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Matrim_Cauthon

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  1. Hey I'm looking for people in my areas. Bloomginton and Evansville IN.
  2. Watch out for those cookie monsters and pancake assassins! They are sneaky! I second the tracking how you feel after eating something being a good idea. I think if more people did it we would all be quite a bit healthier. I don't think anyone can ever say they feel great after eating a super sized fast food special. Hope you and your partner start feeling better soon!
  3. How's it going so far this week? South Africa sounds like it could be really fun actually but the part about the bribes I'm not so sure about lol. How are you doing with the energy drinks / sodas?
  4. So I probably should have been on here before now... I did follow 2 people however just like I haven't posted on my own challenge I haven't been on theirs. Shame on me I can't say I have been good about going to the gym but I have gotten my walks in to make up for it. I just need to throw in some bodyweight to finish it off. I did however make myself go to day so +1 for me. I have been managing to log somewhere between 50%-75% of my food intake. Not perfect but it will get there. I do need to work on my meal prep... I have been slacking on that.
  5. Welcome back and good luck on the challenge! That bit about drinking fewer energy drinks... *Looks over at collection of empty energy drink cans in the recycle* I should probably look into doing that too...
  6. First off good luck on the challenge! I completely understand the affinity for pancakes. I have to say though I don't think I have ever had pancakes with lemon on them. I had to laugh a little at that! You get to eat like that for years and then...Nope!
  7. Hey I'm only a day late to the start of this! Whoohoo! I haven't been doing all that great this last week but thats only one week. 1) I shall find 2 people to follow on their challenge and post on their challenge at least 2x a week 2) I shall go to the gym 2-3x a week. If I don't go to the gym then I need to do some kind of workout to replace it. Going for a walk and some bodyweight workout will work nicely. 3) Try to track my food intake with myfitnesspal. 4) On the days I am not at the gym or making up for not going I should do something. Some pushups, situps, walking etc. If i can get 5-10 minutest out of myself every day it is a start. 5) post 2x-3x a week on my own challenge 6) Prep meals for the work week. Not looking for perfection here but anything I make has got to be better than what I can get locally at the fried food places.
  8. I'm happy you got a laugh out of that lol! Final day posting... yep never done this before! SOOO here is the run down. 1) Log in and update this challenge at least 2x-3x a week. again this didn't happen 2) Join a gym after I am moved and use it. DONE! 3) Stock kitchen with healthy foods. No snacks foods! No junk foods! (ok so maybe a couple things just in case ) Mission complete! perhaps not perfect but I'd say 80-90% I do have some macaroni and cheese.. I'll at least try and make it sorta healthy if it can be done 4) I will have a few days in the new apartment before I start the new job. So those wonderful craft beers and fine spirits are to be kept to a minimum if not 0. Sorta done. I have kept any wonderful brews to the weekend only except once in this challenge. 5) I will investigate the park that will literally be in my back yard. This is on hold until the weather warms up. 6) I shall make a schedule and adhere to it as best I can. Well I can't say this happened. This was specifically made to make me get more sleep. I can not say I have done that completely but I am trying. 7) This may be the most important goal... Make sure I get Internet access at the new place before I start work. Done! All in all this challenge didn't go as good as I wanted it to. BUT the fact that I am posting on the last day is fricking amazing. I really don't think I have posted at the end before. As this challenge ends I have to think about the next. I have been bad with these.. hell I have been bad taking care of myself but that is true for large portion of the population on Earth. I can not allow myself to make bad choices unchecked. I must must change what I am doing. I have gotten a little more sleep here and there during the challenge and I notice a difference. When I do cook I generally cook things that are at least reasonably healthy. I WILL NOT let bad decisions and a lifestyle of being sedentary be the end of me... I want to be old and shake a cane at those darn kids! So for my next challenge ( possibly to be revised before it officially starts) 1) I shall find 2 people to follow on their challenge and post on their challenge at least 2x a week 2) I shall go to the gym 2-3x a week. Should I miss going I should do some sort of exercise to replace it. 3) Carbs should be under 100g per day. Myfitnesspal will be used to track all intake of food... this will be hard as I do love starchy goodness. 4) On the days I am not at the gym or making up for not going I should do something. Some pushups situps walking etc. If i can get 5-10 minutest out of myself every day it is a start. 5) post 2x-3x a week on my own challenge 6) Prep meals for the work week. Any ideas are welcome here
  9. Ok so I kinda missed posting like I wanted to. 1) Log in and update this challenge at least 2x-3x a week Obviously this hasn't happened... 3) Stock kitchen with healthy foods. No snacks foods! No junk foods! (ok so maybe a couple things just in case ) Still doing good on this. I do get some quick things for now and then when I dont have time but all in all I'm doing pretty decent. So long as I keep it up till the end I will call it a success. 4) I will have a few days in the new apartment before I start the new job. So those wonderful craft beers and fine spirits are to be kept to a minimum if not 0. These have all been kept to the weekend. Unfortunately I'm in a new location and there are new beverages I haven't seen before. In other words this is not the minimum I was intending lol. 5) I will investigate the park that will literally be in my back yard. It's still cold. But from what I have researched its mostly bike trails. I'll call this done for now because its too cold to do anything with it. 6) I shall make a schedule and adhere to it as best I can. Uhh... Kinda sorta...Ok maybe not. This was really intended to make myself get to bed earlier but I still haven't done that for myself. I'm actually posting towards the end of the challenge. This is a first I think.
