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Welcome to the Juice Bar, the Rebels home away from home! Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable.

 

If this is your first challenge here at NF, please post your challenge in the Level 1 / First Time Challengers subforum.

 

Take a minute to introduce yourself, let us know why you're here, and tell us what you've done for yourself in the past year or so that you're most proud of. It can be related to fitness/health, learning, work, nerddom, charity, anything, but take a moment to strut your stuff!

 

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If you don't feel like you've accomplished anything at all in the past twelve months, reassess. Your success can just be "I survived" or "I came to NF" but no matter who you are or what circumstances you're facing you've definitely accomplished at least something. Tell us all about it! 

 

If you're up to it, you can also tell us how you're planning to top that in the next twelve months. ;) 

 

Have questions? Want some feedback? Ask away! Just want to hang out and chat? Awesome! Want to hide in the corner for a bit? Have a drink on us. :)

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Hi! I'm Wobbegong, and I'm one of your guild leaders here at Rebel. I like sharks and cooking and Pokemon.  

 

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Five months ago I got my dream job teaching English in Japan. I quit my old job in customer service and moved across the Pacific. Since then, I haven't had as much time for NF as I'd like, but I've been having amazing experiences and feel like for the first time I'm really enjoying my life on my own terms. That said, I don't want to live here forever. Over the next twelve months, I'm looking forward to beginning to build some skills that will let me re-enter the US job market in a different career (preferably one that I actually like). 

 

I look forward to cheering for all of you this challenge! Good luck and may discipline be with you, Rebels! 

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Hi, I'm Akari. I like playing pc games (mostly League of Legends), listening fantasy audiobooks and learning languages.

I deal with social anxiety since begin of my apprenticeship 2 years ago. I'm not happy in my company. 3 months ago I finally took the courage to go a doctor. I participated in a therapy and feel much better now. The depression is gone. The anxiety is still there but I can accept it now. My goals for the next months: written exam in November, finish apprenticeship in January, learn Japanese, lose some weight to fit in my old jeans and overcome anxiety and meet with people. Last Friday I was at a gaming evening (Magic: The Gathering) where I didn't know anyone. I was the only girl and really afraid to talk to anyone but at the end it was no problem. This Friday I'll go again.

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1 hour ago, Akari said:

3 months ago I finally took the courage to go a doctor. I participated in a therapy and feel much better now. The depression is gone. The anxiety is still there but I can accept it now.

Akari!!! I'm so proud of you!!! I haven't been around to support you but I remember some of the stuff you've talked about happening at your company, and I know you've been having a rough time. I'm so glad to hear you've been able to get some help and things seem to be improving for you. 

 

Also feel free to hit me up if you want to practice Japanese. I'm definitely not perfect at it but I can make it through a conversation most of the time, and I do live here so I can ask native speakers for you if you have any questions I can't answer on my own. 

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Athaclena reporting in!

I'm taking the tortoise route to all of this, I find I can make little changes over time, too much at once doesn't work. I've made lots of changes that have made me feel better (probiotics, getting more sleep - still a struggle but MUCH better than in the past). Time to start cutting out\severely limiting those foods that really are blocking my weight\fitness goals.

An accomplishment over the past year.... hmmm.... I haven't strangled a single client! Wait - that's probably not what you meant......

I'd say over the last year, it's actually taking some time to take time for myself. Self-care is not something I've ever really done. I realize that I do, TRULY, need to do things for ME. Luckily I have a husband that encourages me to do so. I still sometimes feel guilty about the extra $$ spent, but I'm getting over it LOL. Also, I'm finally building some of those habits I've been working on for MONTHS! Like the daily probiotics and switching to a nutritious protein shake for breakfast on weekdays. Which is how I've realized, I really do need to focus on ONE thing per challenge. Because even if I had several things on the list, I really did only FOCUS on one thing. So that's how my challenges will be from now on. And if it takes me 3 challenges to "get it" - so be it. Even little things REALLY DO HELP!

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4 hours ago, Wobbegong said:

Akari!!! I'm so proud of you!!! I haven't been around to support you but I remember some of the stuff you've talked about happening at your company, and I know you've been having a rough time. I'm so glad to hear you've been able to get some help and things seem to be improving for you. 

 

Also feel free to hit me up if you want to practice Japanese. I'm definitely not perfect at it but I can make it through a conversation most of the time, and I do live here so I can ask native speakers for you if you have any questions I can't answer on my own. 

