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Yep, I know I have neglected to post on time again. I kept putting it off because I had stuff to do but now I'm just sitting around so I figured I'd do it now.

 

Meditate

Sadly, my old program (headspace) wants me to pay now and it's too expensive for me, so I'm going to move on to something else. Anyone have any recommendations? Once I find something, I'll do it once a night. To make sure I remember to look for stuff, I'll try to have researched it by Monday.

 

Excercise

 

Every day. Here is my schedule:

 

Monday: Leg

Tuesday: Arm

Wednesday: Chest

Thursday: Leg

Friday: Arm

Saturday: Chest

Sunday: Arm

 

Nothing changing here, I'm sticking to the same programs as before.

 

Phone time

 

Right now I'm on a phone time limit of 3 hours for my most used apps (combined, of course). I seem to be able to stick to it, and I almost never go over, but it's still a little bit challenging. I'll be lowering it to *shudder* two and a half hours. We'll see how it goes.

 

Languages

 

As I said in my last challenge, I'm learning Japanese, Arabic, and Esperanto. For Arabic and Esperanto I still am going to have to do them both twice a week at least, but it'll be different for Japanese. I found my Japanese goal too easy last time, so now not only do I have to do it every day (I have a 90 day streak going and don't want to break it!) but I have to do at least 10XP a day. That's one lesson of learning new stuff, or 2 or 3 review lessons. See, right now I'm tempted to only do one review lesson to keep up my streak, and while it helps me learn it's not quite enough. 

 

Memory!

 

I had a challenge a couple months ago where I memorized the U.S presidents and the largest Canadian cities. I like memorizing things, so now I'm going to be working on the counties of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland (already done England). The goal is to have them all in my head by the end of the 4 weeks.

 

 

Posting

 

Every other day, and when I post I also go post on someone else's challenge.

 

 

 

Taffy

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Oh no! I forgot to post for a very long time. I'll try not to do that again.

 

On 11/30/2018 at 5:46 PM, Elastigirl said:

Glad you posted. Nice challenge

 

Thanks!

 

On 12/3/2018 at 4:08 PM, Raxie said:

Calm.com is a good option that has some free meditations, and also YouTube actually has some great guided meditations as well!

 

Following!

 

I'll have a look, and thank you!

 

Friday: Didn't look at meditation stuff. I did Arm, I set the new limit for my phone, and hit it almost instantly since I'd already been watching videos and stuff before I set it. I was really bored the whole rest of the day, which says a lot about me. It was only half an hour different too! I did my Arabic, and I technically did my Japanese, but really I only did a short review thing to keep my streak going. Boo. I worked a bit on Scottish counties as well, and posted my challenge and on Xena's thread.

 

Saturday: Didn't look at Meditation stuff. I didn't do Chest, I guess because I'd fallen out of habit of doing it. I did okay on my phone limit, which was good. Didn't do any languages except Japanese, and I again only did a short review! I don't know why that's all I did. Didn't do any memorizing work, and it wasn't my day to post. Not really a successful day..

 

Sunday: Didn't look at Meditation stuff, so I didn't get that done by Monday :(. I did Arm, and did fine on my phone limit. No language work, and again only did review in Japanese. No memory work, and didn't post.

 

Monday: Didn't look at Meditation stuff, but I would've seen what @Raxie said had I been following my own challenge! I didn't do Leg, again because I fell out of habit. Did fine on my phone limit, didn't do any Arabic or Esperanto, but I did a full lesson in Japanese, which is a pass! No memory work, and it wasn't my posting day.

 

Tuesday: Didn't look at meditation stuff, did Arm. Did alright on my phone time, didn't do any languages except Japanese. In Japanese I spent what had to be at least 20 minutes on this one stupid lesson. I just couldn't understand anything I was learning. It wasn't the full amount of XP I needed to get, but since I spend so long on it I'm calling it a pass. I meant to post, but I got caught up in something important and ran out of time.

 

Wednesday: Haven't looked at Meditation stuff yet, but I will tonight. Haven't done Chest yet, and am nowhere close to hitting my phone limit so that's really good. Haven't done any languages, haven't worked on Scottish counties, and am posting right now on my challenge. I'll post elsewhere too. 

 

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Welp, it's been a while since I updated again. Gotta post more frequently!

 

Wednesday: Didn't look at meditation stuff, did Chest. Did Japanese properly, and didn't do any memory work. I posted on my challenge and on someone else's.

 

Thursday: Didn't look at meditation stuff, didn't do Leg. Didn't do Japanese, for the first time in 90 days. I did extra on Thursday to make up for it, and since I logged in earlier in the day but didn't work, it still counted for my streak. I might have done a little memorizing but can't remember. Wasn't my day to post.

 

Friday: Didn't look at meditation stuff, did Arm. Did Japanese properly, and I did a ton of memory work. I finished Scotland and Northern Ireland, and made a good start on Wales before I realized I was memorizing Wales's historical counties and not its modern ones! That sucked, but I finished Scotland at least! I failed to post.

