Friday, May 9, 2008

Thank Goodness it's Friday!!

So, so, so glad it's Friday!! I've been really busy this week which makes the time go by fast but it also makes me a walking bundle of stress and frustration. Honestly, I think my attitude had a lot to do with starting off my week by only getting a few hours of sleep on Sunday night and Monday night. I hate starting my week off on the wrong foot. But anyways it's Friday!!

To give you an update on the dentist/insurance situation: I talked to the dentist's office and the office manager said she was willing to split the $269 with me, I would pay $134.50 and she would write off the rest. I first told her that would be okay but then the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I shouldn't have to pay any of the $269. When I made my appointment I asked if they took my insurance, they said yes so I was under the impression I wouldn't have to pay anything besides my $10 co-pay. So I called the office manager back and told her that I changed my mind, I wasn't going to accept the offer of splitting the $269...I wanted them to write off all of the bill since it was their mistake for telling me they took my insurance. She was not happy at all but said she'd have to talk to the dentist that owns the practice about how much the dentist was willing to write off. So as of this morning, I haven't heard anything back from them so we'll see what happens. I'm really proud of myself for standing up to them. I hate confrontation (I'm such a people pleaser) and will usually go out of my way to not have to argue with people. The office manager even told me on the phone that they've done the same thing to other people (told them they took their insurance when they didn't)!

Anyways, enough about that...yesterday's food wasn't the healthiest so my weigh in this morning was 180 but I know most of that is sodium and bad food choices yesterday. Today is already much better food wise. It's pouring rain here so no run at lunch but I am planning on doing some yoga and body weight exercises when I get home tonight (or maybe I'll do them in my office this afternoon).

Food for today:
Breakfast: Starbucks Venti Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte (Amy, I'm addicted!! Help!!), 1/4 cup oatmeal, 1 tbsp flax, 1/2 banana, 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
Mid-morning Snack: 1 mango with a few strawberries and blackberries
Lunch: 100 cal wrap with mustard, spinach, and cucumbers; leftover chicken taco meat (about 1/2 a chicken boobie); orange; bag of veggies (grape tomatoes, pepper slices, baby carrots)
Afternoon Snack: 2 Vitamix Brownies
Dinner: Homemade pizza with whole wheat crust, turkey Italian sausage, peppers, homemade sauce, and a tiny bit of cheese; big salad; leftover asparagus; glass of wine

Have a great weekend everyone!!


Fatinah said...

mmm, I'm very, very impressed that you stood up for yourself. I would have a really hard time doing that myself. I get so embarrassed.

Meanwhile, shame on them for making this "mistake" often. Seriously - wasn't she ashamed to say that to you?

Christina said...

good attitude about your weigh in...I love that you took a stand. I would have done the same. Have a great Friday

totegirl said...

haha! chicken boobie! I doesn't take much to amuse me.

I'm glad you stood up to the dentist office. It's b.s. I've gone through that before, didn't stand up for myself, and still resent the fact that I had to pay $90 more than what I was quoted at a time when $90 felt like $500. GRRRR! I'm still mad about it! Don't let that happen to you.