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More power to you for resisting! I managed to do that yesterday night (I was craving chocolate like nobody's business right before bed), but today I gave in and have been snacking on peanut M&Ms while I work. As you've said, though, tomorrow will be better!

Usually when I want something I have something healthy hanging around to snack on, but not yesterday :/ I did get healthy stuff last night to eat for snacks tho!

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Also going through a snack-phase with my boys. They want to munch a lot! I think it is that hollow-leg thing they associate with boys. From cheese to dry wors, biltong sticks, to some chocolate+coconut oil bites I made... fruit for the week is finished... and when they snack, I have a hard time not snacking. Had some biltong, and chocolate coconut bites (because shark), and that helped. Have to stock up again today, but not sure what or how much.

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Also going through a snack-phase with my boys. They want to munch a lot! I think it is that hollow-leg thing they associate with boys. From cheese to dry wors, biltong sticks, to some chocolate+coconut oil bites I made... fruit for the week is finished... and when they snack, I have a hard time not snacking. Had some biltong, and chocolate coconut bites (because shark), and that helped. Have to stock up again today, but not sure what or how much.

I bought hummus and pita chips and that killed the hunger I had in the middle of yesterday evening :)

That will be my good thing for yesterday- had a healthy snack when hungry and didn't overeat!!

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Jedi Becomes Her Own Hero

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

Challenges: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10#11#12#13#14#15#16, #17#18#19#20#21#22#23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33,  #34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42#43#44, #45#46#47#48#49#50#51#52#53#54#55#56#57#58#59#60#61#62#63

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So I didn't work out yesterday :/ But my MOH (maid of honor), who is visiting this weekend said might work out with me this weekend :) I'm doing my coding stuff today to help with the whole building my portfolio thing. 

 

I'm starting to realize that I'm probably not going to get to stay in my current employment for too long after graduation. I'll probably end up in Fiance's college town since he's got at least one guaranteed job near there. I'm trying to avoid either of us commuting since our hours are usually so different that we wouldn't see much of each other. I can probably get a job almost anywhere, but I love my job right now and I'll be sad if I have to leave it. He's going to apply in my college town (these cities are around an hour and a half drive apart), but if he can't get any of the jobs, I'll end up having to move because there's not much (read- anything) between the two cities. 

 

There are plenty of jobs in my field there, I'll just miss this city. It's beautiful. I'm not hardcore attached to my school, but I'm attached to my city. Oh well, I love Fiance more, and maybe we'll get lucky and he'll find a job near enough that we can live here :)

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Sounds like you have really good headspace about the job thing, I'm sure everything will work out.

Oh it likely will, and in a manner I never would have imagined. That's what essentially always happens with things. It's still sad to realize though 

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“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

Challenges: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10#11#12#13#14#15#16, #17#18#19#20#21#22#23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33,  #34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42#43#44, #45#46#47#48#49#50#51#52#53#54#55#56#57#58#59#60#61#62#63

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I've been fairly AWOL recently. My MOH came in this weekend and it was a whirlwind. I made a point to make as good of choices as I could. I did get that last workout in. 

 

Today I'm exhausted. I was up until 1am or later trying to finish an art project for class, then I had to get up early today thanks to my optometrist appt. I should be able to get a workout video in if I'm not too tired later, and my stretching as well. But if I don't, it'll be okay because of how exhausted I am. I can't do but so much. This challenge has been a bit iffy anywho aside from figuring out a food thing. So yeah. 100% on everything for last week. This week I'll keep you guys posted on my good choices stuff.

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“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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5 minutes ago, Fatal said:

Congratulations on getting engaged! So happy for you.

Thanks :) 

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You might not have done a lot which you wanted to, but you have emotionally sorted through a lot of stuff this last week or two... GOOD (AWESOME, GREAT, EXCITING!) and less happy realisations (the job stuff, etc.).

I remember also going through those emotions. When I left school I was lucky enough to get a job as dental assistant thanks to a teacher at school, but always had in the back of my mind, the idea to someday save enough money to learn as a vet. When I got married a couple years later (at 21yrs) it hit me one day that I won't be able to study part- or full time as vet because I would have to be gone for long stretches of time from hubby (practicals), and most probably have to live in a different province than him! Neither of us were willing to do that at the time. It took me a while to get over that "loss" as studying to become a vet was what kept me going through my life till then, but life took so many turns where I've had to treat our and my mil's pets over the years (because no close vet within 2hrs drive!) that I've learned a lot. Luckily the closest vet was willing to help me via phone. It soothed the ache, and so many other good things came along that now (in hind sight) I'm not sad about never studying as a vet.
So work-wise you might have to sacrifice something, but there will be some good coming out of it, and you will receive something else in return. Things will work out, just take it one step at a time.

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Hubby and I have struggled with this conundrum for about the past 10 years.  We've decided we'll RETIRE in our favorite city.  But .... it's really hard to make these decisions.  

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The last week has been absolute hell.

 

The good things: My MOH got to spend time with me, I got my engagement ring back finally, I bought my Fiance a nice bottle of a wine that he likes.

 

The rest of it:

 

So my fiance's roommate (also my ex-bf) made a deal with his GF where she said she'd cook and take care of keeping the main areas clean. That was in October. She never did, plus she was always bitching at my BF about LITERALLY EVERYTHING. My Fiance, who always pays bills and has helped them cover costs that they should have but couldn't afford, and has just been completely generous to both of them, went to speak wih his roommate about the girl either thirding the rent, doing what she said she'd do, or leaving. His roommate told him that he had until the end of April to find a new place to live. So he's devastated because someone who was a close friend has cut him out completely and he has to find a new job (he's gonna go ahead and try to move near me- adding that to good things with a bite) since getting a new lease would 1) be too expensive for him and 2) have him stuck in the current place for a year and he'd have to worry about getting a new job and an apartment right as we're getting married next year. 

