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I've been clicking around since mid-January debating respawning under a new pseudonym, but the 10 year anniversary talk inspired me to look back at my old challenge threads. Figured at the very least I can reappear under a name some will recognize.

 

Also, if I go way, way back and count up the challenges I have at least created a thread for this will be #42. Which helped immensely not overthinking the thread's name. 🙄 And it is also a heck of a lot more challenges than I expected. Have not come anywhere close to re-reading them but there are common themes and goals from past to present challenges. AKA - A lot of data for what has/has not worked that I can use to better organize my future.

 

2020 Themes: 

doggedness - persistent determination.

positivity - the practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude.

 
Challenge Links & Summary

Year # Challenges Ranger Druid Assassin Rebel Scout
2012 4 4 0 0 0 0
2013 5 0 2 3 0 0
2014 3 0 0 3 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 7 0 0 1 0 0
2017 11 5 0 0 4 2
2018 6 6 0 0 0 0
2019 5 5 0 0 0 0
Total 41 20 2 7 4 2

 

Date Guild Link
5/2/12 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/11430-garjans-first-challenge/
6/18/12 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/13558-garjan-is-building-healthy-habits/
8/3/12 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/15631-garjan-its-just-a-fleche-wound/
9/22/12 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/18088-garjans-college-survival/
1/17/13 Druid https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/23421-garjans-mental-preparation/
2/23/13 Druid https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/24693-garjan-simplicity/
7/30/13 Assassin https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/34795-garjans-return-to-duty/
9/13/13 Assassin https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/36593-garjan-patiently-filing-the-steel-wall/
11/9/13 Assassin https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/39663-garjan-duelist-qualifications/
2/22/14 Assassin https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/44734-garjan-end-of-a-season/
4/11/14 Assassin https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/46871-garjans-back-to-basics/
6/9/14 Assassin https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/49556-garjans-gonna-go-play/
3/1/16 Assassin https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/79368-garjan-there-has-been-an-awakening/
4/3/16 Adventurer https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/81142-garjan-mindful-presence/
5/3/16 Adventurer https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/82223-garjan-patrol-the-territory/
6/9/16 Adventurer https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/83954-garjan-fuel/
7/18/16 Adventurer https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/85860-garjan-does-good-things/
9/18/16 Adventurer https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/88890-garjanss-autumn-exploration/
10/24/16 Adventurer https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/90580-garjan-closer-to-an-animal/
1/1/17 Rebel https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/93495-rebel-pilot-gar-a-fresh-start/
2/6/17 Rebel https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/94946-rebel-pilot-gar-new-intelligence/
3/13/17 Rebel https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/96101-rebel-pilot-gar-forward-momentum/
4/16/17 Rebel https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/96966-rebel-pilot-gar-even-the-odds/
5/22/17 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/98112-rebel-pilot-gar-practice-makes-perfect/
6/28/17 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/99472-rebel-pilot-gar-subtle-maneuvers/
8/6/17 Scout https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/100642-rebel-pilot-gar-finding-the-path/
9/11/17 Scout https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/102419-rebel-pilot-gar-bring-me-that-horizon/
10/16/17 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/103791-rebel-pilot-gar-autumnal-adventures/
11/26/17 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/104835-rebel-pilot-gar-i-am-groot/
12/30/17 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/105449-rebel-pilot-gar-almost-easy/
2/7/18 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/106355-rebel-pilot-gar-hone-your-edge/
3/12/18 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/106849-rebel-pilot-gar-mischief-managed/
8/6/18 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/110128-rebel-pilot-gar-mental-focus/
9/12/18 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/111107-rebel-pilot-gar-someday/
10/15/18 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/111562-rebel-pilot-gar-call-of-the-wild/
11/25/18 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/112212-rebel-pilot-gar-back-to-basics/
1/2/19 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/112616-rebel-pilot-gar-welcome-to-ostagar/
2/10/19 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/113019-rebel-pilot-gar-leads-in-lothering/
3/17/19 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/113316-rebel-pilot-gar-sets-up-camp/
9/3/19 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/114596-rebel-pilot-gar-better-late-then-never/
9/9/19 Ranger https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/114654-rebel-pilot-gar-stay-on-target/

