Friday, September 30, 2011

Day 662 - Last Chance Workout.

So the pipe has to be replaced, and Stuart, the repair man (yes, we're on a first-name basis with the repair man, he's a very nice man and has repaired our boiler before) said it is NOT covered under the service contract. Bummer. Oh well, nothing we can do about it. That pipe has to be replaced. He did put a few patches on it for now until the pipe comes in.

At lunchtime, I came home and climbed onto the inclined treadmill for 30 minutes. Then after work, I forced myself to do The Firm Body Sculpt with Jen Carman. I hadn't done that workout in a while, and it felt good to do a Firm DVD. I burned 610 calories total. And I sweated like a pig, I'm not kidding.
Whew, good day overall. I tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

I'm wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Day 661 - Ruptured Pipe.

Hey guys,

Sorry for the short post. I was going to work out today, and then I noticed that water was leaking from the pipe above our boiler. Long story short, it's got two small cracks in it, and that's where the water was coming from.

So I've been mopping up the mess and dealing with that. The guy is coming to hopefully either fix or replace it entirely. We're not even sure if that's covered in our service contract. Awesome. We'll find out when the guy comes.

Good day over all though. Got in everything, tracked everything, so no worries there.

Back tomorrow with working out and the sweaty pic, I promise!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day 660 - Rest Day.

I decided to take a rest day from working out. I've worked out 4 days in a row, and a rest day is good for my body. I'll be back to it tomorrow.

At lunchtime, I went to Bed, Bath & Beyond, armed with my $100 gift card, and 5 coupons for 20% off single items. I got 2 sets of bath towels, wood hangers, coasters, liners for my kitchen drawers, and an olive oil bottle/dispenser. Everything added up to about $150, but with my gift card and coupons, I only paid $16 for everything. Go me.

Anyone see Sons of Anarchy last night? I have to wonder if Gemma and Tara will come to blows over those letters. I have a feeling Clay killed John, and Gemma was in on it. And I think Bobby & Clay are going to come to blows over the drug muling.

Anywho, I had a good day today. Tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements.

As usual, I find I have nothing to talk about when I take a rest day. Oh, except for one thing. Apparently, I lost a blog follower today. Was it because I like to curse & say fuck a lot? Or cunt? Or anything like that? Hmmm... Shrug.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 659 - Doggy rescue!

I was driving home from work at the end of the day when I saw a runaway Husky dart into the street! Luckily, I was driving through a residential area, so there wasn't a lot of traffic. What a beautiful dog. The owners were an older couple, and they weren't exactly able to sprint after her. The dog was female. Anywho, she kept running, but I knew she would get tired eventually. The couple's grandson gave chase for a bit but then gave up. I didn't feel like giving up though. I kept imagining that if it were Luke or Lika, I'd want someone to try to help them. So, being a good Samaritan, I drove after her for another block, then I got out and pretended to have a treat for her. She didn't even put up a fight. I approached her calmly, and she allowed me to take her by the collar and into the back seat of my car. She shed hair everywhere, and she was drooling, poor thing. I returned her to the couple's grandson, and I felt really good about my good deed of the day. Here's hoping karma is kind to me.

My contractor/family friend called me back today and told me his price for labor alone. I almost fainted, for real. I know he's giving me a major discount because he's known my parents forever. But I still just want to cry. I'm not kidding. Sigh. Some of my Twatter friends said that after all this is done, I won't be spending as much. It's just in the beginning because of the work. I'm trying to remember that.

Anywho, at lunchtime I came home and did a quick 30 minutes on the inclined treadmill. My lunch hours are getting longer & longer. LOL. After I got back from returning the Husky, I so did not feel like working out. I delayed it as long as possible. Finally, I put on the workout gear and did 30 minutes of heavy sculpting on my own. No Firm DVD, just me and my own workout. I sweated like a pig and burned 618 calories.
Seriously, WTF is up with my massive double chin? I need to figure out a better camera angle. This is really pissing me off.

Good day overall. I tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

Wrapping up now. Sons of Anarchy is coming on soon, and you guys know how I love me some naked Jax! Thanks for reading. Make good choices!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 658 - Monday again.

How is it Monday again already? Oh, and it's really humid today. Ugh.

So in the spirit of saying what the hell (something I am TRYING/FORCING myself to embrace lately) and I texted this adorable, super cute guy I went out with in college. He's older than me. Anywho, he replied once, said something like, wow it's been a long time, I'm good, how are you? I texted him back, he never responded. So I just sent him a text saying the following: "Listen, if you don't want to talk, it's ok. I just thought it would be fun to say hello and catch up. Take care and sorry if I bothered you." That was it, no big deal, and I'm not expecting a response. I took a shot. For all I know, he could be married with kids or involved with someone. If he's not involved, his loss.

