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Gunslinger born: Chapter 2 (erosan's challenge log)


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stuff. my only rule: I have to learn something out of it. right now I'm sewing a simple skirt for my significant other… I started last weekend, by learning how to use a sewing machine (recently bought) and researching how to make a pattern that'll fit her

 

 

Good for you!!!  I used to sew quite a lot --- costumes mostly --- and still have the machine.  Lately, I've been focusing on knitting, but ..... hum ......

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, 44

 

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SUMMARY

In order to become who I want to be, I want to setup the foundations.

I failed the second challenge spectacularly... mostly because my life is a mess, so when life decides to happen, it takes my all to deal with it. But that's OK. You learn more from failure than from sucess, so while I still need to achieve the minimum level necessary to start pursuing the rest of my goals, I now know that the path that will lead me there is to organize my life a little better.

Thankfully I've learned a lot so far.

On the previous chapter, our hero found itself eating a fistful of reality when it hit him in the face without any speck of mercy to be found. So of course he swore revenge on life, and he will make it his goal to avoid being so careless as to getting caught unaware by something so mundane. No respectable gunslinger would go down so easily on such a wimpy adversary anyways.

(current) MAIN QUEST - Getting battle ready

Getting life-resistant to become leaner, fitter and healthier.

SMART goal breakdown: lose 15kg (goal is being around 70kg before july 1st or so), be fitter, healthier (aiming for stricter paleo this time).

GOALS

1. LEANER (paleo pantry edition) - While keeping eating paleo at least 80% of the time, try to figure out real food usage, clean the pantry of junk food and buy only what's needed. (+3 WIS if success), lose some more weight too! (+2 CHA if at least 2kg lost).

2. FITTER (reprise) 3 times a week bodyweight (+3 STR if 75%+ success), 1 sprint (+2 STA if 75%+ success). NOTE TO SELF: SCHEDULE IT!

3. HEALTHIER - Organize life! I can do this on my professional life, why haven't I done it with my personal life?. (+2 CON, +1 WIS if success).

LIFE SIDEQUEST - Build stuff. I've been craving an outlet for my creation instincts. I feel like building. That means I have to learn some skills, but I'm game. Ideally, 6 weekend projects. But I'll grant me this as long as I build something I deem worthy of the time investment. (+1 DEX, +1 WIS)

 

MOTIVATION

LGN

MINIQUESTS

None yet

Note: to learn more about how I've used habitrpg to aid me on my quests, read this thread.

 

 

Awesome challenge and great goals!

Keeping that pantry free of junk is definitely key. Makes life so much easier and makes it that much harder to mindlessly carb out.

I have also taken to scheduling my workouts. First thing in the mornings for me. I was way too easy to keep pushing it to later, and I would just end up not doing anything at all.

Glad to see things are going good for you so far and I am stoked to see the final result of your sewing project.

Keep up the good work!!

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Any excuse is good to serve poutine and a real cheeseburger (real as in 5 types of cheese, 4 of which are inside of the patty) :D

 

 

Anyway... update:

 

Yesterday my kid started swimming school. A must have skill when you live this close to the beach, and he wanted to learn something, so how can I refuse?

 

The part that (i thought) sucked was that I was going to be ... waiting ... for 1.5 hours on this horrible hot weather, while I watched him play take his class on the pool. I was almost resigned to my fate, when I noticed there was some gym equipment over yonder... most likely for the swimming team to do some weight lifting. And I had an idea... followed by a smile.

 

I asked, and turns out that yes, I can use the equipment while my kid's lessons are underway. So, although it's not the best equipment and I'm going to outgrow the weights they have (remember its a school for kids/teens), for now its like I got a free gym membership along with Damian's swimming classes... and I can do my exercises! AND it will be under a (somewhat forced) schedule! so win, win, and challenge win.

 

Today I switched from neatstrenght.com's to 5x5 StrongLifts' program. We'll see how it goes. I'll post pics of the equipment and you can chip in to what I can do with it later.

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"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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Great use of time!!!!  I used to run around the soccer fields when kidnick was at practice and do stadiums when she was skating.  Ya fit it in where ya can!!

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, 44

 

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Yesterday, I did some lifts from SL5x5... today I had a very very hard time not doing something (AKA resting). I really wanted to go lift "heavy" things and put them down, but today was a rest day, and those need to be sacred. You get strong when you rest, not when you lift. Isn't that how it goes?

 

I managed to do nothing, somehow.

"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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I need help with a special project.

My wife is on a two week business trip and I want to have this ready by the time she gets back…

I wanna turn our fridge into Darth Vader. Because my girl is a FAN of Darth Vader (I mean, who isn't?)... the kind that owns a collection and even names her black cat "Cat Vader"...

this is our fridge atm:

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this is my idea:

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can you see what I need help with?

 

I know my way around illustrator/photoshop, and I know who can make the decals... what I'm looking for is inspiration or a pic of darth vader (preferably in only a few colors i.e. not a photo) where the lightsaber is vertical. if you draw, you are probably better than me and a good drawing is also cool.

 

will you help a fellow geek?

"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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Here are some I found. You might need to flip 'em but hopefully this kind of works.

 

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Darth_Vader_Propaganda_Poster_by_jpc_art

 

Guh, there really doesn't seem to be much in Google Images for this kind of thing. Like, there are some Vader pics where he's holding the saber up, but he's also done up differently, like steampunk or samurai or that kind of thing.

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I've been doing my workouts, save for monday when stuff happened and the kid had to skip the swimming lessons (so no gym access that day), but I worked out on tuesday, and I'll work out tomorrow, so that counts for something, right?

Aaaand, I've decided to go with the image that Kishi (a gentleman and a scholar) suggested.After reviewing my budget, I decided on doing only one color (black), maybe on top of metalic looking vinyl.

anywho.

concept images (a bit on the large side, sorry):

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"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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today:

5x5 squats (27.5kg)

5x5 overhead (25kg)

1x5 deadlift (35kg)

not a lot, but to be honest it's thrilling! every session I get to pile more weight… soooo cool

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"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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I suck at loging this 6wc… anyways…

yesterday's workout:

5x5 squat ( 32.5 kg)

5x5 overhead press (27.5 kg)

5x5 deadlift (40 kg)

that and the 1000 jumping jacks I did for one of the bonus rounds of this week's assassins' mini and

hello, DOMs!

not too bright of me to push that hard, but I had to help my fellow house members win that so we could at least go for second place.

so yeah.

also, the fridge thing should happen today, just in time for my girl to see it, as she comes back from her business trip today . will update then

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"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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Dur.   I totes forgot I was gonna come follow along.   Zomg, I am such a nub.  Ok, granted, this has been a busy few weeks for me.  But here, SOOOOO LATE.   (Hey, waddup, challenge ends in 3 days lol)  But I will catch up and say things. 

 

Or gif.  I'll at least give you weird gifs.

 

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I like being weird too!

Glad to have you around. at least this challenge's thread was very quiet… last one was like half of starsappart's which is koth crazy and an accomplishment.

"Unfocused" Wizard // Rationalist of the order of Bayes

Lvl 5 Assassin. Lvl 33 Jack of all trades. 7 STR|6 DEX|7 STA|7 CON|16 WIS|8 CHA

Current challenge Wizard in the making: ero san's continuing road of magic

My drawings Sketchbook, Other afiliations The Loft

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Excellent decorating skills, man!!!

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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, 44

 

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