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2020 Battle Log

2017 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 || 2018 - 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

2019 - 19 | 20 | 21 | 21.5 | 22 2020 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Archived Mission Log

"Always remember, your focus determines your reality." - Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace

"I Find That Answer Vague And Unconvincing." - K-2SO, Rogue One

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Week 0:

  • Browse old challenges (at least the first post) and note down what my goals were. Current progress: 26/41
  • My "gut feeling" is that 2017 was my best year. Just based on number of challenges posted (aka consistency/determination). If I have time, I'd like to verify that assumption and analyze what worked there that didn't in other years/challenges.

 

Challenge Motivation (Big Why):

Work's been tough lately. High stress, a lot of hours, the pressure to do more faster. 

Last month was somewhat less stressful because I was in a boss transition phase. Old boss kinda checked out, new boss hadn't started really learning the role to the end of the month. So I coasted and focused on organization, brainstorming my ideal new ways of working, etc. 

 

Cue new month, we had some systems upgraded that are causing chaos/extra work. So that on top of actually having a boss again and trying to teach new boss what my role is while doing normal + extra things.... plus all of the firefighting of various surprises as they pop up. IDK probably going into a lot of detail but today was an emotionally draining day.

 

I'm at the 1 year point in my role where I know what I'm doing and can advise on improvements. Which I really want to do. But I can't spend time on improving when I'm just trying to stay afloat. 

 

I've been working really hard but also making personal sacrifices to "do a good job". This month, we are going on first real vacation in roughly a year. BF has been absolutely fantastic with my crazy hours, tendency to collapse and not move for entire weekends and with talking me off the ledge on bad days. 

 

My big why is my BF & our dog. They are my life and my center. And even though we live together and see each other every day, I really fucking miss them. Because most days I'm too stressed about work to actually be present. 

 

With that in mind, here are the goals:

 

1) Death to the Snooze Button (sleep schedule)

I need to wake up first to get to work. But I'm also really good at snoozing (aka sleeping through) my alarm for 30+ minutes. Which is probably really annoying for someone who has an extra hour of sleep from when my alarms start going off. The snoozing/extra sleeping also causes me stress because my morning is rushed in order to get to work on time based on "late" wake-up. Benefits all around to killing this habit. 

Eventual Objective: 6:15 wake-up with no snooze (workdays); 9:30 wake-up weekends

Challenge Goals:

  • Weeknights - 10PM (in bed. 10:30, horizontal, eyes closed, all devices off).
  • Weekends - Midnight Bedtime.

 

2) Patrol the Territory (dog walks)

Build off existing morning dog walking habit. Current weekday morning walk is probably 0.4-0.5 miles. Want to 1) make sure I don't skip dog walks (better lately but Nov-Dec was rough) and 2) build us up to 1+ miles before work each morning. 

Eventual Objective: 1.0 mile or more walk before work each morning

Challenge Goals:

  • Track daily morning dog walks using Garmin (track only, get a baseline)

Bonus: Pokemon Go buddy system. Buddy TBD

 

3) Back to Basics

Stuff I did really well in the past and have been working to get back into the habit of.

Eventual Objective: Reactivate the habits

  • Drink 2.0 Liters Water Daily (track with Garmin)
  • Steps - no goal yet, just tracking (Garmin)
  • Nutrition - track food daily (NF Coaching App)
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2020 Battle Log

2017 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 || 2018 - 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

2019 - 19 | 20 | 21 | 21.5 | 22 2020 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Archived Mission Log

"Always remember, your focus determines your reality." - Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace

"I Find That Answer Vague And Unconvincing." - K-2SO, Rogue One

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Back in 2017, I read through old challenges .... it was interesting, and I hope you find some trends that will be helpful!

