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petefeet

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  1. Hey kids, Looks like I dropped the ball once again, just back from a weekend with the Red Knight/Cardinal and all's good. Will try and post something from work tomorrow, need to do house chores before bedtime, 5:15 am comes early
  2. Hey kids, My trip through the magical mirrored tome took longer than I thought, and I only got back yesterday afternoon. Still trying to get caught up. Post soon-ish <g>.
  3. It's been almost a week since our little halflings adventure in the rock quarry, and he's been busy. Feeling guilty for his over indulgence with the fire water that his friend the Blacksmith gave him, the halfling puts the second one away and keeps himself busy near his home within the grounds of the ruined manor house. Maybe it's the cool bite to the early morning air, or the fact that the sun seems to be setting earlier every night, but petefeet feels an extra push helping him carry out his tasks leaving him foot sore at the end of the day. Realizing that his tiredness is making him cranky towards Mickey the Cat, petefeet reflects upon his mood and realizes that the root of his ill humor is that he misses the Red Knight. Since the weather wouldn't allow him to activate the magical mirrored tome last month, the halfling hopes that the heavy cloud cover that has been blanketing the area in mugginess for days will allow to work tonight. Making sure that Mickey has enough clean water and rabbit jerky to eat, petefeet grabs the magical tome and heads outside to wait for the stars to come out. As he sits there for hours, his mood slowly worsens as the clouds block the starlight needed to make the book work. Just as he's about to give up in defeat, a tiny break in the cloud cover allows the few stars to shine through. Scanning carefully, the halfling tries to make out the proper constellation that will activate the book, and for a brief instant the "Flowing Cup" can be made out, so petefeet lines up the mirrored cover with the stars, and with a shaky hand, traces the star pattern upon the cover.... Hey Kids, Been trying to keep my head down lately, I seemed to have pissed off a co-worker and things are tense at work at the moment. Guy thinks I'm trying to take his "on call" away from him, when in fact I just want some rules in place about procedures so he'll stop calling me when he gets in a jam. We used to be work buddies, but I think those days are behind us, oh well, it's just what I do for a paycheck. My summer's been rather full, which has meant I haven't visit the Red Knight/Cardinal in about a month, something I'm fixing this weekend. It means an early morning for me since it's a 5.5 hour drive, but we plan on checking out a local craft fair and we have reservations for dinner tomorrow night. I've been getting a lot of walks in and the scale is slowly going down, around 194 this morning. Have a good weekend all.
  4. Glad to hear you and your sister had a chat, I know it can be hard.
  5. Well she hasn't said "Yes" yet, plan on asking her at New Years with everything works out. If people would like to see the custom ring I designed (lightsaber, she wanted a nerdy engagement ring), send me PM.
  6. I guess not, I'm just concerned about gas building up, but I'm assuming the shutoff is working correctly. Since a big part of my job is making sure the boilers at my work don't go BOOM, I'm a little paranoid about things like this.
  7. I normally work shiftwork and after a 12 hour shift I rarely want to cook so I've taken to batch cooking and freezing. My go-to's are: Split pea soup (hated it as a kid, love it now) Vegan Chili (not a vegan, just like it better) Cabbage roll casserole (normal cabbage roll stuff but all mixed together) Sweet & sour chicken The best part is, I make them all with my crockpot, usually when I try and sleep during the day. They all freeze well, and by freezing them, I don't have to eat the same thing several days in a row. (hate that) I've never had much luck with sauces, so many sugary carbs in them for me.
