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Do Fairies have tails?

More than that, do Fairies even exist?

Nobody knows for sure.

So this Guild is like Them...

     ...an Eternal Mystery...

     ...an Eternal Adventure!

                              -- Makarov Dreyar, Fairy Tail Guild Master

 

Epic Quest:  

Requip as often as necessary to defeat my Mortal Enemy...

 

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This may seem like an impossibility, but my ultimate goal is to have my Fibromyalgia in total remission!!  Since there is no cure and they still don't know everything about the condition, this may seem like a rather lofty and far-fetched goal.  But to me, not so much...if it takes my entire life to reach this goal, so be it!  I remember that 7 years ago, my doctor was ready to prescribe me a wheelchair, which mortified me!  But I worked hard and didn't give up...and this past January, I was able to walk a 5K with no pain during or after!!  Since completing my first 6WC, I have had even more improvement.  Yes, I still have bad days, but just knowing that the baby steps I take every day get me one step closer to remission and one step farther away from the pain is very inspiring and motivating to me and gives me hope!

 

Main Quest:  

Prepare for the cover of Sorcerer Weekly...

 

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Well, it's that time of year again...time to wear skimpier clothes or swelter...time for sun, sand and surf (or at least the local watering hole to cool off!!)...

Once again, my Main Goal is to loose inches...specifically around my midsection...12 of them, to be exact...2 inches lost per week doesn't seem too unreasonable!

 

Grading:

1 point = 1 inch lost 

2+ points possible per week --> 12+ possible total

 

Quest 1:  

Find jobs on the Request Board...

 

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In order to achieve both my Main Goal, and ultimately, my Epic Goal, I need to remain active!!  But there are soooo many different things to do / choose from at this time of year...and many cost efficient!!  During the last challenge, I discovered the fun of the Nerd Fitness Playground Workouts (FREE!), and was already doing Yoga at home (FREE!).  I did some research at the end of that challenge in preparation for this one and discovered a Nature Trail (FREE!), the Outdoor Pool (now FREE!) and many group classes (several FREE, others for a fee with first lesson FREE).  I already had planned on doing the Bon O'Dori dance classes (FREE!) and performances.  Not to mention vacationing that can include activity...

 

Grading:

1 point = each Bon O'Dori class <1x / week>

1 point = each other activity (NFPW, swim, nature trail, yoga, class, etc.) <3x / week>

1 point = each weekend activity <1x / week>

5+ points possible per week --> 30+ possible total

 

Quest 2:  

Tame the Jungle...

 

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With the Summer Season in full swing, it's easy for the garden to get a bit out of hand!  So this one's a two-parter...it incorporates both labor (activity) and diet...I need to be sure the garden doesn't completely explode on me and turn into a forest of veggies and to eat what's harvested...I don't want to waste the nummas or loose them to rot or thieves (pests)...However, if I eat faster than the garden can be harvested, then there won't be a penalty.  Farmer's Market purchases can be substituted, so basically, it needs to be fresh local produce, preferably from my garden.  It needs to be part of the regular menu, as a side dish or major part of a meal...points awarded for the dish, not number of harvested (i.e. garden salad uses lettuce, tomatoes, onions, carrots, radishes, etc...but only gets 1 point for the dish NOT 1 point each fresh ingredient...1 point vs. 5 points)

 

Grading:

1 point = each session of garden work <5x / week>

1 point = each fresh local produce dish <5x / week>

10+ points possible per week --> 60+ possible total

 

Quest 3:  

Everyone needs a little well deserved R & R...

 

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I need to be sure to take some time to rest and recover from everything!  The body needs plenty of good quality sleep, 8 hours on average, to heal and repair itself.  Part of having Fibro is dealing with sleep issues, so the body isn't able to heal and repair itself properly, which adds to the other Fibro issues like pain and fatigue.  So in order to better my chances of getting plenty of quality sleep, I'm going to take time for myself to help my body recover.  I'm going to take some time to relax and wind down from the day...maybe watch a show with the family, perhaps some reading (that's not work related), or even some pampering (like soaking in a warm bath) before I go to bed.  Also I need to take some time to quiet my mind and get the day's thought clutter out of my head...meditation is always good for that!  However, it's all going to hinge on getting at least 8 hours of that quality sleep!!  Many things can thwart getting good quality sleep...most of which are beyond my control...so I'm not going to penalize myself for those.  What I can do is ensure that I go to bed early enough so as to get 8 hours of sleep before it's time for the alarm, so that is what gets the point!

