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Sometimes we fail to see the forest for the trees....I was taking to much time looking at trees to see the obvious...huge thanks to @DarK_RaideR to pointing out that a battle log may work better for me in keeping up on here...I had one previously but it was dated and no longer fits...so this one is shiny and new!

 

For those new to my saga, I've been here for over 3 years now (January 2, 2014) I've been a Ranger (and everything that entails) since the big restructure of 2016. I am <95% Paleo in my style of eating, because I have RA and it makes me feel better...I'm slightly addicted to 5k's, and am discovering that weight lifting can be a lot of fun if I take it slowly and don't aggravate my neck injury. I'm an accountant and work for a minor league baseball team in Florida, which is every bit as much fun as it sounds :D  

 

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So I have a spreadsheet for tracking purposes (may look very familiar to some, :lol:)...if this works for you as well feel free to borrow my sheet (file/save copy into Google Drive I think...) and tweak it to fit your needs

My overall, far reaching, want to accomplish this year, goal is to lose 40 lbs...at the very minimum I want to look good nekkid :D In my opinion, not anyone else!

 

To work towards this goal I'm going to go to the gym 3x a week, or if I'm not able to do that I will do an alternate workout (such as hitting my step goal, bike ride, bodyweight workout...etc) I was aiming for 5x but that was stressing me out because I was not always able to accomplish it due to life/work commitments! I re-worked the routine I worked out with the trainer to come up with to fit into the new goal...I may also add tracking at some point to see where I'm hitting with calories if results are not forthcoming.

 

Sleep is a struggle for me, I rarely get 7 hours a night and this makes a huge difference in my energy, not to mention my pain levels if I don't...I'm going to try and do better with this...

 

The last one is NF related, I am tired of going weeks without checking in on here, so I'm going to make it a point to not only be on here, but post somewhere on here at least 3 times a week to keep myself accountable...I did better with my goals when I was doing that, and I enjoy supporting and encouraging others :) 

 

 

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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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Level 69 Battle Kitten

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Je suis partie pour reconstruire ma vie

C'est dit, c'est ainsi

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14 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Can't find an emoticon with a smile big enough. Good to see you've found a format that'll work for you instead of adding stress and negativity

Selfies work too...j/s ;) 

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Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 63

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|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

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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Here to follow! :applause:

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Gargoyle Ranger | Level 47

2021 challenges:  46 | 4748 (current)

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My epic quest | MEATBALL WARS

You don't get better at anything unless you start doing it.

Being alive is heckn swell. 

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How goes it?

Gargoyle Ranger | Level 47

2021 challenges:  46 | 4748 (current)

2015-2020 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 | |

 

My epic quest | MEATBALL WARS

You don't get better at anything unless you start doing it.

Being alive is heckn swell. 

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Life...it's what happens when you make other plans ;)

I miss you all so much, but baseball season took a bit of getting used to! Game day's start at 8-9 am and go till at least 11 pm or later...I can honestly say I've never had more fun at work in my life than I do at this job! But time is something I didn't have a whole lot of during season, at least until I figured out a routine, so something had to go. 

 

My focus during season seems to be eating and sleeping....I've learned batch cooking is your friend, keeping it simple is best, and sometimes bulletproof coffee is the breakfast of champions (or at least all I have time for on 5 hours sleep! lol) Not even trying to be perfect just finding that 'sweet spot' (baseball reference) that works for me. Of course, none of these efforts have helped me take off many pounds but hopefully that will come in the off season. Gym time may happen when we have settled into a place (see below)

 

I want to start trying to make my way back here, we have 20 home games left until the end of the season, then my youngest son goes to boot camp, then 'off site' to review and recap the season and plan for next year, EOM, EOY, then we will be back to somewhat regular life...whatever that is, oh, and during all of this we are trying to find a condo to purchase (RV living is NOT all it's cracked up to be...especially with 4 animals). This takes me to the beginning of October, so since I was starting to do challenges that stretched over a quarter that would probably be a good time to start those again as well as my ambassador duties. Until then I'm going to be here as often as I can and find a way to make it part of my routine again...and catch up with everyone, some of you with massive threads may be a bit more of a challenge than others :D 

 

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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've seen you lurking every so often! And yikes, your life is craaaazyyy. I feel like you've always lived like that though?

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Level 69 Battle Kitten

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Je suis partie pour reconstruire ma vie

C'est dit, c'est ainsi

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3 hours ago, fleaball said:

I've seen you lurking every so often! And yikes, your life is craaaazyyy. I feel like you've always lived like that though?

Fear of boredom keeps me busy, I have to remember how to relax at times...so much has happened in the last few months I barely know where to begin...but it's getting better, or I'm getting better at juggling! :D 

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|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

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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Because what kind of RES thread would it be without 5k's? So I have a list of all the ones I've signed up to do through the end of the year, and for accountability purposes

 

August 26th - Summer Beach Run (because BEACH)

September 9th - Doug Stuber Memorial Turtle Trot 5k (Beach! also turtles...)

September 23rd - Viva La Margarita (Margarita's at the finish line...what's not to love about this?)

October 7th - Blacklight Run (Because it sounds like fun :) )

November 23rd - Thanksgiving Distance Classic (To get ready for all the food later)

December 16th - Terrain Race (My first OCR...kinda nervous about this one...)

 

Will be added to as needed :D 

 

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|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

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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3 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

The only reason we haven't resorted to non-NF ways to track you and rope you back in is because you look extremely happy in those photos that pop up in other media. Whatever it is you're doing, keep doing it.

Looks can be deceiving...I am extremely happy to be back in Florida and love what I'm doing in my professional life :)

Personal life is a train wreck, but what else is new LOL

 

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|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

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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My cranky little bitch...she's 16 years old and in that time has kept all my secrets, comforted me, given advice, been a much better judge of character than me, tolerated numerous moves and tolerated me...I've often joked she was the only girl I had. 7 1/2 years ago we lost her litter mate and yesterday I found out that she will not be with me much longer. I knew this time would come eventually but it really doesn't seem fair right now

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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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That they do...right now I'm just trying to make her final days as comfortable as possible and trying to be a realist about it all...I'm usually pretty good at that but this is a bit harder than other times. Maybe I'm getting soft in my old age, she's been with me through so much I don't remember what it's been like to not have her around....generally bitching at me when I screw up with something and loving on me when I'm sad...

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

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Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 63

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|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

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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She is still with me, though I fear not for long :( 

30 minutes ago, Xena said:

Sorry to hear about your kitties.

 

[worst transition ever...please forgive]

 

The black light run sounds very cool!

I'm looking forward to all of them! Especially the black light (signed up for one before but it was canceled) I love the feel when I get into the groove of a 'race'. Even though I don't do them for time it's still a headrush :) 

Nothing to forgive, I am trying to prepare and be realistic...I suck at this sort of thing so I get it...

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|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

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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