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So I've been out, and not for a lack of trying. I think it's been years since I actually completed a challenge¬†satisfactorily¬†(probably because of the depresso and the drugs ūüėĚ). Tried to do the last challenge as @sarakingdom¬†suggested, but I kept procrastinating, and here we are.

 

For those not following the absolute disasterpiece that is my Instagram fitness-turned-meme-page, I haven't really trained since lockdown, I've been sleeping on the couch for a year (because I can't afford to fix the room), depression hit hard and I ended up dropping out of school, and I'm on my second week of withdrawals from 3 different meds, (though I think I'll keep taking one for a little bit more).

 

My challenge is to force myself to be healthy, one step at a time. I'd like to start with the easiest ones, and maybe I'll add more layers once I'm able to make them habits:

  1. Take my vitamins
  2. Get a workout (very loose definition) in
  3. Track sleep and water intake

 

The first part of every game I've enjoyed playing ALWAYS sucks butt. It's a tutorial, you know what to do, but doing it just sucks.

 

Fallout 2 - Temple of Trials : ImaginaryFallout

I guess this is my Temple of Trials...

 

EDIT:

Actually, Goodsprings might be a better representation; waking up at a home clinic after having a bullet extracted from my head.

 

Fallout: New Vegas - Johnny's Story - Part 1 - Intro - Album on Imgur

The game was rigged from the start.

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12 minutes ago, Machete said:

I guess this is my Temple of Trials...

 

Memebase - its dangerous to go alone - All Your Memes In Our Base - Funny  Memes - Cheezburger

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BRUTALITY 11 | FINESSE 10 | VIGOR 11 | INSIGHT 14 | WILL 13

Equipment: Leather armor, questing longsword, and adventurer's pack with alchemist's kit.

 

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You made it! I suggest extra vitamin D. Can't hurt, might help. (A lot of us have been upping it in lockdown.) Also, you might want to slip showering onto the list as part of workouts. All the garbage in sweat can get rough on the skin in summer in a hot climate.

 

If the meds withdrawal is due to cost, there may be options. The reason is none of my business, but please be careful. You haven't been in a great place lately, and it can be a risky thing to do.

 

9 minutes ago, Machete said:

I think it's been years since I actually completed a challenge satisfactorily

 

Showing up is plenty satisfactory. No challenge gets done without that key step.

 

I need to be able to beat up Borg by the end of this challenge and I'm really put of shape, so I'll have training questions. Don't bail on me, bro.

 

star trek borg GIF

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7, #8, #9, #10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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18 minutes ago, Machete said:

But I'm a Springfield XD guy! Hahaha

 

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8 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

I suggest extra vitamin D. Can't hurt, might help.

 

Vitamin D and a B-complex vitamin have really made a big deal in managing my mental health issues over the past years.

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[Level ??] Rurik, Templar-Marshal

Class: Paladin of the Order of the Sacred Flame (Conquest Paladin/Champion)

BRUTALITY 11 | FINESSE 10 | VIGOR 11 | INSIGHT 14 | WILL 13

Equipment: Leather armor, questing longsword, and adventurer's pack with alchemist's kit.

 

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

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

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

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1 hour ago, sarakingdom said:

You made it! I suggest extra vitamin D. Can't hurt, might help. (A lot of us have been upping it in lockdown.) Also, you might want to slip showering onto the list as part of workouts. All the garbage in sweat can get rough on the skin in summer in a hot climate.

 

If the meds withdrawal is due to cost, there may be options. The reason is none of my business, but please be careful. You haven't been in a great place lately, and it can be a risky thing to do.

 

 

Showing up is plenty satisfactory. No challenge gets done without that key step.

 

I need to be able to beat up Borg by the end of this challenge and I'm really put of shape, so I'll have training questions. Don't bail on me, bro.

 

star trek borg GIF

 

Yeah, I'm putting Vit D on the pillbox. I've also been getting more sunlight lately. Just need top stay consistent.

 

1 hour ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l133/riceslayer302/IMG_20161101_213751_zpswdzt3trh.jpg

 

 

Vitamin D and a B-complex vitamin have really made a big deal in managing my mental health issues over the past years.

 

Ah, caught me! (I mean I like my G27 as well, but .40 cals are soooo expensive.)

 

Interesting. I'll have to try that B complex.

