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Or at least I’d like to.

 

For this challenge, I’m going to get myself moving even more. Which is going to include *gasp* actually working out! I’m also still carrying over some old goals since I haven’t been able to hit them like I want to.

 

Hula hoop 3x a week

If you haven’t tried hula hooping, you must. It’s a great cardio work out, plus you can get in some body weight exercises in at the same exact time! Try squats and lunges while hula hooping, you’ll see how intense it can get. Ideally I’d love to find a class to join, but I’m not having any luck. So, I’m just going to work out in my house. Will most likely do MWF mornings. CURRENTLY ON HOLD I ran out of space in my suitcase coming back from vacation/staying at my parents house for the weekend. My suitcase was falling over I had it so overstuffed with all my clean laundry for work and from vacation. But, my mom is coming up sometime this week to return my cats, so I am going to have her bring the clothes at the same time. In the meantime, I am going to use my under desk elliptical. I am going to start the 4 week mileage challenge that is connected to the app.

 

Stop eating like a dickhead

I noticed that my eating was starting to slide a little bit during the last challenge. At one point I stopped tracking my food. I think it was during my injury. I started having 2 chais a day again. And my choices for lunch and after dinner snacks were turning to the dark side.

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So, I’m going to start tracking again, 5x a week. I will stay in the range that Sparkpeople.com tells me, which is between 1200-1550 calories a day. And one way to help with this is…

 

Eat more fruits & veggies

Who would’ve thought I’d have to carry this over for a third challenge? It’s not that I don’t like fruits and veggies, I’m just horrible at adding them to a meal. Four meals a week need to have a fruit and/or a veggie.

 

Stop spending money like a dickhead

Still a work in progress, but I’m getting better! Goal is still to only put $100 (or less) on each credit card (2) each month. Only way I can rebuild my savings is to stop spending my extra income on credit card bills.

 

So, let’s do this!!

 

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My first challenge for this challenge is allocating some money. I just got back from a vacation in Vegas, and low and behold, I only lost a whole whomping $9!!! So, I've got about $600 more this month than I thought I would and I don't know how I should allocate it. My travel credit card is going to be higher than anticipated. I thought I had paid off the hotel room when I booked it, but I apparently didn't, so my bill is going to be $400 more than I thought. Do I put it towards that?

 

Or, do I put it towards a hotel for comic con in August? 

 

Or, do I set it aside as spending money for the two comic cons that I have coming up in August?

 

I am getting a second job. I talk to the person today about all the details. I just have no idea when it's going to start. It could start next week, or it could start in 2 months. It all depends on when they have a gig open for me (I'm going to be a trivia DJ at local bars/restaurants). 

 

Logical me says put it towards my credit card. But the other part of me says put it towards the hotel room in August. I don't know what to do!

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hey!

 

I say put it towards the outstanding vegas bills - pay all that off. you'll have $200 leftover then, right? that can go towards a comic con budget?

 

but then, I like to pay cash for everything (even if paying cash just means using a card and paying it off right away).

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Yea, that's what I've been leaning towards. I just feel like it should go to something more fun. Oh well. 

 

I just got off the phone with the person for the trivia job. She says it is mine. I just need to fill out some HR paperwork to make it official. Then, once they have some gigs for me they will send me to them. I'll start off most likely filling in, and then get my own permanent one. It won't be steady money, but if I fill in once a week it's a minimum of $50 extra in my pocket. More depending on the amount of teams playing.

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SO GREAT that you're in for trivia!

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Huh, I went to go check what the actual balance for my travel card was, and the hotel is not showing up on it. And it's not on my other card either. I wonder which one it is going to be on. My regular card closes for the month today, so if it ends up on that one, it's fine. I'll just make sure it's the only charge for the month. Or else the hotel realized they made a mistake and saw that I had actually paid in full when I booked. Which would be nice. Time to go investigate. Now, when did I book this room.... 

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I looked back at my old statements, and the hotel was correct and I only did a deposit on my travel card. So, at some point I will be charged the $400 on that card. I wonder how long that takes. I'm so used to it happening the day of check out on the rare occasion I hadn't paid in full at time of reservation. 

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1 hour ago, hurley8604 said:

I looked back at my old statements, and the hotel was correct and I only did a deposit on my travel card. So, at some point I will be charged the $400 on that card. I wonder how long that takes. I'm so used to it happening the day of check out on the rare occasion I hadn't paid in full at time of reservation. 

 

When I travel, it usually takes 2 - 3 days to see my hotel on my card (Hilton). 

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Good to know! Maybe I'll see it by Friday since that will be one week since check out

 

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Oh!! And big news! I've been able to wear an underwire bra since Wednesday! It got a little bothersome on Friday/Saturday, but I had been up and traveling since about 9am. But so far so good :)

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7 hours ago, hurley8604 said:

Oh!! And big news! I've been able to wear an underwire bra since Wednesday! It got a little bothersome on Friday/Saturday, but I had been up and traveling since about 9am. But so far so good :)

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I started putting together my main playlist for trivia. Man, it's hard! There are songs that I would love to play, but I know that they are not what the general public would like to hear. I also haven't listened to the radio in years! I don't really know what's current....

