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A lot of wonderful insights found during your reflections.  As always, thank you for sharing them as they help me see things I sometimes miss. :)    Do you feel guilty doing things you enjoy if you spend too much time on them?     My sister and I, raised in a house that you did your chores/homework/work first - always finishing before you play -  sometimes can't slow down and do the enjoy things without feeling guilt, if there are unfinished tasks.    Not that prioritizing chores and homework was bad, but we now see the need for a healthy balance.  Sometimes, SOME work can wait, while you do something that refills your tanks via enjoyment or downtime.   So weird how little traditions can sometimes shape paths that ended up too restrictive.  Then we have to adapt as adults!

 

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1 hour ago, Starpuck said:

As always, thank you for sharing them as they help me see things I sometimes miss. :)    Do you feel guilty doing things you enjoy if you spend too much time on them?     My sister and I, raised in a house that you did your chores/homework/work first - always finishing before you play -  sometimes can't slow down and do the enjoy things without feeling guilt, if there are unfinished tasks.    Not that prioritizing chores and homework was bad, but we now see the need for a healthy balance.  Sometimes, SOME work can wait, while you do something that refills your tanks via enjoyment or downtime.   So weird how little traditions can sometimes shape paths that ended up too restrictive.  Then we ha

Yes, that is so much me! I think that is why it is helping me to choose a few things to do each day, and week to win.Otherwise,I end up constantly feeling guilty for not having done enough, and don't give myself time to do relax.  I'm realizing that one of the reasons I snack is to give myself an excuse to relax. So now, I'm just relaxing and reading a bit when I feel like a snack, and finding that what I needed was to just chill for a bit. 

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In my family it was whoever finished their homework first can play the SNES, telling a group of 6 boys that, I'm glad we eventually got Gameboys and what not

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Goals for 2021:

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  • Build my brother a Destiny 2 Lamp
  • Learn how to do a Handstand
  • Play 1 song on the acoustic guitar
  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

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On 7/5/2020 at 5:40 PM, Red1263 said:

In my family it was whoever finished their homework first can play the SNES, telling a group of 6 boys that, I'm glad we eventually got Gameboys and what not

Back in my day, we got to go play outside when we finished our homework. We were the first family on the block to get Pong, and that was super exciting😀

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The weekend wrap up

Friday: hubby had off. He used our friend's spray painting machine to paint our shed. I worked out. The plan was then for me to paint the doors. I did not. DIdn't do much of anything except sit  .😉 Oh, wait we did go to the store. We went to Fred Meyer, which is a one shop has everything type store. I wanted party decorations for 4th of July. They were super crowded and it was a bit stressful. Every time I tried to step out of someone's else's way, I stepped into another person. Super hard to social distance.And we couldn't find party decorations. Then we went to Target and looked, nothing there. Finally, I realized that the store that sells party supplies was now opened. Success! I found  paper plates, napkins, a banner, and some mini flags. Note to self: Skip the  mega stores, even if it takes more trips go to the smaller specialty stores. They need the business anyway. Also insert rant here: Our little stores are just now opening, why can 'these mega stores be opened and super crowded, while the smaller businesses had to remain closed? We also bought a small pack of fireworks at the firework stand

 

Saturday 4th of July; party prep. Made green salad, potato salad, burger fixings. We bbq'd  hamburgers and hotdogs. We had the party in our backyard. Upstairs on our deck is a table, but we wanted more hanging out space, so we were  in the backyard. I bought a couple of end tables as a spot for drinks. We had one family, my son, and then  my son's friend and his brand new wife. They couple actually were just getting back from their honeymoon( to a local island not the planned Hawaiian trip) so we got to hear  about their trip. Had fun visiting. Then we did our small amount of fireworks. But there were fireworks everywhere. The street behind us had huge ones, like you would see in a firework show. So we stayed up a long time visiting  and watching the fireworks, and listening to the booms all around. Lots of food was eaten and enjoyed.