At lunchtime, I came home and did a quick 25 minutes on the inclined treadmill. I poured sweat because of the aforementioned humidity. When I got home from work, I decided to do a sculpting workout to offset the cardio. I did The Firm Body Sculpt Blaster with Nancy Tucker. I burned 642 calories.
My sports bra was soaking wet. I couldn't wait to take it off and shower! hehe. Ugh, I hate my double chin with a passion. Fuck.

Anywho, good day. I tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

I'm going to wrap up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 657.

I met with our family friend/contractor guy this morning. I have no idea how much redoing my kitchen will cost me. Ugh. He told me to call him later today, and he would give me an estimate. I so do not want to make that phone call at all, I'm telling you.

Afterwards, I went to Benjamin Moore to buy paint and primer. I wound up getting 7 gallons of paint, and one giant 5 gallon container of primer. Then I drove back to the condo to drop it all off. Umm, that shit was heavy. It was so humid today, and the paint store did not have AC. While I was waiting for the guy to mix my colors, I could feel the sweat pouring down my neck and in between my boobs. OMG, I couldn't wait to get out of there. And I had to pee really bad too. =(

Oh, but let me tell you about my workout. I actually worked out early in the morning today! hehe. I did 25 minutes on the inclined treadmill. Because it was so humid, I sweated buckets of fluids, and I burned 296 calories.
The plan was for me to get in a second quick workout later on in the day. I was going to do a Firm DVD, but with how I sweated in the paint store, and how I sweated lugging gallons of paint and primer from my parking spot to the condo, I said, forget it. That's my second workout right there. My hands and arms were killing me. Five gallons of primer weighs a ton. =(

Good day over all. I tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements.

Wrapping up now. I'm feeling much better about everything, but I'm still frightened at how much money I'll be spending. Ugh. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day 656.

First, I have to say, you guys are the best! Thanks for reading and listening to my craziness. It felt better to get it out, to write it out, and then see what it was I had written. I'm not going to lie, I teared up again today re-reading it. But I have a feeling that once everything is done & I'm moved in, I will feel . . .happy. Fingers crossed.

Oh, and I've decided to call my attorney on Monday and tell him to give that guy my number. :) What the hell, right? What's the worst that could happen? I just want you all to know that it was all of you who changed my mind on that one. So, thanks. :)

A family friend owns his own contracting/renovating business. I called him today, and we're going over to the condo tomorrow so I can tell him and show him exactly what I want done. More anxiety is setting in. I wonder how much this will cost me. Sigh.

I got back into working out with The Firm today. I did Ultimate Fat Burning Workout with Alison Davis. I decided to add a few more minutes of heavy sculpting to get my calorie burn up. That also made heart rate sky rocket too. I ended up burning 448 calories. See?
It was so humid today in Long Island. Yuck. I hate humidity. That sweat you see right there was definitely humidity enhanced. But I did feel better once my workout was done. I have to remember how that feels.

Good day today. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and I went slightly over my points, but I'm ok with that.

Ooh, and before I forget. In the spirit of saying "what the hell," I emailed this guy I went out with in college. It's funny, because my horoscope last week was that an old love would come back into my life. He was hardly a love - we went out once, but we would speak every now and then. He hasn't emailed me back yet, and I'm kinda expecting him not to. I mean, for all I know, he could be married with kids right now and everything. We'll see. I'll keep you guys updated.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading, thanks for making me feel a little better. I can't tell you much I appreciate all of your lovely comments. And make good choices!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Days 654 & 655.

I'm freaking out.

Today was my closing. I am officially a homeowner. And I'm freaking out.

I'm not even excited about it anymore. I just wanted it done & over with, and now it is, and now the panic is starting to settle in.

I'm 32 years old, I'm moving out on my own, and I can't believe that I'm crying over leaving my parents.

That's right, I'm crying. I've been feeling sick over this for a while now. I'm sad that I'll be leaving. I terrified at how expensive everything will be. I have no furniture at all, zero. So I'm basically starting from scratch, and it's freaking me out.

Breathe. The closing was today, and it actually went smoothly. Lots of signing of paperwork, lots of checks that I had to hand over. And it as pouring rain in NYC today too. I ever tell you that I hate going into the city? I hope I never have to go back again, I'm totally serious. In fact, when my BFF called me last night, I told her how much I did not want to go into the city at all. That in fact, I hated going into the city with every fiber of my being, and that I hoped I never had to go again. Did I mention that her wedding, where I was her MOH, was in the city? Yup. So I guess now she knows that I hated every second of it. Oh well, fuck me.

After the closing was over, my attorney took me out for lunch. What a nice man. He was my parents attorney when they closed on their house over 30 years ago. I love him, such a dear, sweet man. We got soaked just crossing the street to the restaurant. I wasn't very hungry, so I I ordered the Cobb salad. I didn't even finish half of it. It was alright, not very good. My attorney ordered some grilled fish dish, I think the snapper. And he insisted we have coffee and split a dessert. LOL.

He even asked me if he could give my number to a young man he knows. LOL. I declined the offer. I'm just so not even there at all.

