Presea Posted September 14, 2015 Report Share Posted September 14, 2015 "For the Year is Long, and Full of Binges" Priority 1: No 70 course dinnersI've been trying to lose weight via tracking Calories In-Calories Out (CICO) for the better part of this year, and have been failing miserably. Not because CICO doesn't work, but because I consistently undo my good deficits with binge eating. Since insanity is popularly defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, I'm trying a new approach for this challenge. I'm taking a mental health break from all the tracking: - I will not weigh myself during the challenge; -1 point for every time I do (if someone else decides to check my weight, like my fitness consultant through the health insurance program at work, no points will be held against me) - I won't track food using MFP or another calories tracking device; -1 point for every day I do - No overeating alone - I've chosen this as my first step towards overcoming my binge eating. I can't ban myself from eating alone entirely, because I eat breakfast and lunch alone at work during the week. I also think it's too ambitious to try to stop overeating cold turkey - plus, I don't see it as a long term solution - there will always be special occasions and family events to celebrate, and aiming for never ever eating more than my body needs sounds like a guaranteed way to fail. My biggest problem (in my mind) is secretive binge eating - for example, stopping at the grocery store on the way to work to buy a quart of ice cream to devour in the car. I'm hoping that, by allowing myself to eat as much as I want on the condition that I do it in other people's company, I can shake this detrimental habit. -1 point for every occurence of overeating alone; +1 point for every day with no occurences Priority 2: Dream like AryaOkay, so I know I'm not a warg and don't get to dream I'm a direwolf destroying my enemies, but that doesn't mean I can't benefit from getting a little extra shuteye. Last challenge, I managed to average exactly 8 hours a night (granted, with a fair amount of variation, but an average nonetheless). However, I still feel like I could benefit from more. I'm going to bump my average goal up to 8.25 hours a night, so 346.5 hours cumulative over the course of the next 6 weeks. Priority 3: Go to the Maester for healingI have mild cases of plantar fasciitis and shin splints, which seem to have the common cause of tight calf muscles. My goal is stretching two times a day - 1 - upon waking/before getting out of bed (either drawing the ABCs with my feet or pulling my foot to a flex using a blanket or towel. 2 - calf stretch (against the wall or similar) after exercise Priority 4: Study with SamLast challenge I came close to meeting my goal of averaging 15 min/day. Seeing as how I was studying for longer intervals only once or twice a week anyways, I decided to set a weekly goal this time around of 120 minutes. Priority 5: Winter is comingI always struggle to keep up a high activity level when the weather starts to turn cold. I haven't had an activity goal the past challenge or two, but it's time to put one back in as a preemptive measure. I want to keep it flexible, though, so that I can spend time as I wish outside any day that the weather is still good. Here's a list of indoor and outdoor options; I will choose 1 everyday: Outdoor (preference - enjoy it while it lasts!):- Go for a walk/hike- Play a tennis match- Bike to and from work, or just go for a bike ride after work- Sprints/some kind of interval training Indoor- bodyweight exercises (ex: NF BBWW)- zumba DVD- DDR- Xbox Kinect or Wii game- walk on treadmill- stationary bike- dumbell workout at fitness center at work- large cleaning project- go wall climbing, to a trampoline park, to dodgeball meetup, or other random activity with boyfriend- stretching/yoga/taichi/other mind/body - if in need of rest day 4 Quote Level: 4 - Backhand Specialist Halfling AdventurerStats: STR: 3.5 DEX: 3 STA: 4 CON: 10 WIS: 8.5 CHA: 5.5Challenges and other threds: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Current | Presea's RecipesLong-Term Weight Loss Goal: 35 Pounds 0%0% Link to comment
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