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New PC/Still Trying to Get Back On Track

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Well, the new computer is all put together now. I ended up spending a lot more on it than I intended to, because every time I was choosing a component, inevitably I'd end up going with the slightly more expensive part that was always way better than the slightly less expensive one...I wasn't even planning on buying a graphics card, until I tried to play Mass Effect and discovered how awful the integrated one was (turns out it only had 256MB VRAM--even the menus in Mass Effect were slow with all the graphics settings on the lowest quality!). And so I bought a graphics card with 1GB VRAM which works much better ^_^

I'm on Spring Break now, but I have plenty of classwork to catch up with (sigh). I thought I might also be able to catch up with my diet, this week too, since I had gotten a little off track, but that's proven more difficult than I thought it would be. We went to the Movie Tavern again, and I ate spinach dip of unknown calories and way too many tortilla chips along with it, even though I had a granola bar in my purse -_-;; Today wasn't too bad, though. I've eaten within my calorie range, anyway.

Really, the hardest thing seems to be to get back into exercising again. Last night I tried a step aerobics DVD I got from Netflix, but I couldn't keep up with it...not only was it obviously not for beginners, the camera angles were awful and the girl who was supposed to be doing the modified steps was hardly ever shown! Oh well, at least I tried to keep up, and I probably did get an okay workout, even though all I was doing was running back in forth, tripping over the step...

Anyway, I still haven't given up. Usually I don't last a week whenever I decide to try to lose weight, and this time I've been at it for two and a half months so far, so I'm still convinced I'm going to reach my goal this time--maybe not as fast as I would have liked, but I'll get there.
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