Monday, October 31, 2011
I was out yesterday with a good friend; she is basically someone who does not eat. She can go all day, us visiting stores and museums, and never need to eat. So, I feel awful having to tell her I need to stop and get lunch. (she doesn't like to spend money either) Usually we split a sandwich at her suggestion even though I am dying to have a whole one. Yesterday I bought a loaf of bread and cheese, and the tiny amount she ate made me feel like a pig. She was telling me that she just totally forgets to eat. She is tiny, and she has lots of energy, she does all this heavy duty gardening, refinishes furniture, makes little animals out of felt. All of us are just so different.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
I made bad food choices yesterday, ones that ended up giving me a stomach ache!!! I did not even record them in my food tracker. Well, today is a new day. It is a sorry Sunday, but let's make it a successful Sunday instead. Go, Carol!!!
Friday, October 28, 2011
I gave up doing Spark yesterday, well, sometimes we do need a break. I am tired of not losing any weight and of not meeting my goals day after day. The reality is, though, that even if I do not lose weight, I am definitely eating better by doing Spark. I know why I am not losing, because of being meticulous about the food journal. I eat between 2000 and 2400 calories every day. That it.
So, my mind is in two parts-- should I give up on Spark? Well, I love the trivia and the quizzes, and today I found out that the blood pressure lowering benefits of exercise can be observed within hours of starting a workout program. (I got that question wrong, i thought it would be 3 months) So, just because of this one trivia question, i feel motivated to do my walk today (which I have not done all week)
So, no, I am not giving up on Spark.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I have not been getting my regular spark emails, and it has really thrown me off. I went to the place where you check them off, and it said, "never email me" well, I never checked that box, and I do not know why it happened.
Without the emails, I sort of forget about spark!!! I need them.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Don't be afraid of the iPhone!!
The iPhone is not like other more complicated smart phones. It is amazingly simple to learn to use. I admit I also took a class to get started with it. I have it coordinated with my desktop computer, so I can keep track of my appointments on both devices. Now that I have gotten over 60, I am so much more forgetful than I used to be. So, it is a godsend for me in that respect also.
I think the issue with people not using new technology is simply that they are not interested. And that is fine. After all, I am not interested in carpentry, and I would be flummoxed by all the various types of nails and screwdrivers. I have several friends who refuse to even carry a cell phone.
The problem with this is that the world is really changing fast, and pretty soon basic functions, like ordering medicines and making appointments, will be very hard without knowing a bit of the technology.
For example, in caring for my mom, I am constantly getting medicines for her. The pharmacy texts me when they are ready, and wow, does that make it easier. I was someone who resisted the "texting" bit, and only discovered how it can make things simple a few months ago.
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