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Hey, Ho, I am here, with a slightly boring challenge.
 
So, I was casting about looking for a new challenge, as some of you may have seen on the guildhall chat board, because I finished my last big challenge (adventure race) and had no idea what to do with myself afterward. I tossed around a few ideas, including strongman training, but eventually I decided to take @DarK_RaideR 's advice and relax a little, and not try to force a new epic challenge on myself right away, because that’s how you wind up either burnt out or climbing Everest without oxygen just to prove that you can, and coming back missing your toes. No one wants that. 
 
So this challenge is all about Simplicity. I’m going to attempt to fix some stuff in the simplest way possible for each given point. That’s all.
 
Simple Nutrition: I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want it. No macro obsessing. No weird superfoods. No self-flagellation. BUT whatever I want to eat, I have to cut my normal portion by half.
 
I feel like I don’t really eat all that terribly, and that a lot of my weight issues are that I just eat too MUCH of everything. I am a ‘yes, I’d like the supersize’ sort of person. Bought pizza? Eat the whole thing. Want doughnuts? Rampage through a dozen. Drinking coffee? Drink it until my skin smells like caffeine. I am Falstaffian in my appetites. So I’m just going to cut everything in half and see if I can cut back without rebelling and childishly eating an entire cupcake store.
 
The one exception to “eat what I want” is dairy. I’m going to give that up for a few weeks - not because I think it’s bad, but I am a cheese aficionado and it’s a lot of calories in a small package. I also drink a lot of milk in the form of lattes, and I put cream in my coffee. 
 

 

 

Simple Workouts: Right now since I’m not working towards a specific goal, I’m just trying to improve my cardiovascular fitness. I’d also like to get my workout time down to a reasonable amount, like an hour a day. I’m writing up my new program today  finished my new program today and I’m going to focus on HIIT/interval type training to keep it within the hour boundary.
 
 
Simple Schedule: One household chore and one “focus area” per day, plus keep the kitchen clean.  A Sisyphean task.
 
 
Simple Sleep: In bed by 10:30, up at 6:30, as many days as possible. 
 

 

 
 
Simple fun: I’m not doing any serious traveling until at least the fall, because I’m trying to get my monster credit card debt under control, but I wanted to still encourage myself to get out and have good experiences this summer. I read a great book by an English writer named Alistair Humphries about the concept of the “micro adventure” and loved it, and so I went back to that concept and decided to dedicate the rest of my summer to having as many “tiny” (low-cost, low difficulty) adventures as I can.
 
 
(I realize the expression “rest of my summer” sounds weird when summer technically started two days ago, but in Georgia summer starts in, like, February.)
 
I've already started on this, so last week I went to this amazing noodle hot pot place and ate like it was my last night on earth, and then to the Mexican Flea market (checked out Luchador masks for @DarK_RaideR and @deftona while I was there)
 

 

 

and Monday I went to the aquarium by myself and had a lovely afternoon chilling and communing with the fish. I splurged a little and bought an annual pass, so I can now go see my finny friends whenever I get the notion.

 

 

 

And that's it! as I said, slightly boring, but I promise there is something exciting like naked hangliding or arm wrestling wolverines in the future, just not this go-round. On the bright side I will be posting and roasting more of those vintage dress patterns as I go along, because they are so inadvertently hilarious.

 

 

 
 
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25 minutes ago, DJtrippyT said:
 
 

 

I think I speak for both myself and D_R when I say you have totally nailed our style right there, Trippy. 

 

Following along! 

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11 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

Drinking coffee? Drink it until my skin smells like caffeine.

I see absolutely nothing wrong with this,right @RES?

 

11 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

and then to the Mexican Flea market (checked out Luchador masks for @DarK_RaideR and @deftona while I was there)

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11 hours ago, deftona said:

I think I speak for both myself and D_R when I say you have totally nailed our style right there, Trippy. 

Yes you do.

 

Also, dibs on the green/red one :D

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2 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:
14 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

Drinking coffee? Drink it until my skin smells like caffeine.

I see absolutely nothing wrong with this,right @RES?

 

I'm fairly certain this is my normal now ;) 

 

My mother used to sew a lot when I was growing up....I'm fairly certain I had some of these patterns :lol: 

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I love how a Trippy 'simple challenge' is still weird as fuck. 

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Week Zero update, this week is flying by for some reason - 

 

Monday, as mentioned, went to aquarium, then went to Chipotle for dinner. Got a burrito bowl and only ate half, thereby following my simple nutrition goal.

 

Tuesday:

 

Simple Nutrition, cut all my food in half during the day but lost control at dinner. I had breakfast, then half a turkey pita sandwich at lunch, then the other half after my workout (I splurged and bought myself a snazzy new lunchbox that's almost too cute to use). Dinner was a Burger and fries. I avoided cheese/dairy.

