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Welcome back! After enjoying a cookie (and chocolate ) bulk, I need to  recalculate too. 

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13 hours ago, karinajean said:

I'm filing reiki in the "I don't care if it's not supposed to work or if no one knows why it works, I'll def. do that again" box. 

That is so cool

 

13 hours ago, karinajean said:

This is the current ceiling status:

That is so NOT cool

 

 

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20 hours ago, karinajean said:

I'm filing reiki in the "I don't care if it's not supposed to work or if no one knows why it works, I'll def. do that again" box. 

 

Haha! I can relate to this. I've always thought reiki was, well, close to selling smoke, but once a woman convinced my skeptical me to take a free session with her, and not only a lot of tingling happened, but when I woke up it was like I was 20 kilos lighter. Felt so relaxed and like floating... Never tried it again, though.

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Hai there 

 

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old gryffindarling popping by to send some cheer and love :cheerful: you awesome bomb

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On 1/7/2019 at 3:10 PM, Starpuck said:

Oh I am so late chica!     

But I am so so so so so so glad you are here!

I was missing a part of myself because... ya know.  Twins!

 

And I love the plan.   This is all good stuff.

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WHERE did you get this highly accurate photograph of the two of us?

 

On 1/7/2019 at 3:13 PM, joedog said:

Hi Friend! I came back this month too! Finishing the challenge is a brilliant goal and might become an unofficial goal in my challenge. I'm glad we're both back! 

 

OMG IT'S LIKE OLD HOME WEEK. <3 

 

On 1/7/2019 at 7:19 PM, Elastigirl said:

Welcome back! After enjoying a cookie (and chocolate ) bulk, I need to  recalculate too. 

 

I do love a good cookie and chocolate bulk. I'm a little peeved that my pants don't fit right this week, but I'm not sorry.

 

On 1/8/2019 at 9:43 AM, zenLara said:

Haha! I can relate to this. I've always thought reiki was, well, close to selling smoke, but once a woman convinced my skeptical me to take a free session with her, and not only a lot of tingling happened, but when I woke up it was like I was 20 kilos lighter. Felt so relaxed and like floating... Never tried it again, though.

 

On 1/8/2019 at 9:49 AM, RogueLibrarian said:

Call me HIGHLY skeptical about Reiki, but I'm glad you had such a great experience!

 

I mean, yeah, I was open to the experience but truly not sure? I think it is easy for people to do like, mail order Reiki courses and not really be effective. here is an unpopular opinion for an engineer: I don't really HAVE to understand how or if it works. I'm cool with the results.

 

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Hey! it's been kind of a long week already, and it's just wednesday. UGH.

 

W1D1 - Monday 

 

I woke up at 230 AM because... nerves? I think? and really couldn't go back to sleep. Still not entirely convinced it wasn't the Reiki, also.

But, up and to exercise party, which was weightlifting day. We did back squats and we were going for a 2x heavy max, but instead of doing that, I hit my last 1x max and he had me do that a bunch at 2 times to make sure I didn't start to collapse. My squats are SO much better than when I started exercise party - I used to hinge forward a LOT, and now I am so much better at keeping my chest up!

 

to work, then to the zoning board meeting. It was standing room only and I was nervous to talk, which is REALLY out of character for me. I got home at nearly 10PM and my husband whipped me up some dinner (ramen!) and it was straight to bed.

 

Finish - showing up! doing the thing! 

Food - everything logged

Recovery - nothing today. And, nothing planned, which is pretty much the best recipe for failure. oops.

 

W1D2 - Tuesday

 

Up for exercise party at 5AM. it was a lot of box jumps, alternating with a lot of push presses. You know, just for 12 minutes. It was fine. THIS IS FINE.

Regular work, then to pick up Fifteen and go to TKD. I just assisted in class in my work clothes and ran off 10 minutes  early for the town conservation advisory committee meeting. which I had to run, because the chair was sick. I was so tired I felt envious. Sigh. that's bad news.

home at 930, ate a bunch of nachos for dinner. um....

 

Finish - read boards on my phone

Food - I am late logging, but I'm going to do it post haste

Recover - nothing today again. still no plans made. UM I am going to have to be SO GOOD to myself to make up for this. 

 

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17 minutes ago, karinajean said:

You know, just for 12 minutes. It was fine. THIS IS FINE.

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Nice start chica.    Still as always sound so so busy!

 

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13 hours ago, karinajean said:

here is an unpopular opinion for an engineer: I don't really HAVE to understand how or if it works. I'm cool with the results.

You know what, there's SOOO much we don't understand about the body and the mind I think that's perfectly acceptable to be cool with the unknown, even if you're an engineer. :P Honestly even if 90% of it is mumbo jumbo I still think there's a lot to be said for simply taking a time out to do absolutely bugger all except connecting with another human being.

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Can you recoup your sleep coming up? Those days sound SO TIRING!

 

And yesss, I am very excited about your squat progress, but if the same guy fixing my squat made me do 12 minutes of box jumps and push presses, I'd probably punch him in this face. BUT that is probably why I can't exercise party. You are killing itttt on that front. 

 

Nachos are a delicious dinner, tbh.

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6 hours ago, raptron said:

but if the same guy fixing my squat made me do 12 minutes of box jumps and push presses, I'd probably punch him in this face. BUT that is probably why I can't exercise party. You are killing itttt on that front.  

Omg.... hahaha that is so great!   I love the phrase exercise party!  I never thought of it that way, but I think I share that boat with you.    Heck, if I have a two man canoe in my exercise spot, I feel crowded. ;)

 

Also - 12 minutes of anything other than eating tacos, or hockey, would make me want to punch faces.

