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Faervel17 - Round 2


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I learned a TON in my first challenge about myself, my willpower, and my habits. Now it's time to take that knowledge, redirect my goals and keep going. 

 

My starting stats are:

Height: 5ft 5in

Weight: 148lbs

Age: 23

 

GOAL 1 

To go to bed before 12:00am each night. This is tough for me as I have 3 kids and often stay up way too late just to have the alone time. I NEED to get to bed by midnight so that I can function better and have more energy during the days. WILL BE HARD!! 

Allowances: We are heading into tornado season here so any night there is a risk of tornadic activity I will be stay up until the dangerous weather has passed. 

 

Will Achieve - +1 Stamina +2 Consitution +2 Charisma

 

Grading: A - completed every day of the week   B - completed 6 days a week   C - completed 5 days a week 

               D - completed 3 days a week   F - never completed

 

GOAL 2

Break a sweat at least 4 days a week. My current routine is better than the nothing I had before and I know it's working but it's not heavy in the cardio so I want to get sweaty and get my heart rate up at least 4 days a week. 

 

Will Achieve - +2 Strength  +2 Stamina +2 Dexterity

 

Grading: A - completed every day of the week   B - completed 4 days a week   C - completed 3 days a week 

               D - completed 2 days a week   F - never completed

 

 

GOAL 3

Track my liquid and food intake daily. If anyone knows of a good app to do this with let me know. I've done it off and on sporadically but I really want to have a record to look back on this challenge.

 

Will Achieve - +3 Wisdom +1 Consitution

 

Grading: A - completed every day of the week   B - completed 6 days a week   C - completed 5 days a week 

               D - completed 3 days a week   F - never completed

 

 

I also have a general and not measurable goal of being comfortable in my skin which to me means I want to lose my baby weight and not feel on the heavy side. I don't want the muffin top and I don't want the love handles. I know this is far off but that is my dream goal. 

We can do this!! 

 

Level 2 Sprite


STR - 3.5 : DEX - 2.75 : STA - 3.5 : CON - 6.5 : WIS - 11 : CHA - 4

 

 

You are good enough NOW! 

 

 

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I'm behind on technology so unfortunately I can't help with app suggestions. Others around here probably could, though. I drink water from a refillable bottle so even if I'm not counting, I know that I'm at least getting another liter at each refill. I drink a LOT of water so it's not like I have to force it. For food, I pack up my breakfast and lunch for work so it's super easy for my to control those portions. For dinner, it can be helpful to use containers as well so you have some pre-set portions. I try not to keep "snack" stuff or "sweet" stuff in the house but then again I don't have kids so there is nobody to complain about the lack of chips!

If you can't find an app, maybe just making a photo log of what you eat and drink could be helpful. Maybe it won't give you an exact calorie count but you will have a photo album of everything you have ingested... it's hard to lie to yourself if you have photographic evidence! 

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Thanks, my goal is actually not to cut back on what I eat but rather to up how much I eat and improve the quality. I have a bad habit of not eating breakfast, not eating lunch, eating supper and then a snack at about 10pm and thats it. I really just want to figure out what I'm eating, have the log and have the facts to make the changes off of instead of just perception. Taking pictures is a good idea, I do have a few apps but I don't love any of them lol. 

 

Level 2 Sprite


STR - 3.5 : DEX - 2.75 : STA - 3.5 : CON - 6.5 : WIS - 11 : CHA - 4

 

 

You are good enough NOW! 

 

 

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Goal 1 - Go to bed by midnight each night.

I'm trying really hard to do this one and it's getting closer and closer to midnight each day. I had it spot on for a few days and then we had two nights of storms and then the kids were out of wack the next two nights but I was never over 1:30am and usually I'm pushing 3am so happy with progress so far.

 

Goal 2 - Get sweaty 4x a week. 

Didn't do so good at this one last week. Went for 1 short one and did zumba 1 day so 2/4 days but not what my goal is. Again, progress but not success.

 

Goal 3 - Track my daily food & drink intake. 

Fail! I hate all my apps and my picture taking plan fills up my phone quick with no way to categorize by day. I need a new system and am having problems finding one. 

Level 2 Sprite


STR - 3.5 : DEX - 2.75 : STA - 3.5 : CON - 6.5 : WIS - 11 : CHA - 4

 

 

You are good enough NOW! 

 

 

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Progress leads to success! I had to track my food intake for a couple of weeks at my doctor's request a few years ago. I ended up using a little notebook and jotted down everything I ate. It was not the most efficient method, surely, but it got the job done more or less for those two weeks or so. Now if they can make an app where you can scan the barcode of a food or select it (like you do for produce items at the self check-out stations in the grocery) that would be nice and wouldn't take up all of your picture space. It's probably difficult with the kids and all but maybe you can go about it sort of backwards: Instead of logging in your food after you eat it, maybe you can make a list of all the items you want to consume for the day and check them off as you go? 

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Hey all!! Sorry I haven't been around we have had no internet due to storms but it's back!!! Yay!!

 

I really like the idea of writing down what I want to eat each day and crossing it off especially since I'm a rather emotional eater rather than a planned or healthy eater. So far my food log is showing I need more prep done If I have to cook each and every meal each day I start skipping meals. 

I was sick last week so I'm hoping tomorrow I can start getting sweaty I utterly failed that last week.

I have been doing really good at going to bed early on the nights that there weren't storms but that has only been 2-3 nights so that part sucks too. Hoping tonight I can catch up on some much needed sleep. 

Level 2 Sprite


STR - 3.5 : DEX - 2.75 : STA - 3.5 : CON - 6.5 : WIS - 11 : CHA - 4

 

 

You are good enough NOW! 

 

 

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Just the act of tracking my food does tend to help me make better choices and also to keep a better eye on bad habits (like how you noticed that you need better prep work to eat how you want).

I hope that you're feeling better, good luck kicking butt on your goals!

Level 4 Adventurer

STR 6 | DEX 2 | STA 6 | CON 8 | WIS 10 | CHA 5

current challenge

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Thank you so much!! I'm approaching my crazy week here and this is the one I have dread since the start of the challenge. I have 3 days to do a whole house clean from 2 weeks of drive through living. I then have 2 days away while the kids are still here and two hours to clean all of that up before leaving for the weekend. The next three days I'm also single parenting it as my husband is away for work. Ugh - so stressed out already I'm battling my anxiety pretty bad. 

 

I CAN DO THIS!

Level 2 Sprite


STR - 3.5 : DEX - 2.75 : STA - 3.5 : CON - 6.5 : WIS - 11 : CHA - 4

 

 

You are good enough NOW! 

 

 

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Turn up the music and shake your booty while you're cleaning and suddenly you've got yourself a bit of a workout! Works for me, at least! Anyways, you've got this. You're a human and humans are capable of some really amazing feats. Humans are pretty cool... I mean, we're no cats but we're ok!

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