Confession Monday

This song always makes me happy and makes me want to dance.  Currently, I am sitting in my office bopping my head to it and wanting to close my door and dance like Hugh Grant in “Love Actually”.  I hope it brightens your day as well!

More, more, mooooorrreeee!!!!!!!

5 Things I Love to Eat (rarely), But Would Hate It If You Knew

1. Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream – all of them are great, but I especially like Sticky Toffee Pudding and Toasted Coconut Sesame Brittle

2. Sonic XL Coney Dog – I hate hotdogs, but for some reason, this one I can stomach.  Must be the addition of chili and cheese.

3. Cookies and chocolate and cakes and desserts of all kind.  I have a major sweet tooth mouth. 

4. Diet soda, more specifically Coke Zero or Coke Vanilla Zero- I know, I know, not as bad as regular soda, but it really is so bad for your teeth and stomach and appetite.

5. French fries – very rarely do I indulge, but when I do, I make sure I get good ones, like Arby’s curly fries.  Yum.

 

Honestly, this list helped me realize that with the exception of sweets, I really don’t eat all that bad a majority of the time.  Now if I could figure out why my hips and thighs hold on to those rare foods, I would be golden. 😛

A sabbatical from Facebook

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent.  There are many different interpretations of how Lent should be celebrated, but for me, it means that I give up something that has taken over my subconscious, time and attention. I give up something that may seem monumental to me, but in terms of what Jesus Christ gave up for us is nothing.  However, by giving up that thing, it helps me to refocus my heart, which is what truly dictates my words and actions. 

So this year I am giving up Facebook.  Why?  Because I am obsessed!!  Mostly with the games (Word Twist, Scramble, and Biggest Brain), but I also have a desire to read everyone’s status update.  I think I spend about an hour, sometimes more, a day on FB.  It’s taking time away from my husband, my dog (who I could be walking more), my studies and with God – whether in prayer or reading. 

Last year I gave up The Nest – an internet chat board that I frequent.  I was finding that I wasn’t able to disassociate myself from the site for days at a time, that I was bending my morals to fit in and that I was glorifying some people more than I should have.  Plus, I needed to spend more time with my friends that I had a deeper connection with.  It was so worth it – now I have a healthier view of who I am and more confidence in the things I truly believe in.  I still frequent the board, but am not as obsessed as I was before (I had to read every single post and refreshed the page about every minute!!). 

So here is to a refreshing and renewing experience of the heart and mind!! 🙂

Finding time and wasting it

I have so many things I want to do in life. Between working, school, volunteering, and life in general, you would think that would be enough. But no, I want to run a part-time business, volunteer with a nutritionist, run this blog with multiple updates and still have time for my husband, dog, cat and Wii.  Oh yeah, and I want to do two triathlons this summer.  What is wrong with me?  Do I just crave doing new things?  Do I like the constant motion?  I know this last one is not true as I sure know how to kill time well … or not so well. 

For instance, I should be working or studying right now.  I have an assignment and a quiz in a couple of hours and here I am blogging about it instead of doing it.  Yesterday, I had all kinds of things I wanted to get done around the house, in addition to studying for a test.  Instead, I spent a couple of hours on Facebook playing silly games.  GAH!  (I did get my test taken, though 🙂 )Why do I torture myself this way?  I’m sure I could get everything done I wanted to do if I just stopped playing hooky in between.  Hmmmm…  I may have to meditate on this and find a motivational tool to help me.  Any advice is welcome!