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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
    1704 days ago
    1705 days ago
    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.
    1706 days ago
  • 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
    1706 days ago
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