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Here we go!
(ps-there was an error in this #LIPlinkup. Since I announced it, there’s no going back but I realized that I had two of these blog hops held weekly back to back, when it really is held biweekly, so this one was supposed to be next week. Oh well! The next #liplinkup #24 will be on the 15th of May now)
…in Musical Theatre, we’re prepping for our may show:
…looking for a social media assistant
Honestly? I can’t handle all this social media with just me. I’d love to find like a “housekeeper” for my blog. Just like how a cleaning cleans the house, does laundry, and maybe even the groceries for you, I need someone to do photoshoots and hashtags on Instagram for me, schedule blog posts and add my link to linkups and such. I just don’t have time or the energy to do all that, believe it or not. I have school, a part time job and my own personal well-being to take care of. But haha, where am I going to find a blog-keeper like that?
…reading “Mystic River” for English class to compare to Lovely Bones(hello, essay).
…injured after this run:
The run that left me injured for the next three weeks! Oh jeez, what did it step on? I have a minor injury on my right heel of my foot, depending on how I shift my weight on it and sometimes it goes away and it comes back, but it doesn't hurt of I'm on the balls of my feet like I usually am doing HIIT. Sure hope this heals soon! The run itself was good that day but I don't know what happened.
and daydreaming about running a half marathon again(LINK). My foot hasn’t been getting better no matter how I rest it. I try massaging it, doing yoga, not standing for long periods and I notice that it’s only slightly better first thing in the morning when my legs are still stiff, but as the day goes on, the pain gets more and more noticeable, and depending on how I lean my weight in my legs, I can still run and jump, but it’s still a nuisance and can get pretty bad when irritated when I step on it in the wrong sweet spot. Maybe it’s a nerve? I’m going to test running and doing HIIT workouts on it without the expectation of doing as well as I did before I got injured.
Chipotle again?! Yeah. I mean, to be honest I wasn't hungry when I bought this but I was with a doctor friend who is all about food and she knows my parents so I felt kinda obligated. Gosh, I never thought I'd say this but I'm sick of cheese! I doubt I'll miss cheese in a long, long time. Did you know they charge you extra for guacamole?! I didn't get any for this reason but I got cheese, sour cream, chicken and lots of Tabasco sauce.
…overeating at Chipotle
Many of you have been rooting for me to get the job over at Chipotle’s! (Here’s part 1: the first time I’ve ever visited the place, part 2: Thinking about getting hired, part 3: the entire hiring chronicles!). One of the great blessings and curses is free meals on days I work. I’m a huge bargainer. You throw the word “FREE” at me and I’m a free woman with no self-control. To keep things really light and short, I ended hugely bingeing each time I had a shift there and ate so. much. food.
No, you don’t get it. it’s more than that.
Yeah. It was crazy(keep in mind one bowl can range from having 500-2000 calories, really depending on what you put in it and on the side). So I’m slowly trying to incorporate more self-control and mindful eating there, either by getting smaller portions that don’t make my stomach painfully full or bringing my own food. I sure hope I get sick of their food, though so it wouldn’t even feel like a compromise! I asked a co-worker how long it takes to get over the obsession to which she replied, “6 months.” 6 months?! I go to China in three, then coming back the whole process’d start right all over again. Oh, brother.
…battling the chips
You have got to go. I am throwing out my binge stash. I kept these chips for the sake of giving them to a friend, or whipping them out for a time I may host a party, but over the past few months, they've only been sitting in my closet and taken out when I felt sad, upset, or anxious and needing to escape with food. That's it. I don't care how much there are left over. This is damaging me, my health, and my emotional life. You are not a coping mechanism. You have got to go. #binge #emotionaleating
…and a revelation
My shifts at Chipotle are crazy.
I have full time school and then I’m working after school until late night hours, then I commute back home which takes 90 minutes, sleep, and repeat the process all over again. I don’t have time to breathe, to do the things I love anymore, or blog.
(A part of me very much wants to quit).
To give you a heads up, you might be seeing me blog less this week, but I really want to say thank you for sticking by me through the thick and thin, through my weight loss, battles with family issues, through my entire life journey. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I love you guys a lot, I wish I had more time to spend on tumblr to say all the things I want to say, but I simply don’t have the time or energy right now. I hope to be back at it very soon.
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