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About hexadamsel

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  • Birthday 12/04/1980

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  1. When I first started, I experienced a couple of headaches, which I was expecting, but they have subsided and I haven't had one since. With the combination of oil pulling and the homemade tooth powder and mouthwash, my teeth are noticeably whiter and the dark lines / stains that were starting to form in the crowns of some of my molars are gone. My teeth are also not as sensitive and seem to take hot and cold better. I don't usually have a huge issue with acne, but I do get 1-2 pimples each month, this has not happened so far. Is this the result of the oil pulling? Possibly, so I think I will ke
  2. The sounds fun and challenging. I wish I had gotten into Java and C++, right now I'm mostly focused on advancing skills for my job. Perhaps I will find time later on. Good luck with your class. I have a pullup bar. I am currently working on negative pull ups.
  3. Hi Relic! My skills are mostly web based. I develop web portals for companies to help maintain their brand standards by building templates based on their current collateral that their employees can proof and order online. I am that odd combination of designer / programmer. Though I prefer code. I know the basic web stuff like html, css, javascript, some php, a bit of this and that of other languages. Right now I am looking into web services like SOAP so I can help our clients with single sign on from their intranets to our portals. What are you planning on studying?
  4. Happy New Year! This year is going to be AWESOME! Now on to the challenge... Complete my morning and night time routine at least 5x a week I am experimenting with a new morning and night routine. I have always had healthy teeth and I generally have good brushing habits, but I have been noticing that my teeth have not been looking so great. I have been doing a lot of research lately about natural oral hygiene and want to give some of it a try. Every morning: Oil pulling, relax with kitty while waking up, workout (strength, yoga, elliptical, etc depending on the day), brush with homemade t
  5. A few months ago I had my first experience cooking beets. I opened up our bi-weekly vegetable box and there were these very purple, very dirty, beets with their unmanageably long greens, also dirty. Not what I selected for this week. What on earth was I going to do with these? I'd had picked beets on salad in restaurants and liked them, but I had never dealt with them in my own kitchen before. So what did I do? At the suggestion of a friend, I peeled them and roasted them with salt and pepper. YUUUUUUUMMMMMM! I've made them a couple of other time since and even started incorporating the greens
  6. Week #1 Update I wasn't sure how this week was going to pan out. I was at my in-laws for half of the week, but still manage to get in one strength training session and one yoga session while we were there. This really helped with the stress of being around the in-laws and out of my normal routine. I managed to hit all my challenge goals for this week. 1 down and 5 to go! I opted to do the cooking challenge for the 1st week's mini. I made Sweet and Savory Stuffed Acorn Squash. I didn't really have a great place to jump and my hip hurt too much after my softball game, so I cooked something I h
  7. Sweet and Savory Stuffed Acorn Squash Original Recipe from Clean & Delicious (video) Recipe slightly altered with substitutions and scaled for 2 people. 1 acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeded1 tsp. oil1/2 small onion, chopped1 cloves of garlic, chopped1/2 cup chopped carrots1/2 cup chopped celery1/2 tbsp. poultry seasoning1/2 tsp. ground cumin1/2 lb ground turkey3/4 cup tomato sauce1/8 cup dried dates, roughly choppedSalt and pepper to tastePre-Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place prepared acorn squash, skin side up, on a rimmed baking sheet or pan that has been lightly coated with
  8. The challenge instructions say "If you have an injury that means you cannot jump safely OR if you prefer not to jump, please skip below to the Yoshi Completion section." If I can find a place to jump, I'll jump, otherwise I'll be finding a tasty squash dish to feed to Yoshi.
  9. Yeah Blue team!!! I haven't decided if I'm going to jump or cook yet. I'm at my in-law's until Wednesday and there isn't really any good places to jump. So whatever I do will need to wait until Thursday, but I will complete one or the other. I'm tempted to cook the acorn squash. I've gradually started to incorporate squash into our menu. My husband grumbles jokingly about it, but he eats it. I even got him to eat delicata squash and beets in the same day!
  10. Inspired by the recent Nerd Fitness article "Want Results? Be like Groot. I am Groot." The past couple of months with Nerd Fitness has been life changing. In just a few weeks I have accomplish more than I have in years of trying to lose weight and be strong. I do not want to become stagnant, but what I have been doing has worked. So I am going to keep on keeping on and continue with some of my quests from previous challenges. I AM STRONG Q1: Do Bodyweight Work Out 3 times per week. Measurement: A) 6 weeks; 5-4 weeks; C) 3 weeks Reward: A) 3 STR & 2 STA; 2 STR & 1 STA C) 1 STR I
  11. Final Challenge Summary End Challenge Summary: Q1: NFA BWW every other day = C (14 days) Q2: Protein = B (4 out of 6 weeks) Q3: Comfort Zone = A (6 out of 6 weeks) LQ: Skill Advancement = F (10 times) Challenge allocation: Q1: C = +1 STR Q2: B = +2 Con Q3: A = +4 CHA LQ: F = N/A Assassin Fellowship Mini #1: Simply Walking to Mordor: +1 STA Assassin Fellowship Mini #2: Battle in the Mines: +1 STR Assassin Fellowship Mini #3: Relax in Rivendell: +1 CHA Assassin Fellowship Mini #4: Let's Hunt Some Orc: +1 CON Assassin Fellowship Mini #5: Survive Cirith Ungol: +1 DEX Assassin Fellowship Mini #
  12. You guys are awesome! I have been sick for the past week, so I haven't really been able to participate, but I will continue to send you mental encouragement.
  13. Week #4 & #5 Update Quick update. I was doing really well. I've been able to do 1 strict push up and then 10 knee pushup in my work out rotations. I caught another cold on Wednesday and haven't worked out since. I just haven't had the energy. I think I may need to adjust my work schedule to MWF instead of every other day. I don't normally get sick very often and this is the second cold I've had in 4 weeks. I read somewhere, not sure how true is it, but if you work out too much your body is too busy building muscle to fight off getting sick. I've really been enjoying the mini challenges.
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