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  1. In the previous episode, I discovered that I have essential high blood pressure ... i.e. high blood pressure with no other known causes. It seems to be causing blurry vision in my right eye as well, although my optometrist dismissed my symptoms .... he'll have to be replaced at some point. Also, I became a grandmother for the first time!!! 🎉 A combination of medications reduced my blood pressure to a range between perfect and too damn low. Also, it caused borderline low potassium. Hence, the combination was dropped. But, my bp has quickly increased as well as my weight (+ 3 pounds .... I knew it was water loss last month, but still .....). Well, that's disappointing, but I'm going to take it as a challenge to be addressed with lifestyle as well as (probably another change in) medication. So, this challenge will be focused on data gathering and lifestyle changes that will allow me to defeat the beast. I'm going to envision high blood pressure as the giant snake Jörmungandr. One of the big frustrations with having high blood pressure is that I'm already doing most of the things that are advised, although I've long been casual about the amount of sodium I get daily. But, in point of fact, I'm not sure how much sodium or potassium I eat each day. So, I am switching how I record food intake so that I can get a good estimate of sodium and potassium. As well as protein. Hence, I am switching to My Fitness Pal for the challenge. The free version shows sodium, potassium, and protein .... so that will be a good start. I'm not ditching the WW program yet, but I'm giving myself 5 weeks off. Tracking calories in MFP will be good enough. I could also dive in on meditation daily, but I'm going to limit the number of things I am tracking and changing. Ironically, too much change for the sake of reducing stress can cause stress .....
  2. I'm actually really pleased with how things went last month, so I'm going to keep going with a few modifications. -Yoga will go from 5 days per week back up to 6. I definitely notice a difference if I go two days in a row without doing anything. Crow practice will still be on Mondays. -Maintaining good posture will be expanded to proper TMJ care. I've being seeing a physical therapist who gave me stretches and advice to do at various times throughout the week and I have to admit I haven't been amazing at keeping up the routine. So...getting more diligent with that. I'm going to program reminders into my calendar so that I really can't forget. So, in summery: -Yoga 6/7 days. Mondays are for crow practice. -Maintaining a proper TMJ routine. -Coming in at/under my MFP targets -Only enjoying restaurants/take out if I am with other people. To be honest, the last week has been incredibly off. It always is whenever family comes to visit, so I need to get back into my normal routine. Let's do it.
  3. Hi guys! When I was in my first year in grad school 2013, I started challenges and lost a good 20 pounds. However, between the stresses of school, family, back injuries and dealing with anxiety, I got thrown off track. Boo. But now I'm back! And I'm trying to let it stick for real this time. So let's go! Diet Log my food intake every day using My Fitness Pal (I'm jazzyrags if you want to follow me there )http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/jazzyrag Eat dinner before 6pm 5 times a week Fitness Walk 30 minutes a day 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week Level Up My Life 5 minutes of meditation/prayer daily. Thing is, when I start, I'm all in. But when I get stressed, depressed, or my anxiety sets in all my momentum comes to a screeching halt. Hoping that meditation will help that, if you have any suggestions please let me know!
