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  1. 1 hour ago, Ranger Hal said:

    Also maybe because the thread is in the Jan 1 - Feb 4 challenge. My previous challenges don't show up when I click on the Ranger or Adventurer filter button, only the one in the current challenge.


    I'm guessing @Rinna used the gray banners at the top of the page to navigate to this area, but they're kind of broken right now. The dark gray one that says "Challenges" will take you to the current challenge right now (but I don't think it did last challenge), but the light gray one that says "Current Challenge" takes you here to the Jan 1 challenge.

    Well then.  Maybe it wasn’t my fault.  Hopefully someone can move it for me……

  2. On 5/7/2023 at 2:09 PM, shaar said:

    Heehee so many flowers, they make me smile too! I had to have the seatbelt around them because my car apparently thought they were heavy enough to be a passenger so the damn seatbelt warning kept dinging over and over and over and overrrrrr until I put it on….. 😂

    I have had that problem with my knitting bag + purse.  Apparently I pack enough crap to equal a smaller hoo-mahn.


    On 5/7/2023 at 2:33 PM, shaar said:

    The birds do NOT like it when I sit out on the deck

    If you give it time, and sit very still, they will come.  It took a month or so, but before we moved the chickadees would eat from our hand.  And peck the crap out of us if the seeds were unworthy.  My honey could call in the wild turkeys.  And deer would stare in our window a la children of the corn. We did NOT feed the deer,  but they  sure loved the black oil sunflower seeds we put out for the birds.  And the birds “planted” (a.k.a. hid) enough that we had a nice crop of sunflowers the next year.

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    K.I.S.S. Goals

    Keep walking.

    Keep on O.M.A.D.

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    Stop with the evening snacking.  This is the hard one for me.


    I’ve lost 19 lbs since January 24th.  I’ve stalled somewhat due to above mentioned snacking.  It’s hard not to.  Part of it is boredom, part is justifying my snack because my honey snacks, part of it is 


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    But I’m not, really.  I’m getting plenty of calories.  Hormonally speaking, I do feel hungry…..a lot. But it’s my stupid brain.  So I say to you, brain:


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    Postings will be sparse.  Vacation is a thing that’s happening next week.  I’ll do what I can do.


    Bye, y’all 

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  4. Still here.  Chugging along.

    Weight as of April 20: 158.9.
     4.6 lbs down from the start of the challenge.  

    16.6 lbs down since Jan 24.


    Still doing O.M.A.D, but need to clamp down on snacking.  I’m  staying close to or under 1490 calories (my recommended caloric deficit), with most days averaging 1300.  But I find myself snackish around 8p.m., which is throwing a monkey wrench i to the fasting period.  Otherwise things are going swimmingly. 😋 (I honestly  think my hunger might be hormonal. Not much to do about that, unfortunately, except resist.)


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  5. On 4/3/2023 at 3:20 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

    How has the week been?

    It’s been a good week.

    Not a whole lot new to report. I’ve had a few days lately where I’ve been super hungar.  This has resulted in my eating too much.  Or at least more than I desire to be eating.  Haven’t weighed because of this.  Worried about gaining back. Reality is that I’ve probably stalled a bit. Last weigh in was 161.4.  13.5 pounds in 2 months is nothing to sneeze at. I constantly have to remember that this is a new lifestyle, not a diet per se, and there will be days where I don’t eat within the desired range and that’s okay.  The impatient part of me wants to just wake up skinny. 

    April Fools’s day marked my 34th anniversary.  We had a good day, having lunch at a local roadhouse restaurant. Hopefully we’ll see 34 more. 💖


    That’s it for now.  Later Gater.  

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  6. 3 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

    Glad you all were safe. 


    Yeah, I had anxiety problems  during perimenopause. I mean, it's always something I fight against, but perimenopause was more intense (though the good thing about that was it motivated me to exercise)

    The weird thing is that I can feel the shift in my brain.  I know I’m being unreasonable and strange, but can’t do a damned thing to stop it.  I wind up pacing, and hoping I don’t get too snappish, or burst into tears.  Or both.  It’s a giant pain.  


    1 minute ago, Everstorm said:



    Glad you were safe from the tornados.  It's always something smh

    Right! It just. Won’t. Die.  Isn’t 42 years of this garbage enough?

  7. 8 hours ago, shaar said:

    It’s going okay.  Had a few random weird brain hiccups this week. Random minor panic attack the other day, and over all brain weirdness today.  Irrational thought processes. Pretty sure it’s hormone related, as I’m of an age where things are stopping. Not soon enough for me tho.


    Last night was fun.  Emergency alert went off at 1 a.m.  So we all woke up and watched the weather report until the tornado warning passed. Fun times.  But we had no damage from the wind, no loss of power or anything. I’ll take the loss of sleep over the alternative any day.  Guess we traded blizzards for tornadoes.  I’m happy with that trade. 

