Monday, January 11, 2010


So, outside of managing my depression, for the most part, everything else is a mess. I realize that I made a math mistake paying bills this week, even using my new budget, and bounced a check. This makes me mad at myself. I hate it. I hate paying fees to banks. I want to do better. I don't live an extravagant lifestyle. I don't but I am going to pare down even further. I will be calling evil Comcast tomorrow to get rid of some stations. I very rarely buy coffee but it will be even rarer now.
I have considered trying to find a new place to live but I live in a cheap place as it is. Apartments near Boston aren't cheap, and if they are, they are mold infested basements. If I move further away from the city, then my transportation costs will rise, which will negate any cost savings in rent.
I know it is a whiny post today but it is getting me down. Stuff like this drags me down. I just want to write it down and get it out of my head, which was the main purpose of my blog in the first place.
Food wise, today was ok. Nothing to write home about but I did log everything. I could not resist the Godiva chocolate at work. Tomorrow, I will get more veggies.
Today's Log
Breakfast: 404
Van's Waffles
2 Slices
Fruit Butter, apple
1.5 Tablespoons
Oikos 0% Honey Greek Yogury
1 Container
Lunch: 365
Lean Cuisine Spa Ginger Garlic Stirfry
1 Package
Oranges, all types, fresh, sections
1 Cup
Dinner: 360
Joseph's Flax, Oat Bran, Whole Wheat Wrap
1 Serving
Peppers, bell, med, fresh
1.333 Each
Al Fresco Italian Chicken Sausage
1 Each
Kraft 2% Delux American Cheese
2 Slices
Snacks: 523
Kashi Pumpkin Pie Bar
1 Serving
Godiva Chocolate
4 Pieces
2 Each
I will have two days of climbing the building at work. I did something to, I believe, my glute that caused me not to be able to cross my leg or lift it without some pain so I decided to rest tonight.


  1. Agh, I hate overdrafts. Don't go into beating yourself up though! It happened, now it's done...leave it behind you.
    BODA lose weight

  2. Oh, I hate that! I beat myself up mercilessly when I make a banking/budgeting mistake, too.

    "Stuff like this drags me down. I just want to write it down and get it out of my head, which was the main purpose of my blog in the first place."
    Yup: that sums it up perfectly. It's your blog, so you get to use it to get out whatever is bugging you. Hopefully today is treating you a little better. :)

  3. So sorry about the bank fee - those things make me so stressed. It's hard to cut back when you are already living frugally. You are in my thoughts!

  4. Hi there, I just found your blog and I'm really enjoying it so far! I'll be adding you to my Google reader. I was wondering if you could tell me if you use a gadget for the food journal on your blog? I like the format and would like to use something like that. I hope today is going well for you.
    Melanie @

  5. Thank you Melanie! I recently saved up and bought an Ipod Touch. One of the apps I downloaded was Lose It. They have a website that get the information from your Touch or Iphone and does reports based on the information. I just copy and past my log from that day.


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