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Somehow I did not see any notifications about your posts over the last several weeks. Sorry about that!

 

My sympathy on your cat. It is so hard to lose a creature that has been so close to you. Also sympathy on the stressful home situation. Feel free to vent here if it will help.

 

The 5ks sound like fun. I hope the condo shopping is too.

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What a week of ups and downs...

On Monday I had to say goodbye to my baby girl, I was off last weekend and got to spend it with her, unfortunately it was difficult to bear with her not being able to eat and struggling for breath. I've never had to make that decision before and hope to never have to again.

On Tuesday my middle child (the one in the Navy for those who've been here a while) turned 21...he came to see me at work and I met his new girlfriend

On Thursday we had the inspection on a condo we found and really liked. It went well and looks like things are progressing well on getting the hell out of this camper.

Yesterday (Saturday? is that all?) I missed the first of my 5k's, which was actually a 5 mile (I need to look at the fine print better lol) between the rain and not getting out of work until 1:30 am it was a bit more than I could do...not to mention my diet has not been the best lately and so the inflammation is pretty bad right now.

Off this weekend so attempting to repair some of that damage and to catch up on here. Our last home stand starts Thursday, we should know soon if we clinch a playoff spot, if we do it's at least one, possibly 5 more home games depending on if we win or not...those would start right after I return from seeing my youngest son off to boot camp. 

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On 8/28/2017 at 7:12 AM, DarK_RaideR said:

Great news! Fingers crossed.

 

More great news, apparently they did the appraisal last week!  It's in the hands of the underwriters now...the place in MS closes on the 13th and we can close as soon as that happens :D

 

On 8/28/2017 at 7:12 AM, DarK_RaideR said:

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Not sure there's more to tell yet, at least not to my knowledge...I know she has 5 dogs, her own place, decent job...all pluses in my book. Like he say's though, he's underway 3 months at a time which makes relationships tough.

 

So while I was away this week the team I work for made the playoffs!! Good for them, good from a revenue standpoint...bad in terms of time and sleep. We will have 70 games in at the end of the regular season tomorrow and we're tired...we have at least one and could be as many as five more now to play at home. It's kind of energizing though to have this happen our inaugural year :D We've come a long way since the rebrand!

If anyone watches Food Paradise on The Travel Channel they will be filming at my ballpark tomorrow :D not sure yet when it will air but will keep everyone posted!

 

I leave town Tuesday to go see my youngest off to boot camp on Thursday...not sure where this summer, or the last 18 years for that matter, have gone, but happy for him making this decision and taking steps towards his future.

 

 

 

 

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I'm moving back over here...will post some goals this week but life has started to run me over since we closed on the house :o 

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And here we are...Back at the Battle Log

 

I wasn't going to do this till next challenge since season (baseball) would be starting during that, but things have gotten a bit crazy since the move so in order to keep up and not stress myself out too much I've decided to go ahead and make the change over now...

I still have the regular goals, to move every day, not eat what I'm not supposed to, and check in on NF three times a week (all of which bit the dust in week 3 of the last challenge) but now I have the additional goals of:

 

1. finish unpacking (which is easier said than done)

2. find a place for everything (where did I have all this stuff? This also means acquiring places to put it like shelves and stuff)

3. make a domestic rangering schedule (so I don't get irritated with how behind I am and overdo it, and my home will be nice and neat when I get to come home to it :) ) Done 2/24/18

4. housewarming party? (do I have to?)

5. finish reading intuitive eating (because I really want to!)

 

Season starts April 11th, actually the 5th but our first series is away games, I would like to have all this completed by then...in addition to the normal (9-5) work week I have...

 

F&B Job Fair (tonight)

2/17 - Scampi Handler (this is our mascot making an appearance at an event...someone has to show him around cause it's hard to see in the suit lol)

2/25 - Bridge Practice (for the 15k I signed up for...my knees have been iffy lately, not sure why, so we'll have to see what happens) Knee said no way

2/28 - F&B New Employee Orientation

3/7 & 9 - HS Baseball at the Ballpark

3/10 - Gate River Run (see above)

3/12 - 3/16 - HS Baseball

3/17 & 20 - Game Day Job Fair

3/24 - Shrimp & Suds Beer Fest at the Ballpark

3/27 - FL/FLS Baseball 

3/31-4/1 - Work Days (if needed)

4/11 - Season Opener

 

Didn't look that bad till I wrote it out....

