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Challenge 2

 

2014 Main Goal

 

Lose 70 lbs 54.4 lbs.

 

My Quest

 

Lose 5.4 lbs.  I want to get under 168 lbs (12 stones).

 

Goals

 

1.     Continue around 1200 calories daily.

        Add intermittent fasting 16/8.  Only eat between 12-8pm.

 

 

2.     Daily Convict Conditioning habit.

        10am every day (except Saturdays).  I will set an alarm.

 

 

3.     Daily Cardio habit.

        Every day complete at least one of the following:

                        The Walk

                        Zombie Run, 5k

                        Fitness Video.

 

Life Quest

 

Spend at least an hour every day working on my house.

 

 

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NB.

 

My birthday is on the 21st, I plan for my birthday dinner to be a cheat meal.  Not the whole day just the evening meal (it might also be slightly later than 8pm on that one day.

 

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My Motivation...

 

I saw this and laugh / groaned because I have done it too many times!  No more!

 

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Xanjra - Level 3 - Human

STR - 1 / DEX - 1 / STA - 8 / CON - 9 / WIS - 6 / CHA - 4

Challenge - 1 (Rebel) Challenge - 2 (Adventurer) Challenge - 3 (Adventurer)

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Battle Log 2014

UK Support Group

Long Term Goals Support

 

'Rule #1 - Cardio.  Zombies lead a very active life style; so should you.'  Zombieland.

 

 

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MINI QUEST:  THE PREQUEL

 

Here are some questions to put your goals to the test:

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Yes.  Is it reasonable?  Overall yes, I am flexible with the exact end goal weight, but I need to be a lot nearer to it before I get too exacting.

  2. Do your 3 main goals all build towards it in little ways, or are you taking on too much?  I don't feel my goals are too much.

  3. Are your main goals realistic?  Yes.  Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?  They are already broken into small steps.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  Yes.  What will you use to track them?  Spreadsheets.  My diary.  Phone apps.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Numerically.  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  No.  They will be fractions.  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?  Both effort and results will be rewarded.

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?  I have no plan for that.   :nightmare: 

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Passover, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?  Yes, my birthday is on the 21st.  I will give myself some flexibility on that day.

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another?  Nope.  All clear.

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  Yes.  Although I am considering getting up earlier to run in the mornings.  I like the peace at that time.  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them?

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?  Mainly just an exercise habit, my diet has already become a habit.  From my last challenge I realised that I need to set a specific time as 'I will do it later' never gets done.  I will be doing the 'IF it is 10am, THEN I exercise' strategy.

 

+1 WIS gained!  

 

Yay!

 

M x

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Xanjra - Level 3 - Human

STR - 1 / DEX - 1 / STA - 8 / CON - 9 / WIS - 6 / CHA - 4

Challenge - 1 (Rebel) Challenge - 2 (Adventurer) Challenge - 3 (Adventurer)

Spoiler

 

Battle Log 2014

UK Support Group

Long Term Goals Support

 

'Rule #1 - Cardio.  Zombies lead a very active life style; so should you.'  Zombieland.

 

 

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You mean to eat?  Pizza or Indian.  Probably pizza.  Dominoes!  Yum!

 

Is it sad that I am more excited about my birthday meal, than my birthday presents?!

 

M x

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Xanjra - Level 3 - Human

STR - 1 / DEX - 1 / STA - 8 / CON - 9 / WIS - 6 / CHA - 4

Challenge - 1 (Rebel) Challenge - 2 (Adventurer) Challenge - 3 (Adventurer)

Spoiler

 

Battle Log 2014

UK Support Group

Long Term Goals Support

 

'Rule #1 - Cardio.  Zombies lead a very active life style; so should you.'  Zombieland.

 

 

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You mean to eat?  Pizza or Indian.  Probably pizza.  Dominoes!  Yum!

 

Is it sad that I am more excited about my birthday meal, than my birthday presents?!

 

M x

Nope. I would have said the same thing. May 1st- general tso's chicken with broccoli, japanese cutlets, and udon noodles. *much excite*

 

When you say 'working on your house' do you mean general clean up or are you remodeling something? 

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*high-fives*

 

I love that you have your meal picked out!

 

Regarding the house; we moved last summer and the place looked like a building site.  Nothing structural needs doing but it needs total decoration, including a bit of plastering and carpentry that I do not have the skills to do myself!  

 

My biggest problem is that I am an all-or-nothing kind of girl, so when I am focusing on (for example) working out, I eat-sleep-breathe it, looking at websites and writing spreadsheets when I am not actually doing it.  What I am trying to do with the house, is make constant progress but not to the detriment of my other goals.  So I am planning on doing a couple of hours of decorating every other day, with the in between days being spent doing housework chores (cleaning and washing etc).  That way nothing should suffer.  *fingers crossed*

 

M x

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Xanjra - Level 3 - Human

STR - 1 / DEX - 1 / STA - 8 / CON - 9 / WIS - 6 / CHA - 4

Challenge - 1 (Rebel) Challenge - 2 (Adventurer) Challenge - 3 (Adventurer)

Spoiler

 

Battle Log 2014

UK Support Group

Long Term Goals Support

 

'Rule #1 - Cardio.  Zombies lead a very active life style; so should you.'  Zombieland.

 

 

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My biggest problem is that I am an all-or-nothing kind of girl

pfft tell me about me. (except not a girl)  It's why whole 30 works for me once I get my butt in gear and do it for a couple of days.  It's either eat icecream and pizza and feel like a huge failure or

 

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One or the other.
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Looks great, Xanjra! Good luck doing the IF. I tried it once and fell "off the wagon". But I liked the fact that I could eat bigger meals and still stay within my calorie budget.

