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Tea Gets Fit, Week 8
cap, captain miss america

Whew, so I’ve barely posted for the past two weeks on account of moving and getting things sorted, so it gave me a lot of time to think about the comments on my last post, and I think I’ve come up with a workable solution for the folks who are uncomfortable with these posts.

I’ve paid my web host to set up a subdomain. This means that you can block images from this subdomain if you so choose, without blocking every single image hosted on my website. That means you can read my comics even if you block these images.

I also set up a little handy button right here that is completely and totally unremarkable so you can block the images without scrolling any further down the page and looking at pictures that might be problematic for you.

If you’re on a PC, you can right-click and block all the images on this subdomain. If you are on a Mac, hit CTRL-click, and then you can block the images. The subject line will always stay the same so I am hoping that will serve as significant warning to scroll past. If it’s JUST the images that bother you, then feel free to read!


Okay! Now that that’s done, on to the actual fitnessy stuff.

whirled started doing some good requirements that I really like. For example, she started drinking more water. I made a pledge to drink the required 8 cups of water a day…before I found out that they meant 8 8-oz cups. I well exceed that in a normal day, just from going to the water cooler at work! Our cups at work are 16 oz! So I was thinking I would have to drink 16 oz. eight times, but no! Just four times, which is way less water than I drink in a day. But I have been keeping better tabs on my water intake.

Moving put a damper on my exercising, and I can’t go home and exercise at lunch anymore, but I did a heck of a lot of packing and moving boxes and unpacking, and I did make sure I walked a lot, so I am betting that I got an equivalent amount of exercise. Plus, I am freaking covered with box-moving bruises (you can see a lovely purple one on my ribcage below) I am pledging to but myself either an elliptical or an exercise bike for the new apartment; I think it would be a good investment, and I have room for it now. But I do need to get back into doing exercising and stretching this week. I moved into a fourth-floor apartment, and even though it has an elevator, I’ve been trying to make myself walk the stairs as much as possible. And my new subway is an elevated train so I walk stairs there, too! The biggest problem is that that doesn’t help my arms, and my arms are really what need the most help.

I’ve also been committing myself to eating dinners I prepare myself, now that I have a real separate kitchen with prep space. I have been making food ahead so I can just pull it out when I’m hungry. Also, I made blueberry sorbet which is freaking delicious. The other thing I have to work on is my lunchtime meals, since I can’t go home for lunch anymore. It would be both more economical and healthier to prep lunch at home and bring it, but it won’t be as tasty, fresh or convenient. So I’ll have to figure that one out. In the meantime, I peeled carrots ahead of time so I can munch on them whenever I want, instead of buying the pre-peeled ones from the store.

One thing I need to work on is eating more protein. I eat a good amount of veggies as it is but I often forget the protein. I also need to start walking at lunch, I think, even if I have nowhere to go.

Pics this week are in new apartment! And once again, if you don’t feel you can look at the pics, you can block them without blocking anything else on my site.

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Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

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Have you noticed any differences during the past few weeks?

About protein, what are your thoughts on soy?!?! I think I love fake meat products more than I ever liked meat.

The biggest one is that I feel a lot more flexible and I don't get achey as quickly anymore. I was getting a lot of pain in my hips before I started this deal.

Soy: I freaking LOVE soy, but I've read enough about the potential health hazards of eating too much of it. Also, soy is probably the crop that has been most blighted by genetic modification in the US, and it's very difficult to find non-GMO soy. So I love it and eat it, but try to be moderate about it.

I have a really hard time eating enough protein-- one of the things that's been helpful to me is to eat Greek yogurt with my cereal in the morning. I think the kind I usually get has about 25% of the recommended daily protein intake.

That's a really good idea; I should get back into eating yogurt. I sort of went off it after eating so much of it for weeks!

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OMG, I think I shall try that! I don't know if it's too hard, but I won't find out unless I try, right?

And I just never really think about the exercise of taking the stairs; I just do it!

I am excited to see pictures of your new place! And I think the ability to block certain images on the site is a very good compromise. Awesome thinking!

Thanks! I wasn't really sure what other kinds of photos I could be taking, so I figured this would let people I don't have friended continue to read (the problem with putting this on a filter is that my readers are about double my flist) but allow people who really are upset by looking at these photos opt to do something about it.

I like to munch on the high protean kashi cereals.

That is a good idea! Although I want to try to make myself eat balanced meals that require preparation at regular intervals and not snack on easy stuff. But it might be a good breakfast choice.

I think there is getting to be a visible difference. Do you feel better?

Ow, that's some bruise!

I just make sandwiches to bring to work, usually egg and lettuce. Made the night before, they're still fine for lunch the next day. :D That and an apple is my staple!

I worry about my protein sometimes, too, since I don't eat a ton of meat. But on days when I don't eat meat, I try to have eggs, or toast with peanut butter, or nuts to snack on, or to add spinach to a meal.

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