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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

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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.

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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

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Healthy Gamer: Yoga Fire

“Surely if God had meant us to do yoga, he would have put our heads behind our knees.” – Rod Stewart
Believe it or not (and I am guessing at least 5 of my 7 readers are going with “not”) I am really trying to make more time to write. There are a lot of things in works that I would reeeeeeally love to talk about here, things that I am super-dee-dooper excited about, but they are still in works, and I have decided that I am going to keep my mouth shut about them until such time when I have something to SHOW you what I’ve been doing when not making scribbles what make words on the internets. Stay tuned, your patience will be rewarded with mediocrity like none you’ve ever witnessed. Continue reading