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Gah!  How did this challenge start already?  Time totally got away from me this last week and a half, but I am here now!

 

This challenge is going to be completely ridiculous, since I'm starting late, holiday craziness/parties, and I will be spending the last week of it on vacation in Hawaii.  My goals are going to be majorly pared down this challenge just so I can survive it.  I'm not going to include strength training in my goals this round, since I ended up throwing out my back during vacation (I'm a bit nervous about trying to lift anything heavy right now) and I don't think I'll get to it in the holiday craziness anyways.

 

Challenge Goals

  • Intermittent Fasting - continue with the 14-16 hour fasting and 10-8 hour feasting schedule
    • During vacation, there is a pass on this for special occasion breakfasts.  Try to eat a smaller lunch or skip lunch on these days.
  • Dance! - attend dance classes (kpop, hip hop, motown, zumba, etc) 2-3 times per week
    • During vacation, go hiking, sneak into mother's zumba class, or do a body weight routine at least once a week
  •  Organize finances - complete scheduled balance transfers with business partner

 

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No judgement from me about a scaled-back challenge during holiday season. I think it's a perfectly reasonable thing to do. 

 

1 hour ago, Jlailin said:

Gah!  How did this challenge start already?  Time totally got away from me this last week and a half, but I am here now!

You're really only two days late or so... it's not a big deal. I hope you had fun the last week and a half and were busy enjoying yourself away from NF? 

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15 hours ago, Wobbegong said:

You're really only two days late or so... it's not a big deal.

True, I know zero week doesn't have to be active, but it feels weird for me to not have had my thread up immediately after the last challenge since that's what I did previously.  I feel like I've skipped a whole week of actively tracking.  >_>

 

15 hours ago, Wobbegong said:

I hope you had fun the last week and a half and were busy enjoying yourself away from NF? 

Yes!  Life was fun and eventful (maybe a little too eventful)!  I got to hang out with my family in California and enjoy the warmer weather without worrying about carrying around a coat.  My nephew and niece are the cutest things and so much fun.  We all swapped stories along with colds.  Still getting over mine now.  ~_~  I did so much shopping--replaced my old ipad with a pro that can work with the apple pencil so I can draw, and I ended up buying a really, really amazing water-based air purifier!  I got to act like a kid again in a bouncy house.  I played Pokemon Go with my two older brothers (which was just so cool; I love it when we all play a game together; it makes me feel like we're in a story adventure thing).  I ended up throwing my back out while I was packing at the end of my vacation, which was a bummer, but I have discovered the wonders of icy hot patches.  I want to go to costco to buy a bulk package of them. :P 

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Day 1 - 11/29  

  • Intermittent Fasting - I think I did this.  I've gotten much more lax about counting the hours, but I didn't eat till 1pm, and I'm pretty sure I stopped eating way before 9pm the previous evening.  My body clock is still a little thrown off with the jet lag from vacation about when I'm supposed to eat.  (The silly thing is I only actually adjusted to California time on the last two days of vacation.  ~_~)
  • Dance - went to my kpop dance class.  We had random dancing for awhile because my teacher didn't show up... The coordinator was getting worried and stressed out because none of us could get a hold of her.  Then about halfway through class he got a call from my dance teacher's mother saying my dance teacher's car was robbed, she had been hit in the head, and she was in the hospital...  I still don't know all the details of what happened because I didn't talk to her mother.  I am really hoping that it was only something like a concussion and that she was just in the hospital to be monitored.  Ergh.  I wanted to go to all the hospitals I knew to look for her, but there are so many hospitals in Chicago that that would be rather ineffective.  The coordinator who spoke with my teacher's mother did text to ask for the hospital and promised to forward on information.  We think she was at least conscious to be able to tell her mother to call the coordinator, so hopefully it's not that serious.  But rawr.  I feel so heart broken, helpless, and angry.      

I need to remember to measure myself tomorrow morning before work. I was supposed to do it this morning to have a baseline of measurements for the beginning of my challenge, but of course, I forgot.  >_>

 

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1 minute ago, Jlailin said:

True, I know zero week doesn't have to be active, but it feels weird for me to not have had my thread up immediately after the last challenge since that's what I did previously.  I feel like I've skipped a whole week of actively tracking.  >_>

Tbh that's actually a weird Rebel trend that just started a couple challenges ago. I mean, everyone's preference is their own, and I don't spend much time in other guilds so I don't know how quickly they all get started, but by and large people used to start at the start of the challenge, not at the start of zero week. 

