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Back again and ready to crush my goals!! I want to be strong and have more energy this year- and crack that 100lb mark that has always seemed so out of reach. (I'm a slender 92lbs, and gaining weight is tough!!)

 

So, let's make these goals easy and achievable!

 

1. BBWW 3/week, minimum 1 circuit with added back/posture exercises. First thing in the morning! (exercise)

 

2. Eat meals 3/day, plus two snacks. No skipping, or forgetting!  Put alarm on phone if need be :-) Prep snacks/meal plan. (food)

 

3. Post 3 podcasts, and 4 videos to YT (career)

 

4. Sew a 1790s round gown to wear to the Mayor's gala. (fun)

 

Taa daa!!

I'll check in at the end of the week, good luck everyone- 2018 is going to be awesome!

 

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4. Sew a 1790s round gown to wear to the Mayor's gala. (fun)




This goal is awesome! What's the Mayor's gala? When is it on?
How do you make a round gown?
Good luck for all the other goals!
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4. Sew a 1790s round gown to wear to the Mayor's gala. (fun)

 

 

 

 

Yes! I’m so excited about this goal! I have a sewing machine that sits idly by most of the time until halloween costume time, and I love to see what people that have time and knowledge to properly use theirs make. Are you sewing from a pattern or do you make it up yourself as you go?

 

Pictures please as it comes together!

 

 

 

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On 03/01/2018 at 2:29 AM, Diadhuit said:


 

 


This goal is awesome! What's the Mayor's gala? When is it on?
How do you make a round gown?
Good luck for all the other goals!

 

Yay! Thanks!

 

I really want to sew more this year. I'm not a pro, but I really want the costumes so I plow through the best I can :-D So far, so good!

 

I volunteer at a historic manor, so I wear my costumes at events and doing tours. Last year, I made a big 1867 dress and hoop. It was a hoot! I will post pics if I can figure it out (I am sooo not as computer literate as I should be!)

 

The mayor's gala is a fancy fundraiser in our town and all the proceeds are going to the manor this year, so I thought, 'what the heck, I'll dress me and hubby up regency style and we can talk everyone's ears off about the museum'. Lol, I have no shame about wearing historical costumes- I love them!

 

 

 

End of the week report:

1.Complete! But totally exhausted, lol.

2. Check! I've been really good about planning and cooking this week. A couple times lunch got pushed back, but I'm working on it.

3. No progress. Waiting for kiddos to go back to school.

4. No progress, just completed a bit of research to figure out the open robe. I'm making the round gown from an internet tutorial and the open robe, I'm tweaking a pattern I already have. I added a couple pics as examples of what I'm aiming for!

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Yay! Thanks!
 
I really want to sew more this year. I'm not a pro, but I really want the costumes so I plow through the best I can :-D So far, so good!
 
I volunteer at a historic manor, so I wear my costumes at events and doing tours. Last year, I made a big 1867 dress and hoop. It was a hoot! I will post pics if I can figure it out (I am sooo not as computer literate as I should be!)
 
The mayor's gala is a fancy fundraiser in our town and all the proceeds are going to the manor this year, so I thought, 'what the heck, I'll dress me and hubby up regency style and we can talk everyone's ears off about the museum'. Lol, I have no shame about wearing historical costumes- I love them!
 
 
 
End of the week report:
1.Complete! But totally exhausted, lol.
2. Check! I've been really good about planning and cooking this week. A couple times lunch got pushed back, but I'm working on it.
3. No progress. Waiting for kiddos to go back to school.
4. No progress, just completed a bit of research to figure out the open robe. I'm making the round gown from an internet tutorial and the open robe, I'm tweaking a pattern I already have. I added a couple pics as examples of what I'm aiming for!
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Those dresses are great! I’ve always thought historical re-enacting would be fun ever since we took a field trip to a living history museum in middle school. That’s so cool that you actually do it and manor tours in costume.


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3 hours ago, cornelia said:

 

I volunteer at a historic manor, so I wear my costumes at events and doing tours. Last year, I made a big 1867 dress and hoop. It was a hoot!

