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PARKOUR! Totally relevant. You read Skin Game yet?

 

Oh yea - loved it!!!  I think Butcher just gets better with each book he writes.  

Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Seconding Firedance's encouragement: we can do it! 

 

Was listening to Turn Coat on my way to work today so I'm totally pumped for Monday morning. 

Level 3 Half-Elf Monk 

Past Challenges: artemisia enters the arena with the Wild Huntartemisia's new stomping ground rode in  The Wild Hunt Rides Againartemisia used respawn with Misc. Being.

 

STR: 2; DEX: 3; STA: 5; CON: 7; WIS: 7; CHA: 2

 

"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can." --Terry Pratchett

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Poor week regarding diet and strength training (two major elements of my challenge this round).  Moving on.

 

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Moving on.

Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Oh yea - loved it!!!  I think Butcher just gets better with each book he writes.  

 

Yes, yes he does. Although I still have a soft spot for Fool Moon: werewolves 'an all. ;)

 

And yes, I've read/listened to Skin Game. I started it as soon as it was released back in May while on vacation. On the drive home, I listened to the audio book. Then I stayed up until 2am to finish reading it because it was so good!

 

Also, Jim Butcher recently finished writing his first book in a new series called "Cinder Spires". No release date yet, but I'm excited because it's Steampunk!

Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Thinking about why I just ate a whole bag of powdered mini doughnuts.

 

Silence the reptile.

 

Supernormal Stimuli -- A reptile brain sits deep within us. How much of our behaviour comes from primal instinct?

 

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I need to find better "sunglasses".

Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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The role of Dresdan as Demonreach;s Warden is what has me excited.  I do not know why but I love that island.

 

You can overcome Erick!

 

Sorry if I've been too quiet everyone.  I have a habit of "disconnecting" on weekends and tend to be a poor forum poster anyway.  Though the fun to be had around here is keeping me more involved than normal but it's still breaking a habit for me.

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I'm thinking that might have to be his next profile pic.

 

How's the week going for everyone? We're halfway through.

 

I took a look at the Week 5 minidungeon for rebels. That is one daunting task from my perspective. I'm considering cleaning off the desk in my home office. It's been under at least a foot of clutter for a while now. I'm going to do my best to make a dent in that pile.

 

Actually, now that I think about it, now's a good time for this mini-dungeon. We have some of my wife's family coming into town next week. It'd be better if that space were cleaned off, even if the only time it gets used is when I retreat to the office for some me time.

Level 5 Lycan Adventurer | Male, Age: 41 | STR 8 DEX 5 STA 6 CON 8 WIS 14 CHA 10


Nerd Fitness Challenge: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #5(redux)


Accountabilibuddies Groups:


Previous Accountabilibuddies Groups: The Wild Hunt, The Wild Hunt Rides Again,The Wild HuntThe Wild Hunt


TwinBear's Weight Loss : Starting Weight (235lbs), Current weight (200lbs), Goal weight (195lbs)


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I am doing all right, but neither the good eating or good exercise habits are as ingrained as they should be yet. 

 

Life is a work in progress.  I'm glad to have good people around while I work out my own issues.

Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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I'm struggling with my goals this week due to a long work schedule. My energy is just so low. But having support from the group has helped me say no to bad food choices. 

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Level 3 Half-Elf Monk 

Past Challenges: artemisia enters the arena with the Wild Huntartemisia's new stomping ground rode in  The Wild Hunt Rides Againartemisia used respawn with Misc. Being.

 

STR: 2; DEX: 3; STA: 5; CON: 7; WIS: 7; CHA: 2

 

"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can." --Terry Pratchett

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I'm struggling with my goals this week due to a long work schedule. My energy is just so low. But having support from the group has helped me say no to bad food choices. 

 

Having support from those around you is the BEST way to stay motivated when it comes to bad food choices. Since America is so food-centric when it comes to people getting together, it's really hard to break out of the norm of 'hey, we're hanging out so we must order 3 pizzas and 4 dozen chicken wings for 5 people!'

 

Can you take healthy snacks to your job so you will be less temped for junk food?

