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  2. How nice, it's not every day you meet new-old family! It sounds like it was worth not worrying about food for a while. When I was dieting/restricting types and amounts of food, I thought about food all the time and often found myself mindlessly searching and eating things I didn't want. I think I built up a cumulative feeling of deprivation and food neurosis that made dieting more and more difficult and counterproductive. I'm not dieting any more, but if I were, I would definitely prioritise avoiding deprivation backlash over speed of weight loss. It sounds like that's what you usually do, too.
  3. Mad Hatter

    Raptron Repeats Herself

    WHEEEE that looks so fun!
  4. yeah its a different lifestyle. we here in Rural america are very independent folks. for some, if they have a burger its because they farmed it! ----- anyways. your camping too? how awesome! are you going to the lake district? my camping plans are still a little undefined. I have to take the weather into consideration. recently its been mostly dry- but when it rains they've been big towering thunderstorms and I do not want to be camping out in that. the campout will be part of a three day event where a bunch of people will be working on clearing up the North country trail. brennon is trying to get 20hours of volunteer time over the summer, to work on clearing up hiking trails. so this weekend is of special significance for that. I think much of that requirement will be done. it will also , possibly, be a very athletic week for me as I need to get my runs all done by Thursday.
  5. Mad Hatter

    sylph does a thing. anything.

    Look at you doing things! A+
  6. Mad Hatter

    I guess I'm unchallenging?

    Oh woooowwww it's been a whiiile since I posted!! I don't have a reason for it, guess I've just been taking vacationing and unchallenging very seriously. I've been enjoying the sun, swimming every day, picking berries, hanging out with friends, learnt some Android development, started learning After Effects today for a little side side project, reading, cooking... It's great. What I haven't been doing much is training, except for the odd climbing session here and there. I seem to have caught the lazies in that respect. Anyways, hi! Even if I don't have much to say I'll be better about hanging out here this week because I like hanging out with you!
  7. Urgan

    Urgan Shows Up, Does the Thing

    7/19/2019 - 7/21/2019 We are the champions...of almost sensible bedtimes 武士道 (ぶしどう) Justice/Rectitude Within: Samurai Don't Complain (in fitness or in the meeting room) I did complain a bit, due to erratic deploy schedules earlier in the week, to the guy who normally handles such because HOW I MISSED HIM. Without: Giri Mop floor Clean shower Clean kitchen counters Clean toilet Clean sinks Courage Within: Crying in the Dojo Technique Review - 5/10 Iaido Review - 1/5 Buki Waza Review - 2/5 Without: Keep heizen and carry on Benevolence Within and Without: Love Dad Training - 0/5 9:00 Dinner - 6/10 Cat grooming - 3/5 Politeness Within: Rēsetsu Too Many Curses - 10 Without: Do 道 Drawing Japanese Characters - 3/5 Honesty Within: Shinjitsu for Me - Without: Matomo for Thee Say (Only) What You Mean - 20/35 Honor Within: Sotsugyu Already Update resume (again) Without: Battle With Meiyo and Humanity Clean out office closet Clean out under-bed clothing storage Double-check the hanging clothes for things that can be put up/given away Phoned it in in the gym, finished the Fraud book, did the iaido practice, PR'd my squat 5RM by 1lb, did some deadlift work, endured a jackarse who definitely violated some kind of etiquette by just taking over the squat rack space without so much as a by-your-leave, kicked 2 books off the island for violating the royal mess out of "show don't tell" (FYI the offenders were The First King of Shannara--Terry Brooks--and The Scar--the Dyachenkos), and began the process of inhaling Rider at the Gate (C.J. Cherryh), which is as pure a sci-fi western as possible and it is amazing as all things Cherryh writes are. I got ten pages into Shannara before feeling like I was reading a bad paraphrase of the lattermost part of The Silmarillion that was forced to down a bottle of Miralax. You know, the part where it explains how Sauron went from black-clad Evil Dude to Flaming Eye in the Sky? If you don't mind rereading a bad version of LoTR, go for it. The Scar had just. too. much. passive. description. when you could have just, you know, did the thing and proved it out with actions? I don't know if it's a victim of translation or what. Anyway, so very glad to hard pass those for Rider I cannot put it in words because Rider is awesome. Confusing at first, but it's obviously intentional because of the chaos of emotions the town is going through, the narration follows that theme. It works, IMHO. This makes 84% completion, 74 books to go. Sunday was laundry, dinner, cleaning the bathroom, massive amounts of reading and napping. Got in bed a whole half hour "early" to boot.
  8. LovelyBouncer

