i was informed of this the other day

I summon all fishblr members to properly explain why fish need proper care to @brandongts.

@asskissing
Goldfish grow up to 12inc and need a 100 gallons tank per fish.
6 years is a sadly short life for a goldfish, they live 20 years and with proper care even 40
Also your fish probably wanted to taste your finger, idk, I call summon @why-animals-do-the-thing since I’m pretty sure your fish wasn’t “kissing” your finger.

_____[EDIT]______ About the 100 gallons I’m sorry for the typo, they do not need 100g. I wanted to say she could keep a baby in a 10g just in the meantime searching for a bigger one. The minimum is 20 per goldfish. Today is just not my day and I published something before finished and correcting. Please read what other people have said reblogging for more information.
Today’s Spoon

Why I Don’t Use Deodorant

I used to be concerned about the way I smelt, amongst many other things, and I would try and mask the odour with deodorants of many varieties. They never really worked and often times made the problem worse.

I went to my doctor and he told me that it’s perfectly normal and that I should just make sure I shower twice a day and then the problem should go away. So, naturally, I followed this advice but the odour would come back during the day.

Then I came across some information that changed my life, it changed the way I viewed everything. I watched some videos online (hundreds) and they all pointed to the same conclusion - treat the cause and not the symptoms.

This encouraged me to look at what the root cause of the odour was and that was when I realised what my behaviour was resulting in. I was using harsh chemicals found in the shower gels, soaps and deodorants to make myself “smell good” but these were in fact the causes of the odour.

I felt so stupid, but also liberated. But then I found myself asking “what do I use instead?” And this is when I understood that nature has been taking care of us for centuries - what did the ancients use to freshen up?

Lemons, limes and oranges are the cures to my body odour issue. Since replacing deodorants with these citrus fruits - I haven’t had any hint of body odour. It took me many years to realise that nature provides all the answers we seek.

Nature’s so smart - it put the medicine in the foods.

Peace & positive vibes.

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july 22, 2016 | 5:41 pm | (5/100)

my biology test was returned yesterday and i didn’t expect to actually get a good mark, but i did! yaay 🤓  here are my cosmology notes for today’s test 💫🌎🌟☄🌞🌛  one of the few tests i had to think through rather than rely on definitions, facts and other information! i hope u all have a productive weekend!!! 🤗💓

Figure Skating Charms and a Wealth of Nuance

Haha…so…*guiltily posts this months later* I had this in my drafts 70% completed since episode 10 came out, but with episode 11 and 12 the fandom exploded on other issues, and I thought it was kind of irrelevant since the rings have so many layers of meaning already. But in PASH magazine’s March issue, Kubo-sensei actually brings this up. 

I ended up cleaning this post and after finding out that @sachiro​ was going to make a similar post, we decided to have “pair posts” to submit for victuuriweek. You can read their yoi meta here , which discusses and connects specific moments throughout the series to the points I’ll lay out in the second half of this post.

About Yuuri’s charm. Yuuri has a figure skating precedent for buying jewelry to act as a charm - it isn’t a blasé “lots of good stuff around here…yeah, rings can make good charms, right? idk, but I’m doing it anyway.” Here’s yet another layer.

Charms are a legitimate THING in figure skating.

You won’t read about this in figure skating intros or on Wikipedia, and you won’t hear commentators talk about it either (if it’s brought up, consider it a stroke of luck and immediately save that video/interview forever). Unless you follow skaters to the point of knowing about their personal lives, then this is one meaningful aspect of figure skating that is easy to miss.

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{PART 7} I Won’t Stop You // Jeon Jungkook, Vampire!AU

Originally posted by jengkook

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Genre: Vampire!AU, Fantasy, Angst, Smut

Summary; A whole week has passed since Jungkook was forced to leave your apartment, just before you could take your relationship with him to the next level. But today at the office, things become interesting yet again - for both you, and Jungkook.

