J3NN

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  1. J3NN

    Tateman - Let's do all the Bowling!

    Can't wait to hear how the new you is received by your fellow bowlers!
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    Rookie Takes Aim

    OK, remind me what Con you're going to go again? I can't believe it's already time and I can't wait to see you all assembled. It's been so fun to watch the journey. Sorry about your hip, that's no bueno. I hope it's on it's way back to health after your back cracked. Good luck on your finishing touches!
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    Butternut fertilizes

    I have been working on affirmations, and then I quickly fall off the wagon of remembering to do them. I love the setup of your challenge, good luck with your intentions! My coworker is a Ju Jitsu teacher, it seems like a great way to stay active, have fun, and learn self defense. I wish her studio wasn't an hour away... Good luck!
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    J3NN's got to move it, move it

    I've not heard of this one, I'll have to check it out and see what it does. Thanks for sharing. Thank you, that's a great idea! I hadn't even thought about sharing the pattern, I just want to be able to make beanies for my family and I. I guess I could post it on Ravelry. I'm sorry you know my pain, but thank you for letting me know I'm not alone! You're right...I'm right... maintenance is good! If I'd been not doing maintenance I'd probably weigh 50 pounds more than when I started NF. Thank you Rook! You are right, I hadn't considered that, moving to me is the strength training and workouts, not the stepping, but I know that counts.
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    J3NN's got to move it, move it

    Week 0 Day 1 Nutrition tracking (Not sure how to do this in My Fitness Pal, Noom does it, but tracking is much harder) Update: It turns out Noom doesn't do this with home cooked meals (unless I enter every single ingredient and portion) or meals that have nutrition values provided, so I won't be able to do this. So I have a New goal: Track food daily and limit sweets to 1 piece of candy/chocolate/cookie after lunch/dinner and alcohol only on workout days (unless eating out, but then make a healthier choice of a lower calorie alcohol) Track Food (1/7) Sweets (1/14) Alcohol (0/2) Fitness Trainer led workout (0/1) Individual led workout (0/1) Strength training: Bicep curls (1/5) Steps: 5145/5000 Level Up Your Life Crochet: Picked the knit look hat as first project and downloaded the pattern; Finishing up current project first Tracking (1/7) Reporting (1/5) Week 0 Day 2 I was at home all day with a pain in my neck (no literally), a migraine (due to said pain in the neck) and 2 sick cats. I didn't do anything much Nutrition tracking Track Food (1/7) Sweets (4/14) Alcohol (0/2) Fitness Trainer led workout (0/1) Individual led workout (0/1) Strength training: None (1/5) Steps: 650/5000 Level Up Your Life Crochet: Finishing up current project first Tracking (1/7) Reporting (1/5) Week 0 Day 3 Nutrition tracking Track Food (2/7) Sweets (5/14) Alcohol (0/2) Fitness Trainer led workout (1/1) OMG we had a substitute tonight. She KICKED. OUR. BUTTS. Started with 8 minutes on the rowing machine as cardio. I think I did like 5 minutes of squats. We did a walking push up... That hurt my rest, so instead she had me do plank on me elbow, side stepping, all the way across the room... I'd never even heard of that. We used the big balance balls for arms and core, and OW. Individual led workout (0/1) Strength training: None (1/5) Steps: 3439/5000 (It's raining so I didn't get my outside walk with my coworkers in today, after that workout, I'm done. Level Up Your Life Crochet: Finishing up current project first Tracking (2/7) Reporting (2/5)
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    J3NN's got to move it, move it

