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Introduction:  Greetings, I am IceRogue and I enjoy gaming (computer or if available board/card games with friends) and hiking (especially for taking pictures). I work as a programming consultant which means a fairly sedentary lifestyle. I joined because at 280+ lbs I need to lose weight and I want to get in better shape to help with back pain and being able to go for longer hikes with my significant other.

 

Main Quest:  Lose 40lbs by the end of the year 2014 (just over 1.5 lbs a week)

 

Quest 1: Walk for 15 minutes a day (minimum), 5 days a week (minimum).  

Measurement: A = Every Week at least 3 days, B =Every Week missing less then 1 day a week , C = Every Week missing less then 2 day a week

 

Quest 2: Start doing the Beginner Body Weight Workout at least 4 Days a week

Measurement: A = Every Week at least 4 days, B =Every Week missing less then 1 day a week , C = Every Week missing less then 2 day a week

 

Quest 3: Start a Ketogenic diet (recommended by my doctor)

Measurement: A = Fully Ketogenic by the end; B =Borderline Ketogenic, C = Low Carb

 

Life Quest: Get out photo hiking again as well as start finishing some of my many projects I have going.

 

Motivation:  I need to get in better shape for my health, my sleeping patterns and to improve my back condition.

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IceRogue, Level 1 Yeti adventurer
 
SW: 325lbs (2013/10)  GW: 180lbs (-145lbs)  CW: 275 (-50 on 2014/07/19)

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Great challenge IceRogue!

I will sub to your challenge and cheer you on!

My challenge is changing, something similar to yours.

All the best!

Wolfie

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First day was a decent start. Ate a low carb meal (ham and green beans), went for a 29 minute (1.7 mile) walk with the significant other and also had some low carb chocolate chip bars. Didn't end up doing the weight training but I hope to do it tonight (what I can with my limited furnature). I also plan on adding in a inverted row to help my back (found a cool idea that uses a sheet over a closed door).
Thanks for the support already <3

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IceRogue, Level 1 Yeti adventurer
 
SW: 325lbs (2013/10)  GW: 180lbs (-145lbs)  CW: 275 (-50 on 2014/07/19)

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Hi!!  Since you're doing bodyweight training, you share some goals with the assassins guild!! 

 

We're a friendly bunch with a wide range of activities and skills - come visit us at the Assassin's Den and look up some of the members of the guild in our phonebook to see what different people are doing - that link also has our library of skills!!

 

We'll come by to check on your progress weekly, but if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask!

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Some kind of Jedi .....

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.  

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47

 

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We be out searching for an update from ye, matey!!

 

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Some kind of Jedi .....

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.  

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47

 

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Hey dude.

How you getting on?

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Sorry for the lack of updates, this past week was busy with the holiday (we went out to St Louis to visit with some of her friends).

 

As far as the Keto, I am doing really well. Since I am not actually tracking all the nutrients right now I am not sure I am at quite the right ratios. I am not worried about the number of carbs as I get pretty close to no net carbs as it is, I might be getting too much protein and not enough fat though. 

 

As far as the exercises, I have failed so far at doing the body weight training (though building a bench today hopefully so i can do the row). As far as walking I have done the following:

  • 06/25 - 1.72 mi.
  • 06/26 - 0.65 mi.
  • 06/27 - 0.74 and 3.02 mi.
  • 06/30 - 0.61 and 5.38 mi.

There was an occasional walk that I didn't turn RunKeeper on for, but they were short. Also I didn't walk on the first because of recovering for the 5.4 mile walk which was only supposed to be 4 miles and I did not bring near enough water. I think I actually passed out in the grass next to a church for ~30 minutes near the end of it even.

 

Either way I am making progress even if I am not at the level I would like to be. Also I did create a battle log if you would like more details about the walks.

 

Thank you for reminding me to update <3

IceRogue, Level 1 Yeti adventurer
 
SW: 325lbs (2013/10)  GW: 180lbs (-145lbs)  CW: 275 (-50 on 2014/07/19)

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Hi!!  Since you're doing bodyweight training, you share some goals with the assassins guild!! 

 

We're a friendly bunch with a wide range of activities and skills - come visit us at the Assassin's Den and look up some of the members of the guild in our phonebook to see what different people are doing - that link also has our library of skills!!

 

We'll come by to check on your progress weekly, but if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Thanks for the information. After thinking about it I am thinking I am going for a Ranger/Assassin hybrid for class once I level. Basically a Hunter-Killer class. The primary stats I am going to try work for would be Strength, Stamina and Agility. Until I start to plateau at least I am going to be focusing on body weight strength training. For the stamina I am going to keep walking and building up to running long distances. Agility would probably come from the strength training but if you have suggestions for working on that, it would be awesome.

<3

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IceRogue, Level 1 Yeti adventurer
 
SW: 325lbs (2013/10)  GW: 180lbs (-145lbs)  CW: 275 (-50 on 2014/07/19)

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The assassins mini-challenges usually focus on skill-building - and they are usually dexterity (agility) heavy.  So that's a good place to start. 

Some kind of Jedi .....

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.  

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47

 

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Created some tables to make it easier to display the information to you. So for this post there will be some entries that were listed above.

Walking:

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Strength Training (failing this one):

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Hope the tables make it easier for you.

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IceRogue, Level 1 Yeti adventurer
 
SW: 325lbs (2013/10)  GW: 180lbs (-145lbs)  CW: 275 (-50 on 2014/07/19)

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Yea!!!!  Nice, shiny data!!

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Some kind of Jedi .....

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.  

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47

 

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Hey, you should join the group walk to Mordor!!!! 

 

How's this week going for you??

Some kind of Jedi .....

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.  

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47

 

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I will post the numbers tomorrow, but not so well. In an attempt to see what shoes I have that would work for running I tried a old pair of ASICS, but they were stability shoes and messed up my back some. That along with a new (low dose stimulant) drug means I have been having a hard time getting out. I did do my first class of QI Gong (with some Tai Chi and Yoga included as well) though on Sunday which is fun.

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IceRogue, Level 1 Yeti adventurer
 
SW: 325lbs (2013/10)  GW: 180lbs (-145lbs)  CW: 275 (-50 on 2014/07/19)

34.5%
34.5%


Current Challenge
 
Battle Log

Weight Loss and Picture Log

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Below is the data for my walks this week. Missed a couple days and had some slow ones as well. Hope to do better next week.

 

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As far as the strength training all I managed this week was 1.5 to 2 hours of a Qi Gong class (with some Tai Chi and Yoga at the end). 

 

As tomorrow is the last day of the challenge (which means I will have been to another Qi Gong class and plan on doing a long walk too), I should probably do the grading.

 

For the walking I am surprised how well I like it, and I think I qualify for the A grade.

 

The strength training is an F. I did start Qi Gong which is good but I have a hard time motivating myself to do the strength training.

 

I have also been successful with the Ketogenic diet and should be in ketosis. This would get an A.

 

I think I am just short of the 4 weeks required for any stat changes, but what would you think the two successful quests would provide in terms of stats?

Thank you for helping me along with this <3

IceRogue, Level 1 Yeti adventurer
 
SW: 325lbs (2013/10)  GW: 180lbs (-145lbs)  CW: 275 (-50 on 2014/07/19)

34.5%
34.5%


Current Challenge
 
Battle Log

Weight Loss and Picture Log

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