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Functional Addictiton; Legit?

July 17, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

I watched a repeat of House (M.D.) last night with an ending I loved.

There are always good bits, but this one dealt with the complexities of life as they relate to addiction.

“I’m an addict, [but] I’m not stopping. I said I was an addict, I didn’t say I had a problem. I pay my bills, I make my meals. I function.” (credit)

Well, I’m still learning to be completely functional, but I’m doing okay. I’m pretty much paying bills, too!

Still, is being addicted to a passion always a bad thing? Sure, my shopping’s somewhat out of control, but I never want to let go of “collecting” new handbags. I’ll be healthy when I learn to manage it but hold on to the love.

We don’t always have to quit “bad” things completely, we just need to maintain a reasonable level of our addictions. Like I’m probably also addicted to soda, but I cut down and usually drink only all natural drinks. Yes, I’m off of the fructose and corn syrup. That’s some Bad stuff, man.

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Can I take a “Weather Day”?

July 14, 2006 at 4:33 pm by Designer Ella

Yesterday was gloomy and I swear I have “Seasonal Affective Disorder,” in which I get depressed during the Spring & Summer, when the sky is dark and grey when it should be bright. It should be a thing. But my Best Dude Forever (BDF) thinks I’m lazy and whiny. (At first he said I have no disorder, then said I have “lazy” disorder. Tuh!)

Today is unbearably hot in our barely–air-conditioned little house. Opposite, but causing a slightly similar effect. I’m tired and melty. I still exercised, which I need but it made me feel worse in the hot & melt department. Why am I too lazy to go to a proper, nice gym? (At least I have the official disorder as an excuse. ;-))

One thing this means is that I can’t muster the energy and creative forces to blog properly.

But why can’t I have a good excuse to not blog on occasional week days? What I’m doing is not rocket science, and I should get some benefit from my work being so casual.

It may be cash and for entertainment, but it’s still hard work. Product blogging is a specific type of tough. I have to be inspired.

So, it’s only Friday, but gosh, I need the break!

Disorder, no disorder, or even multiple disorders. It’s really my prerogative!

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Star Jones, Fallen

July 12, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

Somehow, I liked Star Jones Reynolds. I felt she was a different personality of a host since she lost weight, and I don’t respect the manner in which she lost it (surgery), but I enjoyed her on The View.

I don’t know why, so I can’t quite understand why she was “sacked” and I just have to comment that this rotating array of “Token Black” replacements has not done it for me.

Keep searching, Barbara et. al. A suggestion: get another sassy sister of color and size.

Whether or not she gets along with Mrs. Rosie O’Donnell [sic, yes I sic’d myself] is fine, either way. The first option is great, because I’m a Rosie-loving-person kind of girl. The second option is still good, because I love a good cat argument on the show!

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