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  1. Right? I was so disappointed, thankfully seems to be ready to be nice again today. I cheated and tried Amazon, which arrived today - so I didn't make it earlier when I originally was thinking about it. I've only gotten to try falafel a couple of times, but definitely liked it. The shelves... *grumbles* I'll deal with them later, kinda lost my spoons for that this weekend.
  2. Oh come OOOON, Ohio Guess it's snow o'clock. I'll do something inside today - not sure yet if I want to try to do one of the indoor Zombies, Run! trainings or do a more laid back yoga, my muscles kinda hurt today. Not sure if I did something that's making them sore or they're grumpy at the weather. I've actually never bought shallots before, I'm sure I've had them in restaurant dishes before but I've always used onions when something calls for it at home - this is the first time I've actually picked one up Couldn't find couscous though, so orzo's going to have to suffice. I think that'll be dinner tonight. I made the falafel salad today for lunch after getting groceries, that is definitely a very good meal, with enough leftovers for 2 more servings this weekend. I got 2 of the shelves I wanted up last night, buuuuut the template for one of them was a bit off so the screw placement is wrong, and I need to re-align it.
  3. SQ 1 - Yesterday: 5.2 K walk, today: 3.5 K, with a very brief run thrown in at the end SQ 2 - Yesterday: Had some more of the leftovers from Today: Picked one of Mealime's pre-made meal plans for the next few days, I'll go get the groceries tomorrow morning now that I know Aldi restocks every morning so I'll probably be able to get the chicken then rather than this afternoon. It's not on the meal plan itself, but I added items to the grocery list to let me add the Chicken couscous bowl that @Rookietried cause they sound amazing, and I'm already getting chicken for the rest of the meals. Got breakfast tracked, haven't eaten anything else just yet... should probably do that here shortly. SQ 3 - Yesterday: Got the boxes moved from my bedroom to the guest room, but did not get the shelves up. On the plus side, that definitely freed up a lot of space in the bedroom to start organizing. Today: Not really cleaning/organizing related, but I got a little 25 pod grower planted so stuff will be ready to go into the ground in April/May. I'll try to get the shelves up this afternoon before I settle in for the evening.
  4. I don't see why it wouldn't, you'll have to let us know if it works if you try it
  5. Small boots, long journey? Battling wraiths?
  6. How are ya holding up over there, Jupiter? You doing ok?
  7. Yesterday (Tuesday) SQ 1 - It was pretty nice out yesterday, and there were buds all over the place - still fairly cold, but spring is prying the door open slowly. SQ 2 - Got to use my spiralizer Mom got me a long time ago (remember me talking about needing to organize my apartment? Couldn't find the dang thing for the past couple of weeks, she found it like 5 minutes after setting her stuff in the guest room. She doesn't even live here! Moms.) to make the zoodles and chicken recipe I had on the meal plan for me, Mom and Rose for lunch. Also... spiralizing carrots results in this bit of comedy gold: Dinner was a leftover chicken leg/thigh quarter and mashed potatoes, and later some mac & cheese with mushrooms mixed in - which makes sense that I got extra hungry later in the day, I forgot to eat breakfast. Related to food stuff - I got everything sorted on My Fitness Pal so it talks to my Fitbit, so now I can start food tracking again and get more of an accurate view of what my intake actually looks like, and get a better sense of how to tweak it. SQ 3 - Got list written out more thoroughly, and got 4 loads of laundry done (1 load clothes, then lots o'bedding) Tasks for today (Wednesday) - move boxes from bedroom to guest room - pick spots for shelves, get them put up - run (walk quickly) from zoms - ??? - Profit
  8. Thanks! That was kale, carrot ribbons, scallions and a homemade peanut dressing (4 tbsp peanut butter, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp honey, little bit of sesame oil and a pinch of red pepper flakes) with a diced up pork cutlet on top. Definitely a pretty filling meal too! *Edited to add - forgot the lime juice in the dressing - 1 lime's worth
  9. Tracking data from last week - estimate in for Wednesday's KM, since I forgot to turn on Fitbit before the walk and didn't have Zombies, Run! going to track distance for the walk. Overall, not a bad weekend - I even got a 25 km bonus from my Pokemon, Go! app on Monday so I got some steps in. Busy week, but good week.