  4. A couple challenges ago, I developed a format for my challenge, since nothing had been working. That plan was: do one healthy thing per day. Just one. This plan has been awesome so far! This seems to be the first thing that has actually stuck with me, and I think fitness is actually becoming a habit now. Here is the newest installment in the saga of my long-awaited success: The One Goal: Logging food in My Fitness Pal every day! EVERY DAY. Try and keep macros reasonable. Yeeeah. Optional: Eat Paleo as often as possible; take my brother to parkour open gym on Fridays. Continued from previous challenges: Continue going to the gym 2-3 times per week and going to parkour at least once a week. I know my intro post is way short, and for that I apologize. School has liquefied my brain (damn you, Magneto!!) and my anxiety has been rearing it's ugly head a lot more frequently lately, so I'm not really feeling too creative at the moment. BUT. I am here, and I am going to do my best amidst the madness. My stomach, my body, and my psyche deserve it. <3
  5. For whatever reason, this decided to faff off the first time I wrote it. Writing this up for the second time was not fun and it may have turned out sounding a little clipped. Sorry. I hate wasted effort. A Giant Conspiracy?? Could it be?? Stiens;Gate was an anime I was honestly convinced I'd hate. What with the classic harem dynamic, arbitrary fanservice and female troupes I dislike, it was pretty much a forgone conclusion. But, in the end, I'd had no choice. I'd just finished watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood AND Attack on Titan within weeks of each other (no break). There's a type of depression one sinks into after watching beautifully rendered anime--and I'd just gotten through two. I was sinking, like so many others before me and so I took a chance on this seemingly light hearted quickie. Stiens; Gate--the little gem--saved me from that "Good anime" funk and I was able to carry on to such tales as Hunter X Hunter and Hikaru no Go unscathed. I was lucky in this find and it seemed appropriate, given the "in-between"/recalibrating nature of this shorter challenge, to use this anime as a theme. Experiment 1: Fine Tuning +3 DEX, +2 WIS That hair flip tho Makise Kurisu is the first to join Rintarou in his work. She is definitely the details girl. Under her guidance, I will be experimenting with caloric intake. For the first week of this challenge, I will eat at the caloric level My fitness pal suggests for weight loss of 2lbs a week (Yes, this challenge will require a scale. Urgh). I just want to see what will happen, unaided by exercise. This will serve as a sort of base. Experiment 2: Double agent...make that a triple +3 DEX, +1 WIS Being...whatever Moeka turned out to be requires peculiar dexterity. And so do I! I will continue to work on my hip mobility, five minutes a day using exercises I've found on the web and through Stars. Doesn't seem like a lot, but it will keep me honest. Experiment 3: "And the 'Award for most BA' goes to..." +3 CON, +1 WIS Suzu, as we confirm towards the end, is the total package. Physically and mentally fit....perhaps the fittest? Under her wing, I will begin rucking three days a week during the second week (Mental fitness, here I come). Not sure what weight I'll start with (likely 15 lbs) and I definitely need to do more research into what this might involve (distance or time wise), so any guidance is appreciated! In week three, once I've adjusted calories from week one and two, I'll start Age of Pandora (maybe sooner). This will be a minimum of four days a week. I am trying to experiment with results (hence the tiered approach) so I am excited to see how much of a science I can make this process going forward! Challenge 4: Understanding +1 WIS, +1 CHA She annoyed me at first. A lot. But by the end she seemed sort of..profound? If anyone understood others deeply in this series, it was her. So, in this and only this I will emulate Mayuri. Once a week I will learn a new Japanese sentence so that I can more fluidly incorporate complicated grammar. I will also meet my daily Duolingo goal (30 xp total) in French and Russian. And that's all folks!
