A Sarcastic Chemist's Extreme Weight Loss Chronicle

A chronicle of the journey I am taking to become healthy.

Day 189-Journaling

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I started a journaling project that is supposed to be a year’s worth of prompts, one a week. I have written more than once a week, but I’m okay with that. I’ve tried journaling in the past without prompts just writing what I feel like writing and I always find it difficult what to say, so I’m hoping these prompts help. Here are the prompts that I am using A Year of Journaling: 52 Prompts from The Girl Who Loved to Write. She also has a list of reasons to journal here.

Reason 1: It gives you a chance to write what you want without worrying about grammar or syntax, it’s free writing your thoughts.

Reason 2: It helps you work through things, I mean who hasn’t done a pro-con list?

Reason 3: You can look back on it and see what was good and bad about your life. You can see how much you’ve grown.

Reason 4: Use it to jot down the cute things the kids said. Or a quote you read that really hit home. Things you want to remember.

Reason 5: And lastly there are 0 rules, you write what you want, when you want, and how you want.

I bought my journal for $4 at Wal-Mart, you don’t need anything expensive. I know the cover page is dumb, but I am no artist. That’s the best I can do, seriously only thing I can draw is hexagons (thanks Organic Chemistry).

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Also I recently moved and the unpacking/painting process has been extremely slow and tedious. But I am please to announce that I have the first room completely unpacked. MY KITCHEN! Having all my dishes and utensils will make cooking and eating healthy so much easier! I weighed in today as well and I am down 6 pounds from my last update, which is great. I’m at 386.6 lbs, I still have a long way to go.

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I have book updates. I just finished Barbara Browning’s I’m Trying to Reach You. It was a unique read, I neither liked nor disliked it, but it had this older female character in the book who pro-ported to be the sister of the actor who voiced Bugs Bunny and she was deaf as could be, and she kept saying, “YA GOTTA SPEAK LOUDAH, MY EAHS AH SHOT!” And in all her parts were shouted and you could hear in your mind’s voice her thick New York accent. I cracked up at her sections, she was the best part of the book.

The next book for the Discourse in a Digital Age book club is Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. It’s a graphic novel and I have never actually read a graphic novel, so we’ll see if I like it our not. And for the book club the current reading is Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Staci Out! (I’ve recently watched Pitch Perfect 2, don’t judge me.)

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Author: Staci

My name is Staci, I am a chemist by profession. I have focused most of my time on my education and career, so now I'm getting serious about my health.

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