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I’m actually starting a week early, in the hopes of getting a decent jump on weight loss for this challenge and to make it 4 weeks. 

 

Main Quest
To live a healthy and balanced life by exercising and trying to eat healthy.
 
My motivation
I've successfully dropped weight by counting calories, but I’ve been slacking with this a lot. I need to get back into the habit of eating better and getting more exercise. I know the holiday season, basically from Thanksgiving through New Year’s, is really hard food-wise to be good, but I need to do better. 

 

And I’ve got a performance at the end of December that I want to look my very best for!

 

Smaller Quests
1. Cookie Counter - Eating Habits

 

In an effort to drop some stubborn weight and to knuckle down again,  I’m dropping to 1000 calories per day M-F. Mostly because I shouldn’t be eating the sweet treats in the evenings anyway. Those 200 calories are always spent on things like Oreos, which they shouldn’t be!

 

To be a bit lenient since it's the holidays, I’m not including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Dec 27th for a family function and my performance.

 

Scoring: x/17 
Reward: +5 CON & +5 CHA

 

2. Walking in a Winter Wonderland - Walking

 

Walking is a good filler exercise and it’s mildly enjoyable because I get to watch TV while I do it. 

 

Scoring: x/30 miles in 4 weeks (6 miles per week)
Reward: +2 STA

 

EDIT: I upped this from 24 miles to 30 miles because I seemed to be really succeeding in this, so I upped the difficulty on 12/9/19.

 

3. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree - Weight Training

 

It’s been too long since I lifted heavy things (June 2019!), so I want to add weight training back into my gym routine.

 

Bench press: 45lbs → 60lbs
Squat: 50lbs → 75lbs
Deadlift: 50lbs → 75lbs

 

Scoring: +1 for each achieved
Reward: +3 to STR 
 

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First day back at lifting weights since June! Here are my starting stats:

Bench: 2 sets 10 reps each at 45lbs; 1 set 10 reps at 50lbs

Squat: 2 sets 10 reps each at 50lbs; 1 set 10 reps at 55lbs

Deadlift: 2 sets 10 reps each at 50lbs; 1 set 10 reps at 55lbs

 

Walking: 3/24

Calories: 1/17

 

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On 12/2/2019 at 11:34 AM, elinox said:

In an effort to drop some stubborn weight and to knuckle down again,  I’m dropping to 1000 calories per day M-F. Mostly because I shouldn’t be eating the sweet treats in the evenings anyway. Those 200 calories are always spent on things like Oreos, which they shouldn’t be!


Oooh, 1000 doesn't sound like much. I must assume you are a bit smaller than the other bears. 

Yesss! Walking is good. Lifting is great. Have fun! 

Let cheese and bread and mead crowd out our secret desires for power and domination.

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Just now, Harriet said:


Oooh, 1000 doesn't sound like much. I must assume you are a bit smaller than the other bears. 

Yesss! Walking is good. Lifting is great. Have fun! 

 

It's not. 😋 But I've been doing 1200c for years. And yup, I'm a little wolf. ;) 

 

Thanks!

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On 12/2/2019 at 2:34 PM, elinox said:

And I’ve got a performance at the end of December that I want to look my very best for!

 

May I ask what type of performance?

 

21 hours ago, elinox said:

First day back at lifting weights since June! Here are my starting stats:

 

Nice stats. Walking and lifting weights is a great combo (bias warning: it's also what I do). :)

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1 hour ago, Manarelle said:

 

May I ask what type of performance?

 

 

Of course. ;) 

It's a concert to honor 60 years of my high school's musical theatre. However, I don't yet know if I will be presenting something, singing and/or dancing. 

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2 hours ago, elinox said:

 

Of course. ;) 

It's a concert to honor 60 years of my high school's musical theatre. However, I don't yet know if I will be presenting something, singing and/or dancing. 

 

Sounds like fun. Hope they let you know in sufficient time. Is there one you'd prefer?

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15 minutes ago, Manarelle said:

 

Sounds like fun. Hope they let you know in sufficient time. Is there one you'd prefer?

 

Not really, although I don't actually have any experience with singing solos in front of people! 😝

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4 hours ago, Manarelle said:

Nice stats. Walking and lifting weights is a great combo (bias warning: it's also what I do). :)


We are of one mind on this matter.

 

2 hours ago, elinox said:

It's a concert to honor 60 years of my high school's musical theatre. However, I don't yet know if I will be presenting something, singing and/or dancing. 

 

Sweet! 

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Walking: 10/24 --> I think I'm going to up this to 30 miles. 

Calories: 4/17

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Current Challenge: 

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Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

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Calories: 6/17

Weights: (I was stiff for 3 days last week after my first weight lifting session, ugh!)

Bench: 1 set 10 reps at 50lbs; 2 sets 10 reps at 55lbs

Squat: 1 set 10 reps at 55lbs; 2 sets 10 reps at 60lbs

Deadlift: 1 set 10 reps at 55lbs; 2 sets 10 reps at 60lbs

Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Calories: 7/17


I did stretch yesterday @Manarelle and, so far, it seems better than last week. So maybe that was it. 😉

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Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

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"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Calories: 10/17 (It was really tempting to NOT stick to 1000c today, but I did!)

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Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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Calories: 11/17

Weights: 

Bench: 1 set 10 reps at 55lbs; 1 set 7 reps at 60lbs; 1 set 8 reps at 60lbs = goal achieved!

Squat: 1 set 10 reps at 60lbs; 2 sets 10 reps at 65lbs

Deadlift: 1 set 10 reps at 60lbs; 1 set 10 reps at 65lbs; 1 set 10 reps at 70lbs

 

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