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"All the ways you wish you could be, that's me. I look like you wanna look, I fuck like you wanna fuck, I am smart, capable and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not." -Tyler Durden
 
Main Quest: Live as the person I wish I was, becoming my own version of Tyler Durden.
 

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1st Rule: You do not talk about Fight Club.
2nd Rule: You DO NOT talk about Fight Club.
 
Life Quest: I will not talk about my diet or this challenge to anyone except those involved. Yeah, I am one of those. When I first started losing weight a few years ago, I found telling everyone what I was trying to do helped keep me accountable and it really helped. Now it's become a hindrance to me because it seems like it's all I talk about and I've become annoying. I also tend to share too much and would like to teach myself to focus my conversations on the other person and not give so much away about myself. My Tyler Durden has fun figuring people out, is mysterious about herself and never tells all of her secrets. She doesn't talk about her accomplishments, rather letting people assume what they will.
 
Grading: Pass or Fail +4 Cha (For not being "that" person.)
 
3rd Rule: If someone says "stop", goes limp or taps out the fight is over.
4th Rule: Only two guys to a fight.
5th Rule: One fight at a time.
 
My Tyler Durden knows when to quit. She doesn't force herself to keep going when she needs rest and doesn't feel bad about it later. If something isn't working, she stops doing it in futility and tries something else.
 
Her fight is with the loser Chrissa, nobody else. She does not compare herself to anyone but that loser inside that wants her to take the easy, lazy way, eat the junk food (Tyler is a food industry terrorist remember...Pee cake anyone?) and continue to get fat again. She doesn't need to measure and weight herself. The image in the mirror and the fit of her jeans is enough motivation for her.

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Goal #1: Eat like her. My inner Tyler doesn't care for sweets and junk food. Isn't a big fan of heavy carbs or starches. She hates having to track meals and spend too much time planning and preparing them. She keeps her plans simple, fast and sticks to a few basic meals to stay on track with the least amount of effort. She consumes the right foods instead of letting food consume her.
 
The action plan is simple, I'm attempting to go low enough carb for keto 6 days a week. Eating 1600 calories/day that will mean 25 grams or less of net carbs, 95 grams of protein and around 124 grams of fat. The other day I will allow for up to 75 grams of carbs as a treat or "cheat" meal. This leaves very little room for snacking between meals (which my Tyler disdains) and works best for me if I eat breakfast late as possible, preferably after a good workout.
 
Grading: At the end of the day it's pass or fail for staying within the above macronutrient limits. 1 Point for every pass so I need 42/42 to get a 100%. Wis +3 (for learning what works/perseverance), Cha +1 (for leaning up and being more confident)
 

 

She tackles one fight at a time, one day at a time, one hour at a time. She doesn't try to do too much at once and doesn't waste time on anything that does not help her main goal.

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6th Rule: No shirts, no shoes.
 
Goal #2: Train like her. My Tyler trains hard. No shirts, no shoes? Hell yeah! She works out without a shirt so she can see just what she is trying to accomplish. We don't wear shoes at hapkido, and you better believe she will be there religiously. She stretches daily and does a warm-up of punches and kicks to start her day. Before breakfast (or she doesn't eat!). She practices her techniques often, walks, runs or bikes in favor of taking the car whenever able and does strength training 3 times/week with or without her husband. She doesn't do excuses.
 
Grading: 1 point for every strength and hapkido session attended for a total of 30/30. If a class is cancelled it will be scaled down (29/29 and so on). +3 Str (obviously), +2 Sta (persistence) Bonus points for each full week of pre-breakfast stretching and warm-up.

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7th Rule: Fights will go on as long as they have to.
8th Rule: If this is your first night at Fight Club, you HAVE to fight.
 
Goal #3: Act like her. My Tyler likes the feel of a good workout, would rather get sweaty and sore than sit around surfing the web for stuff she doesn't need.
 
"We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like."
 
She wants her blue belt and is pissed at loser Chrissa for dragging her heels. She tells Chrissa off in the mirror every morning. Daily. She gives that bitch shit and works herself up to prepare for her day. She's not perfect and she acknowledges that, but she knows what she wants and never gives up. She is playful, sexy and fun. Most importantly, she surrounds herself with people who she admires. She spends time with them and enjoys helping others.
 
