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Last challenge has been difficult, but many things worked and I want to keep them up. So this challenge I want to keep the good habits, but I also want to spice it up, so here it goes

I am also travelling to Italy on the 9/12, so I might split the quests in 2 2w quests... I still have to think about it.

 

Main goal: Balance is key

 

The multiplier is a thing to help me tracking the goal during the challenge: I calculate the percentage (e.g. I ate vegetables 2 days out of 4 passed = 50%) then multiply for it to get the final result (50*1.2=60%).

60% is the passing grade

90% is the loot grade

 

Passing the challenge => all quests is 60% or more

Getting the loot => all quests is 90% or more

 

Keep it up Quest

walk to or from work while pray as you go (ends: 9/12)

walk 10000 steps per day (from 10/12, multiplier 1.2)

War of the walkers PVP (ends: 30/11)

2.4 litres of water per day (multiplier 1.3)

eat 6 freggies per day (multiplier 1.3)

max 3 main tasks per week (multiplier 1.2)

 

Week 1 tasks:

- organise for 9/12 and tell who is involved

- meetup email reminder

- crochet bookmark

 

Each successful habit will take a point, 5/5 is loot grade, 3/5 is passing grade

 

Quest 1 A strong core is the heart of exercise

One of these gives a tick in habits:

Physio (do the knee plank for one song (keeping it as much as I can) and then go in the downward dog  and then the snake with the roller for a second song)

30 days abs challenge

Yoga (either a class or at home)

Pilates (either a class or at home)

Hula hoop (either a class or at home)

Bellydance (either a class or at home)

Anywhere abs

 

Multiplier: 1.4

 

Hopefully this time I make it!!

 

Quest 2 Nourish the body

Eat less than 10 portions of no-nos (e.g. a hand palm of fried vegetables or protein, a cup of white pasta, anything with a cup of white flour, a thumb of sweets)

 

Multiplier: 1.2

 

Using the tracker app

 

Quest 3 Dare

I am in for Bronze

Multiplier: 1.3

 

Level up my life Nourish the soul

Pray the examen each evening

 

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Multiplier:  1.2

 

Known cheat days:

3/12 for freggies

9/12 for food (not water) and exercise

potentially 10 or 11/12 TBC for food (not water)

 

Loot: tbd

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I think your goals look pretty good, especially if your traveling. I think 2 -2week challenges make total sense since 1/2 the challenge will be normal and half will be traveling and different. Following to see how it goes.

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Hey, good to see you again! Following, of course.

 

I like that you have a Keep it Up Quest. Makes me feel like I was smart and doing the right thing by setting "continue with the habits form last challenge" as one of my goals for this one. :) 

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1 hour ago, scalyfreak said:

Hey, good to see you again! Following, of course.

 

I like that you have a Keep it Up Quest. Makes me feel like I was smart and doing the right thing by setting "continue with the habits form last challenge" as one of my goals for this one. :) 

 

Generally, having some way to maintain what you use to do, be it as an official challenge thing or an unofficial thing (I have mine in my bullet journal as things that need crossed off, but they don't apply to the challenge unless like this one its a maintain challenge)  is generally a good idea. Occasionally (like every couple of challenges) see if there is something you can stop tracking for a week or more and see if you keep doing it. If you do, stop tracking. If not, then back in the tracker it goes for me.

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Week 1 26/11-1/12 - Diadhuit is enlightened!

Woah, have I been so busy this week that I ended up being the last post in this forum? I didn't realise and sorry all for unintentionally ignoring you.

But here I am at 1am on Saturday morning keeping up after a good long week

Guess who didn't leave yesterday evening at 10pm to go meet a friend in town, chat in her hotel until 1.15am, get stranded because all the buses were over for the night, walked home, shower and go to bed after 2am to wake up at 7? This woman, as I accidentally woke up at 6.20am and couldn't go back to sleep. And I struggled through work but even accidentally fixed a bug thinking I was just making things more readable (this is a miracle that programmers can only dream of... and no, I didn't fall asleep at work). I regret nothing... beside sleeping too little.

 

I also bought a new lightbulb of 900lux thinking it was for the main lamp, but it ended up being suitable for the night stand only. And after a while I am loving how energetic I feel (well, maybe not right now, but you get the gist)

 

Main goal: Balance is key

 

I didn't get much balance this week, as everything was allover the place, but it was a long time I haven't been so happy, so I am riding the wave.

