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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
  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 he
  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 go
  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 fo
  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
  15. Ugh, sagging ankles on tights are evil. The only thing I've found that stops tights-legs sagging is chopping off the tops, clipping the legs to a suspender belt, and adjusting the tension lengthwise that way. But then I have to suffer the inner-thigh chub rub, which is the main reason I wear tights in the first place. I just go for footless tights, socks and boots these days.
  16. Update for last couple of days: Calories: £1 in Idiot Jar (The burrito was not worth it.) Rested as planned on Tuesday, gymmed as planned on Monday. Freggies: 6 on Monday, 5 on Tuesday Water: About 1 litre both days. Gym today looked like: - The usual handstand and split practice - DB Rows, (1 x 16kg) x 8 x 3 each side (About 1 hour 15 minutes total.) I'm trying to find some good exercises to warm up my back for handstand practice - I think I'm finding it particularly hard on my back because of the weight of my stomach and ches
  17. This was in the Scottish Poetry Library's retweets: All it made me consider deeply is the need for a Hygge-themed Candy Crush clone. With gingerbread biscuits and pine cones and fair-isle socks. Woot to MOT booking! Hope your day is gentle on you and you can catch up on sleep tonight. <3
  18. Goat's cheese and caramelised onion had some heavy involvement, I will admit.
  19. Update for weekend: - I lost my calorie slips again but did not eat like a tool. Buying a tiny notebook I can keep in my pocket at all times today. - Parents were here, so did not gym but did go for a walk. - Slipped up on water - Freggies were sufficient, though. I even ate spinach. Willingly. Gym today looked like: - Being 1 inch away from the splits! (I'm still not sure what exactly qualifies as "the splits" at a small scale, so I'm aiming for "being able to balance relatively comfortably on my thighs at 180 degrees without hand support". Still got an
  20. Thanks, Tank! It feels good writing out the affirmation in the mornings. My life-affirming text for the day was from Dear Coquette because I forgot to dig out a book to take with me today.
  21. " So I started to talk to each person I passed. I smiled as I hurled cringe-worthy enthusiasm their way. “GO, GIRL!” “You GOT this, man!” “We’re almost there!” My only goal was to yell louder than the voices in their heads. And you know what? People smiled back. Some started running again. " That was a really lovely part to read, thanks for sharing that, Snarky! <3
  22. Update for Thursday: - Calories: I lost the slip of paper I'm using instead of MFP which isn't working on my phone. I can't remember the total but I'm idiot-jarring this because I know there were too many chocolate frogs and too much wine*. Total: £1.00 - Freggies: At least one - Water: 2 litres - Gymmed as planned. Didn't sleep last night. One of those mornings where I try to unlock my coat with my house keys, so decided maybe attempting to be upside down or underneath a barbell wasn't a good idea. I'm looking forward to gym tomorrow, though, since I've got lo
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