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At this time, one year ago, I was lurking... Reading Steve's "rules"....and deciding whether or not I could give up all of the excuses that I have used all of my life...

I was just starting my first full time teaching job, and realized that I couldn't devote every waking hour to my job...because I was stressed and unhealthy... I needed to make changes to help myself, so that I could better help my students...

During this challenge, I will celebrate the decisions and choices that changed my life....

Decision one:

The first thing I did after joining Nerd Fitness:

I will become a better Accountabilibuddy.

My first accountabilibuddy needed more than I could give him... He needed medical help for his PTSD and TBI, but he gave me the big goal to work for, even after his death. It is hard to find that strong of inspiration again, but I feel it should start by supporting others...

Decision Two:

The second thing I did after joining Nerd Fitness:

I will love and take care of myself.

It was my first goal... And honestly? Super successful. I'm still working on feeling self conscious sometimes... But when it comes to my body, I'm almost narcissistic with how happy I am about the changes that I have gone through over this last year...

I still have a long way to go, but taking care of myself is the most important.

I think I will take care of myself this time through meditating when I get home from work... It will help me unwind and let go of the stress of the day... I'm hoping 5x a week, but realistically? Probably 2-3...and I'm okay with that.

Decision Three:

The third thing I did after joining Nerd Fitness:

I will go to the gym, 3x a week for workouts, 1x a week for sports massage.

When I set foot in NF's chat room I met some great people... The first person that I met in person was clawed_bear.... I was looking for a personal trainer, and took his advice: I joined Local's Gym: Lynnwood Crossfit.

Meeting Jesse changed my life as much as TexasToast did... I've NEVER enjoyed working out. Ever. I never felt confident enough to lift weights, or do anything athletic in front of others. Jesse made all of this possible.

It's hard to believe that a year ago I was just trying to SOMETHING in the gym where people could see me (not to mention wearing big baggy clothes to hide anything that would have to move or jiggle when I worked out)... Now I'm in CrossFit classes, sometimes twice a week...wearing yoga pants and tank tops and having a great time!

I am squatting 52% of my bodyweight, which is, as of yesterday morning, 13 pounds lighter than a year ago...and have started shopping outside of women's sizes...

I have shoulder and arm muscles!

I've never had those before.

And finally,

Decision Four:

The fourth thing I did after joining Nerd Fitness:

I will cook at home 3-4+ days a week.

Over the last year I have quit my addiction to sugar, and concentrated on an almost paleo diet... I have become mildly lactose intolerant... And have also stopped thinking in terms of calories, and started think more along the lines of protein, and what ingredients are in my food.

Very little to no more sodas, especially diet... Food may not always be gluten free all the time, but at least I can pronounce the ingredients.

So there you have it... My 1 Year Nerdiversary challenge...

Maybe I will add pictures and measurement data etc. later... Not sure how often I will check in and post, but we'll see.

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Level 6.5 Female Druid/Celtic Goddess
(Str. - 14) (Dex. - 10) (Sta. - 11) (Con. - 10) (Wis. - 11) (Char. - 13)

My Most Recent Challenge!

Spoiler

Awake every morning and do your best to follow this daily To-Do List:

1. Think Positively 2. Eat Healthy 3. Exercise Today. 4. Worry Less. 5. Work Hard. 6. Laugh Often. 7. Sleep Well.

Then? Repeat...

"Promise me you will always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
RIP C.H. aka. TexasToast

 

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Congrats on a year, and all your successes. :) It helps to take a victory lap every now and then, if for nothing else than perspective. Enjoy!

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"Magic?" the old man replied, his raspy voice curling around the pipe like smoke,

"There's no such thing as that; not the way they mean...

There's sight, there's wisdom, and there's motion.

The rest is just...seeing what happens."

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Heh, victory lap? More like... Getting back to the basics after letting them slide... :-P

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Level 6.5 Female Druid/Celtic Goddess
(Str. - 14) (Dex. - 10) (Sta. - 11) (Con. - 10) (Wis. - 11) (Char. - 13)

My Most Recent Challenge!

Spoiler

Awake every morning and do your best to follow this daily To-Do List:

1. Think Positively 2. Eat Healthy 3. Exercise Today. 4. Worry Less. 5. Work Hard. 6. Laugh Often. 7. Sleep Well.

Then? Repeat...

"Promise me you will always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
RIP C.H. aka. TexasToast

 

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sub,,,, will read laterz

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"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)

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* 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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Congrats on your one year.  Bring on your second year and kick some butt!  You got this, Mags!

Level 2 Warforged Druid

STR: 2, DEX: 1, STA: 3, CON: 3, WIS: 2, CHA: 3

"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

Current Challange: New Challenges Ahead!

