Saturday, July 08, 2006

Dazed and Confused

Posted by Picasa As you may have noticed, I haven’t written much lately. It seems that my blog obsession has fallen by the wayside (for the time being,) and blogging has been put on my mind’s back burner.

The blog has, however, been replaced by two new obsessions:

1. My desire to drop 20 lbs.

2. My quest to dig myself out of debt.

In order to reach these new goals, I have been reading three books at the same time.

Having just finished phase I of the South Beach Diet, I occasionally refer back to the SBD book for guidance. At the same time, I’m reading Dave Ramsey's “Total Money Maker” book. This book is a step-by-step approach to getting out of debt. In addition to these books, today I found an old copy of “Make the Connection” by Oprah Winfrey and her trainer Bob Greene. This book really emphasizes exercise in addition to diet for maximum weight loss. I began reading it on the train this afternoon, and I’m already 1/2 way through it.

What have I learned from these books? You might ask.

I discovered that I could reduce my consumer debt by eating more fiber and running three miles a day with Stedman…

Err! Sorry that’s not it. Let me try again.

I discovered that I could lower my glycemic index by cutting up my credit cards and giving new cars away to my studio audience.

No, no, that’s wrong. It seems I’m a little confused here.

Perhaps I should tackle these books one at a time.


Anonymous said...

I think it goes like this: Put the books down and sell them on Ebay and then go for a run! Exercise your mind and write another story. Far more interesting from my point of view!

Anonymous said...

I like the above idea! Too bad I won't be the one running!

Anonymous said...

We should start a blogging empire and make people pay us loads of money to read our witty criticisms of the world. That would reduce our debt then we'd hire a personal trainer, because we'd have tons of money left over to burn. THAT is what I'm talking about.

Anonymous said...

Cara, Check out Tina's blog entry "Blah, Blah Blog" which features a CBS news story from this Sunday which tells of some bloggers who have found fame and fortune through their blogs.

P.S. I'm with you, I would LOVE a personal trainer!

West Haven Tax Payer said...

RE: My quest to dig myself out of debt

ugh, no kidding, particularly with the West Haven taxes being raised 30-40%!

Anonymous said...

you work 7 days a week! WHAT DEBT!!!!!!!