 

Keep it up Quest

walk to or from work while pray as you go (ends: 9/12) 5/5 --> 100% (I had some technical difficulties so no PAYG this week)

walk 10000 steps per day (from 10/12, multiplier 1.2)

War of the walkers PVP (ends: 30/11) SUCCESS

2.4 litres of water per day (multiplier 1.3) 3/6 --> 65%

eat 6 freggies per day (multiplier 1.3)6/6 --> 100%

max 3 main tasks per week (multiplier 1.2) 3/3 --> 100%

Added quests:

https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/104931-20th-day-walking-challenge-dec-5-jan-13/ (from 5/12)

https://darebee.com/advent2017.html (Multiplier 1.5 because it's not really a KIU) 1/1 --> 100%

 

Week 1 tasks:

- organise for 9/12 and tell who is involved DONE-ISH (pending: buy bus tickets TODO tomorrow end of week one, wait for reply for gift to buy/make one)

- meetup email reminder DONE

- crochet bookmark DONE-ISH (pending: finish the border, but it is going to be done tomorrow that is the end of the week 1)

 

Week 2 tasks:

- buy/make present for 9/12

- prepare luggage

- clean the house

 

Each successful habit will take a point, 5/5 is loot grade, 3/5 is passing grade Edit: 6/8 is loot, 4/8 is passing

 

Seems to go smoothly...

 

Quest 1 A strong core is the heart of exercise

One of these gives a tick in habits:

Physio (do the knee plank for one song (keeping it as much as I can) and then go in the downward dog  and then the snake with the roller for a second song)

30 days abs challenge

Yoga (either a class or at home)

Pilates (either a class or at home)

Hula hoop (either a class or at home)

Bellydance (either a class or at home)

Anywhere abs

 

Multiplier: 1.4

 

6/6 --> 100%

 

Quest 2 Nourish the body

Eat less than 10 portions of no-nos (e.g. a hand palm of fried vegetables or protein, a cup of white pasta, anything with a cup of white flour, a thumb of sweets)

 

Multiplier: 1.2

 

3/6 --> 60%

 

Could have done better, but not too bad!

 

Quest 3 Dare

https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/104626-daily-dare-nov-26-dec-30/

I am in for Bronze

Multiplier: 1.3

 

6/6 -->100%

 

Level up my life Nourish the soul

Pray the examen each evening

 

 

Multiplier:  1.2

 

5/6 --> 100% counting today even if it is still to be done

 

Known cheat days:

3/12 for freggies

9/12 for food (not water) and exercise

potentially 10 or 11/12 TBC for food (not water)

 

Loot: tbd

 

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Now, just few things to sum up last week:

- A friend came over to Dublin for work and we met two nights in a row. Loved it! We kept it quiet and talkative, but sleep was not much [emoji3]

- Had a family skype meeting on Tuesday, was lovely

- Met with friends on Monday, in particular the girl that organised the Halloween party. I am still a bit sensitive around her, but things are getting better

- Still no see on the other friend I kind of had a "I can't be bothered to be friends" moment with. Keeping on an every week response email. Will not see before Christmas, and I am kind of regretting it, but can't care much.

- Had lunch with some colleagues/friends today

- Had dinner with former colleague to give emotional support and really enjoyed the evening.

Basically I was barely home after work, to the point that I did some daily dares in the loo at work hoping no colleague would come in.

Next week:

- Meeting with a former colleague that might become a neighbour

- Christmas party at home (my flatmate friends come to put up decorations on the tree)

- Sunday I organised a Yarn Swap at my knitting meetup

- Usual Sunday Lectio + mass

- Meeting the Spiritual director on Monday

- Christmas carols both Monday and Tuesday - edit: only Monday as I forgot to book my ticket for Tuesday. Can I say I'm a bit relieved?

- Will have to be at work 1h+ early on Tuesday because I will need to give a presentation on 3/4 months of work. potentially invited all company, so they are spread all over the world

- Mindful dance meetup on Wednesday

- Housewarming on Thursday

- packing on Friday I assume...

