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It's time for my third challenge, everyone :) After powering through challenge no. 2, this time I will be joined by my boyfriend, who will go by Trevor Philips around here (his idea not mine ;) ). Apparently, he was so inspired by all my epicness that he decided he needed come up with some goals for himself (this is the only explanation, don't tell me otherwise). He's been on his quest to Onederland for a while and has found that a low-carbish diet is the best provision for the road, but has been kicked out of the promised land repeatedly due to the seductive powers of starchy foods, his PS4 and Netflix. We'll start our own little deftona-inspired PvP for this challenge.

 

The rules

Each of us sets out on 3 quests each week, one diet-related, one exercise-related and a life quest of our own choosing (I labeled them food, fitness and fun, because alliterations). Each quest will reward 67 points if completed to 100% by the end of the week or less according to percentage of completion. The winner will earn a 30 minutes back massage. The loser will have sole responsibility for all litter box related chores for the whole next week *gasp* (this includes, but is not limited to: emptying the litter box several times a day, bringing down the litter-locker trash when it's full, refilling the litter box with new litter, vacuuming as often as possible to keep the litter box's surroundings free of litter, cleaning up in case one of our cats decides that sticking their but out of the litter box opening is a much more empowering way of relieving themselves). I do not want to clean the litter box.

After each week, quests may be adjusted and the point counter is reset to 0.

 

So, after some contemplation with friends last night I have come up with an (almost finished) plan for the first round:

 

 

Briniel's quests

 

Food Quest: Keep doing what I've been doing, avoid white flour, avoid industrial sugar, drink at least 2l of water a day, don't drink my calories. Track what I'm eating with MyFitnessPal. There will be food porn.

 

In addition, there will be one of the following bonus food quests each week, to be determined with a roll of dice:

  • eat fish or seafood 3 times (Week 1)
  • try 10 different kinds of vegetables
  • eat 100g of protein each day
  • try 5 completely new dishes
  • stay under the caloriecount of MyFitnessPal

There's only five of these because I will have a pretty intense choir practice week October 12th through 18th, where I'll have choir rehearsals from pretty much 12 through 18 ;). There will be no additional quests for food or fitness that week.

 

I will allow myself 1 bonus meal and 2 bonus snacks (e.g. sweets, dessert or drinks) over the course of the week. This is less than last challenge but will allow more flexibility and will hopefully keep me from over indulging in bonus food (not that it was a big problem last time, but I think I might still like this version better)

 

Fitness Quest: Do some sort of exercise for 30+ minutes 4 times a week. This could be running, badminton, bww, swimming... anything really, as long as I do it for the sake of working out (driving my bike to meet friends doesn't count). Do 10+ minutes of yoga each day.

 

In addition, I will do a different bonus workout challenge each week:

  • move at least 1 hour every day (walking, running, workout, swimming, biking, yoga, whatever)
  • do 300 push-ups (on my knees) over the course of the week
  • learn 10 new yoga poses
  • do 100 burpees (with jumping, without push-ups) over the course of the week
  • work on my deep squat 3 hours in total do something good for my joints (mobility work, special yoga sequences and the like) (Week 1)

The bonus quests will be counted in percentage of completion to make them comparable over the different weeks.

 

Fun Quest: Again, I've come up with a few different options and will determine which of these to do by rolling a dice. Details on what each of these entails will be posted when they've been rolled.

 

  • Cats-Week
  • Cleanup-Week
  • Repair-and-Mend-Week
  • Do-It-Now-Week
  • Socialise-Week
  • Reading-Week

There's 10 points to be earned per quest, divided on several activities, graded by how complicated or daunting that task is.

 

Trevor's quests

 

Food Quest:

  • eat fruit or veggies 4 times a week
  • eat low-carb or semi low-carb every day
  • have breakfast 3 times the first week, 4 times the second week and so on
  • stay under 2000kcal every day

 

Points to be earned each week: 25

 

Fitness Quest:

 

Use the rowing machine 3 times a week. Do back health exercises 4 times a week.