On the train heading back home, I swear I could've just burst into tears, and I almost did. What the hell is wrong with me? Why aren't I excited about this? I mean, I really should be. I'm a homeowner. I OWN my place. So why is the dread I'm feeling outweighing all the positive feelings I should be feeling?

I. Just. Feel. Like. Crying.

I'm going to miss my parents. I mean, really miss them. (I really am 32, not a baby, I swear.)

I'll never have enough money again.

How am I going to pay all the bills?

I just want to curl up into bed and cry and sleep. This is such an awful feeling. Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with me?

Time to grow up, kid.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 653.

I was up and going from the second I got up today. Today was MUCH better than yesterday, and I feel a lot better too. I was super busy at work, which made the day fly by. But not in a bad way, like yesterday. Yesterday, the stress really got to me. Pounding headache all day, but today - nope. So much better!

So the dryer we bought from Sears won't fit down the staircase to my basement. I went back tonight to look for another one, but apparently, they don't have anything that will fit. Awesome. So a trip to yet another appliance store is in my future this weekend.

A quick word about Sons of Anarchy. (SPOILERS!) I can't believe some of you don't watch this show. You should - it's just plain freaking awesome! Right, Draz? Granted, Jax being naked helps a lot, but you can't always bank on that, you know. =)

And did you notice that Robocop himself directed last night's episode? Yup, Peter Weller directed this episode. The vote scene around the table was probably the best-shot scene of the night. Close second is when they're chasing the 2 idiots who stole the guns from them. When Clay grabbed Gemma's throat like that, my eyes almost popped outta my head. I always knew Clay was a little psychotic, but damn! I'm not really buying the whole Juice-is-really-black story arc. Shrug.

I'm not even going to talk about the flesh eating ants. I just can't.

Best one-liner of the night: Jax: "License & registration, please." LOL.

And seriously, how the hell did John Teller really die? Did Clay & Gemma kill him?

I didn't work out today - but I will tomorrow. Sweaty pic tomorrow, I promise!

I did track everything, got in all of my requirements. Much better than yesterday.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Wrapping up now.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 652.

I was up and wide awake at 5 AM. Because of a headache. A pounding, head-splitting headache.

Don't even ask me how work went today. I was so busy and I felt sick all day.

It got really hot in my office, which only made my headache worse. I actually felt a little light headed until I turned the AC on.

As we speak, I'm in my pjs, in my bed, half laying down, half sitting up.

I've taken some aspirin, and I'm starting to feel a little better.

Lika is starting to feel better too now, thank God. She's starting to look like her old self.

So tonight, I'm going to take something to help me sleep, and I'm going to bed early. Well, after Sons of Anarchy, anyway. I freaking love that show and I MUST watch it live, not on TIVO or DVR. I'm totally getting a SAMCRO tshirt soon, btw.

Oh, and I just got off the phone with my attorney, and he laid out all the stuff I have to bring, including my check book and how much to make each check out for. Yes, the closing is now definitely happening on Friday. But I could cry. I will never have any money again. NEVER.

Running out of things to say now. Make good choices people!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 651 - Monday, Yuck.

Man, I had a tough time getting up this morning to get ready for work. I soooo did not want to. I hate Mondays. They just suck. This week is going to be busy for me because it's going to be shortened. Here's hoping the closing happens on Friday on schedule. And I really hope it won't take hours & hours. Ugh.

I've got raging PMS right now. I'm interested in everything salty, which is really not a good thing at all. Once I get my period, I think I'll be ok. Not that you guys need to know that, but too bad. My blog, so I'll write what I want, k? You got a problem with that? (I told you my PMS was raging.)

I came home at lunch and hopped onto the inclined treadmill for 23 minutes. After work, I decided to do a short Firm DVD - Express Cardio with Stephanie Huckabee. I also did a little bit of heavy upper body sculpting just to add a little more to my calorie burn. I finished with 572 calories. See?
My glutes & thighs are sore today from the lower body workout I did yesterday. I love that feeling - it's the best in the world. It had been a while since I had felt it. I think I actually missed it too. LOL.

Good day. Tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements. Can't complain.

I'm gonna wrap this one up now. There's Dancing With the Stars to Watch Tonight, and a replay of the Yankees game. Which reminds me- congrats Mariano Rivera! The greatest relief pitcher in the history of the game! He recorded his 602nd save today, passing Trevor Hoffmann on the all time list. Oh yeah, and Rivera is a Yankee - the greatest baseball team on the planet!

Thanks for reading. Make good choices!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Day 650 - Busy Day.

Apparently I forgot to mention yesterday that I didn't weigh in when I went to WW. Big mistake, I know. I should've just faced it & gotten it over with. Instead, I turned away from it & chose not to do it because I didn't want to see the number facing me like a little bitch. Gulp.

