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I am stealing this theme from a challenge I did back in November 2013, one of my most successful.  I hope it helps with my current respawn.

 

My main quest is based on a Nerd Fitness blog post from a while back, the A Beginner's Guide to Getting Bigger Muscle and Bulking Up, specifically this part:

 

If you are skinny fat (you have skinny arms and legs but have a gut), I would recommend strength training while following a healthy diet to decrease your body fat percentage.

Get yourself down to roughly 12% bodyfat (~20% for women), and then start packing on size.

 

I am currently at about 25% bodyfat, so if I get to 23% (about five pounds of fat loss) by the end of February that would be great.

 

Fitness Goals:

Goal 1: It's now or never/ I ain't gonna live forever

Avoid sugar, corn syrup, grains, potatoes, and snacks. Record daily and report here.

 

Goal 2: I just wanna live while I'm alive

Body-weight strength training three times per week.

 

Life Goal: Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake/ Luck ain't even lucky/ Got to make your own breaks

At least ten minutes every day of focused, non-distracted meditation and scripture study.  Report on this thread.

 

Good luck to you all.

 

'Cause it's my life!

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(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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hey, erick! good-looking goals ya got there :)

 

good luck!

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Mr. Red is back!  Bon Jovi is back!  THIS IS A GOOD DAY!

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Human Rebel

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Main Quest: Below 20% Body Fat  | Starting: 34% | Goal: 20% | Current: 32.5% |

 

14.3%
14.3%

Main Quest 2: Lose 50 lbs  | Starting Weight: 250 lbs. | Goal Weight: 200 lbs. | Current Weight: 246.5 lbs |

7%
7%

 

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Following along.

 

Thanks.

 

hey, erick! good-looking goals ya got there :)

 

good luck!

 

Glad you like the goals.

 

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Shiny.

 

Good luck!

 

Thanks.

 

Love the challenge!

 

Thanks.

 

Mr. Red is back!  Bon Jovi is back!  THIS IS A GOOD DAY!

 

Any day with a rowan is a good day.

 

Good luck. 

 

Thanks.

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Week 1, Day 1


1 February 2016


 


Goal 1: Avoid added sugar, corn syrup, grains, potatoes, and snacks. Record daily and report here. 1/7 this week. 


B: Greek yogurt with a handful of blueberries


L: Leftover home-made chili


D: Home-made pulled pork and coleslaw, yellow bell pepper, sweet green peas, a banana.


 


Goal 2: Body-weight strength training three times per week. 0/3 so far this week.  Plan Tues, Thurs, Sat.


 


Life Goal: At least ten minutes every day of focused, non-distracted meditation and scripture study.  Report on this thread.  1/7 this week.


 


swashbuckling


Here I come!

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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whatcha doing for bodyweight training today, Mr. Red?  And how did the meditation/scripture study go?

LEVEL ONE APPRENTICE WIZARD RANGER: HUMAN UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE

 

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aw man. i missed your foods and photos. it's been too long since i followed one of your challenges! way too excited.

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Thanks for stopping by rowan and CourtnieMarie.

 

Week 1, Day 2

Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016

 

Goal 1. Avoid added sugar, corn syrup, grains, potatoes, and snacks. Record daily and report here.

Did not meet goal for the day, still 1/7 for the week.

B: Skipped because I wasn't hungry at the time.  Was hungry soon after, but it was too late.

L: Leftover pulled pork and coleslaw.

D: Home made enchilada with beef and chicken, sour cream, and on the side yellow bell pepper and baby carrots.

Ate what the family had because I was not willing to take the time to make something different.  I am confident that I still stayed under my calorie "goal".

 

Goal 2. Bodyweight strength training three times per week. 1/3.

Planks (front, both sides, back), hollow hold (belly up), "superman" (belly down)

Circuit of:

1. bench step up

2. diamond pushup

3. pull up (set of five negatives for now, since I am fat and weak)

4. bridge with feet raised on bench

5. pike press

 

Life Goal: 10 minutes non-distracted mediation/scripture study. 2/7 for the week.

Read before bead.

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(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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I've been doing bulletproof coffee for breakfast and then not eating until lunch.  But I keep some emergency jerky at my desk in case I need a little something to make it through the morning without hating people.  Is there anything you could stash for a quick filler when you weren't hungry at breakfast time?

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Thanks elizevdmerwe and Quiet Riot Grrrl.

 

I think as far as breakfast goes, I just need to make it a part of my new routine.   I do a lot of things out of habit without really thinking about it (I think that we all do).  For now, until I get to a new balance regarding the rest of my diet, I just need to make sure I eat a real breakfast. 

 

Week 1, Day 3

Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016

 

Goal 1: Avoid added sugar, corn syrup, grains, potatoes and snacks.  Record and report.  Still 1/7 for the week.

B: 3 eggs.

