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  2. Sloth the Enduring

    [Sloth] Eat Pizza, Be Awesome, Repeat

    I think you're right. I'm pretty wary about the whole deal anyway. Thanks. He invited his uncle and aunt on his dad's side too. They're also the sane ones in that family. but they backed out when the dad decided to show up because he's suing them over their parent's estate and it isn't going well.
  3. wodanier

    Wodanier's Battle Log

    I forgot over the weekend to track of what I was eating and what I did for activity. I ate a lot of junk food, and the healthy food I ate was in too large of servings... Activity-wise I went hiking for a few hours with friends on Saturday and walked a lot in the city today. Today's food: Brunch: Blueberry Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, coffee Dinner: Chocolate chip pancakes This is where I'm at. My current food choices don't make me happy, although everything tastes great in the moment. Changing habits is hard.
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  5. SkyGirl

    Lightbearer: Liminal

    THAT IS EXACTLY HOW I FELT WHEN I SAW MY NEW TITLE THANK YOU THANK YOU MELLON NIN Thank you Sal!!! I didn't do anything besides apply, but I'm awfully grateful!!
  6. Strickland5

    Scouts Camp 2019 : From jungle to the beach

    Welcome aboard!
  7. Rookie

    Rookie Takes Aim

    Sigh another less than perfect day. I really wish my eating was better. Like it wasn't horrible it just wasn't organized for 2 days in a row and I had a healthy serving of pie without even thinking twice about it until after on my way home. Like oh right I'm supposed to be making an effort here. I'm feeling rather agitated right now and have since yesterday I guess. This weekend was just too much. And now that it's over I'm just left feeling bleh and exhausted.
  8. scalyfreak

    Deckard studies the Skeleton King

    What if I'm one of each? Oh. Never mind.
  9. Miaulin

    Watch the Queen Conquer - Nic Tackles Her Goals

    Heyooo NicNac, sending you some well-wishin's! <3
  10. h3r0

    H3r0 finds himself in the North Palace

    Thanks Xena! I really appreciate the motivation. Today was a long day bouncing between several airports. No workout today but intend to get up the morning and do it as usual. Starting a two coffee maximum tomorrow as a prep to get to diet Level 3.
  11. REPORT: DAY TWENTY-NINE Morning cardio (elliptical) -- 680 calories in 50 min. Training [shoulders] barbell OH presses (ramping to today's top single) 30x10 40x10 60x8 80x4 100x1 110x1 120x1 (volume work, descending weights by 5s) 110x3 105x3 100x7 95x10 90x10 cable 1-arm OH presses 5x20 10x20 15x20 15x18 cable rope facepulls 35x20 35x16 30x20 30x20 barbell power shrugs (ascending to today's top single) 120x10 210x10 300x10 350x3 380x1 405x1 (volume work, descending weights by 5%) 385x3 365x5 340x8 320x10 DIET calories = 2029 fats = 28 g carbs = 182 g proteins = 257 g
  12. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Wears the Lilac

    I almost have a working recipe for gluten-free low carb pasta. Dough texture is right, taste is right... cooking method needs adjustment. (It's cheese-based. Getting it to retain its structure when you hit it with heat is hard.) But if this works, a pasta machine is in my future. I have a possible recipe adjustment, and a possible cooking method adjustment. This recipe upgrade may also make my yeast bread work better; I may make pizza for dinner, since I've opened the arrabiata sauce, and attempt a yeast-raised dough.
  13. mom2sjm

    no theme for mom2sjm just accountability

    My point total for the week: 24 Well. I guess it is better than last week by one. saved by the bonus points. so it's worse because I was really inconsistent with everything this week. Final week - will I pull it altogether? I have been the most consistent about journaling my food. nowhere near my goal of 1200 calories per day. it's very clear why after three weeks I've only lost one pound... ARGH! late night snacking - my nemesis. and beer.
  14. Xena

    Scouts Camp 2019 : From jungle to the beach

    Just wanted to say hi! Will be joining the Scouts next time around. I've been on the forums for many years, hiding out in the Rangers. I'm mostly a distance runner...28 states into a goal of running a marathon in every state of the US. Was supposed to do a trail half marathon today but bailed due to a not-fun weather forecast. It was a race I was doing "just for fun" so I didn't feel too bad about that. What kinds of goals are you guys thinking about for next challenge?? I have lots of goals that a recycle from challenge to challenge. I'm thinking about designing a new mobility goal for myself...maybe based on some MovNat exercises (???). Still thinking about this one.
  15. traaki

