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  1. Hi! I can totally relate not finding support from your family. My grandparents believe gay people are mentally insane and belong in an asylum, so it sucks more or less, but what I have discovered is that once you find those people who accept you, everything is OK. Nerdfitness is one of the places, where you don't need to restrict yourself. What you said. Tenfold! Sound advice. The thing I have found hardest is actually doing the first steps. The first times everything is terrifying, but once you adopt this as an attitude and habit in your communication with people, it won't be as difficul
  2. Oh guys, I have entered a huge, messy period in my life, which is about to end, so I have decided to come back. Has everyone been killing at the challenge?
  3. I've been away, dealing with depression. I'm ok. Sorry, if I scared anyone with my absense.

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    2. childofscorn

      childofscorn

      Thanks for checking back in with us :) If you need someone to talk to, or even just a distraction, there's usually several of us in the chat who are hanging around.

    3. Nara

      Nara

      Hope your getting better now, I know those feels D: -huggles-

    4. Fearkiller

      Fearkiller

      Supportive thread about depression - don't hold back, we'll listen!

      Warm thoughts your way <3

  4. Day Three: Another day, another goal met. The same two goals. Today was actually supposed to be my day for exercise, but I have rescheduled for Thursday (Wednesday-Thursday are interchangeable to me), because I had a really long and stressful day at work. Another 10 hour shift today and more talking and explaining. Goal 2: No bread. I have kept to main goal, but I needed sugar to cope with the stress, so I resorted to cherries at work and then some dark chocolate with nuts at home. There's nothing Russian chocolate can't fix. I cooked chicken stir-fry with tomatoes and pepper, which seemed
  5. Done. Yes, that has kicking my butt. Seriously. I mean seriously kicking my butt. 10 hour shifts are the norm this week. I'm keeping track, so I'm happy to say once the weeks have passed, I will be able to tell how well I have crossed.
  6. Day 3: Things at work are WTF. I have chosen my first sacrifice to the great Cthulhu.

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    2. Nara

      Nara

      Is it a goat wearing a tutu? :D

    3. WriterGuy

      WriterGuy

      Thank you! :) AND no, no goat, but a very annoying creature in the office posing as a human.

    4. Nara

      Nara

      D'aw a shapeshifter D: HIT IT WITH FLOUR TO REVEAL ITS TRUE FORM. Oh wait. That's ghosts nvm xD

  7. I would rather refrain from doing so, because really, the forum can be read from outside people and some publishing venues have a policy that if your work has appeared online in any form, it's considered published and therefore a re-print. Re-prints unfortunately are a tough sale. I'm welcome to sharing excerpts via personal messages, if you're interested.
  8. Keeping this thread alive has proven to be a bit of a hassle as I'm already involved with the challenge and I have to say that things have been going rather well for me in terms of commitment. The drive to succeed in the challenge and this whole thing has been really positive in my resolve to say no to the nasty habits I've adopted for myself. Right now, it's been day two for the 6 Week Challenge and I'm on track with two of my four goals (those are daily). The Good: Been eating less and eating healthier. Boiled eggs for breakfast, yoghurt, tomatoes, feta, cooked meals at a small diner (not
  9. Met my goals for the day. This whole drive to beat the shit out of this challenge is rather helpful.

    1. Duality
    2. Nara

      Nara

      YAY~! :D -flails seaweed around like pom poms- It quite is, almost like an all or nothing Colosseum battle xD

    3. WriterGuy

      WriterGuy

      The stakes are high, but the seaweed pom poms help. :) And, thanks for the motivational song.

  10. Since I crashed yesterday after my first day at the new position as a team leader, I can say the following. Day One: I have made progress on two goals right. Exhausted is an understatement after a 9 hour shift with a really sore throat, having to instruct people. Goal 2: No bread, no sweets, no snacking. Goal 4: I started a new short story "The Bones are Stones for Building" and I wrote around 10 minutes before bed time. Day Two: Hello headache and a panic attack that I may be failing at the whole management thing at work. A really draining as I had to spend around 10 hours in the o
  11. I need to find your thread here and start posting like crazy. It's been a hell of a week to be honest. Real drained and it's only Tuesday. I don't know how to approach them really. The stat points are a mystery to me, though I will probably figure it out eventually. I need to start on my thesis as well, but I guess mine will involve a bit more of research as I have to start that as well.
  12. Day 2: The ducks still don't know I'm a human... Wait, wut? I mean, everything is according to my goals.

