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Congratulations! That's a great way to start a challenge. :)

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6 hours ago, NeverThatBored said:

Congratulations! That's a great way to start a challenge. :)

Thanks, it definitely is :)

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Week 0, day 3

 

 

Quest 1: 3 meals a day, no snacking
Perfection.

When I wanted a snack, I drank a cup of tea instead :)

 

Quest 2: Work on improving my business 

The sharks where strong today, and the sun shined bright today, so I allowed myself to relax and absorb all the vitamin D I could :) I will work on it tomorrow again.

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Week 0, day 4

 

Quest 1: 3 meals a day, no snacking
Almost. I had a little snack in the evening.  

 

Quest 2: Work on improving my business 

Not exactly. But I did work on picking up an other job I did a while ago: being a mystery shopper. Basically I perform an audit on a store without the people working  there knowing it. I did this 3 years ago for a while, I don'tknow why I stopped, just life I guess. But I do like getting payed to shop ;)

 

Zumba this morning was fun. The boys had the day off, so they went to the gym's daycare. They love it there :) In the afternoon I sat in the sun for a while, while the boys played at the playground. It feels like spring is here :D

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Week 0, day 5

 

Quest 1: 3 meals a day, no snacking

Very close. I ate too little during lunch and payed the price in the afternoon. I was so hungry, so I just took a small snack. 

The rest of the day was good. I got right back on track :)

 

Quest 2: Work on improving my business 

Not today.

I did do my first mystery visit at a local supermarket while doing the weekly shopping. It was fun :) 

 

We looked at an other house today. We had planned this one for last Saturday, but the owners accidentally left their key in the door (on the inside) and no one could get in. So we postponed it to today. The real estate agent told us that the owners had put a new kitchen, new bathroom and new floors in the living room in the house without consulting him and that they wanted to raise the price. We already needed to talk the price down, but now that would be even harder. But the worst thing: I liked the old floor, bathroom and kitchen better :P And when riding my bike through the neighborhood I realized I didn't want to live here. The house and the few surrounding houses where new, but everything around it was old and badly maintained. If the house would have been perfect we might have considered it. I've let the real estate agent know that we don't want it, and I booked two second viewings of houses we do like :) 

I really want a great house where we can live in for at least the next 30 years, choosing is hard (but fun at the same time :D ) 

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Week 0, day 6

 

Quest 1: 3 meals a day, no snacking

Yes :) 

 

Quest 2: Work on improving my business 

No time today

 

I went to a recorder day at the local music school. There where about 30 people playing the recorder together. It was so nice playing with others again :) We played a few 5-part pieces, and a few pieces where we where split into two choirs with each 4 parts. It sounded really great.  I was the youngest by far, but that doesn't matter while making music ;) During the breaks however... There where 4 breaks. During two of them I made an effort to mingle and the two others I just hid somewhere :P  

My husband was playing bridge in an other town today (yes, we're both born old ;)  ), so my parents watched the boys. When I go home my boys and my parents where exhausted and very happy. I bought dinner for everyone (Chinese takeout, so good!) and after that my mom had no trouble putting the boys to bed <3 

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Week 0, day 7

 

Quest 1: 3 meals a day, no snacking

No. I was so tired and my answer to that is usually snacking. But I picked myself up after and continued on the right path.

 

Quest 2: Work on improving my business 

Not today. Like I said I was very tired. I slept a lot.

 

In the morning I went swimming with A. When we had practiced for an hour I told him it was time to go play and he answered "Already?!" Normally I have to push him to do one final lap, this was a nice change :D  

My MIL, SIL and her boyfriend came over for lunch. We had a really great time. 

I was tired the entire day and slept so much. I slept a little on the couch in the afternoon and went to bed right after dinner. This morning I woke up with ear pain. I'm hoping I won't get sick :( 

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8 minutes ago, Terah said:

I was tired the entire day and slept so much. I slept a little on the couch in the afternoon and went to bed right after dinner. This morning I woke up with ear pain. I'm hoping I won't get sick :( 

 

It sounds like you had a lovely day but I hope you feel better! 

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If it's not siesta or fiesta, I'm not interested. 

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Week 1, day 1

 

Quest 1: 3 meals a day, no snacking

Yes :) 

 

Quest 2: Work on improving my business 

Not today, but I have more time for this tomorrow.