 

1 minute ago, Jlailin said:

Yes!  Life was fun and eventful (maybe a little too eventful)!  I got to hang out with my family in California and enjoy the warmer weather without worrying about carrying around a coat.  My nephew and niece are the cutest things and so much fun.  We all swapped stories along with colds.  Still getting over mine now.  ~_~  I did so much shopping--replaced my old ipad with a pro that can work with the apple pencil so I can draw, and I ended up buying a really, really amazing water-based air purifier!  I got to act like a kid again in a bouncy house.  I played Pokemon Go with my two older brothers (which was just so cool; I love it when we all play a game together; it makes me feel like we're in a story adventure thing).  I ended up throwing my back out while I was packing at the end of my vacation, which was a bummer, but I have discovered the wonders of icy hot patches.  I want to go to costco to buy a bulk package of them. :P 

Sounds like there were some up sand downs but mostly ups! That's great! 

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Aaahhh I missed you!!! I was constantly checking if you had your thread up yet! But here you are!!
Good to hear you had a fun time away ^^
I'm sorry to hear about your teacher though :(
I hope she gets better soon.
Good luck this challenge! Sounds like a good idea to not pile on too much.

And as Wobbe mentioned, and from what I remember when I was here a couple years ago, challenges didn't start in zero week XD
Also challenges used to be 6 weeks. They're so short now :o

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14 hours ago, Siferiax said:

Aaahhh I missed you!!! I was constantly checking if you had your thread up yet! But here you are!!
Good to hear you had a fun time away ^^
I'm sorry to hear about your teacher though :(
I hope she gets better soon.
Good luck this challenge! Sounds like a good idea to not pile on too much.

And as Wobbe mentioned, and from what I remember when I was here a couple years ago, challenges didn't start in zero week XD
Also challenges used to be 6 weeks. They're so short now :o

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I missed you too!  I'm slowly easing back into NF.  There's been too much eventfulness in my life lately.  I'm ready for it to be boring again.  :P

 

I just got word from my teacher today!  She had a mild concussion and is on the mend.  Physically, she's not that bad.  Emotional healing is going to take longer though.  I want to give her all the hugs in the world, and I want chase down those responsible with a heavy baseball bat. 

 

Haha, I guess the Rebels of today just have too much initiative and like to start early?  xD  Oh well, it was nice to take a break anyways.  Might try it again next time too (especially since I think that also coincides with a vacation :P ).

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On 11/30/2017 at 9:05 AM, Wobbegong said:

Tbh that's actually a weird Rebel trend that just started a couple challenges ago. I mean, everyone's preference is their own, and I don't spend much time in other guilds so I don't know how quickly they all get started, but by and large people used to start at the start of the challenge, not at the start of zero week. 

 

 

Rebelling against the system. I like it.

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Rebelling against the system. I like it.
Hahaha, this is what Rebels are for :) Ignoring the rules!

I personally use zero week as a dry run to give me the possibility to tweak the challenge. But with this challenge I decided to take a little break in zero week and the result is that I put too much in the challenge, I'm afraid!
But, well, for now is working, so yeah!
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Day 2 - 11/30 

  • Intermittent Fasting - check!  I've got a cat on my lap, so I can't check my planner to see what I ate, but I did keep my schedule.
  • Dance - rest day!

Day 3 - 12/1 

  • Intermittent Fasting - check on the fasting period!  ...I did end up finishing eating a bit later, but I had a social activity. 
  • Dance - rest day!  Did stretches for my thrown out back and went to the chiropractor.  I felt decidedly worse this day, so I ended up working from home and getting my spine adjusted.  It felt so much better afterwards.

Day 4 - 12/2 

  • Intermittent Fasting - Er, kinda?  I did skip breakfast and only started eating at 1pm, but I'm pretty sure my last snack thing from the night before was after 9pm.  I think I only fasted for 12-13 hours instead of 14.  Dinner hasn't happened yet, but I'll be going to a party in the evening, so pretty sure the feasting period will also last longer then as well.
  • Dance - rest day!  Did more stretches for my back.  My friend slept over, and she was able to help me with a lot of my household chores that required bending, which was really nice.
  • Organize finances - I need to harry my business partner into making the BT today, since it was supposed to be done yesterday--and of course he didn't do it then like he was supposed to despite the fact that I reminded him several days in advance.  Ugh.  I need to turn myself into annoying nagging person and keep bothering him till its done.  Rawr.

