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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. I’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, there’s no theme as such, so the quest titles are purely for my own amusement. :)

 

 

Quest 1: “Faster than Walt Flanagan’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: “I 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: “I 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: “Nothin’ 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. I’m applying the Manquivalent™ of “Shark Week Rules†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 – 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: “Say, would you like a chocolate-covered pretzel?â€

No, I would not! I desperately need to shake off the post-Christmas chocolate addiction. It’s all or nothing on this one, moderation hasn’t been working.

 

Achievable Points on Offer: +1 WIS. (v2: 10XP)

A – Completed 26 Days. (Points x 1)
F – 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.

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Hey, Scotty! 

 

Subbed; hope you have fun getting focused!

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


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Quest 3: “I hope his pants get caught and a bloodbath ensues!â€

Kind of a harsh lesson, don't you think? ;)

Happy Anniversary, Scotty! Find butt, apply foot.

or whatever appendage you find most appropriate

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He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of

you but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

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Following. Can't resist an awesome challenge set up (and sexy spreadsheet).

 

Truth! It's so clean ;_; so pretty.

 

Now go wreck this thing, man!

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"Even if you don't make it all the way, those last 10 seconds of trying and not getting anywhere - that's where you gain the most strength." - Jessie Graff

 

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I'm here for the spreadsheets...

and the tear away pants

 

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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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So, I woke up this morning to a text from my gym informing me that the roof had sustained storm damage during the night, and that they'd be closed until further notice for safety reasons. I'm hoping that "until further notice" will be a couple of days at most. I won't rejig my calorie goals just yet, but I'll have to play it by ear. It just means I'll be able to work on building up a good lead on the burpees and squats, and mitigate the cardio issues with making sure my diet stays on point.

 

But still, eat a dick, Storm Henry. Eat a bag of dicks.

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But still, eat a dick, Storm Henry. Eat a bag of dicks.

 

In true Scottish tradition we can rename this one Bawbag II if it makes you feel better? The Met Office can't hold us down. 

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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So, I woke up this morning to a text from my gym informing me that the roof had sustained storm damage during the night, and that they'd be closed until further notice for safety reasons.

 

Buggery and arse. Hope it gets fixed soon, that sucks, although it's great you've got an interim plan. If it's a chain gym, might be worth seeing if they'll give you temporary passes for another branch in the meantime. 

 

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Geddit? Because it's a Henry Hoover? And it's being a dick? Geddit?

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


 Challenges:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19 20  21  22  23  24  25 (Current)

Accountabiddlydoodlies Group                 Current Weight: 106.1kg                      Recipe Book               

"I hold... that a man should strive to the uttermost for his life's set prize" - Robert Browning

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Buggery and arse. Hope it gets fixed soon, that sucks, although it's great you've got an interim plan. If it's a chain gym, might be worth seeing if they'll give you temporary passes for another branch in the meantime. 

 

Yes, it's a chain, but my closest branch is Glasgow city centre, which isn't going to work for me. Like I said, just gotta play it by ear until they give us more info. I will not be stopped. Doodlies gonna Doodle.

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 Season 3 (2017): #16 #17 #18 

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Day 1 Update:

 

  • Braved the storm and went to the gym. Knocked out 475 calories on the cross trainer, and got my first 30 burpees and squats in.
  • Beat the shit out of those pesky chocolate aliensmeta?
  • Ate sensibly and came in under my calorie target

 

Pleasing.

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 Season 2 (2016): #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12  #13 #14 #15 

 Season 3 (2017): #16 #17 #18 

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Awesome day one, Scott! 

 

 

  • Beat the shit out of those pesky chocolate aliensmeta?

 

I totally forgot about chocolate aliens! Now this is how I am going to think of them, with Mark Henry as their evil alien overlord. 

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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Yes, it's a chain, but my closest branch is Glasgow city centre, which isn't going to work for me. Like I said, just gotta play it by ear until they give us more info. I will not be stopped. Doodlies gonna Doodle.

Ah well. You'll kick arse anyway, I know it! 

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


 Challenges:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19 20  21  22  23  24  25 (Current)

Accountabiddlydoodlies Group                 Current Weight: 106.1kg                      Recipe Book               

"I hold... that a man should strive to the uttermost for his life's set prize" - Robert Browning

Instagram (Things I have painted or made.)

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Gym Update.

 

"Unfortunately at this moment we cannot put an exact timescale. Our roof has been damaged by the storm through the night which has effected both ourselves and Maplin next door. The supported ceiling has fallen through in some parts and we had severe flooding at the wall where the treadmills are.

Our electricity supply has been cut from the mains by Scottish Power until we can get the electrician to assess full damage but even this cannot be done until the roof has been repaired as more water will come in when it rains. The roof contractors cannot get access on top of our building due to the winds and it is looking more likely that the earliest they will get up is tomorrow morning."

 

MFW:

 

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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 

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