Friday, March 27, 2009

Life continues despite frustrations

So in the past week, BOTH my credit cards managed to send me letters saying that they "may have been compromised by a third party" and they needed to send me new cards. I appreciate this, but it's annoying to have to change all the things that are billed to me automatically. Additionally, I had changed mine for my gym, but somehow they didn't get the memo (despite the fact that I went in and did it in person! Maybe they entered the number wrong?) so I got a bill for a $25.00 fee! What?! And to top things off, I got a notice from my bank saying that a check from a wedding client had bounced, so I had to send him-the client- a (very nice!) e-mail explaining this and scanned in the copy of the bank notice. Just so frustrating!

And now, since I believe in CHOOSING to be happy, I am making a list of the good things that happened today. I am FORCING myself to notice and appreciate them:

  • Good food! A nice balance of healthy and delicious! (pictures posted below)
  • A break from the gym (my gym time was taken by the frustrations listed above, but at least my body got a break)
  • I got to sleep in
  • I got my oil changed and there was barely any waiting involved
  • I'm going to a fantastic concert by my friends tonight
  • I got to talk to my mom!! Both on-line and on the phone. She lives on the West Coast and I moved here 3 years ago. I miss her so much and as much as I feel "grown up" most of the time, sometimes it's just nice to talk to my mommy! I really only talk to her once a week or so.
I snacked all afternoon because I was home almost the whole time and I've always been more of a grazer. I rarely (never?) eat (only) three meals in a day, so I don't bother to make any of the snacks very big. Eh, it works for me. (OK, today involved a little stress eating, but that's life; it happens. Notice how not concerned I am).

My new favorite snack: brussel sprouts in hummus! So good! Yes, I ate this whole container of brussel sprouts and finished the hummus, but there wasn't very much left.

I found these bagels in Nashville, when we were recording. They were on sale for $.99! So I bought a pack and threw it into my luggage to bring home! The nutritionals are amazing!

100 calories, 15 grams of fiber, 1 gram of fat, 9 grams of protein, 3 grams of sugar (even this raisin flavor with real raisins!) whole grains, vitamins and minerals. Plus they taste amazing and they are super soft! Great texture, just really great overall! I would have to give them 10 our of 10 stars as a rating! I am SOOOO sad that they don't have them up here by me! That is the good thing about being a touring artist--you get to eat fun local stuff all the time! :)

I topped mine with banana flavored PB and fresh strawberries and it was quite amazing!

I had this champagne mango that I was too lazy to cut up, so I peeled it and ate it straight out of hand. Psshh--you've never done something like that? ;-)

And I ate this chocolate fiber bar. Hmm, craving choclate much?

And there have been plenty of other snacks! It happens when I'm at home all day. I'm OK with it.
-a couple spoons of PB
-a tiny bit of dark chocolate
-the leftover piece of that cinnamon roll I posted about earlier this week

My body and I are Cool with it. :)

Meloncauliflower is giving away a variety of goodies.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to post again until Monday morning, so please don't give up my blog yet! :)

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