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  1. raptron

    Elennare Starts 2019 Strong

    Dang, avocado crapshoot strikes again. That sounds like a tasty dinner though.
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    Harriet's Year of Transformation: Act IV

    I like chicken breast, personally, but find that most people just really overcook them. I'd recommend the fail proof poaching method for all of your shredded chicken and chicken for salad needs. I don't bother with the cling wrap part. The important bit is mostly cold starting, bringing to high simmer, and then covering and turning off. No one likes dry-ass chicken tiddies. Re: Bread I eat bread pretty much every day -- a pb&j or a slice of toast with pb and banana are breakfasts most days for me. I usually buy Martin's 100% Whole Wheat Potato bread because I like how it tastes and it has some fiber, but I don't think that really actually matters much for bread. Basically this. I eat Cheez-its, ice cream, and oreos in every day life as part of snacks. But my real dinners and lunches are often lots and lots of cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, kale, collards, cauliflower, broccoli, brussels, etc.) paired with simple starches and protein like chicken, turkey, tuna, or pork -- supplemented with greek yogurt and cottage cheese. I enjoy eating some pre-packaged snack foods here and there because they taste good, but I also enjoy my heartier, more well-balanced meals because they help fuel me and make my body feel good. You really just have to figure out where your happy medium is.
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    Nymeria re-noob-ulates

    I live in Boston and am also fully sick of the Patriots, haha. Yay for good inverts!
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    Thug Life: China Style [WhiteGhost]

    Big hugs, friend. Hope your travels go smoothly and safely. It sounds like you're getting lots of sage and solid advice in here and it looks like you've been very proactive and thoughtful about how your grief and emotions are manifesting. Side note: I love Ghostess' meeting ducks in the snow park. And the continued kips and high bar shenanigans.
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    sylph does boring things

    Travel safe if you must! Final stretch! I think it's kind of to be expected that it is wholly sucking up your attention, though. It's a big project. Nice.
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    KB Girl and all the curls

    It's not failing if you are checking in on them again~!
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    Raptron: Winds of Change

    Day 3.2 I penguin walked over all of the ice on my way to the lifting gym -- fully accepting I may have to work out in my gymnastics shorts and a sports bra if I couldn't borrow a shirt from someone. However... it turned out I forgot ALL workout clothes in general. And no one was around that could lend me any. Oh no! It was one of the rare times I almost wished I drove because it would have been a relatively easy fix to drive home, grab some clothes, and head back to the gym, but alas. I am a foot and public transportation traveler and even if I wanted to Lyft/ride share my way home and back, it would not be quite so simple. I just took this as an "oh well" moment and walked home. I picked up some groceries on my way and considered the vast amount of work I need to do in the house to get ready to move at the end of the month, which is ever looming. Instead of doing any of those things, I ate Cheez-its and finished reading The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley, which is a wholesome fantasy novel that checks off just about every trope but is somehow very charming about it? And went to bed at 10pm. Notus: 2/3 gymnastics conditioning, 1/3 lifting conditioning Zephyrus: 2/4 peaking resources, 0/1 program written, 3/5 recovery updates Boreas: apartment found √, 2/4 room inventoried Eurus: birthday party success √ I think last night was mostly the blues from coming off of a jam-packed birthday weekend week and realizing I have to get back to reality and my responsibilities. Plus I always get a bit bummed about missing a workout. Either way, I'm feeling better about getting shit done today and this week in general.
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    Raptron: Winds of Change

    Luckily (errr... kind of?), it's the arches of my feet. I didn't even notice them until I went to gymnastics practice. Aww, thank you! IF ONLY! ...I'm not sure I would survive if I was allowed to have a time turner. I'd probably run myself into the literal ground. Day 3.1 I had gone to bed around 3:30 or 4, but woke up at 9:30 because we hadn't drawn any shades and the curtains we did have were white so they didn't block out much light. I nabbed a bit of breakfast from the hotel's continental offerings of breads and pastries and tried to sleep a bit more. We had to get up around 11 to shower and check out and the like. From there, we went to a brewery and got bbq. And then to the Museum of Contemporary Art, which was in a huge former mill complex that I found often more interesting than the art itself. One of the first pieces I saw was this spiral into a dark room at the heart of the installation. As you started walking through, various claps and cheers would start and when you reached the entrance to the dark room, they were at full blast in cheer mode. I found it incredibly uncomfortable and viscerally frightening in a way I like... still don't understand. I don't think it was supposed to scare you, but it FUCKED ME UP, FAM. It took me 3 times to actually go into the dark room (I am not someone who is afraid of the dark) and I was so so so so so uncomfortable. But speaking of dark rooms! They also had a ton of Turrell installations, my favorite of which was Pink Mist. We wandered a bit more, then headed back to Boston. I ordered Indian food and went to bed at 8:30 PM. And slept for 11 hours. <3 Notus: 2/3 gymnastics conditioning, 1/3 lifting conditioning Zephyrus: 2/4 peaking resources, 0/1 program written, 3/5 recovery updates Boreas: apartment found √, 2/4 room inventoried Eurus: birthday party success √
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    Only Constant is Change

    Or meal prep?
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    Grumble Cleans up and Clears out.

    When we're tired, we try to default to eating more sweet things/simple carbohydrates because we think easily available energy will counteract the tiredness. It doesn't.
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    Elennare Starts 2019 Strong

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    Elennare Starts 2019 Strong

    Yay for the new practice group! It sounds like a potentially good fit.
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    CM's standard template

    I am all for business amazonian.