Moving in Manhattan – Kinda Rough!

I had a horrible couch-moving experience (bad bad Craigslist), but I do want to sayΒ thank you to Rob the Mover as well as the lifesaving New York Couch Doctor for making my horrible awful day not quite so bad after all.

I was pretty stressed all day because of the couch drama, but I did make this yummy dish for Bobby because he was actually the one who had to deal with most of the awfulness.

  • rice
  • coconut oil, garlic powder, teriyaki sauce
  • shrimp, red peppers, scallions

So simple. He loved it. While he ate this I ate chocolate. Kinda wish I’d just made more of this because the bite I did have was delicious.

Today I got a smoothie for lunch at Jamba Juice. My tum has been really bloaty lately. I got the Berry Fulfilling, which does have Splenda, so I may get something else next time. It was yummy. It has a dairy base and then raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries (I think).

I thought it would help my stomach since smoothies should be easy to digest, but it didn’t do much – I was still bloated. And now I’m really hungry. I did have an apple with the smoothie so maybe that’s what did my tummy in.

I did manage to get in my exercise by walking home (2 miles) and walking at lunchtime to meet Bobby (<1 mile). I try to get in 2 miles of walking every day but it doesn’t always happen.

Do you ever feel like you should act a certain way or eat a certain thing because of other blogs? I know I used to, but now I pretty much do my own thing. I think it’s better this way.

12 Comments on Moving in Manhattan – Kinda Rough!

  1. Kim
    26 March, 2010 at 8:58 pm (7 years ago)

    Ya, I used to be really affected by other blogs. There are lots of intense exercisers out there, and I’m just not that way. I’m like you in that I like walking, and yoga. That’s it. I used to compare what I eat to what others eat, but I realize that’s ridiculous and I don’t care so much anymore. Everyone’s needs are different. There are lots of healthy bloggers who eat in a way that would be unhealthy for me. I need a lot of calories. I’ve accepted this…pretty much.

    Have a great weekend! Sorry about your moving hassles and stress. I hate dealing with that crap!

  2. Janet (Pantry Bites)
    26 March, 2010 at 11:07 pm (7 years ago)

    Yes to your question. I’m easily influenced. I keep coming back to the same answer- listen to my own body and try to keep the outside noise out. Although I do get some great ideas from reading other blogs.

  3. caronae
    26 March, 2010 at 11:48 pm (7 years ago)

    Love the new layout Maggie! That looks like such a perfect stir fry. Mmmm…And I totally feel pressure to eat like other bloggers or like my meals are too big sometimes! But you’re right; everything works out best when I do my own thing!
    Happy weekend πŸ™‚

  4. Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear
    27 March, 2010 at 3:28 am (7 years ago)

    Hehe, well I can say that couches + Finland don’t mix well together either πŸ˜€ but I have to say that living in Manhattan sounds SOOOOOO glamorous to me πŸ˜€

    I have to make myself a smoothie at home! haven’t done that for a while. Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

  5. coco
    27 March, 2010 at 6:19 am (7 years ago)

    sorry to hear that it was a stressful day for you, hope it’s all done and you feel better today!
    yes, stress and anxiety demands comfort food! It’s okay though to feel-free to compare to other perfect eaters out there (although I doubt such a person even exists).

  6. Marina
    27 March, 2010 at 10:07 am (7 years ago)

    You are completely right about Manhattan! It is a nightmare (and this is coming from someone who has moved twice already in this city!). Worst of all is that there is always SOME noise to deal with, whether it be construction from outside or your neighbors. They certainly don’t feature the crap you have to deal with here on Sex and the City! lol

  7. Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    27 March, 2010 at 11:58 am (7 years ago)

    Bummer that moving was such a pain! I used to be very influenced by other bloggers. Now, I don’t care as much. I just focus on what I am doing and what is good for me. But in the beginning, it was hard to not compare myself to others all the time. I think it takes time before we can each find our own voice in this blogging world.

  8. Kate
    27 March, 2010 at 1:30 pm (7 years ago)

    Aww. Love you! Smoothies always make my life better. And make me some of that incredible-looking shrimp dish soon. Please?

  9. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    27 March, 2010 at 2:00 pm (7 years ago)

    So sorry about all the couch trouble Maggie. Hope you’re now able to enjoy your furniture!

    I definitely do my own thing…no pressure to be anything but HEAB. πŸ™‚

  10. Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    27 March, 2010 at 7:28 pm (7 years ago)

    Sorry about the couch, that sounds SO stressful! I used to compare a little, but now I just do my own thing. It’s MUCH better that way.

  11. Pure2Raw Twins
    27 March, 2010 at 9:17 pm (7 years ago)

    Sorry about the couch. I hope you feel better soon too πŸ™‚ I used to feel pressure and sometimes I still do. Though I keep telling myself that I am who I am and proud of it πŸ™‚ LOL

  12. Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15)
    28 March, 2010 at 2:30 am (7 years ago)

    I used to feel bound to trends and dogmas. Like eating 5-6 small meals a day. Or thinking that I was lazy because I didn’t run 4 miles every day. SO happy I’ve regained some sense! I will stick with my 3 squares + midnight munchie and my weightlifting, thank you!

    And duh, walking is plenty good exercise! My favorite personal trainer out there, Leigh Peele, rolls her eyes at people who think you have to bust ass on a treadmill or train for marathons in order to be happy. Movement = happy body = happy you. It’s whatever makes you feel good!

  13. Emily
    1 April, 2010 at 6:32 pm (7 years ago)

    My boyfriend and I always joke about the pilot episode of “Northern Exposure” in which the main character acts very fish-out-of-water about the fact that noone understands his New Yorker dialect. “What’s a guy gotta do to get a bagel and lox here?” (boyfriend is from NY, and I’m from Louisiana, thus the joke began).
    For some reason your title made me think of that.
    Enjoy your apartment and destress!