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The important part isn't to focus on measurable achievements, it's actually doing stuff. Gotta learn to reward the effort, not just the success. Rather than having a number I shoot to achieve, I will focus on doing and effort to do. So long as genuine effort is made it will be considered a success.

 

Quest 1:

 

Training and Preparation

The beast of business demands many a sacrifice. It demands energy and motivation...things I am no longer willing to give. The creature must be slain. The first step is to prepare meals despite its orders to be lazy and give over my energy and motivation. This will anger the beast.

 

Cook more/eat out less

+3 WIS, +3 CHA

 

 

Quest 2:

 

Power Ups

In order to actively fight the beast I must have sustenance that will fuel me for the battle. Nutrient density is key. It will give me the energy and mood boosts to defy the monster.

 

Eat more veggies

+3 CON, +3 STA

 

 

Quest 3:

 

Healing Spells

There will be times the creature will win and I will make its demanded sacrifices. In these times it is important to recoup.

 

Meditate when overwhelmed

+3 WIS, +3 CON

 

 

Side Quest:

 

Map Making

When others traverse the same path as I it can be helpful that they know the way I have been.

 

Work on blog more actively

+1 WIS

 

 

Life Quest:
Make our 11 acre plot my new home

Step 1: Get a portion fenced for chickens +1 STR *COMPLETE*
Step 2: Get a house +1 WIS

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Goal weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg), Starting weight: 200 lbs (90.7 kg)

Current Weight: 196.6 lbs (89.2 kg)

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Rewarding the effort is good, especially when lack of success is caused by the ambitiousness of the goal.

 

Remember wabi-sabi, kintsugi, and kaizen for if you ever get stuck on the blog.  Also, thinking about the blog is important, but so is writing down notes even if you can't use them right away.

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I have conditions that affect my social awareness.  If I am rude, tell me what I could do better.

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Bam! Followed!  And I've taken a note from your book on this challenge and will be looking to just do something rather than put a quantitative expectation to some goals.  Sometimes it's better to develop the habit of just adding an action to your routine than to risk giving up altogether by expecting too mush too soon.

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Mekong, level 11 Cherek Adventurer STR 37|DEX 27|STA 35|CON 32|WIS 35|CHA 27

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."

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Hey guys, so I'm starting off a bit rough as far as eating healthy goes. We had a winter storm roll in that trapped us inside and it's finally starting to melt. Long story short, since cooking in the rv makes a lot of steam which ends up frozen on the inside of the windows and making everything colder, I'm temporarily cooking via microwave only which definitely is not the most healthy of cuisines. But, since this is Texas, the weather should be back to not freezing soon enough and I can cook again. Until then it won't be the healthiest of fares.

Goal weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg), Starting weight: 200 lbs (90.7 kg)

Current Weight: 196.6 lbs (89.2 kg)

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Battle Log | Challenge

The chronicles of my journey through mental illness.

The Stories Not Told

Break the silence. Fight the stigmas. Don't be afraid to ask for help.


Level 2 Half-Elf

|STR| 4 |DEX| |STA| |CON| |WIS| |CHA| 5

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 Also, thinking about the blog is important, but so is writing down notes even if you can't use them right away.

 

It is. I've got a couple articles I've started and not finished and a few that are just titles waiting to be filled. Even when I don't have a complete concept yet I try to get at least a little down. Sometimes it ends up going in a completely different direction than anticipated.

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Goal weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg), Starting weight: 200 lbs (90.7 kg)

Current Weight: 196.6 lbs (89.2 kg)

5.2%
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Battle Log | Challenge

The chronicles of my journey through mental illness.

The Stories Not Told

Break the silence. Fight the stigmas. Don't be afraid to ask for help.


Level 2 Half-Elf

|STR| 4 |DEX| |STA| |CON| |WIS| |CHA| 5

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Winter weather is a good reason to rely on less-healthy supplies.  Although there are a lot of healthy options for the microwave, so maybe you should do research about it even though there probably won't be a next time.  (You should be in a completely different situation by the next bad winter.)

I have conditions that affect my social awareness.  If I am rude, tell me what I could do better.

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2019: | 1 | 2 | 3 |

Pre 2017: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | * | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 |

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What is UP with this winter? We've had a couple false starts to spring already, grr...

But anyhow, yeah... I don't blame you one bit for turning to the microwave under those circumstances. Frozen inside windows sound downright upsetting.