That's so cool! There's a historic mansion in the arboretum I volunteer at, but I normally volunteer on the grounds outside. There was one couple who dressed up as the original owners for the holiday open house, but I missed seeing it cause I was stuck at work. >_<

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Tuesday night update-

 

Work-outs are going well but they've finally hit my body, and I am zonked. Just totally exhausted physically. I don't get enough sleep - (I have one night owl kiddo and one early bird kiddo that pulls me out of bed at 5am) but I'm kind of used to it, but now with the extra exercising I'm really feeling it! I'm going to try and get to sleep early-ish tonight, I hope. Eventually I know exercising will give me more energy, but I hate feeling so weak right now :-(

 

My other goal I'm already having trouble with is eating every meal plus snacks. It's just a ton of food for me. And I've already skipped or eaten something very small instead. I think I may have to tweak this goal a little to make it achievable. Being so tired doesn't make me want to cook or eat either, lol. 

 

Any suggestions to help me with this? I used to get told to drink shakes, but they would fill me up too much and then I wouldn't be hungry for meals, gah!  Perhaps I should just add something very small to eat, but calorie dense? Almonds? Something else? 

 

I pulled out all my fabric and my pattern, going to start cutting out my dress tomorrow! Yay! I've also been working on my first podcast, which is going to be really fun. 

 

 

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On 1/9/2018 at 10:00 PM, cornelia said:

Any suggestions to help me with this? I used to get told to drink shakes, but they would fill me up too much and then I wouldn't be hungry for meals, gah!  Perhaps I should just add something very small to eat, but calorie dense? Almonds? Something else? 

 

With shakes, part of it is what you put in it. If I want some extra calories, I'll add some nuts and/or seeds, and maybe some extra protein powder. But shakes tend to be more of a meal for me. I would often pair them with some trail mix, or nuts & cheese, or a small peanut butter & jelly sandwich. (This was also the after-workout meal in the morning, which would also be my breakfast.)

 

Any nut or seed is good. You can eat them on their own, or add them as toppings to various dishes. I really like cashews and pepitas. Adding a bit of oil when you're cooking will also give you a calorie boost.

 

Another thing to look at is how much you were used to eating before vs how much you're trying to eat now. If it's a big jump you may need to make smaller changes over time to give your stomach a chance to adjust to getting more food. 

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Update time!

 

1. Completed 2 workouts last week, and so far just one this week. My knee has been giving me trouble (it doesn't like squats and lunges!) so I rested it, and it's doing better today. I walked a ton yesterday though, so I'm counting that as a bonus! I find the farther I walk, the more surprised I am at how far I can walk. Things that seemed way too far to walk to, seem a lot more attainable. One of my long term goals (within 5 years) is to walk across England, so upping my walking game is awesome!

 

2. Still struggling with food but trying to add little things here and there. I think on my next challenge, I'll make this the focus goal.

 

3. Not much progress on podcasts or yt. 

 

4. Cut out the good fabric today and am starting to sew :-)

 

Hope everyone else is rocking it!! 

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Update time!
 
1. Completed 2 workouts last week, and so far just one this week. My knee has been giving me trouble (it doesn't like squats and lunges!) so I rested it, and it's doing better today. I walked a ton yesterday though, so I'm counting that as a bonus! I find the farther I walk, the more surprised I am at how far I can walk. Things that seemed way too far to walk to, seem a lot more attainable. One of my long term goals (within 5 years) is to walk across England, so upping my walking game is awesome!
 
2. Still struggling with food but trying to add little things here and there. I think on my next challenge, I'll make this the focus goal.
 
3. Not much progress on podcasts or yt. 
 
4. Cut out the good fabric today and am starting to sew :-)
 
Hope everyone else is rocking it!! 


Walking across England sounds awesome! Is that a thing people do, like with set paths traditionally taken (akin to walking the Appalachian trail) or is it something that you have to plan out the route yourself?




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Hiya @cornelia!

 

dude those dresses are beautiful!

 

And dude!? A podcast?! What is it going to be about?  (I drive a lot and podcasts are my thing)

 

and food intake... suggestion for eating. I did the 3 meals plus 2 snacks for years, about 5 years since I started. It helped me lose my first 15 lbs!  I would cook large meals to have meals ready to go, eat nuts and fruit, did smoothies, etc. 

 

but then I got in a stump. For a good 2 years. Same weight, couldn’t lose anymore and grogginess was the same, if anything, more.

