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  2. Wobbegong

    Wobbegong Humbly Returns

    I'll see that it does, by sheer force of will if necessary! I hope you have a great week, too. How was your Monday?
  3. Mad Hatter

    Where did all the adamantium go?

    This is great, focusing on the process instead of outcome. Yay! I have to say it's been so so inspiring to see you fighting hard against mental monsters. It's really admirable and courageous and I'm really happy for you that it's working. Woot for the level up, well deserved!
  4. Dalish

    Dalish Clings to the Wagon

    No frills, no bells, no whistles. I'm sliding in on the tail end of a chest infection and a whole lot of busy. I've suddenly developed a social life for the first time in 30 years, and I've still go schooling going on. But no matter what, a girl's gotta eat. Breakfast: Bran, yoghurt, fruit. Lunch: Wrap, carrot sticks, hummus. Dinner: Whatever as long as it's home made and healthy-ish. Dinner I eat daily, but I tend to skip the rest which leads to binges. I can eat the same thing day in day out without getting bored mostly, so four weeks testing this out, see where the tweaks need to go. That's it, c'est tout, das ist alle.
  5. Mad Hatter

    KB Girl preps for the world championship

    I like this analogy! I also think you did awesome this challenge considering. Even with the sickness you never stopped or gave up on the challenge, you kept doing what you could.
  6. Stribs

    Xena's Triumphant (?) Return from Sea

    I'm here for this!
  7. Stribs

    Stribs Lays the Foundation for Summer

    Okay guys. Here we go. Today is my actual, legit, real day 1. Hubs is gone for the week, which is always nice at the beginning of a challenge because, don't get me wrong, I love him, but he can eat 234567876543 calories and stay looking fit, and he always wants to eat out...while me over here, my pants are a bit snug! I'm doing a hard reset this week, focusing on eating whole foods from my house, and taking the week to remember that cooking meals doesn't have to be hard. This will get a bit tricky this week, seeing as 2 nights I'll be at school til around 7, BUT the plan is to make a huge batch of tasty enchiladas tonight and pack that for dinner on those nights to avoid the tasty treats that get laid out on Grad Project speech nights I forgot to add water to my food challenge (trying for a consistent 80oz a day), and as a general update, I'm no longer IF. I've been eating a protein waffle (a bit of butter but no syrup) for breakfast with a yogurt (230 calories). Waffle would be better with syrup (duh), but they aren't bad plain, and it gets me drinking water. Also this yogurt is my new favorite. It ticks all the boxes IN MY DREAM YOGURT LIFE. It's GREEK, low sugar (2 grams), low calorie (80), decent protein (12g), and it has fat (2g). There aren't many flavors because it's new, but hopefully everyone loves it like I do, because YUM!! My workout schedule should be T/TH/F And the book I'm currently living reading is The Handmaid's Tale. I'm only 50 pages or so in, so finishing it for this challenge will be fine. I miss you guys too!!! <33333 Welp, guess I've got to start this day
  8. Blocky

    Blocky does moderately difficult things...

    Challenge Wrap up: GOALS No STR goals - still running a moderate intensity program and not expecting any PRs to fall. Don't re-destroy my adductor: +1 CON for a working leg at the end of the challenge. Follow the program without going off book: +1 CON, +1 WIS Submit all my assessments: +1 WIS Do well on those assessments: +1 INT for each good result RESULTS +1 CON for having an undamaged adductor +1 CON / +1 WIS for following the program (this is harder than you would think) +1 WIS for remembering to submit all my assessments (nearly forgot to submit 1) +1 INT for doing pretty dang good on assessments. Everything was above 80% with 1 at 90% and 1 exam at 100%. I'm pretty happy with the result. I'm still settling into a university routine and constantly get sidetracked by other things (having personal training clients at random times does make it hard to stick to a schedule). The only thing I could have done better (even though it wasn't a goal per se) is remembering to do some Russian practice. Also pretty happy with the adductor rehab. I'm taking it a lot slower than I usually would but it seems to be paying off. If I had to give it a score I would say I'm around 70% of the way there. Still get some random aches and pains but it's feeling more stable and I no longer have the constant fear of it ripping apart again.
  9. Cycling shorts will reduce the discomfort, if you aren't already wearing them.
  10. Guzzi

    WhiteGhost Gets Serious 2: The Seriousening

    **runs off to find John McEnroe gif**.
  11. Today
  12. On a side note, I'm taking any advice I can find: today was/is another one of these days where I show up at work knowing my priorities (Important and Urgent stuff to do, must be ready for tomorrow morning), having someone on the outside (my boss) rearanging it (my priorities for tomorrow become today's priorities, today's priorities start the circle of being put off 'till The End of Times). Now, my afternoon, which was planned with only one important meeting in it, has become crammed with meetings (small sessions where we go on the field and decide what to do, so not useless at all but still very time and energy consuming). The alternative to having them today would be to delay them 'till The End of Times. I know already that I won't have the energy to work through my daily priorities once the meetings are over because having my schedule torn over like that tends to deplete my daily battery like only 7:30 a.m. calls can. The week is only getting worse from here because tomorrow, I'll have to deal with part of today's priorities and tomorrow's, and it'll go on and on from there. How do you deal with this ? I mean: - part of it is me imagining stuff (there are some meetings that I could not take and the world wouldn't end so, I could technically put more emphasis on the real priorities. - part of it is a problem that incoming calls and emails do pile up and I cannot work through them quicker than they come while also maintaining some time for priority work anymore. - part of it is me being overworked, i.e. : there's definitely not enough time in my schedule to perform everything that needs to be performed and I have to deal with it. - part of it is me being low on energy and torturing myself at night about the things I ought to have done by now (therefor not sleeping well).
  13. Barkeep! Just give me all the coffee so I can make it til June!
  14. Lateral Planet