- Saturday I am travelling (wake up at 4ish, bus, flight at 6am, 3h flight + 1h bus, seeing a friend in Milan, 30m tram, 6h bus to arrive at midnight hoping my Dad will pick me up because I won't know who I am anymore)

 

If I survive that, I will have to care for granDad on Sunday (he has Dementia or similar) and then seeing a friend with depression.

I am looking soooooooo forward to Monday when I will be off from work, but I will have to bring my Dad to the shops to buy his birthday gift, a family dinner and a prayer evening. That will be a relaxing day!

 

 

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So, yesterday was house Christmas party, where my flatmate called all her friends to dress the Christmas tree.
I overindulged with food, mainly because I didn't know a lot of people and it's easier to just have something in your mouth than be there not talking to anyone...

Food log (I don't know how precise)

Freggie fist: 4
Protein palm, fat thumb: 13
Whole carbs: 3
White carbs cups, junk thumb: 12
Water: 2

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I had a ah-ha moment today in which I imagined@Wobbegong seeing my day and quoting my main goal 'balance is key'

It was soooo to the extremes!

It was a planned food cheat day as I was at the wool swap party.

I had great fun, then got very sad, then very happy again, then angry, nostalgic, I cried in public, I was very happy again, and now I am just too tired to be prepared for tomorrow.

Weeeeeeeee I enjoy rollercosters :D

(ok, I am ok with emotional ones, but I hate real ones)

 

There is one thing I do not understand: how come that all my life is going objectively well, I am having tons of fun, I have a good job, good and supporting friends and family, I am soon going to my place of origin for a month of Christmas celebrations and I feel so disoriented/sadish?!?

 

So, today food log:

Food log

 

Freggie fist: 0

Protein palm, fat thumb: 5

Whole carbs: 2

White carbs cups, junk thumb: 11

Water: 1.2

 

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3 hours ago, Diadhuit said:

I had a ah-ha moment today in which I imagined@Wobbegong seeing my day and quoting my main goal 'balance is key'

Oh dear. Have I become the voice in your head? As long as it's the voice of success, I guess it's ok... I'm glad to hear you made it through your day, but my goodness it sounds like a lot went down! 

 

3 hours ago, Diadhuit said:

There is one thing I do not understand: how come that all my life is going objectively well, I am having tons of fun, I have a good job, good and supporting friends and family, I am soon going to my place of origin for a month of Christmas celebrations and I feel so disoriented/sadish?!?

Only you can know the truth, but there are a few things you can consider. The biggest one is usually that there's some disconnect between what you think is going on and what's really happening: you're putting too much emphasis on all the great things and ignoring something stressing you out. But it could also be a result of a change (I always get stressed out before I travel, for example; once I'm on the go it's fine, but the anticipation of leaving doesn't work for me) or just a brain chemistry imbalance. 

 

Is there something looming in the future that you're worried about? Perhaps something you're trying not to think about? Is there a standing goal you've been working on without seeing much progress that may be sneakily weighing you down? Any social drama that could be nagging at your psyche? All sorts of things can cause a disconnect. 

 

For me, confronting my emotional state tends to make emotional roller coasters much worse for a little while, and then as I work through what's troubling me (or learn how to ignore it) things calm down again. I hope you're able to find your equilibrium again soon! 

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Only you can know the truth, but there are a few things you can consider. The biggest one is usually that there's some disconnect between what you think is going on and what's really happening: you're putting too much emphasis on all the great things and ignoring something stressing you out. But it could also be a result of a change (I always get stressed out before I travel, for example; once I'm on the go it's fine, but the anticipation of leaving doesn't work for me) or just a brain chemistry imbalance. 
 
Is there something looming in the future that you're worried about? Perhaps something you're trying not to think about? Is there a standing goal you've been working on without seeing much progress that may be sneakily weighing you down? Any social drama that could be nagging at your psyche? All sorts of things can cause a disconnect. 
 
For me, confronting my emotional state tends to make emotional roller coasters much worse for a little while, and then as I work through what's troubling me (or learn how to ignore it) things calm down again. I hope you're able to find your equilibrium again soon! 
Woah, do you study psycology?!?
It was something I was talking about with my spiritual director just before seeing your message.

