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Adama: You don't lose control.

Lee: Thanks.

 

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Adama: No. You gotta lose control. Let your instincts take over.

Lee: I thought we were just sparring.

 

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Adama: That's why you don't win.

 

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MAIN QUEST: To turn these fledgling habits into instincts.

  • Run 3x/Week (STA 2)
  • Strength 3x/Week (STR 2)
  • Cook 1 Paleo/Clean Meal/week (CON 3)

Side Fitness Quest:   Increase Pull Ups to 5 in a single set. (+1 Str)  Improve 5k time to <10 min/mile. (+1 Dex)

 

LIFE QUEST: Put $75/week into savings account (WIS 3)

 

Side Life Quest:  Face your destiny – stop putting off the dentist and eye doctor. (+2 Cha)

Bonus quest: Redo Starpuck photo shoot pictures! Smile at results! (+1 Cha)

 

MOTIVATION:   To be strong and healthy, and able to thrive in a wide variety of activities and sports and life experiences ... I had two days of 'my old ways' and I felt awful.   My motivation is to never feel awful again.

 

In short ...

You could easily exchange Apollo’s words to ‘I thought we were dieting’ and this quote would work just the same.     “That’s why you don’t win.†    Well, maybe, where win equals change.    I have completed two challenges now with very good success, but when I get down to the honesty of it, I am still using the challenges to drive toward the goal of losing weight – and thus … it is more like dieting than lifestyling.    This challenge will be about, “Fight to Live†– in other words, eat clean, move and get things in order so I can not just exist, but LIVE healthy. 

 

I can BE the bad ass female heroes I see on all my TV shows... I just have to want to win enough and start trusting my new instincts.

 

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Starting Weight 139.6  (Darn weekend Upsies)

Level 71 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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Nice! And yay for working your way towards paleo! If you're looking for some recipes, I have some totally nummy ones I can give you. :)

 

BTW, I am IN LOVE with the above picture. In fact, it might be wallpaper on my phone now. *Starbuck forever* :D

Level 11 Unicorn Ranger

Current Challenge

Previous Challenges 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

“Decorum is highly overrated and probably causes cancer.”  ~ Jenny Lawson

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Great challenge! I'm excited to see how this new format works. And you found a great scene to motivate you.

 

Chickie.monkey - the wallpaper on my phone right now is her facing forward in the same scene :)

 

Good Hunting, Starpuck!

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Excited. .... there will be awesome tonight!

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Level 10.4 Wood-Elf, Ranger - specializing in demon fighting

"doing the impossible since 2012 :D" - Librarian of Doom

facebook battle log level 50 WOOT   Backstory CNF2014  current (not challenge - doing a battle log this time)

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* This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice in it and be glad. God, The Bible. * Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda
* There are three options in this life; be good, get good, or give up. -- House * Never take counsel of your fears. Stonewall Jackson. 

* level 50 isn't gonna just POOF happen - alienjenn, NF IRC chatroom

 

* I'm not about to give up - Because I heard you say - There's gonna be brighter days… I won't stop, I'll keep my head up - No, I'm not here to stay ...  - 

 I just might bend but I won't break - As long as I can see your face - When life won't play along - And right keeps going wrong - And I can't seem to find my way - I know where I am found - So I won't let it drag me down - Oh, I'll keep dancing anyway - Mercy Me - Move

 

 

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Nice! And yay for working your way towards paleo! If you're looking for some recipes, I have some totally nummy ones I can give you. :)

BTW, I am IN LOVE with the above picture. In fact, it might be wallpaper on my phone now. *Starbuck forever* :D

Yeah, I found that pic of Starbuck and it was just so full of confidence and win that I had to use it.   "Bring it Lee!"   I totally want to get to that stage of confidence.

 

Great challenge! I'm excited to see how this new format works. And you found a great scene to motivate you.

Chickie.monkey - the wallpaper on my phone right now is her facing forward in the same scene :)

Good Hunting, Starpuck!

Yeah, the day when I run out of BSG scenes & themes is going to be a sad one!   Hopefully I can keep pulling ideas from them.

 

Looking forward to hearing how this goes! Awesome challenge and theme.

What do you hear?

Nothing but the rain, sir!       Thanks for peeking in on my thread UH60guy!

 

Great goals in a great format.  And good inspiration.  You'll be great.

Yep.  Gots to get me some BSG tank top combos.

YES!   Yes you do!   Oh how cool would it be if all the BSG Rebels started posting pics in their BSG tanks! :D

 

 

Edited original post to add stat scores in for the tasks.    Some day I will make it easy on myself by not using small numbers that will have to be divided down to decimals on anything short of a perfect score ... or maybe I will just ACE THIS CHALLENGE so that I can award full points without having to make horrible math faces. :D

 

I can't stop looking at that picture of Starbuck.    I might print THAT out and post it at work as my motivation reminder.  "Fight to Win!"

