Autopilot Gone Wrong
I was inspired to share this story after I laughed about it with a friend. I planned on adding what we ate during our ‘fast days’ to the beginning of the weekly fitness profile. In order to add the calorie count I needed to look at the package of cream cheese. After I put it away, I went back to my computer for a while. When I got hungry and needed a refill, I went to the fridge. I found all the usual suspects…. soda, ketchup, mustard, cheese snacks, cold cuts but not the cream cheese?!?!?!?!
I put the cream cheese on top of the fridge with the bagels!?!?!?!?!?!
We do silly things when we are lost in thought. What about you, have you done anything silly while on ‘autopilot’?
Cheers to you, life, random projects and silly autopilot. 🙂
Hello everybody, My name is Amanda. *Hi Amanda* And I am lazy. *light claps*
I am sorry for being such a slacker. I recently jumped on the scale and saw a number dangerously close to 160 pounds!!!!! My motivation for getting back to the 5:2 diet has shot past need to do is hanging out with already working on next weeks initial fitness profile for Sunday. I already have a title for it. Hint: Initial
Everyone has a ‘thing.’ WordPress is cool for writing but I still need a thing. Yes, I have the 5:2 diet thing. That will only last as long as I am looking to lose some weight and buy new clothes. Once I look awesome, I will need a real thing. I turn to You Tube for inspiration and tips. In regards to my messy house, I watch a lot of Clean My Space videos. Check out this Party Clean up video in honor of Super Bowl Sunday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgBs5qgcG5M&feature=c4-overview&list=UUGozdt7Wbd15k7dWhvlmLUw Sooooo, Cleaning is their ‘thing.’ Once I find my thing, it will make writing every week easy peasy.
Thanks to the You Tube channel mentioned above… I am super excited to start cleaning! No, really, I am not kidding. I will be taking some super gross before pictures. I am sure I will get plenty of not very nice comments on them. (If any) But, I will endure to help inspire other slobs like me. Believe it or not, getting started is the worst part. It is easier to say fuck it, everything else is a mess anyway. I have done this on plenty of occasions. Once I do a deep clean all over, I will be working on getting a good cleaning schedule. After those two things have been done, and the schedule followed… I will have a house to be proud of.
In the digital age, ereaders and reading apps on phones have become the go to for when you are on the go. I have thought about downsizing my physical book collection with a cloud version for some time now. With Christmas around the corner, I started thinking about how I would spend my gift cards. I was browsing Amazon and found something disgustingly awesome.
People are stupid. People buy ebooks anywhere from $1 to $15 on the high-end. The more expensive ones tend to be from authors who have been cranking out a book a year. I eventually stumbled across the DIYers. I couldn’t find an ‘ebook’ that was more than 40 pages. Then add insult to injury, some of those people want me to pay pretty much a dollar per page! Seriously, even our own OM from Harsh Reality. I’m not even mad. He is taking advantage of an opportunity. I would also like to take advantage of this same opportunity.
It is healthy to be grateful for the wonderful things in your life. Today I am thankful for stupid people because they make the world go round. Maybe one day, I will be confronted by someone who purchased one of my ebooks and found this post calling them out. I will be straight forward right now: No, I am not giving you a refund. You want your money back? Then I suggest you write an ebook that is at least 10 or so pages because any idiot can do that. Just keep writing until one day, stupid people will buy your ebooks too.
Update: December 26th… I made OM mad. http://aopinionatedman.com/2013/12/24/fake-amazon-reviews-merry-christmas-not/ I like how, I’m not even worth it. (Just ignore the post dedicated to me) I just checked Amazon and the review was deleted. I don’t know if that was Amazon deleting it because I didn’t purchase the ebook or if enough people found it… NOT helpful.
The saga continues friends: http://aopinionatedman.com/2013/12/26/people-are-stupid-you-are-dumb/ Riddle me this… when did I ever say I hated anything? I merely pointed out how stupid people are willing to pay a lot of money for nothing. Somehow, OM seems to think this was all just an attack on him. Buck up OM, you can protect yourself from imaginary haters. Maybe that’s the real reason why he hasn’t published a ‘real’ book. You have to have thick skin to hear no over and over before you get a yes.
P.S. Thank you for making me look good.
Another Update: After consulting with my brain trust, I realize that the initial review was very troll like. I am sorry for any harm that I caused. This has been an interesting experience and I hope to put what I learned into practice.
Am I the only one who thinks its strange that the expression for getting off course is ‘falling off the wagon’ while getting back on track is ‘get back on the horse’? Anyway, whatever you want to call it, I need to do it. I skipped one week of my diet and I let that bleed into this week. That is two weeks worth of being completely unproductive in the area of my health. I love my body so you will see another initial fitness profile this Sunday.
