For Everyone Starting Their Weight Loss Plans Tomorrow
1- Make sure that you
Have accurate weight / measurements recorded [make sure you weigh yourself early, after you use the bathroom and before you eat breakfast]
Think about what meals you want to eat for the day.
Start meal prepping for the week [if you have time, cook them, if not, just write them down]
Pick a time when you will be done eating for the day[mines will be 7PM]
Pick a cheat day [if you want one]
Pick a “weigh in day” [ don’t weigh yourself everyday, you will stress yourself out, weight fluctuates every 24 hours or so]
Go food shopping
Download a fitness / health / weight tracker app on your phone [make sure everyday that your pedometer is turned on, it will count your steps, calories burned and miles went. ] (if you have a Samsung Galaxy you should have the SHealth Fitness app)
2- Some Helpful Tips From Me
Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise EVERY SINGLE DAY
Buy Vanilla Protein Powder [I use a small amount of it as a replacement for sugar / artificial sweeteners in my smoothies]
DON’T WORRY ABOUT COUNTING CALORIES [to me it’s tedious and as long as you watch your serving sizes, sodium intake and know that what you’re eating is already super healthy, then you are good!]
If you don’t have a set workout plan go on Youtube. There are so many long / short workout videos, create a playlist.
KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Do not feel bad that you cannot do certain moves or do something for too long. That should inspire you to want to build your stamina and endurance.
Set small goals. Instead of 100 pounds this year, aim for 2 pounds a week / 8 -10 pounds a month.
Plan your workouts according to time.
3: VERY IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Please do not stress yourself out over a single thing because you will end up wanting to quit if things get overwhelming. Trust me, I know. It’s happened to me like 100 times. Some of these things cannot be done by everyone, whether it be lack of money or lack of time or even motivation. The #1 issue I have is that I feel like I’m not doing enough so I end up stopping. Some days will be better than others, do not let 1 bad day or 2 or even 3, be the reason you give up. Lastly, please remember that the idea / task of weight loss is MORE MENTAL THAN PHYSICAL. Whenever you get lazy, just think about every single day you’re uncomfortable. Think about how you’ve been trying to change for years. Think about new clothes, the amount of energy and the new confidence and all of the new things you’ll be able to experience this year simply because you feel better about yourself…
I’d really appreciate it if you guys tagged me in your posts/ blog entries about your progress for the next few months… I’m giving out tips and advice but I myself need motivation…..
I can’t wait to go on so many adventures with you.
I can’t wait for the drives on our way to new places when we we listen to good music and fit kisses in during every red light. The morning drives when our eyes are sleepy and we need caffeine and the sunrise makes us feel fresh and new. The late night drives where the darkness envelopes us and the cities light up our dashboard and our eyes and we feel like the night is infinite.
I can’t wait to go to shitty bars and sit in a corner together until we’re drunk enough to dance and then sneak off to have sex against the bathroom stall wall. And I can’t wait for staying out until sunrise, grabbing food at Waffle House and celebrating the beginning of another day together.
I can’t wait to find new places to eat with you and to never stop discovering stuff. To find places we love so much that we become regulars there. I can’t wait to explore our own hometown. I can’t wait for lazy days when we want to go see a new movie and cuddle in the back of a theater.
I can’t wait to travel to new places with you. Wandering around like tourists and ducking into little coffee shops when it gets cold or going for walks when the weather is nice. I can’t wait to go to new cities, states, countries with you by my side.
all I’ve been thinking about lately is experiencing life with you
can i get some cute h/c w sleepy akaashi on christmas morning w a fem S/O? iloveakaashisomuchhessoprettyAHH
Aw, thank you so much, baby! I hope you enjoy these head canons with our owl prince. <3 This was a bit difficult for me to write since there wasn’t too much to go of off, so I apologise!
He’s not much of a morning person, especially when you seem to wake up earlier on Christmas day. There’s no way he’s leaving the comfort of the sheets without a hassle.
