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RES: Can't get there overnight

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It's no secret I'm not a patient person. One of the hardest things for me to deal with is I didn't get this way overnight, and I can't fix it overnight. Fixing it takes consistency, building habits that will last, not just get me to the goal and then going back to what I was doing and losing all progress made. I've learned a whole lot about what DOESN'T work for me lately, I've also learned that I can't abuse my body the way I used to when I was younger, recovery takes too damn long now! :lol:

I've been following a couple podcasts, one is Not Your Average Runner, the other is Phit-N-Phat, NYAR talks about running at any size and age, realistically. She also stresses the importance of not quitting on yourself, habit rather than motivation, and other types of good stuff. Phit-N-Phat is a woman that lost over 100 lbs and kept it off 24 hours at a time. She's where I stole the line "I didn't die or get pregnant" from. She talks about being realistic, making a 24 hour plan and sticking to it, (if you're going to have 12 hershey's kisses for breakfast, put it on your plan! LOL) and a lot of don't follow a diet unless that's how you're really going to eat...make it sustainable. If you want to eat Paleo or Keto for the rest of your life, fine, but don't do it to get to a goal weight and then go back. Pay attention to how you feel, are you really hungry? Are you bored? Are you eating your feelings? A lot of other good stuff from her too but I'd be here all day and I do have to work at some point ;)

 

 

 

The goals...

Lose 50 lbs (total) by October, 31st, that's 5 lbs a month

January - Done!

February - In progress

 

The plan....

1. Three runs, at least one strength training a week

2. Eat on plan, only when I'm hungry, stop when I'm full

3. Keep up here, post on my own thread at least once a week, and try to sleep (season is soon, sleep will be a challenge), take time for crochet projects and working through my kindle list each day.

 

I already drink at least 64 oz of water a day, more if I need it so I'm not putting that back on, bills and paying down debt is pretty automated now so leaving it off since it should just be what it is from this point forward.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Salinger said:

Good luck RES, those podcasts sound interesting i will take a look :)

 

Love the quotes :) xx

Awesome, and thank you!

 

2 hours ago, Calibre said:

Of course I'm back here for your awesomeness!! I need you to keep me straight and on track ;) 

I can't even keep myself 'straight' :lol:

 

2 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

You know I'm here for this!

Now the party can start! :D 

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55 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following for the collusion of baseball and spreadsheets.

On there IS Collusion!!! 

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43 minutes ago, Echoceanic said:

Good luck!

Always needed and welcome!

 

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following along!

I love the thoughtful post about traveling some less traveled paths.

 

 the trail of a ranger is a long one.

 

keep at it!

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I'll be following this one. Habit building is kind of a demo-dragon-horde-of-tiny-spiderythings of mine. Looking forward to watch how you handle it. :)

 

 

On 2/4/2019 at 5:30 PM, RES said:

Now the party can start! :D 

 

Am I doing it right?

 

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21 hours ago, Jean said:

Am I doing it right?

 

I don't think I've heard that song since high school! No wrong way to do it :D 

 

14 hours ago, fleaball said:

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On 2/4/2019 at 6:40 PM, Thom Stépan said:

Following my friend once again.
 

I'm so glad you're here!

 

22 hours ago, TGP said:

following along!

I love the thoughtful post about traveling some less traveled paths.

 

 the trail of a ranger is a long one.

 

keep at it!

I love stuff like that, I have a bunch of different quotes printed out and hanging in my office

 

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Following! 

 

I love the quote about showing your age. I have to wonder what people think women in their 40s and 50s "should" look like. Maybe they are just confused because for a long time women were pressured to lie about their age.

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On 2/8/2019 at 1:18 PM, Mistr said:

Maybe they are just confused because for a long time women were pressured to lie about their age.

You might be on to something there! 

Though I did have someone accuse me of lying today when I told them my age :lol: that was a nice compliment 

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On 2/8/2019 at 11:18 AM, Mistr said:

I love the quote about showing your age. I have to wonder what people think women in their 40s and 50s "should" look like. Maybe they are just confused because for a long time women were pressured to lie about their age.

 

Not to mention, pressured in many ways to use various products to make our faces look like we are still in our mid-20s. Which is impossible, but when that fails to happen, remember that it is never, ever the fault of the products, it is because there is something wrong with the woman using them!

 

Excuse me while I vomit. :rolleyes:

 

On that cheerful note, I am going to follow this thread because it has given me an excuse to post a video of a phenomenal divine diva, who was 70 years old when recording this....

 

 

 

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Not to mention, pressured in many ways to use various products to make our faces look like we are still in our mid-20s. Which is impossible, but when that fails to happen, remember that it is never, ever the fault of the products, it is because there is something wrong with the woman using them!
 
Excuse me while I vomit. :rolleyes:
 
On that cheerful note, I am going to follow this thread because it has given me an excuse to post a video of a phenomenal divine diva, who was 70 years old when recording this....
 
 
 


?!@!!$&/?’ I was *just* freaking out about the same last week!

Because I consume way to damn much targeted-ad media (beauty shit on YouTube) and found a crows’ foot + décolletage wrinkle, I thought maaaaaaybe I should think about more products than just moisturizer. There’s sciencey shit out now, right?

Holy Mother Of Poop there’s some ridiculous skincare shit out there - and professionals that went to school to study that shit can’t agree what’s even beneficial, let alone “necessary” (aside from moisturizer).