    Hi - J3nn again... Married, mother of adult daughter, Marketing & Communications career in Southern California. I am in maintenance mode and I need to kick it into getting better mode. To be fair, this year has been overwhelming, and the fact that I maintained should count for something, but by now, I figured I'd be down 15 lbs or more... I am not moving enough... I can't get myself in the habit of it. So, I need to make myself do more. I have issues with a sweet tooth, it's been horrible this year, so I want to do a better job of balancing my diet. I keep dropping out of the challenges too, so this time I'm going to hold myself accountable for tracking and reporting in. Nutrition tracking (Not sure how to do this in My Fitness Pal, Noom does it, but tracking is much harder) Green – 30% (Vegetables, Fruits and Whole Grains) Yellow – 45% (Lean meats, starches, low-fat cheeses – includes avocado, hummus, etc.) Red – 25% (Grains, Processed meats, full-fat dairy, processed Snacks, alcohols, desserts, etc.) Fitness 1/wk Personal trainer led workout 1/wk Individual led workout (1 hr, including stretching) Strength training, 1 set, 15 reps every non-workout day Exercises that qualify: Squats Push ups (counter) Lunges Bicep curls Tricep curls Flutter kicks Russian twist Reverse crunch Reverse sit-up Dumbbell rows Muscle ups 5,000 daily Steps Level Up Your Life Test crochet patterns/styles to write an ugly Christmas sweater beanie for our hockey team I want to write a custom pattern to create an ugly Christmas Sweater version of a beanie in my hockey team’s colors. Last year they did a special jersey auction and I want to do something similar as a beanie to wear all season. Here are a couple pics The team colors are Black and White and Gray, so I want to use that color scheme. The following patterns all have pattern elements that I may want to incorporate, so I want to do test swatches of each of them to figure out how I can incorporate them into a single piece. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snowflake-knit-look-hat https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/big-bay-beanie https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crown-ear-warmer-2 https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/neva-hat https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/201-16-andes-sunrise https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/buffalo-plaid-dishcloth-set https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/c2c-geo-bag Daily tracking in my tracker and reporting here at least 5 times a week. So that's me this time... here we go.
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    J3nn's Noomalicious

    As promised, pics Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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    J3nn's Noomalicious

    Two weeks later I poke my head above water and look around and wonder what happened. The plague has not been lifted from my home, in spite of literally moving everything out, ripping out the flooring and putting new flooring in, buying new furniture and putting everything back. My daughter has had 3 urgent care visits and 1 with her primary physician. The diagnosis range from allergies to pharyngitis to a bad cold. She's mostly better but has a lingering cough and sniffles. My husband also has the deep chest cough, congestion and headaches. It's not been fun around here at all. Especially when we had to do all the moving. We also took a trip to Arizona for Mother's Day so we lost 3+ days to travel... We visited Fossil Creek and Sedona and it was amazing, so at least there was that. Pictures in following post. Work is insane. I used to have free time enough to at least pop in and do and update and that had become my routine, but these last few weeks I haven't had time to check any social media or even read my Noom articles. So I've been on an unintentional internet fast and I haven't enjoyed it at all. I'm going to have to figure out a new routine because it doesn't look like there an end in sight anytime soon. Needless to say my challenge has fallen apart. But here's an update to round things out, we're just going to call this challenge over and start working on planning the next one. Goals Level Up Do my Noom reading every day - I totally fell off the wagon, but I am caught up now. Well except for today. When Noom calls for me to report to my group, I'm going to report here instead, I find this group more engaged and supportive. Doing the reading the way I did made it hard to keep up with the activities let alone report. Even though I've read it all I'm sure I haven't internalized the lessons very well. Any challenges that Noom puts forth for me - ditto above Superhero Now Another article idea- highlight different superhero night before the big mission traditions. Nutrition Track my food - all of it (I struggle with their 1200 calorie limit, but if I track I find I still come in under 1800 on average so that's still a calorie deficit) - Nope, and having a hard time getting back on track, I really don't like the Noom tracking mechanism. Fitness Daily step goal - last time was min 2,000 but I did an average of just over 4000, so I want to step it up, but with the illness and remodel, I'm not going to. I'm just going to keep tracking and be ready to step it up next time. 5513 - my average is 5513, only three days under 4,000 Move every day - either gym/workout, or a set of strength training exercises... trying to work up to 3 sets of 10 daily. I have not been good at this. I've done it but wasn't tracking it, and it certainly wasn't every day, so I'm not being consistent. Trying to come up with more exercises that I will count to make this easier or more interesting or something. Park further so I get more steps in I think I've done this consistently, my steps definitely show it, but I haven't been tracking it so I'm not sure what my rate was. So I'm just going to ride out the end of this challenge and ramp up to start the next challenge in week 0. I already have a draft ready and will be curious to see how it goes. Thanks everyone for the encouragement and the check in. The floors are amazing, we love it but we're still recovering.
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    Rookie Goes Potatoes!

