Bokskogen – Beech Forest

So, (most boring way ever to start, think It’s even kinda illegal… In typing-world that is) but – (ok I know, also boring). Anyhow… (naah, I don’t like that), however (that’s it! I feel like wearing a moustache!), I’ve been having quite a lot to do the past days – I’ll tell you!

Monday, I went to the doctor. She was Finnish and very rude (I think there’s nice Finnish people but it seems like they’re hiding). The nurse who took the blood sample was really bad at it. First she tried my left arm, twisting around the needle trying to poke the vessel. It didn’t work and eventually she gave up and tried my right hand instead. Now I’ve got a big bruise on my left arm AND SHE’S GOT… (some of) MY BLOOD!!! Vampire…

Tuesday, was exhausting. I went to ‘bokskogen’ (beech forest) together with the people in my class, BY BIKE. The fastest way to the forest is about 16 km , but we had to go on smaller paths and stuff. We at least traveled 40 km, that much I know. I’ve been biking over 70 kilometres some days, but then – there weren’t as much wind.. and HILLS!!! That combination folks, that combination…

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Farm…

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This does NOT look like Sweden, but it is Sweden

Wednesday, (which was yesterday), I did two out of four parts of the Swedish national exam in English. Reading and Listening, I’ve already done the writing-part, so what’s left is Speaking. It makes me a little nervous, since I know that I speak a bit slurred when I’m under pressure, since I’m nervous and I am NERVOUS!!! Eehh… Vicious cycle. What I can do about that is; run. So I did yesterday – 35 minutes constantly running took me 6,3 kilometres away. 🙂

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It had just stopped raining, the air was fresh and the sun started to crawl out of the clouds…

Thursday, which is today (for me at least), means homework and rest. Homework since… since… (ok I don’t know exactly why, I just do it) and rest, because of tomorrow.

Friday, which is tomorrow, I’ll run five kilometres (PE) in school. It’s an annual thing we do every spring but this time will be my last. I’ve decreased my time markedly since the first time and… my teacher uses me as an example when speaking about improving ones condition (I’m proud!). Therefore (and because I hate loosing, it would be a loss to not get a better result) I have to get a better time tomorrow!

Think that’s all ;P

~SockFusion

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Drama

Despite the title, we’ll begin with the slightly “calmer” news.

  • I’m free from school tomorrow! (A thing that only makes me and the rest of the people in my class happy, but still.. shared happiness is a little bit greater?) And… I still have a ton of homework to ‘machete’ my way through or something…
  • Ate dinner with dad and sisters today , although I’m still a bit frightened of pizza.. because of one particular ‘incident’ a few months ago… (believe me when I say.. you don’t want to know…) I actually ate some today – Aaand I also had some.. Panna cotta – for the first time ever! 0_o It was good, but I think I can make a better one, hehe… will be one of my projects to come ;P
  • Last week I ran too much, which resulted in this terrible pain in my left knee. Just a month left to the 5 km race in school! I have to improve my time, but things aren’t looking very good right now.. School nurse told me to go see a doctor :/
  • I’m obsessed with oat milk . I really really like the flavour of it, since it reminds me of the milk that’s left when you’ve eaten some sugary muesli or something (granola/crunchy/start…). And I like oats. I believe this is one of my benefits, just as I like broccoli and dislike hamburgers, sponge-cake and low-quality chocolate… those things are impossible for me to eat…

And then there’s the ‘DRAMA’ of todays post… which is a video. I can’t tell you anything else about it. Just watch it… because it is just simply AMAZING.. I wish I was there…

Well, good night to you all – I’ll try to get some of the sleep I missed last night .. and the night before that.. >_>

// SockFusion 

Spring = Run

Know what Spring means to me? It means RUN!!! … it actually does, really – in swedish, spring = run. But it’s the season where I have to/can get out running as well. It is also the season where I, as many other people, prepare for the summers beach life.. by training.

So that’s what I’m doing now, I am training every day, measuring every calorie and so on. There is one thing I’m appreciating enourmously because of this, it makes my training much much easier. Because when it comes to weightloss, training is one of the three obligatory parts. An other is sleep and the third is the food. Eating the right things is one of the basics (for most things actually) – if you eat too much you wont get anywhere no matter how much you exercise and if you eat too little, you wont be able to go on training – (you’ll at least get bad results and feel all gloomy). (We’re talking calories here – energy) Keeping track of how much you eat and what you eat – is the key to successful training. Some foods are stuffed with carbonhydrates and you wont realize that you’ve eaten way too many calories because such foods generally doesn’t make you feel full. (I’m talking about crunchy muesli, juice, candy, raisins etc.)

