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The last challenge went great. I lost 8.2 lbs and completed all of my goals.

I'm going to continue my focus on creating good habits and increasing intensity each week. 

 

Main Quest: Weigh less than 200lbs by the end of the year.


 

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Start: 242.2 lbs | Current = 234.2 lbs. | Progress: 8.0 of 42.2 lbs

 

Challenge Starting Stats

Weight: 234.0

Waist: 45 1/2"

Hip: 43"

Neck: 17"

Chest: 46"

Biceps: 14 3/4"

Thigh: 22 3/4"

Calf: 15 1/4"

 


 


Goal 1: Morning Exercise

Continue the habit of exercising in the morning and increasing intensity over the duration of the challenge. 


I am also going to increase my daily FitBit step goal from 5,000to 7,500 steps

 

Week 1: M-Th 20min Jog on Treadmill - T-F Interval Training | 4/4 finished

 

Week 2: M-Th & Thur 20min Jog on Treadmill - T-F Interval Training | 4/4 finished

 

Week 3: M-W-F 20min Jog on Treadmill - T-Th Interval Training | 5/5 finished

 

Week 4: M-W-F Interval Training - T-Th 20min Jog on Treadmill | 5/5 finished

 

 

Goal 2: No Dining out

Get into the habit of planing meals. No fast food unless I am out of town and no going out to eat unless it is a special occasion. 

If I need to eat out I will make health choices when ordering.

 


Week 1: No dining out | Pass

 

Week 2: No dining out | Pass / Fail

 

Week 3: No dining out | Pass / Fail

 

Week 4: No dining out | Pass / Fail


 

 


Goal 3: Veggies

Along with planning meals I need to eat more vegetables.


 

Week 1: Eat vegetables with 3 meals | 3/3 finished

 

Week 2: Eat vegetables with 4 meals | 4/4 finished

 

Week 3: Eat vegetables with 5 meals | 5/5 finished

 

Week 4: Eat vegetables with 6 meals | 6/6 finished

 

 

 

Goal 4: Wake up Earlier 

Early Bird Something Something... Get into the habit of waking up earlier while still getting enough sleep on week days. Giving me more time in the morning to read and exercise.

 

Week 1: Awake by 6:30 | 5/5 finished

 

Week 2: Awake by 6:20 | 5/5 finished

 

Week 3: Awake by 6:10 | 5/5 finished

 

Week 4: Awake by 6:00 | 5/5 finished

 

 

Previous Challenges

I am also planing on continuing on the the habits I was building during the last challenge. 

I will continue reading 10 pages every day, and continue not drinking any sugary liquids and only drinking alcohol on special occasions and never at home by myself. 

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JKiley
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Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Current (
May 8 - Jun 4)


Master Quest: Weigh < 200lbs

 

Start: 242.2lbs | Current = 225.6lbs | Progress16.6 of 42.2lbs

 

Walk to Mordor

759.95 of 1779 Miles

 

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Hey there jkiley!

 

I am stalking following you along for this challenge too! Love to see you building on what an awesome job you did last challenge!

Thanks! I really appreciate the support!

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JKiley
Character Sheet


Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Current (
May 8 - Jun 4)


Master Quest: Weigh < 200lbs

 

Start: 242.2lbs | Current = 225.6lbs | Progress16.6 of 42.2lbs

 

Walk to Mordor

759.95 of 1779 Miles

 

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Log One: Week One Recap

 

Exercising: This went fine and I added an extra day and interval training into my morning routine. 

 

 

Not Dining Out: On the weekend I went shopping in a neighboring town and grabbed food and drinks with some friends while there. 

On Sunday for the Super Bowl I got lunch with some friends during the game I had a few drinks and snacked a little too much during the game.  

I am going to give myself a passing grade on this one as I was mostly successful and the Super Bowl is a special occasion. 

 

 

Veggies: Even though I wasn't eating out I still had a hard time with eating more vegetables but eventually reached my goal. 

I like vegetables, I just need to get into a better routine of plaining meals and sticking to that meal plan. 

 

 

Wake up Earlier: I originally planned on doing this 7 days a week, but I decided to change to only weeks days. I have weekends off and I don't see any issues with sleeping in an extra hour or so. 

 

 

Overall: I was mostly successful but got of the rails a little when weekend hit.  I did gain back about 1.6 lbs but I am not going to worry about it.

