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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: 3,881
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.


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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: 2,120
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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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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