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Lol. I do what I can - and glad to see you back! :) 

 

As for the DarkFoxx & The Fonz show, that would totally fantastic! 

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Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

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||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Lol. I do what I can - and glad to see you back! :)

 

As for the DarkFoxx & The Fonz show, that would totally fantastic! 

Maybe you should both do a podcast together >_>

Current Challenge: BlamedCat's Rebirth: From Porkins to Poe     Tracking via spreadsheet

 

"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15&16)

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Week 1 Days 5-7 & Weekly Wrapup


 


 


Overarching Goal: Building A Better Bat


 tl;dr version: continue on the 'changing my body for the better' track by building muscle and losing fat. 


 


 


Goal 1: Fitness - aka be capable enough to escape the Joker whenever


4-5 days per week; Spartan WODs + fitness-style yoga + be flexible when needed + pull-ups & handstand work if possible. 


 


Friday I managed a very suspicious 1.8 miles - I'm calling shenanigans here -- the grocery store is 1 mile from the house; I walked there and back - plus my normal daily mile or so around the house. I remember doing something fitnessy but not stressful to my injuries this day, too, but now I can't remember what it was. 


 


Saturday I easily got my steps in - 7.5 miles. NYC does this neat thing in August and shuts down 7 miles of Park Avenue the mornings of August Saturdays -- there are interesting pit stops along the way (like a crazy crowded free food pavilion from Whole Foods, REI booths, a zipline, and a really cool light installation) - and you can walk places normally only cars can go and see things you wouldn't get to otherwise see. We walked from the house, over the Brooklyn Bridge (2 miles), and then up Park to 50-somethingth to the Time Warner center at Columbus Circle/the end of Central Park, where we cruised a mall, grabbed Whole Foods hot bar fare for lunch, and had a nice relaxing cocktail. If the hubbs hadn't logged 16 miles the night before + only gotten 3 hours of sleep, I'd have suggested walking home - as it was, we trained it back. 


 


Sunday I barely got my steps in - 4.2 miles - we drove to the big Imax to see Guardians of the Galaxy (I highly recommend), and I saw I was close when we got home - so I jogged in place 1,000 steps until I hit the mark. 


 


Week 1 Wrapup: This was a forced rest week, and I am glad to say I didn't completely sit on my ass. I did hill walks, pull-up work, and kept generally active. A for the week. 


 


 


Goal 2: Metrics - aka Sciiiience! Like Poison Ivy? (go with it)


As a refresher, my metrics are: 100 grams or under of carbs, 70 grams or over of protein, under 100 grams of fat and around 1500 calories. Water is the recommended by FitBit 64 ounces, and on the weekends I like my step count to be over FitBit’s recommended 10,000. I track food with My Fitness Pal and exercise, sleep and water with the FitBit Flex. Weight and BF are tracked with my FitBit Aria scale. 


 


Friday


Breakfast: DH's green smoothie + hemp protein & coffee with coconut milk


Lunch: Pulled pork with tomatoes, a cucumber and homemade grainy mustard vinaigrette


Dinner: Trader Joe's quick pick - roasted chicken breast + guacamole was the only thing that sounded remotely interesting at the store, so that is what I ate. 


Post Breakfast 'I Need To Review This Product' Snack: 1 sample sized pack Hemp Hearts (delicious)


'Walking To Get Groceries' Drink: iced coffee with almond milk


'Hangry' Snack: 1/4 cup raw mixed nuts


'Still Hangry' Snack: 1 banana dipped in 2 Tbsp. sunflower butter


 


Calories: 1,522


Carbs: 101


Fat: 89


Protein: 87


Sugar: 43


 


I was a touch high on calories and carbs, but I'm not sweating it. I was howling wolves hangry before eating that banana and it was just the thing I needed. 


 


 


Weight: 118.5 lbs. 


Calories In vs. Out: 1522 In vs 1460 Out


Sleep: 9 hours & 1 minute - awake 0x, restless 2x


Very Active Minutes: 21 / Distance: 1.8 miles / Steps: 4,376 


Water: Nailed it. 


