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So I have to confess I was having a bit of a hard time with things. It just seemed like one thing after another for a few months there. And my coping mechanisms left something to be desired. I wasn't happy with the choices I was making, but I just could not. Stop. Making. Them. Which was just making things worse. Vicious cycle. Exacerbated by continually failing challenge goals. So I took a break.

Things have been going better lately though. And I've got my head back on straight. And I'm ready for another challenge! I've been working out, eating great. My house is... maintaining a baseline of cleanliness that is slowly increasing.

And while we had to say good bye to a wonderful old friend and ranger companion..

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we are going to get a dog in a couple months! So that's exciting to look forward to.

Anyways, my optimism is renewed, I have awesome pumping through my veins once more, and I'm ready to challenge the F#&* out of March. And here it is:

1. Food is good:

A) Metrics: Been killing this lately, and it's working.

Calories: 1400-1800 Protein: >80g Carbs <100g

3 possible points per day, 6 days per week.

B ) Evening Snacking: Pretty sure this was one of my first challenge goals... very early on anyways. I get over it, I slip back into it... can't seem to beat it for good. It's time for another round at this beast.

Eating is done when dinner is. Sometimes this is a little late (kettlebells go until 7:30, and I need to eat afterwards). I'm going to give myself two freebies a week. 5 possible points per week.

A=90+ B=82+ C=74+ D=66+ F+<66

2. Workout-Berserkout:

3x per week: Kettlebell class twice a week, and one additional workout of my choice.

A=12 B=10 C=8 D=6 F+<6

3. Steps:

Time to resurrect this one again. I've been still tracking, but not really making a very active effort. I'm hitting around 35,000-45,000 per week lately. I'm going to aim to hit 50,000 per week to start with - we're having a crazily mild winter, and barring any blizzard, I think I can really pick this up.

A=200,000 B=185,000 C=170,000 D=155,000 F=<150,000

4. Puppy Prep:

DH has decided that the house requires ultimate organization levels prior to canine companion acquisition. Fine, whatever. Actually we've been working on this for a bit, it's getting there. Task for this month are to get the storage rooms in order.

There are two. That's one for every two weeks. Manageable methinks.

A=Both C=One F=Neither

Okay, alright.

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Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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Welcome back!!!

 

If evening snacking is a recurring problem, can you tweak your evening routine to make it harder for you to start snacking??  Behavior change theory says to add steps necessary to do something that has become a bad habit.  

 

And what kind of puppy are you considering???

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Welcome back!!!

If evening snacking is a recurring problem, can you tweak your evening routine to make it harder for you to start snacking?? Behavior change theory says to add steps necessary to do something that has become a bad habit.

And what kind of puppy are you considering???

Hmmm, I'll have to consider it... I'm not sure off the top of my head what I can change... It's easier in the summer, because I usually go for walks in the evening, which literally puts a great number of steps in between snacks!

I use puppy in a very loose sense, much in the way I still call my 8 year old cat "kitten". We're planning to get a rescue dog, and we're open to a number of breeds/mixes. Mostly need one that won't chase the cat [emoji14] But we'll probably get an adult dog.

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Class: Ranger

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I AM SO GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK IN THE FORUMS. YOU HAD UNTIL TODAY BEFORE I STARTED YELLING AT YOU ALL OVER FACEBOOK. 

 

/shoutycaps off  

 

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I AM SO GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK IN THE FORUMS. YOU HAD UNTIL TODAY BEFORE I STARTED YELLING AT YOU ALL OVER FACEBOOK.

/shoutycaps off

:D:D:D:D:D:D

Glad to be back :) and I'm sorry! It was good for me though, I'm so ready to be here now.
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Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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Welcome back!

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Welcome back, and yay all the the kettlebellls!

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Day one is in the books! Solid start, although I did not succeed with my snacking goal... Still meet my metrics, so it wasn't too bad, but there were multiple nibbles to be had after dinner [emoji14]

I went for a walk right after work to make sure I'd hit my step goal (average of 7142 per day will get me to my weekly goal). I overshot by over 1000 which gives me a bit of a buffer for the week.

Week One Day One:

Food: 3pts

Calories: 1735. Protein: 120. Carbs: 78

Workout: None scheduled.

Steps: 8345 (8345/50,000) +1203

Life: Nothing to see here. Haha. Cuz I have no life. Get it?

Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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Good job on day 1, you'll get there with the snacking goal.

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Hi Fonzico!

 

Have you tried brushing your teeth right after dinner? I'm trying to stop drinking wine in the evenings, and that seems to help me (because the taste combination of toothpaste + wine = yuck, and too lazy to do it again). Even more effective if you do the whole flossing-brushing-mouthwashing routine. Also, iced/hot tea...I've been making pitchers of Tazo passion iced tea, so yummy.

 

Step challenge time? We can do a weekday or weekend one! Or do a challenge total? Could make the prize an Amazon 'trinket' aka something $20 or under -- like a Paleo cookbook, pens, random specialty ingredients (cassava flour?), craft supplies...or for bragging rights, of course.

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Hi Fonzico!

Have you tried brushing your teeth right after dinner? I'm trying to stop drinking wine in the evenings, and that seems to help me (because the taste combination of toothpaste + wine = yuck, and too lazy to do it again). Even more effective if you do the whole flossing-brushing-mouthwashing routine. Also, iced/hot tea...I've been making pitchers of Tazo passion iced tea, so yummy.

