How’s Your Health?

I’m a few days into the project and I thought I would give a little update on how things are going.

     First off, do you know how hard it is to train your body to do something that has now become a reflex?  This eye contact thing is killing me but I’m fighting my involuntary look-aways and am no longer self-inducing whiplash.  If nothing else, at the end of 90 days I could be saving on chiropractic care. 

     Did you know being single could kill you?  Man, Dr. D puts the fear in you.  Studies apparently show that people in relationships do better emotionally, financially, and physically.  We don’t make finding love a “top-priority,” like going to the dentist if we have a toothache or searching for a job because we need income.  We need to “roll out the red carpet for love,” as she puts it, because our “long-term quality of life may depend on it.” –  I now have a physical scheduled for next week.

     One of the exercises she has you do is to write out how you spend your time.  Add up all 168 hours in a week and see where time is a-wastin’.  I tallied a week that includes my weekend job and found I work a whopping 77 hours a week, sleep only 44, and thanks to LA traffic spend 12 hours commuting.  That alone is 133 hours.  Mother trucker, no wonder I’m so freakin’ tired all the time!  I filled up the 168 hours quick and realized how much I multi-task.  I eat breakfast at work, squeeze in naps on the train, and occasionally eat dinner while checking email.  The purpose was to see where you’re wasting time.  I found I don’t have much to go around.  She recommends 10-13 hours a week in order to do the program in 90 days.  Aaaah . . . I’m in trouble.

     Before the week is up, I have to finish up some more journal entries, do my homework, and juggle my schedule to fit “finding love” on my to-do list so psyche and ticker stay in tip-top shape.



  1. It’s gotta feel awkward to keep up on the eye contact thing. I imagine there are times when you just feel like glaring at people.
    I wonder how hard I’d cry if I sat down and listed out what it is I actually do with my time….
    Scary thought.

  2. Fishy Said:

    Love the idea of tallying up your week. If you hadn’t already blogged about this, I would. Nice post.
    *Plentymorefishoutofwater – One Man’s Dating Diary*

  3. Anita Kloo Said:

    You could switch to Mars time, but then the sun would be screwed up and you’d have to find someone else on Mars time. Scary thing is I think I know some people who are.

  4. Katarina Said:

    Looks to me by the calculations that you have 35 hours to spare – PLENTY of time to find love ;). Maybe even time for a nap or two. 🙂 Good luck!

    • ziazitella Said:

      Plenty of time, huh? I left out the hours I spend working out, class, emailing/blogging, & errands. Try tallying up your week and let me know what you come up with. This is why I have to pencil in time with friends. And if I have an hour or two, I like down time with the TV so I can turn my brain off for a bit. Not much wiggle room right now.

      • Katarina Said:

        I did a tally in college and came up negative 15 hours. It was sad.

      • ziazitella Said:

        Ha! Yeah, I would have been in the negative too if I didn’t factor in the multi-tasking.

  5. Man-shopper Said:

    Oh god, girl, you are stressing me out! Being single can kill me? 10-13 hours to find love?

    I’m going to draw up a will while I’m back in the states…

    • ziazitella Said:

      Yeah, you can imagine how far my eyes popped out when I read that. I had already committed to doing it and was like …oh, crap.

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