{Part 1} // {Part 6} {Part 7} {Part 8}

I update this series every Tuesday evening, 9pm-10pm (UK Time)

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It's raining, I want to write, here is more 12th House information
  • Aries/Mars in the 12th House: Hidden aggression,inner intensity festers beneath, might explode one day, losses of power or feeling weak are themes. In undeveloped stage is passive, timid, shy, secret with anger and advances, not connected to sexuality and their passion.
  • Taurus/Libra/Venus in the 12th House: Identity attached to others, lack of confidence, could struggle to form healthy bonds with women in their life. Can struggle with their own feminine part. In undeveloped stage is easily ashamed yet ruled by materialism, fears romantic relationship, doesn't practice self love.
  • Gemini/Virgo/Mercury in the 12th House: Has issues with communication and independence, has many intellectual insecurities. Wants to grow but unsure how. In underdeveloped stage seems closed-minded, doesn't like to share a lot, facts and opinions get mixed. Can easily be mislead by bad information in early stages.
  • Cancer/Moon in the 12th House: Emotions get lost, intuition is off, fear and caution keep them back. In underdeveloped stage acts tough, pretends to be colder than they truly are, attachments and healing are unhealthy.
  • Leo/Sun in the 12th House: There is caution towards leadership, so much tangled up in the ego and confidence, creativity could be blocked. In underdeveloped stage avoids leadership, always goes the practical route rather than creative, shies away from groups. Could be stingy, easily kept down, and highly muted in early stages.
  • Scorpio/Pluto in the 12th House: Secretive, dark traits are rarely faced, intensity completely buried, can drown in emotion. When underdeveloped is easily overpowered, can't deal with lack of control, doesn't see own darkness, sexuality is hurt. Underdeveloped= Hides secret from ones self. Developed= Discovers them but keeps them from others. Secrets will always be apart of them.
  • Sagittarius/Jupiter in the 12th House: Prepare for belief crisis, judgmental, blocks to personal growth, possible lack of energy. When underdeveloped luck doesn't seem to be on their side, easily disillusioned, avoids growth and progressive change. Must learn to make their own luck.
  • Capricorn/Saturn in the 12th House: Fear of failure is crippling, ambition stunted, materialism consumes, responsibilities are a threat not purposeful. In underdeveloped stage never seems to gain authority, doesn't believe in their own worth.
  • Aquarius/Uranus in the 12th House: Lack of individuality and self-acceptance, follower, desires independence but can't figure out how to accomplish this. When underdeveloped hates change, gives into peer pressure, suppresses rebel tendencies.
  • Pisces/Neptune in the 12th House: Insecurity towards being used or giving, beliefs might harm them in some way, finds it hard to connect with others. When underdeveloped hops from relationship to relationship, doesn't consider their emotional or spiritual health. Intellect and emotions always fighting, escapism is an unhealthy indulgence not a useful tool.

American followers with uteruses, this post pertains to your health and safety for the next four years. Donald Trump just reinstated the Global Gag Rule created by Regan in 1984. Under this rule, “foreign organizations that take US family planning money can’t use any money, from any other donor, on abortion-related services. The restriction applies to providing abortions or giving any information about abortion, including medical advice or referrals — even in countries where abortion is legal.”

I urge you all to consider buying Plan B as this presidency progresses. It’s only day 3 and Trump has already made abortions more difficult to obtain. I’m afraid to see a spike in maternity-related deaths. Plan B can be picked up at any pharmacy. While it does cost $50, it has a four-year shelf life. In this presidency, we have to be ready for a condom to break. We have to be ready in the event we get assaulted. Protect yourselves as best you can because our president is not going to protect you. If you can afford to buy it, do so as soon as possible before he tries to take Plan B off of the local pharmacy’s shelves. 

Self care for witches

- If a spell takes a lot out of you, make sure you’ve grounded yourself, but also make sure you are able to relax afterwards

- Take a break from witchcraft if you need to

- Make sure you go at your own pace, it’s not a race after all

- When you are having a shower/bath, imagine any negativity washing away

- Don’t overload yourself with information; break it down into chunks and learn each part separately

- Don’t be afraid to reach out to other witches if you need help

- Glamour yourself up when you get ready for the day, so you’ll feel more confident and happy

- If you don’t feel comfortable doing a spell, don’t do it. Opt for a simpler version. You can do whatever you feel is right.

- Make yourself little sleep sachets so you can sleep and dream easier

- Charm items you find comforting to keep you calm and happy i.e plush toys, jewellery

- Always remember to enjoy yourself, never force it

●Not saying its Louis 100% sitting with Harry……BUT

•We have no other pics of Hazza that day !

