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Well this is my second challenge. I wasn't happy with how I did in my first challenge, so now I am determined to get an A on this one! There will be no D by the way, I received that in the last challenge and I don't want it again.

 

Goal 1: Cut out carbs and sugar. I've already cut sugar out of my life successfully, but I need to keep it up. The only form of sugar I eat is two small bits of 75% Dark chocolate. Unless it's made for dinner no rice, bread, potatoes, etc. (Con. +3) 

A: No slip ups

B: One or two slip ups

C: Four slip ups

F: Five or more slip ups

 

Goal 2: Workout everyday except Sunday. My workouts are never the same it's either, bodybuilding, bodyweight, HIIT, running, whatever I feel like doing. And they are never simple I always go hardcore! (Str. +2, Sta. +2, Dex. +3)

A: 100%

B: 85%

C: 75%

F: 25%

 

Goal 3: 100 Crunches in 2 minute. This is for the Marines PFT, in order to get a perfect score I have to be able to do 100 crunches in 2 minutes. (Sta. +1)

A: 100 or more

B: 95

C: 90

F: 50

 

Goal 4: Ride and train my horses 3x a week, at least. This was going to be a personal challenge but I now see it more as a physical/life challenge.

A: More than 3x

B: 3x

C: 2x

F: No change

 

Goal 5: Life Goal: No t.v. or video games until Sunday. I am a BIG t.v. junkie and it has prevented me from working on studying for the ASVAB. I don't want to waste my time anymore, I only have one chance to get into the Marines. I need to be prepared. (Wis. +3)

A: 100%

B: 95%

C: 85%

F: 80%

 

To some my scoring may seem harsh, but I'm an all or nothing type of person. If I fail I learn what I did wrong and try again. These are my personal challenges:

1. Write in my journal everyday.

2. Whenever I make a to-do list, I finish it.

3. Practice my drawing even if it's doodling in my journal for at least 10 minutes.

4. Continue making my bed every morning.

5. Read and finish a book every week.

6. Make dinner at least 3x

7. Lose 6" off my stomach.

 

Alert to readers!! I am horrible at deciding and my creative juices have run dry due to me not drawing anything for 3 years. So I need you reader to help me out. I will pick three books I have never read and are random for you to vote on. And then I will try and finish it before the end of the week.

My drawing needs help so send me pictures (PM or put it on my challenge, which ever :playful: ) or write what would be awesome to draw. I wouldn't mind trying my hand at cartoons or parodies. I have a scanner so I will put up the finished projects!

Books:

The Name of the Rose-Umberto Eco

The Moonstone-Wilkie Collins

20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea-Jules Verne

(My sister picked these out)

 

Let's Roll!! Time to become a Badass!! :devilish: 

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Time to be a badass indeed! I like your goals here, you have much more will power than I do. Good luck with getting into marine shape, thats a hefty task and you definatly have my respect. I think there are some ASVAB study guides out there that could make the prep work easier and less of a hassle.

 

Thats a really good idea to mix up your training too. It sounds like doing that would keep the interest level up and prevent the routines from getting stale and boring.

 

Book Vote... Well without knowing what books you're into, I vote that you read The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell or Wild by Cheryl Strayed. What kind of books are you into? I can recommend a few in the future for sure

 

Drawing vote...I vote that you draw a self portrait or charicature of yourself (I think thats spelled right), those are always fun. If thats not your thing, then I would change my vote to drawing an animal of some kind. The first one that comes to mind.

 

Good luck on your challenge!

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Woops. I didn't see the book choices you already had.

I would reccomend 20,000 leagues for sure. I would totally read that one again, you'll love it. Jules Verne is the awesome!

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Challenge #4

 

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I put my art up in my albums!

They are old, the graphite ones are when I was 12 and the colored are two years ago.

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Ooooo tough challenge but backing you 100% - the marines?? MAJOR respect for that level of discipline and motivation  :triumphant: I think that's why the grades are a good idea, keeps you motivated even if u can't get there 100% and by the sound of your level of determination I've no doubt you will! 

 

I'm afraid I have to pick the only one I've heard of out of the books, I havn't read any of them - so 20,000 leagues under the sea also gets my vote.

 

Wowee - just looked at your sketches you have posted, well done, beautiful. How about designing a picture of the super heroine version of you? That'd be awesome!  :victorious:

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Awesome drawings, LostOne1775! I just saw them on the community feed. I'm trying to get back into drawing again, too. I was doing art a lot until I started taking care of my grandson 3 years ago. I haven't done anything since then, and I miss it.

 

I like to practice drawing little things--a salt shaker, a fork, an acorn, a feather, a seashell, a finger, etc. I spend about 15-20 minutes and then stop. It's a great practice!

 

Will look forward to seeing more of your art!

