4 Days Ago 11:26 AMOverlord Drakow
Yeah, start with just a few minutes - to be honest that's all I do each morning. Pay attention to your breathing and take in all of your surroundings.
4 Days Ago 10:28 AMEsper
Okay, well, I have some time so I think I'll give this a try right now and see what happens. A few minutes will be okay, yeah? I don't know what "focus on the moment" really means but I'll just focus on my body and breathing and that stuff, I guess.
4 Days Ago 10:24 AMOverlord Drakow
Meditation is the simple act of focussing on the present moment. You can just sit down in a room and slowly scan your eyes, taking in every single bit of detail that you see. There is such a thing as walking meditation as well where you just walk around in a garden or something and again observe everything that you see. At any rate, baby steps Scarfy, baby steps.
5 Days Ago 3:49 PMEsper
I don't even understand what meditating is. Sitting still and doing nothing or what.
I've been doing the cooking thing lately. I've cut down a lot of the bad stuff. Actually, now that I think about it I'm not even craving some of the crap I used to eat a lot of. (Some of it I still do, which is difficult.)
But like, I'm just having some bad moments lately. I'm getting help though. This is just the a rough patch on my (hopeful, eventual) road to a Good Place. So, like, don't be too concerned.
5 Days Ago 11:26 AMOverlord Drakow
I am fine but some of your recent posts have caused me concern for your welfare. You mention that you have a lack of motivation or drive or focus to get stuff done. I'd like to suggest trying meditation out if you don't already. It can be for just 5 minutes a day but I really think it will help you. Other than that, you should try eating healthy food as much as possible and cook from scratch as much as you can also.
I hate to say "same as always" but same as always. Just doing my same weekly thing of going to work, sleeping, trying to eat right, entertaining myself, etc. etc. Or maybe that's just the morning sleepiness talking? I dunno. I'm not really awake yet. A mockingbird made a nest near my window and it makes noise in the middle of the night so I have to close the window but then it's too hot and stuffy to sleep so I don't sleep well anyway.
1 Week Ago 2:19 PMOverlord Drakow
Heya, how are things going with you?
May 15th, 2016 12:44 AMOverlord Drakow
Carbs are fine, it's the source that's the issue. Rice, pasta, potatoes are all good sources of carbs but the wheat in bread causes bloating which is an issue.
Money isn't such a problem for me, I'll pay good amounts of it for good food. I eat my avocados as a stand alone snack or as a part of my lunch. I borrowed a vegetarian cook book from a friend and I have found two recipes that could be my replacement dinner. Either pasta or a superfood salad.
May 14th, 2016 8:08 AMEsper
I get that. I'm a sucker for carbs so I have a hard time giving them up. Some days I'll go mostly without and then at like 9 in the evening I'll be like "I need a bagel" or something.
The other night I ate carrots and guacamole for dinner. Was pretty good. Avocados are cheap here though so I have like a dozen lying around.
May 14th, 2016 4:21 AMOverlord Drakow
Hmm I don't want to add bread (or products along those lines) into my diet as they cause bloating - but as a last resort I will consider such meals as I would only have it a couple of times a week which won't do much damage at all really.
I have soup at work so raman is probably too similar for my liking. I did consider spaghetti but that's the kind of meal that you usually have leftovers for and I don't want that (due to limited fridge space and such).
It's ironic. I'm a fussy eater mainly due to circumstances not taste.I pretty much always have to have a plan as far as my meals go and I suppose life in general. Not a fan of spontaneity.
I drink a blueberry smoothie pretty much each night as well. If I can just sort out my dinner circumstances, I could make the switch.
May 13th, 2016 12:49 PMEsper
Well, honestly you're taking your diet more seriously than I take mine. I'm not usually one who prepares meals. I just eat what I find in the fridge or wherever. Lately I've eaten a lot of ramen that I add greens, onions, tofu, egg, or whatever I have around to so I make it sort of not unhealthy (that sodium is gonna kill me though). Maybe wraps? Sometimes I'll take tortillas and throw in veggies and hummus and whatever else and eat that. Other times I'll do the same thing but with a bagel or some slices of bread instead. And to ~stir things up~ I'll also sometimes make smoothies with spinach or kale, handful of berries, yogurt, milk, ice, and an apple or banana or something.
May 13th, 2016 12:19 PMOverlord Drakow
They say that diversity is the spice of life. I think to myself quite often to avoid getting into "samey samey bullmuk" routines. My life is pretty routinely, there's not much spontaneity in what I do, so I think I also fall into that trap at times.
Speaking of food, there's something you could help me with. I'm planning on going vegetarian. The only thing I need to cut from my current diet is oily fish and the only meal when I have fish is with my dinner - either rice or fish and chips. My issue is what to replace the fish with. For the rice meal, I think I'll have to add something else to my stir fry (cauliflower, peppers and onion shoots currently), in order to get the additional calories in. As for the fish and chips, I am going to have to scrap that meal for something else. Do you have any ideas of a easy vegetarian dinner that I could make? I have rice four times a week as standard but the secondary dinner varies from 2-3 days depending on if I eat out or go to my parent's for dinner on the weekend. As such, the secondary dinner should be something that I can eat in a single day without any leftovers. Any advice would be great. I think between milk, eggs and nuts I can keep my protein levels reasonable enough with all the training I do and such, but any other suggestions for protein could be useful too.
May 13th, 2016 10:05 AMEsper
Things aren't bad, really. Just kinda samey. I'm normally okay with that, but I get into ruts so like in the bad of my mind I know it's bad for me. Kinda like when I eat foods I shouldn't. Feels good now, feels bad later.
But on the plus side I get to see the new person mess up simple things and I get a little schadenfreude from that.
May 13th, 2016 9:50 AMOverlord Drakow
You get points for initiative and trying but damn that sucks it didn't work out for you. And yeah to add insult to injury they got an outsider in...
I'd probably want to leave if that sort of thing happened to me too. I'm getting my car serviced, MOT'd and taxed this month which is a hit on my savings as well.
I hope things get better for you soon, I really do.