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Challenges 1-4 occurred over late last summer, into the fall, and then early winter.  Now I have been out of the game for a while, again.  I maintained my weight, my eating, and my exercise for a bit without the challenges, but then a series of excuses popped up, as they seem to do.  Injuries, family crises, then a job change and I have found myself right back into my bad patterns.  Eating to relieve stress.  Not working out.  Drinking too much.  Same old patterns.  I promised myself last time my weight would never again climb this high, and here I am, back over 200lbs.  That means almost all the weight I worked for months to get off has come back with a vengeance.   Part of me feels like wallowing and just eating and drinking more and generally feeling bad for myself.  Part of me knows that other part of me is sad and pathetic.  I like the daily check-ins, the community, and the accountability, so I am back.  The part of me that knows better now plans to kick the sad one’s ass!!!   By the power of Greyskull!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Main Quest--Weigh ~ 185lbs and Have Body Fat of <25% (Ultimate Goal don’t care about weight and would like ~15% Body Fat)
  Goal 1 = weight training and cardio

 

2 days of strength and 3 day of cardio.  Strength is mostly full-body stuff and cardio will be mostly running. I will alternate as follows:
 

·        Mondays – Sprints

·        Tuesdays – Run (2-3 miles)

·        Wednesdays - Squats, Bench Press, Pull-ups, BB Bicep Curls

·        Thursday (or Friday or Sunday) - Run (2-3 miles), maybe mix in a body weight routine instead of (or in addition to) the run some weeks

·        Friday (or Saturday) – DLs, BORs, OHPs, Chin-Ups

·        Rinse, Repeat

 

Goal 1 Evaluation

 

Daily eval is 1 point for workout and 0 points for no workouts, cumulative grading explained below.

 

I’ve stopped tracking the role-playing stuff, but will reward myself with points as explained below.

 

Goal 2 = macro nutrient precision

 

I will log all food into myfitnesspal and my nutrient goals will be 1,700 calories on off days and 2,000 calories on workout days with a 170g protein minimum on off days and 200g on workout days.  I will blend in the rest of my calories with healthy fats and clean carbs (beans and rice are okay, but no processed sugars).  I will only consume calories from 12 noon to 8pm, obviously fasting the rest of the time.

 

I will continue my plan of reduced alcohol consumption to help in this goal as well.  No more than 1 glass of red wine at home each day throughout the entire challenge.  (Other options open if out with friends, but obviously limited to hit macro goals.)

 

I will focus on mostly lean meats, veggies and fruits again trying to avoid processed foods, junk foods, and foods high in bad fats and refined sugars.  I will use whey protein as a supplement as needed but try to get almost all the protein from lean meats where possible.

 

Goal 2 Evaluation

 

Daily eval is 1 point for hitting targets and 0 points for missing, cumulative grading explained below.

     

Goal 3 = Return of the Mack, I mean sleep

 

My very first challenge I had a sleep goal and I have slowly been getting back into bad routines of late nights.  So, work nights (Su-Thurs) my curfew will be 9:45pm, with 15-30 minutes of reading before lights out.

 

Goal 3 Evaluation

 

Daily eval is 1 point for hitting target 0 points for points for missing, cumulative grading explained below.

 

Diet/Fitness Side Quest = pull-ups

 

I hope to be able to complete 5 narrow grip pull-ups (not Kipping, from dead position) by the end of this challenge.

 

Diet/Fitness Side Quest Evaluation

 

Eval is A = complete, F = not complete, I will be doing pull-ups and BOR in my workouts without assistance, so hopefully I can just up the reps.

 

Life Side Quest = Clean home

 

Dishes every morning before work and 15 minutes of de-clutter every night after dinner.

 

Life Quest Evaluation

 

Daily eval is 1 point for hitting target 0 points for points for missing, cumulative grading explained below.

 

Formatting/Tracking Note:

 

For daily completion I will give myself 1 point for each success.  Each goal is noted G1, G2, G3, FQ and LQ.  Each goal has available points per day, week, and a total for the entire challenge.

 

G1 possible points 24, A = 27/30

G2 possible points 42, A = 38/42

G3 possible points 30, A = 27/30

FG all or nothing A = 1/1

LG possible points 42, A = 38/42

 

5 As = Rent a Mini Cooper for a day on the weekend and take a road trip with it and buy a new pair of running shorts.

4 As = Just the new running shorts.

No rewards for anything less than 4 As.

 

Initial Measurements:

200.7lbs

Waist (widest point) 41.0

Electronic BF % 27.8%

Scale BF 29.3%

 

My motivation is to meet my potential as a husband, father, and general member of my various communities.  Plus my doctor recently told me I need to lose weight.

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Yaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!! :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

 

If ever there was a reason to happy dance this is it. I am BEYOND happy you are back and ready to kick ass!!!  ;)

 

This is awesome, and you are going to kill this challenge my friend! And I will be right here rooting you on.

 

Now, (I have missed this)........  :D

 

 

JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK

WE ARE!?!!!

