Showing posts with label dopamine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dopamine. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Don't Be Dopey

I can't believe this, but THIS post.... this one right here....  THIS'UN HITHER.... is my 100th post.

Do you know what that means?

That means that there were 100 times that I felt the need to talk to strangers.  Yup.

Because if I know you, you've probably heard a lot of what I've babbled or ranted on and on about.  You probably got it straight from the horse's mouth at one time or another.

I'll have you know that I didn't realize this little 100th Post factoid until after I did my little video, so there will be no celebratory hooplah going on.   In fact, I was so jazzed up about my topic today that I almost didn't write anything here at all.  I was going to just post the video.

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I'm really digging this book I've been reading,  The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal, PhD.  I've never been a "sciency" person, so I was surprised that this book grabbed my attention and held it for so long.  Even mores, I can't believe how excited I am to share and relate to the information.

I've been struggling with my biology for a long time.  In my brain, I can be a size 2 with no problem! But then something sneaky creeps up and pushes me off my path, and I'm left standing there going, WHYYYYY????!!!

I now see that I have to evaluate my ENTIRE self to understand why I keep sabotaging myself.  It's not all physical and it's not all mental.  It's everything.  And I'm a bit uninformed.  But I'm learning!  I'll probably get it all figured out when I'm 93.... or 10 minutes before I get taken out by foliage (because, as I've mentioned, foliage is going to be what causes my demise!)

Today's video is about dopamine.  And manipulation.  And hot pretzels.  And struggle.  And monsters.  And Christmas music.  Oh yeah..... it's got ALL of those things in it.  Prepare yourself!

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Biological Bruhaha and Things Like That There

Wait until you see the thumbnail photo that goes with my blog video this time.   Oh my frickin' gawd.

Go ahead.  Take a minute to scroll down and have a gander.  It's effin' atrocious.  😠

I'm going to make it my mission to find out how to change those damn things.  I can't get over how YouTube manages to find the most hideous facial expression in each video and then says, "Yes.  Yes, this is the one.  This one represents the theme of the video most accurately."  Then there's a pause, followed by the loudest "MUA-HA-HA-HA-HA" ever.

Bastages.  (I'm shaking my fist at them)

Anywho!  I crammed a lot of babble into today's video.  I'll be honest took multiple takes for me to get this done in under 12 minutes.

For those of you who wondered exactly how long it would take me to figure this piece of information  out:

I am now fully aware that I ramble on occasion ....often.  I am sorry.  I am especially sympathetic to my mother, who has to listen to me babble like this daily.  She doesn't get to escape the wrath of my rambles like the rest of you do.

I love you, mama!  😘

With that being said, I made a bit of a boo-boo yesterday, but I managed to turn it into a learning lesson.  A "teachable moment", if you will.  After my confession, I analyzed the bejeezus out of my behavior and came up with this:

I swear to God, someone who works at YouTube hates me.

For those of you who made it past minute 10, I am very sincere about my gratitude.  Thank you so much for keeping me on track.  I'd be grateful if I had only one person who is tolerating my jibber-jabber right now.... even if that one person is just sitting there waiting for me to screw up!  😏  Motivation is motivation, no matter how ya' get it.  Fortunately, Im far more blessed than that and I appreciate each one of you!!!

And to wrap this all up, I'm just going to include some entertaining memes.  Why?  Because I'm hoping that if a photo pops up when I post this video, IT'S NOT THE ONE FROM YOUTUBE!  Sweet Jesus!

Love to you all!  xoxoxox

Tee! Hee!  How many of us have envisioned this....?

It's true!  I'm like Joey from FRIENDS.... I just wanna put my fat pants on and eat!

AMEN!  The sweater situation is spot on!

This would be my husband.  I can actually see this becoming a reality some day.

I'm sure everyone else but me already knew this.