In other news, I am so excited I can’t sleep! I will be talking to three of my team members today. I am so happy. I can’t wait for January to roll out. I really want to help my team and get them where they want to go. I know that the personal development products will really help me accomplish my goals. You will see more, look at all the stuff I did posts. Also more, what I plan to do next posts. I am changing my philosophy. I am pushing forward. 2014 will truly be unlike any other year before it!
What about you guys and gals out there? I know that Christmas is quickly approaching but have you put any thought into what your goals are for the year? Not necessarily a New Years resolution because thoes tend to fizzle out. I’m talking about a real plan with deadlines. (I haven’t yet. I just want to see where I am compared to the good people of Word Press.)
Or is it?
Doesn’t make you wonder sometimes? We tell our selves that fairy dust and positive thoughts are things used to distract us from the truth. The truth is that the truth is whatever we want it to be. If you read things that are sad, you become kind of sad. If you read things that are happy, you become kind of happy.
What if you actually could ‘fake it til you make it’? Listening to compelling arguments from both sides of the spectrum, it is hard to figure out who is right. I think they are both right. When you are down in the dumps, it is nice to have company. Or at least someone to give you some sympathy. Maybe even agree with your side of the story. All of that is a waste of your time
I have been doing some reading and listening. The last motivational type thing I listened to was See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar. One of the points he made was that you decide what kind of day you are going to have from the very beginning. It doesn’t have to be a ‘cat kickin world’. We can do better.
I just found a blog on celebrities and positive thinking. http://ryzeonline.com/19-celebrities-think-success/ (This is what I was trying to go for with this post. Since this is already sooo awesome, I decided to share!) If they can do it, why can’t I? If they can do it, why can’t you?
There is something new on the control your thoughts and feelings block. It is in Pre-Enrolment. This means it has not launched yet. The goal is to share it with as many people before it launches. Now, I am sharing it with you. http://334258.teamquanta.com
I hope that everyone will create their own path to wealth and happiness. If this helps you, (and me) than awesome! As I get more information, I will spill the beans. 🙂
Cheers to you, life full of wealth and happiness, and random projects ~ Amanda
Where I am at: the 5:2 diet has been successful. I intend to keep pushing forward. The Posture Project will officially start today. Instead of 90 days, it will be a weekday thing. One of the benefits of the core program is that you will lose inches because it is helping you get toned. I guess we will see how much of a difference it makes. Project House has also been given a push in the right direction. I will break it down.
I counted all the rooms and added the garage and backyard to a list. My list has 18 focus areas. I will take on one everyday for the next two weeks. If I can do two smaller areas in a day, I will be able to finish in 14 days instead of 18. I have given myself a December 17th deadline.
I have already picked out the first two focus areas to be done tomorrow. With each room, I will start with the stuff that is obviously trash. Once that is done, I will start the deep cleaning. When everything smells like cleaning products, I will probably take a break. I will pick back up with organizing.
Organizing will start with three designated boxes. One for donating, one for more trash, and one for keeping. Then the real fun begins. I will keep everything in the keep box. If I need to use something, I will take it out. At the end of 90 days, whatever is left in the keep box will find a new home in the donation box.
Fine… Yes, that fine
The four letter word that men dread. I am fine. Fine, fine, fine. He didn’t ask me if I was fine. He didn’t ask because he knows that I think he is the problem. Like I don’t know that I am the problem. Why on earth would I
start attempt to start a bunch of 90 challenges for myself. Any regular person does half my challenges regularly. I obviously have problems if I call regular things a challenge.
Can I do this my way?
Please? All he sees me do is try. I try all the time and get no where. You have no idea how motivating it is to hear your husband tell you that he sees you trying. Sees you taking two steps forward and one step back. The fact is, I am better than the person I use to be. I can get better than the person I am now. Would it kill you to not step on my cape? Not steal the wind out of my sails? Not completely deflate my balloon?
It just goes around and around and around. He just gave me shit about this blog. You know, that thing that really got me excited about doing
He asked me what my blog was about so I stopped and let him read all the previous posts. He thought it was husband bashing since I tend to try to get something out for the day around the same time. Then he asked me what we were fighting about. One of the two things we always fight about: 1. Something to do with me 2. Something to do with money
Today, it was about number one, the same thing we were fighting about two or three lovely days ago. Now to finish my thought….. This blog, the thing that gets me excited about doing the projects in the first place. The place where I gather some motivation, maybe even one day motivate someone else to get better too. I think he sees it now. Hopefully it will last longer than two or three days so I can not only build my bubble but try to make it strong enough that even he can’t pop it.
Sorry about the rant, I am sure this is the lamest NaBloPoMo Day Five ever.