 

My best friend/MOH, who was here this weekend, found out that her father has some sort of most likely not malignant hereditary cancer and her GF was causing her problems/ kinda not talking to her this weekend while she was gone so she was sad.

 

I had a bunch of school stuff to take care of including an art project, a paper, and a midterm this morning.

 

I haven't worked out or eaten terribly well for ages thanks to the struggles.

 

And the worst of all...

 

My youth pastor is practically another dad for my fiance and myself, and the rest of the old youth around my age. I found out this morning that his wife, who most of us called 'Ma,' died in a car accident late last night. She was 43, and has two children. Her minivan was crushed between a dump truck and a tractor trailer. Michael, the youth pastor, owns a company that paints cars and is going to college to be a pastor. She was a teacher and a brilliant cook. She loved all of us so much.... My fiance and I, as well as my family who were close to them, are shocked and completely shattered. My heart is completely broken. We all loved her so much. We'll see her in heaven, so I am not sad for her, but I am devastated for her husband (my officiant), her children, and all of those who she loved with her giant heart and will miss her so much.

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Sorry to hear about your crummy week. Sounds stressful.

 

As a youth worker myself, I understand the connections that can be made. I still am in contact with the majority of the "kids" who have come through my program. I would be devastated for them if something happened to their families, I imagine it's something like how you are feeling.

 

Sadly, this too shall pass. Sending you strength to deal with it all.

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Thanks all, my long weekend at home was a HUGE help and it gave my fiance and I a chance to help each other deal with the horrible situations that we'd been dealing with. 

 

On a really really positive note- I GOT A WEDDING DRESS <3 It's beautiful. The down/up side is that it fits perfectly. Good because, well, it fits. Bad because if I somehow gain inches in a year, I'm in Trouble. So my goal is to make it so I need alterations. It should need to be smaller.

 

So my totals for this challenge are a bit.. iffy. Spring break caused problems. 

 

Goal 1- good food choices- C +2 WIS

 

This goal was rather helpful for most days, and I think I'm going to incorporate it into my next one, but a bit differently. It's just gotten to the point where I can't ever remember to post, especially now since I went back to my old iphone which doesn't have Tapatalk.

 

Goal 2- Flexibility- A +3 DEX +2 CHA

 

This goal ended up evolving and I'm not sure if it's going to actually be useful for my future goals. But I did do it, and I'm rather proud of myself for keeping this up. 

 

Goal 3- Working Out- C +1STR +1STA

 

This would have been better if it wasn't for spring break. I had planned to run, but only got 2 workouts in that week, and only 2-3 the week that everything fell apart. 

 

Goal 4- Portfolio- A +3 CHA

 

I'm getting a lot of work done on my current project, it's been fun trying to figure things out myself. I enjoy doing it too, it's actually a good hobby.

 

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“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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You stuck to whatever you could, even though life happened in spades all around you! I think you did great considering all the challenges and upsets.

So chuffed that you found your wedding dress! Did your fiance see it, or are you also of the mind that he has to wait until D-day? All the best and please keep sharing all your arrangements and things building up to the big day! It is such a special time. :love_heart:

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Congrats on getting your dress.  What a weight off your mind!!!  

 

At the end of a challenge, I think it is helpful to consider whether or not you did MORE than you would have if you had not taken the challenge?  Did you improve at all?  Are any of the changes likely to stick and become habits??  

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On 3/29/2016 at 2:38 AM, elizevdmerwe said:

You stuck to whatever you could, even though life happened in spades all around you! I think you did great considering all the challenges and upsets.

So chuffed that you found your wedding dress! Did your fiance see it, or are you also of the mind that he has to wait until D-day? All the best and please keep sharing all your arrangements and things building up to the big day! It is such a special time. :love_heart:

Oh he's not allowed to see until the day :) I get this one last chance to completely blow his mind before he has to wake up to me with bed head and retainer breath every day xD

 

On 3/31/2016 at 10:39 PM, Chris-Tien Jinn said:

Congrats on getting your dress.  What a weight off your mind!!!  

 

At the end of a challenge, I think it is helpful to consider whether or not you did MORE than you would have if you had not taken the challenge?  Did you improve at all?  Are any of the changes likely to stick and become habits??  

Oh I always do more with the challenge than without- that little bit of encouragement and the 'leveling up' helps me keep going even when I really can't convince myself to otherwise. I've made decisions because I don't want to have to report failure here before!

 

My food habits didn't improve this month, I didn't do as well as I should have liked. I'm going to keep feeling around and trying to find the thing that will help me get work on the binge eating that causes me so much trouble. 

 

My flexibility improved significantly! If it wasn't for the fact that I'm turning the focus off that for the time being, I can definitely see that becoming a habit. I'm only temporarily setting it aside, but I really want to fix my eating and find something that I can improve at. The bodyweight workouts I'm doing are vaguely pilates, which is fun because it's like yoga with extra strength training.

 

The workout stuff usually is a habit, but the lack of a squat rack in my gym at home derailed me because I didn't have a plan of attack to make up for it. I'm making a new plan of attack since I need to have something that I can do at home to relax my morning routines a bit. (thanks bodyweight workouts!!)

 

The portfolio stuff has definitely become a habit over the past couple of months. I've gotten a ton of work done on the website I'm currently building, I'm planning on finishing by the summer!

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Jedi Becomes Her Own Hero

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“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

Challenges: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10#11#12#13#14#15#16, #17#18#19#20#21#22#23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33,  #34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42#43#44, #45#46#47#48#49#50#51#52#53#54#55#56#57#58#59#60#61#62#63

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