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Hi All!

 

I haven't been active in a loooong time, and my personal progession shows for it.

I've made myself a character sheet, and am back to rock this!

It's neat that we're now doing a Mission; I had a "Theme" written up before the new challenge was posted...

 

Main Questline: %BF Reduction to below 10%

Motivation: As a former fatty, I successfully lost 50 lbs by going Paleo back in 2010. Since then, I've been slowly recomping, but have kept a spare tire. Ever since I started losing weight, I've wanted to see my abs, to be "done" losing weight. This is my motivation, so that I can close that door for good, and focus on other fitness goals. My attempts at recomping have started to fail as I've neared the long tail. I've gained weight without gaining significant fat (by eyeball at least), so I know I'm building muscle. After some research, I am going to focus on slow-bulking this challenge, and see how that does. the mid-term goal is to slow-bulk until the 6 weeks before christmas, and cut before I go home for the holidays.

 

Goal 1 5CON: For the next 6 weeks, I will eat "whole30 practical". This means I will not consciously eat dairy or industrial foods, but won't be overly worried about it in public. I will focus on Portion Control, not ordering beyond a full meal at a restaurant, and waiting after eating at home.

 

Goal 2 3STR/1DEX/1STA: For the next 6 weeks, I will weight train 3x a week. I will perform some form of cardio 2x a week. I will have one rest day.

 

Goal 3 3WIS/2CON: For the next 6 weeks, I will log all food intake & exercise on MyFitnessPal, and I will log all exercise on Fitocracy. This will allow me to properly track net calories, and progression on my strength training.

 

Life Quest: Having just moved a bout a month ago, I'm committing to going out and doing something "social" once a week. This is either doing something with one of the Meetup groups I joine,d the local game store, or similar. Have to get out of my comfort zone & make friends.

 

 

Am I supposed to assign attributes to my Life Quest? If so, 4CHA, 1WIS?

Any feedback on my point distribution is welcome.

Also, I'd like to get into a squad, but not sure how those work, so let me know what I should do there!

Level 5 Human Ranger

Stats as of July 25:   STR: 9.5   DEX: 5.75   STA: 7.5   CON: 15.25   WIS: 6   CHA: 8.5

 

Achievements:

Tough Mudder CO 2012 (4hrs)

Got below 200lbs

NF Challenge #4 Winner

 

Current Challenge

Past 1 2 3

 

MyFitnessPal

Fitocracy

RunKeeper

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From my other thread, this is my workout:

Warmup:
Run to gym (0.5 mi, steep DH)
Pushups x10
Jump Squats x10
 
A "Push Day":
Bench Press: 4 sets
OHP: 3 sets
Incline DB Press: 3 sets. I know this is a "pretty" workout, but who doesn't want good shoulders? And, I believe this will help towards my handstand.
Dips: 3 sets
 
B "Pull Day":
DL: 4 sets
Cable Pulldowns: 4 sets. Working towards Pullups; I can currently only do about 3. Will first do Max Pullups, then Pulldowns for the rest.
Bent-Over BB Rows: 4 sets
 
C "Squats":
BB Back Squats: 5 sets

Level 5 Human Ranger

Stats as of July 25:   STR: 9.5   DEX: 5.75   STA: 7.5   CON: 15.25   WIS: 6   CHA: 8.5

 

Achievements:

Tough Mudder CO 2012 (4hrs)

Got below 200lbs

NF Challenge #4 Winner

 

Current Challenge

Past 1 2 3

 

MyFitnessPal

Fitocracy

RunKeeper

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I accidentally went to your last challenge first.  Did you find a full-time job (I didn't read the whole challege)?  

 

I move around a lot and know how hard it is to go out and meet new people.  I wish you much success with this goal as friends make like more enjoyable.  Are you liking Seattle?  

 

It would be so awesome to be "done" with losing weight and to just go into maintenance mode.  

 

Good luck with your goals!

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Great goals!  I'm lifting and going paleo as well, so I'll be cheering you on!  Paleo in public is so difficult.  I'm doing the whole30 and on my second day, some friends I went out to eat with ordered a huge very not paleo (and delicious) appetizer.  My will power was definitely tested.  

 

Are you using a specific lifting program?  I just started 'starting strength' but like to get input on other programs that people use.  

 

Also, how do you like Fitocracy?  I am really terrible about logging things, but the rpg theme sounds like fun.  

 

Good luck with the challenge!

Cait

Nord Assassin - Level 1Nord Ranger - Level 3STR 5 | DEX 1 | STA 6.5 | CON 6.5 | WIS 8.7 | CHA 4

“Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.†-The Tenth Doctor Current Challenge

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Melyssa, yeah, I did! Ended up with an amazing company I've now been with for the last 2 years. They let me move to Seattle & telecommute, so I didn't have to worry about job hunting up here.

Seattle is pretty cool so far, though I need to get out & into it more.

 

Cait: public is definitely harder if you're in a group that are not like-minded. I slid down to a 80/20 gluten-free state, which isn't bad, but wasn't helping me with my goals, so I'm pushing my standards back up.

My program is one I designed myself, using the big basic SS lifts, but split in a BW style. My only gripe with SS was time-on-the-floor, so I changed it up to fit within my timeframe. The 2nd post in this thread is what I'm doing now.

