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Mr Ix wants me to take money out of savings to get a special chair, but i really really hate that idea :S

MONEY

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3 hours ago, ixaera said:

Mr Ix wants me to take money out of savings to get a special chair, but i really really hate that idea :S

MONEY

 

YOUR ENJOYMENT OF YOUR LIFE

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On 5/19/2017 at 10:55 AM, ixaera said:

lunatic, signing off to eat TWO servings of shrimp chips :|

 

Are shrimp chips what they sound like? Potato chips that taste like shrimp?

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3 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

 

YOUR ENJOYMENT OF YOUR LIFE

 

Will decrease if I have to spend more months saving money for the siding!! I've spent so many... but yeah, you have a good point ><;;;;

 

3 hours ago, calanthrophy said:

 

Are shrimp chips what they sound like? Potato chips that taste like shrimp?

 

I'm unsure whether they contain any potato. Or whether they taste enough like shrimp. I would say they have a shrimpy taste and are super addictive and I like them more than most other chips! The ones I had recently were wasabi flavored :3

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My INTP was showing today. Training new guy and I basically infobombed the poor guy. I did my best not to but it was STILL the end result. Oops.

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47 minutes ago, ixaera said:

My INTP was showing today. Training new guy and I basically infobombed the poor guy. I did my best not to but it was STILL the end result. Oops.

 

Some jobs do that, lol. I'm sure he appreciated your help, regardless. 

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5/23/17

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this week be like

 

Lifts

MMhmm

Low bar squats

1x5 45 lbs

3x8 65 lbs

(Superset banded pallofs for a lil abs, but forgot to superset planks with my rows oops)

 

Bench Press

1x5 50 lbs

1x3 60 lbs

1x3 70 lbs

6x5 84.5 lbs

Easy???? weird

 

T-Bar Row

5x5 72.5 lbs

 

Wide Grip Lat Pulldown

3x5 80 lbs

Superset with

Step Ups

3x10 24 lbs

 

Decided my spine was ready for some step ups, and it appeared to be. (Secondary legs thing is meant as more of a conditioning add on, but this didn't QUITE fit the bill for it, will have to up reps or something.)

 

Elliptical

1/4

not today. in theory I was "supposed to" but it isn't necessary and I was pooped

 

Earned: Vidja games time!

Spent: Vidja games time!

 

Average intake: 1443

Protein: 104g  2/6

 

Added sugar: 24g 2/5 <-- giving credit. Ate a delicious sandwich with 27g, no idea how much is added, but I refuse to allow that sandwich to break rules

Sat. Fat: 16g 2/6

 

Reward (buy something fun): On Track

 

Write! Every! Day!

2/7

 

Reward (big ticket alcohol/food item within average): On Track

 

Study Sometimes!

0

 

Do Yer Chores!

Litter, random tidying

Earned: 1 smallish treat

Spent: 1 small bag of cheetos puffs, 1 still in the bank

 

Gave away a cowboy chicken cookie b/c I did not realize those were enormous 500 calorie cookies and that kind of sugar bomb wasn't in the game plan today. Success. Work was hectic but mostly involved training. Gym was empty except for me, got 2 walks in, managed to write several paragraphs despite being tired. Would have liked to do more today but this is plenty good.

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Oh and I was poking around in my FitNotes app this morning and wanted to see what it thought my estimated 1RM was (it's never actually right, but I was between sets, as you do)

 

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I am jealous of your massive bench strength.
Also, in the spirit of "don't knock it 'til you've tried it" I won't mention how awful shrimp chips sound.

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5/24/17

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this week be like

 

Lifts

N/A

 

Elliptical

2/4

I went!

 

Earned: Vidja games time!

Spent: Nothing, so 1 in the bank :3

 

Average intake: 1574

Protein: 111g  3/6

 

Added sugar: 34g 2/5 nope, had a tasty tasty cookie :) Also some dried cranberries which were sweetened with more sugar. Arg, oops. That's ok.

Sat. Fat: 16g 3/6

 

Reward (buy something fun): On Track

 

Write! Every! Day!

3/7

OMG FINALLY finished(ish) part 3, needs editing still, but I'm actually really happy with the way it opens. Probably  happier than with anything else I've ever written. It's nothing special, just banter between characters, but I really feel like the personalities shone through exactly the way I wanted them to for once. Progress!!

 

Reward (big ticket alcohol/food item within average): On Track

 

Study Sometimes!

1

I'm adding "piano practice" to things that count towards studying (it's skill building after all), so I earned and spent tv time last night.

 

Do Yer Chores!

Dishes & random tidying, also cooked

Earned: 1 smallish treat

Spent: 1 beer & 1 small cookie. Bank is now empty.

The beer ended up being heavier than imagined when I logged it, but I'm not going to penalize myself for that.

 

So far so good. Not dead yet. My massage therapist cold called me yesterday and I realized it has been a while (3 months) and with anxiety high, it's probably worth dropping money on. SIGH. Self care. It's a sign, right? Training is going pretty well. I'm encouraged by trainee's enthusiasm to shadow and ask questions, which I think are far more important than pre-existing skills. I forgot about Memorial Day, so got a mood boost yesterday when someone pointed out the 3 day weekend. Yay!

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5/25/17

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Lifts

 

 

Bulgarian Split Squats

5x6 50 lbs

Swapping to barbell style next time I think, depending on how much of a pain it is to get a bench or box set up at the right height in/at the back of the rack.

 

Overhead Press

6x5 45 lbs

Got weirdly light-headed??? I blame early morning gymming. Fasted + caffeine, perhaps.

