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::waves::

 

I'm back.  a little late.  but I'm here, nevertheless.

 

since I'm coming in late to this one, I'm not really gonna worry about a grading system.  or the precise set-up of the quests and goals and shit.  rather, I'm just gonna lay out my plan for the next few weeks.  Brian (my beau) helped me set this up.  it's really simple and bland, but hopefully it'll be enough to get me back into gear.

 

Main Quest:  get my shit together

no, seriously.  my life is kinda falling apart right now.  my extended absense from here was a result of this.  it's time to get back into the swing of life.

 

Alcohol

this has gotten way out of hand.  so I will adhere to the following two rules:

-  no drinking if I have work the next day (exception is one bottle of wine if cooking)

-  two drinks the first hour, one per hour thereafter

 

Exercise

-  occurs every Tuesday and Thursday, and once over the weekend

-  weights: military press machine, tricep pull-down, bicep curls, seated rows

-  bike: 20 minutes

 

Diet

-  cook on weekends

-  goal of 1400-1600 calories per day

 

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just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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My girl! You got this

(sent by the phone. .. all mistakes are the phones fault)

Level 10.4 Wood-Elf, Ranger - specializing in demon fighting

"doing the impossible since 2012 :D" - Librarian of Doom

facebook battle log level 50 WOOT   Backstory CNF2014  current (not challenge - doing a battle log this time)

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* This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice in it and be glad. God, The Bible. * Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda
* There are three options in this life; be good, get good, or give up. -- House * Never take counsel of your fears. Stonewall Jackson. 

* level 50 isn't gonna just POOF happen - alienjenn, NF IRC chatroom

 

* I'm not about to give up - Because I heard you say - There's gonna be brighter days… I won't stop, I'll keep my head up - No, I'm not here to stay ...  - 

 I just might bend but I won't break - As long as I can see your face - When life won't play along - And right keeps going wrong - And I can't seem to find my way - I know where I am found - So I won't let it drag me down - Oh, I'll keep dancing anyway - Mercy Me - Move

 

 

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My girl! You got this (sent by the phone. .. all mistakes are the phones fault)

thanks! :D

 

 

James!!!  Great to see you!  And isn't two weeks about the length of challenge you totally rock?  Looks like you're playing to your strengths right now :D

ya know, you're right about the two-weeks thing.  I had actually forgoten, m'self.  XD

 

 

Welcome back!  I'm looking forward to your posts.

thanks.  I've missed this family.

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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The family has missed you.

<3

 

Good to see you again, James. We were all set to send Spezzy after you.

haha.  the wrath of Spezzy is one I'd actually fear.

 

Glad you're back!

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thanks!

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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so I obviously didn't post very much these last few weeks.  however, I did make some improvements.  I managed on most days to keep my calories in check (and that include not eating too little), I cut back on my drinking a lot (though still drank too much, lol), and I even worked out a few times (not regularly, but at least a little).

 

but I think the time of easing back into it has passed.  I'm not gonna go all gung-hoe and tear-ass back to my old approach.  I'm still gonna do small steps.  but I need to be more vigilant.  as such, I'm starting my spreadsheet back up.

 

every Challenge, I had a spreadsheet on which I would track my progress.  having to check in every day and especially post here every day made me continually conscious of what I was doing and eating (or not doing and not eating, lol).  I think that creating my spreadsheet is really going to be a large motivator to stick with it again.

 

but with what am I sticking?  why, my current plan for the next Challenge is as follows:

 

 

jtggodqos's not-so-glorious return

 

Main Quest

I vow to return to a healthy lifestyle, incorporating good eating habits, exercise, and positivity into most every day.

 

Goals

Exercise:  I vow to bike 20 minutes OR do a weight session (four arm exercises that I wrote down at home and forgot what they were at the moment, lol -- I'll update) per workout day, with the rare exception.

