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Shichimon

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Heyo, 

 

So I've been following NF pretty passively for a while - I have made changes to my diet etc which I think helped? But it’s fluctuated a lot and I've recently found myself slipping back into bad habits (binge eating is the actual bane of my existence!)

 

I went to Camp NF this year which was AWESOME and I think I levelled up a lot, especially confidence-wise and one of the things I realised was that hey, as you’re all such cool froods, maybe one of these challenges might be a good idea!

 

Pretty much all my motivation is channelled into improving my martial arts in some way or other; I train karate 5+ hours a week plus an hour of judo and an hour of bootcamp style training (completed Tough Mudder this year! Booyah!) Before the summer I was around 19% body fat and I was pretty happy there so I’m hoping to get back down there, or at least stop emotional eating (mmm emotions)

 

Main Quest: 18% body fat (taken from tape measure)

 

1) Reduce sugar 10% each week (currently at 162g (oops) per day (MFP))

 
(A=6 days B=5 days C=4 days)
Week 1: 145.8
Week 2: 129.6
Week 3: 113.4
Week 4: 97.2
Week 5: 81 (Comfortable level)
Week 6 64.8
 

2) Pre-breakfast workout daily (http://darebee.com/programs/hero-journey.html)

 
(A=5 lvl 3 B=4 lvl 3 C=3 lvl 3)
 

3) Eat 2000 - 2220 calories daily (prepare healthy snack food in advance)

 
(A=Plan&prep Sunday B=Plan&Prep morning C=Kitchen raid!)
 
Life Quest: So I got my haircut super short about 3 years ago and while I really, really liked it I found myself jealous of all the awesome updo’s suddenly unavailable to me :/ It’s now just past my shoulders but I can seriously never be bothered to do anything with it so I just shove it in a ponytail and ignore it irregardless of the situation. I think this is partly because I was never into hair and makeup growing up so how people make themselves look awesome has always remained a mystery… Therefore I am going to use this challenge to learn some simple braiding techniques and up my hair game!
 
  1. Find a tutorial
  2. Do the thing
  3. Post a picture
 
 (At least once a week - no grades!)
 
 
 
Beginning stats:
 
Weight: 62kg
Height: 172cm
Neck: 30cm
Waist: 69cm
Hips: 92cm
 
Which, according to http://www.linear-software.com/online.html, puts me at 22.26% body fat.
 

Here we go!

 

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Row row fight the power!

Good luck on your challenge!

*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)'・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

 

Half Elf, Adventurer

Level 0

STR:0    DEX:0    STA:0    CON:0    WIS:0   CHA:0

 

Lose 10kg! 70kg > 60kg

11%
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Row row fight the power!

Good luck on your challenge!

*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)'・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

 

Thanks :D omigosh you live in Japan?? (Not that I was stalking your profile...  :ph34r: ) I'm hopefully going on holiday there next year - sooooo excited!

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Your quests are fabulous! :D I definitely have a favorite, but I'll just do this thing in order:

 

1) Emotions, while delicious, are a loss of control when consumed thoughtlessly or in great quantity. It's great that you're working to change that! May you create the habit of eating Vulcanly! Make Nemoy proud!

 

3) What healthy snacks to you plan to prepare? Some snacks (diced cucumbers comes to mind) are terrible once they've been sitting all week. I wouldn't be surprised if you already thought of it, but will the snacks keep?

 

Life Quest) Your hair is absolutely the perfect length for lots of styles! The world of curls is now yours, and there are plenty of ways to get curls without buying devil contraptions. My hair is almost down to my derriere, but it was either just about your length or a little longer for much of my life. I've never seen anyone include hairdos in their quest, and I am SO EXCITED. I'll be sending you a PM with more hair talk. :D

 

Have fun with your quests! It's gonna be a great 6 weeks!

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Glad you decided to try the challenges. I'm hoping to make it to NF camp next year, heard so many great things from people who were there this year.

 

I saw that you're into Karate and Judo, which are both very Monkish things, would love it if you stop by the courtyard sometime! I'm sure there will be some other monks that stop by and say hi throughout the challenge. 

