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  1. Ach, I failed at the TPS reporting. Documentation was never my strong suit. I did a bunch of running, biking, and hiking. I did get better from the respiratory crud, and I did pass the NREMT practical exam. Now to study for the knowledge exam. The FDA announced that Zantac has a carcinogen in it so I stopped taking it for my reflux issues. I'm back to a grain-free diet and next week I want to introduce corn and see what happens. Right now I'm doing a modified paleo diet (not for weight loss though so I'm not shedding pounds like a person with an eating disorder) th
  2. Ha, we're all dying little by little, right? I found a new ninja gym that has traveling rings (!!!) If you haven't tried them they're a fun aerial apparatus that's lower to the ground but involves lots of swinging and potentially coning. But it relies solely on single-handed grip strength so... yeah. 15 second performance limit for me at this moment, eh? Good luck figuring out the thing...
  3. Thanks, Sylph! I have one more "mock interaction" to write an encounter report for, and I'm done with the classes. Still recovering from the upper respiratory thing. Definitely ready for it to be over. Didn't run, didn't ride, didn't hike, didn't do anything but go to rehearsal yesterday and work, work, work. Am ready for a re-do on my vacation. I think October, maybe?
  4. Oh yeah, the beginning of the semester is literally the worst. Starting two weeks before and ending at the end of this week my life is basically overloaded. Add to that the in-laws being here until literally the day before the semester started, and rehearsals, and finishing the online coursework for my EMT exams, and then trying to get into a chemistry class.... let's just say that if there were indeed a ball, it has been dropped. And on top of all that, I ended up getting sick on Friday last week. So the weekend which was supposed to be relaxing camping ended up being, "honey, can you dri
  5. Good day so far--Yesterday I did my PT so I caught up on that. Today I rode to work, and then rode about halfway home. I skipped the giant 3 mile hill because it's pushing 100F out and I just didn't have it in me--the bus came, and the bike rack on the front was empty so I got on. Rehearsal tonight. Cereal for breakfast today, and an apple and bagel for lunch. Not much really. Need to eat something substantial for dinner but I feel like an outlaw in my own kitchen with my mother in law in the house. Who knows what she's going to want for dinner. I'm looking forward to my in-
  6. It was a little much! Definitely NOT enough fiber. Glad to be back home and getting to choose my own meals. One thing I did this week was have a salad and an apple for lunch almost every day. Definitely helped with feeling bloated from all those carbs.
  7. Oh my. Not as well as I had hoped but alright. I got back to work on Monday and immediately had to move offices. I feel a bit like Milton (office space stapler guy) because me and the other “old guy” in our group have been squeezed into a little 7’x10’ office which we now share. There’s a tiny door in our office that leads to the building section air handler—so my desk literally vibrates when it’s on. Furthermore there were three barrels of asbestos waste and three plastic bags labeled “danger asbestos” in that room. I closed the door and tried not to think about it. I got out fo
  8. Back from Colombia! Sitting in the Miami airport waiting for our connection to Denver. Kiddo and Mrs. MG went to Sbarro for a trip down her memory lane (they don't have those in Colorado). Nothing appealed and frankly I'm so sick of eating I might not eat anything. Got in another weights workout which included the gym version of my PT. Also ran on the treadmill. Also the day before that we were in Barichara, which is absolutely lovely and has a "trail" run going from right at the edge of town over to the next town. Kind of a unique thing in Colombia, as trail run
  9. Man, I gotta say am traveling in Colombia and we're eating everything but the squeal down here. Yes, the filet and sirloin is delicious. But tripe, organs, feet, chicken necks, all that stuff. It's everywhere and I'm being a little brave... Way to go on all those veggies! Personally I have a rough time with lots of cauliflower. Do you like broccoli as well? Have you seen the multi-colored bag of frozen cauliflower, broccoli, etc at Costco? That stuff roasts up pretty nice. I like to drizzle my roasted veggies with a little soy sauce and fairly mild salsa mixed together
  10. So, what kind of teacher are you? Assuming "a good one" is a good answer, but I mean, subject/age group/school type/etc. Good for you for getting your homework done early
  11. I love this approach. Wish someone I knew did this instead of what they normally do... No I'm not complaining... much... >:O
  12. Wow, the challenge started AND I happened to have time to look at stuff on the computer today! I worked out this morning. It's not easy here in Bucaramanga, Colombia (that's B'manga here forward). There are no parks anywhere nearby to go running, I don't have a bike and I don't think I'd be brave enough to go out on the streets even if I did. I've seen people riding serious bikes here, of course (anyone catch the tour de france???) but they have people following right on their tails in a car to keep the mayhem from killing them while they're out training. Went for
  13. Ha, I hunt elk but actually harvest deer typically. Elk are wary beasts.... but so delicious. Deer is a good but much gamier alternative. But whatever, it free-range, fairly stalked, organic and grass fed so I won't complain You have a very generous friend! What's the new industry for you? What motivates me is, I love helping people and feel at my best when in service to others. Also, I like problem solving and troubleshooting from a deep understanding. Finally, I like educating folks. Being a PA combines all three of those things. Plus it's a pretty straightforward car
  14. Last challenge was accomplished though my tracking and reporting was lacking. Because of that I'm going to include "getting you that TPS report" in my goals this time around. I don't get back from our trip to Colombia until the 11th, and then I dive right into rehearsals for Pippin, directing the one-act showcase for the local theatre (that's easy, just three rehearsals and one performance), and work hitting the busiest time of year (start of the semester). I'm focused on getting pre-PA classes taken care of so I'll be taking one class (though that could be counseling
  15. Following along.... Borderlands 2 was awesome! I hope I have the opportunity to check out #3. Will do my best to keep apprised of your mission.
