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  • Birthday 09/18/1991

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  1. Thanks! Yeah, I have the recommended exercise paperwork somewhere. I'm in the middle of moving, so I need to go dig that out. Right now I've started with walking, using decent shoes with arch support to try to make it as nice as possible until I can actually get those exercises going again. And stretching, which is... weird. Medication: nope, I'm broke and can't afford it, not for any of it. Whee! Thanks, America, for not investing in single payer/universal health care. So nice. Blood pressure: Thanks for the advice! I can't afford to see a doctor for anyt
  2. Ugh. Okay. Once more with feeling. This is probably my third or fourth big "I'm gonna do it!" thread here and... well, they haven't been successful before. But I have knowledge and experience from all those attempts before to help me push through and make lasting positive changes this time! I'm Elliott. I'm a writer, a reader, a dork, and into various nerdy stuff. What I'm not into is exercise and shoving anything but carbs into my mouth. Well, that's not entirely true. I just don't much care for it. It's easier to just sit on the couch and veg with some junk food, or to call for p
  3. Off to a rocky start. Sunday, I went to the gym and was pleasantly surprised at what I was able to accomplish! Cardio: 11:15min jog on the elliptical machine Short dance party at being able to do that! Weights: 6x 10# goblet squats 30x 10# overhead dumbbell presses, each side 30x 10# bent rows, each side 15 modified pushups I was really excited because this has been the longest I've been able to walk, let alone jog, in over 16 months since I messed up my back and leg. I had some leg pain, some nerve backfiring, but I was able to
  4. Thanks! Do you know if that app is available on Android? I might have to check it out! I was looking at adding reminders and maaaan does that suck. Maybe an app is a better bet! Good luck on your challenge, too! I hope it goes well, I look forward to reading your log!
  5. Hello! I feel like I've started so many new threads to manage and all. For a brief recap of my respawn and daily logs: I'm Elliott, I'm from Alaska, been a long-time lurker/Rebel. Been primarily sedentary due to a back and leg injury back in 2015, still have trouble with getting around and pain. Don't have a physical therapist or a doctor, my life sucks. Husband's work has comp'd him with a brand new gym membership for the two of us thanks to new benefits structure So... I've started my daily log here and my character sheet here, and I figured it would be
  6. Getting back into the swing of things!

  7. Hi all, I'm Elliott, back at it again with the white Vans. Or at least, some kinda shoe. I'm back after a looooong hiatus. I messed up my leg and lower back in a major way with disc herniation, nerve damage, and what seems to be muscular atrophy back in November 2015, and I'm now to a point where I can walk relatively reliably again. I managed to recover without surgery, which wasn't exactly my idea, but my doctor and I got to a point where surgery actually increased the likelihood of further injury. Anyway, long story aside, I'm here, have frequent numbness in my leg, and am work
  8. I'm trying! Next challenge log is started, Saying Its Name. Trying to cut down on junk food and sodas. Ugh.
  9. "Before you can kill the monster you have to say its name." - Terry Prachett

  10. Ookay, going on my second challenge. It's not very well thought out, but I'm trying something new. Based on my last challenge, where I had like, 3-4 separate goals, that's just too much. I'm gonna focus on two goals this time. But here's the thing, I'm not entirely sure how I'm gonna do this. I'm a big food addict. I'm a compulsive eater, and eat my feelings, and get really bad sugar cravings. I'm trying to own this, but I'm really super good at denial. Food is life, food is love, and I hate it. Which then makes me hate myself. Not an uncommon feeling among many of us, I'm sure.
  11. Sorry I've been off! I've been moving (finally found a place! Woot!) and been sick, and generally feeling super morose. I'm gonna draft up my next challenge and start... uh, tomorrow. Maybe today, depending on if I get my challenge log up. Ugh. I'm taking it easy this time, though, because I sucked last challenge. I didn't make the full six weeks, but I'm gonna try again!
  12. I realized this weekend that either I'm gonna kill this sugar addiction, or it's gonna kill me. It was not a pretty revelation.

    1. Shello


      It's on like Donkey Kong. You can do this!

    2. Ilham


      Takes some time, but you'll get there :).

    3. Elliott907


      Thanks! It's gotten pretty bad. I know it's linked to my depression, and I really should get back on my medication, but it's just so hard! Augh. Something's gotta give.

  13. I think I've contracted the plague...

    1. Shello


      Not good! Put some herbs in your pocket. It helps with the Plague ;)

    2. Elliott907


      Hahaha, good suggestion!

  14. Mentally and physically exhausted today for like, no reason. Walked yesterday and today at lunch, and plan to squeeze in a yoga workout after work. Ugh, I hate these days.
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