Pizza for your birthday sounds like yum! Good luck with this challenge!

AnnieP (respawned)

Starting over Newbie (second time's the charm)

 

"Never be satisfied with anything less than absolute perfection! ...said no sane person ever." -- Spark

"And my cheese monster will never be satisfied by cheddar, only the cheese of accomplishment." -- Ze Frank, An Invocation for Beginnings(NSFW)

 

Current Challenge: Finding Her Joy Again;  Previous Challenge: Here We Go Again

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Nice goals. I agree with the all or nothing mentality and I have had 2 challenges worth of breaking that habit. I would spend too much time on an organized to do list then I would actually doing things. What has worked for me is doing one thing towards my basement remodel each day. It could be as easy as calling the electrician or as hard as installing the baseboards. I unfortunately do know how to do a lot of fix it stuff so I refuse to pay someone elevated prices to do it for me. If you have any questions I am here for you.

Good luck and can't wait to see how you do!

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Good luck. Your goals look great. I completely understand with your "all or nothing" mentality. I've been dealing with that all my life. "Let's clean the living room. Well first, I have to sweep the floor. I can't get to all the floor. I'd have to move the furniture. Well if I'm going to move the furniture I should get at those baseboards while I'm at it. I should go to the store and get some polish for the wood. Oh, and I need to get at that cobweb in the corner. Where's that step ladder? Well the floors all connect. I can't just do the floor in the living room I really should just get the whole house. Where will I put the furniture from the other rooms? Ah, to hell with it. Let's watch some Doctor Who and forget the whole thing!" There, welcome to my brain. :D

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Nice goals. I agree with the all or nothing mentality and I have had 2 challenges worth of breaking that habit. I would spend too much time on an organized to do list then I would actually doing things. What has worked for me is doing one thing towards my basement remodel each day. It could be as easy as calling the electrician or as hard as installing the baseboards. I unfortunately do know how to do a lot of fix it stuff so I refuse to pay someone elevated prices to do it for me. If you have any questions I am here for you.

Good luck and can't wait to see how you do!

 

If I could have all the hours of my life back, that I spent writing to-do lists, I would probably be 21 again!

 

 

Good luck. Your goals look great. I completely understand with your "all or nothing" mentality. I've been dealing with that all my life. "Let's clean the living room. Well first, I have to sweep the floor. I can't get to all the floor. I'd have to move the furniture. Well if I'm going to move the furniture I should get at those baseboards while I'm at it. I should go to the store and get some polish for the wood. Oh, and I need to get at that cobweb in the corner. Where's that step ladder? Well the floors all connect. I can't just do the floor in the living room I really should just get the whole house. Where will I put the furniture from the other rooms? Ah, to hell with it. Let's watch some Doctor Who and forget the whole thing!" There, welcome to my brain. :D

 

Obsessedfan - that is exactly how my mind works too!  Dang naughty brain messing with me!

 

M x

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Xanjra - Level 3 - Human

STR - 1 / DEX - 1 / STA - 8 / CON - 9 / WIS - 6 / CHA - 4

Challenge - 1 (Rebel) Challenge - 2 (Adventurer) Challenge - 3 (Adventurer)

Spoiler

 

Battle Log 2014

UK Support Group

Long Term Goals Support

 

'Rule #1 - Cardio.  Zombies lead a very active life style; so should you.'  Zombieland.

 

 

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*thought she posted here before...silly overloaded brain*

 

Xanjra - your enthusiasm is contagious.  First of all, thank you for reminding me about the start of this challenge.  If it hadn't been for your post on my last challenge, I would have completely forgotten that the challenge started today.

 

Your goals and plan this challenge look solid.  I'm guilty of your motivation as well.  Subscribed to see progress. 

 

Re: Your recommendation about Convict conditioning for my ab strength vs. using my lower back from our first challenge - did you have a couple of exercises from CC in mind?  

Saeth - Were-Cat (Ailuranthrope) Adventurer - Level 2

STR - 1 / DEX - 1 / STA - 1 / CON - 2 / WIS - 3 / CHA - 4

Challenges Accepted - Rebel; Adventurer

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“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.†
― George Bernard Shaw

 

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OMG Day 1 was exhausting!

 

1.  Food - 1200 calories between 12.30 and 8.30.  I started the intermittent fasting thing last week to see whether it was something I wanted in my challenge.  It is weird, I am actually LESS hungry than I was when I ate all day?!  1200 calories feels like loads when you only have a few hours to eat them.  Effectiveness will be determined by the end of challenge weigh in.

 

2.  CC - Push Ups.  Still on Level 1 (wall push ups).  I think I have been focusing on form, breathing and timing long enough, I will start working on progress.

 

3.  Cardio.  The Walk episode completed (72 minutes).  Got home reasonably tired and my SO wanted to try a Badminton class at our gym.  Please keep in mind that I haven't played since school (and I was crap then!).  The class was one and a half hours of sprinting, swinging and chasing the shuttlecock-whatsit!  Such fun!

 

This morning all my body parts ache!

 

M x

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Xanjra - Level 3 - Human

STR - 1 / DEX - 1 / STA - 8 / CON - 9 / WIS - 6 / CHA - 4

Challenge - 1 (Rebel) Challenge - 2 (Adventurer) Challenge - 3 (Adventurer)

Spoiler

 

Battle Log 2014

UK Support Group

Long Term Goals Support

 

'Rule #1 - Cardio.  Zombies lead a very active life style; so should you.'  Zombieland.

 

 

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