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  2. Endor

    Should [DarK_RaideR] roll the dice or roll in the mud?

    2 days to go.. don't choke! Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  3. Harriet

    Finding the right path

    For sure. My motivation goes down the drain and I am also more likely to eat excessively/badly after sleeping poorly. Awesome! It remains an important function of later challenges, too
  4. Harriet

    Respawned: Building the Habit

    Interesting. I guess it's different when you find something you like enough to do even when you're bad at it (for me, lifting and writing). Something where you enjoy the process and enjoy setting and meeting modest, shorter term goals as well as dreaming of those big goals. I never got far in music because I enjoyed the idea of being a great musician more than I enjoyed practicing.
  5. oromendur

    [The Books of Vries] I am the Dream

    It was such a delightful night!! Ann and her Mr were wonderful hosts, the lively conversation ranged from philosophy to families and Hawaii to Afghanistan, and there was awesome hobbity food (steak and ale pie!) at an atmospheric old pub on the Thames. The Enting is a good-natured, happy child with a constant smile, and I am pleased to report that he is every bit as adorable as he seems on the internet Photographic evidence (somewhat blurry, sorry, I'm not the best selfie artist in the world on the best of days, and it was dark): So glad we could finally link up!
  6. Harriet

    Mike Wazowski Gets Basic

    Ah, that's interesting. I do go very low on my squats. It seems somehow harder to slow down and stop at a random point before the end of my range of motion, than to go all the way. Good awareness/managing.
  7. The Hero of Time

    So here we are........again

    Hmm, I didn't think through that acronym... Voyager is up there as one of my favourite Treks... but, then, that's quite a long list.
  8. analoggirl

    Rookie Does Things

    O.o indeed! Good to hear this year is awesome-but-non-committal Good going by the way. I also recently made some progress with my weight after months of having a rhytm.
  9. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter does handstands

    Garbage frustrating handstand day. Oh well, such is life.
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  11. Waanie

    Rookie Does Things

    It doesn't seem to matter which sports you do; it's always core . I like your new challenge, a good continuation of the current one .
  12. Waanie

