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Another pound down. Thanks lane swimming! Board game reward = Quebec

Friday, October 04, 2013

Some people might be shocked that I am rewarding myself with a board game for every pound.

It's true, I am truly an addict of board games for sure. I get very taken with beautiful things. I also own several original pieces of art, more than many people I know. I am addicted to that shot of new and beautiful. One way to know an addiction is when a behavior is hurting other aspects of your life and you don't stop.

Now my bills are paid so what is the problem? Well, my place is not huge so storing these games will eventually become a problem. There are also other things I could be spending my money on. I could pay more for house maintenance for example. I may make some home improvements into bonus rewards after the first 15 pounds of games.

On the other hand, it is working very well to keep the rewards close together rather than forcing myself to feel like I don't deserve anything until I lost magical numbers like 10 pounds. What I do feel a little bad about is that if I wasn't doing this reward setup I would probably be buying this many games anyway.

Anyway at least I have an excuse (yay, pound down) so this time the game is Quebec.

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JAROL7 10/4/2013 8:48AM

    YAY ... Good choices.

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Rewarded for losing another pound! Through the Desert

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Yay, it feels like it has been a long time since I earned a board game reward. I was starting to lose hope in the reward process.

I * just squeaked * in one more pound down this morning. I suspect it is partially due to dehydration from a cold but I'll take it.

I'm drinking lots of liquids but but still getting really dehydrated because I can't breathe through my nose. My voice was a squeak this morning.

This was a sudden drop because yesterday I was way up so I probably won't be this weight tomorrow. That said, the trend is all that matters. I wouldn't be occasionally hitting these lower weights if my average wasn't slowly going down.

Anyway the reward is:


Interesting talk about body image issues stemming from child beauty pageants

Friday, September 20, 2013

I listened to this talk in the car last night and found it fascinating. I have no experience of child beauty pageants at all so it was a foreign world to me. I don't even have cable so I have never seen the "toddlers and tiaras" show.


Too many exceptions

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lately I have been making too many exceptions. It is true those of us trying to lose weight need to live realistically and allow for things like weekends away and parties but we need to keep an eye on how often these happen.

I want to pick up the weight loss pace a little. I found that a major event where I will be front and center (big photo op too) is happening next year when I thought it would be in 2015.

One way to make that faster pace happen is to make less exceptions to the healthy eating routine. That's the plan.


Next three game rewards planned

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Well after dropping three pounds, 1 per day I knew I was in for some fluctuations and I had quite a few. I also had a trip to a cottage where too much beer was consumed and one side trip to a Chinese buffet.

So almost two weeks later have I lost any more weight? Nope. But through exercise I have re-stabilized at close to that 7 pounds down. That makes it time to plan the next three pounds loss. The game rewards for the upcoming loss of pounds number 8, 9 and 10 will be:

Through the Desert - an abstract strategy game which is a category I don't have

Quebec - another interesting looking euro strategy game

and for pound 10 - Giants - a beautiful looking Matagot title

Here's hoping for fitness and gaming happiness as I get these lovely looking games for my collection.

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EGRAMMY 9/1/2013 6:37PM

    emoticon I sure like your game ideas. Gift time is coming for grandkids.

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