  8. And the boiler right? or has that been fixed? Just concerned since "Winter is Coming"
  9. My Third Annual "Year in Review" As a lot of you know, on August 23, 2014, the switch clicked and I was ready to live a healthier life. My journey hasn't been without STRUGGLES, LOWS & HIGHS, and this year has been no different. Around Christmas of 2015 I was at my goal weight of 180 lbs, a number I hadn't seen since junior high. I felt good, my knees didn't ache everyday and I felt good about myself. With this new self-confidence I decided to take a leap and let a long-time friend that I was starting to think of her differently. My gesture was rebuffed and I was plainly told to stay away, that a friendship I considered important wasn't even a friendship in her mind. This heartache and the normal Christmas splurging lead to my STRUGGLES. I gained back 20 of my hard fought pounds. But this LOW turned into the best of HIGHS as it so often does in the movies but rarely in real life. I woman I met at Hal-con last fall, and whom I had been in daily communication with, expressed an interest in me, and the intelligent, beautiful, and passionate Tara Kelly became my girlfriend in February. Daily I'm amazed with the ease that we get along, it really is like we have known each other for years. We both seem to be on the same page regarding our future together and am looking forward to the adventure. With my mind at ease, I have started getting my healthy lifestyle back on track, daily weigh-ins, keeping up on my water intake, no food or booze after 8pm (most nights), and balancing my protein/carb food choices. While I'm still heavier than I would like to be (194.6 lbs this morning) I know I can reach the 180-185 lbs range again. Thank you all for your support, doing this helps keep me accountable to myself. Left is me at 267 lbs in Aug 2014 Right is this evening at 195 lbs
  10. It's been my experience that Mom's suck at knowing what to say. I should my Mom a pic of the engagement ring I put a down payment on for Red Knight/Cardinal, and all I got was "Oh". fml.
  11. Smart move Emma, take care of yourself. Also, you're NOT fat or old! <g>
  12. I wish I could sew, my Mom has tried to teach me several times without success. Thankful my gf can sew! <g>.
  13. With so much of his time being spent alone lately, except for Mickey the Cat and the calming songs from the female Cardinal, petefeet decides that he should wander into the village of Apple Valley and visit, since he knows if he spends too much time alone his mood is filled with dark thoughts. Part of the halflings concern is that he also misses his time with the Red Knight, sadly the weather haven't been cooperating for him to use the magical mirrored tome to visit her. Packing a light meal and donning his homemade rabbit hide cloak, our little halfling heads out. Instead of the usual busy lanes and calling voices, petefeet finds the village almost deserted. Fearing that some disaster has befallen the villagers, the halfling hurries to the Blacksmiths forge only to find it silent. As he exits, a voice calls out to him. "Greetings Halfling, if you're looking for my husband and the other menfolk, they're off on one of their secret meetings down at the rock quarry, if you hurry you can catch them. The ladies and I are enjoying a well deserved rest from their interference." This last was said with a wink and a smile. With a choice between being put to work by the womenfolk of the village or sharing some time with the menfolk, petefeet quickly nods his thanks to the Blacksmiths wife and hurries off. While he's been to the village quarry before, he's grateful for the trail marking to keep him on the right path, and before long the yawning pit opens up in front of him. As is the nature of such things, the size and shape of the quarry has changed from the last time petefeet was, the villagers seem to be harvesting stone in a southwesterly direction with pieces of the split rock divided into piles based on size. The halflings thought are cut off as his friend the Blacksmith breaks away from the other villagers and greets him. "Well met my friend, it is good that you decided to visit today, we have 5 new young men to shepherd into the Fraternity of Manhood and we could use your help." So for the rest of the day our little halfling takes part in the ritual, eats too much at the festive table afterwards, and enjoys a good day of companionship. On the way back to the village, just as petefeet is about to break off and continue on to his own home within the abandoned Pryde family estate, his friend the Blacksmith pulls him off to the side. "Here little one, just don't tell my missus that I did this," and with that, the Blacksmith slings two full wineskins over the halflings shoulder and with a gentle push sends him on his way. Once back home in his humble lean-too, a tired and throat sore halfling eyes one of the full wineskins that the Blacksmith gave him. "Well my throat is quite sore, I'm not used to talking that much..." and with that, the deed is done. One drink turns into two and before long our little halfling is drunk off his ass. Hey kids, Started my new challenge from the wrong side of the scale again, I was 197 lbs on Sunday morning. Part of the reason was that Saturday was our Annual "Quarry Degree" in Lodge, in which 5 new guys became new members of the Freemasons. It's a big deal within my Fraternity and I'm one of the actors in the "play". Of course, when you get that many guys together, there's always lots to eat and since I'm not used to speaking out loud that much I stopped on the way home for something to wet my throat. Between the heat, food and booze, I was pretty much a slug by 9:00pm. Main Quest: For this challenge my main quest is too get to 190lbs, I've gained too much weight since the New Year and keep adding too it. I've got most of my crazy "to-do" list behind me, so am going to try and focus on taking some "Me time". To do that I will be doing the following... Side Quests: Keep my daily food log and weigh-ins with my loseit.com account, and stay below my calorie limit. I'm allowing 1 cheat per week. Sunday & Monday Pass Do at least 2 Cardio workouts a week (min 20 minutes), even if its just walking around my sub-division or playing on recumbent bike. Nothing yet 3. No eating or booze after 8pm. I'm allowing myself 1 cheat per week. Late night eating is the worst for me, this works if I can stick with it. Sunday & Monday Pass 4. Check in and update my thread AT LEAST twice a week. One check-in Life Quest: My MAJOR life quest is to finish my basement and turn it into rec room/bookstore. Been busy adding new books to inventory, posting ads, shipping out orders etc... Normally this is a slow period for me, but since I started shipping to the USA and Europe, things have picked up.