Battle Log: Clowning around daily

Past Challenges: Leveling Up PvP Jump Rope Boss Continue? System Failure Systems Online Calling Rush Confirm Reset Select World Select Difficulty, Select Character, Repairs, Press Start, First Timer, Jump Rope PVP Challenge

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Congrats! You are a very nice and super awesome person! And you care so much for your kids...

Keep on rocking!

And thanks of reminding me of my 2year nerdiversary in 1,5 weeks ;)

Fate whispers to the warrior: "You cannot withstand the storm."

 The warrior whispers back:
 "
I am the storm."

 

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WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Happy Nerdiversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I have always thought the world of you and am so happy to see you still kicking ass and providing an inspiration to more Nerds than I think you realize!

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“It’s the sensible, logical thing to do, of course, which is why we don’t do it.” -Tanis, Dragons of Autumn Twilight

"Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it." - Raistlin - Dragons of Autumn Twilight

Current Challenge

 

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doodette... I just realized you has nerdversary challenge too!!!!

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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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So I wrote a post? And it didn't show up? Probably for the best... Here goes update:

1) Crossfit Monday and Tuesday both...hellish! Monday: Helen, Tuesday: JT; both scaled but hardddd

Cooked on Monday... But not last night or tonight because of late meetings :(

Meditation: Tuesday and tonight right before bed, as I've been getting home late...

I want to share that I've had an AWFUL week at school, frustrating, busy, discouraging...the kids have been AWFUL... I've NEVER had this problem before, even while substitute teaching.... Where they wouldn't listen to a word I say.... I just feel like I'm teaching them nothing!

Anyways, I've needed the meditation... And tonight... It was crazy powerful... I was feeling so discouraged and listening to sad-ish meditation music, and I stopped thinking of a tree... And started thinking about all of the people who have been so important to me in my life.... And when I did that, I thought of Stacy...

Stacy was in my teaching program... She was the best of all of us... Creative, caring, charismatic and kind... She was the first of our cohort to get a job, in an awful and dangerous district, low income, lots of violence... And she was a super star... She would being her students lunch over the summer because she knew they wouldn't have regular meals otherwise... Just amazing....

2 summers ago, she was getting school supplies out of her car on the street in front of her home when she was hit by a guy high on drugs.... She died in the hospital a month later... Her face just appeared mid-meditation to me and said, "Stacy was stronger than this, and so are you."

I just burst into tears...because I know I can do better than what I've been doing... I'm just overwhelmed at the moment with why the kids are being so naughty... I just have to be strong, like Stacy, to overcome their pushing back on learning etc. I can do this.

And as soon as I said I could do it... I felt like my meditation was over... Crazy.

Tomorrow is workout with the coach and an observation with my mentor teacher to help me problem solve!

It will get better. :)

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Level 6.5 Female Druid/Celtic Goddess
(Str. - 14) (Dex. - 10) (Sta. - 11) (Con. - 10) (Wis. - 11) (Char. - 13)

My Most Recent Challenge!

Spoiler

Awake every morning and do your best to follow this daily To-Do List:

1. Think Positively 2. Eat Healthy 3. Exercise Today. 4. Worry Less. 5. Work Hard. 6. Laugh Often. 7. Sleep Well.

Then? Repeat...

"Promise me you will always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
RIP C.H. aka. TexasToast

 

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Happy Nerdiversary!  I love everything about your challenge.  Good luck!

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PREVIOUS CHALLENGES

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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Happy nerdiversary! I guess I just learned that's a thing. Makes sense.

Reading through just your accomplishments has been an inspiration for this particular new guy! I'm sorry to hear about your awful week, but it sounds like you were reminded you have the strength you need to see this rough spot through.

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STR: 16 DEX: 7 STA: 6 WIS: 46 CON: 27 CHA: 17

Intro | Challenge: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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At this time, one year ago, I was lurking... Reading Steve's "rules"....and deciding whether or not I could give up all of the excuses that I have used all of my life...

I was just starting my first full time teaching job, and realized that I couldn't devote every waking hour to my job...because I was stressed and unhealthy... I needed to make changes to help myself, so that I could better help my students...

During this challenge, I will celebrate the decisions and choices that changed my life....

Decision one:

The first thing I did after joining Nerd Fitness:

I will become a better Accountabilibuddy.

My first accountabilibuddy needed more than I could give him... He needed medical help for his PTSD and TBI, but he gave me the big goal to work for, even after his death. It is hard to find that strong of inspiration again, but I feel it should start by supporting others...

Decision Two:

The second thing I did after joining Nerd Fitness:

I will love and take care of myself.

It was my first goal... And honestly? Super successful. I'm still working on feeling self conscious sometimes... But when it comes to my body, I'm almost narcissistic with how happy I am about the changes that I have gone through over this last year...

I still have a long way to go, but taking care of myself is the most important.

