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  2. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty third challenge!

    Morning all. 9am here, sort of rainy out, now and again. Pretty exhausted, feel a bit guilty as well. I fell asleep on the sofa around 9.30pm and totally missed my friends party i text her at 1am when i had woken - to apologise and stuff but shes not sent anything back. Damn it. Im still tired but also secretly glad im not hungover!! x
  3. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty third challenge!

    Thanks! Yes reallly useful and great fun as well. Had a lovely time and got loads of work done I kind of love the rain, (unless i have outdoor plans) x
  4. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty third challenge!

    Sorry i missed this Matt! Thank you so much xx
  5. Salinger

    TGP- what is the NEW normal anyways? Patience

    Great you have a goal and are excited again x
  6. Diadhuit

    Elastigirl: Just keep plugging along

    Honestly, this, all the way!! And the hobbit seemed more a rollercoaster ride than something with a plot.
  7. Morag

    Morag's unexpected journey.

    I am struggling. I am tired all the time, can't get out of bed within even an hour of waking, and I wake well past 8am. So next week will be "interesting" (Serenity pun intended). Because being at work bright and early (6am) will be a hugely different experience. I decided to torture myself a bit in preparation: I will get up as if I have to go to work, both Sunday as well as Monday, hopefully, three days is enough to get my sleep rhythm in check Enough to be able to do Tuesday with minimal ill-effects. I was thinking I should start today, but I am lazy and tired and I talked myself out of it. Silly me. What was I thinking, seriously saying yes to shift work? I have watched hubby suffer under this kind of bullshit for ten years and now I just go and say "sure I'll do it, why not"? What the F is WRONG WITH ME? Also Not having kids for any length of time is weird! Not bad per sé just weird. I'll hop through the bathroom, then do the grocery haul for next week's no-mensa lunch situation, and by some veggies and stuff for my own eating for this weekend, then I'll warm up yesterday's leftovers, because I did indeed put food in the fridge yesterday. And "out of sight out of mind" it's waiting for me there. Packing things up and putting a lid and a fridge door between me and leftovers apparently is enough to get me to put down the fork. It's all about thresholds it seems: make healthy snacks easier accessible than unhealthier choices, add height to threasholds I want as a deterent, lower those I want myself to cross. Silly human behaviour... silly morag behaviours. I'm tired tired tired. I expect it is because I am not doing much, therefore I don't need any energy much, so the body is reducing available resources, I am tired, don't want to do much, and so on and so forth. Bit annoying. I'll get some stuff done today, then I'll sit and knit and watch a movie as evening wind down, then bed as early as 9pm (8?), with an alarm for 4am. An hour and a half should be enough to get up, sorted and to the bus in the morning. So I will practice that. See how it goes. Getting up 2h early while I am in school routine, getting up before the kids, all that jazz, it shouldn't be a problem. But doing it during summer break is kind of cruel. Okay. Enough babbling, lets get moving. send from my phone, bear with me.
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  9. Friday Update You know, if I could talk about what happens at work it would make for a much more interesting update because yesterday was crazy with some mental things that went on but I can't so I will just say my usual: Woah, another day, whoddathunk it. I was very well behaved yesterday. Sort of. I got into work really early as I took TH in and I had a blueberry muffin for breakfast. Lunch was a salad with dolmades even though what I really wanted to do was hit the town and go crazy with some crisps but I ate what I had. I also had a pot of homemade greek yoghurt. After work I got a bit of grocery shopping and a snack because I was starving and then I went to pick TH up from work. I swear I do my best driving when I am trying not to disturb the Lap Pringles. We got home and had my dad's pea soup with some fresh Mediterranean bread and then some ice cream. I have never bought and eaten so much ice cream. I had a dream last night we were planning a holiday to the Azores and it was so boring and detailed I am genuinely surprised not to be going on holiday to the Azores. Nourish I told you about this, it was alright until the Lap Pringles and even then it wasn't terrible. Relate I might have been too full of Lap Pringles.
  10. aramis

    The next step

    W3 D5 (July 19th) - Keep the engine running Workout (strength) ✔ - We're losing pressure 2509 kcal, 132 g protein. 6 day average weight: 74.45kg Friday weight - 73.9kg - Beware the material fatigue No problem waking up at alarm. I stayed up and at computer too late. Binge watching of youtube videos was my sin. But those were nice videos - about hammocks, tarps and overall camping gear and techniques. I like those. - This thing needs to move Nothing to write here - just made myself busy with small things. It did the job.
  11. aramis

