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Yesssss i'm glad you had such a good time!

 

33 minutes ago, Salinger said:

Or could do none of that and sleep.........

 

Maybe do one cleaning thing, like a general picking-up, and then make yourself a nice meal (so you'll get nutrition which will help you feel better/good) and then relax? Or do one thing and then have a nap, and do more things when you get up? What do you think you'll feel best about later on?

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Matthew 25:34-40

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7 minutes ago, Maggie-Miau said:

Yesssss i'm glad you had such a good time!

 

 

Maybe do one cleaning thing, like a general picking-up, and then make yourself a nice meal (so you'll get nutrition which will help you feel better/good) and then relax? Or do one thing and then have a nap, and do more things when you get up? What do you think you'll feel best about later on?

 

 

Well i cant really nap as its 7pm now! SO too late to nap...maybe if i just GET UP and move and tidy, ill be a bit more awake anyway?!!! xx

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Hey again, just needed to say how amazing my bath was :o 

 

Really hot and i listened to Nick Cave, lots of bubbles, now im all clean and cosy and lovely. Jackson is next to me on the sofa ❤️ purring softly. Im cooling down and my skin is all prickly with the change in temperature. 

 

Im going to try have a successful weekend. My chores for the weekend are as followed:

 

- Clean inside of car, either bin things or sort out in the flat. 

- Top up the gas card

Take meds every day

- Keep on top of emails

- Keep on top of cleaning 

- Write weekly diary out

- Water houseplants

- Play with Jackson

- Watch Everton at midday (Saturday)

- Go to the gym

- Eat well (track nutrition) and drink enough water

- Work on the clients website (create GIF for her homepage) 

- Sunday eve message welder in Middlesbrough to confirm meeting time. 

 

Pretty busy but hoping its good to be kept distracted and i can go through the lists and feel good in the evening that i have worked hard. x

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1 hour ago, Salinger said:

fed and watered Jackson,

For a second I imagined you watering him like

come-far-piacere-acqua-gatto-1024x683.jpg

 

1 hour ago, Salinger said:

Feel a lot better

That's what I was telling some time earlier - if you just move (doing chores is great exercise :) ), you most probably will feel better, both physically and emotionally. 

 

I'm happy you had a good time at the pubs, great job resisting the drugs! Your weekend plans look nice and solid - and this:

8 minutes ago, Salinger said:

feel good in the evening that i have worked hard

is SO SO SO true!

Cheers!

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I absolutely CAN run on caffeine and hatred. But only with a dash of milk.

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14 minutes ago, aramis said:

For a second I imagined you watering him like

come-far-piacere-acqua-gatto-1024x683.jpg

That is not a happy cat! 😝

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Hey all, morning. 9am here, bloody cold, its SUNNY though !! Thats why it is so cold i guess, no cloud cover!

 

Ill go to the shops soon and top up the gas then put the heating on. For now, im under the duvet on the sofa with Jackson :)

 

Slept pretty great last night, went to bed around 10.30 and slept almost through till 7am. Lovely. 

 

Todays chores:

 

- Take medication

- Track nutrition for the day and stick to it

- Drink 3 glasses of water

- Watch Everton at 12.30

- Top up the gas card

- Pay NE Volume advert

- Clean inside of car, either bin things or sort out in the flat. 

- Keep on top of emails

- Clean kitchen / wash dishes

- Write weekly diary out

- Kettlebell workout - 20 mins

- Water houseplants

- Play with Jackson

- Work on the clients website (create GIF for her homepage) 

 

Busy day but nothing majorly awful...ive been invited to go out tonight but i should stay in due to financial aspects. :( also prob good to stay in health wise too!!!

 

x

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hey. Everton are about to kick off .... just wanted to let you guys know...

 

Someone has moved in upstairs! She just knocked on and asked if i wanted to see her flat upstairs haha. So i did and we discussed how to split the bills etc.

 

Jackson followed us up and was exploring and going everywhere :o onto the kitchen tops and drinking from the tap hahHAAH naughty. She loved him though ha

 

She seems really nice, she gave me her number so we can organise the bill split and stuff :)

 

Maybe a new friend. Defo nice to have a friendly person above!!! x

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Yoooo that is GREAT NEWS about your new neighbor!!!! ^______________^  Glad she seems chill and loved Jacks too~

 

I hope your weekend is going AMAZING!