 


 


Saturday


Breakfast: Iced coffee with almond milk to fuel the walk


Lunch: Whole Foods hot bar - Al pastor pork, garlic string beans, 1 potato samosa for weight, and 2 yucca fries + a black tea with vanilla & basil


Bar Snacks: A hand full of pretzel nuggets + a hand full of wasabi peas, which were totally awesome with my gin/rosemary/cucumber cocktail


Dinner: Slacker (4 ounce) burger patty + guacamole


Hangries Snack: 1 banana with 2 Tbsp. sunflower butter


 


Calories: 1,234


Carbs: 98


Fat: 60


Protein: 69


Sugar: 33


 


I stinking point under on protein - I'm not sweating it, though. I tried. 


 


 


Weight: 115.9 lbs. (whoo hoo!)


Calories In vs. Out: 1234 In vs 2130 Out


Sleep: 7 hours & 2 minutes - awake 0x, restless 0x


Very Active Minutes: 70 / Distance: 7.5 miles / Steps: 18,690 


Water: I may not have hit my metric


 


 


Sunday


Breakfast: Iced coffee with almond milk


Lunch: Went to Joe's Crab Shack pre-movie: had a steamer pot with crab legs & shrimp and none of the sides


Thirsting To Death Snack: Grande iced coffee with soy from Starbucks


Hangry Snack: The last of my emergency purse rations - peeled snacks apple clusters


Still Thirsting To Death Drink: 1 Vitamin Water Zero (lemon flavor)


Dinner: Boars Head Roast Beef "sandwich" with provolone + the last of the guac with a bell pepper


Dessert: 1 banana with 2 Tbsp. sunflower butter


 


Calories: 1,419


Carbs: 68


Fat: 61


Protein: 128


Sugar: 31


 


Metrics were on point. 


 


Weight: 117.9 lbs. 


Calories In vs. Out: 1419 In vs 1759 Out


Sleep: 8 hours & 59 minutes - awake 0x, restless 7x


Very Active Minutes: 55 / Distance: 4.2 miles / Steps: 10,343


Water: Nailed it. 


 


Week 1 Wrapup: This was a good week overall. And I didn't go crazy during the weekend. Score. A!


 


 


 


Goal 3: Socials - Like With Superfriends & Shit


Forcing myself to be social: I'm aiming for once a week out of the house (aside from weekends) doing something that is either directly social (like attending a meetup, game night, book club, actually going out with a friend, etc.) or on my way to social (I'm counting going to the doctor as a social activity because my doctor is through Freelancers Union and they have 99999 networking and social events).  


 


The hubbs and I struck up a conversation with the bartender while we leisurely sipped our cocktails. I'm totally counting it. 


 


Week 1 Wrapup: I made good baby steps here. I went to my doctor's appointment, attempted to talk to fellow dachshund owners in the park, and chatted with a bartender. A. 


 


 


Life Side Goal - Get My Wardrobe Dialed-in Like Harley Quinn


Wardrobe restructure. I've been really into building a minimalist wardrobe lately and think I might be ready to make the jump. Sites like this and Pinterest are fueling this current obsession. My need to purge crap from my house is also driving this desire. 


 


I *want* to jump into this process willy-nilly and get with the purging. But ... I'm deciding to take a more measured course instead. At least for now. Sort of. I ended up having done/doing a bunch of days in a row. 


 


I didn't do further work during the weekend (except for pre-purging my t-shirt drawer), but finished all my week's assignments. 


 


Week 1 Wrapup: A. I did the full week of assignments in the two-week process. 


 


 


Diet Side Goal - NaNa NaNa NaNa NaNa


I'm pretty dialed in here. Depending upon what the doctor says, I may do something additional with nutrition. 


 


Nothing to do here. 

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Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

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||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Week 2 Day 1 Update

 

Overarching Goal: Building A Better Bat

 tl;dr version: continue on the 'changing my body for the better' track by building muscle and losing fat. 

