Elennare

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    Elennare Grinds Through the Holidays

    Day 12 11/28 - food 11/28 - water 11/28 - exercise 3/8 – skati ng 7/28 - sleep Got a good night's sleep last night, so checked that one off. I'll have met my water goal once I finish this (large) cup of tea. Didn't meet my food goal, but I ate more or less healthy today. Had yogurt with chocolate chips and hemp seeds for breakfast. The cafeteria actually had tasty healthy food today - grilled salmon, zucchini, and brown rice. Then ended up with tacos while waiting for the parade to start. I'm counting the parade plus the walk between the car and the staging/finishing area as my exercise for the day. It added up to a couple miles minimum, so it totally counts, even if it wasn't a continuous 15 minutes (I didn't tine anything). Totally met my step goal. The parade was fun. The boys got to ride in an antique firetruck! Hushed and I walked and passed out candy. Forgot to call the y, so I'll have to try in the morning to see if they've got a spot in child care so we can go lift. Otherwise, it may not happen as planned. Guess we'll see!
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    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [Manarelle]

    Awesome job! And while incorrectly guessing how much food you're eating sucks, the upside is, since you were overestimating how much you were eating, you get to enjoy more yummy food now.
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    Raptron Saberhagen in the Lap of Luxury

    Right?!? I'm 95% sure he decided to stand there so he could creep on me, which makes it worse. *barf* Yay for pushing through meh workouts, and extra yay for friends with extra clothes to share!
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    Elennare Grinds Through the Holidays

    Day 11 11/28 - food 10/28 - water 10/28 - exercise 3/8 – skating 6/28 - sleep Well, I ticked off most of my goals yesterday, but it was not so great overall. I'm not sure if not getting enough sleep was the cause, or it was the sudden uptick in exercise, but I was starving. Didn't get up early enough, so no time to make breakfast (or coffee!) before we had to run out the door, but I did get Little Bug to school on time. Hit up Starbucks, and got some egg bites and coffee, which is normally plenty of food until lunch. Not yesterday, though. Ended up finishing all my healthy snacks before lunch. Luckily, had lunch already at work, otherwise I would not have met that goal. Got hungry again halfway through the afternoon, and all that was available was the vending machine, so I ended up with some crackers and a candy bar. Dinner was relatively healthy (fresh ramen), but could have been better. Ended up drinking half of my water too close to bedtime, so I ended up having to pee in the middle of the night. But I did get to bed on time, and stretched for 15 minutes before I went to bed. And also did a bunch of walking in place before bed so I hit my step goal, too. I think today is back on track, though I didn't bring lunch with me. No food at home, and I didn't want to run to the store before work because we're going to be in a Christmas parade this evening so I need to be done with work as early as I can be. So, I'm guessing lunch is going to be chili and some fruit from the cafeteria, but maybe I'll get lucky and they're have something else that's healthy and tasty.
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    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [Manarelle]

    That looks great!
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    Raptron Saberhagen in the Lap of Luxury

    Never a bad plan! Have fun! I am super jealous of your new gym space. The Y I go to just got a bunch of new cardio machines and the free weight section got smaller so now there's like nowhere to do anything if you aren't on a machine or a bench. I swear I almost kicked a guy doing single leg Romanian deadlifts (his fault, I was mid set when he decided to stand there).
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    Elennare Grinds Through the Holidays

    Day 10's update soundtrack brought to you by the roller rink's beginning show team. Day 10 10/28 - food 9/28 - water 9/28 - exercise 3/8 – skating 6/28 - sleep Packed lunch, by which I mean I went to the grocery store before work and bought healthy stuff to eat. Then got into work and got reminded that we were going out to lunch to celebrate a visiting coworker's last day here. Had a really good salad at the restaurant. I did pack a lunch, and I ate healthy, so it counts! Way met my water goal. And, if you take into consideration all the beverages I consumed over the course of the day, I had around a gallon of liquid! Went to the exercise class. It was fun! I got there about 15 minutes ahead of time, and the beginning show team was still practicing. I assume it was a dress rehearsal, because they were all wearing mostly the same thing plus crazy hats (like, christmas tree on their head, or a turban with a tulle cloud wrapped around it crazy) and doing a routine to song at the top of my post. It was...something! Fun to watch, but, wow. The class itself was pretty good (and the music was much more suited to what we were doing ). Only an hour long, so not as much of a workout as a practice, but I was all sweaty by the end of it. We did a warm up, and then a mix of skills and a few conditioning exercises. Yesterday was mostly figure skating skills and style-independent skills (like plow stops and basic skating). I learned how to do a two-footed spin, though! I plan to go back. As a slight bonus, there were several skaters from the league I'm looking to join there! I didn't get to talk with them much, but the little bit I did they seemed nice. Maybe next week they'll be there again and I can talk with them a little bit more. I got a good night's sleep going into Wednesday, but because the class was so late, I got to bed way late. I think it was good that I went, though. I can't walk normally today, but I have a feeling that if I hadn't, I wouldn't be able to walk at all today! Though, skating the day after leg day is definitely a thing.
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    Elennare Grinds Through the Holidays

