Sunday, August 31, 2008

Off the Wagon

Well, I'm off the I Can Make You Thin plan for yesterday and today. I don't know why either when the plan gives me everything I would want. I think part of the problem was weighing myself. I saw that I'd lost weight and in my mind, I'm now thinking that I'm done for some reason. When the whole idea about this plan is that you're never done because you're creating new habits for a lifetime.

Tomorrow I will probably be buying a new tv. West Virginia is having a Sales Tax Holiday for the first week of September on anything that has the EnergyStar symbol on it. So, I'm thinking about getting a HDTV. The one I'm looking at is 37 inches big and I would be saving about $48 by not paying sales tax. I don't need a big tv since I sit pretty close to the one I've got now.

Steffi hasn't been eating well. Yesterday she didn't eat anything and today she's only had a little bit of catfood. I've tried everything: chicken, turkey and bologna.

I got the new Diana Palmer book this week and I've already read it about three times. It is a much better book than some of the more recent offers from her. But I still have a problem with the main characters coming from abusive or disadvantaged backgrounds. There has to be some other way to create obstacles between the male and female characters than to have the abuse be what keeps them apart.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Two Week Check-in

Today is my every two week weigh-in as part of the I Can Make You Thin system. Good news. In two weeks, I've lost 8 pounds! This is the easiest weightloss plan there is. Everyone should try it. Check out McKenna.Com for more info.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Curse NBC

I can only see rhythmic gymnastics once every four years. Contrastly, I'm going to be bombarded with images of the Presidential candidates and their running mates every single day for the next two months or more. What does NBC do during the rhythmic gymnastics coverage today? They cut away to show Obama and Biden. You know what's worse? The NBC Nightly news is supposed to be on today. Brian Williams couldn't wait two or three hours to put Obama and Biden on his show. This whole running mate thing was on MSNBC all morning long. There really was no reason to interrupt the Olympics on NBC for it. I think they did take the Olympics off MSNBC.

Friday, August 22, 2008

So far, so good

I'm still following the I Can Make You Thin system. A package of chips ahoy soft chocolate chip cookies has lasted me pretty much all week. I've been able to stop at 4 or 5 for a snack and haven't had that "eat them all now and you can start the diet again tomorrow" thought. I'm also doing some yoga most days. I think I'm going to end up taking today off from exercise. It is Friday and I have to celebrate the weekend somehow.

I've had that Leona Lewis song, Bleeding Love, in my head all day today after hearing it on the radio this morning. I have a feeling I'm going to end up buying that cd just for that song. It would have to be just for that song since I don't think I've heard any of her other ones.

The laptop is still working pretty well. I hope it continues.

As for the Olympics, those Chinese gymnasts do look like 12 year olds so I hope the investigation that seems to be in the works will result in some kind of action. Part of the Olympic spirit comes from following the rules and being honorable. I would like to see more rhythmic gymnastics. I don't know when it's on or if it's done. I get stuck watching water polo and of course they have to have boxing on every day for two solid weeks. But then, in a world of violence like we have on Earth, I shouldn't be surprised that there would be so many people wanting to beat each other up.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Quick Update

I'm still following the I Can Make You Thin system. I've been at it for 11 days now :)

I realized last night that I lost some email addresses when I lost my desktop pc. So, along with the screensaver I really liked, I lost those too.

The laptop still hasn't crashed. Maybe using it as often as I do is keeping dust from collecting inside. Who knows.

I've been watching the Olympics whenever possible. I don't know what I'm going to do in the mornings when there's no Olympics on. I guess I'll go back to watching QVC.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

My Week

My desktop pc crashed and I think it's for good. I turned it on this morning and after pushing some buttons I got a message that the computer couldn't find the hard drive. I have no idea how I could fix that so I took the pc out of the living room and cleaned off my desk for my laptop. I'm going to loan my flat panel monitor to Mom.

Steffi's eating a little bit these days. Winnie, PJ and Fritz are about the same.

I'm thinking about getting a flat screen hdtv during the first week of September. There's supposed to be a sales tax free holiday for energy star products and that should include some tvs. It would be nice to avoid paying 6% sales tax.

My house is being swarmed by gnats, flies, bees and other bugs. Thanks to dad's peach trees which are shedding their peaches at a very fast rate. They all fall down right next to the porch and the steps and then I and the dogs have to fight the bugs. Today I raked the peaches and dead leaves and stuff away from the porch. Hopefully that will help some.

I've been following the I Can Make You Thin system for a week now. I have some things I need to improve on, but I haven't eaten recreationally at all this week. And I've gotten some exercise. I recorded some yoga episodes from tv to follow along with in the evenings. I also do some walking outside.

I don't know what to think about the mail carrier. For three straight days I didn't get any mail and that's unusual. I usually get at least some address labels from charities wanting me to donate.

Monday, August 11, 2008


My desktop pc has crashed again. Usually, I can unplug it from the power source and after a bit, plug it back in and it will work. But that didn't fix it this time. I'm using my laptop tonight to surf the net. I will either have to buy a new desktop or spend the money I would spend on a new desktop and buy a new laptop. Remember, this laptop crashes too. But, knock on wood, it's been on for about 3 and a half hours and it hasn't crashed yet.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I Got My Cds

Well, I got my I Can Make You Thin cds sometime on Friday and I didn't notice because whoever left them at my house, put them on a white fence post and the box was white. I didn't see the box until Saturday morning when I looked out the window. I guess I should say I'm determined and committed to following through with the program. The program contains an instruction to take a 'before' picture of yourself. That would be motivation enough to stick with it for the 90 days I'm supposed to record my efforts in the 'Success Journal'. There's no way I would take a picture like that for nothing. I'd better have a good reason.

I'm watching a lot of QVC and the Olympics lately. But yesterday, I did a lot of little things around the house that needed done. I finally unpacked my luggage from my trip to Akron and cleaned off the porch to the house. It was nice not having to go anywhere yesterday.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Sorry, So Sorry

That's what the post office people said today. They didn't say they would try to find the package. In fact, they expect me to call the mail carrier and try to track down the package myself. That would be fine if I was the one who lost it, but I wasn't. I shouldn't have to do the extra work to find it. Whatever happened to people trying to do their jobs right? Did that go out of style with the people of my parents' generation?

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Darn the Post Office!

The US Mail carrier today left a note in my mailbox that said my package was too large to put in the box so she left it at my front door. Well, there was no package at all anywhere at my house. I asked the neighbors and they hadn't seen a package either. So, now I have to go to the post office tomorrow after work and complain.

I have had it with shoddy delivery people. From now on, everything I order will be sent to Mom and Dad's house.

Oh, and there's more bad luck today - I opened a new half-gallon of milk tonight that had a sell by date of 8/15/08 on it, and it poured out like cottage cheese. That was a complete waste. The company was Broughtons, in case anyone was wondering.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Back From My Trip

Well, I got back on Friday evening. Had a lot of fun, saw all my favorite golfers and discovered that Ohio has a lot of plants I'm apparently allergic to. I posted a diary on the Even Par Round blog so if you want to check it out, the link's in the sidebar.

The puppies had fun with dad but there on the last day dad couldn't get pj to eat. She had just decided she didn't want what he was feeding her. She wasn't sick or anything. I tried feeding her bologna and she would spit it out. She just didn't want it. She wanted Steffi's turkey.