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Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Current Challenge: Return of the Persistent Priestess

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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2020 Themes: 

doggedness - persistent determination.

positivity - the practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude.

 

I fully support these themes.  We'll all need to remember that and share it around the forums!

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[ Level ?? ]  Rurik the Windblade, the Blade Who Dances, Warhawk of the Steppes.

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik Harrgath became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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On 2/9/2020 at 11:46 AM, Rebel Pilot Gar said:

I've been clicking around since mid-January debating respawning under a new pseudonym, but the 10 year anniversary talk inspired me to look back at my old challenge threads. Figured at the very least I can reappear under a name some will recognize.

I did this EXACT same thing.  Complete with considering a change of avatar names!   And then going back to look at old challenges!  Haha!

 

Excited to tag along with you again!! :)

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Level 70 ~*~ Ranger

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Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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::PAST CHALLENGES::

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43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

 

 

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On 2/9/2020 at 12:50 PM, Chris-Tien Jinn said:

Back in 2017, I read through old challenges .... it was interesting, and I hope you find some trends that will be helpful!

Thanks! I'm honestly surprised by the number of challenges I have participated in. It is a little daunting to look at them as a group, but also interesting to read through the really old threads. Not sure yet how detailed of a review I will do, but committing to at least read through the goals of each thread and bookmark interesting ones to look deeper into the full thread.

 

On 2/9/2020 at 1:05 PM, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

I fully support these themes.  We'll all need to remember that and share it around the forums!

Thanks! I feel both are good first steps.

 

We had a training thing at work early January (I think it was supposed to be a stress management training?). One thing I took away was that while we cannot always control the challenges that come at us, each person is responsible for the way they react to those challenges. And with that -- remember to take a step back, a breath or five, and then react.

 

But also that the challenges aren't personal. So don't make it personal. Feel like I'm explaining it poorly, but I liked the different approach to challenges and stressors. 

 

4 hours ago, Starpuck said:

I did this EXACT same thing.  Complete with considering a change of avatar names!   And then going back to look at old challenges!  Haha!

 

Excited to tag along with you again!! :)

Glad I'm not alone, and even happier to tag along with you again!

 

Thanks for stopping by. Now to track down your thread for this challenge..... :) 

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2020 Battle Log

2017 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 || 2018 - 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

2019 - 19 | 20 | 21 | 21.5 | 22 2020 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Archived Mission Log

"Always remember, your focus determines your reality." - Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace

"I Find That Answer Vague And Unconvincing." - K-2SO, Rogue One

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2 hours ago, Rebel Pilot Gar said:

But also that the challenges aren't personal. So don't make it personal.

 

That right there is Stoicism 101.  Even if somebody took nothing else away from the Stoics, learning that life isn't personal is a huge lesson to contemplate!

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[ Level ?? ]  Rurik the Windblade, the Blade Who Dances, Warhawk of the Steppes.

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik Harrgath became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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New goals are up!

 

Also Goal #2 has a reference to PokemonGo. (If anyone else still plays and wants friend code hit me up!)

 

I'm also having trouble deciding PokemonGo buddy for dog walks (super casual player here). Help me choose our digital walking buddy!

  • Shiny Squirtle (3 star IVs, first ever pokemon)
  • Magikarp (3 star IVs, the logical choice)
  • Shiny Magikarp (0 star IVs, but it's shiny )
  • Shiny Growlithe (0 star IVs, but it's a shiny doggo)
  • Arcanine (3 star IVs, favorite pkmn but already evolved before buddy system)
  • Umbreon (3 star IVs, favorite "eeveelution" with bonus of extra eevee candies)
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2020 Battle Log

2017 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 || 2018 - 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

2019 - 19 | 20 | 21 | 21.5 | 22 2020 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Archived Mission Log

"Always remember, your focus determines your reality." - Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace

"I Find That Answer Vague And Unconvincing." - K-2SO, Rogue One

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I dunno PokemonGo but... this week I went to a fancy restaurant's side bar for hot rock and sushi.    A lady had five phones on her table in front of her, across from her husband.  They were there for her birthday dinner.    I thought it was weird... but didn't pry.    Maybe she was a dispatcher, or ran a Lyft company or ... something.     Once they left, my friend was like 'She was playing PokemonGo on five devices.'  I was like Whoa.

