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58 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

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

 

I, huh.

I don't think I've done the library thing since I was in high school. I might have to inquire.

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2 minutes ago, Laghail said:

Courtnie knows her stuff. You must learn her ways.

library gurus at your service!

 

but seriously. free books are free. :D  your library's website might even have a way to register for a temporary card online (usually you will need to bring in a photo ID and piece of mail to get the permanent card). then you can go right to their ebook/audiobook database and start borrowing!

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10 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

library gurus at your service!

 

but seriously. free books are free. :D  your library's website might even have a way to register for a temporary card online (usually you will need to bring in a photo ID and piece of mail to get the permanent card). then you can go right to their ebook/audiobook database and start borrowing!

At least for Los Angeles, I didn't even need to do that if all I wanted was access to their digital library. I did everything over the internet without having to interact with another human being.

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58 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

library gurus at your service!

 

but seriously. free books are free. :D  your library's website might even have a way to register for a temporary card online (usually you will need to bring in a photo ID and piece of mail to get the permanent card). then you can go right to their ebook/audiobook database and start borrowing!


ALAS

I was able to register online but until I go to the branch and present my ID I cannot use the eBooks :( It will be done!

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Thanks! All this talk about ebooks and the library made me remember that my library digital-loan expires tomorrow. 

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15 minutes ago, Jonesy said:

Thanks! All this talk about ebooks and the library made me remember that my library digital-loan expires tomorrow. 

 

This here is my only trepidation--I read a little sporadically, usually on the elliptical, and I'll have to actively try to finish books on time.

 

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Just now, ixaera said:

 

This here is my only trepidation--I read a little sporadically, usually on the elliptical, and I'll have to actively try to finish books on time.

 

It's super easy to put them on hold again.

 

Also, a trick, which I have only tested 2x, so it may not work every time.

 

When I read a book, I don't turn off my ereader and I turn OFF my wifi when I'm getting close to a expire date. That way I can still read the book since it stays on my kindle and has no way of connecting to anything to know it's expired. Now if you hit the home button and get out of the book, it might disappear. That has happened to me. 

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My library uses the cloudLibrary app. I own a Kindle but it's an old model that I don't believe I can download this app on (I'm not even sure you can on an Amazon Fire or newer), so it'd be on my phone mainly. :(

 

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My library's app (overdrive) redirects me to amazon when I want to download something. Does the cloudlibrary app do that? 

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11 minutes ago, Jonesy said:

When I read a book, I don't turn off my ereader and I turn OFF my wifi when I'm getting close to a expire date. That way I can still read the book since it stays on my kindle and has no way of connecting to anything to know it's expired.

This is genius. I wish I'd thought of it day before yesterday, when my last ebook loan expired. I was 82% done -_-

 

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21 minutes ago, Jonesy said:

My library's app (overdrive) redirects me to amazon when I want to download something. Does the cloudlibrary app do that? 

 

I don't know yet, when I went to log in with my temp ID it said I wasn't allowed to use it, so I haven't quite gotten that far. I should have time to run by the library tomorrow after work (not today, I want to stop by the rec center and elliptical and read more of Blood Moon)

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48 minutes ago, Jonesy said:

 

It's super easy to put them on hold again.

 

Also, a trick, which I have only tested 2x, so it may not work every time.

 

When I read a book, I don't turn off my ereader and I turn OFF my wifi when I'm getting close to a expire date. That way I can still read the book since it stays on my kindle and has no way of connecting to anything to know it's expired. Now if you hit the home button and get out of the book, it might disappear. That has happened to me. 

yes. before my kindle died i would just keep my wifi off until i was done with the loaned library book! mine never disappeared until i turned wifi back on

 

42 minutes ago, Jonesy said:

My library's app (overdrive) redirects me to amazon when I want to download something. Does the cloudlibrary app do that? 

 

20 minutes ago, ixaera said:

 

I don't know yet, when I went to log in with my temp ID it said I wasn't allowed to use it, so I haven't quite gotten that far. I should have time to run by the library tomorrow after work (not today, I want to stop by the rec center and elliptical and read more of Blood Moon)

my kindle was also super old (see above re: dying)! when i borrowed an ebook from the digital library website, it would appear in my loans, i'd click on kindle version i believe, and like Jonesy, it'd redirect me to amazon where amazon tells me i have a new library book available for download! turn my kindle on wifi, download the book, turn wifi off. :D 

 

hopefully it will all work out for you and you can has free books! it may sound like a PITA to set up but once you go through the initial process it'll be so easy i promise!

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Day 9 check in

 

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Exercise:

N/A

Was going to elliptical (as you may remember) but work got in the way and I had to not instead. Just as well, my back has been super bugging me and elliptical is not particularly back friendly for me. Variance taken.

 

Food:

Fine, proteins good still

 

Was thinking about getting the food downstairs today but remembered we're having FREE catering Thursday and that's likely to be a variance because I don't know exactly what will be available, so gonna play it safe and just eat what I brought.