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On 1/10/2019 at 1:26 AM, karinajean said:

it was a lot of box jumps, alternating with a lot of push presses. You know, just for 12 minutes. It was fine. THIS IS FINE.

I would have asked them to kill me straight away and skip the agony.

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Oh mannn KJ!

(a) my ceiling currently kinda looks like yours, except I'm in a rental, and the roofer supposedly fixed the issue, and I'm waiting for my landlord to finally get me new ceiling tiles, but I'm a little nervous about when all our fresh snow melts...

(b) super cool that you tried reiki! The center I go to for therapy has a bunch of private practitioners of "the healing arts" which includes psychotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, reiki, and probably more fun things like that :P

 

<3<3<3 glad to see you're back too!

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Hi! I didn't vanish, I promise. I didn't have internet at home for SIX DAYS and so I had limited time to log in here and play. 

 

week 1 recap

Finish  -  I showed up a bunch. not as much as I wanted to, but after Tuesday home internet went out and I couldn't balance my screen time. 

Food - I logged my food 7/7 days (even though sunday was delayed) and even managed to super focus on protein intake.  GOOD JOB.

Recover - I only get 1 / 5 on this one, darn it!

 

w2 day 1 (monday)

exercise party! it was the kind of ridiculous workout that I like - 10 power clean and jerks, 8 dumbbell snatches, and then 6 american kettlebell swings. Such a silly set of exercises to put together and do 5x in a row.

logged food - ate a lot of meat today, so nailed my arbitrary and usually achievable protein goal of approx 1 g protein for every 1 lb of lean body mass (inaccurately calculated by my scale).

finish - internet problems still.

 

w2 day 2 (tuesday)

exercise party! back squats today. I went up 10lb PR and we weren't even going for a single heavy rep, so that's awesome!

Also, I had tkd in the evening. we are prepping the lower belts for a test and our youngest white belt is finally starting to show the focus that we need her to have in order to advance. she was ON FIRE last night.

logged food - we made lentils and rice with leeks and spinach from Comfort in an Instant, which is a good instant pot cookbook (we are trying it out from the library right now. it was delicious. logged it all.

finish - didn't get on yesterday. but thought about it a bunch. Internet better!

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39 minutes ago, karinajean said:

Hi! I didn't vanish, I promise. I didn't have internet at home for SIX DAYS and so I had limited time to log in here and play. 

 

Holy shit. Six days! I'd die.

 

39 minutes ago, karinajean said:

exercise party! it was the kind of ridiculous workout that I like - 10 power clean and jerks, 8 dumbbell snatches, and then 6 american kettlebell swings. Such a silly set of exercises to put together and do 5x in a row.

 

That would also cause me to die, but in a different way.

 

39 minutes ago, karinajean said:

exercise party! back squats today. I went up 10lb PR and we weren't even going for a single heavy rep, so that's awesome!

 

PR! Congratulations!

 

39 minutes ago, karinajean said:

Also, I had tkd in the evening. we are prepping the lower belts for a test and our youngest white belt is finally starting to show the focus that we need her to have in order to advance. she was ON FIRE last night.

 

I'm still so impressed that you're teaching. This is awesome.

 

39 minutes ago, karinajean said:

logged food - we made lentils and rice with leeks and spinach from Comfort in an Instant, which is a good instant pot cookbook (we are trying it out from the library right now. it was delicious. logged it all.

 

I am saving this recipe to adapt for non-instant pot use.

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2 hours ago, karinajean said:

Hi! I didn't vanish, I promise. I didn't have internet at home for SIX DAYS and so I had limited time to log in here and play. 

 

Welcome back from your time travel excursion to the dinosaur age.

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Omggg, glad you survived the 6 days without the interet! 

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20 hours ago, sylph said:

NO INTERNET FOR SIX DAYS!?!? WHAT IS THIS THE MIDDLE AGES??

I also, would die.

 

DIE.

Glad you made it!

 

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

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Hi friends!

this week has been the most wild so far. 

 

basically, my dad has been on a heart transplant waiting list for about 2 years.

he got a call wednesday morning that there was a possible match for him. by 430p he was in surgery - it took 12 hours! he came through so great, and the next day woke up totally normally and is doing SO well.

 

he gets his cardiac care in boston (despite living in upstate ny) so I'm here with my stepmom supporting her and my dad as he gets through these first few days. I drove out wednesday evening once he was taken in to surgery, and went straight to her hotel. thursday I was exhausted (after sleeping poorly while we waited for the doctor to call after surgery and the stress of watching him come out of sedation, and also the driving back and forth from the hotel to the hospital a couple of times). today he's truly "with it," and I'm feeling like maybe I can head home tomorrow morning to get home before the big snowstorm hits the area (I live about 4 hours east of here, and we are forecast for 12+ inches I think, followed by iiiiiicccceeee). If I don't leave tomorrow morning early, I will need to stay through sunday afternoon. 

 

so! that's where I'm at. 

I'm so thankful that my dad is doing so well right now. 

I'm so thankful for the skilled, kind, and generous care he's receiving here at Mass General.

I'm so grateful to the donor and their family. (if you can and haven't, please take a minute and evaluate how to sign up as an organ donor.)

aaaand I'm so tired and kind of a bit struck by irony that I am so close to @raptron and yet so very far away from being able to meet. (PS to raptron, I'm not sure how long he'll be out here in the hospital, maybe we can meet up on one of my trips out!)

 

<3 to you all, seriously.

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