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A Demigod Returns (L_A_Malone's 2nd Challenge)


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It's hard to believe it's 2015 - mostly because it feels like it was just 2013, when I was starting my first challenge. I was pumped at that time. Motivated, confident, and then disaster struck. Sickness...injury... lots of pain and blood. When my doctor finally cleared me for exercise (Jan. or Feb. 2014), all that motivation had drained away. But I'm back and ready for action once more! No better way to kick off the year, right? Let's do this, chums!

 

Main Quest: Lose 40 pounds by little sis's graduation (May 28).

 

Quest 1: Work out for 1 hour Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Walk for 20 minutes on off days.

  • Measurement: A - 1 hour, 18 days; B - 1 hour, 12 days; C - 1 hour, 7 days or fewer

Quest 2: Only eat out once per week (allowing for weekly game night). Cook everything else. "Eating out" includes frozen dinners & pizza.

  • Measurement: A - 6 or less; B - 12; C - 12+

Quest 3: Kick soda. Again.

  • Measurement: A - no soda or fizzy waters; B - 6-12 sodas; C - 12+

Life Quest: Keep up with my &@#* blog. 3 posts per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday).

 

Motivation: I want my health to be stable. I want to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded. I want to order what I want at a restaurant without an overwhelming sense of guilt. I want to attend my sister's graduation not worried about being labelled "The Fat Sister" (it's happened).

 

I'm ready to go! Glad to be back in the rebellion.

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L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Week 1: Off to a good start, but then I got sick.

  • Quest 1: B. Managed to work out 3 days.
  • Quest 2: B. Ate out twice.
  • Quest 3: A!!! Not a single soda. Woot Woot!
  • Side Quest: A! Two posts.

 

I forgot to weigh myself this morning to track progress, but we'll see tonight. Carry on, Assassins!

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Congrats on the awesome start!

 

PS - I can't believed someone actually said the Fat Sister! How rude!!

Fultonator
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Level 5

 

STR 5  |  DEX 6  |  STA 7  |  CON 6  |  WIS 12  |  CHA 5

 

 

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Past Challenges:  #1   #2   #3   #4   #5   #6   #7  #8

 

 

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Thanks!

 

And yes, I've heard it all. People mooing and/or oinking when I walk by. Had a guy try to take a sandwich from me once at a bus stop....

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Week 2: A few victories and a few defeats. Started the week having lost two pounds (down to 208)

  • Quest 1: B. Worked out twice and ran once.
  • Quest 2: F. I ate a lot of fast food.
  • Quest 3: B. Had one soda.
  • Side Quest: B. Only posted once.

Back on the train with a healthy breakfast today. Tally ho, week 3!

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L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Week 3: Eh.

 

  • Quest 1: C. Only worked out once.
  • Quest 2: F. Ate out six times
  • Quest 3: A. Not a single soda in sight!
  • Side Quest: F. Didn't post at all.

Last week kicked my ass, but I'm off to a good start for this week!

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L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Last week kicked my ass, but I'm off to a good start for this week!

last week was not great for me either. Let's rock this week!

Fultonator
Human Assassin

Level 5

 

STR 5  |  DEX 6  |  STA 7  |  CON 6  |  WIS 12  |  CHA 5

 

 

Current Challenge

 

Past Challenges:  #1   #2   #3   #4   #5   #6   #7  #8

 

 

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Week 4: F for flu. I didn't do anything last week, as I was sick. I did manage to only have one soda, so I guess it's a B for that. Eurgh.

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Week 5: Well... C, F, A, and didn't post to my blog at all, but got some post scheduled, so I'll take a C for that.

 

Going into Week 6, there are pros and cons.

 

Pros:

  • It's warming up, which means I can get out to my gym without worrying that I'll end up in a snowy ditch.
  • I actually joined a gym, so I have a group to work out with.
  • I know exactly how to schedule my week so that I don't eat out constantly.
  • I got progressively worse this challenge, so the only way to go is up.

Cons:

  • I failed massively at working out this challenge, and gained back the two pounds I'd lost.
  • It's Scholar Days - this month is cray. Which means my regular Monday, Wednesday, Friday routine is scrambled.

Good luck in Week 6 to everyone! Let's finish strong, even if we wobbled in the middle.

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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