 

Reverse Hyperextensions

3x8 5 lbs

Gotta figure out another way. The machine thing with the straps and lever is just Too Big. I have to climb onto it then belly hop to get in the middle and the strap tends to fall off, and welp. Also found that I literally have to think "lift with butt" or I lift with my lower back, which absolutely does still hurt.

 

Close-Grip Bench Press

3x8 60 lbs

Superset with!

DB Rows

3x8 25 lbs

 

Just meant to be light on bench b/c HEAVY DAY is tomorrow.

 

Elliptical

2/4

Naw. Probably shoulda to make 4x but oh well.

 

Earned: Vidja games time!

Spent: Nothing, so 2 in the bank! That's a lot wow

 

Average intake: 1553

Protein: 95g  4/6

 

Added sugar: 21g 3/5 DID have 2x of those amazing coconut date rolls that Sprouts sells, but those count as not added sugar \o/

Sat. Fat: 14g 4/6

 

Reward (buy something fun): On Track

And another victory: I went grocery shopping this morning and nabbed a cookie intending to eat half as my chores reward, saw my added sugar might be a little too high for it and went for cheetos instead \o/ Did not eat cookie (yet) (soon)

 

Write! Every! Day!

4/7

Chapter 3 got a first pass edit and shared with the only 2 people I let read anything because I'm a twerp. If I ever have something halfway finished I may try to overcome that hurdle and share.

 

Reward (big ticket alcohol/food item within average): On Track

 

Study Sometimes!

2!

Not only did I bang my head against figuring out piano music, I wrote a tiny program that will spit out random choices for the options in Civ 6 advanced setup that don't have a "Random" choice. :-) I am a productive busy little bee yes

 

I earned and spent that tv time.

 

Do Yer Chores!

Laundry, groceries, cooked

Earned: 1 smallish treat

Spent: 1 120 cal bag of cheesy poofs

 

I battled weariness today and won. I'm not taking this victory for granted. The war is far from over.

 

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Work was extremely slow (probably due to the impending holiday) so I carped that diem to get chores done, skill build, etc. Tomorrow I plan to use my protein off day and a sugar off day and possibly the saturated fat off day. We will see. I've promised to do pub night with my guild which means I am exceeding my one drink limit as well. The spoils? A cookie. Pizza. Some Tuaca. My chest muscles will be made of chocolate and cheese.

 

94 lb bench with my name on it in the morning gah

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11 hours ago, ixaera said:

 

Reverse Hyperextensions

3x8 5 lbs

Gotta figure out another way. The machine thing with the straps and lever is just Too Big. I have to climb onto it then belly hop to get in the middle and the strap tends to fall off, and welp. Also found that I literally have to think "lift with butt" or I lift with my lower back, which absolutely does still hurt.

 

Do they have pulleys at your fancy pants hardcore gym? You could do kickbacks instead with the pulley set at floor height. 

 

11 hours ago, ixaera said:

 

 

Reward (buy something fun): On Track

And another victory: I went grocery shopping this morning and nabbed a cookie intending to eat half as my chores reward, saw my added sugar might be a little too high for it and went for cheetos instead \o/ Did not eat cookie (yet) (soon)

 

Yay! Winning the victory over the power of sugar! 

 

11 hours ago, ixaera said:

 

 

I battled weariness today and won. I'm not taking this victory for granted. The war is far from over.

 

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11 hours ago, ixaera said:

I've promised to do pub night with my guild which means I am exceeding my one drink limit as well. The spoils? A cookie. Pizza. Some Tuaca. My chest muscles will be made of chocolate and cheese.

 

 

You have clearly mastered the art of powerlifting, please teach me your ways. 

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35 minutes ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

Do they have pulleys at your fancy pants hardcore gym? You could do kickbacks instead with the pulley set at floor height. 

 

This is actually on the shortlist of things to try out! I was also looking at this: http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/reverse-hyper

it uses an adjustable bench instead of a reverse hyper contraption, so in theory it should be easier with my body size. The drawback is that you can only modify via angle, though you could potentially use the weighted chains I guess?

 

I tried cable kickbacks at one point early on post-injury and they were a big no, but might be doable now. I've healed a lot! My back has been very accepting of the crap I've been doing lately (having to sit at work more, to train, this week of back-iffy moves in every workout). If anything, I'd say it's ENJOYING the new stuff (maybe not the sitting, that'd be nutso), which is how I wanted it to go *crosses fingers* I don't think I've even had noticeable sciatica (yes, a little bit, but less even than normal) this week. WOOOOOOOOO

not taking it for granted, though, my back has a history of the three steps forward two steps back style healing. The deadlifts Sunday will really show me where I'm at (only doing 65 lbs).

44 minutes ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

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This is the face I made this morning on my bench sets. 94 lbs was HEAVY. I got through the first set fine, but the last rep on sets 2 & 3 was super hairy. Like, within a hair of failing hairy, got stuck on the way up and hulked my way through the rep. (LEG DRIVE! IT WORKS!) My lats were like "oh hi, I mean, I was just gonna be a wallflower at this party but I can see I'm needed now" I really wish I'd bothered to film anything today ><;; I wanted to see how bad that looked.

 

48 minutes ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

You have clearly mastered the art of powerlifting, please teach me your ways. 

 

step one: lift the heavy things!

step two: consume muscle parts!!!

step three: ????

step four: hulk out of your clothes, repeat

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4 minutes ago, ixaera said:

step one: lift the heavy things!

step two: consume muscle parts!!!

step three: SLEEP

step four: hulk out of your clothes, repeat

 

FIFY.

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I have a lot of catching up to do, but I saw princess bride and I was like "Okie! <3"

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