This has been a long ~ but productive ~ day!
Young Sir woke me up way before I wanted to be awake because apparently some secret monster has been stealing his underwear and he couldn't find any. And I've been awake since... the me who is used to going back to sleep for hours is not used to this, lol.
We had pest control at the house all morning attempting to take care of our little (or not so little) ant problem. I sure hope it is a successful effort because I am at the end of my rope with the darn things. Final straw was when I had to throw away a whole unopened package of blueberry muffins... yes I know they probably saved me some substantial calories, but still! I HATE bugs and its embarrassing to have people over when they are crawling up the frickin walls for no other reason than because they've decided my walls are a good place to live. WTH??? Its not like the house is dirty! The pest control guy told me this is what happens when someone gets the bright idea to build houses in the middle of a forest... which I guess I can't argue with. But geez! I've had enough. Okay end rant, lol.
The bulk of my day was spent scrubbing and rearranging the kitchen. It looks so pretty and organized right now. Except the fridge... it will just have to wait for another day. I threw a bunch of stuff in a giveaway box and omg... I think I'm going a little OCD because my spices are now in alphabetical order!!!! The question of course is how long will all this order last? LOL. Quite awhile if I have anything to say about it. I am so much happier in the kitchen and focus on making healthy meals so much easier when everything is organized and at my finger tips!
Now for the I'm getting back on track part of this post... I think I've figured out a good way to avoid junk food! I think its fairly common knowledge if you know me at all that I have a little issue with restaurant food and convenience store fodder. There are so many options everywhere I go... and NO way to get to my house without passing a convenience store filled with crap food. And we all know that I have to drive Mr. Husband to/from work and where ever else he thinks he needs to go. So the opportunities for "trouble" have multiplied substantially. Its embarrassing to admit that I've lost count of the number of times I've run through a drive-thru or stopped at the convenience store after dropping him off somewhere.
But then one day last week I was in a hurry to get out the door and only grabbed my ID card and driver's license. So when the urge came I couldn't stop. No money. No debit card. No credit card. Enough change in the cup holder to buy an extra sauce... no more, lol. So I repeated the quick option of only taking the necessary ID along the rest of the week... and for the rest of the week I did not stray from my planned eating.
And then today... I grabbed up my whole purse because I knew both pieces of ID were in it. And I stopped at the convenience store where I purchased... two pepper jack cheese sticks, a frozen burrito thing, a diet soda and a bottle of X Rated. Thanks to Amey for getting me hooked on the X Rated... its all her fault, lol. Nevermind that I only stopped for a soda... the debit card in my purse allowed me to fill my arms before I made it to the register without having to think about how I was going to pay for it.
So my new way to avoid buying (and eating) junk food... leave the debit card and cash at home!!!
Which works great as long as I don't actually NEED to stop anywhere else and as long as I remember to have them when I need them... so I don't end up somewhere like the nail salon with no way to pay (yes it happened, thank goodness I go to the same place faithfully so they know me). Lol
Tomorrow I will have to tell you about the vending machine nightmare!