Monday, June 15, 2009
Gosh it's been so long since my last update, I can't believe it's mid-June already! A lot has happened during my hiatus and I have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to you guys: I'll definitely go through your blogs and SparkPages once I'm done writing this.
Here's everything that's been going on in a nutshell:
- Entrance exams: I took part in a couple of university entrance exams almost two weeks ago (in Finland, you have to apply to the universities you're interested in, and then participate in their entrance exams (and you also have to read a couple of books for those exams which is not a picnic, trust me). Based on the results from these exams, you'll be either accepted as their student - or not. Only about 40 new students are accepted each year and there always are more than 400 applicants so it's not easy to get in. We'll see how it goes.) I applied to three different universities (in the Turku, Tampere and Joensuu). Actually, I also applied to the University of Helsinki but didn't go to the exam because I didn't have time to prepare for it. Anyway, I'm getting the results on July 10th (from Turku) and 13th (from Tampere and Joensuu). I CAN'T WAIT!!! I think the exams went well and I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
- Beauty school: Last Friday I was informed that I have been accepted as a student of a beauty school I applied to here in Lahti! It's my plan B - in case I don't get into any university I'll start my studies at the beauty school in August.
- No work: I didn't get the job in the jewelry store after all. They decided to go for someone with more experience. So, both Tommi and I are unemployed at the moment. No work, very little money. I'm so stressed. But we're hanging in there.
- I've hit a plateau: My weight doesn't go either up or down. No matter what I do. Well, naturally I'm glad that it doesn't go up since I've been eating all kinds of unhealthy junk lately. I'm sick and tired of it and I want to do something about this!! I want to see the numbers on the scale go down again!! Now that I don't have a job and have all this time in my hands, I'm gonna start tracking my food & workout here ONCE AGAIN and I'll stick to it, too. I'm stress-free at last so now I can give 100% to SparkPeople!
Actually, that's all that's been going on over here. Lots of little things, too, of course, but there's no point in writing down every single thing that has happened! You'd get bored in no time! Haha.
But, as I said, I'm back now and I'm not going anywhere either. I need all the support I can get so that I'll be able to get my weight loss going again and manage to avoid all the temptations that summer seems to bring along with it!
Okay, I'm off to read your blogs and comment now! Hope you're all doing wonderful!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
I'm back - literally and figuratively. Tommi and I had a great time at the cabin and came back home yesterday evening. As soon as we arrived, I put on my workout clothes and went for a brisk 90-minute walk. I can tell you that as much as I loved the time we spent at the cabin, I was so happy to return home and get back to my normal eating and exercise routine. I overate and didn't work out as much as I planned because of the flu - so when I came back home, I decided that enough is enough. I've been neglecting my health lately, I admit that. I haven't been active here for various reasons (stress, studying - and yes, I've also been a little afraid to face the mess I've gotten myself into ONCE AGAIN!) but that's going to change now. Today I started tracking my meals again and it feels great. It gives me such a feeling of clarity and balance. But, as I said, it can also be a little time-consuming at times, so I'm gonna have to try and not to spend TOO MUCH time here on Sparks especially now that I have to study like mad for the entrance exams.
OH and by the way; I GOT THE JOB I MENTIONED A WHILE AGO! The one at the jewelry store! I'll be on my way there to discuss the details and such in a minute. I'm so happy! It won't be anything much: I probably won't even be working every day. But it's better than nothing and with this current economy situation I can't afford to be picky (Tommi didn't even get a job for the summer even though he applied to over 50 different jobs!).
I'll update again later if I have the time! Have a wonderful day, lovely ladies!
Monday, May 18, 2009
I'm turning 21 tomorrow! TIME FLIES! I can remember turning 18 like it was yesterday. And now it's time for yet another birthday! I don't have any plans for tomorrow yet. I was thinking of inviting my friends over for cake and such, and having a lovely, romantic dinner with Tommi later. We'll see! I wonder what he's going to give me as a birthday present! I've been going on and on about all the things I'd really love to have (just to give him a clue of what to get me, I know it can be difficult to figure out sometimes, especially for a man): perfumes, clothes.. But HONESTLY, I don't really care about the present though - the most important thing is that I know he loves me. As cliché as it sounds.
Today was a lovely day! I had a job interview in a jewelry store called Kultajousi and I think it went really well. They'll let me know tomorrow or Wednesday! I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I also bought a new lovely top as a present for myself (OH AND I GOT MY HAIR CUT LAST FRIDAY as planned! It's lovely now, I should post you guys a picture!). Later this evening, a couple of friends and I went to dinner together and it was perfect: the food was lovely and the company was great. I'm so lucky I have friends like them. A lot to be grateful for! They even gave me a little present (golden earrings, they know I LOVE them!).
Food-wise, things aren't going as well as they could. Tomorrow is probably going to be high in calories but since it's my b'day and a girl's allowed to have some cake on her special day, I'll try not to worry too much. On Wednesday Tommi and I are going on a little romantic get-away to a cabin my dad rented for us. It'll be great! There's gonna be lots of walking and exercise! And I'll definitely eat healthy while we're there. PROMISE. I'm happy and I feel beautiful and confident despite my questionable eating habits at the moment. I know I'll get it right once I set my mind to it. It'll be fine.
Hope you're all doing wonderful! HUGS!!
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