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  1. A little late but better late than never right? That's what I'm telling myself these days. I have gotten up to 240lbs and I'm not a fan of it. It's not even really the number, which is arbitrary. It's what that number represents: bad/no meal planning, little to no time to workout, no self care. So. I'm going to change that, but I need to take baby steps. Just generally, but also because right now in working two full time jobs. Some of you might remember me. Some of you may not, or may be new. I am a professor at a university, and it's not a great environment. This university specifically, but also academia generally. So I applied for a job as a researcher, and I got it. Still at a university, but a different one, surprisingly a less stressful job so far despite being at a more prestigious (by far) university, which usually comes with more pressure. Anyway, I started that job before I ended this one, so I'm doing... a lot. But finals are soon and after they're done, I'm done with the teaching job, with its irregular hours and strained resources and having to play a therapist for a lot of students in need, which I wasn't trained for. It's a welcome move that I think will be positive for my health overall, but until the switch is final, I'm kind of stuck in this weird busy limbo. So I'm making really small goals this month. A little late, but I'm here. COMMIT. Do my 50 squats a day. I'm raising money for the American Cancer Society. We've lost a lot of loved ones over the last few years. If you want the link I can send it to you, but I don't want to post it here for a couple of reasons. But anyway it's a squat challenge, so I need to do an average of 50 a day. BUILD. Check the Nerd Fitness and workplace wellness apps every day. My new workplace has a wonderful wellness app and I want to get used to and take as much advantage of it as I can. REST. Get at least 7 hours of sleep a day. No real explanation needed there. So yeah. Let's keep it simple. Let's be happy.
  2. Sorry if there's not a great place to post this but is there a mobile app? I tried reinstalling Tapatalk but it wouldn't connect, I saw a post that said we were trying to get into the Invision app, so I downloaded that, and it won't connect either.
  3. Heya everyone, I don't even know if the people I talked to most on here are still active. It's been a while. I'm doing okay. Quitting my professor job which is just too much and started a research job which has been great so far. There's been some overlap of work there so having two full time jobs has not been great for my health though it will be worth it come the end of this month when I'm finally down to one. I'm up to 240lbs. I hate it. I'm hoping with the less stressful job I'll have more time and energy to workout and take care of myself. I'm scared I won't lose the weight. I just want to be healthy but kind of feel like I don't know what I'm doing. So yeah. I'm back!
  4. I dunno if I have ever tried flax. I'll have to look for a small thing to try! Just did a deep clean of the apartment today and threw out some expired and questionable food, so I do have some room. I didn't log it because I want to see what tomorrow looks like but I weighed in at like 202.8 or something like that today. Could have been a fluke, so waiting. Would really like to get and stay under 200, so I can get a new Fitbit. My current one has a crack Did a roughly 4mi walk with a friend today, then the deep clean added another 3 or 4k steps. I'm exhausted, y'all. My apartment is ready for my MIL and SIL to visit. I dunno how I'll feel about clothes shopping with what I look and feel like but we'll see how it goes. I've increasingly had a desire to just a few items I really like rather than a bunch of stuff I'm okay with. So I dunno.
  5. I hope the house hunting goes well. People keep asking me if we'll get one if I get tenure, and I have no idea. I'm too used to moving around a lot as a military brat.
  6. I mean, ice cream and a walk sounds like a good idea.
  7. Yeah no grains sounds insane. I could probably do it one day, but past that would be hard. Even if you don't want it, it feels like it's in everything.
  8. Looks like you're making some progress! Back spasms are the worst. I hope dropping the weight helps.
  9. It's possible, I think. Might be worth having a chat with them when they come out (or before).
  10. I try not to eat out TOO often but when I do I use MFP to make my best guess. A few things make it easier: if I eat at a place that is either on MFP or published nutritional info, and eating simpler stuff on the menu (less to guess about). At the end of the day all nutrition tracking is an estimate so I try not to get too hung up on it.
  11. I gotta do some cleaning tomorrow in advance of MIL and SIL visiting. I think it will make me feel better, but I also feel exhausted just thinking about it.
  12. Following~ I like this challenge!
  13. Sorry, I'm here. I think I might be going into a depressive episode. Or something. I'm in some kind of funk. It could be how weird our weather has been. Getting sick might have messed me up, too. Part of me is just exhausted. I have a lot of work to do and things to take care of and the apartment is kind of a mess (though it looks better now than it did) and I just feel this existential emptiness when I think about everything I have to do. But I started that TOM early, which is a little odd but I guess not surprising given my increased activity levels. I've been just... tired and not feeling very good about myself. I'm 30 now and still fat, still not found a great thing that works for me, still feel like I have to work harder than everyone else to get worse results. I guess there's a bit of self-pity in there I just gotta shake off. Like, I was tracking my food and feeling pretty good about it. Until I wasn't. Now I've stopped tracking, though I'm still working on getting more protein in and stuff. I'll be okay, I just... really wish the timing was better on this. Anyway, WEEK 0 * Weigh myself every Monday. 206.8lbs * Take my meds every day. 7/7 * Do intentional activity. Changed this to just "do intentional activity," because when I do weights or the NFA workouts, it doesn't always take 30 minutes. Anyway, 3/3 for the days I wasn't sick. * Read for 15 minutes every day. 7/7 WEEK 1 * Weigh myself every Monday. Memorial Day messed with my head. Weighed myself today. 204.2lbs. * Take my meds every day. 3/3 so far * Do intentional activity. 2/3 so far * Read for 15 minutes every day. 3/3 so far Okay now to put tiger balm on my calves because holy shit do they hurt after the trail walk I did yesterday with a friend.
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