    BD Tries to Stick Around

    Glad you're still here . How's this week going?
  13. Waanie

    Waanie is looking for a goal

    Thanks . I do have a manageable todo list now, even though I don't know if I'll get more feedback from the committee. The reports only get sent to my supervisor when they are all in, and of course there's at least one person more than half a week late. Thanks . I'm still alive! I did not track my challenge-goals this week, as it was just about surviving, but somehow I still got in around two hours of exercise every day. I did do some climbing yesterday as well, and even though I did not not climb hard (again!), I felt better afterwards. Today is a rest day (so get groceries, clean the kitchen, that kind of day), and tomorrow I'm going to enlist my boyfriend for helping with the more informal parts of my thesis, like the acknowledgements and cover design. Being insecure sucks, although it's understandable when you have to make a booklet out of 5 years work.
  14. I realised laterin that yes, growing any plant, bonsai or not, in a very small volumed pot results in the whole thing not allowing for a lot of leeway regarding water/dryness light/shade & nutrients and such. So it is tough in a way, and most definitely tough to master. But I think if you can keep a potted plant alive, and you're curious about it, do try bonsai-ing at least twice. The worst that can happen? You kill a plant, it's sad, yes, but they are hardy, they can take some mistreatment before they actually die, you'll learn. And growing something from a seed... that takes a hell of a time... buying a small pottet plant and cutting it... easier and, I think, still more rewarding than buying a bonsai for heaps of money. A tree I don't even know how old it truly is, what it's been through, and how it got to look how it does now... I am weird and I like meddling... and making things... and growing things... Just keep in mind the species you are thinking about adopting: outdoor trees do better (or at all) outside (depending on where you live), house plants / (sub-)tropical plants do well indoors. Ficus is good, I am looking at Schefflera, as you know, various others. If there is a species with smaller leaves, that's usually a very attractive trait, since the leaves "work better" with the size of the plant. There's the option to cut the leaves in a certain way, so that the plant grows a whole new badge of smaller leaves. But it is very taxing, never do it two growing seasons in a row, I only read it for decidious trees, and I have never done this myself, and I do not recommand it. Please do not cut up your plants and blame me. Easier to grow a plant that has been bred for smaller leaves. Anyway. Bonsai. Growing things. Yeahhh... Work has been hectic. I have an intern running around with me, which is nice as well as tiring. I keep triple guessing way too much of my behaviour. But today is Friday, she doesn't work weekends, so I have today with her, and then Saturday and Sunday alone. Monday school starts back up, the kids will love it (not). I have 9 days off ahead of me, but Monday I'll get a flu shot for the first time ever, hoping I don't get the sick from it. Aparently that's a common thing. Get flu shot, get sick, but not as bad as actual influenza. So I have that to look forward to. I have paperwork here, that I'll hand in before work, then I'm done with all the things that needed sorting out. I'll see a friend for a thing tonight, looking forward to that, a lot. I have to unfuck my food habits... seriously... but I am actually in the mood to cook good food... Also in the mood to do decluttering... we bave too much stuff, and I refuse to buy more storage, our storage is fine. One more thing in the entry/hallway/diningroom for vases and memory-wall-paraphernalia (pins, string, boxes for unused photos, postcards and such) but that'll be it. I have to watch a few movies, and I think I'll watch one every 3ish days... so two per week, I will decide Fridays which ones I'll be watching the next week, resulting in a "keep" or "let go" decision for each one. If I can neither make myself watch it nor find a replacement to watch within the horrid box of waiting, I will just have to let it go without watching it. Movies will migrate from box of waiting, to either drawer or donation, at a minimum of "two per week"-speed. Why Friday? Because today is Friday. Just because "why not now?". So today is the 18th, calendar week (KW)42. In KW 43 I will decide the fate of: In addition I will take the time and craft a stopper thingy with the little one and the hotglue gun to put into the drawers under our couch so the movies don't keep sliding around in there when we open and close the drawers. And once that is complete we could move a few favourites to the display shelf, sort the rest, and move GhostInTheShell into the series drawer... So far the minor plan, will continue to clean out shit we don't need as I can. Looking forward to a few days off... Maybe I'll even be able to reach my keyboard and play some music again...? Display shelf (=any guest is welcome to request to watch any movie at (almost) any time): So far the plan... we'll see how it goes. I had a big thing happen at therapy. My official homework for the next week is to say "I am enough." during quiet alone-moments and feel into how it feels. Plus I keep dropping habits I want established (ticking of boxes, shining my frikkin sink, plus all the rest...). And yes being present here would be awesome too, but I think that last one will take a bit more patience... a.k.a. not yet. Miss hanging out with you all more. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. 감사합니다. ♡ Katrin send from my phone, bear with me.
  15. aramis

    Mortimer's battle logs.

    Want to loose some weight or don't have time to eat in the morning?
  16. tracer-actual

    Holo-Log

    Friday - Development Training Day AM Weight loaded walk Went for ~100 minutes carrying ~30kg. Went up Trig Point. Getting hot. Better than last week (when we went up the alternate road - which was the toughest we have done it). The heat is making this walk a lot harder - still great though! PM Simple KB Swings (from Pavel) Every minute, do 10 single arm KB swings (each arm) for 5 minutes. 100 swings total. 24kg KB.
  17. Mortimer

    Mortimer's battle logs.

