First day of going “vegan”

I put this in quotations because, yesterday was my Birthday and the little guys that I babysit for made me cupcakes so naturally I didn’t want to hurt their feelings by not eating one.  That being said, I didn’t slip up once, other than that.  I was talking to my sister, and it may be a slow transition from a vegetarian diet to a vegan diet, simply because I don’t want to waste the groceries that we have already purchased.  I am headed to California at the end of July, so I’m hoping a change in my diet may motivate me to stay on top of an active lifestyle.  Not only important to me to lose weight, but it is important to me to be able to head out to one of the state parks, head out to source, head out to list etc.  This whole starting my own business, has me needing to work at a pace that will allow me to get things done, product up and moved.  Today for breakfast, I juiced ginger, turmeric, spinach, cucumbers, apples, oranges and a peach and through in an apple cider vinegar shot.  I had grits, with vegan butter, spinach soy chorizo, and half a small avocado.  For lunch I had 2 pieces of tofurkey and a vegan banana strawberry bar, later I had a vegan chocolate chip cookie and probably not a vegan cupcake.  So, my first day criticism for myself, would be that I’m pretty sure I hit my sugar intake too much.  But, I kind of have to teach myself what I can eat, so it’s going to be a little bit of a process of elimination kind of thing.  We hit the gym a little, and also had a good haul at the goodwill next door.  Not too bad for a first day I would say.  I weighed in, and I am interested to see if my weight will change reflecting this change in my diet.  Hope everyone is having a great week.

Where do you go when you’re lonely?

Why do I always attract the same person?  Why do people always call me Ambers?  It’s like reliving a bad memory over and over and over again.  This dating thing is dumb, and I don’t much care for it.  Especially the online dating scene…where does an introvert go to meet new people?  Anyone?  I’m kind of really tired of the same results over and over again.  At the end of the day, I just want someone to hike with, go on adventures with, maybe go to church with, maybe go to the gym with. I’m just ready for a plus one…but not a creepy plus one.  I’m quite certain my sister will get tired of me eventually lol and it’s kind of time for me to find my own place in this world.  But, if it requires leaving the comfort of my own house, count me out!  Its like, you start talking to someone and you see the potential problems before you even make it to the first date.  Are my standards too high, I don’t think so…gah!  I just know I have heard the term glomp from at least 4 people I’ve dated and that just doesn’t seem very adult to me…but that’s just me.  Being 30, a few days shy of 31 and hearing the term glomp from someone you are considering giving a chance to is like…how old are you anyway?  Gah, it shouldn’t be this hard.  It’s not that I desperately need to have someone in my life to save me or love me because I can’t love myself, I’m just ready to attempt dating again and it just isn’t as easy as I’d like it to be.

Downtown, everything’s great when you’re downtown

What a fun and exciting two days I’ve had!  I mean this both literally as well as a facetious remark.  I have officially gone to my first jury duty summons, and I was picked for a trial.  The trial was complete and utter bologna.  I can talk about it now, basically someone was suing for no reason other than deep pockets.  People these days are always trying to sue everyone.  I commuted for the first time downtown, I road metro home the first day, and to and from downtown today.  I stopped at two different eateries that I wouldn’t have had the chance to try otherwise, and I conversed with all kinds of different people from different backgrounds that I may not have had the chance to if we weren’t all stuck on that bench together.  The trial ended up being settled, the attorneys could tell we were not going to pay out for “pain and suffering” and, the ride downtown today ended up being only for 3 minutes of needing to be there.  At least I have my steps in for the day, had an awesome breakfast and I finally finished this boring book I’ve been reading for like ever.

Just started 13 Reasons Why, I recently watched the series on netflix and wanted to check out the book, because the book is always better.  I plan on reading it and then rewatching the series because I kind of didn’t really pay attention the first time.  It’s a shame people can’t talk to people about things that are upsetting them, but it’s not possible for us to force anyone to do anything they do not want to do.  I just wish people didn’t feel so helpless in life.  Because, if you stop and think about it, this busy, hectic, crazy life we live, is actually pretty friggin sweet!

wild winter, warm coffee, minds gone, do you love me?

I had one of my best thrift hauls yet to date today!  Finally after two months of searching for the elusive lululemon, I found that omega sign and scooped it up!  I found a pair of mens lululemon, and that one pair should pay for my entire haul.  I also found patagonia and tons of anthropologie/urban outfitters brands.  Gah liquid gold I tell you, can’t wait to get it up in the store.  Tomorrow I have jury duty, I’d normally ignore the letter but this one was scary and said that I missed the last one, and if I missed this one I would be fined.  Nobody has time for that, so I plan on taking the light rail downtown tomorrow at the crack of dawn.  Yay for being an adult, kind of.  I really hope I don’t get picked tomorrow, and I plan on bringing tons of reading material.  I went to go get Chinese food for lunch today and the cookies fortune said something about working on my work out routine needless to say, I worked out hardcore tonight.  I am drenched in sweat, as if I just came out of the shower drenched, did 15 minutes of the stair stepper, 20 mins of the elliptical, and 25 on the bike.  We also did thighs, and abs, and arms, boom!  My cat just bullied me out of my yogurt, she is literally putting her paw in the container and licking said paw…what a weird girl she is.