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Author Topic: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog  (Read 5921 times)

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Offline The Dark RavenTopic starter

Re: Daylily's Total Life Blog
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2015, 10:36:50 AM »
When is the MT exam (if you're okay with sharing) so I know which day to wish you the best of luck on? ^^

I haven't scheduled it yet, just studying my tushie off. :) 

Offline The Dark RavenTopic starter

Re: Daylily's Total Life Blog
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2015, 10:21:40 AM »
4/25:

Time to get my butt in gear.  Yesterday was the end of Lab Week and I pigged out all week.  Time to get back to work.
I will stop noting my fitbit steps here.  If it's a work week, my average per day is 8,000-11,000 steps.  If it isn't, it can be considerably less due to sitting/forgetting to put the wristband on.

Micro today + studying + catch up on writing may make me slower.

Offline Blythe

Re: Daylily's Total Life Blog
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2015, 08:36:09 PM »
*pokes head in and continues to cheer Dark Raven on!*

Offline The Dark RavenTopic starter

Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2015, 10:24:42 AM »
6/10:

Haven't done much in the way of exercising due to stress lately, but I hope to hop back on soon.

To Do List:
Catch up posts
Write on AoA
Patio
Deep clean
Organize and shift bathroom stuff for demo
Mark out porch (to plan landscaping)
Yard management

Offline The Dark RavenTopic starter

Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2015, 01:31:25 PM »
To Do:

Dishes in progress
Laundry in progress
Making beds waiting on laundry
Bathrooms
Floors in progress
Grocery list
Groceries
Home Depot/Lowe's (look at paint)
Writing (posts owed)
Writing (AoA)

Offline The Dark RavenTopic starter

Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2015, 02:33:41 PM »
8/9/15:

So, this summer has been a bit of a wash.  I take my national certification test tomorrow to become a medical technologist.  I hope I pass.

This afternoon, I plan to hop on the wii at my inlaws to see what I need to reassess with my weight and flexibility (which I will update), but it will be the wiifit weight rather than my home scale.  My last weigh-in at home was at 166.5 lb, and I had not been exercising for nearly 2 months at that point (weigh-in was a week ago).

To update the blog, I will first put out a warning to all that might not want to see it (or for those that might).  If I pass my exam, my hubby and I will be trying for our first child.  So there will likely be a lot of nesting info and crafty things as I organize our house for that.  I will also be updating on the state of my fitness and on my writing projects that don't include my posts.  For my stories, check my A/A thread, as I've been updating pretty regularly there.

Also, I may start putting vignettes or excerpts in my World Building thread (which is currently empty) in the future.  This thread will contain bits and bobs about my projects as well as my stories here.



Website for me to remember:  http://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/  (RWA online historical romance chapter).
« Last Edit: August 09, 2015, 03:58:33 PM by The Dark Raven »

Offline The Dark RavenTopic starter

Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2015, 07:49:03 PM »
8/10/15:

Holy hallelujah.  I passed.

Offline The Dark RavenTopic starter

Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2015, 11:51:30 PM »
9/22

Well, it has been an eventful amount of time since my last writing.  Fighting depression and grief as well as stress at work, but I'm hoping I get called for an interview for the lead position on my shift.  It will have the least amount of impact on the admin regarding hiring for our shift and having to fill other shifts (one of the other techs on the other shift wants the position too).  I'm hoping that admin will take that into consideration when they look at the applications.

I am also in a better place with my self-esteem as I am reteaching myself how to eat healthy and exercising as well.  Hopefully by Christmas I will have toned up what I wanted to take care of at that time.

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Laundry
Spackle (not this off week)
Boxes
Spare room

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Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2015, 07:56:18 AM »
It's so good to read that you are in a better place now! ;D You deserve to be in a wonderful place, honey, because you are a wonderful, precious and all around awesome person!  :-*

~cheers for Rav~

P.S.: I even would wear those Cheerleader outfits... just for you! :P
« Last Edit: September 23, 2015, 07:57:23 AM by Nicholas »

Offline The Dark RavenTopic starter

Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2015, 10:52:13 AM »
10/23/15

Wt: 166.4

Breakfast:
Tea, banana, 2 pz toast

To do:
X-fit
Dishes
(after work)

Offline The Dark RavenTopic starter

Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2016, 01:33:51 PM »
4/4/16:

Weight: non issue
Exercise:  need more but doing squats and walking like a fiend

Projects:
MBa
Laundry
Siding
Finish Nursery

Bump Status:
21 weeks, both healthy. :)
Back hurts, butt hurts, varicose veins and spider veins

And no cortisone cream for 7 more weeks, despite the superpower-inducing spider bite on my neck.  Oh how I love spring.

