need a break!! Thanks – I so hope it works out! Aw thank you – I’ve been really trying to. Believe me – when I leave work I want to run home and do house stuff but I’m like no… gym first! :) It does make me feel better and much more positive!

Pissy: Thanks, mom!! I hope so, too! Just think… I could be in a new house in a month – eeek!!! I’m really hoping to get in because my march and april are PACKED with wedding stuff!! (for Mon and Megs’)

Anonymous said...

haha i got into secret life of an american teenager too! i'm a sucker for awful tv :) haha. we have very similar taste :)

Thinspired said...

Re: peanut butter
I think it's come a long way since Jiff and that you should definitely give it (and other nut butters) another try :) I think the big advice that people always give with peanut butter is to make sure it is as natural as possible with no added oils or transfats. So, just peanuts or peanuts + salt is idea.
If you really want to get fancy, there is a company called Peanut Butter & Co. that does really gourmet, AMAZING peanut butters with natural flavors like...maple, white chocolate, dark chocolate, etc. SO GOOD!
Let me know how it goes if you get some!

Fitnessista said...

whoa you've got so much going on! hang in there!
hope you have a wonderful day <3

fittingbackin said...

DG: hehe I know it! We do!!

Thinspired: oooohh thanks for the tips!! I’m excited to introduce it back to my diet. It think we’re going to try Trader Joe’s first! WOW I’m so excited – I will report back! Will you kill me if I put it on processed crackers?

Fitnessista: Thanks, girl! You’re an inspiration when it comes to juggling a full plate!