 

Been buying 20 oz coke zeros partly due to stress and going "I need caffeine and happiness" but today should be better. Unnecessaries now at 9.28/50

 

Money:

Yep, logging everything. Not sure yet how I feel about logging every toll. Might be different if it were more feasible for me to not take the tollway, but it's currently not. Might just see how much I spend over the challenge on it and be aware. In the past I have used backroads from home. It's about 10 minutes more, but free. The problem is from the gym it's SO far and the free highway routes are too backed up. It would take much longer to get to work, and that's 3 days a week.

 

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Some mild brainstorming, but it counts.

 

Back feels like shit today. I went in to the gym fully expecting to have to back off of squats and trap deadlifts, but those didn't hurt me so I didn't. I did experiment with stance to see how that affected heel raise, and a med-wide stance seems to be best. All my best sets were wider. Suitcase carry on the other hand was a BIG no, and I'm wondering if I shouldn't have just started lighter in the first place. It hurt a lot so I didn't do the whole plan. I also skipped back extensions because I knew for a fact those would feel bad.

 

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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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1 hour ago, ixaera said:

Back feels like shit today. I went in to the gym fully expecting to have to back off of squats and trap deadlifts, but those didn't hurt me so I didn't. I did experiment with stance to see how that affected heel raise, and a med-wide stance seems to be best. All my best sets were wider.

 

Yay for painless squats and deads.

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1 hour ago, Urgan said:

 

Yay for painless squats and deads.

 

Yeah, pretty happy that those didn't reach out and bite me, especially since it currently feels like one wrong step could put me on my back for a while. I don't want to take a muscle relaxer b/c I want to do well at bench tomorrow :3

 

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2 minutes ago, ixaera said:

 

Yeah, pretty happy that those didn't reach out and bite me, especially since it currently feels like one wrong step could put me on my back for a while. I don't want to take a muscle relaxer b/c I want to do well at bench tomorrow :3

 

Sounds like you have no room for rotational force on your back and as long as your back is not flexing/rotating under load it is happy?

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4 minutes ago, Urgan said:

 

Sounds like you have no room for rotational force on your back and as long as your back is not flexing/rotating under load it is happy?

 

That's the current problem in a nutshell. Shoulda seen me getting out the trap bar and putting it back, since tilting at all was bad, I ended up just squatting the thing out of the bar holder 

 

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Day 10 check in

 

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Exercise:

Did the thing.

Squats

1x10 45 lbs

5x10 65 lbs, playing with stance to see what resulted in the least heel raise all while drilling my new cues

 

Trap Bar Deads

4x5 85 lbs

 

Started suitcase carry but it was a huge heaping pile of bad pain so I stopped

 

Superset

Leg Curls (seated)

4x12 55 lbs

Leg Exts

4x12 40 lbs (the non-easy one)

 

Back made some noise on the drive to work from there, then continued to be noisy the rest of the day. It barked so loud that I didn't even attempt Halloween. I laid on my belly while reading, then took a cyclo and crashed. It feels moderately better today, but not good in any sense of the word. I can tell you it's been building up since Thursday, and getting worse each day, but I couldn't point at a specific thing. The heels Thursday? Have I gotten too heavy with lifts? Did I sleep funny? Who knows. :/

 

Food:

Fine, and I did end up getting lunch from downstairs, but it was like chicken, brocc, squash, with sriracha and rice, so not exactly a fast food binge. Did tack on some $$ to food budget though.

 

Unnecessaries now at 13.33/50 and I have $28 still in my food budget (which means some of those cokes might move over again).

 

Money:

log log log

 

Writing:

Variance.

 

Going to continue just I dunno, rolling glutes, laying on belly, ice, meds, hamstring light stretches. They help, but the problem is just too big.

 

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

Week 2: A 3/7 B 3/7 C 0/1 D 3/7 E 3/7 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

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ugh sorry the back pain is back. like you said, keep doing what doesn't hurt it and tracking your other goals <3

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3 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

ugh sorry the back pain is back. like you said, keep doing what doesn't hurt it and tracking your other goals <3

 

Back pain is stupid and makes me feel whiny and I hate feeling whiny :| It also makes chores hard, and I have litter to clean arg </complaining>

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Day 11 check in

 

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Exercise:

No elliptical yesterday because back still felt really crappy.

 

Food:

Ate what I brought, proteins good.

 

Unnecessaries now at 16.03/50 and I have $28 still in my food budget. Free lunch today!

 

Money:

log log log

 

Writing:

Brainstormed a puzzle :3

 

Took care of my back yesterday and my reward today is continued back pain. I did bench anyway, though it was a weak ass gym day and everything blew, but I did it anyway. Gym guy was like "how was your workout?!?!" and I go :( back stuff and he goes "oh, me too!" and apparently that's going around. 

 

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

Week 2: A 3/7 B 4/7 C 0/1 D 4/7 E 4/7 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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12 minutes ago, calanthrophy said:

 

Great, now you're contagious.

 

That's just breadful

 

2 hours ago, ixaera said:

Took care of my back yesterday and my reward today is continued back pain. I did bench anyway, though it was a weak ass gym day and everything blew, but I did it anyway.

 

Still gymmed, still counts.

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