Day 6: Goodbye Flat Stomach, Hello Rolls and Spare Tires + Questions

photoSo the weather was really nice today and I decided to go for a walk after being home since last Saturday I believe. It was nice, so I didn’t need a hoodie or a “big sweater” so I put on my size small henley shirt, gave myself a final look in the mirror before leaving  and saw this—>

Okay it’s not like I didn’t know that I was gaining weight, afterall I sit on my butt all day and study but I didn’t think it was this bad. But then again, what do I expect? I’ve been immobilized for a while and my left foot is still tender so I can’t work out. What’s even more worrying is that the more I do questions, the more I feel like I really NEED to eat. I feel like I loose my focus if I don’t eat every 2 hours.  I hate snacking, it ruins your body. But then again, I have to do questions, there’s no if or buts about that. I guess its just one of the many scarifies I had/have to make to be in medical school.

On a more academic note, I did manage to do 150 questions today and I also went over them (I don’t even wanna talk about how much I had to eat to get through all 150 questions+review them!).  The first timed test I took was ‘random’ on USMLE rx, my performance wasn’t very good.  I selected a bunch of topics that I had covered in the past (immuno, genetics, biochem, embryo) but unfornately, I have forgotten a lot of little details so I’m definitely gonna have to re-visit those topics. I also did about 30 micro questions which were pretty good (I guess I should stop doing micro for now?)

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I also took a Kaplan test (trying to do as much of Kaplan as I can as I have until the beginning of June before my subscription expires).  It wasn’t bad at all, I only selected “General principles” minus biostatistics

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Finally, I did a block of  Uworld Questions which wasn’t bad either but as usual, it took exactly 3 hours to go over the answers. This time I tried not to annotate a lot into my FA. I feel like I can’t remember all the little details they talk about in their amazing explanations. So I’m just going to read and hope that I remember lol


I should start walking :/

Till next time,