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  1. Your goals sound great and you sound like an AMAZING mom. I'm sure your kids absolutely love that you're willing to be silly and fun with them. I'm right there with you as a BIG planner who then hates to follow the plans that she makes for herself. I am also very, very behind on housework and I don't even have human children to wear me out like you do! Here is to hoping that we can get through this challenge and continue working on our plan-following discipline. I'm thinking my next 6KC will include daily cleaning as my Life Quest. Best of luck on your midterm!
  2. Yesterday went pretty well. I did the BW1 workout and took the pup on a two mile walk (with some jogging to work on his jogging behavior). On Tuesday nights I volunteer on a crisis line until 1AM which means I usually don't get to sleep until 2AM or later. This leaves me pretty tired on Wednesdays, even though I will let myself sleep in an extra 1-2 hours (as long as my body will let me). I'm thinking I may plan on making Wednesdays my yoga days, which I had previously planned for Saturdays, to combat my crankiness. I can get really cranky. So today I think I'll try and take it easy, rest m
  3. Oh wow, the only drinking when invited to is a GOOD idea. I might use that one in my next 6WC. Do you have a plan for quantifying what eating "less" bread/pasta/rice will look like? I've always wanted to visit Alaska, there are so many stunningly beautiful areas.
  4. Completed the miniquest on day 2 of the challenge. They are definitely great questions to ask yourself when setting just about any goals...
  5. Yeah, I actually can't even remember back to when I was first subscribed so that is saying something. The younger members of my boyfriend's extended family know some English, so I'm hoping that between my very limited Portuguese and their very limited English I'll at least be able to interact with them. It gets tiring to always wait for someone to translate for you. I've studied Spanish in the past and hope to pick it up again after my focus on Portuguese. They have a lot of similarities so hopefully it won't be too hard!
  6. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)? Is it reasonable? My overall quest is definitely very achievable. I gave myself a long deadline hoping to over-perform, or at least be able to get back on track if I have any setbacks. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? I am only focusing on my workout routines and habits in this 6WC. I think my next 6WC will probably continue to include workout goals but will focus on healthy and mindful e
  7. Hello! This will be my very first challenge. I'm big on educating myself but not so big on actually....doing the things I've educated myself on. I've been a member of Nerd Fitness for....a long, long time. I've spent that entire time reading and learning and not getting fit. I used to run very regularly and was "fit" in that I ran. I didn't watch what I ate but I'm a very irregular eater when left to my own devices (one meal a day is not uncommon). Then I went through a short episode of depression, stopped running, moved in with someone who is BIG on the three meals a day plus dessert,
  8. Hi Ladies, I have been a solid lurker on the Nerd Fitness forums for...longer than I'd care to admit. This topic however has finally forced me to make an account because I have a huge interest in birth control. As a disclaimer I do have the Mirena IUD, I have had it since January of 2012. Before Mirena I was on a non-estrogen based pill as I have migraines with aura and estrogen-based pills are shown to cause stroke in women who have migraines with aura. If you're considering changing your birth control or starting a new birth control regimen please, please, please be sure to inform your
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