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  2. Rinna

    Salinger's twenty second challenge!

    So do I. And of course it's okay. Why wouldn't it be? My goals rarely vary by much. I figure if/when I master them, then I'll find new ones. Or if there is something specific I want to focus on, then I'll add/adjust on the fly. I didn't achieve much this go round. Or last go round. Or the one before. See what I'm getting at? We get up, dust off our asses, and try again. We're Rangers. It's what we do. And don't discount walking. Why walking is the most underrated form of exercise or 4 Reasons Why Walking Is Real Exercise Walking is a great way to start. Especially if you haven't been doing much. So don't give up. Just keep trying.
  3. Tanktimus the Encourager

    [Sloth] Eat Pizza, Be Awesome, Repeat

    Sounds like a good plan to me.
  4. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Wobbegong: A Creature of Habit

    Following your thread was the last thing I did before taking the new challenge forums live, so make of that what you will
  5. Wobbegong

    Wobbegong: A Creature of Habit

    Abusing those mod powers to claim first, huh? Welcome and well met!
  6. Wobbegong

    Wobbegong Humbly Returns

    In my defense, it is already Monday here.
  7. Water, with lemon, bitte. I'll be over in the corner, watching the door.
  8. Hello, my name is Rinna, and I am a sugaraholic. I have a sugar addiction. I am going to *try* to give up sweets, and soda for this challenge. Last time I gave up sweets, I was on Atkins, and had a breakdown (imagine a 40-some-odd-old woman in tears on the kitchen floor) over it. So, lets see what happens this time. My goal is to avoid: cookies, cake, pie, candy, soda. Obvious bad food choices. I am including no calorie sodas. I am not including sugar free drinks like crystal light, or splenda in my coffee, fruits, or my coffee creamer (it has some sugar). Added to this: activity. I want to alternate yoga and NF BBW workouts with walking. I'm aiming for 4 days a week. 5 would be best, and bonus points if I get 5 in. Ideally I'd like this schedule: M: Yoga, walk T: BBW, walk W: Yoga, walk Th: BBW, walk F: Yoga, walk It should be easier, since school will be out this Friday. Which means I'll be done subbing in the kitchen at school until the fall. And lawdy, I need to be done. I've discovered that my sciatica/hip issues (which translates into knee pain) are caused by being on my feet all day (well, 4-5 hours a shift, almost constant movement). And it's been difficult working with psychobitch. For the most part she's been behaving, but often has an "aura" of ....... bitchy. And I, an empath, am hugely sensitive to other people's.........moods? So that's on me, but it's not like I can....not. So, for the next 4 days, I need to suck it up buttercup, cram in my buds, and ignore her to the best of my ability. I also want to return to IF. While I didn't see any big results, I also didn't stick with it for long. I want to see what happens when I put more effort into exercise along with the caloric deficit. The only off limit foods are the ones listed above. Maybe I should include frappe's and smoothie's from McDonald's. Okay, they're included. I will allow 1 cheat only. Our annual Ladies Tea is in 2 weeks. And I'm having scones. Toffee scones, to be exact. (I'm making them, and they're so yummy.) 20 points/week. Reward: Feeling better and being healthier. Bazinga.
  9. deftona

    [Sloth] Eat Pizza, Be Awesome, Repeat

    Your challenge is infinitely better than mine.
  10. annyshay

    Eat. Move. Rest. Tanktimus Takes Care of Himself

    Glad you're taking care of yourself, Tank!
  11. Tobbe

    TODO 2019 PvP [Jan 1 - Dec 29]

    How do I do that without it being weird? Suggestions anyone? I don't even buy flowers for my wife...
  12. Tobbe

    TODO 2019 PvP [Jan 1 - Dec 29]

    Challenge 21 4439 views -> https://www.random.org/integers/?num=98&min=1&max=98&col=10&base=10&format=plain&rnd=id.4439 -> #45 #45 Buy a flower/gift for a colleague
  13. annyshay

    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Welcome as always, Chaplain!
  14. KB Girl

    Eat. Move. Rest. Tanktimus Takes Care of Himself

    NF is so helpful in life but it's a fine balance of how much time to spend here. All the best wishes for your rest challenge, that sounds like a really hard one!
  15. Miaulin

    Salinger's twenty second challenge!

