SomeGuyFromScotland Posted February 1, 2016 Report Share Posted February 1, 2016 Intro: This challenge marks the first anniversary of me attempting to get my health on track. At the end of January 2015, I weighed 255 lbs, hated myself, and constantly felt sick and tired. I started watching what I was eating, and then at the end of February took the plunge and joined a gym. I came across NF a week before the April 2015 6WC started. By that point, I was five weeks into attempting to establish a new workout routine, and nine weeks into attempting to eat better. There are links to my introduction/origin story and my first six challenges in my sig below. Feel free to go rummage around in there. Iâ€™ve made steady progress through the challenges over the last 12 months, with just the occasional setback, and currently weigh in at 207. In October, I was invited (and thrilled) to become an Ambassador for the Adventurers guild. Life Quest: There is an ongoing life goal to dress like a proper grown-up adult man, in clothes which actually look good on me, and make my wife proud to be seen with me when I take her out. The general aim is to continue to overhaul my entire wardrobe, getting rid of anything which falls into one of the following categories: baggy, sagging or ragged. Over my first four challenges, I set a specific goal of getting properly fitted for a good quality, tailored, three-piece suit, and get a good photograph taken wearing it, because I was sick of being disgusted when I looked in the mirror or saw a photo of myself. Having hit that goal, I kind of lost focus towards the end of 2015, so for now the focus is on getting back to basics, keeping it simple, and shooting for a fixed target weight of 180. With that in mind, the targets are almost identical to the last challenge. Once again, thereâ€™s no theme as such, so the quest titles are purely for my own amusement. Quest 1: â€œFaster than Walt Flanaganâ€™s dog.â€Back to where it all began. 7,000 calories burned on the cross trainer at my gym. Headphones on, and go to the Happy Place.Achievable Points on offer: +4 STA (v2: 25XP)A - 7000+ (Points x 1)B - 6500-7000 (Points x 0.75)C - 6000-6500 (Points x 0.5)D - 5500-6000 (Points x 0.25)F - < 5500 (Fail. 0 Points.)Quest 2: â€œI feel a hate crime coming on!â€I will do 500 burpees within the 26 days of the challenge.Achievable Points on offer: +4 DEX (v2: 25XP)A - 500+ (Points x 1)B - 450-500 (Points x 0.75)C - 400-450 (Points x 0.5)D - 350-400 (Points x 0.25)F - < 350 (Fail. 0 Points.)Quest 3: â€œI hope his pants get caught and a bloodbath ensues!â€I will do 500 squats within the 26 days of the challenge.Achievable Points on offer: +4 STR (v2: 25XP)A - 500+ (Points x 1)B - 450-500 (Points x 0.75)C - 400-450 (Points x 0.5)D - 350-400 (Points x 0.25)F - < 350 (Fail. 0 Points.)Quest 4: â€œNothinâ€™ worse than watching a fat man weep.â€Log food, stay mindful of CI-CO, get a consistent deficit happening, and keep getting the body fat down. The official metric here will be Days in Deficit, and tools used will be my Fatsecret phone app and my Mifflin-St.Jeor magic number. Iâ€™m applying the Manquivalentâ„¢ of â€œShark Week Rulesâ€ this time around, and only monitoring 25 of the 26 days. I get a free pass on Superbowl Sunday (Feb 7), because food and beer. I regret nothing.Achievable Points on offer: +1 CON, +1 CHA (v2: 15XP)A â€“ 24-25 Days in Deficit (Points x 1)B - 23 Days (Points x 0.75)C - 22 Days (Points x 0.5)D - 21 Days (Points x 0.25)F - <21 Days (Fail. 0 Points.)Quest 5: â€œSay, would you like a chocolate-covered pretzel?â€No, I would not! I desperately need to shake off the post-Christmas chocolate addiction. Itâ€™s all or nothing on this one, moderation hasnâ€™t been working. Achievable Points on Offer: +1 WIS. (v2: 10XP)A â€“ Completed 26 Days. (Points x 1)F â€“ Had chocolate. (Fail. 0 Points.) Things 'boutta get a little hardcore up in this. I've been meandering for the last couple of challenges, not logging food as diligently as I used to, guesstimating, sailing close to calorie limits, and generally slacking. Going to get some discipline in place this month, and log EVERY. SINGLE. BITE. I weighed in at 207 on Saturday (before taking the family to the buffet, I might add - let's never speak of it again.) By the end of February, I want to be closing in on 200 again. This is achievable. 6 Quote ~~ VALHALLA, I AM COMING! ~~ Season 1 (2015): #0 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Season 2 (2016): #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 Season 3 (2017): #16 #17 #18 Link to comment
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