Life in NYC

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I just called to have someone pick up my laundry, so I thought I would write a post that addresses all of the convenient services provided here in the city. Seriously, there is no reason to leave your apartment some days. Here are a few of the conveniences that I indulge in on a regular basis:

  • Groceries: We have an online grocery store called Fresh Direct. I go online and choose what I want and then I schedule a delivery time. All of the produce is local and if it doesn’t look right, then they remove it from your order. All of my neighborhood stores also deliver, but the nice thing about Fresh Direct is I never have to walk into a grocery store.
  • Laundry: I haven’t done my own laundry in 2 years. I live in an old brownstone building, so there is no laundry room. Instead of lugging all of my clothes to the laundermat, I just call my local dry cleaner and they pick it up. ¬†They use my soap and separate the colors. Then its delivered back to me washed and folded. (If only I had someone that would put it away for me too – just kidding.)
  • Food Delivery: In NYC, you can pretty much get any kind of food at any time of day. There is a website called Seamless Web, which tells you all of the restaurants that deliver in each neighborhood. You simply place your order online and then its brought to you. See, seamless…
  • Taxis:¬†There is a new taxi service in NYC called Uber. It is seriously one of the best services ever. Whenever you need a car, you just open the app on your phone, set your location and it tells you have far away a car is. The best part is they are not dirty yellow cabs, they are super nice black sedans and SUVs. Nothing like rolling to dinner in an Escalade.

For those of you that are thinking, wow she sure is lazy, just know if all of this was available to you, you definitely would indulge. Life moves so fast here that its nice to have the extra help and convenience.

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Almost Done

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Tomorrow is my last day of my cleanse. I’ve enjoyed 18 shakes, 6 rice bars and a ton of veggies.

Things that I’ve learned about myself during the last week:

  • I can do anything if I put my mind to it. When my doctor said that he wanted me to only eat vegetables for lunch and dinner, I didn’t think that I’d be able to do it. 
  • I have fantastic and supportive friends. I went to my friend’s place for dinner and brought broccoli to make sure that there was something I could eat. When I arrived, I found out that my friends were making multiple veggie only meals. It was very thoughtful and it was the best meal that I’ve had all week.
  • Green beans are the most filling. They’re my favorite for dinner. I prefer spinach salads for lunch. 
Three shakes to go, hopefully the doctor will tell me that I can add grains or a bit of protein back to my diet! 

21 Shakes

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Today I started a 7 day cleanse. This consists of three shakes per day, one rice bar, a handful of vitamins and all the veggies I can eat. I know what you’re thinking right now, how do I do this too?

So far, its been going ok. I feel a little shaky, but I think it will get easier. Hoping it will get easier.

Faithful readers, I will keep you posted on cleanse and let you know if I make it 7 days!

xoxo

Committed to Trying

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It was brought to my attention that I don’t blog enough. I’m pretty sure that I’ve said this before, but now I’m making a public commitment to blog on a more regular basis. Most days, I feel like I don’t have much to say.

So, its the holiday season. Can you believe it? I spent Thanksgiving with my best friend Megan and her amazing family in Utah. It was nice to be back there and meet her precious new little girl, Nora. I also got to hang out with my favorite 2 year old, Reed. I always have so much fun with them! It makes me sad that we’re not closer and I don’t get to see them very much.

While I was in Utah, I got to also spend time with my sister and her husband. I finally got to see their house. I’ve been a really bad sister because it took me over a year to finally get out to Utah to see their new house. In addition to seeing the house, Candace took me to a two hour Zumba class (to anyone who hasn’t tried Zumba, you should. It’s a blast and a great workout.)

Ok, so there is my update. I promise that there will be more. With that, I leave you, my faithful readers, with one of my favorite pictures from my trip to Greece. This is a picture of super cute downtown Mykonos. This picture makes me happy, especially because its pouring outside currently and I need to go to a happy place.

New Home.

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It’s been a while since my last post…

So far 2011 has been quite busy. I’ve survived the Snowpocolypse of New York, moved apartments, and have been super busy at work.

My new apartment is in the same building as the old one, just in the front of the building. I now have two street facing windows, so I have direct sunlight, which makes a world of difference. My kitchen is also bigger. All in all, I’m much better off in the new place, its more spacious and I LOVE having the sun. Here are a few pictures: