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Rising from the ashes of the Rangers Vasilis777 looks about for a place to live, a place to call home, even if it's a place for just a few weeks, maybe for. In the distance he sees a group of peaceful but ferocious looking people practicing battle, balancing and striking without weapons. As he runs up he finds a group of people that may be where he can stay. He steels himself, flexes his muscles and prepares to join the Monks.

 

Here's my new set of goals and let's see how it goes!

 

Goal #1

Keep track of calories daily on MyFitnessPal (2 points if I only keep track 4 points if I stay under) WIS + CHA

 

Goal #2

No Soda (4 points if 50-100% 2 points if 0-50%

 

Goal #3

Work Out with MOSSA Fight Tues, Thurs, Sat (or equivalent exercise) 2 points to END

Work Out with MOSSA Power Mon, Fri (or equivalent exercise) 2 points to STR

 

Goal #4 (Life Goal)

Go to bed by 10:30 and Wake up at 6:30 on all days but Thursday into Friday (4 points if both done 75+% 2 points if one done 75+% or both 50+% or 0 points if 1 under 50%)

 

I chose these goals because they are my general plan to be fit and healthy and the life one is what should set up the rest of my goals in life this year which is to follow a good schedule and be productive but it all starts with getting good sleep and getting up on time.

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
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Indeed those are powerful tools! I've realized that sleep schedule and getting up on time are essential to the rest of the day going on time.

 

Yesterday was a slow start to the week.

 

Goal #1 was fully accomplished. I tracked the calories and was 87 under with my other nutritional facts pretty close to what was needed.

 

Goal #2 was a good one. I was very tempted because the refrigerator at work is suddenly stocked full with LBC glass bottle cream sodas which I loved in college... but I grabbed the water next to it and moved on :) Now I'm just focusing on refilling this water bottle so that I don't have to return to the fridge any time soon.

 

Goal #3 was not so good.. I did not work out doing MOSSA Power. I did lift a few boxes full of books which was a small portion of what I would have done but not enough to be equivalent. I blame this on the failure of Goal #4 which I will get to and blame on something else in a minute... haha

 

Goal #4 This one is tricky to talk about day to day because the quest hadn't started when the going to bed for the waking up happened which is very essential to the waking up. So the Packers were playing for the NFC North Championship and I'm a big Green Bay fan so I stayed up to watch them lose.... which got me to bed Sunday close to if not a little after midnight which made me not get the sleep I needed to wake up easily at 6:30 (of course I could have manned up and gotten up anyway... but I didn't..) However on the positive side I did go to sleep at 10:30 last night which is good. I'll discuss the waking up for today tomorrow as that will go on my overview of today, which I will post tomorrow... yeah.. haha

 

So a 50% day but I'm just getting started so here we go 2016 :)

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
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MOSSA does MMA style exercises on the Xbox One Xbox Fitness. The Fight one is the more MMA one and the power is more weightlifting but since it's all based on MMA I figured the Monks would be a good group to fit in with. Now yesterday.

 

Goal #1 I tracked my calories all day and stayed under the goal by 99 cal. The nutrients were decent too. With watching what I eat for just 2 days I've already gone down 1 lb, I know that's probably water weight or something but it still feels good to see a little progress already. When I get the sleep schedule and workouts going strong it's going to get really good!

 

Goal #2 No soda for me again. Just my morning coffee then nighttime milk and water all the way in between. Also staying hydrated fixed the headache I started yesterday with so good news there.

 

Goal #3 Here's where it gets less good... I did not do the workout again unfortunately, the headache made waking up on time hard and then I didn't have much time the rest of the day after waking up late, however my plan is to do MOSSA Fight today even though it's supposed to be an off day because I've got to get this started.

 

Goal #4 As mentioned I let my headache excuse me from getting up on time yesterday which is my fault. I also was up until 11 last night as well because I wasn't disciplined enough to stop the movie my wife and I were watching at 30 minutes left and go to bed... I'm really learning that I've got to be more disciplined and do the things my body doesn't necessarily want to do. The laziness of my body has controlled my schedule too much over the years and it's time to take back control.