•Louis has the exact t-shirt of the guy sitting on the table

•We don’t know who is that guy ! I mean not jeff or any1 familiar we seen with Hazza with that hair (that looks like Louis ‘hair)

●Maybe he is Louis maybe NOT .. who knows but👀 I N T E R E S T I N G

Originally posted by gameraboy

How the fuck am I supposed to wait 15 days for the season 6 premiere when every other fucking day, new Stydia information comes out that totally messes me up. First it was the “You’ll forget me” “I wont”, then it was the script being released, then it was the “Remember I love you”, then it was “Lydia is slowly falling madly in love with Stiles”, and NOW A FUCKING KISS IS LEAKED LIKE STOP YALL ARE GONNA KILL ME.

going baroque vs. jumping the shark

on twitter the other day, i was trying to articulate my affinity for the baroque eras of longer stories. the late seasons of tv shows, the later books in a series—and often even in non-narrative mediums, later albums, later paintings. later installments will naturally have a larger context than earlier ones. their context, the information they can refer to, includes everything the work (or artist) did earlier. these later works don’t necessarily contain more artistic information, more densely, because that’s a matter of execution, but they also won’t really “work” unless they take their expanded context into account. if an earlier work solved one problem, then a later one that solves it again looks pointless.

this situation of having to integrate more information means that baroque eras tend to ask harder, weirder questions. they also tend to be more elaborate—more characters, more plot lines, more (and fancier) words. i think of this elaborateness as akin to expanding the container of the artwork in order to handle the increase in information. of course, because integrating a lot of information is difficult, baroque eras also tend to be less tight and less precise. but they will often be more satisfying because there is more there there, in total, and because baroqueness indicates an artist biting the bullet of the implications of what they’ve made so far.

for example: the later seasons of buffy try to address the question of “what happens after archetypal heroism?” the question is still within the realm of buffy’s desire to subvert hero stories, but goes one step of subversion further. earlier lecter books show monsters failing to transform. so hannibal tries to address the question of “ok, so what would a monster successfully transforming themselves look like?” similarly, the third iteration of a meme will reveal one more level of absurdity, while still retaining its basic structure.

jumping the shark is what happens when a work fails to integrate information, either because it gets lazy and doesn’t try, or because the problem is too hard for the artist to pull off. or some combination of the two. jumping the shark is usually caused by bloat, but is more generally just a loss of structural integrity. if an artwork is a helium balloon, the baroque is what happens when the balloon is just full to bursting. jumping the shark can be both a burst balloon or a shitty one that has a hole.

Yoh! Serious talk here. If you’re part of the Haikyuu fandom, especially if you wander around the UshiOi tag, you might know this person. I’m talking about 91valechan on tumblr / 4haijmeiwaizumi on Twitter. What about this person and why am I talking about her?

 Well, she hates UshiOi and all who ship them. And not only that, she also harasses them, day and night. She spends all of her time scrolling through the UshiOi tag on Twitter, tumblr, efp (an italian fanfiction website) and AO3 to insult and harass Ushioi shippers, writers and fanartists, calling them “sluts”, “whores”, “rapists” and other slurs. She’s also known to be a misogynist and an homophobe, just so you know, she calls Ushijima a “weak woman” to insult him. I’m posting proof with proper translation in case of it being in Italian/Spanish and more information under the read more. 

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Some of these may be fairly obvious, but I feel that sometimes people (me included) overlook the obvious. Hopefully by following these tips you’ll be able to study more effectively and see an improvement in your language learning!

1. Know how you learn best. You can take quizzes online to find out what kind of learner you are, whether you learn best by writing things out, listening to information, reading, etc etc. This might be obvious, but if you’re not using studying techniques that work for you, you won’t learn much (or it’ll take you much longer than necessary). Following on from this- DON’T LET OTHER PEOPLE TELL YOU WHAT TECHNIQUES WILL/ WON’T WORK FOR YOU. This happened all the time at school, teachers would tell me I can’t study by just writing/ reading my notes. Jokes on them, I got 7 A’s.

2. Do a bit everyday. This doesn’t mean you have to sit down in front of a textbook for 2 hours a day. Even just reading over the notes you made the previous week will help commit it all to memory. Honestly, rereading notes is the way to go when you’re tried/ just feeling lazy (we all have those days). Repetition repetition repetition!

