First of all, I've never taken out a Payday loan ever, 2nd, I'll be damned if I give them any bank information, 3rd, I'm not easily frightened but many are.
As soon as this nonsense began I called the State Attorney Generals office. Oh heck yeah, I sure did. I gave them the phone number of the caller and the name they gave me. After I contacted the Attorney General office I then decided to call the one guy back. This was classic.
First, he answered the phone with "Hello!" Really? What business re; fraud litigation answers that way? I had to ask if this was the fraud dept. to which he paused then answered ,"Yes." I told him that I had contacted the State Attorney Generals office and reported him to them. His response was to say something about his job and then to not call his office with my ignorance and he hung up on me! I love it!
I've gotten a few more similar calls and continued to send the information on to the SAG's office. Names, numbers and state of origin, content. etc.
I actually decided to let 1 woman try to tell me about the issue., This was also kinda fun. She kept asking me leading informational questions. My email, which she had, this website, which she had, my bank account which she had the name of my bank and I went silent on that never confirming nor denying it. She tried to tell me that I had either closed it or there wasn't enough funds it to cover any repayment of a non-existent loan. Fishing/phishing!!!!
Finally since all I would say was that I had never taken a Payday loan she said she was writing me down as unresponsive and unwilling to rectify the situation. Then she hung up on me. Yup, you guessed it, I called SAG's office with all of the info.
I've received a couple letters from the SAG's office thanking me for all of the info I've gathered and sent in to them to prevent further fraud scams. I have stopped receiving harassing phone calls from these losers.
Be careful people. These predators are relentless. They prey on seniors viciously and cruelly. Get whatever info you can, and call your SAG's office immediately. Don't fall victim to this BS. It can ruin your life if you succumb to it. Protect yourself. Never give out your bank info, pin number, balance, NOTHING!
This can become very stressful and can not only cost you financially but emotionally and physically too. Stay on the offense.
Now, for a lighter note. Another 2 lb.'s gone! So far a total drop of 13 lb.'s down. I've lost 2" from my hips, 1" from my waist and .3" from my neck. I have noticed that I'm moving better as well as feeling better. People are beginning to notice the loss some.
My clothes are fitting better and better every day. So there you have it. We'll see what this week brings on the scale.
I look at the loss in small goals of 10 lb increments with a larger, long-term goal for the future. The slower loss helps to insure it's Fat that I'm losing and not muscle or lean mass tissue. The last thing you need is to have your body sort of feed on itself because your not eating enough.
Some of these "DIETS" have a person in starvation mode so bad that it does turn on itself and chow down on the good tissues we need.
Once you start to eat normally, much of the weight comes back on. Your body doesn't like the roller-coaster ride of weight up & downing like that. It creates a lot of stress on it. Remember, it didn't come on overnight, it ain't going away overnight. Period.
Now, another realization you need to come to terms with is the fact that the body does need some fat on it. About 20-30% for women and 12-20% for men is ideal. It does have some great purposes.
1) Fat protects the brain from getting continuously bonked against the the cranium.
2) Fat surrounds the nerve endings to keep us from zapping.
3) Fat is our body's thermo-regulation system. It heats up to cause sweat, okay, okay, perspiration to help cool us off when we're hot. It burns up to keep us warm when we're cold.
4) It is fuel.
It's just that many of us have way more fat than necessary. I have a "6-pack" but it;s covered by "insulation."
It's not just exercise you need to look at nor is it just the nutrition side but a combination of the 2. I honestly can't exercise much more than I already do so for me I had to go the nutrition end . We are not all the same so get some help to guide you in the right direction for you. A trainer, a nutritionist, a Dr., someone to help you. It tough to do it on your own too. A support system is essential. I check in with a couple of people, keeping them updated on my progress. I have no negativity involved here, and, this is super important here my friends, no saboteurs.
If anyone is going to have a "bad" day I'll do it to my self and believe me, I do occasionally. I can stop myself when I need to and do so on many occasions. But....every once in a while.
I just do it and then return to my new normal again. The bad or not-so-good choices are now the occasional not the norm. I don't beat myself up about it, I just move on.
Keep up the good work everyone and enjoy your life.
Keep dancin', stay healthy. Peace.