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The Most Loathed

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  • Birthday 07/18/1979

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  1. That is awesome! There will be ups and downs but, man, those ups are so good. FWIW, this was a huge thing for us as well, being able to express ourselves. Keep doing the work, you'll each be better for the time investment.
  2. virgins. It's always virgins. No idea why. You bring up a good point. It seems like there is always something that must be given up to make any change as an adult. The days of just adding and adding are over. I've gone through a couple versions of follow up sentences to to this but they all come back to me probably not thinking this entirely through. It will take some kind of work to keep it calm.
  3. It doesn't look like I got much logged last week. It was a good week though. Quick recap then off we go. Monday - Guitar - teacher is trying to get me to improvise. I find it very tough. I'm probably too much in my own head but I think of it as being unclear on how to improvise Tuesday - trying to recall what we made for supper. Recall enjoying it but don't recall what it was Wednesday - Didn't get guitar time in but did work on clearing out my old apartment Thursday - ended up doing more apartment clean out Friday - just had a really nice, lazy evening. I made sourdough pancakes and sausage for supper. we watched the most recent Great British Bake-off, which I hadn't seen since a first couple early episodes. Saturday - Say Jay and Silent Bob Rebooted with intro and Q&A by Kevin Smith. If you like other media featuring Jay & Silent Bob, you'll like it. If you don't like that media, you won't like this. Had Southern Fried, hot chicken at a popular local restaurant for supper. Sunday - Went to a friend's house for about 6 hours to play boardgames. Made a new recipe, Ginger Chicken. I can think of some good enhancements but will do again. Things that didn't happen last week: Gym - chose to just focus on getting through the week and deal with move stuff Diet - same as above. Also gave myself the excuse that it was my last week in the office Daily tracking - I didn't log here or in my notebook. Not totally sure which box my notebook is in at the moment This week Monday - Guitar Tuesday - professional training during the day, nothing in the evening. Laura's night to cook Wednesday - professional training during the day. probably meeting up with a friend in the evening Thursday - My night to cook Friday - probably going out to eat Saturday - hosting games Sunday - nothing This week begins my full time work-from-home life, again. Probably the single biggest goal for the week is to start building habits and patterns to being productive and happy doing that. I began today by going to the gym but taking it pretty easy there. I lifted, lightly, for about 30 minutes then walked on the treadmill, at an incline, for 30 minutes. The goal was to get there, start the habit, and keep myself from getting particularly sore this week. Today I plan to have hot lunch. I've gone back and forth on exactly what but probably chicken breasts that are left over from my garlic chicken recipe. I will probably also head down to the apartment gym, around midday and walk a bit more. Broad notes/goals on the week move daily - walk a couple miles outside or on the treadmill everyday that I'm working from home (the two training days to give me much freedom on this) guitar - 5+ hours gym - 5+ hours eating - baring the couple of social food outings, stick to home made, hot foods. Don't eat convenience foods Near future As mentioned above, I'm start full time work-from-home today. That will probably be my top priority to get dialed in the next couple weeks. In two weeks I have to leave home for two weeks of conferences. That will be top of mind for me (right after the WFH shift) for the near future I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving week as the beginning of "stability". The holiday season is always a hot mess in terms of stability but considering I'll finally be moved in and home, it's the beginning for me I already have my eye on the new year and thinking about 2020. It's going to be a good, quieter year.
  4. Have your feels and don't punish yourself for it. It is the little things that you notice the most. There are songs, restaurants, recipes, and so on that I just had to avoid. I fully support the hobby idea. I started to learn guitar. For me, sometimes that really helped. Sometimes I felt like more of a failure for having one more thing I was bad at. Commonly, despite having more free time, I just found that I didn't have it in me to put out the extra energy. That said, I'm glad I've spent the time, and I have gotten better, and it probably was a good distraction.
  5. Hang in there. I recently went through a bit of this sort of stuff. You'll make it. It will suck some days but you'll make it.
  6. Last week's attempts to get back on fitness track were kind of a bust. Ah well. Ever forward. This weekend I moved. I moved from a one bedroom apartment to a two bedroom apartment in the same building. I have a roommate again, an old character in this little drama, Laura. you know, my ex-wife. Friday night we each packed in our respective spaces. Saturday we got breakfast together then more packing. Sunday was move day. I left her to handle organizing the friends. We got the keys to the new place at 11 am (11:30 by the time the leasing office got their act together). We did a few small trips from our respective units to the new one from 11 to 1. At 1 we got the freight elevator and our peeps showed up. We started hauling. By 3, the end of the planned move time. We had moved all we had planned on. We fed people and dismissed them. We, of course, had a lot small finishing work to do so that's how we spent our evening. I have my apartment for a week still so I left all my little tasks for this week. I'll be spending some time there tonight and Wednesday night to get it wrapped up. This week Homemaking - This week is all about getting settled into my new home. That means packing the last bit of my old home, moving them to my new one and unpacking them Habitmaking - Moving to a new place, a new situation requires that I build up a new set of habits and routines Habitmaking 2 - This week is my last week heading to the office reliable for a while. I'm going back to working remotely for a while. I don't know how long "a while" but I would assume a minimum of 2 years. So I will be trying to preplan habits to help make me more effective going forward. Self Care - Moving beats up the body. I need to make sure some mobility happens this week. Once I get two mobility workouts in, I authorize myself to do a strength workout but not before Monday - guitar. Was planning to go catch a concert but I'm going to focus on moving Tuesday - Night in. Laura and I both have this night free so we're just going to have a nice night in and forget about moving for a little bit. Wednesday - wrap up my old apartment. Play guitar Thursday - unpacking. Play guitar. Mobility Friday - unpacking, kitchen focused. Saturday - Jay and Silent Bob rebooted, dinner out, probably sushi Sunday - option late concert. Mostly enjoy down time. Prepare for first remote week. I see that it's time for new challenge threads. I thought about doing one but got shy and opted not to. May still be a thing. My month is going to be more focused on realigning my life in my new living space, working remotely, and so on. I'm going to be less concerned with hitting any particular numbers.
  7. In the US they used to teach this in medicine school. I have read one of the studies it is based on. Basically the used some early sensors and math the measure the sheering force of the knee when bent past 90 degrees and it was (digging into the mists of my memory here so check this before quoting) 150x or so what it is when a person stands. It was determined, seemingly arbitrarily to me, to be a dangerous amount of change. It was an old study and pretty BS.
  8. This is an interesting statement to me. I realize that with younger students, it's probably true, I've just never seen it so plainly. At some point, self driven work is its own skill though. Not sure if homework teaches this at all or not.
  9. My quads are so big that they have their own biceps.
  10. You gotta go for comfort. Dark grey is really my color!
  11. What color? Yellows don't look good against my skin tone.
  12. Good week so far. Tuesday's dinner was good. Went out to Laura's and my favorite restaurant from the good old days. It's interesting going places with her again. While we were apart I did more of the things we had done together alone or with others but we both, or more accurately each, didn't tread certain grounds. My legs are a wreck from Monday. I'm not surprised by this. When I don't squat in the gym, I pretty much never move through the full range of motion. Today I'm swapping out lifting for ROM work. Guitar has been good to me this week. My teacher is trying to get me to start improvising melodies. I'm terrible at it but it is fun to sit and noodle around on the guitar and try. Today is housekeeping and starting packing.
  13. me? oh. Forgetting gear is always frustrating.
  14. I don't know that exact workout but everything you say maps. I recall doing my first double kettlebell workouts, it's a game changer.
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