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Nightcrawler_Bamff Rejoins the X-Men (Take 2)


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Nightcrawler:  Me

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Get back to within 2lbs of my Weight Watchers goal so I can start going to meetings for free again and stop paying for the online tools.  This was the goal for the last challenge, but I fell off the wagon and ended up at the same weight I started at.  I am currently 6lbs away from this goal.



1.  Weight Watchers:  WRITE IT DOWN!!  I'm figuring out that if I eat something that isnt very Weight Watchers friendly, I end up counting the day as a loss and continue making poor choices for the day.  That ends up impacting the rest of the week too.  If I track it, I am less likely to let that affect the rest of the day or week.  I am planning ahead for three days that I will not be tracking - friend's wedding and two going away parties...*read that last part in a cryptic voice*...more will be explained soon!!)

2.  Exercise:  Work out at least three times per week.  The last challenge, I tried to say specifically to go to the gym (NOT including gymnastics) three times per week, but my schedule ended up limiting that.  My goal for this challenge is still to work out three times per week, but I can replace one of the gym workouts with gymnastics class if needed.

3.  Work pantry:  STAY OUT!  This will not be a problem for part of the challenge (*use cryptic voice again!*)



I am working on a continuing education program with my peer mentor and our goal is to do one lesson per week.  I would also like to add in some extra practice.  I think I can commit to 10 minutes per day, five days a week of working either into English or American Sign Language.  If that ends up being too easy, I will tweak it during the challenge.



I will give weekly updates on anything fun that happens in gymnastics class.  I just connected a front handspring and front tuck for the first time the last week of the last challenge, so lets see if I can keep it and if I can build on that!

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NEW SKILL!  I connected the front handspring and the front tuck for the first time a couple weeks ago!  I did it a few times today too, this time I stayed standing!!

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That handspring / front tuck combo looks really good!

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Back and following!


Great to see you've progressed with the gymnastics skills since I last caught up with you :)


Btw, if you ever want to make a YouTube video display, in the NF forum threads, just paste the http://youtu.be/... link (don't hyperlink it) and it should render automatically in a couple seconds.

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10 hours ago, SymphonicDan said:

Back and following!


Great to see you've progressed with the gymnastics skills since I last caught up with you :)


Btw, if you ever want to make a YouTube video display, in the NF forum threads, just paste the http://youtu.be/... link (don't hyperlink it) and it should render automatically in a couple seconds.

Yay!  Welcome back!  I just got back after a two year hiatus, too!  I dont know if I would say I progressed...I've lost some things I was doing before.  I did get this new thing, though.  My old adult gymnastics coach quit and moved away and they changed the structure of the class.  Now, the adult "gymnastics" class doesnt actually involve any gymnastics...its basically crossfit...So I dont go there anymore. This gym's class is structured similar to the old one, but more laid back and more open gym time, so a little harder to build the skills without the specific instruction.  Still fun!  


I tried to just post it, but it didnt show up when I did it...



But...its apparently working just fine now...Thanks for the tip!!

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WOOO! Love it. :D 

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WOW!  Last week was a whirlwind!  Literally no time to update!  And completely forgot about my life goal until just now!!  Oops!!!


Week One:


Weight Watchers:  Eh...decent...I need to get into the habit of tracking as soon as I eat something rather than waiting until the end of the day because I end up forgetting to do it and having to remember everything the next day.  I tracked during the week, but Didnt do well Friday-Sunday because of temptations at work - I tracked Friday even though I went way over my goal for the day, but that didnt continue through Saturday and Sunday.  

Exercise:  Success.  Did my last personal training session and went one other day, plus gymnastics.  

Work Pantry:  Nope...Fail.  it was a tough weekend...BUT!!  There are a couple coworkers at the vet clinic (one of which is my boss) that I CANT STAND working with and I had my last shifts with both of them!!!!  I put in my two weeks notice the week before that!!!  I got a job at an emergency veterinary clinic and will be starting there this coming weekend!  Im so excited!  And nervous!  Ive worked for this company for 12 years and this location for 10 of those years!  I am now going back to being the new kid...aaaahhhh!  It will be great though!  Part of my decision to make the switch is that the emergency clinic has relief work which I can eventually drop down to when I am making enough from interpreting to feel comfortable having that be my main source of income.  Mostly, though....I quit because of my boss, which I wont go into, but can talk about all the things she does for hours...

