Remember when I was super excited about my Point System to help myself develop healthy habits and in return I would earn the Kindle Fire HD that I really, really wanted?

 

Well, then I had a series of bad days in a row. Sometimes people turn to emotional eating, I usually turn to emotional shopping. I was wishy-washy going back and forth. I thought about how hypocritical it would be for me to say I was going to stick to this system, announce it on the world wide web and then 3 (really 2) days later I bought it.

 

THEN I realized I was most certainly NOT being a hypocrite. I simply just changed my mind. I’m allowed to change my mind. If there is anyone to blame here it’s my Mom. I explained to her why I was grumpy and it turned into her convincing me to buy it to make me happy. I always listen to my Mom (sometimes).

 

In my defense, I got the free shipping and didn’t pay any extra to have it get there sooner. It was supposed to take 7-10 days. I ordered it late on a Thursday night and it arrived Monday afternoon. Again, not my fault that Amazon.com is speedy.

 

I immediately confessed to Amanda. I felt guilty and it made me feel better to tell her.

confession

 

She was supportive. I told her that I was still going to do the point system. This wasn’t about the Kindle, it was about building good habits. I WAS going to stick to my awesome point system. Then as so often as I do, I got a little extreme:

 

 

not-use

 

I was so tired from waking up early that I quickly took back such a definitive statement. Amanda knows me so well its ridiculous. The great think about her is even though I can change my mind in a flash she is always supportive:

 

really-tired

 

Let’s be honest, none of that happened. I opened the Kindle IMMEDIATELY. In fact “opened” is an understatement. I was frustrated that the box wasn’t easier to open.

 

shreds

 

Then karma struck. I was having some trouble charging it. I couldn’t use it, I didn’t know what to do. I was video chatting with Amanda and her husband and they were talking me through it. I was convinced it was broken and I was going to have to return it.

 

karma

 

 

Crisis adverted. Kindle Fire and I are doing just fine. I know, you were worried and I appreciate that. The good news? I actually have been getting up in the morning and exercising. No joke! Next week I will go into detail about how I am adapting to exercising in the morning. But for now I need to go play with my Kindle.