    Juliebarkley gets to work

    Very productive, and does follow through with your life goals. Something you can't plan out totally I feel, except taking advantage of free time and a sunny day. Follows along the goals of decluttering! Happy Monday!
  9. Harriet

    Let's try this again

    I'm probably repeating myself but that's some amazing consistency. Way to go!
  10. Mike Wazowski

    Mike Wazowski: When to Try HARD, and when to chillll

    I've been called out!! That's my thinking! Still pushed myself and made some growth, no matter how the final points shake out. Week 3 Wrap Up: Friday: Could not be bothered to care very much about work - I literally focused only on doing the one thing I absolutely had to do, went to required meetings, and called it a week. Dance practice after work was good but exhausting (I'm leaving the studio most days feeling like everything hurts, but especially my adductors). I think I was a lump on my couch after that, but don't really remember. Saturday: Dance practice all morning, then some errands (knocking out a couple Harry to do list items) and met up with one of my best friends for what I was planning to be only one drink. But we made some new friends at the bar, hung out for a bit, and then decided to head over to my neighborhood and check out another bar. We were there til about 2 am (bar close) and learned that 1) she and I have pretty similar taste in men (lol) and 2) I have a knack for picking guys who are already in relationships out of a crowd (haha). It was fun romping around with a best friend I haven't gotten a chance to spend much time with regardless. Sunday: Dance practice, finally starting on grad school work for the week (only finished about half of what I wanted to - thankfully next week's an exam week so I'll have a chance to hit the reset button and get caught up again), laundry, and calling my parents ate up the day. Oh, and wallowing in hangover self-pity, because I'm a wimp. This week's about to be cray at work with me leaving on Friday for vacation, so there's a very real chance of drive-by updates only for a bit. Running point total: 96.5 Hermione: 64.5 Work Day 1 Thing: 5/5, 4/4, 5/5, 5/5, 0/5 Lesson Planning: 10/10 Grad school work: 4/6, 5/6, 6/6, 3/6, 0/6 Sleeeeep: 3.5/7, 5/7, 6/7, 3/7, 0/7 Ron: 14 Strength: 0/1, 1/1, 0/1, 1/1, 0/1 Prehab / pilates: 2/1, 4/1, 3/1, 2/1, 1/1 Harry: 18
  11. Salinger

    TGP- what is the NEW normal anyways? Patience

    Hypocritical cos i eat meat.....i hate hunting!!!!!! Id like it if the fish were put back Brennon sounds like he has a good life planned out. x
  12. Mad Hatter

    KB Girl battles the chaos monster

    Hot. Though guess it could be appropriate if it's one of those wedding parties. I love all the little Jaap/Emma/family stories, it's all very cute.
  13. Welcome! It's very convenient that you have a bench in your garage. Sounds like you're going to do a mix of running and weights? Seems like a plan. Good luck!
  14. Mad Hatter

    Press to HS summer battle part #1

    Hmmm, I think you're doing it wrong. Yes to pictures!
  15. Sylvaa

    Run along now

    Sucks about the tour - that looked like a lot of fun! Are you looking for an alternative tour to take instead?
  16. cn3wton

    cn3wton, Dúnedain, Ranger of the North.