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Oh wow, those are awesome goals. And I'll join everyone giving you mad respect for the Marines thing. Your drawings look beautiful too, that otter is so cute <3

 

I vote Jules Verne for the book. Eco is great but Name of the Rose was specifically written to bore people so that only the most faithful would get to the end :D (I really enjoyed his Baudolino btw, maybe put it to a vote for Week 2).

 

For drawing I suggest doing fanart. It's easier because you don't have to design characters, you already have them. Draw the Serenity crew in a shootout, or Grunt giving Joker a piggyback ride :D

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Good looking goals, hun.  The only thing i would advise against is setting inches in one area as a goal.  You could measure on a day that you're bloating or something and then your inch loss won't look that great. ALSO we cannot determine where we lose inches, so maybe make it an overall inch loss?

 

Good luck.

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Time to be a badass indeed! I like your goals here, you have much more will power than I do. Good luck with getting into marine shape, thats a hefty task and you definatly have my respect. I think there are some ASVAB study guides out there that could make the prep work easier and less of a hassle.

 

Thats a really good idea to mix up your training too. It sounds like doing that would keep the interest level up and prevent the routines from getting stale and boring.

 

Book Vote... Well without knowing what books you're into, I vote that you read The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell or Wild by Cheryl Strayed. What kind of books are you into? I can recommend a few in the future for sure

 

Drawing vote...I vote that you draw a self portrait or charicature of yourself (I think thats spelled right), those are always fun. If thats not your thing, then I would change my vote to drawing an animal of some kind. The first one that comes to mind.

 

Good luck on your challenge!

 

My strength is definitely not in drawing myself, I don't like my photo taken much less draw my face myself. I'm going to go for animal, first one in mind...lots of them, sheesh, what kind of animal do you think I should draw?

 

Ooooo tough challenge but backing you 100% - the marines?? MAJOR respect for that level of discipline and motivation  :triumphant: I think that's why the grades are a good idea, keeps you motivated even if u can't get there 100% and by the sound of your level of determination I've no doubt you will! 

 

I'm afraid I have to pick the only one I've heard of out of the books, I havn't read any of them - so 20,000 leagues under the sea also gets my vote.

 

Wowee - just looked at your sketches you have posted, well done, beautiful. How about designing a picture of the super heroine version of you? That'd be awesome!  :victorious:

 

The Marines have been my ideal career for a long time. I come from a military family, we've either gone in the Army, Navy, or Marines. I'll be the first female in my family and the only one in my generation to be in the Marines.  Thanks for the support!

 

Thank you! It always depresses me that I had that talent, but I never tried to grow it.

 

Awesome drawings, LostOne1775! I just saw them on the community feed. I'm trying to get back into drawing again, too. I was doing art a lot until I started taking care of my grandson 3 years ago. I haven't done anything since then, and I miss it.

 

I like to practice drawing little things--a salt shaker, a fork, an acorn, a feather, a seashell, a finger, etc. I spend about 15-20 minutes and then stop. It's a great practice!

 

Will look forward to seeing more of your art!

 

Starting small is a great thing, it always leads to bigger achievements!

My sister held the scanner hostage last night, I had to take the pictures with my phone :neglected:, that's why the quality is terrible. I'll get it back sometime today or tomorrow.

 

Good looking goals, hun.  The only thing i would advise against is setting inches in one area as a goal.  You could measure on a day that you're bloating or something and then your inch loss won't look that great. ALSO we cannot determine where we lose inches, so maybe make it an overall inch loss?

 

Good luck.

 

Took your advice and changed my goals! Thank you!

As far as losing inches, I'm actually hoping to be able to fit in a size Medium for the first time in 10 years by the time this challenge is over.

 

Oh wow, those are awesome goals. And I'll join everyone giving you mad respect for the Marines thing. Your drawings look beautiful too, that otter is so cute <3

 

I vote Jules Verne for the book. Eco is great but Name of the Rose was specifically written to bore people so that only the most faithful would get to the end :D (I really enjoyed his Baudolino btw, maybe put it to a vote for Week 2).

 

For drawing I suggest doing fanart. It's easier because you don't have to design characters, you already have them. Draw the Serenity crew in a shootout, or Grunt giving Joker a piggyback ride :D

 

LOL Grunt giving Joker a piggyback ride! First sign of trouble Grunt will most likely dump his butt and go gun-ho!

 

I like the fanart idea, got any suggestions or just something you've always wanted to see as a fan?

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I like the fanart idea, got any suggestions or just something you've always wanted to see as a fan?

 

Hmm, my favorite characters in ME-universe are Joker, Jack, Mordin and Vega, so... Jack and Vega sparring, maybe? Him with the big fists and her with biotics? >_>

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I'm a watchin' you too!!   B) 

 

You should draw a cartoon of how you felt attaining your goals each week!  Then it would be like a mini comic at the end of 6 weeks.