    Wobbegong Humbly Returns

    Now that is a truly excellent feeling, especially for a Monday! Hope the week treats you well
  15. Mad Hatter

    RogueLibrarian: Playlist

    Brilliant!
  16. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    Challenge accepted
  17. DarK_RaideR

    Xena's Triumphant (?) Return from Sea

    Mandatory song post
  18. DarK_RaideR

    Emerald Eagle prepares for a parasite - Part 1

    That. Is. Impressive. Welcome back to the forums!
  19. KB Girl

    RogueLibrarian: Playlist

    Congratulations! Thats so cool, I like how they put some humour into something that's also pretty serious.
  20. Wobbegong

    Wobbegong: A Creature of Habit

    I'm going to go for my walk now, because I definitely won't once it gets dark. Already my inertial resistance is kicking in, telling me to just stay in this chair on NF. But no. I will walk down to the ocean at least, and then if I'm enjoying life out there I'll do the promenade, and then I can come back and sit in this chair and hang out on NF clean my room. (Just tidy! We can leave the dreaded vacuuming for tomorrow. Does anyone have any insight about why I hate vacuuming so much??) Ready, set, GO!
  21. KB Girl

    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    that's impressive! Ok next time you feel like going a little bit heavy, try this; 5x35kg 3x40kg 1x45kg 5x40kg 3x45kg 1x50kg 5x45kg 3x50kg 1x55kg 5x50kg 3x55kg 1x60kg It's meant to be failed, it's just a question of where. If you don't fail then just walk away happy and I'll make heavier suggestions next time
  22. Wobbegong

    Wobbegong Humbly Returns

    I actually woke up on Monday when my alarm went off feeling light and fresh and wakeful for the first time in a while. Even on the weekends, I didn't have an alarm and woke up feeling groggy. But today was a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed morning. Now I just have to pray that magical feeling holds for the rest of the week. Tanktimus the Never Ending Source of Encouragement to Do Better and Be More Engaged sent a fb reminder to GLs to set up the new challenge threads before they went live. I don't go on fb often so I overlooked it for a couple of days but thanks to my SUPERIOR TIMEZONE I was still able to make it in under the wire. If you're still watching this thread, thanks for the reminder, Tank! I'll spontaneously remember all my GL duties someday, I promise.
  23. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    That should have been read with a heavy dose of sarcasm. I also thought a mental challenge would be better for me than trying to go heavy. 41 kg, I did make it but the reps were very wobbly. To be fair they were wobbly from the very first set :/ Just not my day. But I made it!
  24. DarK_RaideR

    Take it Outside ll: Electric Boogaloo (djtrippyT)

    Fixed that for you. There is absolutely no reason to feel bad or be embarassed about it. You gave it your best, lived to tell the tale and learned how to do it better next time. Remember, there are many people who are afraid to even sign up for a 5k or Spartan race and then afraid to show up for it. I'm sure it's the "fresh from the race" disappointment talking, as the post-race blues go away you'll wrap your head around what you did and realize how awesome you are.
  25. KB Girl

    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    I don't quite understand how that second sentence comes after the first xD It is terrible isn't it? It's definitely helpful though. What weight did you use? And did you make it?
  26. It does indeed, my friend. Tune in to my live stream at 6pm GMT!
  27. Wobbegong

    Wobbegong: A Creature of Habit

    Today I was carpooling and paid special attention because after I wrote that I was like "it can't REALLY be true though, surely I've been thinking it was worse than it is all year." No. The speed limit on the only through-way, which is a road clearly intended for driving only (it is quite perilous to walk along its side, let alone cross it) and which has exits and onramps but no cross-streets, qualifying it by my metrics as a highway, IS FIFTY KM/H. People do speed on it (this morning we were going almost 70!!! and the person driving clearly felt that was a bit too fast and refused to keep up with the car in front of her) and I've never seen anyone get pulled over for speeding (there's no shoulder so you can't really pull over anywhere, which might factor into it). However, people also just drive the speed limit sometimes (like on our way back), and everyone's cool with that too. It's ridiculous. I think in general people go about 60km/h on that stretch of road and consider themselves wild things. I have a coworker who went to LA last winter and when he came back I asked him how it was. He excitedly told me that he drove really fast on the freeway. I'm not sure if he left LA to find a road with light enough traffic to drive fast or if he was just impressed by the theoretical speed limits, but regardless, that was literally the highlight of his trip. So again. I'm gonna be super stoked to go back to America and drive my car. Yay! Welcome, Bean! .... I have so many responses, but decided I will just leave this alone because well, People are now staring at me expecting me to respond... We're just playin'. Kinda. Maybe. I'm not sure if this emoji or this one is more appropriate for this conversation lol
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