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Hiya! /Kelbbowsingreeting

 

[there's a basic goals list at the bottom titled "SUMMARY" if you want to skip my droning lol]

 

 

I've tried to do challenges in the past, and generally suck at posting. But I've done a TON better this year at getting exercise in and (generally) eating better, even if both of those are in phases. I've hit the point again where I'm tired of not quite doing things "right" in order to improve, and thought it a perfect time to come back to the rebellion! As a interest-for-homework-procrastination addict, I find that star wars/jedi themed things always gets me excited to do things, so that's my name for this quest. Not going to worry about theming 'cause I'll get too caught up in making it "right" again and that's just a recipe for failure in these early padawan stages :D

 

My goals, as always, subject to change. Especially right now as I'm doing a masters program in Ireland (from the USA) and all our class/module schedules keep changing. Ugh. Makes it hard to plan things. So: I've tried to make goals that should work no matter what comes our way in terms of scheduling and homework (read: I don't have excuses haha). 

 

I did some working out this summer, started to use dumbbells and bodyweight, plus some pretty good workouts at my martial arts class while we were training for a competition, so I made good progress towards being healthy (my mom and I tried to eat well and everything), but I let it all slide the end of the summer post-competition and during the move over here. 

 

I started getting personal trainings (yay finally training with weights! so exciting!!) around the semester start, and that's been going well. Additionally I joined the Capoeira club because I've always wanted to try it--its 2x a week, and I normally make at least 1, if not both. The Kung Fu/wushu classes would be fantastic training, but I've had a long couple of weeks and just haven't made it to those at all (nor have I had any training in a couple of weeks for various scheduling reasons). Add on to that that my diet is generally meh, with too much sugar and not enough veggies. On the plus side, I've gotten to where it bothers me and I notice differences in my mood etc when I'm not exercising or eating right!! That's fantastic :D

 

Ha, sorry I tend to write a lot...

 

Goals: 

1)Follow basic diet goals (veggies FTW....)

    --might use the Academy nutrition goals and general food tracking to help stay the course on this one

 

2) Workout 3x a week

    --Capoeira 2x; Chinese martial arts potentially 4X a week at least 2 hrs each...training depends on homework, etc

   --depending on how attendance goes, etc, I need to do bodyweight workouts at home if I'm not going to classes or trainings

   --and I've told myself that its fine to not want to go or feel too tired to workout, but then I still need to do yoga or a few exercises

 

3)Hand/headstands: So...signed up for the new course, got overly excited due to being tired from studying for an exam and my improvement in handstands over the last month because of Capoeira. I decided to "just do one more even though I'm tired" and, in an attempt not to crash into the walls next to me, bent the fingers back on my right hand, which ended up with all my weight: luckily I think its just the index finger that is sprained, and despite having a good bruise next to my thumb and an inability to write notes in lecture (or doodle haha), I think I got off pretty lucky with just a hurt finger--I can still do so much!! 

     I'm not sure what to do here instead, but I haven't been stretching much so maybe we'll put that here: 10 minute stretch daily, longer if possible before bed. 

3.1) Stretch 10 min/day! --especially calf/ankle/hip flexibility

 

Life Goal: (4) Do the ol' "replace sugar with fruit" for the month, because sugar is so hard to stop. to begin with I also have a drink a coffee (black or latte &/or spiced) instead rule, because, while not the best, if I can stop eating sugar, the coffees won't be a problem--just a tool. I have a bunch of tea I've started collecting, so I'll focus on drinking those (I found out there is a kitchen in the science building grad students can use! And it has a kettle, of course!) instead of eating sugar. 

 

I think I probably train more assassin-like, but I definitely love some aspects of rangers too. I've always flipped back and forth between the two. Kind of like to be both haha, so that's a general goal: be a well-rounded Jedi. 

 

Ideas for future goals: meditation; trying new recipes regularly (scheduled days maybe); Handstands :lol: 

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

1) Eat Well--Add in Veggies!!! (keep log of food names and basic nutrition category) [NF Academy goals!!]