Grading: Pass or Fail, make at least 2 new friends who are a positive influence and spend time with them often. +2 Con. Bonus factor of being psyched up and just plain bad-ass for telling myself off every morning.
 

Level 3 Human Monk


STR 8, DEX 4, STA 7, CON 8, WIS 6, CHA 5


Current Challenge


 


“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight."


-Johnny Cash

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I love the friend part. The no shirt motivation is good. On of the reasons I like jumping rope is to feel my belly jiggle and say to myself one day I won't feel that.

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I love this challenge! I only watched fight club on Friday for the millionth time! 

 

Looking forward to see how you get on but I know you will do great if you stick to this!

Level 3 Sith Battle Monk - Has a Yellow Belt in Push Ups!

STR 14 I DEX 5 I STA 16 I CON 3 I WIS 6 I CHA  7

Peace is a lie,

There is only passion,

Through passion I gain strength,

Through strength I gain power,
Through power I gain victory,
Through victory my chains are broken,
The Force shall set me free.

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Amazing write up! All the success in the world to you Chrissa!!

Level: 4 Human Monk


STR: 14 | DEX: 7 | STA: 10.75 | CON: 6.75 | WIS: 13.75 | CHA: 1.75 |


 


"Effort without results is only self satisfying bunk" - Kain R. Heinlein.


 


"You can make mistakes, but you are not a failure until you blame others for those mistakes." - John Wooden.


 


"Misery is comfortable. Happiness takes effort." - David Wong.

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Started my morning off right today. I got up and gave myself hell in the bathroom mirror. I did a quick yoga routine to stretch. I made it up as I went so I had no excuse not to do it but I want to find a set routine to do daily. AFter that, I did 100 punches, 100 kicks and got my behind out the door for a paper walk with Hex. Except I didn't walk the whole way to the 7-11, I did sprints and walked back. Then, I had breakfast. Got the cleaning done and some laundry before lunch. So far my net carbs are LOW. I did a little shopping for some good sources or fat and protein (yay, there's butter and cheese in the house again!) for my keto experiment and then cleared out my e-mail and started looking into what volunteer opportunities there are around me so I can get a start on getting out there and helping people. There's hapkido tonight so I'm really looking forward to it. I feel great today, this beast has awakened and she's taking control.

 

 

I LOVE this!

I feel the vibe from this challenge so strongly, you are my new hero!

 

"May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect."

 

I love your quote, it's awesome. I'm not going to try to live up to the hero expectations, I'm just going to go with what feels right. That being said, I hope it inspires you to get out there and kick some ass.

 

I love the friend part. The no shirt motivation is good. On of the reasons I like jumping rope is to feel my belly jiggle and say to myself one day I won't feel that.

 

The friend part is something that I've neglected for too long. I'm going to fix that now. I totally know what you mean about belly jiggle. It pisses me off when I do jumping jacks and it hangs the worst when I am doing my planks. I hope I can maintain the keto long enough to make it go away. I will figure it out eventually. I refuse to give up.

 

 

Ha ha! Wow. You put a lot of thought and effort into this. That's usually how it goes, though, isn't it? You have this ideal version of yourself, and you want to make her real.

 

Well? What are you waiting for? Go get 'er!

 

I don't do anything half-assed and I am more confident now that I have a few challenges under my belt. I'm gonna give 'er hell!

 

Thanks for dropping by Zuel, glad to see you still hanging around. I'm going to give you a good show this time around.

 

Thrillho, thanks for the vid. Love it! 

Level 3 Human Monk


STR 8, DEX 4, STA 7, CON 8, WIS 6, CHA 5


Current Challenge


 


“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight."


-Johnny Cash

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Class went awesome and one of the ladies I work with showed up to check it out. She's a gym regular who does a lot of weight training so I think there may be some good friend potential there. We also had a former student of my instructor's father return to training tonight and he's the same level as me! I got to work with him a bit helping him get back up to speed and he taught me a lot. Working together, we may get to grade together if all goes well. Here's how I did on the eating front today:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/Chrissa_Hunt

 

Surprisingly, I ate a lot less than I usually do and I wasn't really hungry. I felt awesome all day. Can't wait for our strength session tomorrow. Going to relax and climb into bed shortly. I want to be well-rested when I get up and give this bitch hell again tomorrow. Livin the dream!