 

Grading:

1 point = each relaxing evening <5x / week>

1 point = each mind clearing evening <5x / week>

1 point = each 8 hours ensured bedtime <5x / week>

15+ points possible per week --> 90+ possible total

 

Life Quest:  

Master Controlled CHAOS...

 

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Basically, our house is rather cluttered...we've had two PCSs, both of which were to houses that were half the size of the one before it, so we're struggling to get things in order!  I need to clear out these boxes, decide what to keep, what to send to our family to be put into storage, what to sell/donate, and what is trash.  I need to actively sell what we're not keeping and donate what doesn't get sold.  I also need to declutter the house and get it better organized so as to utilize areas better.

 

Grading:

1 point = each area decluttered & organized <1x / week>

1 point = each box cleared <1x / week>

1 point = 10 items sold or donated <1x / week>

3+ points possible per week --> 18+ possible total

 

Et Al:  

Fighting along side my Guildmates...

 
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Yeah, ya'll know "Al"...
There are lots of opportunities for "a little bit extra"...There are Assassin Guild Minis...which I am sooo stoked to do my part...and Accountabilibuddy groups, plus supporting my friends who are just joining the Rebellion...  
 

Grading:

No points here...just a do or don't based on opportunity and situation.  

Any additional awards are based on whatever the mini's grant and the joy that comes from helping others succeed...

 
 
I'll update later with my starting stats, point allocation and personal rewards...
 
See ya in the Challenge!!
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Bast

Level 8 Assassin Goddess

STR: 19 DEX: 17 STA: 18 CON: 18 WIS: 18 CHA: 19

Challenges:  Current 7 5 4 3 2 1 1/2 Battle Log

PvP: Adulting & Accountability: The CutLasses Shimmy!

 

It's not how you start, but how you finish! ~ David Bach, Finish Rich

 

Finding Ways to Cope

Main Goals:  Controlled Weight Gain, Don't be a Slug and Necessities

Life Goal:  The Clock is Ticking

Assassins Guild Mini Challenges: No Power in the 'Verse Can Stop Us - Assassin's Pride

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Welcome to the Assassins! I love your challenge goals, especially the sleep one. I also have fibro, and have been struggling with my pain levels lately. I'll be here to support you along the way, subbed!

 

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Level: 8   Race: Wood Elf   Class: Ranger at Heart -  Training with the Adventurers

 

Current Adventure: A New Hope

Past Challenges: 1st  âœ² 2nd âœ² 3rd ✲ 4th ✲ 5th âœ² 6th âœ² 7th  âœ² 8th âœ² 9th


“I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams†- Eleventh Doctor

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Welcome to the Assassins!!

 

(Did you take your name from the Name of the Wind books? Because Bast is my favorite character!)

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Current Challenge: x

Previous Challenges: 4 3 2 1

 

"Iron Man's got a suit, and the Hulk's pretty strong. And Thor he's like a god, and me I'm just a guy... Just a regular guy in a not so regular world. What's a man to do when I know I'm just a regular guy in a not so regular world?...They're like 'Yo, ain't you that Hawkguy dude?' And I'm like, Nah, you got me confused."

- from "Hawkguy", Adam WarRock

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Welcome fellow assassin newbie!

I've got mild fibromyalgia, thankfully controlled fairly well with medicine, but it can still be a real pain sometimes. It's gotten a lot better since I've started training though. If my back, neck, and shoulders are going to feel sore and achy for no reason, I'll give them a reason to be sore! One thing that's been helping me recently is foam rolling. It's great for working out some of that achy tension, either workout or fibromyalgia related.

Good luck on the challenge!

