This is the report I was talking about, it’s about weightloss, block NIMI if you don’t want it on your dash.
Here comes the first report!
I arrived here Monday last week, along with 64 others who will participate in the same program. My room has a shared bathroom with a nice but slightly young girl of 22. It is an extremely large difference in the size of the rooms here, but it’s just a bit of luck how the rooms are distributed.
The first week there was much to be done; we had to take blood samples and blood pressure, take a picture, have walking test (you have to be able to walk 20 min to be here, so we went ten min into the woods and then back again). We also had the beep test, which they used to split us into three groups. They tried not to make it obvious who was the best or worst, but we figured it out pretty quickly. I’m in the middle group, with the second-best time in the group. I am very happy with my group, many very nice people, 19 women and two men :)
A typical day here follow this:
7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast
8:40 to 8:50 Kick off
9:00 to 10:00 First activity, so far this has been training. Today it is spinning for me.
11:00 to 12:30 Second activity, usually a lecture, but sometimes training.
12.30 to 13.15 Lunch
14.00 to 15.00 Third activity, usually exercise, today I have badminton
17.00 to 18.00 Dinner
Many, including me, are pretty tired of the day and of people, and relax in the room after the activities are completed, and we go to bed pretty early.
Calorie wise, it’s a lot lower than I’m used to. 1600 kcal per day for a lady, so I’m still a little hungry here and there, especially at lunch, because breakfast is quite small. It is sweltering hot in Norway right now, which has been very tiring with all the training, and the old buildings to live in.
On Friday, we were helped to plan your weekend, and was told that we should add 500 calories for indulgence on Saturday, and that it was important to plan it. This is so we will get used to planning it for when we get home. We were told to do some exercise, but that we also had to take time to relax. Saturday went really well, got up early and went for a walk before breakfast, and had a little indulgence. Sunday I was very tired, and dropped the planned exercise, but otherwise everything went well.
I was weighed last Tuesday and weighed myself again this morning, and I have lost 3.5 kg! There is probably one kg or so margin of error, since I weighed myself one hour after lunch then, and before I ate today, but I’m still very happy!
Until next time!
I am on a sick leave, at an institution where they help you change your lifestyle(and lose weight), and I*m staying here for ten weeks. Every week, starting today, I will be writing a report on how the stay is, how the week has been and so on. I know that for some of you this is triggering, so if you DON’T want this on your dash, simply block the word NIMI. I will tag all entries about this place with that.
Slytherin wasn’t the only founder to leave a concealed chamber at Hogwarts— before her death, Helga Huffelpuff created a secret room which would help all students, regardless of house affiliation or purity of blood. It’s been called many things throughout the centuries; today it’s known as the Room of Requirement.
My dad just said: at your age you’ll probably wanna try a lot of things. Boys, girls, being a girl, being a boy, being punk or goth or spunky. And im okay with that. As long as you don’t come home and tell me youre a republican
Parenting done right
Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”
The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)
Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8
This makes me laugh every time I see it.