On the article I posted:
I'm glad that I wasn't the only one who was shocked!! I think the strategies that everyone has posted make much more sense - lead by example, be kind, and show-don't-tell ways to good health.
We always welcome new members! Hi there! We try to totally keep a positive vibe in this thread, so come aboard!
Hard for me to find tea in bulk, but I bought the most natural tea I could find in a bag. I need to get used to drinking it first, and then I'll buy the really good stuff. I'll remember the advice, though!
Yikes, sounds like some serious meds. Good luck on getting your cals up, it's great that you're so aware of what you need and make it work for you! Go girl!
Glad to see you're feeling better in your LIFE goals, and I hope the positive trend continues for you! The rest of it will come, but if you're feeling more yourself that's way more important. Nice to read!!!!
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I was wondering where Mern was too, but sometimes she gets a little hectic, I'm sure she'll check in soon
You're right about the double-decker bus, yee-haw!
Ugh, I can feel your sick-misery through your posts, I hope you're feeling better today!
Family visits are always tough. Do the best you can and keep checking in, even if you don't log. I find even the accountability of writing it down to others helps when I just can't get the motivation up for whatever reason.
I hope your new scale is kind and not a frenemy!
Man, you remind me that I haven't measured in months, maybe I will do that tonight sometime before dinner/after workout...or maybe even before my workout. That would be great in times of my Plateau of No Sense. Thanks for the reminder!!!
Health, Exercise and Lifestyle Goals
1) Calories under 1500 every day. Log and post average. M: 1,408 T: 1,233 (Average: 1,320.5)
2) Exercise M, W, F, Sat
for at least 45 minutes per session. Extra is awesome M: 52 minutes, Zumba
3) Calorie deficit of at least 3,500 M: -1,094 T: -564 (Total: -1,658)
4) 80+ oz. of water per day M: 80 T: 68?
5) Multivitamin Daily M: forgot T: forgot again
6) In bed by 11:30 every night. There are no excuses!!!! M: Nope T: yes
7) Protein average 25-30% M: 24% T: 24% (Average: 24%)
8) One cup of green tea a day M: forgot T: I brewed the cup and promptly fell asleep before drinking it...
9) Weigh in M, W, F and report here. M: 159.1 W: 157.8
1) Make an effort on my appearance every day M: no makeup T: yes
2) Call grandmother M: no T: yes!
3) Check up on sister M: yes, will do again T: No
Daily Other Goals:
1) Get in application to MM M: no; stalled (will do later this week, need clarification)
2) 1/3-1/2 of lecture DONE M: 1/3 done
3) E-mail DCC/AT about Friday visit M: yes
4) Clean kitchen M: halfway
1) LECTURE DONE I decided to re-work it, so no, but I'm much happier with the format. It will get done!!!
2) At least 3 hours on HPLC No, due to above
3) Clean living room and kitchen BF is going to do it on his day off (so he says) so I delayed it
1) Review lecture
2) Laundry night/clothes to goodwill
1) Clean bedroom
1) Make sure all follow-ups completed
2) Check plant/refill if necessary
I rolled my bad ankle pretty hardcore on Tuesday evening (thanks, sidewalk!) and it's sore today, but there's no appreciable swelling, which is weird. I got ice on it right away (It was steps from my apartment complex) so that probably helped the swelling. I'm still going to work out, but I will probably do a strength workout with Zumba rather than the fast-moving complex cardio because I'm likely to tweak it worse. As long as I'm conscious of it and wear a brace, I shouldn't hurt myself. BF has the day off today, and it's always hard for me to work out when he's home, but I told him explicitly to make sure I do it, so that should get rid of that excuse.
A lot of Tuesday life goals got tweaked and moved, but, well...that's life, isn't it? BF has been a slacky slackerton on his around-the-house chores because he's been working overtime (a noble reason) but he has the day off today and said he's "in the mood to clean." I told him I'd meant to do the kitchen and living room but he told me he'd do it today (Wednesday) and to keep my foot up and iced last night.
I also have to share a story, because it's hilarious but also sweet. Last night we were discussing some bill payment while I had my foot up, and he brought out his lockbox. I know he keeps some important stuff in there, and I know what most of it is, but I never pry. He opens it and showed me a bunch of cash he's kept locked up (I didn't count it, but it had to be well over $500 or $600). He says to me "I just wanted you to know this is here and I've been saving for over 6 months now." I was like O_o at him, and I said it was always great to have cash stashed, but that I trusted him and he always pays his full share of the bills, and he can do what he likes with the rest of his money (We've had this set up for years now and we both like it. We don't have a shared bank account, though it may be something we do later when we have more shared assets, like a house). He gives me a super-serious look and he says "You don't get it, this money is FOR YOU." BF is possibly the worst at surprises ever in the history of ever, and I figured out pretty quickly that he meant to be showing me he's saving up for a sparkler for my important finger.
I am a horrible GF, because I laughed and I just hugged him and I was like "You're not supposed to SHOW ME that!!!" but he was so confused, because he wanted to be totally honest with me and let me know that it was there just in case anything happened, and that he is preparing to ask me an important question. We've been discussing marriage for years but the timing hasn't been right because of all the moving around and my schooling. I ended up understanding and appreciating his motivation, and I told him that it was good to know, and I loved him, and I let him know that all I wanted was A) That he picks out the sparkly himself and B) That he asks me without me knowing when or how. I don't care if he wants me to show him ring styles I like or what have you, but I'd like there to be a LITTLE spontaneity on his part (just because he stinks at it, lol). In the end I thought it was all very sweet, and very quintessentially him. We don't have a very flashy relationship, we're both highly practical people, and he's never been a romantic soul. But that was his flavor of romance in a grounded, honest way (which I appreciate more than flowers!) so I'm pretty happy overall
Got a long day ahead of me today. Have a good day ladies, do it to it!!