Well, another week where I’ve still been quite unwell-apologies for the delayed post. I’m still feeling under the weather, so the past week hasn’t had too much going on as I’ve been trying to take it easy. Anyway, here’s this week’s update.
-As per above, I’ve been rather sick over the past week with the flu. It’s been strange, as I don’t think I’ve ever really had the flu. Plus, I had my flu needle as well, so it’s a bit of bad luck that I still fell to a different strain. There’s this cough that I can’t seem to get rid of, and I’ve just been feeling really exhausted. I’m really hoping I start feeling better soon, as I feel like I’m not performing at my potential each day at the moment. They say as a type 1 diabetic, my immune system isn’t as strong as other people, and I’m now starting to believe it at the rate I’m getting sick 🙁
-In my Curves Complete program for the previous week, I thought I hadn’t made much progress weight-loss wise. The week before was a little slow in progress, and my coaches believe this was due to me having the flu. My diabetes levels have still been fantastic though, which is the main focus anyway. The coaches believe that because of my diabetes, it may take me longer to lose weight. I do feel slightly discouraged when others are losing several kilos each week consistently, whereas my results don’t compare to similar numbers. However, knowing that I have some health hurdles to tackle, and that I am losing weight and my measurements are going down regardless is a good thing. I start with my new coach this week: a typ1 I diabetic on an insulin pump, so hopefully it will be a massive help.
-That being said, as it’s Tuesday today, I did have my weekly weigh-in yesterday, and I’ve lost another 1.4 kilos! So, in my journey so far I’ve lost 5 kilos, which is absolutely fantastic! I think my results are awesome, even if they’re smaller than what others can be getting on a weekly basis. For me, it’s long term results and my diabetes has improved in leaps and bounds. Bring on the next couple of weeks and (hopefully) seeing results just as awesome!
-Wedding planning is…going. There were several times this week I nearly had full-blown panic attacks about it all, because I was getting very overwhelmed by finances and how much we still had to get done. There is a lot I still need to somehow do myself, such as making a lot of craft items for the reception…but we did get some assistance on the weekend with this (thanks to everyone who came along to help!) Ray and I also sat down and did a complete update on our budget, and realised that we’re definitely going to be ok with affording everything else that’s remaining for wedding costs. Regardless, I still feel stressed (but it’s probably due to having 2 months to go to organise it all), but I know somehow it will all work out.
-Of recent, I’ve been struggling with staying motivated when I’m having to complete mundane tasks, making me unsure of where careers will be taking me for the future. I had a small moment where I was worried I wasn’t going in the direction I’m wanting to for the future. However, I’m a part of a massive project which is super exciting, and will bring massive (positive) changes to the types of work I’ll be doing in the future. It’s really helping me to be focused and keep my eyes on what the future holds opportunities-wise.
-I’m still contemplating future studies. There was a brief moment when I was considering applying for graduate law by distance, because I’ve realised I should probably look at doing something that involves policy and governance if I’m wanting to progress in the fields I’m in. However, ultimately, I’m wanting to be a big part the promotion and application of mobility to Asia, so my original plan of a Masters in Asian Studies (with some subjects related to international organisations, policy and governance) seems like the best way to go still. I think a whole Law degree would not be as relevant to what I want to do, particularly when there’d be a massive chunk of subjects that wouldn’t be useful for what I want to do. So….I’ll just have to wait and see if I get that offer into the Masters later this year.
And that’s about it for the week in passing 🙂 Thanks for reading!