L: Because of a combination of lack of planning and time constraints, I ended up eating a cheeseburger.  :(  Still, no French fries or sodas, so that is progress.

D: taco salad: some fancy artisan lettuce I don't know the name for, with chopped bell peppers, seasoned ground beef, sour cream, and salsa.

 

Goal 2: Strength training three times per week.  Still 1/3 this week.  Still plan for Thursday and Saturday.

 

Life goal: Ten minutes undistracted meditation/scripture study each day. 3/7 this week.

 

I felt hungry all day, which I think is just me getting re-calibrated to the lower volume of food.  But I am sure that the bad lunch call had something to do with that.  Fortunately, I prepared a lunch for Thursday.  Unfortunately, I forgot about it the next morning and left it at home.  This responsible adulting stuff is hard.

 

Poor hand

Do you think I can bluff my way through life holding a pair of threes?
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(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Dude, you can make it through life with four cards if you have to. Do you know how many hands a pair of threes will beat?

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Sea Life, I am studying the Book of Mormon in Portuguese.  You live in Utah, you can guess the backstory there.  By the way, since you posted here I went over and investigated your thread.  Very inspirational for someone just starting out on a bodyweight fitness path!  

 

 

Tanktimus, I think that a pair of threes beats a pair of twos. 

Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Sea Life, I am studying the Book of Mormon in Portuguese.  You live in Utah, you can guess the backstory there.  By the way, since you posted here I went over and investigated your thread.  Very inspirational for someone just starting out on a bodyweight fitness path!  

 

 

Tanktimus, I think that a pair of threes beats a pair of twos. 

Don't forget all those "high card" I got nothing hands as well.

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Shows how much I know about poker.

Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Oh man, I hear you on the "hungry all day" thing.  Makes it hard to get everything else done - I applaud you for resisting the fries and soda!  Usually when I get to that place I just over order and eat ALL THE THINGS.

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Thanks elizevdmerwe and Quiet Riot Grrrl.

 

I think as far as breakfast goes, I just need to make it a part of my new routine.   I do a lot of things out of habit without really thinking about it (I think that we all do).  For now, until I get to a new balance regarding the rest of my diet, I just need to make sure I eat a real breakfast. 

 

Week 1, Day 3

Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016

 

Goal 1: Avoid added sugar, corn syrup, grains, potatoes and snacks.  Record and report.  Still 1/7 for the week.

B: 3 eggs.

L: Because of a combination of lack of planning and time constraints, I ended up eating a cheeseburger.  :(  Still, no French fries or sodas, so that is progress.

D: taco salad: some fancy artisan lettuce I don't know the name for, with chopped bell peppers, seasoned ground beef, sour cream, and salsa.

 

Goal 2: Strength training three times per week.  Still 1/3 this week.  Still plan for Thursday and Saturday.

 

Life goal: Ten minutes undistracted meditation/scripture study each day. 3/7 this week.

 

I felt hungry all day, which I think is just me getting re-calibrated to the lower volume of food.  But I am sure that the bad lunch call had something to do with that.  Fortunately, I prepared a lunch for Thursday.  Unfortunately, I forgot about it the next morning and left it at home.  This responsible adulting stuff is hard.

 

 
Do you think I can bluff my way through life holding a pair of threes?

 

Last year I managed ok with a bullet coffee for breakfast, and only eating lunch and supper, but this year I've changed it around to full cooked breakfast and creamed/bullet coffee for lunch. If I don't have the coffee, then I have a double cream yoghurt with fresh fruit, and maybe a handful (30g) of nuts. Hubby still has three "meals": cooked breakfast, packed lunch and then supper, but breakfast is super big compared to supper. It really depends on when you use most of your enegry, thus needing food, and when you don't. Some people can't sleep if they aren't full, so they need a bigger supper. Others become sick just thinking of having a big breakfast... No one size fits all, but find what works for you.

And it is a fact that carbs make you even more hungry. It only makes you feel full for a little while, then you become hungry again, because your body actually doesn't need carbs, and can't change it to anything other than energy, which you may not need to use then. Protein and fats make you full and feel full for longer.

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Zechariah 4:6

"Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the Lord."

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Week 1, Day 4

Thursday, 4 Feb 2016

Goal 1: Avoid added sugar, corn syrup, grains, potatoes, and snacks. Record and report. 2/4 so far this week.

B: Greek yogurt

L: Vegetable salad with ham.  Probably too much sugar in the dressing, but I will let it go.

D: Bean and bacon (and vegetables) soup.

Gotta get better at planning and get in a good groove.

 

Goal 2: Strength training three times per week: 2/3.

Bodyweight circuit before bed.

 

Life goal: Ten minutes undistracted mediation/scripture study every day. 4/4 so far this week.

Studied and pondered after exercise and before bed.

 

Things happen

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Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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