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katamac

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About katamac

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  • Birthday 04/24/1992

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  1. Holy hamstrings Batman! Where did those come from?

    1. DrFeelgood

      DrFeelgood

      They were hiding at the bottom of the squat rack. ;)

  2. So I might have left the spoon IN the blender when I made my protein shake this morning. Not my finest moment. Mom, IOU one spoon.

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    2. Istrix

      Istrix

      Try spinach for iron instead of cutlery?

    3. insanity

      insanity

      Will it blend?

    4. Deslok

      Deslok

      I once left mu finger in an immersion blender when making mayo. Needless to say I don't make mayo anymore.

  3. Hey kids! Guess what time it is? It's squat o'clock!

    1. Jothra

      Jothra

      It is always squat o'clock, except for when it is not squat o'clock.

    2. BopGun

      BopGun

      Squat:00 is a nice time to be, but I thought it could be bench:30 on occasion, too... :)

    3. Nianne

      Nianne

      Roger that!

  4. Although she is saying you look "skinny", she might just be referring to a change in mood, posture and/or demeanour. A lot of people notice more subtle changes like those, but often cannot pinpoint exactly what the change is, so they go for more general praises.
  5. I finally benched the bar today! 3 sets, 10 reps each.

    1. The Bog Of Eternal Bench

      The Bog Of Eternal Bench

      Congrats! I just got there too and although it seems small, I feel so accomplished!

    2. katamac

      katamac

      I just had a fangasm at your incredibly witty name XD

    3. The Bog Of Eternal Bench
  6. Oshawa, the armpit of Ontario, reporting in.
  7. Breakfast for dinner, is there anything better?

    1. Jothra

      Jothra

      If there's one thing I learned from the movie version of The Outsiders, it's that the ultimate breakfast is chocolate cake and beer.

    2. FamilyBeer

      FamilyBeer

      Better than breakfast for dinner? Yes, having someone make it for you.

  8. Why hello high school jeans, it's been a while ;)

  9. You don't need to be pretty, because you are beautiful. Despite what you may think, those guys that you like might be looking for a girl just like you. The assumptions you are making about the girls these boys like is based off of social stereotyping. Self-confidence is the sexiest thing you can have Dates can be anything you want! There is no reason why a dinner out should be considered more or less of a date than going to Walmart and having nerf sword fights (my personal favourite). If there is something you enjoy doing, or a place you like being, that can be your jumping off point for a date. Clothing should be what makes you feel happy, while still begin practical. There is nothing wrong with dressing up, but just remember that you don't want to create a false image, so be true to who you are. Try slightly dressing up what you would normally wear, there is no need to do a complete makeover. If in doubt, have a fallback outfit that makes you look and feel amazing. I highly recommend polka dot dresses! Before you go setting the ground rules for your date, make sure you have a solid idea of them yourself. Write it out if you need to, just make sure you know what they are. Looking for someone within the same faith might be helpful in this case? Ultimately being forthright with your values and rules is something you should not be afraid or ashamed to do. If he respects them, then you are on the right track I'm not sure what your personal stance is on online dating, but from personal experience, it can be beneficial, even if it helps build up your confidence. My best friend met her fiancé online, and they have been together now for almost 3 years. I'll end my little blurb with something my professor told me on a really bad day. "You are an intelligent, attractive young woman and your potential is only limited to your will to succeed." (I keep this stuck to my mirror, it might annoy me sometimes, but I know it is true!)
  10. kicked my own butt in a workout and applied to my dream program (special effects prosthetics!!) Everything's coming up Milhouse ;)

