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Ok, so my over-arching goal for this challenge is to become someone who enjoy's her life and body. After my wedding, I gained quite a bit of weight, and for the last eight months I have been obsessed with loosing it. And I have lost about 9 lbs. bringing me back down to the weight I have been most of my life. (not my goal, but something I can live with= a perfectly healthy bmi). However, this obsession has lead to fasting (24-48 hour periods), counting calories, counting macros, a binge and then the whole thing starts all over again. So for this six week challenge I want to break that cycle, and focus on what my body can do instead of how it fails to look. 

 

To achieve this goal I will do three things:

 

1. I will exercise for approximately an hour a day 80% of the days (5 days a week, or 23/28 days a month). This month I want to add some stretching, as well as body weight exercises in addition to the running I already do.

 

2. I will overhaul my diet. For my diet I will live by a few basic principles for the next six weeks:

 -1. I will eat a standard breakfast and lunch (to ensure that I don't have any major nutritional deficiencies), with only mild variations. 

- 2. I will not snack except for tea or coffee. 

- 3. I will not eat junk food (candy, chips, cake etc.) except if it is specifically gifted to me (a gift, or made specifically for me). 

- 4. I will eat whatever I want for dinner, but try to add at least two servings of vegetables, and one serving of almond milk. 

- 5. I will eat my dinner slowly, and stop eating when I am satisfied. 

 

3. I will stop measuring everything. No more calorie counting, no more macros, and no more obsessively weighing myself everyday. I will allow myself to be weighed once a week for a progress report, to see if my lifestyle changes are causing negative results (i.e. weight gain that is not obviously muscle). But that is it. 

 

Ok, time to start enjoying my life. It is good, and it will be good. 

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Start: 147 lbs. Current: 138 lbs. Finish: 120 lbs.

33.33%
33.33%
 

Gabe

Race: Human, Level: 3, Class: Assassin.

Strength: 2, Dexterity: 1, Stamina: 7, Constitution: 8, Wisdom: 5, Charisma: 2.  

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Great!!  Here's to breaking the cycle and learning to just ...  live well ..... so you don't end up like this guy!!

 

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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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Ok so this week wasn't bad. I did very well with my exercise (20 min of yoga in the morning, 40 min of running and stretching at the gym), this next week I want to start walking home after school, and the week after that I want to add a calisthenics program into my evenings so that there is exercise throughout my whole day.

 

Nutritionally I did pretty good about 5.5/7, and I did not gain any weight so that will help me to relax and just live.

 

However, I weighed myself more than I wanted, and I caught myself mentally tracking calories, and one night looking them up. So that part will take a bit to break myself of. But still, so far so good. I think this could be a new start for me.  

Start: 147 lbs. Current: 138 lbs. Finish: 120 lbs.

33.33%
33.33%
 

Gabe

Race: Human, Level: 3, Class: Assassin.

Strength: 2, Dexterity: 1, Stamina: 7, Constitution: 8, Wisdom: 5, Charisma: 2.  

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It's really hard to let go of those security blankets.  Try telling yourself that it is only for a short time.  And then, after a couple of weeks, if you still feel the need, you can go back to weighing and measuring for a week. 

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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