09 August 2015

Yesterday was okay

I was not as productive as I had hoped to be. Spent a lot of time in the pool and screwing around with my new Macbook Pro that school gave me. I hate apple. I wore my new glasses all day yesterday, for the first time, and I really think I like them. I bought them online from Zenni optical. I was a little leary of doing that because a) it's online; b) it's glasses; and c) I had to measure the distance between my pupils myself. Oh, and they were less than $80. My last pair of glasses were around $400 and that was on sale. Needless to say, I was a little bit leary about how good these glasses would be and how they would work for me. When I got them on Friday, I put them on and found that I could see really well if I looked straight ahead, but if I looked at an angle things got a little weird. My immediate reaction was oh, crap, they are wrong. But I could see so well. Also, with my other glasses, I found myself looking over the top whenever I was doing computer or close work because I couldn't see very well with them. With these new ones I can see great close up. So I decided to give them a couple of days and see how it went. My prescription had changed, my vision is improving, so maybe it will just take a little time for my eyes to adjust to the new prescription. So I wore them all day yesterday and did not have to take them off once to read something - something I did all the time with my old glasses. I kept finding myself trying to look over the top of them and then realizing that I didn't have to. And I didn't get a headache or end up with my eyes hurting or anything. I think they are actually much better for me than my last glasses were. I like them so much, I'm thinking of ordering another pair for sunglasses. So I think this is the best $80 I ever spent on glasses.

Back to yesterday, it was rather hot and muggy all day so I really didn't get much done at all. I did spent some time play with the new Macbook and, as much as it pains me to admit, I actually kind of like it. The program they have for presentations is nice. It's easy to use (well, Apple's are made for dummies) and has some nice graphics and features. So I'm working with that. I spent much time visiting websites that I use for school and logging in just to register my passwords so the Mac will know them. I don't want to have to sit and try to remember a password with 30 kids staring at me waiting for me do start class. So while it is not a difficult task, it is a tedious task. Then there were the dips in the pool yesterday. Hubby was home for a few hours, so we spent some time together in the pool, always fun.

I did do a little shopping yesterday. I got some of the Chobani yogurts, these:

The coconut flips one is to die for!!! The steel cut oats is good but the banana maple flavor is horrible. I also bought apple cinnamon, I'm hoping that one is better. I like these for a snack. They have protein, they are cool, and they are easy to eat. I will have these as either a morning or afternoon snack. The flips will definitely be an afternoon snack. They are a little high in calories and fat, but they taste so amazing it is like eating a dessert. I think it will be a good little pick-me up around 3 pm. I also bought some high protein bars so that I can grab a snack on the run if I need to. Face it, I need like 3 minutes to sit and eat a yogurt, but a bar I can take with me. I also bought almond/coconut milk. It is a routine that Hubby and I split a glass of milk after dinner every night. I love milk so I do it. I have not done it in the past 2 weeks because he has not been home. I don't miss it and I don't feel so bloated in the evenings. I decided once before that milk didn't agree with me, but I kept drinking it anyway. Well, I really believe that milk does not agree with me and so I'm going to stop completely. I want to make smoothies in the mornings so the almond/coconut milk will be used for that as well as drinking.

It was interesting walking through the store yesterday. I had thoughts of maybe getting some cookies, nah, then maybe a piece of candy, nah, none of that stuff sounded good. The yogurt and almond/coconut milk sounded amazing, but sweets did not. I'm not sure exactly how or why this switch occurred. I'm wondering if it is because I finally stood up to the bully next door or if it is even that this thing just came to a head and now the tension has been removed? I don't know, but I do know that in the past 3-4 weeks, I have had junk food 2 or 3 times max. I feel so much better and I like that I can live without it and am not battling cravings.

Okay, I think I've rambled enough here. I need to be productive today. The plan is to workout, shower, breakfast. Then I need to review my prospectus and submit it and complete my last assignment and get that in. I need to look/work on my Pheonix stuff and be ready for that class to begin on the 18th. I also need to seriously work out a schedule that devotes at least an hour a day to writing my dissertation. I need to do some hard thinking and planning. I may do that in another blog post. Maybe I need to set some S.M.A.R.T. goals for the dissertation and work out how to meet them. Hmmm....that's an idea. I should not have any trouble writing, seem to be able to spit stuff out without much problem. I just need to learn to spit out the right stuff.

Okay, that is it, I am really done now.

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