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  1. Ok so it's the end of my first 3 weeks, time to add up points and reset goals for the next 3 weeks! I will add all my points up at the end of the full 6 weeks though. I'm still feeling pretty drained emotionally but I'm hoping getting back into routine now term has started again will help me keep on track with my goals. Start weight: 144.8lbs End weight: 143lbs Down 1.8lbs, yay! Hope to get to 141.5 by the end of the next 3 weeks. Goal 1: Diet Overall score: 17/21 - B - +0.8 CON +0.8CHA Had a pretty bad day for food yesterday but I did okay overall and scored a B. It's still hard for
  2. Update: Panic over, the fluctuation has disappeared, phew! Goal 1: Diet Went over again yesterday. :-/ Had a bit of a terrible day emotionally dealing with medical issues of a loved one so I ended up going over from eating a sticky bun and too much toast. Fortunately everything is much more stable today so I'm back on track! 16/19 Goal 2: Running Was feeling way too emotional to even contemplate my 7.2km run yesterday and decided to go for a walk with my garmin instead. Ended up walking 7.2km which although isn't quite the same, I'm still giving myself credit for it considering all I w
  3. You're doing a great job with your SH challenge, especially with the twice a day workouts! I don't have much advice on macros I'm afraid, my method is more about getting in enough protein and then the rest just being whatever I fancy. I think though that the key for a lot of these diets is the protein intake, so as long as that is up there then adjust your carb/fat ratio to whatever you feel best with. For the running cramps, I was having a similar problem a week or two ago with getting them about 1-2 miles in and realised it was because I had let myself get dehydrated. Drinking a glass of wat
  4. Week 2 start weight: 142.4lbs Week 3 start weight: 145lbs Goal 1: Diet Had a couple of bad days where I went about 500 over maintenance calories, I think the change in exercise routine maybe made me crave a bit more, I'm not sure. According to my logs, I had 5/7 good days. However, according to the scale, I've gone up three damn pounds. That's higher than when I started, within the space of a few days, it's not going down and it's not that time of the month either. At this point I'm just hoping that it's water weight from where I have started up lifting again, but it's pretty damn discoura
  5. Update so far this week: Goal 1: Diet Doing well again this week, I'm losing weight way quicker than when I was at home now as I can accurately calculate the calories in all my meals. Might even hit under 140 by the start of term in a week and a bit (here's hoping!). Down to 141.6 as of this morning, whoot! 4/4 Goal 2: Running Added an extra 1km fast run today to make up for missing a run last week, so I'm ahead on my running goal for the week so far. I went to the gym again today too. Lifted and then went for a 20 minute swim. 3/2 Goal 3: The little things This goal has definitely
  6. Hi and welcome to the forums! Another university 3rd year video game nerd checking in here. If you want to put on weight, be sure you are eating enough - find some calorie dense high protein snacks if you find it hard to eat enough, I think peanut and nut spreads are quite a popular option. Also, I find joining in the 6 week challenges help to keep me accountable and have a measurable way to track my goals, you could still join in with this one if you wanted as it's only a week in. It definitely appeals to the RPG player within me! What sort of video games do you enjoy? At the moment I've jus
  7. Good job on week 1! Even though you weren't completely paleo, at least it was only some dark chocolate blueberries and not a massive slice of cake or anything. Congrats on dropping a pound too, it's always a great feeling to see results on the scale.
  8. Apologies for the lack of updates, I got Mass Effect 1 and 2 and was playing them for the first time, so I haven't really been thinking about updating! Week 1 start weight: 144.8lbs Week 2 start weight: 142.4lbs Goal 1: Diet Managed to stick to my calories every day so far, this is probably the longest streak of consistency I've had in terms of not going over even 100 calories. What's more I've had a bit of a "whoosh" this week and lost 2.4lbs, which feels great as it's the lightest I've been in ages! Goal 2: Running Skipped a couple of days so far, so only 4/6 possible runs complet
  9. Wow sounds really like a fun way to work toward your goals, haven't heard of the superhero challenge before! Love your 10 minutes a day goal too, it always feels like you've achieved something that way, even if it's just a little. For me at least, it makes it much easier to stick with diet goals too, you almost don't want to "spoil" the activity you've done!
  10. Phase 1 Week 1 Monday Within my calorie limit for today and completed my flossing. Monday would usually be a run day but I'm going to be doing it tomorrow as I had a workshop today and had to be on a train to London at 6:15am, not getting home until 7pm, so doing it tomorrow will just be much more pleasant!
  11. I'm ready to go for the next challenge after a semi successful last challenge! It's going to be a bit of an odd challenge in that university starts halfway through, so I think I will be having one set of goals for the first three weeks and then another set for the final three, with points split evenly over both halves. My second set of goals will be decided after the first three weeks so I can evaluate how everything is going. Start Weight: 144.8lbs Height: 5'2" Goal 1: Diet Same as last challenge I'm going to be sticking to 1600kcals a day. I have a basic yet flexible meal plan that sho
  12. Great job this challenge, 35 minutes is definitely not bad at all, I'm sure you will have no trouble with beating your sister in November. Congrats on the weight loss too, 7lbs in 6 weeks is no small amount!
