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Broken Computer - part two

Thursday, February 28, 2013

emoticon emoticon So I was able to buy a cord to link lap top to a monitor ... nothing like having your portable unit become a giant cpu. OH well. At least I can get on SparkPeople everyday at home.

emoticon emoticon I resisted the books at the library but found a bunch that I have been interested in at Goodwill and spent way too much money. OH well. At least I will read them and can share them with others.

emoticon emoticon I have decided to not get a gym membership. I really don't have money and none have impressed me that much. I am tracking how many steps I take at work (yes at work only). I hope that by doing at least that much maybe it will kick me in the butt to do more. I really want to but the cold and snow/sleet/ice/dark just has me inside. Yes I have videos and so does SparkPeople and I have no excuse to not do them. My intention is that getting on the fitness page to log my steps taken will force me to want to log more.

I have been watching what I eat, not tracking so much but watching it. Doing much better now that I have gum everywhere. Thank you to Extra for making such yummy flavors like root beer float and mint chocolate chip ice cream and rainbow sherbet and orange cream-sicle and all the other yummy flavors. Any time I want to snack (especially on sweets) I pop in a stick and chug some water.

Lent has helped too. I gave up fast food and coffee shops. I know that is something I should do anyway and it really doesn't bring me closer to God (I am doing other things for that) but it can't hurt. I have cheated only once... ate a few fries my friend had. But only a few :)

I am actually cooking at home again. Nothing fancy but at least I'm doing it. Gonna dust off the crock pot tomorrow!

Thinking of treating myself to a massage. Lot's of family stuff going on and have been completely stressed out. Maybe Friday... I don't work! WOOHOO!!!

Well, I need to get to bed - another Lent thing is I want to be in bed by 10:30 or earlier ... well I missed my goal tonight but first time in days which is actually really good for me. Again doesn't bring me closer to God but sure is nice. Tonight is a mulligan - I was chatting with a friend about family stuff and getting stuff off my chest. Totally needed it.

Well, have a good night/morning! TTFN!
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    I like your Lent goals, very reasonable and specific. I don't care for the gyms either, most of them are overpriced and I get so tired of men slamming their weights around, grunting, and leaving the free weights about the place instead of where they go. Plus I think I can get just as good a workout or better at home =)
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    Great job! You can do it!
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    Bravo! that you gave up fast food and the coffee shop for Lent! You'll save some money while not consuming those fat grams. I also like the idea of chewing gum. It gives the mouth something to do while reading.

    Hope you have a great day!
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    Glad to see you have got the computer situation under control enough to be able to come back! I missed hearing from you!

    I am not Catholic, so I've never practiced Lent. I understand the concept of it, but when I was growing up, most of the people I knew did something similar for lent. "No cokes," or "no chocolate." It was almost always food related. When I was younger, it was really confusing for me. I didn't really understand why a teen giving up coke was some huge sacrifice. As an adult.. well.. it still doesn't make much sense to me, but I understand the purpose of the event, etc.

    Apparently here in central Tx, Lent has "caught on" with other religions, and some Baptists around here do it now. I guess to be cool? Growing up Lutheran, we only had a few extra church services leading up to Easter, and there was some ceremony with changing the colors of cloth draped on the cross. :X

    Still, religious stuff aside, I think it's great that you've set a goal and you are sticking to it. We all cheat every once in a while, but the important thing is that you are doing it, and you haven't just said, "Well, I had a few french fries. That's that! Let's go to McDonald's!"

    Also.. I think you can make lots of progress without a gym membership. Before I really started learning about calorie deficits and all that, I tried Curves out. It was dumb, and did me absolutely NO good. I can see how it would be beneficial to the elderly, but honestly? If you are healthy enough to mix strength training and cardio, Curves is pretty worthless. I tried joining Gold's Gym once, but the lady that showed me around was like 8 months pregnant and wasn't getting out of the chair. She just said, "take a look around and tell me if you are interested!" But.. it's kind of hard to get to know the facilities by aimlessly wandering around :P Gym Pomato in my dining room has been way more effective!

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