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Gryph

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  1. I second the tea idea. I didn't replace snacks with tea (I use carbonated/flavored water), but the idea is the same. Replace a snack with something else. As for workouts on vacation, don't forget the 20-Minute Hotel Workout!
  2. Yes, respawning seemed to really help. Week is great so far. Weathering the holiday weekend is going to be tough, but I think I'm up to the challenge!
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    Mini Challenge 4: Checking Your starting Stats Goal Allocation Nutrition Track my intake using MyFitnessPal; stay under 2,000 calories per day on average +3 CON Training Train at least 3 times per week +2 STR +1 STA Stretching Stretch for at least 15 minutes every day +1 DEX +1 CON Side Quest Write 3 positive things in my journal every night +1 WIS +1 CHAMid Challenge Summary Nutrition = C (79%) Training = A (100%) Stretching = C (78%) Side Quest = B (80%) Challenge Allocation C (79%) = +2.37 CON A (100%) = +2.00 STR +1.00 STA C (78%) = +0.78 DEX +0.78 CON B (
  4. Mini Challenge 4: Checking Your starting Stats Goal Allocation Nutrition Track my intake using MyFitnessPal; stay under 2,000 calories per day on average +3 CON Training Train at least 3 times per week +2 STR +1 STA Stretching Stretch for at least 15 minutes every day +1 DEX +1 CON Side Quest Write 3 positive things in my journal every night +1 WIS +1 CHAMid Challenge Summary Nutrition = C (79%) Training = A (100%) Stretching = C (78%) Side Quest = B (80%) Challenge Allocation C (79%) = +2.37 CON A (100%) = +2.00 STR +1.00 STA C (78%) = +0.78 DEX +0.78 CON B (
  5. Yup. I had to sit down with my wife and have a very frank conversation with her. That I needed her help and her support and that I couldn't do it on my own. She responded very well to my request for help as opposed to my request that she stop X behavior (and thus implying in her mind that I was accusing her of being the problem). We also compromise on a lot of things. e.g. If she bakes cupcakes, we keep a couple in the house and take the rest into work to treat our coworkers. She gets her bake on, and I'm not tempted to eat all the things. Seconded. I'd love to say that I've conquered m
  6. Good! Had a much better week! WEEK 3 RECAP Nutrition Track my intake using MyFitnessPal; stay under 2,000 calories per day on average - A! Averaged 1946/day. Training Train at least 3 times per week - A! Logged 4 workouts. Stretching Stretch for at least 15 minutes every day - B! Missed one stretching session. Averaged way over 15 min. a pop. Side Quest Write 3 positive things in my journal every night - B! Missed one day of journaling. Not too shabby.
  7. I really like that article. Good find! The part about "giving yourself permission to suck early on" really spoke to me. Often the fear of not being perfect prevents me from even trying. Thanks for sharing!
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    Mini Challenge 3 - Complete!
  9. Mini Challenge 3: The Library Pinpoint the quest in your journey that is giving you the most trouble. The goal that is most difficult for me is number three - write three positive things in my journal every night. I've been stopping and starting and falling off the wagon and getting back on again so many times this challenge, and I feel like crap about myself because of it. Why can't I followthrough? Why can't I stick with it? Why am I struggling to lose weight? Why is my body fighting me so much? It's really tough for me to find good things to say when so much has gone wrong. It's a lot eas
  10. Not sure if you're still working around pain but... I also have a herniated disc. In addition to PT and the mobility/stretching stuff I do from home (doc's orders), I am staying away from anything with impact (low or not). For cardio, I bike or swim. For strength, I only do exercises where my core is supported. This goes against the usual lifting advice, but injuries are unusual so... it is what it is. Right now I'm on week two of a chest/tris, back/bis, and shoulders/traps routine. No legs (that's where the bike comes in). Feeling okay. Not what I want to be doing, but I'm working wi
  11. You fall down and then pick yourself back up again... I'm attempting to do the same!
  12. I've got a body part split going - chest/tris, back/bis, and shoulders/traps. I bicycle twice a week for conditioning/legs. I've got an injury I'm working around, so no leg focused strength training at the moment.
  13. One of the best feelings in the world. Congrats on a successful week 2!
  14. Just popping in to say that you are part of the motivation behind... getting my ass back here and finishing this challenge. So thanks. And, because pirate theme...
  15. Thank you, Ninjakitten! You're a big part of the reason why I'm back. Your thread is hilarious and motivating. Good combo.
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