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"Try again," urged the professor, "Just once more and then we'll finish for the day."

Veritate had been invited to study privately with her mentor and they were wrapping up the final gestures of the spell. Private lessons were not the norm, but she had fallen behind earlier in the year. Her battle with the stone golem had set her back nearly three months. The winter moon had come into fullness before she could resume her studies. So here she was, catching up while her fellow students took a couple weeks off for winter festival.

She took her place and prepared her mind for the rhythmic pounding of the drum.

One. Two. Three. Four. Undulate. Circle, circle.

The thing about enchanting magic is that it is about more than potions or illusions. It is about honing body, mind and soul to capture the subject's hearts. It is also about being sleek and graceful. No easy task for an Orc.

The lesson ended and as she packed to leave, her instructor reminded her once again of the academy demonstration coming up. "Your new spell. I'll have to see it by end of First Month. I'm so excited to see what you have prepared!"

Every spring, the Enchantress Academy had put on a demonstration for the village. Each time, she had learned the spells and been complemented on her execution. She had even written new spells and performed them with much acclaim, especially from the other Spellweavers in attendance. This would be her seventh spring performing in the demo.

That evening, glowing with residual effects of her lessons, Veritate's heart glimmered with what could only be described as desire. It is one thing to successfully enchant the local Spellweavers. It is another thing to become renouned for your skill and invited to festivals in other villages by ordinary townspeople. This was her desire; to weave her magic and cast her spells among scores of onlookers, bringing light and joy across the land.

But when it came to Orcish Enchantresses, there were doubts. To look at her, one wouldn't imagine her to be an Enchantress. Sight unseen, a festival organizer would be dismayed to find the Enchantress he'd hired was a hulking Orc, rather than a lithe Elven maiden.

And that's when the burning coal within her heart ignited and she knew what she had to do.

Firstly, she would pour all of her knowledge into this new spell. She would spend time every single day, weaving it through colour, light, music and movement, until it became a masterpiece of delight.

And for the next six weeks, she would be disciplined in her sleep and diet, so as to bring out the best strains of magic within her, and she would take her daily tincture of health to ensure steady progress.

"Today is the day," she said to herself as she climbed into bed, "Today I begin to lay the foundation for magic so powerful, they forget I'm an Orc."


I promise to fill in the blanks below as far as measurement and initial pics this week. For now, I just wanted to get something posted as a declaration of my goals.

 

Starting Stats

LEVEL 1 ORC ADVENTURER/ENCHANTRESS

Strength (STR): 2
Dexterity (DEX): 3
Stamina (STA): 2
Constitution (CON): 3
Wisdom (WIS): 3
Charisma (CHA): 2

Weight: 246 lbs (still down 9 lbs since my first challenge in Sept. 2012)
Height: 5' 7"

Neck: ____
Shoulder: ____
Chest: ____
Upper Arm: ____
Waist: ____
Hips: ____
Thigh: ____
Calf: ____

Clothing size: 2XL or 18/20
 

What brought me here

 

I participated in the August/September challenge and got through three weeks, losing nine pounds. Midway through, I caught a bad cold. Spent a week just trying to breathe and sleep.


Then caught a plane to New York for a week. I was active but not in a way that would bring me towards my strength and diet goals. Upon returning from NY, I developed a kidney stone.


They performed an extraction and that would have been only a three-day setback but as part of my surgery, they inserted a kidney stent. "No running, dancing or bike riding until they remove it in four weeks," the nurse said casually. I was devastated. Couldn't perform with my belly dance troupe that weekend. Couldn't ride my bike to work. Couldn't do strength training. Watched my bus drive by several mornings each week, because I couldn't run to catch it. Watched the golden autumn turn into dreary winter. Missed four weeks of dance classes. Admittedly slumped into a funk.

But now I have the "all clear" from my urologist and it's time to get back at it. 