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Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Yaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!! :triumphant: :triumphant:

 

If ever there was a reason to happy dance this is it. I am BEYOND happy you are back and ready to kick ass!!!   ;)

 

This is awesome, and you are going to kill this challenge my friend! And I will be right here rooting you on.

 

Now, (I have missed this)........   :D

 

 

JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK

WE ARE!?!!!

 

 

You're back!!!!!1111oneoneeleven

 

*packing boomstick and chainsaw*

*joining Ash in the Happy Dance*

:triumphant: :triumphant:

 

Looking very much forward to see you kicking ass again! :D

 

Thanks guys!  I am glad to be back.  No excuses, no whining, just going to get after it.

 

WHO THE HELL DO I THINK I AM!?!!!

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Day one, post one, no time like the present...

 

Run in.  I wish I had planned as well as Tearose, but alas I will either cobble together my lunch quickly or will start off with a 24 hour fast, yikes.

 

Have a super duper Monday, she says she is psyched it about it too.

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Why are our challenges always so damn similar?

 

Sub'd.

 

Thanks man.  I think we read the same sorts of literature maybe?  I am blending my approach from a few topics (Lyle McDonald, Martin Berkhan, Adam Bornstein, and my own personal experience with what has worked for me in the past).  Thanks for stopping in man!

 

Hey welcome back.  Looks intense.  I seem to remember a different profile pic if I'm not mistaken.

 

Good luck and have fun  :)

 

Thanks!  That video was a-mazing, thanks!  Yes, my previous avatar was based more on my RPG approach, but since I have dropped the points I thought I would take another angle.

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:encouragement:

 

Awesome Forkboy!   ;)

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Great goals.  You hit on two of my favorite goals: Sleep and a Clean Home.  I think they are both very foundational to success in other areas.  

 

I recently read a commencement speech by Former Navy Seal Admiral Bill McRaven where he presented 10 lessons he learned from basic SEAL training.  The first one he listed is to make your bed every morning:

 

If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day.  It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.

 

By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.

 

If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.

 

And, if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made—that you made—and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.

Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Got to bed on time, got my run in this morning. Dishes in this morning.  The ball has slowly started moving in the right direction.  I really hope not be Sisyphus.  

 

Why not? Sisyphus spends eternity pushing a boulder uphill... he must be jacked!

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Previously known as: Curl Brogo, Darwins_Demon, Vincent Van Bro

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Weight Loss Quest: Start 270 lbs., Goal 199 lbs., Current 270 lbs., Waist: ,45.0 in., Bodyfat%: 33%

 

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Great goals.  You hit on two of my favorite goals: Sleep and a Clean Home.  I think they are both very foundational to success in other areas.  

 

I recently read a commencement speech by Former Navy Seal Admiral Bill McRaven where he presented 10 lessons he learned from basic SEAL training.  The first one he listed is to make your bed every morning:

 

Thanks for the speech man.  I enjoyed it quite a bit.  Definitely lots of gems.

 

Why not? Sisyphus spends eternity pushing a boulder uphill... he must be jacked!

 

:) I like your positive attitude.

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Nice! Building up momentum is an awesome way to get the motivation flowing!  :)

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Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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If I had waited a moment longer I could have just made these one post, lol.  :P

 

WOOT WOOT on a second successful day!  :triumphant: :triumphant:

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Good morning forkboy, subbed and creeping!  I really like the sleep goal, I had that for one challenge and didn't do too well.....going to have to work on that!

 

Sounds like you slid back like I did over late winter/spring, we will just have to plug back in together!  Great job on your first couple days, keep moving!

 

See you in Group....

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“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.†–A.A. Milne   (Thanks to magi192 for posting this!)

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Thanks all!  And thanks for stopping in Tech_Hunter. Do you have a current thread I can creep on?

 

Day three in the books (well mostly).  I hit my macros, got in some heaving lifting (well heavy-ish, it's been awhile so I went back in at much lower weights), now I just have a little bit to get my cleaning in and get off to bed on time.

 

When I spoke to Wednesday she just rolled her eyes.  Whatevs.  Have a great day tomorrow!

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Great week Forkboy! You're fixing to have week one under your belt!  :D

 

So does that mean she'll cooperate?  :nevreness:

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Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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When I spoke to Wednesday she just rolled her eyes.  Whatevs.  Have a great day tomorrow!

 Sounds like Wednesday needs a dose of discipline.

Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Well my old friends showed up today, I don't know that I can say I missed them, but in a weird way I am happy to see them anyway.  DOMSy burst through my front door and started punching me all over my body, particularly in the quads, hammies, and gluts, damn am I sore!  Then ol' Thursday Dead-legs showed up while I was running and tried to chat my ear off.  I managed to ignore him until the end of the run though at least.  Mac Ro was a good friend today and we got along just fine.  I need to call up Mr. Clean though for sure, need to get in today's cleaning and do tomorrow's dishes with him so I don't have to try and get it done before my next gym visit (I was pretty late for work on Wednesday because I visited with him so long--he'll chat your ear off once you him going.)  Hope your days were super duper.

Lovins.

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