You bribe him with kisses, hugs, food, but nothing seems to work. At least not until you offer to make him a steaming mug of peppermint hot cocoa. It’s his favourite holiday drink and he won’t skimp out on it. He’s out of bed in seconds.
It’s amusing to watch him stumble about the bathroom, brushing his teeth and tugging on his nightshirt.
“No, honey. You missed another button…or two.” Help the poor owl prince, it’s too early for this.
Before you can even think about opening presents he waits in the kitchen for the drink, nearly falling asleep at the counter while waiting. Hopefully the freshness of the mint will wake him up.
alex: so let me make my game fucking impossible to beat
alex: you wanna do matchmaking? here’s the convluted way to get people together thats extremely out of place in my game.
alex: you wanna kill a rival? guess what fuck you im gonna make that impossible too by having ppl come out of nowhere.
alex: you wanna stealthily kill someone in the bathroom? let me have someone literally spawn behind you out of nowhere watching you because that’s how it totally works irl.
alex: wanna poison food? go fuck yourself i made that impossible to do too. here’s a random spawning person for that too.
alex: wanna do ANYTHING thats like an actual stealth game? what the fuck. what do you expect me to be, a competent game designer?
alex: oh and if u actually manage to do anything peaceful despite all the bullshit i put you through youre not gonna be happy cause ur senpai is gonna end being a fedora wearing douchebag lol
alex: oh and i know i said i wanna listen to criticism but if u even question something like a lock door im gonna literally get mad at you and either stab the personification of my (very young) fanbase to death or tell you to go stick your dick in a beehive!
when you’re studying non-stop, working really hard… but eventually, you start
feeling less productive? I’ve come to realize that in such cases it’s good,
even necessary to take a study break. So here’s how to master them!
minutes: just enough time for you to relax a little, but not so much that you
fall completely out of your game.
this totally depends on what you’re studying, how hard it is etc, but normally
I’ll take a study break every hour and a half.
What do you
do during them?
Go to the
bathroom. Wash your face, remove your makeup, go to the toilet if you need to.
food & water. Sometimes, studying can make you hungry, and water’s always
good to have around. I’d tell you to opt for
something healthy when it comes to food, but more often than not I’ll choose to
eat Oreos, biscuits or some other sweets.
Take a nap. This is perhaps the most straightforward one; just lie down for a few minutes. Make sure you’ve set an alarm clock though, or else you will oversleep. Trust me; it’s happened before.
your study space. I have quite a big desk, but sometimes it can feel like the
random items of stationery, pieces of paper, textbooks and other random crap is
just taking over everything. I swear, it really helps if you clean up the
things around you!
Go online. I’m a little reluctant to recommend this because I know how hard it is to stop afterwards, but if you consciously limit yourself and know that you’ll stop after 15-20 minutes, then watching a few YouTube videos, going on tumblr or talking to friends of Facebook can be a great way to relax.
yourself a tea. Or coffee – but personally I’m more of a tea person during
studying. I’ll make myself a nice cup of black tea with lemon and sugar, and afterwards,
everything just goes better.
episode of a TV show/anime. These are slightly longer, but are a great way to
take your mind off whatever you’re studying. I’d recommend watching something
which is short (ie. not a full, hour-long episode of Game of Thrones) – like Friends,
HIMYM or Family Guy. These are great because the shows are pretty episodic, you
won’t feel inclined to keep watching more and more. As for anime, don’t pick one
where you know you won’t be able to stop after one episode. Instead, I’d
recommend something like Hetalia (hilarious; also great if you’re studying Geo
or History), Gintama (pure gold),
Samurai Champloo (the perfect combination of fun and deep).
there you have it: the art of taking a study break. Good luck, everyone!