 

My Goals

Fitness  - Learn a new spell (choreograph my new belly dance solo for my show in May)  = +1 to STA, +1 to CHAR, +1 to DEX

I need to premiere my new choreography for my instructor by the end of January. This is a rather intricate piece, including a new prop (veil poi). I will need to work every day on mastering this prop and choreographing my music. This will mean hours of rehearsal every week, strengtheing arms and drilling technique.

Diet 2 = Take daily health potions  (fish oil and multivitamin every day). +2 to CON

Baby steps. Optimus Prime. Make it seem almost TOO easy.

Diet 3 - Eat junk food no more than 12 times (i.e., twice a week). = +5 to CON

My belly is made up of burgers, fries, Doritos and Pepsi slurpees. I have a serious (daily) junk food habit. If I were to say I was going cold turkey, I don't think I could be successful. So I'm going to set a realistic goal here and give myself a break. This was a big challenge for me last time but I saw decent results when I was working on it. I was able to keep it to 2 times each week, so let's aim for that again.

Life - In bed by 11:30 on "school nights"  = +2 CHA +2 CON +1 WIS

Again, this was one I was doing last time and saw a lot of good results but I have gotten off the track so I'm back on it now. I will aim for earlier, but 11:30 is my absolute deadline.

veritate
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Level 1
Orc Adventurer/Enchantress
STR 2 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3 | CHA 2
First Challenge: Orc emerges, sets foot on the path for the first time

Current Challenge: Orc Enchantress Ventures Out Once More
 

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The next morning, Veritate was up out of bed before the cock crew. Dressing, she walked to her study and gathered her materials. This morning, she would review her lessons on air and light. Even if it was only for a half hour, she knew it would bring her closer to mastering this new spell. She sipped cool, fresh water in between motion drills.

 

After she had finished her study, she prepared a hearty breakfast of eggs, greens and toasted bread. She dutifully took her health potions and reflected on the rest of the day. A good start.

 

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This morning I reviewed my double veil and spinning drills for the first time since I took a workshop three years ago. I hadn't forgotten as much as I expected. Took my fish oil and multivitamins with breakfast. Tonight I will do some meal planning and grocery shopping to set up my healthy eating for the rest of the week.

I'm hoping my story this time around will not be too exciting, to be honest. Last time, the battle of Sinus Cavity and being kidnapped by the stone golem was a bit too much. Being boring. Daily commitment to healthy choices. That's what's going to get me where I want to go.

veritate
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Level 1
Orc Adventurer/Enchantress
STR 2 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3 | CHA 2
First Challenge: Orc emerges, sets foot on the path for the first time

Current Challenge: Orc Enchantress Ventures Out Once More
 

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the mental image of a belly dancing orc makes me very happy.  :D

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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the mental image of a belly dancing orc makes me very happy.  :D

 

Ha ha! Thanks.

 

Well, when I was reading the articles about how your "race" is your starting point, because it's what you've got to work with, I did some thinking and realized that Orc was the only race I could really say fit me. More than that, it affects my goals in a direct way, so there it is.

The Orc Enchantress. That's me! A big hill to climb, to be sure.

veritate
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Level 1
Orc Adventurer/Enchantress
STR 2 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3 | CHA 2
First Challenge: Orc emerges, sets foot on the path for the first time

Current Challenge: Orc Enchantress Ventures Out Once More
 

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Well, when I was reading the articles about how your "race" is your starting point, because it's what you've got to work with, I did some thinking and realized that Orc was the only race I could really say fit me. More than that, it affects my goals in a direct way, so there it is.

The Orc Enchantress. That's me! A big hill to climb, to be sure.

I love it. :) good for you!!

I meanwhile, don't really fit any of the typical body structes. but my Charisma is apparently undeniable IRL, so I thought Siren was good.

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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I really like your story!  An Orc Enchantress sounds awesome! And how cool is it that you belly dance - it always sounded like fun to me. Good luck with your goals and I hope no stone golems attack you this time...

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STR 2 | DEX 2 | STA 2 | CON 4 | WIS 3 | CHA 2

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I love it. :) good for you!!

I meanwhile, don't really fit any of the typical body structes. but my Charisma is apparently undeniable IRL, so I thought Siren was good.