  14. Following along Emma
  15. I'm a bit late to the party... Hello, my name is petefeet and my special abilities include finding four-leaf clovers, sticking my foot in my mouth, and turning melancholy into a Olympic sport.
  16. I'll do my best to follow along, though your threads feel like I'm caught up in an avalanche sometimes! <g>
  17. Following along kiddo, btw I'll be in Freddy Town on the weekend of August 27 if you want to do some panic-laden cosplay! <g>
  18. Welcome to the forums, it's like my second home. Love your goals, you're building a solid foundation to build upon, and the fact that you realize that visiting other people's threads is important to our own motivation is something that not everyone realizes, well done!!! While I don't have a sweet tooth, my bane are salty treats, so I understand your struggle.
  19. Hey Cat, I'm along for the ride, let's keep our seatbelts on ok? <g>
  20. Pre-Challenge Blurb! Hey kids, I didn't do as well last challenge as I wanted, like normal I start off strong then get behind and feel like a failure for not keeping up with everyone. While the scale went in the right direction, I didn't hit 190 lbs like I wanted too, I was 193 lbs this morning. Darn you Beer Carbs!!!! I'm coming up on my three year anniversary (next week) to live a healthier life, and my yearly picture will probably won't be as positive as it was last year, but I'll have to use that to motivate me keep with it. Everything is great with the Cardinal/Red Knight and I, so much so that we're talking about our future together (marriage, rings, living together, pets etc...) and it actually doesn't freak me out as much as I expected it would, I'm not the guy I was four years ago. While my online time is still limited until I'm back on shiftwork on September 8th, I'll try and touch base twice a week. Thank you all for your support! Greetings all! For those of you who know me (poor devils) this is mostly a re-hash. A little about me... I'm 42, live in Nova Scotia (east coast), Canada, in a committed relationship with a lovely, understanding, sexy girlfriend, no kids (one cat), have WAY too many books and proud of it. I'm a boiler and refrigeration operator by trade, though my dream is to have a "bricks & mortar" used bookstore. I currently, have a part-time one that I run out of my basement in my spare time and my whole inventory is science fiction & fantasy (my passion). Should be a link to my stores facebook page in my signature. I'm also a Freemason and quite active in my lodge, which has helped offset my normal "hermit" habits and given me a new confidence in myself and abilities In August 2013 I weighted 267 lbs, and something "clicked" in my head and I decided I needed a change. The pic on left was me on August 23, 2015, pic on right was me in August 23, 2013. I'm REALLY struggling lately, too many cheats, lack of motivation and need a reboot So, I started trying to get healthy and since I'm a type "A" person I use www.loseit.com as my food log and calorie counter. I hit my goal weight. The holidays and other life "stuff" put me above my goal weight of 175lbs and the first (and second) challenge of the new year was less than successful for me. Main Quest: For this challenge my main quest is too get to 190lbs, I've gained too much weight since the New Year and keep adding too it. I've got most of my crazy "to-do" list behind me, so am going to try and focus on taking some "Me time". To do that I will be doing the following... Side Quests: Keep my daily food log and weigh-ins with my loseit.com account, and stay below my calorie limit. I'm allowing 1 cheat per week. Do at least 2 Cardio workouts a week (min 20 minutes), even if its just walking around my sub-division or playing on recumbent bike. 3. No eating or booze after 8pm. I'm allowing myself 1 cheat per week. Late night eating is the worst for me, this works if I can stick with it. 4. Check in and update my thread AT LEAST twice a week. Life Quest: My MAJOR life quest is to finish my basement and turn it into rec room/bookstore, though lately I find my free time quite limited and haven't built a bookcase in over a month. I also like to write, what I have been doing for the past while is mirroring parts of my real life into a story featuring a halfling named petefeet. More of this in next post.
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