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June 6th - Final exam, over and done!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

So today, I can breeeeeath! I have one last bit of coursework to hand in for Health and Social Care, but I'll be honest; I'm having a REALLY hard time caring about that one. I have to go in on Monday to see what I'll need to do to complete it, but my teacher is trying to make life difficult for me (I'm pretty sure I've written about her before; she's a he!! b!tch) so if necessary I'll just not do the last one and come away with 2/3 distinctions. Not the end of the world.

For the health huge plans for today. I'll try and do a little workout, and I'm doing my daily wii fit test in a minute. I know you shouldn't weigh yourself daily, but more than anything I use it as an exercise in awareness; if I step on the scales and I've gained 1lb overnight, was it a big meal, is it the fact I've not...y'know...'gone' yet, or is it the time of the day? If I have lost 1lb, is it to do with my eating/bathroom patterns, is it because I'm ill or have skipped a meal, is it because I'm wearing lighter clothes, etc. It's actually helping me get more in tune with my body, and I'm not officially checking my weight (i.e. weighing in) on any day other than Wednesdays.

Point in case, I've "lost 1lb" since yesterday; great, but is that just because yesterday I did it after a litre of water and 2 slices of toast with 2 eggs, whereas today I've done it on a few spoonfuls of porridge and 250ml of water? Could be! I'll never understand people who set their daily mood by their daily weight; it really doesn't do anything to show actual weight loss! My fitness plan today doesn't consist of much; I'm going to try and do a bellydance workout, but I'd rather do an instructional one first, since I've not been dancing for a while, then do an actual work out afterwards. I also have a lot of house and computer work I want to do today; things like meal plans and disassembling an old table, so I don't know how much time I'll actually have to work out afterwards; a decent bellydance recap and work-out will take a couple of hours (it's more about technique and stamina than burning fat).

Finally, I'm starting to do a whole "things you can do for free" type thing for myself. I've basically got no money for the next 8 days, and among other things I have just 1 teabag, no milk (or milk sub), and only a few slices of bread. What I do have, however, is a lot of baking ingredients, a freezer chocked full of make-ahead meals and frozen vegetables, and a LOT of cookbooks. So I'll just might get a bit colourful! Similarly, I have a lot of things I need to do around the house and whilst I have some tins of paint for some rooms, I have a lot of things holding me back, too. For instance, I want to sort out the living room. First thing I need to do is dismantle and move out the old table (which I can do for free), then I can clear, sweep and clean the floor properly. But I can't do that until I've done some laundry (long story) so I need to do that first, but to do that I need to put away the laundry in the bedroom, which involves a quick re-organize of my wardrobe....

Yeah, the list goes on. Suffice to say, I just need the motivation, and to actually sit down and pull together a proper to-do list. I seem to motivate myself best on here, so I'll probably be posting a lot today!

Oh, and I need to start job hunting at some point. But then, I have 13 days before I really NEED to start doing that officially, so I may as well take this opportunity to sort my life out first!

Wish me luck!
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  • ELSCO55
    1717 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I am always making lists too!
    1721 days ago
    You go Girl!!! emoticon

    Lists are great!! When you cross of something it is a visible show of an accomplishment.

    I weigh every day at the same time--or not at all. It is after my morning routine before I get dressed. That way everything is the same as much as I can control it. That way I cannot lie to myself and say "Oh well, I have on jeans and yesterday I had on shorts" if I am up. It makes me aware of what is going on and gives be a boost first thing in the morning when I am down. emoticon
    1722 days ago
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