 

 

Goal 1: Fitness - aka be capable enough to escape the Joker whenever

4-5 days per week; Spartan WODs + fitness-style yoga + be flexible when needed + pull-ups & handstand work if possible. 

 

Yay, finally back to working out for reals! Did Part 1 of Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown and got through it pretty well. Some definite weakness in the crap leg and my typical level of falling over when I haven't done balance work in a week, but I felt good afterward. Today, I feel the knee and hip tendons a bit, but not too bad. I think I'll go for a Spartan workout tonight - and will try and remember to take it easy on the squats. Today's workout involves circuits with squats + either jogging or rows and I think I'll try those doorframe rows instead of jarring my hip drama. 

 

 

Goal 2: Metrics - aka Sciiiience! Like Poison Ivy? (go with it)

As a refresher, my metrics are: 100 grams or under of carbs, 70 grams or over of protein, under 100 grams of fat and around 1500 calories. Water is the recommended by FitBit 64 ounces, and on the weekends I like my step count to be over FitBit’s recommended 10,000. I track food with My Fitness Pal and exercise, sleep and water with the FitBit Flex. Weight and BF are tracked with my FitBit Aria scale. 

 

Breakfast: DH's green smoothie + hemp protein & coffee with coconut milk

Lunch: Peach/watermelon/chicken/tomato/balsamic vinegar salad

Dinner: Shredded beef with broccoli slaw salad

Snacks: 2 servings of raw mixed nuts

 

Calories: 1,302

Carbs: 80

Fat: 66

Protein: 96

Sugar: 47

 

Bam. On track. 

 

 

Weight: 118 lbs. 

Calories In vs. Out: 1302 In vs 1431 Out

Sleep: Ummm... I don't think I slept for the 12 hours and 1 minute FitBit says I did. 

Very Active Minutes: 0 / Distance: 0.6 miles / Steps: 1,458 

Water: 60+ ounces

 

 

Goal 3: Socials - Like With Superfriends & Shit

Forcing myself to be social: I'm aiming for once a week out of the house (aside from weekends) doing something that is either directly social (like attending a meetup, game night, book club, actually going out with a friend, etc.) or on my way to social (I'm counting going to the doctor as a social activity because my doctor is through Freelancers Union and they have 99999 networking and social events).  

 

This week, I have acupuncture on Wednesday (yay!) and book club on Saturday. I was also thinking of going to a meetup this week, but it doesn't look like it's going to pan out time-wise tonight with dinner plans. 

 

 

Life Side Goal - Get My Wardrobe Dialed-in Like Harley Quinn

Wardrobe restructure. I've been really into building a minimalist wardrobe lately and think I might be ready to make the jump. Sites like this and Pinterest are fueling this current obsession. My need to purge crap from my house is also driving this desire. 

 

I *want* to jump into this process willy-nilly and get with the purging. But ... I'm deciding to take a more measured course instead. At least for now. Completed Day 8 of the Upgrade Your Wardrobe In 30 Minutes A Day 2-week program by coming up with an ideal outfit week. Mine is kinda ideal, but mostly practical. The exercise said to shop anywhere, but I stuck to places I typically already shop - Banana, Gap, Old Navy, Loft & White House Black Market. And Underarmour + Athleta (haven't actually shopped there, but I'm curious). I included a few pieces I know I already have with my weekly picks and was probably overly optimistic about the amount I'd be leaving the house per week. My week of outfits Pin board is here

 

 

Diet Side Goal - NaNa NaNa NaNa NaNa

I'm pretty dialed in here. Depending upon what the doctor says, I may do something additional with nutrition. 

 

Nothing to do here. The doc cleared my nutrition, so I'm continuing with the track I am on.

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||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Lols. And what a *fantastic* Tuesday it suddenly is! 

 

I couldn't find a quick & easy collage board program, so used regular Photoshop & uploaded the .jpgs. I decided to go quick & dirty with it (even though my anal-retentive self really wanted to spend hours silhouetting each piece and building a mannequin to swap outfits out on) and it still took For. Freaking. Ever. 

