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Eulalia-r

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  1. I am still new to NF. I am not completely sure how this works here. But this must be ballpark to the idea of respawning. I really need to get out of the insomnia cycle I'm in. In short, I'm not sure if I should just follow Sarah Ballantyne's "Go to Bed" program... or, get into working out, which has worked best for me in the past. Or both. However, working out involves figuring out what to do and doing it. Walking isn't enough. I used to see someone for a weekly strength training workout, but she is out for the count for the next year or so. Running (besides the fact that I dislike it intensely while doing it and before) keeps getting stuck with the fact that I feel a bit sick in the mornings, soon after that I am hungry, and it's not so great for me to run if I've eaten... etc. Seems like I wouldn't push myself enough with a home workout. I guess I could try to schedule something with a trainer at the local community center gym... I'm not eager to workout with machines, but it might be worth it because an appointment makes sure I actually do it, and any way to get me strong and healthier would put me on a better footing to then do whatever kind of workout I wanted, and benefit other areas of my life as well. I guess... I should schedule something at the community center gym... I also need to see people. I had a very social day today, but that is extremely rare lately. I should also sign up for classes at the community center, and various toddler mom activities. It is complicated, but I'll take it one event at a time, and form my schedule that way. Okay so that is 3 things to do.
  2. I'm going to do an about face, and change to doing daily squats... maybe just that. I have a couple 100 squats apps, so I will use one of those. If I also do the wrap carry challenge, one new carry per day, that will be great. I've realized that my husband and I have been really, really tired and a bit wacky, because night sleep with the toddler has been radically worse in the last couple weeks. I thought my tiredness was caused by eating badly, but it's the other way around. And the amount of proper cooking it would take to replace the snacking is too ambitious for us right now. (Today I was eating from 4:30 to 7:00, more or less... and that's not excess food.) And then it's convenient that we're now working with a sleep trainer to start night weaning, but actually now that's the big challenge that I'm working on. I do wish I was eating better, but it's just not going to happen right now, at least not enough for a challenge. All right, so, squats! I can do them in my sleep. And I may have to.
  3. I miss knitting! Wow, it looks like your challenge is going very well! Here’s a flylady link for starting. (Don’t sign up for the emails, though, would be my advice.) http://www.flylady.net/d/getting-started/ or you could start with the baby steps: http://www.flylady.net/d/getting-started/31-beginner-babysteps/ flylady can can be hard to understand, in terms of the whole system, cause she rarely lays it all out. But she was working on habits and routines long before there were accessible books out about how they work. And it’s all very hackable, if we’re not too tired of that word. Home routines is a nice app for this stuff, it has a timer for 15 minutes or whatever that has a great “bravo!!!” Sound when you’re done. (“You can do anything for 15 minutes “) and it’s nicely designed.
  4. Thanks, Enforcer! Yes he's agreed we'll both try to be gung ho with the Y for a couple months, and then we'll decide. Even if we leave, we'll be starting on the right foot with other approaches, after that. Ah well... the AIP dessert today didn't turn out well. I've had the recipe for awhile, and I always thought it sounded weird, but people had gushed about it... indeed, it was WEIRD. There was a large top layer of solid coconut oil with cacao and sugar, a sort of avocado cream layer, and then the bottom was mostly dates and shredded coconut—and I remembered that I just don’t like shredded coconut. Ah well. I know there are good ones out there. I found out how to set up mom life pop up reminders on my Mac... the "reminder" app! Nice and simple. Of course I went and started quite a lot of reminders, and will probably drive myself nuts. But I really do need, more or less, all of them. At least 75%, I could compress some where I already have fairly well established habit routines. But they get interrupted. The sleep trainer is going to call us Monday, or was it Tuesday. Life is really going to be different after sleep training. Right now I'm up on my computer... ah gotta go. Anyway this was rare! eta from phone... Husband and I were playing Hive tonight, for the second time since I got it. He is easy to beat as he’s not a night owl, but he’s getting better. I am super excited to jump on the board game + bandwagon, about ten years after everyone else. We also have love letter and patchwork, as yet untried. I finally got my character page up to snuff. I decided not to choose an “epic quest “ until after sleep training. I always have too many ideas, and I have learned to leave off anything that doesn’t feel fresh and urgent... or put it in a different list, anyway. But that’s the part that excites me the most about NF. Those goals that are personal and ambitious and so important, sometimes for quirky reasons... but they keep falling off the priority list... and even when they don’t, it’s so easy to get negative about them. Being a little goofy and treating them like an RPG is such a great antidote to toxic degrees of realism. Now if I can keep all my different lists straight. ... as I was saying, though, I’m not even sure what would feel most fresh to work on at this point. ... eventually I’m going to have to work on my tendency to think in too many directions at once, that’s a social/intellectual derusting quest.
  5. I have subscribed to stuff you missed in history class, looks interesting! How cold are the temperatures you are running in? I once saw someone running during the polar vortex in Montreal. I didn’t know that was possible.
  6. Sounds like you are doing really well with your goals! Sore muscles are a good sign
  7. Enforcer, I’m counting the days until the little one plays more independently and goes to school! At the same time I’m upset that he’s growing up. It’s a bit whiplash. Thanks for the pep talk Lateral, our well meaning menfolk! Ah I miss parties... any coming up? Today I beat the first craving with juice... it included both cabbage and pomegranate, among other things. Definitely not something you’d see as a recipe, but it was actually pretty good. And the kitchen is now stocked with ingredients to make AIP cookies. Really need to focus on fat bombs and fake breads, though, cause I need more calories but not more sugar. I think I will see if I can get husbeast to give me time to dig up recipes. Many things will get so much easier when we have “no cry” sleep trained the little one. For the meal plan, I have to start by asking husband to schedule time he will look after LO, so I can use the computer, something I have been generally asking him to do, but it’s not going to happen that way. I’ve been going back and forth on whether to leave the Y, and I am back to the idea of staying. Get husband to join and we work out the same day, trading off who watches LO as he gets used to the childcare. Though I’m sure I will change my mind again. Anyway, gotta make the call. For toddler schedule, I need to find something that will send me reminders via the computer. I don’t look at the phone until I go to bed, and I set up a few silent alarms on my Fitbit, but if I use too many I won’t remember what they mean.
  8. Well my first day didn’t go well, food discipline wise. I said I was desperate for something sweet, and my husband rushed out to buy something... I didn’t stop him. My plan is next time to juice something instead. And also to prioritize baking diet okay treats/bread type things. I was so tired and hazy today, I am really looking forward to when this exceptionally tired phase ends.
  9. Hello! I am a mom with a toddler that is usually sitting on me, hanging off me, having me read books out loud, or trying to pull me down the hall... play breaks are frequent, but short...so I will try to keep up here with my small bites of 2 hand time. I'm also still figuring out how NF works and fits together. So here are my goals for this challenge: Eat & drink healthier: - Eat only AIP+ when at home, outside I can have non-AIP snacks but not anything sweet. - Come up with a batch cooking meal plan for each week with 4 meals, 2 days of cooking. Stronger: - See a trainer at the Y once a week before (probably) quitting--or other significant exercise once a week. Ship shape mom life: - Strictly follow toddler meal schedule, after putting it up for spouse. Okay, Mister is giving me looks, so I am done!
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