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Another successful journey completed.  Since becoming a Time Lord companion earlier this year, I have journeyed to find the missing Tardis and then spent some quality time finding balance between Tardis maintenance and time travel.   And so, here we are, on the brink of a great disturbance in time and space, and a respectable milestone of centuries.  We have made it past 2002, close to crossing centuries, but something is amiss.  There is danger lurking here.  As the Tardis is prone to do, we have stopped in a strange place.  We found ourselves aboard another ship referred to as Discovery One by its few inhabitants.  The Doctor is being elusive but he is quite suspicious of the computerized brain of this vessel, calling itself HAL.  I fear something will have to be done before we can get any further on our own journey.  There is a secret plan to reset the vessel’s brain, saving its inhabitants and I have my part to play in this mission. (I know I’ve mixed by science fiction but I just couldn’t resist)

 

This challenge is about resetting the programming of my brain.  I’ve done well on challenges so far but I need to be more anti-fragile.   For this challenge I am not expecting to lose as much as the previous ones.  The goal is to break down some mental barriers to prepare for future travels.  I would be happy with 6 pounds. 

Main Quest: Reach 1992 to find my true self.  Goal weight – 160lbs. 

 

Quest 1: Avoid the scale.

I am addicted to my scale.  Sometimes this dependency gets me through rough times and sometimes it creates rough times.  I need to experience a little distance from the number from the scale. I am now below 250 and it has been so long since I’ve been below this milestone I feel like I am in unchartered territory.  I don’t want to get weirded out by the number on the scale.  I will weigh at the beginning of the challenge, and again at the end of week 1 since that’s when my YAYOG PVP ends.  I will weigh again at the end of weeks 2, week 4, and finally at the end of week 6.

                Measurement: +3 WIS

                A – 0-2 peeks

                B – 3-4 peeks

                C – 5-6 peeks

 

Quest 2: Reset button, aka Food Battles

I’ve been eating practically the same thing every day for 2 challenges.  It’s not that I need variety, but when I eat something outside of what I am familiar I lose all capacity to think through the decisions.  I prepare too much and don’t realize I’ve eaten too much until it’s too late.  Some foods I avoid at all costs because I don’t feel capable of handling those in a smart way.  I must find ways to incorporate variety into my meals without sacrificing sanity.  This challenge has 2 components, one is to introduce more variety into my menu, the other is to confront foods I have a history with and reset my thinking so that I can be in the same room.   I’m not planning on logging my food everyday on MFP, but I will use it as a tool in food battles.

Food Battle Variety – I will cook something other than my go to meal at least once a week.  This can be for any meal of the day and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a new food, but new since doing challenges.  These meals should have about the same calories and macros as the ‘go to’ meal.

Food Battle Control – I will also attempt to confront 1 food that taunts me and try to work it into my calories and macros.  There are a variety of ways to do this and I’m not really sure what will work best.  This is really new territory for me and I’m sure I will learn a lot from this.  This could entail eating these foods on a cheat day but still controlling portion size, or re-creating the dish to be healthier, or possibly just a portion control thing.  These foods in particular wreak havoc on my portioning skills.  I enjoy these foods too much and I eat purely to enjoy myself – even when I am so full I am no longer enjoying myself. 

                Measurement: +2 WIS, +2 CON

This will be measured with a point system.  For any battle attempted, +1 point for a success, -1 point for a failure.   The max is 12 points and min is -12 points.

                A – 9 pts

                B – 7 pts

                C – 5 pts

 

Quest 3: Astronaut Fitness  

Since I am stuck in space with other Astronauts, I need to stay fit.  My YAYOG PVP will end after week 1 of this challenge.  I haven’t been focusing on cardio due to the PVP but I really enjoy the bodyweight workouts.  In an effort to retain the balance from last challenge, I will replay the last 4 weeks of the YAYOG program but only 3 days a week, doubling up the core workout with one of the arm workouts.   Then add in cardio activity 3 times a week.  For the cardio last challenge I found I was just skating through.  I want to focus more on intensity but that’s not an excuse to but the workout short.  This time I will be measuring a combination of time and intensity using a point system.   Intensity measured on a scale of 1-3 and then multiplied times the total number of minutes.   I’ll be tracking on this spreadsheet.

                Measurement: +3 DEX (Cardio), +3 STA (YAYOG),

                A – 22/25 YAYOG; 1140+ cardio points

                B – 17-21 YAYOG; 960-1139 cardio points

                C – 13-16 YAYOG; 840-959 cardio points

 

Life Quest: Get Creative

The holidays are coming and I like to make gifts.  I have many creative outlets but I just haven’t had time to dabble in any of them.  I like jewelry making, painting, crazy quilting, random art projects, and your run of the mill DIY repurposing projects. It’s time to get something accomplished.  At least once a week, I’d like to do something creative.