    Manarelle pays the rent

    Wow, this sounds awful. I'm so sorry. The helmet looks amazing! And the wings are so pretty.
  16. Xena

    Shape of the Cheetah

    Heck, yes, join the Scouts! Or at least come visit. It's been a little quiet here this time, but I'm pretty sure it's gonna liven up next time around. I'm moving over for sure and looking for others to join! I know you've missed a couple of days, but you really have been going very strongly! Walking breaks are a great way to build up your time. No shame in that! And yes, I think an event could be fun and motivating for you. Let us know what you decide!
  17. RES

    Flea Learns How to Human

    Remind me to keep up with your challenge even during a homestand holy crap I don't even remember what I all I was going to comment on...I need sleep Proud of you!!
  18. Miaulin

    The Star-Spangled Miau With a Plan

    Father's Day turned out good! We (me, momsauce, broski, and grandad) ate some cookiecake and then played Uno together...five rounds broski was destroying everyone but then momsauce came out of nowhere and won. There was a lot of bickerbanter around the table and a good laugh, too. Afterward, momsauce went with me and broski on short walk, and then broski and i went for our 'long' walk (it's two miles altogether). It was already about sevenPM when we went out, so we got back basically right before dark! But iy's been a good day. Even so i can feel a little of the sadness swirling, trying to creep on me. There are still some things to get done before bed, so that's a good distraction. I'm glad we had a fun time today Edit: ahhhh 'sadness feelings' have been identified as Fear Feelings. I'm scared of being disappointing and that i won't be able to prevent it, and that's trying to freeze me up but i mustn't let it. Tomorrow will basically go ahead and start a new Challenge for me. More of the same really but i have more things written down and thought-through as far as stuff to work on. Yay! ( and my shiny ongoing theme for the foreseeable future is, as this one would suggest a bit: Hero Protocols! )
  19. Curl Brogo

    Deckard studies the Skeleton King

    Congrats on the engagement! I watched a youtube video a few years ago about choosing sumo or conventional based on body type. They had some measurments you're supposed to take but basically: If your arms are short relative to your torso, and/or your legs are long relative to your torso ---> sumo long arms, and/or short legs ---> conventional Then there are people like me with long arms and legs (or short arms and short legs) that the only thing that matters is preference. The only thing that optimizes though is reducing the range of motion. As for building/training different muscle groups that too is up to you.
  20. Xena

    Consistency mayhaps?

    Still here? How has it been going?
  21. Miaulin

    Salinger's twenty second challenge!

    Awww thanks Tomatoes! we should meet sometime to ketchup with each other. Oh cool! I hope you enjoy your blender! I got one a few years ago and have loved using it. So many good things to make with it Congratulations on getting it on sale, too! yessssssssss! Congratulations on your good Father's Day and your video, too! You're doing so many good things Sending you every good vibe for your session with the trainer tomorrow! It might be hard but i know you can do it mon ami <3 keep on keeping on!
  22. Xena


    Couch to 5k is a great program. Congrats on keeping going with it, even when times are rough! If you want to keep working on running/walking, please consider joining the Scouts guild next time around (you wouldn't have to stay there forever, changing guilds is completely normal). It has been a little quiet over there recently, but I've just signed on as a new Guild Leader, and I will do my very best to make it fun and addition to providing support and bits of advice. And don't feel like you have to only focus on endurance to be a Scout. We all have a variety of goals....I'm working on pushups and diet too (for example).
  23. Curl Brogo

    Brogo Becomes a Snake Handler

    Mostly a snake joke, but it did get me wondering. And Thanks! Once you download python (if you even need to, it's probably already on your computer) all you need is a text editor. If you want to get beyond whatever basic one comes with your operating system... I'm currently using Atom which I think is made by the fine folks at github. I like it. I used to use sublime text, but it kept bugging me to pay for a license so I decided to use a different editor. Also, it was recommended by Zed Shaw in his book "Learn Python the Hard Way" -- I like these books for learning new languages because they just force you to type a lot of simple code and mess around with it to teach you the basics of programming and the language you're learning. Between that and the online documentation that's all you need. And there's no shortage of free online tutorials for python and several other languages either.
  24. Sounds like a very efficient use of the time you have!! Definite bonus points, and I like your packing priorities! I think you've posted with the Scouts in the past, right? I know it's been quiet over there, but I wanted to invite you back next time if you are still interested. I've just signed on as a new Guild Leader and I'll do my best to make it lively and fun. Of course, do whatever you think would work best for you.
  25. Curl Brogo