    My way towards OCR

    July 19th Nutrition: Breakfast - none Lunch - chicken with spinach, rye bread - 862kcal, 63g protein Dinner - potato, mortadela, eggs and cheese casserole, napa cabbage salad - 1005kcal, 38g protein Supper - quark, halva and banana smoothie - 522kcal, 25g protein Drinks - black coffee, water. Morning coffee with 200ml whole milk - 120kcal, 6g protein Total 2509 kcal, 132 g protein. Workout (strength): warmup - 5min elliptical 8 | 7 | 7 assisted chin-ups 10 neg pull-ups 3 x (15 squats with sand pillow (22,7kg / 50lb) / 16 push-ups) in circuit 1 min plank stretching - bit of dynamic stretch, bit of yoga poses Turns out I can't do negative chin-ups after all. I tried different hand placement, but in every configuration my right elbow pit stung. Some muscle just isn't cooperating and squeezes veins/nerves. When I do regular (assisted) chinup, it is fine. Maybe said muscle just needs time to position itself the right place and when jumping to the bar without the tension, the muscle places itself awkwardly. Anyway - I just did negative pull-ups instead.
  12. geng shi

    Let's try this again

    Day 19 update: 1. Biked 9.43 miles 2. Got 64  3. Nothing after 8 .
  13. Jupiter

    A Druid's Battle Log

    Small rant ahead, feel free to skip: Anyway, on to today's stats: Fitness: - Did a lot of extra workouts during the week so took a rest day today instead. Nutrition: - Had 2 healthy things today: apple and grapes. So far except for yesterday I've had 2 to 3 healthy things all week this week. Pretty proud of myself. Intellectual: - Found some plotting issues while working through this chapter that will affect things later, and I'm trying to figure out how to make the necessary changes while still making sense. Also wondering if I should pare the plot down a bit too.
  14. Teirin

    Sara Kingdom Goes Kurosawa

    Oh no! Good luck tonight!
  15. Elastigirl

    Elastigirl: Just keep plugging along

    No worries. I like fun side discussions/ rants. I actually sometimes enjoy movies of my favorite books. As long as I go in with the expectation that the movie isn't going to be good, and may not follow the book. I enjoyed the LoTR movies, but didn't like the Hobbit movie. I did feel like they kept most of the important parts of LoTR, but the Hobbit movies were just all over the place.
  16. delalana

    Sloth gets some miles in

    There are a few other things. Mini donuts, tater tots, cheese curds, wild rice. You should have seen my mom's (Michigander) reaction when I made tater tot hot dish around last Thanksgiving and compared it to green bean casserole. Glasses look great. The frame seems to be the most common style I see people in these days.
  17. Thom Stépan

    Run Thom Run 2

    I have lost 2.6kg (5.7lb) in the last month. I am really happy with that result. Unexpected as I didnt think I had been doing enough to cause the weight loss. Especially the last fortnight with having the kids for school holidays. Sent from my CPH1725 using Tapatalk
  18. Jedediah The Wolf

    Ye Not-Quite-Olde Ranger Guildhall [General Chat]

    I swear I'll do a challenge soon right now I'm battling the last breathes of a fierce summer semester! Although I'd like to not that I did win the battle with depression! I know not all days will be easy or the most bright but with the right people in my life, the proper nutrients, spirituality, and a kickass attitude i'll make it through those days like a beast
  19. delalana

    Strickland5 gets back on the wagon

    How much harder is running on hills than running on a flat course in general? I'm just picking up a running habit and the trail that's a 10 minute drive from my house is pretty flat whereas the one a two minute walk away has a lot of hills.
  20. Decided to go for a run today instead of a bike ride. I'm not sure how my speed compared to last week. I think it might have been a bit slower, but the tracking data from last week had some weird zig zags in it that are throwing the pace off (according to the tracking data, I was running sub 4 minute mile pace towards the end). This week's GPS data looks better and puts me at about an 11 minute mile pace during the runs. Running felt a lot easier this week than last. I wasn't terribly tired after any of the runs, even the ones at the very ends. I actually got bored on a couple of the walking segments. Turns out this running thing isn't terrible when you don't feel like you're dying. Food truck at work today was OCheeze, so my exception for the summer, and it was very good. Grilled cheese with bacon, apple, honey, fontina cheese, and walnuts. Veggies may or may not happen today. I got one serving in at lunch and will get another couple in if I feel like eating again tonight. I skipped eating dinner after the grilled cheese at 2:30. This in and of itself is pretty new. In the past, I've always been annoyed if I didn't get a full meal around both lunch and dinner time (with "lunch time" being pretty flexible). Today, I'm just not particularly hungry and, if I do get hungry, I'm not going to want too much food. I should get my third strength session for the week in tomorrow morning. Now I just need to convince myself that eating lunch in the work break room (my gym is in the basement of work) on a Saturday is a happier idea than picking up pizza on my way between places... Today was a good day and I am happy.
  21. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Goes Kurosawa

    My sleep debt is twenty hours. I'm wondering how much of it I can make up this weekend. I have one job for the next twelve hours. Just sleep.
  22. Snickie

    Snickie respawns!