  13. Haven't got my final weigh in yet but I think overall I have lost a pound or two over this challenge, which I'm pleased with as it was summer holidays and usually I put on weight over this part of summer. I've just moved back into my own house this weekend so now I have the groundwork of good habits and exercise I am definitely aiming to lose more next challenge! Goal 1: Running I ran 18 times this challenge, an average of 3 a week, scoring a B. I didn't run a couple of days this week due to feeling a bit drained from moving and on our week long holiday week, but apart from that it was pre
  14. Week 6 Start Weight: 144.8lbs End Weight: Goal 1 Running: 2/4 Goal 2 Diet: 5/7 Goal 3 Water: 6/7 Goal 4 Crisps, biscuits, chocolate: 5/7 Overall: Goal 1 Running: 18/24 Goal 2 Diet: 30/42 Goal 3 Water: 41/42 Goal 4 Crisps, biscuits, chocolate: 31/42 Monday Goal 2: Diet - Goal 3: Water - Goal 4: Giving up chocolate, biscuits and crisps - Tuesday Goal 1: Running - Goal 2: Diet - Goal 3: Water - Goal 4: Giving up chocolate, biscuits and crisps - Wednesday Goal 1: Running - Goal 2: Diet - Goal 3: Water - Goal 4: Giving up chocolate, biscuits and cri
  15. You still have 2 weeks to go so don't worry about not meeting your goals just yet! Even if you don't hit them by the end of the challenge, you've definitely been putting the effort in so you should still be pleased with what you have achieved!
  16. Week 5 Start Weight: 145.4lbs End Weight: 144.8 Goal 1 Running: Goal 2 Diet: Goal 3 Water: Goal 4 Crisps, biscuits, chocolate: Overall: Goal 1 Running: 16/20 Goal 2 Diet: 25/35 Goal 3 Water: 35/35 Goal 4 Crisps, biscuits, chocolate: 26/35 Monday Goal 2: Diet - Went a bit over today. Goal 3: Water - Done Goal 4: Giving up chocolate, biscuits and crisps - Done Tuesday Goal 1: Running - Ran 5.5km and hit a new 5k PR within my run of 31:30, 50 seconds off my previous best, whoo! Goal 2: Diet - All good today! Goal 3: Water - Done Goal 4: Giving up chocolate, biscuits
  17. Week 4 Start Weight: 147.8lbs End Weight: 145.4lbs Goal 1 Running: 4/4 Goal 2 Diet: 6/7 Goal 3 Water: 7/7 Goal 4 Crisps, biscuits, chocolate: 6/7 Overall: Goal 1 Running: 12/16 Goal 2 Diet: 20/28 Goal 3 Water: 28/28 Goal 4 Crisps, biscuits, chocolate: 20/28 Monday Goal 1: Running - .Done, first 5k run since my holiday and was a little rough but I got through it! Goal 2: Diet - Back on track now! Goal 3: Water - Done Goal 4: Giving up chocolate, biscuits and crisps - Done Tuesday Goal 2: Diet - Some of the holiday weight has started coming off already at least! Still on
  18. Wow what a terrible week. I went on holiday and got back this weekend. Now I'm back to where I started in terms of weight, but at least it should be partially water weight and come off again quickly. Time to start the second half of the challenge and put the last week behind me. We only have a summer holiday one week a year so I won't let it derail me completely. Goal 1 Running: 8/12 Goal 2 Diet: 14/21 Goal 3 Water: 21/21 Goal 4 Crisps, biscuits, chocolate: 14/21
  19. Congrats on all your progress this week, your hard work is totally paying off! I've never gotten past one or two full pushups so haven't tried it, but this site might have some ideas for you for your pushup progressions.
  20. Week 2 Start Weight: 144.6lbs End Weight: Goal 1 Running: Goal 2 Diet: Goal 3 Water: Goal 4 Crisps, biscuits, chocolate: Monday Goal 1: Running - .Done. Had a horribly slow run today, still pretty fatigued from the Parkrun on Saturday with those pesky hills doing a number on my legs! Goal 2: Diet - Done, felt like I had plenty of food available to me today, looks like I'm getting used to eating less. Also because I've been eating less chocolate and other rubbish I've been eating a lot more fruit which is way more filling! Goal 3: Water - Done Goal 4: Giving up chocolate, bis
  21. From the UK here. In my experience, not really, although it is obviously different on different families. Generally us Brits tend to not interfere with other people's lives or really care if they are religious or not, as long as they are a good person (even if some of our newspapers can be quite Islamophobic). For example, my grandparents go to church on Sundays and are very Christian whereas my parents brought my brother and I up not being told if they were even religous or not so we were compeltely free to decide what we believe. You tend to find the older generations are more religous bu
  22. Great work man, that's an amazing amount of weight lost already! Now just commit to eating well and you will be at your goal before you know it. If you wanted to try out rock climbing, you should see if there are any gyms nearby that offer starter/taster sessions, it's great fun! If you are in the UK, the BMC has a part on their site where you can look up local climbing walls and I'm sure there must be something similar in the US too.
  23. That's awesome - you are now squatting the weight of a small adult woman, congrats!
  24. One thing that's working really well for me this challenge is just cutting out the food I tend to overeat on. I did it before a few years ago to great success and am enjoying it now as it completely eliminates the thought train of "well I could have just one biscuit..." which turns into a few biscuits as soon as I open the tin. If I tell myself I am not eating those foods at all it stops my "what if I just ate..." thought patterns and has significantly reduced food cravings in general. It's not for everyone though, I know it can make some people binge even more on them, but if trying to eat t
  25. You're nearly halfway to your 5k goal already, you can totally nail it this challenge! We have the same weight loss goal of 35lbs too, except I'm a 5'2" shortie going from 145ish to 110ish, so I'll be following your challenge along. Sounds like you have everything planned out, it's just about putting it all into action now - good luck!
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