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Beating the Blues

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I'm feeling down today...

My girlfriends and I sewed yesterday and had a barbecue lunch. One girl's husband smoked ribs and brisket and they were awesome! but that's the first red meat I've had in awhile, and I had 2 ribs and probably 4 oz of brisket. We also had potato salad and a wonderful vinegar and olive oil coleslaw. And cookies.... I was pretty good, only at one cookie.

But today I ache! I can tell I didn't eat my usual "clean" diet. My joints all hurt.

I'm going walking and try to get some endorphins going so I don't feel so down. Its a beautiful day here today, sunny and maybe high 70s.

And I'm addicted to Bingo Bash on my iPad. That is the biggest time suck ever. I don't know why I keep playing. I have so many other things to do - I have socks to knit, I have sewing/quilting to do, I have a book I'm reading - but I'm glued to the bingo. I even feel guilty and bad after sitting and playing for a couple hours. If it makes me feel bad, I shouldn't be doing it. I'm about ready to delete it off my iPad. I love playing Words With Friends, and it doesn't make me feel bad - I guess because its not "constant". You can play your words and then go back a couple hours later and play again; you don't have to be stuck to the screen all day long.

I need to read some motivational stuff today. Gotta pick myself up and put on a smile.
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    I too used to be really addicted to some time-wasting video games. I found that I just had to quit them cold turkey because I lost track of time otherwise. emoticon

    Take one day at a time. It sounds like you are making healthier choices most days and that is what counts. emoticon
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  • v MADEIT3
    You are so right about not feeling good after eating off Plan. I ate some candy corn and felt terrible for the next ten hours!! Not guilt, either - muscle cramps and aches! As for computer games - here's how I handle it. I love Angry Birds (my 3 year old grandson got me started on that) and I can play for hours. But I limit myself to playing while I'm watching TV with DH. We watch maybe a couple of hours a night. I have no trouble focusing on the TV and Angry Birds (or Solitaire). This way I'm wasting my time doing two things instead of one!! When the TV goes off, I get up and do something else. Hope this gives you something to try.
    1067 days ago
  • v RICKI157
    If I start playing a computer game I will sit and play for way too long. They are fun but very addictive for me. I have a game on my phone I play on my breaks even LOL.
    Hope you are having a Great Day!!!!!
    emoticon Ricki
    1067 days ago
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