 

I thought winter was done for here, but then got a big fat NOPE in the form of an ice storm. I hate the cold... Ugh.

 

Winter weather is a good reason to rely on less-healthy supplies.  Although there are a lot of healthy options for the microwave, so maybe you should do research about it even though there probably won't be a next time.  (You should be in a completely different situation by the next bad winter.)

 

I desperately hope my living situation changes a lot sooner than next winter.

I found a few healthier options this time around with broccoli in cheese sauce and some chicken with mixed veggies. I just hope this weather clears up so I can cook real food again. I've never bought this frozen stuff before, it's like a whole new world for me.

 

 

Sorry I've not been around guys, with the weather being how it is we have been having pretty frequent internet outages. Hopefully that should clear up and I can keep up with this and everyone's challenges better.

Goal weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg), Starting weight: 200 lbs (90.7 kg)

Current Weight: 196.6 lbs (89.2 kg)

5.2%
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Battle Log | Challenge

The chronicles of my journey through mental illness.

The Stories Not Told

Break the silence. Fight the stigmas. Don't be afraid to ask for help.


Level 2 Half-Elf

|STR| 4 |DEX| |STA| |CON| |WIS| |CHA| 5

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What is UP with this winter? We've had a couple false starts to spring already, grr...

Gotta love climate change.  It creates bigger extremes in the weather.  I just want there to be sidewalks where I can WALK instead of 4 feet of f#cking snow.

 

 

It is. I've got a couple articles I've started and not finished and a few that are just titles waiting to be filled. Even when I don't have a complete concept yet I try to get at least a little down. Sometimes it ends up going in a completely different direction than anticipated.

I found that my train of thought frequently flies off the rails.

 

Hope the cooking situation improves soon.

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It seems like a lot of people's slumps have come earlier in the challenge this go around.  Just stick around and keep chugging.  Winter will eventually end, you got this. 

 

Do you have a crockpot for cooking?

Mekong, level 11 Cherek Adventurer STR 37|DEX 27|STA 35|CON 32|WIS 35|CHA 27

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."

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We do but no water for cleaning anything with. At this point pretty much anything requiring dishes of any sort is out which leaves us very limited.

Goal weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg), Starting weight: 200 lbs (90.7 kg)

Current Weight: 196.6 lbs (89.2 kg)

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Battle Log | Challenge

The chronicles of my journey through mental illness.

The Stories Not Told

Break the silence. Fight the stigmas. Don't be afraid to ask for help.


Level 2 Half-Elf

|STR| 4 |DEX| |STA| |CON| |WIS| |CHA| 5

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Ah, yeah that makes sense. Ugh, you have my empathy. I grew up in a cinder block house with a big stove as the central heating, in the middle of nowhere. It snowed from the beginning of October through April and the pipes froze more than once. I'm sure my parents fed me something nutritional, but I mostly remember eating a lot of snow ice cream (snow mixed with sugar, milk, vanilla, etc... that's a thing right? Not just my parents being weird?)

Actually, I think I remember them washing dishes in the snow, or bringing it in to melt and use.

Nothing like the eternal winter to turn you into an episode of Little House on the Prairie.

Just think how wet and green spring will eventually be...

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Mekong, level 11 Cherek Adventurer STR 37|DEX 27|STA 35|CON 32|WIS 35|CHA 27

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."

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Hoping nothing bad has happened to you.

I really do not know what I could say that'd help.

But I'd like you to know that your help, and your blog are part of the mosaic

that has helped me along the way. :love_heart:

"There is beauty in hardship / There are poems in grief" -Assemblage 23, Damaged

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Milythaels'  HOoRAY for which I am grateful | Today, right now, I am alive. And that is good.

It is amazing the power of those small gestures of love and kindness have on our lives. <3 - Liberator

"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stiched together with good intentions." - Augusten Burroughs, Magical thinking:True stories

"Pick up the pieces and keep going, one painfully slow step at a time." Hiraedd the twice-risen, hamadryad. 

"Spread love and understanding. Use force if necessary." - Leon Trotsky

"Let me think about the people I care about the most, and when they fail or disappoint me, I still love them, I still give them chances, and I still see the best in them. Let me extend that generosity to myself." zefrank1, An Invocation for Beginnings

"I don't feel guilty for wanting. That's like being mad because you have to breathe or pee. It just is." Someone in Reddit

"If you do strange things, strange things will happen!"

"That's it! Now go make something beautiful." -Jake Parker

 

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