Healthy Gamer

Healthy Gamer: Right Here, Right Now

“I used to do a little, but a little wouldn’t do, so the little got more and more. I just keep trying to get a little better, said a little better than before.” – “Mr. Brownstone” by Guns N’ Roses

So…been a while. I’m not going to talk about where I’ve been this past…however long it’s been. Not yet anyway. Coming back here after so long reminded me that I had a fun plan associated with this whole fitness thing, a cosplay idea, and I want to resume that, even though the longer this process takes, the less relevance said cosplay character has, so better get moving.

Welcome to the Captain Hammer Project ver. 2.0: A Man on Fire. Time for the plan.  Continue reading

Board Gaming

Two Great Tastes That…Should Probably Be Kept Separated

So, I started PSS to be about games. And while there has been a bunch of game stuff, there has also been a bunch of non-game stuff, namely by means of The Captain Hammer project/Healthy Gamer stuff. While there is some overlap between the two audiences, and I do think that there are a bunch of gamer sorts that can relate to the health stuff, in the end, I think that it will be better for both ideas if they live in separate houses.

So I am going to be taking time here and there to start detangling the two, and when the dust settles, there will be two blogs Pretty Sneaky, Sis: All Games All the Time, and (NAME TBD): For The Love Of Christ Would You Please Shut The Fuck Up About Your Issues, We Simply Do Not Care.

When the new home(s) are established (I’m also considering a change of domain) then I will announce the new addresses here too, so that two of my five readers can take note of which one they want to ignore, another two will follow both and the last one hasn’t really been reading anyway so they won’t even notice.

P4K is a weird hybrid of the two and I haven’t decided where it will go yet.

Healthy Gamer

Playing For Keeps Update 1



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Using an independent third party plus Facebook to keep me accountable, I can say that as of yet, I have not had to lose any games. Part of my accountability system is photographic proof of exertion, thus the sweaty selfies. These are just a sample, there are more but you get the point. You’re here to see if you win stuff, not to bask in the life-affirming glow of my stunning sex appeal. Yes, I’m sure I could just splash some water on me, take a pic and say “I DID A THING” but I would only be cheating myself. I have enough issues without adding that as another reason to hate myself.  At the advice of people smarter than me, I am declaring one day a week (in my case Sunday) to be an off day for recovery. All of the other days since the last update have involved some kind of willful exercise, most of it even done without complaint! Scale results are similarly positive, but it’s always easier in the beginning.

Next Up: Another P4K update after a bit, and another delve into the strange place of my brain sooner. Also game stuff.

Healthy Gamer

Healthy Gamer: Playing for Keeps. Literally.

poor“If every day you played the board game Risk, you’ve probably never taken a risk in your life.” – Bo Burnham

As my regular six readers know, I am still in this whole “get thin or die tryin” thing. There have been ups and downs both in terms of numbers and emotions. I’ve been trying to incorporate new things like yoga and positivity as fuel as opposed to anger. There are other pieces in progress about those two concepts, but suffice to say, as there has not yet been a celebratory posts about how yoga and self-love saved my life, I am returning to a watering hole more familiar and comfortable to me, which is to say negative reinforcement.  Continue reading