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The reasons I have failed to take daily walks and go to the gym were valid. First I injured my knee, then I had a bad cold. The cold revealed an underlying asthma thing I most likely have had for years, and thanks to that asthma I coughed a lot… enough to cause damage to my rib cage on one side. This happened right after the knee healed.

 

I have slept well, and even though I still miss the goal of 5 hours more often than not, the increased awareness has led to a better evening routine, and the sleep I do get is more effective and restful.

 

In addition to all that, the single biggest source of long-term stress in my life is gone, the habitat unfucking continues successfully, and I am overall happier than I have been in a while.

 

So, challenge success.

 

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They’re gone. All the stress demons just vanished into thin air.

 

Well, not all of them. Scalyfreak stares at the dead ones scattered around her for a while, just to make sure they are dead, then cleans her sword and re-sheaths it. Between these dead ones, and the living ones that vanished, the debilitating debuffing that comes with them is also gone. Scalyfreak takes a deep breath, turns her face up towards the sun for a moment, and thoroughly enjoys her victory. It’s not quite a boss fight, but it still feels good.

 

Speaking of bosses, where are they? Confused, not quite willing to hope they have disappeared as well, Scalyfreak looks for the annoying demon twins. They are inseparable and always around.

 

And she finds them. Down on the ground. They have shrunk to the size of an average house cat.

 

Scalyfreak moves closer, to get a better look, only to see both demon twins flinch and try to hide behind the nearest stress demon corpse. “What the hell happened to you two?”

 

As two pairs of tiny demon eyes glare accusingly, Scalyfreak’s brain finally catches up. “Holy shit. I WON!”

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Reading Challenge Thread 2022

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scalyfreak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29; Ch 30; Ch 31; Ch 32; Ch 33; Ch 34; Ch 35; Ch 36; Ch 37

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