Level 3 Human Monk


STR 8, DEX 4, STA 7, CON 8, WIS 6, CHA 5


Current Challenge


 


“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight."


-Johnny Cash

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So today was a little tougher, last night's hapkido class really put me through the ringer and I hurt everywhere. That was a good fight. This morning I told that lazy woman that tries to bring me down not to get cocky just because of a successful first day. The fights only get harder from here on it and I'm going to whip her ass into shape. I got in a short yoga routine before breakfast and it really made me feel every muscle that took the pounding. There's nothing quite so satisfying than barely being able to move after destroying yourself. Eating went very well today, I felt some hunger but squashed any sweet cravings I had and sucked it up.

 

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/Chrissa_Hunt

 

Macronutrient ratios were more on target and I got out for a paper walk this morning but spent most the day recovering for tomorrow's class. I was tired earlier than usual but still pushed through our dumbbell division session. Skipped the finisher but I know for sure that I was done. I also looked into those volunteering opportunities that were available and decided that tomorrow I may go check out one to be a companion at the old folks home. I'd get to go for walks and play cards and stuff with some of the seniors and perhaps make some new friends. I always got along well with the elderly, they always have so much to teach us and they have the best stories to tell! Going to go wind down now and get ready for bed. I think it may involve some Rub A535 tonight. I want to be fresh again to come out fighting again tomorrow.

 

"People do it everyday, they talk to themselves, they see themselves as they'd like to be, they don't have the courage you have, to just run with it."-Tyler Durden
 

Level 3 Human Monk


STR 8, DEX 4, STA 7, CON 8, WIS 6, CHA 5


Current Challenge


 


“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight."


-Johnny Cash

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Today was a tough day motivation-wise. It's getting colder here and part of it may be my body adapting to the low carbs but I had a hard time making myself move. I did manage some stretching this morning after my daily pep talk (which is more like trash talking myself in the mirror) and I got out for a short rather brisk walk today after scheduling an appointment tomorrow morning for my visit to the senior home. Eating went ok today, though I found breakfast didn't really satisfy me much so halfway through the morning I was nibbling on some cheese and roast beef. I hit the cap for carbs today without going over and my protein was a little higher than target but it makes up for the last two days when it was below. I caught myself thinking that I should get some more fat into me because my calories seemed low but then I realized that I don't have to worry about a target for that one because it's where I can be flexible.

 

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/Chrissa_Hunt

 

I have a feeling I need to be letting myself rest a bit more until I adjust but I didn't want to miss hapkido tonight. I won't be there Monday because I'll be staying overnight in the city for my husband's doctor appointment. Tomorrow he was invited to a free workout session by some co-workers and asked me if I wanted to come. I am going for sure to show support. We still have two strength sessions to go this week as well and I may have to sacrifice one if my body needs the rest. I won't let that loser inside me wimp out though, so I'll go on how it feels even if it means doing it alone earlier in the day. I already feel like she was making me fight a lot harder today and I had a little more coffee than I'd like but it's all good. I'm still putting her in her place and will continue to do so tomorrow. One last note on the friend project: My co-worker showed up for another class and also showed interest in tomorrow night's workout. We exchanged cell numbers and I may have to lend her a white belt.  I think this is a great start.

 

Level 3 Human Monk


STR 8, DEX 4, STA 7, CON 8, WIS 6, CHA 5


Current Challenge


 


“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight."


-Johnny Cash

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Wow Chryssa. Just wow.

 

I know you are just starting but I think this could be your strongest challenge yet.

 

I really admire your goals. Making friends and helping the elderly are magnificent in themselves and could benefit you in unexpected ways.

 

Keep it up, a good start helps build momentum. =D

Level: 4 Human Monk


STR: 14 | DEX: 7 | STA: 10.75 | CON: 6.75 | WIS: 13.75 | CHA: 1.75 |


 


"Effort without results is only self satisfying bunk" - Kain R. Heinlein.


 


"You can make mistakes, but you are not a failure until you blame others for those mistakes." - John Wooden.


 


"Misery is comfortable. Happiness takes effort." - David Wong.