    Hey Rookie! Looks like you have been super busy in my absence. But in a good way, so that's great. When is your trip to the cottage? How's the Cosplay, is it all done, did I not go back far enough? I think you've inspired me to make a sheath for my pirate sword for our Halloween this year... I've had a sword for years, but it's not got a sheath, because...Pirate... but, it's pointy and sharp and so I'd like to protect me... and the kids, and if I can make an awesome one all the better. It's a cutlass, so it's curved and I have never figured out how to make that work, but I think I have time to figure it out. I also found an awesome crochet holster wallet so I'm going to work that into my costume too... my pirate is going to be a hybrid... that's cool right?
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    Waanie sets a routine

    I think Tateman is right, even if something happens, the registration for the event probably isn't that much, and it's going to a cause you probably support, so if you couldn't make it for whatever reason, you can still count it as a financial donation mentally (if not literally)... and if you do get to make it, then you've got something to hold you accountable and to actually work towards. It's kind of a win-win right? Great to hear you're in a good place right now, love to see that
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    Tateman: One challenge left before Vegas!

    We got your rain today... I assume... It seems like there's a natural pattern... you guys get it, then we get it. It was the best rain storm all year because it cleaned off my car and windshield, but was done quickly and blew out leaving blue sky and big white fluffy clouds. The best! Looks like you're doing great with your challenge... way to get ready for Vegas!
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    Wobbegong Humbly Returns

    Yay, Wobbe is back! I'm just resurfacing myself, and trying to catch up everywhere, so I'll leave it at that but so glad to see you and hear your stories again, how I missed them! Now, where's your co guild leader?
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    Bean Si Vs. Chaos – Just Survive

    Hey Bean, I am not even going to say I'm caught up, but I've read this last page here and so much has happened. Congrats on your great score on the final. Congrats on your internship, I can believe you start Monday already, it felt like that was still months off. Good luck on your job application. Good luck on your final and that pesky teacher. I dropped out this challenge, work was crazy, home was crazy... but I've been peeking in, so glad to see things are going in a good direction!
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    J3nn's Noomalicious

    The plague has taken over my house, at least one, if not two of us have been sick for an entire month now and we're kicking off a remodel (new flooring in our living spaces excluding the bedrooms) so I'm going to take it easy this time and just try to maintain status quo. Goals Level Up Do my Noom reading every day When Noom calls for me to report to my group, I'm going to report here instead, I find this group more engaged and supportive. Any challenges that Noom puts forth for me Superhero Now We're watching the Tick (the new version) and there was this little 2 second shot of one of the villains laying on a bed reading a magazine. The magazine was Superhero Now. That 2 seconds inspired me to want to write that magazine as a blog. Fitness workouts for Superhero's, nutrition tips, skills, bios, stories galore. It's a totally ridiculous idea, but it made me so happy thinking about it. I want to figure out how to make this a part of my next challenge, so I'm going to take this challenge to brainstorm it. Nutrition Track my food - all of it (I struggle with their 1200 calorie limit, but if I track I find I still come in under 1800 on average so that's still a calorie deficit) Fitness Daily step goal - last time was min 2,000 but I did an average of just over 4000, so I want to step it up, but with the illness and remodel, I'm not going to. I'm just going to keep tracking and be ready to step it up next time. Move every day - either gym/workout, or a set of strength training exercises... trying to work up to 3 sets of 10 daily. Park further so I get more steps in So, that's it for this time. Writing it down, it still seems like a lot, so I'm going to say, that my goal is to reach these goals for 80% of the challenge so I can give myself some breathing room. Starting today!