2)Workout 3x a week, be it assassin or ranger-based, doesn't matter its all about the habit right now

3) Stretch 10+ min/day (focus: ankle/calf/hip flexibility, especially after sitting all day)

4) FRUIT GOOD, sugar bad! TEA GOOD!

Bonus: Be happy with what I'm doing and acknowledge that I'm doing a lot more than I have before, or could be, even if its not "exactly right" 

 

Yay! Let the challenge commence! 

 

~Kel

 

 

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The martial arts sound amazing! I really want to do Capoeira, but the places that do it near me are too expensive. :( So I'm focusing on conditioning and saving money for when I can.

 

Congrats on doing so well this year! That's some serious progression, and I hope Ireland helps you keep up with that.

What martial arts did you compete in?

And, good luck with the sprained finger! 

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3 hours ago, IAmInfinite said:

The martial arts sound amazing! I really want to do Capoeira, but the places that do it near me are too expensive. :( So I'm focusing on conditioning and saving money for when I can.

 

Congrats on doing so well this year! That's some serious progression, and I hope Ireland helps you keep up with that.

What martial arts did you compete in?

And, good luck with the sprained finger! 

 

That's too bad about the expense! I'm lucky and the school I'm going to is really cheap for students to join clubs and societies, and who knows where I'll be after the masters program is done, so I may have to try something new at that point haha. I hope you do get to try it, even just a few classes, its been a blast here. 

 

Thanks :) I have to say, I am proud that I have done so much--before its been maybe a week or two of good "habits", but nothing even close to really conquering the bad habits. 

 

I do Tang Soo Do, which is a traditional Korean martial art (it was our association's world championship; we actually had a good number of students, especially kids come this year which was FANTASTIC! So exciting to see them competing and having a blast meeting people from other states, let alone countries!). I'm not very active as where I did my undergrad didn't have a studio nearby, and I've been historically terrible at doing anything on my own in terms of exercise or habit-building. But I still drop into classes when I go back--its so funny how the basics can be so hard when you haven't been training XD Un/Luckily I do teach quite a bit when I'm back so if I'm home long enough I can ease back into actually being proficient. 

 

I hope my finger heals soon...though I've used it quite a bit today so it probably isn't thanking me. 

 

 

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57 minutes ago, Luciana Valerosa Culming said:

Oh, another one doing capoeira :)

 

I'm sure trying!! Its only 2 hours a week, but anything is way more than I've done before and so far I absolutely love it. Combines dance and martial arts, two things I may not be great at, but I really enjoy (unless its focused on sparring/fighting, then I'm not a fan lol, that's my weakest area lol). 

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Mission Log, Stardate...gosh my calendar isn't in the right mode...Earth Date 27th Oct, 2016: (mem fix the stardate clock).

 

Ok, well that happened. Apparently I want to watch star trek, haven't watched any in sooooo long. 

 

Log for the day: 

 

Breakfast-peanut butter and banana sandwich (finger not involved, didn't have to wash dishes, which you use your index finger for a surprising amount)

 

2nd Breakfast (O.o oops, turning into a Hobbit now...Don't have a clue as to Shire time conversions)--portions of an Irish breakfast: sausage, 2 eggs, 2 hash browns; 1 12oz latte (yay for every building having some sort of food supply...makes it easy to feast!). Not too upset about this 'cause I made the conscious decision to eat it, rather than end up chowing down on candy or something later. Turned out to be a good idea.

 

--Tea w/milk and honey during afternoon lectures

 

Training: Had a personal training, first time in a couple of weeks and we focused on the lower body/core as I can't do anything with grips. 

--Superset 1: squats on the machine (missed how much weight, think it ended up being 40kg?) & scissors, but modified so my back stayed down

--Superset 2: Lunges (started at 16 I think then went 20 and last 2 sets were 30--bodyweight) & controlled crunches

--Superset 3: hockey/curtsy lunges (don't remember numbers. Think it was 16x2 then 20x2, we decided next time we need to figure out a way to weight those, but probably fine today since I'm just starting bak up) & Russian Twists (ugh. We kept changing how extended/far I was doing so numbers were all over i think. ~16 each time). 

