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  1. Gah, your challenge posts are always so cool they make me want to cry! So, ignoring all the challenge-y stuff and moving into a discussion about Jem, what *was* up with Rio? Like, wouldn't you be mad if you knew your boyfriend was flirting heavily with someone else, even if it was technically still you? And wasn't he their manager or something? Mixing business and pleasure is such a bad idea. I was always a misfits girl myself. Their songs were better. Although I really couldn't take Ashley, who I will always consider a hanging-on, quasi Misfit. Maybe it was her mullet that exactly
  2. Yay! Once again we are kinda challenge twins. I'm cheering you on, as always!
  3. New challenge! I have to admit, part of me is pumped, and part just doesn't want to do it. But the good part is that at least I know WHY I don't want to do it. Because it is going to be challenging and I don't like that moment of realization of how weak I am. I just have to keep reminding myself that I'm only failing if I don't do anything at all. Even small progress is progress, right? Looking back over past challenges, I've always had one goal (at least) that fell by the wayside. For this challenge, I'm going to have one challenging goal and a few easy but (hopefully) rewarding side
  4. As always, I am in awe of your amazingness. Send some of that extra 25% achievement my way for the next challenge!! Because the battle is won, but the war isn't over. This. See you in two weeks. Same bat time. Same bat channel. (Hm, well, different bat forum, but you know where I'm going with this.)
  5. Okay, final week, then total wrap up~~~ Sugar: A! It wasn't completely sugar-free, but it was minimal sugar. Total sugary treat intake for the week: a bite of chocolate chip cookie that looked amazing and everyone was raving about (but I didn't really think it was that great), a little bit of ice cream because I was craving it for dayyyyys and was worried that if i didn't allow myself a little bit of it then I'd eventaully have a big binge, and a slice of home made boston cream pie at my in-laws last night. Normal cake I could have passed up, but boston cream is my favorite. It was a s
  6. Thanks Xanjra! Seeing that will get me past the plate of really amazing looking brownies at this conference. I want a taste SO BAD. It's the last week. I can hold it together for one week at least.
  7. Week 5 update: Not gonna front, week 5 was awful. The water heater is finally repaired, thank heavens, but the stress of that and work coupled with an utter lack of planning made for fails all over the place. At least I have been very reflective about my choices this week and did some good work on my brain with that. I also noticed another side-effect to too much sugar (after the burn-off period): chills. I hate being cold, so this is definitely a motivation to get back on track. Recap: Sugar: F. I went from a few mindful treats to just eating junk as a coping mechanism. Strength: sc
  8. This week has been challenging in many ways, and I'll freely admit that I self-comforted with food a bit. But it was all done with full awareness of what I was eating and what I was doing. It was done in moderation. I'm not completely fine with it, because there were definitely a few "fuck it" items that I didn't really want or need to eat, but some of it I'm okay with. Anyway, our hot water tank died on Sunday so we've been ladling water out of crock pots to bathe. I'm over that, let me tell you! We actually stayed at a hotel room last night just for the glory of a hot shower (and becaus
  9. Puddles on the mat--ew but cool. I think our next challenges are going to really parallel each other. Having that little reminder piece in my challenge this time for yoga and cooking has been really really helpful. And as you know, my get-strong goal is going to be heavy on body weight, especially pull up work! I want to be able to climb that wall by the end of the summer!
  10. Gotta love those conversations with yourself! I have them all the time. I think sometimes our bodies "make" us have weird dinners (bread and butter for you, nachos for me) just to reinforce our resolve. Like purposeful negative reinforcement to keep us on track. Or maybe that's just my mind that is sadistic. Two days of sugary treats in a row wasn't what you were hoping for, I'm sure, but it looks like you didn't have a TON of junk. I wouldn't beat yourself up too much. I just had a slip up yesterday (most aspects of yesterday were a complete disaster) so I'm not going to berate mysel
  11. Haha, this is the kind of thing I need to deal with on Fridays at work--our "goodies" email from the culinary students. This is a mere fraction of the listing: SWEETS 5 CHOC.CREAM CHEESE CUPCAKES .50 7 WHITE CUPCAKES W/ VANILLA BUTTERCREAM .50 9 CHEESECAKE W/ CHOC MOUSSE $ 1.00 29 PEANUTBUTTER COOKIES 4 IN BAG $1.00 Those white cupcakes.... (of course I think I fruedian slipped because i typed "shite" cupcakes at first!)
  12. What a week. I know it’s not mid week, and it’s not end week, but I’m planning for a busy weekend so I want to get an update in now. My performance was not great this week, but it was a HUGE learning opportunity. It’s rare for a failure to inspire rather than depress me, so this is kinda cool!! I had to travel a lot this week for work. Wednesday was get up super early -->ride for 2 hours-->sit at a training for 7.5 hours-->ride 2 hours back home. I made a whole host of mistakes for this trip: Got a venti white mocha from starbucks prior to the trip. I “only†had
  13. Good input. Yeah, I'm scrapping the strength. The walking has been poor because of weather (and people are getting judge-y at work lately if I'm out strolling around too much since we're moving into a very busy period) and I think I'm being a little much of a perfectionist with the yoga. I'm really not disappointed with how I've been doing with it, both in terms of amount and progress. Walking...will happen when it happnens: when it gets warmer and dries out some. Definitely!!
  14. Hahaha, that picture is pretty much me. Intellectually I know that I can get back in the game in the middle of they day, but emotionally....not so convinced. Sugar report! Friday morning I did have a donut. I had quite the amusing mental back-and-forth about it, but gave in in the end. However: Not as amazing as I had been anticipatingAte it very slowly over the course of an hour instead of inhaling it as usualHad no desire for another oneI also did not have any dessert at the rehersal dinner and only one beer (it was at a brewery, so I wanted to try one at least). At the wedding the ne
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