Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Complete Fail

I expect to hear air horns going off and saying "abandon ship!" (Oh, and by the way, what about that CRUISE SHIP? Can you imagine?? Yikes!)

Yeah, it's that bad.

I've lost a 'few' dollars in the past week.

Poor planning on my part.

Carelessness ... you know, treating your money with respect doesn't work IF you just toss it in the purse and expect it to be there later. Um, yeah, especially IF you don't zip it close on top of it.

Don't ask, not quite sure where it went. But it's not in the purse.

Grocery shopping was way over the top. I've technically tapped out the grocery budget for the month within the first 14 days of the month. Huh. NO I don't think I need to re-work that in the budget. Just better planning. And now I'm going to force myself to make do with what I have (except, I do need cat food, cat litter and will need salad stuff and milk...it just never ends).

And learning to say no.

NO to my neighbor (who is going through some pretty radical cancer treatments) when she ask to go to the Casino. Ummm...yeah, that's real conductive to a Year of Zero. Let me tell you all about that ... NOT.

NO to Hubby when he wants another bag of fritos to go with the chili ... especially when there was a bag sitting there not even opened.

NO to my girlfriend who asked me to meet her for an earlier class, forcing me to stop at Kmart and buy a workout shirt to change into (I already had the yoga pants on and a long sleeve T, but I knew I'd sweat my ass of and really pass out wearing it) ... that was poor planning on my part ... I knew that I'd be going to the gym at some point, should have just packed one in my car.

And finally, NO to ME. I need to learn restraint, willpower, forgiveness and eliminate the GUILT in all aspects of my life.

Yeah. Complete fail. It's gonna be a rough 50 weeks.


  1. Do not be too hard on yourself. You need to learn to do these things, they will not happen instantly. It might take you several years to master many of your goals. Also buying every thing at yard sales is a drag. Don't limit yourself too much. You can really screw up your hair if you are not good at doing it yourself. I have mine done professionally 2x a year and then touch up the rest. I am really due for a professional job. Scary right now!

    1. Thanks for your comments ... I know, half the work is BELIEVING in yourself! And yes, I agree about the hair stuff, I have a few friends who are fairly knowledgable so starting to lean towards them ... I do need to do something soon as the greys are waving around at passerbys!

  2. Hang in there! You really have encouraged me! I love stopping by your blogs! It's going to be a great 50 weeks! We all have each other to keep up the momentum! Cant wait to see how you do next week! I know you will bounce right back!

    1. Debby, thank you yet again for your kind words AND encouragement :) 50 weeks seemed like an eternity but today, I'm refocused and it's only 49 1/2 weeks now! :)