 

I like Fitocracy, the values it assigns, and the large exercise DB they have. The only thing I don't like is their lack of connecting to any other app. They pull form RunKeeper, but that's all. 

I just learned up this new site through RunKeeper: http://www.weighttraining.com/ They also use a points/leveling system, though they don't couch it in RPG terms. They also hook into RunKeeper, so you can see everything there.

So right now I have: MFP < > RunKeeper < WeightTraining, and RunKeeper > Fitocracy. I'm going to stay in Fitocracy mainly because it has a longer history of my lifts in there, so that I can better see my progression. If I were starting fresh, I would seriously consider WT.com; I've just started using it though, so I'm not sure how it'll age.

Level 5 Human Ranger

Stats as of July 25:   STR: 9.5   DEX: 5.75   STA: 7.5   CON: 15.25   WIS: 6   CHA: 8.5

 

Achievements:

Tough Mudder CO 2012 (4hrs)

Got below 200lbs

NF Challenge #4 Winner

 

Current Challenge

Past 1 2 3

 

MyFitnessPal

Fitocracy

RunKeeper

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How close are you to the 10% body fat now?  I am unofficially trying to get there too since I know weighing less will make it easier to run long distances.  Nice goals and good luck!

Level 26, Primal Ultra Trail Scout, Non-Binary Robot

 

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It's going very well! I haven't succumbed to any food I don't want to be eating, even when getting a milkshake for the fiancee the other night.

I haven't updated here, but I've been logging everything in MFP (which is my big weakness).

 

How's yours going? Don't see a link in your sig...

Level 5 Human Ranger

Stats as of July 25:   STR: 9.5   DEX: 5.75   STA: 7.5   CON: 15.25   WIS: 6   CHA: 8.5

 

Achievements:

Tough Mudder CO 2012 (4hrs)

Got below 200lbs

NF Challenge #4 Winner

 

Current Challenge

Past 1 2 3

 

MyFitnessPal

Fitocracy

RunKeeper

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That's awesome you were able to get your fiancée a milkshake without succumbing to temptation. Last night my husband made the kids cookies. The first thing out of his mouth when I walked in the door, "The cookies taste like crap. We didn't have the right kind of flour." They still smell good. I still want them. *ugh*

Taraniztika

Level 0 Half-Elf Ranger, prepping for battle with the Rebels

"All great achievements require time." ~Maya Angelou

STR - | DEX - | STA - | CON - | WIS - | CHA -

An Adventure Begins - FAIL

Lesson learned: Do not let a lack of visible progress deter you from building internal strength.

Preparing for the Adventure of a Lifetime - current

Mountain Men and Woodsy Women

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Yeah, keeping the house free of foods is a big thing. My fiancee is gluten-free, and generally dairy-free, so that helps a lot.

Level 5 Human Ranger

Stats as of July 25:   STR: 9.5   DEX: 5.75   STA: 7.5   CON: 15.25   WIS: 6   CHA: 8.5

 

Achievements:

Tough Mudder CO 2012 (4hrs)

Got below 200lbs

NF Challenge #4 Winner

 

Current Challenge

Past 1 2 3

 

MyFitnessPal

Fitocracy

RunKeeper

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Weekly Checkin:

 

I've been at about 85% overall.

 

Ive gotten all my food logged, though I'm starting to fall into the "morning after" habit, which is a bad one. That mostly stems from eating late, then going to bed. As long as I don't eat after dinner, i'm fine.

Exercise, I took Tuesday as a rest day instead of running, which is fine. I ran with a group on Thurs, so Fri morning, I put off going to the gym for today, which means I have to make that happen... Not a good habit, but technically within my framework. I'll then need to run tomorrow to meet the goals.

 

Always looking for friends on MFP, Fitocracy, and RK, so feel free to hit me up over there to follow along too!

Level 5 Human Ranger

Stats as of July 25:   STR: 9.5   DEX: 5.75   STA: 7.5   CON: 15.25   WIS: 6   CHA: 8.5

 

Achievements:

Tough Mudder CO 2012 (4hrs)

Got below 200lbs

NF Challenge #4 Winner

 

Current Challenge

Past 1 2 3

 

MyFitnessPal

Fitocracy

RunKeeper

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I just mean that I end up putting in my Caloric entry the morning after, instead of right after eating. It becomes a problem when I don't remember everything.

 

Week 1 grade: 88%.

 

I took Tues as a rest day, but ran H/S, so that's fine.

I skipped Fri, and though I intended to make it up, I didn't. I did that workout today, and I think flipping the order of my ABC's will help, since that way I won't be doing legs right after my long run.

However, skipping a workout is 10 points off.

 

Food has been within my framework, and the only problem has been the delayed journaling, so 2 points off.

Level 5 Human Ranger

Stats as of July 25:   STR: 9.5   DEX: 5.75   STA: 7.5   CON: 15.25   WIS: 6   CHA: 8.5

 

Achievements:

Tough Mudder CO 2012 (4hrs)

Got below 200lbs

NF Challenge #4 Winner

 

Current Challenge

Past 1 2 3

 

MyFitnessPal

Fitocracy

RunKeeper

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