Luke & Lika (my Yorkies) have been overdue on their shots since July. I know, I'm a bad puppy mommy. So this morning, I decided to take them to the local vaccine clinic at Petco, a huge pet superstore. They got their 6-in-1 shots, the kennel cough vaccine, & a heartworm test. The bad news is that I need to take them back in 2 weeks for their rabies vaccine. And it will only be good for a year as opposed to 3 years because I missed the window. That's what I get for being lazy about their shots.

So my day started out super busy. I worked out! Yay! LOL. I started with 21 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did 30 minutes of heavy sculpting on my own. Lunges, lat rows, bicep curls, leg presses, squats, hammer curls, delt flys, military presses, upright rows, dips, and side lunges. I burned 577 calories. See?
After I got back from the puppy clinic, Mom & I went to Sears to buy a new dryer. Ours doesn't heat anymore. It's about 12 years old, so I guess it reached its lifespan. The new dryer is being delivered on Tuesday.

Then when I got home, I decided to make homemade-ish tomato soup. I chopped up and cooked 3 whole tomatoes, some onions, and a little celery. When it was cooked, I threw that in the blender to liquify. Then to my pot, I added a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes, and a small can of vegetable broth (14.5 ounce can,) a little sea salt, a little sugar, oregano & Italian spices. Oh, and 2 Tablespoons of flour to thicken it just a little. So good! When I served my cup & a half of soup, I added a spoonful of heavy cream. Just a spoonful. With my soup, I had oven baked sweet potato fries with a little sea salt & olive oil (no cumin this time.) Oh, and I shredded left over chicken into my soup. Soooo good!

I also had to go on a BJ's run. The wholesale place people, not the other thing you're thinking about. Remember this photo?

So get your minds out of the gutter. Apparently, the store was closing earlier than I had thought, because I got there about 20 minutes before closing time. I thought BJ's was open later. And I just realized I just opened myself up to some filthy & lewd comments. Shrug. C'est la vie, I guess. Just try not to offend Tim too much, k? The Englishman is a little bit of a prude. (I'm saying this with love, man.)

Oh, and I had an episode while looking for my giant bag of Dole frozen whole strawberries. There was only 1 bag left, just 1, and it had fallen behind some boxes in the huge freezer. It was way in the back, and the only way to get it was to literally crawl my entire body into the freezer, keep the door open with my foot, and grab it. My crazy ass did it. But the funny thing is, no one seemed to notice. Or care. You'd think maybe one of the employees would've been like, "Excuse me ma'am, but you really can't climb into the freezer like that." Or, "Bitch, is you crazy? Is a giant bag of whole strawberries really worth freezing your ass off?" Or something to that effect. Whatever. I need the strawberries for my green monster smoothie that I make at work, so yeah, you know what - it was totally worth it. I really needed that bag! LOL

Then I had to go to the regular grocery store to pick up somethings that I didn't want 100 of, and apparently, I got there about 10 minutes before it closed, too. What is it with my timing today? Whatever. At least the grocery shopping is done for the week. Then when I got home, I marinated some lean porkchops and put them in the freezer, and prepared a light dinner. In between that, I threw in a load of laundry in the washer, which I then had to bring to the laundromat around the corner from my house to dry, since we have no dryer until Tuesday. Which brings me to now.

Super busy, but good day today. I tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements. I am so tired, and I can't wait to go to bed. Of course, I have to put the sheets on it, since I washed my sheets today and haven't bothered to make my bed yet. Yup. That kind of day today.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 649 - Back to WW.

This morning, I woke up in plenty of time to make it to the WW meeting. I hadn't been there in 5 weeks. Shudder. It felt good to be back. I left the meeting feeling confident and empowered. And yes, I know how funny that sounds.

Ooh, before I forget, I have to tell you guys about the delicious lunch I made today. I should've taken a pic of it but I didn't think. I roasted chicken & cauliflower in the oven with just a little olive oil & Adobo. I had found a recipe on the WW website for sweet potato oven fries. Real simple: you just peel & cut up the potato, then season with a little bit of cumin, sea salt & a teaspoon of olive oil. I think I put a little too much cumin on the potato. But still. Yummy! I also threw some butternut squash in the oven too, but I'm not a fan of it.

I've had this $50 gift card from Target that I got because of my credit card points for a while. I decided today was the day I should use it to buy a few things for my condo. I decided on kitchen stuff. I got plastic cutting boards, a wood cutting board, sheet pans, a muffin tin, a huge Pyrex measuring cup, a colander, a smaller strainer, wood spoons, a non-stick mixing spoon, a spatula, a ladle, 2 16 oz. plastic tumblers that were on clearance, and a 3-pack of mixing bowls. All of that was $80, and in essence, I paid about $30 for it.

I love credit card points. I have a $100 gift card from Bed, Bath & Beyond that I'm going to use next weekend to get more stuff I need. I still need to get trash cans for the kitchen & my bedroom, a bath mat, coasters, a knife set, liners for the kitchen cabinets and drawers, a bucket & mop, a laundry basket, and some other stuff I can't think of right now. I don't think $100 will go very far, but I also have coupons, so maybe they will help stretch it out a little.

