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Ophilia’s Quest:
Meditating 
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Cyrus’ Quest:
Studying  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Tressa’s Quest:
Budgeting

 

Olberic’s Quest:
Working out 
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Running  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Primrose’s Quest:
Dancing research

 

Alfyn’s Quest:
+1 Tracking food  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking weight  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Therion’s Quest:
Being nice  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

H'annit’s Quest:

+1 Morning movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

Evening movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking steps  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

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Been in the office for 12 hours. Definitely made some questionable food choices today...

 

Ophilia’s Quest:
Meditating 
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Cyrus’ Quest:
Studying  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Tressa’s Quest:
Budgeting

 

Olberic’s Quest:
Working out 
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Running  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Primrose’s Quest:
Dancing research

 

Alfyn’s Quest:
Tracking food  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking weight  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Therion’s Quest:
Being nice  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

H'annit’s Quest:

Morning movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

Evening movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking steps  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

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16 hours ago, Akura said:

Been in the office for 12 hours. Definitely made some questionable food choices today...

 

Ouch, that's a tough situation to make good food choices in, especially if it was unexpected. Hope today is better.

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2 hours ago, Manarelle said:

Ouch, that's a tough situation to make good food choices in, especially if it was unexpected. Hope today is better. 

 

Not entirely unexpected... And definitely not tough per se. But! We have a small bistro at university right in the building where I'm at. I eat there daily; usually a salad. But it also has a constant supply of chocolate and french fries... About today...

 

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Had a burger from McDonald's for lunch. Not too bad as I'm eating relatively well overall. But I have to cut back the carbs and calories a bit. But for this challenge, it's all about observing...

 

Ophilia’s Quest:
Meditating 
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Cyrus’ Quest:
+1 Studying  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Tressa’s Quest:
Budgeting

 

Olberic’s Quest:
Working out 
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Running  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Primrose’s Quest:
Dancing research

 

Alfyn’s Quest:
+1 Tracking food  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking weight  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Therion’s Quest:
Being nice  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

H'annit’s Quest:

+1 Morning movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

Evening movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking steps  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

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19 hours ago, Akura said:

Not entirely unexpected... And definitely not tough per se. But! We have a small bistro at university right in the building where I'm at. I eat there daily; usually a salad. But it also has a constant supply of chocolate and french fries... About today...

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Had a burger from McDonald's for lunch. Not too bad as I'm eating relatively well overall. But I have to cut back the carbs and calories a bit. But for this challenge, it's all about observing...

 

Ah, gotcha. Having a healthy place nearby is handy. Unfortunately, my workplace is literally next door to a McD's, and across a very busy street from a Subway. Guess which one comes through our doors more often? 

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Ophilia’s Quest:
Meditating 
||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Cyrus’ Quest:
+1 Studying  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Tressa’s Quest:
Budgeting

 

Olberic’s Quest:
Working out 
||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

Running  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Primrose’s Quest:
Dancing research

 

Alfyn’s Quest:
+1 Tracking food  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking weight  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Therion’s Quest:
Being nice  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

H'annit’s Quest:

+1 Morning movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

Evening movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking steps  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

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Today I fasted, worked out and then stuffed my face with too much food too quickly. My stomach did not like that. So, my afternoon/pre-evening was pretty depressing and I was super unmotivated...

 

 

Ophilia’s Quest:
Meditating 
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Cyrus’ Quest:
+1 Studying  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Tressa’s Quest:
Budgeting

 

Olberic’s Quest:
+1 Working out 
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Running  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Primrose’s Quest:
Dancing research

 

Alfyn’s Quest:
Tracking food  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking weight  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Therion’s Quest:
Being nice  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

H'annit’s Quest:

+1 Morning movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

Evening movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking steps  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

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On 1/26/2019 at 2:56 PM, Akura said:

Today I fasted, worked out and then stuffed my face with too much food too quickly. My stomach did not like that. So, my afternoon/pre-evening was pretty depressing and I was super unmotivated...

 

Ouch, that's a sucky way to spend the weekend. Was yesterday any better for you?

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5 hours ago, Manarelle said:

Was yesterday any better for you?

 

Well.... Yes... I guess... Yesterday was super uneventful. But I was waaaay too lazy to track anything.

 

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Had a mini-revelation today: First, I had a relatively hectic and irregular day. So, I ate a small sandwich at 10 and another one at 11:30 in the morning. Now, at 9 in the evening I realised that I haven't eaten since as well as that I'm not hungry. Second, I was always a big fan of intermittent fasting. But as Saturday showed, I'm not doing so well at the moment when I have breakfast late.

So, putting both things together, I might try to do intermittent fasting by skipping supper, as it, apparently, is quite easy for me. At least  when I'm busy.

 

Ophilia’s Quest:
Meditating 
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Cyrus’ Quest:
Studying  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Tressa’s Quest:
Budgeting

 

Olberic’s Quest:
Working out 
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Running  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Primrose’s Quest:
Dancing research

 

Alfyn’s Quest:
Tracking food  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking weight  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Therion’s Quest:
Being nice  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

H'annit’s Quest:

+1 Morning movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

Evening movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking steps  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

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Eating lots of cookies and eating lots of vegetables cancel each other out. Right? RIGHT?!

 

Ophilia’s Quest:
Meditating 
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Cyrus’ Quest:
Studying  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Tressa’s Quest:
Budgeting

 

Olberic’s Quest:
Working out 
||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

Running  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Primrose’s Quest:
Dancing research

 

Alfyn’s Quest:
Tracking food  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking weight  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Therion’s Quest:
Being nice  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

H'annit’s Quest:

+1 Morning movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

Evening movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking steps  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

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19 hours ago, Akura said:

Eating lots of cookies and eating lots of vegetables cancel each other out. Right? RIGHT?!