I have social anxiety and it's really hard for me to be myself around people. Can you give me advice about how to overcome that? Thank you so much I love your blog❤
dear anon, i know exactly what you are going through. i know how hard it is. i live with that same fear every day when i go out anywhere. sometimes in class i’m afraid to raise my hand, go to the bathroom or even throw trash away. i can’t walk into fast food restaurants or even order pizza over the telephone. buying things at a store is a nightmare and i get anxious at the thought of meeting new people or talking to strangers even if it’s just for directions. social anxiety and my introversion together make life complex. i’m still finding a way to overcome my anxiety. anon, you need to tell yourself to not be afraid. i tell myself every day to NEVER be afraid. the social situations i imagine in my head as terrifying never ever turn out to be as terrifying as i thought they would. i know sometimes it’s so hard to break the habit of worrying and leaving your comfort zone, but you have to breathe and remind yourself that everything will be ok and to NEVER BE AFRAID. you can get through this. i’m still getting through it. i know you can do it and you don’t have to do it alone. surround yourself with peole who love you and you can always talk to me if you need support❤
oooh how about 34 from the Godiva one I believe it's I'm pregnant I need chocolate
hope you like it! :)
“I’m pregnant, I need chocolate.”
There isn’t a worse form of torture than being on bed rest for the last few weeks of her pregnancy, Jasmine decides. Only really able to get up to go to the bathroom and get some food every once in a while was getting old quickly, Anthony urging her to stay in bed and let him wait on her hand and foot for whatever she needed.
He gets home from work to find her in bed where she’s supposed to be, mildly surprised that she hadn’t moved to the couch. He makes his way into their bedroom to change out of the clothes he had worn to set, watching her from the bed.
“You okay?” Anthony questions, Jasmine sighing as she nods.
“I’m just bored. I’ve had a few Braxton Hicks, but it’s nothing serious. I want to do something.” It’s evident that it was getting to her more than she had been letting on earlier when she was first ordered on bed rest, Anthony walking over to press a kiss to her temple, sitting down on the edge of the bed.
“Do you need me to get you anything?” He questions, his hand reaching up to rub at the bump, Jasmine letting him do what he wanted as she thought about the question he had asked, a smile spreading on her face.
“How much do you want to go to Godiva for me?” She questions, Anthony only able to laugh. They had lived close enough to the Godiva store that it wasn’t unreasonable to go, but he also knew that he had just bought her chocolate a few days before.
“What happened to all the chocolate I bought at the store the other day?” He asks, pulling his sweatpants on as he leans over to grab some socks, Jasmine shrugging.
“I definitely didn’t eat it all. I mean, I did, but it was the baby’s fault,” She smiles, Anthony shaking his head.
“I can’t believe that you ate all of that in a few days. Baby’s favorite food is going to be chocolate,” He teases, Jasmine giggling.
“I’m pregnant, I need chocolate,” She whines, Anthony leaning over to kiss her lips gently, pulling back.
“I will go to Godiva and get you more. Is there anything in particular that you want?” He questions as he walks back to grab his shoes, Jasmine thinking it over.
“Just regular chocolate is fine. Baby wants chocolate covered strawberries, but you don’t have to get those. Just regular chocolate is fine,” She smiles, holding her arms out for Anthony to fall into, kissing him gently before he goes to leave.
“I love you and baby, I’ll be back in a little. Don’t get out of bed,” He warns, Jasmine’s eyes rolling on queue as she nods, watching him walk out of their bedroom as their front door shuts behind Anthony.
She always knew she had the best husband in the world, but as he leaves the apartment and goes back into the cool winter air to get her the chocolate she had asked for, she realizes that she had found her the best person to spend the rest of her life with.
For anyone who doesn’t know: White Day is a holiday celebrated in Japan, S. Korea and Taiwan on March 14th. In these countries, Valentine’s Day is just for women to give gifts (usually chocolate) to men, though not necessarily in a romantic context; White Day is when the men return the favor.
Xiumin: Minseok is confident you’ll like his gift package, which he plans on giving to you when the two of you go out for a quiet lunch. While you’re eating, he casually mentions it being White Day, preparing to smoothly segue into the gift-giving and confession, and you say you’re just glad it’s customary to give hard candy instead of chocolate.