I think expats are like timelord because they have two hearts: one beats for the country of origin and one for the one of adoption

Spoilers for Dr.Who episodes Human Nature / family of blood


Do you know the scene in which the Doctor transform to human? All that suffering is what I go through each time I leave my country to go back to the one of origin. I do feel like stopping one of my hearts and start dreaming of Ireland like I've never been there. People I interact with think I am the same person I was 5y ago etc.
When I come back it's easier, but I have the 'what would have happened if I stayed' movie running in my mind.
I love my adventures in space and time, but it hurts deeply sometimes.


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5 hours ago, Diadhuit said:

Woah, do you study psycology?!?
It was something I was talking about with my spiritual director just before seeing your message.

I mean... not professionally, no. I just have a lot of issues of my own I'm trying to work through, and figuring out what those issues are opens me up to learning about a lot of things. I'm glad to hear you have a spiritual director who can help you work through such troubles!  

 

5 hours ago, Diadhuit said:

I think expats are like timelord because they have two hearts: one beats for the country of origin and one for the one of adoption

This is super duper true. It's a tough situation and not really one you can ever recover from, since you can only ever be one place at a time, and yet both places will stay in your heart. I'm sure there's some kind of balance that can be achieved? Maybe? 

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I can tell you can guess emotional states through the internet... your tune is good!

Yeah, the guide is good, is not of everyone understand what I mean when I compare praying to choose an IDE (the tool of a developer) especially since in the catholic church guides tend to be old priest or nuns, but God sent the right one my way (after a few failed attempts)

And regarding the balance (yep, my guide said balance a lot this time, and I didn't mention it) she suggested putting these feelings in front of God and maybe write a prayer to say when/before I am travelling.
That will be interesting, I shall see if something comes to mind or to heart.

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5 hours ago, Wobbegong said:

This is super duper true. It's a tough situation and not really one you can ever recover from, since you can only ever be one place at a time, and yet both places will stay in your heart. I'm sure there's some kind of balance that can be achieved? Maybe? 

 

I think at some point balance has to be achieved. Otherwise you spend all your time hovering between the person you were and the person you are becoming and your identity gets lost in a limbo of being not entirely of your native country, but never really of your new one either. You belong to both places, yet to neither of them, and regardless of which one you're currently inhabiting, you remain a bit of an outsider.

 

How and when that balance happens I think is different from person to person, and depends on so many factors it's impossible to predict. Personality, past, present, living situation back there compared to the here and now, attitudes of the family that was left behind and what life is like in the new country... and so on.

 

But it's possible. *proudly balanced in at least this regard*

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I think at some point balance has to be achieved. Otherwise you spend all your time hovering between the person you were and the person you are becoming and your identity gets lost in a limbo of being not entirely of your native country, but never really of your new one either. You belong to both places, yet to neither of them, and regardless of which one you're currently inhabiting, you remain a bit of an outsider.
 
How and when that balance happens I think is different from person to person, and depends on so many factors it's impossible to predict. Personality, past, present, living situation back there compared to the here and now, attitudes of the family that was left behind and what life is like in the new country... and so on.
 
But it's possible. *proudly balanced in at least this regard*
Yes, I see some expats here that pause their life when they are here.
I think I have achieved quite some balance because when people tell me 'the crisis will pass, you'll find a job back' I freak out because I know where I belong and I know I want to stay here.
My problems exist only in the transition, because I become aware that there will always be things I miss of my culture and language and my accent will always give away that I wasn't born here.
I know this is very very wrong, but sometimes I dream of marrying someone, not because I want to marry but because it would give me a 'reason' to explain why I am here. I love this country doesn't seem to be a reason enough, not even for Irish!
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Well... they're Irish.

 

(Other Europeans get to say that :P )

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I always forget how much you can get done in a bus with just your phone and internet.

Today I fucking missed my ex. I did invite him for this trip and maybe it was that, or the fact I was leaving home for a month and suffered of nostalgia, or the amount of couple kissing I have seen, or my hormones, or my lack of sleep (waking up at 3.50am because your flight is at 6.30am has a price) but I was crying on a plane. It happens, I had a great day afterward. Some hiccups happened with shit italian airports connections: don't ever prebook with Terravision in Milan.
I met a friend I hadn't seen in 2 years, she showed me her city, we saw flamingos, we ate a huge plate of pasta (eh, it's Italy after all) and I am happy now. I can't describe how difficult is to leave Dublin, I'm in my other home now and I'm good (or, I will be at 11.15pm, 10.15pm Irish time).
Such a long day!!


