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Week 4, Wednesday

  • Cleaning Litter done, dishes done
  • Working out Leg workout (DB reverse lunges, goblet squats and SL BW Glute Bridges) & a pre-work walk
  • Food & Drink No alcohol. I also consciously ate slightly bigger meals and fewer snacks.

Doing pretty okay challenge-wise this week. Got a second workout in which is great.

I apparently did not set my alarm last night (whoops!) and woke up at 7.55--just enough time to get dressed, put the coffee pot going and log in to my 8a meeting. Sheesh. Hopefully the rest of the day goes better.

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On 8/25/2020 at 5:28 PM, Tobbe said:


A good kombucha does that exact thing for me! Highly recommended if you haven't tried yet (And if you have, and didn't like it, try a different brand. You'd be surprised how different they are)

My sister also suggested a fancy soda. Next time I go shopping, I'll have to keep my eye out for some options.


On 8/26/2020 at 2:50 AM, juliebarkley said:

What a wonderful thing to take forward from this challenge, regardless of how successful the rest has been. And yay for getting back into some physical activity!

I was pretty surprised by this, myself!


22 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Awesome takeaway from this!  

:D Right?


3 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Who knew! That’s a great discovery :) 

and yay for lifting weights o/

I know! I was pretty relieved, actually. There's some alcoholism/addition in my past family history so this realization is like a big cloud that's suddenly dissipated.

Twice, now!




I am feeling quite creaky from my two workouts thus far this week. heh. DOMS is such a familiar friend.


We are in need of a few staples, so I have a Costco run on my agenda for later today. Last time I was there, EVERYONE had on a mask (except for one person that had it in her hand :rolleyes:) so I'm hopeful this will feel like a safe (or at least a not super-risky) trip.

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That video was quite neat. Took a lot of random concepts and shoved it into some form or organization for getting through... life, really. 

How was Costco? People in my area are being pretty smart - have only ever seen one dude with the chinmask, everyone else has been conscientious. 

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On 8/30/2020 at 5:16 PM, Manarelle said:

That video was quite neat. Took a lot of random concepts and shoved it into some form or organization for getting through... life, really. 

How was Costco? People in my area are being pretty smart - have only ever seen one dude with the chinmask, everyone else has been conscientious. 

It was fine, actually. Everyone in a mask and wearing it properly (amazing). I had to do some creative dodging to maintain distance from folks, but that's par for the course these days.


On 9/6/2020 at 1:40 PM, Mad Hatter said:

This is fantastic, what a win.

Right? I'm pretty pleased with that.

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On 9/6/2020 at 5:17 PM, KB Girl said:

How was your last week? 

I disappeared a bit, eh? I'll have to summarize, again.

  • Litter, laundry, trash and dishes were all maintained pretty well. Dishes didn't always need 2x/day and litter occasionally slipped to every other day, but all in all--good.
  • I got one more workout in after the last I reported here and have only done walks since then. *shrug* it is what it is, I suppose.
  • After my 'I'm probably not an alcoholic' realization, there were some work-related celebration opportunities for which I mixed myself an actual drink (huge, major, institution-wide thing went off without a hitch) and had a beer with hubs after a particularly sweaty walk.

I'll put some end of challenge thoughts in a separate post.

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Challenge Wrap Up

  • I think I can honestly say I learned some things about myself this challenge. The "special evening drink" is the one that comes quickest to mind, obviously.
  • Secondly, getting into a cleaning habit for at least a few things really reduces the amount of self-imposed guilt I typically carry around about being a slob/not a clean person.
  • Thirdly, morning walks in place of my commute do wonders for my outlook on the day. I really appreciate the sunny FL days (except for this morning where 30 seconds after I walked out the door it started to rain, so I didn't get much outside time today)
  • Fourthly, I guess I'm really just not in a mental space to be able to commit to regular workouts somehow? Keeping the habit is super precarious and it falls apart at the slightest. provocation. I miss being stronger and more muscular, but not enough to do anything about it right now. Maybe that's okay.
  • Finally, I think I'm going to do as Hatter is doing and swap over to a battle log. I feel like I'm journaling more than challenging most of the time anyway, so I think that makes a bit more sense.

I'll post the link here, once I set it up, but it'll probably be a couple days.

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Less self-imposed guild is an even bigger win than enjoying a somewhat cleaner house. And being accepting of the limitations the current mental space impose- also a good thing. 

Will look for your battle log link.

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