I need to ramble.
- Wisdom Teeth — the extraction went well. I was in pain, very swollen, and it sucked. I’m still healing, thanks to a slight complication. But I think I’ll be back to normal within a few weeks.
- Work — the spring semester has started, and so far, so good. The biggest problem is that I have 5 preps, and I’m struggling to stay organized with everything I have to do. A few of the classes are completely new to me, which means reading and creating new assignments/material. Which leads me to…
- My Planner. *sigh* I started off the year with a planner, which started failing me when my task list exploded. I tried using an app for my calendar/tasks, but I just feel better when I can write things down. So I DIY’d a planner in a graph composition book, and that was working well until I realized that I needed more space for random lists, and then a student gave me an odd look when I pulled out my planner to write down an appointment. So, again, I’m trying to find a system that works for me. The challenge is that because most of my work is done at home, I need a planner that’s spacious enough for work/home schedule, and my work/home tasks. I like to see a week at a time, too, so that I can see when my week is going to be crazy.
- Weight Watchers. Well. Thanks to my wisdom teeth procedure, I’ve lost weight this month. But now that I’m mostly healed, I need to get back on track. But I’m frustrated with Weight Watchers. Don’t get me wrong — I like the program, and I think that it works. But, for some reason, it doesn’t work for me. And I’m starting to have a really difficult time paying $50/month for it. So, I’m considering breaking up with WW and going back to tracking calories on MyFitnessPal. Honestly, I like the MFP app better, especially being able to calculate recipes on the app, where with WW I had to use the computer), and it’s FREE. FREE is good right now. Very good. But I’m afraid that if I leave WW, I’ll fail again. My motivation is lagging. I’ve come a long way; I’ve lost over 40lbs since I had BabyPilgrim in August. But I need to step it up and start exercising. I have access to a gym on campus (for free!), but I haven’t used it yet. Mostly because I was healing, but also because when I’m on campus, I try to get work done so that I don’t have to do it at home. But I need to work out. I know that I’ll feel better.
I think that’s all for now. Sorry for the rambling, and thanks for reading. Any comments, guidance, or kicks in the ass would be appreciated. 🙂