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Arcelas the n00b

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About Arcelas the n00b

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  • Birthday 05/05/1982

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    Lincoln, NE USA
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  1. Sunday was my birthday. My girlfriend had food poisoning, my car broke down, I didn't make it to my buddy's magic show... SO I ordered pizza hut. two desserts, and a 4 pack of sodas. Clearly even after 40 days of healthy eating and calorie counting, at the first sign of trouble, I revert to my old ways. In better news, weigh-in Wednesday went well. down to 273lbs. Sick today though.
  2. T'was a good week! Under calories, weigh-in went well, and I only had 1 soda, on date night, as planned! I only did two workouts instead of three, but I'm not too worried, as working out is not part of the challenge. It's actually going almost TOO well... I have this feeling of foreboding. My fitness plans have never gone this well before. I'm waiting to be carried away by a pterodactyl. What do you do when the demons of dread show up?
  3. Wacky, wonderful, weigh-in Wednesday! What wonders will it reveal? Will we welcome it with woeful weeping? Will we warble wistfully? WOW! Another Win.! Down to 277.8, the lightest I've been in 3 years! Calories were on point, steps were solid. I have knocked two NF bodyweight workouts out so far. (1a & 1b) I bought the Tarbell Magic Course, to go back to the beginning and work on my basics. Finally, I have 29 days of calorie tracking in LoseIt. Feeling good about things in general, lets keep this going!
  4. Good morning! Week 1 is in the bag! Here's a quick run down of the good, the bad, the future (how we track metrics at work) Good: 1. Only went over calories once last week, but average was still under 2. Had only the one sugary soda, during date night as planned 3. Hit at least 5k steps on 4 of 7 days, and hit 11,000 on Saturday 4. Did a 15 minute magic set to open for a local magic shop's Sunday show Bad: 1. Had a non-date night soda on Monday (sugar-free, but still, rules) 2. Overate yesterday at a pizza buffet Future: 1. Continue eating sensibly, counting calories 2. 5k steps 3. continue NF body workout level one (started yesterday) 4. See if I can open again sometime for the Magic shop Let's keep this challenge going. My girlfriend and I bought new active wear yesterday, so we can go on walks together, and start working out as well.
  5. Journey continues. Boss was here for three glorious days of corporate-sponsored lunches! Day 2 and 3, I only had water or unsweetened tea. I did decide I broke the spirit of the challenge, so gave myself a naughty point for the Coke Zero. Accidental went over my calories by 103 yesterday (curse you delicious biscuits!), but my steps were 6700, so I dona feel too badly about it. Here's a random photo I took of one of my favorite decks of cards. (I collect playing cards)
  6. Yes I do. It's just my middle name and my family's original name. So, Jacob Ellison. You can check out my Instagram if you want. I just started it, so not much magic on it yet. Instagram.com/JacobEllisonillusions Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk
  7. My family is German, and to this day I can barely count to 5 in German. I can however, recite a dinner prayer. My great-grandfather would not let the eating begin till this prayer was said. Komm Herr Jesus, Sei unser Gast, Und segne was Du uns bescherret hast. Amen Apologize for any misspellings
  8. Wednesday, April 24 - 5:557 AM (Kiefer Sutherland's voice) 1st two days of the challenge went pretty well. Easily hit my calorie goals, even with the boss in town and taking me to a local BBQ place (burnt ends are amazing!). I had a Coke Zero during lunch. I'm not sure if that breaks the rules of the challenge or not. It is zero calorie. Boss is in town till Thursday; corporate credit cards can be bad for staying with your goals. Today is my weekly weigh-in day. Down to 279.6. The 1st time I'm been under 280 in almost 2 years! Long ways to go, but nice to see progress.
  9. Following for horses and vegan parmesan cheese. brings back childhood memories. Did the reaction clear up? Was it a one-time thing? my brother had an allergy to yeast flakes.
  10. So here I go again. Wow, it's been a long time. I'll summarize some major life changes: Getting close to a one year anniversary with my girlfriend! Over a year at my IT job Been off my medicine (depression, anxiety) for over a year So now that the good is out of the way, on to the less good. I got really out of shape again. After a photography-related accident, (fell off a cliff) I could not walk for 6 months. Needless to say, health and mental outlook suffered. I've been walking again since January, so time to respawn, reload, and destroy this challenge. 2019 Master Quests Lose 63 lbs. Eat Better Be Active Get Out of Debt Review/reduce spending Organize debts Contact creditors regarding settlements Become Much Better At Magic Education Practice Become A Much Better Vocalist Education Practice Perform a magic show Practice favorite effects till perfect Build a cohesive routine Research volunteer opportunities Build my photography business Do a few TFP photo shoots to build buzz Consistent marketing Prospective client engagement Whew! That's a lot of quests! I should probably just buy a quart of pralines and cream, a 2 liter of mountain dew and watch 14 hours of youtube videos right? #$CK NO! Let's break this *$%^ down into manageable pieces: S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Drink no more than one 21 once soda a week during the challenge (date night, movie, etc) Maintain 90% or better daily calorie goals Hit 5000 steps a day (average) Perform magic set for one open mic night
  11. 02/14/18 Life update: My girlfriend broke up with me last night. She said she just cannot handle a relationship right now. Painful. Sad. Motivating! I will use this experience to help me focus on improving myself as a person.
  12. Time to join the Rangers: Arcelas the n00b Carries On: Post-New-Year’s-Resolution Challenge Questline: Lose 48 lbs Complete all scheduled workouts Rewards/Penalties based on percentage of workouts completed 80% or higher: Maximum effort Deadpool workout t-shirt 79% or lower: I have to wear a plain white t-shirt to the gym, with things written/drawn on it suggested by Nerd Fitness Complete all daily food journals Rewards/Penalties based on percentage of journals completed 80% or higher: Super whey tasty chocolate protein powder 79% or lower: I have to buy, cook and eat a spaghetti squash (literally the worst-tasting thing in the world to me) Questline: Become Much Better At Magic Read and practice chapter 2 of “Royal Road to Card Magic” (30 minutes a day) Practice a coin trick (2 hours per week)
  13. I'm not sure, considering increasing my squat and other lifts by a reasonable % is a considered goal for next challenge. I just looked over your challenge, and you are progressing fine. The unexpected is just that. We'll just power on through it.
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