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Terra

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  1. I totally jinked myself yesterday... Last night one of the kiddos came down with a fever, so covid testing this morning. That also means that we are stuck at home again. Last night the hubby and I went to BJJ but we worked together. I think i have a couple new bruises from class, they are just new and temporary war paint. Food has been OK and yesterday I took time for me. I got a referral to an adult orthodontists (sigh) and took care of several calls on the girls medical stuff. It is a cold and dreary day so a little self care tonight is a must. I'm thinking ...
  2. I'm a few days behind on the BoJo. but I know it is still there... I want to update it and make it pretty. It was an interesting long weekend. I have a short work week and another three day weekend. I am catching a groove with all things in my life except for the house stuff, which causes stress with the hubby. I will think about how to do more here with out impacting other areas of focus... I did get on the scales as part of the lose weight PVP challenge and lost 1.5 pounds last week. I will keep this going with my good choices and mindful behavior. Speaking of behavior... I had a thought about stress eating... I am going to try to re-calibrate my reaction to stress. Instead of eating too much comfort food, I am going to try to do some (ANY) form of exercise. This retraining has two parts: First I must recognize that I am stress eating (or am wanting to eat) and second, I must walk away from the food and do some movement. Exercise can be as simple as a few stretches, talking a walk, riding the stationary bike at home, physical therapy exercises or anything I feel like doing that is physical, except eating something. Writing it here makes my intentions clear to the universe and now I just need to ... And yes, they asked me to be the acting manager for a while. Yes, there are big changes coming up. I hope I don't hate being a manager but I need to give this a shot at this time. It has me excited and freaked out all at the same time.
  3. Updated with yesterday's measurement. Happy to see a little loss. Lots of salt intake in the time since I took my weight but I won't get on the scale again till next Monday, so its OK. I had a thought about stress eating... I am going to try to re-calibrate my reaction to stress. Instead of eating too much comfort food, I am going to try to do some (ANY) form of exercise. This retraining has two parts: First I must recognize that I am stress eating (or am wanting to eat) and second, I must walk away from the food and do some movement. Exercise can be as simple as a few stretches, talking a walk, riding the stationary bike at home, physical therapy exercises or anything I feel like doing that is physical, except eating something. Writing it here makes my intentions clear to the universe and now I just need to ...
  4. Now that I made it pretty, I love the BoJo!!! It keeps me on track and so far I am doing good. Life's schedule is constantly changing. Since my last post: I got permission to go back into the office. The local high school moved into remote learning for at least 10 days, maybe more. Hubby's travel got cancelled but he has been going 5 +hours in teleconference meeting from home with his headphones on (he talks very loud!) Eldest child is not getting her needed nutrition. Next week's telemed with her GI doctor may have us headed north again to the hospital. I think I am going to be asked to move into a management position at work today. I am remembering to take a few minutes each day to be grateful for something. I am taking a few minutes each day to breathe and reflect/meditate. I am doing more PT and biking in my spare time. I will get back to more BJJ classes next week. I am thinking about what I eat and making better choices. Physically I am feeling kind of yuck, but I know these steps are headed in the right direction.
  5. Good to see you back on the boards!!! Life changes are hard, however, necessary sometimes. I look forward to a Witcher theme from you!
  6. Sorry to hear about the covid. We got test results back today, negative. But now I have to wait for work to let me come back into the office and the back log is huge. I might be working from home all this week even with the negative test. Good to see you getting in some short lifting sessions and taking care of yourself (and the family) at home.
  7. Look what I did!!! I found some stencils that helped with the shapes and straight lines.
  8. I like your suggestions, they make sense to me. Now I'm sitting here in front of my first BoJo attempt, and I am going to redo it so I like it better. Photo post coming soon....
  9. Spreadsheet updated. I was actually surprised that my weight was only 198lbs, I thought it was over 200 for sure. It's my first update so now I have a week to make some real progress!
  10. Following! Same thing for me. Paleo worked best... I'm pulling things together late this challenge but I'm checking out other challenges while I set up mine.
  11. I got here late... So happy to such a fun challenge and I love those tracking calendars!!! I put them in my Amazon cart incase I can't find my journal. I love your party!
