Thursday, September 18, 2008

Soap Box Thursday! Money, Investments, and Banks Oh My!





Yesterday, I was watching the news off and on through out the day, to my shock (not really) the talk of economic disaster was brought up over and over. I heard things like "It will be a miracle if we recover from this one" or "This is the worst financial downfall in our nation's history" or this one was nice "There are things happening faster than we can report them". Message of real hope eh?

The Banks, Insurance Companies, Investment and Mortgage Companies seemed to be crumbling on top of one another. What is going on?? Wamu put itself up for Auction today. Morgan Stanley and Wachovia are considering a merger, ect..

The Government is picking and choosing whom they will bail out?! AIG was loaned 85 Billion dollars??? Then you hear that the Federal Reserve needs to be refilled most likely by our taxes!!

Of course my darling husband thinks everything is a conspiracy lol I don't know.. I mean it certainly is cause for concern. For us all to really stop and think. Take inventory of our families, our homes.

What is your opinion on the current state of events? Are you worried? Are you stuffing your mattresses with your savings yet? Is it time to sell all your gold jewelry? lol (Gold closed at 85 dollars an ounce today)

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A little about me...



It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)

In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.

I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.

There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.

So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...

My Weight Progress: