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  2. fleaball

    Flea Hates Everything

    I really want to say something along the lines of “lol nah” but I can’t actually come up with an argument. Damn. So thanks, even though I hate when you’re right.
  3. Snarkyfishguts

    Teros 54: Phoenix Begins

    We got a dumpster when we cleaned out my grandfathers house. Equally satisfying.
  4. Snarkyfishguts

    The Adventurers of the Lucky Vale I

    The names of the character just sunk in.....
  5. Snarkyfishguts

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    At one time I had a very fine behind, butt shelf
  6. Curl Brogo

    Brogo

    Keto I'm still in keto, and I've lost 2 lbs. off my rolling average since the Sunday before last... about 10 days. That's awesome progress. The average has been steadily trending downward. The only uptick so far was for Monday and Tuesday this week, and I'm pretty sure that was because I ate way too many salted nuts over the weekend, and maybe lack of sleep Sunday night because I stayed up to watch the last episode of GoT might have created a tiny bit of havoc with my metabolism. But now were back on track it seems. Cooking I'm brainstorming ideas for recipes or new ingredients. I've come up with a couple this week. 1) Breakfast sandwiches: I need to find a replacement for those breadless sandwiches I was mowing a couple challenges ago (egg fritata in place of muffin, etc). They would be acceptable for ketogenic diets, but they violate two of my restrictions: turkey(not pescatarian) and cheese (dairy). Plus, I've been trying to come up with a reasonable way to batch cook a bunch of these things so I can have easy, fast breakfasts during the week and cut down on my fucking-around-in-the-kitchen-while-I-should-be-getting-ready-for-work time. Also, the ones in the box are pricey for what the ingredients are. I think I'm going to fuck around with my seitan, and see if I can leaven it and mix it with a flour that'll make it more bready and less meaty, so I have high protein bread for egg sandwiches. Or I might try a keto bread recipe. 2) Veggie snacks: I need to find my snack veggie. Something I can take to work and maybe eat with peanut or almond butter. I've been eating a lot, probably too many, nuts. I'm probably going to turn into a squirrel. But at least I'll have the energy to ward off Robert Goulet. Anyway. I'd like to get more vitamins and fiber during the day. Carrots are out because they're a little too carby (not too many to include in a bigger meal, but too many to be the main feature in a snack, especially with NBs, cuz they have a gram or two of carbs themselves.) I don't hate celery, but I don't like celery. I have no idea how it got paired up with buffalo wings. I could totally cut up broccoli stems, and kale stems. The problem with those two, I probably won't buy enough broccoli and kale for them to last a week. Is there something keto friendly and non-dairy I can put on top of a slice of cucumber? Running? I worked 9 hours yesterday and 10 hours today. And today I was super on it. I'm running two machines at once. They're right next to each other, but I was back and forth between them all damn day. I'm feeling it. And my step counter picked up an extra 1500 steps today. I might also add a simple weightlifting plan. During the last challenge, I did think about running a real simple 3x3 linear program just to get back into it without overdoing it on keto. I still want to get some weekend runs in tho. Data I dialed back my goal of finishing the coursera certificate. I'm going to leave the last course open ended. The last one is a capstone project, and I want to make sure I do it thoughfully, because that's when I'll really learn something and maybe make something. I'll finish the next one (course 5/9) this weekend They are getting more challenging but the other four courses are really just chugging through information and quizzes and simple activities. Those I can knock out ASAP.
  7. Tanktimus the Encourager

    RES: Keep on Going

    Congrats Grandma! @Sylvaa is by now an experienced Grandparent and can give you plenty of tips!
  8. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Flea Hates Everything

    May I suggest to you that you have persisted with these applications in the face of really pain-in-the-ass-levels of anxiety. You have stayed in the fight, you have not given up, you have made progress. I am really impressed by your bravery and I am very proud of you.
  9. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Osu

  10. fleaball

    RES: Here I go again

    Congrats!!! <3
  11. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Eat. Move. Rest. Tanktimus Takes Care of Himself

    Today is a good day. Eat: Breakfast: Jimmy dean breakfast fritattas, and jimmy dean eggwhich. Lunch: Panda express with the "power Greens" instead of rice or noodles, and non-sugary chicken entrees. I did get some springrolls, because springrolls. Snack: Protien bar and some pistachios Dinner: I forget what it's called in Vietnamese but more spring rolls (not Panda express of course) and rice, with a pork chop, a fried egg and some veggies. Move: I did a Kettlebell workout today! It went really well. I pushed myself so hard I had to lay down on the floor with my feet up, but no throwing up, and when my heart stopped trying to jump out of my chest I finished the workout. It felt really good to actually move. Rest: Day off, I did a little at the police department, then we had a baby appointment that went well. This evening I had a zoom call with a small team I am now coordinating at church. I realized I had been trying to do a lot of things at once. I checked in with the person I answer to at church, and confirmed I can kind of cruise for a bit with that team. I can now focus on some behind the scenes NF stuff for a bit, then after that transition to some Police stuff, then I'm going to cruise for a while. I'll still do the basic stuff but won't expect myself to do much more. That will be a form of rest, there will still need to be times where I do absolutely nothing.
  12. fleaball

