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I've always had a thing for mirrors, just not in the way most people think...While I cannot stand to look in one, mirror images of something are like my personal quirk...most people pay attention to the repetition like 12/12/12 in dates...I look for the mirror like 5/1/15 (yes, that is why I chose that day to get married :))

This is my 11th challenge - my 'mirror' challenge (okay, I know, but for the purpose of this it is!)

 

I have a short term goal to lose 20 lbs by my birthday, which is 10/31 (explain much? LOL) while I know it shouldn't matter, it will help me make peace with what I see when I look in the mirror...will also help me not have to buy new clothes because these are getting snug.

 

The only real issue I have with food (besides that I love it) is my occasional cheats (aka ice cream) occasionally become too frequent! These need to be limited to no more than once a week if that. Otherwise we're very good about staying Paleo.

 

I've started getting up and working on the elliptical again, which is cleared by my chiropractor...I really want to start incorporating kettlebells in there too a couple times a week...nothing outrageous to start, just the basics.

 

I need to continue to work on the work-life balance...I can easily stay at work till 7pm, that's not healthy, especially considering I have an hour drive (one way) I've been doing fairly well at leaving at 5:30, earlier on days I have to see the chiropractor...the world has not come to an end and nothing imploded...I need to continue this...also need to continue to work on my course so I can finish by the end of the year, at least 30 minutes three days a week.

 

So, goals this go round are

1. limit cheats, no more than once a week

2. continue working out at least 3 times a week, work on incorporating kettlebells

3. continue to leave work on time and work on course

 

this is working towards my longer-short term goal of losing 20 lbs, without losing my mind in the process (assuming I had one to lose)

 

 

Track in MFP to get a idea of how much protein and carbs I am consuming, as well as calories

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Following along again! Love the quote in your post (obviously  :playful:) and the challenge theme! You are going to rock this challenge!!!

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Woohoo!

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SuBbed of course! Where are we going to celebrate your birthday?

Would love to in NOLA

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Northern Louisiana?

New Orleans LA

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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I also struggle to leave on time. I manage 15 people and that quiet time at the end of the day when they've all gone home feels like the only time I get sh*t done.

Plus I also study on top.

Following along to see how you are going to slay these goals. Good luck!

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I find it hard to believe you would be watching us from some rooftop...I fully expect you would be right there in the middle of the action ;) 

 

I had to set an alarm for 5:00, because my office mates leave at 4:30, so I'd be sitting around working and I'd get a call from The Marine, "Are you coming home?"

"Yeah, in a sec. What's up?"

"It's 8:00."

"I'll be right home."

this is me, sans phone call...since my wife is just as bad as I am about it, her job is just closer to the house...

 

Along for the journey.

wooot!! :)

 

I also struggle to leave on time. I manage 15 people and that quiet time at the end of the day when they've all gone home feels like the only time I get sh*t done.

Plus I also study on top.

Following along to see how you are going to slay these goals. Good luck!

 

Exactly! I have 2 departments I'm in charge of, plus work in the accounting department...my staff is in and out of my door so much I swear it needs to be revolving so at least I'd get a breeze! 

 

Got the tickets on hold for my trip to CT, will have the money tomorrow for them...booked my room...sailor son called to ask what day I'm coming in on...he's a bit excited too...still top in his class! (of course :))

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Got the tickets on hold for my trip to CT, will have the money tomorrow for them...booked my room...sailor son called to ask what day I'm coming in on...he's a bit excited too...still top in his class! (of course :))

 

So glad this trip is happening for the two of you!!!

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Just leaving this here...I love this woman! 

 

http://www.strongcoffey.com/how-to-turn-criticism-real-or-imagined-into-self-care/

 

Will catch up with everyone this weekend, work is crazy

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Found an interesting link in a tech article I was reading about apps. I love lists and checking things off of them, so this may be worth checking out sometimes...has an RPG component to it so I thought some may be interested HabitRPG

Edited my challenge to add tracking on MFP

3 workouts done during this 'off' week :D
Food has been good, no cheats, some sort of banana 'ice cream' last night
Social 'thing' later today...work stuff to work on some more today, coursework to get done...stalling is on the agenda today! LOL

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Social 'thing' later today...work stuff to work on some more today, coursework to get done...stalling is on the agenda today! LOL

 

I've been known to turn stalling into a Art form <g>.

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I just signed up for HabitRPG. I have no idea what I'm doing other than procrastinating with it, but woo. 

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Habit RPG is cool.  I've been using it for a while.

 

I just signed up for HabitRPG. I have no idea what I'm doing other than procrastinating with it, but woo. 

 

I think ShadowLion has been into HabitRPG for a while and is quite excited about it, look her up. Myself, it never kept me for long...

I haven't actually done anything with it yet   :redface:  I keep meaning to but, time? life? 

 

I've been known to turn stalling into a Art form <g>.

 

I can relate to this...and somehow manage to get it done still...not sure how that works yet...

 

Worked out this morning

Logged food today

Put in the recipe for my granola, damn that's a lotta carbs! Glad I didn't eat a whole serving now

Down to two visits a week to the chiropractor, still not totally cleared though

No homework done today

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If it makes you feel better, I deleted my account ten minutes later. I'm terrible at RPG things and trying to figure it out would've just been another way to justify procrastinating.

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IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII'm gonna hug you in a week! =D

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IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII'm gonna hug you in a week! =D

Happy dance (_/_)(_\_)

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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