Debt Snowball: An Update1:47 PM
We had just save our $1000 baby emergency fund when Murphy showed up. (which I'm learning is always the case). My car needed a $600 repair. Which we didn't stress over since we had cash to fix it. But then I screwed up. I had a rather large medical bill coming due (from my shoulder surgery last summer) but it came sooner than I realized so there went the other $400. Now I need new tires, new brakes and the timing belt on my car is coming due. Hello overtime!
While I was feeling incredibly stressed out over the amount of money I was going to need in a short amount of time, I decided that I needed a refresher course of Financial Peace University. On the Dave Ramsey website I found a church right down the street with a class starting the next week. I emailed the facilitator and she signed me up. The beauty of FPU is that once you've paid for the kit, you can attend class again and again. There is an option to buy an updated kit for a fraction of the price and this includes a log in for the website. I used my kit and I don't need the website since I have a log in at www.mytotalmoneymakeover.com.
While it is hard for me to work as many hours as I used to and still see my husband and not have my parents watch C more than retired grandparents should (without feeling they are raising her), I am feeling a little less stressed. The reason... I signed up to be an ambassador for Plexus Worldwide. What? Never heard of Plexus? Neither had I. But I had seen posts on friends Facebook pages about this pink drink they were drinking. And they were losing weight and they felt great. I watched for a while then finally bit the bullet and inquired what it was all about.
Plexus Slim is a powdered drink that is mixed in water. It was originally developed for Type 2 diabetics as a way to help control blood glucose and lipid levels. But it had an unexpected side effect in that it also helped them lose weight! It is gluten free, vegan and vegetarian. It is all natural and it tastes good! Other benefits of Slim are better sleep and more energy.
I had decided to try Slim because I had been feeling run down. I was at the doctor in July for a diabetes exam. I thought I was feeling run down because my thyroid medication was off. I was a little disappointed when she told me that it was fine. I just couldn't figure out why I wanted a nap every day by 10AM. That's when I decided that I should follow up on all of the FB posts I had been reading. I ordered a 3 day trial pack. And while I didn't feel any better after three days I didn't hate the way the drink tastes so I ordered a months supply. Within a week it was a night and day difference in the way I felt. I actually slept all night (with the exception of the nightly trip to the restroom) and didn't have any trouble falling asleep if I did wake up. I have more energy every day. I didn't try it to lose weight, that was never my intention, but it has helped maintain where I am at weight wise without longer & harder workouts, which I don't have time for. It has also helped me reduce food (sugar) craving, which as a diabetic I shouldn't eat that much sugar!
There are a whole combination of products that Plexus sells. There is a weight loss line, a detox line and a pain relief line. For more information please see my website.* www.plexusslim.com/jenfeymiller
I go back to the doctor mid November. I am anxious to find out what my blood sugar numbers are as well as what my cholesterol is.
*Disclaimer- I am a Independent Ambassador for Plexus. I get paid a commission each month from Plexus Worldwide. While I do get paid, I am not pushing Plexus...my intention is to inform the benefits of Plexus. And what better way than my own testimony.