  6. The Fourth Librarian (in training) Let's be honest, Faye loved books. She really did! In fact some of her best friends were books! But when this mysteriously sparkly letter had arrived by post (almost eleven years ago, unless she missed her guess) she had been a. 15 and b. teaching in the Nigerian countryside. Her parents--after the typical Nigerian fashion--would not have taken kindly to her dropping out of school (no matter how prestigious the position). She had barely convinced them to allow her to continue her studies remotely (though they could hardly object to her extending her stay in Nigeria to help people). And perhaps more importantly, she couldn't leave her students. They had gotten over her American birth (she was after all still daughter to two Nigerians), and even the fact that she was their age! Some of her students had taken to her Computer Skill training quite well and this was a critical point! So, despite the temptation the Metropolitan Library's offer posed, Faye could not simply up and leave. Now she was 25 and so buried by student loans she literally could not pursue another degree until she paid some of the debt off. Then, almost as if by fate, she ran into--literally ran into--an old friend. Challenge 1: Training with Eve +2 STR, +2 DEX, +1 WIS Faye and Eve first met during their time at NATO. Faye, the lowly, ambitious intern and Eve fresh off her first tour. Initially, Eve had just liked Faye's dry humor and had taken her out for coffee to further explore. Eventually, Eve found herself closely mentoring Faye until the two fell out of contact during Faye's stint in Israel. One day, on what Faye considered an "Angst ridden romp through her favorite field of books", she ran headlong into Eve. Hours later, they found themselves laughing over coffee until Faye uttered with a wistful sigh, "You know I almost had a job here." Before either knew what had happened, a glittering envelope dropped onto the table between them with a chime like "clack," if such a thing could be said. While Faye's gaze began to explore the suddenly very interesting ceiling, Eve's brows found a place to rest somewhere along her hairline. And thus the fourth Librarian was born. Faye (basically a slightly fictionalized version of myself) is, of course, even more ignorant of her role than her freshly minted peers. And so, before tossing her into the field, Eve wants her properly trained. To this point, she will be working her way through 49 days of Hero's Journey in 49 days (yikes). Challenge 2: Lamia's Lair +3 DEX, +1 WIS Faye has been on the wrong end of Lamia's Katana before. It had been a friendly sparring match at the time but, Faye had learned her functional flexibility was not what it should be if she ever intended to defeat Lamia as a Librarian. So, when not huffing and puffing under Eve's tutelage (a rare event), she worked on that very weakness. At least five minutes everyday, Faye would stretch and stretch, growing ever closer to a split. Challenge 3: "Quiet, I'm doing Math" +3 CON, +1 WIS Cassandra is the only other Librarian Faye has met. Eve is quite keen on keeping her away from Ezekiel's influence and Jake's "take charge" personality (the two would clash immediately). Cass and Faye, both synesthetes (this is actually true of me), are fast friends and often parse out the peculiarities of their condition together. Cass also works with Faye on monitoring the particulars of her training--especially keeping below her daily caloric intake. Challenge 4: Noli timere malum, sed time heroa +1 WIS, +1 CHA Remember that next degree Faye wants? International Law. Now that the Library is paying her for her trouble, she wants to go to law school. Ostensibly counteracting the echoes of Morgan le Fay's presence throughout the centuries and perhaps becoming someone to fear. But that means actually getting those applications in! So, in the month of November, Faye intends to submit all her applications. I will try to keep the updates daily and in Faye's voice! They'll probably end up as journal entries or something of that nature. Wish me luck (cause I'm SO afraid)!! Will most definitely bribe self.
  7. Why hello there! I'm Shrilaraune, which in the Drow language means "Silent Death Diviner"--a rather apt name for an assassin (And incidentally a sage as well!). This will be my first challenge as a member of a guild, but thanks to a lot of support--Maaya, I'm looking at you--I'm ready! Are you? You're not. You're really not. So from previous weight loss successes I've had, I realize that I am best motivated when I bribe myself. With money. That's right folks, I am quite nearly morally bankrupt. But I want success more than I want morals--Frank Underwood may be my spirit animal--so I'll be bribing myself. Thanks much. Here's the plan: Challenge 1: Harder to Kill +5 Str +3 Sta (Too generous?? I have no sense of proportion or points!): A Strength Routine/circuit that looks a little something like this: 1) Total Body Explosive (Kettlebell swings all day, e'erday) 2) Upper Body Vertical Pulling (Chin ups, pull ups, etc. Can't actually do these so I'll be training up with this) 3) Lower Body Pushing (squats. No Gym, but the Kettlebell will probably help) 4) Core/Pillar (Planks. Maybe some weighted fun.) 5) Upper Body Horizontal Push (Can overhead presses work?) 6) Lower Body Hip Dominant (Deadlifts--my knees love them) 7) Cardio Filler (Jump rope? That's a lie. I'll probably run. In place.) The goal is to do these at least 3x a week. That's an A. And for each time I do, I can spend $10 on something I want. Challenge 2: Eat like I mean it + 2 Con +5 Wisdom: I finally bought myself a food scale and accidentally stumbled upon My Fitness Pal's recipe import feature. Like I said, you aren't ready. I have a selection of really delicious recipes that I'm going to rotate through for the next 6 weeks. I know their caloric value, so I won't really have worry too much when I start LOGGING EVERYTHING WITH MY FITNESS PAL. I told you you weren't ready. My bribe? TBD. Any ideas? Extra goals: So I'm thinking 40 oz of water before every meal. What do you think? As for stretching...mayhaps something light in the mornings? I don't want to overwhelm myself with new stuff. So that's it. *mike drop* Bai baes.