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You should see my face right now. Your goals are hardcore, missy! WOO. I love how hard you're pushing yourself and how firm you're being, I just hope you don't set a bar too high to physically reach. I think I did that last challenge and then I was ill so didn't meet loads of my goals and because of that got Cs. I'd hate for that to happen to you.

 

Saying that, you seem in control, and we know ourselves best, right? I am behind you 12,452,434,741,703,639,823% with these goals (I don't even think I can say that number... twelve quintillion, four hundred and fifty-two quadrillion, four hundred and thirty-four trillion, seven hundred and forty-one billion, seven hundred and three million, six hundred and thirty-nine thousand, eight hundred and twenty-three percent). That's all.

 

As for the reading, 20,000 leagues under the sea. I have never read it but it is on my list. Maybe I'll get it out of the library next week. This week I'm reading Northanger Abbey (which I have read a few times). For the art, I have no idea. Why not draw yourself as a superhero? That'd be pretty cool.

 

Can't wait to hear how you're doing!!

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Took your advice and changed my goals! Thank you!

As far as losing inches, I'm actually hoping to be able to fit in a size Medium for the first time in 10 years by the time this challenge is over.

If you stick to your goals, you will be planning to fit into a small, by the end of next challenge :) Take photo's of that medium when you put it on, ok, so that the rest of us can celebrate with you :)

Keep going - you're going to do great!!

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Today was pretty good!

 

Went the whole day without t.v. but of course my whole family are t.v. junkies, so my mom had it on in the kitchen. But thank you Lord it was the news, so I wasn't interested. My sister on the other hand wanted me to watch Defiance and Game of Thrones. But I didn't, for one thing I don't really like Game of Thrones and Defiance is recording so I can watch it Sunday.

 

I ate pretty clean today. No form of bread or high carb food, it was mainly meat and salad and for lunch a shake. Dinner was homemade pizza, but leftovers have to be eaten.

 

Workout went great and without a hitch! It was mainly weight training with a HIIT as a finisher. The most surprising part, I did my 1 minute crunches to see where I was...I did 50 with 10 seconds to spare! I knew I had muscles under this gelatinous blob known as the Pooh Bear belly! So I changed my challenge from 50 in 1 minute to 100 in 2.

 

I even trained my horses today despite the weather. It was mainly for deworming them, and for those who've had horses before know that some HATE deworming day.

 

The people have spoken...20, 000 Leagues Under that Sea it is! I got to chapter 5, and will try to make it to 12 and then practice my drawing. Hey thanks for the suggestions BTW, I will be scanning my pictures once I'm done with them.

 

Hahaha! I almost did a Pullup! Got halfway there before I had to drop, hehehe, pullup you shall be mine!

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I am lucky with my horse he doesn't mind having the tube shoved in his mouth and eats all the wormer no problem.  This year I was extra lucky, I have been boarding my horse at my uncle's and he has a dewormer that goes in their waterer.  Just put some in everyday for a week and they drink the dosage.  Again my horse isn't too picky so he drank the water no problem.  

 

It's my riding day tomorrow.  The beasts are shedding bundles!  

 

Awesome about your crunches by the way!  You will get to 100 in 2 minutes no problemo!

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Not watching t.v. will be harder than I thought.

 

My sister literally dragged me to the kitchen and tried to hold me down while she "asked" mom to put Defiance on. "Just for one scene!" she said. Mom told me of course to let me go, but my sister blurted out that I watch movies on my computer. There is a difference! I can't stand silence when I read or draw, so I either put on music or a movie as background noise. And the movies I put on are old movies with actors and actresses such as, William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, John Wayne, etc. You know, movies that you don't need to stare at the screen in order to fully appreciate it. I can put in The Thin Man or Pride and Prejudice (the one with Colin Firth), and just listen to the conversations and not have to look up from my work and lose concentration. And I read faster and retain what I have read when I have an older movie on. Don't know what it is, but it works and I'm not going to question it.

 

BTW I forgot to mention that 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea is very exiting! Again I've never read it, and my mom doesn't like Jules Verne but I do now! I am VERY picky on my fiction, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Count of Monte Cristo, anything by Edgar Allan Poe, Redwall, those are my kind of books. But most of the time you will find me reading history and biography. My twin just got me a book for my birthday, one she knew I have always wanted: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Sir Isaac Newton. My oldest sister said, "NEEEERRD!" When I got it.

 

Sue me! I am not afraid to admit I like Newton's works! Even if I am not good at math and my science is wavy, his ideas are what I appreciate reading. :positive:

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Great book choices! If you enjoyed 20,000 Leagues, you might also enjoy The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Very short by comparison, but still exciting. My daughter and I also found a hilarious old movie on Netflix last weekend--Being Yourself starring Fanny Brice. Simply hilarious--so campy!

 

I can also appreciate your feelings about Newton's ideas. Probably the coolest thing (and also the most expensive thing) I ever saw was a first edition by Galileo. It was one he might have actually handled in sending it to someone. Very cool!

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