  10. First update for this week: 1:) Well I failed last week but I'm going to give myself a pass on that since I got a stomach virus and... well I was busy with that. 2:) Success! And I even went once. 3) Still doing good. Not perfect yet but its on its way. As sort of an unmentioned side quest to this I have been doing rather good about logging everything into myfitnesspal 4) Dry as a bone. Even the diet soda intake has gone down. 5) Still too cold 6) Still in the works as I see how the new job and everything pans out. But so far I have been getting to sleep close to my desired time. 7) As mentioned previously this was a success. Goal 2 and 7 done. I realize I'm not posting much here or posting on anyone else's challenge right now but if I actually keep this up to the end I think it will be a first. Baby steps right?
  11. So maybe I should have tried to post before this but all things consider this is pretty good. 1) Log in and update this challenge at least 2x-3x a week: I suppose I better post again tomorrow or I wont make it for this week 2) Join a gym after I am moved and use it. I found the gym just down the road and will be joining soon. ITS HUGE! Or it is compared to the gyms I have normally been going. 3) Stock kitchen with healthy foods. No snacks foods! No junk foods! (ok so maybe a couple things just in case ) The kitchen is reasonably stocked. I stuck with mostly unprocessed foods, meats, vegetables, fruit, some dairy. I did also get some quick things for the times I am in a hurry especially in the beginning. 4) I will have a few days in the new apartment before I start the new job. So those wonderful craft beers and fine spirits are to be kept to a minimum if not 0. Ok so I may have splurged a little on my first day moved in but have behaved myself since. 5) I will investigate the park that will literally be in my back yard. It's too cold to go do this. Although I could probably do some looking around via satellite view and maybe find a website with some information about it. 6) I shall make a schedule and adhere to it as best I can. I have thought about it but haven't made it yet. I am mostly wanting to schedule workout times and sleep but I may add in a few other things once I get going. 7) This may be the most important goal... Make sure I get Internet access at the new place before I start work. This mission has been accomplished! Now off to finish dinner and continue unpacking! I'm having some chicken on top a salad with sour cream I put a ranch seasoning pack in. Much better for me than regular salad dressing.
  12. OK! so last challenge did not go so well and I am really late on this one, but ohwell... I am still helping someone remodel their place and I move out of town in a few days. So this challenge is going to be really simple. 1) Log in and update this challenge at least 2x-3x a week 2) Join a gym after I am moved and use it. 3) Stock kitchen with healthy foods. No snacks foods! No junk foods! (ok so maybe a couple things just in case ) 4) I will have a few days in the new apartment before I start the new job. So those wonderful craft beers and fine spirits are to be kept to a minimum if not 0. 5) I will investigate the park that will literally be in my back yard. 6) I shall make a schedule and adhere to it as best I can 7) This may be the most important goal... Make sure I get Internet access at the new place before I start work. I should probably add in getting packed... you know minor thing you have to do when moving out of town.
  13. so things went to hell... I got a new job and have to move out of town while helping someone remodel their place. I'm also on a tight time schedule for the move and the start of the new job. The good news is that after I get settled I should have time to actually do things I want to do for once.... so I hope
  14. @Bean Sidhe I'm curious what goes in the microwaves at work that you wont use them but then again I can understand. I have access to 2 of them. One of them will cause anything that goes in them to come out tasting like cigarettes and the one I use is pretty much safe. I can also understand the refrigerator part. I have seen... things in work refrigerators... I think some of them have asked me to close the door when I opened it. LOL! I usually try to take in a little extra at least on Monday for a just in case but there is only so much room and things tend to "disappear" in the work refrigerator. I do sometimes manage to keep some shelf stables like canned chicken or tuna in my office but I'm not really good at it. I also never know if I get to leave a 4:30pm 6:00pm or 9:00pm... or later. The time I get to leave work is a daily unknown. Plus I have a long commute
  15. Really I'm still here! Life always seems to throw something at me whenever it can I think... 1) tracking my food intake has amazingly gone pretty well. I have to guess at a few things from time to time but that's ok. Friday and the weekend didn't go so great since I logged almost nothing but the other days have been good. 2) Well I have been over my limit but have still been drinking fewer diet cokes. I have actually been drinking water at work. Still a ways to go but progress is progress. 3) The gym has been a problem. I have been drafted to help someone finish up a remodel before Christmas and there is no way he will be able to get it done without help. So I suppose I'll call remodeling a room my gym for now... Not exactly heavy work but its better than sitting at my computer like I would if I wasn't helping. I should finish up my second set of body weight exercise today so that is going ok. 4) I did end up eating out twice this week and used one microwave meal but kept it reasonable at least in the calorie perspective. Crunchy tacos from the "Bell" are surprisingly not that calorie dense and the other time was subway (way too much bread for what goes in between) I underestimated what I needed to cook over the weekend because Sunday night after I was done with cooking was the day I realized I had been drafted to help remodel every day after work. However! I still had some pork chops in the refrigerator which I cooked tonight. I have a little leftover taco soup. Some frozen green beans with almonds at work and a few other reasonable things I can use for Thursday and Friday. I also have enough roasted vegetables I made over the week to have a serving tomorrow and Friday. All in all its better but not where I want it.
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