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This is my 5th challenges with NF and my second with the warriors. 

 

I'm a 30 year old mom from the Netherlands. I've got two boys (2 and 4 years of age).

This challenge will be about kicking the emotional eating habit. And off course I'll still be kicking ass at the gym :)

 

My motivation: Feel good about myself

 

Main quest: Kick the emotional eating habit

 

Quest 1: Standing still

To stop emotional eating I have to stand still for a moment before I'm going to eat. First acknowledge what I feel, then accept that feeling and allow myself to feel it, and at last find a way to cope with that emotion. (I'll use my journal if necessary)

Like when I'm truly hungry I eat, but when I'm stressed, lonely, scared etc. I find an other way do deal with it.

I will count the days that I succeed in standing still before eating.

Measurement: A = 36-42 days, B = 29-35 days, C = 22-28 days

Reward: A = +3 CON, B = +2 CON, C = +1 CON

 

Quest 2: strength training

I want to be stronger. Muscle will make me look better and I'm hoping more muscle means more energy.

I'm going to do the workouts from the academy. Preferably the barbell batallion, but when I'm not able to go to the gym I'm going to do the body weight exercises. 

Measurement: A = 12+ workouts, B = 9-11 workouts, C = 6-8 workouts

Reward: A = +3 STR +2 STA, B = +2 STR +1 STA, C = +1 STR

 

Quest 3: Cardio

I love zumba so that will be my main workout. My back up workout is cycling or swimming

Measurement: A = 12+ workouts, B = 10-11 workouts, C = 8-9 workouts

Reward: A = +3 DEX +2 CON, B = +2 DEX +1 CON, C = +1 CON

 

Live quest week 1-3:

I'm going to FLY! I've done konmari during the last few challenges, but I'm getting bored with it. I still will be able to integrate the KM techniques into the FLY lady approach. 

I'll count the days I complete the Flight Plan for that day.

Measurement: A = 18-21 days, B = 14-17 days, C = 11-13 days

Reward: A = +1 CHA, B = +0.5 CHA, C = +0.25 CHA

 

Live quest week 4-6:

Spend at least 8 hours a week working for Diaper Design

Measurement: A = 24 hours, B = 20-23 hours, C = 16-19 hours

Reward: A = +1 CHA, B = +0.5 CHA, C = +0.25 CHA

 

 

With all of the challenges: I get a free pass when I'm sick and the first two days of shark week (learned I needed that during my last challenge)

 

And even I have a cool spreadsheet this challenge :)

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Challenge 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 

Challenges 2017: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Challenges 2018: 29, 30, 31, 32, 3334, 35,

Challenges 2019: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

 

Challenges 2020: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

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I've been reading the book "Eat Q" today (they had it in Dutch at the google play store - me happy :) )

I think that book will help me through this challenge.

 

I've changed my first quest (and the quote in my signature) to match the method in the book.

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Challenge 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 

Challenges 2017: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Challenges 2018: 29, 30, 31, 32, 3334, 35,

Challenges 2019: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

 

Challenges 2020: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

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To stop emotional eating I have to stand still for a moment before I'm going to eat. First acknowledge what I feel, then accept that feeling and allow myself to feel it, and at last find a way to cope with that emotion. (I'll use my journal if necessary)

Like when I'm truly hungry I eat, but when I'm stressed, lonely, scared etc. I find an other way do deal with it.

This is a really well thought-our strategy, Terah! Emotional eating is also a nemesis of mine.  :mad-new:  

 

I'll be following along.  :tongue:

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"Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you.

You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic." ~ Anaïs Nin

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in for trolling following...

 

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May Br0din bless you with mighty gains, and may your shaker bottle always be full.

Wheymen

 

...and, if you die...  Walk it off - Captain America

 

Level 13: 1/4 Giant Warrior

STR - 50 | DEX - 19 | STA - 19 | CON - 14 | WIS - 28 | CHA - 24

My food logging is here*: MFP: tyrsnbdr

 

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My win for today:

 

We were just in town to drop off a few packages at the post office when J decided to trow a major tantrum. He is in his "terrible two's" and is not afraid to show us :P

I was about ready to EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE, but took a step back to look at my emotions (despair, anger, frustration) and allowed myself to feel them. It calmed me down (J wasn't impressed by my calm unfortunately) and was able to get the boys home without buying chocolate (and I passed two bakers, and at least 3 stores that would sell bars of chocolate).

Now the boys are watching 'tik tak' and peace is back in our home. For the next 30 minutes at least ;)

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Challenge 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 

Challenges 2017: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Challenges 2018: 29, 30, 31, 32, 3334, 35,

Challenges 2019: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

 

Challenges 2020: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

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Awesome win there, Terah! I'm always very impressed with parents when their kids throw tantrums and they manage keep their shit together! I think I'd be terrible at this part...

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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Awesome win there, Terah! I'm always very impressed with parents when their kids throw tantrums and they manage keep their shit together! I think I'd be terrible at this part...

Thanks :) 

A had major tantrums when he was 2 and 3, so I've got too much a lot of experience in keeping calm. Just until now, it involved lots of chocolate and/or ice cream ;)

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Challenge 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 

Challenges 2017: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Challenges 2018: 29, 30, 31, 32, 3334, 35,

Challenges 2019: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

 

Challenges 2020: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

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My win for today:

 

We were just in town to drop off a few packages at the post office when J decided to trow a major tantrum. He is in his "terrible two's" and is not afraid to show us :tongue:

I was about ready to EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE, but took a step back to look at my emotions (despair, anger, frustration) and allowed myself to feel them. It calmed me down (J wasn't impressed by my calm unfortunately) and was able to get the boys home without buying chocolate (and I passed two bakers, and at least 3 stores that would sell bars of chocolate).

Now the boys are watching 'tik tak' and peace is back in our home. For the next 30 minutes at least ;)

That is a HUGE win for you on two counts! Congratulations.

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Zechariah 4:6

"Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the Lord."

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My win for today:

 

We were just in town to drop off a few packages at the post office when J decided to trow a major tantrum. He is in his "terrible two's" and is not afraid to show us :tongue:

I was about ready to EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE, but took a step back to look at my emotions (despair, anger, frustration) and allowed myself to feel them. It calmed me down (J wasn't impressed by my calm unfortunately) and was able to get the boys home without buying chocolate (and I passed two bakers, and at least 3 stores that would sell bars of chocolate).

 

 

Now you've done it once, and you know that you can do it again :) This is a big win, Terah! Proud of you <3

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-:*~ Journal ~*:-

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Dusted off my Control Journal. I'm ready to FLY again :)

All preparations are made. No excuses, I'm going to rock this challenge!

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Challenge 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 

Challenges 2017: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Challenges 2018: 29, 30, 31, 32, 3334, 35,

Challenges 2019: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

 

Challenges 2020: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

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Very curious about your control journal. I love to write in a notebook, I find it activates my mind in a way typing doesn't. What exactly do you keep in there (only share what you are comfortable sharing obviously)? Is it a manual food log, or is there other stuff too? 

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