Writing Status:
Joined Camp NaNo for April, and am brainstorming.
Need website.
3-4 projects in the outlining stage.

Offline The Dark RavenTopic starter

Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2016, 01:31:34 PM »
5/27/16:

Weight: 197 as of last dr appt
Exercise:  need more but I am at a point that I hurt too much to do it

Projects:
Folding laundry
Need to shift stuff out of boxes
Finish laundry
(All other heavy projects are on hold)

Bump status:
28 weeks 4 days, both healthy
Next appt to do high-tech ultrasound and vitals
28 week appt measured me at full term (if I were carrying one) -- I am officially the size of full term.
Exhausted all the time and legs/ankles/feet swelling

Writing status:
Catching up with the muse
Outlining
« Last Edit: May 27, 2016, 01:33:05 PM by The Dark Raven »

Offline The Dark RavenTopic starter

Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2016, 08:35:34 AM »
8/5/2016:

Final pregnancy weight:  215 lb
Pre-pregnancy weight:  165 lb

Yes, I know I should not be losing weight while breastfeeding or trying to, rather, but since that is an eventual goal as well, I will be tracking my healing process.  I do not have a scale to hand, since it is upstairs, but I am noticing a slimming in my body as it slowly goes back to what it was before I got pregnant.  I have the mommy pouch, which is also healing from the c-section, but I know that is a process and I know it will likely never go completely away.  I am just looking for the swelling to go down and the area (inside and out) to heal properly.  I am only 1.5 weeks postpartum.

Breastfeeding goes well, especially since the pediatrician gave me some tips on how to more efficiently feed.  The boys seem to be taking well to this, even if they get grumpy that it's only x minutes per side and switch to brother.  I am more able to gauge their hunger cues and diaper changes since they are on a schedule, and they are less apt to need the formula supplement (but we have it just in case, or in case the boys go on a field trip to my folks' house).  That reminds me, I need to get my folks a can of the formula that the pediatrician gave us for such a purpose.  That way there will be something there to go with.

I am swimming in a pile of thank you notes to be written, and that is okay...even though I am still working on the deal of untangling my days and nights because if my work schedule wasn't enough, now I have no structure besides every 2-3 hours feeding, diaper changes, and the hubs peeking in from his work upstairs for food or whatnot.  (He who remains asleep this morning, bless him.)

As for my writing on the site, I am slowly gaining my muse again so I hope to be working on my backlog slowly, as well as working on a writing project of my own offsite.  Fatigue is my new shadow, so I am still very slow.

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Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2016, 12:41:58 PM »
From personal experience - the breastfeeding alone is going to help with taking off at least some of that pregnancy weight.  Never mind the fact that you're feeding twins.  (Once they hit the 'mobile' stage, there's your exercise for the day!  ;D)

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Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2016, 01:17:43 PM »
From personal experience - the breastfeeding alone is going to help with taking off at least some of that pregnancy weight.  Never mind the fact that you're feeding twins.  (Once they hit the 'mobile' stage, there's your exercise for the day!  ;D)

I did figure out that i do need to do some exercises before that point though (yikes).  My thigh muscles have atrophied some being in bed all the time, so I'm doing leg lifts in bed and walking as much as I can without wearing myself out. :)

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Re: Dark Raven's Total Life Blog
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2016, 01:21:02 PM »
I did figure out that i do need to do some exercises before that point though (yikes).  My thigh muscles have atrophied some being in bed all the time, so I'm doing leg lifts in bed and walking as much as I can without wearing myself out. :)

Luckily, their little legs are short and they can't get far for a while.  ;)