  10. Hahaha sounds like someone had some energy to burn Glad you didn't have any residual covid yuck going on! Hopefully you're able to be completely done with that
  11. Definitely glad to hear your mental health is doing better! Sounds like a plan, but don't be afraid to let your body take a break if it needs one. Diminished lung capacity is no joke
  12. Sunday: SQ 1 - no zoms because I walked with Mom and Dani, but we did go on a pretty decent walk SQ 2 - Think I just had toast for breakfast (mom got some fancy butter, so I tried one piece with just the fancy butter and one with that + cinnamon sugar). I made some sheet pan salmon and zucchini chunks with lime/cilantro rice, which Mom definitely liked. Dinner was tilapia and risotto in white wine sauce - my mom got my BIL Julia Child cookbooks for his christmas present, so he's been starting to experiment with french cooking. Monday (yesterday) SQ 1 - it was grey, gross and rainy all day, so I opted for a yoga w/Adrienne that was pretty easy on shoulders, and hooooo boy my hips definitely appreciated the stretch. SQ 2 - Had a late breakfast/brunch instead of lunch, I made a hash with the leftovers from steak&potatoes on Sunday and scrambled some eggs with it. Definitely a good use of leftovers, and a way faster hash than making it with fresh potatoes. Then last night I made two roast chickens with mashed red potatoes & gravy, which were a big hit - plus now I have enough chicken leftovers to do the rest of the thai peanut chicken and zoodles I have a recipe for. SQ 3 - (no unpacking / organizing, still on hold for visiting time) Mom heads back home today after lunch, and it's supposed to clear up here in early afternoon so I should be able to get a walk in today - lunch is either going to be some mashed sweet potatoes and chicken sausage or the zoodles, depending on which Mom & Rose prefer to eat while they're visiting, then I think I'm going to kill some of the leftovers from cooking the last couple of days for dinner. We'll see what happens the rest of today, but overall even with SQ 3 being put on pause, it's been a good visit this week. New job starts a week from yesterday.
  13. Glad you're feeling better, stomach bugs are no fun. Hopefully you'll be able to get a good gauge over the next few days or so for what you usually eat, and how to tweak it without taking away too much at once. It can definitely be a hard balance to strike.
  14. Perfectly reasonable response to getting sick mid-challenge. Bullet journaling definitely helps me sort my head out and feel like I have some sort of plan to deal with what's coming my way, hopefully it does the same for you. How are you feeling? Hope you're recovering well.
  15. When in doubt, git gud - but don't get upset at yourself for not being "gud" right out of the gate
  16. Wednesday: Mom got here SQ 1 - no zoms, but we did go for a short walk with Dani (Mom's doggo) after she got here SQ 2 - IIRC (cause I forgot to take any pics, and haven't picked back up with food tracking very well yet) I had a tropical smoothie for breakfast, picked up a Jimmy John's sandwich on the way back from a Chiropractor appointment for lunch, and made the turkey (well, chicken cause Mom no like turkey) meatballs with mashed sweet potatoes and carrot/apple slaw from the meal plan. Twas a very good meal, will definitely be doing mashed sweet potatoes again. SQ 3 - Didn't get any of the box unpacking done I wanted to, but I did get the floor vaccuumed, dishes caught up, and guest bedroom/living room/bathroom/kitchen neatened up before Mom got here between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Thursday: I had picked up a ticket to go to COSI to see the Marvel exhibit before I knew Mom was coming up SQ 1 - no walk this day, I did explore COSI a lot but there was a lot of stopping to say "What's this? WHAT'S THIS!" throughout the visit, COSI photos under the spoiler tag to save space. SQ 2 - Got lunch at COSI, which was expensive but a fairly healthy salad with chicken added. Mom and I had dinner at R&B's place, he made us some chicken masala, his favorite thing to make, with orzo. I don't remember what I did for breakfast before leaving for COSI though lol. SQ 3 - nada Friday: SQ 1 - no zoms again, but took a longer walk with Mom and Dani. SQ 2 - I made steaks and foil potatoes for dinner with everyone, I had the leftovers from the meatballs and sweet potatoes for lunch. (Rose & Brandon liked the new Cat and Mouth game I picked up... they were just a little competitive. We made Mom watch Encanto after dinner) Saturday (yesterday) SQ 1 - Mom went and hung out with the kids, so Dani and I went for a zombie walk ourselves. I think she enjoyed the walk, but she was tuckered out by the end of it. SQ 2 - Rose had invited me and Mom to a ladies tea even at her church while Mom was visiting, so that was breakfast. I had a leftover kale and pork cutlet salad with a couple of bacon slices chopped up into it for lunch, we had dinner out for the BIL's birthday at a fancy-ish place in downtown. Rose knows someone who drops off macaroons the coffee shop she works at sells, and asked if she could do a macaroon cake for his birthday... and y'all. SQ 3 - with Mom visiting, COSI trip and hanging out with R&B extra this week, the actual unpacking has been put on the back burner probably until Mom heads home this coming week, but I'm kinda ok with that right now cause the family time is nice, and it's been a really nice week off work next week I'm still off (i think Mom's heading back on tuesday) so I'll be able to look at getting some unpacking/reorganizing maybe then, and getting up the shelves I bought etc then.