Week 1 2/12 -8/12 - Diadhuit's 2 hearts don't beat in unison

Did you know Diadhuit was a Time Lady? Just in time for the new doctor!
I have one heart that beats for Italy, I have since I was born. I have a second heart that beats for Ireland, that is growing stronger and stronger each year since 5 years ago.
Now, unfortunately I do not have a TARDIS, and that's because I have a rare condition of Gallyfreians, one of my hearts stops when I leave the country I love. It's not easy and maybe chronic.
This week I walked one city crying in advance for how I'll miss it, and how I'll miss that part of me.

Main goal: Balance is key

 I am trying...
 

Keep it up Quest

walk to or from work while pray as you go (ends: 9/12) 10/10 --> 100% --> SUCCESS

walk 10000 steps per day (from 10/12, multiplier 1.2)

War of the walkers PVP (ends: 30/11) SUCCESS

2.4 litres of water per day (multiplier 1.3) 6/13 --> 60%

eat 6 freggies per day (multiplier 1.3)9/12 --> 97%

max 3 main tasks per week (multiplier 1.2) 6/6 --> 100%

Added quests:

https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/104931-20th-day-walking-challenge-dec-5-jan-13/ (from 5/12) 100%

https://darebee.com/advent2017.html (Multiplier 1.5 because it's not really a KIU) 8/8 --> 100%

 

Week 1 tasks:

- organise for 9/12 and tell who is involved DONE

- meetup email reminder DONE

- crochet bookmark DONE

 

Week 2 tasks:

- buy/make present for 9/12 - DONE

- prepare luggage - DONE

- clean the house - DONE

 Week 3 tasks:
Tbd

Each successful habit will take a point, 5/5 is loot grade, 3/5 is passing grade Edit: 6/8 is loot, 4/8 is passing

 

Seems to go smoothly...

 

Quest 1 A strong core is the heart of exercise

One of these gives a tick in habits:

Physio (do the knee plank for one song (keeping it as much as I can) and then go in the downward dog  and then the snake with the roller for a second song)

30 days abs challenge

Yoga (either a class or at home)

Pilates (either a class or at home)

Hula hoop (either a class or at home)

Bellydance (either a class or at home)

Anywhere abs

 

Multiplier: 1.4

 

11/12 --> 100%

 

Quest 2 Nourish the body

Eat less than 10 portions of no-nos (e.g. a hand palm of fried vegetables or protein, a cup of white pasta, anything with a cup of white flour, a thumb of sweets)

 

Multiplier: 1.2

 

7/12 --> 70%

 

Not too bad!

 

Quest 3 Dare

https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/104626-daily-dare-nov-26-dec-30/
I am in for Bronze

Multiplier: 1.3

 

13/13 -->100%

 

Level up my life Nourish the soul

Pray the examen each evening

 

Multiplier:  1.2

 

6/14 --> 51%

I think I might be doing better, bul haven't tracked properly. I don't know for sure.

Known cheat days:

3/12 for freggies

9/12 for food (not water) and exercise

potententially 10 or 11/12 TBC for food (not water)

 

Loot: tbd

 

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I am obsessed with how you've organized your challenges. Once I get through another challenge or two... I'm so stealing [emoji3]
 
I don't always get the notifications for my own post somehow...
Sorry I only see it now!
You mean the multiplier? I just found it was too hard to get through 4w without having a clear idea how was it going... My scientific mind says that a multiplier is not good because it forms a straight line, while it should be a parabole (y=ax^2+bx+c thingy) on a chartesian plane... But it works, so f#ck it.

Today I have been soo lazy: 250steps, none of the challenges done, didn't even left my parents' house, was unproductive at work (wfh), eat too much sugar, drank not enough water. I had just enough freggies, and I am going to focus on that!
Thing is that at my parents I revert to be a teenager shut in her room, and I get bored and I get pissed at myself and I do nothing... I love them, I would like to be a grown up around them too.
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@Diadhuit

 

I am so glad you are at your other home. I am sorry your having a bit of a transition shock at going home. Maybe you could talk to your parents about doing something with you. Something you would do at your other home to show them the kind of life you lead (Well, the parent safe parts). And sometimes we all need  to be a bit lazy and just say "I am taking a day off" but you also need to be able to focus what your working towards too.