 

--basic stretch (need to do more before bed probably...)

 

Dinner: Oh look! I didn't get lunch, good think I had 2nd breakfast XD Curry (chicken, coconut milk, store-bought paste 'cause I needed a quick meal this weekend) w/cauliflower rice (i'm generally trying to be more paleo-oriented so I eat veggies and don't down loaves of bread except upon occasion). 

 

Homework: nope apparently that wasn't gonna happen. Feeling a lot better though, so all worth it. Need to go to bed now, yay for sleep!  

 

Goals: 

 

1) Eat Well--Accomplished for today; the bread was not the best, but not any worse than my normal breakfast either.

     ----->Need more veggies tomorrow.

2)Workout: 1x this week so far

3) Stretch 10+ min/day (focus: ankle/calf/hip flexibility, especially after sitting all day): TBAccomplished (check this tomorrow that I did it)

4) FRUIT/Sugar-- N/A today. Had that bit of honey. Otherwise I think I've done a good day for sugar. Haven't been home to munch on things, which can be a bonus. 

    ---->take apple slices to class

 

Bonus: Be happy: Post-workout: accomplished. Got grumpy before-hand, but a good training generally lifts the mood. Feeling very happy about my ability to do things now (hopefully I keep that up and am happy to do homework tomorrow...one can wish?)

 

Night y'all! Thanks for listening to me ramble :) 

 

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18 hours ago, jenkofb said:

Great job today! The fruit for sugar idea is fantastic!

Thanks! It seems the only way to have a plan in place other than "don't eat sugar", which never really gets the job done. 

 

Update on yesterday's stretching: didn't end up happening. Went to bed later than I was supposed to as well, which made my first class this morning really rough (especially since it was a pretty dark room). 

 

Today so far has been good. I guess I need to eat another meal, sorta forgot haha. 

--Oh I had a meh "pizza sandwich" and a muffin this morning with a coffee as my...lunch I guess. Not the best choice :/ Sandwich was satisfying, but the muffin was Not worth it. Now I know. 

 

Currently procrastinating by doing this haha. 

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A couple of my roommates want to do stuff together, and I already agreed without thinking it through beyond "well, it is a 3-day weekend". But I have so much to do. I don't really know how to get out of any of it at this point either :/ I know I still have 2 days after that, and I've said I don't want to be out late, I just feel bad losing basically a half-day and a night of getting work done (because with procrastination it takes me forever.). 

 

/sigh. I just feel like I always cop out of stuff and its not at all that I don't want to do the stuff with them, it just keeps seeming to build up so instead of being a movie night its turned into a 12pm-12am thing potentially. :( 

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Yay for sigs! 

 

I know what you mean about not doing things. I pulled out of a Halloween drinking party yesterday to study and then I ended up watching Bambi with the family (I have never watched it okay? :P ) I want to go out drinking with them, but I get slightly uncomfortable with how comfortable they are with getting absolutely shit faced. But it is fun, but studies, but .... They'll understand if you don't/can't go.

 

Pizza sandwich? You're going to have to post a photo at some point. :D 

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28 minutes ago, IAmInfinite said:

Yay for sigs! 

 

I know what you mean about not doing things. I pulled out of a Halloween drinking party yesterday to study and then I ended up watching Bambi with the family (I have never watched it okay? :P ) I want to go out drinking with them, but I get slightly uncomfortable with how comfortable they are with getting absolutely shit faced. But it is fun, but studies, but .... They'll understand if you don't/can't go.

