the power of positive thinking

Well, we've got more snow here in south Jersey.  They were calling for anywhere from a dusting to 10" depending on which news channel you watched at what time of day.  We woke up this morning to...maybe 1.5".  It's funny how things change though, 2 years ago I would have been thrilled to have any snow and now unless it's a foot I can't be bothered.  It did make for a pretty drive into work though.  I thought about pulling over and taking a picture on my way in but that just seemed like a lot of work, lol.

If you remember, Wednesday didn't start out so great but I'm pretty proud that I managed to turn my gloomy mood around.  I was somehow able to fight off my migraine with caffeine, food & water.  I still can't find the missing $40, pretty bummed about that but at least it wasn't more.  By the time I left work it was raining so I didn't have to worry about too much slush and as long as I held my pants up I stayed clean.  I decided to put the bills away, I might go through them today but we'll see.  Go me!  Unfortunately, when I'm in a bad mood it always makes me feel better to buy new things.  This is definitely something I need to work on overcoming, but not today.  I started the shopping spree before I even got out of bed.  The woot application on my phone alerted me that they we're selling these lovely electric fleece blankets for $18.  How could I pass that up?  I don't have a electric blanket but I would love to curl up under one when I'm freezing to death downstairs watching tv.  I got the brown & red pattern on top for us and the blue & cream one for Shana.  Let's see how long it takes her to read this post and see that she's getting a present...
I eventually managed to pry myself off the computer and into the shower.  I have finally been able to get some good relaxing down time in the evenings and it's really made getting up in the morning a lot easier.  I went downstairs to pack my lunch & eat of breakfast.  Then I realized I still had leftover lunch at work and I was out of bacon and sandwich thins, so I had a lot less to do.  I decided on a glass of Trop 50 and bowl of Lucky Charms = 211 calories.  I don't I've had Lucky Charms since middle school and let me tell you, I didn't miss them, not a fan.
Since my breakfast was so low in calories I decided to indulge in a Chai Latte when I got to work = 70 calories.   
Around 11am my stomach actually growled, that NEVER happens.  I decided it would be smarter to feed the beast then to attempt to hold off for lunch.  Clementine = 35 calories. 
Obviously I was ready to eat when lunch time finally rolled around.  I had a variation of my standard = 260 calories. 
When I checked my email a little later in the afternoon I was excited to see that the gym had sent out the new group fitness class schedules!  I had been a little annoyed because they were promising them for 1/31 but that was also the day the new schedule started, how's a girl to plan with so little notice?  Well, I got my panties in a bunch for nothing, the classes I take haven't changed at all, well, that's not true, the instructors have switched around a little bit but all the actual classes are the same.  (side note: I was hungry around 2pm so I had a mini blondie I had been hiding in my desk = 92 calories, no picture because I ate it too damn fast)
I was whining to Joe that I was miserable and hadn't seen him in 2 days so I just wanted a quiet night at home.  He offered to pick up dinner on the way home and watch a movie, YAY!  I was excited to get through group power with Angela and go home for yummy food & quality time.  I used the same higher weights in hopes of staying a little sore, lol.  I sent Joe a text half way through class that I was starving and he responded "italian or seafood?"  That's a tough call, it was so nasty out some delicious pasta might be just the ticket but then seafood is usually healthier...of course I went italian!  He ended up stopping at Giovanni's in Northfield, they have my favorite gnocchi with rosa sauce.  I ate about 2/3 of the dinner and dipped a little bread in the sauce = 809 calories.
We didn't end up watching a movie but did knock out a few hours of DVR shows before heading to bed.  Oh right, I also bought this grey sweater because I noticed I somehow managed to not own one previously.  Ann Taylor Loft was having a 50% off clearance sale, I love when stores start getting rid of clothes and it's still the appropriate season to wear them!
I also ordered this fleece lined running shirt.  I have a pair of plum colored winter running pants that look funny with my pink or purple fleece running shirts.  I think this white one will work nicely plus it was on sale!
I was just telling Nicole how I love that this blog keeps me honest with not only my eating but my shopping as well.  I always think twice before ordering something because I know I have to tell everyone about it (like a pair of red pumps on sale at naturalizer today for $23.70).

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: 2287 burned -1477 eaten = 810 total burned, 20 days total
3. 1000 fitness minutes, not allowed to count walking at the restaurant: 60 minutes today, 797 total for month
4. run 20 miles: 0 today, 24.6 total
5. 15 spend free days - I bought blankets & tops, only 7 days total


  1. I love the sweater and running jacket you bought! I need a new running fleece. I have to check out that online place you like...

  2. Oh yum. Giovannis gnocchi with rosa sauce is my all time favorite!