    Did the nerd fitness hotel room work out. At level 2, had to take one break for push ups for all sets. Overhead Squats: 25 reps (could have done jumping squats but doing them at 3am is bloody noisy). Inverted rows: 10 reps (on handlebars of treadmill, couldn't pull fully up due to narrow grip) Push-Ups: 20 reps Reverse Crunches: 15 reps 3 sets total. Breakfast: A kiwi and an apple Going to start intermittent fasting soon while I am on vacation.
  18. Mad Hatter

    Raptron Ramps Up

    I just did squats and thought of you and now I feel equally puny and awestruck.
  19. Ignimbrite

    The Game Changers

    Who has watched the game changers already? Friday night and I've just hit play (or any other plant based films for that matter)
  20. jedi_mind

    jedi_mind heals part ii

    welp...i threw my back out trying to pick up my older boy from his car seat. i can barely move. i thought "well at least i can play red dead in bed" but it took 5 hours of trouble shooting to reformat the machine and another two hours to install the game. *sigh* not my day. my income is jeopardized by he injury...i just dunno what we're gonna do. if this isnt a wakeup call about my health i dunno what is. if i was at square 1 before im at zero right now.
  21. deftona

    Deffy #54 - Well Done

    Thursday Update We were both off together so we played Horde mode on Gears and tried to get to level 50 in one playthrough. We played for about 7 hours and didn't manage it. Ah well, next time. I'm getting major Moxxie's Underdome vibes and we eventually managed that (after trying for months). I got a phone call from work in the morning that I was expecting but it throws things up in the air a little bit. I have a decision to make. Food was a lot better. I had cereal for breakfast, a chicken sammich for lunch and dinner was a korean flavoured stir fry with halloumi. Eat Better - Yes! Spend Less - I spent nothing Languages - Yes! Be Nice - Yes?
  22. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter retreats

    That's awesome!
  23. Elastigirl

    Mad Hatter retreats

    Oh, good point about the way we do things having an effect.Part of the reason I've been enjoying cooking and baking lately is because I have been trying to give myself time to just enjoy the process instead of rushing through. I realized that one of the reasons I disliked baking was because I always threw it in as an add on to a lot of other stuff. So, instead I've just given myself time to focus only on the baking, without worrying about the rest of the to-do list, and I'm finding I really like baking and cooking done in that manner. One of the ways I did that was by cutting out my walking time (the weather was blah anyway) but I hadn't really hit upon why the two activities were equally relaxing until now.
  24. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter retreats

    Very true. I think screen time is a huge culprit, but clearly it's possible to not get enough brain space just by doing a lot of stuff. I think it's even the way in which we do things, cooking and tidying for example can be either rushed experiences, something we have to squeeze in, or they can provide quite a bit of brain space if done in a more chill manner and let your thoughts loose. Kind of like mindfulness, but the opposite. Walking is so good!
  25. Elastigirl

    Mad Hatter retreats

    I think it's an important realization. I think one of the big attractions of screen time is we need downtime, but then the downfall is that it doesn't really give us that brain space we need. One of the reasons I really like walking is that it gives me processing tie
  26. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter retreats

    For a few days now I've been getting impatient for this challenge to end already, to a small degree because I want a new, shinier challenge, but the main reason was because I started feeling antsy and restricted with the current rules. Which was confusing to me, because there's very little that I do in fact want to change after this challenge. So I tried to think back to the really good days of this challenge and I realised that the thing that I want more of is, I'm not sure how to explain this, but space. Space where my mind is free to roam without distractions. Now this challenge largely removed the mindless distractions, which is great, but still I often feel very busy somehow, sometimes trying to maximise my allowed screen time before curfew, or going from one activity to the next without breaks, and getting more obsessive with work and not giving myself enough time to wind down. I know our culture greatly values busyness as it equates it with productivity, but I don't like it, I think it's very difficult to be both busy and present, and I want to give everything I do the time it wants to take. It's great that I've started doing more things again, it's a big reason why I'm doing this challenge. But I've also realised how very important the downtime is for me, even if it felt weird at first. It's when interesting thoughts pop up, and it's processing time, and it's chill time for the brain and now when I've started dabbling in drawing and writing that downtime will become even more necessary. I'm not yet sure what strategies I'll use for enabling that downtime, but it's good to have figured this out and now I feel like I can respect my challenge goals a bit more for the last few days. My plan is to end it on Saturday, and then on Sunday do whatever the hell I want, just to see what it feels like, and if I missed anything, in order to help me create new rules for the next challenge.
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