Interpreting:  Forgot about this alltogether, so didnt do any of it...oops


Week Two:


Weight Watchers:  ...Same as week one...slacking....But this week included one of my exception days!  Yesterday was my LAST DAY at that job!  One of my old coworkers (who also recently quit because of the boss) brought in doughnuts....and...I may have eaten...four of them....oops...Then the evening was a drinking night - got a burger, but without the bun, and had a couple drinks then played drinking games with coworkers...well...I guess they arent coworkers anymore...!

Exercise:  Fail - only went to the gym once and gymnastics...but that is because of time constraints of the week, which Ill expand on at the bottom of the post.

Work Pantry:  Pass!  Only worked one day this week, so it was easy enough to stay out...also the doughnuts werent in the cupboard and were better than anything that was in there haha.

Interpreting:  Again, forgot completely.


Gymnastics:  Nothing new to report...Did a couple front handsprings-front tucks and roundoff-back handspring-back handspring-back layout (which have been my go to skill for a while, but havent been doing them so took a few passes to get them back) so still fun as usual!



Life:  I made my first wedding cake!!  I've done birthdays and party cakes including one baby shower cake, but have always been afraid of wedding cakes because I feel like the cake is really important for the wedding and if I screw it up, it can severely impact the wedding itself.  My friend asked me almost a year ago to make her cake and I agreed.  It was a ton of work and I spent ALL of Wednesday AND Thursday working on it.  It came out great!  The wedding was themed - nerd, specifically Disney, superheroes, and Star Wars.  The bridesmaids all had the same style of dress, but the color of the dress and their hair styles matched a specific Disney princess.  It was really nice and subtle - if you didnt know they were themed, you wouldnt have been able to tell.  The groomsmen wore t-shirts with superhero emblems on them - much more obvious, haha.  The cake was three tiered with Disney on the bottom, superheroes on the middle, and Star Wars on the top.  The bride made the wedding topper out of clay to match them and their theme.  I included symbols/emblems for each of the princesses and superheroes that were being represented by the wedding party.





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OH COOL! Good job making a wedding cake! What a project. 


And it sounds like you'll be doing better without the toxic boss experience. 

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Week Three:


It has become apparent that I will not be able to achieve my goal for this challenge.  I have fallen off track and neglected the specific goals.  I didnt take into account the days I already knew I would be going "off plan."  Even if I had followed the plan exactly for the rest of the challenge, it still would have been difficult to achieve the goal.  However!  I am back on track now and am motivated to stick to it!  I enjoyed all my celebrations and no longer have the excuse days coming up.  I will still be going out with friends, but will be ordering food that is Weight Watchers friendly and tracking it.


1.  Weight Watchers:  Fail.  Wednesday was another cheat day because it was the second going away celebration with old coworkers.  We went to a Polynesian bar for fun, fruity, tropical drinks and food then to a karaoke bar where you rent the room by the hour.  We had a blast!  It was so much fun!  Greasy, fatty food always sounds SO much better the day after drinking and I definitely surrendered to those impulses.  I dont get hangovers and felt fine, but I really wanted fatty food...So snacks, teriyaki chicken, and taco bell...mmm...The other days of the week I did better with eating, but didnt track it.

2.  Exercise:  Fail.  Partied instead of going to gymnastics and only went to the gym two times, one of which I forgot my headphones so ended up just walking on the treadmill while catching up on emails/texts on my phone.

3.  Work pantry:  NA.  There is no pantry anymore!  YAY!!  They did bring in hawaiian pulled pork and I ate that, but that isnt nearly as unhealthy as the things in the pantry at my old place!


Gymnastics:  NA - drank/sang/partied instead


Interpreting:  If I count actually interpreting jobs, I may have passed, but that wasnt my goal for the challenge.  I practiced two of the five required days.  This goal SHOULD be doable and is important, so I need to make this more habitual.

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Hey, you're identifying what made things hard and figuring out what to do in the future! Get after it!


Also I LOVE karaoke in those private rooms. So great. :D 

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