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Emmevee

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  1. When it's cold out, I want to hibernate and that's not good for my sanity or my health! Main Quest: Fit more comfortably into my favorite jeans. 1. Physical Fitness - Move more. Even if it's fidgeting, just do it. (If successful +5 STR) 2. Mental Acuity - Practice Italian (I'm going to Italy this spring!) at least one new phrase 6 days a week. (If successful +5 WIS) 3. Diet - Alcohol once a week. Again with the cold, and the hibernating. I want alcohol. I want its sweet, sweet warmth and its reminder of summer. But alcohol is keeping me from fitting more comfortably into my favorite jeans so it has got to go. (If successful +5 CON) Motivation: I want to be healthy so I can be active with my son and also fit better into all my clothes. I've come so far, it would suck to plateau where I am and stay here forever. Reward: If I do all this, I get the reward of buying a new pair of the same jeans! Then I'll have twice as many opportunities to look good in them. Challenge: I've really slacked off the past few months and it's a miracle I've only gained 2 pounds of my weight loss back. I need to take control. I've done it before, I can do it again.
  2. Hi all! Couldn't join up this time because I knew I wouldn't be around, but I've been keeping up with Team Breakthrough and hope to be back for the next round. It's so good to see you all out there plugging away! It gives me hope for coming back. May the odds be ever in your favor! ~Emme
  3. Emmevee

    Emmevee

    Me in the size Medium hoodie! And yes, like a weirdo I logo'd my face but I have a creepy ex, so I try to keep online pics of me to a minimum. Still! It fits!
  4. Emmevee

    Emmevee

    1. Physical Fitness - Ouch. With the boychild in and out of the hospital I've been about 50% with this. 2 STR points, because I celebrate small victories. (If successful +5 STR) 2. Mental Acuity - Have made this work any time I've gone to work more than twice in a week. 2 points. (If successful +5 WIS) 3. Diet - Made this sh*t work! Super proud of myself. I get all 5 points! (If successful +5 CON) And as soon as I can get to a camera and my hoodie I will post pics, because I totally fit it.
  5. Emmevee

    Emmevee

    This has been another rough week. My son ended up back in the hospital, though only for two days this time. But now we're giving meds every 2 hours, and he's on oxygen around the clock, which is a lot harder on me than on him, believe it or not. I weighed in on Monday and I was at 159 which is 60 pounds lost. And the hoodie is still just the tiniest bit tight but I think it would be wearable as is? I'll post a picture on the last day and we'll see what you all think! I've been flailing on listening to Italian, though that's because I was going to do it to and from work and now I'm not going to work since I'm working from home to take care of my little one. I've been good on my other goals though. I would give myself a grade of A for both the others all week. So that's something?
  6. I'm a week behind, but here's my why: A year ago I was sick and miserable, and my body felt gross and overworked all the time. A doctor told me giving up grain might be a last resort. I never though it would work, but I decided to give myself the chance, and then it was just like BAM. Everything got better. My aches and pains, and perpetual stomach ache, and exhaustion were all gone. I stopped losing my hair and the knobs on my fingers from joint swelling went away. So my biggest why is because I don't want to go back to fat, sick and nearly dead! I still have 20 pounds to lose before I hit my weight loss goal, but even if I never lose it, life is 100% better now than it was last August!
  7. Emmevee

    Emmevee

    Oh my gosh, you guys! I got the Goal Hoodie down to try it on to see how I was doing and it isn't a large. It's a medium! And even though it's still just the tiniest bit tight, HOLY F*CK, I put on a medium. And zipped it up. This is a really big deal. And probably dumb to be crying over, but it's been a long week, so I'm cool with crying anyway!
  8. Just finished this week's mini-challenge! And it feels good to be encouraging. Who knew?
  9. Awwww. I love the grandma part of your challenge! I wish my grandmas were still alive, and I very much regret not calling them more when they were. Hope all is going well!
  10. I love those updates, but you haven't posted in awhile. Hope all is well and life hasn't gotten in your way, like it's prone to do sometimes! Good luck!!!!
  11. A training center for demon hunters sounds awesome! I've been watching loads of Supernatural so that might be why, but still! I hope you're still working at it, out there in the cloud somewhere. Good luck!
  12. Hi! Just popping in to tell you this whole set up looks awesome. I know you haven't updated in awhile but I hope you haven't given up! You can do this!!!
  13. Yay for a wall plank! That's awesome!!!
  14. Sorry I've been gone, y'all! My son was in the hospital but he's home now and things are looking back on track. I had a breakthrough over the weekend, though it's sort of a crazy one. My work reallllly stresses me out sometimes and it was very tempting to keep checking my work email while my little one was in the hospital but I decided to ~give no fucks~ and since they weren't paying me for the time I was taking off I just didn't read them. I gave all my attention to my son like I wanted to, and I let work wait.
  15. Emmevee

