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A little bit about me, courtesy of Mini #1:

 

I'm Yvonne, I'm 29 years old and live in the outskirts of Washington DC known as Northern Virginia.  I'm married to an amazing nerdy guy who likes to push me to go biking and work out even when I don't wanna, and who and eats all my hippy paleo food without complaint.  We have two twin ginger cats - Fred and George - and are thinking about adding a small human to our family within the next year or two, which is part of my motivation to get healthy.  I went to a small college out in Illinois called Knox College where I majored in Computer Science, and now I work at a small company as a front end website developer.  I love doing community theater; I'm currently in show for young audiences (Puss in Boots) and a charity performance parody of the X-Files, and I perform in and direct an improv troupe.
 
2 Truths and 1 Lie (feel free to guess in the comments!):

  • I still have one of my baby teeth
  • I met my husband during a road trip from Chicago to New York
  • I am terrified of chickens and will freak out if I'm anywhere near one

 
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It’s September and that means school is back in session at Hogwarts! 

 

Main Quest:  Lose weight, be a smoking hot Wizard.
Motivation:  This is my last full challenge before I leave for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in November.  I’ll be spending a week between there and Disneyworld and I want to dress up, DisneyBound, take tons of pictures, and enjoy these memories without having negative body image holding me down.  My goal is be at 150lbs by the time we leave.  As of now, I have 8 weeks and about 9lbs to lose, so the pressure is on!
 
In order to achieve my main quest, I’m enrolling in four classes this term at Hogwarts:

  
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Potions:  100% Primal Diet (CON 3, WIS 1)

Recipe for a perfect potion:

  • No grains, legumes, or added sugar
  • No more than 3 servings of dairy a week
  • No more than 2 compliant alcoholic beverages per week
  • No more than 1 starchy vegetable per day

This is a Pass/Fail only class!
 
 
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Flying:  Bike 100 miles (STA 3, DEX 1)
 
Proper flying technique can only be achieved through practice!  Throughout the term, students will log 100 miles on thier broom bicycle.
 
Outstanding: 100 miles!
Exceeds Expectations:  75+ miles
Acceptable: 60+ miles
Dreadful: 40+ miles
Troll: Less than 40 miles
 
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Transfiguration:  Follow the Stronglifts 5x5 Program (STR 3, STA 1)
 
The art of turning something into something else – in this case, fat into muscle!  Follow the Stronglifts 5x5 regimen to increase muscle and burn fat.  This class should be attended 3 times a week.
 
Outstanding: 18 sessions
Exceeds Expectations:  15 sessions
Acceptable: 12 sessions
Dreadful: 6 sessions
Troll: Less than 6 sessions

 

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Charms: Downsize 25% of clothing (CHA 2)

 

This class will be focused on Banishing and Mending charms: over the course of the term, students should successfully banish 25% of their wardrobe and practice mending charms when needed.  For a passing OWL, every item of clothing must be evaluated, 25% of clothing will be donated, and no items requiring mending will remain.  A revision schedule of clothing areas to work on has been provided below the cut:

 

  • Dresser
  • Master Closet (upper)
  • Master Closet (lower)
  • Guest Room Closet
  • Guest Room Bins

 

Outstanding: All 5 areas cleared

Exceeds Expectations:  4 areas cleared
Acceptable: 3 areas cleared
Dreadful: 2 areas cleared
Troll: 0 - 1 areas cleared

 

Charms Extra Credit:  Put together one Disney/Hogwarts Bounding outfit per week - take a photo and share with the class!  (CHA 1)
 

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Level 10 Ravenclaw Adventurer

STR 19.25 | DEX 12 | STA 22.75 | CON 38 | WIS 21 | CHA 14.75
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." --Michael Pollan
PREVIOUS CHALLENGES: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 CURRENT: 12

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Hogwarts themed challenge, huh? Have you been sorted into a House yet? I usually end up Gryffindor or Slytherin on Sorting Hat quizzes, at a fairly even 50/50 split. They happen to be my favorite Houses as well, because I have a lot of determination, and there's a little bit of both pride and ambition that drives me.

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Level 7 Ranger

 

STR 19 | STA 16 | DEX 17 | CON 10 | WIS 8 | CHA 8

 

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These are great goals! You have the perfect balance of goal types here. I have no doubt you'll be able to meet your goal at the rate you're going! 

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My epic quest | MEATBALL WARS

You don't get better at anything unless you start doing it.

Being alive is heckn swell. 

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Hogwarts themed challenge, huh? Have you been sorted into a House yet? I usually end up Gryffindor or Slytherin on Sorting Hat quizzes, at a fairly even 50/50 split. They happen to be my favorite Houses as well, because I have a lot of determination, and there's a little bit of both pride and ambition that drives me.

Really it's surprising to me that this is only my first Hogwarts themed challenge, considering my main quest! ;) And yes, I am Ravenclaw all the way!

