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MadScientist

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  1. Health and Fitness Observer the Whole 30 protocol during the days of Lent. +2 STA, +2 CON, +1 CHR Well Lent is not over, but I nailed the diet, so A on this. For those who are curious, I started at 182.0lb with a 38.2" max waist and ended at 166.8lb with a 35.5" waist. I lost a bit over 15lbs and 2.7" at the navel. WOOT! Note that this sort of weight loss is actually a bit too fast for long term health. I need to eat more! (+2 STA, +2 CON, +1 CHR) I will practice handstands for two minutes each day. +2 DEX, +2 STA I ended up mixing handstand and headstand, and did not start until late, but
  2. Thanks Eirlys and Evenewbie for the words of encouragement! I appreciated it. The challenge is over and it is time to take stock: Health and Fitness Observer the Whole 30 protocol during the days of Lent. +2 STA, +2 CON, +1 CHR Well Lent is not over, but I nailed the diet, so A on this. For those who are curious, I started at 182.0lb with a 38.2" max waist and ended at 166.8lb with a 35.5" waist. I lost a bit over 15lbs and 2.7" at the navel. WOOT! (+2 STA, +2 CON, +1 CHR) I will practice handstands for two minutes each day. +2 DEX, +2 STA I ended up mixing handstand and headstand, and di
  3. I managed to start the last week well. I finally got a full yoga headstand. I did not hold it very long, but I got out of it in a controlled fashion. Woot! One more week! Finish strong!
  4. Keep going! One more week... So far, so good. Finish strong!
  5. One week to go. Time to finish strong. I started well last night when I finally managed to go to a full yoga headstand. I only held it a second or so, but I got there and out of it in a controlled manner! I will work on timing this week. Diet is still spot on. I am still enjoying playing with new recipes. Whole 30 is definitely on track. I believe I have lost an inch or two and somewhere in the five to ten pounds range. I will measure myself on Sunday at the end of the challenge, although I will stay on the protocol until Easter. My official 30 days comes to an end this Friday, so I may star
  6. It has been a relatively good few days. I have nailed my diet, which is my primary concern, and continue to feel good about it. I still have problems every time I open the pantry and see the bucket of M&Ms and chocolate chip cookies, but have not cracked yet. I am continuing handstand and pushup/pullup practice with my son. A couple of days ago, I managed to get into a modified headstand (legs not extended, but on my head) for about two seconds, then overbalanced backwards. Getting there! The rollover really made me dizzy, so I may practice that to reduce my sensitivity to the motion.
  7. It's the start of week five, and I managed to pretty much make all my goals last week. To the stars!
  8. It is the start of week five. Time to take stock. Whole 30 is going well. I have not cracked yet and found a bunch of new recipes. Neither have I managed to get my family to at least hide the chocolate chip cookies. But so far, I have not eaten any. And I have lost at least an inch on my waist, maybe more. The Whole 30 protocol demands no measuring or weighing, so I do not know specifics. I will do a weigh and measure at the end of the six weeks to report here, but I will be going until Easter with the protocol. I finally got back to handstand practice last week, and did it all week. I am co
  9. Hi DogLackey! I hope you are having lots of fun and rocking your challege! Go for it!
  10. HI Q-Bert! I hope your green odyssey survived St. Patrick's day! Good luck on your progress.
  11. Howdy Eirlys! I hope you are out having a good time and doing awesome things, as usual. Good luck on your progress!
  12. It's been a good couple of days, and I actually managed to work on all my goals, for once. I started doing the increasing sequence of pushups / pullups with my son. We added in handstand practice as well, hitting two of my goals. I told him it was Jedi Knight training and got him on board. I also started pushup and pullup counts at 1 to break him in easy. We will see if I can keep him (and me ) on it over the next couple of months. Diet has been going very well. I am discovering new recipes and enjoying cooking more than I have in a long time. The "Best chicken you will ever eat" recipe i
  13. I think, in virtually every one of my challenges, one of my goals has been totally missed, while I nailed the rest. You would think I would get the message and just do three goals, not four, but I keep trying. It's still a win to get three out of four. I figure if I shoot for the stars and get to the moon, I am good. If I shoot for the moon and don't make it, I just burn up on reentry .
  14. I spent most of the weekend having fun with friends and family. Most of Saturday morning was spent playing the invasion of San Francisco scenario of the Kickstarter edition of Ogre. We had a good time, but think the scenario may be a bit unbalanced. I defended and it was just too easy to win. I would like to try it from the other side before passing judgement, however. For my challenge, I spent time practicing Cantigas and some time cleaning up the audio portion to remove background noice and fix mistakes. It is coming along. My eating has been spot on. I even managed to find stuff at two
  15. Welcome! And thanks! At the start of week 4, I have been doing pretty well. When I got up this morning, I had to tighten my belt one more notch, so something is going right! Still need to get going on headstands. I am thinking of taking Steve up on his pushup/pullup challenge, since it aligns pretty well with my long-term goals.
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