 

Saturday: Didn't look at meditation stuff, but I made a to-do list with all the stuff I need to do like that, and then I use a random number generator to pick one to work on. Meditation research is on there. I did Chest. Did Japanese properly, and I didn't do much memorizing, only a quick run through of Wales.  Wasn't my day to post.

 

Sunday: Didn't look at meditation stuff, did Arm. I didn't do Japanese properly, only a very short review.  No memory work, and I didn't post!

 

 

 

 

 

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On 12/5/2018 at 6:51 PM, Elastigirl said:

Looks like a good week so far. I would count the Japanese  since you spent time on it.You may run into that more often as the  progress into harder lessons

 

Not exactly sure what you mean. Do you mean like counting all the words I've learned?

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On ‎12‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 2:34 PM, Taffythecat said:

: Didn't look at meditation stuff, did Arm. Did alright on my phone time, didn't do any languages except Japanese. In Japanese I spent what had to be at least 20 minutes on this one stupid lesson. I just couldn't understand anything I was learning. It wasn't the full amount of XP I needed to get, but since I spend so long on it I'm calling it a pass. I meant to post, but I got caught up in something important and ran out of time.

 

 

36 minutes ago, Taffythecat said:

 

Not exactly sure what you mean. Do you mean like counting all the words I've learned?

I was referring to this post.  I was agreeing that you should call it a pass.Even if you didn't earn all the XP, you still spent time on it

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On 12/10/2018 at 2:54 PM, Elastigirl said:

 

I was referring to this post.  I was agreeing that you should call it a pass.Even if you didn't earn all the XP, you still spent time on it

Ah, that makes sense. Yes, I agree.

 

 

Monday: DID look at meditation stuff. I had a look at calm.com, and I couldn't find anything where you didn't have to pay, so I had a look at YouTube and found lots of good stuff, so I'm going to try something from there. I didn't meditate Monday though. Did Japanese, didn't do any memory work, and did some Arabic. Wasn't my day to post.

 

Tuesday: Didn't meditate, did Japanese. Didn't do any memory work, and didn't do anything in my other languages. Didn't post.

 

Wednesday: Didn't meditate, didn't do Japanese! My streak is s

till going because I logged in. Didn't do any memory work, or anything in my other languages. Wasn't my day to post. (Holy crap this was a bad day).

 

Thursday: Haven't meditated but I might, haven't done Japanese but I for sure will do some and some extra to make up for yesterday. Haven't done any language work and I probably won't. I've decided to start putting images up every time I do my memory work, just to show how I'm doing. Here is England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales:

 

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Clearly Wales needs some work.

I'm posting now, and will also do so on someone else's challenge soon.

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Friday: Didn't meditate, did Japanese. Did lots of memory work on Wales, didn't make any other language progress, and did Arm. Didn't post.

 

Saturday: Didn't meditate, did Japanese. Did some more memory work, didn't make any language progress, and did Chest (even though I really didn't want to).

 

Sunday: Didn't meditate, did Japanese. Worked on Wales, didn't do any languages (fail for that week), and did Arm. Didn't post.

 

Monday: It was my birthday so it was a day off from the challenge. I made up for the lost Japanese practice the next day. I think I may have done a little memorizing.

 

Tuesday: Didn't meditate, did Japanese. Finished Wales (Now I'm working on France!), didn't do any languages. Didn't post.

 

Wednesday: Probably won't meditate, did Japanese. Tried Wales, here is what I got:514540765_ScreenShot2018-12-20at2_06_24AM.png.e796a02a35c42ba1c87e1c1afa23162f.png

 

I always seem to miss Blaenau Gwent (don't make me pronounce) and I can't believe I missed Bridgend! Haven't done any languages, am posting right now.

 

 

 

In 3 days (I maybe will set a reminder) I'll post a big fancy update to this challenge. Some goals will move out of the challenge because I'm doing so well on them, and some will remain. I'll decide Sunday.

 

Something interesting happened to me last week that I forgot to share. I was playing this mobile game show where you answer questions and earn small amounts of money, and it was "Jackpot" night. The way Jackpot works is out of the 2000-3000 people playing one is randomly selected to be the contestant. The contestant will answer 12 questions, and if they get all of them right they win 250$. If they fail part way through, the audience splits the prize. If the contestant goes out on the final round then the audience splits the 250$, but if they go out on say the 6th round they split 125$. I was selected! The chat often posts the answers, so I got through to question 7 just on chat answers. However, then the audience started lying. They lie then because the pot is high and so they will win lots if they have answered all the questions right up until that point and the contestant gets it wrong. I knew they did this, especially since I sometimes join in on the lying, but my nervous brain went for the unanimous answer. I went out, and the audience split the cash. It was lots of fun though, even though I didn't win the money.

 

 

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