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Level 10 Ravenclaw Adventurer

STR 19.25 | DEX 12 | STA 22.75 | CON 38 | WIS 21 | CHA 14.75
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." --Michael Pollan
PREVIOUS CHALLENGES: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 CURRENT: 12

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These are great goals! You have the perfect balance of goal types here. I have no doubt you'll be able to meet your goal at the rate you're going!

Thanks! I'll still be tweaking them for the next week - I really want to do that Stronglifts program, but need to get my husband on board since I'd have to sign up for some kind of gym membership. And I need to figure out a life goal still...

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Level 10 Ravenclaw Adventurer

STR 19.25 | DEX 12 | STA 22.75 | CON 38 | WIS 21 | CHA 14.75
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." --Michael Pollan
PREVIOUS CHALLENGES: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 CURRENT: 12

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Fantastic challenge!

Very strict though, best of luck, I know you can do it!

STR 8 | DEX 4 | STA 7 | CON 6 |  WIS 9.75 | CHA 10.5
Current challenge | Accountable to chronologically blessed

Progress bars below!

Feb 2016
Quest 1 - Misfit to 800 4 days out of 7

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0%
Quest 2 - Mindfulness daily

0%
0%

Quest 3 - Veg with every meal, 2 pints of water a day

0%
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Life Goal - Self Care
0%
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I feel like this should be most people's main quest...

 

Agreed - they could even skip the weight loss and just focus on being a wizard.  Because who wouldn't want to be a wizard??

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Level 10 Ravenclaw Adventurer

STR 19.25 | DEX 12 | STA 22.75 | CON 38 | WIS 21 | CHA 14.75
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." --Michael Pollan
PREVIOUS CHALLENGES: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 CURRENT: 12

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Fantastic challenge!

Very strict though, best of luck, I know you can do it!

 

Thanks!  Glad to have you back in my corner!

 

Love the theme!!! And of course, Snape's class is pass/fail ;)

 

Ha!  I know, right?  What a hard ass.

 

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Level 10 Ravenclaw Adventurer

STR 19.25 | DEX 12 | STA 22.75 | CON 38 | WIS 21 | CHA 14.75
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." --Michael Pollan
PREVIOUS CHALLENGES: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 CURRENT: 12

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Yessss Harry Potter for the win. I love your goals!

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Je suis partie pour reconstruire ma vie

C'est dit, c'est ainsi

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Someday my challenge will include reading these books...

 

I am so stealing that spreadsheet template ;) and sticking around for the other awesome stuff...

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Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 63

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Someday my challenge will include reading these books...

 

I am so stealing that spreadsheet template ;) and sticking around for the other awesome stuff...

 

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They're a pretty quick read, but even at a book a week that would likely span multiple challenges.... but you should definitely do it!

 

And I totally stole the pretty spreadsheet from Scotty, but here, have a copy so you don't have to start from scratch!

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Level 10 Ravenclaw Adventurer

STR 19.25 | DEX 12 | STA 22.75 | CON 38 | WIS 21 | CHA 14.75
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." --Michael Pollan
PREVIOUS CHALLENGES: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 CURRENT: 12

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They're a pretty quick read, but even at a book a week that would likely span multiple challenges.... but you should definitely do it!

And I totally stole the pretty spreadsheet from Scotty, but here, have a copy so you don't have to start from scratch!

They're on my list....I read extremely fast, like, finished "gone with the wind" in 2 days back in 9th grade kinda fast ;)

Sent from the handheld device that holds all of my friends :)

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: CUTE Moves

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Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 63

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|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Oof, thanks for reminding me I wanted to reread HP you two. Now that I have zero time to do it.

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Je suis partie pour reconstruire ma vie

C'est dit, c'est ainsi

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Everyone is creating such pretty drool worthy spreadsheets!

 

I was singing this when I saw your challenge:

 

"I gotta get back to HogwartsI I gotta get back to school! Gotta get myself to Hogwarts, where everybody knows I'm cool"

 

Much cool AThousandWords.

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Quest for Adventure

 

Took the road less traveled. Now lost.

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Everyone is creating such pretty drool worthy spreadsheets!

 

I was singing this when I saw your challenge:

 

"I gotta get back to HogwartsI I gotta get back to school! Gotta get myself to Hogwarts, where everybody knows I'm cool"

 

Much cool AThousandWords.

Yesss. I know what I'm watching tonight...

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Level 69 Battle Kitten

Battle Log | Current Challenge

MyFitnessPal | Fitbit | Duolingo

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Je suis partie pour reconstruire ma vie

C'est dit, c'est ainsi

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Yesss. I know what I'm watching tonight...

My wife is watching football...can I come visit you?

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: CUTE Moves

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Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 63

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|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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My wife is watching football...can I come visit you?

Only if you bring food.

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Level 69 Battle Kitten

Battle Log | Current Challenge

MyFitnessPal | Fitbit | Duolingo

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Je suis partie pour reconstruire ma vie

C'est dit, c'est ainsi

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Only if you bring food.

Food is do-able

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RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: CUTE Moves

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Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 63

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|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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