 

1 hour ago, Sylvaa said:

I was debating whether or not I was going to put a challenge up this time, but you making one has convinced me I should do so! We can be newbies together!

 

Also, if there is anything you need, you know where to find me!

 

Yusssss!

 

1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Glad you're here. I can't fix anything for you, but I can be by your side.

 

Thank you sir!

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1 hour ago, Machete said:

Ah, caught me! (I mean I like my G27 as well, but .40 cals are soooo expensive.)

 

I have a Smith and Wesson M&P Compact in .40. When I got it, I was a police chaplain and could get cheap .40 ammo from the armory. I stepped down from that at the beginning of the year and just realized I'm gonna have to pay full price for .40 again.
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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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4 hours ago, Machete said:

the absolute disasterpiece

I am a big fan, you have the best memes out there :)  Glad to see you back around here as well

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On 6/14/2021 at 6:38 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I have a Smith and Wesson M&P Compact in .40. When I got it, I was a police chaplain and could get cheap .40 ammo from the armory. I stepped down from that at the beginning of the year and just realized I'm gonna have to pay full price for .40 again.
GIF by Justin

 

I have the M&P Shield, also in .40.

 

I AM THE POOR : memes

 

On 6/14/2021 at 5:56 PM, DarK_RaideR said:

I won't lie, I'm into your IG memery (and relate more than I'd like to with all the depresso stuff) but I'm glad to see you give this challenge a go.

 

Right? So many of us saddo right now, it it makes otherwise depressing memes rather funny.

 

On 6/14/2021 at 7:53 PM, WhiteGhost said:

I am a big fan, you have the best memes out there :)  Glad to see you back around here as well

 

Thank you, sir. Glad to be back!

 

When asked about my memes:

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Missed my first day of both exercise and vitamins yesterday. Rats.

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Vitamins: Missed Wednesday and Saturday

Workout: Attended Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri Jiu-jitsu classes

Sleep:  Missed Tuesday for sleep. I'm ditching the water tracking for now.

 

I was planning on doing more strength training, but I kept forgetting. I think I need to do it in the morning for it to be done. Attended a birthday party on Saturday, missed workout and ate like crap. Sleep has been weird. I think I hit a manic episode on Monday, and that's what led to the kick-start, but eventually the sleep deficit caught up to me and I was pretty much napping on an doff all day on Saturday.  I was able to remember my vitamins most days except when I fell asleep immediately. 

 

Vitamin stack:

  • multivitamin
  • Vit D3
  • Zinc
  • magnesium citrate
  • garlic extract
  • curcumin
  • ashwagandha
  • boswellia serrata¬†
  • olive leaf extract
  • saffron
  • SAMe
  • TUDCA
  • fish oil

Haha. Now that I write it down it looks like a lot.

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That's an awesome zero week, all things considered. Four JJ classes is a solid week on the exercise front, even if it isn't every day, and that's pretty good on the vitamins. Excellent on the sleep.

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7, #8, #9, #10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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Didn't check in all week, but I guess it's more because I was busy executing.

 

Vitamins: Missed Monday and Saturday

Workout: Jiu-jitsu every day except Friday, as I had to teach the class and wasn't able to roll.

Sleep:  61 total hours of sleep. Looks like it's depresso time, though it doesn't seem to be as bad as a few weeks ago (doc told me to get back on the meds, though I can discontinue my mood stabilizer). Watch out for the memes!

 

Got my annual physical, and I'm supposed to get scheduled for some labs, and a TBI appointment. I'm also supposed to see a VA psychiatrist (but I also scheduled a civilian one who was highly recommended by a friend).

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61 hours of sleep seems... normal? Congratulations! And also on those vitamins and workouts. That is a good week.

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7, #8, #9, #10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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On 6/28/2021 at 1:58 AM, Machete said:

I also scheduled a civilian one who was highly recommended

Based on my experiences with the VA, this was probably a smart move

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Week 2 not as good. Totally lost track. Can't even remember anything that happened, really. I know I covered a lot of shifts at work, so I was at the gym a lot, and only missed Sunday training. Otherwise it was one big blur.

 

Got my initial psych eval done on Sunday, and I'm glad to be under someone who seems to actually care for a change. We'll see how it goes.

 

This week started out bad. I just got off adderall and was pretty much in bed all day Monday and Tuesday. Went to the gym to teach, but couldn't manage much more. Barely even ate much, and missed taking my vitamins. I'll do better the rest of the week.

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