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A lot of the training that Luke had in the swamps of Dagobah was physical and mental training. That's what I'm going to be doing this challenge- starting to make healthy a habit in order to prepare to go to a Jedi Training Academy! 

 

So I'm a college student. I had dining hall access, I never learned to really control food intake on my own (though I'm learning), and I didn't work out much. Fast forward from beginning of college to almost three years later and I'm about 30 lbs heavier and really not in shape. I want to get back to playing Quidditch as a chaser. The past month or so I've been eating a lot better and have finally really gotten the mindset. I've lost 7lbs or so in that time as well. 

 

I've been on here since I started school but was never really committed. Well, now I am! This is my first challenge and I'm ready. I'm really not in great shape, so I'm going to start slowly and work my way into the gym. 

 

My biggest motivation is that I really do want to be able to get back on the Quidditch team. But I also want to be the best me I can be! My body is capable of so much more than I've been doing and I'm ready to explore that. For starters I'm just going to try to get into the habit of working out and eating right so I'm not destroying myself before I start.

 

Main Goal- Maybe not Princess Leia, but still looking good. 

 

A Jedi must look presentable in their uniform. Who would trust a Jedi that would look like a Force Flip would leave them flat on the ground? I have to look the part to be a Jedi and that means-

 

Back in size 8 jeans/shorts

 

I don't expect to be tiny ever. I'm not built that way. But being back in an 8 like I was in high school (a women's 8 though- not necessarily a juniors 8) would be absolutely fantastic.

 

Sub Goal 1- Preparation for Apprenticeship

 

No Jedi worth their salt would take on a Padawan without at least a base level of fitness. I need to make sure I'm ready for more focused training later on and eventually that I might be given to a more gifted Jedi as a Padawan learner. So to do that I need to-

 

Work out at least 5 times/week

 

I work out fairly regularly, and I like both running and strength training. So I'll do some workouts with a run and some without thanks to the hills. (I might need to adjust this for the week I'm at the beach with my family- I feel like spending the day in the ocean or in the pool counts as a workout as long as I'm moving and also there for more than an hour, but if you've got any ideas, let me know. I also still plan on running since I'll have access to a great environment for running.)

 

Still have STA:1, STR: .5, DEX:1 to allocate

 

5+x/week = A STA+3 DEX+2 STR+1

4x/week= B STA+2.5 DEX+1.5 STR+.75

3x/week = C STA+2 DEX+1 STR+0.5

2x/week= D STA+1 DEX +.5 STR+.25

0-1x/week = F- No points

 

Week 1 - A - 5 workouts

Week 2 - A - 5 workouts

Week 3 - N/A- illness, not counting against

Week 4 - A- 5 workouts

Week 5 - A- 5 workouts

Week 6 - A- 5 workouts

 

Sub Goal 2- Avoid exposure to the Dark Side

 

Unhealthy food and restaurants are the domain of the Dark Side! I must avoid such temptations and prepare my own food as much as possible.

 

Eat out once a week or less

 

While I've been fairly good about it this summer, I tend to eat out more during the semester. We shall see how I do over the course of the semester!

 

I'm also going to the beach with my family for a week, as mentioned above, so we might be eating out a bit more, but I will endeavor for those not to be ridiculously unhealthy meals. I don't think I'm going to take tallys away unless I decide to eat out by myself without it being a family meal. We are going to cook most of our meals anyway so between that and the fact that I'll be getting workouts and low impact workouts in the ocean and pool (also lots of walking around) means that this one week won't throw me off entirely. And the catering at work is usually healthy enough that I won't count that either unless I overeat or don't add some sort of fruits and veggies to the meal.

 

The week I'm at home, I know my BF will want to take me out to eat once locally and we are also planning on spending a day in a theme park. The theme park day we're going to bring one meal and eat at the park for the other. I won't count certain "emergency" eating out against me, but I will try to make those sorts of events both unusual and as healthy as possible!

