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  2. Mad Hatter

    Press to handstand cont.

    Oh no sorry about the rubbish day. But hey shit happens, life moves on. They keyboard thing is plain terrible though. Good luck tomorrow.
  3. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty second challenge!

    Morning all. its 10 am Monday morning. Thanks to Shaar and Mia for being there yesterday when i needed them. Apart from the one friend who kind of dismissed my emotions, three other close friends were very comforting and let me talk about how i felt. I do feel worn out, emotionally. I havent cried for a while and so much crying yesterday is tiring!! I can feel myself slipping in to depression, which is worrying. Especially as im so busy, and have Venice again on Friday Feeling ungrateful. Wanting to cancel the plans and sleep all day/every day. But this afternoon, I have said i will drive to my friends in Sheffield. To see her and her new baby. Im sort of worrying about it. Because shes very 'normal' and has bought a house with her partner, has a baby, has a stable job...when i see her i start to criticise my own lifestyle, and especially with the non binary stuff going around lately, im worried ill feel worse!!!? Anyway, ill set off in about an hour and a half. x
  4. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty second challenge!

    Thank you! Yes hope NY is going well x Thanks so much Mia... <3 x
  5. Salinger

    The Star-Spangled Miau With a Plan

    How you feeling today Mia? Still a little bit wired? Hope you managed to get some rest at some point xx
  6. My fitness stuff has been in a really nice flow lately and don't feel the need to change things up. As long as I keep my energy levels up I naturally end up doing all the things. Currently that means parkour - my latest crush , lifting, acrobatics, and occasionally climbing fake rocks or poles. Now there is a small crux, I just started helping out a friend with a side project, which is really fun and it involves me learning lots of new things and it's all shiny and exciting. The bad side is that I too easily get sucked into the coding black hole where time stands still and I stop moving or taking care of myself. So this challenge will be about finding ways of be productive but without letting my habits slip. Sleep Sleep is number one thing that needs to stay under control. No late night coding! The aim is to step away from code at 8 pm at the latest, and aim to get ready for bed at 10 pm. This will almost certainly slip but that's the goal. Move I very easily end up sitting in super awkward positions for very long periods of time and then everything starts hurting and I don't want to train because I hurt. I also don't get physically tired which in turns affects my sleep. So the plan here is to take time to move every morning. If I don't have morning gym scheduled it needs to be before I sit down in front of the computer. But moving can mean pretty much anything, a short walk or rolling around on the floor counts. Another thing is to schedule dance/handstand breaks. I'm going to start really small with just one song per session (regular work or project work) and hopefully add to it over time. Unfuck my habitat I have to admit I've been struggling with the adulting lately, it feels like I constantly clean and it constantly ends up exploding. I'm going to bring back the tidy when the kettle's boiling in an attempt to get it under control. Because when my flat's in chaos I don't want to move and I don't want to cook and do you see how it all ties together? (Also clean my floors because it's getting embarrassing) MyFlex Ok there is one little fitness thing that I really want and need to add into my rotation and that's myFlex as it's important to keep my joints happy so they can handle all the ridiculous things that I'm doing. Before I was trying to do the whole thing in one go, which I enjoyed when I did it, but mostly I ended up not doing it. This time I'm going to go on the principle of doing something >>> doing nothing and aim to go through the program once per week, and split up the modules however I can squeeze them in. I also need to retake the assessment at some point, as I need to add some of the nerve glides into my program, which I didn't need before. Very basic, very responsible challenge this one. Clearly my strong suite haha. But let's see how it goes.
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  8. Guzzi

    Elastigirl :The Joy Continues

  9. Guzzi

    Guzzi gets her Yogi on

    Start of challenge stats. Weight - 71.8kgs Body fat - 24.5% BMI 24
  10. zenLara

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    I saw that 30% in UK... :'(
  11. Diadhuit

