I seem to have trouble thinking and doing more than one or two things at any point in my life. Right now I am concentrating on weight loss and learning about my camera (Canon EOS Rebel T2i) and Photoshop Elements 11. I have found a way to combine the two things I am focusing on and do them at the same time.
Update on weight loss – I am approaching a 25 lb. loss and am thrilled. I spend time each day planning and cooking foods to keep on plan. Before joining Weight Watchers I cooked higher fat/sweet/starch foods and have had to re-learn how to cook and find new favorite recipes to make lower point meals. (Weight Watchers uses a point system that calculates using the fat content, carbohydrate content, fiber content and protein content to figure how many points foods contain and members are given a maximum number of points to eat each day.) It is getting easier and quicker to make meals for us and am getting a few new recipes I can fall back on when I can’t think of what to fix for dinner. Since it is so cold outside I walk on the treadmill most days and walking everyday on the treadmill in our bedroom has gotten less boring too as I have been watching a DVD titled “Learn Photoshop Elements Today!” from the editors at Photoshop Elements Techniques magazine to help pass the time and to learn the program one tool at a time. It was one of the free gifts for subscribing to the magazine and this alone is worth the price of the subscription. It is a great DVD with videos on all the tools, how to use them, what they do and showing examples of the tool being used. It is very easy to understand and I find I am gradually learning about the program as I walk away the miles. I even plan to watch it more than once to learn all the nuances of the program as this brain of mine doesn’t always remember everything the first time around. I found I can place my laptop computer on my treadmill and watch a few videos during each walking session. There is a lip of plastic that overhangs the little shelf and this keeps my laptop from falling off as I walk. I think it is just a design feature on the treadmill but it works great. Actually walking on a treadmill can be boring….very boring and watching these videos has been a good distraction for me, plus I am learning something at the same time.
I want to sew but just manage to get to my sewing machine infrequently if at all. One of these days I will be changing focus so stay tuned.