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  1. Week 5 149.5lbs 36% body fat 23 points for the week. Notable Things from Week Five Food - Must try harder to resist coke machine in the staff room... Fight - Feel like I'm getting the hang of my new routine. Made a big effort this week to honor screen curfew. Flight - Stopped at park after work to get my walk in before going home. Think that'll be my new routine. Well. I do feel like I got back up. I steadily added back in routines that help me focus on being healthy and positive. I added more movement into my day. I didn't lose my health insurance. And while it wasn't a specific goal, I did lose a pound of water weight during the challenge and with my food log I have set myself up for the next challenge where I am going to focus on shifting my body fat % in terms of knowing what I've been eating/movement/water/sleep. One cool thing that happened during this challenge is that my third son is FINALLY a licensed driver. Now all three drive. Yay! I thought it would NEVER happen. He wasn't interested in driving as a teenager and now that he works remotely for FB I thought that was that. But nope! He surprised me.
  2. Week 4 150.5lbs 36% body fat Week four down, one week to go. Haven't really moved the dial on my weight loss journey but I'm feeling pretty good about my plan going forward. Getting that job is going to help me get back into a routine which is always helpful for my mood and other things going on in life. 18 points for the week. Notable Things from Week four Food - Fresh and Lean dinners are not disappointing me! Fight - completed all my new hire paperwork and fingerprints for my new job. started my job on Friday! Flight - 45 minutes of recess duty has been added to my movement routine Not great news for the week: Appeal process has concluded. They upheld the principal's decision to fire me. I'm not totally surprised. I live in an at-will state and I worked for a private corporation. but still I'm very disappointed. they did agree to remove the termination letter and replace it with a furlough letter and they will continue my insurance through the end of my original contract so it is a win but it feels like a loss. Goals for next week: avoid the coke machine in my new staff room!!!!!
  3. This is how I felt yesterday during my first day of work on a new job. I rolled out of bed and headed to the district office to drop off my fingerprints. afterwards I decided to take a walk at a park near my new school just to get a lay of the land. during the walk the principal calls and asks if I could come in that day instead of on monday because the person I'm subbing for was available for me to shadow. I explained that I was unshowered and may be wearing a pajama top under my sweatshirt, my hair was tied up under a ball cap... but I that'd come in if they were fine with my very casual appearance. They were! Everyone was so nice and welcoming and very happy I was willing to "come as you are" and I was thrilled to discover that I'll be working with "the best kind of people." But yeah, on Monday I'm going to be clean and professional...
  4. Week 3 updated stats: 152.5lbs 38% body fat Week Three: 21 points for the week. Notable Things from Week Three Food - lots of stress snacking. and sodas. boo!! but my fresh and lean meals arrived yesterday and I had one last night. It was yummy! Fight - had two more interviews and invited to a third! did some knitting, worked on a new puzzle, and took my son shopping for something non-sweats to wear for his senior pic photo session. Flight - put some hills into my walks to gently test out my lungs, seeing if there is any post-covid challenges. so far, okay but I am really taking things easy. And now, the best part of the week... . I had a second interview yesterday and they offered me the job last night. I start next friday!! It's a temporary learning support position for reading which is perfect for me since I'm still working through my appeal process. It's full time so that might include benefits and I think it goes through April so that's pretty good. Hopefully by then my appeal will be over and I can think about what I want to do next year. Goals for next week: learn how to use Zoom and See Saw :)
  5. I wouldn't go back. prinicipal/vice-principal have lost my trust and respect. I do miss all my teacher friends though. If P/VP were fired... I'd go back :) That's highly unlikely. Appealing termination to clear my name and get that horrid letter out of my file. would love a big cash payout for my pain and sufferings but again, highly unlikely.
