I really don't want this week to be a repeat of last week but I didn't get any exercise in last night and I'm pretty upset about it. I did so poorly on last week's math exams that I decided to go back and redo all of the practice exams we've had in the class so far from the very beginning. It won't change my existing grade but by redoing them I am hoping to better prepare myself for these last three weeks of class. My retention is just horrible! I did some of these problems three or four weeks ago and aced them, yet here I am now barely able to remember how to work them. That's what is really killing me on these tests. It's not the new stuff that we just learned last week that I'm doing poorly at, it's the stuff we learned five weeks ago that they popped in to the last 10-15 questions of the exam. I have always had this problem and this is not my first time doing algebra but I can't remember squat when it comes to math. I remember that we did some of these things when I was in grade school and I also remember that I did very well with them then. Then I remember doing problems like this on multiple occasions as I prepped for the GED test, which I did three or four times before I finally just went and signed up to take it. We also did this kind of math during my first stint in college and now here I am doing it again. You would think that I would be able to remember it but nope. The problems look familiar but the functions and how to solve them is just something that I can't find anywhere in my memory.
So here I am learning how to do something and when I first learn it I do really well with it. I'm smart enough to learn math but my retention period seems to max out at a week or two. The worst part is that I have an advanced algebra class after this one and I don't feel at all ready for it. *sigh* At least my ethics class is insanely easy and I've got straight A's in it because that gives me more time to hug the math grindstone.
So last night after work I made supper and after supper I hit the books. I pretty much studied until bed time and am only done with the first week's practice exams. Tonight is softball and I really want to sit and watch the games like I did last week but, at the same time, I want to exercise tonight because I need to make up for last week's 1/2 lb gain and start making some progress. Tonight's games are early games though so maybe I can watch the games and then exercise after softball when we get home. I dunno but it's bitter cold this morning. I sure wish the weather would decide which season we're in.
8 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 Fiber One bar
1 Healthy Choice lunch (margarita chicken, YUM)
1 chicken burger w/pico
1 serving baked fries
Daily Caloric Intake: 1,192
Walking: 1 mile (2,312 steps)