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22 hours ago, Salinger said:

Had the opportunity to take drugs at the end of the night but i turned it down which im pleased about. It wouldnt help my cold at all so was not right to take it - a good positive decision there :)

 

Yay! Glad you're taking care of you.

 

22 hours ago, Salinger said:

I could...

 

When this happens I do one thing. Fold one pile of clothes, put something away. One corner of the room. It works cause then it's ticked off and you feel better mentally, and then you can do more if you want.

 

Yay for a good neighbour.

 

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1 hour ago, loire said:

Yoooo that is GREAT NEWS about your new neighbor!!!! ^______________^  Glad she seems chill and loved Jacks too~

 

I hope your weekend is going AMAZING!

 

Thanks Loire ❤️ xx

 

51 minutes ago, Echoceanic said:

 

Yay! Glad you're taking care of you.

 

 

When this happens I do one thing. Fold one pile of clothes, put something away. One corner of the room. It works cause then it's ticked off and you feel better mentally, and then you can do more if you want.

 

Yay for a good neighbour.

 

 

Thank you Echo :) xx

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Hey all, 5.20pm here, my word its cold, the weather is turning, tomorrow is going to be MEGA BAD WINDY and torrential rain and storms eeeek. 

 

Its been lovely and sunny today. I cleaned up a little bit, had the window open to air out the room. Then got going with the car, which was a TIP. Now its much cleaner inside and i even went to the tip to get rid of some bits!! Listened to music mega loud in the car and had a fun drive haha

 

- Take medication

- Track nutrition for the day and stick to it

- Drink 3 glasses of water

- Watch Everton at 12.30

- Top up the gas card

- Pay NE Volume advert

- Clean inside of car, either bin things or sort out in the flat. 

- Keep on top of emails

- Clean kitchen / wash dishes

- Write weekly diary out

- Kettlebell workout - 20 mins

- Water houseplants

- Play with Jackson

- Work on the clients website (create GIF for her homepage) 

 

So Everton WON :)  3-1 woooooooo good start to the day! And then i just WON £80 on the footy coupon! yayyyyyyyyyyyy :D 

 

Ive already had my dinner (leftovers meatballs and spaghetti from yesterday) i was starving so ate earlier than usual. Ill have fruit with yoghurt later if i get hungry. Not actually eaten much today so need to up calories a bit....

 

I need to go top up the gas card, which ill do in a moment, might get a little chocolate bar too! 

 

NEED to do a kettlebell workout though, always let it slip and dont end up doing it....shameful.

 

Finally, ill do some work this eve, listen to music, perhaps pop a film on. x

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First, woo hooo you're doing great! I'm glad you've got a potential new friend and somebody to split the bills with! That could make things easier for both of you :D Great work on your list, too, so many things checked off that must feel lovely! And and and, YAY EVERTON! :lol: good that they came through for you! Second,

 

4 minutes ago, Salinger said:

NEED to do a kettlebell workout though, always let it slip and dont end up doing it....shameful.

 

Finally, ill do some work this eve, listen to music, perhaps pop a film on. x

 

Can you do the kettlebell workout while you listen to music, or while the film is on? Doesn't work for everyone of course- i can't really pay attention to a film while trying to workout as well, but my mom finds it helpful to have a show on the television while she walks in place or does her exercises. Or if that's a no-go then...maybe instead of thinking about the 20 minutes at first, just tell yourself to do a small, set number of reps, like five to start with? Or tell yourself all you have to do is go pick up the kettlebell, which usually lead to doing something with it but there's no pressure if it doesn't? Last idea, could you give yourself an "after I...then I'll..." or "Before I...I will..." cue? Like, "Before I top up the gas card, I'll do x amount of kettlebell reps" or "After I do x part of work, then I'll do x number of reps...then I'll have my little chocolate!"

