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  1. Week 1:1

    So far, so awesome. I wish every day could be like this. I know, I know, they can.  But you don't know me like know me. 


     9.06 mile

    17,788 steps

    213 calories left ( after myfitness adjusted for my exercise.  And allowing for dinner, which I alrwady input since I already know what it is)


    Went on a 2 mile walk with doge & boy-child (boy, don't tell him I called him that, no really, don't). 

    Did 5.2 on the hellmachine.  Guess the rest of the mileage was from puttering around the house and playing outside with said doge. 


    All in all, today is an A+, unless i srew it up later somehow. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, shaarawy said:

    I took melatonin at camp to help sleep because I was So Hype, it worked but I had some really weird dreams. Benadryl just makes me feel like a corpse. ; ;


    Melatonin gave me awful headaches, and didn't help the sleep issue that much.  So I quit taking it 


    YAY KNITTING, what are you knitting??  I've tried to knit a few times but anything more than knitting a large square gets me all complicated.  Bleh.


    I am starting a mindless blanket. Which is turning out to be not quite mindless due to my yarn choice.  Baby steps, it can be hard to learn to knit.  I did lots and lots of garter before I moved on.  For more complicated profe ts I recommend using markers on all repeats.  This makes it easier to find and correct boo boos.  Also use a plain yarn, nothing nubby or textured. It's hard to see the stitches with those.  (Which is why my mindless blanket is not so mindless.  Nubby yarn can be a pain, but makes pretty stuff) . Keep trying, don't main anyone with your needles (this can be an almost irresistable urge when some one interupts you {I'm counting, damn it} ) and I hihly recommend joining Ravelry.  They people there are wonderful, and willing to help and support.  Let me know if you join, I'll friend you!

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  3. On June 10, 2016 at 0:51 PM, Shadri said:


    Yep... all the delicious stuff is unhealthy, and all the healthy stuff is sub-par, or at least that's how it seems a lot of times.




    That seems to be true of all foods.  Which is why I eat like crap. 

    Life is too short to eat styrofoam......

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  4. So, my goals this go round:



    watch my carlorie intake, stay as close as possible, and LOG. EVERY. DAMN. BITE

    make better food choices, more veg, less suger

    exercise regularly, goal is 5 days a week, weekends are rest days

    alow myself one "cheat" day a week


    get back into knitting, remember the joy it brings you

    read, for pleasure or for learning, try to be in the word at least 3 days a week

    don't beat yourself up for slipping


    So, here we go. 

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  5. 13 hours ago, Xena said:

    I love benadryl...best sleep ever!! But hard to get up in the morning (for me)


    Me, too.  Always feel a bit groggy. But hey, desperate times/depserate measures. I really don't want any aids like lunesta or ambien. Heard too many stories of sleep driving, sleep cooking, etc.. That really freaks me out. But  have you heard, there's some sort of lonk between benedryl/paxil/dramamine etc. and dementia. Don't know all the deets, tho.  Just saw it on the news.

  6. 1 hour ago, shaarawy said:

    Did the Benadryl work?? It's my go-to as well for junky sleeptimes.


    Hope this morning you are feeling more like yourself! Go away sickness, there is no place for you in the Rebellion!!!


    Thank the good Lord, yes. I feel like a bright and shiney new girl!  Didn't even have bad dreams after watching War of the Worlds....(I usually avoid those types of movies at bedtime, I tend to take them with me to sleepyland.)

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  7. Gaah.  I've been sleeping like complete and utter crap. Night sweats/chills (guess I can't make up my mind),  nausea, restless legs.  It's torture, I tell you. Makes it hard to think, or even function.  So the last 2 days I've been pretty un-motivated.  Hope this crap stops by Monday.....

  8. 2 hours ago, shaarawy said:

    SWEEET, I love upper ear hoops, I have one in my right.  I've got three holes in my lower right and two in my left that are usually filled with thin metal hoops and I like it fine, but I'd maybe want one more hoop up top.............


    Did the helix hurt?? It's been a -long- time since I've had a piercing...


    Yeah, it hurt somewhat. But it fades to real sore quickly. DON'T do it at the mall, or anywhere that doesn't use piercing needles. (JIK You didn't know, pulbic service announcement over. ;P )  That can cause serious damage to the cartilage. 

    I got the rook first, no big, the the top helix which was OMG painful, the the lower which was again, no big.  My piercer ( gosh I love saying that) is awesome.  She has no problem special ordering for me (finicky ears, can only wear titanium) and doesn't charge an arm and a leg. 

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  9. 2 hours ago, Shadri said:

    Hey Rinna! Yeah, I can't imagine how it is for people who feel like that all the time. I'm sorry you and others have to deal with that. 

    That snl thing is funny! People do need to keep that in mind.


    It can be hard, fo sho.  There are meds, sure, but they only do so much.  It's like having your own little black cloud hovering, hovering, always hovering.