  8. Hi – I’m Alocin. This is my second go at a challenge – I abandoned one last year while I had some horrible, no-good, very-bad health issues. My backstory is that I lost almost 25 kilos (approx 55 pounds) in 2013-14, through getting a handle on eating better and portion sizes, getting back into swimming, taking up yoga and starting to run (C25K). I was in a really good place for a long time, and was on the cusp of getting down into a healthy weight range for the first time since my late teens/early 20s. Then, about a year ago, I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety, as well as regularly working 12-15 hour days. I was at such a low point, and so snarled up in my head, that exercising only made things worse. I had panic attacks in the pool, out running and, most embarrassingly, in yoga class. So, I stopped. And started comfort-eating. However, I have since made a lot of other changes to get better. I got medical help and I changed jobs. But, I’ve regained almost all the weight I lost, I’m back in the ‘obese’ BMI category, I can’t fit into most of my clothes (I got rid of almost all my plus-size stuff!), and my immune system has tanked – I have had every single cold and flu bug going around this year. So, now life is on track, my main quest is to re-establish good, sustainable health and fitness habits. My motivation is a sailing trip in south east Asia in late November. I want to be fit enough to feel unselfconscious about participating in activities like paddleboarding, hiking, snorkelling and helping sail the yacht (as well as being able to easily get on and off the damn thing!) without worrying about being the fat, out-of-breath lady on board. Quest 1: Improve my food intake by (1) tracking calories on MyFitnessPal (2) only eating out/getting takeaway when socialising and making better food choices when doing so. (Defining ‘better food choices’: no takeaway pizza, no McDonalds, no Oportos or similar, no cheese or chocolate pig outs. Limited, planned and accounted-for ‘treats’, eg a piece of birthday cake, are ok, as is limited, planned and accounted-for alcohol consumption, eg an occasional glass of wine with dinner.) Measurement: Calorie tracking: A = hit calorie target every week B = hit calorie target four weeks out of six C = hit calorie target three weeks out of six D = hit calorie target two weeks or fewer out of six Better food choices: A = no fast food/pig outs B = fast food/pig out once per week C = fast food/pig outs twice per week D = fast food/pig outs three or more times per week I’ll score calorie tracking overall at the end of the challenge, and the better food choices per week, then I’ll average the two for the end result. Quest 2: Re-establish my exercise habits by (1) completing a 30 days of yoga challenge (2) doing 3 x C25K sessions per week (3) 30 mins of laps in the pool 2 x per week. Measurement: Yoga: A = 30 consecutive days completed B = 25 consecutive days completed C = 20 consecutive days completed D = fewer than 20 consecutive days completed Running: A = all sessions completed B = 2 x sessions completed and/or 3 sessions with any incomplete C = 1 x session completed and or 2 sessions with any incomplete D = no complete sessions Swimming: A = 2 sessions completed B = 1 session completed and/or 2 sessions with any incomplete C = 1 incomplete session D = no pool visits Yoga score overall, running and swimming per week, then I’ll average them all together at the end. Quest 3: Improve sleeping habits by being tucked up in bed by 10pm Sunday-Thursday, no TV/Netflix in the bedroom, plus eye-mask. Measurement: A = Five nights B = Four nights C = Three nights D = Two nights or less Life quest: Throw more dinner parties/lunches for friends at my place. Being connected to my social network is important for my wellbeing. Plus, I’ll clean my house when they come round – and I can control the menu. Measurement: A = three times B = twice C = once D = none. Concerns/challenges: I’m booked in for a weekend away with friends who are major food and wine connoisseurs in the middle of the challenge. I need to put a plan in place for how to handle that weekend both score-wise and so it doesn’t throw me off track. Additionally, I’ve also been really unwell with colds/flu this year, and it’s smack-bang in the middle of flu season. I need to decide how I’m going to deal with scoring if I get sick mid-challenge. Rewards: I’m not an RPG/gamer person – my nerdery is more the books and politics variety, so the points make no sense to me but, I’m going to appeal to my fashionista side. A: That really super-duper expensive handbag I’ve been eyeing off for months. (I figure the $$ saved on junk food will help towards this!) B: A new work suit. (Even with a B, I think I may shift down a size. If not, I need work clothes!) C: A new pair of shoes. D: Nada.