    Day 9 9/28 - food 8/28 - water 8/28 - exercise 2/8 – skating 5/28 - sleep So, my edit from earlier on my last post appears to have been eaten by the internet. It was saying our plans to go lift tonight were in question due to Little Bug getting sick this morning. I am pleased to report he was feeling better by the evening and we were able to go to the gym. I wasn't feeling the greatest, so went a bit light, but I did the thing! Also met my food and water goals, and got all my steps. I marked sleep as met, but I might not have gotten quite enough. I was close, and given that my watch stopped recording sleep for a chunk of the night, I'm calling it good enough. Off to take a shower, then decide if I'm going to the store to get something for lunch or grab it in the morning and just go to bed now. I suspect bed will win. Especially since my legs are not pleased with stairs currently...
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    Elennare Grinds Through the Holidays

    Day 8 8/28 - food 7/28 - water 7/28 - exercise 2/8 – skating     4/28 - sleep Grabbed lunch from the grocery store in the morning, but it was packed! Hit my water goal, and also cooked dinner. Unfortunately, dinner took a lot longer to prepare than I had hoped, and it turned out I forgot to grab some things I needed for this morning while I was at the grocery store, so I ended up running back out to the store instead of exercising. Got all my steps in, though. Got to bed more or less on time, and had enough leftovers from dinner to pack for my lunch today.
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    Elennare Grinds Through the Holidays

    Thanks! I'm pleased that I managed to mostly stick to my plan. I know a month isn't that much, but since I don't have derby right now, it doesn't matter as much if I'm on the top of my game, so I could cut calories more. I am after fat loss, preferably without losing the muscle I currently have. But, given the amount of muscle and fat I have, I am fairly sure losing the fat will result in an overall weight loss as well. I care significantly less about the number on the scale than about the way I look. Actually, I don't care about the number on the scale other than it being another data point. Which, I guess, is more in the category of recomp. After thinking about it, I have decided that I'm not going to be able to stick to a drastic change (been there, done that, that's why I'm not doing that now), but I do want to try to take advantage of the lack of derby to lose more fat. So, I am going to stick with my current plan and add soft goals of meeting my step goal (per Garmin) every day and to make an effort to avoid grains and (too much) added sugar. I think those are doable and will hopefully help me make some decent progress.
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    Elennare Grinds Through the Holidays

    Day 7 7/28 - food 6/28 - water 7/28 - exercise 2/8 – skating     3/28 - sleep    Kalua pork lightly fried, with a bit of sweet chili sauce, scrambled with an egg and served in a lettuce cup is a delicious breakfast. Did not drink enough water today, but did have a fair bit of other beverages. A bit short on liquid though, so I can't even argue that it should count anyway. Got lots of sleep last night. Going to do some yoga before I go to bed, so checked that off. Over all, week one went really well! It occurs to me that since I don't have practice anymore, and the new league I am probably going to join is on break until January, now would be a good time to try to lose a bunch of weight. I am going to think really hard today and I about whether I want to stick with my current plan or try to lose a bunch of weight in the next month since I can actually take the performance loss right now.
  12. Reload previous save point? *Yes No Are you sure? You unsaved data will be lost. *Yes No This level was going great, until it wasn’t. And then, boy howdy was is NOT. Looks like I am not high enough level for this area. Time to go back a bit and grind XP so I don’t get flattened again! Buffs: What’s the easiest way to get buffs? Food! I need to eat well if I want to level up. Goal: pack a healthy lunch every day for work, and cook a healthy breakfast every weekend. Edit: Also, drink at least 8 cups of water every day. 0/28 - food 0/28 - water Mobs: How to grind XP? Kill random monsters. Whatever’s there. Goal: Do a minimum of 15 minutes of some kind of exercise every day, and skate at least twice a week. 0/28 - exercise 0/8 – skating Rested XP: Leveling up goes much faster when you have the awesome rested XP gainz. Goal: get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. 0/28 Super simple, but I am focusing on establishing small things that I can do consistently, especially around the holiday crazy. Once these are solid, I’ll start adding other stuff in (in subsequent challenges). Also, not doing anything during zero week this time, because Thanksgiving, and no sense starting when I know I won't be able to meet my goals. I want to start strong, not muddling through and then trying to get back on track.
  13. I recently got a new fitness tracker/smart watch that I love (yay!). However, I am allergic to nickle. I was able to successfully mask off the back of the watch and haven't had any allergy issues from that. However, I have been having no luck with the band and it is killing me. I've tried 3 different ones so far, including one which claimed to be nickle free (it wasn't), and have not been able to successfully keep the nickle off my skin unless I wear a band-aid (not a long-term solution). I've looked at Amazon, Etsy, Target, and Kohls so far and either they don't sell watch bands w/o a watch attached, or everything either has nickle and/or will cover up the heart rate sensor on the watch. Does anyone have any other idea where I can look? I'm planning to stop by the mall either tonight or tomorrow, but I do not have high hopes of being successful. My watch takes 20mm pins. I'd probably be ok with something that had a nickle buckle if part of the strap went underneath it so that the buckle wasn't in contact with skin, but I haven't seen anything like that, either.