 

Pizza sandwich? You're going to have to post a photo at some point. :D 

 

Haha! It was a pre-made one I bought at the coffee shop in the science building lol, fairly decent though, but I probably should've gotten a more normal sandwich, /shrug, things to remember next time. --I just remembered that my sister and I tried making a "meatza-pizza" a few times, and it was soooo good. oven-cook meat into a base, then add a sauce (we used a super-garlic-y tomato pesto) and more meat and cheese, and I suppose veggies also are appropriate, then bake till melted :blink:. It kinda ends up being way too tall and difficult to eat, but I couldn't get enough of it XD Good thing we only ever made a 9x9 pan, so it was only a couple of pieces max for each of us (and generally we made other veggies or sides to go with it). That is one good way to get me to eat healthier lol. 

 

 

Thanks for the support about not/going out. I decided I'd go to the ice cream shop with them (I don't think I can resist getting something, so I'm going to have to be super strong the rest of the weekend to not eat any more sugar 'cause anything from there is a monster...milkshakes to s'mores waffles to hot chocolate drinks with nutella/kinder/etc.). Which puts a damper on getting drinks for me too, because I'll feel bad about it all at that point. We'll see how its going or what their plan is, but I think I might plead stress and come home early. They talked about seeing the new Ouija movie in theaters, and I'm not really a horror person--especially not in theaters (i'm one of those that jumps even when I've seen it before and I run out of the room if somethings going to happen).  

 

Basically: I'll do what feels right at the time. If i'd just come home and watch TV, I might as well spend time with them. If I really want to do homework, then I'll leave and not be pressured into staying. --I will stay strong against peer pressure!

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Ok, random procrastination update: 

 

I used a...maybe strange, 20soc today to take photos. I forgot, I took some this summer so I can sort of compare to those and the last time I did photos was in 2014 when I first found NF and started trying to figure out how to be healthy (been a mostly off-cycle since then until this year). I really hadn't grasped that I had gained weight this past year till just now. I mean I believed my mom and sister when they mentioned it, but photos are just so different. 

 

On the plus side, I have lost weight since then and (I think) have gained some visible muscle--which makes me very, very happy. I don't know why photos are so hard, I know I'm only at the upper limit of the acceptable weight for my height/age etc, so not overweight, but I just somehow fell into the self-conscious-about-my-body trap somewhere along the line (high school probably). Hm. Anyways, this is me saying I need to regularly take photos, stay up-to-date with my food and my logs here, and be positive about the progress I'm making. 

 

I also sent the photos from today to my mom and sister, just so that its not a hidden point of reference buried in my computer, I feel like I have more accountability since they know where I'm at (especially my mom who is really trying to figure out how to become healthy again like she used to be, so we are good at buoying each other up). 

 

I <3 20soc. Its like one of the best mindsets sometimes. ...now to apply it to getting this project done for class /enthusiasm mixed with trepidation. 

 

I'll update with a goals log later :) 

 

 

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How did your night out go? 

 

And yay for photos! Looking at some from two years ago, I look utterly terrible, and photos do make me really ashamed as well. I get conscious that this is how people see me? However, when you talk to others, you don't tend to notice it, and it is hidden in movement and the fact that people don't pay attention to it. 

 

But its an amazing feeling when you look at photos and compare them to now and see how much you have lost.

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On 10/31/2016 at 6:43 PM, IAmInfinite said:

How did your night out go? 

 

And yay for photos! Looking at some from two years ago, I look utterly terrible, and photos do make me really ashamed as well. I get conscious that this is how people see me? However, when you talk to others, you don't tend to notice it, and it is hidden in movement and the fact that people don't pay attention to it. 

 

But its an amazing feeling when you look at photos and compare them to now and see how much you have lost.

 

The night out was a lot of fun! We got ice cream, and I got a hot chocolate from my favorite coffee shop chain here, and then we came back and ended up watching a movie. Watched a lot of TV and movies this weekend...and got like nothing done for homework so fail there. I seem to be having one of those weeks where I just can't get anything done no matter what--I know its just a matter of starting, but its a struggle this week. I'm hoping tomorrow will go better especially since I have training in the morning!!! YAY! 