“Why’s that?” he asks, confused.
“I’m allergic, remember?”
He makes up an excuse to go to the bathroom with his bag so he can carefully remove all the pieces of chocolate from the package. He can’t believe he forgot the girl he likes has a food allergy.
Suho: At first, Junmyeon wasn’t sure about confessing to you, not knowing if the sweets you gave on Valentine’s Day were supposed to be romantic or just a friendly gift. After some deliberation, he decides to go for it anyway, showing up at your door in the afternoon with a bouquet of chocolate roses and a warm smile.
“I would have bought real flowers, but you deserve something as sweet as you,” he says in his usual painfully cheesy way.
“I appreciate the thought,” you say, “but I’m severely allergic to chocolate.”
“Oh god,” he says, laughing at his own stupidity. “I’m so sorry.”
Lay: The thing is, Yixing knows you’re allergic to chocolate. He may be forgetful, but he retains the important things, and he considers anything about you important. He gives you candy, serenades you with heartfelt acoustic songs, and gazes soulfully into your eyes as he confesses his true feelings. It’s a perfect evening.
…right up until you find out that the white chocolate truffles contained traces of actual cocoa, and what started off as a nice enough date ends with your new boyfriend taking you to the hospital to be treated for anaphylactic shock. Maybe he should’ve read the ingredients more carefully.
Baekhyun: Baekhyun doesn’t bother being coy. He asks you straightforwardly if you want to go on a date with him that night. It’s only after you accept that he starts strategizing, thinking about how he can win you over and score a second date. Figuring Yixing is the romantic type and would know what to do, he runs his plan by him first.
“The Pepero thing might be cheesy, but it’s cute, right? She likes cute things,” says Baekhyun, figuring you wouldn’t have agreed to go on a date with him if you didn’t.
“Isn’t she allergic to chocolate?” says Yixing.
Chen: Jongdae will be the first to admit that he isn’t much of a romantic. He would rather do something nice for you than try to woo you with gifts, to show that he cares and will look out for you. He offers to run errands with you, and you accept, happy to have the help and company.
While he’s cheerfully helping you buy groceries, he lingers near a shelf filled with candy, remembering how you gave him something for Valentine’s and he hasn’t returned the favor. He starts to reach for some chocolates as he calls your name.
“It’s White Day, you should let me buy you something,” he says.
“Sure,” you say, then notice what he’s holding. “But not those. I’m allergic.”
He’s a little embarrassed about the slip-up, but he gets over it.
Chanyeol: When he first gets to the store, Chanyeol is sure he knows what candy you like. Then he ends up staring blankly at the shelves, feeling like he’s forgetting something important. Something about chocolate? Hmm. Maybe it’s that you don’t like chocolate. He immediately dismisses the thought; everyone likes chocolate. That’s probably it–chocolate must be your favorite. He has a whole box of chocolates sent to you, along with a note that doesn’t outright say how he feels, but subtly hints toward it.
You call him when you get the gift.
“Do you like it?” he asks, sounding both excited and nervous.
“It’s really nice, but you know I can’t eat chocolate.”
Oh, that’s what he was forgetting. Awkward.
D.O: Okay, Kyungsoo has it all planned out perfectly. He’s going to bake you a cake. Not a large one, mind you, but a mini devil’s food cake. Chocolate on chocolate. Moist and fluffy and decadent. It’s going to be the best damn cake you’ve ever seen, and when you eat it, the deliciousness might just kill you.
He’s just finished frosting it when Minseok stops by to grab a drink from the fridge and asks what that’s for.
“I’m giving it to (y/n) for White Day,” says Kyungsoo.
“Probably not a good idea.” At Kyungsoo’s confused look, he says, “She’s really allergic, didn’t you know?”
On second thought, maybe he doesn’t want a cake that might kill you.
Kai: Painfully shy beneath his cool exterior, Jongin is probably too nervous to do a big elaborate confession. He remembers what you got him for Valentine’s Day and decides to give you something simple in return, just to let you know he was thinking about you.