 

I did a search of the top songs for summer 2016, that helped. I'm also looking at the "Now That's What I Call Music" cd collection, lol!! But it's basically what my search was, just all right there ready to download. It works. Going to work on that some more tonight.

 

Right now I'm just sitting and waiting for the exterminator to show up and downloading some songs. My landlord asked me to be here from 8-9 while he was here, and then she would do the 9-10 shift. It's now 8:23 and no exterminator. Not happy at the moment.

 

I also didn't hit any of my goals yesterday. I had all intentions. Went to the grocery store and bought the ingredients for chicken parmasean stuff peppers. Got home, re-read the instructions and realized it's like a 2 hour process. Nope. Not interested in eating at 8:30 when I was already starving. So I had pizza and soda :( I am going to make it tonight!

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22 hours ago, hurley8604 said:

For this challenge, I’m going to get myself moving even more.

 

Your challenge looks like a lot of fun. I suck at hula hooping. Can't get my hips to move right to keep the darn thing going. I mean I guess I could practice, but nah.

 

I'm glad you're here. Following, and let me know if I can support you in any way.

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31 minutes ago, Wolfen said:

 

Your challenge looks like a lot of fun. I suck at hula hooping. Can't get my hips to move right to keep the darn thing going. I mean I guess I could practice, but nah.

 

 

you should practice! the only reason why I can hula hoop is because for a challenge a ways back, I set a timer every night and practiced for 5 minutes. After a few weeks I was able to keep it up for the full period. it's not the most natural thing once you're all grown up!

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33 minutes ago, Wolfen said:

Your challenge looks like a lot of fun. I suck at hula hooping. Can't get my hips to move right to keep the darn thing going. I mean I guess I could practice, but nah.

 

Not sure if they do it in your school district, but my kids made hula hoops in school! If your don't, it's a fun project to do at home. Then you've got a bonding activity which is really funny when you aren't very good at it. 

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55 minutes ago, karinajean said:

the only reason why I can hula hoop is because for a challenge a ways back, I set a timer every night and practiced for 5 minutes.

 

Future challenge goal then.

 

53 minutes ago, Sylvaa said:

Not sure if they do it in your school district, but my kids made hula hoops in school! If your don't, it's a fun project to do at home. Then you've got a bonding activity which is really funny when you aren't very good at it. 

 

And another. ;)

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1 hour ago, Wolfen said:

 

Your challenge looks like a lot of fun. I suck at hula hooping. Can't get my hips to move right to keep the darn thing going. I mean I guess I could practice, but nah.

 

I'm glad you're here. Following, and let me know if I can support you in any way.

 

Thanks, Wolfen! Glad you are here for the support.

 

One of the main reasons adults cant hula hoop anymore is because of the size of the hoop. The ones in the toy aisle are just too small for us regular folks (now people who have been hooping for years and are awesome can use them, but that takes a ton of practice!)

 

1 hour ago, karinajean said:

 

you should practice! the only reason why I can hula hoop is because for a challenge a ways back, I set a timer every night and practiced for 5 minutes. After a few weeks I was able to keep it up for the full period. it's not the most natural thing once you're all grown up!

 

Yes! That is a great way to learn! When I first started I could only keep it up for a couple seconds at a time. But then I got to the point where I could go 45 minutes. This might be of some help:

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And I'm just going to post this here for myself. Might help me

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1 hour ago, Sylvaa said:

 

Not sure if they do it in your school district, but my kids made hula hoops in school! If your don't, it's a fun project to do at home. Then you've got a bonding activity which is really funny when you aren't very good at it. 

 

And it's kind of easy to do! I bought mine from a website, but it would be so much cheaper to make your own.

http://www.hulahooping.com/how-to-make-hoops.html

http://www.hooping.org/2006/08/how-to-make-a-hula-hoop/

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Yay!!!

 

Yesterday was better. Didn't use my cubii (under desk elliptical) as much as I wanted to. But I did use it. As for my goals:

 

Stop eating like a dickhead - had two homemade on the smaller side chocolate chip peanut butter cookies a co worker had brought it. I had a hard time tracking them, but I guesstimated. 

 

Eat more fruits & veggies - had a whole bell pepper yesterday. Made the chicken parm stuffed bell peppers for dinner. Not bad. Took 2 hours to make, ugh. But, I have enough food to get me to Saturday now. I'll probably cut back on the red pepper flakes next time. Do a smaller pinch. My lips were tingly for hours afterwards. 

 

Stop spending money like a dickhead - only money spent was on buying songs for my trivia playlist and that used a gift card on itunes someone had given me as a present awhile ago

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18 hours ago, hurley8604 said:

My numbers from yesterday

 

Really good start, and way to stay within your daily goals.

 

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"I feel love rising in my chest again
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"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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And here are my numbers for 4/26. 

 

 

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