 

Then i remembered “crazy is trying the same thing over and over again expecting same results”

 

and like you said, eating that much is time consuming. 

 

I found The Warrior Diet and discovered “controlled intermittent fasting” 

 

I loved how the book put that when you skip your meals or not focus on eating you can focus on life. Things you want to do. 

 

My energy went soaring, if I eat breakfast it maybe a couple of scrambled eggs or a green smoothie around 6am, my next meal may not be until 3:30. Then I have dinner around 6ish.  

 

Anyway im not smashing eating frequently, again it helped me lose weight and teach me how to meal plan.  I was just shocked to know how much energy and freedom I got by cutting out meals. 

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On 24/01/2018 at 4:55 PM, Hypotheticalfox said:

 


Walking across England sounds awesome! Is that a thing people do, like with set paths traditionally taken (akin to walking the Appalachian trail) or is it something that you have to plan out the route yourself?




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Yep! Walking across England (in the north, narrow part!) is totally a thing. There are paths, nice places to stay every night, and some really varied country side to walk through. It's been a definite bucket list goal! 

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On 24/01/2018 at 9:59 PM, Butternut said:

Hiya @cornelia!

 

dude those dresses are beautiful!

 

And dude!? A podcast?! What is it going to be about?  (I drive a lot and podcasts are my thing)

 

and food intake... suggestion for eating. I did the 3 meals plus 2 snacks for years, about 5 years since I started. It helped me lose my first 15 lbs!  I would cook large meals to have meals ready to go, eat nuts and fruit, did smoothies, etc. 

 

but then I got in a stump. For a good 2 years. Same weight, couldn’t lose anymore and grogginess was the same, if anything, more.

 

Then i remembered “crazy is trying the same thing over and over again expecting same results”

 

and like you said, eating that much is time consuming. 

 

I found The Warrior Diet and discovered “controlled intermittent fasting” 

 

I loved how the book put that when you skip your meals or not focus on eating you can focus on life. Things you want to do. 

 

My energy went soaring, if I eat breakfast it maybe a couple of scrambled eggs or a green smoothie around 6am, my next meal may not be until 3:30. Then I have dinner around 6ish.  

 

Anyway im not smashing eating frequently, again it helped me lose weight and teach me how to meal plan.  I was just shocked to know how much energy and freedom I got by cutting out meals. 

 

I'd like to do a historic/vintage homemaking podcast. It'll have #vintage 'hacks' from old manuals, funny and gross recipes from old cookbooks, chat about bringing old methods to modern living etc. I just have to make it a priority (and my yt) and DO it!! I have been procrastinating on it for years- gah!

 

As for food intake- well.. I weigh about 92/93 lbs. I know I need to increase my caloric intake if I want to reach that magical 100lbs, and I am not a huge eater- so little snacks, more often, is better. However, I get sidetracked or busy and just plain forget to eat. Or I can't be bothered to make something for myself after feeding and looking after the kiddos. I just want to sit down! :-D

 

I already meal plan dinners, but I think I need to prep snacks ahead of time so I actually eat'em! Lol. 

 

I recently was in a video for my husband's youtube, and I really noticed how small I am when I watched the vid. I mean, I've always been this way, but since having the kiddos, and nursing them for years, my weight has gone down 5-7lbs. It's noticeable! 

 

I'll look into intermittent fasting- is it just for folks looking to loose weight?

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1 hour ago, cornelia said:

As for food intake- well.. I weigh about 92/93 lbs. I know I need to increase my caloric intake if I want to reach that magical 100lbs, and I am not a huge eater- so little snacks, more often, is better. However, I get sidetracked or busy and just plain forget to eat. Or I can't be bothered to make something for myself after feeding and looking after the kiddos. I just want to sit down! :-D

It sounds like prepping snacks would help a lot. And maybe you could keep some snacks in the places you spend the most time in at home. Visible enough so you can go, "oh, yeah, I should eat", and it's right there so you don't have to fight with yourself about getting up and going to the kitchen when you're tired. 

 

1 hour ago, cornelia said:

Working away on my dress!IMG_20180125_162621_727.thumb.jpg.4a1b41c9f6eea2177eacfe13711d8955.jpg

Looks great!

