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The lock, the train, the diet

January 4th, 2013 at 07:26 am

I am waiting for the locksmith to arrive any minute, so I may be interrupted.

Since I'm staying home this morning, I did some early morning laundry ($2). I think I surprised the person who came in to collect the quarters -- he's probably used to seeing no one there at 6 AM!

I got a $15 Pier One gift card from my boss yesterday, so I'm counting it as a snowflake for Christmas. I get most of my decor items secondhand, anyway, so I'm not really tempted to use it for myself. I also found a penny in the station yesterday, so I'm really on a roll!

Speaking of the station, I missed my train on the first leg home yesterday -- by a second or two! It really wasn't my fault -- there was another train blocking the intersection, so I had to take the underground tunnel, and by the time I got across, the train was pulling away. So frustrating. There wasn't another one for an hour. I just stayed there and read, resisting the temptation to 1) shop at the resale shop 2) get Chinese food 3) get Italian food and 4) shop at the cute children's clothing store. All were diversions nearby, and would have been more fun than waiting in the station, but would have meant spending money I didn't need to spend. So I'm pretty proud of myself!

I actually got home only 1/2 hour later than usual, because I was able to catch a train that was leaving the downtown station just as I arrived. I mean, they closed the door right behind me! Too much train excitement for one day.

The locksmith is here. Sounds like I will need a new combination and new key for the front door, but the lock itself will not have to be replaced. A good thing. The lock is original to the building. As he just said, "You'll never find another one!" Though I suppose a modern replacement would be possible, it just wouldn't look the same. No idea yet what this is going to cost me.

I am back on myfitnesspal.com, and I have been doing very well so far. Of course, my cold is supressing my appetite, so it's easy right now. When my appetite comes roaring back, it will be more difficult. But I am committed. I am straining my wardrobe, and no, I am NOT buying bigger clothes. And for several health issues I just need to get some weight off. I am not going to worry much about weighing myself (it makes me crazy) but I will be vigilant about accurately logging what I eat and how much I exercise, and meeting my daily goal.

4 Responses to “The lock, the train, the diet”

  1. latestart Says:

    Good job on not spending money,

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad you were able to get the lock problem resolved! Your train situation sounds really annoying. Is there anyone you can talk to about the train blocking your way?

  3. Shiela Says:

    I hate when that happens with the train.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    No, there is nothing you can do when a freight train blocks the way aside from using the tunnel. The solution is not to cut it so close getting to the station!

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