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First challenge for me so I'm going to focus on improving just a bit in each catagory and see where I'm most comfortable.

 

Going to focus on mostly dealing with anxiety because I have reacently started getting severe migrains. They are so severe that I'm at the point of doing anything to prevent them but I would prefer to treat them the natural way.

so for six weeks I will be :

~Giving up caffine in all forms but hot tea, diet soda and migrains are a no-go according to the doctor.

~transitioning to the paleo diet by cutting out sugar and complex carbs(God I love wheat thins heh)

~Learning to let go of the small stuff and destressing by turning off the 24 hour newsfeeds that follow us around everywhere we go.

~down sizing my material possesions and giving my extras to those in need, if I haven't used it in over a year than it's off to the PTA

~Breathing meditations and begginer's yoga, 20 mins in the morning

~Reading at least 2 books on philosophy, I'm guilty of the netflix marathoning habit lately and staring at the screen can apparently trigger migrains.

 

A nice, simple start that I'm sure will have rather signifcant impacts on my day to day, I wish you all luck!

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Class: Druid Medium

 

Race: Half Elf

 

 

Attributes: Still at the starting line:)

  • Strength (STR) - 0
  • Dexterity (DEX) - 0
  • Stamina (STA) - 0
  • Constitution (CON) - 0
  • Wisdom (WIS) - 0
  • Charisma (CHA) - 0

Goals:

Lose 10 lbs 

25%
25%

Increase Endurance and Focus 

38%
38%

Simplify and minimize possessions 

88%
88%

 

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Hi DeadMary!  Reading through your goals, it looks like you have a really strong start and a lot to work on, very impressive.

 

My favorite is reading philosphy books, one of my favorite things to do.  If you don't mind I have four recommendations:

 

- The Tao Te Ching complied by Lao Tzu

- The Empty Boat by Osho

- The Tao of Inner Peace by Diane Dreher

- Meditation for your Life by Robert Butera

 

Hope these help and look forward to seeing you meet your goals!!

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People always say, "When the time is right..." or "I'm waiting for the perfect..." Guess what the right time never comes along, the perfect moment, guy, gal or opportunity will never drop into your lap. Don't wait, start now. Do what is necessary, then what's possible... and suddenly you're doing the impossible.
 

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I'm also working on relinquishing some anxiety and stress this challenge! Seems like we're in the right place :)

Level 5 Lizardfolk: Assassin STR - 4, DEX - 3, STA - 5, CON -4, WIS - 20, CHA - 12

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I feel like you have one of those challenges that sounds easy but might end up hard.  Focus on the core of what you need to do and see what happens.

 

Oh wheat free...it's not so hard these days!  

 

Also, this meant a lot to me when I saw it the other day.

 

http://storyofstuff.org/blog/a-bunch-of-pretty-things-i-did-not-buy/

 

Good luck!  Can't wait to see you around.

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Hi Mary!  I like your challenge.  If this is your very first challenge, you may want to post it over here with the Level 1 Rebels.

 

Good luck!

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It's surprising how much caffeine can mess with your body when it comes in large doses daily.  Good luck with your challenge.  I look forward to reading your progress.

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Thank you for all the kind words everyone! The hardest thing for me so far is letting go of items and clothes I no longer need or use. I was talking with a friend and told her I am sentimental about a lot of things and that I hate throwing away a dress or nic-nac that stirs up a sentimental feeling. She gave me a great idea of taking a standard size box that you would use when moving. Fill the box up and give the rest away to others who could use it, because if it's sentimental then chances are it will almost never leave it's box and continue to get moved from one apartment to the next.

 

As far as clothes go, I feel like it's a good thing to give them to someone else so they too can look fabulous while making memories.

 

Also giving up caffeine- oh how I miss you Dr. Pepper :[

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Class: Druid Medium

 

Race: Half Elf

 

 

Attributes: Still at the starting line:)

  • Strength (STR) - 0
  • Dexterity (DEX) - 0
  • Stamina (STA) - 0
  • Constitution (CON) - 0
  • Wisdom (WIS) - 0
  • Charisma (CHA) - 0

Goals:

Lose 10 lbs 

25%
25%

Increase Endurance and Focus 

38%
38%

Simplify and minimize possessions 

88%
88%

 

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Caffeine is a tough one... are you just giving up Pop(soda) or all of it?

People always say, "When the time is right..." or "I'm waiting for the perfect..." Guess what the right time never comes along, the perfect moment, guy, gal or opportunity will never drop into your lap. Don't wait, start now. Do what is necessary, then what's possible... and suddenly you're doing the impossible.
 

Wayward Son

Level 1 Barbarian Shaman

STR 1 | DEX 1 | STA 1 | CON 1 | WIS 3 | CHA 3

Wayward Son on Facebook | Wayward Son on Fitbit

 

Weight Loss : Current weight (240lbs) Goal weight (185lbs)

0%
0%

 

Current WIP: Amidst Broken Hearts Current Word Count (16,353) Goal Word Count (75,000)

22%
22%
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Hi, 

those are a lot of quests for a first challenge!

 

About letting got the stuff:

 

I once read that it might be easier for you, if you take a (digital) picture of the stuff, maybe save it together with a note.  So you can still REMEMBER. But don't have the stuff lying around.

Level 2 | Human | Druid

beeing prepared for... stuff


[ STR: 4 | DEX: 2 | STA: 1 | CON: 5 | WIS: 11 | CHA: 1 ]



Current: Challenge 2: Clean Home & Clean Mind

Challenge 1: Nutrition

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Hi Mary!  Just checking in to see how things are going.  Any updates for us?  :frog:

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2013: 6/1/13 - 7/24/13 - 9/15/13 - 11/6/13   2014: 1/5/142/19/14 - 4/9/14 - 6/6/14 - 7/24/14 - 9/11/14 - 11/5/14 

2015: 1/2/15 - 2/20/15 - 4/9/15 - 6/2/15 - 9/10/15 - 10/26/15   2016: 1/1/16 - 2/28/16 - 3/28/16 - 6/6/16 - 9/19/16 - 10/26/16 - 11/26/16   

2017: 1/1/17 - 9/17/17   2018: 1/1/18 - 2/5/18 - 8/13/18 - 11/26/18   2019: 1/7/19   2020: 9/13/20

 

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