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Score for Week #6:  22/26 points, which is 85%.  That's an B (3.2 grade points)!


 


The sixth and final week of Challenge #1 has ended.  How did I do?


 


[sTR] Beginner bodyweight training, 3x weekly:  3/3


 


Bam!


 


[DEX] Yoga, 2x weekly:  2/2


 


Bam!


 


[sTA] Walking, 30 minutes, 2x daily:  11/14


 


Was having motivation issues this week with the walking.  Not sure why, when the yoga and strength training were fine.


 


[CON] Adopt paleo diet (Asprey IF variant), 3200 kcal/day:  6/7


 


I stayed under at least six of the days.  But since I didn't record my dinner for Tuesday, I can't count that day.


 


Total:  22/26 points, which is 85%.  That's a solid B (3.2 grade points)!


 


I weighed in on Friday 350.6 lbs, which is a total loss of roughly 32.1 lbs for the challenge.  I'll have a formal weight check on Monday when I do the body comp test.


Trevor, the Quantified Heathen

Race: Man-Bear | Class: Heathen

Level: 2 | STR: 2 | DEX: 2 | STA: 1.75 | CON: 3 | WIS: 3 | CHA: 2

 

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I'm sorry to hear you've been having a rough week! 

 

In regards to the lumbar issues - have you thought about doing yoga or pilates for it? There are at-home routines that are about 10 mins long that are just amazing for increasing strength without being high impact

 

I actually do both already haha - well I don't do pilates nearly as often anymore, but I do yoga daily (I get daily emails with routines!) but I'll definitely be checking out those routines :D thanks!

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STR:19 ~ DEX:6 ~ CON:21 ~ WIS:20 ~ STA:12 ~ CHA:9

 

 

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Challenge #1 is over.  How did I do?

 

Main Quest

 

Become fit enough to take my pup hiking and camping this summer.

 

Goals

 

[sTR] Beginner bodyweight training, 3x weekly

  • Pretty straightforward - either go or don't go.
  • 17/18 = 94% = A
  • Stat points gained:  1

[DEX] Yoga, 2x weekly

  • Also straightforward.
  • Out of 12 possible points, 2 are excused due to illness and snow (studio was closed).
  • 10/10 = 100% = A
  • Stat points gained:  1

[sTA] Walking, 30 minutes, twice daily

  • Here's the harder one - weather, fatigue, mood...it all can conspire against your willpower to just go out and walk
  • Out of 84 possible points, 10 are excused due to illness and the snowapocalypse that hit during week #5.
  • 65/74 = 88% = B
  • Stat points gained:  .75

[CON] Adopt paleo diet (Asprey IF variant), 3200 kcal/day

  • Surprisingly, this one was easy.  In fact, I found in practice that I was eating ~750 - 1000 kcal less on average.
  • Still, I missed two points for going over, and one point for failing to record a meal.
  • 39/42 = 93% = A
  • Stat points gained:  1

Side Quests

 

Life: Clean out the garage, get rid of what I don't need, and re-pack for storage what I need to keep.

  • Complete and utter fail.  Spent maybe 15 minutes on it and gave up.
  • 0/1 = 0% = F
  • Stat points gained:  0

 

My Motivation

  WP_20131202_005-168x300.jpg Yngvi, 10 mos, hanging out on Springwater Trail

 

Stats

 
Weight:
 
  • 382.7 lbs (BodPod, 12/31)
  • 350.8 lbs (BodPod, 2/17)
  • -31.9 lbs

Body Fat:

  • 44.0% (BodPod, 12/31)
  • 41.4% (BodPod, 2/16)
  • -2.6%

BMI:

  • 49.0 (WellnessFX, 12/31)
  • 44.9 (WellnessFX, 2/16)
  • -4.1

Body

 

Neck:

  • 20.4 in. (1/6)
  • 18.3 in. (2/16)
  • -2.1 in.

Chest:

  • 58.9 in. (1/6)
  • 57.3 in. (2/16)
  • -1.6 in.

Waist:

  • 60.2 in. (1/6)
  • 58.3 in. (2/16)
  • -1.9 in.

Hips:

  • 50 in. (1/6)
  • 48.1 in. (2/16)
  • -1.9 in.

L Bicep:

  • 14.6 in. (1/6)
  • 13.9 in. (2/16)
  • -0.7 in.

L Forearm:

  • 12 in. (1/6)
  • 11.8 in. (2/16)
  • -0.2 in.

L Thigh:

  • 27.5 in. (1/6)
  • 25.0 in. (2/16)
  • -2.5 in.