 

Simple workout: I did my favorite workout, heavy deadlifts and sled pushes. RAWR. This is probably why I ate too much later.

 

Simple Schedule: I cannot remember what I did that day, I assume it was succesful. I think the "house" chore was cleaning the bathrooms.

 

Simple sleep: No. stayed up too late.

 

 

Wednesday: 

 

Simple Nutrition: did okay at breakfast then overdid lunch - had a whole roast beef sandwich and then another half sandwich. Can't remember dinner now but I think it was okay.

 

Simple workout: rest day, sore from Deadlifts.

 

Simple schedule: my one thing today was to get my disastrous office cleaned, and I got that done, so that was great. I was supposed to organize the freezer but I didn't get to it.

 

Simple sleep: got to bed around 11.

 

 

 

Thursday: 

 

Simple Nutrition: today was really good for this, I kept my portions controlled for the whole day.

 

Simple workout: I worked out with the trainer at the gym; we did a lot of leg stuff and deadlifts so he could check my form. I got up to three singles at #195 which was good. I'm down a couple pounds to 211 after puffing up last week.

 

Simple schedule: this was a big success thursday. I had blocked out the morning (until 1 pm, really) to do street art photography, and I actually went and did it. My brain was shrieking for the first hour about all the other stuff I "should" be doing, but I kept reminding myself that I had put this on the schedule for a reason, and eventually the desk monkey within shut up. I packed a lunch and ate it before going to the gym.

 

I was supposed to start cleaning my patio thursday but I didn't get to it; it was one too many items on the list.

 

Simple sleep: Utter fail, went to bed at midnight 

 

Friday (today)

 

So far today is a a mix. Friday is the day I've be designating at my "be your own assistant" day; I try to catch up on a bunch of loose ends, schedule appointments, pay bills and do financial stuff so I can do more focused work on other days.

 

 

 

Yesterday I made my list of those tasks with the intent to get up early and jump on it. It's literally two pages long so it wasn't going to get done in one day anyway, and then the Mantis wanted to hike this morning so I wound up getting up at 6:30, meeting him at 8, and hiking. It was a good recovery workout; we walked 4.8 miles on hilly terrain. Then I came home and had my proper portion breakfast (omlette with one egg and one egg white, one slice of deli ham in it, and half a baked potato). I'm due for lunch soon. 

 

So today will probably just be a regular day and I'll shift the "assistant" stuff til tomorrow. I'll just pay the bills and go grocery shopping as those are time sensitive. I have a doctor's appt at 4 so the day is pretty much shot anyway. Organizational fail.

 

I haven't had cheese in over a week and I'm sticking really close to my "half portion" goal; I even bought a doughnut the other day and cut it in half when I got home, put one half in the freezer, and ate the other. I'm also down to a half-cup of coffee a day; that's bringing my cream consumption down. I haven't been to a coffee shop all week so no lattes; if I go to one tomorrow I'll get an espresso or a tea.

 

Sunday will be my off day for the food goal so I can do a refeed; I'm actually feeling pretty good energy-wise but I don't want to shock my system too much. I'm not going to go pig-wild or anything, just bump my calories a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This momentary drop-in is brought to you by the two pairs of shoes I just bought on Amazon, which I plan to wear for work and which I was wrestling with, trying to justify the "splurge" in my brain, when I thought, wait a minute - this is not a splurge, this is a necessary expense; I work hard, I am on my feet for extremely long days VERY frequently; I am a professional woman who runs two businesses and I need proper clothing, especially for my poor, destroyed feet. Why do I feel the need to denigrate my wardrobe needs as a "splurge"? I'm allowed to write them off my taxes, for god's sake; I need shoes.

 

I think it's because I'm so accustomed to other people (especially people in my family, including my own mom, who I love utterly and unconditionally but who drives me crazy in this regard) assuming that because I work for myself and work from home a great deal, I don't actually have a job. I have to set better boundaries about this stuff because that disregard has clearly seeped into my own psyche. Letting my home office be used as a storage room, dressing from walmart, buying the cheapest possible gear and getting crap food for days I work at home - god damn, it's all the same thing. (I'm sort of having this epiphany in real time; you'll have to bear with me here). I could list a thousand examples of people calling me during a work day and assuming I'll drop whatever I'm doing (which to them, is "nothing", because I'm not in an office in a necktie) and look something up on the computer/go fix the neighbor's fuse box/drive them to the airport or work/whatever. I mean, I don't mind doing those things - I don't want the neighbor's house to burn down due to a faulty fuse box either, I'm not a monster - but it's just the ongoing assumption that my time has no value. The shoes are just the tip of the iceberg.