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  10. 2 hours ago, Shadri said:

    pita and hummus is not the worst thing that could have happened :P


    Hummus is a good source of protein, and the carbs are needed for energy, so I say win-win.



    I wanted something carb-y to ease my anguish and self-pity (cos that's TOTALLY how that works, right??).


    Damn straight that's how it works.




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  11. So today I stopped to smell the roses. No really. They had a bunch of bushes for sale at the store, and man were they beautiful!  One was plain ol red, but the other one......it was a creamy white tipped in pink.  Moment of silent awe for the beauty of walmart's nature. 

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  12. 19 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:


    Eating my feelings is sort of my specialty, so I've been making it my focus to simply feel less:P




    I have not found a way to do this "feel less" thing that you speak of. How does one feel less?  If anything, I feel all the things, and man, it's a drag. 

  13. So I keeping thinking of Stuart Smalley from snl:


    I'm good enough

    I'm smart enough

    and doggone it, people like me


    People made fun of it, but really, we need to do this sometimes.


    Tried to insert a stupid gif, but it keeps giving me errors.  I give up, for now.




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  14. 20 hours ago, Raxie said:

    I'm dealing with recovering from a dark place this challenge, so total solidarity there.  


    Hey, I live in said dark place! (Clinical depression). I actually named it.  It is a huge black dragon named Tyrath the destroyer who delights in, well, destroying. Sadly, he beats me down more than I beat him down. It is a daily struggle (hence the eating of feelings. And candy. Lots of candy.)  so we should all band together and kick some ass.....

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  15. 3 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

    He wears a hoodie in 80 degree weather. 


    Sounds like my hubby.  He always wears sleeves, even when it's hot out.  But, we met in Texas, so that's nothing new.  I was born in Dallas and raised in Mesquite.  Haven't lived there in 27 years.  Thank the good Lord.

  16. 11 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

    Following along, although I dispute the manner in which you describe Texas ;) 


    Are you a Texan, too?  Hey, you can take the girl from Texas, but you can't take the Texas from the girl.  Don't get me wrong, it will always be home.  But as a woman approaching a certain "age", I can't take the heat anymore. Plus, the bugs.....water bugs my a$$.  They're just giant cockroaches. :disillusionment:

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  17. On 6/2/2016 at 9:45 PM, Shadri said:

    Mosquitos and humidity can both go rot in hell. 


    Sounds like Texas, where I grew up.  I don't know how we ever managed as kids to run and play and crap in all that heat.  Now I just wilt and whine and hide in the nice air-conditioned house type structure.....

    But yes, I must concur, they can rot in hell, esp.mosquitoes.   I know every living thing has a place/purpose.  But come on, really......

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  18. On 5/18/2016 at 11:04 AM, MiaulinTheCat said:

    Great Clean Slate attitude!


    If you like cauliflower, it can be a good substitute for carb-heavy things, especially potatoes. I mostly like it in stir-fry, but it makes for a super-tasty mash that's a good rival for potatoes.


    You can also process it lightly in a food processor to make "cauli-rice".  Not a bad sub for rice, and a mild enough flavor not to compete with or ruin a dish.

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  19. So, the universe is conspiring against me.  I missed the last challenge due to:

    1. Illness. Again.  I spose that's what I get for working in a school. (Germy Juveniles)

    2. Hellmachine's murder attempt and ultimate demise.  Damn schwinn elliptical cracked on both sides, where the stupid thing rotates.  I coulda died.

    3. Vacation. Traveled to the depths of Hell (otherwise known as Texas) to visit my elderly Grandmother.  She will be 88 this November, but man she's still awesome.  She's what I wanna be when I grow up.

    4.  Transporting my DD to another state for the summer. Great opportunity for her to be on her own for the first time, doing cool science stuff.  But hell, she's my first baby, and I miss her terribly.  Been eating a lot of feelings and stuff.

    So here I am again.  Starting over, sorta.  Did complete the challenge- before- last, and rewarded myself with a new helix piercing.  I'd really like to do my whole ear (just one) with hoops down the whole side, with a couple/three studs at the bottom.  But we'll see.  I've been told I'm too old (45) and to stop trying to be cool.  Well, I'm not trying to be cool.  I just think it looks cool.

    Well, enough rambling, I guess.  I am back on the Hellmachine (after it tried to kill me, and after we repaired it)  This week will be only elliptical, since I took a long break.  Next week I will add something else into the mix.  Just don't know what yet.


    Live long and prosper, my friends.

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  20. Week 4 recap:  Well this week kinda went to hell in a handbasket. Not a total fail, but not what I wanted it to be.  Due to last weeks 11 mile hile, took a couple days off to heal a pulled calf muscle. Along with that, had several nights of no sleep. So basically I didn't get any extra workouts in.  Did get my 10,000 daily steps, and tracked most of my food intake.  Stayed close to my goals there, a tick over, but not too bad.  So here we are at zero week, and I may just keep n keepin' on, since I was a slug last week. Hmmmm.  We'll see, eh?

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