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

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||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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I have no idea how to collage in photo shop... I have GIMP, which doesn't mean I know how to do it on there, either. Kudos to you for even trying!

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Current Challenge: therealkat :: a witty challenge title appears!

MyFitnessPal || Strava || Endomondo || SmashRun || Twitch

I Instagram. I tweet. I cosplay. And I'm on Facebook

 


 

 

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GIMP is a pretty great program, too. To collage, I used layers and pasted each image for an outfit into a separate layer so I could move them around easily.

 

Basically:

 

Create your board/image space (I'm a big fan of 1500px x 1500px - mostly because 1500px is what I use for my blog)

 

To insert pictures, you can either insert from a file (to make life easier here, I'd save all images from the web or whatever in one folder on my desktop) 

     ||| File>open as layer>your first image

     ||| Repeat for each image, making a separate layer for each

     ||| Resize your images by using the Scale Layer tool (Mac shortcut may be ctrl T - it is in PS)

     ||| Arrange to your liking

 

Or, how I do it in PS, which may work for GIMP

 

     ||| Right click on image on the web to copy (if this doesn't work, try clicking on the zoomed version - and if this doesn't work, the page's code will have the .jpg location -- findable through a browser extension -- or, you can use a web clipper or screen shot if you have to)

     ||| Crtl V (or right click + paste) into your image -- this automatically pastes the image into a new layer

     ||| Ctrl T to resize the image; enter to fix the new dimensions

     ||| Rearrange at will

 

 

The text is always the top layer. If I were really getting fancy, I'd do numbers and corresponding links to product pages - which I may for the next capsule wardrobe project. 

 

Hopefully that all makes sense and helps - I've seen some apps that do the same, but for me PS was just quicker than trying to hassle with all that. 

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Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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You're doing great! Keep up the awesome work. :)

Also, "howling wolves hangry" is definitely gonna be worked into a conversation this week. :D

"The world will never starve for want of wonders, but for want of wonder." --GK Chesterton

Domine, non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo et sanabitur anima mea...

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Let me know how Wend session goes. I know that has helped you some in the past. I was thinking for the next challenge I was going to enroll in a exercise course. That way I HAD to get out of the house and actually do something with people I don't know. 

Level 2: Malcontent STR: 3 || DEX: 3 || STA: 6 || CON: 3 || WIS: 3 || CHA: 2

 

 

Current Challenge  Challenge 5  Challenge 4   Challenge 3   Challenge 2   Challenge 1

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@Kwebs: Will do. I'm hoping it goes smoother than the last time (with the crazy Chinese lady who I think tried to make me fertile, despite her knowing I was on birth control) - but I Think it will. This is an American dude, so pretty sure he's not going to admonish me for not wanting babies. I just hope that whatever he does/whatever kind of regimen he wants to set up for me doesn't screw with my working out too much - I've got good momentum going, and I totally don't want to screw that up. 

 

Signing up for an exercise course is a fantastic idea - something post-work but before home sounds like a great way to force yourself to do activity + socials. Not to mention, a good thing you can do for yourself that you don't have to wait on Senior grumpypants to do. :) 

 

Dooooo it! 

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Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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@AwkwardActive: I never think to use bridge when I'm not processing photos - thanks for the reminder! 

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Apparently, according to this, an internal panicker/quit whining and do it-er

 

 

Week 2 Day 2 Update

 

Overarching Goal: Building A Better Bat

 tl;dr version: continue on the 'changing my body for the better' track by building muscle and losing fat. 

 

 

Goal 1: Fitness - aka be capable enough to escape the Joker whenever

4-5 days per week; Spartan WODs + fitness-style yoga + be flexible when needed + pull-ups & handstand work if possible. 

 

Today was a Spartan WOD (Sprint level) - July Day 6 - a M-CKT (Metabolic Circuit Training) unit.

