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  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,692 Member Member Posts: 9,692 Member
    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
    Today I feel inspired
    by the dedication I see on this thread

    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

    ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท
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    ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท

    To all those essential workers still going out there....
    ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thank you for your service ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
    Everyone else, please stay home!!!
    What am I doing to keep busy?
    To name a few...
    • working on a Memories Project for my grandson
    • Iโ€™ve joined a 14 day on line art challenge (search for painters on line on Facebook) I finished the 14 day challenge, but have been too busy to continue with the extended Challenge.
    • structuring my day
    • morning and evening meditation
    • Using the internet to โ€˜talkโ€™ to family
    • crochet, jigsaws, journaling, gardening, reading, writing .......
    • HIIT videos off YouTube,
    • yoga/Taichi
    • Walks with DH
    • Cleaning! Cleaning! Cleaning! ๐Ÿ˜‚
    • Decluttering
    • Stress relievers (search YouTube for Paul McKenna)
    Keep your chin up!
    Turning up is the ultimate success!
    2019 DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGES:
    01 Aug 2019: 170.1
    31 Dec 2019: 151.2
    Total weight loss: 19.9lbs

    2020 Personal Discard Weight Challenge
    Name: Terri
    My plan is to weigh less at the end of each month than I did at the beginning
    SW: 152.1 (02 Jan)
    GW: 147.1
    Jan: - 2
    Feb: - 1.3
    Mar: - 0.9
    Apri: +1.3 (not too bad, considering lockdown/Easter/Birthday this month)
    Tue 31 Mar: 147.9
    April:
    Thu 30 April: 149.2
    MAY:
    Week 1:
    Fri 01: 148.9
    Sat 02: 149.2
    Sun 03: 149.2
    Mon 04: 148.6
    Tue 05: 148.6
    Wed 06: 148.6
    Thu 07: 148.5
    Week 2:
    Fri 08: 148.4
    Sat 09: 148.9
    Sun 10: 148.9
    Mon 11: 148.6
    Tue 12: 148.7
    Wed 13: 148.6
    Thu 14: 148.5
    Week 3:
    Fri 15: 147.9 ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜ Ooo! A wee whoosh.
    Sat 16: 148.2
    Sun 17:148.1
    Mon 18: 148.2
    Tue 19: 147.9
    Wed 20: 149.2
    Thu 21: 149.2
    Week 4:
    Fri 22: 148.2
    Sat23: 148.8
    Sun 24: 148.6
    Wed 27: 149.2
    Thurs 28: 148.4

    JFT Wed 27 May:
    Daily goals:
    Sleep: ๐ŸŒท
    Meditation:๐ŸŒทbreathing meditation
    Intentional exercise: > 50๐ŸŒท136
    Cardio: > 30๐ŸŒทWalking, gardening
    Strength: > 10๐ŸŒทglutes/thighs
    Flex: >10๐ŸŒทYoga
    Prelog: stay in the green ๐ŸŒท
    Weight: < 150๐ŸŒท
    Steps: > 7500๐ŸŒท8916
    Fitbit > 6 active hours ๐ŸŒท9
    Mood: ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Gratitude: I am grateful for the warm dry weather.
    Activities I got to do today:
    ๐ŸŒทmeditation๐ŸŒทessentials shopping๐ŸŒท
    ๐ŸŒทwatching live NASA coverage on TV๐ŸŒท
    ๐ŸŒทmore Laundry๐ŸŒทgardening ๐ŸŒทWrite๐ŸŒท
    ๐ŸŒทBirthday project for Grandson๐ŸŒท

    ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผSPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
    ๐ŸŽฏ Set your own daily goal ๐ŸŽฏ
    ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ Earn one ๐Ÿ’ for each day ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
    โ—๏ธFrom 15 April to 31 May (47 days)โ—๏ธ
    Daily Goal:
    50 + minutes intentional exercise
    April: 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,
    29,30
    ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ (16)
    May: 1,2,3,,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,
    15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,
    ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’
    ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

  • cesse47cesse47 Member Posts: 898 Member Member Posts: 898 Member
    @Snowflake1968 your new deck looks amazing! Great job decorating! Really like the square metal planters on the steps.

    @clicketykeys WTG on lowest weigh-in!! Yea!!

    @cschmitz110515 Thanks for your continuing prayers ... it means a great deal.

    @jenwalkingfurther Sodium is difficult for me to keep low as well, darn it! Drink extra water for a couple of days; that usually helps me.

    @teigansdad Raspberries!! YUM!! Hope you did well in your race.