I’m super cool looking like I’m in my 30s - just a less sun-damaged version might be nice when I’m like 70.


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2 minutes ago, darkfoxx said:

?!@!!$&/?’ I was *just* freaking out about the same last week!

Because I consume way to damn much targeted-ad media (beauty shit on YouTube) and found a crows’ foot + décolletage wrinkle, I thought maaaaaaybe I should think about more products than just moisturizer. There’s sciencey shit out now, right?

 

Ironically, given my recent post about skincare in this thread, last challenge period (saga chapter 9), one of my goals was to sort out my skin care routine. I love all the many types of products and how they work together, and can spend hours and hours researching them - for fun. There is some seriously sciencey shit out there, that just makes me all giddy and bouncy with excitement. :cool-new:

 

14 minutes ago, darkfoxx said:

Holy Mother Of Poop there’s some ridiculous skincare shit out there - and professionals that went to school to study that shit can’t agree what’s even beneficial, let alone “necessary” (aside from moisturizer).

 

Disagree. Every one of those professionals will tell you (hopefully!) that a cleanser is necessary. Because in the modern world we live in there is filth in the air all around us, and you don't want that filth to mix with the moisturizer and be absorbed by your skin.

 

And sunscreen. Because photoaging and cancer. :) 

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All you women here are gorgeous. Any disagreement will result in a pineapple up the Khyber.

On the age thing, my Gran always said she was the same age as her tongue and a little older than her teeth. Wise woman was my Granny Boulton.



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This reminds me that I want to look into using something with SPF (thanks!). 

 

I consistently hear that I look younger than I am. I've realized that it's not a good thing as I've seriously neglected any skin care routine because, "why bother, I don't NEED to?" even though that isn't true. 

 

Also, did I say I'm following?

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16 hours ago, scalyfreak said:

Not to mention, pressured in many ways to use various products to make our faces look like we are still in our mid-20s. Which is impossible, but when that fails to happen, remember that it is never, ever the fault of the products, it is because there is something wrong with the woman using them!

 

I think I actually look older wearing full makeup.

 

Elf, my non-binary 22-year-old, is into makeup. Far moreso than I ever was. There is a lot of makeup in the bathroom now, so sometimes I'm tempted to use it. Some of the problem is certainly due to my lack of practice, but I don't think the makeup does anything to make me look younger. I look like a dramatically made up middle-aged woman.

 

16 hours ago, scalyfreak said:

On that cheerful note, I am going to follow this thread because it has given me an excuse to post a video of a phenomenal divine diva, who was 70 years old when recording this....

 

Love the video!

 

4 hours ago, Sylvaa said:

This reminds me that I want to look into using something with SPF (thanks!). 

 

I consistently hear that I look younger than I am. I've realized that it's not a good thing as I've seriously neglected any skin care routine because, "why bother, I don't NEED to?" even though that isn't true. 

 

My doctor recommended that I start using moisturizer when I was in my early 40s. It makes my skin feel better. I use it after washing my face in the morning and before bed.

 

I like the Avena daily moisturizer with SPF 15 for everyday use. I have pale skin so I wear SPF >40 when I'm doing anything outside.

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4 minutes ago, Mistr said:

There is a lot of makeup in the bathroom now, so sometimes I'm tempted to use it. Some of the problem is certainly due to my lack of practice, but I don't think the makeup does anything to make me look younger. I look like a dramatically made up middle-aged woman.

 

I'm trying really, really hard, to resist the urge to set out my soapbox and go off on a long and detailed rant about how most of us live in a society that has made women believe that makeup is a mandatory part of being a woman and the whole point of wearing it is to make yourself look young and more beautiful. You should all be grateful that I'm a at work right now...! :P

 

6 minutes ago, Mistr said:

I don't think the makeup does anything to make me look younger

 

Sooo not the point of wearing makeup!

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6 hours ago, scalyfreak said:

I'm trying really, really hard, to resist the urge to set out my soapbox and go off on a long and detailed rant about how most of us live in a society that has made women believe that makeup is a mandatory part of being a woman and the whole point of wearing it is to make yourself look young and more beautiful.

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I'm freakin gorgeous (HA)...and rarely wear makeup, still get told I look at least 10 years younger than I am, which could mean people are just consistently being nice :lol: 

 

7 hours ago, T2sarahconnor said:

you are truly my twin!  

no shit...we've known that for almost 5 years now ;) I don't like when you go missing!! Please don't make me come up there to find you...I can't do the cold :( 

 

19 hours ago, Thom Stépan said:

Any disagreement will result in a pineapple up the Khyber. 

I'm one of the biggest masochists I know...and this doesn't even sound fun to me :o 

 

11 hours ago, Sylvaa said:

Also, did I say I'm following?

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This makes me very happy :)

 

Going to play catch up tomorrow, this Monday has been crazy!

 

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17 minutes ago, RES said:

I'm freakin gorgeous (HA)...and rarely wear makeup, still get told I look at least 10 years younger than I am, which could mean people are just consistently being nice :lol: 

 

Of course you're gorgeous. Trust me, people are not that nice. ;)

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Just popping in to say this is all very encouraging for a young person who only wears makeup on very special occasions! Glad I'm not alone :) When I do wear makeup I always feel so grown up, and then I remember I'm 27 so I probably should feel like that all the time anyway :P

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