 

Warm-up

3 Dynamic Warmup movements x2 at 25 yards each

 

I still have no concept of yardage. I did 2 sets of 15 side kicks per leg / 25 jumping jacks / 15 front kicks per leg

 

Main Set

Max cycles in 40 minutes

 

I did not get my full 40 minutes in - I crapped out with 14 minutes to go. Excuses: my wrist was starting to really bug me, my grip when doing weighted lunges was really starting to slip because my hands were exhausted, the smell of rubber was making me nauseous, and it was too damn hot (I had the oven on - and I work out maybe 3 feet from it).

 

10x sandbag squat

20x sandbag walking lunge

400 meter run/500 meter row

 

For my main set, I still don't have sandbags or a concept of distance and I really didn't want to push it by doing either sandbag squats (more weight over the legs/hips) or running (more jarring to my hip), so I modified. I did my 10 squats goblet-style with a 15-pound weight; the walking lunges with a 15-lb. weight per hand, and pull-up work with my 40-80 lb. resistance band for the back exercises. The first circuit, I started from my box and got 10 in - the other 3 circuits, I started from my tippy toes and got 5 reps in per set. I did not do chin-ups; just pull-ups, since I hate those more - and the hubbs was arguing that it was the better back workout of the two. 

 

Sidebar: I did some research on my band, and saw some neat other exercises I can be doing with it. 

 

 

Cool Down

Stretches

 

HaHaHa. Yeah, right. I was fighting the pukes, so I just rested in my chair until I could get up and serve dinner. 

 

 

Goal 2: Metrics - aka Sciiiience! Like Poison Ivy? (go with it)

As a refresher, my metrics are: 100 grams or under of carbs, 70 grams or over of protein, under 100 grams of fat and around 1500 calories. Water is the recommended by FitBit 64 ounces, and on the weekends I like my step count to be over FitBit’s recommended 10,000. I track food with My Fitness Pal and exercise, sleep and water with the FitBit Flex. Weight and BF are tracked with my FitBit Aria scale. 

 

Breakfast: DH's green smoothie + hemp protein & coffee with coconut milk

Lunch: Peach/watermelon/chicken/tomato/broccoli slaw/basil/balsamic vinegar salad

Dinner: Paleo zucchini lasagna with cashew ricotta - pretty good. 

Snacks: Iced coffee with almond milk (from home)

 

Calories: 1,044

Carbs: 75

Fat: 51

Protein: 71

Sugar: 48

 

Calories were a bit low, but metrics were overall good. I had a serving and a half of lasagna - and that kept me pretty much full past my evening snacking point. 

 

 

Weight: 116.7 lbs. 

Calories In vs. Out: 1044 In vs 1559 Out

Sleep: 7 hours & 35 minutes - awake 0x, restless 1x

Very Active Minutes: 31 / Distance: 0.8 miles / Steps: 1,901

Water: 60+ ounces

 

 

Goal 3: Socials - Like With Superfriends & Shit

Forcing myself to be social: I'm aiming for once a week out of the house (aside from weekends) doing something that is either directly social (like attending a meetup, game night, book club, actually going out with a friend, etc.) or on my way to social (I'm counting going to the doctor as a social activity because my doctor is through Freelancers Union and they have 99999 networking and social events).  

 

Acupuncture is tonight (Wednesday); book club is Saturday. 

 

 

Life Side Goal - Get My Wardrobe Dialed-in Like Harley Quinn

Wardrobe restructure. I've been really into building a minimalist wardrobe lately and think I might be ready to make the jump. Sites like this and Pinterest are fueling this current obsession. My need to purge crap from my house is also driving this desire. 

 

I *want* to jump into this process willy-nilly and get with the purging. But ... I'm deciding to take a more measured course instead. At least for now. Completed Day 9 of the Upgrade Your Wardrobe In 30 Minutes A Day 2-week program by learning how I build outfits. From the article, it looks like I follow:

 

A modular approach to building wardrobes. Items share a similar style and color scheme - pretty much everything is mix-and-match. This explains not only my inspiration board obsession with the jeans + tee + cardigan outfit, but overall how I seem to shop. I like classic, basic pieces that go with multiple items - for pants, I gravitate toward jeans or other neutrals (navy cargo capris, neutral stripey shorts, black pants) and when I don't, things go awry (hellooo, orange pants I wore like twice because I was confused about what went with orange and didn't want to look like a clown). Pretty much all of the tops I currently own can be mixed and matched as well with most bottoms (coming to mind as not-matching: structured peplum top with cargo capris).

