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Packing diet books

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Yes, I'm moving...I haven't really shared my saga house story on this blog because some think it's just too personal. As if weightloss isn't more personal?

I'll post more about the move and house loss in a different blog. This one is about how many books I have packed.

I am a book reader.
I have read about 3 bins of diet books.
Maybe I should have eaten them for more results.
What did I learn?
If there was a solution, I would know about it already---there is no magic pill.

I don't even think I have a favorite diet book.
Maybe the GI DIET is one of the better ones, because it helps you understand food choices.

Books books and more books.
The hoard of a book reader.
I am putting them into boxes based on category so that when I land a new apartment, that I can pick a box and read them again. Some have been read and loved ---others have not been read yet (I speak of all my books in general.)

Alas, the diet books have been useful..but then again have they?
Knowledge is worthwhile, but my circumstances make some diet fads impossible. PCOS diets are rare, and everyone reacts differently to things.

This summer I plan on spending some time in Chicago and taking time to enjoy some dance classes and some walks on the beach. Maybe even having someone hold my hand while I take a long romantic walk on the beach would be nice...a girl can only dream. :)

Here's to a successful summer:
I need a life makeover --a place to live, a better job, and a sexie/healthier body.

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  • no profile photo CD8442230
    emoticon I love reading too but not diet books. I gave those up after I joined sparkpeople. I read mystery books.
    3418 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    I relate in SO many ways! First I am a major book and magazine junkie! I'm sooo happy we just got an i-pad 2 so I can start downloading instead of buying! I actually have books still packed in the garage from our LAST move and that was 10 years ago...sigh...don't think I'd miss those books if I would have just gotten rid of them rather than lugging them.

    My books are like my children..and YES I have a huge library of diet books AND cook books AND spiritual books...AND every other genre you can think of!

    As for the house situation, if you have a few minutes to spare you can read about our LONG and hard fight to save our home. There's still no guarantee...but they aren't going to get rid of us without a fight to the bitter end.

    I'm adding you as a friend so that we can encourage each other along the way!

    Hugs to you! emoticon
    3425 days ago
  • GOGETCONNIE
    Your blog made me laugh out loud about eating the books.


    3426 days ago
  • TIGGERIFFIC123
    Sounds like the move is just what you need! I too LOVE my books, although I finally stopped keeping them except the few that I read over and over again.

    Wishing you every success with your move...sometimes just a change of environment can do so much for us in ways we would least expect!!

    Good Luck!
    Rhonda
    3427 days ago
  • SANDRASPEAKS
    At this point, I don't know what I am ready to give up or not. Yes, I should downsize and think I am. Losing the house is a loss--it feels like someone has died.

    The idea of writing a diet book is interesting. If I ever figure out how to drop the weight, I should. I think the most exciting part of my new move is the new kitchen. I want to learn to cook (better). I want to grow as a person. I need to tell myself every time I'm sad or lonely that I have a few projects to finish...I want to scrapbook some pictures, I could list some things on ebay, or I could call some friends and go out to do something. No one said I have to stay home and be bored OR lonely.

    I don't have time for a garage sale...we find out Tuesday how long we have, and then I think it will be two weeks. There aren't any dumpsters available to rent either....so for now, I have room in my storage shed I rented and I'll sort a few of those boxes out as I get settled. I figured I can open 1 to 2 boxes of books at a time, page thru them, read what I want out of them, and then find them a new home. Right now it's packing like with like....I am pitching lots of papers and things. Yes, it's a purge---a good purge.

    Thanks for the encouragement. I need to plan some outtings with my Green Bay friends and some of my Chicago friends. At the present time, I am going to live in 2 locations....and look for a better job. :)
    3428 days ago
  • GRAMMAOFFIVE
    I agree with
    NATURALLYJJ. Maybe time to write your own diet book. I think it would be kind of fun to tell the truth. You could put in your antidotes and recipes. Maybe a section of menus. Some people call it a journal, but if you really think about it, it is a book of one of your life's journeys.

    The ones you have read and don't like or the ones that you found hard to read and won't re-read, I would say sell on craigslist or ebay or half.com or in a rummage sale or donate. Why move something if you don't have to. Unless your new place is going to have a library.

    I would hate to move. I have over 500 cookbooks. I sit down with those and read those like novels.
    3428 days ago
  • TRACEEAST
    I have been in your situation before- losing a beautiful house to foreclosure and having to move to a smaller place. It is a difficult time. Hopefully you aren't moving out of the area- I would still like to get together with you! If you ever need anyone to talk to, I'm here for you. Also, if you need any help with anything, let me know- I would love to come and help you pack or something! Seriously!
    Tracy
    3428 days ago
  • NATURALLYJJ
    Maybe you should write your own diet book just for YOU! You have a way with words and know what works and doesn't for you. Might help in more ways than one! Good luck in finding a job/apartment/knight in shining armor!
    3428 days ago
  • GETSTRONGRRR
    I'm with you...we recently moved into a new, smaller place and one of my cathartic moments was to jettison 18 boxes of books to the Salvation Army. it actually felt very good (I still have 6 bookshelves worth, but these too will go soon...I am loving life with my Kindle.

    As far as dieting books go, they all boil down to 2 things; eat less & work out more....things I now get from Spark people, with the added benefit that this is interactive.

    Good luck!
    3428 days ago
  • VICKY073
    I totally understand the challenge that PCOS brings to life. Good luck, with the move, with the new someone holding your hand, and with the new beginning.
    3428 days ago
  • GEMINISUE
    Time to declutter, especially with a move, approaching! How exciting, you say books, I say there are plenty of other people, who would probably get some use out of them, as you did when they were new.

    Think: Keep pile, throw away pile, give away pile ( give away immediately, or take to good will of donation boxes) so they just to lay around. As the pounds of clutter leave your home, so will the pounds of weight leave your body, it works if you work it.

    Good Luck to you on your move, may it bring you much happiness and many smiles!

    Hugs
    Linda
    3428 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5707126
    You are having a new start no matter what the circumstances. I have been where you are before and it is true that where a window is closed a door opens. I am a book lover also and have had to leave my beloved books behind on occasion but the new beginning was more amazing than I would have ever thought. emoticon
    3428 days ago
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