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About QuothTheDragon

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    What's Her Monk Face?
  • Birthday 12/18/1990

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  1. Congrats!!! That was some perfect timing! I hope you enjoy your 'unemployed' two weeks off and get to start the new job fresh I do <3 you all, life just keeps throwing things at me (not all bad things, just lots of things). I was going to do this challenge, but I'm going to be on work travel for 1.5 weeks of it... Next challenge, I'll be around, I swear! (feel free to annoy me if I'm not too)
  2. So I remembered that the forums existed and came back to lurk/maybe make a battle log, but you made me need to comment. Congrats on quitting! And congrats on the almost-job! That is all seriously awesome news. I'm glad that everything is working out for you!
  3. Hey, this is really good timing for me! Yesterday, I managed to get 129g protein, 140g carbs (35g fiber!), and 45g fat in and I ate a grand total of 1392 calories. Yeah, it seems like black magic haha. Honestly, I used to feel the same way as you do: high amounts of protein and fiber are ridiculously impossible to get, especially when cutting calories. I've been working on upping my protein for a while and here are some things that I've found: -a good protein supplement is amazingly helpful. I use Optimum Nutrition whey protein, but I've heard good things about Synth-6 as well. One rounded
  4. Oh yes, I remember starting meds. It was glorious. Your glasses metaphor is perfect for it. Suddenly, you realize that your feeling that everyone around you had figured something out and you missed it is validated! They have a nice little brain secretary whereas you've been dealing with having one that's permanently out to lunch. Just remember, this feeling will last for 3-6 months, then the focus you feel now will be your new normal. Now is the time to build good habits and get your life together. It's really freaking difficult to try to learn years and years of life skills by yourself! Giv
  5. Hello fellow medicated ADHD-er! First thing's first- don't expect to drop a ton of weight just due to the meds. It happens to some people because the appetite suppression hits them hard. I only have a touch of appetite suppression after a year of being on them. (Side note: supposedly, stims can also raise your BMR. I act like this doesn't exist because any extra cals burnt can just surprise me.) Second, deep breath. If you just started meds, they can make you feel a bit 'up' and intense at first. This will go away if it's the right med & dose for you (doesn't mean that the meds aren't wo
  6. Oooooh, I feel your pain so much. Fellow picky food-texture/flavor person here! When I was a teen, I was really close to where you are now. There were very few veggies I've liked and I was wary of trying new stuff...ever. I liked what I liked. Now, I am slowly expanding what veggies and foods I'll try/eat. Successes in the past year include trying raw red pepper with hummus, slowly becoming okay with cooked onion, and daring to eat a bit of kimchi. Oh, and I actually eat chunky salsa now! (I used to avoid the chunks) So, you like potatoes. Awesome. Starting point found. (Out of curiosity, do
  7. These make sense, but after watching Deadpool, I can't imagine mercenary as anything other than an Assassin/Monk combo haha I definitely think Aragorn with the Ranger/Monk combo (could be extra Nerd-y and add Dunedain in there...)
  8. *pokes Kishi* I'm just lurking around this challenge and finally stumbled on your thread. Dude, I feel your pain soooo much on the parents thing. So much. They're our parents and they love us...but that doesn't mean they get to walk all over us. I've had to set pretty firm boundaries with mine, including walking out of a room (after warning them I would) when they would not drop a subject. It's shitty feeling, but worth it. You get a bit of adult-level respect out of it. Mine moved almost 1000 miles away, yet my mom manages to nag me over the phone. I handle it through snark, which doesn'
  9. Looks like you're having a fun challenge, RP! Simple is good Also, Deadpool. Soooooooo good! I already can't wait until I can own it and watch it whenever I need a laugh!
  10. Oh, and there's this Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  11. Sorry, guys! The last few weeks have been like an emotional freight train and I've only just been managing to hold it together at times. If I wasn't dealing with personal demons, I was dealing with work stress or love life confusion (a.k.a.- this-could-be-either-the-best-or-worst-thing-ever stress). I won't wrap up my challenge point-by-point, but as an overall recap: Fruits and veggies went well up until the blizzard hit. I ran out and then couldn't manage to get to the grocery store last week. Yeah. Sounds really bad, but it's true. Removing karate (more specifically, that dojo) from my li
  12. Breakthroughs seem to come at really weird times. I had one this morning while reading about someone else's tangentially related problem. And just had one of those "oh...I think I get it now" moments XD On the student loan/money thing, I have to say that I'm kind of the opposite in philosophy. Debt sucks, especially student loans, but they aren't something that I can tackle instantly (unless I win the powerball tonight ). I look at it from a mental/emotional cost in addition to the financial cost.The emotional cost that would come with extreme buckling down isn't worth it for me. Good luck
  13. Do you have a Powerhouse near you? That's what I'm using, but I don't know if it's awesomeness is the norm or if it's this location. If I'm identifying them right, I'm pretty sure they have lat least 4 squat racks. It's badass. It feels soooooo good! I feel lighter mentally today, it's crazy. It's like a switch has flipped in my brain and suddenly I have all this headspace to deal with other shit in my life. Go figure. It really brings home the point that losing weight doesn't solve your problems, you still have to deal with those (though it may make it slightly easier). See, I had a fe
  14. Really, I want to work on losing weight/getting stronger. I may spend a challenge or two outside the guild, but I'll always be a Monk. I'm going to take time and focus on what I really want out of martial arts before choosing a new one. I don't know if it'll be straight lifting or what. Ultimately, I want to do Spartan-y stuff, so I guess that's more Ranger-y? (Such an eloquent sentence, that) Exactly! It's nice to find someone that truly cares about your progress. It also helps to have someone to teach you how to do lifts and not hurt yourself >> So, I have big news, guys. Drumro
  15. No new school, but the gym is fucking fantastic. I've had DOMS all weekend @.@ I had my two consults with the trainer and I'm definitely going to move forward with working with him once or twice a month. He took time to find out my goals and what I'm interested in, then explained how we'll get there. And explained all the equipment and workouts. As in, here's how to do a bench press with the barbell, here's what to do if you can't make it up and don't have a spotter, etc. The fruit/veggie thing has been going fairly well. I think I missed 2 fruit days and 3 veggie days last week though, so I
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