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Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

Well yesterday was a pretty good day. I didn't do the make up work out because I slept over a little bit again (don't worry that didn't happen again today but I'll get to that tomorrow) I also didn't want to workout in the evening then wake up and workout in the morning again for my first two workouts.. I figured lets just take the lose and get back on track. Anyway here we go with the goals

 

Goal #1 Tracked calories and was under by over 100 this time. I wanted to snack  the evening but chose not to and drank water instead. This has been going well and even the nutrients haven't been that bad.

 

Goal #2 No Soda once again :)

 

Goal # 3 As I said earlier this was supposed to be a day off and I decided instead of making it up this week I'd just get back on track today instead.

 

Goal # 4 I over slept a bit this day... I woke up with my alarm at 6:30 but decided to "rest my eyes" and ended up waking up at 7:41 which meant it was time to head to shower and head to work. Last evening though I did go to bed at 10:15 read for a while and just as I rolled over and said goodnight to my wife our son cried. So I got up and rocked him back to sleep and finally laid down and slept sometime around 11:00. Though that's the case I was in the going to sleep process relaxing and laying in bed not looking at screens well before 10:30 so I'm counting it.

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Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

Alright here comes a series of posts to cover the weekend... I generally don't get on a computer much over the weekend so I'll probably update Friday-Sunday on Monday's

 

So here is Friday:

Goal #1

I track my calories and was actually planning to use this day as a day to not follow the calorie goal to closely but at the end of the day I was pretty well under... So I moved my free day back one.

 

Goal #2

No soda today so good once again.

 

Goal #3

Today I did not do the MOSSA Power exercise because it never worked out for me to use the Kinect however I did do some weight lifting before I went to bed so it was about the equivalent.

 

Goal #4

Thursday Night's my goal is to go to bed at midnight at the latest and be up 7:30 on my day off Friday. So that's basically what I did.

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

Ok Saturday this was an interesting day.

 

Goal #1

I did not track calories today I used it as my off day.

 

Goal #2

My wife and I watched her Steelers play in the Wild Card game and so we ate some subs and had some root beer but today was my off day so it was counted in.

 

Goal #3

I did no do MOSSA today however I went to help a friend who is doing construction on his house to get ready to sell it and so I did lifting and construction for 5 hours which is equivalent.

 

Goal #4

I went to bed Friday night a little late and got up a little late.

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

Finally Sunday:

 

Goal #1

Unfortunately I did not track calories today either.

 

Goal #2

My wife and I watched my Packers play in the Wild Card game and had some pizza and soda to go with that.

 

Goal #3

No exercise today it's an off day

 

Goal #4

I went to bed Saturday at 10:30 and got up by 7:00 waking up at 6:30.

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

Update for Monday:

 

Monday was a pretty good day, it's the start to the week I wanted to have last week but messed up.. So anyway here we go.

 

Goal #1

I tracked calories all day and unfortunately I forgot to pack my lunch so I ended up with too few calories at the end of the day which MyFitnessPal didn't like but which I was ok with because I didn't feel that hungry and had no headache from hunger.

 

Goal #2

Had no soda again today which is very good I'm trying to stick to this as best I can.

 

Goal #3

I got up Monday morning and did MOSSA Power getting lots of weight lifting in. It felt good to get a workout in that morning and started of my day well.

 

Goal #4

I went to bed right around 10:30 on Sunday evening and got up bright and early at 6:45 which still kept me on track in the morning so it works well.

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

So, if one were to summarize how it all went, it sounds like things held pretty even overall. You didn't exactly succeed in counting your calories, but you seem to have figured out that over on some days is balanced by under on other days, which is good. It's a realistic way to approach food, really - a truly restrictive diet that limits you in terms of what you eat and how much you can eat, unless it's medically necessary, isn't generally sustainable. So good job on that.

 

And yeah, definitely take credit for helping your friend out with construction. That's awesome, and it's what strength is supposed to be used for. :)

 

Congrats on the Packers making it in! They're my parents' team, and they were glad to hear that the team made it.

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Tuesday was a very good day I seem to have fallen into a pretty good routine at least morning and evening, my day time schedule keeps getting interrupted but I've still been relatively productive.

 

Goal #1

I tracked calories once again all day and once again somehow didn't eat enough calories.. I decided that was better than just snacking on random things until I had enough so I stuck with not enough.

 

Goal #2

No soda today it was good and has been easier than I thought it would be.

 

Goal #3

I got myself out of bed in time to work out before heading into work. I did MOSSA Fight and it was very good to work out two days in a row but wow the soreness that comes from that!

