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Name: Hammlin “Hammi”

 

Race: Wood Elf

 

Class: Footpath Ranger

Attributes:

 

Strength (STR): 22.5
Dexterity (DEX): 21.75
Stamina (STA): 23
Constitution (CON): 22
Wisdom (WIS): 24.5
Charisma (CHA): 19.75

Level 12

 

  

Motivation:

 My motivation this round is to get my body composition healthy to conceive and also to keep my progress towards a damn pull up. 

 

Hammi’s Main Quest: Changing the Expectations

(Nov 11 – Dec 22)
Missions:

1. Lift. I am starting week 3 of Barbell Battalion in Nerd Fitness Academy. 3 workouts a week, and I will be doing 2 rounds of level one. Progress tracked on MFP

 

17-18 days = A

15-16 days = B

13-14 days = C

11-12 days = D

0-10 days = F

 

Reward: (+2 DEX +2 STR)

2. Sugar. It is time to tame my sugar dragon (Zukerwad) once and for all. When I track my food, days under 50g will be full points for the day, 51-75= half a point, 76-100 a quarter point. Over 100g for the day disqualifies.

 

36-42 points = A

29-35 points = B

22-28 points = C

15-21 points = D

0-14 points = F

 

Reward: (+3 CHA +1 WIS)

 

3. Walk. With the weather getting colder, it’s getting harder to find 15 minutes a day where I *feel* like getting out for a walk. My goal is 15 minutes a day. 

 

36-42 walks = A

29-35 walks = B

22-28 walks = C

15-21 walks = D

0-14 walks = F

 

Reward: (+2 DEX, +1 CON)

Life Quest:

4. Write. Working on my NaNoWriMo, a novel loosely based on my life and the trials I’ve walked through with anxiety, abuse, divorce and love. 50k words by the end of November, and editing done by December 22nd.  If I get the courage and a super sweet pen name I will maybe get it to a professional

 

% Done of the 50k words will be grade.

 

Reward: (+1 CON, +3 STR)

 

TRACKING

 

My Story (challenge history): 

1. Wandering across the mountain ranges of the west, I came upon another wood elf, who was running through the tree lined forest. I tried to keep up, because I knew he was waiting for me, but nothing I did would keep me at pace with him. Eventually I slowed, to catch my breath and I lost him. Dejected and worn out, I decided to dedicate my life to keeping up with this other elf...

2. Sneaking through the woods I can feel my senses getting sharper and I begin to wonder if the elf that I'm following, is actually following me...

 

3. Catching my breath I slow my run as I approach a clearing. Did I get lost? I don't know where I am and the elf I had been following has picked up the pace. My mind... it's jumbled up... my thoughts are foggy... I need to focus. I'll stay here for a while, find my center, and then continue on...

4. After pausing in the clearing to refocus, I see what looks like a beaten down path off to my right. Have I been here before? Walking up to the path, it looks familiar, but overgrown. I take out my sword and slowly start hacking away the brush that seems to have grown in over the years. Yes. THIS is my path.

5. Following the path for what seems like a lifetime I suddenly find myself at the tree lined edge of a beautiful meadow. The sun in the sky that is glaring down on me makes me realize something glorious- I have made it through the woods! Over the hill I see the elf that I have been tracking this whole time. He is napping… This is my chance!!!

6. Running up to the elf that I have been following for what seems like forever, I find myself out of breath. As I slow down and approach him, I see him slow down and turn to me. I don't know if he knows that I have been following him, but I can tell by the look in his eye that he's ok with this. As we start to wander the forest together we notice that things aren't quite as bright and cheery as they were months ago... something is wrong...

7. As we continue to approach the edge of the forest we can feel something bearing down on us. Picking up the pace we stay laser focused on getting out of here. The night has grown darker and the forest is eerily quiet. The wood elf and I look at each other and begin to run. I can tell that the time where we have to battle is near and we really need to stay focused...

 

8. Standing on the front line, victorious, I wonder "Now what?" I ponder with wise words of a foreigner who taught my people to stay motivated when they feel like they have arrived. The skills I have learned in the past keep me pushing forward. I move confidently north, to find new lands. And that other pesky elf can come with me…

 

9. On the north side of the valley I see something far away that I can’t take my eyes off of. It almost looks like the mountain side is glistening and the sun is dancing with the peaks. I fall into a trance, staring off into the distance, as if I'm under a spell. A few minutes later I am able to snap out of it, but the lingering desire to see who, or what, had a hold on me begins to push me forward. Is some powerful mage up in the hills, drawing people to him? Or is someone sending out a distress signal, begging for help. All I know is the allure of finding out what is in those hills is forcing me onward.  We have mountains like these back home, but I am far from that place, and out of practice. It will take some time to traverse these mighty giants, but I have no choice but to start…

 

10. From the top of the mountain I can see everything. I have a level of clarity that I've not experienced before and it makes me take notice to my surroundings. I have an epiphany and realize that I need to race home to my family. They have no idea what’s in store! As quickly as I can I need to make my way back down the hill and back to my village…

Part of the way down the hill I trip. When I catch myself I see that the sign in front of me has directions. I’m tired of being a follower in my own life. I need to go my own way. I turn on my heels and walk south.