 

Photos seem to really help! I guess its the same--I don't want to take of them because I'm probably afraid of what I'll see, but I'm feeling really motivated now. Also starting to exercise again helps. 

 

Win this week in terms of mentality: I wore the really nice winter coat my mom splurged and bought me when she helped me move into my apartment over here, its definitely going to last a lifetime, i LOVE IT sooooo much. And I feel badass wearing it, it just makes me want to keep working out and improving on everything so that I can feel like I really AM a badass wearing an awesome coat, not just pretending to be one. 

 

I've worn a couple of different outfits this past week that were "themed", i.e. the colors were reminiscent of some character, just for something fun to keep me inspired and happy. I did a blue-ashoka last week for my practical exam (right after I sprained my finger too so I wanted to boost myself) and then I got a new dark red/maroon shirt in last week (on sale for 5euro!!) and it looks great, and I know it'll only look better as I keep eating and exercising. So I used that with a cool pair of boots, some accessories and my new coat earlier this week to make a Clone Wars ashoka outfit :) Secret inspiration, but it gives me something fun to remember throughout the day, that I "dressed up". 

 

I'll do another post to better address goals. This is my "i'm procrastinating anyways, so why aren't I posting on the Rebellion?" 

 

Woot woot, lets figure out some phylogenetics! 

 

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Random thought while I'm on the bus, and I wanted to make a note of it here where I have to pay attention and do something about it later. 

 

My my dad sent me a couple of book links the other day on how to write dissertations and do research and that sort of stuff. Regardless of whether I decide to do a PhD or not after this year, theose books could be a great help to my writing if I let them. 

 

So so I was thinking, I'd sort of managed to start reading more a couple months ago, but then I stopped. I always think about how I used to read so much and I KNOW my writing gets better when I read. So I need some sort of reading and writing goals and I have to make it frequent enough it becomes a habit, but not so much that I feel overwhelmed at the thought of it. 

 

Food for thought for later. 

 

Ps I totally, obviously, failed at recording goals last night, but I did communicate with some friends from home and school that I haven't talked to since I got here to Ireland. I also wrote postcards for family (that were supposed to be sent a few months ago). AND I made a rough neighbor joining tree with my data for my class project. Data Needs some editing and obviously have to figure out other trees, but I made myself make progress. 

 

Heh look! It's almost my stop!!

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Quick update on the bus back. 

 

Training? FRIDAY COMPLETE 

 

Food:

 

BREAKFAST was 2 hard boiled eggs made into egg salad (mayo, pickles, craisins) and a few crackers. Very good today. 

 

LUNCH I'm gong to make a small sweet potato, couple of eggs and maybe some rashers. And lots of water. I need to track water again. 

 

Then: cut cauliflower for rice. I have Brussels sprouts too--maybe pre-cut them? 

 

Plan other veggies/meals. 

 

Groceries!!

 

fruit not sugar, just need to do this and not give in to sugar. 

 

 

 

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Waiting for the computer program to process my data, so in the meantime I thought I would look for some loot ideas.

 

I haven't been able to come up with any, I think in part because I'm looking at specific themes. But also...I think I don't have a good goal set for what I want to do when and what that will mean to me. Like, I can't assign a pair of leggings or a cool sweater/shirt/etc for loot if I don't know that I'll feel like I look any different in the un-identified timeframe until I can...what? do something PR-ish or something. I don't know. On the other hand, it may just be that I haven't seen anything I really want, which is fine and I'll keep an eye out. But I need to figure out those goals that are loot-worthy so that at least I have it set. 

 

I sort of think Christmas is a good deadline just because its getting close. But I might need something in between, which doesn't necessarily need any reward like spending money on clothes or whatever, but there needs to be something. Or even without reward, just what the heck am  I working towards!???

 

Ugh. That is sooo repetitive. But how I feel right now. Going to go make food and maybe start a brainstorm of what sorts of goals I want to achieve in the next couple of months--that are more tangible than just "eat less sugar". 

