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Hello rangers! I am back after being gone/with the Adventurers for the last 2 years. 

 

Background

 

 I am a former Marine who has always been a bit on the larger side of the scale. When I got out of the corps I stopped running because I could and I hated it anyway. I went to Afghanistan for two years and did nothing but lift and circuit training. This is where I found NF in 2012. Other than not being able to run I was in the best shape since boot camp and was actually comfortable in my own skin (which was a first). So there I was getting ready to leave Afghanistan and stopped working out as I shipped everything home a few weeks before I left. I got back to the states and everything fell apart. I ate all the things!!! I also drank all the beer which I had very little of over the past two years. I also had a job that traveled across the country and world quite frequently while living out of hotels and working up to 18 hours a day (for 3 week spans). Add everything up and I gained close to 80 pounds in a year. 2015 was a new job and really no change in anything I had moments where things were going well, but then would go right back to the habits I developed in 2014. 2016 is the year of change and this first challenge is all about getting back to basics and setting a foundation.

 

Starting off with the life quest as this is the most important part of this challenge at this time and is taken directly from my epic quest of 2016.

 

Goal 1

 

Rebuild my wagon - I never fully got on the wagon in 2015, there were times were I was driving along nicely, but those were short and inconsistent.      

  1. Finalize living situation AKA buy the damned house. This is starting to move and would like the majority of the process completed by JAN 19 AKA the day I become unemployed
  2. Get a job. woe is me I've lost my job. Time to grab my straw and suck it the fuck up and fix the situation.

Goal 2

30 MINS of work everyday. this can be walking, running, rucking, lifting, mace work, or yoga. Doodlie yoga doesn't count towards this  :playful:  This is to build both a habit and basic foundation of exercising everyday. 

 

Goal 3

Meal planning/batch cooking. This is to stop wasting food mainly veggies. I need to figure out what to eat and when vice just eating whatever whenever. I will only buy things that I have a plan for and eat the food I buy for that week. This will also cut out all the eating out I've been doing in the past month or so.

 

Goal 4

Mindful eating. this is a 3 part goal. 

1. be aware of what eating and track food 80% of the time.   21/26 days

2. No alcohol (will allow the splitting of a bottle of wine with the wife when we move into the house) 

3. stick to IF/IIFYM 90% of the time.      24/26 days

 

 

Week 1

start weight: 266.2 BF% (fitbit) 40.1%

end of week 1 weight: 265.5 BF% average 35.15

Goal 1

house: waiting

Job: have one possible lined up

 

Goal 2

days worked 6/7

 

goal 3

meal plan followed 5/7

 

Goal 4

1. tracking 7/7

2. 7/7

3. IF/IIFYM 7/7

 

 

Week 2

 

Goal 1

house: no update

Job: no update

 

Goal 2

days worked 3/7

 

goal 3

meal plan followed 6/7

 

Goal 4

1. tracking 7/7

2. 7/7

3. IF/IIFYM 7/7

 

 

Week 3

 

Goal 1

house: 

Job:

 

Goal 2

days worked 5/7

 

goal 3

meal plan followed 5/7

 

Goal 4

1. tracking 7/7

2. 7/7

3. IF/IIFYM 7/7

 

 

Week 4

 

Goal 1

house: 

Job:

 

Goal 2

days worked X/7

 

goal 3

meal plan followed x/7

 

Goal 4

1. tracking X/7

2. 6/7

3. IF/IIFYM x/7

 

 

totals

 

Goal 1

house: 

Job:

 

Goal 2

days worked X/26

 

goal 3

meal plan followed x/26

 

Goal 4

1. tracking X/21

2. pass/fail

3. IF/IIFYM x/24

 

 

Edit: It was mentioned in chat last night that bribing myself could be a great motivation to stay on track. So here is my bribing list for this challenge.

 

90-100% of goals 2, 3, and 4. I can get one of these. shirt 1 shirt 2

 

80-89% of goals 2, 3, and 4. I get to get these two items for my rucksack. Item 1 Item 2

 

71-75% of goals 2, 3, and 4. A 6 pack of my choosing for weekend 0.

 

70% or less of goals 2, 3, and 4. must do two word workouts during weekend 0 as punishment for being a failure. each word must be between 4 and 8 letters long and the doodlies get to choose the words. PAIN RETAINS

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Level 1 Nord  Epic Quest

STR 3 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3.5 | CHA 4

Original Challenge | 1ST | 2nd | joining the bebopReturn to the rangers |

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"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"  - Conan

Quests

 

 

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I will follow here once things are finalized...  

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Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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This is gonna be fun- welcome back sir

Wolf

"Let the Boomstick do the talking."

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Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

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Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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We Conan fans are seriously taking the Rangers by storm lately.  Welcome back, jc!

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I will follow here once things are finalized...  

 

You can now finalize your following!

 

Welcome back!

 

Thanks!

 

This is gonna be fun- welcome back sir

Wolf

"Let the Boomstick do the talking."

 

Thanks, I've missed the rangers!

 

following is finalized :D

 

W00T!!!

 

We Conan fans are seriously taking the Rangers by storm lately.  Welcome back, jc!

 

Because we know what is best in life! and sometimes punch a camel in the face for no reason

 

Waiting for the finalised finalisations. 

 

Wait is over!

 

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you can stop waiting in that done of voice def :D

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"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"  - Conan

Quests

 

 

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Welcome back to the Rangers, JC! And I didn't know you were a former Marine! Looking forward to seeing you kick this 4WC's ass!

 

Thanks! I did 5 years and got out back in 2011. that's one of the barriers I've been having. I'm always comparing myself to what I used to do and what I can't do now.... that's one thing I've been slowly working on.

