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my name is Katrin, I go by Morag on the internet. I'm 37yo, single mum of a 17 yo and a 10 yo boy from the north of Germany. I'm a gazillion kg overweight, I started my journey April 6th, 2015, I came straight here, and even during that first newbie challenge I joined the Rangers and have been a ranger ever since, though admittedly in 2019 and 2020 I've been more offsite than on. Even though I have been flailing about lately... I've had a hell of a ride so far: ran a very slow but steady 6km mudrun with friends from Aus and NL, got licensed to be trainer for fitness classes in fitness club, fell in love with the idea of aerial silks, did nothing about that, played some hobby volleyball, got another license, had to stop dancing oriental belly dance because studio was closed, trained elderly in a nursing home for fall prevention amoung other things, had to stop being a trainer, picked up a barbell after two years of lusting after that kind of strength work, seperated from the husband, had first family vacation ever, started a new job, started learning Korean, got a garden allotment, shovelled 6m³ of compost... then covid hit, work in a nursing home environment isn't particularly fun these days. It could be worse, but work is hard. I'm heavier and unhealthier than I have ever been, I'm more stressed and coping less well than ever before. But I must say: I'm actually so very curious about this next stretch of road through my life...

 

I actually typed this out yesterday, but forgot to post it. So here we go: new year's plans: keep adjusting the plan, keep figuring out where I'm headed.

 

2021

□ Loose some weight (yeah I have numbers and plans how to get there, I'm just not going into detail here

right now, maybe at a later time)

□ Be someine who gets her mental health under control:

   ◇ go to bed by 2230 - never later twice in a row

   ◇ daily morning lightlamp and vitamin D

   ◇ do some moving around every single day be a

   person who puts on her shoes and leaves the house

   ◇ get shit done - stuff on my desk and other things that pop up

□ Be a person who stacks her environment in her favor, makes her goals as easy as can be and masters the entry points first

□ Be a person who is connected to the land and grows her and her family's own food year round

 

and last but by far not least:

□ Be a person who leads her children to become good men by showing them not telling them. Be the mom they can talk to but also who's example they can follow.

 

So far my first braindump of the year.

I intend to build a levels based plan for all skills I want to learn, but I must admit it's too much cerebral power needed for me today. I know I need to formulate what I want to achieve, please be patient with me.

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Katrin the Morag Lvl 22 Cadet, half klingon, c-licensed trainer, mother of two, gaming nerd

 

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Welcome back! With you on the goal of Vitamin D and light lamp. It's not quite as good as sunlight, but it does help. I love your goal of being a good example

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Elastigirl:Just Living Life , Part II - Current Challenge: February 14 to March 20 - Nerd Fitness Rebellion

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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1 hour ago, Elastigirl said:

Welcome back! With you on the goal of Vitamin D and light lamp. It's not quite as good as sunlight, but it does help. I love your goal of being a good example

You are right of course, but at 54° N and two weeks after winter solstice... there is not a lot of sunlight to be had. Not here not with our weather not with our location... but if I work on the other goal (going outside every day) I will, eventually, get access to more natural sunlight.

 

Good to see you, Elastigirl, how have you been? How are you doing? Happy New Year ☆!

Katrin the Morag Lvl 22 Cadet, half klingon, c-licensed trainer, mother of two, gaming nerd

 

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1 hour ago, Morag said:

You are right of course, but at 54° N and two weeks after winter solstice... there is not a lot of sunlight to be had. Not here not with our weather not with our location... but if I work on the other goal (going outside every day) I will, eventually, get access to more natural sunlight.

 

Good to see you, Elastigirl, how have you been? How are you doing? Happy New Year ☆!

My comment about the light being not as good as the sunlight was said because we have very little sunlight here too. Our days are short, and right now gray.   I am doing well thank you. Working on putting up my challenge soon

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Elastigirl:Just Living Life , Part II - Current Challenge: February 14 to March 20 - Nerd Fitness Rebellion

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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In went for a walk yesterday.

I did go by my garden allotment today after work, that's two habit-building compliances. I created a rewards jar and drew only blanks so far

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I did cook a new recipe BigBoy and I agree on some improvement possibilities, BabyBoy tasted a fork tine's worth of it and cried and dry heaved and was overall the brat that he usual is. What did I cook (Spinatstrudel, the recipe calls it, a roll of spinach-parmesan-almond flour-and seasoning covered dough, baked up in the oven with tomato sauce Napolitana out of a jar.)

