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27 Jul

Good morning and happy Friday!

Have you all seen Google’s image today?

Today is the first day of the Olympics in London!!! I love the Olympics, especially the summer ones, and this is one of the few times I walk around sporting red, white, and blue (aside from the 4th of July) and chanting “U-S-A!” I am super excited to watch the beach and indoor volleyball, the running events, and gymnastics.

My gym is hosting an opening ceremonies viewing party this evening on their rooftop deck. They’re providing the big screen TV, the food, and the beverages, so it’s going to be a party!

Quick Recap…

Dinner Last Night

When I put my dinner together last night, it looked so delectable, all arranged!

My (lately) ever-present bowl of veggie pasta; a side salad consisting of some romaine, sliced tomatoes, diced cucumbers, a drizzle of balsamic, and a dash of salt and pepper; coupled with a side of baby carrots and red pepper hummus. This is what my elementary school teachers would have called “aesthetically appealing”. I’m just going to stick with the word “yummy”.

I did some bed shopping online last night and found a great GroupOn deal for mattresses at a store that’s not too far from my house, so Stef, his family, and I will probably stop by the store this weekend to test out the mattresses in question and if we like them, we can save oodles of money! I love it when deals are available for something you really need or have been looking for.


This morning I combined my daily oatmeal and yogurt bowl and just tossed in a handful of raw oats with my strawbery Chobani yogurt. I like it because it adds some more texture to the dish, along with plenty of fiber. This is a great option for people who like the taste of raw oats and forget to make cold oatmeal overnight.

After topping it with blueberries, strawberries, and walnuts, I added a glass of Silk vanilla soy milk. Look at all the red, white, and blue-ness of it! U-S-A! U-S-A!

Today I have my last personal training session at the gym and then I’m going to go to Happy Hour Boot Camp, which is a class at the gym that is totally unknown to me and then head up to the rooftop to get my Olympics on! Have a great Friday and I will check in with you later!

Quick Question: Are you a fan of the Olympics? Do you prefer summer or winter? What are your favorite Olympic events?

TJMaxx-ed Out

26 Jul

Good afternoon! I decided not to go to the gym today, so I am home early and you get another blog post! I had a half day at work today and afterwards I decided to do some shopping for work clothes, as I was in dire need of something other than the blue dress and black cardigan I had been wearing! But first, it was time for lunch! I brought a Tupperware of leftover pasta along with me, so I just ate that on a park bench outside.

I will definitely be bringing lunch to work from now on. I did some number crunching today, based on how much my monthly salary will be after taxes, and I definitely won’t be able to save as much money as I had originally intended. I am a big fan of Mint.com’s breakdowns of your spending (the website is free and it is so helpful – check it out!) and I realized that I was spending wayyyy too much on food. The era of Spendy Sara has given way to the rise of Stingy Sara. I prefer to use the word “frugal”, but there’s no alliteration in that, now is there?

The grocery comparison I made the other day will really help me in my grocery shopping and one thing I do hope to start doing is planning my menu for the week, so I don’t risk buying things I don’t need and letting food go to waste.

After lunch, it was time to head to TJMaxx. My only real goal was to come away with a black pencil skirt and some blouses, but I found a couple of other things that I thought were cute and I had the rest of the day to kill, so I decided to try everything on.

I am clearly NOT an expert in mirror pictures…

I really needed a white button-up because they’re so versatile and I wanted something for more formal office situations (meetings with clients, going to embassies, etc.). This is the one I ended up getting:

Eek, this is a little dark…hope it’s still visible.

I was a big fan of that Tahari pencil skirt – it’s made of really nice material and feels like it will hold up for awhile. Originally marked at $178.00 and I got it for $38.00! I thought it might be nice to have a couple of dresses because that’s one fewer article of clothing to think about! I love that I can just put on a dress and not have to worry about matching it to anything except my shoes.

My “fierce” pose, a la Tyra Banks.

After I had amassed enough work clothes, I wanted to try on some non-work clothes. I wasn’t planning on buying any of them, but we all know how well that works out…

Super excited to be back in casual clothes.

Here’s the haul! I did quite a bit of damage on my credit card, but I’m not planning on making this a habit, so I won’t berate myself too much 🙂

I think I’m pretty covered on the work clothes – at least for awhile.

Does shopping totally wear everybody else out? I was only there for an hour or two but when I got home, I was exhausted and super hungry – despite eating right before. I swear, something about all the stimulation from the colors and textures and choices makes my body say “Enough!” after awhile. Coupled with the ridiculous heat, I was grateful for my air-conditioned house, a tall, cool glass of soy milk, and a peanut butter sandwich! I ate the sandwich too quickly to take a picture, sorry!

As I said before, I decided not to go to the gym today. I have been working out for two hours a day since Monday and I was definitely feeling it when I woke up this morning, so I’m giving my body a break today and spending the evening bed shopping online. If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you’ll know that I’m moving this weekend and I have absolutely zero furniture to my name. I am eager to move in ASAP but I need something to sleep on!

Questions of the afternoon: Have you ever tried to plan your meals for the week? What was successful for you and what wasn’t?

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