    @TerriRichardson112 Thank you for your prayers.
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,692 Member Member Posts: 9,692 Member
    @Snowflake1968 What a fabulous job Roger and you have done. He looks very relaxed there!

    @cesse47 Bravo!!! You sound like a true pioneer woman, rolling up your sleeves and getting on with whatโ€™s got to be done.
    edited May 28
  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 717 Member Member Posts: 717 Member
    JFT Wednesday

    - Feed Dogs :smiley:
    - Weigh in :smiley: OH MY Goodness that was bad!
    - Go into work :smiley:
    - Fix *kitten* :wink: God I hope it works now
    - Protein bar for breakfast :( too busy, skipped it
    - Protein bar for lunch didn't have time to pack lunch today :smiley:
    - Nap :smiley: Glorious Nap
    - Shop for a dress for wedding :( Hubby wanted to go, but time got away from him
    - Exercise, legs are tired maybe walk or get a short ride in :( Just didn't happen
    - Log everything :( Went off the rails today
    - Stay green :( See above
    - Bed by 11:00 :smiley:

    Have a great day y'all!

    Ran it way off the rails yesterday. I was too tired and too hungry from missing breakfast. It was a bit of a disaster. Oh well, starting again today. Still didn't get much sleep, but did get breakfast. Here is to another glorious day. Have some things at work this morning, but taking a half day to go shop and maybe get a pedicure...

    JFT Thursday

    - Go into work
    - Review material for big meeting
    - Leave work after meeting
    - Shop and chill solo. Not inviting hubby today. Not even telling him I'm going
    - Mani/Pedicure
    - 10K steps
    - Log everything
    - Stay green
    - No alcohol
    - Bed by 11:00

    Have a great day y'all!
  • cschmitz110515cschmitz110515 Member Posts: 2,498 Member Member Posts: 2,498 Member
    Recap W 5/27
    1) Walk dog = 4.25 mi 1:15:34 & stretched :smiley: happy dog & happy me
    2) Move hourly / REMEMBER 5 somethings / stairs breaks from basement to 2nd floor = Fitbit 15,119 / 250+ 12/14 (phone call) / 38 floors :smiley:
    3) Meals prelogged (orange roughy thawing) / net calories green / 14c water = Stuck w/ plan, had enough cals for string cheese evening snack and still net cals 73 :mrgreen: sodium green :mrgreen: sugar green :mrgreen: fiber ok :) protein excellent :smiley: 12c water :neutral:
    4) Work from home / organize papers & electronics to work at office R / prep lunch/snacks, water bottle & overnight oats = 3x :)
    5) 1 home chore :)
    6) Call ex-roomie 7:30 EST :smiley:<3
    7) Floss / retainers :s:s

    JFT R 5/28 ~ rest day
    1) Move hourly / REMEMBER 5 somethings / stairs breaks (3 floors in office building)
    2) Meals prelogged / net calories green / 14c water
    3) Work in office / organize papers & electronics to work at home F
    4) Wash towels / 1 other home chore
    5) FLOSS / RETAINERS

    Last night had wonderful phone chat ex-roommate from college. Except her hubby was trying to contribute about trivial stuff early in the call. We wore him out, though ~ our call lasted two hours! I really miss her, wish we weren't so many miles apart.

    Working in my office today. Learned when I signed in at the front desk (new protocol) the father of someone who works down the hall from my dept. passed away several days ago and tested positive. He was elderly and apparently had lots of underlying health issues. The receptionist (not wearing a mask) stressed wearing my mask, and CFO also down the hall stressed social distancing, which we do anyway. Just a little paranoid now.

    SPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE
    ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€ Earn a flower each day ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน
    From 15 April to 31 May (47 days)

    Daily Goal: net calories green
    April: 15, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 30 [7X] pitiful
    ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป
    May: 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11,12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26, 27 [14X] {no logging 5/23 - 5/25}
    ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒบ

    2020 Goals:
    1) Get weight below 160# (last time was 4/20/19)
    2) Plan meals most days & prelog meals/snacks whenever possible on MFP
    3) Post weekly weigh-in on JFT for accountability
    4) Take measurements & log on MFP monthly (I stopped as weight plateaued & went up) = 2.1.20 / 2.29.20 / 4.1.20 (forgot 3.31.20)
    5) Exercise 5-6x per week (minimum 4x) ~ mostly walking but include weights/circuit & other x-training
    6) Participate in race events ~ have planned 7 5Ks and 2 10Ks at minimum = Frenzy on the Fox 5K 49:36 ave. pace 15:29 / Seroogy's Valentine 5K 46:26.7 ave. pace 14:47 / Badger State Brewing 10K virtual race w/ dog on 4/2/20 1:44:16 ave. pace 16:33 / Prevention virtual 5K Fun & Fit Team on 5/2/20 I walked 3.48 mi w/ dog in 1:01:10 ave. pace 17:33 / RonaRunOff 5/16/20 virtual walk 5.08 miles with dog in 1:23:15 ave. pace 16:23
    7) Be considerate and loving to hubby and have fun together
    8) Make efforts to keep in touch with parents, siblings and friends (most live in other towns or states)
    9) Declutter home office, bedroom and basement = basement (boxes) Jan. / home office desk (some) & more basement boxes Feb. / basement boxes & home office (some more) Mar. / decluttered/cleaned in bedroom & more basement boxes Apr. / basement boxes May
    Word for 2020: Persist
  • PackerFanInGBPackerFanInGB Member, Premium Posts: 2,839 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,839 Member

    @Snowflake1968 I love your deck! Very nicely done! You SHOULD be proud! Building a deck is hard work and yours turned out perfect. Love the lights around the outside of it!

    @cesse47 It sounds like you are getting quite the daily workout!! Your brother is lucky to have you! You are doing important things that he doesn't have to take time out to do and that is a HUGE help! I am so sorry about what your community is going through, but I do love hearing about the people coming together and helping. It restores my faith in humanity. Hugs to you! :flowerforyou:

    @cschmitz110515 You are a Rock Star to walk with your dog yesterday morning! It had to be brutal with that humidity! I would've dropped after one block! :wink: I'm sorry to hear about your colleague's father! I also would be paranoid...I'm still furloughed and not hatin' it! I'm going to be extremely paranoid to go back to work. I travel between clinics to support providers some days and I'm high risk...just want to retire and not go back at this point! :mask:
  • clicketykeysclicketykeys Member Posts: 4,310 Member Member Posts: 4,310 Member
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,692 Member Member Posts: 9,692 Member
    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
    Today I feel inspired
    by the dedication I see on this thread

    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

    ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท
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    ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท

    To all those essential workers still going out there....
    ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thank you for your service ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
    Everyone else, please stay home!!!
    What am I doing to keep busy?
    To name a few...
    • working on a Memories Project for my grandson
    • Iโ€™ve joined a 14 day on line art challenge (search for painters on line on Facebook) I finished the 14 day challenge, but have been too busy to continue with the extended Challenge.
    • structuring my day
    • morning and evening meditation
    • Using the internet to โ€˜talkโ€™ to family
    • crochet, jigsaws, journaling, gardening, reading, writing .......
    • HIIT videos off YouTube,
    • yoga/Taichi
    • Walks with DH
    • Cleaning! Cleaning! Cleaning! ๐Ÿ˜‚
    • Decluttering
    • Stress relievers (search YouTube for Paul McKenna)
    Keep your chin up!
    Turning up is the ultimate success!
    2019 DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGES:
    01 Aug 2019: 170.1
    31 Dec 2019: 151.2
    Total weight loss: 19.9lbs

    2020 Personal Discard Weight Challenge
    Name: Terri
    My plan is to weigh less at the end of each month than I did at the beginning
    SW: 152.1 (02 Jan)
    GW: 147.1
    Jan: - 2
    Feb: - 1.3
    Mar: - 0.9
    Apri: +1.3 (not too bad, considering lockdown/Easter/Birthday this month)
    Tue 31 Mar: 147.9
    April:
    Thu 30 April: 149.2
    MAY:
    Week 1:
    Fri 01: 148.9
    Sat 02: 149.2
    Sun 03: 149.2
    Mon 04: 148.6
    Tue 05: 148.6
    Wed 06: 148.6
    Thu 07: 148.5
    Week 2:
    Fri 08: 148.4
    Sat 09: 148.9
    Sun 10: 148.9
    Mon 11: 148.6
    Tue 12: 148.7
    Wed 13: 148.6
    Thu 14: 148.5
    Week 3:
    Fri 15: 147.9 ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜ Ooo! A wee whoosh.
    Sat 16: 148.2
    Sun 17:148.1
    Mon 18: 148.2
    Tue 19: 147.9
    Wed 20: 149.2
    Thu 21: 149.2
    Week 4:
    Fri 22: 148.2
    Sat23: 148.8
    Sun 24: 148.6
    Wed 27: 149.2
    Thurs 28: 148.4

