I want my eating disorder back…
We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving … We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins … We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. We never want to be as passive-aggressive are our mothers, never want to marry men as uninspired as our fathers … We are the daughters of the feminists who said, “You can be anything,” and we heard, “You have to be everything.”
All the studyspo tumblrs are so nice and organized, but where the hell should I organize several hundreds of books? And that’s just a small part of my library, the books I couldn’t part with and leave at my parents’ place. My books, you know. Trouble is, they do take up a lot of space. Where and how?
little things that actually make a difference to general life happiness:
•drinking lots of water
•eating fresh fruit
•thinking positively about yourself and others
•washing your face twice a day
•changing your sheets once a week
•hot baths with Epsom salts
•face masks using from things in your house
•sleeping more than 7 hours per night
•reorganizing your clothes, makeup, possessions etc
•keeping your living space clean
FREE PRINTABLE FITNESS & FOOD JOURNAL
I personally created these and worked really hard on making them, so please don’t rip, steal, or claim them as yours.
It includes the following:
- Health/Fitness Goals: List the goals that you want to achieve, write down how you are going to do that, the date that you want to achieve the goals, and whether you achieve that goal or not.
- Exercise Log: It is a weekly exercise log, check off what type of exercise you did (cardio, strength, etc), the activity you did (running, pilates, insanity, etc), how long you did the workout for, the amount of calories you burned, and for the notes you can write anything that wasn’t asked (for ex. if you ran today, in the note space you can write the distance you ran for, or if you did strength you can write the amounts of reps you did)
- Food Log: It’s a weekly food log. You write down what you ate for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, the amount of calories you ate in total, and the amount of water you drank (the unit can be, mL, ounces, or maybe the amount of water you drank in a glass)
- Recipes to Try: If you ever wanted to cook/bake/make anything, you can write the name of the recipes (for ex: granola bars, or healthy pasta, etc, etc) the source (where you found it), and check off whether you like the recipe or not.
- Grocery List: I created my own grocery list and to my surprise a lot of people liked it, so I wanted you to have a list of your own, so when you go grocery shopping you know what to buy :)
- Meal Planner: (Weekly meal planner) Similar to the Food Log, instead you can use this chart as a way to plan out your meal, so you don’t waste time searching in your refrigerator looking for what to cook for dinner.
- Body Measurements: (Monthly body measurements) The thing about creating printable that have to do with measuring progress is that some people may do it weekly, other do it monthly. So, I chose monthly because I don’t want you to get stress if you didn’t see any changes within a week. I gave you 6 weeks although there are usually 4-5 weeks in a month, so you may have the row empty. You can measure it with any unit you want (cm or in) Although I should have left some empty boxes for those who want to measure other body parts that I didn’t include, I ran out of space (sorry >.<)
- Weight Tracker: This is an annual weight tracker which you can use to track your weight throughout the whole year. For the loss/gain you write whether you loss or gain a specific weight (for ex. gain 5 pound, loss 2 pound, etc, etc)
I hope this is helpful :) If there is something that you want me to make or if you have any question you can always leave it in my ask box ^.^
Nobody’s going to come, take me by the hand and say “Man, you’re fucking up your life big time. Let’s go, I’ll show you what to do”
If I want something done, I’d better be organizing it myself. If I don’t want to bother my family with my health problems, I have to eat better and move more. Nobody’s gonna do that for me.
If I want to be a superior teacher, I’d better start reading and researching and working as a slave cause nobody’s gonna do that for me.
If I want to be organized and efficient, I’d better be learning how to. Nobody’s gonna do that for me.
And that’s what freedom means.
alexenroute, you do exciting stitchery things, don’t you?
I was hemming some cutoff shorts (with contrasting thread! Super cute!), and noticed how much sewing was really soothing and pleasant and how I’d like to do more of it. But I never really enjoy clothing projects because measuring, pinning and cutting all are no fun and give me a headache. So embroidery is probably a good route to maximum stitching pleasantness, right? Do you have any advice on good beginner’s projects/resources?
Before I give any advice, I must warn you stitching is VERY addictive))))
I’d recommend to buy a ready stitching kit. This way you’ll have all your threads ready and sorted, canvas prepared and scheme easy to read. It’s just easier than to organize all that stuff from scratch. Alternatively there’s a lot of nice little patterns going around here and on easy, a lot of them can be downloaded for free. Then you’ll have to buy the required floss and canvas, and you’re ready)
Don’t buy a big project, start with a smaller one. This way you’ll get the hang of stitching and finish your first work in no time))) it’s also a good idea to make sure it doesn’t have over 20 colors. The more colors you have, the more difficult it is to read the scheme and, consequently, the easier it is to make a mistake. Oh, and have a highlighter to color the places you’ve finished stitching on your scheme.
Finally, look for something with large canvas. You don’t want to kill your eyesight with the very first stitching project. It’s difficult for me to give you a reference cause we’re in different countries, but if you google “Dimensions Gold collection petites”, THAT is a small canvas. Google “Dimensions Too Pooped” and that’s an OK canvas)))
You’ll also need hoops to keep the fabric stretched tightly. Don’t buy very large or very small. I’ve got one approx 13 cm in diameter and it’s my favorite, it’d just right.
And the stitching essentials, of course: good film/audiobook/music, comfy seat and a drink of your choice))))
I want to be lazy but I don’t want to deal with the possible - and inevitable - consequences.
It means I have to organize things so that they run so smoothly that I can afford to be lazy.
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