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  2. Cheetah

    Ye Ranger Guilde Halle in the North [General Chat]

    I'm a high-speed low-drag kinda cat. Well, I don't remember it and now I'm all curious!
  3. scalyfreak

    CM packs up her troubles

    Doing a pull-up would probably be easier for me if I lose weight. My deadlift goal of lifting my body weight will happen sooner if my body weighs less. Problem is, losing weight is a painful chore and has never really worked for me in the past, at least not as long as I make that one of my goals, so even though I know I could do it, I don't particularly want to. Like you said, the reward is vastly insufficient for the effort it would take. Okay, fair enough. With those qualifiers my earlier statement was redundant. We should all start responding to compliments about appearance with "thank you! I worked really hard to make sure I got the DNA just right" As I have learned since that particular "discussion", if we try to do it in a direct response to an exchange like that, the person becomes incredibly uncomfortable and no longer feels safe giving compliments about being skinny. At least not to me. Did she realize there is no inherent value in being skinny? I have no idea. I do know she no longer bothers me about it.
  4. Me. Too. We're having the same thing here and I love it. My favorite days are when I can run around in a sweater and a beanie but I don't need a coat or gloves.
  5. Yep I've tracked my weight and cycle for about a year now. Been bouncing between the same 10lbs for the past 5 months.
  6. Cheetah

    Back to Basics

    I hope you're having a good week!
  7. Cheetah

    Cheetah is tired, but that's no excuse.

    Thanks; I'll check it out!
  8. Cheetah

    Darkfoxx 56: Rebuilding A Solid Foundation

    This reminds me of the one where you buy a baby pig and carry it up a mountain and sing to it while it drinks from the stream and carry it back down every day until the pig is grown and you're buff af.
  9. raptron

    PaulG Respawns: Taking Care of Sheet

    WELCOME BACK. And pshhh at having to be a real grown up at age 30.
  10. Atrytone

    Cheetah is tired, but that's no excuse.

    The only hip hop I ever really listen to (it's not my thing although I do respect the importance of the genre) is A Tribe Called Red and they incorporate more styles than just hip hop. And I think they're pretty contemporary; I'd recommend them once you get to the more modern stuff.
  11. raptron

    Red1263 versus the two Dodecahedrons

    Welcome back! Fun format.
  12. raptron

    RogueLibrarian: Playlist

    IT IS MY NUMBER ONE FAVORITE SONG ABOUT WEREWOLVES!! And also, yessss. I listen to Return to Cookie Mountain and the Young Liars EP on the regularrrr. Get after it!
  13. raptron

    Raptron Turns 50?!?! [Challenges]

    For those of you who don't know what you are getting into, this is a casual Saturday night:
  14. Elastigirl

    TGP going the distance!

    Thanks,That's my plan
  15. I'm really glad you didn't delete it. I think one of the things that makes this all really challenging, especially with regard to interaction in Social Media, is that you get to see the parts of other people's lives that they want to share, which is usually the exciting fun things and the crippling anxiety or other struggles. The result is you end up comparing the best part of other people's lives with the worst part of your own which makes you feel 100x worse. This is a good example of that. I post a lot of the positive things in my thread, but I leave out the parts of my life that are hard. I have been unemployed since August and it doesn't look like the job market will recover for me in the near future. I have really serious impostor syndrome and feel like even if I found a job I would be terrible at it because even with my years of experience I am still convinced that I have no idea what I'm doing or that I'm good enough. That is just on the employment side. I have similar anxiety in a lot of aspects of my life. We all struggle, but, at least for me, I don't really have the courage to lay it all out on the line like you have. I have only known you for the few years I have been at NF, but in that time I have seen that you are a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for. Whether that is your self defense classes, working through the WHM, or facing your fears doing your lessons with the Big Guy. I feel bad for you that you are struggling with so much right now, but even if things just get worse we will still be here cheering you on. We don't only care and cheer for you when you win and life is peachy (although we always like to see things go well for you). We do it no matter what the circumstances are because that's what friends do.
  16. raptron