  16. And oh my, I just looked back at the actual goals. There were three that I didn't write about. Running: Instead of keeping running I switched over to biking a bunch. I was taking the apprentice to school two mornings a week on the bike and then riding home--actually a pretty tough ride on a 60 pound tandem bike up a 400' elevation gain hill over 6 miles in each direction. I did run at work once, but I definitely was getting my cardio in. The running was starting to make some of my joints ache in a not-so-good way, so even though I'm definitely a runner I have just been doi
  17. My goodness, the end of the challenge came and went and I didn't write anything! This is terrible! I did manage to record my food a bunch, and eat a LOT of veggies. The trick to that was to purchase cut and washed carrots and celery, and to chop up other "snacking" veggies to add to my lunch bag every day, or just to keep on hand in the fridge at work. Recording the food took a little more effort and I haven't done it for a bunch of days unfortunately. Lots to do at work, and then the in-laws came and that makes for crazy times, and then we left for Colombia. We're in Bogota r
  18. Went for another run this morning--4.33 miles. It's amazing how little effect that effort has on my daily caloric numbers. Here's the challenge numbers so far: Veggies: 5 MFP: 3 Plenty of veggies yesterday, but I didn't get my digits into MFP, even though I started in the morning. The afternoon got away from me--follow up appointment with the shoulder doctor (I *didn't* tear my rotator cuff, but I have a bone chip in my shoulder as well as "arthritis" and "bursitis" which is doc-speak for "it hurts" and might be inflamed. PT starts today) and then rushing to
  19. Bravo on the house projects. It's so hard. Do you ever just work out first thing in the AM? Before the projects? Anyway, way to go on "salad club" (whatevertheheck that is) and the Aware app. I downloaded some body scanning guided meditations to give a try to. RL
  20. Just posting tallies so far, from yesterday: Veggies: 4 MFP: 3 Turns out that 2 hours of cardio in one day might be too much. So I'm going to take today as a sort-of rest day. Am diving at the aquarium this afternoon so it's probably good to take it slow. Don't want to be post-workout spacey in the shark exhibit. Mrs. MG made my lunch today! Stir fry with lots of vegetables! Hooray !!!
  21. Today has been good! I ate two veggies for lunch (shoulda been three but the peppers were bad out of the bag) plus had the ubiquitous spinach smoothie for breakfast so actually ate three total. Plus plenty of fruit and nuts. Am in process of recording food eaten on MFP. Also this morning I ran 3.5 miles then biked the apprentice to his day camp (7.5 miles away, downhill and then uphill, and then back) for nearly 2 hours of cardio. It is HARD WORK biking that heavy ass tandem around. Anyway I've been starving for carbs all day! You notice I didn't say anything about
  22. Huh, I wrote this really long post this morning. What happened to my post??? Anyway, Thanks Manarelle, yes I do "batch prep" things but lately I haven't. And when I do think I'm doing that, it just turns into "Dinner" with my family because I grossly underestimate how much everyone is going to be eating. Maybe we get some leftovers outta that though, so that's good. I try to enter my MFP data at work. I will do that tomorrow. And tonight before I go dwnstairs to watch the last episode of Stranger Things 3 And I totally need to get on making meal plans that incorporate ve
  23. Hey thank you for that. Everyone needs a good recipe, and now I apparently have one. I will try this over the weekend
  24. So yesterday I don't think I got two vegetables. I think just one, and it was a pile of red-leaf lettuce. I'd love to count the corn we had with dinner (grilled elk burger! MMM!) but we all know it's a grain. Today I brought another pile of red-leaf lettuce with a big handful of baby carrots in a tupperware. I think that counts as two veggies. I didn't get all my food recorded yesterday. I'll try again on that today. Riding with a physics professor this afternoon. That's always enlightening! We're going to try some hills, just after the hottest part of the day.
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