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Happy New Year Everyone!

I created a battle log to keep track of overall goals for 2017. My goals for January are already set, so I just copied and pasted here.

1st month goals:

  • to lose 8 pounds
    • run up the stairs without feeling winded
    • Walk 2 miles a day (or 40 minutes of cardio)
    • stop hiding food
  • Learn ukulele chords
  • Get Spanish fluency to 20% on Duolingo
  • Draw every day

 

I wanted to focus on getting something done each day. Winter is a hard time of year for me, and instead of focusing on feelings and thoughts, I'm just going to do something everyday. Exercise for my health, drawing for my work, Spanish for my skills, and ukulele for my joy. I'm going to track my daily to-do list using the Habitica app. I really like the dailies feature and how it resets itself so I don't have to continuously write in "Spanish" everyday. I just check the box when it's done. What I'm NOT going to do with the app is get involved in parties and try to collect everything. I did that last time, and that led to a special kind of madness.

 

I'm off to a good start. I worked out this morning, and practiced my Spanish lessons (I'm at 19%, so this is an easy goal this month). Now I'm going to clean, draw, and reward myself with some uke practice. I think.....No. Not going to think too much, so I'll end this here. Happy New Year, everyone! We can do this :)

 

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12 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

 

  • run up the stairs without feeling winded

If you can master this, let me know how!  I've worked in my office now for almost a year; it's on the third floor.  I go up and down those stairs multiple times a day Monday-Friday and I'm always winded.  I've come to the conclusion that gravity itself must be brutal on that particular staircase. ;)  

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11 hours ago, LittleTurtle said:

If you can master this, let me know how!  I've worked in my office now for almost a year; it's on the third floor.  I go up and down those stairs multiple times a day Monday-Friday and I'm always winded.  I've come to the conclusion that gravity itself must be brutal on that particular staircase. ;)  

I agree there must be some kind of unusual gravitational force in that staircase. Perhaps there is a small black hole underneath trying to pull you in? Don't get sucked into the black hole!!

5 hours ago, deftona said:

Happy New Year! Kick some ass! Following along! Too many exclamation marks! 

There are NEVER too many exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

44 minutes ago, NeverThatBored said:

Following! 

Yay!!!! Hi!!

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I'm in a negative headspace today, but I'm managing it. I'm catching up on cleaning, and I can feel the stress start to melt as I restore order to my room. 

 

I don't feel like I have a lot of control or privacy in my life. There's not much that is just for me anymore.  It's why I started hiding food. I just wanted something that was mine that no one else knew about.  The real issue is I've been using social media and my family as an excuse to hide from my life for so long, I don't have much of a life anymore. Just this intense desire to stash cookies in my underwear drawer :) I need a different private thing that isn't destructive. Suggestions?

 

Today I will clean for another hour, organize my knitting then do something fun for a couple hours. It's just the beginning, and you know what they say... when nothing is for certain, everything is a possibility. 

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On 1/3/2017 at 10:40 AM, Snarkyfishguts said:

I don't feel like I have a lot of control or privacy in my life. There's not much that is just for me anymore.  It's why I started hiding food. I just wanted something that was mine that no one else knew about.  The real issue is I've been using social media and my family as an excuse to hide from my life for so long, I don't have much of a life anymore. Just this intense desire to stash cookies in my underwear drawer :) I need a different private thing that isn't destructive. Suggestions?

 

You could try stashing your underwear in the cookie drawer?  

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44 minutes ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Shello, you really are the bestest ever!

<eleventy

 

Good luck with that migraine.  

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Past time for an update!

Weight loss: 3 pounds. Not too shabby!  

Running up the stairs wirhout feeling winded- I can briskly walk up the stairs without getting winded, but I can't run up yet. Gasp wheeze gasp!

2 miles a day...........................urm....no.

Stop hiding food. YES. it took a while, but I am no longer hiding food. I really REALLY want to though. argh!!

 

Learn ukulele chords. Tbis is my favorite thing to do! I am happiest on my uke, and it's replaced my snacking monster.

 

20% duolingo- i did it! But now I am back to 18% so I have to catch up on some of the lessons. I have maintained my streak but bare minimum. That should change next week.

 

Draw everyday. More like 2/3 days. 

 

So there IS progress... and room to improve. I keep expecting perfection and for this to be easier sooner. But it's okay that it takes a while. I wont quit this time

 

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I can't believe I wasn't following your thread! But I'm here now :)  

 

On 3-1-2017 at 5:40 PM, Snarkyfishguts said:

I need a different private thing that isn't destructive. Suggestions?

Hide pieces of paper with inspirational quotes, affirmations and stuff like that on it? 

I've books and magazines hidden all over the house btw :P 

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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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On 1/14/2017 at 3:06 PM, Snarkyfishguts said:

20% duolingo- i did it! But now I am back to 18% so I have to catch up on some of the lessons. I have maintained my streak but bare minimum. That should change next week.

 

 

Ughhh it's so annoying when duolingo goes backwards! Keep up the good work! 

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On 1/15/2017 at 7:06 AM, Helix "The Peasant" said:

You results seem to be amazing :) Glad to hear you are happy playing ukulele - it really is quite cheering and always brings a smile to me whenever I grab it (i had one, but never managed to actually play something good. It was pretty fun  though)

I had a good week. This week, I fell backwards quite a bit in my healthy eating and exercise habits. With the Uke, if you can play C, G7 and F, you can play quite a lot. There are some chords where I feel like I need to break my hand to get there. My uke was about 100 dollars at guitar center if you are looking for a new one! It's a Cordoba Concert CM 15. It has a nice sound, much better than I expected for that price!

On 1/15/2017 at 1:57 PM, Terah said:

I can't believe I wasn't following your thread! But I'm here now :)  

 

Hide pieces of paper with inspirational quotes, affirmations and stuff like that on it? 

I've books and magazines hidden all over the house btw :P 

I'm glad you're here. Oh geez, my inner voice said that like Frodo to Samwise. with that insipid "Love sick cow" face. I have started to just keep things to myself more. In my old job, there was a level of transparency demanded of us, and we were constantly told "this isn't a job, it's a lifestyle"  and I remember feeling like "this is really a cult." .....Huh. I think I need to process this more. I never really connected those dots before.  But I read your comment when you wrote it and remember thinking "what if I read a book and just read it for me and didn't have to talk about it?"  and I did. and I did more stuff just for me, and you know what? I didn't hurt anyone by it. Maybe I'm devouring books instead of chocolate ;)

On 1/18/2017 at 11:30 AM, NeverThatBored said:

 

Ughhh it's so annoying when duolingo goes backwards! Keep up the good work! 

Thanks! I'm up to 19% !!

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Books have way less kcal than chocolate :D

 

I hope you'll sleep better tonight

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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 wrote about this in my battle log, but it seemed appropriate to talk about it here too.

 

I gained 8 pounds. This is admittedly in the wrong direction of my goals. I ate badly, I didn't sleep well, and the stress....I've been really stressed out, guys. Like "Can I just hide in bed?" stressed.

 

So stepping on the scale this morning and seeing that I've gained weight...I don't know. I felt relieved. Not upset, not angry. I just felt this giant burden lift from my shoulders, and I felt like I was going to be okay. I felt like I was going to be successful at my goals. It doesn't make sense, I mean, I'm standing on a number that tells me I've been failing miserably, but I feel good. Free.

 

It's going to be okay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

It's going to be okay.

You got this.  

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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On 25-1-2017 at 8:38 PM, Snarkyfishguts said:

It's going to be okay.

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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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