Calanthia Cobbin Posted October 28, 2015 Report Share Posted October 28, 2015 â€‹Hello! I'm so super excited to start this new journey with everyone! I have been stalking the forums for a few years now and always planned on completing a challenge... and this time I'm going to make it happen! This is my long expected party and I plan to make fireworks! Main Quest: â€‹Although I currently stand at about 150 pounds, I am barely hobbit-sized at 4'11", which sets my BMI in the "obese" category at about 30.3. I know, I know, BMI isn't a super accurate way to determine my health, but when combining my BMI with my current body fat composition of almost 40%, I am in some serious trouble. Therefore my current main quest goal is to reach 145 pounds by the new year, which will put me firmly in the "overweight" category, which is a baby step in the direction that I want to go!â€‹ From there, I hope to hit about 120 pounds by my next birthday which is in July, so that I can have a "normal" BMI. In addition to this, since I will hopefully be putting on some muscle as well, I will be tracking my body fat composition. I don't have a set date just yet, but my goal is to be at about 25% body fat sometime in the next year or so. The body fat goal will definitely take precedence over my BMI goal, especially if I start to gain muscle mass. Goals! â€‹â€‹ 1. During the next 6 weeks, I will drink at least 2 liters of water each day, in order to help me in my journey to cut out liquid calories. I will give myself a percentage grade based on the number of days out of the 6 weeks that I successfully complete my water goal. (A = 90%+, B = 80%-89%, etc.) â€‹ 2. My second goal is to walk at least 5,000 steps per day. I will be using my fitbit to track the number of steps I take each day. Similarly to the way I will grade my water goal, I will base my grade for this goal on the percentage of days out of the 6 weeks that I successfully walk 5,000 steps. I will probably add a mini-goal for myself using the Eowyn challenge and attempt to reach Rivendell from Weathertop by the new year, but we will see 3. My final fitness goal will be to track my meals and snacks with the intent of eating a 250 calorie deficit from what I burn each day. This should allow me to lose about 0.5 pounds per week, which should help me reach my overall goal of 147 pounds by the end of this challenge and 145 pounds by the new year. Life Quest! â€‹It is my intention that, despite my attempts to change myself for health reasons, I must learn to love myself no matter what stage of life and health I am in. I have a habit of being really disgusted with myself and my lack of control around food, as well as my lack of luster for life at times. Therefore, beginning with this challenge and continuing on through each challenge hereafter, I will include a life quest goal that will teach me to take care of myself mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. For this challenge, I have chosen to take care of myself mentally and emotionally, by requiring that I read for at least 15 minutesâ€‹â€‹ each day. Again, this will be tracked and graded based on the number of days that I successfully complete my goal. I am currently reading The Lord of the Rings, but if anyone has suggestions for the next set of books I should read I would love to hear them! I have not yet completed decided on how I will allocate attribute points for these goals upon completion, so I will post the specific allocations later when they have been determined I will be on later today or tomorrow to discuss motivation for my lifestyle change as well as attribute points! 1 Quote Calanthia Cobbin: Level 3 Hobbit Ranger Rogue of Stick 'Em With The Pointy End! STR: 2.13 | INT: 2.37 | DEX: 4.25 | STA: 11.23 | CON: 11.88 | WIS: 8.72 | CHA: 5.81 My Epic Quest | Current Challenge | Past Challenges: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th | Fitbit "Not all those who wander are lost" ~JRR Tolkien Link to comment
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