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broompeople

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About broompeople

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  • Birthday 10/31/1990

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  • Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Class
    warrior
  1. August 22nd, 2016 As I type this, my kitten Ben is swarming around my head like a shark and rubbing his face on my face. What a goofball. Anyway, I did okay at work today. It was a coworker's birthday so she brought in a cake. I allowed myself a piece under the condition that I only have one, which I was surprised to accomplish given my track record with sweets. I think I'm going to start logging food on MFP again to get an idea of how many calories I'm consuming these days.
  2. Here we are once again, me and my battle log. It's been a very long time, I see. I've done very well maintaining a consistent exercise schedule, with the exception of the three weeks I was in Japan, the week or so after my return (experienced some ambivalence in finding a gym), and the week I moved to Grand Rapids (didn't have access to gym yet). However, I'm still struggling with food. Although my meals are pretty on point, the binge-eating--as I've come to understand it--is still very much present, perhaps not every day but certainly every week. I'm in the early stage
  3. February 17th (middle of week 7 of my respawn) Hello! Been a little while, although I'm really only writing to myself, with whom I spend every ounce of my time. Anyway, here are some things: I rewarded myself with hiking boots to celebrate one month of consistency, so that's pretty neat! I haven't got any solid hiking plans yet, but I have some ideas for weekend hikes in the area once the weather gets better. I'm still weight training three times per week, and I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking to it. Part of what has helped me is the mutual accountability I have with my friend Jake;
  4. Still in Athens, so Columbus isn't a very far drive. I'd love to meet up with others some weekend, too! =]
  5. February 6th: Mewtwo's birthday, and one month of consistent exercise for me! Not quite a month of consistency in logging my food or drinking enough water, but I've been doing very well with both of those for the past few weeks (water has been most difficult). Last night was rough, as I binged on pie, mozzarella sticks, and potato skins. I felt super sick afterward, and the nausea carried over a bit into this morning. But I still went to the gym and had a very enlightening workout. My friend Jake joined me this morning, and he pointed out that I've been doing my barbell rows incorrectly.
  6. 2/3/16 So much for writing after class yesterday. Bright side, I made progress on homework! Yay! Anyway, I think this will mostly act as a space for me to reflect and process struggles, seeing as I can't imagine anyone seeking out such a battle log. My main concern as of late revolves around sugar. I'm not sure if I would call my relationship to sweets an addiction, as I don't find myself constantly thinking about dessert or actively pursuing it, but some of my actions have been rather concerning to me. For example, yesterday night I had a craving for something sweet before bedtime and end
  7. Hello, friends! I'm working on my respawn and have been doing pretty well for the last two weeks, at least in terms of consistency. I'd been thinking of journaling about my struggles and remembered that I already have a place I can do that! So I'll update this as often as possible, but as a full-time grad student, part-time graduate assistant, and part-time counseling intern, time is a very difficult thing to find. Anyway, hello again! I'll write more after my classes today.
  8. I'm back! Sort of. I'm going to try to keep up on the forums as much as I can as a double full-time student/intern/GA.

  9. Keep fighting the good fight, my friend! And also I hope your family gets better soon!
  10. Hey! Just checking in. I hope you're doing alright!
  11. I just read your challenge thread update from yesterday. I'm sorry to hear that you're having a rough time, too :/ I'm sending all of the positive vibes for this week!
  12. I'm hoping to regain some motivation this week since it's the start of the semester. Last week was awful though, to be honest, and I'm currently having a rough time coming back from it. How about you?
  13. I stress-ate so many cookies at work today. I feel super guilty, but I won't let it bring me down.

  14. Classes don't start until next week, but I'm already overwhelmed by my schedule...

  15. I generally use an app called "Calm" and go through their guided meditations, during which I'll sit in a comfortable spot (i.e.: my bed, yoga mat, etc).
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