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  1. Alright, so I'm AdderTwist, known (for now) as Grunkle Morgue. Obviously I like Gravity Falls. My heath isn't so great at the moment, and while I've got some strength to me in an emergency, I'm not doing so great. To give you an idea, here's a candid shot of me: I'm severely mentally ill, but also have hyperelasticity, some iron and vitD issues, and am currently sitting at 115 kg (~255 lb) and am only about 160cm (5'2.5"). I'm not that concerned about weight loss, though the ass is fat, but I am concerned about the possibility of developing insulin resistance. It doesn't run in my family, but two of my three daily medications increase the risk of it, and all of them increase weight gain. I also have a mildly deformed pelvis, poor eyesight, and sideburns. I'm basically an old man even though I'm 23, go figure. (I even like black licorice!) Now, the plan in general is more swimming, more low-impact exercise in general, and cooking my own food, preferably with less processed carbs, as well as more fresh veg.Rather than bore you all with details... Summary: Main Quest 1: Water, aka, The Moist Tub Swim twice a week. Aqua aerobics is an option, free-swimming is just as much of an option. This is to improve joint strength. MQ1: [+3 CON] Main Quest 2: Food, aka, It's Apocalycious! Make my own damn food! At least twice a week, cook at least one meal. Multiple portions, to last throughout the week. We're aiming for lower carb intake, but most important is the fact that I'm cooking for myself instead of eating out of cans. MQ2: [+3 CON] Main Quest 3: Land, aka, Bodies Change, Honey! It's about time I started moving around more in general. I'll walk at least forty minutes, or walk to the park to climb the weird rope web thingy, or bicycle for forty minutes, at least twice a week. More if I'm feelin' it. MQ3: [+2 STR, +4 STA] Side Quest: Troothache! I don't brush my freaking dentures teeth. This has to stop. I have to brush my teeth. I HAVE to. It's ridiculous. I've had to have two teeth pulled and multiple root canals. I've purchased special flavourless, non-foaming toothpaste, and a really gentle toothbrush, to help myself actually do this task, because I hate the taste and sensation of toothpaste. (It burns, how do you all cope?) SQ: [+2 WIS, +1 CHA] ETA: If, for some reason, one of the main three tasks is not feasible within a week, I will replace it with one other task from the list. This is for weeks where my joints are particularly sore or I am traveling and do not have access to my normal facilities. Thank you to @BitterOyster for reminding me to check in before the challenge started. So, that's basically it! Starting out ... Week 1:The Moist Tub - [1/2] It's Apocalycious! - [2/2] Bodies Change, Honey! - [1/2] Troothache - [7/7] Week 2: The Moist Tub - [2/2] It's Apocalycious! - [2/2] Bodies Change, Honey! - [2/2] Troothache - [7/7] Overall: The Moist Tub - Swim twice per week, minimum. [3/12] It's Apocalycious! - Cook twice per week. [4/12] Bodies Change, Honey! - Walk, work out, or climb, twice a week. [3/12] Troothache - Brush teeth at least once daily [14/42]
  2. Hello - right now this is a placeholder, trying to get myself moving again for a respawn. Had some very good success with habit changes when I first came on board two years ago, then hit a number of life challenges and regressed significantly. Looking to respawn - will return and expand this into a challenge start. Currently 5'11" and 306 pounds. Joined NF originally in April 2013 at 308 lbs, did really well in changing behaviors, started working out, made small changes in behavior and diet and escalated these well over time into significant improvements. From mid-April to Sept I lost over 65 lbs and made huge fitness increases - actually ran a Warrior Dash in August of that year. Then my mother died suddenly, and almost simultaneously I hit a career setback which came out of something I thought I was doing that was good, which amplified the emotional hit. I became very depressed, regressed in my behavior and eating habits, and gradually gained back all the weight I had lost. Very discouraging. So now I'm respawning. Several differences from before. First, I proved to myself and those around me that I CAN make changes and be healthy. Second, I have a lot more knowledge about how to be healthy that I acquired in my first NF experience. So I'm better prepared than I was two years ago, and I succeeded then. So if I did it then, I can do it again. Current challenge goals: Keep a food-eaten and calorie log - I've found just writing down what I eat makes me more conscious and deliberate about what I eat. +2 Wis +2 Con A=daily, B=6/7 days/wk, C=5/7 days/wk, D=4 days/wk, F=3 or less Workout out 3x a week, either strength training using Starting Strength basic workout or cardio with intervals on my elliptical. Just work to re-build the habit. +2 Str +3 Sta A=100% BBW 3x/wk by end, B=90% BBW 3x/wk by end, C=80% 3x/wk by end, etc. No late-night binges - emotional eating when down has always been my kryptonite. +3 Con A= 6.5 days/wk, B= 6 days/wk, C= 5.5 days/wk, D=5 days/wk, F is less than that. Life goal: Stay caught up at work so I don't feel bogged down so much. +3 Wis A=6/6 wks, B=5/6 wks, C=4/6 wks, D=3/6 wks I am deliberately not setting a weight-loss goal, as if I do the above I'll make progress on that. My goals above are about changing habits and behavior, and if I make lasting changes in those my weight should naturally come down. After all, it's POOR habits and behavior have naturally led to my current inspiring shape. :-)
  3. So I have a rash from Eczema and I've been told to try cutting out gluten from my diet. I'm moving to Texas in a week and I plan to try to cut out gluten from my diet then since I'll be in a new environment. The main issue is that I love carbs and breads and pasta (I will find a gluten-free mac and cheese otherwise this is doomed to fail lol). I'm trying to stay away from packaged food which seems to be people's main suggestions. What were some things you did to cut out gluten/bread/ grains etc? What were some surprising things you found that had gluten in them? (I know beer has gluten)
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