 

 

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Level 70 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

 

 

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1 hour ago, Starpuck said:

I dunno PokemonGo but... this week I went to a fancy restaurant's side bar for hot rock and sushi.    A lady had five phones on her table in front of her, across from her husband.  They were there for her birthday dinner.    I thought it was weird... but didn't pry.    Maybe she was a dispatcher, or ran a Lyft company or ... something.     Once they left, my friend was like 'She was playing PokemonGo on five devices.'  I was like Whoa.

 

 

 

5 phones is extra, lol. Not as annoying as the park near my place where I’ll see cars slowly circling slowly around the park which is creepy when you’re running around that same park. Then I realize they’re playing Pokémon go. C’mon, at least get out and walk! 🙄

 

Actively playing at a restaurant is weird, but my family always had the no games/toys/ etc at the table rule. 

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2020 Battle Log

2017 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 || 2018 - 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

2019 - 19 | 20 | 21 | 21.5 | 22 2020 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Archived Mission Log

"Always remember, your focus determines your reality." - Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace

"I Find That Answer Vague And Unconvincing." - K-2SO, Rogue One

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Here to follow you back and support your journey back on to the forums! 42 challenges is quite the number! I wonder how many I've done since I joined? I would imagine it's around that number. Now, to count the ones I've actually completed...lol. 

 

On 2/11/2020 at 8:49 PM, Rebel Pilot Gar said:

Arcanine (3 star IVs, favorite pkmn but already evolved before buddy system)

 

Oh snap!! Arcanine is my fav too! 

 

Image result for arcanine

 

I WANT ONE!!

 

Wolf

 

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 1 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Knight Radiant/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 196#

Stats: MIGHT: 9 / CONSTITUTION: 6 / DEXTERITY: 8 / PERCEPTION: 7 / INTELLECT: 6 / RESOLVE: 10

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: The First Ideal

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Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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4 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

Here to follow you back and support your journey back on to the forums! 42 challenges is quite the number! I wonder how many I've done since I joined? I would imagine it's around that number. Now, to count the ones I've actually completed...lol. 


Thanks! Definitely was a bit surprised it was so many. Ones I’ve actually followed through on (not even competed, just posted consistently and made an honest effort) is probably a smaller number. I’ve mostly been reading first post or so of the old challenges but can get a decent feel for the previous challenge effort based on the tone of initial posts.

 

4 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

Oh snap!! Arcanine is my fav too! 


Woo, favorite pokemon buddies ! Always wanted one. Though my boy could pass for a growlithe in fluff if not coloring.

 

 

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2019 - 19 | 20 | 21 | 21.5 | 22 2020 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Archived Mission Log

"Always remember, your focus determines your reality." - Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace

"I Find That Answer Vague And Unconvincing." - K-2SO, Rogue One

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I have missed pictures of woofwoof!   He's such a handsome boy! 

My friend has (and loves) shepherds, but she adopted one that has the derpy look and it cracks me up!

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Level 70 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

 

 

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8 hours ago, Starpuck said:

I have missed pictures of woofwoof!   He's such a handsome boy! 

My friend has (and loves) shepherds, but she adopted one that has the derpy look and it cracks me up!

