Saturday, February 17, 2007

Why Do We Really Want Men to Admit They're Wrong

Weight- 208
Exercise- some simple weight exercises
Calories- none so far today

So this post isn;t really about my weight, but I can't think about that 100% of the time!

I have a friend (male) who has a habit of being late. He doesn't really do it on purpose, it's just like he does all this other stuff that keep pushing back his arrival time until he finally walks in the door. He did this again this morning. Of course we got into a little bit of an argument over it, and he asked me "OK, you're right, you're right! Does that make it all better?" (or something like that, you get the point)

That is a valid question. If we already have an apology, why do we want to hear that we were right? Isn't the apology alone an admission of that? What does the "rightness" matter after that? Does it change what just happened? No. So what I realized is that the admission that we are right is something I really want when the offense is something the other person does regularly. And I don;t want theadmission that I am right because of some ego trip, or as some weird admission that it won;t happen again(because if it has already happen 110 time, why would we really expect the 111th will happen any differently?)

Really, it is just to make future arguments over that thing easier. It means that the next time we won't have to try to convince that person they were wrong, using debating skills worthy of the Harvard Debate Team to convince them just to issue the two little words "I'm sorry". It is because the next time(and hte 1000 times after that) they do that thing, whatever it happens to be, instead of arguing you can just say "Remember the last time this happened?" Get them to remember they told you you were right, and viola! We have an insta-apology. Just add water and stir. So the apologies are for the past, the admission of correctness is an investment for the future.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This Will Never Work at Current Usage Levels

Weight- 208.5
Exercise- three times this weekend, but not yesterday
Calories-who knows?

I created this blog as a way of keeping myself accountable. I have found that if I don;t have a way of doing that I tend to be a slacker. I tedn to always be exercising "tomorrow" and counting calories but forgetting to add in the dessert. If I only post on this once a month it will never work. So from this point forward I should post at least 3-4 times a week.

Stress-I do tend to eat a lot when I am under stress. And right now I am in the two hardest classes I have taken at school so far(that isn;t to say they are impossible, but I actually have to study for them) and I am trying to find a place to move to. I want to move with a roommate and save money, but on the other hand I don;t really want a roommate. I guess I can;t do the save lots of money thing and do the no roommate thing so sacrifices must be made. Unfortunately, trying to pick between the two completely stresses me out so I eat. And then I don;t sleep so I am tired and use that as an excuse not to exercise. It's a never ending cycle. Somehow I need to figure out how to destress, but being me I am not sure what not being stressed out looks like.