                Measurement: +2 CHA

                A – 5-6

                B – 4

                C – 3

 

Measurements

Starting weight: 240.4

Body Fat (calipers): 43.4%

Body Fat (fancy machine at gym): They got rid of it *Shakes fist*

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Nice challenge, it's awesome you've made so much progress!  Have you tried using a kitchen scale to weigh portions before adding them to your plate?  It's help me quite a bit, I have a hard time eye-balling ounces or grams otherwise.  I like your idea of mixing up your meals to keep it fresh.

 

Keep up the good work!!!

Level 2 Canuck Ranger 

STR 3 | STA 2 | DEX 2.3 | CON 6 | WIS 3 | CHA 1

Current Challenge: (2) Nov 10-2014

Challenge Archive: (1) Sept 15-2014 - 

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Spreadsheet O' Tracking

 

I already know what giving up feels like.  I want to see what happens if I don't.

-Neila Rey

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Woah woah woah, how have I not seen your Dr. Who themed challenges around here before?! I feel like I've been missing some serious awesomness here on NF.

 

Even aside from the DW wonderfulness, your challenge looks pretty great.  Good luck!

 

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Thanks.  Glad to have you stop by this time around.   Hopefully this challenge will have its fair share of awesomeness.  

 

Nice challenge, it's awesome you've made so much progress!  Have you tried using a kitchen scale to weigh portions before adding them to your plate?  It's help me quite a bit, I have a hard time eye-balling ounces or grams otherwise.  I like your idea of mixing up your meals to keep it fresh.

 

Keep up the good work!!!

 

Thanks.  I do use a kitchen scale actually.  There are 2 reasons it is helpful to me...  1) It has helped me learn appropriate portion sizes.  So when there are times I eat someplace other than my kitchen it makes it easier to eyeball it.  I'd like to get away from it eventually as it becomes second nature but as you may have noticed, I have an unhealthy relationship with food. 2) It helps me be accountable.  It is just so easy to start taking a slightly larger portion that becomes 'normal' which then gets slightly larger over time and then I am stuck in this endless circular pattern of growing portion sizes.  

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Love your ideas for this challenge!

 

Thanks for dropping by.  I'm actually a little scared for this challenge.  Dealing with food habits is more difficult for me now than the working out.  But especially with the holidays coming up I really need to get me some skills!

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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But this way you know they are coming and have time to prepare. I'm also focusing on food. The way I see it I have roughly two weeks to prepare for Thanksgiving, then four weeks to learn from the mistakes I made and get ready for Christmas and Yule. I think this is a great time to focus on food for a challenge because if I'm thinking to myself, 'I'm going to have to tell everyone on the site how I ate this whole pie' I'll be less likely to eat the whole pie. Without the challenge, I'd eat the whole pie and think nothing of it.  Usually not in one sitting, but I have been know to have pie for supper, breakfast and dessert all in one day during the holiday season. At any rate, wishing you luck on it, and you're not alone!

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Current Challenge: Late start, but here at last.

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Past Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5

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Heya, can't believe the forums are up already

 

Had a cheeky read through your challenges, I might have missed it, but what's your plan for exercising the legs?

 

I know.  I was pleasantly surprised to see the new forums up and I had just finished re-writing my challenge for the 3rd time.   For strength training I'm going to finish YAYOG in week 1 of the challenge and then for the remaining 5 weeks of the challenge I'll be replaying the last 4 weeks of the YAYOG program.  I really like the undulating weeks with the variety and intensity.  I'm just going to slow down the pace and not do it 5 days a week.  I'll do it 3 days a week and then double up the core with another day.   Then focus more on cardio.  I was hoping to do some walking/running intervals.  My knees have started to bother me again though and I didn't plan accordingly with Daylight savings.  Now it gets dark so damn early that it might be more difficult to get outside.  I might have to resort to the gym.   

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Subbed.    More awesome than ever goals!

 

Thanks for dropping in.  I hope they are awesome. These goals weren't as easy for me to get on paper as my previous ones.

 

oooooooooohhhhhh I thought you were doing core twice and some upper body once and that was your three sessions

 

and I was all like - friends don't let friends miss leg day

 

Thanks for having my back, er, and my legs.   :pirate:

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Subbed! I love your YAYOG combo idea. Some days the YAYOG workouts are easier than others, but the arms/core combo sounds like a great idea. I might steal it!! :)

 

free game.  I've done it a few times already when I get behind.  It makes for a great workout on those slower days. 

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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@Sloth-Like - That's an awesome pic. 

 

@marymama08 - thanks.  I'm not terribly creative when it comes to writing but I do like writing up the challenges. 

 

@cn3wton - Glad to have you. 

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Fun challenge!!!  And tonight's the season finale of Dr. Who, at least in my part of the States. 

 

Keep flying!!!

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.  

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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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It's go time Shello!!!!

 

I'm excited.  How about you?  

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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