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Hey, nerds, showing up late to the challenge again. Work is still kicking my butt (as always these days), so my only real goal is to post every day, or as many days in a row as I can until the end of the challenge. Oh, and try not to kill my crappy work computer system. Anyway, wish me luck. 

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So, first post. Work is even more insane seems like. So much for slowing down. The system isn't helping either. Our software is constantly freezing on random pages, especially when I generate my documents, and I end up having to get out and back in every time, which takes forever. The whole system has become so inefficient it's ridiculous. At least it lets me save my work sometimes before it breaks. Anyway, since the last two days have been nothing but crap (except for D&D, which was really fun), I decided to take a self-care afternoon and I watched a few episodes that I'd missed of the Flash, Supergirl, and Nancy Drew. I'm loving the new seasons so far. 

 

Anyway, the goal for tomorrow after work is to do some yoga, eat somewhat healthy meals, and finish my short story. Oh, and start the next Gin Blanco book. 

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Lando Calrissian Good Luck GIF by Star Wars

 

All the cool people post their challenges late. ;) 

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23 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

Lando Calrissian Good Luck GIF by Star Wars

 

All the cool people post their challenges late. ;) 

 

LOL thanks. :D 

 

17 hours ago, Bean Sidhe said:

You are not late. You got here when you meant to.

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Sorry that work is dumb. I totally understand it never slowing down. Good luck.

 

Thanks. :) 

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Well, today was rough. I had so many files in my queue it was ridiculous. Surprisingly very few people bothered me though (except for one very rude individual), and despite the system still barely working, I managed to get through most of my work, so I'm pretty proud of myself. Downside is I ended up with a huge headache by the end of the day. Anyway, stuff I did today:

 

- Yoga for 10 minutes

- Meditation for 3 minutes

- Worked on my short story for about 30 minutes

- Ate 1 semi-healthy meal

 

No reading today unfortunately. Maybe tomorrow. 

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16 minutes ago, Jupiter said:

No reading today unfortunately. Maybe tomorrow. 

 

Reading while headache tends to be unpleasant. Better to rest. I hope you feel better tomorrow!

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“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

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On 4/8/2021 at 12:16 PM, Jupiter said:

showing up late

And here I am showing up even later.  "Fashionably late" is how I think they are referring to it these days ;) 

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Good luck! And sorry about the ongoing mad work situation 😕

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21 hours ago, Jupiter said:

Ate 1 semi-healthy meal

In my own entirely subjective experience, the eating and the headaches are unfortunately linked. Stress/exhaustion = less desire to eat and less energy to make food = better chance of headache later. Taking care of yourself my making sure you have easy, relatively healthy things to eat might help. For instance, I have a short list of things to make when I don't have the brainpower to think of anything to make or everything just seems too hard. This gives me a better chance of actually eating when I know I should but really don't want to.

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33 minutes ago, Jupiter said:

Today = epic fail. Will try again tomorrow. 

Sometimes picking yourself up off the floor and starting again is all you can do.  Sometimes you have to back to a previous save point and redo a lot of what you thought already accomplished.  I hope tomorrow is a better day.

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1 hour ago, Jupiter said:

Today = epic fail. Will try again tomorrow. 

 

Tomorrow is shiny and new. Trying again sounds fine.

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On 4/8/2021 at 10:36 PM, Scaly Freak said:

 

Reading while headache tends to be unpleasant. Better to rest. I hope you feel better tomorrow!

 

Thanks. :) I did feel better on Friday, just exhausted. The headache is back today though. 

 

On 4/8/2021 at 11:05 PM, WhiteGhost said:

And here I am showing up even later.  "Fashionably late" is how I think they are referring to it these days ;) 

 

LOL. :D 

 

On 4/8/2021 at 11:21 PM, Harriet said:

Good luck! And sorry about the ongoing mad work situation 😕

 

Thanks. :) And yeah, it sucks but it just is the way it is right now. I'm just glad I'm going on vacation soon. 

 

21 hours ago, juliebarkley said:

In my own entirely subjective experience, the eating and the headaches are unfortunately linked. Stress/exhaustion = less desire to eat and less energy to make food = better chance of headache later. Taking care of yourself my making sure you have easy, relatively healthy things to eat might help. For instance, I have a short list of things to make when I don't have the brainpower to think of anything to make or everything just seems too hard. This gives me a better chance of actually eating when I know I should but really don't want to.

 

Well, you aren't wrong. I haven't been able to cook a decent meal in months. I've mostly been eating take out and frozen meals. For a while I was eating a lot of rotisserie chicken with frozen veggies, but I got pretty tired of it. And then there's the chocolate stress-eating...yeah. When stress is involved cooking/healthy eating is the first to go. 

 

19 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Sometimes picking yourself up off the floor and starting again is all you can do.  Sometimes you have to back to a previous save point and redo a lot of what you thought already accomplished.  I hope tomorrow is a better day.

 

Very true. And thanks. :) 

 

19 hours ago, Harriet said:

 

Tomorrow is shiny and new. Trying again sounds fine.

 

:) 

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Today was a little better. Or at least it started out that way. I did some stuff first thing in the morning and ran some errands. I didn't find most of what I wanted, but at least I found a few things. I was doing okay until about midday and then everything went downhill. I barely slept last night (like pretty much every other night this week), and it really caught up with me. My headache came back with a vengeance too. I was supposed to do laundry, clean the house, get writing done, etc. and I didn't do any of it. Instead I lay on the couch like a slug and mindlessly watched TV all afternoon. I did manage to read some, but it was hard to really focus on my book.

