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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Well, nothing too new to report, but I feel like writing own my thoughts.

School and work combinations is really, really filling up my schedule. Today I have no free time at all to exercise until after work, and by then I did not feel like doing anything fit. So I didn't. And you know what? Knowing that I could have, but did not, makes me feel crummy. My diet is horrible. I don't track it either, because I'm scared of what it will end up saying. I need to eat so many more vegetables and less fat. Speaking of that, my dad doesn't have to be at work early mornings during summer since he works at the schools and so when I wake up now, he fixes me breakfast. Well, I certainly appreciate it, but he cannot make anything perfectly healthy. Everything he makes has excess fat to it, or something doesn't quite taste right. I'm not saying he's a bad cook, it's just that he could make better healthy choices for food. I myself make worse choices though. I ate french fries at work, just sitting there, simply because they were extra and I could. I was not hungry or anything. I think I need to re-devise a plan for resisting these foods and make a real food plan. I need to make a plan for the week stating I'm waking up at "this time," eating "this food" for breakfast, working out with "these exercises," etc. for each day, throughout the day, with back up plans. I planned on eating steamed fish with steamed veg for dinner tonight when I was at work. Instead I had about two cups of non-fat cottage cheese with peanut butter, cocoa, and bananas, when I got home. I can plan these things, but if I only think about it and don't set it up like I should, it doesn't become action, which is what I need.
Speaking of action, I still have made no progress on my ACTION personal trainer certification, or learning Japanese, and I took up yet ANOTHER project of formally learning how to sew via "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sewing," which read similar to a lesson plan. And once again, I get pumped up and not do any more than a few pages worth.
Lately, my uncle have been having some health issues due to Diabetes. Because of his low health anyways, he got an infection on his foot and hence got sent to the hospital. Today, it was announced that about half his foot has to be amputated. I'm so worried for him. Now, I don't see him much, but I do think of him often. I worry more for his mental status than his physical status. He already has one leg amputated to the knee, but now the other foot is being worked on too. This is just how his mom (my grandmom) went. Both even have to go to dialysis. This scares me so much to know he is going down this path, just like her. I don't want him to get to the point of not being able to do anything. I wonder if I could see about trying to get a doctor's opinion of the best way to improve his total health to the maximum from his current level.

So much stuff on my mind, so little action.
So, for me to focus on (aka priorities):

1) School (statistics, ALMOST DONE)
2) Work, getting off the beginning of August for Otakon.
3) Cosplays.
4) Re-learning sewing.
5) Health choices
6) Personal life
7+) etc.
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    Aw.. Sorry to hear about your uncle. My great uncle passed away from diabetes when I was 10. I hope he can figure out a way to live with the diabetes before it gets even worse.

    What are you using to learn Japanese? I found this site recently and really like it.

    How hot is it at your work? Wouldn't you be sweating a lot of calories? Maybe you could try getting a salad while at work.. When I was waitressing I lived off of the soup and salad bar.. And it was free.
    1782 days ago
    Just a passing thought: drop one item from your list that you really enjoy, but has NO health benefits, and substitute in something healthy, right now I'm THINKING 10 minutes a day of exercise, hard exercise, even if you are TIRED, exercise! I had a list of goals that were just the crap I enjoyed. Then I really looked at it and I saw NO healthy goals.
    BTW, you also need someone to hold you accountable for getting healthy.
    1790 days ago
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