 

Still have CON: 1.5 and WIS: 1

 

0-1x/week = A CON+3 WIS+2

2-3x/week = B CON+2 WIS+1

4-5x/week = C CON+1 WIS+.5

5+x/week = F No points

 

Week 1 - A- 1x eating out

Week 2 - A- 1x eating out

Week 3 - A- 1x eating out

Week 4 - A- 1x eating out

Week 5 - A- 1x eating out

Week 6 - A- 1x eating out

 

Life Goal- Commit to finishing things I've started

 

If I'm going to be a Jedi, I have to be able to finish things I've started and show commitment. 

 

Finish one rewrite of my book

 

I'm going to finish my first rewrite of my novel. I did personal edits, but a bunch of the edits are large additions. I want to finish those during these 6 weeks.

 

Resolve all comments+ A WIS+3

Resolve 75% = B WIS+2.5

Resolve 50% = C WIS+2

Resolve 25% = D WIS+1

Resolve less than 25% = F No points

 

Finished- 7-30-15

Final score- A +3 WIS

 

So that's me and my goals. And my motivation. I'm so excited to work with you guys! May the Force Be with You!

 

EDIT: to adjust for the fact that I need to be running as part of my strength training day

 

EDIT #2: Take into account the week at the beach with my family

 

Mini Quests

Quest 1- Complete! +1 WIS

Quest 2- Complete! +1 CHA

Quest 5- Complete! +1 STA

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Grey Jedi Ranger

It's Just Logical - Jedi Studies Under Eraserhead

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I'm a sucker for Star Wars, then you throw some Potter into the mix too. How do I not follow that?

 

I lean more towards the Sith myself, but I'll still cheer you along.

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Level - 3               Race - Vampire               Class - Assassin

STR 6 | DEX 7 | STA 5 | CON 4 | WIS 3 | CHA 6

 

Weight loss ( Highest weight 224lb / Current weight 186.0lb / Goal weight 175lb )

77.6%
77.6%

 

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Thanks guys :) I needed a pick me up this morning! 

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Grey Jedi Ranger

It's Just Logical - Jedi Studies Under Eraserhead

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“If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit”

- Toshinori Yagi (All Might), My Hero Academia

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I love the idea of Quidditch, but there isn't a big enough community here that would be able to set it up.  It's still not cool to be a nerd. 

 

You might notice that someone has added a tag to your post.  This is not to box you into a corner but rather because your goals or lifestyle have links to the guild you've been tagged and we'd like to bring you to the attention of one of their guild ambassadors. These ambassadors will be able to offer you advice, encouragement and support on your goals.  You don't even have to wait around for them to come introduce themselves to you, you are more than welcome to pop into the Rangers' board and introduce yourself to the guildies there. I am also around to answer any questions that you might have so do not hesitate to PM me.

 

Good Luck with your challenge

AB xx

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My challenge

 

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Quidditch is a a really competitive and slightly terrifying sport. It's evolved to be like a strange conglomeration of rugby, soccer(football), dodgeball, and a little bit of wrestling thrown in for good measure. Or at least, as far as I know that's what it still is, I haven't perused the newest rulebook to see the changes. All I know about the new stuff is that everyone has to wear mouthguards now.

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Grey Jedi Ranger

It's Just Logical - Jedi Studies Under Eraserhead

Jedi Battle Log

“If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit”

- Toshinori Yagi (All Might), My Hero Academia

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, #45#46#47#48#49

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Quidditch is a a really competitive and slightly terrifying sport. It's evolved to be like a strange conglomeration of rugby, soccer(football), dodgeball, and a little bit of wrestling thrown in for good measure. Or at least, as far as I know that's what it still is, I haven't perused the newest rulebook to see the changes. All I know about the new stuff is that everyone has to wear mouthguards now.

*blink* so this is a real life sport now? I have to google this, when I'm at my computer at home.

You have set up a nice challenge. Good luck with your goals;)

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level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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*blink* so this is a real life sport now? I have to google this, when I'm at my computer at home.

