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EmbracingChaos' First Challenge: Reaching Calorie/Macro/Workout Daily Targets For Bulking


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Main Quest: Clean bulk up to 150 lbs. from 130 lbs.

 

Three quests for this challenge:

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

  Measurement: A = at least 36/42 days, B = 30/42 days, C = 24/42 days

 

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g


  Measurement: A = at least 36/42 days, B = 30/42 days, C = 24/42 days

 


Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

  Measurement: A = at least 36/42 days, B = 30/42 days, C = 24/42 days

 

Life Quest: Finish reading a non-fiction book


  Measurement: A = finished book, B = 3/4 of book read, C = 1/2 of book read

 


Motivation: I've lost a lot of muscle mass in the process of dieting down from 192 lbs. to 129-130 lbs.

 

Starting stats: 5'6", 32 years old, Male, 129.18 lb trend, 10.85% body fat trend

 

First week targets:

calories  Mon +700, Tues +700, Wed -750, Thurs +700, Fri +700, Sat +700, Sun -750

macros minimums Protein (1.15 * bodyweight), Carbs (1.5 * bodyweight on +cal days), Fat (.4 * bodyweight)

 

Starting pictures (taken from my Daily Battle Log):


2014 07 28 bulk start side


2014 07 28 bulk start front



"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Monday 7/28/2014

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
+605 cals, 214/336/74 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Lower body workout

 

Tuesday 7/29/2014

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
+721 cals, 213/344/85 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Back/Biceps workout

 

Wednesday 7/30/2014

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
-754 cals, 176/146/51 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Chest/Shoulders/Triceps workout

 

Thursday 7/31/2014

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
+686 cals, 190/375/77 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Lower Body workout

 

Friday 8/01/2014

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
+2220 cals, 231/509/277 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Back/Biceps workout

 

 

Quest Status:

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     4/5
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                            5/5
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)                  5/5
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Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Yea I hadn't really known about the 6 week challenges, but since the FAQ said we could jump in even if it had started, I figured what the hey... I was already tracking all of the data anyway. Thanks for stopping in!

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Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Saturday 8/02/2014

 

Details are in today's daily battle log entry, but I had to sacrifice meeting target macros in order to stabilize my massively over calorie surplus from Friday.  Now my weekly surplus will remain +2000 as planned for the week, as long as I meet today's goal of a -187 calorie deficit for the day.

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
-1463 cals, 110/66/7 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Chest/Shoulders/Triceps workout

 

 

Quest Status:

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     5/6 days
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   5/6 days
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               6/6 days

Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        43/342 pages

"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Sunday 8/03/2014


 


Details are in today's daily battle log entry.


 


Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.


Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g

-205 cals, 203/216/69 macros

 


Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)


Lower Body workout & 4 mile run


 

 


Quest Status:


Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     6/7 days

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   6/7 days


Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               7/7 days


Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        52/342 pages


"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

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In recognition of your enthusiasm to jump in ..... even if it was a bit late, the CutLasses be stoppin' by to drop off a little token of our esteem, lifted from the holds of T2Sarah of the Adventurers Guild.  Keep up the good work and enjoy this little ditty while you get started with your next workout!!!

 

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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

“THE QUESTION ISN'T WHO IS GOING TO LET ME; IT'S WHO IS GOING TO STOP ME?” Ayn Rand

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, 48, 49, 50, 51

 

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Monday 8/04/2014


 


Details are in today's daily battle log entry.


 


Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.


Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g

+767 cals, 222/370/87 macros

 


Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)


Back/Biceps workout


 

 


Quest Status:


Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     7/8 days

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   7/8 days


Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               8/8 days


Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        66/342 pages


"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

Battle Log

 

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Tuesday 8/05/2014

 

Details are in today's daily battle log entry.

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
+830 cals, 205/428/73 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Chest/Shoulders/Triceps workout


Quest Status:
Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     8/9 days
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   8/9 days
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               9/9 days

Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        74/342 pages

"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

Battle Log

 

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Wednesday 8/06/2014

 

Details are in today's daily battle log entry.

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
-594 cals, 162/103/77 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Lower Body workout


Quest Status:
Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     9/10 days
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   9/10 days
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               10/10 days

Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        89/342 pages

"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Thursday 8/07/2014

 

Details are in today's daily battle log entry.

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
+778 cals, 216/424/63 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Back/Biceps workout


Quest Status:
Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     10/11 days
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   10/11 days
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               11/11 days

Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        104/342 pages

"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

Battle Log

 

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Friday 8/08/2014

 

Details are in today's daily battle log entry.

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
+743 cals, 193/428/62 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Chest/Triceps workout


Quest Status:
Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     11/12 days
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   11/12 days
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               12/12 days

Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        113/342 pages

"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Saturday 8/09/2014

 

Details are in today's daily battle log entry.

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
+931 cals, 157/467/76 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Chest/Triceps workout


Quest Status:
Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     12/13 days
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   12/13 days
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               13/13 days

Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        120/342 pages

"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Sunday 8/10/2014

 

Details are in today's daily battle log entry.

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
-411 cals, 189/88/67 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Back/Biceps workout


Quest Status:
Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     13/14 days
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   13/14 days
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               14/14 days

Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        127/342 pages

"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

Battle Log

 

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Monday 8/11/2014

 

Details are in today's daily battle log entry.

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
+754 cals, 198/438/59 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Chest/Shoulders/Tricep workout


Quest Status:
Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     14/15 days
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   14/15 days
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               15/15 days

Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        151/342 pages

"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

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It looks to me like you are doing great this challenge.  Well done!

 

Yea so far so good, just need to keep the momemtum going.  I was following your Spartan race progress, well done to yourself!

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Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Tuesday 8/12/2014

 

Details are in today's daily battle log entry.

 

Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.

Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g
+778 cals, 186 413 86 macros
 
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)

Lower Body workout


Quest Status:
Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     15/16 days
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   15/16 days
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               16/16 days

Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        169/342

"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Still going strong, just haven't had any time to send updates.  I slipped up on my diet for about 5 days while doing a lot of traveling, but I've since got things back on track.  Current progress:

 

Quest Status:
Reach the stated daily calorie target each day with an error margin of +/- 100 cals.     24/29 days
Reach my target macro minimums for each day within -5g                                   27/29 days
Do some form of a workout each day (strength training, stretching, cardio)               29/29 days

Finish reading a non-fiction book                                                        342/342

"Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back" - Samurai Maxim

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4

Battle Log

 

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