Mean Girls

No not the movie.  Although that is one of my top 5, along with The Princess Bride, 50 First Dates, Robin Hood: Men in Tights & A Knight's Tale (The Emperor's New Groove is #6).  Anyway, what I'm really talking about it how catty we females are to one another.  I have a lot of female friends and I will openly admit that when one of them does something that offends me I immediately go bitch to another of them about it.  Well, I'm going to attempt to stop this vicious cycle, it doesn't solve anything and only creates division amongst my friends.  How can I expect them to like each other if I tell them all of each others worst moments?  For example, a friend of mine said something the other day that I was offended by and instead of internalizing it and bitching to someone else, I sent her a quick email letting her know I was hurt by what she said but I valued our friendship and wanted to clear the air instead of creating a bigger issue.  She wrote back that she was sorry and knew at the time she had said something but wasn't sure what exactly or how to fix it.  I let her know she didn't have to do anything to fix it but I needed it out in the open so I could move past it.  Now everything is back to normal.  I'm pretty proud of myself!

Thursday was a pretty good day, let's talk about it.  We woke up bright and early because Joe was supposed to go to training in PA for work.  After watching a few minutes of Philadelphia news coverage of the snow storm it was obvious he would not be driving up there.  I got ready for work as usual since our beach adjacent town only had about 2" of snow.  I wasn't extremely hungry so I had a glass of Trop 50 with my medicine & a container of yogurt = 150 calories.
Because my breakfast was so light I decided to indulge in another Chai Latte when I got to work = 70 calories. 
Around 10 I got a message from Joe asking if I'd like to go to lunch with him.  I was more then willing to forgo my leftover chinese food & spend some time with him in the middle of the day.  We went to Gary's in Pleasantville which is pretty much the only restaurant close to my office.  It's a little breakfast & lunch place similar to where I work on the weekends.  Plus I know the owner, our paths have crossed a few times over the years and we have very similar last names so we've been mistaken for father/daughter numerous times.  They had a special featuring grilled cheese with tomato & bacon a side of macaroni & cheese plus a cup of soup.  That was too much deliciousness for me to pass up although I did pass on the bacon & Joe ate my soup.  I ended up eating the grilled cheese with tomato & less then half the macaroni = 464 calories.
I returned to work full of cheesy goodness and ready to tackle my afternoon paperwork.  A little while later the doorbell rang and a delivery man from a florist was there.  It wasn't anyone's birthday or anniversary so we were all excited to see who they were for.  Imagine my surprise when my boss called me out of my cube to sign for them!  I had just eaten lunch with Joe, why would he be sending me flowers?  I opened the card to read "Hi Lady" as the only message.  My extremely thoughtful boyfriend had sent me flowers just to say hi :-)
Needless to say I was in a very good mood the rest of the afternoon!  After work I went over to the gym to take my last cardio class with Angela (the instructor) as Mary Jo will be returning next week to teach kickboxing again (I'm beyond excited).  The class definitely kicked my butt, I was plenty tired and sweaty by the time the hour was up.  I was also starving and interested to see what Joe was making for dinner.  When I asked him what was on the menu he only said "food" when I asked what kind he said "dinner food."  I was pleasantly surprised to discover he had made chicken cordon bleu with asparagus = 587 calories.  It was sooooo good!
After dinner we watched some American Idol, we're about 4 episodes behind at this point.  I was still a little hungry after dinner and I had a decent number of calories left after having my butt kicked at the gym so I decided to have my cream cheese pie from The Library = 380 calories (and worth every single one).
I was feeling pretty good about myself because I thought I had a spend free day.  Then I remembered Groupon...if you're not familiar with it let me explain.  Basically, the website advertises great deals on just about anything, but a certain number of people have to sign up to buy it before the deal goes live. Once they’ve reached their tipping point, the deal is for real and people can keep on buying the coupon until the deal expires. All that technical stuff (how many people is the tipping point, what the deal is, how long it is available) is agreed on by the vendor and the website.  So you create an account and sign up for the city nearest you (I use Philly) then each day you get an email (or alert on your phone) letting you know what the deals are.  Well, yesterday I made 2 Groupon purchases, dammit!  The first is for $15, I get $30 worth of products Bath & Body Work products.  Really, this is just a good deal so I went for it, not even sure what I'll buy.  The second is for $35, I get $115 worth of custom-designed photo books from Photobook America.  I've almost completely stopped printing pictures on our at home printer so I'm trying to start creating these albums instead for big events.  I have another Groupon from Shutterfly that I'm going to use to make an album of our trip to Mexico and I'm thinking about using this Photobook one to make an album of Shana's wedding, if she'll let me steal some professional pictures...(she hasn't commented on her gift yet, let's see how long it takes her to read both posts now).

How did I do on my January goals?
1. drink 64oz of water every day: check, every day total
2. track all my food & burn at least 500 calories a day for at least 25 days: 2428 burned -1651 eaten = 777 total burned, 21 days total
3. 1000 fitness minutes, not allowed to count walking at the restaurant: 60 minutes today, 857 total for month
4. run 20 miles: 0 today, 24.6 total
5. 15 spend free days - see above, only 7 days total

1 comment:

  1. Love your idea of trying to change a habit! I think I need to be more positive and complain less. Maybe that can be one of my goals for next month?
    And that pie looks so worth every bite. Glad you had enough calories to have it today!