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Oh shit, the new challenge starts today! *Britt scrambles to get goals together*

 

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So, the last challenge started strong...and ended like a sad pile of mashed potatoes. Time to rededicate and get things going in the right direction!

 

Quest One: I will eat at NF Level 7 at least 18 out of 21 meals a week.

So yeah. The calorie counting thing was a pain in the butt, even when I stuck to the same basic foods every day, and sticking to the same foods every day made Britt a bored, bored, girl. We're gonna try something different. And hard, but (I think) doable. I'm picking level seven as a goal because in most ways it doesn't represent a stretch: I already eat a lot of veggies and protein, and bread is an unusual occurrence. Where this challenge WILL be a challenge is on the sugar. It crept back in last challenge in a big way, and it needs to get its happy little ass back out of my life. The way this challenge is structured gives me three meals a week to choose to be less than level 7. One of those shall be my Wednesday night knitting group, which will also be my one night of the week when I will drink alcohol. The rest of the time we're gonna be good!

 

Quest Two: I will bring lunch and healthy snacks to lab at least 4 out of 5 days a week.

I do a great job on breakfast, a decent job on lunch, and oftentimes a shitty job on dinner. Part of the dinner fail is not eating enough for lunch and returning home ready to gnaw my own arm off. This challenge I plan to bring my lunch to work EVERY day, and to bring a healthy, filling snack (yogurt, most likely), to eat in the afternoon to stave off the hangry. This should help me power through the evening in a good place.

 

Quest Three: I will go to the gym at least 5 days a week.

I want to get to the point where going to the gym just becomes automatic. I don't think about it, I don't juggle every day to find time, I just GO. The actual content is less important than the going, at least for this challenge.

 

Life Quest: I will permanently remove at least 14 possessions a week from my apartment.

I am a PhD student looking for finish up in December. I've lived in the same apartment for almost five years, and I've accumulated a ton of crap I don't need, or use, or even want anymore. Time to downsize, which in turn will make me calmer and happier and less stressed. The 14 items could be anything that doesn't usually get removed (i.e. I can't count taking out the recycling), but single objects count (i.e. one old textbook, not ALL the old textbooks).

 

Quest #1: Lucky Level Seven!

A: >=72 times  - [+4 CON]

B: >=66times   - [+3 CON]

C: >=60 times  - [+2 CON]

D: >=48 times  - [+1 CON]

F: < 48 times    - [+0 CON]

 

Quest #2: Be prepared!

A: >= 20 times  - [+4 WIS]

B: >= 18 times  - [+3 WIS]

C: >= 16 times  - [+2 WIS]

D: >= 14 times  - [+1 WIS]

F: < 14 times     - [+0 WIS]

 

Quest #3: Gym Bunny!

A: 20 times        - [+4 STR]

B: 17-19 times  - [+3 STR]

C: 14-16 times  - [+2 STR]

D: 10-13 times  - [+1 STR]

F: <10 times      - [+0 STR]

 

Life Quest: TIME FOR CULLING!

A: 56 items   - [+3 CHA]

B: 48 items   - [+2 CHA]

C: 42 items   - [+1 CHA]

D: 36 items   - [+0.5 CHA]

F: <36 items - [+0 CHA]

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great goals, good luck!

Level: 15 Race: Human Class: Adventurer (Sailor Senshi/Aes Sedai)

STR: 14    DEX: 12    STA: 16   CON: 28   WIS: 26    CHA: 15 

(unspent points: 6? challenges worth)

Weight Loss Progress (SW 12/5/15 272)

Mini-Goal: Get back down to my low 152.2 - SW 6/1/17 170.4 - CW 6/10/17: 166.6

regained the last few months - back on track losing in June

 

My Battle Log|My NF Character Sheet

 

Challenges:

1/16-2/16-3/16-4/16-5/16-6/16-7/16-8/16-9/16-11/16-12/16-1/17-2/17-

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Yeah, finish this one as a happy pile of mashed potatoes! Wait ... potatoes have a really hard time packing lunches and getting to the gym. Maybe be something sentient with limbs, instead.

Really nice challenge goals!

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Stealthstitcher

 

"You see, what you've got to consider is: are you going to be the hero of this 'ere adventure, or ain't you? You can't 'ave it both ways."

              - E. Nesbit, The Magic City

 

Challenges:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

 

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Whew! Been a crazy few days, but things are looking good!

 

First, I had my 5th year committee meeting yesterday, that I was terrified of. I really felt like I haven't accomplished much in the last year, and went into a panic beginning over the weekend trying to put together documents for my professors to review. Turns out I've actually gotten a lot of shit done! After a not great committee meeting last year, this one went swimmingly well. I was basically told that I have enough data to write my dissertation NOW. The last two projects that still need a fair bit of work just bump it from a good dissertation to a sexy one. :D Anyway, here's the wrap-up of the last few days, and hopefully now that the committee thing is done I can get back to consistent posting.

