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So this goal used to be “Give blood every 57 days (7 times!) in a year”, but it seems as though that is too much for my body
57 days is the minimum number of days you have to wait (in Ontario, Canada) before you can donate again. But my iron levels weren’t high enough for even the second donation. 4 times in a year, is still pretty high, and I’m going to see if this is possible for me! Maybe 7 times another year in the future.
Time to stock up on iron rich foods! 4 weeks ago
So I had started this goal this year and on only my second time giving blood, my iron was too low to donate. I have never given blood so close together before and the nurse was saying that women are especially at risk of developing low iron when they donate as much as twice in a year.
I was pretty upset about it, but there’s really nothing I can do. I’m going to plan my donations more carefully (like not on my period, also makes your iron drop for women) and I’m going to load up on iron-rich foods like clams and mussels the week before. Hopefully I will be able to donate at least four times in a year! 1 month ago
Hey there! Congrats on your efforts. Changing a lifestyle is never easy and, I think, takes a lot of baby steps to pull off. So keep going, and good job! 8 months ago
What an amazing story! Congratulations and happy life wishes!
How I did it: When I was planning a trip with my brother to San Francisco this year, I told him we absolutely had to ride a cable car! I know it's like the most tourist-y thing in the world, but I figure that's kind of the appeal :)
It wasn't any kind of awe-inspiring experience, but just a fun way to experience a part of San Fran's history. I love doing things in places where you can't do them in many other places in the world, so this fit the bill.
Riding on the busy car through the hills of San Francisco was a great way to see the beauty of the area... not to mention a faster way to China Town than walking! woot woot! lol
I would definitely recommend doing this if you're in the area, I mean, really, why not? It was a cheap and fun way to get in a good shot of tourism in a new place!
Also the conductors work pretty fast, so if you want to hang off the rails, go for it quickly! I got to hang in the back balcony area with another woman and it was more fun, I think, than being in the middle of the actual car. Read how I did it… 11 months ago
How I did it: I was lucky enough to pretty much fall into this goal. I went on a trip to San Francisco this year with one of my brothers while he was doing a conference.
I had planned on going to the Asian Art Museum of San Fran on the day he had to do his conference. Lo and behold, they were hosting a Terra Cotta exhibit! So I really didn't put much effort into this goal, the stars were just nice enough to align for me and I jumped on that chance.
It was really amazing to see these statues that had such an insane amount of detail from such a long time ago in history. The history behind them is one of the most fascinating I've ever heard as well, almost like a bit of a fairytale.
Anyways, seeing them was well-worth it! Read how I did it… 11 months ago
Thanks so much and good luck with all your goals! I was looking through them, and I have done some bootcamps and they are amazing, a very worthwhile goal. Go easy on yourself as well, cheers!
How I did it: Since I was very little, I've always loved growing things. I have not always had the greatest results with my efforts but it has never completely gotten me down, lol.
Last year I decided I was finally going to put the effort into growing an actual garden. Nothing too big, just a small and simple garden with a few vegetables and flowers.
I really wanted to grow everything from seed, so I planned what I wanted to grow, ordered the seeds online and went for it! I planted the seeds indoors about a month before I intended on planting them outside (I'm in Canada and need any extra growing time I can get!). Growing seedlings was a pretty easy thing, although some plants didn't grow at all and I couldn't figure out why :S
But I've put the effort into the planning, and tending of the garden and finally this month I've got to eat some tomatoes! Woot woot!
The best advice I would give to anyone about growing food for the first time would be
1) start small, put more effort and focus onto fewer things to help your success
2) go easy on yourself, half of my plants didn't make it, but the ones that did just taste that much more amazing!
3) as always have fun!
As Mrs. Frizzle always said (lol for all you Canadians, at least who will understand what I'm talking about)... it's time to takes chances, get messy, and make mistakes! Read how I did it… 11 months ago
Good for you. I know exactly where you’re coming from. Breaking up is always so damn hard. Keep on making through! 11 months ago
Congratulations!!! I’m not a big car person, but that looks like a beautiful vehicle, good job on getting done something that you so strongly desired. Good how to-as well; very inspirational!
You are so brave!
Congrats on going blonde, I’m medium tan and always worry how I’ll look, good for you to just go for it!
what a nice goal. I’m not always on such friendly terms with one of my siblings, this was definitely inspiring! Thank you
absolutely! 16 months ago