September 13, 2023

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 120

Well, Jerry's meeting yesterday went well. He was really nervous because he only knew a couple of people (out of 250-ish) and they had to do group team-building exercises to get to know each other. Jerry is usually super comfortable meeting people and he's always the "icebreaker" in the room, so I don't know what was making him so nervous. But he said they played bocce ball (I don't even know what that is) and it was a lot of fun.

It was a three-day event, and he is on his way home now. He has NEVER traveled this much in such a short time span. It is my turn to go somewhere next, for sure. I had been hoping to go visit Jeanie and Shawn up north, but with our car situation, that's not going to happen for a long time.

We have been fighting with the insurance company about our car for what feels like forever. We called and called the person handling our claim and she never answered. After multiple voicemails, she *finally* returned our calls after about a week... and she said she'd been on vacation! I was so angry. Why did they not give our claim to someone else to handle while she was on vacation?! Meanwhile, we've been without a vehicle all this time. I reported the company to the Better Business Bureau so that we could hopefully get this claim resolved. (And we are absolutely going to look at different insurance providers after this mess.)

Finally, though, the adjuster went to look at the Jeep and said yes, it's totaled. And we're getting a check for more than what I'd hoped! We've been debating what to do... pay off the house and get a loan for a new vehicle, or continue payments on the house and use the insurance check for a large down payment on a new truck for Jerry. Since we were planning on him getting a truck next year anyway, I think that's what we're going to do. I've been working with the numbers in order to pay the least amount of interest on a loan.

Anyway, all of that has nothing to do with my Wednesday Weigh-In. I wrote a long post yesterday about weight loss/maintenance, so I'm going to keep this short. Today's weigh-in:

I was at 129.2, which is down from 129.8 last week. For the past five weeks, my weight has been between 128 and 131--so I'm happy that I've been maintaining! I was really nervous about yesterday's post because, well, how many times have I written about maintenance? And how many times have I felt like I figured it out? Ha! It's hard not to be skeptical, but I don't want to basically plan to fail. I'm just going to do my best.

Tomorrow is Jerry's birthday; he'll be 43. We don't have big plans, but I think we're going to go to the dealership and he can look at trucks. He's been looking online, so he has a good idea of what he wants. It'll just be nice to have a second vehicle again; I don't care what it is.

My mom and I are having a garage sale at her house on Friday, so I've been going through closets and pulling out stuff that I don't want/need; I love purging all of the things that have become clutter. We haven't had a garage sale in years, and I'm actually looking forward to it. I don't expect to make much money; I just really want to get rid of stuff!

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