  11. If at first you don't succeed, try not to look astonished.

  12. I cut out coffee and I don't miss it, except for keeping my hands warm while I wait for the bus. I found myself pretty much living off the stuff, drinking 2-3 large double-doubles (2 cream, 2 sugar, Canadian-style) a day just to keep myself conscious enough to get through classes. It's funny, because I never actually even liked coffee, I just drank it because that's what art students do. I have so much more energy now, and am finding it way easier to sleep at night, which is keeping my mental state in a much better place. This week I have been trying ease myself into drinking green tea, which in my opinion tastes like boiled leaf juice. Still, if I could force myself to like coffee, I can suck it up and drink green tea, maybe with a wee bit of honey to cover the bitterness. Maybe I phrased 80% paleo wrong? 80-20 paleo? Meh. Basically I am aiming to keep my diet as paleo as possible, but I still enjoy milk, yogurt and rice in moderation. A student budget does complicate things, but the money I'm saving by cutting out the Timmies and bringing my own food with me everywhere is balancing it out. I also have a love of cooking and baking, so I am totally loving being in the kitchen more and the challenge of learning new recipes. Knowing that I if I wake up early enough I'll get to make a nice hot meal is slowly turning me into a morning person. Changing my diet was huge in improving my mood. Three days of non-processed foods had my entire body singing. Two weeks and I found myself with more energy and desire to be active then ever before. My productivity skyrocketed for the first time in years and my teachers were dumbfounded by my class participation. I never felt like I was worth the effort to take care of, but now I believe I am it whole-heartedly. I am on the same page as you, I want to be outside. Unfortunately winter in Canada is not conducive to outdoor exercising. Too much slippery ice and the frigid air's effect on my asthmatic lungs is keeping my efforts indoors for now. With the New Year coming up, I'm sure beginner's classes will be cropping up all over the place. Maybe try taking a class or some activity that you've always wanted to do would help you mix things up? Trying new things is tough, but knowing you'll be with a bunch of people closer to your current abilities makes it less scary. And when you totally blow them out of the water with your awesome Rebel-mindedness, you will feel even more like a champ
  13. I think I might have over-geeked It's from the movie Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986). That movie got me through some tough times after I moved away from home, I think I've seen it over 200 times. David Bowie, glitter and goblins, Oh my! Thank you all for such a warm welcome. For now I think my biggest challenge is going to be surviving the holidays at home. I come from a Scottish/Newfoundlander family, so naturally the house is brimming with sugary shortbreads and most meals are some variation of meat-potatoes-carrots. I tried to do some cooking and made a paleo version of a family favourite, mince and tatties (basically shepherd's pie), but apparently no one liked it, and were quite vocal about it. I guess I'll have to stick it out on my own meal-wise and hope for the best. I have been building myself up with the beginner's bodyweight workout, but I still am struggling to get through it more than twice. Although I see some serious improvement already and I love how my body seems to just sing! My planks are great, 20-30 seconds and squats no longer make my everything hurt for days! I do have a question though. Push ups are my major weakness, I have never ever been strong enough to do them properly, even from the knees is a huge struggle. Are there any other exercises I can do to help strengthen these muscles? I have been doing the push-up motions against a wall, hoping to develop some muscle memory.
  14. fight pkmn item > read My name is Katie, and I'm a nerdaholic. My Inspiration After moving away from home three years ago so I could pursue my dream and go to art school (Woo! Arts!) I find myself dreading coming home. Everyone talks about "turning into your parents", and as much as I love them, it makes me terrified. My father has ruined his body through years of hard labour and poor eating. at 50, he pushes himself too hard and suffers badly for it. My mother is obese and pre-diabetic at 52. She spent the better part of my childhood yo-yo dieting, but after an injury a few years ago, she gave up on herself. Their typical grocery list consists of several litres of pop and bags of chips. Their relationship with their deep fryer scares the hell out of me. My older brother who still lives at home has turned a blind eye to this and because of his high metabolism has adapted the "not my problem attitude". I refuse to turn into my parents, at least physically. They really are amazing people, they just don't treat their health as a priority. I am still up in the air about ever having my own spawn, but I know my brothers want to eventually. I want them to be around for the next generation. I am taking inspiration from this to better myself. I want to be the Captain America of my family, I want to inspire and help them to get better and take care of themselves so they can be around for a long, long time. My stats height: 5'7 weight: 180 lbs bmi: 29 measurements: 43-35-43 diet: 80% paleo health: lame I have a bunch of fun health issues, including: > clinical depression > asthma & environmental allergies > manic-depression > dermatographic urticaria (cool, but super annoying) > epileptic seizures (cause still unknown) > degeneration in my lower vertebrae (pain and suckiness) My goals > I am currently teetering on the edge of overweight/obese, and I refuse to get any heavier. The only way to go is downhill from here. ("She chose down?" "She chose down!") > I turn 22 in April, so as a spectacular birthday present to me, I plan to weigh at least 22 lbs less. > continue to enjoy the Paleo lifestyle, nothing gets me out of bed faster than knowing that I get to make myself something delicious and healthy > be able to do 10 proper push ups (for the first time ever) > walk up the eight flights of stairs to my apartment without wanting to curl up and die > wean off of unnecessary medications (I'm sick of carrying around so many pills) In conclusion I am tired of seeing myself and the ones I love put health on the back burner. I will become stronger, both physically and mentally. tl;dr Another recruit for the rebellion, deal with it Also, CANADA FTW
  15. Hi David! Welcome to the Rebellion! I am totally down for this discussion, as it is something very near and dear to me (whether I want it to be or not). As someone who has spent the last 8 years on various anti-depressants and anxiety medications, I was always really hesitant to take the plunge and begin to exercise and change my diet. I guess it was half teenage rebellion and half not knowing where to start. If this is something you are interested in, start small and work your way up. Simply by changing my diet to 80% Paleo, cutting out coffee and starting to take the time to listen to my body (not my depressed mind), I found myself feeling better than the pills ever had. Depression is a sinister illness, taking away your motivation and happiness. Being strong enough to push through the bad days and focus on the good ones is hard, but it is worth it. My long term plan is to wean off the medication (with help of my medical team) and become a self-sufficient serotonin-producing machine!
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