Saturday, November 22, 2008

Efficiency

  • This week some weight crept back on, but today it was gone again. I celebrated by having a grilled cheese sandwich. Which is probably why the weight has a tendency to creep up... However, I will say this, since January when I finally decided to lose weight, I have succeeded in getting my appetite way, way down. And I make better food choices. My 'one salad a week' new year's resolution worked! My smaller eating habits are a way of life (and by 'smaller' all I mean is that I'm no longer overeating. My portions now are probably what they should have been all along)

  • I had a pile of trousers that needed to be hemmed. I brought them to the dry cleaner at the end of the street. This man is awesome. I have been without a seamstress/tailor for a while. I think this could be the start of a beautiful friendship. So next Saturday I should have six pairs of work pants and about 3 casual pairs that will be clean and fit properly. Next up is to bring in all my coats for cleaning and sew on the buttons. Although I am capable of sewing on a button, I never do a good job and they invariably fall off.

  • I spent over $300 on alcohol today. Stocking up for the holidays and buying gifts. I am reconsidering my aversion to beer in the home as buying nothing but prosecco, scotch, and champagne adds up quickly. I haven't even begun to stock up on wine and liquor. I think I need gin, although I seem to have two bottles of vodka in the freezer and I have several bottles of rum.

  • My goal is to have all my Christmas cards to the UK written and mailed by next Friday. I think I can do it

  • I have lined up a date for next week. This is so amazing. What it means is that whether or not it goes well, I am over my wanting to die/endless sobbing phase of the past summer, and really, the past five years of being chemically imbalanced are on their way out.

Forty is coming up awfully quickly and although I still want to take enough sleeping pills that I spend the day in blissful unconcious mode, I am in shape, social, and organized. At least more than I've been in a long time.

7 comments:

eroswings said...

You've a good tailor and a well stocked liquor cabinet. Life is good.

It sounds like you're on top of things--eh, I was referring to your organizational skills, not the date ;)

Stewie said...

Holy hell, I never even thought of taking my buttonless shirts and pants to a tailor.

GENIUS, THANKS!

(note, there is ZERO sarcasm there, I am that dense sometimes).

Snooze said...

Eros: Indeed it is, and about a bazillion friends pulled me out of my funk yesterday. I just get alarmed because there is no rhyme or reason for when I get down.

Stewie: I'm so excited. I'm wandering around my home finding tons of things that need to be fixed up and dry cleaned. Dry cleaners who offer alterations (which is this guys case but he worked for a high end men's store here in Toronto) are the best because they are used to those small repairs. He's even going to patch my jeans for me!!!!

tornwordo said...

Wow, you sound so mature now. You've reminded me I've GOT to go get my winter coat buttons done. It's been on my list but now it's so darn cold I can't drop off my coat at the cleaners since I need it.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

I don't know whether I'm more excited for you about the alcohol, the weightloss or the date.

Oh, hells: It's the date!

And if it doesn't go that well (which I really hope it does), you've got some alcohol to fall back on.

Snooze said...

Torn: I've been caught with the cold too. All my winter coats need fixed so I'm wearing the least damaged one and getting the others fixed/cleaned.

IDV: I'm happiest about the other changes just because they make me in a better head space to date. A long time coming!

Freak Magnet said...

Hell yes!!! Woman!!! I'm coming over to YOUR house for the holidays!!

And I'm with you on the buttons. I can use an entire spool of thread sewing one on and it invariably pops off again within the week.