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Continuation of a theme...recap from prior

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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 - Done!

March - Done!

April - in progress

 

The Plan....

1. Three interval runs, and one strength training a week. Look for someplace to make one of these runs outside.

2. Continue making the 24 hour plan, eat on plan when hungry, stop when full.

3. Three times a week (at least) take time for me, this can be journaling, crocheting, or time to read.

 

Yes, baseball season is in full swing, I'm trying to not disappear here but mid challenge 43 my marriage fell apart, granted, it was only hanging on by a thread to begin with...

Things are really up in the air with that right now, we're still living together, we are trying to be civil and be friends...it's tough, not gonna lie, not looking for sympathy it just is what it is.

 

So more than ever I need to meet my goals,  running and training help keep me sane, I really miss when I don't do it...where I struggle most is finding me time, especially now.

So the big goal is still this...

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

January - Done!

February - Done!

March - Done!

April - Done

May - In progress, probably not going to be 5  lbs though

 

The Plan....

1. Three interval runs, and one strength training a week. Make one of these runs outside when possible. Non-game days only, game days give me at least 10,000 steps and at least 20 flights of stairs

2. Continue making the 24 hour plan, eat on plan when hungry, stop when full.

3. Three times a week (at least) take time for me, this can be journaling, crocheting, or time to read

 

That's it, continuing to keep it simple because it's working!

 

Other than this I feel like I'm living in a twilight zone episode, I have no other explanation for someone who tells me that they want things to work out, knows that they won't because she can't meet my needs, then acts like nothing is wrong :blink:

 

I have taken some steps towards some goals to reach before the big birthday, I want to run (not walk) a 5K, and complete a 10K. Signed up for both of these the other day, the 5k is on September 28th and the 10k is on October 26th. :D Which should give ample time after season to get my ass in shape...actually my ass is not the problem, it's the rest of me...the ass looks pretty decent I've been told :lol: 

 

Final note, has anyone seen my missing twin @T2sarahconnor?

 

 

On 5/5/2019 at 8:29 PM, RES said:

I may have news soon, I'm being cautiously optimistic...nothing concerning me personally but my oldest and his wife. If you could put positive thoughts into the universe on their behalf I would appreciate it!

Their first doctor appointment is next Thursday, it looks like I'm going to be a grandma :D 

 

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G-ma getting forgetful ;)
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11 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Congrats Grandma! @Sylvaa is by now an experienced Grandparent and can give you plenty of tips!

 

Indeed! Spoil often and never change a dirty diaper! :D

 

Congrats!

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following.

so your down nearly 20#?  Wow- thats a victory!! GJ

 

and it sounds like your summer is a very active time of year for you, too!

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On 5/22/2019 at 8:53 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Congrats Grandma! @Sylvaa is by now an experienced Grandparent and can give you plenty of tips!

Thank you! I'll take all the tips I can get!

 

On 5/23/2019 at 8:28 AM, Sylvaa said:

 

Indeed! Spoil often and never change a dirty diaper! :D

 

Congrats!

Not changing diapers will be easy, spoiling often will be tougher, for the same reason...he lives in Oklahoma :( 

 

On 5/22/2019 at 9:42 PM, Teirin said:

Congrats!!

 

On 5/23/2019 at 10:22 AM, NeverThatBored said:

Following! Congratulations on becoming a grandmother! :)

 

On 5/23/2019 at 2:24 PM, NicTheRugger said:

Congrats on your impending grandmother-hood!

 

On 5/25/2019 at 3:20 AM, DarK_RaideR said:

Enjoy grandmotherhood!

 

On 5/25/2019 at 8:07 AM, Salinger said:

You have lost a lot of weight, congrats! And also congrats on the grandma stuff :D  how exciting xx

Thanks everyone!! Bless his heart he's been calling me every day :lol: She's been dealing with horrible morning sickness, unfortunately I didn't have it that bad so not many firsthand words of wisdom on what to do for it.

 

On 5/23/2019 at 8:29 AM, TGP said:

following.

so your down nearly 20#?  Wow- thats a victory!! GJ

 

and it sounds like your summer is a very active time of year for you, too!

Yes! It helps to remind myself how bad I felt when I want to overeat...

