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I have been drinking crap that I know isn't good for me.  That ends now!  I can't stay focused on things anymore.  That ends now!  I am not spending near enough time playing with my kids.  That ends now!  


 


Main Quest:


- Mindfully drop 16 lbs


 


Objectives:


Beginner's Bodyweight Workout 3 days a week - no excuses anymore.  3 circuits - A; 2 circuits - B; 1 circuit - C; miss workout - F 


- Run at least 9 miles a week. 9+ miles - A; 7-8 miles - B; 6-7 miles - C; 4-6 miles - D; 0-3 miles - F


- Yoga or meditation 4 days a week for at least 10 minutes.  4 days a week - A, 3 days - B, 2 days - C; 1 day - D, none - F


- Cut out pop and energy drinks completely from my diet.  0 drinks - A; 1 drink - C; 2 drinks - D; 3 drinks - F.  I am not going to allow myself to fall on this one, so I am being more stringent.  


 


Life Quest:


To be more readily available to help anyone at any moment with a clear mind and a strong body.


 


Motivation:


- My wife and kids


- Increased energy, strength and focus


 


Starting Weight: 236    Ending Goal Weight: 220


Starting Waist Size: 40"   Ending Waist Goal Size: 38"


 


All things are possible.  We live the life we want to.  I will change what I do not like.


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"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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Thanks!  I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with that part.  Surprisingly, the rest doesn't scare me at all.  Considering the shape I'm in (round's a shape), it should.  I do have a serious addiction to the caffeine and the energy drinks (Red Bull Silver edition is my current slow death), but for my family, I will not fail.  

Level 2 Warforged Druid

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"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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I love your motivation! And I feel you, pop is my weakness. I was so addicted to caffeine. I went cold turkey and had a really hard week, but damn do I feel better after. Now I'm drinking sprite and rootbeer but it's a little better, right? Hahaha I admire you for cutting all pop out.

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I love your motivation! And I feel you, pop is my weakness. I was so addicted to caffeine. I went cold turkey and had a really hard week, but damn do I feel better after. Now I'm drinking sprite and rootbeer but it's a little better, right? Hahaha I admire you for cutting all pop out.

It's going to alter how I drink my alcohol.  I don't drink a lot, but when I do (there's a meme here somewhere for this...) it was always a mixed drink.  Rum and Coke was my drink of choice.  I love rum, so it can go into anything and I do enjoy it on the rocks, but I have to be much more aware not to just order the usual.  

Like I mentioned, I am scared about cutting out the energy drinks.  Even now, I want one.  I know it's crap, and I know they're expensive, but I can hear it calling to me.  Taunting me.  "Just a sip".  (Archer, anyone?)  It's going to be a long 6 weeks...

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"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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I've done this before...  it was during my first circus.  And that's about how I looked.  Thanks for posting that.  It made my day.  

And it tasted like absolute crap

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"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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Yeah, had to get a new coffee maker after that too, cause I just couldn't get the taste out.  Bad idea all around.  

Level 2 Warforged Druid

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"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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Great first challenge. Slaying the sugary drinks demon isn't easy, but it is completely worth it. Let us know how you are feeling, and when you feel you are over the hump. That will be a real signpost for you.

 

Running and meditating may be very helpful, just be careful that you don't use running as an excuse to slip up on the sugary drinks, it will be really easy to rationalize an energy drink to get yourself going or to focus for meditation. But NO EXCUSES! 

 

Best of luck, can't wait ot see how you do with this.

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Great first challenge. Slaying the sugary drinks demon isn't easy, but it is completely worth it. Let us know how you are feeling, and when you feel you are over the hump. That will be a real signpost for you.

 

Running and meditating may be very helpful, just be careful that you don't use running as an excuse to slip up on the sugary drinks, it will be really easy to rationalize an energy drink to get yourself going or to focus for meditation. But NO EXCUSES! 

 

Best of luck, can't wait ot see how you do with this.

Day two and it's hard, but I can do this.  I have been really craving a red bull today.  I think it's more of a need to drink something, so I have water that I soaked Kiwi and Strawberries in.  It's helping so far.  Thanks for the words of encouragement.  

 

And I think the reason I can't focus is the energy drinks.  I once had a great memory and a sharp focus on everything.  It's gone down hill since I started drinking them.  I am not ready to get past that.  I have noticed that despite the cravings and distraction it can cause, I am remembering more at work.  The road looks bright ahead.

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"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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Cut up an apple and put it in a pitcher and add a cinnamon stick and water. You can get like 4 gallons of flavored water out of one apple and cinnamon stick (or some loose cinnamon in a coffee filter) and the apple and cinnamon help with energy! I like green apples best in that but each person is different.