L Calf:

  • 20.4 in. (1/6)
  • 18.8 in. (2/17)
  • -1.6 in.

Pics

 

The differences are pretty subtle, though I can feel them internally.  These will be more interesting a few more challenges from now.  Not sure why the "After" pics uploaded as smaller versions; will have to investigate when I have more time.

 

(I seem to be having trouble uploading images.  Will work on this later when I have some more time.)

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Trevor, the Quantified Heathen

Race: Man-Bear | Class: Heathen

Level: 2 | STR: 2 | DEX: 2 | STA: 1.75 | CON: 3 | WIS: 3 | CHA: 2

 

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I actually do both already haha - well I don't do pilates nearly as often anymore, but I do yoga daily (I get daily emails with routines!) but I'll definitely be checking out those routines :D thanks!

 

Definitely check them out! They're good ones and easy to get done since they're so short!  :highly_amused: I usually do 2 back to back and then a 10 min stretch out - so its a nice little 30 min workout  :joyous:

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Okay - so HOW did I do on this challenge?? Everyone has done a fabulous job reporting their progress so far - so here's my official update - to save time, its the same type-up from my Challenge Thread  :peaceful:


 


My Main Quest was to Get my health back.  I really think I've succeeded in this. I might not have seen the weight loss that I wanted to - but I really pushed my body to get stronger and healthier. I am really proud of myself with all the progress I've made in the past 6 weeks. 


 


Why do I think this? Well - let me review all my Supporting Quests:


 


1. Get Moving More: My initial goal was to walk or run at least 2 miles every day. At first, it sucked - but now I'm comfortably walking 3 miles a day and running regular intervals. There were 6 weeks in this challenge for a total of 42 days (which means 84 miles was my goal). In total, I tracked 98 miles over the 6 weeks (and walked even more than that, just didn't track it). I'd say this is a whopping success! 116%


 


2. Get My Nutrition In Line: This will always be a struggle for me, but I learned a lot over the last 6 weeks. I learned that my body really doesn't like bread/gluten products, so its honestly best if I try to stay away from it. I also learned that if I don't have sweets around me - I won't usually seek them out....but if they're around (i.e. in the house because its Valentine's day) I'll scarf them down like a starving woman. So - I'm thinking that all this knowledge has helped me become a stronger, happier person. My average over all the weeks: 75%


 


3. Start a Solid Lifting Plan: I totally did this. I started an awesome program and made lots of gains in my lifts. Bench Press and Squats got to about 60lbs (for 15 reps) which means my 1 MR is about 90lbs. I deadlifted 110lbs for 15 reps so my 1 MR is 163lbs. OH Presses were about 45lbs for 10 reps so my 1 MR is about 60lbs. I think this is definitely a good starting point for my next lifting routine. Due to time constraints, I had to switch to Kettlebell workouts toward the end of the challenge - but I was comfortably doing those with a 15lb bell and noticing I was stronger. I missed some workouts at the end of the challenge due to my pesky knee injury - but overall I think I did really well on this one. 91.25%


 


Total Average Grade: 94.08% - not too shabby considering the last week was really rough on me   :highly_amused:


 


As far as measurements & final pics go - I was rushed like crazy this weekend - but I promise I will get to them sometime this week. For now, I'm really pleased with my final numbers! Definitely an awesome challenge!!! 


 


I'd love to keep in touch with all of you - so please feel free to drop by my ongoing battle log so we can keep chatting & cheering each other on!!! You can find it here


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Congrats to Stardust and everyone else on a fine challenge!

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Thank you my friend! Congratulations to you as well! You made so many fabulous changes! Keep up the great work!! 

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I did well with the last challenge.  I had a technical failure - I didn't cook nearly as much as I'd hoped because hubby jumped in and started wanting to cook dinner again.  But the rest were As and Bs. 

 

Next one is going to be a challenge of a challenge.  Trying to eliminate processed carbs!!  And work on my strength - which has always been a struggle. 

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"We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less."  - Kurt Hahn

STR: 14 | DEX: 14| CON: 17 | INT: 17 | WIS: 17 | CHA: 14

 

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I did well with the last challenge.  I had a technical failure - I didn't cook nearly as much as I'd hoped because hubby jumped in and started wanting to cook dinner again.  But the rest were As and Bs. 

 

Next one is going to be a challenge of a challenge.  Trying to eliminate processed carbs!!  And work on my strength - which has always been a struggle. 

 

I think this is a wonderful challenge for you! Its really hard - but your body will feel so much better with added strength & cutting out the junk. I can't wait to see all your wonderful progress!!  :highly_amused:

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