 

Quest One: I will eat at NF Level 7 at least 18 out of 21 meals a week.

       So far, I've only had one sub-7 meal: breakfast before my committee when I stress ate some scones my friend brought in and chugged more coffee than was strictly necessary. I'm planning on another tomorrow: We have a visiting speaker that I'm having lunch with. If I get lucky and it's Sticks (a Mediterranean kebab place in my town), then I have options. If not, its most likely sandwiches from Panera and I'll count it as my sub-7 meal. Otherwise, things I going great: My giant pots of chili and broccoli-vegetable soup (which looks like baby food but tastes fantastic), have been good bases for the week. The chili has been going into a huevos rancheros thing for breakfast and has been DELISH.

 

Anyway, so far, so good: YES.

 

Quest Two: I will bring lunch and healthy snacks to lab at least 4 out of 5 days a week.

      I've been ROCKING this so far: Broccoli soup or Thai curry, with a fruit (apples or mangoes), and chicken. Yum. And no vending machine or overpriced canteen stuff!

 

YES.

 

Quest Three: I will go to the gym at least 5 days a week.

      I didn't go the day of committee (I basically came home yesterday and passed out about 6 pm - too much not sleeping plus adrenaline/caffeine crash. Otherwise, doing well. Two days of cardio plus one of weights.

 

YES.

 

Life Quest: I will permanently remove at least 14 possessions a week from my apartment.

     I haven't touched this one, but I'm planning a big cleaning/purging binge on Saturday. Stay tuned.

 

PENDING.

 

 

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11 hours ago, BLSutherland said:

Turns out I've actually gotten a lot of shit done! After a not great committee meeting last year, this one went swimmingly well. I was basically told that I have enough data to write my dissertation NOW.

Congrats! What a nice result from a nerve-wracking meeting.

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Stealthstitcher

 

"You see, what you've got to consider is: are you going to be the hero of this 'ere adventure, or ain't you? You can't 'ave it both ways."

              - E. Nesbit, The Magic City

 

Challenges:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

 

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Not a bad end of the workweek, today. We decided to have a lab cleaning day and it was actually fun. We found a bunch of stuff that predates me (I'm a 5th year PhD student) and stuff we *think* dates back almost 20 years to when my PI started here. Ecology and Evolution is weird: Some of the stuff we do, like molecular biology stuff, 20 year old equipment is aaancient. But for the Ecology stuff, I'm pretty sure the same bundle of PVC pipes and t-posts have been used for field stuff for easily that long. It's fun to work with both fancy chemicals and dirt. :)

 

Anyway, we had a really great speaker who does similar work to what I do, and he and I had a nice conversation. On the goals front, I DID take my 2nd sub-7 meal at lunch (sandwiches, but didn't go crazy), but I brought snacks for the afternoon, so I'm still counting the "bringing food" as completed, because otherwise a planned event hurts me twice! I also got another weight day in at the gym. Still no purging. Tomorrow!

 

Quest One: I will eat at NF Level 7 at least 18 out of 21 meals a week.

NOT TODAY, but still good for the week.

 

Quest Two: I will bring lunch and healthy snacks to lab at least 4 out of 5 days a week.

YES.
 

 

Quest Three: I will go to the gym at least 5 days a week.

YES.

 

Life Quest: I will permanently remove at least 14 possessions a week from my apartment.

PENDING.

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP

I've had a not terribly productive weekend on the work front, but a pretty kick-ass weekend at home. Starting doing so serious cleaning and purging, and did a big mess of cooking/prepping for the week. Chili and groundnut stew for lunch and dinner, steamed broccoli for the next two days (and raw to make more later on), yogurt and broccoli and sweet potato frittatas for breakfast. Nearly everything is pre-packed, so I can grab and go in the morning. I made my five days to the gym this morning, but ended up off-schedule on workout days so today was cardio only. Ah well, next week is another week.

 

Quest One: I will eat at NF Level 7 at least 18 out of 21 meals a week.

MADE IT FOR THE WEEK.

 

Quest Two: I will bring lunch and healthy snacks to lab at least 4 out of 5 days a week.

MADE IT FOR THE WEEK.

 

Quest Three: I will go to the gym at least 5 days a week.

MADE IT FOR THE WEEK.

 

Life Quest: I will permanently remove at least 14 possessions a week from my apartment.

MADE IT FOR THE WEEK (one garbage bag full of things removed)

 

On to next week, friends!

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