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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elinox, I try to always have 'healthy' snacks like fruit strips and Pirate's Booty with me. The struggle is actually with timed breaks which make it tough to prepare food and eat without scarfing. 

Level 3 Half-Elf Monk 

Past Challenges: artemisia enters the arena with the Wild Huntartemisia's new stomping ground rode in  The Wild Hunt Rides Againartemisia used respawn with Misc. Being.

 

STR: 2; DEX: 3; STA: 5; CON: 7; WIS: 7; CHA: 2

 

"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can." --Terry Pratchett

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There's a lot of structural problems with modern life that we need to work around in order to be healthy.  Can you snack at your workstation?

Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Nerds, I'm so excited...I made my challenge goal and then some! I've lost 3 pounds since the beginning of the challenge!!!! Thank you so much for your support, ending a tough week on such a high note is all because of you.  :nevreness:  :nevreness:  :nevreness:  :nevreness:  :nevreness:  :nevreness:

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Level 3 Half-Elf Monk 

Past Challenges: artemisia enters the arena with the Wild Huntartemisia's new stomping ground rode in  The Wild Hunt Rides Againartemisia used respawn with Misc. Being.

 

STR: 2; DEX: 3; STA: 5; CON: 7; WIS: 7; CHA: 2

 

"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can." --Terry Pratchett

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That's awesome Artemisia, congrats!

 

And we're into the home stretch now, Hunters, so let's get this challenge done! 

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Stomach illness rolling through my household -- one son last week, then two girls over the weekend, then me on Monday, and now my wife last night. 

 

Bright side: less temptation to eat unhealthy food.

Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

Spoiler

My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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I really like that picture. It's a more positive take on the "Nature abhors a vacuum" quote. I've really liked all the pics you've been posting in the various threads, Erick. I do hope you and the family are feeling better and are on the mend.

 

@Artemis Congrats on losing the weight!

Level 5 Lycan Adventurer | Male, Age: 41 | STR 8 DEX 5 STA 6 CON 8 WIS 14 CHA 10


Nerd Fitness Challenge: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #5(redux)


Accountabilibuddies Groups:


Previous Accountabilibuddies Groups: The Wild Hunt, The Wild Hunt Rides Again,The Wild HuntThe Wild Hunt


TwinBear's Weight Loss : Starting Weight (235lbs), Current weight (200lbs), Goal weight (195lbs)


87.5%
87.5%
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Nerds, I'm so excited...I made my challenge goal and then some! I've lost 3 pounds since the beginning of the challenge!!!! Thank you so much for your support, ending a tough week on such a high note is all because of you.  :nevreness:  :nevreness:  :nevreness:  :nevreness:  :nevreness:  :nevreness:

 

You have been doing great.  Thanks for joining our little disfunctional band.

 

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My faily is pulling through.  My eight year old girl woke me up at ten-thirty last night to help because she was sick, but on the bright side we are running out of family to get ill.

Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Erick, I'm glad the sick is running out.  Hopefully you don't see much more of it (with kids, you never know).

 

Artemisia, I just found something called Graze.com - maybe that can help with the snacking?  I signed up for a free box (thank you Barnes & Noble) but I don't know how good it is yet.  They send you 4 portion sized snacks in a box.  At the very least, read through the descriptions.  Everything appears to be shelf-stable (no refrigeration, yay!) and have nuts and fruits in them.  I want to study some of the snack set ups to determine if I can recreate them at home.  It's worth a look for ideas if nothing else. 

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Last few days of a challenge are always tough as it's really easy to simply slack off. But we're nearly there! Come on hunters, catch your prey-goals!

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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PositiveBlue: I've used graze .com before and really enjoyed their things. I'd completely forgotten them! Signing up now.

 

Yes hunters, we've got this. Everyone who makes their goals gets a ride on a zombie T-rex!

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Level 3 Half-Elf Monk 

Past Challenges: artemisia enters the arena with the Wild Huntartemisia's new stomping ground rode in  The Wild Hunt Rides Againartemisia used respawn with Misc. Being.

 

STR: 2; DEX: 3; STA: 5; CON: 7; WIS: 7; CHA: 2

 

"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can." --Terry Pratchett

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Thanks for spying on my challenge thread and helping with motivation.

 

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Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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