 

I've recently started growing my hair out again, and love the idea of playing around with new hairstyles. my go to's are either ponytail or a messy bun. Found Some great/fun workout hairstyles here

Try not, do or do not- Yoda

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First day!

 

Well, I absolutely slew my Hero's Journey for today - seriously love that program! The only real difficulty is getting out of bed in time D: but setting my alarm 15mins early so I can pretend I'm having a lie in seems to work ;) 

 

Sugar = 106g! Still worryingly high as I didn't go crazy on anything but still, baby steps!

 

Calories = 1,931 - ooh so close! I've just eaten a massive bowl of yoghurt/fruit/granola but still wasn't enough to get  me over (seriously small breakfast today I guess...) Shall try to plan better next week if this is still happening!

 

 

Your quests are fabulous!  :D I definitely have a favorite, but I'll just do this thing in order:

 

1) Emotions, while delicious, are a loss of control when consumed thoughtlessly or in great quantity. It's great that you're working to change that! May you create the habit of eating Vulcanly! Make Nemoy proud!

 

3) What healthy snacks to you plan to prepare? Some snacks (diced cucumbers comes to mind) are terrible once they've been sitting all week. I wouldn't be surprised if you already thought of it, but will the snacks keep?

 

Life Quest) Your hair is absolutely the perfect length for lots of styles! The world of curls is now yours, and there are plenty of ways to get curls without buying devil contraptions. My hair is almost down to my derriere, but it was either just about your length or a little longer for much of my life. I've never seen anyone include hairdos in their quest, and I am SO EXCITED. I'll be sending you a PM with more hair talk.  :D

 

Have fun with your quests! It's gonna be a great 6 weeks!

 

Cheers and fingers crossed! Please please do send me any tips or links to tips on hair! I do have a pair of straighteners that I've used maybe twice so any advice on how to naturally manipulate my hair to make it not look like I've been lost in the woods would be awesome!

 

 

Love Digimon! Good luck!

 

PS Sorry double post

 

Never apologise for how many times you say you love Digimon ;)

 

 

Glad you decided to try the challenges. I'm hoping to make it to NF camp next year, heard so many great things from people who were there this year.

 

I saw that you're into Karate and Judo, which are both very Monkish things, would love it if you stop by the courtyard sometime! I'm sure there will be some other monks that stop by and say hi throughout the challenge. 

 

I've recently started growing my hair out again, and love the idea of playing around with new hairstyles. my go to's are either ponytail or a messy bun. Found Some great/fun workout hairstyles here

 

Thanks :D I think I'm going to be reading that topic a lot..! Definitely want to meet some more monks so shall head on over sometime :)

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Thanks :D omigosh you live in Japan?? (Not that I was stalking your profile... :ph34r: ) I'm hopefully going on holiday there next year - sooooo excited!

Haha stalking profiles is perfectly legal, right?!? That's what they're there for!

I do indeed, but out in the sticks pretty much! Still awesome though. When a outs are you planning on going? :D

Glad to see you had a pretty good first day, too! Keep it uppppp!!!

*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)'・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

 

Half Elf, Adventurer

Level 0

STR:0    DEX:0    STA:0    CON:0    WIS:0   CHA:0

 

Lose 10kg! 70kg > 60kg

11%
11%

 

 

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Day 2!

 

91g of sugar :D not bad considering 30g of that was a brownie...

 

Workout - had to modify the lunges because my toe's a bit bust at the moment (pro tip - don't accidentally kick people in the shins when sparring :/) And unless I do another 200 leg raises before bed (in 30 mins...) I probably won't be getting to level 3...

 

1903 calories :/ I feel like maybe that's enough anyway? I have snacks of seeds/nuts/dried fruit portioned out but it's just a question of being in the right place at the right time... I guess having them as a backup in case I'm tempted to binge is good enough? Â¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

hrm hrm

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Day 3 ~

 

112g of sugar. Going surprisingly well with this - will be interesting when I have to cut to below 100 :/

 

Workout - all arms D: much struggle, made it to level two before I had to give up! Didn't fit weapons practice in either *grump*

 

2,172 calories - yaaaas thank you extra meal after work!

