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Shibara

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  1. Thanks for popping in! <3 Glad to see you around again. Yes, we'll rock the new year!
  2. Sooooo. I'm still here, somewhere Good news first? I found a new job at a local university, and I'm really, really happy to work there (that was not the guys with which I had the described interview - never heared back from them...). They do not pay a fortune and I have a hard time making ends meet, but it is... close to a dream job. Not-so-good-news? I gained a lot of weight (and my knees let me know that they are not at all happy with that). About seven kilograms since August, in about three months. SAD hit hard this year (on top of my "regular" depression), and I was
  3. I... I just need to post this everywhere. I just came home from a long walk. Almost exactly 5 kilometers. This is a new personal record for me. Yes, I'm a little tired, and yes, I took it slow, but... holy canneloni, FIVE KILOMETERS! Without sore legs! I'm not really in pain! Last year, I could do about three and a half, at most. The year before, I started out with less than two. And today, I did not only wear my compression tights, but also my new compression sleeves, which is something I never did before. I'm so, so, so happy! I can't believe it. This is c
  4. I... I just need to post this everywhere. I just came home from a long walk. Almost exactly 5 kilometers. This is a new personal record for me. Yes, I'm a little tired, and yes, I took it slow, but... holy canneloni, FIVE KILOMETERS! Without sore legs! I'm not really in pain! Last year, I could do about three and a half, at most. The year before, I started out with less than two. And today, I did not only wear my compression tights, but also my new compression sleeves, which is something I never did before. I'm so, so, so happy! I can't believe it. This is c
  5. I... I just need to post this everywhere, even if it has not much to do with my challenge. (speaking of which, I'm not very mindful about it, but I enjoy living at the moment, and strangely, it works out rather well, even when I'm not constantly thinking about "don't eat sweets!" I do, in fact, eat less, and what I eat, I truly enjoy) I just came home from a long walk. Almost exactly 5 kilometers. This is a new personal record for me. Yes, I'm a little tired, and yes, I took it slow, but... holy canneloni, FIVE KILOMETERS! Without sore legs! I'm not really in pain! Last
  6. I'm still around, but haven't spend too much thought on my challenge. Too bad! I had a few rough days and ate sweets, but I also managed not to overdo it during the past three days where I stayed with friends. These special friends usually mean: playing video games, eating chips, sweets and chocolate, drinking soda". I had surprisingly little of that! Also, we managed to get in a decent amount of walking, at least on Saturday. Overall, it was quite relaxing. I also relaxed mentally. This is BIG for me! Usually I'm like "I shouldn't eat this", "this is not so good", "I shouldn't eat that", "I r
  7. I had an EPIC job interview! Even if they should not hire me, they definitely showed interest in me and saw things I didn't see myself. They were like "I can totally imagine you doing this and that", and I was like *hold your tongue, don't say anything, no, he's so wrong!* inside my head. I'm so, so, SO proud of myself that I stood up for myself (like telling them "well, I'm performing better with less work hours" and "I need clear communication, I'm all for 'Tell me if I do something wrong, else I can't improve anything'". He will think about it and interview a few others and get back to me i
  8. I had an EPIC job interview! Even if they should not hire me, they definitely showed interest in me and saw things I didn't see myself. They were like "I can totally imagine you doing this and that", and I was like *hold your tongue, don't say anything, no, he's so wrong!* inside my head. I'm so, so, SO proud of myself that I stood up for myself (like telling them "well, I'm performing better with less work hours" and "I need clear communication, I'm all for 'Tell me if I do something wrong, else I can't improve anything'". Afterwards, I felt like celebrating, so I had chocolate.
  9. Yeah, these "turkish burgers" can be really good I'm stressed. But let me start at the beginning: Yesterday I sent out another job application. Only a few minutes after sending my email I got an answer with a few more questions. Picking up my courage I spontaneously decided to call the guy, and we talked for a few minutes about the job before he invited me to a personal interview on Monday. I was happy - finally a job interview! But then my self-doubt kicked in. What if he hires me? What if the job is too stressful? What if I can't cope with it? It's a translation offic
  10. Weeeeeell, if you put it that way... No, it's not about being perfect. That's sometimes hard for me. I don't strive for perfection, per se! It's just that I'm often unaware of that trap. Today I had a mostly relaxing day. Tried planking again (haven't done that in weeks! Still managed 60 seconds, woot!), and currently I'm putting together another job application. That's about it. But I'm completely okay with that! A few minutes ago I visited a neighbour upstairs. They will go on vacation next week and I'm allowed to cat-sit. I love cats! They wanted me to show some stu
  11. Hey, Thanks for stopping by, both of you! I do have a freezer, albeit it's not overly large and most of the time it's filled with things I need on a regular basis (that's mostly lots of frozen veggies that usually form big lumps once their bag is open and take up more space than when they're laying completely flat). Once I did batch-cook two meals: some minced beef and veggies and quinoa, and the other meal was sort of a thai curry with chicken, coconut sauce and veggies. Both meals I eat, or used to eat, rather regularly. I had five boxes of each frozen and could reheat them
  12. Worked well yesterday, stayed at 1750 kcal, plus about 200 for my walk. Today was a little stressful. Con: ate 2025 kcal. Pro: no sweets, no store-bought sushi. Had some stressful appointments and usually fall into the trap of "reward yourself!" afterwards. Instead I bought some carrots, chicken strips and, a little unnecessary but my body was craving it, some cheese. Was tempted to add some fruit juice. I do miss sweet stuff. Tonight I made a big salad with some store-bought salad as basis that came with its own dressing. This time I used all of that (usually only half of it). It co
  13. There we are: Shibara respawns Took me some time to finally commit to sitting down and writing out my goals! That's definitely something I'm slowly learning to tackle, though. One of my goals has to do with that issue - meal planning. Commitment. Bleh. Very tired now (yeah, well, probably shouldn't have put off writing down that challenge, eh? ), I've been watching way too many cute cat videos and will go to bed now. Have to get up a little bit early tomorrow, have two appointments. Afterwards I'm probably hungry and don't want to eat healthy or mind my calories, so that
  14. Writing down goals is really hard for me, so I put it off until just now (it's rather late now, I'm tired, and that could have been a great excuse. "Go to bed, write out your challenge tomorrow!") Except that I'll be having a busy day tomorrow, so I convinced myself to do it now. And there I am. With this challenge loosely in my mind, I did a 2 km walk today, and I also did some long-put off housework: I defrosted my freezer. I also did some tedious stuff for the job hunt and feel rather accomplished. Eating was okay, although I'm still hungry (1750 kcal today). No sweets, just a l
  15. My scoreboard 1) No sugar and sweets - 7 days per week Week 1: 4/7 - room for improvement. Sweets were stress-related. Week 2: 2/7 - ouch. Partly stress-related, partly "live a little"/relaxing Week 3: Week 4: 2) Save calories/create deficit - stay below 1800 kcal Week 1: 5(?)/7 - was unable to track every meal due to eating out, but should have been mostly okay (although my scale is telling me something different - the scale lies!) Week 2: 4-ish? Was unable to track a lot of my meals. Will get back to that with more vigor! Week 3: Week 4: 3)
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