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Lateral Planet

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  1. Thursday was my first day of imperfect achievement. I smashed the nutrition but fell asleep immediately after dinner, before I could do my exercises. I hadn't slept well the night before due to an obnoxiously loud thunderstorm keeping me up, and it all caught up to me. But I'm still here! I'll catch up on those exercises as soon as I get home tonight, rather than waiting til it's too late and I'm too sleepy. And it's finally the weekend so I'm going to catch up on some sleep and get back in sync.
  2. Today was a rest day and I'm very glad because my thighs are still not with it yet. Otherwise all my muscles have stopped aching. Forecast for the weekend is promising; if I'm lucky it'll be dry enough for more exhausting yardwork!
  3. Thanks, guys, it's nice to be back! Finished today's missions technically after midnight but still before I went to bed so it still counts as today. Did a bodyweight workout on level 1, which was nice and easy on my sore limbs. For nutrition the goal was to pace myself during meals. I spent my break outside because someone was using the tea room for a meeting (at lunchtime??) so it was like a nice little picnic! Very easy to take my time eating in a nice environment.
  4. The main trigger for this respawn is the fact that I'm currently bone-tired from just doing some regular stuff I ought to have the strength to do. I spent a few hours gardening on Saturday (I say gardening, but I'm just rearranging lifeless dirt at this point) and I'm still feeling it. I would like very much to be able to spend time in the garden without needing days to recover. Today I also did a lot of walking, an hour of which was street orienteering, which I haven't done in ages. Mostly I enjoyed it because I had a puppy for a walking buddy, but it sure would've been a lot more fun if I could walk up a hill without wanting to collapse at the top. I want to be in better shape so I can enjoy this stuff properly. After the yardwork on Saturday (and after a long shower and a lie-down) I booted up the NF Journey app for the first time in a long time. Did a full respawn, and I'm starting with some light missions just to get me into the groove of doing a bit of movement each day. I also started a nutrition mission to get me started. Eventually I want to get back to where I was two years ago: intermittent fasting, limited sugary snacks, and regular exercise of the kind that makes you need a shower afterwards. And, let's be honest, about 12kg (25lb) lighter. But for now, baby steps.
  5. Hi everyone, long time no see! It's been a rough couple of years, if I'm honest. I had a moment recently where I realised my fitness level is at an all-time low and my fatness level is at an all-time high. It's time to regenerate reverse the polarity and rediscover a healthier lifestyle. Might even change my name, haven't decided yet. I really only have one goal at this time: stay connected. If I don't talk about this stuff I lose focus and forget all about the healthy goals I had set for myself. So I want to establish a habit of daily check-ins so I sustain the motivated mindset I'm in at this moment. Of course I'm gonna be working on my nutrition and exercise habits as well. I respawned in NF Journey on Saturday and I'm taking some baby steps in the right direction. But the main goal for me right now is simply to still be here by the end of the challenge and connected with a community that will encourage me to be my healthiest self.
  6. I really haven't been updating as much as I intended at the start but you know how lockdowns are
  7. Well, the covid koala saw his shadow and now there'll be two more weeks of lockdown. So far so good, I guess. Thankfully they were still able to deliver my fabulous new sofa today, but they weren't allowed to stay and assemble it. So today's exercise involved a whole lot of heavy lifting! I was pretty wiped afterwards but I had somewhere comfortable to recover. Just another reminder that a certain level of fitness makes everyday life that much easier.
  8. It's Monday and time to check in. Last week went pretty well despite the disruption of the lockdown. I lost around 1.5kg (3lb) since last Monday! So the combination of sugar reduction and the occasional walk during lunch is doing me some good
  9. I really don't mean to keep disappearing! Found some fake sugar and that seems to be OK, I mean it tastes a little different but I'm getting used to it. On Tuesday I managed to hurt my back, so I spent a day just lying down and trying not to be sore. Mostly back (ha!) to normal so it's time to fire up with some exercises again. And literally as I was writing this they announced I'm going into lockdown for a week, which is a bit annoying but shouldn't mess with my goals too much considering they're mostly about eating and doing a few light exercises at home. Sigh.
  10. Oops, been away for a few days. I was busy apprehending a criminal: This sweet little runaway has been coming around all week to nom on my succulents. Finally I was able to gain his confidence and take him to the RSPCA, safe and sound! Anyway, the challenge is going pretty well so far. I've averaged about 30g of sugar a day, which is a little high but the main goal for now is tracking and mindfulness; restrictions come later. Been doing all my NF missions as well. I used my lunch break to take a nice walk for three days in a row! It's so much easier to do when I'm not in office clothes.
  11. Wednesday has gone well, 30g of sugar and did all my NF missions. Also my "lunch" break was at a weird time of day so instead of eating I went for a nice walk. Might do it again tomorrow if the weather holds out.
  12. As always there's an easy solution I'm overlooking I did think about Splenda a while back but I could only find the single use sachets and I mean it feels a bit silly and wasteful using those in my own home. But I've since moved and my new local supermarket is a bit bigger so when we do the big shop this weekend I'll check out what they've got. Thanks for the reminder!
  13. Welcome! I'll try to be a good influence
  14. Because it's delicious! Black tea with two sugars and milk. I've tried black tea with less sugar and different flavours without any sugar etc and I just don't enjoy it as much and it's just not worth it (as they say, it's not my cup of tea). So instead I simply limit myself to one cup a day and only on workdays. It's my special treat. Yesterday I was mindful enough to realise I didn't really want another tea; I just wanted my hands to be warmer. What I actually want is for spring to hurry up and get here but I'll just have to wait.
  15. Monday went well overall. I smashed all my NF Journey missions. Final sugar count was 28g, which I think is a bit over the recommended daily intake but still way less than I had on Sunday so I'm feeling good about it. Highlight of the day was when I whipped up a hot broth with some random stuff I had in the pantry and accidentally perfectly recreated the taste of a delicious soup I'm sure I had in Japan once. Really I just needed a cup of something hot to warm up my hands, but a second cup of tea is another 10g of sugar. So that was a very happy accident!
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