Archon Posted October 17, 2017 Report Share Posted October 17, 2017 This title was long overdue, as is a refocus and re-spawn of my efforts. Last challenge I kept it simple, and I did... okay. This challenge I am going to keep it simple. Continue my good habits built last challenge and build new ones. My biggest weakness (to achieving my ends)... my largest source of excess calories is drinks. Disclaimer, I do not drink carbonated beverages ever (I cut those out completely a few years ago). However, wine and craft brew... sigh... I need to give up (while I am in a "cut" mindset). In a future endeavor, I will seek to add them back in when my goal is more "maintenance" aligned. This gives me a lot of heartache, fear, nervousness, anxiety; because I really enjoy drinking. I just struggle to do it in moderation, and it would be the easiest way for me to drop a TON of calories. Being a "heavyweight" is a curse. So the obvious solution, is to cut it out, cold turkey, 100%, no exceptions, starting today. That will be my only primary goal for this challenge. There is no grading; this is a pass/fail thing. I will prevail, but I know it will be hard. It will take all my focus, at least until I get over the first few weeks (where it will be VERY difficult). Especially considering I have stores laying around the house (that I don't necessarily want to just throw away either). Some of what I have on hand was actually a "gift"... sigh... so the debate will be to either re-gift (I will have to let my friend know), or to hold onto it for a few months and think of it as an incentive / reward. I have been stuck in the 250-255 lbs range for a long time now. I want to break out. I actually had my weight stable at 235 lbs for about 6 months last year, but then it started slowly climbing back up a half pound a week. I know I cannot outrun my poor eating habits and that they (specifically the liquid portion) need to change in order to align with my long-term goals. I also need to get back into the gym and lifting heavy things on a regular basis again. But first things first... improve diet... continue to be more active. Along the "activity" train of thought... I got a Fitbit Blaze a month & a half ago and have been using that to hold myself accountable. It gives me weekly summaries (as well as daily progress) through the app on my activity. I have been using that data as an incentive to increase my activity. Little-by-little, improving my health. 2 Quote Level 14 -- Yeti Ranger -- STR 30.25 | DEX 12.00 | STA 21.00 | CON 14.75 | WIS 18.00 | CHA 7.50 Current Challenge -- Previous Challenges -- My Epic Quest -- Album of Holding -- About Me Link to comment
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