He’s flustered when he hands you to the gift, saying, “It’s not much, but I didn’t want to burden you with something too expensive.”
His nervous babbling is adorable, so you feel kind of bad having to tell him you can’t eat the chocolate he gave you because of your allergy.
“Ahhh! Sorry, I should’ve known.”
Sehun: Actually, Sehun doesn’t really plan on confessing today. He’s been playing it safe, hoping that if you like him then you’ll make the first move, and if you don’t, he can avoid embarrassing himself.
The two of you are hanging out when he gets one of his cravings, so you stop for bubble tea. You both get your drinks, and as you’re walking out the door he offers you some of his.
“Oh, thanks, but it’s chocolate, and I’m allergic.”
He pauses and looks down at his drink, then walks over and tosses it into the bin so he can buy a different flavor. He likes chocolate, but he’d rather be able to share with you.
Thanks for this request, anon. It was really cute. :) Hopefully you like it!
A question asked So many times. My answer is usually different each time.
Diabetes is hard
Diabetes is really hard
Diabetes fuking sucks
I never can come up with something to really portray how it really feels.
Most people don’t even know what a pancreas is, or how it works.
Imagine one day the doctors tell you your bladder or something quit out, like just a dead organ. There is NOTHING you can do about it, no cure. so the doctor tells you going to the bathroom is still a main funtion you need to survive. He tells you, now you have to manually get rid of the urine when your bladder is full. This is something you have to do EVERYDAY for the rest of your life. It fucking sucks, but hey you are not dead right? It just makes living a “normal” like so much harder.
I know bladder is kinda extreme, but roll with me.
This is what it is like.Type 1 Diabetes isn’t a choice, or food related. Its legitimately where an IMPORTANT organ stops functioning. So you have to manually be that organ. You have to fix your body. You have to play every role that organ plays. If you don’t, your body will pay the price.
Do you know how hard it is to be a human being filled with emotions, and all life has to bring PLUS function for a dead organ? It’s pretty hard.
But, then again, i’ts life.
We do the best we can. We try our hardest to keep pushing, and keep moving, and be happy.
EXO REACTION TO YOU FEELING ILL AND THEM ASSUMING YOUR PREGNANT
*You had been ill for the past two days and when he let yourself into your apartment he heard you throwing up in the bathroom, so he immediately came in to make sure you were alright and to lift your hair up if he needed too*
K: “Y/N, you know you can tell me if you are pregnant?”
Y/N: “Okay well thanks for that bit of knowledge Kai”
K: “Well aren’t you going to tell me then?”
Y/N: “Kai I’m not pregnant I have food poisoning from that stupid restaurant I went to the other day”
*He had been thinking that you were pregnant for a few days now but he thought he would wait until you were ready to tell him but he didn't see any of signs of it happening so he just got to the point*
S: “I know you’re pregnant Y/N, you don’t have to hide anything from me”
Y/N: “Right well I’m not preggers actually why would you think that?”
S: “Wait so why are you so tired lately, not to mention craving some weird ass foods?
Y/N: “Honestly no idea but I’m not pregnant”
S: “All this time you had me believing you were I’m not talking to you rn”
Y/N: “What even..?”
*He kind of had his heart set on you being pregnant so when he told you that he thought he knew because you hadn’t been feeling well, and you told him it wasn’t true he felt a bit down*
Y/N: “Well thats what you get for assuming…plus don’t feel bad it’s not like it’s something we can’t work on”
*When he confronted you he was pretty nervous about it because of how young you both are, so when you told him it wasn’t a case of you being pregnant he was relieved*
CY: “It’s not the right time so I’m relieved, but for the future I would love it to happen”
*You went up to him sitting at the table and dropped a piece of paper in front of him which had baby names underlined at the top and two columns, one for girl names and one for boys names*
Y/N: “So whats going on here then?”
BH: “What do you mean whats going on, I should be asking you the same question when were you planning on telling me your pregnant?”