    Diadhuit's key to stabiliy

    Sunday Goal: don't lose sanity! - better The level up is sort out works in the house (part of) - just wait and see. N/a The movement is to keep up walking and dancing. I'm usually walking 10km per day and do 3-4 dancing classes a week. I would like to run or hula hooping again, but won't add stressors for that. - no. went to a dancing farewell, but little dancing Nutrition: 1)I am going to read through the PCOS diet, and see if I can adapt it, as I have no kitchen so won't be able to follow it. - started watching Sunday video, but I received it at 5pm, so will watch it today 2)Eat something at 9,11,13,15.30,18 (on weekends I am allowed to skip the 9 and add have food at 20) and track it - no, ate at 2,5,10. I need to eat more regularly! Especially because I had food at 2, dessert at 5 and cookies at 10. That is not nutritious! 3)If I crave sweets drink a glass of water - n/a
  12. It might be or not. You have to analyse deeper why you want it. What terms beside delicious do you associate with it? Do you find yourself craving for it in specific moments (e.g. Having a fight with Mr. Harriet and you think of it)? What are your thoughts before/during/after eating it? I think you could buy another package and test what is it.
  13. Diadhuit

    Lateral Planet Runs Fast

    Well done!!! what if you plan for late dinners postponing breakfast the days you know about it? I did find myself snacking a lot in late afternoon, and eating an apple a bit earlier (before the hunger kicks in) helped a huge lot. Spring rain, if not too heavy, is amazing to run in, here. But no idea how the weather is like where you are
  14. Diadhuit

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

    Bought some of those for my move, and the good thing is that they also fit under ikea beds [emoji6] So now I have 10 boxes more space instead of having piles around the room and also they are ready for the move. Win-win!
  15. Diadhuit

    Flea Learns How to Human

    On paperwork I am always keeping it on the safe side. In Europe 5 years is the rule of thumb. Seems similar in the US: I would suggest to keep pay stubs until you retire if you have a pension, to prove you paid it if they are going to be dicks about it.
  16. fleaball

    Flea Learns How to Human

    Okay, People Who are More Objective than Flea, your time has come. I feel like I need to keep all kinds of paperwork because once upon a time it was important. I currently have a huge stack of papers waiting to be scanned, so at least the clutter will be digital rather than physical. My question: is there any valid reason whatsoever to keep things like hospital/doctor bills received and paid in 2015-2017? Repair paperwork for a car I junked two years ago? Insurance paperwork and referrals? Old pay stubs? Logical brain thinks it’s fine to toss everything except maybe paystubs, but anxiety brain is shrieking about “omg what if you need this one random piece of paper three years from now and you don’t have it?!?!?!?!?!” Which makes me want to toss it all anyway out of spite (at myself?) but then I don’t want to just get rid of it for the sake of getting rid of it. tl;dr help
  17. Emma

    Jakkals, 2019, nommer 5

    Welcome back. Glad you're here. Good luck with whatever.
  18. @mu

    Press to handstand cont.

    Relatively to parallettes, it's a little bit above a yoga block. But from previous xp on negatives, I expect that reducing that height will take a while Cheers! I'm so happy this is moving forward. It was a big factor of latent stress. Now of course, I will have to deal with adaptation stress for a while... But at least it will be paid stress Saturday Daily Persian: Yes (ISNA) Sunday A pretty bad day, I mean not that horrible on the scale of the universe but pretty unpleasant. First I went voting for the EU elections early in the morning. I still had a really bad headache, we can say full blown migraine at that stage. I came back, popped more ibuprofen, went to bed and laid down in the dark. Just before I launched a system upgrade on my laptop since I was pretty much going offline myself. At about ~4pm my brain came back online sort of, migraine had reduced slightly. I started my laptop, bang no keyboard after upgrade... Keyboard was working before boot, eg I could go and edit boot settings but once booted, whether graphically or in a console, I could not type a thing. And networking was also failing so I couldn't ssh on it from my phone to figure out what was wrong. Long story short, that totally killed my Sunday. This morning, I finally found out what was wrong (a new kernel option that was disabling the keyboard...just like that...ffs). I'm relieved because I have a lot of admin documents that I need to send / print etc... I just made a backup.... and the headache seems to be finally gone. But I did not train and did not do any Persian. I wanted to do other things as well but Sunday just did not happen So Week 0 summary: so so. Leaving hell Sunday aside, I'd say okayish but can do better. I need to up my game a little because I will start work next week (on Tuesday) and if I'm sluggish on my routine, it will likely break quickly. The good thing though is that I finished my cardboard thing. /* Challenge Log */ Morning: 4/6 Persian: 5/7 Cardboard: DONE!
  19. @mu

