First off, I apologize once again for the large gap between posts. School has got me busy again, and Boeger has given me many more hours to work for the Apple Hill season. I was rewarded by my boss with a gift certificate to Asante Spa for all the long hours I have been putting in. So excited for that! I'm trying to convince my Mom to come get pampered with me- she deserves it more than I do.
So let me catch you up on me now. Last weekend was Oktoberfest, and I burned myself bad. I started out the hoping to just have 2 beers, see some wiener dog races, and go home. That didn't happen. I had 6 drinks throughout the night (wine, appletini, 2xbeers, 2xmanhattans plus sips off of some Delicious sangrita/tequila!). I actually don't remember a lot of what happened that night. Luckily, a friend's sister and her boyfriend drove me to their house so I could vomit and crash. I thought I lost my purse,which had my phone and car keys (my car was parked on main street) but it showed up in a linen closet that I didn't know they had. It is so freaky to be that wasted. Plus, I had to work the next morning and thought I was going to die. Needless to stay, since then, I have began trying to implement some changes in my life. The most major, of course, is self control.
Filed under self control, you would find my desire to not drink soda anymore. I only drink soda at work; with the gain in hours for the season, that means I work 4 days a week. That's 4 sodas a week! Too much. I have been doing really well with that one. I also haven't really had the urge to have a beer or wine (definitely not a cocktail) since last week. I know that feeling will fade, and I will be ready to relax with some red wine after work this fall, but I can only hope that I will drink a responsible amount. That goes with smoking too. I haven't had an inkling to have a cigarette, but that's probably because I haven't been drinking. Limit the booze, and the smoke will follow.
I have been trying to drink 8-9 glasses of water a day. I realized that there were some days that I didn't drink water at all! So crazy, considering our bodies are 80% of the stuff. I'm sure some of my skin and stomach problems will go away with more water and less soda and junk. Of course, more vegetables and salads are on the dietary list. I also hope to cook a new recipe every month (and more often if and when I have the time). More exercise, including stretching every morning and night and trying to do something active with Eric, at least once a week! Its hard to organize anything with our opposite schedules right now.
And finally, I hope to break my longest lasting addiction- cuticle picking/biting. I gotta stop. I see girls with beautifully painted fingernails (like Maya's and the dainty squid's) and I want to have nice nails! I have been doing this for as long as I remember. In my head, I am just "fixing a cuticle," but really, I'm tearing at the flesh as a nervous tic. I gotta focus and stop this.
To help commence change in my life, I lopped off all of my hair today. I was tired of the long hair that I can hide behind. I am going to be the change I want to see in myself.
And of course, I will be donating my hair to Locks of Love! Thanks to Emily at Bella Capelli for caving in and giving me the cut she thought I would regret!
Anyway, I am going out tonight with some friends tonight- hopefully having a reasonable amount to drink, and hopefully sleeping in my own bed tonight with my favorite guys.