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Awwww there's a cute face. My boy can be pretty derp also, but I usually don't embarrass him on the interwebs. If I find any gems while browsing through my photos I'll post them for you ;) 

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2019 - 19 | 20 | 21 | 21.5 | 22 2020 - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Archived Mission Log

"Always remember, your focus determines your reality." - Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace

"I Find That Answer Vague And Unconvincing." - K-2SO, Rogue One

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End of Week 0 Update:

I browsed through all of my challenges to the end of 2018. Only had 5 min 2019 so if I don't finish reading through those today, I'll do it sometime this week. Brain dump below for those who are interested...

My "starter challenges" from 2012 through 2014 were generally all over the place. Similar themes to current goals, but a lot more time to work on stuff because I was in college/ still living with family through most of that time. It did kind of drive home how much I really miss fencing. Don't have much mental energy to explore that further at the moment, but it's something to keep in mind. 

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Either I took a break in 2015 or any challenges posted during that time got eaten. Began posting consistently again in 2016. Very similar goals from challenge to challenge, didn't read much further than that. 2017 I respawned under my current username and went really hard on the Star Wars theme for months. Also had pretty much the exact same goals with some tweaking/progression through all of 2017. Used both excel and bullet journal to track progress - haven't looked back at those but I should. Tone started off energized and became more burnt out/stressed by 2nd half of the year. But I still kept posting pretty consistently throughout.

2018 started off strong but started to get more half hazard as I pushed myself to train for a half marathon (that I didn't even go to that year). Ghosted pretty hard on the March 2018 challenge. Looks like I came back for a challenge that the internet ate (so this is technically probably #43 rather than #42 :P ). Again followed the trend of working on pretty much the same goals with some minor tweaking. Was definitely struggling with some mental demons through the 2nd half of the year. Got a promotion end of 2018 (current job I'm in now). Interested to read through the challenges since then... see if i made any notes for how I was doing in the mental health arena. I also had signed up for NF private coaching about 1 month into new job position so just because I wasn't posting consistently, I was still working on goals. But I miss the NF forums community and seeing the epic and inspiring things other members are working on. The camaraderie even though we are all at different stages / goals / etc of our journey is fantastic and I missed it.

 

TLDR: My ideal challenge progression is posting consistently, using some sort of tracker and having really boring goals that are tweaked slightly as needed for forward progression to a new goal. 

In 2018 I trained for a half marathon I never ended up running. Even though I ghosted / went radio silent during much of 2019, I did finally complete that goal. Now to learn how to build & maintain baseline activity & health level without a "thing" to train for. 

 

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Saturday went on an adventure to local park with the dog. Walk was nice, but muddy. Which apparently freezes to my dog's coat, so luckily I had the seat cover installed in my car. We swung by the pet store on the way home to restock on treats and dog bags. Which was fine other than me getting borderline anxiety attack.  Another customer brought their dog up to greet mine without asking while I'm checking out at the register. They were asking me 20 questions (again, while I'm focused on trying to pay, watch my boy who is good - but just big - and is still covered in mud. I also forgot my reusable bags and was annoyed at myself for that and was trying to make small-talk with the employees at the register -- because I go there often but usually after work without the dog). But no, apparently I'm the bad person because my dog supposedly growled? (IDK I didn't hear him growl, and he came right to sit at heel when I asked after the dude made a fuss.) It's possible he growled, bc he gets protective of me especially during anxiety attacks. So yeah... that kind of ruined the adventure. BF is awesome and talked me off the ledge after we got home. Still freaking annoyed though. 😠 

 

Week 1 Day 1:

 

1) Death to Snooze Button -- Not only was I awake by 9:30 today, we went for dog walk and I worked out (exercise bike 20 mins) all before noon. 

2) Patrol Territory -- Morning walk not tracked, but google maps says the route we took is about 0.5 miles. 

3) Back to Basics:

  • Water - 1.8 liters 
  • Steps - 3,875 
  • Nutrition - tracked 

Week 1 Plan:

Off work a bunch of days this week -- tacked on extra days to US holiday. Weeknight rules apply to Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights. 

