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  2. zenLara

    Show up and do the work

    It seems that it's not enough that I'm going from disappointment to disappointment with my reading choices. Today it got worse, when my reader decided not to switch on anymore Now I can't read any of those other disappointments in my waiting list.
  3. NightWatcher13

    What's everyone reading?

    Right? Yep, there's one more after Winds of Winter called A Dream of Spring Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  4. Rookie

    Flea Learns How to Human

    Love your challenge. I might join you in a mini purge haha. Re: face skin routine... I tried looking stuff up before and honestly lol I just found a few products I liked. I find drinking water helps the most. Face wash: Garnier skin active. Mattifying cleanser with green tea extract.. I actually look forward to using it because it smells so good and makes my face so happy. Toner: Avalon organics vitamin c renewal balancing toner... Smells like oranges y'all. I don't use this all the time though because I don't have anything to apply it to my face. That one I just Dab on with a cotton pad usually. Moisturizer: CeraVe PM facial moisturizing lotion... Meant for over night but honestly this is the best lotion I've tried and use it anytime on my face. It doesn't feel thick or oily and I feel it absorbs.
  5. RebelWithaCause53

    What's everyone reading?

    2 books? I thought he only had 1 more left to go?! Jeez, I remember starting those books over 15 years ago. Crazy.
  6. Wobbegong

    Wobbegong: A Creature of Habit

    @Rookie I finally got started on the new cour of SNK and omg. Shit is GETTING REAL. I spent the day working on my blog (after I finished cleaning the street) but it's still not up. Also no study session. Starting this week, studying is a priority, so... I guess I'll get right to it tomorrow, or else.
  7. WhiteGhost

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    Or maybe the Bra Magician (Bragician?)
  8. Wobbegong

    Wobbegong: A Creature of Habit

    I definitely understand how you feel. My family came to visit last month and it was very much a "yup, they still drive me nuts, I'm not recovering I'm just reaping the benefits of no longer dealing with this shit daily" situation. I can't figure out how I managed to live with them so long... it must have been inertia, there's nothing else I can think of. They are mid-upper thigh height. They hit me below my crotch. And I'm rather long-torso'd, so it's even worse. Doing dishes is the worst, since the sink is obviously even lower than the counters. Ugh. You as well! And I forgot to say it before, but welcome back to NF!
  9. Waanie

    NightWatcher13 is back... Again, and a mite grumpy

    Welcome back . I also got back recently, and sometimes it is so hard to not disappear again. However, I think that working on goals consistently actually helps me forward a lot. Anyway, I love the cat-memes in your challenge description (is it the same cat in all memes?)! Your goals are solid as well, I'll be here to cheer you on .
  10. Waanie

    Waanie's flexibility challenge

    It did not really feel like a workout... more like randomly doing stretches while watching youtube, a quarter hour of yoga, then some more stretches, etc. In my mind, a workout is somewhat more structured and requires more effort than this . Still, an hour of this is still nice for progress. For the tennis ball torture, I just lie on the ground and roll on the area between the shoulder blades and spine. Not sure if this is the most effective or efficient, but it always feels like I have way more mobility afterwards. Thanks! Now I'm not sure if it is a holiday or vacation, as they are the same word in Dutch... Anyway, going away for a week will be nice . Long time no see! I'm glad I found a good physio a while ago, so I have good hopes that I'll be running again a few weeks from now. Over the past few days, I did not do a lot fitness wise; yesterday I spent all day with friends, where we went relay-cooking (cook in pairs, where every pair has to pick up where the others left off). It was lots of fun, the food was good, and there were even a few surprising dishes coming out of it. The most notable was an eastern-style salad, with spinach, cabbage, sweet and sour cucumber and carrot, and HOT chickpeas. Sometimes the dishes did not combine at all, like a flambeed Camembert with chinese-style tomato-soup and a vegetable/beans/meatballs dish, but it was fun and tasty all around. Today I visited my family, and otherwise I try to keep it slow. I'm still thinking on how to register my progress this challenge, I think I will go for something smartphone related. If anyone knows a nice app without ads, please let me know, or otherwise I might abuse my Daylio for this.
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  12. Snarkyfishguts

    Snarky Tests her “If I could”s

    Yesterday was our picnic day and my uncle and his family, and my brother and his family came over for a cookout. I didn't know they were coming until yesterday morning. But I didn’t have to say anything because my cousin complained “I like getting together but can you guys plan anything at least 24 hours in advance?” Hahaha! Yesssss! For week 0, I succeeded 3/6 times in not eating after dinner I exercised 3/6 days i got one hour to myself 3/6 days one of those days having 4 hours. Not a bad start! I definitely want to improve that for next week, so I’m gonna schedule in the time I need to exercise and be alone
  13. Diadhuit

    Diadhuit's key to stabiliy

    Saturday Goal: don't lose sanity! - regaining it The level up is sort out works in the house (part of) - went to see the house from outside since, well, the agent had no time by when I called him. Just keep fingers crossed! Tomorrow I should get the keys! 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. - yes 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. - yes 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 12, 3, 5, 8. And haven't tracked it 3)If I crave sweets drink a glass of water - no
  14. Diadhuit

    Flea Learns How to Human

    You made huge progress in dealing with your family in two years! Yet, you were better off when you were away, if I remember correctly. Would you search/ accept a job in another country/city or are you committed to stay there? It's not too bad tbh, our bodies are waterproof [emoji5]
  15. Snarkyfishguts