Summer being busy is definitely one way to put it :lol:

 

Homestand (normal 5 days) starts tomorrow, I should have taken advantage of these days to do strength training but didn't, I'll do intervals tomorrow but that will be the only day I'm able to, it's all night games this week. Food prep is done, plan is done, I'm so ready to go back to work (I know, I'm weird when it comes to that)

 

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RES as a granny;



I made a deal with my eldest after I became her Dad. She was 14 at the time. I told her I didnt want to be a grandfather until I was at least fifty. So far she is sticking to the deal. She is twenty now, and still no grandkids, just grandpuppies.

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19 hours ago, Thom Stépan said:

I made a deal with my eldest after I became her Dad. She was 14 at the time. I told her I didnt want to be a grandfather until I was at least fifty. So far she is sticking to the deal. She is twenty now, and still no grandkids, just grandpuppies.

 

That video is awesome!!

I threatened mine regularly through high school "you're not doing anything that will make me a grandmother are you? Women lie, you better wrap that up!" 

Stuff no teenage boy wants to hear :lol:

My middle one says he is not going to reproduce, the youngest said he's not ready yet...the oldest has only been ready for the last couple years (his words) I think I did something right along the way...

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That was an intro to a tv show I watched when I were a lad. It was a typical 80's kid show. I still love the theme song.

You have done well with the kids.

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17 hours ago, Thom Stépan said:

That was an intro to a tv show I watched when I were a lad. It was a typical 80's kid show. I still love the theme song.

You have done well with the kids.

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Ah the 80's...I was a teenager then, in a house without cable and a stepdad with a sports addiction, didn't matter what sport, if it was on he was watching it.

I spent a lot of time elsewhere, not always watching TV :lol: 

 

I like to think I have, was a team effort...their father, while a lousy husband, is a good dad

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8 minutes ago, SheriffWolfpool said:

Hi RES! Following! And congratz on becoming a grandma! :D 

 

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Thank you!! :D 

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Congratulations on impending grandmahood!

 

Elf wants to have kids, but not yet. I am looking forward to being a grandma someday.

 

Good for you keeping up your exercise and eating plan during the busy season at work. It sounds like you could get in a lot of jogging or some sprints during a normal day. ;) 

 

I don't know what to say about your partner. Wishful thinking? Living in an alternate reality? I hope the situation is livable for the near term.

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On 6/5/2019 at 1:35 PM, Mistr said:

Congratulations on impending grandmahood!

 

Elf wants to have kids, but not yet. I am looking forward to being a grandma someday.

 

Good for you keeping up your exercise and eating plan during the busy season at work. It sounds like you could get in a lot of jogging or some sprints during a normal day. ;) 

 

I don't know what to say about your partner. Wishful thinking? Living in an alternate reality? I hope the situation is livable for the near term.

Thank you!! And good for Elf, I think it shows a level of maturity when you are aware you're not ready yet.

 

I do on game days, more than on the days I work out actually :lol:

 

We've talked some more, she actually moved into the second bedroom. She doesn't like it but realizes this is the way it's going to be since she is unable to change such a integral part of herself...and so am I. She actually apologized for taking advantage of me the last few years, even though it wasn't her intent, it's still what happened.

 

I realized I forgot to update my own challenge!

1. Three interval runs, and one strength training a week. Make one of these runs outside when possible. Non-game days only, game days give me at least 10,000 steps and at least 20 flights of stairs Week 0 - 2 game days, 2 gym days, week 1 - 5 game days, no gym, Week 2 - 2 gym days (one day I went twice, running intervals and then worked with my trainer that evening) games start tomorrow so will be 2 game days

2. Continue making the 24 hour plan, eat on plan when hungry, stop when full. This has been successful every day, probably due to not limiting or excluding anything

3. Three times a week (at least) take time for me, this can be journaling, crocheting, or time to read As noted above she moved into the other room so this has been a lot easier to accomplish! 

Managed to drop under 190 for the first time in almost three years, I was looking today and was over 200 for two years...I think this is the easiest I've ever lost weight when I was trying to, it's crazy!

 

 

 

 

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Yay for dropping under 190!

 

Moving into separate bedrooms sounds like a positive step. I hope it gives you both space to deal with things and move forward with your lives.

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15 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Congrats new Guild Leader RES!

Thank you!!!!!

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I can't even begin to express how excited I am about this, I was at work yesterday when I got the notification and made a noise only dogs and dolphins could hear I'm sure :lol: 

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