Thursday, May 3, 2012


The laundry facilities in my building are sabotaging me! 

So, for the first time since college, I live somewhere that does not have an in-unit W/D.  There is a communal laundry room one floor down from me that I share with maybe 9 other apartments.  The machines require use of an electronic card.  The card can only be loaded with cash, and the machine to load the card is in the leasing office, which is open from 8am-6pm.  I catch my morning bus to work at 7:15 and I get home about 6:15.  Thusly, I can only ever load my laundry card on Saturdays, as they are closed on Sundays.  I meant to do it last Saturday, but spent the day running around and went to load it at about 5:45, thinking they closed at 6.  Nope.  On Saturdays they close at 5. Brilliant!

So all of my cutest clothes are dirty, I'm about out of clean gym clothes, and my bedding is so overdue for a wash, mostly due to the stupid cat fur I CANNOT AVOID.  Yes, yes, I know, these are first world problems, but it is annoying nonetheless.  My pool of clothes to choose from for my date and for a farewell happy hour for a friend tomorrow is greatly diminished.

In other news, I started Weight Watchers one week ago today.  I did it before, several years ago, and lost about 15 pounds.  I remember, and know that in general, most people lose a lot the first week, then it levels out.  That's what happened to me the first time around.  Well, I hope that's not the case this time around, because if my "big" loss is 1.8 pounds, I am going to be pissed.  Super frustrated that I've gone to the gym 6 out of the last 7 days and eaten seriously probably 1/2 of what I was eating before, and I didn't even lose a full two pounds.  WHAT.THE.EFF.

I will persevere, anyway, because I know this is a better way for me to live regardless.  Having a tangible reason to get my sorry self to the gym is a good thing, and being aware of what I'm eating is good, too.  I'm drinking more  water, eating more fruits & vegetables and eating less crap.  PROGRESS, damn it.  ;-) 

Last night I *ALMOST* skipped the gym.  I laid around all night after making a really good dinner of chicken sauteed in olive oil with broccoli, green beans, red peppers and zucchini over some brown rice.  Finally, at about 10:30 I decided to go after all, even if only for a shorter stint.  I got caught up talking to a neighbor for a bit, so I didn't get to the gym until 11.  I did 30 minutes of cardio and left, so yeah, not my best workout, but 30 minutes is better than none.  :-)

This post is incredibly boring, so I may try for another, less asinine one later today.  Also, I promise to not carry on and on about exercise and diet and points.  Not the kind of blog I'm going for, but I figure one every great now and again is allowed.  I'd much prefer this blog to be full of self-indulgent, neurotic ramblings about the "joys" of dating.  ;-)


  1. Have you read, "Such a Pretty Fat" by Jen Lancaster? That book is LOL funny and was great motivation for me to get to the gym. Going to the gym is a constant struggle for me as well - hate it!

  2. Good job in getting to the gym 6 out of 7 days. Also impressed you stuck to the plan so late. If I don't go straight from work (or in the morning before work), it's a lost cause for me.

  3. @ames: I've read all of Jen Lancaster's books. So funny!

    @SMB: Yes, it was a struggle, but I was trying to plan ahead since I knew last night and tonight would be difficult/impossible.

    I like going late because it's so empty! :)