 

Love it. Siren is a definite fit!

veritate
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Level 1
Orc Adventurer/Enchantress
STR 2 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3 | CHA 2
First Challenge: Orc emerges, sets foot on the path for the first time

Current Challenge: Orc Enchantress Ventures Out Once More
 

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I really like your story!  An Orc Enchantress sounds awesome! And how cool is it that you belly dance - it always sounded like fun to me. Good luck with your goals and I hope no stone golems attack you this time...

 

Thanks very much!

 

And yes, it's very cool. Changed my life.

 

I'm keeping the stone golems at bay with a steady stream of water. Nothing cuts stone like water!

veritate
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Level 1
Orc Adventurer/Enchantress
STR 2 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3 | CHA 2
First Challenge: Orc emerges, sets foot on the path for the first time

Current Challenge: Orc Enchantress Ventures Out Once More
 

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The gruel was tasty. Hot, salty and filling. Veritate was eating at a local inn, where she had often eaten before. She hadn't much time before having to return to the day's work, so she ordered one of her favorites.

 

As she ate, she realized for the first time what had happened and what had happened all her life; this was Orc fare. What her forefathers had eaten in the homeland to become big and strong and, well... Orcish. This is what she had been raised to believe was "proper" in terms of what lunch should be.

 

This magic that was going to make her successful as an Enchantress - it could only be successful if cast over a long, continuous period of time. Daily - no, hourly - minute-by-minute casting. And this choice of "proper" Orc-fare food was just the kind of thing to ruin the magic, dissolve the illusion and hold her back. It probably wouldn't be sufficient to avoid the rich treats offered by the local bakery - she would need to work towards a complete renunciation of her Orcish diet. But she realized that would need to be done over time. So she made a plan.

 

That evening, she visited the local market and acquired some much-needed fresh foods. A good start.

 

Later on, as the evening drew to a close, she realized she had done no work on her new spell to demonstrate later in the month. Rather hurriedly, she summoned the two familiars with which she'd be performing the spell and practiced manipulating them in the air. She was well-versed in single-familiar casting at close range. For this spell, she would be dual-casting at long range. She realized it will take a lot of practice, and more than half-heartedly. As she performed her nightly Enchantress Beauty Ritual that night, she resolved to be more focused in the coming days.

 

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TL:DR - My eating habits will need to completely change if I want to reach Level 50. Beef stir-fry on a mound of white rice is exactly the kind of food that got me where I am. I bought some groceries yesterday. Practiced a bit of double veil work, but not enough.

 

Writing this story is really helping me to make in-the-moment decisions and realizations. The more I can keep this narrative in my mind, the better.

veritate
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Level 1
Orc Adventurer/Enchantress
STR 2 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3 | CHA 2
First Challenge: Orc emerges, sets foot on the path for the first time

Current Challenge: Orc Enchantress Ventures Out Once More
 

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did you take measurements yet?  don't want to get too far into the challenge without having starting measurements.  ^_~

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Veritate, those are awesome goals!!!  and I wish you the best of luck on all of them. Belly dancing?!?!?!!  What fun!

 

May I make a suggestion to help with diet goal #2? Put the vitamins and fish oil in a place where you will see them everyday and here is the kicker...when you see them in the morning, take them right then and there. Works for me. I have mine right next to the coffee pot (something I just can't live without in the mornings :nevreness:  :redface-new: )

 

Good luck!!!
 

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May I make a suggestion to help with diet goal #2? Put the vitamins and fish oil in a place where you will see them everyday and here is the kicker...when you see them in the morning, take them right then and there. Works for me. I have mine right next to the coffee pot (something I just can't live without in the mornings :nevreness:  :redface-new: )
that's a great idea. I, for example, but my meds next to where I get my eggs every morning.

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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I'm very pleased to find another dancer! While I'm not currently in a troupe, I'm definitely multiclassing ranger/Bard/Monk. Any particular style or school of dance?

Tzippi Longstockings, level 9 Ranger/Monk 

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When you run out, consider replacing the white rice with either quinoa or brown rice. Quinoa is substantially healthier for you than any other grain, it's much more filling, and easier to digest. Brown rice is cheaper and more readily available.