    How are you doing?

  8. 7 hours ago, spezzy said:








    The mess is the worst part, yes. 



    Okay so I decided to make a video :D 


    This is their temporary enclosure (the 32" of snow has me scrambling here a bit), I'm hoping to get them taking day trips outside in the next few days and then have them in a bigger place by the weekend. The cardboard is to try to help with the mess but it is not really working because chickens are DIRTY.  I love them but am ready to have my office back 😂 




    I had to cut it in the middle because the blue one pooped on me. 



    Have you looked into Hemp bedding for chickens? I’ve heard it’s super absorbent,  minimal dust, etc.  And lasts a long time.

  9. 14 hours ago, Everstorm said:

    Welcome to winter in the south, where autumn gives winter a miss and heads straight into spring.

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    9 minutes ago, Elastigirl said:

    Welcome back! We just got back from visiting Arizona, and I see the allure of a warm winter. Congrats on the weight loss!

    Hi! I’m so over snow.  It got to where I’d have an anxiety attack when it started snowing.  Cause I knew I’d have to drive in it. (Had a couple of bad experiences  picking up the boy-o from school or work.  Did a number on my psyche.)


    Thanks!  I really love OMAD, there aren’t really any restrictions.  And while I’m not eating many of the things I used to (looking at you, soda and lemonheads) It’s nice knowing I can if I want to, occasionally. 

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  10. 2 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:


    This is wisdom. It is also difficult, but I find it becomes easier the older I become. I don't think this necessarily means I am becoming wiser as I grow older, but I'm pretty sure I am actually becoming a bit less stupid with age.


    at my age (52) it’s not more wise or less stupid so much as “how long will it take to recover from this nonsense” The answer is way too long.

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  11. 51 minutes ago, shaar said:

    I’m so glad your snow days are OVER! 💜💜

     You and me both.  I absolutely adore the weather here! Winter was so……..not winter like at all!

    I see all your snow and feel your pain…….when I see all the snow that “the place formerly known as home” has been getting, I am so happy and at peace with our decision. 😌

    p.s.  I’m just getting too old for that shit!

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    So.  I’ve been gone quite  a while.  Things got hard during the pandemic, attitudes here were…….different.  At least it felt that way to me at the time. And being here wasn’t good for me.  Had issues at home that were pretty rough. But today is a new day. I’ll give it one more shot.


    Life is much better these days. My youngest kiddo graduated high school last year, praise God.  It took kicking and screaming, threats and bribes, but he did it.


    We sold our house in SoCo, ditched 90% of our belongings, and headed southeast.  It was an adventure traveling with 2 cars, 3 humans, 2 dogs and a cat.  We have now settled in warmer, Southern climes.  This is the first winter I didn’t have to shovel or drive in snow in 24 years.


    We've settled in a wonderful little  community.  It’s peaceful and beautiful here.  And green! 

    During this past year, between rehabbing the old house (shoulder is so jacked even still from painting every. damned. thing) ,  comfort eating and eating out, we discovered we had gained more weight than we realized.   We decided to try the OMAD diet together.   So we are fasting, albeit dirty fasting since we have coffee with creamer in the a.m.  We eat one meal a day, mine aiming for under 1500 calories.  We “cheat” occasionally, but have drastically cut junk and sweets from our lives.

    So far, since January 24, I’ve lost 12 pounds! I have a ways to go, seeing as I clocked in at 175.  I was not happy that day.  But today’s weigh in can in at 163.5. 

    We also walk most days, barring rain or cold, 2.75 miles. 

    My goals:

    continue with OMAD

    walk whenever possible 

    be kind to myself

    Ciao, bella 



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  13. 2 hours ago, Maggie-Miau said:

    So! Next thing:


    I have to go pick up the WorkComp papers tomorrow after the doctor fills them out. On the 31st, the nurse from the school will come to get them from me and will get started on the reinstatement paperwork. I can potentially go back as soon as the 8th, maybe somewhat later. 


    Which means that currently on the agenda we have Packing. And some careful exercise. :D 


    2022 Goals:

         - Obtain Driver's License
         - Complete Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship
         - Attend Advanced Training in Kentucky (either April or July)

    Smol Goals:
         - Daily exercise
         - Drink at least most of my gallon jug of water per day
         - Daily journaling
         - Do Something creative every day, doesn't matter what


    i'm going to make myself a little chart in my planner (which arrives tomorrow) and will probably wind up using tea or something as a reward for checked boxes. Or virtual movie nights with a friend. 


    I feel like i'm Ready to go back and finish up. It'll be about, three to four months and i'll be done and on my way to Kentucky (the next scary thing, i've never been on a plane before) i'm a little nervous to go back, but also Ready for sure. 

    We are thinking of moving to Kentucky. 

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