You would think being snowbound would mean lots of reading. I did read but mostly I spent the day beating my husband at Words With Friends. It's seriously crazy how competitive we get about games. There is no letting the other person win. It's to the death!
I am the last person in the world to start watching Downton Abbey. I made the mistake of downloading the free first episode from iTunes. Now I must see every episode ever made! It's addictive. My Mom has been watching it right from the beginning but I did not listen to her. I should have. Luckily, Vision TV here in Canada is playing it from the beginning starting this week. I will catch up shortly.
Project Gutenberg Project blog debuted this week. I'll have a review up on Monday. I'm reading some short stories for it now. I'm still trucking on with what has become for me The Longest Book In the Universe, or so it seems. It's taking me forever to read Roughing It In the Bush. When will it end?!!! I did finish two audiobooks this week, one I liked and one I didn't: Entwined by Heather Dixon and I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. I won't say which is which yet.
I'm still participating in the Get Moving Fitness Challenge though I'm finding it challenging to get on a treadmill when I want one. I'm glad my local Y is doing so well, I really am, but lately it's hard to find an available machine and my yoga class has gotten really full. I should be happy for all the people getting fit but for my own selfish reasons I wish they'd stay home! I also fell off the Eating Healthy wagon this week because of Valentine's Day. I must get back on it. It was totally worth it though. And... since artichoke dip is my weakness, I want to try this Hearty-Choke Dip from Eat, Shrink and Be Merry. I watched them make it on the show last week.
This brings me to something I'm finding disturbing about Pinterest. I've noticed it before but I read some comments on a Pin yesterday that gave me shivers (and not in a good way). There is a lot of unhealthy thinking and advice on Pinterest. It's admirable to strive for health and fitness. I want to be healthier and live the best life I can. I would be lying if I said it's not about looks for me too, of course it is, I'm like everyone else and have things I'm not happy about my body. However, one should never sacrifice health for looks.
I saw a Pin with some questionable advice but it was the comments that got me: "You can only lose weight if you starve yourself," "Don't exercise because muscle looks like fat." It upset me to think that impressionable people would read those comments and think they're true. There are so many Pins that focus on appearances in a negative way: thin shaming or fat shaming. The "Ew, gross!" comments on photos of many body types. Pinterest is a visual place and we all have our own idea of beauty. We pin beautiful things, but there is not just one ideal body.
Anyway I Repinned something that sums up my thoughts on the subject. I wish I knew the source, I pinned it anyway. If you know the source, I would be happy to correct it.