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John Prester

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About John Prester

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  • Birthday March 8

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    New York City
  • Class
    rebel
  1. I don't have any advice for you, but just wanted to say welcome. Keep up the great work, @tents!
  2. Welcome @erithehedgehog! First place I'd start is the videos on the main site. They will show you how to use free weights and do bodyweight exercises. then you can go back to your gym to get feedback on proper form, etc.
  3. Welcome @Jon, Destroyer of Mice! I'm a newb myself at a little over a month. Forums are pretty straight-forward, just like any other forums (except the people, of course!) The main website is a little weird to figure out, but if you follow the links in the starter emails, you should be able to get a good start on it.
  4. Thanks, @fleaball! Starting with a physical diary for now. Want it to be as simple as possible, and many of the apps are too complex. And don't want to spend the time looking for "the right app." If it sticks and I want to continue past the 28 days, and I want to keep easily referenced historical data, I'll start looking into an app.
  5. For my second 4-week challenge, I'm going to expand on what did during the last one. Last challenge: Replace one sugary coffee drink per day with black coffee or tea. Replace beer/wine at mealtime with sparkling water. Get off the train one stop early and walk the rest of the way to work/home. (5x times/week) Remove one piece of clutter from my home each day. This challenge: No sugary coffee drinks No alcohol Purge one category of clutter each week (books, clothes, paper, miscellany) Keep a food diary Continue getting
  6. Thanks, fleaball. I have noticed you popping in and checking up on us, and I do appreciate it. For the month since I joined, I did pretty well on the 4-week challenge, but I stopped doing the weekly getting-started stuff after the first two weeks. Other than the weekly APB email about it, it just fell off my radar. I was focusing on the small changes in the challenge, and the big changes in the weekly emails just got snoozed. Also, the way the site is structured does not make it easy to come back and find what you're looking for. You either have to save the email in you
  7. The 4 weeks are almost over, and I haven't been posting updates every week like I've hoped. I have, however, been continuing to pursue my goals. Diet Replace one sugary coffee drink per day with black coffee or tea. This is continuing to go well. I am still at only one sugary coffee per day, and on some days have even managed to drink only black coffee. Replace beer/wine at mealtime with sparkling water. Again, still "mostly successful." Had a couple slips when work events led into dinner and drinks, but for the most part, have been a
  8. After nearly one week, here is my progress: Diet Replace one sugary coffee drink per day with black coffee or tea. This went just fine. Am now only drinking coffee with cream and sugar once a day, where before it was several. Have replaced all others with black/green tea with nothing in it. Next step will be to eliminate the remaining one, and this might happen before the end of the four weeks. Replace beer/wine at mealtime with sparkling water. This one was mostly successful. I say mostly because I did sub alcohol at all dinnertimes, but found on a c
  9. Thanks, fleaball! I'm not much for social media, so I would consider this a habit change in itself. I'll get around to the other areas, but for now, baby steps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Good luck with this! Looks like you also picked some SMART goals.
  11. For my first 4-week challenge, I got some ideas from the posted suggestions, and added a couple of my own. Diet Replace one sugary coffee drink per day with black coffee or tea. Replace beer/wine at mealtime with sparkling water. Exercise Get off the train one stop early and walk the rest of the way to work/home. (5x times/week) Level up Remove one piece of clutter from my home each day.
  12. I requested to join the group over a week ago, and haven't heard anything back. Is the group still active? I've started using Facebook, after years of avoiding it, just for this group. If it's not especially active, I'll delete my profile and focus my social energies here.
  13. Newly joined within the past week. My Big Why: as it has always been, since I was a teenager. A small cabin by a lake in the woods. It ties all of what I want together. I need to be healthy in order to live long enough to enjoy it, I need to save money to afford it, I need to have the mental fortitude to live free of distractions, and I have to build the personal relationships to share it with the people I love. Looking forward to being a part of the community. Also: anything special I need to do to get into the Facebook group? I requested to join last week
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