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Sarah Barr

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  1. Still not remembering to update regularly enough, but here's the update since Thursday: - Re-downloaded MFP onto new phone to track calories - Climbed Calton Hill this morning to scout out locations for our group, but it was HARD, so I'm climbing it three lunchtimes a week till Beltane, because sod not being able to breathe. - Signed up for a new gym membership in a gym that one of my co-GOs can make it to - I think this'll be good, it's not in a basement like the last gym, and the view might help break the monotony that put me off going back to lifting these past couple of months - Doc put me on an antidepressant that also works as a sedative. Side effects so far are that I get a little dizzy, but I've been sleeping much better. The antidepressant part won't kick in for another couple of weeks, but the sleeping-better is helping with the mood. Hopefully the exercise will also help. - Speaking of exercise, everything hurts in a good way from jumping about like a mad eejit at the GO weekend. (A big chunk of it was bonding games. I have now mimed making blueberry pancakes at double speed using my feet instead of my hands. It was good and strange.) - Small regular meals going well - Calories not so well over the weekend, though, and not only did I not have time to food prep, but boyfriend ate one of my prepped meals. This week's food prep may be just a massive vat of lentil curry and rice. - I've added "no pastries until after Beltane" to the veto list along with pizza, which has so far been successful. - I think I'm used to checking the google calendar now, hurrah. - Getting excited to meet the people who might become part of our Beltane group at the open meeting on Sunday. (SHAMELESS PLUG: If you want to be involved in the Beltane Fire Festival, come along to La Belle Angele in Edinburgh at 12:30pm on Sunday the 26th. There are all kinds of performing, non-performing, high-commitment and low-commitment groups you can join.) Back to work!
  2. HELLO FRIEND! Thank you! Good to meet you, have a good challenge! Thanks! Update: Buuuuusy. Head's still all over the place but I'm staying roughly on track with the small regular meals and the calorie limits. Completely forgot about strength training, though. And I forgot to update my thread yesterday so that's at least £3 in the Idiot Jar. It would probably be sensible to call this week a practice week, and start counting towards a forfeit after I've talked to the doctor instead of punishing myself. Calendar is helping. Got woken up by a washing machine at arse o'clock this morning. Want cry. Make coffee happen. Cry into coffee.
  3. Thanks for the tip! I've started using my Google calendar instead of a paper calendar so I'm not relying on having access to the one place it's hung up in. Did have to set a daily email reminder to check my calendar but I'm sure it'll become a habit soon enough. [Ramble about tiredness that's mostly for the benefit of helping me process it]
  4. Hehe! I went for Elliott because he's slightly awful but has wonderful hair. Should really have gone with Leah. How about you?
  5. Hey Def! Ooh, I'm liking the questions, it's fun reading the answers and getting to know people better. I'm currently binge-playing Stardew Valley, a gentle and gorgeous farming simulator pretty much like Harvest Moon was.
  6. Food prrrrrrrepped! Lots of food! I forgot I had a lot of stuff already in my cupboards so I deviated from the proposed menu: - Vegetable and fake chicken jalfrezi with brown rice - Mixed bean chilli - Really tasty baked potatoes I found Hawai'ian black sea salt in a shop and I'd always wanted to try it - I think it made my baked potatoes even tastier than baked potatoes usually are, but it might just be that I used, er, restaurant-levels of salt instead of the kind of salt itself. Also have a better idea of my schedule, now, which is good. Although it's fuller than I anticipated... Taking a break to chug an energy drink before I get back to sanding some bits of poorly-planed plywood in a frantic fashion. I now know I have only about three days of full work available in which to finish the first stage of the project. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. It will be fine. It's not that far off being finished. I only have a couple more bits to cut out and sand and then it's all assembly. Ok, energy drink done, regret in chugging energy drink felt, time for Korpiklaani and avoiding splinters!!
  7. Planning update: - Veggies bought - going to try and do prep this weekend among all the woodworking - I now have room to do a workout in the morning, and am gradually trying to accustom myself to waking up in time to actually do a workout. - Slowly getting an accurate schedule together! About it, really, but at least it's Friday so I have time to do more soon.
  8. Hello friends!! It's good to see you guys too! Every time I disappear for a challenge or so, I come back and you've all become tougher. It's awesome!
