Thursday, September 25, 2008

Insurance SUCKS.

This morning, I was up at 6 am, checking messages and email and got a message from my husband’s dental office (he had a root canal scheduled) that our insurance wasn’t covering his root canal, because all our insurance covers is preventive care.

WHAT?? Preventive care only? So, we have enough coverage to find out we have dental problems, but not enough to actually fix them?

To make matters worse, I had a dentist appointment scheduled for my 6 year old daughter later in the morning – missed the first three hours of the work day – only to find out that, of course, her cavity fillings weren’t covered either. Close to $3000 for both of them! AAACK!

Meanwhile, as I was pulling my hair out listening to MetLife tell me what I already knew, work was piling up and up and up. I make numerous calls to my husband, then to my friend who's an HR Benefits Manager for her feedback, then back to hubby to make sure he's calling his HR to get it all squared away. After all this, I finally get myself to the gym – it’s nearly 2 pm – and then realize as I’m driving home at close to 3 that I haven’t eaten anything since breakfast at 8:30 am. UGH! I get my girls to ballet at 4:45 and pull out my salad and realize I can’t find my fork. I eat what I can with my fingers before the ballet starts, then get home and make the girls peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, hot dogs, whatever, as I cook collard greens and turkey burgers (extra lean) for me and the mister.

OK, so here’s where things get a little sketchy. Remember that protein brownie I swore I’d never make again? Well, my girlfriend told me about this new peanut butter called Better ‘N Peanut Butter that only has 50 calories per tablespoon and less than 1g of fat! So, I made it with that, and it was good. Problem is, I had at least three servings between what I ate while I was making it and what I ate after dinner. Probably about 500 calories worth. (That being said, I still probably ate less than 1500 calories due to the weird sketchiness of my meals today.)

So, that’s my confession. I’m still committed. Still kicking butt in the gym (and actually seeing serious changes in my body as a result, not to mention the ten pounds I lost this month.) But I will continue to be brutally honest with you guys because I WANT THIS TO WORK, DAMMIT.

'Nuff said. Pictures next week! I know you guys are all waiting with baited breath...


Evelyne said...

We all have days like that. You are not alone. I think you did pretty good, especially considering the stress you were under. Yep, insurance companies aren't the greatest. Hope you get it all straightened out.

I also wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on your one month anniversary! It IS time to celebrate because he's the best thing since sliced bread, isn't he?

Evelyne said...

Oh My God, Liimu, I just watched that You Tube video with you on stage with Patti LaBelle and I have tears in my eyes!!! HOW BEAUTIFUL. How AMAZING. How did I miss that show?? I don't even remember hearing about it? Did you guys win? You looked so beautiful on stage and you have an INCREDIBLE voice. I'm in awe.....