24 Oct 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

As per my usual Sat morning routine I woke up yesterday and weighed myself and felt utterly awful. I had not slept well, woke up too early and couldn't get back to sleep. Needless to say the scales were not as kind as I had hoped. The day did not get much better, so I ignored everything and got an early night. The past couple of weeks have been like this but it has been that time of the month and I think that my body is finally adjusting to the hormone levels of not being on hormone based contraception. My libido has gone through the roof!

This morning feeling a lot more refreshed and ready for the day ahead I woke up and had a bit of morning nookie and then feeling good about myself decided to weigh myself again and do my measurements. This time the scales were a lot nicer and more what I expected.

My overall weight is slowly going down but what is more important to me is the fact that my BF% is going down and my muscle and water %s are going up. I am happy with my progress so far and just need to continue to notice the differences.

I got into thinking negatively "well, I have only lost 1lb this week", but then I realise well in the scheme of things at least it is going in the right direction and overall I have lost 7lbs which is half a stone, which over 7 weeks isn't bad going. I also feel a lot better and am starting to really feel my muscles and in the process am learning a lot about how my body works and functions mechanically because by making slight alterations to basic movements it can direct the pressure to a specific part of the muscle e.g. turning toes out whilst doing squats puts a lot more pressure on your inner thigh and quads.

This is now becoming really interesting and when I am learning I get a lot more involved in things so it helps my workouts.

I have just got back from the gym after having a sports massage and am feeling great. She has really freed up all the lactic acid from my quads (they were really aching). I have some problems with my posture but nothing too serious and we are going to work on it.

Going to take it fairly easy for the rest of the day, although I need to clean up the apartment, it is like a bomb site! I think we might go for a nice walk this afternoon though as although it is cold it is a beautiful day, typically autumnal.

It is my other half's birthday tomorrow and don't know what to do for him. I have got him a card but no present. Will speak to him later about what he wants to do!

This week is going to be really interesting as I am going for an observation week to the local hospital where I am going to have my work placement. Just to give us an idea as to what to expect from our placement environment which is not for everyone. I find it fascinating and am looking forward to learning and getting involved. I will get to meet my mentor who is going to be helping me throughout my training and I really cant wait to get in theatres and learn how to scrub and about the anaesthetics etc... Just slightly excited! emoticon

I applied for a few casual jobs yesterday, I have got to earn some money to help out with the running costs of the flat etc... Will have to see what happens.

Last night I watched a really interesting programme about free boob jobs. Basically two guys have set up a website that allows women to upload profiles and for men to donate money to them in order to get their ideal boobs. I think this is ingenious! There are rules about no contact outside the site, but apart from that you can do pretty much what you need to raise the funds necessary for the procedure.
Not to everyone's taste but interesting none the less!

Anyway, as I am not supposed to be writing an essay I will finish it there. Report back in another week or so, maybe sooner.
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