  6. Week 2 updated stats: 152.5lbs 36% body fat Week Two: 25 points for the week. Notable Things from Week Two Food - ordered dinners from Fresh-n-Lean. They are scheduled to arrive next saturday but that was a good plan I started this week for healthier eating. I tried a Primal Kitchen frozen meal this week, it was good. Fight - got a haircut and got an interview for an aide position at an elementary school!! Finished a lego set and a puzzle. Played a new card game with my son (Durian). Flight - went to four different parks this week for my walks. Started the 30 day challenge (Darebee Easy Core). The best thing happened this week... I was invited to an interview for a elementary aide position!! I think it went well. Randomly I had a haircut scheduled on the day before and my husband put a better camera on my computer so I felt relaxed during the interview because I wasn't distracted by that stuff. It lasted a little over the scheduled time and that's usually a good sign. I will know this week how it went. No matter how it goes, I really needed that boost. I put in my cover letter that I was fired after my positive covid test and I was appealing the decision. They called me anyway so the fear that I had about being too honest for my own good has subsided. Goals for next week: add some spinach or kale to my protein drink. my appetite hasn't totally come back after the corona virus but I'm trying to get in some more food.
  7. I have an interview!! Tomorrow at 11am. I'm nervous and excited and very glad that I got a hair cut today
  8. I have an audio book that I'm listening to, each disc is about an hour so if I start it just after 9pm it takes me right up to a good bed time. I've been knitting while listening too.
  9. I like the one goal to start and then adding in more if you feel like it. Nice! That'll keep you in the game How's it going so far? Adding in any new goals or still sticking with the one?
  10. Week 1 starting stats: 153lbs 37.5% body fat Week one went okay, I moved around alot and I kept myself distracted. Decided to add a food log to my journal (keeping track of Food/Fight/Flight). 14 points for the week. The goal is 21. Gotta step it up Notable Things from Week One Food - turkey chili from Panera (my favorite!!) Fight - had a mammogram, scheduled a haircut, caught up with a friend from work at the park Flight - revisited Darebee for some extra exercises at home Appeal process continues. It's an uphill battle. I feel pretty small in it. But my husband is a lawyer and he is very smart. Luckily we are in a place financially that we're not going to starve or become homeless without my paycheck which also means we can be patient and see this through. Goals for next week: screen curfew!! 9pm. nightly. maybe try some headspace (my sleep still sucks). doing a dry january but should probably drop the cokes too (although sometimes having a coke at bedtime does help me sleep, I know - I'm weird. It's an ADHD thing.).
  11. Love your title, love your goals. I feel like I'm kinda doing the same thing - just living life, staying in the present moment and trying not to get ahead of myself. Thanks for always checking out my thread and sending support! Here to cheer you on
  12. I recently got knocked down. Tested positive for COVID, gave it to my husband and my son, and was wrongfully terminated from my job after the diagnosis. I'm exhausted from the stress and anxiety of this experience. I'm in the midst of an appeal of my termination and I'm looking for a new job. Plus, I'm still physically/mentally recovering from COVID, and taking care of my son and husband as they recover. So I got knocked down. And I've spent the last month being super stressed, and depressed, and feeling sorry for myself. Time to get back up. Fight or Flight time. Time to prime myself for action. In a good way. Because life is moving on and I need to jump back into it. Fight Do something that moves me forward every day. Work on my job hunt, Stay positive about my appeal process. Distract myself with one of my favorite things. Maybe try something new. Reach out to friends from school/life, reach out to family. Just one thing, everyday. Keep a journal record of activity. 1pt daily for follow thru Bonus: Screen curfew 9pm/1pt Way too much screen time. It's messing with my sleep. Flight Exercise! Walk daily. No excuses. I live by so many cool parks and since I lost my job... I have so much more time on my hands. Keep a journal record of activity. 1pt daily for follow thru Bonus: Stairs or park exercises or darebee/1pt Climb some stairs or do a couple exercises at an outdoor fitness equipment station or do a darebee dare.
  13. Yeah, so that challenge didn't happen. I never emerged from my isolation. I did rally and put together something for the husband unit's birthday and for our anniversary. i finally got around to decorating the house (on the 23rd!!) for Christmas. My cough is gone. Dan is back home and his energy is up and he's taking his blood thinners. I'm still pretty tired alot of the time. just need to get back into a routine I think. For the rest of the break though I do have some new puzzles and legos to play with, and I got some new copic marker which I love for journaling. Good mental things. There isn't an excuse for not walking though. Just need to do it. It'll be better once break is over and I'm back into a routine. I will try again!!
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