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***I stayed at Level 28 because I didn’t complete my #28 challenge.

 

Main Quest
To live a healthy and balanced life by exercising and trying to eat healthy.

 

My Motivation
I've successfully dropped weight by counting calories so my diet will mostly be staying the same with 1200 calories per day M-F and then blow meals on the weekends. I've managed to put on some muscle in an effort to become stronger by weightlifting and I’ve discovered that I love lifting heavy things! 

 

I’ve fallen out of what was my normal exercise routine so I’m getting back into because I need the gym again as my annual physical is November 16th. Since it’s been awhile, I’m going back to the basics by walking and doing easier weights to start with.

 

And for this challenge, I’m doing a duel-theme: Halloween (my favorite holiday!) and NaNoWriMo. 

 

Smaller Quests

1. “Who’s Hunting Whom?” -Van Helsing = Walking
I’m getting back into exercising slowly, but I know from past experience that walking can be a great workout. And Van Helsing does a lot of walking while tracking creatures across Transylvania. 

 

I plan on walking in the mornings before work and then on alternate non-weightlifting days at the gym over my lunch break.

 

Scoring: x/30 miles in 4 weeks (7.5 miles per week)
Reward: +3 CON & +3 DEX

 

2. “Stay Fit, Keep Sharp, Make Good Decisions” -Ghostbusters 2 = Weightlifting
It’s been awhile since I had a weightlifting routine, so it’s time to get back to lifting all the heavy things! I’ve missed it, so it’s time to reset and lift stuff again. I like it, it makes me feel better about myself and it’s got practical, real-world purposes. 

 

A Ghostbuster has to be lite on their feet and in shape to haul around those heavy proton packs. 

 

I want to achieve the following:
Bench press: 55lbs → 75lbs
Squat: 45lbs → 65lbs
Barbell curl: 15lbs → 25lbs
Deadlift: 60lbs → 80lbs
Pullups: 2 → 5

 

Scoring: /5 
Reward: +3 STR & +3 CHA

 

3. “I Put A Spell On You” -Hocus Pocus = NaNoWriMo
I’ve participated in five NaNoWriMo’s and won twice now. While NaNo only starts on November 1st, this challenge only goes part-way through November, so I will continue this miniquest until November 30th. I’m hoping it will motivate me to work towards win #3! 

 

And hopefully, if I win, my new story will put a spell on readers!

 

Scoring: /3
Reward: +3 STA (+1 for every 16,666 words written through November 30th)

 

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Those are great goals!

 

On 10/18/2018 at 11:55 AM, elinox said:

3. “I Put A Spell On You” -Hocus Pocus = NaNoWriMo
I’ve participated in five NaNoWriMo’s and won twice now. While NaNo only starts on November 1st, this challenge only goes part-way through November, so I will continue this miniquest until November 30th. I’m hoping it will motivate me to work towards win #3! 

 

I keep meaning to try NaNoWriMo, but every November I never seem to be in a position to do it, LOL. Good luck, and I hope you win!

 

What kind of stuff do you write?

 

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13 hours ago, Jupiter said:

I keep meaning to try NaNoWriMo, but every November I never seem to be in a position to do it, LOL. Good luck, and I hope you win!

 

What kind of stuff do you write?

 

 

I know November is usually very busy for people, but if you want it badly enough you can do it! No time like the present to give it a try @Jupiter!

 

I prefer to write in the fantasy genre. My first book was high fantasy and needs to be revised; my second book/first NaNo win is called 'House of Red' and is a YA re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood with werewolves, witches and a huntsman who is not what he seems; my third book/second NaNo win is a scuba diving story with mermaids.

 

This year for NaNo, I'm planning to write the sequel to 'House of Red'. ;)

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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9 hours ago, elinox said:

I prefer to write in the fantasy genre. My first book was high fantasy and needs to be revised; my second book/first NaNo win is called 'House of Red' and is a YA re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood with werewolves, witches and a huntsman who is not what he seems; my third book/second NaNo win is a scuba diving story with mermaids.

 

This year for NaNo, I'm planning to write the sequel to 'House of Red';)

 

Cool, I love fantasy books. I'll have to check these out. :)

 

9 hours ago, elinox said:

I know November is usually very busy for people, but if you want it badly enough you can do it! No time like the present to give it a try @Jupiter!

 

LOL very true! I'm in the middle of revisions right now though so I don't know that I'll have the time or the brain space to work on something else at the same time. Maybe next year.

 

 

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

 

And I love the Dresden Files!

 

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Walking: 5/30 (3 miles today)

 

Well I'm not off to such a hot start! I haven't been getting up in the mornings before work to walk, like I had planned. And today, rather than lift weights like I had wanted to, I walked instead to try to catch up.

 

Plus, I only have the barest idea for my NaNo story which starts next week! :mellow:

Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Walking: 8/30 (2 miles today, 1 mile on Saturday)

 

I'm not doing very well so far with this challenge...

Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Walking: 14.5/30 (3 miles today, 0.5 yesterday)

Word count today: 3,025
Word count total: 6,825

Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Walking: 15/30 (0.5 miles today)

Word count today: 5,303
Word count total: 12,128

Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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14 hours ago, Xena said:

That's a big writing day! Good work!

And you've reached the halfway point on the walking...now you can just imagine it like "walking home" over the rest of the challenge.

 

I seem to do better with larger writing days versus just simply writing 1,667 words every single day in November. The later would likely be easier overall, but on my weekends I'm rarely at my own home, let alone sitting in front of my computer!

 

Walking home right now would be great! :)

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Walking: 18/30 (3 miles today)

Word count today: 13,436
Word count total: 1,308

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Big successes today!

 

I hit 2/5 of my weightlifting goals this afternoon!

 

Bench press: 55lbs → 75lbs = achieved 7 reps 11/9/18
Deadlift: 60lbs → 80lbs = achieved 9 reps 11/9/18
 

I also hit my first NaNo word goal of 16,666 words so 1/3 done there to!

 

Word count today: 16,705
Word count total: 3,269

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Walking: 20/30 (2 miles today)

Word count today: 5,326
Word count total: 22,031

Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Walking: 23/30 (3 miles today)

Word count today: 4,006
Word count total: 26,037 = halfway through NaNoWriMo! :D

Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Weight lifting: 5/5

 

Squat: 45lbs → 65lbs = achieved 9 reps, 2 sets on 11/15/18
Barbell curl: 15lbs → 25lbs = achieved 6 reps, 2 sets on 11/15/18
Pullups: 2 → 5 = achieved 5 on 11/15/18

 

Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

Link to post

Walking: 27/30 (2 miles today)

Word count today: 3,440
Word count total: 30,000

Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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