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Three Things Thursday – the whiny, bad day edition
1. Chemistry test yesterday – it was HARD!!!!! Holy moly – I swear it was totally different than the practice test. I work pretty quickly on most things and am almost always one of the first done with exams. I was pressed for time on this one. That freaked me out. When grades were posted in the afternoon, I had a D. Crap. I looked at the stats of the whole class and my score was 14 points above the average! Makes me lean a little towards blaming the instructor when the average score is 43%. I later got an email from her talking about how chemistry is hard, blah blah and we had enough time, blah blah. But, she curved the score and I ended up with a solid C. Phew. Never thought I’d be happy with a C. I’ve got 4 weeks until the next exam, but there are only 6 weeks left in the semester. Gotta get a handle on this.
2. Nothing like some major self doubt to bring down the day (am I really cut out to do this coursework? will I survive 4 more semesters of chemistry? what am I thinking?) On top of that, I have to fess up that my pants are too tight these days. I knew this had been the trend over the last few weeks. I thought I’d been handling things well on my own, but I guess not. So, yesterday I started tracking my food. I’m still staying away from the scale or I’ll find myself having that self-worth discussion over the damn number. I know how things are going. I’m pretty in tune with my body. Day 1 was enlightening. I think my problem area has been dinner and portion sizes.
3. And on a good note: I’m actually thankful that I was writing down my food yesterday. I did a good job of not letting the bad day affect my food. On top of that, I had the best sandwich for lunch yesterday. A hard boiled egg sandwich (2 eggs with a big spoon of plain Greek yogurt and my windowsill green onions). I so totally want another one today. Too bad I couldn’t eat it when it was warm. I love an egg salad sandwich made while the eggs are still warm. Oooh, maybe dinner tonight.
Ok. Bad day over. I’m going for a run this morning.
How do you rebound from a bad day?