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On 11/3/2016 at 7:37 PM, Keldream Nebula said:

Win this week in terms of mentality: I wore the really nice winter coat my mom splurged and bought me when she helped me move into my apartment over here, its definitely going to last a lifetime, i LOVE IT sooooo much. And I feel badass wearing it, it just makes me want to keep working out and improving on everything so that I can feel like I really AM a badass wearing an awesome coat, not just pretending to be one. 

 

I've worn a couple of different outfits this past week that were "themed", i.e. the colors were reminiscent of some character, just for something fun to keep me inspired and happy. I did a blue-ashoka last week for my practical exam (right after I sprained my finger too so I wanted to boost myself) and then I got a new dark red/maroon shirt in last week (on sale for 5euro!!) and it looks great, and I know it'll only look better as I keep eating and exercising. So I used that with a cool pair of boots, some accessories and my new coat earlier this week to make a Clone Wars ashoka outfit :) Secret inspiration, but it gives me something fun to remember throughout the day, that I "dressed up". 

Yay for awesome outfits! And honestly, you are a pretty awesome badass, what with you already losing weight and doing martial arts and all sorts of other really cool things. Embrace the mentality of the coat!

 

And that outfit sounds AMAZING! :D

 

Goals are always a hard target to decide. Maybe it is a BMI or a PR or something else that you manage to set. But maybe it's completing a month of establishing habits, and that is enough to reward you. Because constantly figuring out those little goals for the rest of your life can get demoralising, while smaller rewards for smaller achievements, such as completing your 20th workout, may help instead. 

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On 11/7/2016 at 7:43 AM, Luciana Valerosa Culming said:

Oh, and I forgot to invite you to the Monks Courtyard. Just stop by and say halo, talk with us about martial arts or jump into the current off topic.

 

By the way congraz on all the achievements. :)

 

Thank you! I will definitely stop by :) 

 

Ha, I feel like I want to be every profession XD I just like everything. This is my sometimes blessing, sometimes curse, when it comes to deciding what i want to be when I grow up lol. Or grow up more. Ugh. Adulting.

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On 11/6/2016 at 6:04 PM, IAmInfinite said:

Yay for awesome outfits! And honestly, you are a pretty awesome badass, what with you already losing weight and doing martial arts and all sorts of other really cool things. Embrace the mentality of the coat!

 

And that outfit sounds AMAZING! :D

 

Goals are always a hard target to decide. Maybe it is a BMI or a PR or something else that you manage to set. But maybe it's completing a month of establishing habits, and that is enough to reward you. Because constantly figuring out those little goals for the rest of your life can get demoralising, while smaller rewards for smaller achievements, such as completing your 20th workout, may help instead. 

 

Thanks!!! I really appreciate it :) 

 

I had a lot of fun with my secret inspirations haha! My sister found the perfect loot shirt for me, so i've ordered it. Should get here from the states in 1-3 weeks, but if it gets here too early I'm going to hold off on opening it till I've completed my workout/eating goals  for the month. 

 

Thank you for your advice on the goals, I think I'm going to make them simple this month. Work up to eating a vegetable once a day (currently stuck at every other or every couple of days...depends on if I actually get cooking done like I'm supposed to). And exercise 3x a week, even if its just a short workout. 

 

I've sort of given up on going to Kung Fu this semester, just not working out for me. But capoeira, I've missed a couple of weeks between stress and the initial spraining of my finger. Went yesterday, and it was so much fun. Its just such a great activity for me. I love the dance plus martial arts. Wonderful. Training has been off too, we just haven't been able to get our schedules clicking (my classes have been moving around a lot lately). So: mission is to complete 3 workouts a week, whether that's with a trainer or not. If not, then I'd like to do at least one on my own (BW is ok) in addition to the capoeira (since that tends to be more cardio). Starting to use my finger more, still gets sore and stiff, but certainly improving. I'm just so lucky its only been sprained /knock on wood. 

