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I am ready for 2018 to start.  But there is still one last challenge to get through.  I have had a decent year and met many of my goals from my 2017 Roadmap so I was planning on having a nice relaxing challenge, with lots of hot cocoa and sitting by the fire (I don't actually have a fireplace).  Then I came to my senses and realized I still have time to accomplish more and my goals will not be reached if I am on autopilot.  The only goal left on my roadmap is to reach Onederland.  While that ship has sailed for the year, I would like to at least end the year less than how I started it.  I was recently looking back at my weight loss data since joining NF.  I started my first challenge in the middle of 2014.  Over the course of what remained of the year, I lost over 50 pounds.  The trend continued through most of 2015, losing another 25 pounds, only to gain 6 of them back over the holidays.  THAT trend continued into 2016 where I continued to gain another 40 pounds back.  For 2017 I am currently sitting about 7 pounds heavier than when it started.  2017 was the year to turn everything around, to turn gains into losses, so I would much prefer to have my data show a tiny loss over the course of the year, rather than any gain at all. 

 

However, with only a single challenge left and many obstacles, that leaves me little time.  I will be enjoying a proper week 0, though trying not to go overboard, and then will be ending the next challenge a bit early as I am travelling to Minnesota over Christmas, returning home for 2 days, and then travelling to Denver for New Years.  If I can reach my goal before the trips, I will just stop getting on the scale until 2018. ;)   I do, however, have time for a quick and dirty challenge.  

 

I tried to very carefully search for a SFW gif for Quick and Dirty and I found this...And this seems totally appropriate and who can't use all the high fives?

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How will I attain a net loss in 2017 you ask?  My normal routine looks like this:

Wed/Fri - Lift days

Tues/Thurs/Sun - cardio days

 

Since I have only 24 days for the challenge, and I'll be spending one of those weekends at the cabin camping, that should allow me time to get the following workouts in:

6 lift days - That's enough time to complete practically an entire cycle of 5/3/1, if you don't count deload week.  So that's what I shall do.   

10 cardio days - Since 2018 will need to be heavy on the cardio and I hate cardio, I'll prepare by trying out as many different types of cardio as I can.  I'm thinking some rowing, elliptical, rucking, kettlebells, dancing, dreadmill, maybe some tire pulling?  Some days will be low intensity for longer periods of time, some will be higher intensity for short periods. Perhaps I'll stumble on a winning combination that will sustain me throughout 2018.  There continues to be a lot of home improvement projects going in the Shello household.  That can only be used for cardio once.  

 

Food will be much the same as last challenge.  I'll be eating Paleo Plus (Paleo plus dairy and moderate amounts of whole grains).  I do not have to log food if I stay compliant.  If I chose to include non compliant foods, I'll use MFP and stay within 1600  calories.  I am allowing 1 variance during week 1 and another during week 3.  For week 2, the camping trip will basically be one big variance so no others will be allowed.  The final 3 days of the challenge in Week 4 will be Way of PainTM all the way.  

 

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Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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29 minutes ago, LadyShello said:

The only goal left on my roadmap is to reach Onederland.  While that ship has sailed for the year, I would like to at least end the year less than how I started it

Let's do this! Onderland might be out of reach for this year but every step you get closer to it will be a step less you need to take next year. 

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51 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Let's do this! Onderland might be out of reach for this year but every step you get closer to it will be a step less you need to take next year. 

That's what got me just motivated enough to make this a real challenge instead of a throwaway! 

 

44 minutes ago, Terah said:

Following!

 

 

Thanks!

 

3 minutes ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

Wait... Did you say tire pulling!?!

It's a possibility.  I probably woulnd't do it unless it snows but maybe if I pull the tire up a hill, then I can ride it back down?  Nothing bad could happen there.  

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

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I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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17 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following once again.

Wonderful!

 

16 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

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Good point.  But there would be snow to break my fall. 

 

16 hours ago, deftona said:

Here! 

Welcome!

