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ParkstheOreo

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  • Birthday 02/18/1995

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  1. Quick late night update: Week one was rocky but successful. I stayed beneath my calorie limit every day but one, and I got plenty of sleep. I didn't work out as much as I wanted to, but I'll get a fresh start on that this week. I went to the gym tonight and broke some personal gym records, but honestly I try to do that with each visit Week 1 = success, but not my best. Week 2 = Trying harder!
  2. Yep! I already made 3 dinners of rosemary lemon chicken, sweet potatoes, and broccoli.
  3. Hey y'all, Parker here again! The last challenge didn't go too hot because I had very minimal planning and dedication. I underestimated the difficulties that would arise, but this time around I'm going to buckle down and succeed. I'm going to revisit my last goals and try to make these a habit by the end of the challenge: 1. I will be counting my calories for every meal and keeping a log. I aim to consume a maximum of 1300 so that I am at a deficit, and I will be sticking as close to paleo as I can. 2. I will cook at least 3 meals out of the week at home. I will probably focus on a particular meal (i.e. cooking at least 3 dinners out of the 7 at home instead of eating out). 3. I will get 8 hours of sleep every night. Besides tonight, I will try to be in my bed with electronics off by midnight. Level-Up Goal: Shoot and edit a promotional video for a business in town I'm really looking forward to this and to seeing a real change in my body by the end of the year. I've been working out consistently since 2 challenges ago and have lost some weight, but I feel like this challenge will be the boost I need to solidify it all. I'll finally be changing what I eat to meet healthy standards. Good luck with all of your challenges too, rangers!
  4. Did I miss somewhere in the feed that said we would be pausing/stopping the rp section of this thread? Just curious Way to go on pushing through despite all these set-backs btw. You’re really inspirational and encouraging!
  5. Sorry for the really late update, y'all. I think I'm going to need to do a hard reset from the challenge and ramp things up on the next one. I got off track because I was out of town and in the ozarks camping for a week, and then I ended up leaving one of my jobs and getting swamped with bills when I came back. Long story short, I have been very distracted. BUT, on the bright side, I have been getting 8 hours of sleep consistently as well as eating right at 1300 for the majority of the challenge. I will do my best to finish this challenge well, but next challenge I plan to get an A!
  6. (Sorry guys, I’ve been without a signal the last few days. I went camping further out than I thought!) Ryx keeps her composure as she all but glides through the crowd and over to the stage to adjust things to her liking before the set. She knows eyes are on her and she would argue that she is just as suspicious of everyone in this room as they are of her, but that’s nothing new to the life of a drow. She knew how to be both aware and unassuming, though. It wouldn’t do to be shadier than what people already assume she is. As she moves things about she surveys the crowd. A few nods are exchanged with the usuals and cool smiles are graced to the new ones. Her gaze lingers on those who are more unfamiliar, particularly so on those reaching for weapons. Such things typically do not go unnoticed as they are common in her presence, and she is never eager for conflict outside of her stories. She would pay special attention during the set to the dark paladin, but at least the woman speaking with the bar keep appears more keen about a rowdy group off to the side. Perhaps the large armored man was her protector. She did come from upstairs. Maybe she had a task at hand? Ryx would keep this in mind for later. She enjoys getting the details from travelers to help spin new stories. Once things are to her liking she grabs her flask and raises it in greeting as she paces the stage, addressing the crowd confidently, “Hail and well met, travelers, adventurers, and those full of spirit-“ here she leans down to clink her drink amiably with what appears to be a regular patron- “I have returned to many new faces, but fear not; I return from many new places, with stories to cure what ales you!” Her regulars raise a drink with a cheer and with that the cold, distant composure natural to her race gives way to reveal a more jaunty character. She deftly whips her black lute from her back, not unlike one unsheathing an axe, and begins to play a tune well known across the land just to get things started. All the while she meanders the stage and glances around the room as she weaves her fantastical tales.