Step challenge time? We can do a weekday or weekend one! Or do a challenge total? Could make the prize an Amazon 'trinket' aka something $20 or under -- like a Paleo cookbook, pens, random specialty ingredients (cassava flour?), craft supplies...or for bragging rights, of course.

I do the tea thing ALL the time (the hubs recently got into tea too, and our tea cupboard is getting a little ridiculous :)) but it mostly just stalls things.

The tooth brushing is a good idea though, I should have thought of that! I'll let you know how it goes :D

Yes step challenge! What do you say for a running weekend challenge? Or best-of-three weekends? I kinda like that one.

I like the betting idea, but it might be problematic what with us living in different countries... Thoughts?

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Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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Week One Day Two:

Food: 4pts

Calories: 1583. Protein: 98. Carbs: 80.

No snacking.

Workout: Kettlebells complete

Steps: 7761 (16,106/50,000) +1822

Life: This weekend I'll get working on this.

Well it's easy not to snack when your dinner is at 830 [emoji14]

Kettlebells were a little different this time - we did a technique review, which is probably good to do every once in a while! I have a feeling it was mostly inspired by my mother... She has joined the class, but isn't very confident in the movements, whereas everyone else there has been doing it for a looong time. Still good but just no where near the intensity we usually have.

A+ challenge day though!

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Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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I'll post my real update tomorrow, but I just wanted to mention that I DOUBLED my step goal today! 

 

I was supposed to meet my mother downtown after work, and then walk home with her to have supper with her and my dad... 

 

Except I missed the bus. So I decided to walk it. 45 minutes later I made it to her work, and then we walked to their house from there. 

 

So I'm well over 14,000 steps for the day. I can basically be comatose for a whole day this week, and still make my goal! :P

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Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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W00t! W00t! 14 MILES WIN!

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 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 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

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STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Yay steps! Best 2/3 weekends would work for me. The different countries thing is why I suggested Amazon...or any website that ships to anywhere. Will think on it

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The thing is that you can't ship from Amazon.com to Canada, you have to use Amazon.ca, which has way way less selection. It's dumb. Nevertheless, I'm sure we can find something :)

It's on though! Starting this weekend!

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Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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Week One Day Three:

Food: 4pts

Calories: 1687. Protein: 95. Carbs: 63.

No snacking.

Workout: None scheduled. But so much walking!

Steps: 14,435 (30,551/50,000) +9125

Life: This weekend I'll get working on this.

Whoohoo! All the winning.

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Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

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Steps: 14,435 (30,551/50,000) +14425

 

Wow... that is a lot of steps.  What's helping your mileage the most?

 

The thing is that you can't ship from Amazon.com to Canada, you have to use Amazon.ca, which has way way less selection. It's dumb. Nevertheless, I'm sure we can find something :)

 

Story of my life.  I thought being neighbours would make shipping from there to here so much more convenient, but there's some funny magic at the border that increases shipping tenfold as soon as the truck crosses that arbitrary line.  It's bloody annoying to have free shipping on a lot of items until they reach the border, and then it's like $80 for a pencil.

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Wow... that is a lot of steps. What's helping your mileage the most?

Well, yesterday's ridiculous step count was an impromptu adventure (missing the wilderness factor, sadly). But in general I've been trying to get extra steps in at work by taking the long route to get places or going for short walks here and there.

Having an actual for this means I'll go for a walk after work too, if I need to. When it wasn't a goal, I just didn't bother.

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Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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Week One Day Four:

Food: 4pts

Calories: 2088. Protein: 149. Carbs: 87.

.5 pts for snacking.

Workout: Kettlebells complete!

Steps: 6,740 (37,281/50,000) +8713

Life: This weekend I'll get working on this.

So I ate a LOT yesterday. I'm not worked up about it since it was a workout day and I was genuinely hungry. I ate dinner after kettlebells, and then ate more food, so it was kind of snacking (content-wise) but there was not really a break there, so it was like multiple courses of the same meal. Hence the half points.

Kettlebell class was KILLER though. I think she wanted to make up for Tuesday being easier. We did a series of ladders like this:

Cleans

Cleans, squats

Cleans, squats, squat thrusters

Clean, squats

Cleans

We followed that format for:

Bent over rows, pushups, renegade rows

Tricep dips, bicep curls, tricep extensions

Deadlifts, single leg deadlifts, windmills

Swings, hi pulls, snatches

Whew!

Today I forgot my tracker :grumpiness:

I quite consistently hit about 5000- 5500 steps by the time I get home from work though, so I'll assume that.

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Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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That is an intense workout! I hate when I forget my fitbit. I feel somehow like I'm being cheated out of my earned steps.

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"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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Week One Day Five:

Food: 4pts

Calories: 1568. Protein: 89. Carbs: 53.

No snacking.

Workout: None scheduled.

Steps: 7,047 (44,328/50,000) +8,618

Life: This weekend I'll get working on this.

Man, I've really been nailing this carb thing lately :)

Mission for this weekend is to get the house in order! Everyday cleaning + get started on the storage situation.

Tomorrow we're having a potluck brunch with our friends. Saving my remaining food variances for that one :)

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Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

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I've been remiss in my posting of food porn lately. I'm going to try to rectify that. Starting now:

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Mmmm! Tomato, roasted pepper, olive, avocado and cilantro salad, topped with a little balsamic reduction, and hard boiled eggs with chipotle mayo and prosciutto.

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Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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*drool*

Sent on dragon wing

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 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 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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