 

I also follow a uniform approach to dressing myself. Which makes sense, because this is a more defined version of the modular approach. Items should belong to the same color palette and should contain the same proportions. Also making sense because I totally had a "uniform" throughout my teens (bigass jeans + tight shirt or crop top + overized mens' dress shirt/army shirt + combat boots), and my 20s (spaghetti strap tanks + jeans + flips). 

 

Ummm…. So basically, I've had the same basic concept of style since I started buying my own clothes; it's just grown up to the version I currently sport. I am nothing if not a creature of habit.

 

I also occasionally take the neutrals + statement piece approach to dressing. Some days I think of a splashy shirt (read: not black or grey), and go from there. Example: I want to wear my orange drapey tank. What goes with that? Jeans. Bam. Cardigan if there is a 10% chance that I'll be cold.

 

And sometimes I get stuck in the set outfits approach - but I try not to do that too often. I'd say this mostly happens when wearing black & white and I'm 1,0000 times better about not letting the proportion to black vs. white vs. what order what color is put on the body not stress me out.

 

So, there we go. Complex decision processes mostly guided by habit. Whoo. 

 

And I looked ahead to Day 10 to see if I could get anything knocked out and got overwhelmed. More on that tomorrow. 

 

 

Diet Side Goal - NaNa NaNa NaNa NaNa

I'm pretty dialed in here. Depending upon what the doctor says, I may do something additional with nutrition. 

 

Nothing to do here. The doc cleared my nutrition, so I'm continuing with the track I am on.

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

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STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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And I saw this image on Instagram last night and thought of you guys:

 

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Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

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||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Looks like you're on track, all things considered.  Though you're ready for Texas heat if you are always working out 3 feet from the oven, consider it "conditioning" ;)  Sorry about fighting the pukes, that can be rough.  These past two workouts I've had that, but it doesn't hit me till I'm at the house and I have to do the same thing, just sit and let things settle.  

 

Acupuncture sounds like fun, I hope you have a blast!

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I hate to say it, but I think your hubs is right about pull ups being a better back workout. It's okay though, you don't have to tell him I said that :P

 

The lasagna sounds good! The ricotta is actually the thing I miss the most in from 'regular' lasagna, one of these days I'm going to have to try that whole cashew thing.

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Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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@BC: Lols. I don't even want to *think* about Texas in summer. Eeewwwwwwwww. 

 

@Fonzico: Here is the recipe I (mostly) used. The cashew ricotta would have been better if I wasn't a moron who bought vanilla flavored milk. I did what I could to offset, but it still had a bit of an odd taste - I'm sure if I actually made it right and cut the zucchini just a bit thinner overall so it cooked more evenly/used a proper flat dish instead of a round casserole, the hubbs would have been fine. :) I may actually use less ricotta next time - I never really liked lasagna as a kid because I hated ricotta - but it was good. The mushrooms from the recipe would have been fantastic, but I decided to forego so as to not freak the hubbs right out. As it was, the poor guy (who started in with the 'I'm starvings' at about 3:30) only ate 3/4 of his serving. 

 

Oh, and don't worry - I'll never admit to the Internets backing up his workout logic :D He already tried giving me a lecture on the goblet squats, saying that they weren't doing what the WOD said to do -- to which I replied, no shit. I thought you didn't *want* me purposely trying to jack my hip up further. Extra arm workout while forcing me to keep form in mind = good-e-freaking-nough. 

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

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||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Awesome week 1 and beginning of week 2!

 

I'm also definitely going to look into the lasagna recipe. That's been something I've considered making recently, but am much happier to attempt a paleo version. I also think your wardrobe style is awesome, and I love how insightful this process has been. I think I'm going to begin once the big apartment clean-up is complete.

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