"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happiness Is...

Guess what I did this weekend? Besides spent time with the best manfriend on earth, and did annoyingly cute things? I got my federal income tax check! Which, was perfect, since placing ads in the paper for my lost cat cost me a small fortune, and then my bank apparently raised their overdraft rates from $30 to $37 a day. Seriously? Yes. Overdraft. This sucks balls! By the time I got my tax check, I had enough to buy myself an outfit from Old Navy. (my cat is lucky she is freaking cute) Plus...refund? It's been about 5 years since I got one. It's kinda nice!

I got new jeans....drumroll please.....A SIZE 12!!!! My goal is a size 10. ONE MORE SIZE! When I started this whole weight loss ordeal, I wore a size 18. Tops? XXL. That's two extra's! I bought two new tops, with ONE L! No extra! Of course, I still wear an XL too, but the point is that an L fit more than my head. Rejoice! It kinda makes the times I'm working my ass off, worth it. It seems like I went forever with no progress. It's taken TWO YEARS. TWO!

This weekend I also got several calls about my cat. Who was busy snoozing on my couch. One person called me like 20 miles from where I live. I said is it a persian? "No, but it's orange." Thanks, but I specifically stated I am missing an orange tabby persian. That's like painting that black cat in the looney tunes cartoons with a white paint stripe and calling it a skunk.

....Le mew, le purrrrr....

I'm really happy she's home. She is such a snuggler, who always comes when I call her and lays with me. She left a big hole in my life for 5 days. I didn't realize how much she is always around, until she wasnt. She's snuggly but not needy. She's my mini me! The fact that I said that might really make me an official crazy cat lady.

The good definately outweighed the bad this weekend. I lowered my cable again. I went from 200 channels, to 50. For a savings of $34 a month, which can go towards paying a credit card. I'm not sure how long I can last, because I don't get E!, or TNT, or TBS, or Bravo, or anything. I get God TV, TBN, kids, kids, and more kids. The only channels I watch that I now receive are HGTV, and Nickelodeon. I'm dying inside. (No more housewives of NY...Millionaire Matchmaker, no real world, or talk soup, Paranormal state, ghost hunters...the list can go on forever!)

This fits into my debt free in 2010 plan. In the meantime, anyone have any shows I should be watching, that appear on NBC, ABC, CBS, or Fox? I'm open to new things now I guess. Tivo needs to be used or it might feel neglected.


Ms. Megan said...

I am contemplating lowering my cable too... but I am scared I will lose all my good shows... I do watch Castle and Lie to Me which are on one of the networks you listed... You might want to check them out they are pretty good

Anonymous said...

When you hit a size 10, let me know. I have scores of size 10 pants you can have. Most of them are Banana Republic and a few are Gap. YAY free pants!

Maybe you can try watching the shows you like online? Lots of shows broadcast stuff online now and it's usually free.


LiLu said...

Congrats!!! That is freaking awesome... I bought a Wii Fit on Sunday and it said I'm 5 years older than I am, according to my Wii fit age... I got some working out to do too!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

fizzy i'm so proud of you!! so proud.

heather said...

dude! awesome weight loss!

crazy cat lady? i'm there with ya! (i have 4, remember?)

have you ever thought about direct tv? i don't know if you have the same cable company (time warner?) but we saved a ton by switching to direct tv and we got more channels!

Erin said...

No E! or Bravo?? *faint*

I couldn't do it... not even for $34 a month, lol