 

I had some trouble getting started this morning. I felt tired and my ear was hurting. But a few cups of tea worked wonders and I still got a lot done. 

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Following for Pancake Support :) Love your challenge and your goals, I can really, really relate to needing to keep picking yourself up after stumbling (did you see my last challenge XD hahaha) Congratulations on your house too! 

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Week 1, day 2

 

Quest 1: 3 meals a day, no snacking

Close. A girl at zumba gave everyone a mini candy bar after class because she just had her birthday. And it tasted really good after that workout :D 

 

Quest 2: Work on improving my business 

I've got a few rush orders that I need to finish first. So I'm giving myself a pass for this one. I worked most of the day on a baby carrier.

 

Zumba was fun! The only sad thing was that the class went by way too fast :(  But I guess that's a good thing ;) 

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Week 1, day 3

 

Quest 1: 3 meals a day, no snacking

I'm ruling this 100%, although it technically wasn't 3 meals,  but I did the best I could under the circumstances.

I was expecting people to do a architectural inspection of the house at 13:00, they would come with the real estate agent, because I needed to go to the PT for A (he walks on his toes too much). But they showed up at 11:30. Which ment that I hadn't tidied the house like I planned, and they stayed until after 13:00 so I didn't take the time to eat lunch (I did give the boys their lunch off course). I took a banana with me to the PT which I ate there. And when we got home I made myself a protein shake. So technically it was 4 meals I had today. 

 

Quest 2: Work on improving my business 

An other rush order came in today. Now I definitely have no time to work on this goal, and it feels like I don't have to improve my business with all those orders :P 

I'm going to put this one on hold and alter it to 'Work on my business for at least 3 hours a week: making orders or improving the website'

I'm already passed 3 hours, so this one is already 100% for the week :)  

 

I went swimming with J this morning. It was his first time in the competition pool at the swimming pool, which is the biggest and coldest of the pools there. He lasted for 10 minutes before we headed to the warmer practice pool. A also wasn't a fan of the competition pool at first, but we slowly extended the time we spend there and now he can work in there for an hour. I'm going to use the same approach with J. 

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Week 1, day 4

 

Quest 1: 3 meals a day, no snacking

I ate too little at lunch, and this is never a good idea, especially after a zumba workout.

So I ate a few snacks in the afternoon and evening. Lesson learned, moving on.

 

Quest 2: Work on my business 

I spent a great amount of time behind the sowing machine making orders. And I am thinking I need a job outside the house. Mostly because money, but also because I miss working in the real world. So I looked at job openings. I want something that will still allow me to be home for the boys. So something during school hours or in the evening and/or weekends. But every job where I can fully use the skills I learned at school is full time :(

So I applied to jobs working at stores and one administrative job. 

 

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9 minutes ago, Terah said:

And I am thinking I need a job outside the house. Mostly because money, but also because I miss working in the real world. So I looked at job openings. I want something that will still allow me to be home for the boys. So something during school hours or in the evening and/or weekends. But every job where I can fully use the skills I learned at school is full time :(

So I applied to jobs working at stores and one administrative job. 

 

 

I completely get this, this is the reason I applied for the job I have. I missed having colleagues, having independence and that life away from the home that you just don't get when you work from home. I have never regretted taking my job, even though on paper I suppose I am overqualified for it (I don't actually believe in overqualification but I know some people do). I really enjoy being there and I appreciate work in a way I never did before I was self employed so go for it! 

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So I have no experience working from home so this advice might not be relevant, but if it's the companionship and people that you miss you there is a newish thing here in the US that a lot of start ups and small businesses are doing I think its called a "co op work space" or something like that, and its kind of like a shared office for small businesses where people come and work on their own stuff but they do it 'together', might be something to look into if you can't find another job that works for the schedule that you want.  

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On 24-3-2017 at 2:42 PM, Ryuu1011 said:

So I have no experience working from home so this advice might not be relevant, but if it's the companionship and people that you miss you there is a newish thing here in the US that a lot of start ups and small businesses are doing I think its called a "co op work space" or something like that, and its kind of like a shared office for small businesses where people come and work on their own stuff but they do it 'together', might be something to look into if you can't find another job that works for the schedule that you want.  

Well, it's mostly because of the money :P  I never heard of a co op work space, I don't think we have them here in the NL. But I like the idea :) 

 

On 24-3-2017 at 9:22 PM, Draegon (Liam P Boyle) said:

Hola, following..

