Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 10 (Sweet Dee) - When it rains, it pours...

After having a lovely evening with Katy last night for dinner, and going home happy, I woke up this morning to a frustrating start to my day.  

I planned on getting up early and going to a pump class, but could not drag my butt out of bed.  SO frustrating, as I now needed to figure out how I'd fit in exercise time after work.  I woke up freezing because I didn't realize how cold it was going to get overnight, and didn't turn my space heater on.  Then I get a call from my bank saying that my idiot landlord was trying to deposit my rent check (a month late, AGAIN), and I didn't have the funds to cover it.  So even though I thought I had plenty of money to go around this month, it turns out I have to scrape by, because it'll be as though I'm paying rent 2x in one month.  Son of a.... 

It's partly my fault, but I'm still pissed off.  I can just never seem to get my head above water with money, no matter what I do.  I'm trying not to be Debbie Downer and stay positive - shoot, there are people in way worse circumstances than I am that have kids to feed on top of it!  And people that have to worry about whether or not they will be able to find clean water and food every day!  And hey, I'm not Lindsay Lohan.  What a hot ass mess that girl is.  Sigh.  I need to knock it off.

Then I stood up at my desk, and my leg spasmed.  And now my injured leg that I thought was almost healed is hurting terribly all over again.  Goddamn it!! :(

And my mom called saying I got a jury duty summons.  Awesome. 

Luckily I don't feel like turning to food (which is what I would normally do).  I feel like working out.  And hitting something, but working out nonetheless. 

On an up side (yes, there's always an up side!) I weighed myself this morning.  After 10 days, I'm down to 160!  That's 5 whole pounds since I started.  I guess there's a bright side to every sucky day, huh? 

And Quentin sent me this to cheer me up from the Natalie Dee website.  Guess what, it helped. ;) 

Same breakfast as yesterday ('cause it was so yummy) - banana w/ a Powerball, cup of black coffee


Leftover quinoa (w/ asparagus, mushrooms sauteed with onions & spices, tofu chunks, a little bit of goat cheese, last of the leftover black eyed pea croquette crumbles).  I only ended up eating 1/2 of this.  

1 whole wheat Matzo with raspberry chipotle salsa

1 large bowl of leftover Pho (rice noodles, broth, onions, basil, cilantro, lime juice, tofu)
Bottle of homemade unsweetened iced tea

2 hours of apartment cleaning & rearranging*

*My leg was bothering me so badly when I left work that I couldn't imagine going to the gym.  I felt so upset, and so out of control from this whole day, that I had to do something drastic.  Normally this would mean cutting off all of my hair, dyeing it a crazy color, buying something extravagant, or buying a bottle of wine and pigging out all night on pizza.  Since I didn't want to do any of this things, I took to rearranging my apartment.  I scrubbed the floors, dusted everything, and filled a container with books & movies to get rid of that I've been hanging onto for ages.  It felt GREAT!  Somehow it helped me feel powerful again, helped me get control back.  It kinda seems silly, but it made me feel so much better!  

I didn't make any big drastic changes (as you can see), but I like the results.  Makes me feel like I'm getting a bit of a fresh start, you know? :) 



  1. Glad you are feeling better, shithead! ;) I'm super proud of you!

  2. <3 you, wifey!! Thanks for cheering me up. ;)

  3. You're right, that Lindsey Lohan is a hot mess! Thank god we're not her. I had one of those days recently myself. I'm so glad you were able to power through and make the best of a bad situation. You inspire me! (BTW, your apartment is so cute!)

    See you tonight :)


  4. And you me, Stacey!! :)
    Thanks - I love my lil' pad too. Even with the stupidhead snotface landlord! Ha!