Y/N: “Well thats a difficult question to answer because I’m not pregnant”
BH: “Oh really…so you were just sick then…all this thinking gone to waste”
*You were video chatting him as he was away and you were telling him how sick you have been feeling for the past week, and he noticed a few things before he left but he didn't think much of them until now*
D.O: “Jagi I’m not saying that you know because you may not but do you think you might be pregnant?”
Y/N: “Oh no, I actually thought that too but it was a false alarm”
D.O: “Okay just asking, maybe one day when we are both ready for a child it won’t be a false alarm”
*You came up to him and told him that there was something you needed to talk about and straight away he got nervous thinking that you were going to tell him you were going to have baby*
Y/N: “I was thinking of getting a dog for us to look after what do you think…Jongdae.. hello, why are you looking at me like that?”
C: “Wait so you aren’t pregnant?”
Y/N: “Gosh no, what brought that on”
*He hears you throwing up in the bathroom so he rushes in and holds your hair back*
T: “Don’t worry, this is what happens when your pregnant and I’ll help you through it”
Y/N: “Well thats nice but I’m not pregnant, but someday in the future I would love that supporting attitude”
*You had major muscle fatigue lately, not to mention feeling a bit ill for the past week or so but you were starting to feel better now, Lay sat down with you and gave you a glass of water before dropping the pregnancy bomb on you*
L: “Baoebi have you checked to see if you are pregnant, I asked my make up artist about the different signs and you seem to be experiencing some of them”
Y/N: “I’m definitely not pregnant Lay just a bit ill thats all plus I’m starting to feel better now, but hopefully someday the answer to your question will be yes”
*He has been suspicious for a little while and he got tired of thinking you weren’t going to tell him he just dropped the bombshell*
K: “Y/N, are you pregnant?”
Y/N: “What.. are you mad?”
*He looked so serious when he asked you about it, and no matter how hard you tried you couldn't stifle the giggle that came from your mouth*
L: “Hey why are you laughing this is serious, are you pregnant or not”
Y/N: “No Luhan I’m not pregnant, no mini Luhans for now”
*He really wanted to ask you so after he made some coffee and some tea for you, he sat you down and told you about the suspicions he had regarding if you were pregnant or not*
Y/N: “I’m not having a baby Minsoek but it’s definitely not ruled out for the future”
XM: “Well thats fine by me jagi”
*None of these GIFS are mine credit to the owners*
I normally only eat breakfast and dinner, so I was really confused as to why I was so freaking hungry so early (2pm) but ate a fuckton of food anyways, and then went to the bathroom. And then remebered. When ur pee is orangey it's so dark and ur like "oh yea. Dehydration makes you really hungry. Whoops" yeah imma go drink 2 liters before my next class in an hour. Drink water ppl. Don't go like 12 hours without some that's a bad idea in every sense.
if your pee is orange, i think you most likely have bigger problems or you’re taking too much lax with senna than dehydration, unless it is very severe and you should go to a hospital…
Everyone describes heartbreak as this beautiful thing that only happens at night when in reality it’s when you’re asleep and wake up at 2AM every single day since it’s happened, because it keeps running over and over in your head and jolts you awake and all you want to do is sleep but you can’t even do that anymore. It’s 8 AM when you’re trying to gag down something to eat because you haven’t eaten in 3 days and the sight of food makes you so sick you drop 10 pounds in a week. It’s 12PM when you sneak in the bathroom to try and hold back your tears telling yourself just get through a few more hours. Its 3PM when you race to your car and you are drowning in your tears, literally screaming and begging GOD to make the pain go away. It’s 5PM feeling like an elephant is on your chest looking at all your pictures and screenshots with your fingers typing out a message because you can’t take it anymore. Trying to convince yourself that you need to text him. Only to delete it (like you should) It’s 10PM being a zombie and emotionally drained, watching the clock and waiting to go to bed to escape only to wake up at 2AM like clockwork again. That’s heartbreak.