Thank you :) I'm still a beginner in Japanese. A the moment I just know single words and some simple sentences. But maybe we can try a conversation at the end of this challenge.

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Monkey Tamers are back! If you're having trouble getting a new habit up and running, check out the Monkey Tamers in Accountabilibuddies for some help staying on track! :) 

 

 

 

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Mahalak here! Been here for going on two years, seen improvement - and I want to see more!

What am I most proud of? I came into a tough church/job situation, have successfully led through some ups and some serious downs, and continue to be a non-anxious presence in a decidedly anxious time.

 

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Hey Rebels! 

 

Forum management is looking at cleaning up the forums a little bit and is interested in making the experience smoother. Their questions: 

  • Is there anything you'd like to see on the forums, or like to see done differently? 
  • Are there things you think we could do to make things easier to understand for newbies? 

Challenge and Non-Challenge related suggestions are all welcome. 

 

If there's anything that's been on your mind, please feel free to comment here or to message me privately and I'll be sure to pass it along! 

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@Wobbegong What I would change is to put the tab for the challenges right under the welcome tab. Since everything is around the challenges you see this easier. I know there is the tab above to find the 4 week challenges but with this you can only acces the current challenge not the previous one.

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*Blaidd sneaks back in, looks around, sits in the corner and contemplates jumping back into the pool*

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Oh, I guess I should do this.

I am Bean Sidhe, pronounced Banshee, but most everyone calls me Bean. I have been around a bit if you need something, feel free to ask.

I am here because I need to get healthy and get my life under a bit of control. I am a mom of 2 Agents of Chaos, I work part time, go to college online, and am that Mom that the school and other parents tend to call when they need something. Chaos happens in my world, I am just trying to keep it in check and hopefully get healthier so its easier to handle.

I am not a bragger. At all.  So I guess the "I survived" answer is going to be what I am most proud of.

As for what I am going to do next... hopefully make it through the next school year and not end up losing my mind. Is that something to be proud of?

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Hi, 

 

I'm a bit late but I'd like to strike the iron while it's hot. 

 

I call myself Casbin around here and I've been a part of the rebel challenges on and off. 

I did learn a lot since a friend introduced me to this place of goodness but consistency is still a problem. 

 

For the last year mental health has been a big topic for me and it helped me to understand myself better, finally get out of the family buiseness and I am seeing progress in warding off depression by being kinder to myself and exploring creative activities. 

That's what I'm most proud of right now, considering to be there for myself. 

 

For the next few months my biggest goal will be to keep figuring out where I want to head and building small but smart habits to get a feeling of being in control. 

@Akia you are awesome steps you've taking and I think you know that.

 

And... Yeah let's keep going, we can do this. 

 

Ps: @Blaidd please roam freely, we'll be glad to have you lurk in our midst. 

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Hey everyone, I'm Motif. I had a personal emergency come up recently and took a break from challenges, but I'm back and ready to kick ass!

 

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(Btw, my emergency was that my friend ended up in ICU. He got a lot worse very quickly, but he's making an impressive recovery now!)

 

What have I accomplished in the last year? Well, it's been a pretty great year for me. I started a new career, have been able to continue working in my old career (which is my passion, but unfortunately doesn't pay steadily, which I need right now), came out as non-binary, and I will be graduating college in December. Next summer I'm moving out of my parents' house and becoming a Real Adult (TM).

 

My new job is at a college, and being a staff member gets me free access to the campus gym. Part of orientation is multiple sessions with a personal trainer to learn the equipment and make sure you're using it right, then you meet up with the trainer again after a couple weeks and they teach you how to use the free weights without hurting yourself. I can also take free yoga classes here on campus, and I've been doing guided meditations a few days a week. I also signed up for a walking challenge that the staff at the school is doing for a month.

 

My biggest issues moving forward are my schedule and eating healthy. I work part time in the music industry, full time in higher education, I go to school somewhere else, I'm on the staff LGBT council where I work and I'm a student officer for the gender/sexuality alliance where I attend, and I'm also in a band and avidly RP (both writing and D&D)...and then I have to find time to work out. My gym is only a three minute walk from my cubicle, but I'll need encouragement to actually go there after work instead of just running home, putting pajamas on, and playing N64 all night. I also have consistently struggled to eat healthier, especially with the cafeteria in the building next to mine and never waking up early enough to pack my breakfast in the morning.

