And yet another good morning with both my blood sugar and weight down. I woke up with a terrible headache this morning that seems to be driven by tightness in my sinuses. Usually I feel this way in the Autumn but it is only late August. I noticed that many of the plants in the garden are giving way to the looks of an end of a season of growth and living here in the Pacific Northwest corner of America does have a slightly different growing pattern than that on the East Coast. I have decided that I am not going to attempt to workout with a headache this morning.
Yesterday’s fast went well as I made it once again all the way to noon before I ate. I ate a yogurt the 20 minutes later baked chicken breast with squash. I didn’t have much of a hunger after lunch and other than eating an Uber bar I made it all the way to dinner. Dinner was a little pork and broccoli. I slept for 7 hours and here I sit getting ready to start another day in the life of Billy Brennan.
I was going to start a new post about a high level purchase that I made but instead I think I will just get it out of me in this one. Yes folks, I broke down and purchased a Macbook Pro. I have been wanting to switch over to Mac for years and have avoided it because of the price tag. Six months ago I almost made the purchase but made a promise to myself that I would wait 6 months and if I still feel the same way I would buy a Mac. Tuesday marked the six month wait and I still felt the same desire to make the switch from PC to Mac so I did it. It arrived through Federal Express yesterday at work and it is still sitting in the box waiting for me to set it up. So I will be spending several weeks learning all there is to learn about this new tool and the different software I will be using.
So I am a minimalist and typically I don’t make large purchases like this without some type of justification. Usually I am happy with what I have and very thankful for it, so what was it that pushed me in this direction? The one thing is my desire to be an author and much of the research that I have done shows a corresponding connection between a writer and his/her tool, their Mac. Also my total saving thus so far since I quit smoking is a little over $6000.00 and is sitting in my savings account. I always considered that my reward for quitting smoking was the added security I added to my emergency fund, but I believe that just in the last 6 months the savings I yielded from quitting paid for the new computer. I own only the things that I actually use each day or absolutely love as I have gotten rid of everything else in my life that I consider clutter and one of the things that I use most frequently is my computer. Between blogging and managing my money my computer has become the most useful tool I own in navigating my life. Why shouldn’t I own the best tool money can buy if it serves me at this capacity? So anyway, there may be some upcoming posts on my new adventures with my Macbook Pro.
Blood Sugar- 105, Weight- 176.4