elizevdmerwe

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About elizevdmerwe

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  1. elizevdmerwe

    JonFirestar: The Return of the Challenge of the Living Dead

    Yikes! Agree with you there. I'm too scared to check the currency exchange rate because you guys get about R20 for every Pound, I think. Logic prescribes going for the cheaper one, and it will keep you going for at least a number of years, not like you'll have to replace it by end of next year? But I know how you feel about those choices. We never know what the future will hold, but if you save the money by buying the cheaper watch, you'll be able to use the "left over" money on races. No use using the money on a too expensive watch and then you can't take part in any races because you used the money for the watch. My kind of circle thinking.
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    Fonzico manages her brain.

    So cute! Why did I picture him as black in colour? Wowsers! I've joined the Fb GED/Sats and Cambridge groups for South Africa and just reading the parents' comments about subject choices and what the kids have to do to be able to apply to a university or college (type of tertiary education here) makes me shake in my boots. They post some of the messages from the admin staff from the institutions and you can see some people are trying to be patient while helping as best they can. I got more respect for your job then. Hat's off! So not eating it, does that make it a nightmare in the making? Hopefully you can continue the dream tonight and get your cheesecake and eat it too!
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    I'm always amazed by how much you manage to accomplish! All the things you are doing in your profession and working towards! So glad that you could take Dragon with you! Probably makes the place you are staying at feel more like home, and so cat cuddles and friends are definitely self care. Sometimes you just have to make the best of the situation and you seem to be doing this.
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    Mint and Dill and Cumin: Tanktimus Fights his Legalism

    What I'm trying to tell myself is that it is everybody's choice in the end what they want to eat and how much, but your attitude (meaning my attitude) towards food has to be right. Just because the authors say "eat this amount of that food" doesn't mean I have to comply, it's not law. It's suggestions. In the end we are responsible for our own choices, even food choices. I'll find time, sometime, to go through the book again, because the mind parts that I remember definitely changed some of my attitudes w.r.t. food. I've eaten, so you can put your recipe for the day on screen!
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    elizevdmerwe - Barking up a different tree

    Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Mil is coming down to us this weekend, for the cycling, but she'll keep me posted on S. -------------------------------------------- Summary: Tuesday Bible study: done - reading from Proverbs. Exercises: we walked with Brandt. Dry fire: Wednesday Food < 1.35kg (2.976Lb -> 3Lbs): 1.225kg - breakfasts seem to be around 200g mark (2x eggs with either one slice of wholewheat toast and butter, or avo, or grilled mushrooms - and I add the butter and coconut oil that I use too); the rest seems to be up or down depending on what I'm having and at what time. If I wait till much later to have lunch, like yesterday after the walk and running errands in town, then I eat a bit more. The cream in coffee is added (50ml=50g roughly) and I have about 4 mugs a day max. I definitely don't need to eat over 1.35kg if I don't seriously, seriously exert myself, or maybe face a very hot day. Which it isn't at the moment. Water 750ml< : Just over one bottle yesterday, about 1Lt in all. That was not enough, but it was cold. I should have drunk more rooibos, but didn't. *shrug* Sleep <21h30: About an hour late - chatted to Brandt after the boys had gone to bed, but I slept through the night. Didn't wake until just before my alarm was to go off. I was still seriously tired and couldn't get up to do dry fire. Hope to practice some later today. Started raining around 18h00 last night, and still raining. We're starting school just now, I've got chicken for lunch and dinner in the oven (don't need Tank's descriptions to make me hungry today), and washing going in the back. Lego is starting again, but I'll probably not be walking.
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    JonFirestar: The Return of the Challenge of the Living Dead

    - for the "not zombies cause". Glad you could fall asleep again, that is a good improvement. I tend to lie awake between 2 and 3 and stop clock watching and thus falling asleep around 3h30. Then don't feel like I've had any sleep when my alarm goes off at 4h50. Ohh, but isn't Suunto still one of the best makes? Years ago Suunto was the gadget people wanted, if I remember correctly from Brandt's days of scuba diving? And if you can get it at a discount, you should be set for life with this "overkill" gadget? Then you won't need another one soon, or at least in the foreseeable future? Or are these just more tempt-reasons and not logic-reasons?
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    Mint and Dill and Cumin: Tanktimus Fights his Legalism

    I used to when I was on Weigh-Less years ago, and on Banting a bit. Now I only count things like chips and Smarties (like M&Ms, just... nicer - ducking away for safety) to appease the boys that they are getting an equal number each. I did a rough read through the book, honestly have to read through it again. The one thing that bothered me a lot though, was that they made some of their recommendations about portion sizes, etc. based on research that has been proven to have been compromised, or plainly inaccurate, or the results picked-and-chosen from to suite the scientist's end view; dr. Keys and his famous "you have to eat more carbohydrates, and fat is bad" research summaries case in point. BUT the whole point of getting over the diet mentality, eat what you feel like, because small portions or a chocolate here or there, won't kill you, or push you out of a healthy mindset or life, I totally agree with. Eat things in balance, and learn to know your body's signs properly: are you really hungry, are you eating because of stress, because you were told you have to clean your plate, because other people are starving, etc. I agree with. Getting back to a healthy mindset about food, and food is not the enemy. And make peace with your body/yourself. So I agree with the psychology behind it, but not some of their recommendations made on faulty summaries. That puts me off, especially since they revised the book after all the hulla-baloo of the last decade about food, thus in my mind they agree with those things that have been proven to be wrong/off.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    You'll get the admin sorted in no time. I'm glad you seem to be having a good time. You must really enjoy it.
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    JonFirestar: The Return of the Challenge of the Living Dead

    I'm stuck on 95kg. At a stage with these hot days, craving salt, cramps in my calves and feet at night, my ankles were so swollen for a week that I struggled to put my tekkies (running shoes) on. That's all gone now, and I'm hesitant to say that yesterday I was 94.8kg for the first time in months. So we'll see.
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    JonFirestar: The Return of the Challenge of the Living Dead

    Hi Jon! I'm honest in saying I skipped those scenes at the beginning, because I really want to sleep tonight. But you have a great time with it! Awesome news on the PR and I'm super glad that you got your weight down so far. Woot! Woot! Way to go.
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    Salinger's sixteenth challenge!

    Seconded. I drive past people here doing park run, and they are walking, running, jogging, pushing prams, walking dogs... all flavours. I love autumn nearly as much as I love spring and summer down here. I love the splash of colours, and also those big fires you mentioned. All the best with this challenge!
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    Fonzico manages her brain.

    Lol, hubby asked me to please leave the clothes that he has put on the floor, on the floor! He said he had a reason for putting it there, and that is where he goes looking for it. So we're moving the other way after 22yrs of marriage. Just 8yrs, maybe things change for you guys too Here to support you in all things, home, work, sport and play! How's puppers doing?
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    elizevdmerwe - Barking up a different tree

    Thanks Sal. I'm ok, had a good cry last night, remembered all the good times. I'm more worried about her. Wish I could be there for her.
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    Mint and Dill and Cumin: Tanktimus Fights his Legalism

    Fixed that for you. I know it, I read it every time, and yet I still do it. But I blame the small print for forgetting. Now I don't have an excuse. I'm fed up with all the diet rules. I just want to eat what I enjoy, be healthy and go on with my life. The only thing I'm still doing at the moment is to weigh my food, but I'm doing it in a more casual way, just to see how much I'm actually eating. Probably only for this challenge.
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    Annyshay Explores Oge Mai

    So glad to be able to follow you again. How's the trip south in Nov. coming along?