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 Azotus

Human Assasin

My Assasin 6WC

"Ask not for lighter burdens, but for stronger shoulders"

 

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Welcome to the Assassins!!

 

(Did you take your name from the Name of the Wind books? Because Bast is my favorite character!)

 

No, I acquired the nickname about 25 years ago in the SCA...and it stuck!!  Those who nicknamed me based it on the Egyptian Cat Goddess...at the time, I figured that there are worst things to be nicknamed after (I was really expecting "Gesundheit" to end up my nickname) and if She (the Goddess Herself) didn't want me to have the name, it never would have stuck!  LOL!  

 

However, there is a book with a character called "Bast" that was actually based on me (and several other characters were based on friends of mine)!!  It's called There Will Be Dragons by John Ringo...and the cover art is a representation of a photo taken of me and the author...

 

Welcome fellow assassin newbie!

I've got mild fibromyalgia, thankfully controlled fairly well with medicine, but it can still be a real pain sometimes. It's gotten a lot better since I've started training though. If my back, neck, and shoulders are going to feel sore and achy for no reason, I'll give them a reason to be sore! One thing that's been helping me recently is foam rolling. It's great for working out some of that achy tension, either workout or fibromyalgia related.

Good luck on the challenge!

 

I hate being on the meds...they always muck with functioning...I only use them as an absolutely last resort...drives my doc nuts and inspires him at the same time! LOL!!  I like taking warm soaks with epsom salts before bed to help relax and relieve soreness.  I agree with you...being active definitely helps!  What's "foam rolling"?  I've never heard of that one...

 

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Bast

Level 8 Assassin Goddess

STR: 19 DEX: 17 STA: 18 CON: 18 WIS: 18 CHA: 19

Challenges:  Current 7 5 4 3 2 1 1/2 Battle Log

PvP: Adulting & Accountability: The CutLasses Shimmy!

 

It's not how you start, but how you finish! ~ David Bach, Finish Rich

 

Finding Ways to Cope

Main Goals:  Controlled Weight Gain, Don't be a Slug and Necessities

Life Goal:  The Clock is Ticking

Assassins Guild Mini Challenges: No Power in the 'Verse Can Stop Us - Assassin's Pride

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Foam rolling is using a foam roller for self massage. It's basically a plastic cylinder covered in foam rubber that you roll your legs, shoulders, biceps, etc on. It's a very deep massage that works out knots, and it's supposed to help with mobility. To be honest, I mostly do it because it feels awesome, all the other benefits are just bonuses now lol

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 Azotus

Human Assasin

My Assasin 6WC

"Ask not for lighter burdens, but for stronger shoulders"

 

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Foam rolling is using a foam roller for self massage. It's basically a plastic cylinder covered in foam rubber that you roll your legs, shoulders, biceps, etc on. It's a very deep massage that works out knots, and it's supposed to help with mobility. To be honest, I mostly do it because it feels awesome, all the other benefits are just bonuses now lol

 

That sounds awesome!!  I've not heard about that...I may need to check it out online...maybe I'll buy one of those as my completion reward!!

 

It took me WAY TOO LONG but never fear, I am here!

 

No worries...I know you've got a lot on your plate...glad you could make it!!

 

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Bast

Level 8 Assassin Goddess

STR: 19 DEX: 17 STA: 18 CON: 18 WIS: 18 CHA: 19

Challenges:  Current 7 5 4 3 2 1 1/2 Battle Log

PvP: Adulting & Accountability: The CutLasses Shimmy!

 

It's not how you start, but how you finish! ~ David Bach, Finish Rich

 

Finding Ways to Cope

Main Goals:  Controlled Weight Gain, Don't be a Slug and Necessities

Life Goal:  The Clock is Ticking

Assassins Guild Mini Challenges: No Power in the 'Verse Can Stop Us - Assassin's Pride

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No, I acquired the nickname about 25 years ago in the SCA...and it stuck!!  Those who nicknamed me based it on the Egyptian Cat Goddess...at the time, I figured that there are worst things to be nicknamed after (I was really expecting "Gesundheit" to end up my nickname) and if She (the Goddess Herself) didn't want me to have the name, it never would have stuck!  LOL!  

