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    TGP going the distance!

    Thanks,That's my plan
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    TGP going the distance!

    Very awesome that your friend is able to do all that hiking. I'm hoping to be like that at 66
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    Yrsadur is gonna kick some ass!

    Congratulations on graduation and a new job!! Nice challenge goals
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    Tova is feasting on life

    I think Drayad is a great race for you.
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    KCAleece Gets Fabulous!

    Good to know about Zappos. I've never bought shoes online because how they fit can vary so much. Woohoo, can't wait for the bay announcement!
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    Elastigirl's Challenge

    Not feeling super creative, but it's time to start a new challenge. My main quest: lose weight and inches ideally I'd like to lose 15 pounds over the next several months. That gives me some wiggle room for some mini bulking or just times that I call bulking, but are really me being more lax about eating. I may lose interest after about 10 pounds though. We shall see. Gotta go, I'll update my goals later.... Ok, I'm back. Sorry about the interruption. Pesky villains were trying to destroy my city, AGAIN. I have now saved the city, so I have time to lay out my goals. Main Quest: Lose weight How to get there: (note these seem like a lot of goals, but some of them are habits, so they don't require that much. I will put an asterisk by the new habits I am building Food: Track on MFP- starting slow at 250 calorie deficit and ramping up the deficit over the challenge Protein: 100 grams a day *Carbs- 120 on workout days, 100 on non workout out days. When I did low carb before it helped with hunger. This isn't super low carb, so it should be sustainable. However, if it doesn't help with hunger and cravings, and I', struggling, this goal gets tossed. It's just an experiment. So we'll see how it goes Most of my food being nutrient dense That is what will help fill me and not leave me craving for more. No set numbers, if I really crave something non nutrient dense, I'll have it. Just knowing that eating better food makes me feel better. *Water- not exactly new but I struggle. Fill my water bottle.Drink it all at least once. It's 32 oz. So between that and some tea, I should be hydrated decently Habits say a prayer of thanks before I eat *** Eat lunch with no screens in front of me. Pretty much all the diet books agree on this. But I stare at the computer for both breakfast and lunch. So, I'm starting with taking it out at lunch * take at least 15 minutes to eat my meals. I've done this before, but find unless I really focus on it, I fall back into the habit of eating too fast meal plans (at least dinner and breakfast) on Monday prep some food on Monday Movement Follow the Kettlebell program and do the workouts 3 days a week (if you've been following me, you know for me this is the easy, fun part) walk lots. I enjoy walking, and I find it a good way to burn calories, without increasing hunger. I'm not putting an amount. It's daylight savings time, so hubby and I can do evening walks. Mainly my goal is to choose to walk when I have the time
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    Moros Keeps rebuilding - we have the technology

    Awesome that today was an improvement over yesterday
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    Red1263 versus the two Dodecahedrons

    Welcome back! That sounds like a fun workout.
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    Elastigirl's Challenge

    I didn't ever post my challenge wrap up. Partly I was busy, and partly I was a bit discouraged by this week's weigh in. I just needed some time to sort things out in my brain. The scale went up by 2 pounds, which I knew was just one of those flukey things. The measuring tape showed that I had the same numbers as last week. Now the scale has gone down a bit, but still shows me at the same weight as last week. So, I'd say this week I maintained my weight. If you look at my signature it says "The process is more important than the result. You don't control the results, what you control are your actions. I've been thinking about my actions ; The good: I'm slowing down while I eat, I eat lots of veggies and good meat, I take the time to enjoy my food, during the week I've done great at hitting the MFP goals, I'm improving at listening to my hunger cues. The poor: The weekend. I guestimate what I'm eating, since we eat out, and I eat more than when I'm tracking. Plus, on game nights I eat more, just because I'm enjoying myself and food is part of the enjoyment(which is not all bad) Challenge wrap up: Eat slow: yes I am improving at this Track with MFP; Good during the week, decent during the weekend (meaning I'm not going off the rails, but it's hard when you are pixie sized to eat at a deficit) Praying before meals; improving Results: Lost 3.5 pounds, and an inch around my belly. Also the WOOT is that today I tried on a shirt that I hadn't been able to wear as it was too small and it looked great on me. Looking in the mirror, I'm much happier with how I look in clothes. I'm losing my layer of hibernation fat, so that is good. I'm hoping to post my challenge tomorrow. I'm going to keep with some of the same goals; Eat slow, track with MFP, pray. What I haven't decided on is if I should increase my deficit. Part of me thinks it's a good idea, but I don't want to put myself in a place where I am so hungry that I lose will power and shoot myself in the foot. Maybe I will just lose weight slower. But then, faster just gets it done.Either way, I want my goals to be something I can succeed at,and be able to come at them with a positive mindset, so I need to think on that
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    Elastigirl's Challenge

    That's a pretty good idea. Get veggies in, but it doesn't need to fill you up
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    Longterm Goals/ Find The Fantastic Beasts-