  12. Momentum is what I need these days, but it can’t be the kind that takes you over and smashes you to bits at the end of the day… I found the following definitions for momentum: PHYSICS - the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity. the impetus and driving force gained by the development of a process or course of events."the investigation gathered momentum in the spring" Both definitions are applicable to me. I need momentum to make the small habit changes needed to improve my health. I need momentum to stay positive and encouraging for me and my family. I need momentum to take that jump into management at work. And I need a way to track this momentum that is inspiring! Lots of thoughts that have tumbled out of my head tonight, although honestly they have been rolling around in there for the last couple of weeks! I'm spilling my stream of consciousness, hidden in here... I’m off to find the dot journal that I know is around here somewhere and create a good set of goals for the coming days, weeks and even months!
  13. I'm a touch late! I'm here and weight loss is very needed this year. I an still trying to figure out what changes I need to make but I'm in and will update with data soon!
  14. Congratulations on BabyQ!!! Kids are such a life changer. And Welcome back!
  15. The time I spent with Youngest Spawn was well worth it. She got a 105% on her math final. Last night I didn't feel good, so I skipped BJJ class but I forgot that I had the christmas card and gift certs for Professor. The plan was to give them to him at class last night. oops! Today is no classes, so stretching needs to happen. Good food and the hot tub are the basic plan for my friday night! I might be proctor for a biology exam if Eldest Spawn is ready for it. I have an appointment with my mentor today and we will discuss management opportunities and if I really want to go down that path... Figuring out how to get some exercise without freezing will be the biggest challenge this weekend. Well, that and cleaning up our house! Hope everyone has a great weekend, enjoy the last shopping weekend before Christmas!
  16. oooh, how did it become Thursday already? Yesterday was a winter weather mess! We had rain turn to ice just before the morning commute and VERY high winds. Both my home and office were without power most of the day. This week I have been to BJJ class Mon, Tues and Weds (I was actually open mat Mom last night!) however with my shoulder issues and the hip still lacking strength I am struggling. If I was only dealing with one issue it would be easier, but my strength is crap and my balance is a mess (left shoulder & right hip is an evil combination.) I did a little work last night with a young lady and she just tossed me around. It was frustrating, but I taught her the technique and she did it very well after just a couple of attempts. I stepped back after someone became available to roll with her because I'm too broken to roll right now. Food has been a mixed bag. I am trying to make better choices (low GI/keto/paleo) but I totally overate last night. It's hard when the meal you make is for 4 people but only 2 of us ate it. I hate throwing out food and my family sucks at eating leftovers. I also didn't get any time for myself yesterday. Youngest spawn needed math review help and waited till 9pm the night before her final at school to review things. Eldest spawn is a gastric mess. We send a note to her GI doctor because she is having so many swallowing and stomach issues that she is essentially on a liquid diet. And we sent that note after the math review was complete. It was after midnight before I got to bed. My hubby crashed around 10pm so it was all mine to deal with. He apologized this morning but something is going on with him and I need to figure it out. I am trying to chalk it up to healing from the radiation treatments, but there is more to it than just that. He does struggle to understand all the EDS issues that eldest spawn is struggling with and it causes him a great deal of frustration (which comes out as anger sometimes). LOL! I feel like Vince in this clip some days!
  17. Sending hugs! Life overtakes our goals sometimes and it is OK to just survive.
  18. Love that photo of the pups!!! I miss your food photos because you get to eat such different things than I do... I understand that they were not helping, so it's all good. I like you plan for food and the blog. Can wait to see it.
  19. Congratulations on your PR and beating the challenge boss! And your ponderings for January are so very relatable.
  20. Its Monday (and my youngest hates mondays!) This is my last full week for work for the year. It's a busy week with lots of appointments, meetings and holiday parties at work. This weekend went well. I got three stickers on Friday and Sunday. Saturday I got all four stickers, wahoo!!! Today should be an easy day to get all four stickers again. I am so happy to have him home too! I don't know what the promotion would mean for my work-life balance, that is something I would have to carefully manage. Stress eating is so very hard to manage. I often find myself eating, knowing exactly what I am doing but feeling like I have no coping mechanism to stop myself from eating. The positive vibes I cling to are what keeps me sane in these crazy times. If I can't laugh and find some positive energy, even in the mess that has been my life lately, I would be a little sobbing heap on the floor (literally!) Being able to find and strive for those little positive bits keeps me going. Those positive bits are getting bigger and better every day!!! Hoping you find some lovely positive bits in your world today @Mistr! I really don't have much to update... Hope you all have a great week!
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