 

If you do get quinoa, just remember that even though it seems expensive and comes in a small bag, it'll last a lot longer than rice if you portion it properly. It has a crunchy texture (similar to the crunch of a pea) but it tastes more like a noodle than anything. I put spaghetti or alfredo sauce on mine when I want a "pasta dish".

 

Keep up the good work! Any diet change is difficult. I should know. I just got done eating a stupid candy bar. T.T

Pixel

Level 1 Adventurer

STR: 3 | DEX: 2 | STA: 1 | CON: 2 | WIS: 5 | CHA: 2

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Your stories are good! I think its a nice way to immerse yourself in character and really work towards the goals we are setting the character, and hey, who doesn't want to level up!

 

I think a lot of people outside this community would really roll their eyes at this concept, but its making things so much more fun, and fun fitness is done fitness.

 

Do you need any help on food ideas? I had a sweet and sour dish over cauliflower "rice" the other night, its not a perfect match, but it is good.

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Strength: 10 Dexterity: 4.7 Stamina: 5.8

Constitution: 9.9 Wisdom: 18.4 Charisma: 8.9
 
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Your stories are good! I think its a nice way to immerse yourself in character and really work towards the goals we are setting the character, and hey, who doesn't want to level up!

 

I think a lot of people outside this community would really roll their eyes at this concept, but its making things so much more fun, and fun fitness is done fitness.

yeah, it's beautiful how many of us have full character write-ups and keep the narraration up.

and screw a lot of the people outside of the community, lol. they aren't the ones leveling up. ;)

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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did you take measurements yet?  don't want to get too far into the challenge without having starting measurements.  ^_~

 

James, you will keep me honest. Thank you. No, I hadn't taken measurements yet and while I don't believe numbers mean anything in terms of my health, ability or effort, I know that the degree to which those numbers change is proof positive that I'm moving toward my goals - like landmarks along the Oregon Trail. And if I don't take a bearing before starting out, how will I know how far I've come? Will-do tonight.

 

Veritate, those are awesome goals!!!  and I wish you the best of luck on all of them. Belly dancing?!?!?!!  What fun!

 

May I make a suggestion to help with diet goal #2? Put the vitamins and fish oil in a place where you will see them everyday and here is the kicker...when you see them in the morning, take them right then and there. Works for me. I have mine right next to the coffee pot (something I just can't live without in the mornings :nevreness:  :redface-new: )

 

Good luck!!!

 

 

Thanks very much! Yeah, my vitamins are sitting in the middle of my bathroom counter (which is unclutered, so they really stand out) and I see them the second I walk into the washroom in the morning. I also have a post-it on my bathroom mirror with all four of my goals written on it. So far, so good.

 

I'm very pleased to find another dancer! While I'm not currently in a troupe, I'm definitely multiclassing ranger/Bard/Monk. Any particular style or school of dance?

 

*Zaghareet!* I study mostly Raqs Sharqui. My troupe is Daughters of the Nile. We try to really stay true to authentic Egyptian style (with a good measure of North American props and some fusion thrown in). Some folkloric including Saidi, Raks Assaya and even Nubian and Khaleegy. I absolutely love dancing to the big, orchestral Arabic classics.  

 

When you run out, consider replacing the white rice with either quinoa or brown rice. Quinoa is substantially healthier for you than any other grain, it's much more filling, and easier to digest. Brown rice is cheaper and more readily available.

 

If you do get quinoa, just remember that even though it seems expensive and comes in a small bag, it'll last a lot longer than rice if you portion it properly. It has a crunchy texture (similar to the crunch of a pea) but it tastes more like a noodle than anything. I put spaghetti or alfredo sauce on mine when I want a "pasta dish".

