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On 12/7/2018 at 11:12 PM, Terah said:

Friday

A big win for me today: I ate a stroopwafel, in the morning, in front of other people without feeling guilty or ashamed. Eating cookies before noon was something I couldn't do without guilt for a long time. It usually started with me refusing the cookie, only to binge on (similar) cookies when I was alone. 

There was a moment of doubt before I had one, but I reminded myself that one cookie would not hurt me. And I actually enjoyed it more than I expected :) Stroopwafels are still my favorite cookie, just as when I was a kid

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Oohhh I love stroopwafels, too! I don't like cookies all that much, but stroopwafels are an exception :D I'm glad you enjoyed it! How's the zumba choreography going?

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That's an awesome choreo!

 

On 12/6/2018 at 8:33 AM, Terah said:

Hey, so nice to see you! How's your little one? 

We moved house in January and I am soooo happy with my new house (yes, it still feels new :D )

 

Awww, how old is she now? 

Giving adults heart attacks is what toddlers are supposed to do ;)

Good! She just turned 2 :) I'm really enjoying this period because we can have real conversations and she can tell me about her day when I come home from work- pretty awesome!

So glad you survived the time with your in-laws and you get to reap the rewards in your 'new' house :D What's the best thing about it? 

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3 hours ago, Ensi said:

How's the zumba choreography going?

The last 10 seconds are still a mystery to me, but the rest I've got pretty much down :)

 

13 minutes ago, KB Girl said:

we can have real conversations and she can tell me about her day 

Awww, that's so great <3 I loved it when my boys started talking :) (And now I'm trying to teach them to shut up once in a while :D )

 

15 minutes ago, KB Girl said:

What's the best thing about it? 

We've got soooo much space! I've got my own "cave" in the attic where I do my sowing, work outs (and laundry, but I try not to think about that too much :p ). And the boys each have their own room. The neighborhood itself is completely designed for bikers and to discourage cars (no way for cars to take a shortcut through the streets here for example) and there are lots of playgrounds so it's very save for the boys to play outside by themselves. And their school is a 5 min walk from our home.

And we actually got a backyard. 

Yes, I'm totally in love with this house :D

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Sunday 

I woke up feeling sad and anxious. I actually cried with no reason. I took this as a sign that I needed a mental health day. I didn't do anything today. I've been really busy the last months, so it's not weird that I needed a day off. 

Even though I have a todo list that will keep me busy for a long time, I managed to let go of that. Those things will still need to be done tomorrow. No one will suffer if I won't do them today. 

 

After getting out of bed at noon, a lot of Netflix and YouTube, some kid-hugs and eating pancakes for dinner I'm feeling a little better. I refuse to get burned out and will do more my best to listen to my body and mind from now on. 

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STROOPWAFELS! Love 'em.

 

Just curious, but you said the dance choreo was challenging. What would you say is the hardest part - a specific section, the movements, the speed or something completely different? :) 

 

17 hours ago, Terah said:

I refuse to get burned out

Good. :) 

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1 hour ago, Mad Hatter said:

the speed

This, definitely. 

The moves are quite simple. And the "toughness", I mean I'm usually pretty sweet and happy, but we've got to dance angry and tough. Like we're badasses. That's hard for me too. 

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Monday - Thursday 

At my husband's advice I started taking vitamin D again and it did wonders for my mood. 

Right now I'm covered in work, I had to take the boys to one thing or another every day, I'm coming down with a cold, my husband is sick, I'm behind on laundry, and I'm HAPPY. 

Not stressed at all. Tired yes, at the end of the day, but still satisfied and happy. 

 

It's weird how a bit of vitamin D  an affect your mood so much... 

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Woah, that's a huge change! I try to take vitamin D every day in the winter, too :) I really hope you'll have some time to rest so that the cold doesn't hit you too hard!

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Even though I haven't been very active here, I have been keeping up with other threads (mostly). There just wasn't much to report. 

But now I have something to talk about :)

Yesterday was the Christmas dinner party from zumba. As it's customary in the Netherlands everyone made or bought something to eat and drink. I was smart enough not to arrive there hungry. That made it easier to focus on the people, music and dancing (and twister :p) that was going on. I really enjoyed the foods, and didn't overdo it, but also didn't felt stressed and deprived. And I didn't feel the need to binge when I came home. This is such a huge win for me :)

I had a great time, and when I walked up the stairs to go to bed I noticed I had a workout in from all that dancing (or it was the vodka, which I found out is delicious ;)

 

A question for you fitness folks: I noticed that my grip isn't strong enough to hold the weight during deadlifts and squats (I use dumbbells and workout from home). I was thinking of getting a hand gripper to make my hands stronger. Is that a good idea, or is there other stuff I can do? 

I think I also need to tell you I have very small hands. When I pick up the dumbbell my fingers and thumb don't touch. 

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The dinner party sounds nice :) and nice to experience such a big win!

 

Your grip will probably get better just from doing the squats and deadlifts, you can break them up into smaller sets at first. I wouldn't recommend a hand gripper, I think it's just too different? But I might be wrong. I would however recommend some wrist exercises, wrist is a big part of grip strength. 

Maybe check out https://gmb.io/wrists/

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas :)

 

I spent Christmas at my parents house with my husband and boys. It was the first time that I stayed there that I wasn't worried about the food. My mom goes all out when we're over in the food department. There is so much yummy stuff I never have in my own home (mostly because expensive). This time I really enjoyed the foods consciously and I DIDN'T OVEREAT. I'm sure I ate more than usual, but I wasn't bloated, nauseous, or anything like that. 

And I didn't exercise whilst I was there to try to compensate. Instead I enjoyed being with my family, played a lot of games and played at the playgrounds with my boys, we even caught a few Pokémon there :D

 

During one of the games my sister said to me: "if they're looking for a vaccine against depression, they would need to take a sample of your blood." That's how happy I am now :D

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1 hour ago, Terah said:

I hope everyone had a great Christmas :)

 

I spent Christmas at my parents house with my husband and boys. It was the first time that I stayed there that I wasn't worried about the food. My mom goes all out when we're over in the food department. There is so much yummy stuff I never have in my own home (mostly because expensive). This time I really enjoyed the foods consciously and I DIDN'T OVEREAT. I'm sure I ate more than usual, but I wasn't bloated, nauseous, or anything like that. 

And I didn't exercise whilst I was there to try to compensate. Instead I enjoyed being with my family, played a lot of games and played at the playgrounds with my boys, we even caught a few Pokémon there :D

 

During one of the games my sister said to me: "if they're looking for a vaccine against depression, they would need to take a sample of your blood." That's how happy I am now :D

 

I love reading this! :) Did you feel like you had more time to be present, when you didn't worry about food or think about it all the time?

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14 minutes ago, Ensi said:

 

I love reading this! :) Did you feel like you had more time to be present, when you didn't worry about food or think about it all the time?

Yes, definitely! I was able to talk more, have more fun and be more active in general :)

Thank you for showing me the way <4 ((hugs)) 

 

I'm thinking about working on gentle nutrition in the new year. I'm a bit scared of falling back to old habits when I focus more on eating healthy. So I'm hoping you'll continue the IE group next year so I'll have the support if needed. 

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2 hours ago, Terah said:

During one of the games my sister said to me: "if they're looking for a vaccine against depression, they would need to take a sample of your blood." That's how happy I am now :D

How lovely!

And big thumbs up for the not-overeating on christmas!

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