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This is going to be my most ambitious challenge yet.  I am probably doomed to fail, but as long as we learn from our failures they aren't really failures are they?

 

First, I am rolling my exercise quests from last challenge into one:  Exercise 4x per week, ideally 3 lift, 1 sprint.  But because I am going into my busy season at work I might have to sacrifice my normal workout time and will be forced to improvise.  So any workout counts.

 

Second, stepping up my diet goal again,  2500 cal max, 180g protein min, every day, with the exception of June 2-5, my birthday weekend.  I am still going to try but I am not going to score it. 

 

Third, My Etsy shop, The Tower of Or and Sable has been stagnant for too long.  I am going to attempt to breath new life into it.  Mini goals in this quest include getting my books in order, promoting the shop on social media at least once a week (this doesn't count), reviewing/updating my existing listings, and creating 2 new listings or products. 

 

Fourth, I need to start getting my finances in order starting with a will and college funds for my kids. 

 

Side Quest:  Yep, still the Doll House.  This time I am going to include posting a picture in the quest.  Maybe then I will actually do it. 

 

 

 

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Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior)

STR - 24.6 | DEX - 4.1 | STA - 1.7 | CON - 15.4 | WIS - 3.2 | CHA - 4.1

 

Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way.

 

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Pictures make you accountable.

 

Re: 4th goal. I recommend talking to a financial advisor about the college funds. Are you actually planning a 529 plan or did you have other ideas in mind?

 

Following because I want to see this dollhouse finished!

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5 hours ago, Thalianost said:

This is going to be my most ambitious challenge yet.  I am probably doomed to fail, but as long as we learn from our failures they aren't really failures are they?

 

First, I am rolling my exercise quests from last challenge into one:  Exercise 4x per week, ideally 3 lift, 1 sprint.  But because I am going into my busy season at work I might have to sacrifice my normal workout time and will be forced to improvise.  So any workout counts.

 

Second, stepping up my diet goal again,  2500 cal max, 180g protein min, every day, with the exception of June 2-5, my birthday weekend.  I am still going to try but I am not going to score it. 

 

Third, My Etsy shop, The Tower of Or and Sable has been stagnant for too long.  I am going to attempt to breath new life into it.  Mini goals in this quest include getting my books in order, promoting the shop on social media at least once a week (this doesn't count), reviewing/updating my existing listings, and creating 2 new listings or products. 

 

Fourth, I need to start getting my finances in order starting with a will and college funds for my kids. 

 

Side Quest:  Yep, still the Doll House.  This time I am going to include posting a picture in the quest.  Maybe then I will actually do it. 

 

 

 

 

Dude... I look at your etsy shop and read the review of the chainmail blanket... I honestly thought it was satire... did someone really want a chainmail blanket?

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Dude... I look at your etsy shop and read the review of the chainmail blanket... I honestly thought it was satire... did someone really want a chainmail blanket?

I think it's a panic blanket thing? Weighted blankets help some forms of panic/anxiety disorders by lying to your body that you're being hugged. It's like chocolate, but for your skin.

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5 minutes ago, Laghail said:

I think it's a panic blanket thing? Weighted blankets help some forms of panic/anxiety disorders by lying to your body that you're being hugged. It's like chocolate, but for your skin.

 

I can get behind that.... but chainmail? Reminds me or one of Pratchett's dwarfs blowing his/her nose on a chainmail handkerchief...

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Neutral Gargoyle Warrior with a dash of Ranger/Monk/Adventurer. Now LEVEL 9!  My Instagram

STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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4 minutes ago, Blocky said:

 

I can get behind that.... but chainmail? Reminds me or one of Pratchett's dwarfs blowing his/her nose on a chainmail handkerchief...

HAh! No, sorry, I think the chainmail part is to reduce insulation. Summertime and warmer climates, might not want a 35 lb slab of insulation giving them heatstroke.

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Dude... I look at your etsy shop and read the review of the chainmail blanket... I honestly thought it was satire... did someone really want a chainmail blanket?

@Laghail hit it on the head, with this one. The customer suffered from anxiety and wanted a weighted blanket that wouldn't give them heat stroke in the summer months. An unusual request but a brilliant​ idea, in my opinion. I am hoping to make another to have as a regular listed item.
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Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior)

STR - 24.6 | DEX - 4.1 | STA - 1.7 | CON - 15.4 | WIS - 3.2 | CHA - 4.1

 

Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way.

 

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If you believe you will fail then you are setting yourself up for failure. Set goals you believe you can accomplish, my friend. 

Perhaps I am, but I am not afraid of failure. Failure teaches. After this challenge I will have a better idea of my limits and hopefully new strategies to overcome them. Besides, this is all stuff I was going to do anyway. Putting them into a challenge just helps me with motivation.

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Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior)

STR - 24.6 | DEX - 4.1 | STA - 1.7 | CON - 15.4 | WIS - 3.2 | CHA - 4.1

 

Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way.

 

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Re: 4th goal. I recommend talking to a financial advisor about the college funds. Are you actually planning a 529 plan or did you have other ideas in mind?

Yeah, that is exactly what I was thinking​. I already started researching them and once I have enough information it will be a matter of getting the wife on board. My sister in law happens to be a financial advisor and I will probably discuss it with her before dispensing any money. Thanks for the advice though.