    JFT Thu 28 May:
    Daily goals:
    Sleep: ๐ŸŒท
    Meditation:๐ŸŒทbreathing meditation
    Intentional exercise: > 50๐ŸŒท81
    Cardio: > 30๐ŸŒทWalking, gardening
    Strength: > 10๐ŸŒทabs/core
    Flex: >10๐ŸŒทTai Chi
    Prelog: stay in the green ๐ŸŒท
    Weight: < 150๐ŸŒท
    Steps: > 7500๐ŸŒท8100+
    Fitbit > 6 active hours ๐ŸŒท9
    Mood: ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Gratitude: I am grateful that I have what I need.
    Activities I got to do today:
    ๐ŸŒทmeditation๐ŸŒทmore Laundry๐ŸŒทgardening ๐ŸŒทWrite๐ŸŒทBirthday project for Grandson๐ŸŒท
    ๐ŸŒทWatch TV๐ŸŒทPuzzles๐ŸŒท

    ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผSPRING FLOWER CHALLENGE๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
    ๐ŸŽฏ Set your own daily goal ๐ŸŽฏ
    ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ Earn one ๐Ÿ’ for each day ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
    โ—๏ธFrom 15 April to 31 May (47 days)โ—๏ธ
    Daily Goal:
    50 + minutes intentional exercise
    April: 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,
    29,30
    ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ (16)
    May: 1,2,3,,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,
    15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28
    ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’
    ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

  • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Member Posts: 4,502 Member Member Posts: 4,502 Member
    @PackerFanInGB - congratulations on getting under 180. I made it there last summer for about 5 minutes and am right back to 200 as of this morning. I need to get at it again as none of my clothes fit.

    @HEGoddard0928 - welcome back! What is the next step with your novel? Do you have to find an agent?

    My day went better than expected. Hopefully tomorrow is the same.
  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 717 Member Member Posts: 717 Member
    Okay. I think that's it. Love you guys!

    Love you too!
  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 717 Member Member Posts: 717 Member
    JFT Thursday

    - Go into work ๐Ÿ˜€
    - Review material for big meeting๐Ÿ˜€
    - Leave work after meeting๐Ÿ˜€
    - Shop and chill solo. Not inviting hubby today. Not even telling him I'm going๐Ÿ˜€
    - Mani/Pedicure๐Ÿ˜€
    - 10K steps๐Ÿ˜€ 17k
    - Log everything๐Ÿ˜€
    - Stay green๐Ÿ˜€
    - No alcohol๐Ÿ˜€
    - Bed by 11:00๐Ÿ˜€

    Have a great day y'all!

    Well I found a dress for the wedding and an outfit for the bridal shower. Clothes shopping is tough because you canโ€™t try things on and I donโ€™t wear a consistent size. I bought clothes at the 3 stores that were open. Came home tried them on, then returned all of said clothes and bought more clothes. I have another pile of returns.

    My oldest went with me for the second trip and we took time to get mani/pedis. It was nice spending time with her. Then did a 3.5 mile walk for a total of 17k steps yesterday.

    I got to bed before11:00, but woke up at 1:45am. Itโ€™s now 3:30 and Iโ€™m updating my JFT. Not good but a little too common right now.

    No real plans other than work and fake tanning today. I think iris supposed to rain all day.

    JFT Friday

    - Early morning meeting
    - Shower/shave/tan
    - 10k steps
    - Nap
    - Log everything
    - Stay green
    - No alcohol
    - Bed by 11:00

    Have a great day yโ€™all!


  • jenwalkingfurtherjenwalkingfurther Member, Premium Posts: 187 Member Member, Premium Posts: 187 Member
    JFT - Thursday
    15k steps๐Ÿ‘
    Log everything ๐Ÿ‘
    Stay within calorie target ๐Ÿ‘
    Mow lawn after work๐Ÿ‘Ž Swept and scrubbed the front porch instead!
    7hrs sleep๐Ÿ‘Ž

    JFT - Friday
    15k steps
    Log everything
    Stay within calorie target
    Online Strength class

    Have a good day everyone x


  • HEGoddard0928HEGoddard0928 Member Posts: 604 Member Member Posts: 604 Member
    Morning ladies and gents! I hope you are all doing wonderful this morning. It's 6:11 am here right now. I've been up for about an hour. This is the earliest I've been awake since before my surgery in February. It's kinda nice but also pretty terrible at the same time. Lol. My bff from Seattle is still awake from last night because she's 3 hours behind us. It's such a strange feeling knowing that I'm up for the day and she hasn't been to sleep yet. Lol.