    WhiteGhost Gets Serious 2: The Seriousening

    Fascinating nuggets of info re the meters. In Scotland, I remembered some flats having pre-paid meters. If I recall correctly, there were used by people having budgeting issues... but I think it ended up being more expensive per KwH than regular meters... I don't quite get the point of having those then Oh oh! I'm also really looking forward to hear about your xp with myFlex. Sounds like the assessment was super useful already.
  20. @mu

    KB Girl keeps a journal

    That's pretty awesome feedback! Next time
  21. @mu

    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    Aahhh thanks for taking the time to share. Lovely read! I'm so happy you had a great time and your pics are beautiful. I found the bonding bit interesting. Maybe it just happened to be your context and not necessarily connected to my own xp, so I don't really want to generalise, but let's say that I found that relationships with people were much tighter / bond-inducing than say in Scotland or France. People are much warmer including to strangers. It is a very endearing country, despite all the bad press it gets. I'm not saying that to minimise the sh** that happens because that is also a reality but it is also an amazing country that really deserves to get better known. That little table with heating is very very traditional. Ha ha that reminds that the first time I heard about it was when I was explained a swear word. Maybe M. already told you and/or you can check with her if there is more to it (I'm always curious for these nuggets of info), but what I heard is that people used to gather around that table (kursi) to tell stories, poems (shehr)... And it seems the youth got annoyed like they do in other places with lengthy sometimes boring rituals where people can talk a lot but say nothing really (e.g. the traditional family Sunday meal). So saying “kursi shehr” has now evolved into a swear word that means bullshiting about basically That is indeed a great compliment Am I correct that M is also the one who made a comment on how strength training is changing her body perception and that also thanks to you?
  22. fleaball

    Flea Learns How to Human

    I spent 15 minutes petting Fat Kitty. He gets pets all the time, but I dedicated this time to him tonight instead of petting while being distracted. He was very content to get a head massage and he purrs like a derp. Time well spent.
  23. deftona

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    Sunday Update Yesterday was spent in a similar manner to Saturday in that I used sleep as a substitute for being able to breathe. I did my workout first thing (a Darebee cardio followed by 35 minutes on the elliptical for an hour in total), then showered, got my work done and slept. We played a little Tomb Raider in between my naps and then we went to my parents for a roast. In the evening I stayed up a little to watch the European Election results come through. Similar to every other election night I found it difficult to sleep since it feels like important stuff is going on, even if I could have predicted those results months ago. I went over on calories yesterday but everything else was nailed. I would really love to start feeling better soon though. Overall I got 90% for last week which is well within my 80% margin for error. That bralette is so mine.
  24. Jakkals

    Jakkals, 2019, nommer 4

    I walked the Parkrun 5K. My ankle survived. Saturday night movie was The Legend of Barney Thompson. We did some paddling. The rowing season is almost over, the pond is getting shallow. And I have another challenge up It should be here.
  25. Mad Hatter

    KB Girl keeps a journal

    Wow those are amazing results! You’re fucking awesome, both as a coach and as an athlete. Kudos for crashing and burning, and being ok with it. That’s some excellent mental game. And hey it might’ve worked!
  26. Rox

    Baby's First Battle Log

    Keeping it brief today, didn't do anything too impressive. I definitely exhausted myself yesterday - I slept until after 2, and I couldn't get out of bed until 4. I've been sluggish and tired and a little sore all day, so fitness-wise I have nothing to note. I built a shelf, though! I tried to get some work done on food today, but with mixed results given my energy levels and how much I slept. I ate a protein bar when I woke up. A bit later I had a salad with some spring greens, persian cucumbers, and green beans I got from my co-op basket, with taco meat my fiance made and a bit of cheese, tossed with balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, black pepper, and garlic powder. I just ate a bowl of popcorn with powdered cheese and Penzys seasoned salt. Depending on how we feel we may or may not be going out again tomorrow, so...we'll see what happens? If not, I want to make homemade tomato sauce. We'll see what happens!
  27. Jakkals

    Jakkals, 2019, nommer 5

    It is getting cold. 1. Walking, exercise challenge thingy part here. I am taking much care of my ankle. It is much better, but I am aware of it. But I have to do something exercisey. 2. Keep a logbook on what I eat. Whether I like it or not I have to start counting calories sometime. This will be a start. 3. Sleep. This is very very difficult. 4. Whatever.
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