I think I will take care of myself this time through meditating when I get home from work... It will help me unwind and let go of the stress of the day... I'm hoping 5x a week, but realistically? Probably 2-3...and I'm okay with that.

Decision Three:

The third thing I did after joining Nerd Fitness:

I will go to the gym, 3x a week for workouts, 1x a week for sports massage.

When I set foot in NF's chat room I met some great people... The first person that I met in person was clawed_bear.... I was looking for a personal trainer, and took his advice: I joined Local's Gym: Lynnwood Crossfit.

Meeting Jesse changed my life as much as TexasToast did... I've NEVER enjoyed working out. Ever. I never felt confident enough to lift weights, or do anything athletic in front of others. Jesse made all of this possible.

It's hard to believe that a year ago I was just trying to SOMETHING in the gym where people could see me (not to mention wearing big baggy clothes to hide anything that would have to move or jiggle when I worked out)... Now I'm in CrossFit classes, sometimes twice a week...wearing yoga pants and tank tops and having a great time!

I am squatting 52% of my bodyweight, which is, as of yesterday morning, 13 pounds lighter than a year ago...and have started shopping outside of women's sizes...

I have shoulder and arm muscles!

I've never had those before.

And finally,

Decision Four:

The fourth thing I did after joining Nerd Fitness:

I will cook at home 3-4+ days a week.

Over the last year I have quit my addiction to sugar, and concentrated on an almost paleo diet... I have become mildly lactose intolerant... And have also stopped thinking in terms of calories, and started think more along the lines of protein, and what ingredients are in my food.

Very little to no more sodas, especially diet... Food may not always be gluten free all the time, but at least I can pronounce the ingredients.

So there you have it... My 1 Year Nerdiversary challenge...

Maybe I will add pictures and measurement data etc. later... Not sure how often I will check in and post, but we'll see.

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Yes Mags, happy happy Nerdiversary!

I love how you themed your challenge with the first one, showing consistency at it's best. Also, showing that you early on made insights about the balance between worklife and all the rest....

The changes you made tells us that we have the power to do anything we want  :redface:

(including going back to those kids....)

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I have chosen to believe in myself.


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So how did your two appointments go?

Everything will be fine!

My appointments with my coach are the best part of my week... It isn't a coincidence that when he's gone, I have awful days at work etc because I can't spend my morning joking around and working out with him... So being able to work out with him on Thursday after such a tough day was great.... I lifted heavy things and felt great!

Appointment with my mentor teacher was okay... She doesn't match my teaching style very well, and so her advice isn't as helpful as I wish... Plus they switched mentors with me from last year, and the one last year was great....

Thanks everyone for the love and encouragement... I'm still trying to figure out these kids... But I did have 2 home cooked meals so far this week, and 2 days of meditation... Meaning I need another day this weekend.... Feeling better after some sleep too!

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Level 6.5 Female Druid/Celtic Goddess
(Str. - 14) (Dex. - 10) (Sta. - 11) (Con. - 10) (Wis. - 11) (Char. - 13)

My Most Recent Challenge!

Spoiler

Awake every morning and do your best to follow this daily To-Do List:

1. Think Positively 2. Eat Healthy 3. Exercise Today. 4. Worry Less. 5. Work Hard. 6. Laugh Often. 7. Sleep Well.

Then? Repeat...

"Promise me you will always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
RIP C.H. aka. TexasToast

 

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Although it isn't officially 1 year yet, I thought i would share my measurements as they stand right now (because I have time to measure... Lol)

First unofficial measurement:

October 2013

Hip49

Bust 40

Waist 35

Height: 5'8

Weight: 235

First official measurement:

2/22/14

Arm 14.5

Thigh 28.5

Hip 48.5

Bust 38

Waist 34.5

4/06/14

Arm 14.25

Thigh 28.5

Hip (below belly) 48.5

Bust with bra: 39

Waist (under bra): 35

Belly button 41.5

5/19

Arm: 14

Thigh: 27.75

Hip (below belly) 47.75

Bust w bra: 38.5

Waist under bra: 34

Belly button: 42

Now:

9/20

Arm: 13.75

Thigh: 27

Hip (below belly (not a lot of belly there to go under!)): 47

Bust w bra: 38.5

Waist: 33.5

Belly button: 40.25

Height: 5'8"

Weight: 225.6

I'm most pleased about my arms I think! Hips etc you don't notice as much... But arms...I can see and feel the difference.

I'm a bit nervous to post pics publicly, but if you are interested, I think I can dig up my progress pics from my first day on NF... I'll post the candid non-progress pics on my actual Nerdiversary I think....

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Level 6.5 Female Druid/Celtic Goddess
(Str. - 14) (Dex. - 10) (Sta. - 11) (Con. - 10) (Wis. - 11) (Char. - 13)

My Most Recent Challenge!

