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Awesome weekend. What Star Wars characters, and who was wearing which house scarf?

Luke- Gryffindor, R2- Hufflepuff, Vader- Slytherin, Yoda- Ravenclaw

 

And it really was! 

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Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

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“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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I've picked up irregular migraine headaches recently.

 

So even though I don't have reason to believe it's causing me problems (and plenty of reason to believe that they're not the migraine cause), I'm going to go ahead and work on at least mostly quitting artificial sweeteners. Specifically, Splenda.

 

BF and I always have a playful argument about the fact that I put far too many Splendas into coffee drinks such as mochas. He refers to this as 'ruining' them xD His main comment is that they're super artificial tasting. Which, to be fair, he's a 'sweeten things with honey' guy so even sugar sometimes tastes artificial to him. But I've heard that they can both trigger migraines and cause stomach problems. Also issues with losing weight while ingesting them. So just an experiment. to see how it goes.

 

So I will cut down on it to cut it out completely using the following schedules-

Coffee

Original- 3 Splendas, lots of creamer (not low fat so it doesn't have such funky sweeteners)

Week 1- 2 Splendas, creamer

Week 2- 1 Splenda, creamer

Week 3- no Splenda, just creamer**

**I'll decide if I want to keep flavored creamer in my coffee later. Probably yes for now, especially since my coffee drinking is fairly rare

 

Tea

Original- 2 Splendas & some milk

Week 1- 1 Splenda & some milk

Week 2- 1 tbsp honey & some milk

Hopefully this will adjust my taste buds enough that I can start drinking flavored teas with little-no splenda/honey/sugar. I will also try sugar in some teas depending on how they taste with honey or other things. 

 

Coffee Drinks

These are super rare anyway so I'm just gonna straight quit adding sugar. If I'm going there, it's a treat anyway, no need to get a 'skinny vanilla latte' and treat it like regular coffee. It's a treat so I'll treat it as such. 

 

So yeah. That's my game plan. Whoo go me?

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Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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Ooh, it sounds like you had an amazing birthday weekend! Yay!! 

 

Sugar is an absolute demon, and it's great that you're taking steps to cut down on it - even the artificial sugars. And it's good that you're taking it slow. If needed, don't be afraid to take it even slower if you need longer than a week. :panda:

I've never personally had any Splenda problems that I know of, but for all I know I could quit it and start losing inches. I don't really consume it in much else that I'm aware of (I do check my labels fairly well) so I can't see how it would, but you never know. 

 

Plus, not having to hear the 'ruined' mocha comments would be quite nice xD

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Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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Food Log

Cheese stick, bread with honey butter, orange, roast beef sandwich, applesauce, cheese stick, kind bar, buttered bread, a bit of popcorn, pastries of which I shall not number here

 

So basically I was on the go from 11am-8pm and I hadn't planned out dinner very well. I didn't have enough food to make it through the event. I had hoped it would be cupcakes/cookies balanced with like- fruit and/or popcorn or something I could snack lightly on to make it until I got home. But instead during the time I was starving it was cupcakes and cookies and I literally lost count because I was grazing during the event. Oops. But one bad meal does not a bad life make. 

 

I didn't work out this evening, but I was so tired and blah that I felt the night was a bust. However, I'm in the process of doing some homework. Then Bible reading and bed for the night! Hopefully soon

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Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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Not planning food properly has bitten me too often.  I can sympathize.  But you are absolutely right -- one bad meal won't totally derail your progress.

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So today on my way to class my chest got tight... It used to just be running so I quit running. Now that it's started while I walk, I'm calling the doctor.

I'm a smidge nervous. Hopefully it's just allergies, but asthma does run in my family.

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Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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I've picked up irregular migraine headaches recently.

 

So even though I don't have reason to believe it's causing me problems (and plenty of reason to believe that they're not the migraine cause), I'm going to go ahead and work on at least mostly quitting artificial sweeteners. Specifically, Splenda.