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Level 1 Nord  Epic Quest

STR 3 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3.5 | CHA 4

Original Challenge | 1ST | 2nd | joining the bebopReturn to the rangers |

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"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"  - Conan

Quests

 

 

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Because we know what is best in life! and sometimes punch a camel in the face for no reason

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBux0VPPo7g

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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 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

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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Stalking!! :D

 

 

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Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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oh, saw this and thought of you.   :)

 

 

 

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Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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THATS AMAZING ASH!!!!

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STR 3 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3.5 | CHA 4

Original Challenge | 1ST | 2nd | joining the bebopReturn to the rangers |

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"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"  - Conan

Quests

 

 

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I must agree- that pic is sick, Ash!

Oh, and thank you for serving JC! You da man!

Wolf

"Let the Boomstick do the talking."

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 2 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

Spoiler

Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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I must agree- that pic is sick, Ash!

Oh, and thank you for serving JC! You da man!

Wolf

"Let the Boomstick do the talking."

 

Thanks Wolf!

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Level 1 Nord  Epic Quest

STR 3 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3.5 | CHA 4

Original Challenge | 1ST | 2nd | joining the bebopReturn to the rangers |

Spoiler

 

"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"  - Conan

Quests

 

 

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Week 1 Plan of action.

 

Meal plan

 

MONDAY - protein shake, tuna pasta and orange, pot roast with carrots and potatoes with a side salad

 

TYRSDAY - protein shake, pot roast with carrots and potatoes, chicken parm with broccoli and a side salad

 

WODENSDAY - protein shake, wings, pot roast with carrots and potatoes with a side salad

 

THORSDAY - protein shake, chicken parm with broccoli, pot roast with carrots and potatoes with a side salad

 

FREYJASDAY - protein shake, chicken parm with broccoli, vegetarian lasagna

 

SATURNSDAY - eggs, vegetarian lasagna, Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Apple Maple Gravy and mixed veggies

 

SUNDAY - Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Apple Maple Gravy and mixed veggeis, vegetarian lasagna

 

 

Workout

 

MONDAY - Doodlie workout

 

TYRSDAY - Run, walk, or ruck

 

WODENSDAY - Doodlie workout or rest day

 

THORSDAY - Run, walk, or ruck

 

FREYJASDAY - doodlie workout

 

SATURNSDAY - Run, walk, or ruck

 

SUNDAY - Doodlie workout or rest day

 

Carry on with the plan of the day!

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Level 1 Nord  Epic Quest

STR 3 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3.5 | CHA 4

Original Challenge | 1ST | 2nd | joining the bebopReturn to the rangers |

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"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"  - Conan

Quests

 

 

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Awesome battle plan.  Looking forward to following along!  Best of luck with the job search and house buying process - I know how much both of those can suck!

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I have resorted to bribing myself.... here are my bribes for this challenge.

 

It was mentioned in chat last night that bribing myself could be a great motivation to stay on track. So here is my bribing list for this challenge.

 

100% of goals 2, 3, and 4. I can get one of these. shirt 1 shirt 2

 

80% of goals 2, 3, and 4. I get to get these two items for my rucksack. Item 1 Item 2

 

75% of goals 2, 3, and 4. A 6 pack of my choosing for weekend 0.

 

70% or less of goals 2, 3, and 4. must do two word workouts during weekend 0 as punishment for being a failure. each word must be between 4 and 8 letters long and the doodlies get to choose the words. PAIN RETAINS

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Level 1 Nord  Epic Quest

STR 3 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3.5 | CHA 4

Original Challenge | 1ST | 2nd | joining the bebopReturn to the rangers |

Spoiler

 

"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"  - Conan

Quests

 

 

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I have resorted to bribing myself.... here are my bribes for this challenge.

70% or less of goals 2, 3, and 4. must do two word workouts during weekend 0 as punishment for being a failure. each word must be between 4 and 8 letters long and the doodlies get to choose the words. PAIN RETAINS

ooh... pick me, I'll choose some good ones  :devilish:

Also, shirt one is a good choice, I have it.

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A true warrior does not train tirelessly to fight, or to kill. A true warrior trains endlessly that he may return home alive.
-R. Calloway

 

Maybe the ultimate wound is the one that makes you miss the war you got it in.
- Sebastian Junger

 

Challenge 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Doodlie PVP Johari Window

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I really wanted to get the secret squirrel one, but they are sold out and thus I selected shirts they currently have in stock. I've got to keep it above a passing score, especially since I can't drop off the face of the world like I used to. I'm the great waffle leader and what example would that set for those still in the primordial batter?

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Level 1 Nord  Epic Quest

STR 3 | DEX 3 | STA 2 | CON 3 | WIS 3.5 | CHA 4

Original Challenge | 1ST | 2nd | joining the bebopReturn to the rangers |

Spoiler

 

"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"  - Conan

Quests

 

 

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I have resorted to bribing myself.... here are my bribes for this challenge.

 

It was mentioned in chat last night that bribing myself could be a great motivation to stay on track. So here is my bribing list for this challenge.

 

100% of goals 2, 3, and 4. I can get one of these. shirt 1 shirt 2

 

80% of goals 2, 3, and 4. I get to get these two items for my rucksack. Item 1 Item 2

 

75% of goals 2, 3, and 4. A 6 pack of my choosing for weekend 0.

 

70% or less of goals 2, 3, and 4. must do two word workouts during weekend 0 as punishment for being a failure. each word must be between 4 and 8 letters long and the doodlies get to choose the words. PAIN RETAINS

 

I like this blend of carrot and stick...  I especially like that the Doodlies get to pick the words Are you MAD? 

 

Also - I jsut ordered that waist belt last night.  It should fit on my Tactical 5.11 ruck I got for Christmas and it was on sale...  :)

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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