    That sounds like a stressful day. I like your plan of coming up with a plan for when teen fabulous is home. When I started gaining weight, my son was a teen. Part of it was my hormones, but also the fact that I felt like I should eat everytime he did- which amounts to a lot of food
  12. Newt Scamandar needs the assistance of any wizards willing to help. He has ..a small difficulty. It seems that his new apprentice accidently left some doors open, one thing led to another, and now all the Fantastic Beasts that were living in Newt's basement are roaming the streets of New York City. SInce this might upset some muggles, Newt has asked for wizards to be on the lookout for the beasts and help him collect them. See how many beasts you can find. I wanted to set up a 12 (13 counting zero week) goals in a fun way. Anyone interested in this group can set up a 12 week goal. We will encourage one another, and help keep each other accountable . The premise is that each week you work on your goal, you get points. As you collect points, you find beasts that are worth a set amount of points. This isn't set up a win/ lose, it's just the more points you earn the more beasts you collect. You can have several goals if you want (I'd suggest no more than three). Each goal scores points separately. tagging some people who said they might be interested @KB Girl @Suzaqu @Mad Hatter Basic guidelines and set- up: Before the challenge: Write out your 12 Week Goal-Write it specific, and measurable Decide what you need to do each week in order to reach that goal- Pick one priority action item to work on each week ( I will practice handstands 10 minutes a day, I will complete three drawings a week During the challenge: Check in and say how you did ( do this even if it didn’t go as well as you’d like. Remember it’s not perfection, it’s improving) Give yourself a percentage score based on how much of your priority task you accomplished State what you priority task is for the upcoming week Here is the link to the spreadsheet to record your progress. If you have more than one goal, you will need to write your name down separately for each goal. So, if you have three goals, you will have a separate line to record each goal. See Mr. Example for the examples. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uEtJRfNBYFgcNZFfeKiE71OjJvB4ohgDs8MLBj3NiA0/edit#gid=1196074929 POINTS Before the challenge: Write out goal statement: 5 points Write priority actions 5 points Weekly : Check in 5 points (even if all you say is I did nothing) 80% or more of your priority action completed 5 points Write priority action for next week 5 points Improvement over last week’s score 3 points After the challenge: We will talk about what our successes were, and what we learned End date : May 4th Next post will show some of the cool beasts you can win (I'll reveal more as we get further along)
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    KCAleece Gets Fabulous!

    Ugh, the emergency have to do that now decision. That seems to actually make up the bulk of our home remodel decision.
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    KCAleece Gets Fabulous!

    So cool that you are going to dye your dress. I never even thought of doing that. Of course, I've had very few white clothing items, as I am sort of like a stain magnet. Having to decide which home remodel to do is always a big decision.We've sort of prioritized, but then due to money, or just changing interests we've swapped. Doing our deck was one of the biggest payoffs. Having a nice deck feels like it gibes me a whole new room in the nicer weather
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    elizevdmerwe - It's about nr.23 & Countdown...8

    I always forget how may years we've been married. At least I remember the date though
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    Longterm Goals/ Find The Fantastic Beasts-

    Message from Newt: I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for all your help in finding my creatures. You have no idea how upset the Ministry of Magic was with me, over the little accident of letting them wander in the city. And the muggles! Well , they were in a panic. Not to mention how Grindelwald tries to use things like this to start a war between us and the muggles. We have captured almost all the creatures, there are just a few more roaming about. Sorry it's been a while since I've written to you, it's been rather hectic around here. Here's some more creatures spotted Elastigirl found a Fwooper @"BOT" - BackOnTrack found a Zouwu- and special mention of bravery as she was searching for him during the blizzard. I think she may have actually found him buried in a snow drift. @Defining has been hard at work and found 4 mooncalves @TGP found a Fwooper and a mooncalf @annyshay found a Fwooper
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    Longterm Goals/ Find The Fantastic Beasts-

    Week 9: Goal 1: Kondo Mari my house Our office is clean! It looks so wonderful. We even hung up some amily pictures. Goal 2: Scrapbooking : nothing happened. I'd been doing this on the weekend, but the last couple of weekends were super busy, and so it didn't happen. I am so close to finishing. I just need to do it. Week 10: I want to take a one week break from tidying. My list is super short 1) Buy a shelf to put husband's animal origami pieces on Scrapbook 1) 2 pages. Really just do it
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    Longterm Goals/ Find The Fantastic Beasts-

    Well done. Hope you are on the mend. Yeah, I hate going to doctors. Plus, I figure why get any stronger meds than I need? Antiobiotics are great when they are truly needed, but some doctors hand them out like they are candy
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    TGP going the distance!

    Glad to see you here. If you don't have time or desire to post details about your hikes, that is fine. However, if you want to, I always enjoy your hike stories. I hope you find the Fitbit.
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    Reset, Recenter, Rebuild

    Love your goals and your plan to make yourself accountable!
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    Moros Keeps rebuilding - we have the technology

    I love the 6 Million Dollar Man! You've been implementing some of the stuff from the Better Brain book for a while , right? Do you feel it is helpful?
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    Sloth's Power to Weight Ratio

    Glad you lived to tell the tale. Congrats on making it through
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    Elastigirl's Challenge

    Yeah, I don't really consider it a treat foo either. My choices were burgers with fries, or salads. This place has good burgers, but that's a lot of calories. Yes,in theory I could just eat less, but I don't really do very well with that. Well, the steak was a treat. This salad had a good mix of dark green lettuce , so that was good. But there wasn't much else to it, and definitely not filling enough Duel is a super fun game. It's also a pretty quick game, so it makes for a nice game for my husband and I to play in the evening Crow pose is super fun. I like salads with all the extra goodies, trouble is most restaurants don't have them. This did have nice greens though. Yesterday, I bought one of those make it yourself salads at a market, and it was super yummy and filling I've never heard of Sushi Go.
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    KB Girl preps for the world championship

    Exciting stuff! Love those pic's- you look so beautiful and strong.
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    Xena plays the Long Game

    In my world rolling planks are harder. Maybe you mean something different? To me a rolling plank is 3 sec regular plank, then 2 side planks then a back plank, without taking rests in between