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Silmarilliane

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  • Birthday 08/01/1983

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  1. I'm catching up and very behind but this is exactly me. I tend to pick things up really quickly and then lose interest when I'm above average but not expert 😄 Edit now I've caught up: wowza that balance board juggling... You gots skillz I am jealous of...
  2. Ahh, I love the Bowie print ❤️ Also, excellent work on the tree - looks so cute next to that table (also the table is awesome!) I feel like you've learnt a lot through the challenge even if you haven't hit all the goals, also even little things like not going overboard on the booze (which is so easy to do, espech at this time of year) and making little changes will all be for the good. How's the Fitbit?
  3. Just my tuppence-worth as an extrovert who can (and has) had lengthy conversations with randoms at busstops, checkouts and gigs - I still have situations like this. Some people are just easy to have a conversation with and others just aren't. My bf is very much an introvert and he's generally happy being in company without feeling the need to talk, so I wonder if those other people are similarly just enjoying not having to think up conversation for the sake of it. If I ever don't have the energy to talk, I'll just ask the person what they do for work/hobbies and then whether they enjoy it, and they'll just talk on without you needing to add much 😄
  4. Love the kitty painting! Look forward to seeing the doggo one going through the completion stages too! It sounds like you got some good lessons from this challenge even if you didn't hit the weight loss - hopefully it's honing down what works for you long term I hope you find something that works for the foot pain too - in Pilates recently we've been doing a lot of ankle mobility and foot strengthening along with balance work. No idea if that would help your pain but could be something to look into if the other stuff doesn't?
  5. So work has been crazy busy of late and I just have not had the energy to jump on here (sorry guys, I'm catching up now!) So last week went pretty well up to the weekend when I had a few things on and decided to go over calories. Friday night I saw Daði Freyr who was awesome, and had slightly over calories as I had a couple of ciders. I went to a string quartet magical music concert Saturday night and although I went to a fancypants vegan restaurant, mfp says I stayed under calories (probably also mostly because half the main dish was mushrooms which got pushed to the side). Sunday the cousins were up visiting so there was pizza and biscuits at my sister's, and as I've got a cold I decided to not track calories as I figure you need energy for ills. I didn't go crazy though, but did then eat more when I got home for the sake of it 🤷‍♀️ I didn't manage to get a cycle in this week, and because of work/it being night when I finish work I've been having to do two 15min walks instead of one 30min which is not ideal. I've started having to block out a lunch break walk in my calendar... So to summarise for the week: All morning/evening workouts 🔥 = 100pts Weights and Pilates 🔥= 100pts Two miles walking a day (just about!)🔥 = 100pts Cycle ❄️ = 0pts Under calories 5/7 days 🍺 = 50pts - Friday over 1600 but stayed relatively healthy = -10pts - Sunday splurged = -25pts I feel like stress has made me have little mental energy, so coming on here has slipped, which means I'm less motivated to stick to it all, plus I don't get the buzz from supporting others too, which also makes me feel guilty - does that make sense? Either way, I'm having this week off to clear this cold and then will have a think about the best way to not go absolutely crazy with Christmas food throughout December... 315pts for the week Total points for the challenge = 1830pts out of a possible 3000, which is 61% and although a D- in GCSEs still technically a pass. As I mentioned before, I think I'm overly harsh in my scoring so that will need reviewing for future challenges - I've definitely done well and stuck to the majority of it all so I will be leveling up, woop. Weight-wise, I did track each morning to see my average: Mon 12st 0.5lb, Tue 12st 0.5lb, Wed 11st 13.5lb, Thu 11st 13.5lb, Fri 11st 13.75lb, Sat 11st 12.25lb, Sun 11st 11lb So my average weight was 11st 13.3lb, woo!
  6. I'm so glad your calorie/Fitbit tracking worked out 🙌 Also, beaut decorations - I was at my sister's at the weekend and got to see the full Harry Potter Lego in the snow is laid out with lights as a centerpiece to the lounge/diner!
  7. Thank you 😊 I think you're right - I'm definitely going to take some fresh measurements at the end of this challenge to see actual real numbers! And definitely would not have done any of this four months ago! Thanks for the perspective-ing 😀 Yay indeed! It's a great feeling 🙌
  8. I know you wrote this a long time ago but I've been awol so usually around October one sister starts asking for Christmas lists, and sends hers out... but generally after Remembrance Sunday is my go-to. This year was v early bcuz I was feeling blue and wanted to cheer myself up!
