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In Which Sarah Barr Gets Ready for her First Samhuinn


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AH! AH!

I found the perfect evil forfeit. 

 

So there's a Samhuinn busk on the 22nd, the last day of the challenge, which (I think) involves a mini performance in a public square to drum up audience members on the actual night, and my forfeit for the Idiot Jar will be having to do that in a crop top. In October. In front of people. 

 

I'm giving myself a bit of a break though - I will have to pay £1 into the Idiot jar every day I don't meet my calorie target, but that's the only goal that counts for the jar. My money's tight, my schedule's tight, and I need to be able to cut myself a bit of slack. The calories are about the most important thing for my health as it is just now, so that's what'll matter regarding the Forfeit of Doom. 

 

ETA: Failure point for jar is £5 as before. So I'm safe if I have no more than £4 in the jar by the 22nd October.

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

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Update for Wednesday:

(Theeeere we go, that feels more like it)

- Calories: 1607 = No Idiot Jar Money

- Freggies: 3 (not my best attempt, have remedied that by remembering to bring fruit with me today)

- Water: 2 litres

- Gym: none (allergy issue)

- Caffeine: 1 can coke, at 6pm (so I half-failed that one.)

- Sleep: Up at 6am, bed at 10pm. 

 

Could've been better, but I'm happy I'm back in the swing of things. 

 

Rest day today, not that I particularly need it after all that gym work I didn't do. On Monday night I took care of the black mould that started threatening my windowsill, and I have suspicions that that's the thing I'm allergic to. I think the remaining spores thrown up in the air must've settled if that's the case, because I wasn't sneezing this morning. 

 

Marine Thing:

Scientific American article on how an analysis of shark tooth weapons from the Republic of Kiribati revealed the species of sharks that used to live there when the weapons were made.

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


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On ‎22‎/‎09‎/‎2016 at 10:49 AM, deftona said:

 

In true British fashion, we steal whatever measurements we fancy and use those. In the medical industry, we use metric measurements these days. So kilograms for weight and mililitres for liquid. Our alcoholic drinks are measured in imperial measurements, so we drink pints of beer. Our roads are in miles per hour but our petrol is sold in litres. Our pre-packaged meat is sold in grams but our loose fruit and veg is usually in pounds. Our milk is sold in pints but other bottled drinks are sold in litres. Human height is still in feet and inches but our horses are still measured in hands :D

 

 

 

Baha! But wine and spirits are sold in metric... because that totally makes sense.

 

Beer - Pints (568ml), bottles and cans (330/500ml)

Wine - 125ml, 175ml or 250ml (or bottles/carafes)

Spirits - 25ml or 35ml

 

There isn't really much rhyme or reason. Loose veg is in kg up here, though!

 

 

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I'm glad you are back on track now!  Down with the crop top! 

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero | Affiliation: Doodlie and Pancake for Life

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I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

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2 hours ago, DrFeelgood said:

 

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I didn't say up with crop top.  

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero | Affiliation: Doodlie and Pancake for Life

Respawn Challenge Arcs: 2021 | 2022

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Original Spawn Challenges 2014 - 2020: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

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Starting weight = 290.4 (2014); Current weight = 241.2; Total pounds lost: 49.2

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Update for Thursday:

- Calories: 1633 = No Idiot Jar money

- Freggies: 5

- Caffeine: 1 cup of tea and no more

- Rested as planned

- Slept and rose as planned

- 2 litres water

 

Best wishes, 
Sarah Barr

 

Wait

No

What?

 

I'm a bit out of it today, apparently. I'm off camping tomorrow, it's raining, and I can't fit into any of the waterproof trousers in the shop. I'll be having a very soggy weekend, I think. There was a stand giving away free tacos, so I am grateful I was in a bit of a funk over the trousers, since it meant I did not get a calorie-limit-busting taco from a food truck less than 24 hours before I go to a campsite with no bathroom.

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

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31 minutes ago, Sarah Barr said:

I did not get a calorie-limit-busting taco from a food truck less than 24 hours before I go to a campsite with no bathroom.