 

 

 

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FOOD: Bit too much sugar this past weekend, if only because of sweetened tea. However, I'll take that as an acceptable loss because that's easier to pull back on for me than eating candy. Small win there. I had a few too many digestives the other day XD and have just been eating too many carbs in general and not enough veggies, which I think is why the increase in carbs. Tomorrow is game-plan day for meals...and I have to do it and report back here. Thats my accountability. 

--I did eat a small part (only part!!) of a 70% chocolate bar the other day, I was just having a sad few days anyways and then some presentations got scheduled when I had planned on going on a trip with one of my roommates (I'd already had this happen with another trip, sigh). The other roommate I'm close to felt so bad about it she picked up the chocolate bar on her way home! <3 <3 I almost started crying lol. Its GREAT chocolate too. We were very pleased with it haha. That made it much more satisfying to only eat a few pieces, so I didn't feel too bad about it. 

 

 

Exercise: Capoeira on Wednesday. Was going to do something today, we'll see how my homework goes. Otherwise: tomorrow workout. 

 

STRETCH: Fail. Yep. Basically I just haven't made it a point of building the habit yet. I do try to do a few stretches throughout the day, but not nearly enough or at least enough variety to stretch everything that needs to be stretched. I think getting back on top of exercise might remind me to do that. 

 

OTHER: Ok. So I still have to figure out the handwriting/reading/meditation stuff, but I'm definitely going to try to add those into my general schedule. Reading when I feel like it (instead of turning on a show because its "easier". Nobody says I have to read for a long period of time. Pick up the stupid book and read a couple pages and put it down. Fine. Done. Reading=Rainbows=Fun. lol....). Handwriting practice could also count as mediation, maybe. It might be a bit too brain-working right now for that. I REALLY need to start meditating or something though. I think I spend too much time plugged in and with background noise. Even if its just taking the time to daydream in silence. Needs to happen. Daily. 

 

Ok, back to the grindstone! 

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FOOD:    Re-booting this week some. Made some good soup the other day, which needs to have more veggies in it than it did. I might make another batch of it today, which means i need to stop at the store, so that mission is: Chicken, veggies, nothing else. Using cauliflower rice with the soup/curry/etc as my base, and that works really really well on filling me up. I feel like I need to add more veggies into my diet, but I don't want to overload my ability to keep on this path so sticking with what I feel like. Cauliflower, I have some carrots for snacking (actually finding them satisfactorally sweet as a snack...might be because they are good local carrots "wonky" so only like 90c a kg!!!). And Brussels sprouts, because I love them. So I think I'm fine as long as I stick to my eating schedule. 

 

 

Saw Doctor Strange on Sunday, bought a water and gave-in to my desire for Sour Patch Kids (my favorite movie snack). And I KNOW this weekend we are going to an amazing ice cream shop in the city for their shake-of-the-month. So extra vigilance this week. I've been eating a lot of carbs, and I think its because I'm not eating enough food so crackers/digestives are easy to munch on. Working on sorting that out, hence the need to log food=reminds me to eat...which isn't normally a problem for me, so its always weird when I go through a phase where I don't eat much. 

 

--NOTE: need to get back on logging my meals. 

 

 

EXERCISE: Had capoeira last night, AND I did the first Strong Curves workout in my room yesterday (used that book some over the summer and loved it, so I think that and the NF workouts are good at-home things. I don't really have anything heavy enough for weights, so that might take some messing around with to figure out, but on a good path now). 

 

STRETCH: generally fail. I do basic stretching occasionally, but not as much or as intense as I need. 

 

OTHER: Uhhh. Yeah handwriting has been a no-go. I just let myself forget everything over this weekend. Get back on track with that, homework, etc. Homework needs to be re-prioritized 'cause I'm not getting it done. I bought a puzzle I might start today, so hopefully that will help my brain relax some, no idea how challenging it'l be or anything. I don't have a puzzle mat, so it might be a bit tricky to work on/around. 

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