I was going to workout today, and then I just got lazy. No excuses. I did well on my eating today though. I tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements. So all around, a win.

I'm wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 648 - Sweaty pics!

I am just shocked by how many of you loved the zit pics. Shocked, shocked to find that there is gambling going on here! That's a Casablanca reference, and if you've never seen that movie, you've done yourself a disservice. Period. Seriously, apparently you guys were all into my acne. I'm not really sure how to feel about that, considering I hate my raging adult acne with a vicious passion.

Anywho, the swelling has gone down quite a bit. Thank God for steriods & anti-inflammatories, right? The redness is still there though, but that will be going down gradually. I've been using a little bit of foundation to cover up a little, which is something I never do

People, I worked out today! I mean like, really worked out. I went onto the inclined treadmill for 25 minutes. I didn't wear my Polar HRM, so I don't know how many calories I burned. I don't even care about that though. I'm just glad I did it. Here's the proof:
Take a look at my raging adult acne. (Yeah, I'm totally going to refer to it as that from now on, just because it's fun to say.) It's getting better.

You guys are all up in my face right now. I hope this won't give you nightmares. It is getting better though, so that's all ya'll need to know. (Don't ask me why I've been saying "ya'll" lately. It's not even correct grammar, and I'm not even Southern. I have no logical explanation for this.)

Anywho, it felt good to be back on track today. I tracked all my eats, stayed inside my points, and got in all of my requirements. Feels & felt great.

I'm watching the Rays-Red Sox game. It pains me to say this (I mean, I'm in excrutiating pain with what I'm about to say) but I think I want the Sawx to win. As a diehard Yankee fan, you can understand why this is painful. But the Sawx are the lesser of 2 evils, I think.

Anywho, I'm wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 647 - Raging Adult Acne & Dermatologist Visit.

First, before anything, I must thank Kenlie & Calphalon! I won the giveaway - yay! Thank you so much! Good news came at a great time, when I really needed it. I can't wait to break in my new cookware in my new kitchen!

Second, I got a syrupy sweet email from my realtor:


I spoke with your attorney earlier and the closing is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 23, at 11AM in the city. He needs to clear the date with the bank attorney and said he would inform me if there were any changes. If I do not hear back, I will call him by Tuesday to confirm for sure.

Please check with him to make sure you are bringing all paperwork and any checks that you need to bring. He might want everything before, that is his call.

I will be in touch before the closing, just to confirm, and look forward to seeing you next Friday!

Best regards

Ok, so maybe it wasn't syrupy sweet, but compared to my email to her, definitely sugary. No mention of my obnoxious, super harsh email to her. Whatever. That's how you get things done, people. Be a c*nt, & all of a sudden, things will start happening & moving faster than had you been nice.

Today at work, I could feel my acne pulsating on my face, like it had its own heartbeat. I'm talking about raging adult acne here, people. I couldn't take it anymore, so I called up my dermatologist's office & was lucky enough to get an appointment after work today. They do acne surgery, which is pretty much opening up the pimples with a needle & then injecting them with medicine. That is lots of fun, lemme tell ya. Since my zits are huge, it hurt like a fucking motherfucker. Yup, I'm throwing the fucks around.

All this stress with the closing, with the money, with fucking paperwork that is just never ending, added to no sleep & making less than ideal food choices and you get this:
But that's nothing compared to how I looked after she took a needle to my face and injected it. That's right, I said she injected my face:
Yup, that shit fucking hurt! Even she was surprised by how big they were. When you have your dermatologist telling you that she's surprised by your acne, you know you're up shit's creek. So much fun and so many great memories were made today.

Hard to believe I'm not going through puberty anymore, aint it?

EDITED TO ADD: Drazil - she put me on a 2 week protocol of hard core steroids & anti-inflammatories. And already, the swelling & redness are going down. Thank God.

Doesn't all the bleeding & swelling look pretty? So fucking pretty, I could just about hurl. +:)

What do you think, Jessie? Enough eff bombs? LOL. I'll put in some more, just for good measure.

Well, there's nothing for it. I have to concentrate on myself, on eating well, on working out, and just stop with the fucking bullshit already. Because otherwise, I'll be breaking out all over, and dealing with more fucking acne, which I do NOT want to do at all. I also need to sleep better. Think tonight I will take a Tylenol PM.

I am so tired, but the closing will be here before you know it, and then hopefully, it will get better. Hopefully.

Wrapping up now. What did ya'll think of my acne pics? Sexy as hell, right? LOL.

Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 646 - Tentative Closing Date.

This is the email that I sent my very pushy realtor last night.

Lauren - I don't know what's going on with the seller's attorney. Frankly, I'm sick & tired of wasting my time. Please contact the seller's attorney, and tell him if I don't close by the end of the month, the entire deal is off and I want all of my money back. NOW. I mean it. I've had it. Maybe that will get him moving on getting the shares from the co-op board. Don't contact me until you've heard from him. And if and when this deal falls apart, I'm putting you in charge of getting my money since it was you who insisted I hand over my money to him in the first place. Thanks.