    Flea Hates Everything

    Crisis averted. I didn’t know this was a thing before now, but I just got a copy of my official transcript emailed to me as a secure PDF, and it doesn’t mention academic probation. Best $5 I ever spent. Now to have some dinner and get cracking on this shit. Instead of working on my actual documents I spent the last several hours agonizing over how I was supposed to explain away the probation without spending half my cover letter on it.
  13. RES

    RES: Here I go again

    How late am I with this wrap up? I would make myself nuts if I measured that often...I try to remember to once every quarter or so....I need to again, especially since I've gone down a pants size. 1. Three interval runs, and one strength training a week. Look for someplace to make one of these runs outside. Missed three overall, got two in outside thanks to 5k's LOL Got in all the strength training 2. Continue making the 24 hour plan, eat on plan when hungry, stop when full. Missed 5 days of stopping when full, generally during game days when I'm tired and cravings kick in 3. Three times a week (at least) take time for me, this can be journaling, crocheting, or time to read. Got this in every week, even if only for a few minutes. Got through the 10 gamer, tired but it's great how much better I feel this year compared to the last two. Their first doctor appointment is next Thursday, it looks like I'm going to be a grandma New challenge in the signature...let's keep going!
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  15. REPORT: DAY FOUR Rest/Recovery day. I changed my mind about doing double-cardio on rest/recovery days. I'll stick to the 500 cal minimum for every day. Morning cardio (bike) -- 500 calories DIET calories = 1994 fats = 35 g carbs = 100 g proteins = 304 g
  16. Elastigirl

    Rinna gives up........something.

    Woohoo! That sounds like a really tough day. Congrats on not giving in to the sugar monster. Hopefully, you can do something relaxing this evening
  17. Continuation of a theme...recap from prior So the big goal is still this... Lose 50 lbs (total) by October, 31st, that's 5 lbs a month January - Done! February - Done! March - Done! April - Done May - In progress, probably not going to be 5 lbs though The Plan.... 1. Three interval runs, and one strength training a week. Make one of these runs outside when possible. Non-game days only, game days give me at least 10,000 steps and at least 20 flights of stairs 2. Continue making the 24 hour plan, eat on plan when hungry, stop when full. 3. Three times a week (at least) take time for me, this can be journaling, crocheting, or time to read That's it, continuing to keep it simple because it's working! Other than this I feel like I'm living in a twilight zone episode, I have no other explanation for someone who tells me that they want things to work out, knows that they won't because she can't meet my needs, then acts like nothing is wrong I have taken some steps towards some goals to reach before the big birthday, I want to run (not walk) a 5K, and complete a 10K. Signed up for both of these the other day, the 5k is on September 28th and the 10k is on October 26th. Which should give ample time after season to get my ass in shape...actually my ass is not the problem, it's the rest of me...the ass looks pretty decent I've been told Final note, has anyone seen my missing twin @T2sarahconnor? Their first doctor appointment is next Thursday, it looks like I'm going to be a grandma
  18. Bookish Badger

    Bookish Badger Reboots

    1. Bridges. I usually do 2-3 sets of 20 reps. 2. I'm not sure what they're called so I can't find a gif, but you lay on your back with one knee bent so your foot is flat on the floor. Rest said foot on a small ball, like a baseball or lacrosse ball, and roll your foot forward until your leg is extended straight, then roll it back. The ball will move from under your foot to about mid-calf. The challenge is to keep the ball under your foot/leg in a straight line and the rest of your body still. The PT said that this is to retrain my body to recognize what straight and not hyper-flexed feels like. Do a couple sets of 10, or as many as you want in one long set. 3. Another one I don't know if there's a name for it, but a doc suggested it back when I was in college: sit on a chair and secure one foot under something fairly heavy, like a piece of furniture or the toe kick under a kitchen cabinet. (I use the crossbar under our coffee table.) Your foot is close to the floor and leg is extended straight. Flex your quadricep so that your leg is rigid and your kneecap is pulled up. Now from the hip, try to lift your foot, pressing against the immovable object. Hold for 10 seconds, then relax. Do 3 sets of 3 on each side. This one is to bring the kneecap back into proper position and tighten the muscles/ligaments around it so it doesn't float around so much. IMO, that is the exercise that's really effective. If I'd been doing it consistently for the past couple of decades, I probably wouldn't have such problems now. 3. Hip exercises to address my hip weakness - side leg lifts, side leg extensions with a resistance band secured in a door, and "crab-walks" - again, not sure what they're really called, but you knot a resistance band in a loop that lets you stand with feet about hip distance apart. The band should be snug but not stretched. Next, sidestep by stepping one foot out as far as you comfortably can and then step the other foot in to the snug-but-not-stretched position. Sidestep in one direction for a bit, then back to work the other side. I crab walk up and down my hallway a few times. Horse talk: I haven't been involved with horses since high school, when I was involved in 4-H and FFA, and had a lovely Quarter Horse/Morgan gelding. But I still tend to use horse terms - I recently found myself telling my boss how dealing with a particularly stubborn and obstinate client was like riding a barn-sour horse.
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  20. Lightning