 

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Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior)

STR - 24.6 | DEX - 4.1 | STA - 1.7 | CON - 15.4 | WIS - 3.2 | CHA - 4.1

 

Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way.

 

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Off to a decent start. I over ate on Saturday, but I think the yard work on Sunday made up for it.  I pulled 3 stumps by hand.  (I am counting that as one of my workouts, btw)  Other than that, I stuck to my diet.  I worked out this morning and hit PR's in OHP and DL and at my weekly weigh in this morning I hit 25% bodyfat.  So good day so far. 

 

I have started updating my listings in my Etsy shop and I have been researching stuff for my personal finances.  Nothing finished yet but, hey, the challenge just started. 

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Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior)

STR - 24.6 | DEX - 4.1 | STA - 1.7 | CON - 15.4 | WIS - 3.2 | CHA - 4.1

 

Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way.

 

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By hand??

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Well, with the aid of a pickaxe and shovel. I haven't fully developed my mutant strength yet. ( Work in progress)

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Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior)

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Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way.

 

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9 hours ago, Thalianost said:

Well, with the aid of a pickaxe and shovel. I haven't fully developed my mutant strength yet. ( Work in progress)

 

I was going to say, sometimes I can't even pull out a weed by hand!

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Just wanted to post a fee pictures while I have a moment. The doll house and the stumps I pulled with my size 11 for comparison. 2ea0bf77f24e71c851e26581887605fd.jpgdca6e5a6438d3df856a9646a7a910027.jpgb7dff7bd8b28bb0241f3907f8b193247.jpg23179c1d3e43d4d7a2a3a81df79a1fc1.jpgbed7a4b7a5d3448f511363928da6a3cd.jpgd2ab8b9c9b3520be49727f49a78d5d2f.jpg

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Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior)

STR - 24.6 | DEX - 4.1 | STA - 1.7 | CON - 15.4 | WIS - 3.2 | CHA - 4.1

 

Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way.

 

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3 hours ago, Thalianost said:

Just wanted to post a fee pictures while I have a moment. The doll house and the stumps I pulled with my size 11 for comparison. 

 

Did you pickaxe roots in flip flops? o_O It's okay, I don't value my toes as much as I should either. 

 

The house is coming along nicely! 

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3 hours ago, Laghail said:

Daaang, Thalianost, destroyer of all things wooden!

 

Edit: I was going to say "taker of wood", but that made even me pause.

Thank you for restraining yourself. 

 

3 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

 

Did you pickaxe roots in flip flops? o_O It's okay, I don't value my toes as much as I should either. 

 

The house is coming along nicely! 

I have used a pickaxe in flip flops before but not with these stumps.  I was just happened to be in flip flops when I was loading them up to dispose of them. 

The house is actually not coming along, it was pretty much like this when I got it, thanks to my grandpa.  All I have done is install the windows on the lower level. 

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Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior)

STR - 24.6 | DEX - 4.1 | STA - 1.7 | CON - 15.4 | WIS - 3.2 | CHA - 4.1

 

Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way.

 

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I have been hitting a lot of PRs lately.  DL on Thursday, DL and bench yesterday, and DL, Bench, AND OHP today!  I am going to blame it on the past four days during which I ate whatever I felt like.  Also, last night I came home from work to find my children were already asleep.  It's like they knew what I secretly wanted for my birthday, some goddam peace and quiet!  So I had a beer, worked a little on the doll house and went to bed around 8:30 (extra sleep FTW!). 

The extra sleep must have helped because I managed to crank out those 3 PRs in the morning. 

In other news I did a 2 mile walk on Saturday which I am counting as my final workout for last week, I got 3rd place in my age group too (because no one my age signs up for a 2 mile walk).  I also worked on the doll house on Sunday, hopefully I will be able to finish up the brick on the lower level by the end of the week.  I will post another pick once I do.

No real progress on the financial or etsy goals yet, though I am working on an idea for a new product. 

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Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior)

STR - 24.6 | DEX - 4.1 | STA - 1.7 | CON - 15.4 | WIS - 3.2 | CHA - 4.1

 

Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way.

 

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Hit a couple bumps over the past couple days.  Didn't have the will to go do sprints on Wednesday so I did some cleaning instead, I need to make up that workout by Saturday.  Yesterday someone brought homemade cheesecake into work and I couldn't withstand the temptation.  Workout went well this morning though, no PRs but respectable lifts and I have my food planned out for the day so I should be back on track. 

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Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior)

STR - 24.6 | DEX - 4.1 | STA - 1.7 | CON - 15.4 | WIS - 3.2 | CHA - 4.1

 

Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way.

 

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23 hours ago, Laghail said:

FIFY

Thank you, Laghail.  I am looking forward to next challenge when I can finally stop eating like a bird and start eating like a beast of burden again.  The main reason I am still cutting is because I didn't want to switch things up until I knew what my summer schedule would be like and could work out my food and workout times to fit. 

 

But until then I am still cutting.  I managed to stick with my low calorie count though I haven't been able to make up my workout yet. 

I worked super late yesterday and had 0 energy when I got home so there was a lot of sitting around instead of exercising, financial talk, or miniature construction. 

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Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior)

STR - 24.6 | DEX - 4.1 | STA - 1.7 | CON - 15.4 | WIS - 3.2 | CHA - 4.1

 

Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way.

 

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