You have set up a nice challenge. Good luck with your goals;)

Oh yeah, it's worldwide too! My college's team made it to the World Cup last year and got into the final 8 or something like that 0.o But yeah, it's real. Also lots of injuries. My roommate who plays has ripped both of her ACLs and I've almost had two concussions. And she and I aren't the only ones. It's a full contact, tackle sport. They've got semi-professional summer Quidditch teams too. Some of my teammates are on the one for our district.

 

But they've separated it so that the USA has its own league because of the volume of American teams. There's more American teams than anywhere else, so it's logical to hold World Cup here. But that makes it super hard for Eurpoean, African, Australian, and Asian teams to make it to World Cup. So they have their own world cup now :)

Grey Jedi Ranger

It's Just Logical - Jedi Studies Under Eraserhead

Jedi Battle Log

“If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit”

- Toshinori Yagi (All Might), My Hero Academia

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, #45#46#47#48#49

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We're on a ton of the same posts so i had to drop by and wish you great luck with your challenge.  If you need any support drop me a line.

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

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"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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We're on a ton of the same posts so i had to drop by and wish you great luck with your challenge.  If you need any support drop me a line.

Thanks :) Good luck to you as well!!

Grey Jedi Ranger

It's Just Logical - Jedi Studies Under Eraserhead

Jedi Battle Log

“If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit”

- Toshinori Yagi (All Might), My Hero Academia

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, #45#46#47#48#49

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Oh yeah, it's worldwide too! My college's team made it to the World Cup last year and got into the final 8 or something like that 0.o But yeah, it's real. Also lots of injuries. My roommate who plays has ripped both of her ACLs and I've almost had two concussions. And she and I aren't the only ones. It's a full contact, tackle sport. They've got semi-professional summer Quidditch teams too. Some of my teammates are on the one for our district.

 

But they've separated it so that the USA has its own league because of the volume of American teams. There's more American teams than anywhere else, so it's logical to hold World Cup here. But that makes it super hard for Eurpoean, African, Australian, and Asian teams to make it to World Cup. So they have their own world cup now :)

Thank you for this answer. I can gladly announce, that I got back home savely with the train and now have read the wikipedia article to Muggle quidditch. It's instresting how this sport was introduced to the RL and how they adapted the rules. For such a new sport it seems to be really popular. I'm not good at team sports, but it looks fun. ^^ Oh and there even is a German team I could root for. ;)

 

Oh and I like your last goal. I've writen a story myself quite a while ago and would like to rewrite it some day, too.

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level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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Thank you for this answer. I can gladly announce, that I got back home savely with the train and now have read the wikipedia article to Muggle quidditch. It's instresting how this sport was introduced to the RL and how they adapted the rules. For such a new sport it seems to be really popular. I'm not good at team sports, but it looks fun. ^^ Oh and there even is a German team I could root for. ;)

 

Oh and I like your last goal. I've writen a story myself quite a while ago and would like to rewrite it some day, too.

Good :) Haha it's primarily a college sport, which I find interesting. And I love it, injuries aside  ^_^ 

 

Thanks :) I started it like two years ago and finally finished draft one last month. I'm hoping that six weeks will be enough for the rewrite, but I dunno. 

Grey Jedi Ranger

It's Just Logical - Jedi Studies Under Eraserhead

Jedi Battle Log

“If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit”

- Toshinori Yagi (All Might), My Hero Academia

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, #45#46#47#48#49

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EricMN I think we have a padawan you could look after here...

 

I'm on it, Blue Leader.

 

Oh yeah, it's worldwide too! My college's team made it to the World Cup last year and got into the final 8 or something like that 0.o But yeah, it's real. Also lots of injuries. My roommate who plays has ripped both of her ACLs and I've almost had two concussions. And she and I aren't the only ones. It's a full contact, tackle sport. They've got semi-professional summer Quidditch teams too. Some of my teammates are on the one for our district.