  17. They definitely were! The mini pizzas were exceptionally good, though i think next time I'll brush the crust down with some oil to help keep them from burning cause they did get a little singed. Volleyball yesterday was fun, but I had to be a bit careful not to piss of my left shoulder - so playing mostly right handed. Miles wanted attention after I got home for movie night after volleyball, hence the extra catittude in the picture. Today (Tuesday): SQ 1 : Today was warmer, and not remotely as windy. The sun peeked out a bit but it was mostly cloudy. 10/10, nice day for walks. SQ 2 : Made another BLT/egg sandwich for breakfast before the walk, then made the kale salad from the meal plan up above - had one for lunch, and 2 are put away for later meals. I'm thinking maybe make the meatballs with sweet potatoes for dinner, but pizzas might win out for sheer ease and deliciousness. SQ 3 - now that I'm back from walks and doctor appointments, I'm going to work on getting the apartment sorted this afternoon... I probably won't get everything done, but I can' at least get it to the point where I'm not super anxious about Mom walking in tomorrow.
  18. Yesterday (Sunday) SQ 1 - Did zombies, run!, and made it about 2 k in the time I had the run set for. It was pretty out, and not too cold, but still windy as heck. SQ 2 - I did a grocery run after the zombies, then made some mini naan-pizzas for late lunch and the zucchini/carrot noodle dish from the meal plan I posted above - had to substitute pork cutlets for the chicken due to shortages (it's what the store had) but overall it worked well, so no complaints. The smoothie was breakfast. SQ 3 - #$&%. Week 1 totals (no actual goals for this one, but still tracking what's going on) Today (monday) SQ 1 - No zoms today because Volleyball starts back up tonight (I'm actually headed there in about 10 minutes from writing this) SQ 2 - Made a BLT + scrambled egg for breakfast before dentist appointment, then had leftovers from the veggie noodles last night and a lorge salad with homemade lemon dressing - which was a little too heavy on the lemon, next time I'll add more of something else to the mix to help mellow it out. It was pretty darn good though. SQ 3 - wound up playing phone tag with insurance company and former employer trying to sort out COBRA coverage for this month, since my next job's insurance starts April 1st & I have doctor appointments both tomorrow and Wednesday, so this did not get as much attention as it deserved. I did get the list actually started today though, so that's a plus.
  19. They have a couch to 5K as well as the base game, just as a heads up in case that might be something you'd also be interested in. If you do the C25K part you get extra story that takes place between the first and second run in the base game, but if you don't you don't really miss anything important to the main storyline. I've definitely been enjoying the time outside though, my body and brain both agree they've been beyond starved for nature time and more getting outside is needed
  20. Yuck, I hope your case is mild and heals quickly and completely
  21. You did manage to cook for yourself and eat though (maybe not your ideal meal, but dear lord even the best cooks sometimes can't be bothered to do more than throw pasta in water then put sauce on it and call it good). You're still doing a lot, and you're also dealing with a crap load of stress from **other** factors that take a ton of your emotional and mental energy, which are finite resources themselves.
  22. I use a lot of soundtrack music, like from Mass Effect or The Dark Knight, anything John Williams etc if I'm looking for something without lyrics that will keep my brain going.
  23. So, about Thursday: Between the weather, the interview I had in the early afternoon, and the game of phone tag I was playing all morning, and getting off work at 11:15 pm the night before - I wound up not having the spoons to pick up groceries or do any real exercise. So not a useless day, but no "points" for the day either. Today: SQ1 - It was pretty outside but the wind was super cold, so I didn't spend much extra time out there. SQ2 - I've got a meal plan made up, just need to get the groceries - probably tomorrow (I had some leftover soup for lunch, and have a movie night with dinner provided with friends tonight, so food is covered for today) SQ3 - Still need to make this list. Mom's coming up Wednesday this coming week though, so that's definitely going to have to happen fairly quickly. Yaaaay external deadlines.
  24. Thanks! Good to be back It's useful for me - stories are the main reason I'm as much of a gamer as I am, so the story of the game keeps me coming back for more (even if it is years later than when I started playing the game now).
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