Level 71 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

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YES!   Yes you do!   Oh how cool would it be if all the BSG Rebels started posting pics in their BSG tanks! :D

 

 

 

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Selfie! Haha it's what I wore to Philly Comic Con. Maybe I'll make my husband take a better one when I do my progress pictures this month (I'm getting him to do some too - he's trying to gain, and making great progress!)

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Great challenge! I'm excited to see how this new format works. And you found a great scene to motivate you.

 

Chickie.monkey - the wallpaper on my phone right now is her facing forward in the same scene :)

 

Good Hunting, Starpuck!

Care to post that in your thread or message it to me, pleeeaaase? Tee hee! :D

Level 11 Unicorn Ranger

Current Challenge

Previous Challenges 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

“Decorum is highly overrated and probably causes cancer.”  ~ Jenny Lawson

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Selfie! Haha it's what I wore to Philly Comic Con. Maybe I'll make my husband take a better one when I do my progress pictures this month (I'm getting him to do some too - he's trying to gain, and making great progress!)

 

 

OMG OMG OMG AWESOME!    You totally have the bad ass Starbuck pose down!!!  Weeeeee!      Yes, we so must do this!    LOL!

Level 71 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

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Lol, all these BSG quotes make me feel like I don't watch enough TV... but maybe that's a good thing? hmm...

 

Anyways, great challenge goals, of epic proportion, I'm sure you'll kill it :)

I especially like the idea of ingraining them into your way of life rather than "just a challenge".

LV 3 - Lawful Good - Spartan - Ranger Current Challenge: One Momentous Word


Previous Challenge: #1 #2 #3


Battle Log - Epic Quest: To become a Spartan


Current Attributes:


STR - 6.75   DEX - 8   STA - 7


CON - 6   WIS - 9   CHA - 7


Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.


Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, get the hell out of my way, I've got things to do.


Its not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.

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So much love for all the BSH themes!!!!!!

 

This challenge will be about, “Fight to Live†– in other words, eat clean, move and get things in order so I can not just exist, but LIVE healthy. 

 

The old ways suck......here is a perfect outlook on both your fight and the old ways: "You know, everyone I know is fighting to get back what they had. I'm fighting because I don't know how to do anything else."

Looking forward to all the future badass Starbuck's that will be ruling these forums by the end of this challenge!

 

PS: thanks alot, now I am having to go back and watch them all again....so much for my productivity!

“It’s the sensible, logical thing to do, of course, which is why we don’t do it.” -Tanis, Dragons of Autumn Twilight

"Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it." - Raistlin - Dragons of Autumn Twilight

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Lol, all these BSG quotes make me feel like I don't watch enough TV... but maybe that's a good thing? hmm...

 

Anyways, great challenge goals, of epic proportion, I'm sure you'll kill it :)

I especially like the idea of ingraining them into your way of life rather than "just a challenge".

 

And this is why God has given us the DVR and BluRay.

49 is the new 53

 

Fourth Level Half-Elf Ranger

STR [6.5] DEX [6] STA [17] CON [5] WIS [3]  CHA [5]

 

Current Challenge

 

My Third Challenge  > My Second Challenge > My First Challenge

 

"Don't ever tell me there's no way."  Agent Phil Coulson

 

 

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Oddly enough, I still haven't finished the series.   I am halfway through Season 4.    I am always hopelessly late to the party when it comes to fantastic shows.    (Just started Doctor Who last weekend lol!)

 

A friend begged me to watch BSG when it first came out, but I said I was too busy with other things.

Then, about a year ago, my tabletop gaming group started playing WH40K's Rogue Trader and I asked some of my other gaming friends, for suggestions on a badass female in the sci-fi genre, and they all said 'Kara Thrace'.   So I googled her, found this awesome video tribute and knew right away I had to watch the series.

 

been in love ever since

Level 71 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

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Oddly enough, I still haven't finished the series.   I am halfway through Season 4.    I am always hopelessly late to the party when it comes to fantastic shows.    (Just started Doctor Who last weekend lol!)

 

A friend begged me to watch BSG when it first came out, but I said I was too busy with other things.

Then, about a year ago, my tabletop gaming group started playing WH40K's Rogue Trader and I asked some of my other gaming friends, for suggestions on a badass female in the sci-fi genre, and they all said 'Kara Thrace'.   So I googled her, found this awesome video tribute and knew right away I had to watch the series.

 

been in love ever since

I've been meaning to ask if you've finished it yet, but I have a feeling we'll kNOW when you do. ;) You should get on that, btw. I've actually been rewatching it here and there. It's just a good show.

Level 11 Unicorn Ranger

Current Challenge

Previous Challenges 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

“Decorum is highly overrated and probably causes cancer.”  ~ Jenny Lawson

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Hehe, yeah I still have that rule of 'cannot watch further ahead without dear friend who got me into it in the first place'.   Sadly, we only cross paths a few times during the summer.    Once the grind of fall and winter kick in, we should get back into a faster pace of watching.    I am hoping to get a few more episodes in next week!

Level 71 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

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62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

 

 

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Oddly enough, I still haven't finished the series.   I am halfway through Season 4.    I am always hopelessly late to the party when it comes to fantastic shows.    (Just started Doctor Who last weekend lol!)