 

A very good call.  

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero | Affiliation: Doodlie and Pancake for Life

Respawn Challenge Arcs: 2021 | 2022

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Original Spawn Challenges 2014 - 2020: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Starting weight = 290.4 (2014); Current weight = 241.2; Total pounds lost: 49.2

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Still alive!

 

 

Camping was successful, although my stove didn't work. Thus, underate, thus, got to compensate with pizza to meet calorie limit when I got home. 

Yesterday was a pass, went to fire spinning instead of gym and I can really feel it in my arms this morning. Hopefully I'll be able to make it to fire spinning regularly, it was really fun and I only have a few bruises. I don't have a fire staff, so I was practising with my bo staff.

(Protip: Dinnae wallop yersel' on the back of the heid wi' a big stick. After a few blows I learned to keep my head ducked when I do spins behind my back.)

 

Feel like a bit of a zombie today, my scheduled post-camping recovery day was replaced with "getting up at six and cleaning everything" because I didn't have time to do any housework before camping. 

 

Tonight I can rest. Well, I can't, I have costuming to do. November. In November I can rest. 

 

*wailing noises*

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

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36 minutes ago, Sarah Barr said:

Still alive!

Yay!

 

36 minutes ago, Sarah Barr said:

got to compensate with pizza to meet calorie limit when I got home

I agree. Pizza always helps. And if not: there is chocolate

 

37 minutes ago, Sarah Barr said:

In November I can rest. 

Just one month to go. You can do it! ((hugs))

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1 hour ago, Terah said:

 

Just one month to go. You can do it! ((hugs))

Thank you, Terah! <3

 

I miss you lovely people. Hope you're all having a great October, sorry I've not got time to check your threads properly!

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


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Welcome back.  Bonus pizza is a wonderful thing!

 

3 hours ago, Sarah Barr said:

Feel like a bit of a zombie today, my scheduled post-camping recovery day was replaced with "getting up at six and cleaning everything" because I didn't have time to do any housework before camping. 

 

Yeah, I totally would have just skipped this bit and taken the recovery day.  

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero | Affiliation: Doodlie and Pancake for Life

Respawn Challenge Arcs: 2021 | 2022

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Original Spawn Challenges 2014 - 2020: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Starting weight = 290.4 (2014); Current weight = 241.2; Total pounds lost: 49.2

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5 hours ago, Sarah Barr said:

(Protip: Dinnae wallop yersel' on the back of the heid wi' a big stick. After a few blows I learned to keep my head ducked when I do spins behind my back.)

This goes double if said stick is also on fire

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Continuing to remain alive!

 

My tracking has evaporated but I'm eating essentially the same things as usual so in theory I'm not over the limit. Everything else roughly on track, except some fruit flies decided to set up a joyous little utopian city in my food cupboard behind my back, so I had to chuck out not only all my fruit but basically everything that wasn't sealed. 

 

Costume coming along okay - my helmet no longer fits, the paper mache shrank when I coated it in sealant, so I have to use my back up helmet, which changes my character a bit. No further details may be provided - not that much longer till the event though, and then I will of course bombard you all with photos. 

 

I looked at the back of my legs, and I in fact have so many fire spinning bruises I'm like a big pink dalmatian. Ha ha ha. 

 

Speaking of dogs, I realised that filling my instagram feed with dozens of accounts from energy-filled, peppy fitness fanatics was not in fact that fun an idea, because instead of getting inspired I just feel glum. So I unfollowed every fitness-related account I don't know from here (except The Rock. And The Mountain. And some wonderful Olympians.) and replaced them with extremely fluffy dogs. I am now no longer staring at a tsunami of immaculate waists and perfect hair and supplement ads, and have an avalanche of malamutes instead, with the occasional splash of barbell-related awesome from people I am excited to cheer on.

