Feb. 27th, 2012

eurydicebound: (True Blood)
So, I have five days left to study for my MA exam and four books I need to finish reading (one I have 50 pages left, one is poetry and one is short stories). One of these is also for a class and I need to be able to post a discussion question about it tonight. My MA exam is a week long, during which I'll be going to all my classes and such while I try to write two 12-pg papers.

I have not yet heard back that my question I had to submit for the exam has been accepted. I have to assume that it has been, because otherwise I have three days to polish and submit a new one.

I have a paper I'm presenting at a major conference in 3 weeks. I still haven't bought airfare or made my hotel reservation due to funds. I also haven't finished my revised version, and my adviser wants to see it so he can give me feedback. I greatly appreciate this, but I still feel like my head is about to come off in trying to get it ready. I am something like 1/3 of the way done with the revision, and I think I might have to go back and redo some of what I've done.

I managed to finish a hat last night, which is awesome because my husband lost his and now his ears can stay warm, but it also means I'm stress knitting too much. I have work all day today and a commitment tonight I can't get out of.

I think I might keel over somewhere in here, and I'm thoroughly panicked. Good thoughts are GREATLY welcome right now.
eurydicebound: (coffee)
So, I didn't count points yesterday because Oscars and I realized last night I'd forgotten to take my blood pressure pills for a couple of days, so I'm retaining water. I figured this out when I realized my fingers were swollen and my wedding ring was suddenly a PITA to remove. I took a pill, naturally, but it didn't fix everything. Oh, and something from yesterday's meal made the water retention worse--possibly the alcohol. I didn't have much, but I did have some. This together means I'm taking the scale measurement from Friday that I took, rather than weighing myself this morning.

On the upside, I'm at 225 even. That means I'm down 3.8 lbs from where I started when counting points. That's a little more than a month ago. On the one hand, I feel kinda disheartened about not having lost more, but given that it's my last semester and it's been stressful enough to throw off my cycle, AND I haven't been altogether successful in getting rid of soda... well, it could be worse. And what's more to the point, my high weight was actually about 236 before Christmas, which means that I've lost over 10 lbs since I started trying to take care of it. I've also lost about 1 1/2 inches off my waist since I started measuring. I've lost enough now that people are starting to see it and comment on it.

If I lose 2-3 lbs a month... well, it's not as good as it could be, but it's still loss. It just sorta makes me confront that it's slow right now... especially as I'm not making it to the gym. Spring break is the week after my test. I'll go then, and maybe some during my test as well.


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