And yes, your challenges are always very organized. I have always thought the same that you have the whole thing all figured out. But hte important part is that this works for you. points work for me.

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[mention=63447]Diadhuit[/mention]
 
I am so glad you are at your other home. I am sorry your having a bit of a transition shock at going home. Maybe you could talk to your parents about doing something with you. Something you would do at your other home to show them the kind of life you lead (Well, the parent safe parts). And sometimes we all need  to be a bit lazy and just say "I am taking a day off" but you also need to be able to focus what your working towards too.

And yes, your challenges are always very organized. I have always thought the same that you have the whole thing all figured out. But hte important part is that this works for you. points work for me.


Hey, not sure I am... feels very lonely here, staying all day in the house and talking to my Dad only.
Dad would be happy to walk with me, but by the time I am finishing work it's dark and cold and he doesn't really want to go outside and neither do I.
For the rest, I came here to help with my grandad sickness, but I am 'too young' to be trusted with him. So I have seen him once!
If I need the car to see some friends it takes three day organising and I am just giving up. I have seen Mum only yesterday (after Sunday) because she came for dinner and since I fell asleep on the couch she became sad and grumpy and nervous that she only have 2h and dinner was not ready. I do understand, but I didn't know she was coming for dinner, I haven't understood their schedule and Dad start forgetting things :( so I ended up giving out to her about I don't even know what.
I talk to my parentr more and better when I am in Ireland :( I discuss everything with them (even the parent non-safe parts) and we talk, but not here, mainly because I have no life here.
I am struggling and eating out of stress and not exercising. I am my old grumpy sad self. I don't like her.
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On 12/15/2017 at 2:01 AM, Diadhuit said:

Hey, not sure I am... feels very lonely here, staying all day in the house and talking to my Dad only.

Dad would be happy to walk with me, but by the time I am finishing work it's dark and cold and he doesn't really want to go outside and neither do I.
For the rest, I came here to help with my grandad sickness, but I am 'too young' to be trusted with him. So I have seen him once!
If I need the car to see some friends it takes three day organising and I am just giving up. I have seen Mum only yesterday (after Sunday) because she came for dinner and since I fell asleep on the couch she became sad and grumpy and nervous that she only have 2h and dinner was not ready. I do understand, but I didn't know she was coming for dinner, I haven't understood their schedule and Dad start forgetting things :( so I ended up giving out to her about I don't even know what.
I talk to my parentr more and better when I am in Ireland :( I discuss everything with them (even the parent non-safe parts) and we talk, but not here, mainly because I have no life here.
I am struggling and eating out of stress and not exercising. I am my old grumpy sad self. I don't like her.

 

 

I can see this being hard on its own. Maybe you and your dad can take a stroll at lunch and talk. And I am sorry that everything is different. I can see t hat happening now that I think about it. I mean you want to see your family, but at the same time, things are so crazy that you don't want to be in the way.

I will say that when my grandmother was really sick, I was trying to help, but they wouldn't let me stay with her either. They were trying to protect me from the worst of it, which may be part of what they are doing with your granddad. Is there other ways you can help, maybe bring the laundry back to your parents and do it, or do the shopping for them? That was what i did for my grandma. I just did all her laundry and shopping so no one else had to try.

Could you try and schedule dinner with your mom so you do know she is coming? Maybe work on some way to schedule seeing them like you did the phone calls.

Your dad forgetting things, that I am sorry about. Hopefully it is nothing serious, but fingers crossed for you.

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Week 1 9/12 -16/12 - Diadhuit explores the bottom of the cave
I have been struggling a bit with readjusting this week, but I have kept the good news out of the forum.

I am keeping track of my weight since 2009, and this week I reached the lowest in all this time! It was partly because the trip dehidratated me a bit, but it is still a huuuge achievement since I lost 16kg (35lbs) from my highest peak!

I did sit on this result a bit this week, going between a tough working week and my free time used between long seen friends and family and trying to help.

Main goal: Balance is key

This week looks like I gave up and got very unbalanced, but I am starting back.
 