 

Anyway, things I did:

 

- Yoga for 10 minutes

- Meditate for 3 minutes

- Ate 2 semi-healthy meals

- Read for a little bit

 

And now I'm off to bed early tonight. Good night nerds. 

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52 minutes ago, Jupiter said:

Today was a little better. Or at least it started out that way. I did some stuff first thing in the morning and ran some errands. I didn't find most of what I wanted, but at least I found a few things. I was doing okay until about midday and then everything went downhill. I barely slept last night (like pretty much every other night this week), and it really caught up with me. My headache came back with a vengeance too. I was supposed to do laundry, clean the house, get writing done, etc. and I didn't do any of it. Instead I lay on the couch like a slug and mindlessly watched TV all afternoon. I did manage to read some, but it was hard to really focus on my book.

Oh Jupiter, I'm sorry. Poor sleep, headaches, iffy eating - your body and brain may just have been pushed to their limit and sent you into self-preservation mode. Please accept an internet hug.

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22 hours ago, juliebarkley said:

Oh Jupiter, I'm sorry. Poor sleep, headaches, iffy eating - your body and brain may just have been pushed to their limit and sent you into self-preservation mode. Please accept an internet hug.

 

Hug accepted, thank you so much. :)

 

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So, today. I was still really tired most of the day, but it was still a better day than yesterday. I slept better last night and today there were no headaches and I managed to get more stuff done. Stuff I did:

 

- Yoga for 10 minutes

- Meditate for 3 minutes

- Ate 2 semi-healthy meals

- Did laundry

- Cleaned my floor

- Read a little bit

- Finished revising my short story

- Revised part of chapter 2 of my novel

- Started writing another short story (only a paragraph or 2, but still)

 

And now, off to bed. 

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21 minutes ago, Jupiter said:

So, today. I was still really tired most of the day, but it was still a better day than yesterday. I slept better last night and today there were no headaches and I managed to get more stuff done. Stuff I did:

 

- Yoga for 10 minutes

- Meditate for 3 minutes

- Ate 2 semi-healthy meals

- Did laundry

- Cleaned my floor

- Read a little bit

- Finished revising my short story

- Revised part of chapter 2 of my novel

- Started writing another short story (only a paragraph or 2, but still)

 

And now, off to bed. 

 

Looking good despite the tiredness! I hope you get a good night's sleep and keep feeling better tomorrow.

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23 hours ago, Harriet said:

 

Looking good despite the tiredness! I hope you get a good night's sleep and keep feeling better tomorrow.

 

Thanks! :) 

 

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I slept okay last night and today was crazy busy and stress-inducing as per usual. The problems with the system still aren't any better (I don't know how they expect us to get all of our work done with so many technology issues) and the quality of the files in my queue wasn't great. Everyone is so busy shoving them through as quickly as possible that they're not doing everything they should be doing, so a lot of it is falling on me. Not that this is new, but it seemed especially bad today. I have at least 3 files I have to redo tomorrow because of the issues they had. It's ridiculous. 

 

Anyway, things I did today:

 

- Strength training for 2 sets (I'm a bit frustrated that I haven't yet been able to increase to 3 sets 😕)

- Ate 2 semi-healthy meals

- Revised for about 20 minutes

- Read for a little bit

 

I was planning to clean some today too but I didn't make it. And now off to bed. 

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I'm sorry that you had a rough week :(. I guess you can't go higher up with the system-issues? Are there friendly people in your company of whom nobody knows their exact function, but to whom you go to to get stuff done?

 

Anyway, it's still good that you're doing strength training and yoga, even though it might not be as much as you'd have liked. With your job, I think there would be very few people who'd continue to do those 2 sets of strength training multiple times per week, and even 10 minutes of yoga can help greatly. I really admire how you get things done anyway, even though life is working against you.

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On 4/13/2021 at 6:55 AM, Jupiter said:

Everyone is so busy shoving them through as quickly as possible that they're not doing everything they should be doing, so a lot of it is falling on me. Not that this is new, but it seemed especially bad today. I have at least 3 files I have to redo tomorrow because of the issues they had. It's ridiculous. 

 

 

Gah!!! Why do you fix them instead of sending them back?

 

On 4/13/2021 at 6:55 AM, Jupiter said:

- Strength training for 2 sets (I'm a bit frustrated that I haven't yet been able to increase to 3 sets 😕)

- Ate 2 semi-healthy meals

- Revised for about 20 minutes

- Read for a little bit

 

Good stuff. What are you doing for your strength training?

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1 hour ago, Harriet said:

Gah!!! Why do you fix them instead of sending them back?

You must have never worked in a toxic workplace where you get none of the credit if something goes well, and all of the blame if it doesn't. (Yes, I'm still glad I'm out of academia!)

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33 minutes ago, Waanie said:

You must have never worked in a toxic workplace where you get none of the credit if something goes well, and all of the blame if it doesn't. (Yes, I'm still glad I'm out of academia!)

 

Indeed, that must be very frustrating and horrible 😕

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I'm out of groceries, so I'm scrounging for food until I can get to the grocery store (just as an example, I've eaten popcorn for dinner twice this week), which means I'm more tired than usual this week. I was so tired today that I could barely get through 10 minutes of yoga. I'm surprised I did it at all, to be honest. Anyway, I've been thinking about how I can adjust my schedule so I can try to fit in time for cooking again so I can cook real food for once. Thanks for your comments, guys, I'll try to respond tomorrow. 

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Lack of filling food makes life miserable. I hope you can get to the store soon!

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“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29; Ch 30; Ch 31; Ch 32

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