Hi. So it seems this punishing myself for watching too much television has really paid off. I'm getting so much done.
I have realized a couple of things about myself - I have been a bit of a punisher and I am not a fan of her! As I ran on the beach yesterday I realized this is ridiculous to continue this 100 days of abstinence from the t.v. b/c I am not doing it for right reasons. However, I am continuing anyway, at least for now because I am getting so much accomplished. I am interested just to see what happens. I like accomplishing things, and things that I have been wanting to get done for ages are getting done!! For that reason alone, it's worthy of continuing.
I was having a desire today after working for awhile to watch t.v. and curl up on the couch with some chocolate. I realized that my indulgences are coupled. This is the second time I've seen this recently. It's not just that I'm going to watch t.v., I want to do something else to indulge my mouth and senses while indulging my indolence. I want to be comfortable and relax and feed my face and smile. It's like the movies - I don't go just to watch a movie, it's the whole experience - I want a popcorn and a coke and likely peanut M&Ms as my candy. I spend almost $40 every time I go a cinema. It's ridiculous.
Similary, and interestingly, today I have also realized that depriving myself of the t.v. and the sugar has lessened the amount of food I consume at all. I haven't even had dinner today. I always eat at least three meals a day. I'm just eating if I am hungry, not because it's time. I do pamper myself with food. It is my indulgence for sure, but that has really tapered a lot since this whole things has started. I love it.
I like how this feels overall. Both of the abstinences are paying off. I'm changing and I feel it is for the better. Yeah!!
One of the things I accomplished tonight was to see if my camera records. Not a big accomplishment, but I checked it off my long list of things to do. It was an easy mark. But, I have learned how to upload and manage recorded videos on You Tube as a result which is cool. Awesome, a great learning tool to for the classroom too. Yah, again for me!!
So, I am making strides toward success.
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