    Lightning tries New Game+

    Weapon: Body Weight 2/3 Shield: Tracking food 3/7 Armor: No Gluten 3/7  Health Potion: 3 cups of water/tea 2/7 Animus: Sleep 3/7 Good workout with plenty of stretching after. Ate too much because it’s my birthday and I wanted pizza. But I kept it gluten free and tracked it. Also got in my water because I had a sinus headache and water seemed like the smart choice. All in all a solid day.
  21. Lightning

    Lightning tries New Game+

    I have tried that and I actually like plain hot water better. It’s sort of weird but I’ll have that some mornings in between my 1st and 2nd cup of coffee. I need to make that a habit since I crave warm drinks in the morning.
  22. Whisper

    Whisper Grows Up, Cuts the Crap and Learns to Sleep!

    Tuesday: Whisper Grows Up Checked off all habits and got a bit of sorting done. Cut the Crap! 2,718 cals, 64% fat, 20% pro, 16% carbs. Traffic was crazy bad so I ended up on surface streets feeling really hungry. Got a chicken kabob on pita from a drive through, but didn't get a soda or fries and resisted the treat layout at home! Learn to Sleep Hit bedtime routine perfectly! Fitbit logs sleep as 8:00 to 4:03 6 hr 50 min asleep, 73 min awake. Last two nights I was awake for around half an hour starting at 1:30. I'll need to see how to fix that. Update is late today because I left my laptop at home! Downside of not letting it in my room, I need a place to put it where I'll grab it in the morning. Thinking I'll put it next to my lunchbox tonight.
  23. Rinna

    Rinna gives up........something.

    And I might add, normally days like today would “drive” me to the cookies, candy & soda. Or, to the booze.
  24. Blocky

    Blocky is Knee Deep in the Dead

    It was a high quality dumpster fire...
  25. GoodDoug

    GoodDoug goes hunting dinosaurs, again

    Assassin T Rex Celebrating my upcoming anniversary: And lest you think going after a T rex isn't scary, this is a very small one:
  26. Rinna

    Rinna gives up........something.

    Springtime in the Rocky Mountains. I think I mentioned somewhere (maybe) that it stops snowing in June. If we’re lucky. We wound up with 10 inches on the ground, more on the decks. No school, which was nice, but jacked up the school finals schedule......roads got cleared in time to pick up @Shadri from the airport. She’s home for 4 days, and I’m working 3 of them. Today my mini boss & friend decided it would be a good idea to have a monster energy drink + a 5 hour energy shot. Result was snitty, bitchy emotional paranoia. Yelling, and threats (on my part) to leave & not return ensued. [After 2 bad managers & 1 psychobitch......I refuse to put up with bs. It’s not worth the emotional upheaval, or the crappy pay. ] Then tears (hers) and semi-sane discussion happened with apologies (on both sides. I may have yelled at her to stop busting my balls) and I think we’re good now. The huge intake of caffeine really jacked her up. She said she could see that she was being weird, but was unable to stop. Anywho, very strange day. On a good note, I’ve managed 3 days without soda or sweets. And there were cookies. I didn’t succumb. Woo hoo!
  27. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Wears the Lilac

    Leaving my hands and eyeballs free is part of why I often do audiobooks. For later Discworld books, I stay because the performance is a-frickin-mazing. (Also, one of the few male readers who does a great job with female characters, which is important for certain later Discworld books.) But without those, I understand your motivations in keeping the book at a distance. It betrayed you once.
  28. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Wears the Lilac

    Cheery! Dorfl! Donut Jimmy! Such excellence. If you can, you'll want to hit Night Watch by Friday/Saturday. Not because of spoilers, because of reasons.
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