  9. Oh wow, I thought I'd only been away a couple of days but it seems a week, eek! Work has been crazy busy catching up from the week off and then I've been down to the sister-in-law's this weekend so the week was spent trying to fit in the things I wouldn't be able to do/catch up on at the weekend! I think I did that thing where I thought about what I was going to write, and my memory has assumed I did... 🤷‍♂️ So for the most part this week has gone well, I hit under 12 stone which was awesome, and I do feel like clothes are fitting me an awful lot better than earlier in the year. I did get a bodyfat % done on a machine in Boots which said nearly 40% which is the highest I've ever recorded and makes me dubious. I might look into getting a home one I can check more consistently or something, as I don't like to pay £1 each time Food-wise I went over loads yesterday with curry and beer, but I had planned to, and Friday I went slightly over as it had been a looong week. It was a beer and half a cupcake over so I'm not really beating myself up. Exercise has been more consistent, including insisting on walking the SILs dog yesterday and today to get that walking in. I probably didn't do two full miles today but I think the combination of back and forth and jogging/walking with a dog pulling on the lead makes up for it, so I won't dock any points! I've been making sure most of my morning runs don't have any break, and also holding the evening squat for longer than 2min pretty consistently. I did also sneak a cheeky cycle in at lunch while wfh Friday which I'm very glad I did So to tot up this week: All morning/evening workouts 🔥 = 100pts Weights and Pilates 🔥= 100pts Two miles walking a day 🔥 = 100pts Cycle 🔥 = 50pts Under calories 5/7 days 🍺 = 50pts - Friday over 1600 but stayed relatively health = -10pts - Saturday splurged = -25pts A good effort with some much needed non-calorie-counting time: 365pts for the week Total points so far = 1515pts (which doesn't seem a massive amount given my max was 3000 and there's a week to go, but I suspect I was overly stingy/strict on the point giving side and will be lenient seeing as I feel like I've pretty much smashed this challenge for the most part!)
  10. Oopsie, forgot to walk today so editing... Last day of a week off, haven't done a huge amount except a tourist day at the Tower of London and then a very geeky day yesterday at the Destination Star Trek event followed by a concert by the London Video Game Orchestra (who are awesome) I can do points for the last week as I'm only going to have a glass of homemade lemon squash between now and bed! All morning/evening workouts 🔥 = 100pts Weights and Pilates 🔥= 100pts Two miles walking a day 🤷‍♀️ = 75pts* Cycle 🔥 = 50pts (I actually did twice this week!) *So I will make this back tomorrow, being Monday so not technically the same week, but I did also do a lot of walking yesterday so gifting myself the 75pts for it. Under calories 7/7 days 🔥 = 100pts Successful week despite not looking too deeply into the accuracy of mfp 😄 = 325pts Total points so far = 1150pts
  11. Last day of a week off, haven't done a huge amount except a tourist day at the Tower of London and then a very geeky day yesterday at the Destination Star Trek event followed by a concert by the London Video Game Orchestra (who are awesome) I can do points for the last week as I'm only going to have a glass of homemade lemon squash between now and bed! All morning/evening workouts 🔥 = 100pts Weights and Pilates 🔥= 100pts Two miles walking a day 🔥 = 100pts Cycle 🔥 = 50pts (I actually did twice this week!) Under calories 7/7 days 🔥 = 100pts Successful week despite not looking too deeply into the accuracy of mfp 😄 = 450pts Total points so far = 1625pts Also to note, I've been weighing in every morning and today was the first day I was under 12 stone in I don't remember how long 😮 I think there are two weeks left and I'm away next weekend which will be at least one day of over calories but I'm hoping i can hit a consistent average of under 12 stone in my final week 🙏
  12. I have not, but here are the mittens! I'm writing up the pattern so let me know if anyone wants it! I love this way of thinking - I often think people hate me or are laughing at me 🤷‍♀️ and I spend far too much energy worrying about it This is such an accurate thing...
  13. My tree goes up as soon as I've got and wrapped the first present, so no hiding is needed 😄
  14. Funnily after a few days she realised we were on leave and therefore not getting up early, so the last two she's been silently plotting in the bush outside and I've had to call her in for breakfast!
  15. I hate this feeling hope the refreshed feeling Sunday morning helped, and that bulk made food sounds delish. Need to dig my slow cooker out really...
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