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I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire

 

The Wasteland is a harsh place to travel through. Even the water can kill you if you don't watch your Rads. I just have to watch my step for traps and mines, carry a lot of stimpacks, be quick with my guns, and take care of my companion. I'm not on this journey alone.

 

My biggest enemies are going to be Raiders (depression), Bloodbugs (time wasting), Ghouls (hormonal emotions), Super Mutants (eating disorder), and Deathclaws (suicidal thoughts).

 

I don't want to put any workout goals on this challenge because I'm still pregnant, and expecting the baby any day now. So this challenge will be mainly battling my mental issues, creating good habits that fit my New Year's goals, and doing everything I can to get better.

 

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Goal #1: Read and study the "Wasteland Survival Guide" (the Bible) everyday.  (Wis. + 2)

A+. Read everyday with my companion

B. Only read every other day

C. Read fewer than 3 days in one week

 

Goal #2: Drink purified water throughout the day. This will keep dehydration at from getting to me, which will keep me from drinking dirty water, or Nuka Cola.

 (Con. +2)

A+. Drink 6-7 glasses a day

B. Drink 4 glasses a day

C. Drink less than 4 glasses 

 

Goal #3: Keep a illustrated as well as written account of what is going on in my head. This is part of my therapy to keep sane in this crazy world.

 (Cha. +3)

A+. Spend 30 minutes everyday drawing and writing

B. Spend less than 20 minutes drawing and writing

C. Skip one day in the whole week

 

(Optional) Goal #4: Keep physically active to gain an advantage against the Wasteland's horrors. If I am out of shape, I can't help out my companion much less myself.

 (Str. +2, Dex. +1, Sta. +2)

A+. Walk and/or strength train everyday

B. Workout 3 days in one week

C. No workout all week

 

Life Goal is to get through my labor without getting a epidural, and to not stress myself out with my mother in law coming by to visit.

 

My Mission, to lose 50 pounds in a year.

 

Hoping I will be able to update my challenge everyday. After all, the inhabitants of the Wasteland love to hear good news on the radio.

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Writing this from my phone because I am on my way to see my midwife.

So today didn't go that well. I ended up on the darker side of things this morning thanks to nightmares I had throughout the night. They wore me down mentally and that made way for a very realistic dream where I saw my husband cheating on me with my sister. It was so real that even when I woke up I thought it actually happened.

So with my guard down I was assaulted by Raiders, and Deathclaws. I stayed in bed for hours thinking how I deserved being left like that, and I should just end it.

But I out ran them all because I bumped into some Bloodbugs (YouTube) who preoccupied them. Took a lot of effort but I ended up getting up and after shooting a hoard of ghouls I sat down to finally eat and drink some water.

Not out of frying pan yet. Raiders are still around and they aren't letting up, and I know that if I let them pin me down I'll run into Deathclaws.

My companion is on his way to give me back up, until then I just have to survive it out. Thankfully I have some stimpaks and ammo left. It should be enough till help arrives.

I will post more tonight, the day isn't over and I have yet to make it to a town where I can and heal.

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Following for support!

 

I had two kids with no epidural - with no pain meds at all actually (/rawr!). I don't recommend trying that (I waited as long as possible to go to the hospital). It's possible, but every one is so different, don't be bummed if it doesn't work out that way.

 

Any day now is exciting! I'll be thinking about you.

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I found you! Yay!

Don't you just love the end of pregnancy active dreams??? O.o

I love your goals, mine are quite similar...

You've got this!

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Following for support!

 

I had two kids with no epidural - with no pain meds at all actually (/rawr!). I don't recommend trying that (I waited as long as possible to go to the hospital). It's possible, but every one is so different, don't be bummed if it doesn't work out that way.

 

Any day now is exciting! I'll be thinking about you.

 

I know I can take it, I have a high pain tolerance ;)

 

I found you! Yay!

Don't you just love the end of pregnancy active dreams??? O.o

I love your goals, mine are quite similar...

You've got this!

 

So dreams like that are normal during the end of pregnancy?

 

Sub'd to your challenge BTW!!

 

So at the end of the day I am a whole lot better mentally. My companion aka husband came to my rescue, like the knight in shining armor he is  :wub:  and now I am just drained of energy. But not depressed so hooray!

 

Drank my goal amount of water, did not read, write, or draw unfortunately :( But tomorrow is a new day :D

 

Midwife said I'm doing good, and the baby is nice and healthy. Just have to go back for them to monitor the baby when he/she (we want to be surprised) moves, and a ultrasound later. 

 

My job is to actually move. Walking as well as working out is supposed to help me dilate more and help my body for labor. So midwife's orders, that goal isn't so optional anymore lol.

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I've heard from lots of moms that the dreams get straight up weird. Our brains go crazy I suppose lol

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Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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I've heard from lots of moms that the dreams get straight up weird. Our brains go crazy I suppose lol

 

Well that would explain a lot. I found out that only by snuggling up with my hubby keeps the dreams away :) Which I don't mind, the only reason I haven't lately is because of the baby. But we found a way to make it work.

 

So yesterday was pretty good. The only thing I didn't accomplish was reading my survival guide, and keep an account of how things were going in my head. 

