The week — that was and ahead

The last term of school begins tomorrow.

Yes, I have been on school holidays for 2 weeks but because I only work part-time at a school, I was still working the other two days of both weeks. I think I really needed the break though…I didn’t realise just how mentally exhausted I was. One week of the holidays was still busy but this last week I did nothing on Monday and Tuesday apart from sit in front of the telly or computer. And it was good.

The last term of school is the shortest so that’s a good thing. Having said that, I am looking forward to going back to my usual routine. I have also joined a fitness circuit class which takes place every Monday for an hour for 10 weeks and starts tomorrow. I have been trying to exercise and have been successful in either walking or exercising at home at least 3 times a week. It’s not great I know. But it’s better than zero times a week. I have also been eating healthy most of the time. I can’t not indulge at least once a week because otherwise, I end up having a binge-fest. And we all know that is not good.

There isn’t any change in the weight. Yet. But when I do exercise, I notice a change in my mood. I know about the positive relationship between exercise and mood (hell, I tell my clients that every time!!) and yet, yet I forget to do it myself. Maybe if I motivate myself to exercise to feel less anxious and sad, it might actually work out better. And in the process, I might actually lose weight! Anyway, here’s an example of lunch on Friday when I was home. It’s an omlette made just using egg whites and stuffed with spinach, tomatoes and a little low-fat cheese. Next time though, I might add onions as well (because I love onions!)

Moving on, the flatmate hunt isn’t going too well. Have had someone ask if their partner could sleep over a couple of nights a week which is not something I’m okay with. Not because I’m a prude. I don’t care about people having sex in the next room. It’s because it becomes a numbers game — two against one. And I’m not comfortable with that. Apart from that, have had a traveller enquire about the place and I’m still contemplating contacting them. Almost rang them but stopped myself because I’m uncertain about what questions to ask. (What do you ask a potential flatmate?) Sigh. I need to get that figured out.

Oh well…

Here’s to the week ahead. Have a great week everyone!

Until next time,


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  • Vicki
    October 18, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Ack! Good luck with the flatmate hunt!

  • Psych Babbler
    October 18, 2009 at 8:56 am

    @ Vicki: Thanks…it’s a pain but it’s necessary. :/

  • Sidthegnomenator
    October 18, 2009 at 9:02 am

    3 times a week is nothing to be sneezed at – I am lucky to manage once a week and I only work part time as well. Just make sure you’re getting your heart rate up for about 15 mins and you don’t “reward” yourself with 6 donuts right after!

  • Chatterbox
    October 18, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Joining a fitness group sounds like a great idea. I have been thinking of doing something similar, but it has been left to ‘thinking without action’ since a long time.

    3 times a week is definitely very good.Keep it up PB.

    Good luck with exercising, flat-mate hunting and everything else.


  • Archana
    October 18, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Ooh yummy omlette. 🙂 If you’re diet conscious, you should try having wraps/pita pockets for lunch. I used to have wheat wraps with sliced turkey, lettuce, tomato, onions, cheese, etc. It was always so delicious and kept me full for long enough.

    And a great way to lose weight and stay trim is to replace whatever unhealthy yummy snack with a cup of cereal. It’s tasty, and it keeps you full for longer. 🙂 <3

  • Titaxy
    October 18, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    3 times/week to gym is not at all bad PB…and yeah, working out works wonders on the mood no? the tension, stress whatsoever is all leveled out…i started last week…and went only twice…hopefully will go at least 3-4 times this week.. 🙂

    and on the flatmate search..well good luck…don’t worry too much abt it…just casually talk to the person when they come to meet you…that way i’m sure you can figure out if you are ok with him/her or not…

    oh and i loveeeee onions too…:-)…

  • Psych Babbler
    October 19, 2009 at 10:14 am

    @ Sid: It’s hard getting time in, isn’t it? Now that I’m back full time again, need to keep it up and try even better.

    @ Chatterbox: Thanks! And these classes through community college are cheaper than gyms…so think about it…

    @ Archana: Thanks! I’m so lazy when it comes to making wraps. I generally end up making sandwiches. And will keep the cereal in mind (as long as it’s not coco pops, I’m guessing)

    @ Titaxy: Good luck with increasing your exercise. Re the flatmates, I’m having 2 come over tomorrow…let’s see what that’s like. Thanks for the help and advice…

  • BlueMist
    October 21, 2009 at 11:10 am

    This is quite inspiring. One thing that works for me is No Carbs after 6pm. Indulgence limited to weekends. good luck. 🙂

  • The Ketchup Girl
    October 23, 2009 at 3:40 am

    just egg whites did ya say? but the yellow is not as harmful as we think you know PB. have u seen my food blog? i did something similar too ..i love eggs!

  • soulmate
    June 7, 2011 at 4:21 am

    I love that breakfast… Omelette and that also stuffed, with some juice.. Aah!! My mouth is watering…

  • Psych Babbler
    June 8, 2011 at 5:47 am

    🙂 I think I had that for lunch though… 😀

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