Think I was a bit harsh? Ask me if I give a fuck.

I forwarded the email to my attorney, to give him a head's up. It's amazing how quickly you can get results when you decide to be a bitch. And c*nty. Yup, in addition to eff bombs, I'm also throwing the c-word around like it's nothing.

My attorney called me and told me that the closing has been "tentatively scheduled" for next Friday morning. One of the guys involved is an Orthodox Jew, and he must be home before sunset.

My mortgage guy emailed me. I have a feeling my realtor called him and forwarded him my email to her. She has yet to respond to me. I love that. You ask her to do something, and she can't even do it. And yet she had no trouble pressuring me in handing over my money. Interesting.

Chubby, I did try to do the treadmill today. I swear. And within 3 minutes, my right inner thigh/knee area felt funny. I stopped and decided not to chance it. I have a feeling it's because of the inactivity I've been indulging in. Fuck me. Tomorrow, I will push through it. Oh, and I forgot to take a pic. Yeah, I suck. Big time.

So that is the update on my closing. Maybe I should've just been a c*nt all along. Maybe if I had, I would've closed by now. Shrug. Whatever, too late now.

Ok, I'm wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 645.

No sweaty pic today. Sorry Chubby.

Tomorrow, I promise.

Oh, and still no news about when I will close. Apparently, the seller's attorney needs to receive the shares from the co-op board, and he hasn't yet. And I can't close without these papers. So I'm at the point where I'm going to call my realtor and tell her that if I don't get a closing date soon, she's in charge of getting all my money back, since she was the one who pressured me into handing it over in the first place.

That's all for now. Sons of Anarchy will be on soon, can't wait.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 644.

I hope all of you took some time yesterday to remember who and what is important to you. =)

I'm finding it hard to get back into the workout groove lately. Shocking, I know.

So let's talk about my day. Nothing particularly special happened to me. But one of my coworkers isn't doing so well. She's an olderish lady, about 60. Her husband is going to undergo major heart surgery soon, so she has been under a ton of stress & anxiety lately. This morning, she felt dizzy. At lunchtime today, she felt heart palpitations. She was going to drive herself to the hospital, which is about 5 minutes away from work. The office manager convinced her to let her drive her to the hospital. She's still there right now, poor lady. They were going to do a cat scan. I really hope she is ok.

She's an older German lady, which means that she is very stubborn, and not very emotionally inclined. Kind of cold, but not nasty or mean. She refused to call her kids to let them know she was going into the hospital. Very strange, I just don't get it. What's the big secret? I would want to know if it were my mother, you know. Shrug. We'll know more tomorrow. She's the kind of person who would be right back at work tomorrow.

Anywho, I really need to snap out of this whole not-working-out thing. It's so unlike me. I don't like it at all. And I'm starting to feel it, which is definitely not a good thing.

So I'm doing what anyone would do - I just need to force myself to snap out of it. What's the alternative, after all?

Quick note about True Blood - do any of you really believe that Tara is dead? I don't. I mean, couldn't Eric & Bill feel Sookie's fear? Like they wouldn't be there in 2 seconds to save Tara. C'mon, True Blood writers. And Reverend whatever-his-name-is is a vampire now? For real? It's only been like 5 years since we last saw him. Who turned him, was it Russell? I think Pam maybe released Russell from the silver & the concrete so he could kill Sookie to get back at Eric. They always give Pam the best one-liners, don't they? "I am so over Sookie & her precious fairy vagina & her stupid name." LOL. Anywho, Bill staking Nan was a nice touch.

Jason. Oh, Jason. Nothing more to say there.

Is Arlene a medium now because she saw dead Rene?

I'm so glad Sookie killed Debbie. I couldn't stand her. And I can't even remember Sam's role in this episode.

Ok, wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 643 -I am A New Yorker.


Never let fear and terror win.

Today is the day I decide to succeed. Today I decided to take the power back.





Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 642 - Bank Drama Resolved.

This morning, I just couldn't get up. I actually woke up before 7 AM, but then I fell back asleep and slept til past 9 AM. Which I NEVER do. Sleeping in til 9 is like staying in bed til 2 PM for me.

Anywho, after lazing around, I finally took a shower & got ready for my day. Which started with a trip to the bank with the bank check to get my money back. Thank God there wasn't a problem, and the money was transferred back into my account.

Then to Old Navy to get a sweatshirt for Dad. After that, hardware store to pick up a part for the dryer, and I was done. The dryer is working fine now, thank goodness.

The bad news about sleeping in is that I totally missed my WW meeting. I'm really not ok with that. I'm thinking about hitting up a meeting tomorrow. We'll see.

Eating was ok today. Didn't track, but I did get in all of my requirements. Work out did not happen. Crap. I'm really not ok with that either. Back to it tomorrow.