 

Points to be earned each week: 7

 

Fun Quest:

  • He has several household chores he wants to do in varying intervals. Weekly ones include laundry and vacuuming. Not sure how we'll count this one.
  • He also wants to better his driving behaviour (including a maximum speed despite no speed limits on the german Autobahn, staying under 6l/100kmh of oil and not being an asshole on the road ;) ). There are 21 points to be earned each week but he'll count it as a win if he gets this 50% of the time, so let's say 10
  • Last but not least he wants to better his sleeping behavior, getting into bed before midnight and getting up 6:30. To not ruin his weekend, this also counts as a win if done 50% of the time which is 7 points.

 

 

 

Sexy Virgin Spreadsheet Time!

 

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See how neatly it all lines up? It's so pretty!

I'll figure out how to count the plus and life quests later. The grading will be as follows:

 

50%: D - 0,5/3 or 0,5/2 stat points

65%: C - 1/3 or 1/2 stat points

80%: B - 2/3 or 1,5/2 stat points

95%: A - all stat points listed

100%: A+ - all stat points listed and bragging rights

>100%; A++ - all stat points listed, bragging rights and a cherry on top

 

 

So... let the battle begin!! (and may the odds be ever in your favor)

 

 

Edit:

 

I just saw the Mini challenge of this week, so here are two truths and a lie for you. And +1 CHA for me ;)

 

1 - I used to play the trumpet and got 1st place at a country-wide competition called "Jugend musiziert" (youth makes music) with a solo piece I wrote.

2 - In primary school I started a riot among the girls of my class.

3- I have the worst memory for names. I once forgot a patient's name on the way from the reception to my office.

 

1 - I did win first place (in north-rhine-westfalia, not for the whole of germany) in Jugend musiziert, but it was with the tenor horn in a quartett and we did not play our own music. So this one's false.

2 - there were some girls that were bothering me and in recess I told my friends, asking them to help me talk to them about it. They misunderstood somehow. There were a lot of girls screaming and scratching each other that day and I had a lot of explaining to do afterwards ;)

3 - this is totally true and has happened several times.

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Ooooh, those are some nice charts. I vote rotating bonus quests!

 

Thanks! Yeah, I'm leaning towards that, too. So now I got to figure out 6+ things that are worth 2 WIS and 1 CHA ;)

 

Following! I love those spreadsheets. I feel so dirty now when I say "spreadsheets" But I dooooo love them. I think it's great that you and your boyfriend are gonna do this together! :D I can't wait to see how the adventure unfolds! 

 

Thank you! I love this one, it's so fresh and shiny. But I'm going to fill it up... with green epicness... now this sounds weird.

Yes, I'm so glad he's coming along for the ride!

 

Spreadsheets and food porn? Heck yeah, count me in.

 

Awesome!! :D

 

Habitica is doing weird things to my brain. I'm so used to NF and fb where there's always new comments and stuff when I come back after a while. So I'm sitting here, refreshing habitica periodically, waiting for something new to have happened...

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I love this challenge! (I also feel like I should tell your boyfriend there are better role models than Trevor Philips but I will let him do him ;) ) and I saw that there would be 'Sexy Virgins' but all I saw was a blank spreadsheet so I assume you're catering for the Scottys of this world and not the Deftonas :D 

 

Following along!

 

I will also add that I make my boyfriend empty the litter tray anyway citing toxoplasmosis and the idea that however small the possibility, I could be pregnant at literally any time. I recommend it

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I love this challenge! (I also feel like I should tell your boyfriend there are better role models than Trevor Philips but I will let him do him ;) ) and I saw that there would be 'Sexy Virgins' but all I saw was a blank spreadsheet so I assume you're catering for the Scottys of this world and not the Deftonas :D

 

Following along!

 

I will also add that I make my boyfriend empty the litter tray anyway citing toxoplasmosis and the idea that however small the possibility, I could be pregnant at literally any time. I recommend it

 

Welcome aboard! Sorry my sparkling new spreadsheet wasn't to your taste ;)

 

Did I miss how many cats you had, that warranted so much of this?

 

There's two of them. They are surprisingly fast and efficient at spreading the litter granules across the whole flat!!

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Ooooh I really like this setup. Did you steal "find what feels good" from a yoga site? I totally forgot where I've heard it.

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Ooooh I really like this setup. Did you steal "find what feels good" from a yoga site? I totally forgot where I've heard it.

 

Thank you! *cough* yoga with adriene *cough*

 

Oh sexy spreadsheets! I'm so following along. 

