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"Skip, the Tall lanky Clumsy Lad plods oer the Brow of a Hill... ah. you do Not Know of Skip? Alas, I have no time and heart to tell the tale- for I have reveled and wonder'd the crowd of RiverClaw and Tamsen Woode... Let us Suffice to say the Skip the Humble is on a humble Quest to Destroy a Rather Useless ring in a faraways and Dangerous land. He shall need Great Speed, strength, Wit, and ... Combat (dare we say it- he shall Surely DIE!). he has no hope for any of this. Deserted. Alone. Mocked. He does nev'rtheless- Dare an Unquenchable dream... Led by this faithfull book. (something of a Great ring' and the fight of good and evil- It is nonsense and Rubbish!) ..... Now he had been about his quest for about 1 week. 1 WEEK! Quarter of a moons cycle... and no good thing was done! he was starved and weak; thirsted and tired. He had barely run and but a short and hard walk from his start. Oh and he was Lost. Do you feel sorry for him? come to the Inn in Yonder villiage tomarrow, traveler. I shall tell the tale. but I am tired and I stagger...." [drunken singer swoons, gets off his horse and collapses into the crook of a tree root] "That is why you should not drink"' you think "still, a quiet inn might be pleasant"
Hi Fellow Nerds, I'm a Level 6 Warrior, and I'm not like I used to be. But I'm also not like I want to be. I'm in the middle on this journey, and this is about my journey from Madness to Sanity. Looking back I see how crazy my views of myself and health really were, and I am slowly replacing that insane thinking with sane thinking. I'm going to be the kind of guy who logs what he eats and how he exercises for 90 days so that I have accountability and encouragement in what I am doing. The BROAD goals for me in these next 90 days (starting July 1st): Level up my Nutrition from NF Diet-style Level 3 to 7 - This is a reasonable goal for me, because I have been eating more and more healthfully over the last 10 months, with the last month here moving to a more NF diet-style. I'm also going to work on logging what I eat on a daily basis and make it available to accountability partners. If you'd like to see what I'm eating, go to http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/mawnstroe. Level up my Workouts from Level 3 to Level 4 - I'm currently doing NF Level 3 Bodyweight workouts and they are just the right amount of butt-kicking I need, so I think a good goal is to move up to Level 4 BW workouts. I have injured myself in the past too often by aiming too high, only to strain or tear something, so I am going to take the NF Mindset to heart and work on small, long term changes rather than try to change everything at once. As for where I am right now: Mindset: I have my Big Why (posted in my intro post on these forums). I've been hacking my sleep and it's really improved over the last month, I use the Sleep Cycle app for iPhone and Android. I get 6-7 hours of sleep a night and that is plenty. I can't sleep more than 7 (or 8 at the absolute max) no matter how hard I try. I'm just one of those guys who needs less sleep than others. I have accountability with a friend, and this thread is another version of that to widen my circle of friends and accountability partners I have set up some Loot! rewards for myself when I reach my goals, which I will post another time I am working on getting my Batcave customized, though I have the things I'd like to do, I haven't yet implemented them Nutrition: I'm on level 3 of the NF Diet-style, working on high protein breakfasts, eating vegetables with every lunch and dinner, and replacing normal carbohydrate or starch for 10 days out of a 2 week period. I've already conquered not eating pasta, and things like eating broccoli instead of French fries or asparagus instead of white bread, that sort of thing. I am working on limiting my bread consumption as well as carbohydrates in general. My goals right now are keeping carbs under 150 g a day. Workout: I'm currently on Level 3 Bodyweight workouts, and defeated the Widowmaker last week. w00t! I have had 3 weeks of regular workouts without missing one. I walk 10,000-12,000 steps a day and track it using my Misfit. I use "Zombies, Run!" app to make my walking more fun for me, and I like to also go hiking with my kids on weekends. If it's not fun, I'm not going to be doing it for long! I am paying close attention to my knees and shoulders because in the past I usually ended up injuring one or both of them and I am not going to do that this time around. I will pay attention to my body and I will not be afraid to modify my workouts so that I will not miss a workout. So I think that's about it for now. My goal for tomorrow is to report that I did my bodyweight workout today and also to go over my short-term goals and their subsequent Loot! as well as complete any other details I need to fill in. This is me living and leveling up one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace and health. Rawr! - Mawnstroe Level 6 Warrior
Hello all! I am new here and wanting to introduce myself! I am hoping that this forum will help me with accountability and motivation, so here goes! I am a 28 year old special education teacher from Minnesota. I've been working on losing the same 30 lbs for over two years with no permanent success. I want to change that this year. My goals: * Lose 30 pounds. This will get me back to what I weighed at my wedding (4 years ago). I could stand to lose more than that, but I'm starting with 30 so it feels manageable. * Gain flexibility. My hamstrings. The WORST! * Gain endurance. I want to be able to run a 5k again without having to train. * Gain strength. I would love to be able to do a pull up or 3 without the assistance of a machine * Do another Whole30 in January and then maintain paleo until 30 lb goal is hit. * Hit up a few actual yoga classes a week at a local studio. I'm currently too self conscious to go in there, as I'm worried about being the fattest and the least flexible. Building up to this with yoga at my gym and PiYo. My nerdy side: * Grew up on Nintendo video games and am still a hardcore gamer today. Favorites include Skyrim, The Last of Us, and Dragon Age. * Trekkie as a child, original series all the way! * Obsessive fantasy/sci fi reader. You name it, I've read it. Favorites include Pat Rothfuss, Tad Williams, and Robin Hobb. * LotR is my jam! I saw the first LotR film 11 times in theaters.... and read the whole series before I was out of elementary school. * My house is decorated in Mario wall decals.... because I am a grown up and I do what I want! * I played text based role playing games online in my teens, and if that wasn't nerdy enough I also wrote my own RPG stories with a bunch of people on a Terry Brooks forum. * I'm hardcore in to board games like Betrayal at House on the Hill, Zombicide, and Cosmic Encounter. I am trying to blog about my progress on my newer blog, http://minnesotaprimal.wordpress.com/so please feel free to follow me. I'm still learning to navigate this forum, so if there is a progress board somewhere maybe I will start a thread to track mine. I'm excited to join the next challenge and get to know some fellow nerds!
Inspired by another thread where a member was called crazy, I have to ask: What crazy/nerdy/weird/odd stuff do you do? For me (a small partâ€¦.): - Timing when I run to the tenth floor towards my office - Waking up around 4:45 - Climb trees and jumps between cliffs - Balance on rails and other things I can find - Play on playgrounds - Had a 30 inch Darth Vader in my office OK, now give me yours!