 

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13 hours ago, Diadhuit said:
20 hours ago, scalyfreak said:
 
Rebelling against the system. I like it.

Hahaha, this is what Rebels are for :) Ignoring the rules!

Yes!  We are the rebels!  Muwahaha!  :D

 

13 hours ago, Diadhuit said:

I personally use zero week as a dry run to give me the possibility to tweak the challenge. But with this challenge I decided to take a little break in zero week and the result is that I put too much in the challenge, I'm afraid!
But, well, for now is working, so yeah!

Haha, good for you!  I've always wanted to try taking the zero week to do one of those cool mind map plan things (I saw it in one of the introductory NF videos somewhere) to plot out the big why and break it into challenges, but I've always found the task so intimidating.  I just kinda do my challenges without a ton of planning...  >_> 

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Haha, good for you!  I've always wanted to try taking the zero week to do one of those cool mind map plan things (I saw it in one of the introductory NF videos somewhere) to plot out the big why and break it into challenges, but I've always found the task so intimidating.  I just kinda do my challenges without a ton of planning...  >_> 
I do plan all too much, but with not so much success.
I have a list of big goals, but not really a big why. And maybe I could add plan less to it!
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On 11/30/2017 at 11:05 AM, Wobbegong said:

Tbh that's actually a weird Rebel trend that just started a couple challenges ago. I mean, everyone's preference is their own, and I don't spend much time in other guilds so I don't know how quickly they all get started, but by and large people used to start at the start of the challenge, not at the start of zero week. 

Almost everyone I normally follow starts during zero week, so it's definitely not just the Rebels.

 

On 12/2/2017 at 5:45 PM, Jlailin said:

Haha, good for you!  I've always wanted to try taking the zero week to do one of those cool mind map plan things (I saw it in one of the introductory NF videos somewhere) to plot out the big why and break it into challenges, but I've always found the task so intimidating.  I just kinda do my challenges without a ton of planning...  >_> 

I did a brainstorming bubble chart thing that's kind of like a mind map. But less intimidating. But also harder to read. At least that's how mine turned out. Most of my challenges don't have a ton of planning. I just have an idea of where I want to go and how to get there. (But then I get new ideas and my map gets out of date. Oops!)

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1 hour ago, zeroh13 said:

I did a brainstorming bubble chart thing that's kind of like a mind map. But less intimidating. But also harder to read. At least that's how mine turned out. Most of my challenges don't have a ton of planning. I just have an idea of where I want to go and how to get there. (But then I get new ideas and my map gets out of date. Oops!)

 

I managed to get all sorts of great ideas for challenges I want to do, while doing this challenge. Rather than adding to what I am already doing (one more advantage of writing down your challenges for the period is revealed!), I'm starting to half-way plan next challenge now. 

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Haha, good for you!  I've always wanted to try taking the zero week to do one of those cool mind map plan things (I saw it in one of the introductory NF videos somewhere) to plot out the big why and break it into challenges, but I've always found the task so intimidating.  I just kinda do my challenges without a ton of planning...  >_> 
This is me. You're totally not alone there.
These days I just look at short term. What do I want to improve on now.
I leave the big plan thing alone. ^^
Maybe some day I'll loose all this extra weight, but right now self care is more important. So I just work from there.

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Day 5 - 12/3 

  • Intermittent Fasting - There was a party the previous night, so I finished my feasting much later... probably around 10pm or so?  I still skipped breakfast, and I started eating around 1pm.  I got roughly 15 hours of fasting in there.  
  • Dance - ...my dance class got cancelled again.  TT_TT  Thankfully, nothing so dramatic happened this time.  The owner got sick and wasn't able to open the studio.  I did do my back stretches and exercises to help build up my back muscles.  The exercises seem so small, but I really do feel so much better after I do them.
  • Organize finances - I nagged my business partner until he finally completed his task.  ...It only took, what?  Three days for a 30 minute task.  >_<

 

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14 hours ago, zeroh13 said:

I did a brainstorming bubble chart thing that's kind of like a mind map. But less intimidating. But also harder to read. At least that's how mine turned out. Most of my challenges don't have a ton of planning. I just have an idea of where I want to go and how to get there. (But then I get new ideas and my map gets out of date. Oops!)