 

Anything that works to help you get started is good and valid, it's just a matter of what works for you ❤️ ❤️

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1 hour ago, Maggie-Miau said:

First, woo hooo you're doing great! I'm glad you've got a potential new friend and somebody to split the bills with! That could make things easier for both of you :D Great work on your list, too, so many things checked off that must feel lovely! And and and, YAY EVERTON! :lol: good that they came through for you! Second,

 

 

Can you do the kettlebell workout while you listen to music, or while the film is on? Doesn't work for everyone of course- i can't really pay attention to a film while trying to workout as well, but my mom finds it helpful to have a show on the television while she walks in place or does her exercises. Or if that's a no-go then...maybe instead of thinking about the 20 minutes at first, just tell yourself to do a small, set number of reps, like five to start with? Or tell yourself all you have to do is go pick up the kettlebell, which usually lead to doing something with it but there's no pressure if it doesn't? Last idea, could you give yourself an "after I...then I'll..." or "Before I...I will..." cue? Like, "Before I top up the gas card, I'll do x amount of kettlebell reps" or "After I do x part of work, then I'll do x number of reps...then I'll have my little chocolate!"

 

Anything that works to help you get started is good and valid, it's just a matter of what works for you ❤️ ❤️

 

Thank you Mia :)  yes also said about hooking up to my internet and paying half so again, will help. Its fast enough for two surely as well. If not we said she can get her own. But its good so should be fine!

 

Yay Everton and YAY £80 win haha :D

 

I did the kettle bell yes, prob for 10/12 mins so half the time but less break between stuff. Its heavy and now im sore (in a good way) i know its barely anything and its a bit embarasing to do such little movement but i suppose its a start. 

I might try to do some walking in the gym tmoro. I think what would help me, would be a good workout plan for footballers. I could look into that. 

 

Ive decided i doubt i want to do long distance running. I get bored too quickly. But something to help me play footy would be great....!

 

I also went to the shop and topped the gas card up. But im quite warm under my duvet at the moment so no need to put heating on. Im drinking my third glass of water as well yay. 

 

Thanks for the suggestion, i listened to hip hop whilst lifting the kettlebell (squatting mainly) it was good and i thought of you :)

 

I must admit my mood is slipping a bit, wanting to go out partying...my friends are out and asked if i wanted to join them :( i should stay in though really.

I cant afford it plus i went out thursday. should let my body recover.

 

hmmmmm xx

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30 minutes ago, Salinger said:

i doubt i want to do long distance running. I get bored too quickly. But something to help me play footy would be great

Long distances are okay when you work on endurance (which is also important for a footy), but for a field you can focus mainly on sprints. It's way more useful to start fast, get the ball and pass it further than be able to maintain medium pace for an hour or four. Shuttle run is a name of funny exercise to work both on sprint speed and agility. And you can do it at home as well :) 

 

Put some good movie on, might distract you from thinking on partying. AND - watching a movie might end with Jacks on your laps - beat that!

 

Hugs!

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I absolutely CAN run on caffeine and hatred. But only with a dash of milk.

Challenges' status: 

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Not gonna Challenge anymore for now. I took Steve's words and started thinking in days and years. Challenges are just short-term distractions. 

 

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9 hours ago, aramis said:

Long distances are okay when you work on endurance (which is also important for a footy), but for a field you can focus mainly on sprints. It's way more useful to start fast, get the ball and pass it further than be able to maintain medium pace for an hour or four. Shuttle run is a name of funny exercise to work both on sprint speed and agility. And you can do it at home as well :) 

 

 

 

Yes.... i do think (unfortunately) i would get bored and it would make me not want to do it. Spent a bit of time looking last night but need more research into what would be good for me. Think ill try make it to the gym this morning. 

 

I need to get into the mindset of an athlete...somehow!

 

9 hours ago, aramis said:

 

 

Put some good movie on, might distract you from thinking on partying. AND - watching a movie might end with Jacks on your laps - beat that!

 

Hugs!

 

I stayed in!! I went to bed around 10.30pm, i did watch The Simpsons episode and Jacks was on the sofa with me :) xx

 

 

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Hey alllllll. 5am here. Wow the weather is crazy already.... very high winds and a LOT of rain. Im worried the back yard will flood..... ill keep an eye on it. 

 

Up early, couldnt sleep much, when i wake up, its hard for me to get back to sleep and i hate lying in bed awake. 

 

Looking at yesterdays list, i did everything apart from cleaning the kitchen. I will do that today. 

 

I created the gif for my clients website, and this is what she said when i sent it to her....

 

'aaaaagh oh my god that is AWESOME!!!! I love it, SO much. You are a genius. You have blown my mind, it is incredible THANK YOU!!!!'

 

hahahHAHA i think she likes it....??! :D it did take me ages, ive animated a fish that she had embroided...and its swimming round a pond, in and out etc. Hard to explain but i can show you when  i have built the website, the gif will be on the home page. 