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I absolutely love the way you put down you goals. Very straightforward, and I think it will definitely help you stay on top of this game. You can DEFINITELY do this and maybe drinking tea will help you? I'm a tea addict. 

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Cut up an apple and put it in a pitcher and add a cinnamon stick and water. You can get like 4 gallons of flavored water out of one apple and cinnamon stick (or some loose cinnamon in a coffee filter) and the apple and cinnamon help with energy! I like green apples best in that but each person is different.

Yeah, this is happening when I get home tonight.  My son just picked a bushel of apples with a school trip yesterday and is worried that we won't have enough to do with them.  He will be happy.  

 

I absolutely love the way you put down you goals. Very straightforward, and I think it will definitely help you stay on top of this game. You can DEFINITELY do this and maybe drinking tea will help you? I'm a tea addict. 

Thanks.  I love tea as well, but I have found that I drink 4-5 cups in a day.  I don't know if that's a bad thing or not, but I go through tea like crazy.  I have to find an inexpensive source for it.  I know, wanting the world.  

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"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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Thanks.  I love tea as well, but I have found that I drink 4-5 cups in a day.  I don't know if that's a bad thing or not, but I go through tea like crazy.  I have to find an inexpensive source for it.  I know, wanting the world.  

I end up reqarding myself with "good" tea when  I do impressive stuff at the gym, and the rest of the time I end up with herbal stuff in bags from the groccery store. I feel your pain! Herbal stuff isn't so bad to drink a lot ofbecause it isn't caffinated and has antioxidants, plus there are so many flavors to choose from that

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Indeed, herbal tea is a good choice if you're worried about caffeine (and money). I have a huge bag of dried mint that cost next to nothing, and lasts very long. Hmmmm minty tea is great especially as an appetite suppressant.  Oh and don't forget, in time you might find that you like water, even plain. Your tastebuds just have to get used to drinking non-sugary stuff! :) 

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Maybe that becomes my reward.  Not a bad idea.

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"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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Good luck avoiding the Sugar Devil! I usually slip up once a month and snag a Mt. Dew... But I used to drink a case a week, so I guess that is a huge improvement! It will be hard, but you can do it! You'd be amazed at how much you start craving the better stuff once you kick the sugar stuff!!

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I have been battling this for a long time.  I was doing well for a few weeks at the end of last month, but over the holiday weekend, I fell hard.  I was drinking 2-3 cans of RB a day for the past couple weeks.  It didn't help that they were on sale at the gas station...  I can do this.

Level 2 Warforged Druid

STR: 2, DEX: 1, STA: 3, CON: 3, WIS: 2, CHA: 3

"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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This is aptly named a challenge.  I am rocking the fitness and meditation aspect of my challenge, but dropping the Red Bull is not going easy.  I found one in the back of my fridge last night.  As of now, it's in my work fridge to give to my brother at break time.  So I figured it would be done with.  Boy was I wrong...  One of my customers came in this morning and presented me with a case of it from Sam's Club this morning...  That's 24 cans of sweet sweet Red Bull.  It's sitting here on my desk taunting me.  This coupled with some of the new stress that has come on in the past few days is not helping.  I have some tea, but it's not really helping me relax like it used to.  I tried to meditate last night, but I just couldn't focus, so I went with a 15 minute yoga instead.  Somethings got to give soon.  I'm hoping it's the red bull addiction and not me.

Level 2 Warforged Druid

STR: 2, DEX: 1, STA: 3, CON: 3, WIS: 2, CHA: 3

"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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I have a friend who I am pretty certain bleeds red bull. I know how hard it can be to kick! Try a tea with a bit more caffeine in it at first to help with the boost addiction. It may help. Black teas tend to be higher in caffeine. You can do this!

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That's what I've got at the moment.  Well see how it goes.  Thanks for the encouragement, Kat

Level 2 Warforged Druid

STR: 2, DEX: 1, STA: 3, CON: 3, WIS: 2, CHA: 3

"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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Battle Log: Clowning around daily

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Starting to do better.  Yesterday was by far the worst of it.  I think I am on the right track.  

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STR: 2, DEX: 1, STA: 3, CON: 3, WIS: 2, CHA: 3

"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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Starting to do better.  Yesterday was by far the worst of it.  I think I am on the right track.  

Yay! Yayayayayay! I'm so glad you're coping better with the withdrawl. If Monday was day 1 then I imagine you only have 2-3 days of feeling icky at all left, and that fact that you feel better today means that you've basically done it! Woohoo!

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Thanks.  Worst part of this is realizing it's not the caffeine that's doing it; it's the Red Bull itself.  I don't agonize over the pop that I'm not drinking, but the RB is getting to me.  I have some black tea that I drink for the caffeine, but the Red Bull still calls to me.  

 

I would like to thank everyone for their support of my kicking a nasty addiction.  It means a lot to me.

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"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

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