 

Goal #4

I went to bed Monday right around 10:30 and got up somewhere between 6:30 and 7:00. I'll have a better story of waking up tomorrow when I discuss today :)

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

Ok Wednesday was a good day!

 

Goal #1

Tracked Calories all day and ate a good amount this time. I figured out some healthy snacks I can eat which will give me a few extra calories to get me to the 1200 I have to eat to be deemed "healthy" but go nowhere near the 1750 I'm limited to.

 

Goal #2

No soda once again :)

 

Goal #3

I had a day off of working out today but I did lead worship for the Wed. night service at my church which is a lot of singing and playing guitar which is a good workout in itself.

 

Goal #4

I went to bed right around 10:30-11:00 and slept less soundly as my son has a bit of a cold and didn't sleep well. However, I woke up right at 6:29 a minute before my alarm went off and got up and went downstairs and read! It seems my body is getting used to the new routine :)

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
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Ok here come the weekend updates:

 

Thursday:

Goal #1

I tracked calories all day and stayed under. It was a pretty good day in all.

 

Goal#2

No soda today

 

Goal #3

I woke up in the morning and did the MOSSA Fight that was the third day exercising that week.

 

Goal #4

I woke up bright and early right at 6:29 with just enough time to stop my alarm so it didn't wake up my family and got right up. Looks like my body got used to the routine some. Friday was a day to sleep in (my day off) so I went to bed around 12 that night which is ok.

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

Friday:

 

Goal#1

Tracked calories today even though it is usually my off day for that. I knew the Packers were going to play Saturday Night and I'd want to snack during that plus my church had a men's breakfast in the morning Saturday which I couldn't control so I chose to have Saturday be my free day instead.

 

Goal #2

No soda today

 

Goal #3

I was going to workout today but I've had a rough cold for a while and it actually got worse last week while working out because I think I used my energy to fight the cold on working out. So my wife encouraged me to rest this weekend to hopefully recover.

 

Goal #4

I went to bed pretty late because today was my off day to wake up early so I woke up pretty late on Friday. I then went to bed around 11 on Friday night which was a little off also.. I've begun to learn something.

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

Saturday:

 

Goal #1

I used this as my off day for the week so I did not track calories

 

Goal #2

I actually did not have soda this day either despite the off day, Instead with our wings for dinner we had sparking flavored water. I know that's not perfect but it is better than soda.

 

Goal #3

I did not work out as I was attempting to give my body rest to hopefully get over this cold.

 

Goal #4

I unfortunately broke my good habit that I had built in the week and again got up around 7:30 and then went to bed late after watching the Packers loss in the playoffs :(

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

Sunday:

 

Goal #1

I tracked calories today and stayed under pretty well. As an added bonus I now weigh in at 215 which is a good start of 5 pounds in the first 2 weeks!

 

Goal #2

I did have soda this night with the youth group as we watch the Steelers game. I only had two cups which is still better than usual but still not perfect.

 

Goal #3

I did not work out today as it was a day off of exercise (though I did meet my step goal on Google Fit for the first time in a while)

 

Goal #4

I got up around 7:30 again then I went to bed Sunday night right around 10:30.

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

Sounds like it's been a busy weekend for you. Sorry that your team didn't make the Playoffs. My folks weren't happy about that one either.

 

It sounds like, with the soda and the water, that you're doing the best you can and making do as necessary. That's very good, and it's going to put you in a better place, healthwise. Don't let perfect be the enemy of good - just keep doing the best you can.

 

Also, 1200 calories isn't considered "healthy," it's considered "this side of starving." Tread carefully here!

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I posted a new topic in the new challenge to explain what happened to this challenge.. Sickness struck and so I jump out to get healthy again (which I now am)!

Vasilis, level 3


Lycan, Ranger


STR |5.5| DEX|4| STA|4| CON|6| WIS|5| CHA|0|


Previous Challenge: Level 1 RebelRangersRangersMonks Current Challenge: Monks


Track Calories with MyFitnessPal (4.5% per comp)


9%
9%

 


MOSSA Power and Fight (5% per comp)


0%
0%

 


No Soda (4% per comp)


8%
8%

 


Bed by 10:30 awake by 6:30 (2.25% per each per comp)


0%
0%
Link to post

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