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    Elastigirl Has A Joy Filled Challenge

    Challenge wrap up so my goals were 1) Track how slow I was eating- time myself 3 times a week- well if the goal had been 3 times in the challenge, I would have conquered it. But , it wasn't . This one flopped. And I decided I didn't care. I did however, continue to get into the habit of eating slow and thoughtfully. 2) Eat snacks with no distractions- about 50% - 3) Eat lunch with no screen 4 x a week _Yay! This one I managed all 4 weeks. Honestly, I didn't really tell a difference in my satiety, so I don't know if I will keep it up. I also did a good job of tracking with MFP. Overall: I did lose 3 pounds , and about an inch an my belly, so that was a win! My theme was joy. I wanted to lose weight, but not make myself miserable in the process. I think I found a good balance, so another win !
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    Elastigirl Has A Joy Filled Challenge

    I think you are right on. I have friends who had kids who were later readers, and once they started reading, they caught up almost immediately.
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    Rip The Start - Remix

    Woot! Congrats on fat dropping and muscle increasing!
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    Watch the Queen Conquer - Nic Tackles Her Goals

    What an exciting challenge. New job, learning Polish to prep for your Poland trip!
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    Eat. Move. Rest. Tanktimus Takes Care of Himself

    Agreed. I just always forget about it. I may follow some of those people
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    elizevdmerwe - It's about nr.23 & Countdown...8

    Your boys are awesome, and you are a great mom. Praying for your safety. One thing that helps me when I'm worried is remembering this part of the Heidleberg Caetchism (which is from Scripture) …..He also preserves my life in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed all things must work together for my salvation. (I also remember the same thing applies to my loved ones) Remembering this is a good reminder that God is sovereign and in control of my life
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    Lightning tries New Game+

    Good to see you!
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    KB Girl preps for the world championship

    Thanks for the write up of the mental aspect of the competition. I don't compete, but I find that fascinating
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    Eat. Move. Rest. Tanktimus Takes Care of Himself

    This is the method I use (except I don't follow Battle Logs- that's a good idea)
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    Emerald Eagle prepares for a parasite - Part 1

    What a great motivation!
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    Starpuck gets her Ranger on!

    Welcome back! Glad you enjoyed your trip. How is your sister doing? I bet she is glad to just have surgery over and working on recovery now.
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    CJL Joins the Rangers and Gets Going

    Welcome! great solid goals
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    Elastigirl Has A Joy Filled Challenge

    Weekend happenings; I want to boast about something you don't usually here people boasting about: the only veggie I had with my Saturday dinner was 1 piece of lettuce and a slice of onion. Let me explain. I have a really good habit of eating veggies with most meals. Which is great. But then the problem of perfectionism sneaks in, and I tell myself I'm failing when I don't live up to that standard. So Saturday we were busy all day (more on that later) and then had my son over for an impromptu dinner, before we went and saw a movie. I hadn't planned anything, and my first thought was how I needed to make a salad, and blah and blah, a list of things I needed to do. But I was tired. I didn't want to go out to eat, but thought maybe I should since I couldn't make all the requirements for a meal. Then I thought about it, and realized we had some frozen sweet potato fries that I could cook. Had hubby go to the store and buy the hamburger that is already made into patties, and some buns. And we had hamburger and fries. A nice, easy meal. Filling, and we all enjoyed it. I remember @annyshay once saying how she had made the mistake of thinking if it wasn't hard to make, then it must not be a good food choice (or something like that) Anyway, when she said that, it hit me how often I do that to myself. So, I have at times purposely taken the pressure off myself and realized not every meal has to be 100% healthy. Saturday was fun. We hosted game day for our church. We played my favorite cooperative game, Hogwarts, with a couple of teens who are super sweet. Sadly, we lost. And then they taught us how to play Istanbul. And my son taught a little boy (7 yrs old) how to play Dominion, and he let the little boy win, and the boy was so excited! Fun to see my adult son interacting so sweetly with this little boy. We had bought potato chips, but I stayed away from them. We bought one kind that had cheese (so I can't eat them) and another kind that I am meh about. We stopped by the market before and bought some really good roasted chicken and salad, so I still felt like I had fun special food. Then we went home, I went for a short walk, then had dinner. Then we went and saw Tolkien. I really liked the movie. It hasn't gotten good reviews, but I thought it was good. Not great, but solid. And I liked seeing it with my son, who is a big Tolkien nerd
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    Rinna gives up........something.

    You can do it. And yum,Toffee scones, good choice for a treat.
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    Stribs Lays the Foundation for Summer

    You're going on a summer road trip to see all the parks!! I want to do that.