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11 hours ago, Urgan said:

 

Through the fire and the flames, etc, etc....we carry on.

 

Through the fire and noxious carbon monoxide...

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5 hours ago, calanthrophy said:

 

Always thought that seemed a bit redundant, like saying "through the forest and the trees."

Poetic license or whatever, I guess.

 

3 minutes ago, Blocky said:

 

Through the fire and noxious carbon monoxide...

 

...and the recreational substances required to write the song...

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Day 4 check in

 

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Exercise:

Bench day happened

I'm trying something different with deload, where instead of just going in and warming up and leaving, I do a shorter but still fairly heavy workout. I might have done it wrong? Well, here goes.

 

Bench Press

1x5 45 lbs

1x5 55 lbs

1x3 65 lbs

3x5 80 lbs

 

DB Overhead Press (standing)

1x5 30 lbs

3x5 40 lbs

 

T-Bar Row

3x5 80 lbs

(This was SUPPOSED to be 70 lbs but I misloaded and ran with it, was definitely above a deload RPE for this one)

 

Wide-grip Lat Pulldown

3x5 80 lbs

 

Cable Face Pulls

3x15 40 lbs

(This one you can't really go heavy, at least, I haven't figured that out.)

 

EZ-Bar Skullcrushers

3x8 34 lbs

(Actually a random PR? I didn't realize til I logged it.)

 

EZ-Bar Standing Curls

3x8 34 lbs

(Here's another rando PR I guess)

 

Probably not supposed to PR or do so many accessories on a deload, oh well? I DEFINITELY deloaded my main lift at least, and I guess that's the most important thing. (Note: Part of the reason there was so much is I'd look at the time and realize the school zone was still happening and kept going... next time I'll just hop on the treadmill)

 

Food:

Great success

 

Didn't make any alterations to meal plans yesterday, have some ideas today for organizing them.

 

Did not use any of the $7 left of this week's food budget yesterday. (Today will be another story... I forgot my water bottle AND my tea...) I may not hit protein today, OR I'll go over to hit it. We'll see. I ate the rest of my bday cake for bfast, so 

 

Money:

More logging happened. At 3.13/50 for unnecessaries. 

 

Writing:

Got some in!

 

The slow plod toward feeling normal continues. The neck crick is feeling somewhat better (I can turn my head! There is only a little pain!) but my face is still exploding.

 

Week 1: A 4/7 B 3/7 C 0/1 D 4/7 E 4/7 F 0/1

Week 2: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 3: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 4: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Yogas: 0/4

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25 minutes ago, ixaera said:

The slow plod toward feeling normal continues. The neck crick is feeling somewhat better (I can turn my head! There is only a little pain!) but my face is still exploding.

 

My face sympathizes with your face.

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Day 5 check in

 

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gotta love to eat
gotta eat to lift
that's why we get along~

 

Exercise:

Boop beep 30 min elliptical, finished Too Like The Lightning and discovered IT'S A SERIES NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

Food:

Surprising success, given the morning's decision to splurge on the remainder of the Snickers cake.

 

Didn't copy today down since it wasn't particularly high on the "should repeat often" list

 

Bought 3 coke zeros out of boredom and sleepiness, logged appropriately. 

 

Money:

More logging happened. At 7.18/50 for unnecessaries. 

 

Writing:

Got some in!

 

Continual improvement on the feels front. Tomorrow is navigating a pub with no remaining refeed days. 

 

Week 1: A 5/7 B 4/7 C 0/1 D 5/7 E 5/7 F 0/1

Week 2: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 3: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 4: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Yogas: 0/4

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10 hours ago, ixaera said:

Day 5 check in

 

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gotta love to eat
gotta eat to lift
that's why we get along~

 

best song everrrr

 

10 hours ago, ixaera said:

 

Exercise:

Boop beep 30 min elliptical, finished Too Like The Lightning and discovered IT'S A SERIES NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

isn't that a good thing? lol (also lol to beep boop)

 

10 hours ago, ixaera said:

 

Continual improvement on the feels front. Tomorrow is navigating a pub with no remaining refeed days. 

 

 

I failed at that yesterday. They brought me a second beer because apparently it was too loud to hear I didn't want one. 

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1 hour ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

isn't that a good thing? lol (also lol to beep boop)

 

It's "boop beep," get it right.

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1 hour ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

isn't that a good thing? lol (also lol to beep boop)

 

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Re: terra ignota series, I didn't realize, or had forgotten, and thought I was going to get a resolution in a few pages

BUT GOT THE TO BE CONTINUED PAGE OF DOOOOOM

It's not particularly short, either, and the next book on Kindle is like $13 which doesn't mesh super well with my budget at the moment (as in, I'll have to pick between that and some other things, because that's a fair chunk of my $50 limit)

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4 hours ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

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Those sort of shenanigans really ought to be outlawed at some point.. I mean sequels are great and all but there should be some semblance of an "end" to each, ala Dresden Files, Harry Potter, etc, etc.  /endrandomminirant

 

I have a friend who refuses to read stories with cliffhangers. If she reads a book and it does, she will rate that book so low the author won't know what hit them. Lol. 