 

11. Down in the city to the south I find myself in the camp and company of strangers. Although I’m not entirely sure that I can trust them, they seem safe enough. Maybe, I’ll hang back and just observe them and mind their ways. Something inside of me says that these people have information that may be valuable to me and my quest, and I am determined to get my hands on it. Knowledge is oddly alluring and very appealing to my senses…

 

12. As I spend weeks on end with these people, I start to sense a power coming over me. I am being changed from the inside out- is it sorcery? Magic? Am I evolving? All I know is that I need to stay the course. Over time, my memories start to fade. The days of running through the wilderness with the other elves feel miles away- as if they occurred a lifetime ago. Only the here and now makes sense. I have my plan.

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Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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Yeah, I needed to simplify and de-stress a little :)

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My Blog | My Story

Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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As usual, you have ALL the awesome, Hammi. I might borrow your sugar dragon next challenge. =)

 

Are treats okay for Thanksgiving? I'm trying to figure out gluten free apple pie, but I'll save it if you'd prefer.

Absidey


LEVEL12


STR11 DEX13 STA20


CON29 WIS17 CHA11


Fear is the mind-killer.

 

 


Main Goal: Lose 20 Hip/Waist inches


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Abs- I think one day is good :) we should probably talk this weekend about how to share the menu! (ps the gluten free bisquik is bomb diggity.)

My Blog | My Story

Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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Lol thanks! Klaymates named it for me. It's a scary beast!

My Blog | My Story

Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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Doing well so far in week 1. BFF and I started week 4 of Barbell Battalion NFA, and I feel strong, compared to where I started.

I did great with sugar the last few days, walking as well.

My story is coming along, I crossed the halfway point which felt awesome! I'm sitting at about 25,000 words and am about 65% through my story.

Yay!

My Blog | My Story

Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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Great goals and I really like how simple the teaching is for them!

If you still were looking for a good way to share recipes, google drive is pretty handy!

Note: No trees were harmed in the sending of this message, however a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

Level 8 Scottish Highland Assassin

Str 20/ Dex 10/ Sta 15/ Con 17/ Wis 20/ Cha 13

"Most of the things worth doing have been declared impossible before they were done."

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destressing is good

Level 10.4 Wood-Elf, Ranger - specializing in demon fighting

"doing the impossible since 2012 :D" - Librarian of Doom

facebook battle log level 50 WOOT   Backstory CNF2014  current (not challenge - doing a battle log this time)

Spoiler

 

* This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice in it and be glad. God, The Bible. * Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda
* There are three options in this life; be good, get good, or give up. -- House * Never take counsel of your fears. Stonewall Jackson. 

* level 50 isn't gonna just POOF happen - alienjenn, NF IRC chatroom

 

* I'm not about to give up - Because I heard you say - There's gonna be brighter days… I won't stop, I'll keep my head up - No, I'm not here to stay ...  - 

 I just might bend but I won't break - As long as I can see your face - When life won't play along - And right keeps going wrong - And I can't seem to find my way - I know where I am found - So I won't let it drag me down - Oh, I'll keep dancing anyway - Mercy Me - Move

 

 

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The weekend is here, yay! I don't have a ton planned, catching up on sleep me thinks. My puppy has been keeping me awake (ok he's a year and a half , but puppy.) he wakes me up every couple hours begging to get on the bed. Something has him spooked maybe.

Anyhow, laundry, writing, church, dinner, friends. Oh yeah, all the things.

My Blog | My Story

Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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Weekend was good- I was ok on sugar Friday and Saturday, but Sunday I absentmindedly had a glass of just that hurled me over my limit. Live and learn, Mindless= bad.

 

I spent good time with friends this weekend and got a lot around the house done. All in all it was very productive. NaNoWriMo sits at about 28k words. Right on target.

My Blog | My Story

Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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Progress report:

Novel is at 39k, but I'm making good progress.

Sugar goal is not going awesome, but I'm being mindful of it, which I guess is a good thing...

Walking and lifting are both great. Only missed one lifting day and that was because my friends hot water heater exploded.

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My Blog | My Story

Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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As requested, Rucksack, Bricks, and Tape :)

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My Blog | My Story

Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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