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Overwhelmed by books!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

So I've gotten into a kick of reading. I've been to the library quite a few times within the past couple of months. I've placed holds on various books.

But it's a little overwhelming when they all come at once! I got an e-mail saying a book was waiting for me. When I showed up there were THREE books waiting for me. I dropped off two and I still had one from before. So now I have four books to try and make it through in two and a half weeks.

I've already started Rethinking Thin, although so far it's just been about how wonderful the Atkins diet is. Which is good for others, but I know it's not for me! I HATE MEAT!

Pretty much every single kind. The only kinds I like are steak (drenched in A-1), hamburgers/hot dogs (must have ketchup, mustard, onions, relish), popcorn chicken (dipped in ranch or gravy), and popcorn shrimp (must have cocktail sauce). I can't think of anything else. Basically, unhealthy meats drenched in condiments to cover the meat taste. So I tend not to eat them.

I also picked up the Beck diet solution, which I'm not so sure about. One called Shrink Yourself, a book about emotional eating. Then I also got a book by John Stossel.

I also read the Bible (almost) every night before I go to sleep. I also have four other books that I own that I'm working my way through. Hmm...I guess as long as I'm reading, I'm not eating! LOL

Oh, and I take them with me to the gym too. So that's good!
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RJBLADEOH 2/24/2008 7:51AM

  I too love to read and find it very motivational when I am trying to let go of some unhealthy eating habits. My favorite one is The Ultimate Weight Solution by Dr. Phil.

I also try to read/study the Bible every day. I memorize the verses "Your body is not your own, you were bought with a price" and "Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit" and "Honor God with your body" and "Offer your body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. This is your spiritual act of worship." When I am tempted to eat something I shouldn't, I fight the craving with these verses - the Word of God is powerful!

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MDTWEETY 2/21/2008 8:13AM

    Oooooh, I love books!! I've got a few I am working on too, but I gotta read them one at a time. I also have a stack of magazines I need to catch up on (Real Simple and Shape). I am usually right on them when they come in the mail but I think I am spending too much time on Spark instead. :)

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HAGGARDMOM 2/21/2008 1:16AM

    I hear you on the meat thing... I was raised vegetarian, but am not really a practicing one. I don't like much red meat or pork but am ok with chicken. Not liking red meat doesn't help my low iron levels LOL.

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~SASKIA~ 2/20/2008 9:28PM

    I guess I'm not the only one reading multiple books at the same time lol. But how do you read at the gym?

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