Oops, you will have to stay away from stressful situations !! Tehe, let me know how to do that when you find out!
Will you be able to resit the parts you did not pass?I finally finished my Apprenticeship level 3 management ( yes I am in my 54 th year , late starter me...) last week, have to wait a few weeks to see if I passed, that was stressful enough had to do maths and English, 7 technical certificates as well, maths well I now understand a mode, median and something else I have forgotten already, all we had when I went to school sort from candles.... Were averages, not 3 different types if average! Honestly I have no idea if I will ever use it!.
Joking aside, it is really stressful for you, then you end up with more pressure on yourself. Tomorrow's another day and hope you will work through it to arrange a resit. You did your best, if you do need to retake part of it, at least it's not the whole thing.
Hi nzmegs, I'm veggie too and recently discovered Edamame beans, soya, Asda do them either in a stir fry or ready to eat salad for fresh protein or in a bag salted as a snack, high protein and scrummy!
Originally Posted by nzmegs
Good luck with RTM
Thanks for that. I ended up resitting the 7th paper and passing that. Then I had a week long course and then a full day of assessments on Thursday, which was practical and videoed. Sigh. So I am now certified (lol, yes, I know!) and good to go. However, the assessments continue for as long as I am in post, only I dont have to be videoed, which I guess is something.
So what have I learned? Well, not having stuff in the house helps. I bought DD a jar of peanut butter to replace the one that I ate. However, I wasnt stressed over this weekend, but I started eating spoonfuls of the new jar of peanut butter. So what was that about? Because it was there? Hmmm, I just dont know.
I also wandered in DD bedroom (not a thing I do very often because its such a state tbh) and found an opened bag of mini twirls. They managed to find their way into my mouth. Again, because they were there? I wasnt hungry, so why am I eating these foods?
I'm reading the Overcoming Overeating book at the moment. I'm trying to identify the difference between mouth hunger and stomach hunger. Hmmm, really tricky.
I've been keeping up with my exercises. I can feel an improvement in my muscles. I must take a note of my measurements today. I also feel that I need to set some SMART goals regarding my exercises, but I'm not sure what they should be or what is realistic.
So, loads to think about as usual. I am due to start week 8 tomorrow, which is rice, potato, pasta etc. Depending on how I get on at WI, I may repeat week 7 again. I'm loving having lentils and peas back on the menu. I think I'll be having a tuna bean salad for lunch, yay! Actually, I will need to decide today what I'm going to do as I need to get some shopping in.
Oh well, onwards and upwards (or indeed, downwards )
1 Lose 7lbs
2 Lose 14lbs
3 Lose 21lbs
4 BMI under 30
5 Lose 28lbs
6 Lose 35lbs
7 Lose 42lbs
Well done for getting certified! In the nicest possible way of course...
Originally Posted by Debbi8489
Brilliant it will take some pressure off you, I relate to the sudden urge to eat what's in front of you even though you are not hungry, not sure I found the answer. I'm now taking one day at a time, giving myself permission to eat chocolate everyday is helping, because now I don't want too! Only one.bar, seems to have taken the pressure off.
It's lovely all the new textures and stuff I'm cooking now that I didn't before is lovely. I'm trying to follow a rainbow diet, so lots of different colours on the plate, as a veggie it's good but still struggling with having enough protein/ mix etc and not be overfull at the end of the meal? not easy....
Enjoy you last couple of weeks, then watch the freedom does not let you get carried away, been there!
Thanks for the tips ladies. Tofu is one of my favourite foods. Yep, I know it is bland - but I really like the texture...my husband thinks I am crazy! I still have about three weeks before i can start management. the sooner the better as far as I am concerned. I feel like I really need some real food.
MY husband made a lovely salad last night with raw sliced red onion and fennel with olive oil and lemon juice. I could have been very happy eating that up. Just the crunch would have been a nice change. Oh, I shouldn't talk about food!
When it comes to exercise you should try one of these 12 week programs - either walking or running. that gives you a set goal, a set amount of minutes on a set numbers of days a week. That way you are building up your fitness levels at a steady pace and will have a set and very clear goal to reach in a set amount of time. I think that fits the SMART criteria doesn't it?
I have been doing a 13 week program which should have me running 60 mins or 10k by the end. I am five weeks in and starting to struggle with it as it is hard work on the number of cals I am eating. But i am determined to stick with it as I have an end goal I want to achieve. Give it a go.
Official LL weigh-ins weeks 1-16 -4, -5, -3, -1, -1, -3, -3, -2, -3, -4, -1, -2, -1.5, -4.5, -3, -1
42 pounds lost to reach target of 10stone 7lbs on 27 March 2012
weeks 1-8: lost a further 4 pounds
Would like to be 10st, but hey life goes on. Main aim is to remain at a BMI of under 25 which I have done for almost a year now!
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