So . . . My hubby went to bed last night and left the television on. Anyone who knows me knows if it is on, I will watch it. It doesn’t matter what is on. I get sucked in. It was no different this time.
Channel surfing, I came across the tail end of “Fifty Shades of Grey”. There was like six minutes left. When it was over, the next show came on. I didn’t bother changing the channel because I was just too lazy. Not going to lie. It would take too much energy to operate the remote.
This next show has been on air for 10 years. This was the first time I had ever seen it. It’s about a family. This family is about as far removed from the real world as they could possibly be.
I was not missing anything. Not. One. Damn. Thing. I got sucked in. I had to see what in the hell could possibly be of interest. Know what I found? ‘Reality TV’ is not about real life. It showcases famous people who really have never had to work a day in their lives.
They live in homes which cost more money than the majority of us will even earn over the courses of our lifetimes. They walk around in furs. Do these dim witted women realize how many animals it takes to make just one of those coats?! Those poor animals!
I do not understand why anyone would want to ‘keep up’ with them. If the show was about a family with actual real struggles, it would be a different story.
How would these people handle the struggle of living paycheck to paycheck? How would these people handle opening the pantry cupboard to see what was left to throw together to make a decent dinner for the family of six, only to realize there was only a can of tuna and one box of Mac N’ Cheese. Nothing else to add to it to ‘bulk it up’. How would these people handle trying to figure out what utility bill to let slide for another month while playing catch up with one of the other ones?
I miss the days of MTV. I mean the REAL MTV. The one where it played videos 24/7. Hell, I miss the days of Facebook being a way to actually stay connected to family and friends. Those days were simple. Life was a struggle, sure. The thing is, though, it was enjoyable.
I feel like I killed many brain cells watching the show. I can truthfully say o am at peace with myself for choosing to keep the brain cell killing device off as much as possible. I have four shows I watch. Three are shown on Sundays. One is a Monday night show but is only on for the first half of the year. These shows do not have the 22 – 24 episode standard of regular networks. I like and prefer the shorter ones.
Oh well, that is my rant of the day.
I have decided to follow my Body Sculpting System for one month. It is one of The Firm’s systems. I am going to make a menu from “The Hungry Girl Diet” Book. I will eat the same foods Monday through Friday. Weekends are for enjoying time with the hubby. I don’t want to be stressing about calorie count or any other diet-related thing.
I am still taking baby steps. I am going to make teeny, subtle changes. This way, it is not such a shock to the system and I can turn it into a lifetime lifestyle change. It is imperative each change is something I know I will be able to maintain with ease for the rest of my life. I know me. If it isn’t, I will stop within a matter of a few (read: three or fewer) weeks.
If I can stop drinking carbonated beverages and stop smoking, I can AND will lose weight.
Positivity. We all need more of it in our lives . . .