  7. Thanks! Can't wait to see how we both do
  8. I’m definitely more proficient at playing instruments than I am singing BUT I am a pro at prose. My voice may be average but my wit is as sharp as my rapier also do we need to let you know our race and all of that good stuff?
  9. Thanks! I’m excited about these because I’m adding intensity to my last 4 week challenge. I expect to see a much different me at the end of this challenge compared to me at (what will be) 10 week’s ago! Also, do I need to have any PM discussions with you concerning my bardic role~?
  10. Congrats on coming up with such a cool challenge! The updates have me on the edge of my seat and it's only been 2 days. Do you have room for a bard? I would love some some first-hand experiences to add to my arsenal! It would feel good to get out of this fortress of solitude, so to speak, but I understand if I'm late to the party (pun fully intended).
  11. You've got this! Way to go posting your progress so soon. I honestly end up doing it twice a week max because it's so hard for me to remember on the daily that I have other people I can keep updated frequently besides myself.
  12. Hey guys! Parker is back for her second challenge in a row. The last challenge was a glorious success and en lieu of this progress, I am keeping my last goals through this one because they became healthy habits that I will continue to maintain! Now I'm going to ramp things up a bit and build off of those goals and their momentum. 1. I will be counting my calories for every meal and keeping a log. I aim to consume a maximum of 1300 so that I am at a deficit, and I will be sticking as close to paleo as I can. 2. I will cook at least 3 meals out of the week at home. I will probably focus on a particular meal (i.e. cooking at least 3 dinners out of the 7 at home instead of eating out). 3. I will get 8 hours of sleep every night. Besides tonight, I will try to be in my bed with electronics off by midnight. 4. Level-up Goal - Apply to 20 different jobs within my career field. (And if it's necessary for applying, have at least 3 clips prepped to use on my demo reel) I am very excited to crush this challenge like I did the last one. I feel like Izuku when he realizes how much needs to be done before his body can handle All Might's ability. The task is daunting, but manageable, and I am so expectant for the amazing results I will be proud of down the line. Let me know how y'all's challenge is going and don't be a stranger!
  13. Ok, I know we're past this challenge but better late than never, right? This four weeks went spectacularly. I am proud of myself and definitely more self-aware and confident after spending this time focusing on small goals. I have picked up a momentum that I don't plan on losing, and while I'm waiting on the next 4 week challenge I am going to keep drinking that water and being aware of how much/often I eat. Also, I not only cleaned my resumé up, but also got at least three opportunities to use my skills for pay! I might be working at my local Fox station at my first ever full-time, salaried job within the next week or so, I will be creating a promotional video for a local business in town which I can add to my demo reel, and I'll also be helping a friend with wedding shoots. I will admit there was one downer. I went to check my bmi and blood pressure at one of those lovely free machines that H-E-B (the largest grocery chain in Texas) offers, and my bmi went up nearly a whole point somehow? I am fairly confident that I have been consuming less calories than I was prior to the challenge, so i'm not sure what that was about. Also it said that I gained 8lbs, but I would like to think that this is from muscle. Correct me if I'm wrong, though. Regardless, I am proud of how well I did with this challenge, and I am ready to tackle the next! I might keep up with the One Piece theme since that has stuck with me through childhood, but I'm also considering My Hero Academia. We'll see!
  14. Hey there! Sorry everyone, I've been very busy over the last 2 weeks, so my updates for week 3 and 4 are in this short little post: I DID IT! This challenge has gone better than any of my prior ones and I am so proud of myself. Out of all of my goals, I only fell short once, and that was just one day where I drank less than 2L of water. I feel absolutely amazing because of all of this. I will give a better update tomorrow since that will be the official last day of the challenge. I'll be checking out my bmi and weight tomorrow as well. I didn't let myself look at anything from the second day of the challenge all the way through to today, and tomorrow we'll see if much has changed in the last four weeks.
  15. Thanks! I'll do my best I'm too much on a roll now to stop!
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