Thursday, August 26, 2010


I've been thinking a lot lately...My dad says not to think, it just makes your head hurt! :P

I've been...

Thinking...that I'm getting obsessed with working out. I don't work out for hours on end every single day or anything. But when I don't work out, I find that I get stressed about it. When someone wants me to do something on an evening that I normally workout, I get stressed and 9 out of 10 times, I go to the gym instead of having fun!

Thinking...My snacking is really pi$$ing me off! I get irritated that I can't seem to control this strange urge I have to binge snack at night. I might have 2 slices of light bread, a piece of fruit, a slice of cheese, and the list can go on and on! I can consume an additional 10 or more points of stupid food in the evening. Mind you, this is not every evening but it happens more frequently than I like.

Thinking...Hm...since I'm already obsessed with working out, maybe it's a good idea to get a personal trainer! Actually, the personal trainers at my gym are very expensive. They quoted me a price that averaged out to $40-$50 per session before! Seriously!?! So I never did it. But at the local fitness center, they have personal training session for $20 per session! That's more like it. So I'm thinking about checking that out. I just want a personal trainer because I need someone to kick my butt with toning/strength training/abs! I got the cardio but I need to firm up!

Thinking...As I made my walk during lunch today (because I'm obsessed with working out), that there is a whole lot of, shall we say, interesting art in Chicago! I may have to take pictures and post in a future blog for you all to admire!

Thinking...Why did I pick up that free energy drink they were passing out in the city during my walk today? I didn't open it. It has 120 calories per 8 oz. serving (2 points). Will I drink it? Should I give it away to the clerk that sits next to me?

Thinking...these clothes that I'm wearing today are way too big and I look way too frumpy! Why do I still have them and why do I still wear them!

Thinking...Woohoo! The franchise owner of my dad's restaurant is paying me $100 for my help yesterday at the TV thing. I would have done it for free! But $100 is always nice. Now, what should I buy?

Yeah, maybe I think too much. I think I'll stop now!

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  1. Do you snack because you are bored? In front of the TV? What's the pattern?

    I look forward to seeing some of this "interesting art" that Chicago has :)

  2. All of the above Mark. It depends. I do watch TV in the evening and I will occasionally snack b/c of that.

    I noticed lately that I've been emotionally snacking (nervous, depressed, excited).

  3. Hey Amanda!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I saw your comment about the running group; e-mail me at and I can give you more info. I hope you'll be able to join us :)

  4. Hi Amanda! Thanks for entering the HoneyBar giveaway on my blog. You won!!

    I don't have an email address for you, so can you email me at embracingbalance at gmail dot com with your full name, address, and contact number so I can pass it along to HoneyBar.


  5. Woohoo! Thanks Jaime!

    Courtney - I'll email you! Thanks!