 

Anyway todays tasks:

 

- Write up new challenge (i hope the new boards go up today??)

- Track nutrition for the day and stick to it!

- Drink 3 glasses of water

- Tidy room up, put clothes away/sort

- Clean kitchen, wash dishes

- Reply to incoming emails

- Go to the gym (!)

- Watch the football

- Begin proposal for Jerwood application

- Self care (read, meditate, bath) 

 

Kind of a busy day again, but ive found lately that getting tasks done through the day is so good for my wellbeing. 

 

In regards to the challenge end, im unsure i achieved much? I didnt follow my goals very well.... although i do think tracking nutrition was ok and at least i survived January. Hoping Feb is better!!! xx

 

 

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3 hours ago, Salinger said:

i think she likes it

I have no idea why you assume that. Her reaction is so cryptic ;) 

 

3 hours ago, Salinger said:

In regards to the challenge end, im unsure i achieved much

In my opinion you did great.

 

Your original goals were 

On 12/29/2019 at 7:22 PM, Salinger said:

This challenge i will start to implement a few habits (hopefully) more walking, more veggies, etc

and you did lotta more!  

 

To name some from top of my head, you:

1. survived January against all odds. Dealt with funding applications being refused etc,

2. mostly cleaned your nutrition, found and addressed the undereating issue

3. found a way (making to-do lists) to keep yourself busy (positively) throughout the day, without forgetting self-care

4. bought a kettlebell and started using it :) 

5. 

3 hours ago, Salinger said:

found lately that getting tasks done through the day is so good for my wellbeing

And this is soooo important discovery!

 

You did really great job! 

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I absolutely CAN run on caffeine and hatred. But only with a dash of milk.

Challenges' status: 

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Not gonna Challenge anymore for now. I took Steve's words and started thinking in days and years. Challenges are just short-term distractions. 

 

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Wow @aramis way to make me feel good about things :) thank you!

 

Yes it may not be perfect but i did achieve more than i thought...

 

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8.45am now, Jackson is sleeping half on my knee, half on the sofa. Ive created the beginning of a new video, Which i think is kinda cool and interesting. AND i did some reading on Marvin Gaye. What an interesting man he was. Cant believe he was shot by his dad.... (and cant believe i didnt know that already!)

 

Listening to the immaculate album 'Whats going on' now. Really good. 

 

Im tired, ive been up 4 hours already...

 

I keep having really bad thoughts and slipping up a bit in regards to my mood. Its the 'whats the point' thoughts. But im managing to keep them sort of at bay so far. Just difficult at times to not give in (mainly cos its easier to give in) 

 

x

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18 minutes ago, Salinger said:

Its the 'whats the point' thoughts. But im managing to keep them sort of at bay so far. Just difficult at times to not give in (mainly cos its easier to give in) 

I had this feeling like a week ago? And you know what?

 

YOU told me  

On 1/30/2020 at 12:55 PM, Salinger said:

I understand that feeling of 'why bother' but i suppose we bother because otherwise whats the point? 

 

We have to make life as best as we can, enjoy the moments of mundane. I know that's sometimes difficult but what else can we do?! 

I can't phrase this better.

When you suffer those thoughts, just remember there are lots of us who care for you, and we all wish you all the best. 

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I absolutely CAN run on caffeine and hatred. But only with a dash of milk.

Challenges' status: 

Spoiler

Not gonna Challenge anymore for now. I took Steve's words and started thinking in days and years. Challenges are just short-term distractions. 

 

#16 | #15 (Xmas mini) |  #14 | #13 | #12 | #11 | #10 | #9 | #8 | #7 | #6 | #5 | #4 | #3 | #2 | #1

 

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17 minutes ago, aramis said:

I had this feeling like a week ago? And you know what?

 

YOU told me  

I can't phrase this better.

When you suffer those thoughts, just remember there are lots of us who care for you, and we all wish you all the best. 

 

hahah im better at giving advice to others, than giving myself advice... Ill try to take on what i said though :) thanks for reminding me!

 

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Im enjoying my Sunday morning, worked alot but also listened to some brill music:

 

- Marvin Gaye

- The Mamas and Papas

- The Animals

- ABBA

 

Its a party in this flat this morn hahah :)

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