This day has tried my patience today. I slept late, texted Mattie over his lunch break, then got up, checked email, checked my bank balance, and headed out after a cup of coffee. My first stop was the bank, where I pulled out the $25 I owed Mattie for dog food last week. Since we’ve increased Sashi’s food (she’s a little thin) a $50 bag of dog food is lasting us about 16 days instead of the 3 weeks it used to last. This month I wasn’t prepared for it in my budget, but I re-figured it from here on out and I’m good. After stopping by the bank, I went to Walmart, which isn’t my favorite store to shop at but meat is way cheaper there than at Food4Less, and grabbed this week’s groceries. I had checked the Sunday paper before I left and found several coupons I could use and had brought them with me. I ended up grabbing a few items I wasn’t planning on because of the coupons, but razors and shaving cream I kind of need and the coupons were too good not to use them. I had coupons for yogurt, juice, shaving cream, razors, and granola bars, all of which we use regularly. Sounds good, right? I wish. I got to the checkout line and waited almost ten minutes. There was a little old lady at the front who was paying by check… ten years later, it was my turn. The cashier rang up all my items, and I slid my card. And it said declined. I tried it again. Declined. :( Tried it a few more times. Same result. xD I ended up holding up the line for ten minutes myself while the cashier cancelled my transaction and we started ringing things up one by one until it hit $25. That was everything but the juice, milk, the coffee creamer, and the meat. I handed her my coupons for everything she had rung up so far and it knocked it down to $18 and change. I handed her the milk. $21. And the juice, plus the coupon I had for it. $22. I handed her the creamer. $24 and I’m out of money. I left with everything but the meat, and went back to the bank, where they could find absolutely nothing wrong with my card or my account so they issued me a new card, and told me to try it in the ATM to make sure it worked right before I left. It did.
I took my groceries I already had home, put them away and went back to the store. The new card worked fine and I got my meat and came home. But I was mortified when my card was declined and I was the one holding up the line. It was so embarrassing, even though it wasn’t my fault. I still have a few more coupons left in my purse, one of which Mattie will use when he buys Pringles next time. He eats them, I don’t, so they are his expense. There’s also two other shaving cream coupons in there, and another yogurt one. I made out really well on the yogurt today. Between being on sale and my coupon, I paid $0.46 each, instead of the normal $0.66 each. Score! :D But I still had to make a third trip to the store because I forgot to buy Mattie’s lunches. Ugh.
After that though, my day did improve. Mattie got home from work, and we had spaghetti for dinner because I was too lazy to really cook anything. After my belly settled, I headed of to the gym to do week three, day one of C25K, and I thought I was going to die. xD I’m really not sure that moving on to week three was a good idea, but I’m going to give it another go on Wednesday as planned and see if its any easier. Here’s how week three went.
By the time I got halfway through the last run, I honestly thought I was going to throw up if it continued much longer, but I got through it and I walked it out, and kept walking until I hit 31:00 minutes total which has become my informal stopping point. So, if week three doesn’t get a bit easier on Wednesday, I’ll probably lapse back to week two again. Killing myself doing this is not part of the plan.
Food was okay today. I stayed in an okay place with calories, though fat was a little high, and I’d have like to have seen carbs a little lower and protein a little higher. But, considering the day had a surprise of Starbucks (Mattie brought it home for me without me knowing until it was here) it was a good day overall. Here’s the eats.
|What||Calories||Fat g||Protein g||Carbs g||Points|
|Starbucks Tall Java Chip Non-Fat w/Whipped Cream Frappaccino||300||11||4||51||6.9|
|Total Calories From…||525||236||876|
|Gym 31:00 Minutes||371||3.7|
|End of Day Totals||1235||31.7|
Anyway, that concludes my post for tonight, and I’m getting it up before the next day. Yay me! LOL See you all tomorrow!