    Emmevee

    I'm back and I was convinced I'd gained 5 pounds on hospital food and not having moved from my son's bedside for days, but I actually ended up losing a pound. So yay? Stress maybe? I'm not sure. I'm back to work today, though, and I packed my lunch with things I can eat, and I'm going to do my walk and try some bodyweight exercises at lunch. I also plan on listening to my Italian lesson on my way home, so now it's just... life. Back on track! I'm happy my pause didn't seem to set me back too much. Thank you for the warm thoughts and encouragement while I was gone!
  16. Emmevee

    Emmevee

    Well, shit happens. My son is in the hospital for asthma and we've been here since last Thursday so I'm pretty much eating whatever people bring me, what I can find in the vending machine, or what he doesn't eat off his hospital tray. Needless to say I've had grain. BUT in terms of a win, here, I still haven't had any coke, despite total exhaustion and easy accessibility. I haven't been listening to my Italian since I'm not going to work, and I could be doing body weight work outs but I'm just too tired to care. So I don't think I'm going to grade myself poorly for this, or end the challenge early. My plan is to just allow that for the hospital duration trying the best I can is going to be enough, and then the big challenge will be getting everything back in order when we go home. Hopefully tomorrow!
  17. Emmevee

    Emmevee

    My baby started kindergarten this week, so I've spent most of it in a spiral of sadness and weepy happiness. I don't know, it's confusing! But amidst it all, I've been doing pretty well. Last week I hit all my goals, though it did mean doing two sets of body weight exercises on Saturday to keep up. This week I've already knocked out three of them! And I've got my son doing them with me, which has ended up being lots of fun. We call them our "Avengers Practice". He's really into it. I've also been listening to my Italian tapes and I've managed no dairy apart from the once a week allowed dairy. It's harder than I thought it would be though. If I don't see some improvement in SOME area by the end, I think I might add it back in. Or just add in butter, since that's where I'm struggling the most. Thanks for asking!!!
  18. Easy. 1. Work on Italian Dulingo. 2. Eliminate morning fruit. 3. Remember to take Vitamin D supplements. 4. Don't look at my phone during dinner. 5. Return emails right away instead of procrastinating. Medium. 6. Walk a mile a day. 7. Give up red wine. 8. Make all meat I eat grain-fed. 9. Get off my computer by 11 every night. 10. Run a 5k. Hard. 11. Find a new job. 12. Move out of state. 13. Adopt a child. 14. Visit Australia. 15. Learn to give less fucks about what people think.
  19. Emmevee

    Emmevee

    Jill Beat - That's awesome! I LOVED France! And I really hope to be able to go there again next year, though I can't plan it out until Italy is in the books. What a great way to get to travel! Teros - Thank you! There will definitely be an after shot of the Hoodie. I love it to pieces so more than anything I want to have the damn thing zipped!
  20. Sounds great! Is there a rule you need 3? If so, maybe make one that's "Cooking a healthy meal with the help of the two oldest" since that ties into your hopes of teaching healthy eating?
  21. Emmevee

    Emmevee

    So for this week I'm at: Italian Listening : 2 Body Weight: 2 Diet: 3 By the end of the week I need a 4 for Listening and Body Weight Exercises and a 6 for Diet. So that's not bad! Though the first week never is. Thanks for all the support y'all!
  22. Breakthrough of the week: While at the park with my son today, I climbed onto the jungle gym with him. And it was really fun! I've never done it before because I felt like the other mom's would think I was too heavy, or I'd look ridiculous. But today he wanted me to play with him and I totally did.
  23. I just popped in because I saw you on the pvp soda challenge, and our starting weights are the same and our end goals are close! Mine is 139, because I just sort of arbitrarily picked that 80 pounds sounded about right to lose. Anyway, good luck! And I love your bangs! I keep mine long, but I feel like yours are calling to me. In a totally non-creepy way.
  24. Mission Statement: (This was hard and hopefully it doesn't suck!) I am actively pursuing good health. I have control over what goes in my mouth, and I exercise that control daily. I love my body and will take care of it by walking, doing body weight exercises, and lifting heavy things. Being a happy wife, a loving mother, and a world traveler are things that are important to me. Being healthy helps me accomplish all three.
  25. I'm in! And I've been on this personal quest for ages now, but Zen mode is still 2 and half months off, and the bastards that run my building put in a coke machine OUTSIDE my office door. I'm not even kidding, it's like three steps out the door. Which is starting to screw with my resolve like you wouldn't even believe. So I was looking around on NerdFitness to see if anyone was struggling with the same thing and here you all are! I'm at 288 days right now and until the pop machine went up outside I would really say that giving up pop had gotten to be effortless. And now So. Much. Effort. Hope it's okay I'm joining this late!
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