Thursday, September 10, 2009

Less Chocolate, More Music

This morning I weighed in and I've lost another 2.5 pounds. That's nice to see after being stuck in a rut last week.

I think a huge factor is that I no longer have a bag of chocolate at my desk to piece on all day long. The problem was, because I was unhappy with my job (medical transcription), the chocolate made it more enjoyable to sit and type reports all day. I needed to replace it with something. So I decided to listen to more music. When I was younger I had music playing all the time, everything from pop to classical. But with marriage and children, what I like was pushed aside more and more.

I've discovered YouTube playlists. I can have Mozart playing continuously while I transcribe medical reports. And some of those piano concertos are so fast, I find myself typing faster to keep up. I've tried other forms of music, but Mozart just works best. It seems to fill the gaping hole I'm not stuffing chocolate into anymore. (I haven't totally given up chocolate. I've just put it lower on my priority list.)

Ring Update: I can actually get my wedding ring on my finger, with a little pushing, but it's still an uncomfortable fit. Maybe by next week.


hi, it's me! melissa c said...

WOO HOO!!! Congratulations! That is awesome! I have found that "Pink" puts me in an energetic mood! Try her cd!

Erin said...

Love it!!!

Kellie said...

Yay for the wedding ring! I know exactly what you mean. I judge a lot of my weight by my wedding ring, too.

Tristi said...

Absolutely fabulous!