So, 56 days to get the additional 4 (possibly 5) items done... :o No problem, I got this!

After this...yard work, but one thing at a time...

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Yes and I do hope we're all invited.

If you were all going to be here I would be glad to have one!! :D 

 

12 hours ago, Countess D'If said:

I'm glad to see you back on the Forum! Good luck with the unpacking. I didn't fully unpack when I moved in 2008. That stuff was still in boxes until Midget Mayhem needed a place to live in 2011!! :stupid:

I could so do that....but the workout room is going to be in the extra bedroom, and right now that's where all the boxes are, and it's only a two bedroom house :lol: 

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On 2/13/2018 at 11:24 AM, RES said:

1. finish unpacking (which is easier said than done)

2. find a place for everything (where did I have all this stuff? This also means acquiring places to put it like shelves and stuff)

 

I am still working on those two goals five years after we moved. :P 

 

On 2/13/2018 at 11:24 AM, RES said:

Didn't look that bad till I wrote it out....

So, 56 days to get the additional 4 (possibly 5) items done... :o No problem, I got this!

 

You totally got this. Keeping busy will keep you out of trouble, right? B) 

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On 2/15/2018 at 5:56 PM, Mistr said:

You totally got this. Keeping busy will keep you out of trouble, right? B) 

Of course it will giphy.gif

I couldn't even type that without laughing....

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45 days left to season

Maybe I need to find a countdown timer for my signature (or maybe I'm procrastinating.. :lol: )

Unpacking, finding places for, and reading are all coming along nicely. I downloaded "Clean my House" yesterday and used it to figure out a schedule that works for me, and will also remind me of those little things that get forgotten.

My house is finally 'fit for company'...still some things to go through and put away, but for the most part it's done as long as no one opens any closets LOL

I've been reading intuitive eating a little each day and trying to put it into practice. Letting go of the 'diet' mentality is not as easy as it sounds! I voluntarily got pizza twice this week, which is something that hasn't happened in over 4 years...really made what I've been reading hit home.

No progress on the housewarming party yet :D  I'm waiting to hear D_R travel plans first ;)

No real progress on challenge goals...they may be changing with the reading of Intuitive Eating, probably by next challenge...though the movement/workout goal will remain the same and should be easier to accomplish now that the second bedroom/workout room is almost set up. 

Now it's time to stop avoiding my domestic ranger duties...never thought I'd be happy to have them to avoid! :lol: 

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14 hours ago, RES said:

No progress on the housewarming party yet :D  I'm waiting to hear D_R travel plans first ;)

I'll be visiting the UK in early May, shouldn't be too long/expensive a flight cross the pond since I'm already there.

If you throw in a visit to NOLA and/or @T2sarahconnor tagging along, I'm there :D

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11 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

I'll be visiting the UK in early May, shouldn't be too long/expensive a flight cross the pond since I'm already there.

If you throw in a visit to NOLA and/or @T2sarahconnor tagging along, I'm there :D

I have May 1-4th, 12-16th, and 22-28th with no games...unless you want to catch a baseball game in which case I know a guy :lol: 

No time for party planning or road trips though :( 

 

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On 2/13/2018 at 12:24 PM, RES said:

And here we are...Back at the Battle Log

 

I wasn't going to do this till next challenge since season (baseball) would be starting during that, but things have gotten a bit crazy since the move so in order to keep up and not stress myself out too much I've decided to go ahead and make the change over now...

I still have the regular goals, to move every day, not eat what I'm not supposed to, and check in on NF three times a week (all of which bit the dust in week 3 of the last challenge) but now I have the additional goals of:

 

1. finish unpacking (which is easier said than done)

2. find a place for everything (where did I have all this stuff? This also means acquiring places to put it like shelves and stuff)

3. make a domestic rangering schedule (so I don't get irritated with how behind I am and overdo it, and my home will be nice and neat when I get to come home to it :) ) Done 2/24/18

4. housewarming party? (do I have to?)

5. finish reading intuitive eating (because I really want to!)

 

Season starts April 11th, actually the 5th but our first series is away games, I would like to have all this completed by then...in addition to the normal (9-5) work week I have...

