“Change your thinking, change your life.” – Ernest Holmes.

Thanks so much to all of you that sent me words of encouragement yesterday through your comments and emails–it was truly appreciated.  As usual, you all are right, I need to get my chin up and use my job for what it is: a stepping stone to the next step, which will be working for myself.  My goal is to have $10k in savings before I leave, and for now I just need to ignore my insulting boss and use it for a paycheck until I can free myself.  So, thank you.  Sometimes, like everyone, I fall into the self-pity trap, but I try not to stay there because it’s generally unproductive.  Thanks for pulling me out before it got bad.

I’ve been super tired lately.  In fact, I totally bypassed dinner last night in lieu of more sleep after my strength training workout, and this morning I was supposed to get up at 4am to do a 90 minute yoga video–that didn’t happen.  I’m going to an engagement party after work, so I may just have to accept that today I might not achieve my regularly scheduled perfectionism.  Things happen, I’m not going to beat myself up over it, I’ll just fit it in later in the week.

Things I’m excited for today: getting dressed up, sipping wine tonight, and meeting my aunt for lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant!

Here’s the food recap from yesterday:


Smoothie with almond milk, soy protein powder, banana, mixed berries


Trail mix


Leftover tempeh kabob over brown rice
Tazo Tea

I finished off those Tazo teas that were sent to me for trial:

My thoughts: I like the fact that they’re flavored with stevia, making them seem natural in my mind.  My favorite flavor was the Zen, which was crisp and refreshing and green tea-like.  Then came Refresh, which was a sweetened mint tea.  I wasn’t big on Passion, it almost tasted too sweet to me.  While I’m most likely to grab an unsweetened iced-tea when I’m out, I can definitely see picking up a bottle of Zen in the future.  They get a solid like.