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I went to a self defense class last night. It was taught by the instructor  who teaches the Tae Kwon Do where my friend's kids attend. I was super nervous before hand. A room full of people I don't know and plus anything fitness  in front of people  makes me feel like I'm back at jr high when I was a klutzy nerd. But I went, and really enjoyed myself. It was a good class.  Got a lot of chances to practice hitting and kicking,  which was great. And yelling. We did it in circuits, where there was just a small group and you went around and did the hitting drills with the different instructors. Which meant you kept moving, and really everyone was too busy to notice if someone was doing something right or dorky. Plus the instructors were super nice. And it was a good workout. My hamstrings feel it today.

 

Morning was slow, but my friends were late getting to my house, so I finished the kitchen by the time they arrived. We went out to Chick-Fil_A for lunch and I had fries. SO yummy. Weird fact about me, when I go out with my friends, I am more likely to get fries then when I am with hubby. My friends never do , they always get salad, and I just feel like someone needs to represent for team fries:)  Planned it out though, so I will stay within my MFP budget for today. I'm actually pretty low carb today(undr 100 grams) After lunch I walked to the store and bought some chocolate bunnies and Easter plates, and then took the long walking route home

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On 3/26/2018 at 9:28 PM, Elastigirl said:

I got sugar out and everything, but I just forgot to offer it. I am not really a very good hostess. I get super wrapped up in talking, and forget to offer stuff like water of coffee.

Lol, you and me both :D

On 3/26/2018 at 10:37 PM, Sloth the Enduring said:

Maybe you should put Mr. I in charge of coffee. You can’t have Seattlites over and not have coffee.

Brandt is in charge here, because he wants good coffee after a meal, especially if someone is visiting :D

On 3/27/2018 at 3:45 AM, Elastigirl said:

Not only is he more forgetful and talkative than me, he generally feels like people don't need coffee

This is just sad, so, so sad :(

On 3/28/2018 at 3:47 AM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Ok, I can go with him on that. Also, If I ever get to visit, I'll just speak up for myself and ask for coffee ;) 

Yip, I'm with Tank. I'm forward enough with good friends that I'll ask.

 

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13 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

someone needs to represent for team fries

 

I'm a sucker for French fries ... from certain restaurants.  I've been working on buying smaller portions, but they are a culinary delight not to pass up.  Salad .... you can get anywhere!

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14 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Weird fact about me, when I go out with my friends, I am more likely to get fries then when I am with hubby. My friends never do , they always get salad, and I just feel like someone needs to represent for team fries:) 

 

Hahah I'm the same way! I'm like "ugh do we really need to be a bunch of women ordering salads right now?! FRIES AND A BEER FOR ME PLZ".  And then with my husband I'm like.. side salad and a Malbec thank you!

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11 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Lol, you and me both :D

Brandt is in charge here, because he wants good coffee after a meal, especially if someone is visiting :D

This is just sad, so, so sad :(

Yip, I'm with Tank. I'm forward enough with good friends that I'll ask.

 

Our problem is neither of us are coffee drinkers. Not sure how that happened, as we live in coffee mecca. Good friends know to ask, or just help themselves

11 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Woot! Woot! Glad you had a good time and a good workout. :loyal:

Thanks

5 hours ago, Chris-Tien Jinn said:

 

I'm a sucker for French fries ... from certain restaurants.  I've been working on buying smaller portions, but they are a culinary delight not to pass up.  Salad .... you can get anywhere!

I really love French fries, and refuse to cut them out of my life . I like Chick- fil-a fries, but hubby doesn't. Which is sort of sad, because a lot of times what we do is share a small fry, so that we can have a small portion.  I've never had Chick-fil-a salads,but they actually looked good. I'm usually underewhelmed by fast food salad,.

4 hours ago, Raxie said:

 

Hahah I'm the same way! I'm like "ugh do we really need to be a bunch of women ordering salads right now?! FRIES AND A BEER FOR ME PLZ".  And then with my husband I'm like.. side salad and a Malbec thank you!

:lol: Yes that is what I do.

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It seemed like I got going well today, set the timer for my computer time and everything, but I still had trouble finishing by 10:45. I;m trying to do Focused Flexibility and my workout.It seems like an hour and 15 minutes should be plenty. I'm going to time my FF tomorrow and see how long it takes. Then I can decide if I still want to do it in the morning, or try and do it in the evening.

 

Struggled a bit with motivation today. Today was my day to do scrapbooking, which I enjoy, but I kept putting it off, dinking on the computer. Finally I got moving, and actually got a lot  And then I did a quick Flylady 15 minute dusting of our bedroom. 

 

This evening hubby had a retirement party he went to, so I ate dinner, and then he came home about 7. I actually felt like I overate a bit. Mr I. has a 21 ish day streak of his walking goal, and is super motivated to keep going. He still needed 2,00 steps. It was twilight , so we went for a short walk around the block at his quick steps. Helped him get his walking goal, and me to not feel quite as overstuffed feeling. 

