Friday, June 30, 2006

signed the lease....

So, yesterday during lunch...I went over with my new roommate...and signed the lease. I am official. I am moving into a new apartment. Today, I am driving over to the place and giving them the first month's rent...and then we start moving in.

Over the holiday weekend...I plan on carting a bunch of my stuff. Basically, I am going to pack and fill the car...and then start moving things little by little.

I unfortunately need to give my current apartment 30 days, I will be in my old apartment until July 31st. The means I can move slowly and not have to drag everything I own in one day. I am excited about that. I like being able to do it a little at a time.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

moving on up....

Yes, that is right...I am moving. I hate moving...but I love the idea of my new apartment and honestly, getting out of the place I am at. I won"t miss the guy upstairs and his douchebaggery...I won"t miss the annoying neighbors in the front.

and I am going to love having a roommate...cause she rocks. I am going to love the new apartment. It is a new building that no one has lived in.

One thing I will moving all my crap. Ugh. I hate the actual process of moving. It sucks. It blows. I guess the packing and hauling, etc...that will be my workout for a while.

But even with the hauling and the sweating....YEAH for my new apartment!!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

they wouldn't let me save a life....

Yesterday there was a blood drive at work...and initially, I wasn't going to give blood since I didn't sleep well the night before, etc...but after lunch, I decided to pop over and give blood before they close.

Well...they wouldn't let me. My iron levels were too low. THis is the second time that they wouldn't let me give blood because of my iron. So, I definitely need to look at ways to get more iron into my diet, especially since I am a vegetarian. The nurse said I wasn't even close to being anemic, but still...I want my iron levels to be where I could give blood, etc.

So, I am going to start taking an iron supplement and also eating some iron dense foods like Total, spinach, chick peas, etc.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Question Everything....

I was looking around on the internet for a couple of things today at work....and I came across this site which is all about healthy lifestyles and weight loss.

Question Everything

I happen to think it is a great tells a lot of information and also gives the readers places to find more info out. I still have to look at a bunch of the links, but I thought I would share it with anyone who reads this site and is interested in weight loss.

Weight Loss Stuff

So...yep, for the past 3 weeks...I have done nothing in terms of losing weight. I have done a lot in terms of gaining weight. I have been eating out, I have not been working out, I have not been walking to work, I have been sleeping more and moving less.

In total, in the last few weeks...I have gained 5 pounds. I am surprised it is just 5 pounds.

So...I am going to refocus a little bit. I am about halfway to where I want to be...and this is the time when last year, I lost focus and gained all my weight back. I see myself sliding there right now.

I am going to try a couple of things differently. Instead of ramping things up, I am going to slow things down. I think for the second half, I need to do it even slower. I really think...if I stick with this, it will help me transition to maintaining (if I ever get there).

So, this is the deal.

1. I am still going to write down everything I eat....and my goal is to eat between 1200 and 1500 calories. However, I have two days of the week where I can not focus on calories, but just two 21 days like the last 3 weeks.

2. I am going to workout at least 3 days a week...if more, great...but just three days a week.

3. The one thing I am going to do everyday...drink 100 oz. of water. I know I can do this.

4. And finally, I am going to weigh-in monthly instead of weekly. I need to not get so OCD about the scale. So, I will weigh in the 1st of the month and then put the scale away for the rest of the month.

That's my plan, Stan! I am hopeful it will help me refocus. Cross your fingers for me.

Friday, June 16, 2006


Let me tell you a little, itty, bitty story about how much I loathe my upstairs neighbor. He's a douche...I think some people might remember me telling a story about how the jerkball was all kinds of loud with listening to music, etc. Well...let's just say that behavior has continued....and here is the story.

So, on Thursday...I worked at the county from 7:30 until 4:30pm...then I worked at the video store from 5pm to 1am. So, let's just say it was a long day and I was looking forward to getting home and getting some much needed zzzzzz.

To my surprise...when I got home it was quiet and peaceful, so I spent a little time unwinding and then fell asleep some time between 1:30 and 2am. 6am...almost like clockwork, I am woken up by *dum, dum, dum*...the noise of my upstairs neighbor playing video games and the sounds coming through my ceiling, etc. Let me tell you how unhappy I was about this...I have only been asleep for 4 hours...and I could have slept in for another hour before having to get up for work. Grrr...

So, I slammed my door twice on the way to the let him know that I could hear him and that he woke me up. And this is when it gets interesting....he hears my slams of the door...oh yes he does. And for the next 45 minutes to almost an hour....he jumps up and down on the floor...slams things down on the floor...goes to different parts of the apartment and bangs on the floor....goes by the stairs and jumps up and down on the stairs.

I'll be honest...this guy scares this shit out of me...which is why I slams doors or bang on the wall instead of going upstairs and asking him to turn it down. I have overheard some of his conversations...and when he gets pissed off, I don't want to be alone standing in front of him.