It could be attributed to drinking and the Super Bowl snacks. Either way I am going to hit this week hard and not let that set me back.  

I made a few compromises and tweaks, but they should beneficial in the long run for reaching my goals. 

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JKiley
Character Sheet


Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Current (
May 8 - Jun 4)


Master Quest: Weigh < 200lbs

 

Start: 242.2lbs | Current = 225.6lbs | Progress16.6 of 42.2lbs

 

Walk to Mordor

759.95 of 1779 Miles

 

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Yeap, the weight gain could easily be from the Super Bowl snacks.  Take the long view and eat as many veggies as you can .... plus a lot of water  ..... it will probably come off.  

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Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

Past 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, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Log Two: Week Two Recap

 

Exercising: I hit all of my exercise goals and made a point to be more active on the weekend.  I am feeling good and starting this week I will be increasing my number of workout days to 5. 

 

 

Not Dining Out: I went out for dinner one night while out of town and I made sure to order health options on the menu. I followed my meal plan the rest of the week. 

 

 

Veggies: I hit all of my vegetable goals last week and this week I am increasing the number of vegetable I will consume.  I need to make this more automatic, right now I am forcing myself to eat vegetables and I am working to make it a regular routine. 

 

 

Wake up Earlier: I woke up as planed each work day.  

 

 

Overall: I had a very successful week. I dropped 5 lbs for a total of 11.6 lbs in 2016! 

I've also started playing Habitca. If you haven't heard of it, it is a habit based RPG. It has been very helpful for getting into a better daily routine and knocking stuff off my to do list that I have been putting off. I would definitely recommend it.
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JKiley
Character Sheet


Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Current (
May 8 - Jun 4)


Master Quest: Weigh < 200lbs

 

Start: 242.2lbs | Current = 225.6lbs | Progress16.6 of 42.2lbs

 

Walk to Mordor

759.95 of 1779 Miles

 

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I like Habitica, but I often find myself forgetting to check off my things until the next day ...... then, ouch!!

 

But WOW - you had a great week.  Keep up the momentum!

Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

Past 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, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Log Three: Week Three Recap

 

I was 100% on all of goals, but I did gain back 3.6 pounds. The previous week I had lost 5 pounds so I'm not surprised that I gained some back.  I assume the large increase and decreases are probably water weight and I did have a few more carbs then normal last week which in addition to fat will make you retain water as well. Either way I've gotten very constant on exercise and hopefully I will start dropping some more pounds. I am ready to get under 230 pounds!

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JKiley
Character Sheet


Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Current (
May 8 - Jun 4)


Master Quest: Weigh < 200lbs

 

Start: 242.2lbs | Current = 225.6lbs | Progress16.6 of 42.2lbs

 

Walk to Mordor

759.95 of 1779 Miles

 

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Exercise can also make the scale go up, but you may notice that your clothes start to fit more loosely.   The thing is - you KNOW you are doing the right things to support your long term health.  Keep up the good work!!!!

 

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Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

Past 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, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Exercise can also make the scale go up, but you may notice that your clothes start to fit more loosely.   The thing is - you KNOW you are doing the right things to support your long term health.  Keep up the good work!!!!

 

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Thanks, sometimes it is all about perspective!

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JKiley
Character Sheet


Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Current (
May 8 - Jun 4)


Master Quest: Weigh < 200lbs

 

Start: 242.2lbs | Current = 225.6lbs | Progress16.6 of 42.2lbs

 

Walk to Mordor

759.95 of 1779 Miles

 

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Log Four: Week Four Recap

 

Completed all of my goals and I am ready for the next challenge.  Work has been a little stressful, so I am trying not to get burnt out. I hope the next challenge goes as well as the last two. 

 

I will weigh in on Monday to keep with the my regular routine and for the start of the next challenge. 

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JKiley
Character Sheet


Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Current (
May 8 - Jun 4)


Master Quest: Weigh < 200lbs

 

Start: 242.2lbs | Current = 225.6lbs | Progress16.6 of 42.2lbs

 

Walk to Mordor

759.95 of 1779 Miles

 

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Log Four: Week Four Recap

 

Completed all of my goals and I am ready for the next challenge.  Work has been a little stressful, so I am trying not to get burnt out. I hope the next challenge goes as well as the last two. 

 

I will weigh in on Monday to keep with the my regular routine and for the start of the next challenge. 

 

Congrats!!!!  I'm looking forward to seeing you rock it!!!

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Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

Past 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, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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