My point is – if you want to loose weight, keep track of what you eat (and of course keep in mind what it is), because at the end of the day, what matters is how many calories you’ve eaten minus how many calories you’ve burned. If the answer isn’t negative you wont loose any weight (except in fluids perhaps, but we want to burn fat right?). If you have an iPhone (or other smartphone), you wont be disappointed with my tip. Because, there is an easy way to actually keep track of almost every little calorie you show into your mouth. Ladies and gentlemen.. I give you..

The DailyBurn Tracker (Click the picture to go to Apple & Download it)

With this app, you can search the whole worlds food list, add what you’ve eaten, how much and it will keep track of how many calories you’ve munched! ;P You can also add your training, how much weight you’ve lifted, how far you’ve been running/biking/walking etc. etc. and it will calculate how much you’ve burned! You write in your weight as well, which as nutrition and exercise can be seen in a nice little chart! (I like it because it’s fun to see the history and how far you’ve come. For me, who likes things clean and structured (I’m a pedantic virgo) it is an excellent way to loose weight. I think more about what I’m eating and how much, also how much I’ve exercised – because I don’t want to miss my nutrition goals.

Though – you have to be mature enough not to put too low goals, if you do you’ll just turn out gloomy and fail completely because you wont be able to exercise and eventually you’ll become hungry as well.. and when our bodies are hungry because of too little food it wants SUGAR FAT SUGAR FAT SUGAR FAT!!! which results in you gaining weight. That’s the opposite of your goal – too few calories isn’t a good idea, is it?

Yes, that’s probably my most used app.

And now we switch from appreciation to *complaint.. (can’t be too happy can we?). Because last morning (I know why am I still irritaded?), I was weighing a piece of bread, to you gifted, people reading this I probably wont have to explain what I was doing if you saw me weighing a piece of bread. But to my stepfather I had to explain. He came to the kitchen and asked “What are you doing?”. Sometimes I might expect a bit too much of other people (usually in intelligence) so I answered the obvious – “I’m weighing a piece of bread”. He then answers.. “Uh, I don’t understand”. I explain further “Well I’m interested in how much it weighs so that I know how many calories it is” (pretty simple huh? You guys understand me right?). Guess what insulting answer replies with.. “Uh, I don’t understand”. What the hell is wrong with people!?? After that he kind of criticized me by saying something like “yeah if you want to count every single little calorie…”.

Yeah, dear stepfather – you won’t be reading this (there’s a minimal chance but it is so tiny it barely exists) but it doesn’t matter because you’ll probably wouldn’t understand anything (as always, now here’s a big chance!). IF we could talk properly I’d say – stop being so damn jealous of my successful weightloss and start being proud of what I did, because I did it myself. Then stop munching chocolate, cheese doodles and ice cream almost every day and start exercising for real. I know you g swimming, but you wont get anywhere if you stuff yourself with unhealthy crap in the evening…

He’s an example that reminds me of why I’m exersicing.. his belly puts fear in me XD (Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate on people – I hate hating on people). But he has become really mean sometimes, towards my mum as well (not that he hits her – it’s just psychological terror..). Today he threw her out of the bathroom because HE wanted to be there.. and yesterday when I told him not to destroy the bread by squeezing it.. he stares at me like “Did you say something you disguisting little creep??” after that I told him again and he just pointed at the pile of dishes (I know completely out of the blue) saying “why isn’t it done – you’re home aren’t you?”. That was because I’ve complained about how my sisters just run away from the dinner table on weekdays, when I’ve cooked dinner which means that I’ll have to take the dishes as well. I have plenty of schoolwork already – I don’t need anymore exhaustion… So one weekday I came home later with mum, (my sisters cooked dinner themselves) and the kitchen was a complete mess. So I told him (bit proud because both mum and him was surprised seeing the mess and it was a proof of what I’d told them before) that “It doesn’t look like this when I’m home. He ends the conversation by saying “Don’t try to be important”.

(To you stepfather:) Well, I’m NOT trying to be important. I AM important, all I’m trying to do is SHOW you so that you’ll finally UNDERSTAND. Just as when your alarm clock rings 30 times and I get up in time even though;

  • I’ve studied late and
  • only slept 5-6 hours (as usual)

just to wake you up so that we don’t get late. You never understand that do you? You never understand, how it feels when you do stuff and you don’t even get a “thanks” or “good job”, nothing. All you do is keep on working without any appreciation, because if you stopped.. THEN oh.. then.. then they’d be COMPLAINING!!

Seriously.. uh.. Perhaps, I expect too much of people… >_>

* Sometimes I have to write about this stuff, just to keep myself from exploding. I’ve tried to talk to him calmly, but as he says.. he doesn’t understand. He probably never will either.

// SockFusion