 

Keep up the good work! Any diet change is difficult. I should know. I just got done eating a stupid candy bar. T.T

 

I do like quinoa but really, I don't *need* to eat grains with every meal. That's the mentality I need to change. The lunch counters around here do offer some non-rice-based meals but one can only eat so many spinach salads with grilled chicken. What that means is more planning on my part to bring my own lunch. I will think of that planning and food prep as XP grinding. If I can spend time in Minecraft chopping wood and mining cobble, I can spend time in RL washing salad and cutting celery!!!

 

Your stories are good! I think its a nice way to immerse yourself in character and really work towards the goals we are setting the character, and hey, who doesn't want to level up!

 

I think a lot of people outside this community would really roll their eyes at this concept, but its making things so much more fun, and fun fitness is done fitness.

 

Do you need any help on food ideas? I had a sweet and sour dish over cauliflower "rice" the other night, its not a perfect match, but it is good.

 

Growing up, I had a friend who was a joy to play with because she allowed herself to completely believe in things like unicorns roaming in forests, faerie rings, and wishing stars. Moreso than any of my other friends. When I first discovered NF, I was absolutely hooked on the notion that "leveling up" didn't have to be a fantasy thing! It is REAL. I can ACTUALLY become significantly better, but I have to grind for the XP to gain those levels. It just all made sense.

 

During my first challenge, I saw how others wrote narrative tales to fit their stories and decided I wanted to do the same. I'm glad you're enjoying it. I'm certainly having fun with it! And I find I want to tell more story, but I know that unless I actually do stuff "in real life" then my story will be boring and sad. I don't want that.

 

If you'd like to private message me with the cauliflower recipe, I'd love to have it.

veritate
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Level 1
Orc Adventurer/Enchantress
STR 2 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3 | CHA 2
First Challenge: Orc emerges, sets foot on the path for the first time

Current Challenge: Orc Enchantress Ventures Out Once More
 

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I must say that I am a huge fan of the RPG character aspect also. I'm new here, but already I find it so much easier to imagine my potential in this mindframe. Also, I think it takes away a lot of the anxiety/disappointment of not seeing immediate results: the first couple levels are usually pretty easy, (ie how many people will lose a decent bit of weight right off the bat), but then you need to slog away at goblins for a while until your next level. But you know that each and every goblin, even if they only give you 6 EXP, is getting you a little closer to the next level. The problem with doing that on a video game is the false sense of accomplishment... but when you're doing it with your own life, there's nothing false about it!

 

I'm going to have to give some thought to my own narrative :) I am loving yours, though, keep it up! Glad it can be both entertaining and helpful.

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*Zaghareet!* I study mostly Raqs Sharqui. My troupe is Daughters of the Nile. We try to really stay true to authentic Egyptian style (with a good measure of North American props and some fusion thrown in). Some folkloric including Saidi, Raks Assaya and even Nubian and Khaleegy. I absolutely love dancing to the big, orchestral Arabic classics.  

 

 

I do like quinoa but really, I don't *need* to eat grains with every meal. That's the mentality I need to change. The lunch counters around here do offer some non-rice-based meals but one can only eat so many spinach salads with grilled chicken. What that means is more planning on my part to bring my own lunch. I will think of that planning and food prep as XP grinding. If I can spend time in Minecraft chopping wood and mining cobble, I can spend time in RL washing salad and cutting celery!!!

 

Nice! I never thought of kitchen time as Power leveling! I'll remember that the next time I'm feeling lazy and uninspired to cook. Like now. 

 

 . . . 

 

So I'm going to go cook now!

Tzippi Longstockings, level 9 Ranger/Monk 

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meausrements.  ::poke poke::  even if you don't share them with us.  at least have them for yourself.

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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I was going to suggest to you to drop the grains, but I was going to ease into it. Switch to healthier grains now, remove grains later. :D

 

Quinoa is still good for you. It's got lots of good stuff and it's easily digested.

Pixel

Level 1 Adventurer

STR: 3 | DEX: 2 | STA: 1 | CON: 2 | WIS: 5 | CHA: 2

Journey to Level 2

 

To have knowledge and not share it makes me a fool. To share it with you only to have it fall on deaf ears makes you the fool. I can live knowing you're the fool. I cannot live life as a fool.

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