    Raptron: Season Finale

    Thanks you guys!
  17. I am not turning 50 years old (as some of you may remember, I just turned 30 in January), BUT... THIS IS MY 50TH CHALLENGE ON THE FORUMS. WHAT? HOW EVEN? AM I OKAY? Let's take a breath and relax for a minute. I think this calls for some reflection, but honestly, I just feel like I need to get a challenge up and running! Reflections to follow! I just wrapped up my 5th club gymnastics national-level competition as a competitor and 6th in general and ALL OF THEM have been while I have been on these forums. Wild. Wild. Wild. Wild. I don't have videos to share just yet, but I should have them later. What are we working on THIS TIME? (The same thing we do every night, Pinky...) 1. Lifting Pick a program to last at least 8 weeks Commit to alternating 3 days/week and 4 days/week [or realize that won't work for me] 2. Offseason shenanigans Film a dumb bodyweight or gymnastics challenge every week for fun 3. Eat in more Eat 4/5 weeknight meals at home Eat at least one real dinner or lunch at home on the weekend 4. Talk about the last 5.5 years of my journey and THINK AHEAD Post at least one update a week about something in the last 50 challenges Reflect on what's been working for me and why, share my thoughts with you guys
  18. I just got the rejection for NW.
  19. Severine

    Severine's Post-Cancer Comeback Part 2

    Haha, sadly, neighbourhood is full of easily alarmed suburbanites, and they would probably assume I was on drugs and call the police. Sometimes I miss living in the city proper, but we don't have the million-plus dollars it would take to buy a condo downtown, or a house in Cambridge. We're only a 15-20 minute drive from downtown (or like 30-40 with traffic) so it's not like we're far...but the atmosphere is just so different. Yeah, that's one nice thing. I'm still so grateful for simple stuff like that.
  20. Bean Sidhe

    Flea’s Super Secret Mystery Challenge!

    You are ahead of me. Its almost 10 Am adn I am on my second cup of Wake up Tea and I don't wanna brain. I need to. Good luck today. I would say "hopefully it is easy" but I think its more "Hopefully you only leave them at the store and they can't find their way home?
  21. RogueLibrarian

    RogueLibrarian enters the 36th Chamber
  22. RogueLibrarian

    RogueLibrarian: Playlist

    Hello, lovely Assassins. I dropped off the face of the forums a bit last challenge! I'll try to do better this time around. Some mental health stuff, some travel, some outright busy-ness. I seem to be deep in a patch of this kind of stuff, so I'm going to try to keep this another pretty simple month for goals. This month, I'll be sharing my favorite workout songs. This one never fails to get me pumping, and as a bonus is also one of my top two favorite songs about werewolves. (God damn, TV on the Radio are just consistently fantastic.) GOALS: 3 workouts per week. Two of those are karate classes so I can get my perfect attendance certificate. Pass green belt test. (3 weeks away, I think?) Cook a mostly green meal prep once per week. Block out four hours of long-term project work every Monday. If you're new to my whole deal: I'm a middle-aged librarian bi vegetarian Assassin who's multi-classing with some Monk levels, and I meditate and climb a little and write a little, and, man, there's like three years of threads if you really want to catch up but just hop on
  23. Bean Sidhe

    Tateman: One challenge left before Vegas!

    At one point, I put little fairy pictures next to the things I wanted to remember to do. It was the mental "Hey we are working on this" so I couldn't just "meh" it. It was like she was saying "hey make the bed." or "Stay out of the snack cabinet" or "brush your teeth" Now I have the boxes. I had a bullet journal that was my boxes for a bit, and I will go back to that eventually. But the journal took too much work to update and do the math on. Maybe it will evolve into something else. Oh and I did the phone list and reminders. That was much more convenient when I had stuff to do outside the house or at certain times. Hopefully yesterday went better
  24. Urgan


    Food was perfect AND you got a lot of stuff done! Worth it even if you have to double-dip a bit in the gym to compensate.
  25. Bean Sidhe

    Rookie Goes Potatoes!

    Congrats My new mental image of you and your new baby
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