I’m all over the place with posting. I’m doing it NOW in hopes of getting to bed at a decent time since I have yet to be able to get to bed at a good hour! I keep saying I will be in bed at 12, but then it gets past me. So, I am trying to find a way to make myself less busy at night so I can wind down. Blogging before bed gets my brain going, working out gets my adrenaline going, and eating well… I just feel bad. So, I’ve been good at not doing the eating or working out. Now I guess I need to stop the blogging and do other things like read. That seems to be the only thing that calms me these days. And I read books voraciously. I love to read. I wish I had the skill to write. I’d love to write books! My friends say I should, but who knows if I have the ‘write’ stuff? LOL Sounds like a NKOTB song! HA! Damn, I’m OLD! LOL
Anyways, on to yesterday. Eating was on plan, but the volume was high. I kept feeling snacky and I was craving salt…. BAD. So, I did eat a lot, but all on plan items. Dinner was SO good. I mixed romaine and red leaf and had a nice big salad and a pan-fried pork chop with black pepper. YUM. And a small glass of milk. Not something I usually drink, but it sounded so good, I had a small juice glass amount. Hit the SPOT. I don’t drink a lot of milk, though. Usually doesn’t sit well with me. But in small amounts, I’m fine. All in all, not bad but I’m sure I ate enough volume for two people! Not sure if it was the PMS or what… I didn’t feel grumpy, though… My #1 symptom! LOL And dinner was sorta small…. hmmm….
Today is more ‘normal’. Although, we had some drama. My dog bit my baby. Yes, you read that right! I don’t know what has gotten into him. I know I’ve complained about him before, but I’m just not the type to give up. So, we kept trying new things to try to get his attitude chilled out. But, sigh, I just don’t think he’s the right dog for us. This isn’t the first time we’ve had issues with nipping and snapping. And if I hadn’t been right here, I don’t know how bad it would’ve been. I heard a growl and looked up to see him snap at my 11mo. olds fingers. He broke skin. And the baby’s finger looked swollen. But it doesn’t look major. So, at this point, I think it’s in everyone’s best interest if he goes to a new home before he does serious damage next time. My husband is taking him back to the ASPCA today. We are going to tell them the truth and that he should probably go to a family without young kids. I just feel guilty and like I failed him somehow. Maybe if we had spent more time training him as a puppy. I don’t know. Everyone warned me that the smaller dogs didn’t tolerate kids well. And he is a terrier mix. We just don’t mesh. I hate to take him back, but I just can’t take another chance.
But like I said, I feel more normal on the food front. Drank water this AM, had my protein shake (which I am finishing up) and plan on having a nice lunch and dinner. Not sure if I will do a snack or not. I tend to end up eating dinner too late when I have snack. I skipped it the other day and then had a good size dinner which kept me full until bedtime and I had no desire to snack before bed. It’s almost like the more I eat, the more I crave? Or maybe that was a coincidence with PMS coming? I’m not sure. Guess the only way to know is to watch it. And see what happens.
YUM. Just took a tiny sip of my son’s new juice. SO good! And somehow tastes fresher than the bottled we use to get. You see, as a result of the ‘recession’ we’ve made some changes to the way we shop. For one thing, we started getting 100% frozen concentrated juice. SOOOO much cheaper, I can control the amount of water in it, AND the freezer life is so much longer! Not to mention it takes up way less space than that huge bottle of juice. It’s been a good change. In the end, it’s just as healthy as the bottled stuff — if not more so because it’s not been sitting around in plastic. lol It’s just one of the many changes that have turned out to be good. Like getting rid of the bagged salad. Cutting out processed foods has been another good one. Learning to use less and take it farther… Yup. I am hoping that good continues to come out of less. Not saying I want to make any more cuts, but maybe re-learning some things has been good.
I have to confess, I HAVE gotten cheaper and I do so enjoy saving money. To begin with, I had decided to not pay to get my hair colored. No one EVER got the right shade of red! EVER! So, buying the Revlon and doing it myself was a smarter choice. Especially at $3 per box at Walgreens when it was on sale. A cut and color before could run as high as $100. NO JOKE. I think the cheapest was$80. :O Now I do it myself every 8 weeks (instead of 6) and I go to a smaller salon to get cuts. I also decided to grow my hair out. I had been wanting to, but to be honest, I was always too lazy to work with the longer hair! Not to mention being heavy, I never thought my round face looked great with long hair. But the girl that cut it last time did good and gave me a cut that I can go longer between cuts with. I use to really need it shaped back up every 6 to 8 weeks. Now, I can go a few months and only need a bang trim. I actually need a cut now!!! I’ve always loved pedi’s. So, I started doing my own at home. I do once in a while go out and do a ‘real’ one, but for the most part, I do them at home. Same with mani’s. Those new KISS nails are AWESOME! Yes, they only last 10 days, but as fast as my real nails grow, they are fine for me. I ended up trying them because before vacation I had decided to get gel nails to keep my polish on. The girl did them and they just wouldn’t stick. So, she did acrylics. When I got home from vacay and wanted to get them filled, she said it would be another $25! I was like, WHAT? It’s less work, how could it be the same? I looked around and everywhere here was around $15-20. I was like, harumph! I could do just as well! (I did my old roomies nails in college) So, I went to look at the acrylic and ended up seeing these KISS nails. I bought them, pulled off all the old acrylics, and have been wearing them off and on since! I plan to keep wearing them until all the old has grown out. Cause you see, when a couple of the acrylics snapped off, they took part of my nail with them. Then when I took off the others, my nails had been ‘roughed up’. So, until that grows out, I plan to use the KISS nails. I swear, they look better than any acrylics I’ve ever had done. So, then I decided to buy the new accent paints. Those are FUN! Especially for toes! I can do a full mani and pedi several times for the whole summer for less than $20! Buying the initial stuff is somewhat expensive, but the more mani/pedi’s you get out of them, the better. My first set of KISS nails was $6 and I got 2 mani’s out of it. I own tons of polish and a good topcoat already. The accent colors (I got black, white, and silver in one pack) were around $6. I know that I can use those for a long time! They’re about the same size as regular polish but have a long thin brush for doing accents like leaves, dots, etc. I also bought the stickers. I like to mix it all up. FUN! And so much cheaper. teehee!
Wow. I’ve really rambled this time. I guess I should tie this up and decide what to do with the rest of my day. I really should do the downstairs — it is BAD. And I told my oldest we would go to the park later. Then tonight, I have a bit of laundry. I think that’s it. What a boring Sat.! LOL Not sure what’s on the agenda for tomorrow. Probably relaxing. Although, I thought of going to visit my parents. I think my Dad would love for us to come and the hubbs is off tomorrow. Could be fun…. we will see. Have a great weekend ladies if I am not on here again until Mon.!