Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bookage

Special shout out to my recent comment leavers (you all rock!): Moonlight Mistress, Wren, & Harlow B.  Thank you for taking the time to leave me some words! <3  Harlow, we have Tim Horton's around here (though not as many as Canada, I'm sure, as I saw a ton when I was in Windsor).

As for the no soda for 10 days, I've completed the first half successfully (& still haven't had any).  I've thought about breaking down a couple times & there were also a couple times I almost forgot I wasn't supposed to have any, but so far so good!

This morning, I am tied for my highest weight of the year. :(  0.8lb under my second to last met goal & 2.2lb above my last met goal & 6.2lb above what was supposed to be my next goal.  But after today I am hoping to start eating less crap again & see the scale go down, even if it is slowly.  I wanted to wait for Monday, because, well, I guess just because it's the beginning of the week.  I wish I were more motivated to exercise.  I'm sure it will help once things are straightened around here (there is stuff from storage stacked in the kitchen & it is right next to my elliptical so I'd have to move a few things to use it & then move them back & it's too much of a hassle for my laziness apparently).  Hopefully that will happen soon.

I ordered some books from eBay.  The first came yesterday: Cheer!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders.  I have only read the intro so far, but it seems interesting.  It's a nonfiction, narrative where the author follows 3 different squads from tryouts to nationals.  The next that should be on it's way is Belle de Jour, Diary of an Unlikely Call Girl.  I think the title kind of tells you what it's about & there is also a tv series of it (I haven't seen any of that... yet, anyways).

The last book I am waiting on is Skinny Bitch.  I have actually read this before, like a year & a half ago, but I had borrowed it from the library & have wanted to get a copy of my own to reread & have on hand since.  It's very informative with sources for information & such while not being dry like textbooks.  I'm not necessarily interested in becoming a vegetarian or anything, but I still enjoy it (the part about diet soda/aspartame is a huge reason why I avoid diet soda more now that before & I couldn't eat meat for like a week after reading about the process of how it gets to the store/restaurant).  I so wish I had the desire to be a vegetarian, but I don't, lol.  Just like I have no desire to ever be anti-carb, even when Atkins & the like were/are popular.


So yeah, that's that.  I got decent deals on them, $4.99 each for the first two & $5.50 for the last, including any shipping costs.  I am hoping the books/reading will give me something to do to help keep me from boredom eating/cravings.  I have a few books I already own also that I haven't read.  I like to read but for some reason don't do much of it in my adulthood.

I hope you all had a lovely week/weekend & have a wonderful week ahead!  Anyone out there reading any good books or looking forward to doing so?  Read any of the books I mentioned?  Other comments?  :)

5 comments:

Mich said...

I saw that call girl book recently and was tempted to buy it. Must let us know how it is!! Sounds like you got an awesome deal, too. I should get more books off ebay, instead of going on Barnes & Noble shopping sprees.
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Hope you're having a great Sunday!

xoxo

Ayden said...

I've read skinny bitch =] I loved it, I do have my own copy. I haven't read any of the others tho. You should read wintergirls. I doubt it's supposed to be motivation, but it is to me lol.
Happy reading =]
xoxo

Cora said...

Ooh, all those books sound really good. I read a bit of Skinny Bitch a while ago. I recently read Tuesdays with Morrie for school. It was delightful. It was a pretty quick read too. I'm recommending it to everyone I know if they haven't read it yet. I hope you're doing well, it definitely sounds like it.

~Cora

Peridot (G+P) said...

I got it back! They rang and asked me to go down so they could put it back on. I felt like suck a moron XD

I can't wait to see your thoughts on those books! Especially interested in Cheer!, as we don't have cheerleading culture here.

I've been eyeball-deep in Required Readings so far this year. It blows! Can't wait to get into recreational reading again!

We can get our weights back down again. I've shot up 5kg since moving in here, and lost about .7kg of that. WAUGH!!! :'(

OUSU!!!!

tracy said...

Okay...hand over the elliptical. ;)

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