Friday, March 27, 2009

UGH

So I had a nasty WI. No suprise, buffets all weekend, TOM, my renewed dedication (that always leads to a gain don't you find? Just to test how dedicated you really are). 146.8. Super ugh. Moving on.

I'm seeing it in the mirror and in my clothes now too. you know how you just gain so gradually then look in the mirror months later and do a double take? That's me now.

However I've really reduced my lunches. I cut out like 3 different "snacks" that I'd normally eat every day. (like a cup of grapes or an apple, healthy yes, but I don't need so many servings of it). I'm scared of getting hungry so I eat. Now I'm trying to wait until I AM hungry and then eat one of the things, rather than as a preventative measure. Plus I'm trying to distract myself from cravings with green tea or gum or something. It feels like it's working, I think I'm eating less.

Tomorrow is my first Step class! yay! I have to go buy an orange headband after work. We have to wear black and orange. That's gonna look stunning with my hair. oy! I've got at least 2 friends coming so that's fun. (the step thing last night was good too, though I felt like a cow, found out my grey pants are NOT flattering.)

Oh, I can ask here! I'm thinking of getting a digital SLR with part of my tax refund (note - we each get a chunk of money, half goes to RRSP, the rest to savings for baby or holidays or new car etc). Anybody know where to get a reasonably priced starter SLR? Any recommendations for brands? or lenses to get? I'm so excited about it. Mostly because I've downloaded all these free actions (automatic fixes and cool things so you only have to push 1 button instead of doing a million things) for Photoshop Elements. And I want some nicer pictures to do these cool edits too! A bad picture doesn't look better using it. Good pictures will look better. So any advice would be great! I'm trying to be pretty cheap about it though since, well, I'm cheap!

5 comments:

eurydice said...

i'm trying to do that too - wait until i'm hungry until i eat. so far it's working...

charm73 said...

Try a Nikon D-40. you can get one with a lens for under $500. The cheapest I found in the months before Christmas was $438. They are easy to use and take great pics.

Jen said...

Sorry to hear about the weigh in girl...I usually eat out of fear of being hungry as well....

I agree with the Nikon D40, as well as the Canon Rebel Xs...not sure what they go for, but they are definitely good!!! I wanted to get one but I chickened out and bought another digital camera!!! OOPS! I should have gone for the DSLR!!!

Angie All The Way said...

It is scary to let yourself get hungry, because then there's a chance that you'll overeat I get that totally.

Hubby was back and forth over which camera to buy me for xmas, he was going to go SLR but I wanted it to be small(ish) enough to be able to carry in my purse etc. I ended up with the Canon SX119IS which does an amazing job and takes awesome pictures. I think Jen and I have the same one now. In my opinion it's all in what you want to do with the pictures that can make them awesome. I've been meaning to learn PhotoShop which I have (and have the book to learn it) now for ages to do my own wedding pics, but I haven't done it yet. It's starting to get to me how long its been and I haven't done it yet, so that IS on my major to do list now!

Sara said...

I missed saying good luck!! How did your first class go?