    Yep, this week is weird. Let's see how encoding spoiler tags on my Chromebook will break my posts. (Aaaaaand it did.) Progress Report W 7/17 Progress Report R 7/18 Progress Report F 7/19 Rest Exercise Day (I did this about 15 minutes before actual dinner) Bodyweight squats w/ 3lb weight - 7, 7, 7 One-legged calf raises /leg - 16, 16, 16 Knee push-ups - 5, 5, 5 arms kept wanting to go out especially when I focused on going deep. Counted for challenge since I can't do pike pushups. Walking lunges /side - 5, 5, 5 I have finally officially leveled up on these sort of. Hanging (ct at 128/2 bpm) - 24, 24, 24 = total 67.5 seconds I did these weird since I'm on the rows stage and not the pullup stage and I don't have a bar or a thin-yet-sturdy tree branch, so the first and third set I did at the top of the row (knees bent) and the second set I did at the bottom (body straight). The second set felt like cheating because I'm using a walker and the bar I normally use for pullups was too low so I was using the handles and my wrists were kind of held against the lower bar so I went back to the top on the third set even though it was torture in the first set. Plank - 30s, 30s, 30s Jumping jacks - 28, 28, 28 Food Nothing in the morning oops Afternoon: wakame flakes (kelp); BJs roasted garlic hummus with carrots; more wakame flakes Early evening: mango Actual dinner: chili (incl bell peppers, no beans) Late evening: even more wakame flakes Reading No today was pretty lazy. Clarinet Nope. Also, I'm pretty lost on this dress. I think I'm going to cut a new pattern, one piece instead of separate top and skirt; hopefully I have enough fabric left for that. I haven't decided if I'm going to use the knit or the chiffon for it yet (or both and attach the non-stretchy chiffon somehow to the stretchy knit so that it sits over but still stretches underneath).
  23. Mortimer

    Mortimer's battle logs.

    Skywalker handstands: Padawan level planks it is. 4 breaks taken total. Jedi high jumps: Took 3 breaks to finish them all Jabba the hutt chokes: 3x10 body weight rows, first 2 sets without breaks. Chewbacca carries were skipped as I couldn't find a heavy enough weight. Han Solo shuttle runs:  Just ran jogged the whole 6x20 secs thing. Fitbit provided the 20sec count and 10 secs intervals.  Force push ups:  4 sets of 8 Knee Plyometric Push-ups - had to rest in between  Jedi force choke holds:  Jumping up to catch a bar is a lot harder then stepping off support. 3 breaks were taken. Some of the items were done before the 10k run(force choke holds and body weight rows) , some after. Running 10k does take some out of you. After run snack: 2 packets coconut drink One orange One apple 2 eggs 250 ml chocolate milk drink
  24. Mortimer

    Mortimer's battle logs.

    Supper last night: 375ml Milk Half an orange Breakfast: Cashew nut zucchini boat 60g black beans 60g chayote  1 tomato  24g carrot Usual decoction of 1 tablespoon fennel, 1 tablespoon cumin and 1 tea spoon carom tea  Half an orange. A dragonfruit I ran 10 k ahead of the 6 min 30 sec pacer group but could not catch up to the 6 min group. I think running 10 k in under an hour is coming close... 
  25. REPORT: DAY 26 Morning cardio (elliptical) -- 709 calories in 60 min. Training [shoulders] barbell OH presses (ascending 10s) 30x12 40x10 50x10 60x10 70x10 80x10 90x10 100x8 push presses (10-breath myo reps) 110x10-3-3-3-2 cable 1-arm straight laterals 2x5 2x6 2x8 2x8 2x8 Commentary: Yes, those were 2-pound sets in that exercise. Isolation exercises can be humbling. . They're very good at revealing weaknesses. They're also good for directly attacking those weaknesses. cable 1-arm OH presses 10x20 10x20 10x20 10x20
  26. fleaball

    Flea Learns How to Human, Part 2

    Yeah. Ultimate sadness. I just told my brother “tl;dr we’re gonna be without him for 3 weeks” and he was like “what the fuck?!?!?!” And asked if we could go with one of the other treatment options instead. Womp.
  27. NeverThatBored

    Flea Learns How to Human, Part 2

    Leaving pets at the vet always makes me super sad, so I can imagine how stressful the idea of leaving him for 3 weeks is! Poor baby. :/
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