Kilyra Posted September 10, 2015 Report Share Posted September 10, 2015 Back Story: The biggest change I'm pushing for is no change at all. Sounds a little odd, I agree, but let me explain. For most of my life, I've been overweight. I grew up a tad on the larger side, and lost a ton of weight in highschool. I managed to maintain that for about two years before I went through some bad times and gained it all back with good 'ol stress eating. For all the years following, my life has been a struggle to get to a healthy weight and stay there. Time after time, I'd pour months and months of effort into getting healthy, only to gain it all back again, and then some. Finally, a year and a half ago, I realized I was at my heaviest â€“ 224 lbs. I had enough. I partnered up with a professional who was focused mostly on my nutrition. We worked through figuring some surprising food sensitivities (nuts and dairy are the big ones) and, through strict eating, I made my way down to 137 lbs. I am coming off the strict food plan and now jumping onto the challenge of maintaining this loss on my own â€“ which is the part I've failed at repeatedly. Truly, I feel that I've got a long way to go still, and my biggest success will be to see no change right now. Main Quest: I need to discover a new balance with food and fitness so I can maintain my new weight. To do this, I need to form new, healthy habits. I don't want to jump into an intense workout regime with equally intense food demands like I have in the past. I want a gentler path that I can turn into constant habits. So... Goal 1: Use my new nutrition knowledge to forge a healthy relationship with my food. I don't want eating a candy bar to make me feel like a failure â€“ I must move beyond the all-or-nothing mentality. I will weigh in each week, with the goal being to stay within a 5lbs range of 137lbs.Point System â€“ I will have 6 possible points in total, and for each week I'm out of range, I will lose a point. Goal 2: Do a physical activity at least 3x a week. It will be primarily aquafit or a 30+ min walk.Point System â€“ I will have 18 points total, and each week I come in under 3 workouts, I will lose a point for each workout I'm short. Goal 3: Eat supper at home at least 4x a week. One of my downfalls is stopping and grabbing food on my way home from work. If I can keep it to 3x or less, it's better for my waistline and wallet!Point System â€“ I will have 6 points in total, and each week I eat out more than 3x, I lose a point. Life Goal: Sit and write at least 2x a week. I claim to be a writer, but haven't sat down with any of my stories for a couple months now. Granted, summer was busy and I had other priorities, but I desperately want to get back to making this a priority in my life.Point System â€“ I will have 12 points total, and each week I come in under two sessions, I will lose a point for each writing session I'm short. Motivation: I want the chance to get comfortable with the new me. I enjoy how I feel and look right now, and it bothers me to think of losing this/gaining back all my weight. It's very important to me to get off the yo-yo routine and move forward with a new, healthy lifestyle. So folks, there you have it â€“ Kilyra's Strive for Stability. I haven't assigned attribute points just yet, but I do want to participate in that side of it too, so that will come shortly! Looking forward to doing this and getting to know my fellow challengers! 3 Quote Kilyra|Level 4|Gorgon|Adventurer Stats: STR 5 | STA 10 | DEX 8 | CON 8 | WIS 9 | CHA 6 "If all I do is try, that means I don't truly believe I can succeed. Look, I may fail. You may fail. But there is no try" ~Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels Introduction|Challenge|The Writer's Guild|Battle Log Spoiler Eating 90/10 (2 of 4) 50% 50% Workout at least 4x a week (8 of 16) 50% 50% Hollow Body Work 3x a week (6 of 12) 50% 50% Life Goal: Write 3.5 hrs a week (1 of 4) 25% 25% Link to comment
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