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Celebration Time!

[ Day 102 of 2000 ]

Yes! The days count finally got to three digits! When I started this blog, I promised myself that I would continue for 2000 days no matter what. But as usual, there was one loophole I didn’t think of. I didn’t promise myself how frequently I would post something. And guess what, I thought of that in December, while I was posting thrice a week and barely managing to make it. I told myself then that I would take it down a notch, and re-evaluate when I got to a hundered days. I am finally here, and it is time to make some changes. And acknowledge the help and support I have had. First and foremost, a big Thank You to all my readers. You are the reason I am still here.

As part of the celebration, I have put together a post that is actually a jumble of things – just like my thoughts. I start off with a story I heard as a kid, explain a change I am planning to make to this blog, go through a few thoughts on what a hundred days of blogging taught me, and conclude with a list of blogs that I read regularly. As usual, I am looking for feedback from you. I am anyway putting in a lot of effort – let me know how I can make it of better value to you.

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Book Review: The Economists’ Diet

[ Day 98 of 2000 ]

I have been struggling with my weight ever since GBoy was born. Every now and then, I try to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but haven’t got there yet. Considering that GBoy is now 9 years old, and I initially wanted to lose only 18 lbs, that should not have been hard. Instead, when I checked my weight (after avoiding the scale like a plague for a while) in December 2016, I had over 60 lbs to lose. My highest weight ever! I did lose about 30 of those last year, and have kept most of it away for the last six months. That is the closest I have got to success so far.

To be honest, I spent most of those 9 plus years trying to lose weight. I have tried WeightWatchers twice, and a lot of calorie counting. Like I said, instead of losing 18 lbs, I gained a lot more. I have read countless weight loss books, and concluded that I had a propensity to be obese, that my metabolism was probably very slow. After all, I walk about 15,000 steps every day and eat pretty healthy. I did that even as I was gaining all that weight.

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Do You Hate Your Job, But Have To Stick To It?

[ Day 88 of 2000 ]

A few years back, I would wake up on Monday mornings with a sickening feeling in my stomach. I realized that I had started hating Mondays. A couple of years later, I realized that I was getting depressed every Sunday evening – Just because the next day was a Monday. It got worse – I started feeling bad starting Sunday mornings.

For the last two years, I have been actively looking for a solution. I read a lot on the internet, and read books about it. I have spent a lot of time thinking about my different options. Unconsciously, I have been working on this post much before I even considered starting a blog.

These are the questions I asked myself, and the conclusions I got to. Hope it helps you too.

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Buy Nothing Challenge Update & Jan 2018 Expenses

[ Day 81 of 2000 ]

My first update on how the Buy Nothing Challenge has been going! I have decided not to buy anything for a whole year.

It was hard. There have been times when I really wanted to buy something, but I have avoided temptations for the most part. I had to go to Michigan on work, and forgot to take any hats. It was cold (ok, I am used to the cold, but I usually have a hat when it is cold!) and I came really really close to buying one. If I had noticed a shop while I was busy shivering, I may have given in. But the key part is, I didn’t.