 

Obligatory dog adventure pic:

 

 

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Oh gosh I think I see the mud on his belly!  Muddywoof.   Awww.

 

Frustrating at the pet store.    Too many people do not DOGGO right, and that's sad (and potentially dangerous).    Glad you had your tag-team partner there to help you decompress after that a bit.

 

Awesome on that half marathon!!!!

 

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4 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Oh gosh I think I see the mud on his belly!  Muddywoof.   Awww.

 

Frustrating at the pet store.    Too many people do not DOGGO right, and that's sad (and potentially dangerous).    Glad you had your tag-team partner there to help you decompress after that a bit.

 

Awesome on that half marathon!!!!

 


Lol did not realize I got the muddiness in the shot too. Good eyes :) 

 

Yeah. Feeling a bit better about it today. Guess it’s a reminder to practice being my own advocate and build confidence to tell people to back off.

 

And thanks!

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Week 1 Day 2:

 

1) Death to Snooze Button -- A bit late, was in bed at 10:45. Took a while to fall asleep also

2) Patrol Territory -- Missed. Had a vet appointment (it went well!) but didn’t walk dog before the appt. 

3) Back to Basics:

  • Water - 2.1 liters 
  • Steps - 3049
  • Nutrition - tracked 

I’ve reset the bedtime reminders that were previously on my phone/tablet. Turned them off during Christmas holidays and never turned them back on after holidays were over.

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People are ridicules. I struggle so much with poor dog parents.We don't own a dog ourselves(despite @Wild Wolf  trying to talk me into it when we get a house) But my sister is the  Guru dog trainer. She actually trains other trainers. It crazy the people she has to deal with and the stories I hear. 

He is gorgeous! and now I am following you on instagram :) 

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Thanks! I’m actually looking into now what job opportunities there are to work with dogs or with pet related stuff in general. I briefly thought about training until I remembered much of it is training the humans... Much respect for your sister, I’m sure she has wild stories.

1 hour ago, PrincessMononoke said:

He is gorgeous! and now I am following you on instagram :) 

Yay new friend! Following you back :D 

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Puppers brings new friends... lol.  Good boi!

 

Keep on trucking with day 3 now!  Woot.

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Week 1 Day 3:

 

1) Death to Snooze Button -- Done. In bed by 10:15. Devices off by 10:35. 

2) Patrol Territory -- Done 0.52 miles before work. Also got some extra steps in walking my neighbors’ dog last night since they were getting home late. I walked her separately from my boy so 2 evening walks instead of 1 last night 

3) Back to Basics:

  • Water - 1.8 liters 
  • Steps - 5879
  • Nutrition - tracked 

Today is my last work day this week. Finally putting in my vacation since I need to use what I have by June and I don’t like to leave it until the end  - so I have Thurs & Fri off. Weather is supposed to be nice too :)

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16 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Puppers brings new friends... lol.  Good boi!

 

Keep on trucking with day 3 now!  Woot.


He does get quite a lot of attention. But I enjoy talking about him so it’s relatively easy socialization for me when the people are cool. He also intimidates less cool people away so I don’t have to talk to them. Win-Win in my book :D 

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Week 1 Day 4:

Work was rough yesterday. But I have two days off, followed by the weekend! 

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1) Death to Snooze Button -- Delayed bedtime by half hour since I didn't have work in the morning. In bed by around 10:45 and devices were off by 11PM

2) Patrol Territory -- Done 0.55 miles before work. No walks after work... so i guess that balances out the previous evening's double walk ...

3) Back to Basics:

  • Water - 1.5 liters -- not great, I was running around like crazy/ busy trying to avoid emotional breakdown at work (mostly successful) and didn't stay on top of my water drinking
  • Steps - 3651
  • Nutrition - tracked 

 

In other news I chose new buddy for pokemon go. It's Mightyena, another woof that wasn't even on the list lol. I would have chosen Houndour but I haven't caught one yet 😕

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