    Snarky Tests her “If I could”s

    This is super helpful! Thank you! My dad has got the audio stuff down. He listens to podcasts, radio, books, classes, news. A lot of movies and Netflix have audio description. There’s a library for the blind that has a ton of books, and he’s eligible to access them all. I’ll tell him about Mind’s Eye! It looks like he can listen in from his phone too? I can tell you he wont want a radio. He wants to just have as much on his phone as possible. We’re in pittsburgh, and we’re still exploring what audio services are available. It’d be amazing if we could find a service like the theater audio description thats in St. Louis. He used to love going to see musicals! More inclusive out of house experiences would be amazing, He started using his cane in the house, which he hates. He’s lost a lot more vision in the last few weeks. It just happens so fast, and its a constant adjusting to the new reality and mourning the loss of what he could see. I think my dad would be happy if I stayed here. Mom wants me to move out, but she does stuff like you said, inadvertently. I’m a large part of the problem too. I need to set those boundaries you talked about and just live my life. I need that reminder about boundaries, so thanks for that.
  16. NightWatcher13

    Elastigirl :The Joy Continues

    Sometimes taking a break when you've made some progress can make future progress easier, so taking a bit of time in maintenance mode might be a good idea also, yay for spreading Joy! Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  17. porkkchop

    Not giving up

    Hey Harriet, I guess this isn’t dissimilar from advice I have been given about my dieting from my psyc. But we’ve come to a point where we are trying to work with what u am willing to take on. Completely understand where you’re coming from and I appreciate your advice. The approach I’m taking at the moment is definitely a lot more reigned in compared to where I started, but ultimately I don’t think I can delude myself into being happy with my body at the moment with where it is, not do I want to. But I am definitely working on making the journey something that is manageable, rather than an experience where I feel like I’m constantly suffering though hunger and exhausting my willpower. I’m currently raising my calories a little to help this process. And I guess this is all part of an exploration period where I can work find some acceptance with the fact that I’m not a finished product. And ultimately, after a lot of reflection I’m not looking for my weight loss to magically fulfil any emotional voids, I’m looking to achieve something I want, that will mean a hell of a lot to me, while also working on how I view myself as I go about that process.
  18. zenLara

    Show up and do the work

    Pike handstand problem is solved! It wasn't my legs, it was my arms. They were too close to the wall. I seem to have find the right spot to place them and now I can hold a pike handstand for a few seconds. Very few, but this is the first time in my life I've achieved that pose!! SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!!
  19. Diadhuit

    Diadhuit's key to stabiliy

    I'm still skeptical. She talks a lot of functional medicine and just that makes me raise my eyebrows... She claims anxiety is caused by PCOS too... seems like: throw symptom here, you have PCOS, your cure is my diet. She doesn't fat shame (yet) but her videos make me feel that she guilts me for having PCOS (you ate badly, now you have all these symptoms). Yet I take what I can out of it. I am insulin resistant and don't think high carb would work for me tbh. And I am aware that low carb/high protein (pulses in particular) works... but I find it soooo boring! So let's see what she proposes... for the first week there is no food change
  20. TiogaGirl

    The Long Night

    So in for this!
  21. annyshay

    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Annyshay floated down to an area next to the tower on the great plateau that was free of monsters or other hindrances. Her feet met with the earth again, and she quickly began to run towards the edge of the plateau. The sensation of gliding through the air had made her giddy, and she was eager to move on from this place where she had been trapped for too long. The Wild beckoned her. She stopped to catch a summerwing butterfly as she ran through the grass, but soon enough she found herself at the edge of the plateau. Not stopping to think she ran forwards and spread the paraglider above her head once again. She floated gently down to earth. She found herself at a major crossroads with some tattered banners flying. No other people or monsters were in sight. She decided that it was a good time to stop and take stock of her inventory. She had gathered four weapons, two torches, four bows, some arrows, and two shields not to mention the food, gems, and other trinkets that she had found along the way. She hoped it would be enough to help her make her way in this strange new world.
  22. zenLara

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    Is there some kind of oblation needed to make the wizard appear, or would it be enough with a porfaplis?
  23. NightWatcher13

    What's everyone reading?

    They're definitely super different! But we still have 2 books to go before the story finishes there Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  24. annyshay

    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Week Zero Wrap Up Mindful Eats - one or two meals most days, I think that I could be more intentional about this though Careful Moves - one day of isometrics (I need to up this) - one day of walking - two days at the YWCA (strength and swimming) - three days icing my foot Grateful Wins - took the time to acknowledge at least one win every day and express gratitude for myself, which is pretty empowering
  25. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty second challenge!

    Hello there. midday now. Just got back from the garage. I probably need a new tyre ugh, its worn down a bit and keeps deflating (slow puncture) he said its not urgent though thank fully. Been a bit manic this morning actually, probably tiredness mixed in with medication issues. Anyway, im convincing myself that I may be non-binary...i dont know though? I love wearing skirts/lipstick/earrings etc girly stuff. BUT i also want to wear suits and a tie and be a boy! Its starting to stress me out. Maybe im unhappy because im scared to be my true self?? Can you be both feminine and masculine?? Im 30 years old and perhaps my lifes a lie?! Sorry, thats a bit deep for Sunday afternoon ahahhahahaha Love to you guys xx
  26. NightWatcher13

    What's everyone reading?

    I just finished "The Monster Baru Cormorant", which was very interesting. Stylewise it felt similar to the first book (The Traitor Baru Cormorant) but also suuuuper different, I'm interested to see how the cycle progresses in book 3 Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
  27. NightWatcher13

    NightWatcher13 is back... Again, and a mite grumpy

    Thanks much! It's good to be back Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
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