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


 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 (Current)

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7 hours ago, Sarah Barr said:

Speaking of dogs, I realised that filling my instagram feed with dozens of accounts from energy-filled, peppy fitness fanatics was not in fact that fun an idea, because instead of getting inspired I just feel glum. So I unfollowed every fitness-related account I don't know from here (except The Rock. And The Mountain. And some wonderful Olympians.) and replaced them with extremely fluffy dogs. I am now no longer staring at a tsunami of immaculate waists and perfect hair and supplement ads, and have an avalanche of malamutes instead, with the occasional splash of barbell-related awesome from people I am excited to cheer on.

 

Good call on this, especially keeping The Rock (I love that guy...) Jillian Michaels is a good person to follow because she has a sense of humour and isn't self righteous and crossfit athletes tend to be good too. And of course, Deliciously Stella 

 

 

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Update!

 

Nerd-up in Edinburgh this weekend was great! Managed to hit 70kg on my deadlift at the lifting session, with many thanks to the wonderful trainer who was with us. I tried 80kg and it came off the floor easy enough but my back then made that "ping!" sound it does before I wrench it so I put it down and called it quits for the day. I'm sure I'm not keeping my abs braced enough - I've got DOMS in my quads and hams, but very little in my back, so I'm sure the problem is to do with not engaging my core. Something to work on when an injury wouldn't be a complete disaster.

 

I'm no longer lifting anyone in the performance, though, which means I don't actually have to work on my strength, and considering I've been getting up at 7am every morning and crafting before work, I'm kind of grateful. 21 days to go. So much paper mache.

 

Rest of nerd-up was great, we went on a walking tour with interesting historical stories told by SpecialSundae, and the food was all amazing (I had a veggie haggis burrito as big as my forearm yesterday, I think I'm still full). Was great to meet new people and catch up with people I only ever see at nerd-ups! Have to put £1 in the Idiot Jar for burrito-ganza, though.

 

Shattered now - I have fire spinning practice tonight, which will be fun, but I'm going to an art gallery opening beforehand in a bid to make sure I don't sit down and get comfy at home before spinning, or I'd just not bother going. 

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


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3 hours ago, GingaNinja said:

I didn't get a chance to say before you left and also because I was dealing with having a wet face but I was watching you lift,  you looked super beautiful and focussed.

:3 Thank you! I was really impressed with your lifting! 

 

11 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

Tell me more about veggie haggis burrito. I can't guess what might be in it.

Will there be fire spinning pictures?

Well, it was, er, vegetarian haggis (oats, beans, spices, mushrooms, carrots, lentils, etc. all blended together) with the freshest guac I've ever had and the usual yet delicious salsa/sour cream/cheese/rice. 

 

I can do one better than pictures! Here's the Monday club in August 2015. Maybe one day I will be able to get a video of me spinning fire. 

 

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


 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 (Current)

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Update:

 

- Costume on track

- I have been getting enough sleep to survive

- Caffeine volume is all over the place, to be honest, but I've managed to avoid it in the evenings as planned

- Still not on fire

- Sometimes I even eat a vegetable

 

I have forgotten to track my calories. I decided to face the music and weigh myself today, and somehow I'm down to 99.4kg. It's not the progress I was intending, but considering I haven't even opened MFP in a couple of weeks, that's pretty okay.

 

Of course, this means that while I haven't gone bananas, I have obviously not stuck to 1600kcal/day. 

 

FORFEIT!

 

I will have to wear a crop top for street theatre. Or, well, a t-shirt with the bottom cut off, since I have no crop tops.

 

What's the saving throw?! What's my Constitution mod?!?!

 

Oh wait, I actually have a CON stat! 

 

For D&D 5th ed, your ability mod is the ability minus 10 divided by two, so that's 38-10 = 28, /2 = 14

 

Roll D20!

...

NO WAY

...

WAAAAY

 

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CRITICAL THROW! YEEEE-

 

No, that's cheating, isn't it? 

 

I'll get the scissors.

 

 

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


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Update:

 

- Festival festival festival

- Festival festival

- I made my busk outfit, it will be freezing

- Festival

- No further comments, Your Honour.

 

I'm calling it for this challenge - time of death, 11:21.

Although I'm still not on fire. 

 

See you in November when I'm a coherent human again! With photos!

<3

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


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