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1/16/11 3:10 P

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I have a Nook reader so those versions are much cheaper than the brick-and-mortar Barnes and Noble literal books, and don't take up any space.

I'm doing both some library books and some Nook books so no matter the situation, I have something to read :-) It's a bit freeing not to have to worry about what to do with books I've finished reading, I just delete them from the Nook or put them in Archive if I think I want to look at them again later (non-fiction).

I do feel a little guilty not having books to give away/share anymore; I love literal books. If I have my Nook with me in a Barnes and Noble store, I get even more discounts on stuff and have special online account access, etc.

I love my Nook and that it allows me to buy more books again because they're half or 1/3rd the price of a store/literal book, and especially like that I can buy them from bed at 11:00 p.m. if I decide the novel I'm reading isn't doing it for me :-)

Edited by: MARGOMCP at: 1/16/2011 (15:14)

There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer


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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 4,973
1/15/11 4:52 P

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For books - hit some yard sales. Is there a trade-a-book store around? Cheaper than B&N and you can trade to get at least some off next buy.

Maybe that will be my reward. There is one about 2 miles from the house and I could walk over.

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all
the time. George S. Patton


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MARGOMCP's Photo MARGOMCP Posts: 8,670
1/15/11 10:19 A

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I've been doing pretty well; I've relaxed some of the "must do" stuff that I never seemed to do, am rethinking and simplifying things. I can easily count numbers of fruit and vegetables I have each day so just "do" that (count them, reminding myself throughout the day that I want at least 5 but not feeling disappointed if I only get 2-4, I'm doing "good enough" getting 5+ most days). At the moment I'm trying to see what I do do mostly right and accenting that instead of trying to "change" what I do.

Rewards are tough for me as I have enough time and money to get whatever I truly want. Sometimes it's a bit of a reward if I reduce the negative bands I keep on how many books or amount of money I'm allowed to spend or if I have a deadline before I can discuss something big I want with my husband I move that forward :-) I think tomorrow I'm supposed to be asking for new living room furniture, for example.

If there's something I "need" but have not gotten around to going to buy I'll decide to make a special trip; often buying something, especially if I do want/need it will perk me up; it's sometimes hard to get me out shopping but once I'm out I get excited about buying something? So, I'll push myself out.

We're going to Florida for February and I want to take some library books as well as I've bought some Barnes and Noble Nook books; the research to see about the library books; they're only checked out for 3 weeks and we'll be away 5; was kind of exciting, I had to go online to the library and see if I could renew the books from Florida, etc. And then, trying to figure out what books/authors, etc. I want to look for at the library? That sort of list making and planning is exciting to me and if I'm doing well I'll use that kind of activity as a "reward", let myself spend time I feel I "should" be doing something else doing what I really enjoy. Enjoying myself, in turn, causes me to be more inclined to do things I "should"; I'm grateful to be sitting here reading so am more apt to remember to get up from sitting and take a stretch break or get a glass of water to bring over (instead of food) or whatever.


There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer


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LORIELP's Photo LORIELP Posts: 2,121
1/13/11 11:50 A

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I am struggling to get back on track too. Took a box of really yummy cookies to work for others to eat instead of them calling me from my pantry. I walk my dogs every morning but the last week we have really picked up the pace. I can really feel it in my calves. My biggest problem is evening snacking. Lorraine

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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 4,973
1/13/11 10:01 A

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I am trying really hard to get back on track.

Last week I met my personal goal of getting in my cardio.

This week I am working on getting in cardio plus strength training.

Next week I will continue plus up the fruit and vegetable content in my diet.

Hopefully, that will get me back on track! So, what is a good (non-food) reward for meeting these goals?

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.

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