 

F&B Job Fair (tonight)

2/17 - Scampi Handler (this is our mascot making an appearance at an event...someone has to show him around cause it's hard to see in the suit lol)

2/25 - Bridge Practice (for the 15k I signed up for...my knees have been iffy lately, not sure why, so we'll have to see what happens) Knee said no way

2/28 - F&B New Employee Orientation

3/7 & 9 - HS Baseball at the Ballpark

3/10 - Gate River Run (see above)(Didn't do, no training and cranky knees)

3/12 - 3/16 - HS Baseball

3/17 & 20 - Game Day Job Fair

3/24 - Shrimp & Suds Beer Fest at the Ballpark

3/27 - FL/FLS Baseball 

3/31-4/1 - Work Days (if needed)

4/11 - Season Opener

 

Didn't look that bad till I wrote it out....

So, 56 days to get the additional 4 (possibly 5) items done... :o No problem, I got this!

After this...yard work, but one thing at a time...

Not sure how I got to the end of the challenge without realizing it :lol:

 

Move every day has not been going good, I expect that to improve in about a month when season starts :D let's move on....lol

 

Food has been going good, I'm about 1/2 way done with Intuitive Eating and so adjusted this goal somewhat. I have tried to make an effort to let go of the 'diet' mentality but it's more difficult than I thought...I've made a conscious effort to not 'track', if I really want something I have it, and I honor my hunger and try to stop when I'm satisfied and not eat like "I'll never have this again" . The most difficult part is to pay attention to what I'm eating, I have worked and done something else (work, read, TV) for so long that's a tough habit to break.

Even though I've broken out of some of the 'diet' mindset, I find I'm still eating mostly Paleo-ish...primarily due to feeling better when I do, versus how inflamed I get when I don't. I don't envision this changing anytime soon :)

 

NF check ins were actually going well until this week, no really good reason for this just not a lot of down time this week.

 

Extra goals have been reduced down 

1. If a housewarming party happens it will be on the weekend of April 7th. last free weekend before season

2. Finish Intuitive Eating...if I would stay off the computer I could probably finish it today LOL only about 1/2 the book left.

 

Other items/event's are down to:

3/12 - 3/16 - HS Baseball

3/17 & 20 - Game Day Job Fair

3/24 - Shrimp & Suds Beer Fest at the Ballpark

3/27 - FL/FLS Baseball 

3/31-4/1 - Work Days (if needed)

4/11 - Season Opener

Yes, one month from today is opening day...not too late to get tickets if anyone wants to come visit :D LOL

High school games were in the ballpark last week, on Friday one of the teams that played was Stoneman Douglas...the local team they were playing decided to set this up as a fundraiser for them (game was scheduled months ago) watching the opposing team cheer their arrival and the entire feeling surrounding the night reminds me why I love what I do so much. 

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Last couple days have felt like the vertigo has returned, I don't really have allergies so I don't think it's that. Different because it didn't come on suddenly like it did before, been more gradual but there's something going on up there. I REALLY don't have time for this, and if it's not that I don't have time for whatever it is :lol: 

 

 

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I'm so glad things are going well.

 

It's okay to eat mostly Paleo if you like it, the problem arrives when you don't. :))

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3 hours ago, Echocheanic said:

I'm so glad things are going well.

 

It's okay to eat mostly Paleo if you like it, the problem arrives when you don't. :))

That's the take-away I've gotten from Intuitive Eating :D 

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You've gotten a lot of big things done on your list. Go RES!

 

I like the sound of Intuitive Eating. I should read it instead of just assuming the author agrees with me. :P  I hate tracking food. I understand that some foods cause problems for some people. Absolutely stick to the things that make you feel good and avoid the stuff that makes you feel worse. The hard part is figuring out which of several things you ate earlier in the day is the culprit.

 

I hope you can get the key things done before your work goes crazy in April.

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1 hour ago, Mistr said:

You've gotten a lot of big things done on your list. Go RES!

 

I like the sound of Intuitive Eating. I should read it instead of just assuming the author agrees with me. :P  I hate tracking food. I understand that some foods cause problems for some people. Absolutely stick to the things that make you feel good and avoid the stuff that makes you feel worse. The hard part is figuring out which of several things you ate earlier in the day is the culprit.

 

I hope you can get the key things done before your work goes crazy in April.

I would dare say you and the author think a lot alike :D 

I tend to stick to the same things for breakfast and lunch with the only variable being dinner...mostly for ease of preparation...I make up lunch on Sunday for the week and breakfast is a smoothie (this is a new addition since I'm not depriving myself of them any longer and I found an awesome vanilla chi maca powder that I'm seriously enjoying) it also makes me aware of just what it is that's messing with me <_<

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