Friday, January 14, 2011

resolution recap...week 2

I made it through the second week of my spending freeze basically unfazed...
Well, besides a small snacking meltdown.  I didn't realize how many snacks I bought each week until I didn't buy any at all.  By mid-week I really wanted--scratch that: needed--a little piece of candy (I love Twizzlers, Sour Patch Kids, and recently, Swedish Fish...basically any form of chewy sugar)  or just a couple of chips (any kind.  I never met a potato I didn't like).  I tried being responsible and eating fruit instead of candy and almonds instead of chips.  Didn't work.  It just made me want the bad stuff even more.

Anyways, here's a quick look at a few highlights from this past week. Thanks to the snow and frigid temps, it has been a quiet week...

Friday:  BFF and I made breakfast plans, and I almost immediately remember I can't eat out.  Boo...I haven't seen her in a month.  Fortunately, she was willing to come over my apartment (in the middle of a freaking blizzard, I might add).  I made a spinach and mushroom quiche, and she brought soy lattes.  It was delightful.  Actually, it was really nice to have a cozy breakfast without rude waiters and a crowded restaurant.  We could actually hear each other.  Plus, I made a few healthy changes to the quiche recipe, and it was delicious, if I do say so myself...
Healthier breakfast, girl bonding, money saving...this is easy!  Yay!

quiche a la ki...

Saturday:  While primping for the wedding, I notice I'm at least two months over due for a cut and color.  Three actually.  More like four.  I look like a witch.  I momentarily think about covering my grey roots with mascara but remember it is snowing and have a mental image of me hailing a cab in a storm with black stuff running down my forehead and shoulders.  Decide to just deal with it...

Wednesday:  It's 3pm and I really want a snack.  There is literally no junk food in this house!  What I wouldn't give for a salt and vinegar potato chip right about now...Note to self: in the future, plan in advance for ridiculous personal experiments.  In other words, stash emergency junk food in the closet.
(hmm...maybe I'm a little crankier than I thought...)

Thursday:  I. NEED. CANDY!  grrr...If it wasn't so cold outside, I would've probably already broken the rules.  I guess this frigid weather is good for something...
(I think I know what next month's resolution needs to be)  I wonder how much money I spend on afternoon snacks every week???


Five things I would have bought this week:

1. new watercolor brushes... I have somehow lost all but a really grungy one.
2. these gorgeous red shoes...  (well, maybe not.  but a girl can dream, can't she???)
3. Sushi. Dying for it.
4. Nivea Goodbye Cellulite Serum.  If you haven't tried it yet, go now!  Immediately!  And buy it (and one for me).  I don't know what it does, but I can't live without it...and I'm out.  Thinking about declaring a medical/hygiene emergency, but I'm trying my hardest to be honest.
5. Candy.  Lots of it.  (clearly)


Lesson of the week:  I eat too much junk food.  Boo.
I promise to try harder...double boo.




  1. What a fun blog - stopping by from FTLOB!

  2. thanks so much!!! come back again soon!