    Brogo Becomes a Snake Handler

    Keto: The latest progress graph: Here are some notes for a recap: Week 1 (days 0-6): burn in week, only raw weight collection. Just came off a 3-day fast and I was adapting to keto and being a pescatarian. Went for a run on day 6. Week 2 (days 7-13): Had some chicken at family dinner on Mother's day (7). More of the same. Started tracking the 7-day average and lost 2 pounds off of my average. Week 3 (days 14-20): Still lazy keto. Not much exercise. Went to a memorial day cookout on day 20. Ate a cheeseburger and 3 beers. Lost 1 pound off average. Week 4 (days 21-27): Post cookout, lost weight in the first half, then leveled off a bit. Ate smoked pork shoulder and drank five beers on day 27. Maybe 0.5 lbs. lost. Week 5 (days 28-34): Drank 6 beers and ate a lot of pork shoulder on day 28. Lifted weights once. Ate that grilled cheese. Maybe 0.5 lbs. lost. Week 6 (days 35-41): Drank no beers ate no meat or dairy. Lifted on Sun, Tues, and Sat. Lost about 1.2 lbs. Today: Ate a 1/2 lb. hamburger (no bun) with swiss cheese and a bratwurst (no bun) at Father's Day/Monthly family dinner. Overall: Down about 6 lbs (on average) over 5 weeks (orange line). Best progress comes with some exercise and while avoiding meat, dairy and especially alcohol. Cooking: I batch cooked some more stuff. I made more Bredd and seitan for the week. That's about it. Running?: I attempted to workout on Thursday, but had no energy. Saturday I did some dips 3, 2, 3 and some chinup negatives, 1, 1, 1 but that's about it. If I'm gonna try to pick up the pace here, I'm gonna need to work out more. One problem is that I don't feel like my muscles have the energy. I tried some dips Thursday, and again Saturday. Rep three was super grindy. Back before keto, I recall doing a set of 7. This just shows how the body's energy utilization changes during keto. I.e. I still have the raw strength to do a dip or two, but my muscles can't store the energy to do much beyond that. I can get the third rep only with a lot of rest between sets and determination during the set. This means workouts take longer, and give fewer returns on the time investment. I think one solution for this might be to start using creatine again. Here's my reasoning: Creatine takes phosphate from ATP and stores it in a more readly available form of energy in muscle tissue, like a short term battery. That phosphate can be generated by any metabolic pathway that creates ATP... including ketogenesis ( via beta oxidation, and the Krebs Cycle). So if I load up on creatine, and hence create a bigger battery, during recovery, I should have to burn more fat to recharge the battery, and with a bigger battery I can do more work in a set; lift heavier weights, get another rep or two. Although, ketogenesis might take longer to recharge the battery, as long as all the energy is coming from fat then great. It will increase water retention and overall weight so I'll have to pay attention to that. But it should pump me up. I'll see how this last week goes before I change anything up. Data: I finished another course and earned another badge this week. That's 7/9 down on my certificate. Course 8 is on Machine Learning and it's actually informative and challenging. Most of the courses so far have been: course 1 'What is data science?": neither informative, nor challenging course 2 "Open source tools for data science": mildly informative, not challenging course 3 "Data science methodology": informative, not challenging course 4 "Python for data science": neither informative nor challenging course 5 "Databases and SQL for data science": mildly informative, not challenging course 6 "Data Analysis with Python": mildly informative, not challenging course 7 "Data visualization with Python": not informative, definitely challenging course 8 "Machine Learning with Python": quite informative, somewhat challenging Basically, this last course finally covers some statistical models and maths. We're only skimming the surface, but at least there's some theory behind what the functions are doing, and some analysis and explanation. And the quizzes and labs have some thought and organization put into them. So I'm liking it now. Now that I've gotten through all the boring, easy, yet mildly frustrating basic shit. I'm almost at the end of my second canary yellow legal pad, and today I used the last of the ink in the pen that I started with. I also did some updating of my resume and my linkedIn and github profiles. ======================================= In other news, I'm going to be an uncle. My sister announced after dinner today that she's pregnant. This just seems weird to me. She always said she didn't want kids and she just wanted to be an aunt. But at least now Uncle Brogo won't be getting pressured by wannabe aunts and grandparents, not that I really was.
  26. Lightning

    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Wow! Congratulations on the Fellowship! Like...really wow!
  27. Woot!! Wish I could come do this with first 10k is in October You absolutely can! You don't have to run to be able to but you've got this!
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