 

[brain explodes with suddenly dropped knowledge]

 

 

This thought chain was probably also brought to you by the giant cup of coffee I just had on an empty stomach. I appreciate your patience.

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

Are the shoes cute?

 

Well, they’re more in the Lara-Croft-functional-badassery vein, as that’s the current work aesthetic I’m rocking. 

 

The pink lining is quite fetch, however

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On 6/26/2019 at 2:47 PM, DJtrippyT said:

Drinking coffee? Drink it until my skin smells like caffeine.

 

2 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

This thought chain was probably also brought to you by the giant cup of coffee I just had on an empty stomach. I appreciate your patience.

 

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Lurking for the simplicity (and the coffee) ;) 

 

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5 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

I think it's because I'm so accustomed to other people (especially people in my family, including my own mom, who I love utterly and unconditionally but who drives me crazy in this regard) assuming that because I work for myself and work from home a great deal, I don't actually have a job. I have to set better boundaries about this stuff because that disregard has clearly seeped into my own psyche. Letting my home office be used as a storage room, dressing from walmart, buying the cheapest possible gear and getting crap food for days I work at home - god damn, it's all the same thing. (I'm sort of having this epiphany in real time; you'll have to bear with me here). I could list a thousand examples of people calling me during a work day and assuming I'll drop whatever I'm doing (which to them, is "nothing", because I'm not in an office in a necktie) and look something up on the computer/go fix the neighbor's fuse box/drive them to the airport or work/whatever. I mean, I don't mind doing those things - I don't want the neighbor's house to burn down due to a faulty fuse box either, I'm not a monster - but it's just the ongoing assumption that my time has no value. The shoes are just the tip of the iceberg.

 

Start casually dropping what you charge for your hourly rate into conversation ;)

4 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

The pink lining is quite fetch, however

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(But they are nice shoes!)

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8 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

I think it's because I'm so accustomed to other people (especially people in my family, including my own mom, who I love utterly and unconditionally but who drives me crazy in this regard) assuming that because I work for myself and work from home a great deal, I don't actually have a job.

 

This used to happen to me when I solely worked from home. I just assumed it was jealousy because who doesn't want to swan into work in their underpants. Block out those haters.

 

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2 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

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I bought a t shirt with this on yesterday so I actually think you're wrong. The more we say "fetch" won't happen the more the kids will rebel and before we know it, fetch will have replaced every single adjective and all language will be meaningless. 

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1 hour ago, deftona said:

 

This used to happen to me when I solely worked from home. I just assumed it was jealousy because who doesn't want to swan into work in their underpants. Block out those haters.

 

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I bought a t shirt with this on yesterday so I actually think you're wrong. The more we say "fetch" won't happen the more the kids will rebel and before we know it, fetch will have replaced every single adjective and all language will be meaningless. 

But you see, I'm not trying to make fetch not happen, I'm trying to make reactions to fetch like what  I posted more common.

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15 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Start casually dropping what you charge for your hourly rate into conversation ;)

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(But they are nice shoes!)

 

12 hours ago, deftona said:

 

This used to happen to me when I solely worked from home. I just assumed it was jealousy because who doesn't want to swan into work in their underpants. Block out those haters.

 

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I bought a t shirt with this on yesterday so I actually think you're wrong. The more we say "fetch" won't happen the more the kids will rebel and before we know it, fetch will have replaced every single adjective and all language will be meaningless. 

 

FETCH FETCH FETCH FETCH

 

(I briefly thought Deftona bought a shirt with that “throw dollars” gif and immediately wanted one)

 

 

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On 6/29/2019 at 10:24 AM, DJtrippyT said:

but it's just the ongoing assumption that my time has no value.


I don't work from home, but my job can be very flexible. Drives me CRAZY when people don't value my time.

 

On 6/29/2019 at 4:24 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Start casually dropping what you charge for your hourly rate into conversation

 

I try to remind myself of that as well.

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On 6/29/2019 at 7:13 PM, deftona said:

used to happen to me when I solely worked from home. I just assumed it was jealousy because who doesn't want to swan into work in their underpants

 

Sometimes my boyfriend will come down to my office at like 11 in the morning and I’m working at my desk but still in my pajamas, and I can hear his eyes rolling as he leaves the room. Look, I’m not going anywhere but to the gym at 3 pm, why dirty up another set of clothes??? That’s just inefficient!

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

 

Sometimes my boyfriend will come down to my office at like 11 in the morning and I’m working at my desk but still in my pajamas, and I can hear his eyes rolling as he leaves the room. Look, I’m not going anywhere but to the gym at 3 pm, why dirty up another set of clothes??? That’s just inefficient!

 

Pyjamas are designed to be the pinnacle of comfort. Why suffer with a clothing prison if you don't have to. 

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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