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13 hours ago, cornelia said:

 

I'd like to do a historic/vintage homemaking podcast. It'll have #vintage 'hacks' from old manuals, funny and gross recipes from old cookbooks, chat about bringing old methods to modern living etc. I just have to make it a priority (and my yt) and DO it!! I have been procrastinating on it for years- gah!

 

As for food intake- well.. I weigh about 92/93 lbs. I know I need to increase my caloric intake if I want to reach that magical 100lbs, and I am not a huge eater- so little snacks, more often, is better. However, I get sidetracked or busy and just plain forget to eat. Or I can't be bothered to make something for myself after feeding and looking after the kiddos. I just want to sit down! :-D

 

I already meal plan dinners, but I think I need to prep snacks ahead of time so I actually eat'em! Lol. 

 

I recently was in a video for my husband's youtube, and I really noticed how small I am when I watched the vid. I mean, I've always been this way, but since having the kiddos, and nursing them for years, my weight has gone down 5-7lbs. It's noticeable! 

 

I'll look into intermittent fasting- is it just for folks looking to loose weight?

 

Oh wow! Yeah... maybe my way wouldn’t be best >.< 

 

i was assuming weight loss is what you were looking for. Tee hee.

 

Your breastfeeding too?

 

Maybe have a bag of nuts in your purse? I know on my Sundays I don’t cook breakfast or lunch but I’ll lay out veggies and hummus (to get rid of the veg’s in my fridge from the week).

 

maybe having snacks laying out on your days off will help graze? 

 

Maybe im not the best person for this advice... I’m just going to change the subject :-}

 

Your podcast sounds like like a fun idea!  What’s stopping you? 

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8 hours ago, Butternut said:

 

Oh wow! Yeah... maybe my way wouldn’t be best >.< 

 

i was assuming weight loss is what you were looking for. Tee hee.

 

Your breastfeeding too?

 

Maybe have a bag of nuts in your purse? I know on my Sundays I don’t cook breakfast or lunch but I’ll lay out veggies and hummus (to get rid of the veg’s in my fridge from the week).

 

maybe having snacks laying out on your days off will help graze? 

 

Maybe im not the best person for this advice... I’m just going to change the subject :-}

 

Your podcast sounds like like a fun idea!  What’s stopping you? 

 

Hehehe :-) No worries! There is so much out there about losing weight, I know I am definitely in the minority, needing to gain weight! 

 

I am all done nursing my kiddos, thank goodness-(not that it's a bad thing, I think nursing kids for as long as you can, if you can, is the most important thing we can do for their early years health!) they extended breastfed until they were each 4, when they naturally stopped. All in, I breastfed for 7 years straight - and that was definitely a factor in how low my weight got. Before kids I was 98lbs. 

 

I'm a sahm, but I'm out and about a lot- walking to run errands, get groceries etc. (I don't drive.) It's a good idea to take a snack with me when I'm out. Homemade Trail mix maybe? Or a big breakfast cookie that's filling and portable. Easy to sneak in nuts/seeds and nut/seed butters in those. Today I'll make a big batch and freeze 'em.

 

As for what's stopping me? I always say it's because I'm not very technically inclined, but! I know it's just an excuse!! I can be taught, lol. 

 

Goals for this coming week- finish my website, record one podcast!

 

Killed my workout on Friday, yay! I think this is the longest I've ever stuck the working out :-D

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As for what's stopping me? I always say it's because I'm not very technically inclined, but! I know it's just an excuse!! I can be taught, lol. 


Do you know you can ask us? There surely are other rebels that have podcasts.
If I can help in any way, I am at your service.
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On 26/01/2018 at 9:51 PM, Butternut said:

 

 

Just wanted to wrap up this challenge.

 

Big win was doing the BBWW 3x/week. I think, in total, I only missed 3 workouts, which is awesome! I still am only doing 1 circuit, but I'm feeling that I could ramp it up to 2 pretty soon :-) 

 

Food was less successful, but It's going to be the focus of my next challenge instead.

 

I finished my dress in time, and was whisked off to the charity gala last weekend. We had a lovely time, and I'm thrilled with how my dress turned out!

 

Thanks for all the encouragement and help! See you at the next challenge!!!

 

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