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Summer B - Not my idea of a Caribbean Cruise! (BF 33%)
Story:  Following the clues up the river to the Burned City and dealing with an undisclosed BOSS at the end
  1. Diet - stick to <= 1550 net calories (adjust for exercise) and protein >= 66 grams 76 grams
  2. Do a chin up or pullup with <= 30 pounds of assistance
  3. Deadlift 80 pounds
  4. Walk/run 10K
  5. Decipher the clues (i.e. plan the move)

Or ..... this could be named the ........

 

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Summer Challenge.

 

My epic quest is to rediscover myself as the Mal Ravenne.  It involves a LOT of attributes that are not measurable and really come down to those golden moments when you stop and realize that you're living an authentic life and are achieving your goals.  Not all of my goals are fitness goals, thank the gods.  Many are listed in the second post of this thread.

 

My main quest (this year) is to get down to a normal BF% of < 32%.  That's only 1.5% from where I am today.  I can make this by the end of the year if I commit to my workouts and COOKING healthy food.  That's about 12 pounds of weight loss, assuming I can maintain lean body mass where it is now.

 

Subgoals (challenge starting June 28th)

My goals this time are a mix of process goals and objective end-point goals.  Process goals are not as strongly motivating for me as end goals

 

1 - keep calories down and make sure protein stays above 66 g per day.  I'm using SparkPeople to track because I like their interface and recipe database (+5 CON)

 

2 - pullup or chinup using less than 30 pounds of assistance.  I'm currently at 50 pounds of assistance; so this should be feasible .... and maybe I can surpass it by dropping the assistance 5 pounds each week.  (+3 STR)

 

3 - deadlift 1/2 my bodyweight, which I hope will be 160 by the end of the challenge ..... hence, 80 pounds.  I'm currently at 35 pounds, and it feels easy.  (+2 STR)

 

4 - walk/run 10K.  For no particular reason.  I like cardio, and I love running along the Lakewalk in Duluth.  I can easily do 3.5 miles now with a mix of running and walking.  (+5 STA)

 

5 - Life quest: get moved ..... or at least get further along the process. 

 

Grading:

1 - Count the success days vs. goal days and grading will be by a percentage

 

2 - A = 30 pounds

     B = 35 pounds

     C = 40 pounds

     D = 45 pounds

     F >= 50 pounds

 

3 - A = 80 pounds

     B = 75 pounds

     C = 70 pounds

     D = 65 pounds

     F <= 60 pounds

 

4 - A = 6 miles on my long run of the week

     B = 5.5 miles

     C = 5 miles

     D = 4.5 miles

     F <= 3 miles

 

5 - LIfe goal is pass/fail and does not carry points.  It is very unlikely that I'll actually move during this challenge, but I'd like to have the purchase offer in on a house that passes inspection this time!!!  I am hoping to spend August packing and continuing to clean out stuff we don't need. 

 

Given the types of goals, I'm hanging with the Rangers this time and hope to complete the mini-challenges.  My tracking spreadsheet is ready and waiting the starting gun!! And YES, I am doing more strength training than is represented in my goals - both free-weights (or dumb bells or kettlebells) and bodyweight training. 

 

I'll continue to work on refining a new class chooser program and maybe do one for races as well.

 

If anyone has a fun PvP or accountability group that has room, let me know!!

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Some sort 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.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

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

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Sweet! You're a ranger this time!

 

Would ye like teh be a CutLass, perhaps? We sputtered a little this last time, but 'n infusion o' new pirate blood would be most welcome. We started a new manner o' raiding - a-plunderin' awesome threads across the boards n' posting our ill-gotten gains on Level 1 Rebels' threads as encouragement n' a bit o' fun. Want teh do more o' the same this voyage...

 

Good luck on your challenge!

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All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity:

but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

~T. E. Lawrence

 

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands,

flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. 
~John Muir

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You can do eeet!

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Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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Sweet! You're a ranger this time!

 

Would ye like teh be a CutLass, perhaps? We sputtered a little this last time, but 'n infusion o' new pirate blood would be most welcome. We started a new manner o' raiding - a-plunderin' awesome threads across the boards n' posting our ill-gotten gains on Level 1 Rebels' threads as encouragement n' a bit o' fun. Want teh do more o' the same this voyage...

 

Good luck on your challenge!

 

Sounds like bloody good fun!!!  I warn you, I write.  Sometimes, I write a lot.  

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Some sort 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.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

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

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Sounds like bloody good fun!!!  I warn you, I write.  Sometimes, I write a lot.  

 

Perfect! We had a story going for awhile, but it has sort of fizzled out lately. And your writing is awesome!

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All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity:

but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

~T. E. Lawrence

 

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands,

flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. 
~John Muir

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Got your back... What do you need?? I'm so glad you are back in rangers!