Spoiler

Awake every morning and do your best to follow this daily To-Do List:

1. Think Positively 2. Eat Healthy 3. Exercise Today. 4. Worry Less. 5. Work Hard. 6. Laugh Often. 7. Sleep Well.

Then? Repeat...

"Promise me you will always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
RIP C.H. aka. TexasToast

 

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Level 2 Warforged Druid

STR: 2, DEX: 1, STA: 3, CON: 3, WIS: 2, CHA: 3

"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

Current Challange: New Challenges Ahead!

Battle Log: Clowning around daily

Past Challenges: Leveling Up PvP Jump Rope Boss Continue? System Failure Systems Online Calling Rush Confirm Reset Select World Select Difficulty, Select Character, Repairs, Press Start, First Timer, Jump Rope PVP Challenge

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Aaaaaaaaand hello PSOAS... I didn't know you hated me so much this morning... I hope to appease you and cheer you up later? Cuz I like CrossFit and I'd like to participate again soon... :(

Pushed massage appointment to Thursday since coach is gone... Ugh.

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Level 6.5 Female Druid/Celtic Goddess
(Str. - 14) (Dex. - 10) (Sta. - 11) (Con. - 10) (Wis. - 11) (Char. - 13)

My Most Recent Challenge!

Spoiler

Awake every morning and do your best to follow this daily To-Do List:

1. Think Positively 2. Eat Healthy 3. Exercise Today. 4. Worry Less. 5. Work Hard. 6. Laugh Often. 7. Sleep Well.

Then? Repeat...

"Promise me you will always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
RIP C.H. aka. TexasToast

 

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Thanks awesome Tinneyfriend! And yeah... Walking would be nice....

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Level 6.5 Female Druid/Celtic Goddess
(Str. - 14) (Dex. - 10) (Sta. - 11) (Con. - 10) (Wis. - 11) (Char. - 13)

My Most Recent Challenge!

Spoiler

Awake every morning and do your best to follow this daily To-Do List:

1. Think Positively 2. Eat Healthy 3. Exercise Today. 4. Worry Less. 5. Work Hard. 6. Laugh Often. 7. Sleep Well.

Then? Repeat...

"Promise me you will always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
RIP C.H. aka. TexasToast

 

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Today I can walk... But if I sit too long I feel as stiff as a board... And no, that isn't in any way dirty... I can't wait until Thursday...I hope it will fix this... Cooked at home last night, ate out tonight... Meditation music while stretching I think counts?

Also, husband just got accepted into business school.... I'm happy for him, because he is happy.... But this will be 3 years of night classes... I don't even see him enough as it is... Sigh.

Days are stressful... And I'm just not doing fantastic.... Sigh. More meditation hopefully will help...

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Level 6.5 Female Druid/Celtic Goddess
(Str. - 14) (Dex. - 10) (Sta. - 11) (Con. - 10) (Wis. - 11) (Char. - 13)

My Most Recent Challenge!

Spoiler

Awake every morning and do your best to follow this daily To-Do List:

1. Think Positively 2. Eat Healthy 3. Exercise Today. 4. Worry Less. 5. Work Hard. 6. Laugh Often. 7. Sleep Well.

Then? Repeat...

"Promise me you will always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
RIP C.H. aka. TexasToast

 

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 More meditation hopefully will help...

 

That and HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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“It’s the sensible, logical thing to do, of course, which is why we don’t do it.” -Tanis, Dragons of Autumn Twilight

"Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it." - Raistlin - Dragons of Autumn Twilight

Current Challenge

 

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That and HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OMG Mitchdee I <3 you :) you can always make me smile! I may have watched that gif on replay for at least 2 mins lol you're the best!

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Level 6.5 Female Druid/Celtic Goddess
(Str. - 14) (Dex. - 10) (Sta. - 11) (Con. - 10) (Wis. - 11) (Char. - 13)

My Most Recent Challenge!

Spoiler

Awake every morning and do your best to follow this daily To-Do List:

1. Think Positively 2. Eat Healthy 3. Exercise Today. 4. Worry Less. 5. Work Hard. 6. Laugh Often. 7. Sleep Well.

Then? Repeat...

"Promise me you will always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
RIP C.H. aka. TexasToast

 

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Cooked tonight, meditated for 30 mins as well as while stretching... Feeling okay after a lot of drama today at work....

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Level 6.5 Female Druid/Celtic Goddess
(Str. - 14) (Dex. - 10) (Sta. - 11) (Con. - 10) (Wis. - 11) (Char. - 13)

My Most Recent Challenge!

Spoiler

Awake every morning and do your best to follow this daily To-Do List:

1. Think Positively 2. Eat Healthy 3. Exercise Today. 4. Worry Less. 5. Work Hard. 6. Laugh Often. 7. Sleep Well.

Then? Repeat...

"Promise me you will always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
RIP C.H. aka. TexasToast

 

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