Saturday, June 18, 2011
I lost 12 lb in 8 weeks which is great since I have been attempting this for the last 3 years and guess I needed some added incentive.
I love SparkPeople but I apparently need contact with a live group and also like the points system with WW better than keeping track of calories.
I have managed change a few of my habits of:
1. Not tracking (I am tracking more easily on WW web site).
2. Stopping for ice cream after work or when stressed out. (I now chose lower points items instead like yogurt and fresh fruit)
3.I am making more positive self talk than before and encouraging myself.
I still am active on Spark People but have given up tracking my food here. I do like the interaction with others on line and have made some nice friends here. I also still track my exercise here.
I think the information obtained through Spark People is excellent.
I am totally thrilled....about my weight loss.
What I am not thrilled about is my car situation. I paid $600 to have mouse damage to wires above the gas tank repaired (they had to remove the tank to get at the wires). The suggestion the mechanic had for making sure this does not happen again was to put mothballs around the car in the garage to keep the mice away.
One problem with the moth balls.... I have mild asthma and allergies and they have been triggered by the constant smell of moth balls in the car. I have been driving around with the windows open even when I want the air conditioner running...
Does anyone have a suggestion of how to keep the mice from crawling around underneath my car...something that doesn't smell so bad?
I did search on the internet and found that peppermint oil will deter mice and there are magnetic containers in which to put cotton soaked with it that can be put inside a car to keep the mice away. I am willing to try this but wonder if anyone has tried this with success? I really can't stand the moth ball smell....