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  1. Hi guys. Been stranded in Newark for a long time now. Been up way over 24 hours. Little delirious. Very short of the cash monies so it's been a lot of staring and more staring and wishing I could sleep. Hope you're all doing ok.
  2. Agreed. Scales are ok for tracking one way, but the most important ways to track your progress is to take stock in how you FEEL. And looking at how your clothes fit is also a huge indicator of change! I was more happy when I could cinch my belt tighter than I was when I got on the scale.
  3. I agree. A few months ago I made a change so that instead of taking the elevator up one floor to one class, I would take the stairs. At first, I was all huffy and puffy. Now I take those stairs (and all other stairs) like a champion. It's a great feeling making it to the top and not feeling put out in any way, and knowing that before... you were gasping. FotB!
  4. This week has been pretty terrible. Most nights I literally didn't have the space to do something like a plank, let alone yoga or pushups. My grades for this week aren't going to be good. But, yesterday I carried 100+ pounds about a mile. Good god.
  5. Holy shiiiiiit Spiderman crawl. I wanna do that. I gotta get to that. It'll be way after this challenge, but man. That is Batman. I want to creep people out by being able to do that really fast (imagine that shit in a haunted house during Halloween season....).
  6. Thanks for all the support, guys. I'm currently on another train, going to another place. Vagabond life, baby! I am mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted. I've been keeping up my planks, and I am aiming to do a full minute of a standard plank and get to 50 seconds in an extended plank by the end of this week. A lot of unexpected emotional stuff has gone down the last couple days, and expected emotional stuff (me leaving my life behind for a while to go to Sweden) is going to happen in just a few more days. I think my emotion cup is full!
  7. This sounds so Batman. I can't wait to try out shovelglove.
  8. "That gal" just doesn't have the same ring to it I broke 50 seconds today for standard planks, guys! 52 seconds! Boom!
  9. Nachos don't have to be bad! Just think about what you're putting on them. Instead of tortilla chips, you could use zucchini or kale chips (and it might take some getting used to, but you DO get used to it and don't feel like you're being punished or deprived). Make sure the cheese doesn't somehow have tons of sugar (read: carbs) in it, and go for it. Put lots of veggies on top. Cut back or do away with the sour cream. Baby steps!
  10. P.S. I totally support planks as an alt exercise. Do some extended and standard ones!
  11. I agree with everyone else, don't be harsh on yourself! You did amazingly well last week and you deserve the highest grade. What I started doing with carbs and sugar, and this might not be for you, but I just pretended to be a prissy bitch about it. Wanna go get a bagel with cinnamon sugar cream cheese? "Oh no thanks, I don't really eat stuff like that. I'll come with, though!" Cookies being passed around class/meeting/circle of friends in living room? Pass the plate without taking anything and then casually flip your hair back. And know that it is hard. You will still eat those carbs sometimes, you will still eat the sugary deliciousness that is pure evil underneath. But just keep reminding yourself that you are going to keep saying no to it, even if you aren't right that second. It's one of those things where you have to keep trudging along no matter how many times you get stuck in the mud. Eventually, you'll come out the other side and it will be WAY easier. I promise.
  12. Oh and I should mention that I've become "that guy." Yesterday while walking from the bus stop to my destination, I was carrying my backpack and a duffel bag. I was lifting my duffel bag row style as I walked, switching arms every ten reps. Such a dork!
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