 

A friend begged me to watch BSG when it first came out, but I said I was too busy with other things.

Then, about a year ago, my tabletop gaming group started playing WH40K's Rogue Trader and I asked some of my other gaming friends, for suggestions on a badass female in the sci-fi genre, and they all said 'Kara Thrace'.   So I googled her, found this awesome video tribute and knew right away I had to watch the series.

 

been in love ever since

 

I was a huge BSG fan back in the late 70's when the original show was on. In fact, I asked my Mom if she could remember how much I loved it and her answer was an eye roll. Seems like I did a lot of running around the house blasting Cylons as a then male Starbuck. When this new iteration came out, I didn't watch a lot of TV. I heard people talking about the "hot chick on BSG" but I assumed they meant Tricia Helfer. It completely passed me by that Starbuck had been rewritten as an ass-kicking woman until I joined NF. I'm about a third of the way through season 3. Funny thing about NF, I work out more and I watch a hell of a lot more tv! 

joedog, level 15 Monk

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You haven't finished it yet? Oh man. I am of the opinion that the series finale is one of the best episodes of television ever put to screen - it's a masterpiece. (No spoilers, don't worry).

 

YES! And I can't say anything more, but I just need you to watch it, dammit. LOL

Level 11 Unicorn Ranger

Current Challenge

Previous Challenges 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

“Decorum is highly overrated and probably causes cancer.”  ~ Jenny Lawson

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So, day before the challenge, I had to tone down one of my goals because I am dumb.    I will /eat/ clean at most meals, but as for actually COOKING myself, a clean/paleo meal? 1x per week.    I just don't have the schedule to do it otherwise.   I have ONE day per week that I come home from work and don't have something to do.   That's Monday.   Tuesdays are straight to hockey.  Wednesday is straight to bowling.  Thursday is straight to boxing, then to gaming.   Friday is hit or miss right now, but league hockey starts in 2 weeks.  Saturday is dinner out with family.  Sunday is gaming night.   If I try to cook 3x a week -- well, for someone who has never really cooked at all?   That's a recipe for total frustration and meltdown. (Hah, recipe, see what I did there.)   So.   For now baby steps.  Cooking once a week will let me not stress about it, and possibly learn to like it.

Level 71 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

 

 

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Hey toning down is good to do at first. you can always crank back up if you need to. I know what you mean about busy schedule. for me it is

Mon: bootcamp 530am, bank job 730-530, 2nd job 6-10

Tues: bootcamp 530, bank job 730-530

wed: bootcamp 530, bank 730-530, 2ndjob 6-10

thurs bootcamp 530, bank 730-530

fri: bank job 730-6

sat: bank 730-1230, 2nd job 1-10

sun: 2nd job 8a-10p.

 

Who has time to cook like that? after the first week of the challenge the only thing that changes are that bootcamp will be replaced with crossfit.

Serisouly though good thinkin backin off. besdies hunting and killing is more fun for the orc than cooking. You kill and let other clean and cook. haha

Level 0 Human, Monk


82%
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Lose 75 lbs

Startin Fresh


"Nothing is ever easy." Zeddicus Zull Zorander


"Do or Do Not, There is no try" Yoda


"Weak people face life obstacles with an excuse in their hand, strong peple carry a hammer."


Estemated 1RM


Bench: 195lbs


Squat: 245lbs


Deadlift: 295lbs


Total weight: 735lbs


Goal Weight 1000lbs


 


 

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Great goals and a smart move to modify the cooking goal. You're set for success! And, oh, you gotta finish the series!

All this BSG theming has got me ready to watch the whole series again during this challenge - that will be a suitable reward post-workouts!

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity:

but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

~T. E. Lawrence

 

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands,

flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. 
~John Muir

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I think toning your goal down sounds like a good idea right now. Have you ever cooked with a slow cooker? A lot of times the slow cooker is the only thing between us and a pizza delivery in this house. 

Slow cookers are great for busy people.  My favorite healthy recipe:  put 1 whole chicken and 1/2 cup marianade/dressing/whatever in the crockpot, sprinkle with season salt & garlic powder.  Takes two minutes if I'm slow.  Set on low, go to work, come home and open can veg's to eat with SO-GOOD chicken.  Actually got 6-quart crockpot a couple months ago.  Now use TWO chickens.  Leftovers rule.  :peaceful:   If I'm ambitious I make a salad.  If I'm really lazy I just eat chicken.

 

BSG in 70's one of my fav shows. Haven't seen new one at all - just less time with job, wife, kids.  You guys are making me think I've got to get it into my Netflix rotation.

OrcWarrior

 

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Level 4 ranger  Str 13 Dex 4 Sta 12 Con 12 Wis 11 Cha 5

 

“Success is not final...Failure is not fatal...it's the courage to continue that counts†-Winston Churchill

"One step at a time, I can walk around the world. Watch me." -Aral Vorkosigan, Barrayar, 1991

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