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  • Birthday 10/13/1988

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  1. Confessions : I'm struggling. Found myself at a gaming convention this weekend (read : diet of chips and soda) AUGH DIDN'T I JUST TALK ABOUT THIS. *sigh* Recollecting. Today is a new day. A struggle I'm realizing I have a hard time fighting is that while some members of my family would like to go paleo/primal they're not dedicated to it. I hardly EVER buy things outside the paleo/primal lifestyle, but I have a hard time resisting when others bring it in. I know this is an issue of MY willpower, I am in no way blaming anyone else. But, I am thinking that I need to designate a corner of the fridge, and a pantry, for myself. And just like, NEVER look in the others >.>
  2. Oh its quite delicious. And it has worked so far today! I'm really thinking about giving the last 3 cans to my neighbor.
  3. So except for one area, I did pretty well in week 1. My downfall? Soda. I am usually so good about turning the stuff down (I don't really like it as much as I used to) but I have a problem. When it is in the house, I drink if. If it was intended for me I drink it. And I binge on it. It is my number one weakness. I allowed someone to buy a 12 pack for me and it has been a struggle. I'm the kind of person that can moderate some things and I live by the law of don't deny, just moderate. But I can't do it with soda. I become an awful caffeine foaming monster. That being said, I've already killed most of the 12 pack of cranberry sprite that I bought. I moved it out of the fridge last night since I despise warm soda, but it is rough. My only control with the stuff is to not have it in the house. *sigh* but, I will not let it defeat me. 1 box of soda won't ruin these 6 weeks! Doing some meal prep with my mom today, and then my little family is going to go out on the property to hack up some firewood
  4. Thank you! I sure will I definitely need some accountability. I have about a million things to do on a daily basis and sometimes I just need some encouragement and reminders haha It is certainly the easiest way to get some activity in! I used 1 can of tuna (albacore, but it doesn't matter really) 1 egg (binder) splash of lemon juice dried dill salt/pepper finely chopped red onion finely chopped mushroom just heated up some olive oil, used my hands to roll the mixture into balls and placed in the skillet. I squeezed the mixture a bit to get out excess liquid and it held together pretty well I love spaghetti squash - I'm planning to grow some soon. Do you have the space to grow them from seed?
  5. Hello! Hoping you'll have great success this challenge!
  6. I like that you're taking that moment as motivation, and that you have some friendly competition going on! I'm an artist, so the idea of swapping trade for trade as friendly competition sounds awesome. I should try that for one of the next challenges!
  7. I like your goals! I'll be watching ya I also slip a lot with water in winter. I'm using a particular glass to help me, but some days it is just rough!
  8. You've got great, realistic goals. Wishing you the best!
  9. Yesterday, I spent a good chunk of time outside, and used it to further teach my little one to ride his tricycle. We also played baseball (aka MOMMY GO GET THE BALL!!!) which certainly tired me out. We'll be going out after his nap today since it was pretty chilly this morning, but we are going to do some similar stuff. I planned ahead this morning and created my lunch plans (and dinner, for that matter) while I was eating breakfast. I made clean tuna cakes (first time making tuna cakes without bread crumbs) and my goodness they are amazing. My planning also enabled me to get a spaghetti squash in the oven. My house smells amazing, in case you're wondering I finally have the time this afternoon to look through more threads, and I'm excited to be a part of the adventurers guild!