 

However, there is a book with a character called "Bast" that was actually based on me (and several other characters were based on friends of mine)!!  It's called There Will Be Dragons by John Ringo...and the cover art is a representation of a photo taken of me and the author...

 

That's really awesome! Much cooler story :D

 

How was your first week??

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Level 5 Human Assassin

Current Challenge: x

Previous Challenges: 4 3 2 1

 

"Iron Man's got a suit, and the Hulk's pretty strong. And Thor he's like a god, and me I'm just a guy... Just a regular guy in a not so regular world. What's a man to do when I know I'm just a regular guy in a not so regular world?...They're like 'Yo, ain't you that Hawkguy dude?' And I'm like, Nah, you got me confused."

- from "Hawkguy", Adam WarRock

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Sorry I've been gone...Hubby's on leave, so we've been out and about...and when we're home, he takes over my computer to run programs for the house network...

 

I'm pouting that I missed out on the dueling club...missed it by less than 12 hours!!  But I've signed up for the Quidditch match against Slytherin this weekend!

 

I've been keeping tabs on my activities on my spreadsheet print out...so doing ok, so far...I'll be updating everything in a couple of days, complete with photos!!  So be ready for some coolness!!  LOL!

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Bast

Level 8 Assassin Goddess

STR: 19 DEX: 17 STA: 18 CON: 18 WIS: 18 CHA: 19

Challenges:  Current 7 5 4 3 2 1 1/2 Battle Log

PvP: Adulting & Accountability: The CutLasses Shimmy!

 

It's not how you start, but how you finish! ~ David Bach, Finish Rich

 

Finding Ways to Cope

Main Goals:  Controlled Weight Gain, Don't be a Slug and Necessities

Life Goal:  The Clock is Ticking

Assassins Guild Mini Challenges: No Power in the 'Verse Can Stop Us - Assassin's Pride

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Sorry I've been gone...Hubby's on leave, so we've been out and about...and when we're home, he takes over my computer to run programs for the house network...

 

I'm pouting that I missed out on the dueling club...missed it by less than 12 hours!!  But I've signed up for the Quidditch match against Slytherin this weekend!

 

I've been keeping tabs on my activities on my spreadsheet print out...so doing ok, so far...I'll be updating everything in a couple of days, complete with photos!!  So be ready for some coolness!!  LOL!

How did things go this week? Looking forward to some EPIC coolness :D 

 

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Level: 8   Race: Wood Elf   Class: Ranger at Heart -  Training with the Adventurers

 

Current Adventure: A New Hope

Past Challenges: 1st  âœ² 2nd âœ² 3rd ✲ 4th ✲ 5th âœ² 6th âœ² 7th  âœ² 8th âœ² 9th


“I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams†- Eleventh Doctor

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Ok, well, it seems that Hell has frozen over...

 

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My hubby just went back to day shift after more than a year of them "promising"!!  So this week is one for the catch up while adjusting to the new schedule and routine.  Yesterday and today I spent working on reclaiming the house while playing my vinyl with the volume cranked up!!  I've missed that enjoyable aspect of motivation!!  Not to mention not having to worry about being quiet while Hubby sleeps...

 

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Anyhoo...I'm planning on posting each week's recap individually.  The weather is planning to be nasty all day tomorrow, so I'm getting some extra yard work in today before the rain.  Then, since I'll be stuck indoors and possibly feeling oogy, I'll work on posting the recaps...

Bast

Level 8 Assassin Goddess

STR: 19 DEX: 17 STA: 18 CON: 18 WIS: 18 CHA: 19

Challenges:  Current 7 5 4 3 2 1 1/2 Battle Log

PvP: Adulting & Accountability: The CutLasses Shimmy!

 

It's not how you start, but how you finish! ~ David Bach, Finish Rich

 

Finding Ways to Cope

Main Goals:  Controlled Weight Gain, Don't be a Slug and Necessities

Life Goal:  The Clock is Ticking

Assassins Guild Mini Challenges: No Power in the 'Verse Can Stop Us - Assassin's Pride

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