Monday, March 15, 2010

My Facebook Diet 3 Weeks Later

I have been doing so well, not exceeding my 2hour per week facebook time limit, until Saturday night happened.  Like most dieters I suppose, there are slips to be expected.  And I slipped.  Like a typical hungry dieter, I got greedy on Saturday night, while home alone, nobody looking....so predictable, isn't it?  I knew exactly how much I should only consume but I got too engrossed, lost track, gave in to my appetite and clicked and clicked and clicked away.

I was checking out my farm on Farmville and thought, 'Hmm, let me harvest a little'.  But then I should've known better that these games just don't work that way!  Before I knew it, I was obsessing over my trees that were begging to be harvested, and my animals that needed to be milked or groomed or whatever. It's insane!  And yes, the greedy part really kicked in when I convinced myself that I don't need that much time to receive and open gifts sent by my farmville neighbors.  Oh how silly of me!  It was VERY tempting to go on and on and put my farm back in its original state of order and charm (according to me, of course!) but fortunately, self-control finally kicked in and I stopped clicking and shut down my computer.  I literally had to fold my laptop just as someone who's been standing by the refrigerator for a long time, grazing (or over-grazing, I should say), would slam the fridge door shut!  

I checked the clock and wrote down on my notebook just how much time I've consumed.  So I'm here, reporting to you that for this past week, I exceeded my two-hour limit by 18 precious minutes.  I do feel some remorse but not discouragement.  I intend to take hold of the reins once again and march forward. Continue to wish me luck because I must admit that it's getting harder and harder.  Pride and greed are beginning to really seep in, especially when I see how I've seriously gone down in ranking in both Farmville and Cafe World.  I get sad and utterly tempted to throw this sacrifice out the window.  But then I remind myself why I'm doing this and realize that this is nothing compared to other people's sacrifices....compared to our Lord's sacrifice.   

So let's hope temptation takes a hiatus or something....yeah right!  You wish! I just have to flex my self-control muscles some more and control my appetite.  Oh dear, now I'm screwed......

On to week four.........

5 comments:

  1. You should still be proud of yourself, Joy. A slip here and there only shows you're human!

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  2. I am gulity too sometimes. I had to disorient myself from time to time."

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  3. You should still be proud of yourself, Joy. A slip here and there only shows you're human!

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  4. I am gulity too sometimes. I had to disorient myself from time to time."

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  5. You should still be proud of yourself, Joy. A slip here and there only shows you're human!

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