 

But they've separated it so that the USA has its own league because of the volume of American teams. There's more American teams than anywhere else, so it's logical to hold World Cup here. But that makes it super hard for Eurpoean, African, Australian, and Asian teams to make it to World Cup. So they have their own world cup now :)

This sounds too awesome for words. The extremery and badassitude necessary for this actually made me go "Whoa."

 

totalgeekout.jpg

 

Also, love the challenge goals. And the Jedi-ing, seriously, you had me at "swamps of Dagobah." Follow, I must.

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Oh yeah, it's worldwide too! My college's team made it to the World Cup last year and got into the final 8 or something like that 0.o But yeah, it's real. Also lots of injuries. My roommate who plays has ripped both of her ACLs and I've almost had two concussions. And she and I aren't the only ones. It's a full contact, tackle sport. They've got semi-professional summer Quidditch teams too. Some of my teammates are on the one for our district.

 

But they've separated it so that the USA has its own league because of the volume of American teams. There's more American teams than anywhere else, so it's logical to hold World Cup here. But that makes it super hard for Eurpoean, African, Australian, and Asian teams to make it to World Cup. So they have their own world cup now :)

So yes, people can be as crazy for quidditch in real life as they can in the books.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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Quidditch is a a really competitive and slightly terrifying sport. It's evolved to be like a strange conglomeration of rugby, soccer(football), dodgeball, and a little bit of wrestling thrown in for good measure. Or at least, as far as I know that's what it still is, I haven't perused the newest rulebook to see the changes. All I know about the new stuff is that everyone has to wear mouthguards now.

 

Wow. Just wow. This is just awesome !

Watched a few videos of this game, and yeah, it's tough.

If this is your motivation, I'm sure you're going to nail your challenge ! All the best  :encouragement:

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Setting Up the First Player


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world"

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So yes, people can be as crazy for quidditch in real life as they can in the books.

More than, sometimes. We had one end up with a broken arm one time. Fortunately, it healed the normal way and did not require bone regrowth. Also, have you seen a seeker wrestle a snitch runner?? It becomes funny when you realize that he's wrestling him for the tennis ball in the sock(aka the snitch) attached to the back of his shorts.

 

 

I'm on it, Blue Leader.

 

This sounds too awesome for words. The extremery and badassitude necessary for this actually made me go "Whoa."

 

totalgeekout.jpg

 

Also, love the challenge goals. And the Jedi-ing, seriously, you had me at "swamps of Dagobah." Follow, I must.

 

People think Quidditch is funny and, in theory, it is. Until you see a 5'7" chaser put a 6' keeper on the ground. Then it's both terrifying and hilarious xD And many thanks for the encouragement as well! May the Force be with you!

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Grey Jedi Ranger

It's Just Logical - Jedi Studies Under Eraserhead

Jedi Battle Log

“If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit”

- Toshinori Yagi (All Might), My Hero Academia

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, #45#46#47#48#49

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By the power of the Force, this double post has become motivational Star Wars quotes

 

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Grey Jedi Ranger

It's Just Logical - Jedi Studies Under Eraserhead

Jedi Battle Log

“If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit”

- Toshinori Yagi (All Might), My Hero Academia

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, #45#46#47#48#49

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*Sigh* double posts -_-

Grey Jedi Ranger

It's Just Logical - Jedi Studies Under Eraserhead

Jedi Battle Log

“If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit”

- Toshinori Yagi (All Might), My Hero Academia

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, #45#46#47#48#49

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Figured out my reward. It's going to be one of these shirts:

 

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Those choices are for if I get Bs or better on everything. If I get all A's and all of my stats: I get this bonus tank:

 

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Grey Jedi Ranger

It's Just Logical - Jedi Studies Under Eraserhead

Jedi Battle Log

“If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit”

- Toshinori Yagi (All Might), My Hero Academia

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, #45#46#47#48#49

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Those shirts are awesome!

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

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"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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