 

And Dresden Files did have one TBC because I just got done reading it! Changes, Book #12....gave me a heart attack. 

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I have a friend who refuses to read stories with cliffhangers. If she reads a book and it does, she will rate that book so low the author won't know what hit them. Lol. 
 
And Dresden Files did have one TBC because I just got done reading it! Changes, Book #12....gave me a heart attack. 
Lol! 5 stars, 5 stars, 0 stars..! wait, what?!

Oh, oops. I forgot about that lol. Which is sad because I just finished the one right after it, Ghost Story. But he USUALLY doesn't leave you hanging, which I appreciate partly because there's almost always a queue on the library's overdrive app..

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11 minutes ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

Lol! 5 stars, 5 stars, 0 stars..! wait, what?!

Oh, oops. I forgot about that lol. Which is sad because I just finished the one right after it, Ghost Story. But he USUALLY doesn't leave you hanging, which I appreciate partly because there's almost always a queue on the library's overdrive app..

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Right! I'm 60% done with Ghost Story, which we are reading for Book Club this month! 

 

Also how's it going with the food budget?

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15 hours ago, Jonesy said:

Also how's it going with the food budget?

 

Good! I never spent the last $7, so today I'm moving some of the rando coke zeros from work over into that column for more room in my "unnecessaries" budget. It starts over again tomorrow and I'm hoping to have a real low $$ haul to work with this coming week :)

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Day 6 check in

 

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Exercise:

Squats

5x5 85 lbs

 

Leg Press

4x8 185 lbs

 

Suitcase Carry

3x50 steps or so 30 lbs (each side)

This was easier this time so I'll use the 35 lb dumbbell again next time

 

Roman Chair

4x13 22.5 lbs 

 

Superset

Leg Curls

4x10 60 lbs

Leg Ext

4x12 50 lbs (the "easy" machine, I dunno why it's easier--but the one I like now was missing the pin to set the weight)

 

So, I wore heels on Thursday. My back had been feeling good and I was like "oh ok maybe I can wear heels now" nope. Nope. Still kinda getting over the additional soreness and aches. The good news is for the most part, my workout did not agitate it. So the takeaway here is that heels are now only for occasions where nearly no walking will be happening at all. :(

 

Food:

Fail, low on protein. I saved calories for alcohol.

 

Nothing today on the meal plan project, but since a new week and a new grocery trip is incoming, this will get some love shortly.

 

food budget still at $68/75, unnecessaries at 9.28/50 but am likely to move about $7 of that over to food at the end of the day since it is basically all sodas.

 

Money:

More logging happened, keeping myself in check.

 

Writing:

Got some in again

 

The budget is doing a lot of good. It kept me from ordering cheese fries while quite tipsy, which is interesting that drunk me cares more about money than food budgets. (The drinks were on my friends as a belated bday thing.) Unfortunately, I got TOO tipsy, missed dinner, and felt like death this morning. It's better now post-breakfast but hooboy did my blood sugar get low. No more of that, self. Today I may not do the elliptical thing, but yoga USUALLY helps with hangover issues so I'm determined to get that in soon.

 

Week 1: A 6/7 B 4/7 C 0/1 D 6/7 E 6/7 F 0/1

Week 2: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 3: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 4: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Yogas: 0/4

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2 hours ago, Urgan said:

 

How did these feel?

 

Tuckered me out, heavy, and my heels looked kind of the same (some good reps, some iffy ones). Focusing on the heels SEEMS to have a positive impact on the ole lumbar insofar as its tolerance of squatting

 

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6 hours ago, ixaera said:

Tuckered me out, heavy, and my heels looked kind of the same (some good reps, some iffy ones). Focusing on the heels SEEMS to have a positive impact on the ole lumbar insofar as its tolerance of squatting

 

Sounds like progress to me. You sound a bit more confident?

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Day 7 check in

 

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Exercise:

Nothin

 

Food:

Fine, proteins good.

 

Pretty sure next week is gonna feature similar to last week, only less soup and more chicken and rice, probably.

 

food budget remained at $68 yesterday, so I threw 4 of the coke zeros I counted toward unnecessaries at it. Unnecessaries now at 3.88/50

 

Money:

Didn't spend anything yesterday.

 

Writing:

Did 30 minutes full on writing and I'm not sure about what came out but I did it. I didn't keep a log of distractions at the time, but I can tell you it was mostly my computer monitor being visible.

 

Back hurts. :/ Hopefully it's more the thing before squatstime. Did a yoga!