  9. Story of my life. HI DOC! Following!
  10. Shut down a bit after I dropped out in December. Didn't come back in January because I've been pretty chronically tired, and am finally off to the doctor next week to see if there's anything behind that beyond the usual combination of stress and work (I have my suspicions). Still tired, of course, but I miss you guys, so I am back! I have a great big project on the horizon that got approved last night! I am very excited and terrified about it. I am not expecting to get much rest in the next... 10 weeks unless I practice some dedicated self-management, so this challenge's goals are focused around that. (You'll get to hear about what it actually is after the official announcement gets made.) Goal 1: To make sure that my food intake optimises my actually-experienced energy levels. NHS advice for this is to have a few smaller meals instead of a couple of large ones, and like most health advice, "stop being so fat" is on there too, so the calorie target is for gradual weight loss. This would look roughly like: 08:00: 2 boiled eggs, bit of fruit, cup of tea (~200kcal) 11:00: Nuts (~200kcal) (11:00:03: Stop giggling at the word “nuts”.) 12:30: Whatever takes your fancy (~300kcal) 15:00: Something else worth about 300kcal that must contain one vegetable or fruit 18:00: Dinner (chilli and rice, roast chicken and couscous, or root veg soup and bread, all weighed out on prep day to amounts totalling about 500kcal) 21:00: Something else around 200kcal (e.g. a Nakd bar, or a pint of Guinness if it's after rehearsals) (Total calories: about 1700/day) Goal 2: To make sure that my weekly food prep takes as little time as possible without resorting to ready meals or a life of pasta. I need to be able to get it all done in the space of about an hour. So one oven batch, Two hob batches, of the bung-it-in-a-pot-and-forget-about-it variety. Sounds like chilli-not-really-carne, lemon-roast fake chicken with onion and peppers, and root veg soup to me. - So I'd prep my three meals, all of which mean I just need to fry off one big batch of onions and divide between them Then while they're cooking I'll portion out some microwave rice (because sod it) for the chilli and chicken, and some bread to go with the soup. The bread then goes in the freezer so I don't absent mindedly munch on it. Then I'll weigh out my nuts for the week's morning snacks. Never really liked being the kind of person who weighs her nuts, but I'm also the kind of person who giggles furtively at the phrase “weigh out my nuts”, so I'm sure I'll get over it. Goal 3: To focus on bodyweight exercises, stamina in relation to weight, and flexibility I'm saving up for moving house in the summer, so as well as giving up take-away coffee I've had to give up my gym membership, so no lifting or warrior-ing for a while, sadly. But I need to make sure I'm generally physically capable, so I'm picking up the slack by focusing on bodyweight workouts. This will take the form of our old favourite, the Nerd Fitness BBWW, with my usual yoga poses and splits practice. I have too little room and too many bits of plate glass in my bedroom to warrant handstands practice, but I'll live. It'll also involve some extra stamina-based strength work like planks and wall-sits. Three mornings a week, at home. Life Goal: Don't get eaten up by project plans. Using a strict time management schedule to do this, because I am going to need my rest, and a strict routine gives me peace of mind. I'll get out the A2 paper and the pens to write out a proper schedule, with tasks for the morning, during the day, and night-time, when I know exactly what's what. Tracking: UPDATE YOUR THREAD UPDATE YOUR THREAD UPDATE YOUR THREAD. In addition, I'll have to put £1 in the Idiot Jar for every time I miss a goal that day. This includes paying a £1 fine for not updating my thread for two days in a row. *Insert various taking-off noises here.*
  11. I HAVE BEEN AWAKENED (New challenge coming soon!) (Thanks, Shello! <3)
  12. My uncle died on Thursday. I've not really been keeping track of anything the last few days but I'm giving myself a break for that period regarding the Idiot Jar. Hoping to be on track again today. Cooked some vegetable curry for this week's meals, so I have something healthy and easy to reheat.
  13. Haha, they normally are, but for some reason this one was kind of cold and the cheese hadn't melted, and then for some reason I ate it anyway.
  14. *hug* That sounds pretty miserable, Snarky. Hope it gets better soon and that you get a chance for plenty of rest and peppermint tea. <3
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