Anyways...I can't believe the aggressive display that goes on for close to an hour. I shower quickly...get dressed and head to work. And...make the decision that I am not renewing my lease. I am not going to live like this anymore. I discussed it with some people at work...and they said I should have called the cops on him this morning. And, I probably should...what he did in terms of the law...aggrevated harassment. But well...I don't like the idea of calling the cops on people...even when they DESERVE it.

I did call my landlord this afternoon and left her a message...informed her that I won't be renewing my lease and told her I had an issue with the guy upstairs again. She called me back and when I told her the story...she was livid. She said that anything in the the cops girl! So, I am glad to have her support...she also said she called him and spoke with him. He is still planning on moving and she said she told him that any more incidents and she will immediately evict him.

I am still moving anyways....cause well, living downstairs from this prick has made it a long year. So, well...I am moving out and moving on.

Been a fun day for me, eh? But at least...right now....quiet as can be!

Monday, June 12, 2006

the world is some people's ashtray

You know...I don't have many pet peeves. I try not to let things bother me...because, well...what is the point, right? But sometimes...I am just amazed at how selfish people can be.

One of my biggest pet littering. I don't see why it is so hard for people to pick up after themselves and throw their garbage away. If I see someone throw a wrapper or something on the ground...I have often been known to walk up to the wrapper, pick it up and then say, "Well since it is too much trouble for you to throw this away, I will do it for you. No need to thank me." Then I walk angers the people to all hell, but I don't care. Maybe they will think twice next time before throwing their garbage on the ground.

But even more than garbage...what bothers me cigarette butts. Aurggh. Since the weather is getting nicer and nicer...I am seeing it more. Selfish, jerky people who think that when they are done with their cigarette while driving their is completely appropriate to just chuck it out of the window. To them, the world is their ashtray....and they don't seem to give a damn.

You know what I would LOVE to do...just once...or maybe twice...or maybe to every smoker I see do it! lol I would love to follow that person to their house...get their address...and then fill bags of cigarette butts from the side of road...bring them to their house...and fill THEIR HOME with them. It only seems fair, eh?

Friday, June 09, 2006

I am ridiculous....

Yes, that is right...I am ridiculous. I was paying some bills and looked at my credit card bill which is due next month. Aurggh!

I know I have been eating crap lately...and eating out a lot. But, I made myself count it up today. I counted the last month on my credit card and I spent $94 in take out food, etc last month.

That is unacceptable. That will not happen next month. You know...planning my food and eating well doesn't just affect my body and weight loss also affects my pocket book.

I am going back to my rusty trusty method of taking out $20 every time I get paid and that is all the money I have to play with until the next time I get paid. If I use it all in one day...oops...too bad, I have no more "play money" for the rest of the pay period.

I know why I am spending more money...and why I am eating crap lately. One reason is that I am hanging out with my friends more often. We go to the movies and then have lunch or dinner...we go out to eat or get take out from somewhere. I am much better at being a controlled eater...when I isolate myself. But well...I don't want to isolate myself.

I am just going to make it work. I am going to be more flexible than I had been in the first 4 or 5 months...but I am not going to be as flexible as I had been in the last month. I just need to figure out what that means.

Ta ta for now...

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Yeee Hawwww!

So...I woke up this morning....and since Thursday is payday....I logged on to the computer and looked at the new money in my account....and then I immediately went to paying my bills.

And what is so exciting about that? It is exciting that I went from having over a thousand dollars in my checking about 70? Nope.

Excitement is....because I just made my final car payment. As soon as the bank gets my car will officially be mine. I will own it outright...whoo hoo! I am excited for a couple of, I won't have to make car payments again for a long time. Two, I can start saving that money I usually paid for my car...for either a new car down the road or a down payment on a house down the road. And three, because in terms of the plan...I was supposed to be paying on my car until April or May 2008. Yep, that's right....2008.

So, I am glad to have gotten this debt out of the way...and to have done it so quickly. Whoo hoo! Go me! to make more pay more bills!


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

been a stranger....

You know when people say...hey, don't be a stranger! Well, I think my blog has been upset that I have been a stranger to it lately. I got busy and lazy...and just didn't think I had much to say.

Every few months...I get into a blog funk and decide that I might not want to blog anymore. It is kind of where I am right now. I decide that the whole world wide web doesn't really need to hear my incoherent ramblings anymore. I usually get out of it...and realize that I could make my blog whatever I want it to be....which is kind of where I am right now.

So...I keep trucking on. The last few weeks have been interesting...and I have been happy to say that I am spending more time with family and friends than I had been before. So, I might need to neglect my internet ramblings for a little bit...and ramble on in with those who know me in real life.

Ta ta...and don't worry, I will be writing soon.