 

Week 1: A 6/7 B 5/7 C 1/1 D 7/7 E 7/7 F 1/1

Week 2: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 3: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 4: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Yogas: 1/4

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OH yeah, and I did a cut check in this morning with myself. Weight's currently around 105, waist is a touch under 25", stuff's moving right along. The only thing that hasn't lost a little circumference is my rear (no complaints there) and my neck. I lost a TOUCH around the biceps :( Four more weeks, then comes the reverse diet.

 

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It looks like you had a pretty good week 1. :) 

 

Can you drape something over your monitor so it's not distracting or is it the monitor that you are writing on that is distracting? 

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9 hours ago, Jonesy said:

It looks like you had a pretty good week 1. :) 

 

Can you drape something over your monitor so it's not distracting or is it the monitor that you are writing on that is distracting? 

 

I actually just remembered I forgot to count my tolls to the gym yesterday, then remembered yesterday was day 8 and I still have time this morning. That's been interesting. I always knew roughly how much I spent on tolls per month but hooboy thinking about how much it's lodged into my daily life is a little depressing. (Especially considering that in the morning rush hour it's not PARTICULARLY speedy and gets crazy backed up, just faster than taking backroads.)

 

I use my chromebook to write because I can just kinda hide in whatever corner, but my desktop was visible and it has all kinds of chat programs and I could see anytime someone was typing at me or starting a game. I can just turn the sound and monitor off next time if I'm going to sit in the same room.

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On 10/27/2017 at 10:01 AM, ixaera said:

Re: terra ignota series, I didn't realize, or had forgotten, and thought I was going to get a resolution in a few pages

BUT GOT THE TO BE CONTINUED PAGE OF DOOOOOM

It's not particularly short, either, and the next book on Kindle is like $13 which doesn't mesh super well with my budget at the moment (as in, I'll have to pick between that and some other things, because that's a fair chunk of my $50 limit)

library? most have ebooks that you can download right to your kindle or other book reader :) 

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Day 8 check in

 

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Exercise:

Warmed up OHP with a 2x5 with 2 15 lb dumbbells

THEN

2x3 45 lbs

1x9 48.5 lbs <-- rep PR

2x3 54 lbs

1x6 54 lbs <-- another rep PR

2x8 45 lbs

1x7 45 lbs

Was feeling weak but the rep PRs speak for themselves. I hate how the gym feels on a cut. (BTW I mistyped "but" and almost just added a "t" I'm so over deficits)

 

Bench

5x5 73 lbs (I was supposed to do 74 but misremembered I guess when I was putting everything into fitnotes prior). Way harder than it should have been

 

Wide Grip Lat Pulldown

5x5 80 lbs

Right before my last set some guy appears and just sits on the thing. He finally adjusts it, does a set, I expected him to get up and I'd just hammer out my last one right? lol no, he breaks out his phone and keeps sitting there, so I had to ask to work in. (He was nice, just didn't at all do what I expected)

 

There was a strongman thingie going on so the T-Bar Row was obstructed, so I did DB rows. 

3x10 25 lbs

 

Giant Set

Upright Rows

1x10 1x12 1x15 10 lbs each hand

EZ-Bar Skullcrushers

3x12 34 lbs

EZ-Bar Curls

2x8 34 lbs 1x3 34 lbs  1x10 24 lbs (last set just b/c I didn't get many reps at the end)

I petered out there. Funny story, second to last set, I was pulling myself up after the skullcrushers and the seat unhitched and it messes with my back to do a straight sit up with a 34 bar on my belly so I dumped it. A guy was running over to "help" me lol Kind, I guess, but 34 lbs isn't a big deal to ditch especially with no one around. I mean, if I am also curling the thing, I don't think I'm going to get stuck under it.

 

Food:

Fine, proteins good.

 

Planned out my meals this week and made sure they fit and had the micros I wanted too. I brought the stuff to stay on course, we'll see.

 

SO, I did way better at the store, I just didn't need as much. I still have 3 lbs of chicken, 4 cans of tuna, and extras of some other things, so I only spent like $33, and even with my random kolache thing I'm only at $37 for the week. I have enough to order in! I could order a cut up chicken from Cowboy Chicken if I wanted (but won't, that's harder to fit on the deficit). Unnecessaries now at 5.23/50

 

Money:

Spent tolls, gas, groceries, logged it all. 

 

Writing:

Brainstormed. I got my characters into a BIND so I gotta plan how it plays out and what is next.

 

Hips are BIZARRELY sore.

 

Week 1: A 6/7 B 5/7 C 1/1 D 7/7 E 7/7 F 1/1

Week 2: A 1/7 B 1/7 C 0/1 D 1/7 E 1/7 F 0/1

Week 3: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 4: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Yogas: 1/4

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