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  • Birthday 09/27/1986

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  1. My respawning is going very well, thank you. Loads of water, decent food and excercise. And the windows are done Admittedly I forgot about this post - I have been spending a LOT of time on the prime discord How are your respawn going @Neeko?
  2. So I am back trying to stick to a better diet. This time I will do my challenges. My long-term goals are fitness, health and housing related. For the next 4-5 weeks I will focus on drinking more water, not drink alchol alone, do some cooking and do a little walks and push-ups. Also I will finish restoring the windows of my house. So far I have been drinking water every day for the past few days. I don't eat very well, but I just bought groceries, and I plan on doing som kale and chicken tomorrow. The windows are doing great and I have done a few push-ups every day.
  3. Hi there! I have been a long-time lurker. I have started a bit, quickly stopped again. A few years back I went all-out and got in really good shape. Lost 25 kgs, had great stamina and strength. I was religious about my eating and training for 5 months. Then I had a week of partying. Then I didn’t get to the gym the week after that. Then I just stopped and went back to my old habbits. 2 years later I am back at square one. And I just don’t want to do what I did back then. I am not going to go all religious on my diet and training. My way of life right now cannot sustain that. So this time I try to do what is recommended. Small steps, small attainable goals. So for the challenge staring 2nd of may I have some very small health, fitness and house-related goals. All part of a much bigger long-term picture. Here goes: Drink water every day. Don’t drink alcohol alone. Cook for myself the majority of the week. Cook healthy (ie. veggies and meat, no bread, pasta etc.) Walk 2 times a week. Any length is a win! Do push-ups every day. Any number of reps is a win! They may be on my knees (I cannot do a single full push-up right know. That’s sort of embarrassing…) Get the outside windows fixed. Mow the lawn once a week. Do the water series yoga minimum once. Just get started. Pumped to get my health back on track. Good luck to everyone with their challenges! /Emil
  4. So this weekend I was travelling visiting friends and working in another part of the country. I managed to do some very long walks and stick to a somewhat decent diet. I did drink too much and I ate bread. Freshly baked bread is just so damn delicious. I am back in my own part of the country and it is just so much easier drinking enough water and cooking the right meals when you are at home. I am glad that I am back on track even if the weekend stalled me. It is the mentality I am working on this time around
  5. Great job Alice! Hope that you fulfill your dreams. Being a teacher myself (highschool in Denmark) I know the hours sometimes are crazy. Luckily at least there are periods of downtimes as well. Last year my exam-period was almost empty. It was a true bliss. This year - not so much
  6. So, after lurking for quite some time I finally decided to join up. I am new in these parts of the internet, yet not completely new to following some of the protocols advanced on NF. Last year around the same time I weighed in at 107 kgs. By religiously cleaning up my diet and adding strength training I lost north of 20 kgs in just 5 months. Then I plateued. Seing the weight stand still gave me a hit on the motivation and I soon started eating worse and in a few months I had completely dropped out of my strength-training routine. I didn't completely let go on my diet, but enough to add 10 kgs over the next 5-6 months. Now I am ready to try again, but this time I will try to adjust it. I need a routine that makes for a lifestyle-change, and in that there needs to be room to let go once in a while. Especially with regard to alcohol. Last year after I had a few nights of heavy partying I just gave up on the whole ordeal. This time i need to make room for that, and still get back on track the next day. In other words I might take it more slowly this time, but hopefully the effects will be slightly more permanent. So far I have cleaned up my diet. I am, mostly, paleo but with a heavy snacking-complex. So far I accept this, but I am aware that in the next couple of months I need to be way more conscious of the amount of nuts, dark chocolate and cheese I consume. I will make room for the occasional indulgences, but only as a part of social gatherings. And it is of paramount importance that I continue afterwards. I think one way to do that is weigh and measure myself on fewer occasions. Again, this is something I can work towards over the first weeks and couple of months. In the beginning it is very motivational to see the weight drop almost every day. I will take that pleasure for now. As for my training-regimen I have'nt decided excactly what to do yet. For the last 8 months I have been dancing a lot. Like in a LOT. It has been beyond awesome. Unfortunately there is now a 2½ month hiatus. No matter I know that I need to add strength training. Last time I just began working out 4-6 times a week. This time I will ease in to it more. Both because I thereby hope to make it a more sustainable habbit, but also for practical reasons. Last year I had plenty of time in june. This year I am swamped at work and will wait till july to up the ante. So for now I walk. Walk and walk and walk. I have always loved walking and we have had the best summer in Denmark this year so far since 1992. This log or journal is for me to write what I have been doing, what goals I have and maybe what goals I change. It is to keep me accountable for something, if only my words to this small corner of the world Happy to finaly join in. Regards EmilM
  7. Hi there Hazard, I am completely new to the forums and have a few questions. 1. My wish is to use these forums as a journal for myself; writing down both small and large goals, maybe using it to journal my daily/weekly achievements. I totally see how I can use the topic I start on the challenge to track my short-term acievements. But is there a good place to track my longterm goals? I have been looking at my account settings, my profile etc. but there doesn't seem to be a page for telling my story. Where would you recommend I write this and track my progress through the months and years? 2. Some people seems to be able to add signatures with links to earlier challenges etc. How do I do that? Thx in advance EmilM
  8. Wow!! You seem to be doing very well on the health front already. Best of luck on your future endeavours!
  9. Thx Chaosbane! This is my first time joining a forum for any reason. I am quite interested to see if online accountability to a bunch of strangers will be as motivating as I hope I know - planning really is the key no matter where and what you do. If you are travelling or just going to work. I usually forget to pack my lunch and must decide if I should by a lunch, what to buy etc. The upside is that if you eat proberly you can easily go a workday without a meal... In a later challenge I will probbaly challenge myself to consistent meal-prepping Glad to hear from you and good luck with your challenge. I will swing by your post later
  10. Hello world! A little backstory; I have cleaned up my diet somewhat the last week after several months of inactivity and non-optimal eating. In 2017 I spend apx. 5 months going from 107 kgs to 85 kg by religiously cleaning out my diet and adding strength-training. Then I plateued. Then I went drinking a few times. Then I just forgot caring. Since then I added 10 kgs to 95 kgs weighing in on may 12th. Today after a few weeks of better eating but no training whatsover I am closer to 92 kgs. This time around I think I will start off slower than the last time to make more permanent changes and keep me from just stopping to care if I 'fall of the wagon'. Well, this challenge is coming up in the middle of the exams. Being a highschool teacher in Denmark I both have exams at my home school and will be send out as a censor/co-examiner several times during the months of may and june to all corners of the country. This presents certain challenges nutrition-wise and thus will be the cornerstones of my first 4-week challenge. This 4 week challenge will focus on: - At home and at school to keep my diet clean, but not religiously so- yet ;-) I have already cut out all bread, pasta, refined sugar and the likes. For some reason this is easy for me, when the decision is made. If I have'nt made a conscious decision to not eat sugar I just eat and eat unconsciously. I am still snacking a lot (nuts, very dark chocolate). This is O.K. for now. - When out visiting friends or as an alien examinator make the best chocies available without being a social pariah. Chose the salad when possible, but don't make a big fuss about it if that option is not there. If the meal is sub-standard to my needs I will take a smaller portion and then buy a decent meal later. - Walk as much as possible. Aiming for a minimum 10 min. walk every single day. Don't kick myself if I miss a day. That is it! Starting up easy this time and hoping it is easier to stick to the routines this way.
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