    So today is Matt's first day back to work since the middle of March and he only fell asleep about an hour ago. His alarm is going to ring in 15 minutes. I feel bad for him because he's working a 10-hour shift today too. It'll be a really easy day for him and I'm going to stock him full of caffeine before he leaves so hopefully that will help too. This is what he gets for spending his entire time off staying up late playing video games. I know that some of it are also probably worries. But I think he'll be okay. He'll just be dead tired when he gets home.

    I don't know what I'm going to do for the 12ish hours I'll be home alone today though. For the last two months, I've been home with Matt and now I won't be. It's going to be such a change. I'll have to figure out what to do with myself! Lol. I'll probably do some writing. It's supposed to be 80+ degrees out today and humid so a walk probably won't be happening. I have to return some things to the store and I have to go pick up a few things at a different store so maybe I'll go do that too. I have to be home for a heating oil delivery though. I want to top off our tank while the prices are still super low.

    Wow...Sorry for the ramble! Onto some goals

    JFT, 5/29/20

    - STAY AWAKE! Do not go back to sleep!
    - Oil delivery
    - Write the next scene
    - Return items to Walmart
    - Pick up coffee at Ollie's
    - Make a comprehensive shopping list
    - Look over bills
    - Update check book
    - Do day two of workout plan/yoga
    - Look for a new series to start reading

    Okay so that's a few more things than I thought. Lol

    @Snowflake1968 Right now the novel I just finished needs some HEAVY edits but I'm leaving it alone for a time while I work on this next completely different one. I can't decide if I want to go the traditional publishing route or if I want to self publish. The main reason I wouldn't want to self-pub is because it can cost a lot of money upfront for the possibility of not much return but trad-pub is a lot of work trying to find agents and publishers who want to work with your story. It's also A LOT of rejection. Most authors these days end up going the self-pub route because they've given up on finding an agent or they just don't want to be bothered with it. My book of poetry is self-pubbed but I do little to no marketing for it so there are no sales. That's the main issue(other than the cost) with that avenue. You have to do all of your own marketing. It's definitely not easy. Especially if you're trying to write another novel and working/raising a family all at the same time. Sorry for writing this novel as an explanation.
  • teigansdadteigansdad Member, Premium Posts: 206 Member Member, Premium Posts: 206 Member
    Thursday goals
    Stay greenโœ…
    Pick up more fruitโœ…
    Stop at Loweโ€™s for project number 2โœ…
    Sufferfestโœ…
    Call car dealershipโœ…
    No m&msโœ…
    No beerโœ…
    Todayโ€™s my Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

    Friday
    2 hr morning sweet spot trainer ride
    Test drive bike repair and text owner assuming all done
    Unload car and vacuum it out
    Build small doorway patio at basement entrance
    Stay green
    2 beer max
    No m&ms
    Drop off car for maintenance
    110 pull-ups today ( total not at once ๐Ÿ˜›)
    200 push-ups total
    edited May 29
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 9,692 Member Member Posts: 9,692 Member
    Okay. I think that's it. Love you guys!

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Great to see you posting again. Cut yourself some slack, and donโ€™t stress too much about slipping back. I think weโ€™re all in the same boat with this situation.
    Hurrah for the unemployment coming through.
    Fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป every goes well today when Matt goes back to work.

    Looks like you plan to keep busy. Donโ€™t forget to pamper yourself a little and enjoy the freedom.

    Iโ€™ve been working on my memoir, prompted by a request from my grandson for an unusual birthday present for his birthday just before Easter. He asked DH and me to answer questions about our lives, then subsequently sent us 56 questions. Fortunately, I have already got a mountain of pieces already, and DH and I have been enjoying collaborating on the project. Iโ€™m putting it together and printing it out for him, but Iโ€™m gonna need a bigger folder than I thought. I may get it printed later and give copies to the rest of the family later.
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  • HEGoddard0928HEGoddard0928 Member Posts: 604 Member Member Posts: 604 Member
    @TerriRichardson112 That sounds amazing! I wish my grandparents had done that. I only have the stories from my Dad. I'm hoping one day he lets us record them. He has one of the best memories I've ever encountered but sometimes he likes to exaggerate. Lol. My mom calls him King of the Tall Tale Tellers. Also, I'm going to spend some time writing today and maybe finish reading a book I've been putting off. Those are usually pretty relaxing to me. Lol
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