 

My mother in law is arriving today which has me nervous. I'm in that nesting faze where I don't want anyone over, and I need the house kept clean. 

 

I've been attacked by Bloodsuckers, and Raiders but I've defeated them without getting hit once :) My husband has been a real help. He will insist I lay down as he cleans, cooks, etc. so I can relax. I'm happier when he's home, but when he's at work and I'm alone it really hits me. Best I can do is keep busy.

 

I'm so happy to have a thoughtful husband <3. This part is TMI but I think I feel like ranting about it:

I was really upset this morning because I was reminded that the mother in law was coming over. She's staying with us for two weeks, and the baby will arrive sometime while she's here. My husband and I haven't had sex for almost four days, and I couldn't see us doing it while she's here. We don't do "quickies" and I am definitely not the silent type. My mother in law is also the type of person to make comments, and ask for details of how good of a lover her son is. Yeah, she's extremely open like that.

Also after the baby arrives, I wont be able to have sex for six weeks!!  :grief:  I was stressed about that but hubby told me he was planning on arriving home after work for us to fool around ;). Before he picks up his mother hehehe.

 

Also he apparently doesn't have an issue with his mom being able to hear us considering he had to hear his mom and step dad go at it while growing up.

Sorry for this rant if you found it to be TMI  :redface:

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LostOne, go you! Fight those baddies! I'll join in supporting you. Congratulations on making a baby and all that--it's a super epic quest.

 

Re: rant, I totally understand what you mean. My MIL was actually living with us for a few weeks this summer, and sex-as-covert-op was hard. But hey, it's your house and your life, so she'll just have to deal with it. Also, you can get away with *anything* by being pregnant. Seriously. If the pregnant lady wants loud sex, it's up to the rest of the world to cope. ;)

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My mother in law is also the type of person to make comments, and ask for details of how good of a lover her son is. Yeah, she's extremely open like that.

 

Whaaaaat?  That isn't just open, that's creepy. o_0

 

Are you giving her chores to do? I'd give her chores. ;)

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LostOne, go you! Fight those baddies! I'll join in supporting you. Congratulations on making a baby and all that--it's a super epic quest.

 

Re: rant, I totally understand what you mean. My MIL was actually living with us for a few weeks this summer, and sex-as-covert-op was hard. But hey, it's your house and your life, so she'll just have to deal with it. Also, you can get away with *anything* by being pregnant. Seriously. If the pregnant lady wants loud sex, it's up to the rest of the world to cope. ;)

 

True.....By the power of pregnancy!!! Now to find my husband because I need Snu-snu

 

Whaaaaat?  That isn't just open, that's creepy. o_0

 

Are you giving her chores to do? I'd give her chores. ;)

 

Lol unfortunately I did all the chores before she came over. See she gets on her son if the house isn't clean, if I am wearing clothes that aren't nice enough for her, etc. So I cleaned the entire apartment so she wouldn't get on him about the state it was in. It worked. She did forget that he actually helped and is taking care of me, so she was hugging me and praising my "struggle" being pregnant. I had to point out that hubby was making it so much easier on me. 

 

And yes it is creepy. She even goes to the bathroom and strips out her clothes with the doors wide open  :nonchalance:

 

So yesterday was pretty epic! :D

 

Drank water, walked, and cleaned all day. Did not write or read the Bible unfortunately.....That for some reason isn't sticking with me like I need it to.

 

Picked up the MIL and went out with some friends to Melt (if you don't know about the Melt Bar and Grill you are missing out ;) ) Usually I get a whole sandwich and can only finish half of it. However, since I spent all day cleaning I didn't really eat. I know when you're pregnant that's not a good thing, and hubby already got on me about that. So, at Melt I ate my entire sandwich, fries, had green tomato appetizers, and soup. After all that I was still hungry!

 

The best part of the night was meeting up with our friends, whom we hadn't really hung out with. You see, the husband created a retro game group hubby and I are part of, and I had briefly met the guy's wife but never really chatted with her. At dinner we found out we have a lot in common, especially in our love for vintage clothing and makeup. So AWESOME!!

 

Plan today is to get reading done, MIL wants to go shopping, get back in time for dinner to be prepped, and then cuddle up with the hubby tonight.

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Thinking about you as well! Come on Tinybaby!

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Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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Hey LostOne, I haven't caught up with you in ages. I saw your challenge here with the Rangers and had to pop in and say G'day. How has the first half of your challenge treated you?

Woden uses ravens, I use an iphone.

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"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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My baby girl


 

Yes I have been busy with the baby right now, But I'm finding my rhythm! 
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Hello gorgeous, and hello to bubs as well. [emoji6]

Now the real hard work begins.

Drop in whenever you can.

Woden uses ravens, I use an iphone.

Where to find me: Current Challenge : Battle Log Facebook : Instagram :

"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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Double post, bugger.

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Where to find me: Current Challenge : Battle Log Facebook : Instagram :

"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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Yay!!! Congrats mama!!!

My Blog | My Story

Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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Hope you are doing well new mum.

Woden uses ravens, I use an iphone.

Where to find me: Current Challenge : Battle Log Facebook : Instagram :

"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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