Fresh start in October
Time of tracker activation: between 0:12 am and 3:05 am – 1:54 am on average
Time of tracker deactivation: between 7:17 am and 1:20 pm – 10:11 am on average
Time spent in bed: between 6h25 and 10h20 – 8h16 on average
Time spent sleeping: between 2h16 and 4h56 – 3h40 on average
As usual, there was some good and some bad, some “yey! I got up before 10 am!” and some “damn, how could I spend so much time in bed?” Last week was definitely better – but then, I had more reasons to get up early. I guess I stayed up late to catch up on the missing blog posts as I wanted to meet my goal of writing one post for every day of September. This is useless but I’m now only two posts from my goal, so – yey?
Total steps this week: 34,345
Average: 4,906 steps per day
Best day: Friday with 8,638 steps
Days I reached my 6,000-step goal: 3
Days I almost reached it (4,000+): 0
Days I wasn’t even close (1,000-): 0
Days I exercised: 2
Total time exercising: 31mn
There was a day when I didn’t leave home, and three when I didn’t feel like taking a walk just to reach 5,000 steps (the 6,000 step-goal only started on October 1st). I guess after last week I was more concerned with taking care of things at home than meeting my step goal. That’s a shame, I was so close!
|Weight change: -0.3 kg||New weight loss goal: -22 kg|
There was definitely less yo-yoing than last week and I lost the weight I had regained.
Mental and physical states
|Mental state: 0 awesome, 5 happy, 0 OK, 0 sad
Positive factors: entertained / happy thoughts (2)
Negative factors: none
|Physical state: 0 awesome, 0 good, 5 OK, 0 bad
Positive factors: none
Negative factors: late hour (2)
|Friends I interacted with in person: 18
Days I spent time with friends: 3
|Friends I interacted with on Skype: 3
Days I skyped with friends: 3
So in addition to the interpreting job I mentioned last week, I spent two evenings with friends and one of them came by to help with a decorating issue – a.k.a. drill into a wall so I could finally hang the new curtains. I’m really happy with them, by the way.
Total time spent watching series/films: 17.9 hours
Average time spent watching series/films: 2.6 hours a day
Total time spent browsing the web/blogging: 19.5 hours
Average time spent browsing the web/blogging: 2.8 hours a day
So… I know, I could have taken a few more walks instead of doing two five-hour Revenge marathons just because I was over 10 hours below my “no more than 2 hours of TV a day” goal. This show keeps suprising me – I should have grown tired of it by now, but I like the characters too much for my own good.
|German: 2h20 spent
Speaking: 1h32 in 3 Skype calls
|Spanish: 4h spent
Speaking: 50mn in 1 Skype calls
Reading: 2,624 words
Vocabulary: 90 words
For German, I didn’t realise I hadn’t done anything else but speak until it was too late, and I now feel bad about that. For Spanish, I finally started learning vocabulary again and I guess I am proud of myself – come on, just a little, I promise. If only I could watch Revenge in Spanish – sorry, I don’t think the German version would work for me.
|Japanese: –||ASL: –|
|Translation: 5,902 words in 5h09 / 7 sessions|
|Transcribing: 2,332 words in 1h45 / 6 sessions
I knew I was going to be ask to transcribe the interview I interpreted for, so I started transcribing different kind of (short) audio content to get used to it and have a better idea of how difficult and time-consuming it can be. It took more time than I thought but I took an unexpected liking to transcribing. So I will now transcribe videos or podcasts and translate them.
Marketing / Job hunt
|Potential clients/employers e-mailed or called: 0
Potential clients/employers met in person: 0
Assignments/jobs considered: 0
Assignments/jobs applied for: 0
|Professional website: 51% ready
Pages written: 8 / 15
Pages proofread once: 8 / 15
Pages proofread twice: 7 / 15
I know, this sucks. I have no further comments.