    Back again with a HUGE change in mindset and focus. Buckle up this update is going to full of blood, sweat, and tears. Maybe thats a bit dramatic but here we go. I also apologize for the profanity in advance. It all started out with realizing my goals where bullshit. Lose weight, be healthy, those are some vague shitty ass goals. What do those mean to me? Should I way less and be healthier, sure. But as goals those are about as phoned in as a clever telethon based pun. They are shit. I just finished reading David Goggins book "Can't Hurt Me", and it really resonated with me. He was fat and out of shape, twice, and managed to turn shit around, twice! And on top of that become a navy seal and an all around bad ass. He also had a hole in his freaking heart when he did it all! Sure I may not want to be a SEAL, but I kept thinking why is it that he was so driven that he lost so much weight in such a short time. And on top of that, kept pushing to become a bad ass? Well he had a goal that was make it or break it. There was a deadline, there where stakes, and he either had to work towards that goal every god damn day or it was all worthless. And he wanted it, BAD. Meanwhile I'm over here with weak ass goals with an open ended date and the only stakes are disease, discomfort, and an early death. Something that apparently doesn't phase me since I just keep not doing anything. So I looked back on my previous fitness journey. What did I do different? What was the drive that kept me going. And the truth was simple, I set bad ass goals. I didnt care if it was doing a handstand off the wall, or a cartwheel, or perfecting my jump rope skills even in a god damn snow storm! I set goals and I worked towards those every fucking day. All of these goals had something to do with an action I had never done before, or improving something that I could sort of do. Well I decided its about damn time I set up a kick ass new goal that sounds impressive, but is also doable. Running a marathon in a month just isnt going to happen, I know that. But what is something I can do? What is something that despite my issues and weight I can do? Walk. I can always take another step, I can always move forward. So my goal is on September 22nd to walk from my house to the gym, totaling 25.4 miles. It should take roughtly 8 hours. Thats a pretty bad ass achievement. Even if its "just" walking, how many people do you know who have walked 25+ miles just to walk it? Not many. Having that goal in mind I have a plan. Every day on lunch (except thursdays) I will walk. I will get my nutrition back on track to help me to not only lose weight to make this easier, but to also help fuel my walking. Today I am fasting to get my intermittent fasting back on track. And once a week I need to do one BAD ASS WALK. Picking some place that I would never see myself walking to, something that seems crazy, and walking there. I will take the dog with me on some, dependent on distance and weather. But he will likely stick to the shorter walks with me since he doesn't behave that well on leash. So I am working towards improving myself for a goal. When I crush this walk I will pick another one. I may even post about the walk on facebook and raise money for it for a charity or some shit. But I'm not worried about that now. Go out there and set bad ass goals everyone, and do everything you can to make them a reality!
  17. Mad Hatter

    WhiteGhost is Nephalem

    I wish it were me! We all have to thank miss @raptron for shenanigan inspiration. Really nice job on the handstands! You seem to be able to get into them really consistently now too, any tips? Also it amuses me that Podunk City has the same population as Finland.
  18. raptron

    RedStone Sparks Something

    YA YA yA! PENCILS DOWN! Hope it went ok and you slept well in the new spot!
  19. raptron

    sylph does a thing. anything.

    YUMMM. Phew, yes. Definitely a workout.
  20. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Raptron Repeats Herself

    You must be in North Dallas then
  21. Well then, I might chuck planks in at the end or maybe attempt something more difficult like the leg raise. Though adding in quad work seems to be the priority for now. I only tried a belt once, in a deadlift class. I didn't like it much, as I was required to push out against the belt, which is different from how I usually brace and it made me feel weaker, not stronger. Also, I was told they're not really necessary. Oh, this makes sense. I do wish to add more quad work. I can't do pistol squats and front squats are very painful, but I could definitely do bulgarian squats and leg press. I've never used the leg press machine before. I'll ask someone to show me. Hopefully these exercises won't let my glutes/hams take over. I squat high bar. With low bar, you're supposed to rest the bar on your rear delts. But I don't have any rear delts. Well, not any that are visible to the naked eye.
  22. raptron

    KB Girl battles the chaos monster

    Hahah, that sounds very different... Karaoke! Did you sing a song? Busy day. So nice! What a good summer weekend.
  23. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Machete: Somehow I Manage

    Food goes in the toothy-end, be sure to clean up what comes out of the other end.
  24. Mike Wazowski

    Raptron Repeats Herself

    fair - I'm clearly biased by living in Dallas (no joke, there's a bar with "Keep Dallas Pretentious" painted on the wall - it's half tongue-in-cheek as a reference to "Keep Austin Weird" but still). Hehe keep in mind y'all, I live under a rock with lots of pop culture. Killer weekend, from the sound of it - and glad you're feeling good today in spite of a late night!
  25. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Elastigirl: Just keep plugging along

    I got two books into ASOIAF and gave up. The first one was really good. The second one was...a doorstopper about what shirt someone was wearing while they were eating.
  26. Rooks

    Rooks - Tracking the Daily Grind...

    Came across this snippet in a book I recently read, and really made me think about Nerd Fitness. It's a conversation between Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, from their book All That Remains. I know I'm not part of NF much these days, but NF has brought me relationships much the same way this conversation discusses. I post it because their is so much negative stigma around meeting people on the internet. Don't be ashamed. It's better than propinquity.
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