Hope everyone had a nice weekend! I knew mine would be great as soon as I found out I got a promotion on Friday!! I interviewed for a position in my company a few weeks ago and got the good news right before I left work! I’ve been in the same position since I moved to New York in 2007 so I am really excited for a new change.  I knew this called for a celebration so Mari and I decided to go to a bar in Queens that night. Before heading out, I took a fun Zumba class and stopped at Subway for a quick dinner.

I got turkey, ham, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickles on a whole wheat roll. I had some Riceworks chips on the side. I am loving Subway lately!

After dinner, I met Mari, her sister Jenn, and her friend Gigi at the bar.

We went to this bar a couple of months ago for Mari’s birthday (ya know, the night I lost my Droid!) I made sure I kept my phone hidden in my purse all night! That day, Mari asked me if I knew of any good low-calorie drinks. I recommended a vodka and soda with a splash of cranberry. I had a feeling this drink would taste too much like actual vodka for her. My other recommendation was vodka and Crystal Light! You can barely taste the alcohol and a packet is almost no calories. They also make some Crystal Light with Stevia now which is nice.

We made drinks with half a packet of Crystal Light, 2 vodka shots, and a glass of water. They were delicious!

I believe we each had 3 of these drinks by the end of the night (6 shots)!!

Eventually we ran out of packets and moved onto Blue Moon.

Very fun night!

The next morning (2:00 pm actually), I headed to Tower Diner to refuel! I got an egg white omelet with feta cheese, peppers and mushrooms. Some fatty bacon seemed necessary after 6 shots.

I felt that an Applebee’s Hurricane was also needed to cure the hangover!

I’d say October is starting off really well for me! I am ready to take on some new challenges and can’t wait to start the new position! I know I am a few days late but I would like to set a few other goals for the month:

1) Focus more on strength training:I am currently loving intensati and Zumba which means I am slacking on the strength classes. I want to take one 3 times a week again.

2) Choose at least 1 day a week to chew no gum! I still go through 1/2 a pack to a whole pack every day. Not only does it cost too much money, it bothers my tummy and jaw. Maybe one day without gum will turn into 2 days, then 3 days, etc.

3) Continue eating out less: I’ve been eating oatmeal every day and packing lunch a few days a week. I also stopped buying $2.00 iced coffee every morning. I’ve been on a Subway kick as well which obviously is cheaper than eating out! I hope this streak continues!

What are your goals for the month?

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39 Responses to Celebration!

  1. Mari says:

    I had such an amazing night!!!!!!! I can’t wait to repeat it this weekend lol. I am so proud of you….

    Those drinks were deeeelish…I will be packing more crystal light hahaha

  2. BIOCHEMISTA says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! You definitely deserved that celebration girl 🙂

  3. Runeatrepeat says:

    I am going to do your “one day without gum” goal too! I chew way too much like, buy it at Costco and it’s gone fast!One day seems doable. Well, we’ll see.

  4. Glad you are going to do it with me! Now I just have to pick which day….

    I am always fine in the morning but need it once the afternoon hits! This will be a tough one.

  5. melissa says:

    huge, huge, huge congrats! So excited for you. Great goals!

  6. Norn says:

    congrats on your promotion!

  7. Congrats on the promotion! I love that you made your own drinks in the bar.

    Good luck with your goals!

  8. whoa that omelet sound sdelicious! I love feta in there 🙂

    ahh crystal light and vodka I drank that ALL the time in college!!

  9. Melnyc says:

    CONGRATS!!!! I’m so excited for you and the new job!! We’ll have to go out and celebrate again!

  10. I will pack some this time too! We can’t run out again…even though the Blue Moon was delicious!

  11. Thank you!! Yes we will..margaritas again asap!

  12. Clairerose says:

    Congrats!!That’s fantastic.I’ve been applying for a new job,too.I have an interview next week.I love the Crystal Light idea….must try it:-)cc

  13. CONGRATULATIONS BEAUTIFUL and way to celebrate with some delicious subway!! <3

  14. I will always love subway. The smell of their bread gets me everytime.

  15. Eunice says:

    Weeeee! Congrats on the promotion, Missy!

  16. ashleigh says:

    Congrats on your promotion! I want to come to NY to hang out with you guys… you always have so much fun!

    When I am in savings mode and need to grab lunch I always hit up subway! $3 veggie sub? Yes please!

  17. congrats on the promotion!!and you packing your own crystal light..looks like you knew what you were going to be up to BEFORE you left the house!

  18. I totally can relate to the gum addiction…though even worse, I compulsively SWALLOW my gum!!

  19. Abbey says:

    Missy! CONGRATS on the promotion!
    That is such exciting news!!!

    Have you thought about just cutting back on the gum? I think if I did something like chewing that much gum (or smoking?) there is no way I’d be able to just cut it out all in one day. Maybe make it your goal to only have 3 pieces a day?

    Also, vodka/soda with a splash of cranberry is my FAVORITE drink!! Another one that I’ve recently discovered is FLAVORED vodka & soda- no cranberry. Since the vodka is flavored, you really don’t need the cranberry. It’s delish! (and even fewer calories!)

    Good luck with your goals this month, and congrats again on the promotion!

  20. Shane says:

    CONGRATS MISSY! I’m really excited for you!

  21. I’ve tried just cutting back but once I start, I don’t want to stop (kind of like chain smoking). Just 3 pieces messes with my tummy by the way!

  22. Monique says:

    OMG Congrats! Im so sorry i didnt make it. I was sitting at home crocheting a baby blanket and totally realzied when you guys posted pics on facebook that i missed our date.
    this is why i have a calendar lol

    looks like you girlies had a great time! next time im there! i promise!

  23. Lee says:

    Congrats on your promotion!

    I don’t drink liquor very often (I’m more of a wine or beer girl), but when I do, I get a vodka soda with a splash of cranberry too.

  24. Congrats on the promotion!

  25. Every time I come to your blog, I always love how you have fun drinking and aren’t afraid to post about it! I know some bloggers don’t feel comfortable talking about it which I completely understand, but you’re young, having fun, and loving it 🙂

    CONGRATS on the promotion btw!!

  26. congrats on the promotion! i gtota try that crystal light/vodka combo and blue moon is my fav beer 🙂 i used to chew gum until my teeth would ache so much so i totally stopped. just stop buying the gum and drink more water instead. i have a few pieces of gum if incase i feel nauseous or if i’m going out with friends. if you need to freshen your breath just pop a mint, you won’t want to chew/eat anything if your breath feels fresh. hope that helps! 🙂

  27. I too, am addicted to gum chewing, which is a problem, because I have TMJ! A great way that I keep my habit under control is by only chewing a half a piece at a time. I don’t keep it in my purse anymore, because I realized that every time I see or smell the stuff, I feel like I’m going to die if I don’t have a piece right away. Now, I just keep the gum stashed in my car.

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