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been good on the diet... now to add some activity...


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Well the quick recap... 28 years old. found that my health wasn't what it used to be... didn't like it and am changing it. Boom. 

 

currently I am 258 lbs (down from 275 before the last challenge) I am 6' and have a very solid heavy build. My goal is to be less than 225 lbs by the time I turn 30. I now have 18 and a half months left. The first few pounds were easy to lose but I want to make sure I can reach my goal early and maintain. 

 

So my goals for this challenge... 

 

First: I really want to maintain what I currently have been doing. I want to make sure that I can do a good job with a little steady weight loss that is easier to keep up and not lose momentum with. I would like to lose another pound each week with one floating pound in there somewhere. So for those with less of an inclination to ever want to do math, that should be 7 pounds.

 

reward: con+3 cha+3

 

meet or exceed 7 lbs: 3 points to both con and cha

lose 4-7 lbs: 2 points to both con and cha

lose 1-3 lbs: 1 point to con and cha because even just a little bit can continue to help

 

 

Second: I want to set a good schedule that I can follow for eating right. I really have had much success using myfitnesspal and want to continue to do so. I have slowly morphed into the following routine each week... One cheat day (calories are literally free and possibly negative. This day can range from 2K to 6 or maybe even 7k calories) 2 really close days (my goal is around 2200 calories but if I am below 2500 on two of those days, that is quite close) 4 really good days (these are the days that I get close to my 220 but don't go over).  I have enjoyed this but want to be a bit better about watching this and defining it. 

 

reward: wis+2 sta+2

 

6 weeks following the schedule: 2 to wis and sta

fall short one of the weeks: 1 to wis and sta

fall short 2 weeks: 1 really big sad face and +1 to sta

fall short 3 weeks: 2 really big sad faces

 

Third: I want to start getting some cardio in and doing some exercise. I have enjoyed doing some sporadic jump roping and would like to make that a more common thing. since I do travel a lot and sometimes find myself without capability to jump rope or literally just don't have time with red eye flights and 7 hour drives (on a deadline), there are substitutions allowed. I want to specify the substitutions though since I am sometimes a technicality guy... The following activities still count: running for the same time period, swimming for the same time period, stationary biking for the same time + 50% (since I haven't ever done this one a lot, I tend to just go slower), or if my pedometer goes over 15K steps in a day. I normally average only 6700 steps in a day. The few times I have gone over 15K were halloween with kids, hiking or camping trips or when I was on my feet for 16 hours straight at work once... I really don't want to do that last one again though.

 

so the official goal: 4 days a week with 15+ minutes of continuous jump roping.

 

reward: str+5

 

24 times exercised: 5 big points to str

20 -23 times exercised: 4 points to str

17-19 times: 3 points to str

12-16 times: 2 points to str

5-11 times: 1 point to str

1-4 times: shame on me for making this goal and not following through more than one week... unless injured then.. well still a sad face.

 

 

If you read this, Thanks! If not, than this text is irrelevant and you missed out.

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Flipsauce, level 3 Fire elemental Ranger
STR: 5 | DEX: 2 | CON: 5 | STA: 5 | WIS: 1 | CHA: 0

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I like your goals - they're doable and they cover all the bases. Jumping roping is a neat way to get your cardio in and a great calorie burner! Good luck on your challenge! :joyous:

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Nice layout of your challenge goals. How is it going so far?

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So... For some reason I hadn't noticed there were any replies... My apologies for non response. Two of my goals are going really well so far! My goal of jump roping at least 4 times a week has only been 3 times (and sadly 1 time this week... Random excuses are there but yeah just once)

The diet part is so critical though it is almost funny. I've been really good about following my calories and entering them. Yesterday morning, before my cheat day, I already weighed 251 which was my goal for the six weeks. I always fluctuate a ton though so I think I won't consistently with that for another week or two. It was just really exciting to see the number I wanted. I'm thinking now that I'm gunning for under that 250. It has been about 8 years since I weighed that much! Fingers crossed!

Flipsauce, level 3 Fire elemental Ranger
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Sounds like you're KILLING it with the weightloss!! They say diet is 80% of weightloss and it definitely shows in your case. We're only halfway through this challenge and you've already met your weightloss goal! AWESOME. :victorious:

 

Getting under the 250 mark is totally doable this challenge, even if you fluctuate a little bit. Keep up the good work!!

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Sounds like you're KILLING it with the weightloss!! They say diet is 80% of weightloss and it definitely shows in your case. We're only halfway through this challenge and you've already met your weightloss goal! AWESOME. :victorious:

Getting under the 250 mark is totally doable this challenge, even if you fluctuate a little bit. Keep up the good work!!

Well, it was doable.... And done. I officially weigh myself Monday mornings. I have been real consistent losing about 1.5 pounds a week lately. I guess I was due for a drop because I lost 5 pounds from my previous Monday weigh in. 248.2lbs. I bet that it has been 8 years since I weighed this little. I haven't jump roped yet but my other two goals have both been met for every day or exceeded already.

My new weight goal for this challenge is to not take my success for granted and stay under 250. I have already lost 10 pounds this challenge and want a steady consistent loss. I can go overboard on some things and want to make sure this is sustainable.

Thanks to anyone and everyone who reads this!

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Flipsauce, level 3 Fire elemental Ranger
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Sustainable weightloss is super important. I applaud you for realizing that and for making it a priority for youself this challenge. I used to be one of those people that would crash diet, lose a bunch pretty fast, and then gain it all back. Now I'm aiming for sustainable weightloss as well. I struggled with it at first cuz I wasn't seeing as much progress as I wanted - I wanted to reach my ideal weight as quickly as possible. I'm slowly learning now not to focus on the number. I'm beginning to understand that weightloss takes time, that life happens, and that slow progress is still progress.

 

Best of Luck on this final week! :)

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