Keep it up Quest

walk to or from work while pray as you go (ends: 9/12) 10/10 --> 100% --> SUCCESS

walk 10000 steps per day (from 10/12, multiplier 1.2) 1/7 --> 17%

War of the walkers PVP (ends: 30/11) SUCCESS

2.4 litres of water per day (multiplier 1.3) 9/21 --> 56%

eat 6 freggies per day (multiplier 1.3) 16/21--> 99%

max 3 main tasks per week (multiplier 1.2) 8/9 --> 100%

Added quests:

https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/104931-20th-day-walking-challenge-dec-5-jan-13/ (from 5/12) 66%

https://darebee.com/advent2017.html (Multiplier 1.5 because it's not really a KIU) 11/16 --> 100%

 

Week 1 tasks:

- organise for 9/12 and tell who is involved DONE

- meetup email reminder DONE

- crochet bookmark DONE

 

Week 2 tasks:

- buy/make present for 9/12 - DONE

- prepare luggage - DONE

- clean the house - DONE

 Week 3 tasks:
- Organise for night out

- create yoda hat

- create shaul

 

Week 4 tasks:

- create shaul

- gift for mum

- shoes for Ale

Each successful habit will take a point, 5/5 is loot grade, 3/5 is passing grade Edit: 6/8 is loot, 4/8 is passing

 

Seems to go allrigh...

 

Quest 1 A strong core is the heart of exercise

One of these gives a tick in habits:

Physio (do the knee plank for one song (keeping it as much as I can) and then go in the downward dog  and then the snake with the roller for a second song)

30 days abs challenge

Yoga (either a class or at home)

Pilates (either a class or at home)

Hula hoop (either a class or at home)

Bellydance (either a class or at home)

Anywhere abs

 

Multiplier: 1.4

 

12/21 --> 80%

 

Quest 2 Nourish the body

Eat less than 10 portions of no-nos (e.g. a hand palm of fried vegetables or protein, a cup of white pasta, anything with a cup of white flour, a thumb of sweets)

 

Multiplier: 1.2

 

9/21 --> 51%

 

Could use some improvement!

 

Quest 3 Dare

https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/104626-daily-dare-nov-26-dec-30/
I am in for Bronze

Multiplier: 1.3

 

16/21 -->99%
Success!!! I have reached Bronze!!
 

Level up my life Nourish the soul

Pray the examen each evening

 

Multiplier:  1.2

 

8/21 --> 46%

I think I might be doing better, bul haven't tracked properly. I don't know for sure.

Known cheat days:

3/12 for freggies

9/12 for food (not water) and exercise

potententially 10 or 11/12 TBC for food (not water)

 

Loot: tbd
 

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6 hours ago, Bean Sidhe said:

 

I can see this being hard on its own. Maybe you and your dad can take a stroll at lunch and talk. And I am sorry that everything is different. I can see t hat happening now that I think about it. I mean you want to see your family, but at the same time, things are so crazy that you don't want to be in the way.

I will say that when my grandmother was really sick, I was trying to help, but they wouldn't let me stay with her either. They were trying to protect me from the worst of it, which may be part of what they are doing with your granddad. Is there other ways you can help, maybe bring the laundry back to your parents and do it, or do the shopping for them? That was what i did for my grandma. I just did all her laundry and shopping so no one else had to try.

Could you try and schedule dinner with your mom so you do know she is coming? Maybe work on some way to schedule seeing them like you did the phone calls.

Your dad forgetting things, that I am sorry about. Hopefully it is nothing serious, but fingers crossed for you.

 

Bean, you are always so supportive, I am so grateful to have you here!

I suppose we could, have done it, but we didn't go for a walk :D But from today I am on holidays and I went back walking :D

I also managed to go help grandpa today, for the diaper changing, that is the worst as he fights back and I got all scratched...So, yay for being of help (?) It's a relief that I could bring grandma shopping (and I lost her so was panicking walking through the mall and she was waiting for me outside in the cold) and to mass. We asked the priest to come visit grandpa so a positive day (for how positive can be defined there). 93 and 97 are "good" ages, and I get the irony...

Yeah, otherwise it would have always been cleaning the house, at least I can do that... until my mom discovers that I do things differently and gets pissed off :D

Phone calls are done when she is minding grands, but we have one car and they live 30min driving away, so not a lot can be done there... I am thinking to walk there sometimes when I am on holidays, we'll see...

Dad turned 75 recently, and forgetting things in a non sick way runs in the family, so should have been expected, but it always hurt seeing your idols turning old and become infallibile. I think it's more that he has no patience anymore than he forgets things that shocks me a little.

 

 

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