    That would be a good goal! Oftentimes the way we think about ourselves winds up influencing how we actually act, so thinking in terms of "I'm a loser" or "I never do what I say I will" can become a self-fulfilling prophecy, so to speak. Try to think about all your wins- your gym visits, your car and the adventures you've had so far, all your excellent work in the art world, the great food you've cooked, getting out and playing tennis and football -and remember that they count just as much as anything else. Try to build yourself up! And especially remember that you are already good and worthy and valuable just the way you are, even if you aren't where you want to be yet. One step at a time, mon amie <3 That's the spirit! Does the no take-out apply to Venice too, or will you have a way to prepare your own meals while you're there? Lots of walking is good! Sounds like you're exceptionally busy, but do try to keep your head up; you've got this and i know you can do it! Sending all the hugs and good vibes :3 Not to intrude, but i often struggle to take anything from medicine to vitamins consistently, myself. If you wouldn't mind terribly, i could poke you regarding that and you could poke me back so as to keep each other reminded?
  16. Grandkai_NL

    Cataleya Tries to Regain Her Balance

    Welcome back. Maybe you will find the gym key while cleaning
  17. KB Girl

    Elastigirl Has A Joy Filled Challenge

    Thank you so much for the story! that's very encouraging Reading really is a pattern.. I wonder if the focus on learning individual letters (or numbers) is really the wrong idea, because then they're not part of a pattern to recognise. You'd recommend the book? I'll make a note of it.
  18. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Following.
  19. I too struggle a lot with it. And it's really cultural too. We are bombarded about food waste that I think it's bad make the food go waste, but being single means I can't possibly eat 1kg of carrots before expiry date without turning orange! I tried a challenge of 'leave something in the plate even if it means filling your plate with two portions' but couldn't go through without feeling really shitty. Lots of work I need to do to be ready to self-care and not waste. I am not a bin!
  20. annyshay

    Annyshay: Endgame

    HURRY! Back to Hyrule!!!
  21. annyshay

    Annyshay: Endgame

    Challenge Wrap Up Mindful Moments - I feel like I did a great job here. I've established good habits that are flexible enough not to get in the way. I'm going to try to track slightly differently next challenge but generally aim to maintain this goal. PT Exercises - There's been a lot of ups and downs here, but I finally have a diagnosis and am on my way to healing my foot, hopefully. I'm going to be expanding this section to include other types of movement in the future, as I'm finally finding that I want to see what my body is capable of on a more regular basis. Self Care - I'm really glad that I focused on this for a while, and I feel like my mood is starting to lift up since I've been more focused on being good to myself. YWCA - I joined a gym for the first time in my adult life and have been using both the weight machines and the pool fairly regularly for a few weeks, so I want to keep solidifying good habits there. Challenge Status - PASSED DING! Level Up!!!
  22. Curl Brogo

    Brogo: beats for brainz

    Yeah. Time for this challenge to fuck off. Totally derailed. BUT! We learned a few things. Laid some good foundational work for the next one. Even lost a couple pounds.
  23. KB Girl

    KB Girl preps for the world championship

    The challenge started out very promising. I'd never had a training week without any reds or yellows before! I'm sad it doesn't all look like that, but I'm sure it has still been beneficial, physically and in habit building. The rowing I think is also good for me, building a bit of a cardio base. Sleep has been a challenge- and even on days that I did go to bed on time I'd often still be awake for far too long. I'm still without silly phone games, but I'm starting to think that reading fiction might be even worse for me. If it's too good I just can't put it away. But if I stop reading fiction I just don't know how I'd deal with the rest of lives troubles x) Food - eating veggies was also a real challenge. It was harder than I expected. Definitely something I want to revisit. Also a bit more behind on the rowing challenge than I would have liked.. I ought to average 20k a week, but I have not yet been able to even hit that number.. so it will not be easy to make up for this missed training. I probably won't make the 1 year goal anyway, as I'm sure I'll be sick more often and other things.. but who knows, it won't hurt to try. (the little crosses are week markers)
  24. Elastigirl

    Elastigirl Has A Joy Filled Challenge

    I will be happy to answer questions. Reading, well honestly he taught himself. But here's the story: When he was 4 he kept saying he wanted to learn to read. But, I resisted because I didn't want to be a pushy mom. My friend, who is a teacher, said he was already doing beginning reading. He could "read" books that he memorized and he recognized roadway restaurant signs (like McDonalds) So I decided to teach him. Bought a book called "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Lessons' Which is phonics based. Bought some beginning phonic books. We did that for a little bit, a couple of weeks. He read the phonics book out loud, so I knew he could read them. He read other books to himself too, but I assumed he was just sort of looking at the pictures. One day, I had a friend over. . At nighttime we had been reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.(chapter book) While my friend was visiting , my son asked me to read to him, and I told him he would have to wait until my friend left. He said he would just read it himself. I nodded, thinking, yeah right. Then I noticed that he was very quietly reading the book aloud to himself. I listened, and sure enough he was reading it. We did a few more of the lessons, and then he declared picture books were for babies, and would only read chapter books One of the things I threw away was a giant bookworm . Someone told me early readers don't really understand the books they read, and I was worried about it. So, I had him give me a short oral book report on each book he read. Then I wrote the book on a bit of construction paper circle, and made a bookworm, that I put on our kitchen wall. Kids really do learn to read at their own speed though. Some kids wait until later to read, but then they are still good readers. I think for my son, it was a pattern to figure out. To him, reading was a mystery to solve. He is a computer programmer now. I think that's the same part of the brain. He loves to figure out the coding, and see where something works, or where the pattern breaks down
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