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Coffee Is Getting the Best of Me!

Monday, March 18, 2013

I love coffee. I try to only drink it in the mornings, because it keeps me up at night.

Saturday we had guests for corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and soda bread, yum! With dessert, I made coffee....and had TWO cups at 8 PM. Stupid. I was up until 1 am. I am NEVER up that late.

So yesterday we did our grocery shopping (we go to 3 places to get the best deals) and then we came home and just relaxed for a while. I watched the movie Monsters (not the Charlize Theron one)
which was decent. I don't regret watching it like some movies I've streamed.

Then we had leftovers for dinner. I'm up a lb because of the ridiculous amounts of sodium in my favorite meat, corned beef.

Last night we watched TV and I fell asleep on the couch for 2 hours, unintentionally. Then I slept in bed for 8 hours. I must be tired!! This morning I woke up with a horrible caffeine headache, ugh. Trying not to drink extra coffee today to compensate, because that just creates a vicious cycle.

Today we're going to Village Thrift in Pennsauken to look for old leather coats I can make boot toppers for my costume with! It's cheaper to buy a used leather coat then to buy a piece of uncut leather large enough. I'm also hoping they have a couple of tennis rackets. Our apartment complex has a tennis court and we've never used it. Tennis is good exercise! If it winds up being nice later I'm going to try to walk a couple of miles, or at least ask hubby to take Bingley to the park with me.

I was over my calories the past two days by about 100, which I don't really consider a failure. It's still way below maintenance. I made it down to 196.7 on Saturday and I know I'll get there again in the next few days, hopefully lower. I have 9 weeks to lose 6.7 lbs to make my birthday goal. =)

OOOOoh I got the fabric samples for my corset in the mail. Definitely prefer the one I thought I would. It's called Tinoa Bronze, and it's a Chenille Jacquard. Hopefully they will still have plenty of it available in June when I need to purchase it.

I am still super excited about the corset, even though I don't own it yet! I have been talking with CJADERUN, who owns a corset by this company, and she said the corset took FOUR INCHES off her waist! That's a good corset. I wish I had measured myself in my old corset to see how many inches I'd lost with them. Now they're both too big to wear. =( I will definitely measure with this one when the time comes. =)

Well I'm off to the races!

Talk to you soon!


We got two tennis rackets for $2.90 each, a pretty moss green tablecloth I can use as a shawl for my costume for $0.70 at Village Thrift. Then later at Goodwill we found a trenchcoat length leather coat for my boot covers for $12.99 with plenty of extra leather for making some bracers to go along with it!!!

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JOSEY98 3/19/2013 8:39AM

    I don't think I would have thought of a thrift store coat for boot covers and bracers! I'm trying to wait for a corset, but I want one sooooo bad!

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LIVEDAILY 3/18/2013 10:01PM

    Coffee does the same thing to me, which is why I switch to decaf tea in the evenings. That doesn't keep me up at all. Your shopping trip was a success!! That's amazing that they sell leather goods so inexpensively. What are bracers??

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    Oh, I had not thought of getting a leather coat from the thrift stores for bracers and such! THANKS for the idea! My daughter is always asking me to find low-cost leather pieces. I don't think there is such a thing.

Tennis! That's just amazing. Don't you just love blowing your own mind with a new activity?

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TKLBRIDGET 3/18/2013 2:56PM

    I didn't realize corned beef had so much sodium.... no wonder why I felt so yucky yesterday (we had our corned beef feast on Saturday). Hope you had fun on your thrift shopping spree, so glad you found what you wanted. Have a wonderful day!
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NEELIXNKES 3/18/2013 12:50PM

    I hope they have what you need. Thrifting has become our way of life these days for most things. If they don't have the rackets maybe you have a plat it again sports around for them.

Have a healthy week.

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 3/18/2013 9:36AM

    You might check out Several Goodwill stores to see if they have old leather coats. Our Goodwill sells them for $5 when you can find them.

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EVIE4NOW 3/18/2013 9:06AM

  corned beef is definitely salty. at least you didn't have a reuben like i did. salt in corned beef, kraut and cheese has me up 2 pounds this morning and puffy. can see the water retention in my fingers and feet. extra water should have it off by tomorrow tho.

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