  9. Phoenix Riviera | The First Avenger Whatever happens tomorrow you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are. Not a perfect soldier, but a good man. This will be my first mission as a Ranger. I know it will take a lot of courage, heart & determination but I wouldn't have it any other way. Goal One | Super-Soldier Serum I need to monitor my dietary intake more closely. This is a big part of the transformation. I can't mess this up or it won't work. For this goal, I will use MyFitnessPal everyday to make sure I eat less than 70g of sugar. Less than 70 g = A 70 g - 80 g= B 80g - 90 g = C Over 90 = F +3 Wisdom for eating smarter +2 Charisma for looking goooood when I'm done Goal Two | Train For War Anything can be thrown at you in a war. I need to have speed, agility and strength. I will complete strength training 3x a week plus cardio 1x a week. Strength x3 + Cardio x1 = A Strength x2 + Cardio x1 = B Strength x1 + Cardio x1 = C Less than Strength x1 + Cardio x1 = F +3 Strength +1 Stamina +1 Dexterity Goal Three | Shield To protect oneself, one must acquire a shield... can also be useful when a boost is needed. I will take Vitamin B Complex, Calcium & Magnesium everyday. This will assist with energy levels, bone strength and muscle relaxation. Vitamins taken everyday = A Vitamins 5 or more days = B Vitamins 3 or more days = C Vitamins less than 3 days = F +3 Constitution +1 Stamina +1 Wisdom Me at the end of this mission: Not finishing this challenge was frustrating... It goes to show how important keeping your immunity up is... I have been sick on and off for like a month now! SO NOT GOOD! Based on that, and not to be too harsh on myself I have still awarded points as follows: Goal One | Super-Soldier Serum Less than 70 g = A 70 g - 80 g= B 80g - 90 g = C Over 90 = F +2 Wisdom +1 Charisma Goal Two | Train For War Strength x3 + Cardio x1 = A Strength x2 + Cardio x1 = B Strength x1 + Cardio x1 = C Less than Strength x1 + Cardio x1 = F +1 Strength +1 Stamina Goal Three | Shield Vitamins taken everyday = A Vitamins 5 or more days = B Vitamins 3 or more days = C Vitamins less than 3 days = F +2 Constitution
  10. Main Goal: to prepare myself for the 2015 Unleashed at Stadium Bowl. This event happens August 2nd and is held at Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington. The race will cover the entire Stadium Bowl, ‘weaving the stairs’ by running up one staircase, and down the other. Total steps climbed 814, total descended 814 for a grand total of 1,628 steps. The event raises money for the rescue animals of Kindred Souls Foundation. Kindred Souls Foundation provides sanctuary to abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats, a holistic approach to their care, and education on the rewards and responsibilities of animal companionship. Mini Goal 1: add 1 day weekly stair training to my exercise routine. +3 STA +2 DEX will record my workout in a journal and post the summary page here weekly. Mini Goal 2: maintain body fat percentage between 18-20%. +2 WIS +3 CON will record my meals daily in MFP (keeping meals to macronutrient goals of 20% carbs, 50% fat, 30% protein). also, no eating after 7:30pm. will post my efforts/results (ie: from weigh ins) here weekly. Mini Goal 3: 3x ring rows before Crossfit Amped class. +3 STR this is a holdover from my last challenge (One. Freaking. Pull Up.) I think will benefit my Unleashed training by ensuring that I stick to my regular exercise routine. If I am unable to use the rings before my classes at the gym I will do BWRs at home. I will record my workouts in a journal and post the summary page here weekly. Life Quest Goal: post artistic endeavors 2x weekly. +2 CHA This fits in with the Unleashed theme in that the definition of unleash is "to free from restraint or control." I rarely put my art "out there" for others to view. I'm just now, within the past six months, opening myself up to sharing. I'll post here or on the Artistic and Creative Accountability forum.