 

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I was talking to my friends yesterday and we were discussing various ways we all budget. One of my friends said she tries  not to spend, and then just feels guilty when she does. Which made me think, how that used to be our method, and I hated it. I could never buy anything without feeling guilty about it. Now with a budget, I know what I can afford, I make decisions, and I either have the money or don't.It  was after we started to budget that I decided I wanted to get in shape. I was approaching food the same way, I felt like I could never eat anything without feeling guilty, and I wanted to figure out a way I could eat like I budget. I think food control is harder than budgeting, but it does help to have a plan. Pondering this today made me remember a bit of my why, in that I want to learn to have self control with my eating. Which to me means, when I am eating I want to enjoy it without guilt, and then when I have enough, I want to stop. Whether my" budgeting" method is MFP or intuitive or Paleo isn't as important as just finding a plan that works for me .

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13 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Good friends know to ask, or just help themselves

:D And it isn't the end of the world having such a nice visit that you forget about coffee or tea. Sometimes it is a good thing.

 

Your thoughts on budgeting vs. eating is very interesting and actually makes a lot of sense! I have found this last month that the boys and I are turning more and more to intuitive eating. There are food available, but we only eat when we want, if we want. No sticking to set times. It is mostly lunch that falls away, as we all like our breakfast, even if we have it a bit later than usual (9am instead of 7am), and then dinner is around the same time 16h30-17h30. Again, the food is made and I dish up, but we have it when we feel like it. I still need to read @Tanktimus the Encourager's book. It's going very slowly, but I remember a lot what everyone discussed.

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11 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Which to me means, when I am eating I want to enjoy it without guilt, and then when I have enough, I want to stop. Whether my" budgeting" method is MFP or intuitive or Paleo isn't as important as just finding a plan that works for me .

This is exactly how I feel too!  And I was just approaching this discovery the last few days.   Like maybe what ends up working are some of the food-self awareness bits learned from Intuitive Eating, with a little bit of Paleo and a side of thoughtful budgeting for when my stubborn brain/moods demands otherwise.      I think every tool we learn to master, becomes another weapon on our rack!     In D&D terms, not all monsters are slain by the same type of weapon, right? :D

 

7 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

I still need to read @Tanktimus the Encourager's book. It's going very slowly, but I remember a lot what everyone discussed.

Me too.   I think I am on page 170... and I started a challenge and a half ago.  LOL.      We'll get there!

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10 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

:D And it isn't the end of the world having such a nice visit that you forget about coffee or tea. Sometimes it is a good thing.

 

Your thoughts on budgeting vs. eating is very interesting and actually makes a lot of sense! I have found this last month that the boys and I are turning more and more to intuitive eating. There are food available, but we only eat when we want, if we want. No sticking to set times. It is mostly lunch that falls away, as we all like our breakfast, even if we have it a bit later than usual (9am instead of 7am), and then dinner is around the same time 16h30-17h30. Again, the food is made and I dish up, but we have it when we feel like it. I still need to read @Tanktimus the Encourager's book. It's going very slowly, but I remember a lot what everyone discussed.

Hoping that my friends think visiting with me is worth it even if I am sort of a lousy hostess.:lol:

Glad you are finding something that works for you and your family

3 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Awesome job for trying the self defence class!

 

GO TEAM FRIES!

Thanks! And yay team fries!

2 hours ago, Starpuck said:

This is exactly how I feel too!  And I was just approaching this discovery the last few days.   Like maybe what ends up working are some of the food-self awareness bits learned from Intuitive Eating, with a little bit of Paleo and a side of thoughtful budgeting for when my stubborn brain/moods demands otherwise.      I think every tool we learn to master, becomes another weapon on our rack!     In D&D terms, not all monsters are slain by the same type of weapon, right? :D

 

Me too.   I think I am on page 170... and I started a challenge and a half ago.  LOL.      We'll get there!

I love that way of thinking, that every tool we master becomes another weapon, and sometimes we need different weapons (except if we have a giant sword apparently:)) It does make it hard for me to describe in 10 words or less easily when people ask me how I stay in shape. I really even have Ranger brain when it comes to food, 

46 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

They are if you have a big enough sword.

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:) Yes, that sword should do the trick. At first I didn't notice the sword in the background. It really is that big? How does one even lift that up? I would look like a hobbit 

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3 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

 

:) Yes, that sword should do the trick. At first I didn't notice the sword in the background. It really is that big? How does one even lift that up? I would look like a hobbit 

It's a combination of cartoon physics and using light materials for the prop ;) 

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49 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

It's a combination of cartoon physics and using light materials for the prop ;) 

:lol:Yes, I realize that. I was just being goofy.

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35 minutes ago, Elastigirl said:

:lol:Yes, I realize that. I was just being goofy.

 

Notice that I did not point out that you'd look like a hobbit regardless of the size of the sword .....

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I really like your analogy about food vs budget.  I am about to tighten both a bit, and I like how you look at it.