3. Use more than one resource. Only using one textbook/ app/ website is only going to give you one definition/ explanation for what you’re learning. Having a ‘back up’ resource will mean if you come across something you’re not sure about you can easily look up another explanation which should help you understand it better! It may also cover something that isn’t mentioned in your ‘main’ resource, so you’ll be learning even more! That being said, try not to overload yourself with textbooks and online courses. Using too much will slow you down. 

4. Set goals. Breaking it down into smaller chunks will prevent you from feeling totally overwhelmed with the idea of learning a language. Setting goals like ‘5 grammar points and 20 words a week’ will mean that you can easily progress and achieve what was set, which will not only make you feel great about achieving those goals, but it will also mean you will be learning at a good pace. Following on from that…

5. Go at your own pace. Just because someone claims you can be fluent in 3 months (ya’ll know who I’m talking about) doesn’t mean it’ll work out like that for you. Sure, some people can learn a language to a high level in a year, but for others it may take them 2 or 3 years to get to the same level. That’s totally fine! If you try to rush, chances are you won’t actually learn much at all. It’s much better to take all the time you need (be it 3 months or 3 years) than trying to learn it all at once but never remembering it or learning it wrong.

6. Use the language in everyday life. You don’t have to travel around the world to do this. You can change the language on your phone/ laptop, make friends online who are native speakers, writing a diary, even just talking to yourself.  Using the language will help cement it in your mind and make it feel more natural when you speak it. Even just narrating your day in your head will help you become more familiar with the grammar and words used. 

7. Write things down. Even if you don’t write out pages and pages of notes from a textbook, keeping note of new words or grammar structures you’ve learnt will help you remember them, and if you forget something it’s all there in writing! It will save you from having to look it up again online or in your textbook, and the process of writing it out will help you become more familiar with it and commit it to memory. 

Road to Success: Before Opening for Commissions

Artist’s Notes

**First off! I made this specifically for DeviantArt, and then realized that it really applies to every artist who is looking to get into the market of freelance work. I apologize that this journal references that site specifically quite a bit, but the information is still solid.

Commissions. Commissions. Commissions!
It’s all anyone on here seems to talk about. It’s like a measure of popularity.
But there’s a lot of danger in opening for commissions before you’re prepared, and that’s what this particular journal is about. Let’s avoid the common commission pitfalls (a journal for another day  ) and get a healthy, fully prepared start!

Build Your Fanbase

I’ve seen some people join deviantArt (or other sites) and instantly expect to get commissions. We’re talking the same day that they sign up.
Sorry, that’s just not how it works. Actually, you’ll be lucky to get commissions on deviantArt at all. DeviantArt is a community of artists. Sure, there are some buyers on here as well, but very rarely will you find regular work on this site. I like deviantArt because it’s a social network with other artists. It’s a place where I can come to make friends and learn. Sure, I can advertise myself on here, but most of my work comes from my Twitter, Tumblr, and own legwork.
I’d recommend establishing yourself with the same username in as many places as you comfortably can. When you’re narrowing down the prospects, I’d say to avoid small, start-up art communities (you know the ones I’m talking about, those “exclusive”, “by invite only” art sites. Who is going to buy your work there?). Make yourself known on established websites where there is already a user base to be a part of. Twitter, Tumblr, Art Station, Behance, deviantArt, LinkedIn, ConceptCookie and even FurAffinity (if you’re into that kind of thing) are all fantastic options.