  11. For the next size weeks on my journey to discover my inner dragon . . . my Main Quest is to lose 20 pounds. I have decided on three missions that will help me accomplish my main quest. They are measurable, and attainable. Mission 1: I need to keep my calorie intake at 1700 calories a day, or less, via my My Fitness Pal account (calorie amount determined with the help of one of my favorite Nerds, using this tool). Reward: +2 CON & +2 WIS Mission 2: Walk three miles a week. I don't mean walking three times a week, a mile each time, but a total of 3 miles over the whole week. That will be more attainable for me. I am using Map My Walk to help me measure and keep track of my walking. I have installed it on my iPhone and have used it a few times to test it out. It's pretty nifty, and will help me stay on track. Reward: +2 STR & +2 STA & +1 DEX Mission 3: Continue to do my core strengthening exercises, 5 times a week. In my last challenge, I was supposed to do this daily, and the truth is that I was unable to do so. I have noticed an improvement in my ability to walk, the more I do them, so I will continue to do them as part of my effort to keep myself mobile. Reward: +2 STR & +2 CON Life Goal: Attend my weekly meetings 80% of the time, or better. This is a personal goal of mine. I attend an addiction recover program, TOPS Support, and church meetings on a weekly basis. Or I should, and lately I've been slacking. So I would like to see myself improve this aspect of my life. Reward: +1 WIS & +1 CON My motivation: My mom is immobile, stuck on the couch all day because she is simply too large and too arthritic and out of shape to move. She can't get around without a wheelchair, and even pees in a bucket next to the couch because she can't get up to go use the bathroom. She can't participate in her own life, let alone the lives of those she loves. I don't want to be immobile, stuck in a wheelchair or couch, and peeing in a bucket because I can't get to a bathroom. I want to be able to interact with my four terrific kids, and future (far future, I hope) grandkids. And I want to be able to go out and enjoy the world, instead of staying in my apartment all the time because I'm embarrassed of how overweight and out of shape I am. The pain of staying where I am, and what I am (Wow, I'm starting to resemble Jabba the Hutt!), is far greater than the pain I will have to go through to free my inner dragon!