 

(What exactly do you plan to do to this virgin spreadsheet? Care to elaborate? :D:tongue:)

 

Who would have thought sexy spreadsheets attract so much attention!? I already told snarky I was going to fill it all up and I tried to come up with more puns, but I grossed myself out, so I'm just going to leave it at that :D

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Nice!

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Yes! That's the one! Lol I did like 5 of her videos forever ago and clearly that line stuck out.

 

*edited because what is English?

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I saw that there would be 'Sexy Virgins' but all I saw was a blank spreadsheet so I assume you're catering for the Scottys of this world and not the Deftonas :D

 

I resemble that remark!

 

 

however small the possibility,

 

Given the amount of wine consumed this week...

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What a great way to add competition to motivate yourself!

 

I also vote rotating quests. 

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Nice!

 

That is one sexy spreadsheet. I love the litter box pvp system. That would motivate the hell out of me.

 

What a great way to add competition to motivate yourself!

 

I also vote rotating quests. 

 

Thanks everyone! Rotating quests, it is. I will update once I have come up with definite options. I think I'll just roll the dice on them :)

 

I did something physically challenging again for the first time this week and went to play badminton with a friend. We sucked adequately.

I also tried out the henna cone I bought yesterday (for the new one's or those with bad memory: I went to a refugee welcome festivity thing two weeks ago and got my left hand henna'ed. I liked it so much I decided to get some henna of my own). I'm pretty pleased with it, although it turned out to be a bit runny (or maybe I should not paint on stretched skin, that's also possible) but I'm soooo glad one can fix mistakes if one's quick enough with the toothpick (to scoop up the paint before it leaves a stain). I'm really curious what it will look like once the paint is dry :)

 

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Also, I promised food porn, so here's the egg salad I had today (5 hard boiled eggs, equal party mayonnaise and yoghurt, one or more pickles, a quarter or half of an apple, depending on size. Mix mayonnaise and yoghurt thoroughly, dice everything else and throw it in, season with salt, pepper and curry). I don't think I need to post pictures of the nutella... ;)

 

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The tattoos look amazing!

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He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.

Adventures don't start until you get into the forest.

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He's been on his quest to Onederland for a while and has found that a low-carbish diet is the best provision for the road, but has been kicked out of the promised land repeatedly due to the seductive powers of starchy foods, his PS4 and Netflix. We'll start our own little deftona-inspired PvP for this challenge.

 

bikini-potato.jpg

 

Yup. Seductive potato.

 

Your spreadsheet is very drooly. I'll clean up after myself.

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My brain turned food porn into foot porn, because reading and looking at pictures seems to be too much for me. :D

 

I think you did awesome though! It looks really, really pretty. (Personally I like it more than the original one you got. :tongue:)

 

Apparently, we're on THAT side of NF again ;)

Thank you! Me too. It also took about ten times as long.

 

The tattoos look amazing!

 

Thank you! :D

 

Hooray, new challenge!

 

Hooray, indeed! I can't wait for monday, week 0 is destroying my good eating habits. I hopped on the scale out of boredem yesterday and I have gained two pounds / 1kg. Lesson learned: do not hop onto scales in between weighing days ;)

 

bikini-potato.jpg

 

Yup. Seductive potato.

 

Your spreadsheet is very drooly. I'll clean up after myself.

 

Stop it, potatoes are already almost as drool-worthy as sexy spreadsheets, even without additional sexy lingerie. Which reminds me, I'll have potato casserole today for lunch. Mmmmmmh.

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Woo! I found you! Following along. :D

 

Woo! I didn't know I was lost. Or maybe I was, week 0 is doing weird things again. I want this challenge to start!!

In preparation for that, I updated the first post with more details on my side of the game. I now have different options to choose from each week (or let the dice choose for me) and I've decided on how to grade and track them. I may have gone a bit overboard with how much I want to do each time (100 burpees... I'm insane, right?) but it's not a challenge if it's not challenging me! (I think this might be my new motto, right next to "make it so")

 

I also took some pictures of my henna feet to show you the progress. Here's what it looks like after applying the paste, directly after removing it (I waited about 2 hours until the paste crumpled, you can dampen it with lemon juice I think to keep it moist and let it works it's magic longer, but I haven't looked into that in detail) and about two days later. The stains look orange at first and darken during the next 48 hours. You can see where the lines kinda ran into each other, I guess I moved around too much. Well, better luck next time :)

 

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