 

13 hours ago, Cheetah said:

I'm in.

Awesome!

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Week 0 Day 1

 

Just another typical Monday except I skipped most of the scout meeting.  I just didn't want to have to put any pants (trousers) on.  I did have to go to meet one scout to sign off on a merit badge though so I went a bit late, with pants, and then left a lot early.  Then I sat at home, in my sweatpants, cuddling with my cat and crocheting.  It was a lovely evening.  I had some chocolate too because I had plenty of calories left and it was a perfect way to top off the chili I had for dinner.  Total calories came in at 1264.  

 

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

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I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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4 hours ago, LadyShello said:

I just didn't want to have to put any pants (trousers) on. 

Ahh just leave it as pants. It makes it hilarious to British readers :P 

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" Always aim for something stupidly crazy." - Charlie Quinn

2019 Races: Cliveden MTR 06/01 | Nuts Challenge 02/03 | Reading Half Marathon 17/03 | W.A.R 27/04 | RRDW 11/05 | Nuclear Oblivion 19/05 | Man vs Lakes 20/07 | Spartan Trifecta Weekend 05-06/10 | OCRWC 11-13/10

 

Current Challenge: First Steps

Previous Challenges: 12 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24

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5 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

No pants FTW.

I am usually averse to pants but yesterday it was all out war. 

 

4 hours ago, Ensi said:

Following! Your holiday plans sound very lovely :)

I hope so.  I just found out that LS has all the days off that he requested.  That will be less stress... except we usually take 2 cars so now I'm not sure how al lthe gifts will fit with us... Hmmm. 

 

1 hour ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Hi Shello! Cheering you on!

Always happy to have you around. <eleventy

 

58 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Ahh just leave it as pants. It makes it hilarious to British readers :P 

Next you'll want to start talking about fannies.  :P  

 

42 minutes ago, Sylvaa said:

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Following!

LOL.  My motto.  

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

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I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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2 minutes ago, deftona said:

Take off both kinds of pants and get super breezy. 

There will be a no pants rule as soon as we are empty nesters!  Free the fannies!  

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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26 minutes ago, LadyShello said:

There will be a no pants rule as soon as we are empty nesters!  Free the fannies!  

 

Considering it's just the two of us, I don't get my fanny out anywhere near as often as I could and I feel I will regret under using this time for this purpose. 

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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7 minutes ago, deftona said:

 

Considering it's just the two of us, I don't get my fanny out anywhere near as often as I could and I feel I will regret under using this time for this purpose. 

I agree.  I'm betting TH would agree as well.  Maybe that should be your hygge gift for the Doodlie challenge...Free all the fannies...and the willies. 

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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16 hours ago, TGP said:

Rucking too-

that's Way cool!

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I've definitely gotten out of the habit but it's a great way to up the intensity.  

Also - welcome! 

 

12 hours ago, spooky said:

*slides in in her socks*

 

I'M HERE

 

AND I'M SO READY

<eleventy

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Week 0 Day 2

 

I had a really tough time staying focused at work.  By the end of the day I felt like I had been busy all day but I never actually got that much done.  They had pumpkin pie at the cafeteria so I decided to give it a try.  I logged my expected calories and it fit pretty well.  It wasn't that great though and wasn't worth the 320 calories.  I commended myself on a modest portion of chili for dinner, with cornbread and some Doritos, but then I had a second helping.¯\_(ツ)_/¯  I'm not actually sure how many calories are in a serving since I guessed on the total number of servings for the whole batch.  Calories for the day were around 1700.  I will give myself credit for staying close to target even though it's week 0.  It occured to me on my drive home, while I was craving sweets, that technically I could have whatever I wanted since I had no challenge goals.  But then it also occured to me that I still have goals and face planting those Apple pie Oreos will not make those goals any easier to achieve.  The package remains unopened.   No workout yesterday but when I got home we spent a couple hours moving all our junk and furniture from the living room and kitchen to the dining room as we prepare for the laminate flooring. 

 

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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