Understand Pricing and it’s Consequences 

First off, don’t sell for points. Points is quite literally the equivalent of pocket change. 80 points is $1.
That means that if you’re selling a full color image for 500 points (which I see all the time) you’re selling it for $6.25.
$6.25 for a full picture. A full picture that I can promise you’ve spent more than a half an hour on.
I’ll write a full journal on how pricing works, but generally, you should not be selling your work for less than minimum wage per hour.
I’ll go through a lot of other pricing options in the other journal, but keep in mind that you are working on artwork. This is your time and you should be paid for it. Yes, you might absolutely LOVE doing artwork (so do I!) but you should still be paid for creating images for other people.
If you choose not to be paid now, or to be paid in pocket change now, or to be paid for $5/hr now, you’ll likely regret it later. Your “target market” for lower pricing will not be the same as your target market for average pay. People who pay in dA points likely won’t be returning for more work later, and if they do, it’ll be for the same price. People who are willing to pay what your work is worth are more likely to be repeat customers, are likely to talk more about your work if you do a good job, and are, of course, willing to give you the amount that you deserve so that you’re doing less work for the appropriate amount of money. If you spend most of your time targeting the lower-range market you won’t be able to raise your prices later. (For the record, I’m not talking about general watchers and followers, some people just can’t afford to buy art or don’t need it, but they’re no less valuable in terms of having an awesome fan base. We’re strictly talking about clientele here).

Create a Strong Terms of Service Agreement

Do your research!
Don’t just look at other ToS Agreements on deviantArt, many of them are not strong. If you can’t afford to hire an attorney, do some serious Google searching. There are a ton of really good samples of what your ToS should include.
Again, I’m planning a full journal for this as well, but a few points I could make right now are to include;
A) That you own all rights to your work. Make sure that this is a part of your Terms of Service. Yes, it goes without saying that you own what you make, but many times customers have the misinformed idea that because they’ve paid you they automatically own the artwork and can sell it, make prints of it, etc.
B) A clause about what happens if you become ill. I know it’s likely not something you’re thinking about now, but what if you take a commission and suddenly become ill or are involved in an accident of some kind? You’ll want to detail out what happens. Does the customer get a full refund? Do you require an extension on the work deadline? Do you retain their deposit or the payment for the work that’s been completed, but refund the rest? Think about this now, not later.
C) Bounced checks and returned payments. What if the client pays you in a check and it bounces? What happens if they do a charge-back with PayPal? Is there a fee that you’ll need covered? Most companies have a Returned Payment Fee because they don’t want to get stuck with the fee from the bank or processing center. It’s a smart fee to have included in your contract. From a consumer point of view, I know we all hate that fee, but from a business perspective, it’s a smart idea to have.
D) Do you have a Rush Fee? If a client contacts you and says “I need this done in three days time!” and your average turn around is a month, will there be an additional charge? Keep in mind that this means you’ll be putting all your other clients on the back burner, working longer hours than usual and possibly even weekends or holidays - maybe both. Most artists do have an additional charge for this. Think of it as over time.

**Have a Terms of Service before you open for commissions. Not after. Don’t wait for something to happen where you wish you’d had one.** 

Have Samples of Your Work

Weirdly enough, I felt the need to add this in here. I’ve seen a few people open for commissions that they don’t even have examples for. I’ve been contacted by people who have seriously told me “I don’t have any samples of animation, but I’m a really good animator. I work for $50/30 seconds. When do I start?”.
What?
No!
Don’t be that person. If you’re offering character design commissions, have some samples. If you’re offering storyboard commissions, have some samples. Illustration? Have some samples. Badges? Make some samples. Animation? You guessed it. Samples.
By doing this you’re not only showing your potential customers that you can provide the work you’re claiming you can and giving an example of quality, you’re doing yourself a favor by knowing an approximate of how long it’s going to take you to finish the work so you’re not overcharging your customer or short changing yourself.

In Closing

Remember! These steps aren’t just to help you get more commissions, they’re there for your protection. You don’t want to be involved in an all-too-common horror story scenario where a client can take advantage of you, and you don’t want to give your client a horror story about yourself (that they’ll undoubtedly share with every one of their friends and followers).

Protect your client, protect yourself, and protect your business.

the thing that impresses me most about the mental health storytelling on One Day at a Time isn’t just that it exists, it’s that so much of it is dependent on Penelope’s own agency. I can’t think of many (any???) other shows where someone goes to therapy because they WANT to, because they personally make that decision based on available information and curiosity and not in some kind of state of crisis or needing an intervention from a healthy character. She does it, she likes it, she continues to go because she’s getting something personally out of it, which in itself is remarkable because of the narrative of mental health treatment being a tournament of suffering before you’re allowed any kind of relief. She even finds community and connection with the women in her group!!!! 

