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    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2011
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    I weighed & measured myself this morning, and I am now officially in the 160s for my weight.

    Currently I weight 168.3lbs, have a 37.3% body fat, my waist is 31.75 inches, and hips are 41.25 inches. When I started last summer, I was about 190lbs, 42% fat, 35" waist, and 44" hips.

    Also now I can do one real pushup and I can almost do crow's pose, which is really freaking hard. I'm feeling quite proud of myself at the moment.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2011
     (10092.42)
    Well done Argos. That's great news.
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    After a very annoying couple of weeks made it to the cabin. Ended the last evening by just sitting on a rock on the shoreline, looking at the deep enormous full Moon on the sky, enjoying the balmy August night, the scent of smoke from someone's midnight sauna floating in the air, looking at the bats flitting around me, almost skimming the water and coming so near you could hear their wings.

    Then, 13 hours of solid sleep that made me blow all of my today's schedules, while not caring about it a bit.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2011
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    Argos you ARE GJ Jane!!

    Keep it up!!
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2011
     (10092.45)
    I spent last night sleeping in a tent in our backyard with my four and a half year old son. After we'd set up the tent and laid out our sleeping bags, we laid down for a minute to "test them out" and he said, "Isn't this the best day ever?"

    A variety of emotions rushed through me. Pure joy that he loved my idea to do this. Anger and resentment at my own nearly absent father who never did this with me. Relief that I'm being a good father. Love for that beautiful little human.

    I replied, "Yes it is."
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    My girlfriend found a cheque from her old work for $300 she didn't know about, I did a reading in a bookshop and it went well, I have good chance at this job I'm going for and Dr fucking Frank of Mr T Experience and King Dork likes my blog. Everything is great.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2011
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    Went for a wonderful walk around the city and ended up doing stuff like renewing my library card and trying iced black coffee for the first time. For dinner I ended up going down to the Danforth (aka Greektown) and had a Chicken gyro with "Greek fries", fries with olive oil and feta on top. Delicious. Then I went down to the Old Nick (officially my favorite pub in all of toronto), sipped a Spearhead, watched Beyond Thunderdome, which was playing on the telly and...just felt good. And in a few minutes I'm off to the pool for a swim.

    This was yesterday, and already I'm giving it a TMI warning, but, I figured that in order to be more okay with myself in my ongoing project to Appreciate Robin, I should start looking at being more comfortable with my own sexuality. This thought caused me to go to a feminist co-op sex shop (the only ones that don't have all chainsaw-motor-operated items) and purchase a toy for myself. This is the first toy I've had in about 6-7 years and is the second one in my entire life. This one was also kind of an informed decision and is less...shall we say "ambitious" than the last one I had. The staffperson at the store, I think recognizing my uncertainty and "ohmygodrunaway" feeling that I normally get when anything sexual comes up, guided me through their selection and was very informative. So...yeah. I guess a portion of tonight might involve me, this device and some select clips of Patrick Stewart shouting and reciting poetry.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2011
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    I say this with absolute conviction: Robin wins these threads. <3

    (Okay, sleestak made me tear up a little, too. But he's a Creeper, so I quickly regained my distrust.)
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2011
     (10092.49)
    How the hell did I win that? Sleestak just has an amazing moment with his son and Argos is losing weight! They're the winners!
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2011
     (10092.50)
    Psssh .... this is Whitechapel, so clearly we're all winners.

    @taphead - ssssssssKABOOM!
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    Now look here, you two, this here's the vile hugging thread, not the fighting thread! Y'all get to hugging (in an appropriately vile manner)!

    I cleaned out my art room and made it usable for the first time in a year or so; it had become a bit of a storage closet. Now it's a work closet again, so I told Photoshop to go fuck itself for a while and Made Things With My Hands. I'd really been missing that. Only downside: all my lovely callouses are gone. ouch.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2011
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    i ate a chicken heart at dinner, i feel i have gained some of its power
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
     (10092.53)
    Crossed off one thing to worry about and gave myself a bunch more work to do by registering for the next Japanese class. Yup, watch out, I'll be going on and on about studying nihongo for the next four months again.

    And I'm feeling a lot better about my demo today. An edit is coming down the pike, tightening it up, but it's pretty solid otherwise.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
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    Got blessings from mom (who I currently work for at her office) to look for another job. She recognizes that I'm completely unable to save up money while working here during the day and I should no longer feel obliged to stay. The reason I've been staying there is because my coworker was looking for another job and when he left I was to stay and help smooth the transition so mom can work on her own. But it's been a long while now and coworker hasn't found anything and keeping me here waiting isn't fair. So while I'm looking I can still work there and to top it off, when business is good I'm getting a raise (which will be saved) and when we get new clients in I will get a bonus (which will be saved).

    I also discovered that I'll be getting $1000 from my grandfather's inheritance. Not as much as I was originally told I was going to get, but something to be saved up for.

    With a little luck, I'll have a place of my own by this time next year.
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    Had a pretty good interview with a Senator's office, for a unpaid internship. I can at least get experience, which is EVERY FUCKING THING in the legal field.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2011 edited
     (10092.56)
    At the office we got a new client, which means a raise for me as well as a bonus from two previous new clients. All money to save up for the apartment!

    Applied for a couple of part-time jobs, one of which I hope that I get!

    Got some news that I can't talk about but was really, really good.

    Taking a break from Supergods and reading Terry Pratchett's Equal Rites. It's so awesome to know that Pratchett can still make me smile.

    I've decided what my first tattoo will be of, but not how it will look. It will be Odin's ravens Huginn ("thought") and Muninn ("memory").

    And now I'm sitting in my robe watching Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (I swear any reality show involving that guy I will watch the hell out of), eating triscuits and looking forward to the small joy of stepping in to a cold bed with freshly shaven legs.

    Today was definitely a "little things" day. And I love those.
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    oldhat - After a full season of Master Chef, I have a Gordon Ramsay voice-over in my mind whenever I make myself food lately, even when it's a Delicious! Stunning! bowl of reheated Chinese takeout. (It's my voice-over, after all, so only uses positive adjectives)
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2011
     (10092.58)
    Finally managed to get a clue to a mystery that's been bugging me since the middle of March - namely, why a close, old friend suddenly stopped talking to me. The clue itself doesn't actually bode all that well, from what I can see, but at least now I have some idea of what happened, and that's one step closer to finding a way to maybe fix it.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2011
     (10092.59)
    Am sailing. The times they are a'changing: the reading material in the outhouse is Wallpaper and there's a free wifi in the harbour.

    It's a cloudless night with nearly no light pollution, and the stars you guys! Wish you were here.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2011
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    I woke up before the clock was in double digits. This is Progress for me. Work on the shop proceeds slowly.

    Now I must away to clean house for a family friend arriving tommorow.

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