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WOO! Second challenge!

 

Quickie run-down

Main Quest: Weigh 230 pounds by January 1st, 2014.

 

Goals:

     1.) 120 minutes of cardio a week. 

     2.) 80g of protein a day, 1 vegetarian day a week.

     3.) BBW once a week.

 

Life sidequest:

     -1 hour of deliberate religious stuff (meditation, prayer, study) a week.

 

Elaboration

Main Quest

I need to focus on weight loss, for a bunch of reasons, mainly to make it easier on my back. Also, it's just a number I can use to gauge my fitness, etc.

 

Goal 1

Last challenge, my goal was 90 minutes of biking a week. Some weeks I scraped by, some weeks I DESTROYED 90 minutes. Like 200+. So, I'm upping it to a 120 minutes minimum average.

 

Goal 2

I tracked my food last challenge, and tracked my protein for a week as part of the mini-quest. This challenge, I want to make sure I get lots of protein (without going overboard) to build some muscle. Muscle burns fat better (I've heard) so that's how this fits into my main quest. I went vegetarian for a few months a year or two ago, and really liked it, plus I want to eventually go paleo, so this is a step towards that long term goal.

 

Goal 3

I did the BBW last challenge, and ALMOST got through it three times in a row. Now, I just want to make it a steady part of my weekly routine.

 

Life Goal

This is a mental health thing as well as an I-really-need-to-study-my-own-beliefs thing. I may or may not have mentioned that I'm an Anglo-Saxon heathen, but it takes a lot of independent study. Which is something I've been failing on. Could be just meditation, prayer, writing, crafting, genealogy research, lore reading, whatever, as long as it's deliberate and in done in a certain mindset. I'd like for that one hour a week to be straight in a row as well.

 

Rewards:

Goal 1: 4 STA

Goal 2: 3 STR, 1 WIS

Goal 3: 3 STR

Life Goal: 4 WIS

 

So, some of you know me from last challenge, some don't. I was an adventurer then, and now, and might be for a while. We'll see. Regardless, I am back for round two, and pumped. Here goes.

 

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WEEKLY REPORTING

 

Week 1

Goal 1: 112/120 minutes

Goal 2: 497/560g 

Goal 3: 0 BBW circuits

Life Goal: Done!

Mini-Challenge: Done! +1 WIS

 

Week 2

Goal 1:

Goal 2:

Goal 3:

Life Goal:

Mini-Challenge:

 

Week 3

Goal 1:

Goal 2:

Goal 3:

Life Goal:

Mini-Challenge:

 

Week 4

Goal 1:

Goal 2:

Goal 3:

Life Goal:

Mini-Challenge:

 

Week 5

Goal 1:

Goal 2:

Goal 3:

Life Goal:

Mini-Challenge:

 

Week 6

Goal 1:

Goal 2:

Goal 3:

Life Goal:

Mini-Challenge:

Silas Randwulf


Level 2 Ogre Adventurer


STR: 6.75 DEX: 2.75 STA: 6 CON: 6 WIS: 4 CHA: 1.5


First Challenge


"The coward believes he will live forever if he holds back in battle, but in old age he shall have no peace though spears have spared his limbs." - Havamal

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Hey! Nice goals! Good luck with everything!

 

I'm a little confused by your second goal. You want to consume a bunch of protein but you mention going vegetarian? So what sorts of protein-filled vegetarian things are you going to eat? There's a quinoa dish I like to make that's pretty tasty: 1 cup cooked quinoa, 1 small yellow onion, 1 medium tomato, a handful of parsley/cilantro, a tsp of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste... chop up onion and tomato into little tiny cubes (or whatever size you want to bother with), roughly chop parsley and mix together with onion and tomato in a bowl. Drizzle with oil and mix. Add salt and pepper to taste and then eat with the cooked quinoa (warm or cold is fine). Sometimes I mix them all together and sometimes I eat them separate :)  Oh, and buy your quinoa from Bulk Barn! It's way cheaper there than from Sobeys or Dominion and I think they have white, black, and red quinoa.

Human Druid-Assassin, Level 3

STR: 4.25 | DEX: 3.5 | STA: 6.5 | CON: 9.35 | WIS: 9 | CHA: 3

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Hey! Yeah, I don't really know any good vegetarian sources of protein, so I'll have to look that up. I'll be getting a lot of my protein from protein shakes that we sell at work though, and protein bars too probably so I'm not too worried about that. I would LOVE some recipes though. I can't cook worth a damn really, so I might as well try and learn now lol.

 

Also, I just realized I left out the grading when I posted this, so that's incoming.

Silas Randwulf


Level 2 Ogre Adventurer


STR: 6.75 DEX: 2.75 STA: 6 CON: 6 WIS: 4 CHA: 1.5


First Challenge


"The coward believes he will live forever if he holds back in battle, but in old age he shall have no peace though spears have spared his limbs." - Havamal

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Nice goals Silas. I like that they are an obvious extension of your first challenge. What kind of cardio do you think you'll be doing? Cycling and hiking again?

Level 5 Human Ranger


with Monk-Druid Leanings


STR 12 | DEX 2 | STA 9 | CON 13.5 | WIS 7.25 | CHA 8.75


 


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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"


Mary Oliver

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protein huh? 

 

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/highproteinfood.htm

 

the beginning is meat, but the end is helpful

 

Try butter beans.  seriously they're good and because they are pretty basic, they soak up the flavor of whatever.

 

btw, if you don't have an accountabilities guild, you're welcome to join RPG Fanatics.