 

Sunday was parking lot church. Sunny weather, so more people sat outside. We sang our worship songs loudly, and it was a wonderful time. Then we went home and relaxed for a bit. Then we went back to the parking lot where we have church. It is a winery/bistro. We wanted to eat there as a thank you for them letting us use their parking lots. Good lunch, cobb salad. And excellent wine.Every single wine I've had from this place has been amazing. Having grown up not drinking, I never know what wine to buy. I've decided my plan is just to buy from this place, because you can't go wrong. If you are local, the place is MaryHill Winery.Not sure if they sell their wine out of state. We also looked for and found a geocache that was in the parking lot.There is a story to go with, but I need to sign off soon, so I will tell it tomorrow.Then we went for a walk along the interurban trail

 

 

Week 2 wrap up

 

My challenge goals:

 

Keep moving forward:

I finished the book Lean and Strong, and want to apply some of the guidelines and skills from the books. In order to do that I will

1) Do the weekly assignment on defining my nutrition and fitness values:Yes done!

2) Make a tracker for certain skills and keep track- I'm thinking eating slow and paying attention to snacks I eat (not necessarily not eating snacks, just delaying before I eat)Did not trackl, I think I did alright with it, just didn't track. I'm going to make some adjustments this week and see if that helps

 

Working hard

1) write out a weekly to do list and report on my progress

Having a family over in our backyard for 4th of July, so I need to figure out logistics for that

Finish trim

scrapbook- 15 minutes 4 days this week- Nope nada

values week 2

 

Try new things

1) Make a video of my staff skills I'm learning : played with some skills.This week I'm going to write out a flow and do that

2) keep up the L-sit practice yes

 

 

 

 

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This week

I'm going to simplify my tracking, cause I'm just not doing it.I'm not tracking eating slow, I will just continue being mindful. 

For snacking, my plan is to have one snack a day, and delay all other snacks 20 minutes. I'm setting my timer to go off at 9:30 pm. I will write down if I delayed snacks, or just didn't have a snack, I will also write out what my feeling was as I had a snack. If I do that I get a sticker. 12 stickers = new book, or maybe new clothes

 

To do this week

track snacks

scrapbook on Saturday 4 pages this week!

garden

buy plant stands

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Lookin' good, Mrs. Incredible. 

 

Love that you are seeing the changes that need to be considered and giving it a go. It's great to  be able to assess your actions without throwing away all attempts when they don't seem to be working out.

 

Keep up the good work.

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23 hours ago, //Min said:

sounds like a plan! you got this! and simplifying the tracking is a great idea if it’s not working, it’s more important to just do. maybe it’s already a habit? haha!

Thanks.I was doing the delay snacking last challenge, so it is already a skill I am getting a bit better at.

37 minutes ago, Terinatum said:

Lookin' good, Mrs. Incredible. 

 

Love that you are seeing the changes that need to be considered and giving it a go. It's great to  be able to assess your actions without throwing away all attempts when they don't seem to be working out.

 

Keep up the good work.

Thanks! 

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remembered last night to make a note about snacking . 

 

Today I played with the staff. A new movement called an elbow pop.I worked on it Monday. Actually made it to the second progression today.And worked on an ending pose for my flow, and the backhand catch.Then did some rowing. Went for a walk, and got rained on.At least it was warm rain

 

I had my snack earlier than normal today.My stomach was rumbly.Waited 20 minutes, and I was really hungry.Then I wanted a snack at the normal time I've been snacking.Waited 20 minutes and the craving passed.

 

Story from geocaching:

The geocache was in the parking lot of the winery.There is an old tractor, and it was on that. So hubby and I were staring at the tractor intently, looking for the cache.A man comes by and starts talking old tractors, since he figured that was why we were so interested. Mr. Incredibles spent several summers on his grandpas farm, and so he knows a bit about old tractors.So he starts chatting with the guy about tractors, even though that wasn't why we were there.😀 And another  Covid lesson for me, I really like talking to random people.I'm such an introvert, and hardly ever start the talks, but I like talking to people, and missed when we didn't , and am glad that some people will still chat.

 

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On 7/6/2020 at 10:15 PM, Elastigirl said:

Note to self: Skip the  mega stores, even if it takes more trips go to the smaller specialty stores. They need the business anyway.

Yaaas!  We have been doing almost exclusively local take out for this reason!