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Today was a pretty good day. I met this really nice older lady named Olive who used to be a cook of all things and we had quite a bit in common. We chatted for over an hour and I really enjoyed visiting her and will definitely be going back to see her again. It felt really good to see how delighted she was to spend time with me and her smile was worth every minute of it. This morning I didn't get out for a walk and didn't stretch like I wanted to but I was just cold and tired and needed to relax. I realized something already too, the loser inside me has been sneaky the last few days and let me forget the part about eating a later breakfast because I've been on days off and eating with my husband. I wasn't going to let that change my meal times and I did. I was pretty hungry when I got up though. Today I had my macronutrients in check and calories right on target. 

 

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/Chrissa_Hunt

 

The workout we went to tonight was with a Beachbody coach who had us doing Les Mills Combat. I was actually disappointed in it after they said it had all sorts of mixed martial arts. Mixed with rhythm and dance, I really had to fight my muscle memory through the routine and it felt very unnatural. I'm just too set in my ways from hapkido training and I would have rathered that strength session tonight. I'm doing one tomorrow night for sure because my poor arms didn't get much burn at all and as much as it got my heart rate up I didn't get as much of a sweat as I'd have liked. I hate when a workout feels like I haven't accomplished anything. I need to shake off the negativity I'm feeling about it tonight. I'll just leave it at: It's NOT for me. Not much else to report tonight, I am disappointed I didn't get out and walk much today and I'm going to have to get a bit tougher on that woman in the mirror tomorrow. I didn't put enough umph into our little dialogue this morning and she wasn't fired up enough.

Level 3 Human Monk


STR 8, DEX 4, STA 7, CON 8, WIS 6, CHA 5


Current Challenge


 


“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight."


-Johnny Cash

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Yay! i can finally update:

 

Yesterday wasn't too bad but I could do better. It started with a paper walk in the cold (2C) with a full moon overhead and a little over an hour later I got home to a beautiful sunrise. Right in my eyes.  :stung: I got out again later in the afternoon and saw an elderly neighbor struggling with her trash, so I stopped and helped her and we had a nice conversation. Josie used to come in the store I worked at all the time before it closed and she remembered me. She gave me her phone number and asked me to call her next time I was going for a leisurely walk downtown so she could accompany me and we could shop and go for coffee. Next time I have a free day I think I'll do just that and treat her to lunch or something. 

 

On the eating front, I found myself pretty hungry in the afternoon. I stayed within my limits again and I realize the cravings and low energy I've been having is a part of the adaptation period but I'm pretty skeptical at how sustainable a keto diet is for me at this juncture. To be honest, I don't like the amount of dairy I'm eating to meet fat/protein needs while keeping carbs low, I miss having more of my veggies too. I will tough it out till the end of the week but I can see some modifications may be in order. The oddest thing though is I don't miss the fruit that much and though I've been a little heavy on the coffee drinking lately (mostly decaf) it seems to have lost it's appeal to me if nothing is in it. Tea isn't doing it for me lately either. I am thinking next week I may avoid caffeine again except for the matcha content in my greens powder. I think I can get by on water and the occasional unsweetened almond milk for at least a week. Maybe a little herbal tea like peppermint since that seems to be ok still.

 

Even though I felt low on energy again we completed the dumbbell routine, but I didn't have my usual steam and we skipped the finisher. The fitness class the night before left my husband sore in a few spaces and I felt a bit of stiffness in my back. I made sure we got a good stretch for our cooldown to help and I see an epsom salt bath in my near future.

 

Today: Back to work after having nearly a week off and even though I wrote myself a note to read before work giving me hell for today I still disappointed myself a little. It was mostly the cheese/dairy that seems to be my problem again, though I was also into some of the meat. I love my protein a little too much I think. On the upside, I found out that I can take a copy of my contract for the base and get a free gym pass to use! My co-worker that has been coming to hapkido works out there often with the weights so I can see some after work excursions in my future. I'll stop and get that pass tomorrow, the paper I need is already in my bag. Tonight is a rest day for sure and after dinner i plan on having that bath. I want to be well rested for my early day tomorrow so I can finish the week stronger. Maybe I'll go visit Olive tomorrow afternoon.

 

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Level 3 Human Monk


STR 8, DEX 4, STA 7, CON 8, WIS 6, CHA 5


Current Challenge


 


“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight."


-Johnny Cash

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