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 Pondering this today made me remember a bit of my why, in that I want to learn to have self control with my eating. Which to me means, when I am eating I want to enjoy it without guilt, and then when I have enough, I want to stop. Whether my" budgeting" method is MFP or intuitive or Paleo isn't as important as just finding a plan that works for me .

 

Yes, yes, yes!  I'd love to get to the intuitive/Paleo phase.  When I eat treats I seem to have a fear that this is the last time I'll see them so I better eat them all! :nightmare:  Like this will be the last plate of fries I will every get so I better clean that plate!  

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On ‎3‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 4:33 PM, Chris-Tien Jinn said:

 

Notice that I did not point out that you'd look like a hobbit regardless of the size of the sword .....

Thanks:lol:

On ‎3‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 6:01 PM, Stribs said:

I really like your analogy about food vs budget.  I am about to tighten both a bit, and I like how you look at it.

It helps me to thing of it this way

On ‎3‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 6:11 PM, Sloth the Enduring said:

 


Nah, her feet aren’t that big.

 

Well played. :lol:

On ‎3‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 12:28 PM, Lightning said:

 

Yes, yes, yes!  I'd love to get to the intuitive/Paleo phase.  When I eat treats I seem to have a fear that this is the last time I'll see them so I better eat them all! :nightmare:  Like this will be the last plate of fries I will every get so I better clean that plate!  

Hmm, interesting I have this conversation and then Easter happened and I did just this.  It is especially hard with sugar. I find that sugar and I have a particularly difficult relationship.

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This weekend was amazing!

 

My friend (the same one I went to the self defense class with) invited me to her gym. They were having a ladies lifting session. It was me, my friend and her teen daughter. We were a little late, so we missed most of the how to talk. They had a lighter weight, it was a bar with a fixed weight.  We went over to that , it was 20#, and the trainer showed me how to deadlift. And I did it. Practiced a bunch.The weight was easy for me, but I wanted to feel the movement. Then we tried the 30 #. It was super fun.

Then I noticed that they had pull up bars. I had to climb up on a bench to reach it. I always wondered if I would be able to do a pull up in a gym.I'd wondered if maybe my doorway was easier and if I had to do it at a gym then I couldn't. But I was able to do it! And then this super strong gal who had been lifting weights said "wow you do that without bands!" And my friend boasted  about how I'd taught myself. I suddenly felt strong, and a bit of that I'm just an awkward clutz nerd feeling sort of disappeared. I felt- almost- like maybe I belonged there. 

 

Then my friend's daughter went over and picked up a 60# bar, and of course I had to try, and I did that too. We had so much fun. Her daughter is great, she is super full of energy and she and I have lots of fun seeing what we can lift.:) Of course, the DOMS yesterday and today  in my quads are very real. But I feel like I earned them . And now, in true Ranger style, I think one day I will have to add weight lifting to things I do too.:)

 

Then yesterday was Easter. We went to a sunrise service at the park, then regular worship service at the church. Then we came home and had sandwiches and played games with my son. Then in the late afternoon, my in-laws joined us, and I fixed roasted lamb, roast potatoes, orange-honey carrots, asparagus, salad with candied pecans, and gluten free brownies for desert.  I did however how to make two batches of potatoes. I put the lamb and the potatoes in the oven at 400 degrees, set the timer for 15 minutes, and then I was supposed to turn the oven down, only I was so into the game, I didn't hear the timer.  It wasn't until I smelled the potatoes burning that I figured out my error. Thankfully, the lamb had a meat thermometer and I didn't overcook it, and I had some more potatoes, so I just made some more. If you can't tell from my forgetting the coffee before and this story, I'm way more into visiting than actually fixing the meal:)

 

I wasn't worrying about calories, it was a feast day. However I did eat too many brownies. It's not that I felt guilty (or tried not to) because I gave myself permission. Just that I came back and had a third one, and then felt gassy and bloated. I wish I wouldn't do that. I seem to have little self control when it comes to sweets and that is frustrating. I don't like eating until I feel that way. But once I start eating sugar, I really have trouble putting the brakes on it. But I also don't do well with telling myself I can never have it either. Not really sure what the answer is. The extra brownies did go home with my son however, so that problem is no more. And today I plan on eating at a bit of deficit,to give my stomach a bit of a break.

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Oh what a beautiful weekend you had!   I love the story at the gym!  Go you!    There is nothing quite as awesome as ladies doing pull ups!  Bravo for showcasing your l33t skills there!!    I for one think you absolutely should add a small plate of weightlifting on the side.

 

I mean... Rangerbrain, yo!

 

 

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3 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

And then this super strong gal who had been lifting weights said "wow you do that without bands!" And my friend boasted  about how I'd taught myself. I suddenly felt strong, and a bit of that I'm just an awkward clutz nerd feeling sort of disappeared. I felt- almost- like maybe I belonged there. 

Rangers gonna Ranger!

 

3 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

And now, in true Ranger style, I think one day I will have to add weight lifting to things I do too.:)

Aww yeah, get some Ferro Therapy!

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