Wrapping up now. I had a busy day & I'm tired. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 641 - Still more condo aggravation.

Yeah, I'm fuming.

How can all these fucking forms be involved in buying a condo? I just don't understand it.

I had mailed my mortgage guy some kind of form that he needed a hard copy of. Then he emailed me, saying that he needed it in triplicate and if I still had the other 2 originals.

I'm getting so sick of this. Long story short, he works 2 minutes from my job, so he came to my job today to pick up the forms. Still no word on when this fucking closing will happen. I don't care about all the eff bombs I'm throwing around. That's how I'm rolling right now.

On a happier note, the condo board UPS'ed the no-good bank check to me today, which means that I can go to the bank tomorrow and get my $1,500 back. Thank God. Because there was no way I could be out $1,500. Or some shit would've hit the fan, I can tell you that much right now.

Oh, and I'm breaking out like crazy from all this freaking stress. I'm going to call my dermatologist tomorrow and see if I can get an appointment. I can't ever get like 1 or 2 small zits. Nope, I have to get 4 or 5 huge bombs on my face that seem to have their own pulse if I touch them at all.

I am at my breaking point. I cannot take this shit anymore.

So that is my life right now people. How are all of you doing?

I will try to be more upbeat tomorrow, but I'm not making any promises.

Day 640 - Bank Aggravation.

When I applied to live in my condo, I had to pay a move in fee of $1,500 by bank check.

Here's what they don't tell you about official bank checks: It's just like cash. WTF? So if the check is not cashed, and then it's destroyed, you can't get your money back. Yup.

Apparently, I made out the check incorrectly, and now I have to pray that they condo management company did NOT destroy it so that they can mail it back to me and I can get my money back.

This morning, I went to the bank with my copy of the check, explained the situation, and I thought I would be done, no problem. Nope. They said I needed the actual check and then I could get my money back. Or, I could put a stop payment on the check, but then it would take 90 days for me to get my money back. Awesome.

I hate banks. I hate condo boards. I hate everything right now. And the closing is still being held up for some godforsaken reason. And I don't even care anymore. I'm not excited about it anymore. I just want it done & over with.

Yup, that was my day on Thursday. Life sucks for me right now. Scream. F@*k me.

Day 639 - Sorry Floriana!

Just a quick post to let you all know I'm still alive and kicking.

I certainly did not mean to worry you, Floriana. =)

There's been some more condo aggravation and bank aggravation.

I'll get into that in the next post, I swear.

Oh, and sweaty pics to follow also.

I had one bad food day (yesterday) and today, all on plan.

I will try to post from work like I'm doing now because why on earth would I actually be working at work, right? LOL.

Make good choices!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day 638 - Rest Day.

As usual, when I take a rest day, I feel like I have nothing to write about.

I decided at work that today my body needed a rest. I'll get back to working out tomorrow.

It's been raining and dreary all day. And it's supposed to be raining here the rest of the week. At least until Friday. Joy.

The good news is that Sons of Anarchy comes back tonight! I freaking love this show. I missed it. Hands down, one of the best shows on TV right now.

Vampire Eric or Jax Teller? Yes, please. Oooh, decsions, decisions. LOL. I'll take them both, thank you very much. I may even get a SOA tshirt or something to wear during my next 5K. Which will probably be the Turkey trot in November.

Yawn. Getting late now. I had a good day, but went over my points. Tracked everything. No biggie.

Ok, wrapping up now. Sons is on. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 637 - Labor Day.

Happy Labor Day weekend! Too bad it's over. =(

Just wanted to clear something up. This is the pomegranate green tea juice from Trader Joe's that I was talking about. This is the "juice" my bro & SIL let Sonia drink. She doesn't drink actual green tea like adults do. It's not very sugary. We tried to give her a Mott's apple juice box, and she didn't even touch it. So on Saturday when I went to Trader Joe's, I picked up 4 bottles of these, so that she could drink a little something with her dinner and also so we have some the next time she comes over. Any of you ever try it? It's ok, I guess.
Well, it's been nice having a 3 day weekend. I just can't believe it's over already. What a bummer.

Anywho, I decided to pack in another super intense workout. I started with 21 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I pulled out an old school DVD. I did The Firm Low Impact Aerobics with Janet Jones-Gretzky. Wayne Gretzky's wife. And when I say old school, I really mean old school. Leotards, leg warmers, women wearing panty hose underneath leg warmers and SCRUNCHIES in their hair. Scrunchies! Oh, and of course high top sneakers. Anywho, I burned 783 calories. See?
My sports bra was totally soaked. I think even my finger tips were sweating. Is that even possible?

I ran some errands, went to the grocery store, and nothing else really. Today I just felt like doing nothing. I've been watching the My So-Called Life marathon on Sundance Channel. I was a teenager when that show was on the air, and I totally lusted after Jordan Catalano. What girl my age didn't?

Good day today. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and went over my points by two. I'm ok with that.