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I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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Nice to see you with the Rangers! You definitely have great goals and awesome ways to track your progress. I'm definitely challenging because of your badass-itude though. :P

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Level  2 Gnome -who wants to be a Mermaid- Ranger


STR 5 | DEX | STA 4 | CON 3 | WIS 1 | CHA 1


Challenges:  1 |  Current Challenge: Arya Sapphire and the Majora's Mask


''Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.'' - Alan Alda

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I always like a lot how rangers challenge looks like. Good luck with your pull ups. The rest of goals sounds pretty achievable to me, specially the running goal. I'm sure the 'walking to Mordor' thread is going to be a great motivation to you.

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Level 4

10 WIS | 2 STR | 2 STA | 2 CON | 5 CHA | 1 DEX

battle logepic quest

The Stoic Path of Virtue: #1 | #2 | #3

Current challenge: Don't break the challenge

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Subgoals (challenge starting June 28th)

My goals this time are a mix of process goals and objective end-point goals.  Process goals are not as strongly motivating for me as end goals

 

1 - keep calories down and make sure protein stays above 66 g per day.  I'm using SparkPeople to track because I like their interface and recipe database (+5 CON)

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66g seems too easy unless you are vegetarian.

 

Other goals look great. You can do it!

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Racquet wielding rock gnome: Ranger - L6 - STR: 13, DEX: 8, STA: 13.5, CON: 12, WIS: 14, CHA: 11

 

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition…
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.†– Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005
 
You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. -- Wayne Gretzky
 

6Wks Challenges: #9, #8, #7, #6, #5#4#3, #2.5#2, #1

Match records MyFitnesspal Fitbit Runtastic Strava

 

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66g seems too easy unless you are vegetarian.

 

Other goals look great. You can do it!

 

Protein is usually an easy "win" - and I'm still reading through research and clarifying total bodyweight vs. lean bodyweight and current vs. ideal weight.

 

At a minimum .... 45 grams and up to 88 grams. 

 

It's the calories that might end up being hard .... or a REALLY good kick in the butt to get me out the door to exercise.  I always used to say that I run because I like to eat .....

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Some sort 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.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

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

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Perfect! We had a story going for awhile, but it has sort of fizzled out lately. And your writing is awesome!

 

Thank you!!  I really enjoy writing fiction (and computer programs), and I love the idea of using it to engage Level 1s. 

Some sort 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.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

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

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Protein is usually an easy "win" - and I'm still reading through research and clarifying total bodyweight vs. lean bodyweight and current vs. ideal weight.

 

At a minimum .... 45 grams and up to 88 grams. 

 

It's the calories that might end up being hard .... or a REALLY good kick in the butt to get me out the door to exercise.  I always used to say that I run because I like to eat .....

I read this too.

Unless you do a huge lot of lifting, your protein span should be sufficient.

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Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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Hi Chris-Tienn! Nice to see someone else working at the pullup too.  :pirate:  And moving! Gah what a pain. Having a good realtor makes a BIG difference, just my 2 cents.

 

Pullups are going to be hard - they've always been my nemisis, but they will meet their match on the deck o' me pirate ship!!!!  (What pirate should represent this nefarious representative of all the upper body gym class embarrassments??? Suggestions welcome!!)

 

We have a good realtor, although I've done so much cyberstalking (thank you, internet!) that she's had a pretty easy time.  But I did really value her experience when I was looking at houses this week.  A few looked pretty good, but she thought they were way overpriced and showed me why.  I there is ONE that I liked alot that she agreed was priced well and in good shape.  Hubby will look at it Sunday.  *Crossing fingers* 

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Some sort 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.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

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

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Keeping good thoughts for success with the house hunt! *Good vibrations coming your way*

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All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity:

but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

~T. E. Lawrence

 

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands,

flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. 
~John Muir

Link to post

Protein is usually an easy "win" - and I'm still reading through research and clarifying total bodyweight vs. lean bodyweight and current vs. ideal weight.

 

At a minimum .... 45 grams and up to 88 grams. 

 

It's the calories that might end up being hard .... or a REALLY good kick in the butt to get me out the door to exercise.  I always used to say that I run because I like to eat .....

 

Protein's TEF is 80%, meaning 20% is used to burn protein as fuel source.

So if you eat more protein, your body needs to work harder to convert it to energy source.

And, protein has least amont of energy density - so it fills you up better.

 

Also, processed food vs non-processed food difference. (See the link)

 

There was also a research (which I forgot where it was) that feeding high fructose corn syrup vs sugar to rats.

HFCS made rats fatter even though they are fed exactly the same calories.

 

Calories are not created equal. Highly processed food is easier for body to digest.

Make your body work harder for energy/sugar.

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Racquet wielding rock gnome: Ranger - L6 - STR: 13, DEX: 8, STA: 13.5, CON: 12, WIS: 14, CHA: 11

 

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition…
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.†– Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005
 
You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. -- Wayne Gretzky
 

6Wks Challenges: #9, #8, #7, #6, #5#4#3, #2.5#2, #1

Match records MyFitnesspal Fitbit Runtastic Strava

 

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