So far that's not awesome, but who cares.

 

Little boy is being I Don't Like Any Of This recently and refusing to even try a tiny tea spoon worth, so I'm trying to reach him. Somehow.

 

Work was work.

No drama, no highlights, just a normal day. My feet hurt and my back is ... tender? But overall I am ok, and so was work.

 

Sleep was okay as well.

Hydration needs more work, but I had some Sirupe in carbonated water when I got home that I didn't properly track, so I am not 100% where my hydration stands.

I moved outside, during daylight hours, it was good, but it's dreary and grey, so not ideal. I did have my lamp on for waking up, so some fake daylight was had as well.

I weighed myself. I ate two meals and 5 things that were not meals today, we ate one pot rice cooker meal twice yesterday and once today. It was plenty.

 

I did the things I rememberd planning. I wonder if I forgot anything (I have no spreadsheet yet).

 

So far so good.

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Katrin the Morag Lvl 22 Cadet, half klingon, c-licensed trainer, mother of two, gaming nerd

 

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Great goals, and guten Rutsch!

 

I also started in 2015, have been away and come back. :) Sounds like you did a ton of stuff in that time, though.

 

The lack of sunlight is harsh (I'm in Scandinavia) - makes it really hard to get up in the morning for me. Sounds like you've got a good plan with the light and the D-vitamins.

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"There are some good things to be said about walking. Not many, but some. Walking takes longer, for example, than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed." Edward Abbey

 

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7 hours ago, ellis_e said:

Great goals, and guten Rutsch!

 

I also started in 2015, have been away and come back. :) Sounds like you did a ton of stuff in that time, though.

 

The lack of sunlight is harsh (I'm in Scandinavia) - makes it really hard to get up in the morning for me. Sounds like you've got a good plan with the light and the D-vitamins.

 

Hey Ellis, nice to meet you, thanks for stopping by! I wouldn't be able to get up at 4:45 for early shift if I didn't have the lamp going from 4:00 or 4:30, it's SO BLASTED HARD to get up before the light, I'm sure glad I found light to be the best alarm for me.

 

Today I have paperwork to fill out and get ready to send out. Existential fears in high gear.

Yesterday's dinner experiment looked a bit like a sad, deflated, stranded blob, two portions eaten last night (first born and I) but it tastes fine, so I had some leftovers for breakfast, did not go for seconds, and am putting the rest away for later.

The little one tasted a teenytiny bit made quite the show of how disgusting it was... we amended the agreement: he has to try a tiny amount I put on his plate, not make me feel bad about cooking or else he doesn't get ANY electrics until next meal, and next try. Harsh, but he is borderline underweight, not because we are poor or there'sno food, but because he's refusing to try anything. And I will not give up this power struggle and only make sauce-and-cheese puzza or pasta with no sauce. He can eat basic starchies when he tried the other stuff. Sorry, parental rant done. For now.

 

I will go for a walk with my mum later today, buy new batteries for the smoke detectors, the one outside my bedroom door beeps... at night... explains why I'm edging on cranky today. Anyway grey and awful outside and the spawn are still asleep in their beds. Boo.

 

My mind is scattered, I apologize for my detoury posts.

Katrin the Morag Lvl 22 Cadet, half klingon, c-licensed trainer, mother of two, gaming nerd

 

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Road map to Level 50

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So today os Friday, still out of the grinder, BUT there may be a silver lining visible now. I spoke with someone, and I think I got one of the threasholds between me am me fixing my situation out of the way, kinda. Difficult to explain without going too much into detail. I spoke to someone fessed up to my burnout/neurasthenia/depression/whateverIamgoingthroughrightnow and how that lead to my paperwork not being done on time. It feels like I am moving again at least. And I have a flyer and a letter headed my way to get me access to a single session or a few sessions with a counselor free of charge. Yay proper health care system!!

 

Today I just need to head into work before 10am this morning to fill out different paperwork to get covid vaccinated possibly, maybe even as early as this coming Sunday. Depending on vaccine availability, obviously.

 

So far so good.

After that I'll Kick the kids to do their chores, start a load of laundry and then hit that big pile of massive paperwork waiting for me.

 

And maybe I'm lucky and have an actual free weekend on my non-work weekend, how about that?

 

 

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Katrin the Morag Lvl 22 Cadet, half klingon, c-licensed trainer, mother of two, gaming nerd

 

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Road map to Level 50

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