Quick word about True Blood. Did we really think we'd all seen the last of Marnie? C'mon now. And I'm kinda glad the pack master's dead. But now I'm curious about next season. Will the fairies be the major storyline like the witches were this season? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

I can't wait for football season to get here already. The Jets play Sunday night at home against the Cowboys. I sooooooo can't wait!

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 636 - Back to Normal.

First, thank you to everyone who commented on my photo yesterday. I really appreciated reading your kind words. It meant a lot to me, it really did. You guys are the best!

Today I woke up & really missed Sonia. I'm glad I got to spend time with her yesterday, but I was also really glad when they all left. I mean, I was just exhausted. Holy Jesus, it takes a whole tonnage of energy to keep up with her. She's such a good kid though, and so sweet. =)

So today it was back to normal, as usual. I decided I needed to pack in a super hardcore workout. So I warmed up on the inclined treadmill for 21 minutes, then I did The Firm Aerobic Body Shaping with Allie del Rio. Holy hell, this DVD is a doozy. Hadn't done it in a while, and I was huffing & puffing my way through to the very end. But I burned 773 calories. See?
It was so humid today. And we're supposed to get even more humidity this week. It's supposed to start raining tomorrow night, and not let up til Friday. Awesome. Because Hurricane Irene wasn't enough.

Good day today. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and went over my points by one today.

Wrapping up now. I'll let you know my thoughts on tonight's True Blood tomorrow. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 635 - Beach, Sonia, Bathing Suit.

If you have extremely sensitive eyes and/or stomach, look away, shield your eyes. Now.

I warned you.

I don't have a sweaty pic to post today because I've had Sonia all day long. Which means no time to work out when you're the one responsible and running around after a 2 year old. What I do have a pic of is a little scary, and I don't know how or why the fuck I have the balls to post it. But screw it.

I picked her up in the morning and we went to the beach. I have a swim dress from Lane Bryant that I wear to the beach. This is the last summer I will ever wear it. Here I am, in the swim dress. God help me, all 199 lbs. of me. ((GULP, SHUDDER, REPEAT.)
Sorry for the lighting. Where I live now has awful lighting, but I guess for this particular picture, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Seriously, I can't wait to burn that fucking swim dress.

Enough about that since that pic may or may not make me cry soon. I barely ate today just running around after Sonia. I think I had breakfast, then dinner. Then I put her down for a nap, grilled outside, went to Trader Joe's to get more of Sonia's Pomegranate Iced Tea since it's the only thing she will drink, then my bro & SIL came over. It's 9 PM and they just left with her.

I AM SO FREAKING TIRED. But I loved having Sonia here. Even with everything that's going on with my Dad, she makes it all better because she is just so damn cute.

So because I barely ate, I didn't get in all of my requirements, except for my water. For some reason, I got that in no problem. I'm not even hungry, just tired.

And now I'm going to wrap up. Thanks for reading. Make good choices. =)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 634 - 3 Day Weekend!

My office closed at 2 PM today, which was a huge blessing in disguise. I just was not in the mood to be at work today. At all.

Getting out of work early mean that I could start my workout a little earlier than usual. Which is always a good thing, because it means I get done earlier. I started with 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Super Sculpting. This one has 4 different Master Instructors, and it's one of the older, mansion workouts. Stuck in the 90s, some ladies are wearing pantyhose & leotards. Awesome. But, it worked me out hard, so I can't really complain. Lots of lower body sculpting in this one, more than upper body. I burned 638 calories.
Whew. Even my necklace is sweating. LOL.

Tomorrow, I'm watching Sonia and we're taking her to the beach. I can't wait to see her. She's my Begonia. =)

Good day overall. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

Wrapping up now because I'm tired. Thanks for reading. Make good choices people!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day 633 - Yawn.

This day just did not want to end.

I was really tired today.

I got home at lunch time and did a quick 25 minutes on the inclined treadmill. I burned 261 calories. I didn't take a sweaty pic. Sorry.

This day just dragged and dragged. Yawn. When I got home from work, I just couldn't muster up the energy to do a Firm DVD. I'll be back to that tomorrow.

It's a holiday weekend coming up, and I really hope they let us out early tomorrow. But with work being closed on Monday because of the hurricane, I'm not sure about if they will or not.

On a completely unrelated note, Sons of Anarchy comes back Tuesday night! I am so psyched - I love that show. Since LOST & 24 ended, it's become my favorite show - after True Blood. =) Any of you watch SOA? I got into it late in the game. I started really watching after Gemma's rape and Abel's kidnapping. For some reason, I just didn't want to give the show a chance. I'm so glad I did though, because now I love it, and I can't wait for the new episodes to air. It's violent, it's gritty, it's sexy - all the factors needed for a successful show. And it helps that Jax is sexy as hell!

It was an ok day for me today. I went over my points, but got in all of my requirements, and tracked everything. I was feeling a little snacky today. It's over now though, back to it tomorrow.

Wrapping up now. Feeling really tired. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!