It is just beyond refreshing to see a character who takes medication (again, because she’s like, maybe I want to do this, and decides to), whose mental health struggles are explicitly a part of her life, but who is also a stubborn goofy beautiful brave weirdo who enjoys her life and has so much else going on in it

that’s not even getting into the fact that this character is a woman of color, a woman with chronic pain, a woman who is consistently portrayed as a extremely competent at her job and a great mom and a great daughter and friend and person

voltron twitter: there’s a clue in the trailer ;)

keith and lance: wearing swim trunks wth towels

hunk: wearing an apron, snoozing

everyone: stresst

conclusion: the clue was that they were having a lovely day at a beach and hunk was barbecuing (space goo?) for them all. allura and shiro could finally Relax. coran was informing pidge about the plants and animals native to the planet. keith and lance were swimming, competing at holding their breaths, trying to outdo each other (lance won. he lived in the water as a child).

Honestly, there are two kinds of anons, and I’m laughing so hard my sides are b u r n i n g

@cinnamon roll anon: yes thank you informative anon who calmed our hearts with the knowledge that Makkachin is wholesome and healthy and pure, we both love you

@other anon ummmm… H…h-happy valentines day pls stay in school I hope ur wholesome and healthy and safe

-mod Viena

earlier i posted a bunch of random study tips and promised another one that was more specific and personal. well, this pretty much sums up the method I use to study for my tests =^___^=

determine time + scheduling

first i figure out the difficulty of the test subject and topic and plan out my study session accordingly. if it’s a harder subject i set aside more time than i would for an easier one. i also try to sandwich my study session between two other work sessions. that way, i can get enough work done initially to make me feel motivated but still feel relatively fresh! i tend do study two or three days before a test (rip hana) but that’s what works best for me because i don’t have enough time to review material every day and i don’t have enough energy to pull last minute all nighters. so i found a balance. 

plan

day 1: go through textbook lessons, group up information the teacher said was important, make flashcards on important concepts + vocab, pretty stress free and chill!!

day 2: try to recall information studied on previous day and write it all down (helps with realizing what i need to work harder on. i’ve started incorporating this into my study method based on advice from the lovely seo @tbhstudying. so far, it’s been working really well for me so i’ll keep doing that), go through notes and pick out key concepts, main ideas, and information i had trouble recalling in the previous step, compile everything into a review sheet because it gives a more general, overall look of key information that will end up on the test.

day 3: if i feel that i really need to study harder then i go over the review sheet and flashcards again until i feel confident that i know the material.

for math

if i’m studying for math, my studying schedule would be a lot different. i just go over the practices, notes, and homework from the unit we’re being tested on to single out the problems i had trouble on and rework them. this method really helps because for math subjects you can’t really memorize things and have to have plenty of practice instead. i usually have all these questions highlighted or circled in advance so i don’t need to go on any little ‘question hunting’ trips through my binder’s worth of papers. so i mostly just set aside a 2 day chunk of practice and reworking problems for myself. my math teacher also gives us review packets before tests so if i know the material well on that then i’ll be pretty much good to go.

this was about as detailed as i could make it but if you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate at all to send me an ask. 

good luck, you can do this!! -hana from kageyama-studies

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Today I honor both of my grandfathers from both sides of my family who served in World War II. Major Jacob Ben Robbins served in the United States Army in the Philippines and New Guinea. He brought back a flag and several artifacts, which are in these pictures. These are all I have of him. The other is Corporal R. H. Haresnape of the New Zealand Army, who died November 1, 1943, on Soanotalu, Treasury Islands. He was the only casualty that day for the NZ Army in the Pacific – one of forty overall in the battle for the treasury islands.

So, as promised, I’m explaining how the Tracker Spreads of my Bullet Journal work. The Second one  is the Food Diary, which is a monthly spread again. Remember, it looked like this empty:

Food Diary

As in the Mood Log, each line is a week, and the first column corresponds to a day (which again, I write in each square.)

Then, I divide each “day square” to fit all the information I need:

in yellow: if I ate gluten-free or not

in green: dark green means I ate vegan and light green vegetarian

in red: the meals I skipped

in blue: each box means ½ L of water

in orange: the number of fruit & veggies I ate.

The numbers on the rights is my daily calorie intake ( more or less)

Using this, I can try to improve my eating habits, it’s really motivating! 

(My other spreads: Fitness & Sleep, Mood Log, Weather Log *More to come* )