 

Yes... yes it does. :)

 

On 1/28/2019 at 3:20 PM, Akura said:

Had a mini-revelation today: First, I had a relatively hectic and irregular day. So, I ate a small sandwich at 10 and another one at 11:30 in the morning. Now, at 9 in the evening I realised that I haven't eaten since as well as that I'm not hungry. Second, I was always a big fan of intermittent fasting. But as Saturday showed, I'm not doing so well at the moment when I have breakfast late.

So, putting both things together, I might try to do intermittent fasting by skipping supper, as it, apparently, is quite easy for me. At least  when I'm busy.

 

If it works for you, go for. The best part of getting older is finding out what works and what doesn't. My gentleman does the one huge meal a day thing, I will start stabbing people if I don't get food at regular intervals; both are valid systems. Give yours a go. 

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Long day; especially with public transportation here in Munich breaking down. And I was sitting too long and did not do enough movement breaks. So, my back hurts. But at least that made me do my evening movement routine again. Apart from that: no interest in thinking about food or food choices at the moment. I'm going to hand in my dissertation this Friday no matter what. So, everything else is on the back burner.

 

Ophilia’s Quest:
Meditating 
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Cyrus’ Quest:
Studying  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Tressa’s Quest:
Budgeting

 

Olberic’s Quest:
Working out 
||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

Running  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Primrose’s Quest:
Dancing research

 

Alfyn’s Quest:
Tracking food  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

Tracking weight  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

Therion’s Quest:
Being nice  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

 

H'annit’s Quest:

Morning movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Evening movement  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

+1 Tracking steps  ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||

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It's Sunday night, so I guess I should review the challenge... Before that, a quick update of the last days: I finished my dissertation Friday night. I spent the weekend finding and fixing minor grammatical errors. Also, I'm too scared to actually hand it in. But I plan to do it before the Super Bowl starts. Because of all that I was super unmotivated to do anything for the challenge.

 

Now, a quick review:

 

Ophilia’s Quest: 1/35

Too stressed and structureless for meditation. During the next weeks, I will, hopefully, focus on practising the guitar more. And that's my go-to meditative state. Still, getting back to "proper" meditation would be nice. I have to link it more to showering again. But, in the new flat together with my girlfriend, everything is still a bit fuzzy.

 

Cyrus’ Quest: 6/35
Well, I did study Polish irregularly. At least I realised that I really enjoy it. Now, after the dissertation, more mental capacities should be free in my free time.

 

Tressa’s Quest: halfway done
Did think about budgeting for 2019 a bit. Not in a structured way; but I have some ideas I want to try out in February. So, I give my self a retroactive "halfway done".

 

Olberic’s Quest: 4/35

Working out was a real problem. In the next weeks, I hope to leave work earlier to be able to focus on physical activities more.

 

Primrose’s Quest: failed
Did not put any thought in taking dancing lessons.

 

Alfyn’s Quest: 36/70

Tracking my weight and food was impossible the last few days. Overall though, it went fine. My weight shows a very slight downward trend. And I realised that I have to be a bit more conscious about my carbs consumption.

 

Therion’s Quest: 4/35
Trying to be nice and engage with people was hard. I was too self-absorbed.

 

H'annit’s Quest: 49/105

Doing my morning movement routine went well; in the evening I usually forgot about it though. Tracking my steps went reasonably well. And I'm satisfied with an average of almost 9000 steps per day. Still, I have to focus more on movement overall and, in particular, do more movement breaks overall.

 

Summary: Things went... okay...? I guess...? I have to step up, now that my dissertation is done. And I already have a few ideas for the next challenge. And since I'm on vacation tomorrow (anticipating a Super Bowl hangover), I have plenty of time thinking about it. Since an additional Octopath Traveler Soundtrack Arrangement CD will be published at the end of February, I might take the this as a cue and do the same challenge again with some modifications.

 

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On 2/3/2019 at 3:03 PM, Akura said:

It's Sunday night, so I guess I should review the challenge... Before that, a quick update of the last days: I finished my dissertation Friday night. I spent the weekend finding and fixing minor grammatical errors. Also, I'm too scared to actually hand it in. But I plan to do it before the Super Bowl starts. Because of all that I was super unmotivated to do anything for the challenge.

 

WOOT! That's a big step accomplished, congrats. 

 

On 2/3/2019 at 3:03 PM, Akura said:

Summary: Things went... okay...? I guess...? I have to step up, now that my dissertation is done. And I already have a few ideas for the next challenge. And since I'm on vacation tomorrow (anticipating a Super Bowl hangover), I have plenty of time thinking about it. Since an additional Octopath Traveler Soundtrack Arrangement CD will be published at the end of February, I might take the this as a cue and do the same challenge again with some modifications.

 

Sounds like you got some good takeaways from it, in addition to, you know, slaying the dissertation dragon. Hope you're feeling better from the hangover. See you in the next challenge?

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4 hours ago, Manarelle said:

WOOT! That's a big step accomplished, congrats.  

 

Thanks!

 

 

4 hours ago, Manarelle said:

Hope you're feeling better from the hangover.

 

Wasn't that bad... XD

I'm just not used to staying up until 5 anymore. But Monday was definitely a very slow, unmotivated day nevertheless. Thank god I took the day off!

 

 

4 hours ago, Manarelle said:

See you in the next challenge?

 

Definitely! It's already up. And I need to remember to post the link going forward...

 

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