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnL943o3CTUvdFd4NWpFcnZnMzJFWjVDRVczVUpaakE#gid=4

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Eli: Got your email and the facebook post, thanks!

 

Kat: Definitely biking still, but hikes have become a bit of an ordeal. I still might have a few, but we'll see. August is berry season though so there will probably be some decent hikes eventually.

 

Teros: Thanks for that protein link! I love beans, so I'll definitely give butter beans a go. And thanks for the invite, but I'm still a part of the Fellowship of the Bat, and I can probably only handle the one squad at a time.

 

Update

This week got off to a rocky start because of work craziness, but I've been getting the biking and protein in almost every day. Sunday is a day off, so probably getting the BBW, Veg day, and hour of religiosity in then. School starts next month again and I'm so pumped to be getting back to it. OH! I paid off my tuition after for those who were watching me fail at that last challenge, so I AM going back now! Awesome schedule too, so excited. Just 3 terms left and I'll finally have my bachelor's degree. Woo!

Silas Randwulf


Level 2 Ogre Adventurer


STR: 6.75 DEX: 2.75 STA: 6 CON: 6 WIS: 4 CHA: 1.5


First Challenge


"The coward believes he will live forever if he holds back in battle, but in old age he shall have no peace though spears have spared his limbs." - Havamal

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 OH! I paid off my tuition after for those who were watching me fail at that last challenge, so I AM going back now! Awesome schedule too, so excited. Just 3 terms left and I'll finally have my bachelor's degree. Woo!

SILAS!!!! AMAZING!!!!! So, December 2014??? Are your terms structured so you'll graduate then? 

 

I love school. What classes are you most excited about?

 

Also, great work on your protein and biking last week!!! How's this week going?

Level 5 Human Ranger


with Monk-Druid Leanings


STR 12 | DEX 2 | STA 9 | CON 13.5 | WIS 7.25 | CHA 8.75


 


challenge 1 | challenge 2 | challenge 3 | challenge 4 current challenge 


 


"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"


Mary Oliver

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Well, Sunday did not go as planned. I woke up to a steak, and at that point it just spiraled into a heavy, heavy meat day. I didn't get the BBW circuit in either, because I did something to my knee biking home Saturday night and didn't want to make it any worse by slamming all 260 pounds of me onto it for the lunges and stuff.

 

I did get the hour of religious stuff in though! It was actually longer than that, just because once I started, I didn't want to stopped until I'd finished that mini project. I compiled all of my scattered genealogy research notes into a list of ancestors and the sources I have for each of them, so now I can go back to the archives at some point to re-confirm said sources and have them all in one, easily editable and printable document.

 

Overall, there was a bit of fail last week, but considering I only started on Tuesday (and only REALLY started on Wednesday), I'm satisfied with what I got in there.

 

Kat: Dec '14 is the goal, but since I'm planning on doing the honours program it might have to be Apr '15. I might have to split the last full semester into two slack semesters depending on course offerings. I'll put up a pic of my tentative schedule later! Grandparents are in now for a belated birthday dinner before work (yesterday was my birthday), so I'm off to eat a steak and bike to work for the night. Updates at 12 or so!

Silas Randwulf


Level 2 Ogre Adventurer


STR: 6.75 DEX: 2.75 STA: 6 CON: 6 WIS: 4 CHA: 1.5


First Challenge


"The coward believes he will live forever if he holds back in battle, but in old age he shall have no peace though spears have spared his limbs." - Havamal

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Thanks Odin and teros. I managed to bike to and from work tonight and my knee was fine (as in, no crunching) but it still doesn't feel right. As of right now though it's not a barrier to my biking so that's good.

 

Also, heard back from one of my profs who's also the honours advisor for anthro, and she tells me those two honours courses don't have to be back to back, so Dec '14 is what it looks like after  all Kat! So excited to finally be this close.

 

Hey Rogaecia! Thanks! I see this is also your second challenge (really liked your motivation btw) so good luck with your goals!

 

This week's going pretty good with the biking and protein, but still no BBW, veg day, or religious stuff (the week is young).

Silas Randwulf


Level 2 Ogre Adventurer


STR: 6.75 DEX: 2.75 STA: 6 CON: 6 WIS: 4 CHA: 1.5


First Challenge


"The coward believes he will live forever if he holds back in battle, but in old age he shall have no peace though spears have spared his limbs." - Havamal

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Happy Birthday!!!!

 

Sadly I could not find a photo of a viking wearing both a viking helmet and a birthday hat, which is what I imagine all birthdays are like in Nova Scotia. But you can picture it with me and feel the birthday love. 

 

Hope it was great fun :)

 

So, YAY DECEMBER 2014!!!! That's awesome!!! I'll check back for this semester's schedule!

 

Glad the week is going well on biking and protein. Sorry your knee is bugging out... do you have a brace or something, or do you feel like it's mending?

 

Definitely take care and don't push yourself to do the parts of BBW that will be a problem for you this week. Unfortunately for you, that means you can still do a modified version with pushups, rows, planks, and maybe even jumping jacks. (Mwahahahaha....) You could also consider replacing the lunges and squats with extra stretching after.

 

If jumping jacks are a problem, you can also try these instead:

 

 

What are you thinking of eating for veg day?

Level 5 Human Ranger


with Monk-Druid Leanings


STR 12 | DEX 2 | STA 9 | CON 13.5 | WIS 7.25 | CHA 8.75


 


challenge 1 | challenge 2 | challenge 3 | challenge 4 current challenge 


 


"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"


Mary Oliver

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