  10. Had a crazy day yesterday, so here is the official starting goal post for my thread NF Challenge November 10 - December 21 2014 Main Quest Become more active - fit it and develop better exercise routines to facilitate my weight loss journey. Focus on food choices and experimenting with what works with my lifestyle. 1 STR 1 DEX 1 STA 1. Involve my kid - I don't have the luxury of a gym membership to get away so I need to find some options that I enjoy that I can employ with the kiddo around, including cooking/food prep. 2 CHA, 1 WIS 2. Better planning - I need to get over the idea that I can't eat certain things, but that I need to balance those things with exercise. Energy in, energy out! 1 WIS 2 CON 3. 80% Primal diet. I wouldn't say that I have a severe gluten allergy, but I certainly feel like dragon poop when I eat too much. I do implement cheese/yogurt into my diet. 2 WIS 1 CON Life Quest Get my Christmas gifts done in time! (crafts and paintings) 1 DEX Diet/Fitness Side Quest Hit 260lbs by the end of this challenge (current : 268.8lbs) 2 CHA My Motivation To feel good on the inside and outside, and to be a better mom. My son and my husband make me want to be the best I can be
  11. Hello, Adventurers! I completed my first full 6 week challenge as a newbie (link in sig) after a failed attempt almost exactly a year prior. I'm looking forward to this next challenge and I'm hoping to be more active on the forums and make some new friends on this challenge. I think that part of reaching out is exposing your weaknesses as well as your strengths, and I'm hoping that by sharing these that maybe I can help some, and GET help from others! Quick intro : 26 years old, mother to a 3 year old, married to the love of my life. I'm an artist (tattoo, paint, ink), crafter, and tabletop gamer. I own my own business (a tabletop news/reviews website) and I am a homesteading wannabe. I love to cook and do food prep. I've got a 3 acre garden in the works with my mom. I'm learning to fish. We recently moved to Texas from Indiana. I used to say I struggled with my weight my whole life, but in reality, its been about 12 years. I was at a healthy weight until I was 14/15 and got involved with an incredibly unhealthy relationship which turned into an unhealthy lifestyle, even after I ended the relationship. I gained 100 pounds in the matter of 3 years and I've struggled since then. My self esteem flipped upside down lately (in the good way!) and I really committed to changing myself. I've done WW before and lost about 50 but gained it all back because I was focused on points and not on real nutrition. I aim for a 90% paleo/primal diet. I don't feel guilty when I don't stick to it because no one is perfect, however I try to avoid it because my insides now REACT to it! Yeesh. I am currently 268.8lbs with a goal of 180. MY STRENGTHS 1. coming up with recipes on the fly 2. getting the most out of *insert food item here* 3. general creativity 4. making strategies for achieving what I want MY WEAKNESSES 1. laziness 2. working in exercise with a 3 year old 3. making that negative nancy in my head shut up 4. reaching out for help when I need it I'm looking forward to what this challenge has to hold!
  12. Things have been crazy in my household, from trying to prep for a yard sale, changes with my business, and so much more. Things are finally falling back into place, but the only thing I've not yet mastered is time for exercise. I make plenty of time for pinterest, and I need to reduce that time (that I obviously have) and drop at least 20-30 minutes of it into some exercise. I've been stalking the forums without really getting involved much, but I'm hoping to start spending more time on them in anticipation of this next challenge. The first time I tried challenges on this site, I didn't even make it 2 weeks. I'm really proud of myself for doing the full 6 week challenge, and I want to improve on it by being on my game for the second one. I've got a long way to go but I know that I have what it takes to get there.
  13. About to finish my first challenge (link in sig). I've lost about 8lbs in these 6 weeks, and my next challenge will focus more on fitness and less on diet because I'm pretty certain that I'm finally on a good track there. I am on a mission to lose 100+lbs, though in the end, the number isn't what matters to me. I just want to be healthier for myself and for my family. I'll be joining the Adventurers, though I think that I may eventually end up in Assassins or Warriors. I'll try to post an update daily in here, and if not, I'll cover the days I miss
  14. I've done some serious re-arranging in my life, perhaps a bit late into the challenge, but it will make the next challenge very interesting. I've set up some bodyweight/weight/walking regimes that will be very easy to fit into my schedule as a homeschool mom, housewife, and game blogger. I wish I had done this at the beginning of THIS challenge, but these 6 weeks (and reading others' challenges) has helped me keep a good eye out on what I want to do and how to best go about it. Pretty sure I'll be joining the Adventurers as I've not commited to one type of fitness yet, though I'm thinking I'll end up as some kind of Warrior/Assassin combo, but we'll see how that goes in the future. Anyone else I can expect to see in Adventurers?
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