Nice to have you :) 

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So, the last couple of days have been... intense. 

 

Week 1, day 5

I started the day feeling really sad for no reason. I did my best to get past it. Took a chocolate protein shake for breakfast, did the groceries (I like doing groceries), worked at the sowing machine. But it didn't really help.

Than I got the phone call: it was the real estate agent. The man who wanted to buy the house had changed his mind :( There is a lot to do in this house, maintance wise. Which isn't weird for a 90 year old house. But he didn't realize how much until after the architectural inspection. So more sadness. I cried a little, regrouped and started making plans again. But my mood was now completely ruined. I tried to distract myself, but eventually I turned to food. And it did make me feel better for a while. 

 

Week 1, day 6

I woke up happy for no reason and just enjoyed it. SH had agreed to make this day a daddy day so I could get some work done. I worked at the sewing machine most of the day and did a shop review here in town (I really like doing this :) )

In the morning we also had an appointment to look at a house. This house has a bit of a weird story attached to it

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I had made an appointment to look at this house two weeks ago. A day before we would visit the house the real estate agent called me and told me that they couldn't find the owner :P  They had called his home and his work, but he just wouldn't return the calls. When he finally did reach this man he told the real estate agent he couldn't have his home ready in time. So we made a new appointment for last Friday.

Friday morning I got a call from the real estate agent that we needed to reschedule again, because the owner of the house wasn't able to get his  house ready in time. I told him that we already had found two really nice houses, and as much as we liked this one, it wouldn't be terrible for us if this didn't pan out. I also told him that we had to decide on a home real quick (this was before I knew the sale was off). So he went back to the owner and we let the appointment stand.

That evening he send me a text asking me if we could come Saturday morning in stead of that Friday :D I agreed.

 

When we got to that house we almost couldn't make it to the front door because of all of the plants. The house was so dirty and there where terrariums with snakes and lizards... But we did get a good picture of the potential of the house. When you remove the giant furniture, clean the place up. Give it a paint coat it could be a beautiful home. 

When we got home from house watching there where a few people standing in front of our house, asking if they could take a look :D 

I told him it was a mess, but they didn't mind. And with the house we just saw in mind, our house looked great ;)  

I came to the conclusion SH would make a terrible real estate agent :D But I finished the tour, and I think they got a good picture of this house and they are definitely interested :) 

 

In terms of food I did better than the day before. I did had a snack in the evening though. 

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4 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I'm glad things turned around for you. Allow me to nerd out about languages a bit. Is the S in SH for sie? And what is the dutch word for Husband? 

SH stands for Super Husband. Because he always saves me when I need to be saved <3

 

The Dutch word for husband you ask. You've got two words you can use: 'man' (you pronounce the 'a' as the 'a' in 'also') which also translates to, you never guess it, 'man' :p. And wife is translated to 'vrouw', which also means 'female'.

Or you can say 'echtgenoot' which is better translated to spouse (male version). The female word for spouse is 'echtgenote'. 

 

ETA: 'sie' is a German word, not a Dutch one :P

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Week 1, day 7

 

I did it today: no snacks between meals :D

I told myself to just focus on today. And it worked!

 

I went swimming with A this morning. He worked hard, but he is having difficulty keeping his motions clean: to keep his arms straight, to make big, strong motions in stead of small, fast ones. But he's getting there :)

 

SIL had a meeting planned with her father to talk about the stuff that happened last year (the doodlies know what I am talking about), and asked SH to join them.

Not everything has been said yet, but progress is being made. I'm glad we are starting to get this mess resolved :)

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Week 2, day 1

 

Quest 1: 3 meals a day, no snacking

I ate too little for breakfast, but did make it to lunch. But I didn't feel better after that. I felt weak all day. It eventually resulted in snacking. I've been getting more and more tired for a few weeks now. First I thought it was just hormones, but the sharks came and went without me feeling better. So now I'm going to focus on getting more freggies in my system. That has always worked in the past to increase my energy. Tomorrow I'll start the day with a green thicky, and lunch will be a salad. Hopefully I will have enough energy at the end of the day to fully enjoy the zumba class :) 

 

Quest 2: Work on my business 

I did, and orders keep coming in after it being relatively silent for a few months :D 

Next month will be the 5th anniversary of my business. I'm going to need to think about a good way to use that go gain even more customers :D;)  

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