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Blew it Last Night

July 26th, 2012 at 06:51 am

I blew it last night. Before I realized what i was doing I had ordered a pizza. Even worse is that I ate most of it. So I blew it on finance front and diet front. I am back to being committed this morning. Will shortly eat my oatmeal for breakfast.

I went to the court house yesterday and began the eviction proceedings for the renters. Hopefully they will get out soon. I hope i don't have to pay someone to empty out the house and dispose of their property.

8 Responses to “Blew it Last Night”

  1. twest Says:

    Don't get too down on yourself. There may be days that you don't do well....money or diet. I think too many of us ,me included, get down on ourselves and say "this is just too hard I can't do it" when really we know we are only human and will mess up sometimes. You can do it! Wishing you luck with your money and the diet!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    We all have days where we "blow it." The key is if we don't beat ourselves up to the point you give up.

  3. laura Says:

    Each day is a new day Smile Another chance to "get it right" if such a thing exists.

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    I know what you mean; years ago, when my money situation was a disaster, it was hard to convince myself that resisting spending would make any difference. Heck, it was difficult to even conceive that spending money was real, since I never seemed to have any!

    Believe me, it DOES make a difference, even when you start having more money in your bank account. I've gotten to the point where I never spend money compulsively. The only time I buy something is when I know I can afford it.

    You will get there, North Georgia!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Don't be too hard on yourself, but keep reminding yourself that you want to do better!!

    I'm thrilled you did something to evict those renters. That is great. I'd avoid paying someone to clean. You should be able to take care of it. Yes, you might need to rent a dumpster, but that would be cheaper than paying someone to do ALL the work. You can afford to pay anyone to do something you can do yourself. It would be a good workout and calorie burning. Smile

  6. snafu Says:

    Yahoo! delighted you've taken the 1st step to evict those deadbeats. Please write a quickie meal list for foods at hand in fridge, pantry, freezer. Knowing what you'll make for dinner reduces stress and is your commitment to avoid the calories, salt & chemicals from pizza/fast/junk foods.

    Confirm your son & friends will move-in, by getting a rent advance commitment. Should they change their mind, get your ad ready to post in CraigsList & whatever free/nearly free ads available in your community. Hunt up your RENT sign ready to pop in the window as soon as those wretched people are o-u-t. I'm not sure how the utilities are billed but those details must be handled.

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Make yourself a meal plan for the rest of this week. Having a list to turn to when you are tired and get home from work really helps. It takes the thinking of what you are going to prepare out of the equation. You can look at it and go, oh, yeah, I'm making this tonight. And it would be here before the pizza even arrived. Make the food on your meal plan really tasty. It doesn't have to be fancy or hard, but flavor really counts for a lot and it makes you look forward to your own cooking.

    If something like pizza is your bugaboo, then get the best frozen pizza you like from the store and keep some in the freezer for nights like this. A good six dollar frozen pizza beats a delivery pizza by anywhere from $6 to $20, depending on toppings. Or quickly make your own with a tortilla or flat bread or French bread from the grocery store and some toppings you keep on hand. A loaf of French bread from the grocery store bakery runs between $1 and $2, a can of tomato sauce is less than $1, a tbsp of bulk basil and bulk oregano from the herb section of your store will cost very little as it weighs very little. 1/4 pound of pepperoni (or another topping) from the deli also weighs very little.

    Take half your loaf, spread it with half a can of tomato sauce, sprinkle it with herbs, add some mozzarella cheese, put the pepperoni on top, bake at 375 for 20 to 25 minutes on a cookie sheet on the middle rack of your oven. You will have about 3 minutes of hands on time to have a delicious pizza and it will be done before delivery would even get there and be so much cheaper. Plus it tastes great. And then later in the week you can do it again with the other half of the French bread, half can of tomato sauce, herbs, and remainder of your pizza toppings.

    Start thinking outside of the pizza box. You can do this. You just need to make up your mind that you're really going to.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    We all fall down - how many times we fall doesn't matter in the grand scheme - what matters is that you get up and try again more than you fall. You can do this. You've made a fantastic first step in working towards evicting your deadbeat renters. Give yourself the credit you deserve for that, and then go on and do more (meal plan, etc.) *because you deserve it!*

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