 

We had the same fireworks experience as you.  We went to a friends place, and the neighborhood next to theirs puts on a massive show that we can see from standing across the street.  It was awesome.

 

I'm glad you had such a great weekend!!

 

 

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15 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

And another  Covid lesson for me, I really like talking to random people.I'm such an introvert, and hardly ever start the talks, but I like talking to people, and missed when we didn't , and am glad that some people will still chat.

I'm kinda like that.  I don't want to do a huge hangout with a lot of people for a long time.  but I'm down to talk to the lady in the grocery store line about that book she's that I've read.  lol.

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11 hours ago, Novaurora said:

Yaaas!  We have been doing almost exclusively local take out for this reason!

 

We had the same fireworks experience as you.  We went to a friends place, and the neighborhood next to theirs puts on a massive show that we can see from standing across the street.  It was awesome.

 

I'm glad you had such a great weekend!!

 

 

Thanks. After all the quarrantine, it was fun that people were able to celebrate with lots of fireworks(and it didn't require me spending all the money on them😉)

8 hours ago, cracked_belle said:

I'm kinda like that.  I don't want to do a huge hangout with a lot of people for a long time.  but I'm down to talk to the lady in the grocery store line about that book she's that I've read.  lol.

Yeah, I don't like hanging out at parties, but I do enjoy random conversations with people

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Had prayer in the backyard today with friends. My walking friend is gone for the month. Did go for a walk with hubby. Then went and played with the staff.I'm having fun because I have almost got a new move I'm working on, and I'm making plans on what to do for a flow.Then did my workout. For the L-sit, I leveled up! I was able to complete level 4, 2 sets of 8 reps of knee tuck raises.  I've been working on this for what seems like forever. I was plateaued at 5 reps for the longest  time. It actually started coming together at this challenge when I was doing less other L-sit work. Then I planted some flowers that I bought on Friday. I'd totally forgotten I'd bought them and put them in the backyard to plant later. Noticed them today, and they were looking rather sad. I watered them, and planted, so hopefully they will spring back

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Congrats on the Level up!

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My Epic Quest | My Journey | Currently on the Trial of Orthos
Str: 60 | Dex: 23 | Sta: 66 | Con: 28 | Wis: 55 | Cha: 14

Goals for 2021:

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  • Build my brother a Destiny 2 Lamp
  • Learn how to do a Handstand
  • Play 1 song on the acoustic guitar
  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

"No matter what, if you can hold your head up high, you've done the right thing."

"When you stand with your family, your family stands with you."

"Write what needs to be written."

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Been a few days here's a bit of an update

 

Thursday evening : I wanted a snack, but delayed it 20 minutes. Then decided I wasn't hungry and just wanted something sweet, so I decided to fix a cup of tea with a bit of honey. However, I was watching TV, and then chatting with Mr.Incredible, and that didn't happen. One of the reasons I decided not to have a snack was that I'd had one yesterday. One of the themes from Josh Hillis's book is to sometimes say yes, and sometimes no. That seems to be working for me. It's not like this huge willpower struggle that comes from never, it's more just like well I really like having a snack on Friday evening while we watch a movie, so how about a no for today. 

 

Friday we did our date night picnic and walk. We went to Panerra. I love their salads. There was a lots of avocado , bacon ,and chicken in mine. It was a nice sunny day.Fun eating at the park and people watching. I didn't see anything much of note for Xena's bingo card though. Maybe there could be a square for somebody just learning a new skill? Saw a girl who was on a skate board , and was most likely new to it.

 

Thoughts on weight: So, right at the beginning of The Uncertainty I gained 5 pounds. Since then I've gained two, hoping some of that is muscle. I fit in most of my clothes, but they are snugger, and some of the snugger clothes fits. A part of me want to lose weight, but there doesn't seem to be enough will power to do anything about it. I think my best plan is to work on some wise habits now, and if I'm inspired to lose weight later I will.Also, I'm doing the values work.I think that is  starting to be helpful . Thinking though things like,  is this going to bring me joy when I eat it or is there something else that might also do the same is good and doesn't feel overly restrictive.

