Challenge 18: I'll Save Myself
MAIN QUEST: Lose Weight Feel Great!
To hit my goal range of 125-135 and do it in a healthy way! Goals (diet and fitness related) that will help me achieve Main Quest:
I feel like I just haven't made much progress at all the last 17 challenges. I keep losing and gaining the same 10 pounds lately... Not really sure how to fix this, but I just keep trying! Back story: All through high school I struggled to GAIN weight. I weighed 110 pounds all through high school. I am 5'2", so that's a "healthy" weight, but I really was way too thin and didn't have any muscle. Then I started having babies and started gaining weight. My heaviest was 219. I am at 207 now. I have managed over the years to diet myself down to 165 at the lowest, but it was a very unhealthy diet (around 500 calories a day) and I started losing my hair, so I decided I would rather be fat and have hair than be thin with no hair lol
My tracking will be different this challenge. I am trying something new... I am using Zelda hearts this challenge. I thought it might be fun to change it up a little bit. I will be figuring it out as I go along... I will do weekly hearts and then average them out at the end, I guess. I will start at full hearts and change them at the end of each week! I will also have health pots that I can earn by doing more than 4 workouts in a week and can use to get myself out of a sticky situation if I need to.
Seriously guys... I almost didn't do a challenge this time. I cannot get my shit together to save my life!!! But here's the thing... I NEED TO SAVE MY LIFE! I need to lose some of this weight. I need to feel better. I did have an appointment with an endocrinologist who basically did nothing, didn't even do labs, she changed my meds and said that one of my meds is the reason I have heart problems now... great, since I told my original doctor that I knew he was putting me on too much of that med and he basically shushed me. My endo then said because of my height, the only way I will lose weight is if I eat 1200 or less calories per day and workout for at least 60 minutes every day. I am not sure how one survives on 1200 calories per day especially when working out. When I told her I was too exhausted to workout 60 minutes a day she said do it anyway and I will stop being tired. WTF? Anyway, I am here. I will try to keep up.
1. #LoseBodyFat - I am changing things up a bit. I want to lose 4% body fat this challenge. I have researched and I THINK it's possible?? lol
Current body fat percentage according to my new fancy-schmancy scale = 54.4%
A: 50.4% - - 1 CON, 2 STR
B: 51.4% - - 1 CON, 1.5 STR
C: 52.4% - - 1 CON, 1 STR
D: 53.4% - - 0.5 CON, 0.5 STR
F: >54.4% - - 0 CON, 0 STR
Ability to earn 1 CON, 2 STR
= perfect week! On task = lose 1% per week.
= lose 0.75% for the week
= lose 0.5% for the week
= lose 0.25% for the week
= lose zero % for the week
2. #FitGirl - Workout 4 days a week. This will include weights, walking, and whatever else I decide... If I get over 10,000 steps in a day, I am counting that as a workout.
A: 14-16 workouts - - 2 STA, 2 STR, 1 DEX
B: 11-13 workouts - - 1.5 STA, 1.5 STR, 1 DEX
C: 8-10 workouts - - 1 STA, 1 STR, 0.5 DEX
D: 5-7 workouts - - 0.5 STA, 0.5 STR, 0 DEX
F: <5 workouts - - 0 STA, 0 STR, 0 DEX
Ability to earn 2 STA, 2 STR, 1 DEX points.
= perfect week! 4 workouts!
= 3 workouts for the week
= 2 workouts for the week
= 1 workout for the week
= no workouts for the week
3. #CountingCalories - I have started counting calories again. It's working so I am sticking with it. I plan to eventually count macros too.
A: 25-27 days - - 3 CON
B: 22-24 days - - 2.5 CON
C: 19-21 days - - 2 CON
D: 16-18 days - - 1 CON
F: <16 days - - 0 CON
Ability to earn 3 CON points
= 6-7 days
= 5-6 days
= 4-5 days
= <3 days
PICK YOUR SIDE QUESTS Side Quest 1: #ArtsyFartsy - lettering and art stuff... will do this at least 4 days a week
A: 14-16 days - - 2 WIS, 1 CHA
B: 11-13 days - - 1.5 WIS, 0.5 CHA
C: 8-10 days - - 1 WIS, 0.5 CHA
D: 5-7 days - - 0.5 WIS, 0.5 CHA
F: <5 days - - 0 WIS, 0 CHA
Ability to earn 2 WIS and 1 CHA point.
= perfect week! 4 days
= 3 days
= 2 days
= 1 day
= 0 or less days
Side Quest 2: #DropInReady - Make sure my house is ready for company at all times. This means doing the dishes EVERY DAY! Cleaning bathrooms and main rooms at least once a week. Keeping up with laundry!
A: 25-27 days - - 1 CHA
B: 22-24 days - - 0.5 CHA
C: 19-21 days - - 0.5 CHA
D: 16-18 days - - 0.5 CHA
F: <16 days - - 0 CHA
Ability to earn 1 CHA point.
= 6-7 days
= 5-6 days
= 4-5 days
= <3 days
- Health Pot
Rewards(these might change... especially if I just end up buying the stuff before I lose the weight. I'm awful lol):
Goal 1: -30 lbs: 190 or waist size 35" - ??
Goal 2: -40 lbs: 180 or Waist size 34" - 10 shirts from $6 t-shirts dot com
Goal 3: waist size 33" - Target gift card
Goal 4: -50 lbs: 170 or Waist size 32" - ??
Goal 5: Waist size 31" - ??
Goal 6: -60 lbs: 160 or Waist size 30" - Blackwing Subscription
Goal 7: -70 lbs: 150 or Waist size 29" - Anchor tattoo and wrist quotes
Goal 8: -80 lbs: 140 or Waist size 28" - Lionheart tattoo
Goal 9: -90 lbs: 130 or Waist size 27" - New wardrobe - shopping spree!!
Start Weight: 219 (BMI 40.1)
Current Weight: 207.8
Goal Weight: 125-135
Jeans size: 14-16
Diet: Counting Calories
I reserve the right to change my challenge week to week if I get bored!!
Stats according to my Yunmai scale as of 07/12/2016
Body Fat: 54.4%
Visceral Fat: 25%
Fitness Age: 52 - YIKES! lol