    1. Nara

      Nara

      Quack? o3o Quack quack!

  13. Day 1 and it's going swimmingly for goal 2, which is all about eating right. YES!

    1. TheDoctorDonna
    2. Nara

      Nara

      YAY~! Work those anti-flippers! :D

    3. WriterGuy

      WriterGuy

      AND Goal 4. Wrote 10 min before bed.

  14. I have done 7 walking lunges before dissolving into a teetering mess. Yay for the updrage!

    1. Nara

      Nara

      Yayyy~! :D Your becoming more human Hara~! The mermaid flippers are slipping away~

    2. WriterGuy

      WriterGuy

      And without selling my voice to an undersea witch! :D

    3. Nara

      Nara

      BOOYA BABY, use those undersea eels as your resistance bands >:D

      Could also wrestle macho sea bears, or killer whales... OR NARWHALS.

  15. Hello everyone. First challenge ever. I have been quite fortunate to join in the community around the time the last challenge was winding down, so I could get my head wrapped around the whole shebang. I have done my research and discussed my goals with the lovely I-Jo about what goals to pursue as a complete newbie, so here I am throwing my name in the hat and readying my pen to write myself a new and exciting path. Goal 1: Perform the Beginner's Body Workout twice a week. What I hope to achieve is reach all the necessary repetitions and master all the exercises. Right now, I'm not doing the
  16. Boy, do we have the same problem. I can't for the world of me ask someone out in person and when I do, I usually hit on straight men. I second what others have said. Strike a small conversation that leads to the invitation. You either get a yes or a no, but nothing that warrants getting all nervous. While not interchangeable, I consider understanding and perspective to touch similar ground. Your perspective shows how you understand human interaction can be better through cooperation. Fighting with fire never works and it supposedly works, you end up with too much collateral damage, you cou
  17. This is something most people need to learn. I'm very happy to see people like you with such an understanding of how things work in life and are very open about discussing it. Yet, most people I know take a look at a person and judge, judge, judge him or her based on that superficial criteria. This reminds of this pretty quote attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt - Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. I have really thought being bi is pretty darn awesome in terms of dating possibilities and experiences you can draw from them. However, I have come t
  18. Short story submitted. Slim chances it will be accepted as it is not really horror, but who knows.

    1. Nara

      Nara

      The wonders of the universe are boundless and limits are limitless~ :3

  19. Suddenly, the tell tale starts of depression start. Oh boy, am I in for a ride, if my instincts are true.

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    2. minx34

      minx34

      I don't know what type of depression it is, but for me the best help was finding some one objective to talk to, a good listener. Find some one you trust, or even some one in here, who is wiling to listend and let you unload. And take things easy. *lots of hugs* And write!!!! Writing it out, even in a doc you will never show to anyone, might help.

    3. magi192

      magi192

      I usually just try to go on auto-mode and when I have free time, then I go through the emotions...then I sleep A LOT. Feel better soon man!

    4. WriterGuy

      WriterGuy

      Minx: Pretty classic. I have a manic period where everything is fine and then a sudden 180 into a very deep pit. Usually, when I talk to myself that this is just one of those periods it lessens the hold on me. Right now, I feel fine, so thankfully it seems to be a momentary thing.

  20. How about we test it for 6 weeks according to the Challenge and then modify it once the first Challenge ends and we face each other next time, you know, battle scars and everything.
  21. Honestly, I adore spreadsheets. Give me data and I can arrange by several criteria. I feel nice pinch at the mention of the word. I will. The people I'll work with, we have office past so to say and I'm in a more organizational role, make sure the tasks are streamlined as far as content creation goes. We work as equals when it comes to load and pitching in ideas about how to best work together. That's what I want to maintain. Nevertheless, thank you for the advice. It's one everyone given such a position should receive.
  22. Yoga will be one of my main goals for the new challenge, so you have found the right place pushing yoga.
  23. Bulgaria. We do have a gay scene, but I don't really fit in it. I'm just awkward most of the time and geek-ish and far removed from what I've seen so far, but then again I am painfully shy, so socializing is a problem.
  24. I'm game. I can do this and we will certainly link to each other and comment on each other's posts (like a good community should do). I think this will be a FOREVER challenge. Which is fine. Suits the Internet.
  25. Oh wow, this! I will most certainly try this, though I have to say I meant I have respiratory problems. Am right now in treatment, because they have been chronic for far too long. This will help for sure.
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