 

This got really long winded, so I'll stop here. But it's great to be back!

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On 9/4/2018 at 6:28 PM, LightMotif said:

My biggest issues moving forward are my schedule and eating healthy.

 

this is a big issue for most of us. Good luck on your journey and welcome.

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On 9/8/2018 at 9:56 AM, Bean Sidhe said:

 

this is a big issue for most of us. Good luck on your journey and welcome.

 

That's fair...It's so hard to eat healthy, I don't even know where to start.

Thank you! I'm glad to be back

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On 9/11/2018 at 11:18 AM, LightMotif said:

 

That's fair...It's so hard to eat healthy, I don't even know where to start.

Thank you! I'm glad to be back

 

Sorry just saw this.

 

I honestly believe that the easiest way to get started is just pick one thing to eat or not eat. It can be as simple as Eat a veggie once a day, eat some yogurt once a day, or Don't eat sweets, or don't eat french fries.

Just choose one thing you either want or don't want in your diet and change that. Then next challenge change one more. It adds up.

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15 hours ago, Bean Sidhe said:

 

Sorry just saw this.

 

I honestly believe that the easiest way to get started is just pick one thing to eat or not eat. It can be as simple as Eat a veggie once a day, eat some yogurt once a day, or Don't eat sweets, or don't eat french fries.

Just choose one thing you either want or don't want in your diet and change that. Then next challenge change one more. It adds up.

 

That's a really good idea. At first I challenged myself to eat more salad, but that made me sad and I gave up on it after one salad (I only like salad if I have a taste for it). I might start with more fruit, because I actually like that lol.

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8 hours ago, LightMotif said:

 

That's a really good idea. At first I challenged myself to eat more salad, but that made me sad and I gave up on it after one salad (I only like salad if I have a taste for it). I might start with more fruit, because I actually like that lol. 

 

I am not a fan of the "big changes" because it never works out. But I can do small simple things I can add onto, and most of my goals have to be done in about 5 minutes because that is all the time I have. An example is that for a while, the dr wanted me to up my potassium. So I made a challenge where I had to eat 1/2 serving of dried apricots a day. The next challenge was eat a banana a day. Next dr appt, they said my potassium was fine.  I still do them since I am at risk for my potassium to be a bit low, but it was a simple fix. I even have a no stupid sugar goal. I don't have to watch my sugar, but don't have that cookie or cake or candy.

And maybe instead of "eat a salad" you could do Eat a veggie once a day, then you can find something you do like (so maybe salad day one, but broccoli on day 2).

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13 hours ago, Bean Sidhe said:

 

I am not a fan of the "big changes" because it never works out. But I can do small simple things I can add onto, and most of my goals have to be done in about 5 minutes because that is all the time I have. An example is that for a while, the dr wanted me to up my potassium. So I made a challenge where I had to eat 1/2 serving of dried apricots a day. The next challenge was eat a banana a day. Next dr appt, they said my potassium was fine.  I still do them since I am at risk for my potassium to be a bit low, but it was a simple fix. I even have a no stupid sugar goal. I don't have to watch my sugar, but don't have that cookie or cake or candy.

And maybe instead of "eat a salad" you could do Eat a veggie once a day, then you can find something you do like (so maybe salad day one, but broccoli on day 2).

I'm glad your potassium is up. Bananas are my favorite fruit.

 

My challenge had been "eat salad one day a week", I just quickly decided I hated that idea. Instead, I'm starting off with "eat fruit every day". The goal is eventually 2 cups of fruit a day - the MyPlate suggested serving size - but for now I just need to get in the habit of eating more fruit. Thank you for the suggestion of veggies, though. I'll do that next (fruit is easier to get a hold of for me, so I went with it first because it's easier)

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9 hours ago, LightMotif said:

I'm glad your potassium is up. Bananas are my favorite fruit.

 

I am not a fan, but I am getting use to them.

 

9 hours ago, LightMotif said:

My challenge had been "eat salad one day a week", I just quickly decided I hated that idea. Instead, I'm starting off with "eat fruit every day". The goal is eventually 2 cups of fruit a day - the MyPlate suggested serving size - but for now I just need to get in the habit of eating more fruit. Thank you for the suggestion of veggies, though. I'll do that next (fruit is easier to get a hold of for me, so I went with it first because it's easier)

 

I think that is a smart choice. Hopefully it goes well. Good luck.

 

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