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It's been a while...so I'm just gonna quietly edge my way back in here.

 

Since I was in last, I've gotten engaged, adopted a cat, moved house twice - second time to Liverpool with fiance, and had top surgery. Also gained weight, lost the progress I made, and started feeing pretty rubbish again. Getting through the top surgery has been epic, and removed th dysphoria which makes me hide but I've gotten into the habit of being lazy and eating too much crap again. I'm alo hving back problems from being at a desk all day, which is super unhelpful and caused by a combo of my weight and lack of strength in those muscles after I fell out of my good exercise habits.

 

Fiance, for all her wonderful is not interested in fitness, which is fine, it doesn't cause any conflict for either of us, but it helps my lazy side take over, and she finds it hard to push me to do this stuff though she is up for lighter exercise, mixing me protein shakes while I'm at work (which we both do from home), and making me a timetable and waving it in my face as required, hehe. Also, I'm finding it hard to get a balance foodwise. She's not a fan of a lot of the healthier stuff I like to cook, so short of feeding us both the same 3 meals over and over, I need to do some thinking about how to accommodate us both.

 

I've been through the fire over and over just to get here, and I want the body that I dreamed of for so long. It's gonna take work, and I don't have the funds to join a gym again at the moment, but before Christmas comes and I give up for another month, let's get SOMETHING started!

 

Gonna go simple, for this month, just want to get back into the habit of exercise again - getting myself moving has proven in the past to be the best way to get my mind in the right place.

 

So here goes!

 

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Exercise

3 times a week,20-30 minutes of ANYTHING that constitutes light exercise. Walking, Kinect games, etc. Got a couple of new fitness games to try out (cos I love 'em) and a new area to properly explore so this should be easy but need to overcome the laaaaaazy.

 

Eating

Right now, going for cutting out the sugar (except the 2 I have in a cup o' coffee). Exceptions allowed for chocolate-based presents, and Christmas day/Boxing day only.

 

 

 

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LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

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First night: check.Got off work at 8.30, prepped food, then amused the fiance by testing out Shape Up on the kinect...and stopping when I was strugglng to go on. I'll be very happy when my asthma improves again cos I do get blown out super easily atm, and I needed my reliever like 3 times last night.

 

Next exercise is due tomorrow so goal for today is just no junky/sugary snack food.

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Viscura
[Cybernetic Warrior
]

 

Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

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Ooh. Connect games. How are they nowadays? The last one I played was the EA Sports game shipped with the Connect -- aaaaand i blew out my hip with it because the house I lived in at the time was so sunny the Connect had issues registering the movements (especially lunges).

Tell me it's gotten better!

I do, on the other hand, really kinda miss my Wii Fit.

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Hey darkfoxx! I tried the EA Sports Active one with the 360 and it couldn't track me worth a damn - fortunately the Xbox One Kinect is WAAAAAAAY better at tracking than the 360 one, and it doesn't need as much space either. Even tho it wants, like, studio lights before it stops whining about that, it still works pretty damn well. Wouldn't have bought it full price tho, it's extortionte, but second hnd at £30 and I'm happy. Have tried Sports Rivals which is fun, with others or the campaign, and Shape Up which is super, super cheesy (and therefore also fun).

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Viscura
[Cybernetic Warrior
]

 

Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

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Oooookay, 5 hours sleep, a sinus headache, and a 9 and a half hour shift says...exercise will be done tomorrow! Which is fine by me, means I can toddle off to do the food shopping when I wake up.

 

But first task is to get to 8.30pm without my head exploding! Nrgh...

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Viscura
[Cybernetic Warrior
]

 

Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

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Aah. You know, I hadn't even thought about it being the 360 that I was using the Kinect on as opposed to the One.

Man, I pay attention well :)

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I was pretty amazed at how much better it was, doesn't live up to all the hype but enough to be very useful for games, and for Skype.

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Viscura
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Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

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Welcome back! Very happy for you regarding surgery and it helping with the dysphoria...as the partner of someone who struggles with that I can only imagine. Following for encouragement! 

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"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Feeling better today after 10hrs sleep and no more exploding face headache. Shopping done, so nice walk, half of it carrying a backpack full of heavy stuff. Yay.

Have asked fiance to stop giving me sad puppy eyes when I turn down chocolate because...super unhelpful. She is currently making Christmas decorations, and telling me all the reasons why she loves Christmas. It's very adorable but the cat is going to attack...everything. Especially when we get the tree this weekend :D

Anyways, work again tomorrow and then Saturday if its not raining, going to explore local parks on the hunt for a) doggy walking place cos we plan to adopt soon and B) stuff with which to make a Christmas wreath :)

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Viscura
[Cybernetic Warrior
]

 

Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

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Welcome back! Very happy for you regarding surgery and it helping with the dysphoria...as the partner of someone who struggles with that I can only imagine. Following for encouragement! 

Hey, thank you :) I have a supportive partner and I can tell you how amazingly helpful that is, yours is a lucky one to have you!

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Viscura
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]

 

Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

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Well, after a week of sleeping 4hrs a night then working 9hrs shifts, today mostly involved sleep. Insomnia is dumb [emoji14]

But never mind, weather was rubbish anyway so there couldn't have been park so I did house cleaning instead. Boring, but necessary!

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Viscura
[Cybernetic Warrior
]

 

Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

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Nice walk yesterday, managed to avoid the rain and everything :)

Fiancee made mince pies, so I have eaten a couple but otherwise no sugar as planned.

Next exercise is tomorrow!

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Viscura
[Cybernetic Warrior
]

 

Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

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Phew. First proper workout - bodyweight and some weights - last night since well before the top surgery.

So first of all, ow.

And second of all, getting to do that with my new chest is amazing :D

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Viscura
[Cybernetic Warrior
]

 

Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

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Hoo boy, so I overdid things a bit.

After workout the other day I had the expected doms, including in my lower back.

But after a day of rest then a long walk with fiancee, which culminated in carrying some food shopping home, I've been in a lot of pain across my lower back.

So I need to step it back again. Drop the weights and do walking and kinect games and rebuild those muscles down there!

Better stuff tho, there was pizza the other night to celebrate fiancee finishing training at new job, but otherwise I have eaten well. No other junk food, avoiding sugary drinks, no chocolate or anything. Is good :)

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Viscura
[Cybernetic Warrior
]

 

Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

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Despite Christmas, the hurting back which is much better, and some horrible sleep, I'm still here! Out for walk after work tonight. And yes there was extra food and some chocolate but that was Christmas, so back to cutting the sugar out!

I can join a gym again soon too, though I'll be extra careful of my back - nothing too heavy till I build up the support muscles again. But it'll be nice to go do again :)

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Viscura
[Cybernetic Warrior
]

 

Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

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Not sure how I got no notifications on this until now but happy to hear about the workouts and being able to join a gym! Hope everything continues to go good for you, see you next year!

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: Keeps on Moving

Spoiler

Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 62

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|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Eyeing up Rising Heroes... I find it hard to keep motivated, and tk go to different places to keep checking in. And I do respond well to a game. Might be a good fit for me.

Hmmmmmmm *exaggerated beard stroke*

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Viscura
[Cybernetic Warrior
]

 

Current Challenge
 

LEVEL: 18
STR: 23 | STA: 25 | CON: 22 | INT: 10 | WIL: 19 | DEX: 1

 

 

Stuff I do:
Write stories and talk about being trans
Various filmy/webseriesy things

Link to post

If you do I'd love to hear about it...budget is maxed right now so I won't be able to this round

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: Keeps on Moving

Spoiler

Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 62

|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|59|60|61|62|63|64|65|66|

|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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