  12. So I was getting frustrated with the 5% increments for the "custom" goal setting in My Fitness Pal, so I sought out a solution. I ran across this link and youtube video explaining how to use it. It worked like a charm for me (in IE9). http://karoshiethos.com/2013/08/13/javascript-bookmarklet-for-enhanced-macro-goals-in-myfitnesspal/
  13. ☙ Preface ⧠In a desk, in an office, there lived a Halfling. She didn't live there all the time - sometimes she socialized and gardened and took walks - but enough of her day was spent there that she forgot that there was a whole world beyond those four walls and instead lived vicariously through Pinterest and other such Palantíri. This particular Halfling was acquainted with an Adventurer guild from the Nerd Fitness Rebellion. Twice she had even joined on an adventure: the first time she took a few wrong turns and dropped out halfway through (the record of which has been purged from even the servers in which they were kept!), and the second she stumbled along til the end and got her share of loot... but as is so often the case, lost contact with these friends and returned to her office and desk, forgetting the lesson entirely. After a few seasons had gone by, she noticed that her rump was expanding exponentially and her satisfaction with her surroundings had grown with it. She realized that it was time to start living outside her office once again. She joined back up with her Adventurer friends for a much longer quest... knowing that if she does return, she will not be the same... Main Quest: Lose weight in order to fit into a size 6 Motivation: Why a size 6? No particular reason. I know that sizing, especially in the US, can vary dramatically depending on where you shop. But I have a pair of size 6 jeans in my dresser that are practically unworn and I'd love to get back into them. Since I'm currently seeping into a size 12, this would mean halving my current size, which is a big deal to me. Plus, having a weight-related goal that doesn't relate to the scale or measuring tape feels more solid and concrete to me. Working toward this goal will force me to reevaluate my fitness and food intake, and will take much longer than six weeks (probably 9 months to a year). I want to use this first challenge in my main quest as a springboard for healthier eating and lifestyle. Goal 1: Track daily food intake and keep average weekly net calorie intake between 1200 and 1500 calories (CON 4) I'll be tracking my calories daily on My Fitness Pal; my food diary is public so feel free to take a look and hold me accountable! At the end of every week, I'll be posting a summary chart that shows my average net calories for the week. The reason I'm focusing on weekly average rather than daily is so that a) I can correct course if I have an 'off' day, and so that I'm forced to log every day. Grading is determined by how many weeks of the challenge I stay in my range. A = All 6 weeks B = 5 of 6 weeks C = 4 of 6 weeks D = 2 or 3 of 6 weeks F = 0 or 1 of 6 weeks Goal 2: Exercise 3 times a week for at least 20 minutes (DEX 2, STA 2) The plan is to do HIIT cardio for 20 minutes on Tues and Thurs, and 'get moving' at least one day of the weekend. Weekend exercise can be: yard work, hiking, dancing, walking, etc - anything beyond routine daily movement. I know this isn't a whole lot of exercise, but it fits my schedule for the next 6 weeks and is way more active than my usual sedentary life. A = 18 or more workouts total B = 14 - 17 workouts C = 10 - 13 workouts D = 5 - 9 workouts F = 0 - 4 workouts Goal 3: Follow the "Real Food Rules" for every meal (WIS 3, CON 1) This will probably be the toughest goal for me, because it involves paying attention, eating consciously, and not being lazy. Since I cook at home 75% of the time, the most important factor is buying real food, though some leeway will be given for eating up food I've already bought (starving kids in Africa, guys, I can't just throw it away). When eating out, I'll stick to places that support real food practices, like Chipotle, or order something with whole food ingredients. * processed meals being my key word for anything that doesn't follow the Real Food Rules as defined by 100 Days of Real Food. A = 6 or fewer processed* meals B = 7 - 12 processed* meals C = 12 - 18 processed* meals D = 18 - 24 processed* meals F = 25+ processed* meals Life Quest: Do something creative for at least an hour every week (CHA 3) What counts: Craft projects, Writing, Drawing, Building, Painting, Sewing, etc. What doesn't count: Browsing Pinterest, Buying home decor, Saying I'm writing but spending 50 minutes browsing tumblr and only 10 minutes writing, Watching TV, etc. A = All 6 weeks B = 5 of 6 weeks C = 4 of 6 weeks D = 2 or 3 of 6 weeks F = 0 or 1 of 6 weeks Starting Stats: LEVEL: 2 | STR 7 | DEX 4 | STA 2 | CON 7.5 | WIS 3 | CHA 5 Weight: 171 Pants size: 12 Waist: TBA Hips: TBA Thighs: TBA Left Bicep: TBA Left Thigh: TBA Mini-Quests Completed: Mini Quest 1: What's a Hero without a Sidekick (+1 CHA)
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