 

BF and I always have a playful argument about the fact that I put far too many Splendas into coffee drinks such as mochas. He refers to this as 'ruining' them xD His main comment is that they're super artificial tasting. Which, to be fair, he's a 'sweeten things with honey' guy so even sugar sometimes tastes artificial to him. But I've heard that they can both trigger migraines and cause stomach problems. Also issues with losing weight while ingesting them. So just an experiment. to see how it goes.

 

Real or artificial, I find that any sweetener has the same effect on me. And yes, Splenda happens to sweeten much more than honey does, so I can understand where the BF is coming from. Weening yourself off them should make you more receptive to a less-sweetened flavor. Sounds like a solid plan.

 

So today on my way to class my chest got tight... It used to just be running so I quit running. Now that it's started while I walk, I'm calling the doctor.

I'm a smidge nervous. Hopefully it's just allergies, but asthma does run in my family.

Sent from my phone so please excuse the autocorrect errors

 

Hope it's nothing too serious!

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Real or artificial, I find that any sweetener has the same effect on me. And yes, Splenda happens to sweeten much more than honey does, so I can understand where the BF is coming from. Weening yourself off them should make you more receptive to a less-sweetened flavor. Sounds like a solid plan.

Hope it's nothing too serious!

Starting cutting it wasn't terrible since when I first started drinking tea it was two sugars which is the equivalent of a splenda.

And me too, I've got an appt for tomorrow so I'll know then what the verdict is

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Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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Allergies and asthma affect each other very closely, it's entirely possible allergies exacerbated the asthma.

That's true, I just don't have a personal asthma history. Allergies though? Yes. So many.

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Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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This is me saying that I'm NOT logging today's food b/c of problems. I've done fairly well all month and I'm actually a bit bummed to mess up two dinners in a row. I didn't even have a good reason to overeat aside from 'it just sort of happened.' Learning control is SUPER IMPORTANT. 

 

But that's okay. I'll do yoga tonight after class and get my work done. I'll be ready for life tomorrow hopefully.

 

Tomorrow is going to be interesting in regards to classes and events and a mess of things that need doing. But I'll manage it somehow. I always do

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Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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Aria's message reader chimed.

 

Aria,

 

I'm so proud of your progress this week! You're doing so well, including on your extra challenges. Get ready for another one too. I've enclosed a few extra files that I'd like you to peruse this week if possible in regards to your lightsaber building. 

 

Have a lovely week,

Your Master

 

This week's mini challenge is to start learning another programming language. Right on, PHP here I come.

Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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Aria's message reader chimed.

 

Aria,

 

I'm so proud of your progress this week! You're doing so well, including on your extra challenges. Get ready for another one too. I've enclosed a few extra files that I'd like you to peruse this week if possible in regards to your lightsaber building. 

 

Have a lovely week,

Your Master

 

This week's mini challenge is to start learning another programming language. Right on, PHP here I come.

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Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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Update on doctor visit- I ended up with allergy induced asthma. So theyre sending me to an allergist and gave me two inhalers. Lovely

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Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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Update on doctor visit- I ended up with allergy induced asthma. So theyre sending me to an allergist and gave me two inhalers. Lovely

Sent from my phone so please excuse the autocorrect errors

Use the inhalers, they work really well.

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Use the inhalers, they work really well.

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Dude you just made all the anxiety go away. My mom said I'm Eddie Kaspbrack from IT haha

 

 

Food Log

 

Hummus/pita, orange, buttered cinnamon bread, pasta chicken veggie thing for lunch and dinner, buttered bread, 3 lindt chocolates, 1 pc of cake, chocolate croissant, special valentines day hot chocolate, chips

 

This day kinda went to pot near the end. Thanks post doctor's appt anxiety and incoming shark week.

 

On the up side, tomorrow will be better and I CAN RUN TOMORROW!! Yay drugs.

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Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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Oh look, double post

 

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Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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I'm not responsible if you and a group of friends end up saving your hometown with a recently found pirate ship full of treasure.

#goals

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Grey Jedi Ranger

Current Challenge: Jedi Becomes a Hero Vol. 2 - Jedi Gets Some Tutoring

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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#50#51#52#53

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