Diet:  I vow to maintain a caloric limit of approximately 1400 - 1600 calories a day, with the rare exception.  I vow to remain partially (though not strictly) paleo-influenced.

Alcohol:  I vow to consume only one unit of alcohol per hour (with exception to the first hour allowing two), and to consume only when I am not scheduled to work the next day, with the rare exception.  one such exception does include a single averaged-size bottle of wine while cooking the week's meals.

 

Side Quests

Life:  I vow to list three positive things or things for which I am happy every day.

Minis:  I vow to at least consider the Mini Quests each time, though I am not required to participate.

 

My Motivation

I vow to adhere to the above requirements, because I'm fucking sick of how I look, and I'm tired of this Depression.  healthy eating and regular exercise are good for the body; positivity is good for the soul; and my alcoholism is good for nothing.

 

Notes

the "with the rare exception" clause must be validated by Brian -- if he deems it acceptable, then I can envoke it.  this ensures I don't let myself "cheat" too much.

I must input every day's progress on both my spreadsheet AND my NerdFitness thread.  this ensures accounability.

 

 

 

any suggestions or comments are absolutely welcome.  nay, encouraged.

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Here's a suggestion - take it slowly. I can see you missing one or two little items in week one and then panicking over them in weeks 2-3. Get the systems in place, one at a time if you have to, and don't worry about getting them perfect or consistent until you do. By week 6 you'll be rocking all of them. You're allowed to drop a few plates in the first few weeks as long as you get them all spinning by the end!

 

My last challenge collapsed in a gooey heap. I'm scaling back a bit for the next one - I may even rejoin the Adventurers.

What happens when you play Final Fantasy VII with everyone called Cloud?

It gets quite confusing... https://ff7crowdofclouds.wordpress.com/

 

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Here's a suggestion - take it slowly. I can see you missing one or two little items in week one and then panicking over them in weeks 2-3. Get the systems in place, one at a time if you have to, and don't worry about getting them perfect or consistent until you do. By week 6 you'll be rocking all of them. You're allowed to drop a few plates in the first few weeks as long as you get them all spinning by the end!

 

My last challenge collapsed in a gooey heap. I'm scaling back a bit for the next one - I may even rejoin the Adventurers.

 

yeah, that's one of my faults -- when I fuck something up, I let that one tiny mistake ruin everything else, which causes for real major fuck ups.  :/  so thanks for the reminder.  <3

 

well, I left the Adventurers only once.  otherwise, that's probably where I'll be forever.  and you know we're a very accepting group.  so if you've gotta come back, we'll still love you.  :3

 

hope this next challenge bodes better for you.

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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btw, workout days are: Tue, Thu, and either Sat or Sun (basically weekend).

exercises are: seated row, military press, bicep curl, and tricep pushdown.

 

I'm actually really embarssed to be doing a bicep curl.  but it's simple, Brian suggested it, and it works the arms.  I realise there are a ton of exercises I can do that combine muscle group workouts.  however, I'm not sure I can handle that much right now.  so we're K.I.S.S.'ing it -- Keep It Simple, Stupid.

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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also, apparently the Challenge doesn't start until Nov 11th.  so I guess I'll just do my "trial run" next week like I usually do.

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Yeah, I'm bummed out that there's an extra week.  I'm still starting after this weekend.  7-week challenge: Hardcore Mode.

dooooo eeeettt!! :D

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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so, until a location for the next Challenge is prepared, I'll be posting here.  because like I said, if I don't post every day, I'll fall out of the habit again.

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013

 

Exercise:  0

  • or N/A; was Monday.
  • need to figure out how to measure/score this.  any suggestions?

 

Diet:  1

  • 1463 calories.

 

Alcohol:  1

  • none last night.  whee!

 

Life: 1

  1. Brian is an amazing and very patience partner.
  2. my cat Zero is awesome and fuffy.
  3. my NF family are very supportive and encouraging.

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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do dodo.  I'm'll just leave this right here....

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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