Do you ever update the brainstorming bubble chart?  Like is it a quarterly activity or something?

 

13 hours ago, scalyfreak said:

I managed to get all sorts of great ideas for challenges I want to do, while doing this challenge. Rather than adding to what I am already doing (one more advantage of writing down your challenges for the period is revealed!), I'm starting to half-way plan next challenge now. 

Nice!  I think I did sort of write down new challenge ideas in previous challenges, but I don't remember where I wrote them.  xD  How do you collect your ideas?  Do you have a journal or some kind of spreadsheet document?

 

9 minutes ago, Siferiax said:

This is me. You're totally not alone there.
These days I just look at short term. What do I want to improve on now.
I leave the big plan thing alone. ^^
Maybe some day I'll loose all this extra weight, but right now self care is more important. So I just work from there.

<3  Yes, I feel like right now I just want to continue to build on the habit of improvement.  I will get to the big picture eventually!  ...but yes, self care is where it's at right now for me too. :)    

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22 minutes ago, Jlailin said:

Nice!  I think I did sort of write down new challenge ideas in previous challenges, but I don't remember where I wrote them.  xD  How do you collect your ideas?  Do you have a journal or some kind of spreadsheet document?

 

I am optimistically convinced i will remember them. :P

 

I actually have LO Writer documents of my current and previous challenge, since I am writing The Story of Scalyfreak as I go. It would probably not be a bad idea to start one for next challenge so I can track my ideas there... and Procastination is telling me that's not necessary, since I will remember.

 

That settles it! I will start the third challenge doc and write down my ideas.Thanks!  :)

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53 minutes ago, Jlailin said:

Do you ever update the brainstorming bubble chart?  Like is it a quarterly activity or something?

Nope. I probably should make a new one though. I just wrote it by hand with a pen and some paper, so it's not really easily updatable. 

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3 hours ago, Jlailin said:

...It only took, what?  Three days for a 30 minute task.  >_<

Better than a month for a five minute task like last time. Sigh. Is there an end in sight with this business partner? Can you buy him out and hire someone more effective to do his job? 

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22 hours ago, Wobbegong said:

Better than a month for a five minute task like last time. Sigh. Is there an end in sight with this business partner? Can you buy him out and hire someone more effective to do his job? 

I wish!  ~_~  Our finances are annoyingly tied up together, which is why I'm still stuck in this situation.  *sigh*  I should have listened when people said not to go into business with someone you were dating (not that this problem is limited to that situation--it's just so much more messy to deal with if you break up).  

 

On 12/4/2017 at 12:21 PM, zeroh13 said:

Nope. I probably should make a new one though. I just wrote it by hand with a pen and some paper, so it's not really easily updatable. 

Ahh, gotcha.  That's probably the easiest way to just get it down.  ...One day I will make you, oh great crazy bubble chart/mind map thing!

 

On 12/4/2017 at 11:50 AM, scalyfreak said:

 

I am optimistically convinced i will remember them. :P

 

I actually have LO Writer documents of my current and previous challenge, since I am writing The Story of Scalyfreak as I go. It would probably not be a bad idea to start one for next challenge so I can track my ideas there... and Procastination is telling me that's not necessary, since I will remember.

 

That settles it! I will start the third challenge doc and write down my ideas.Thanks!  :)

Your memory is a lot better than mine.  xD  And yay for new challenge docs! :D  I kept saying I'd take the data from these threads and put them into a spreadsheet or something for myself, but I get so lazy every time I think about it.  :P 

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Day 6 - 12/4

  • Intermittent Fasting - check!  I started watching Food Wars after dinner last night, and that was such a mistake.  I was so tempted to gorge on snacks/second dinners, but I resisted! :P 
  • Dance - ...I was naughty and skipped my dance class to pick up a package of new shiny, shiny, shiny pots and pans. (Seriously, they are so shiny.)  I'm really excited about this set.  It will be my first stainless steel set with all these nifty features like cover holders on the handles, temperature gauges in the lids, stack cooking functionalities, and instant trivets from the covers!  I want to cook sooooo many things! :D 
  • Back Exercises - I'm just going to make this a new section in my updates, since I need to do them every day anyways.  I completed them, and they've been so helpful that I was able to cancel my appointment with the chiropractor today!  Woohoo!  ...I'm not 100% healed (there are still odd twinges every so often), but I'm so much better than before.
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Yay for your back doing better!! That's great to hear!!

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