Whaaa? you ask. It's true. Saturday, I went out and bought a computer. Fry argued with me, but I prevailed. It's an emachines with a 19 inch flat panel monitor. Gorgeous. With Windows Vista, 512mg RAM is slow, slower than XP Pro with the same amount. So, I ran off to the store and bought another gig of memory. It's in and working great.
Why can't I pee? The new computer is so fast, I don't have time for bathroom breaks. On the old computer, I could start the Sims 2, go potty or get a drink, then come back and click a neighborhood to play. Then, do what I didn't get done, and pick a family to play. After that, I'd pick a knitting project or something else to do while sitting. Paying bills, reading magazines, the above knitting project, all those plus laundry, dishes, all those could be done while the game loaded. Sad, isn't it? The monitor is gorgeous, it's really speedy, and has tons of hard drive space. The old computer, which I still have to blog, email, and check my list of blogs to read from, is connected to the new with a wireless network. I've not figured out how to ftp files between them just yet. Also something bad, the reason why we can't print or run AT&T and MSN browsers is they're not up on the Vista platform yet.
I need to work on my not a poncho, now that my class homework is done(fair isle knitting on Wednesday).
Today is my Mom's birthday! She's a wonderful person who's made the world a better place just by being in it. She would disagree, because she's modest to a fault, but anyone who's ever spent time around her knows I don't exaggerate. Mom will send me a picture of her Ruffled Roses scarf, since I may have exaggerated on how tough Chelle was. Also how mad she was at me and how she'd beat me up if I didn't get a picture of the finished scarf.
I did promise to say how'd I'd lost weight on Easter vacation, didn't I. Ok, here's the deal, and it does seem I have issues with food. Who doesn't, right?
I've always had a healthy appetite, even as a very small fry. After reading Gone With The Wind at an impressionable age, I was/am embarrassed by how much I can put away. As a kid, I was very lucky to have a fast metabolism. Also, I didn't know how much portion sizes and computers could affect a waistline. Never mind how aging impacts weight, in the last 20 years, food sizes have increased and so has sedentary activities.
I hate being hungry, not because of the physical discomfort, but because I'm usually the only one who is so. My 'mantra' is if I'm hungry within three hours of eating a meal, then I can't be really hungry. With a family holiday looming, I didn't want to be the only one scrounging for second helpings at every meal, so I cheated. Was it sneak eating? Nope! It's called Triple-Action Weight Control. It has hoodia, green tea and magnolia extracts. The gelcaps also has energizing B vitamins. What I like about this weight control supplement is that I'm not jittery or odd feeling after taking one. The dosage is one to two caps before meals, I usually take one before breakfast and one before lunch. No one in our family tends to snack after dinner, which is another reason why I lost. I'm good on self-control until 10pm. Once the clock strikes, this mouse goes for the cheese. There may have to be one before dinner, too.
For me, this works because I'm not starving all the time. When I'm hungry, it's for a good reason and I feel fuller faster. The weight since I've been home has started to creep back up by a pound. It's the going to bed too late (blame the new computer), and eating at night (see prior blame). The supplement doesn't get me out of having to exercise or allows me to eat sweets all the time. Sadly, because of all that Easter chocolate on clearance. :D