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:nevreness: My trouble is I'm a massive perfectionist so already I'm feeling like - I'm not gonna get straight As? May as well give up now!

 

But I will get through this! Got pretty much murdered at judo last night so I'm trying not to feel to bad about only reaching level 1 this morning. And I swung by my gran's last night who greeted me with a massive bag of chocolate D: I've hidden them now though and actually just ate one before putting the rest away - madness!

 

The only thing I'm really struggling with at the moment is posting a picture of my hair, haha - I've had it styled most of this week and it's been looking pretty fiiine (omg that tip about braiding when it's wet - genius! Thanks Koaladle!!) but I still feel really weird taking selfies  :topsy_turvy:  :hopelessness: There will be photographic evidence by sunday though!

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Weeelllll when I say I'll get through this... I may have just broken my foot... Soooooooo I guess I can still stick to the sugar thing and recalculate calories for less training...

 

Day 4 :

 

147g out of a goal of 146g... comfort, thy name is food!

 

Modified workout to account for foot but I think I made it to level 2?

 

2,063 calories but a reasonable amount of that was cake/chocolate. Tomorrow is another day!

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I've been having the same struggle with the report card. One slip up and I diiiiiieeeee uuuuughhhh it's over!

Buuuuuut, it's not like that at all. We just get up, keep working hard, and if we get a B we have less work to do writing up the next challenge. Roll it over until it's done!

 

What if you had Gran take the picture of the back of your head for you? Not a selfie, but still meets the requirement.

 

(You're very welcome! I've had to pick up a few tricks and you're welcome to them all!)

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Weeelllll when I say I'll get through this... I may have just broken my foot... Soooooooo I guess I can still stick to the sugar thing and recalculate calories for less training...

 

Day 4 :

 

147g out of a goal of 146g... comfort, thy name is food!

 

Modified workout to account for foot but I think I made it to level 2?

 

2,063 calories but a reasonable amount of that was cake/chocolate. Tomorrow is another day!

 

HEAL UP AND DON'T YOU DARE PUSH YOURSELF. That is a really painful break! :-(

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OH HAI FELLOW CAMPER. I do not know if you are someone I met since I ran around talking to all the people like my usually spazzy self buuuut welcome to the 6 week challenges either way!  :D

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Assassin extraordinaire!!

Current Challenge

 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

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And breathe - today has been a recalibration day I think! So much so that I'm not going to record what I did and didn't do :)

 

From tomorrow my goals shall be thusly:

 

Switching from the Darebee Hero's Journey to a combination of stretches/controlled bodyweight stuff that won't aggravate my foot (20 minute workout before breakfast)

 

Calories at 1600-1800 (unless my foot magically heals overnight - that's a possibility, right??)

 

Sugar shall remain the same! (As in 10% reduction, haha)

 

 

HEAL UP AND DON'T YOU DARE PUSH YOURSELF. That is a really painful break! :-(

 

 

Inorite? It was so nearly healed after damaging it last week and all I had to do was not fight everyone in the dojo but my brain was like, 'nooooooo you'll be fiiiiiine - you're invincible, right?!' No, Brain, no I am not! But lesson (hopefully) learned - I'm just super bummed as I have a competition in 2 weeks that I was super looking forward to!

 

 

OH HAI FELLOW CAMPER. I do not know if you are someone I met since I ran around talking to all the people like my usually spazzy self buuuut welcome to the 6 week challenges either way!  :D

 

 

'Sup, nerd? :D I was the English girl who kept falling asleep because omg jet lag, does that rings any bells?  :sleeping:  :pride:

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'Sup, nerd? :D I was the English girl who kept falling asleep because omg jet lag, does that rings any bells?  :sleeping:  :pride:

 

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm not sure but possibly! I don't remember anyone falling asleep but given the aforementioned spazzy hyperness and running around I may have zipped past you in a cloud of SQUUEEEE DO ALL THE THINGS or something :)

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Assassin extraordinaire!!

Current Challenge

 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

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Hi Shichimon,

How is it going? I hope your foot doesn't hurt that much, I never broke anything, so I can just guess that it's super annoying. Good luck with your challenge and don't give up. You can still change your goals.

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level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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