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1 hour ago, Elastigirl said:

A part of me want to lose weight, but there doesn't seem to be enough will power to do anything about it. I think my best plan is to work on some wise habits now, and if I'm inspired to lose weight later

I think a lot of us are here.  It's hard to be motivated during all the madness.  I'm glad you're happy with the overall progress you are making.

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“Do I dare disturb the universe?” – T.S. Eliot

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” – Toni Morrison

"All we have to do is decide what to do with the time given to us" JRR Tolkien

 

Human Bard: CON 2, WIS 5, INT 1, CHA 2

 

Current Challenge: Nova Levels Up (and maybe doesn't abandon a challenge...)

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28 minutes ago, Novaurora said:

I think a lot of us are here.  It's hard to be motivated during all the madness.  I'm glad you're happy with the overall progress you are making.

Yeah,I agree a lot of us are in the same place.Which means, that beside those rare few who have the willpower to get quaranjacked, none of us will be super lean, heh by default I will be fine😀

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22 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

 It was a nice sunny day.Fun eating at the park and people watching. I didn't see anything much of note for Xena's bingo card though. Maybe there could be a square for somebody just learning a new skill? Saw a girl who was on a skate board , and was most likely new to it.

 

Thanks for looking! I like the idea. It's fun to look around and think about things that should be on the bingo card 🙂

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On 7/11/2020 at 3:50 PM, Elastigirl said:

Yeah,I agree a lot of us are in the same place.Which means, that beside those rare few who have the willpower to get quaranjacked, none of us will be super lean, heh by default I will be fine😀

I adore James Clear's work.  just in case you haven't read it yet, here's his post on willpower.

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and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

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There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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On 7/12/2020 at 9:56 AM, Xena said:

 

Thanks for looking! I like the idea. It's fun to look around and think about things that should be on the bingo card 🙂

I find it fun to do. 

23 hours ago, cracked_belle said:

I adore James Clear's work.  just in case you haven't read it yet, here's his post on willpower.

Thanks, good article. I think I may have read it before, but it's been a long time, and I needed the refresher

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Week 3

Do the journal for my values having to do with fitness and eating -yes

tracking_ twice, which isn't great but better than nothing

 

L-sit practice yes

work on Flow for staff yes

 

And Big WOOT- finished and ordered the scrapbook I made of my son's highschool debate years That was the quarantine project I decided to cancel, that I'd been putting off several years. Very excited to have it done

and other week goals:

garden; a bit not much due to allergies, and I'm really not pushing it this year ( I know it's allergies but don't like going to a store and sneezing)

buy plant stands- yes

 

This week's goals

nothing: I mean I will do some things, but it is supposed to be sunny all week, so I'm going to go on walks, and sit outside and read and enjoy the sunshine, so no goals, 

 

 

Monday:

 

DId my workout.I do the L-sit exercises, and then the workout. This is the last week of the program, and it is supposed to be 3 sets, but I was tired from the the L-sit work, and I did heavier weights, and so opted for 2 sets.

 

For the L-sit, the workout says to do  4 sets of 8 , and then for the level up test do 3 sets of 5 with a hold at the top of each rep.I did 4 sets of 8 fairly easy, so tomorrow I will  test to see if I can level up. I was pretty pumped that I did the 4 sets of 8 so easily.It took so long to get to this level ,and it seemed like I wasn't making progress, and then all of the sudden, it is so much easier. Proof that progress isn't always linear.

 

Went to the  visit family last night.my brother in law made strawberry pie with a gluten free crust. Yum. One of my food values is family.WHich means that I get to enjoy the treats(especially when someone makes them gluten free)

 

Last night , in the middle of the night, I woke up with a horrible leg cramp. Been a long time since I've had that. Last summer, I drank my water with a pinch of salt, I guess I need to start that again.

 

Woke up this morning to sad news. A police officer in our town had been shot and killed, and another wounded. Our whole town is mourning. People are going to our downtown this afternoon to show support. I'd love to go, but I don't think I will.Our rates of Covid are still pretty high, and while I am pretty relaxed about it, the idea of gathering with a bunch of strangers and then having my friends over the next day doesn't seem wise

 

 

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