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Intro: The end of this challenge marks the first anniversary of me joining NF. 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 seven 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. 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 juvenile amusement. :)

 

 

Quest 1: “The Cleveland Steamerâ€

7,000 calories burned on the cross trainer at my gym.

Achievable Points on offer: +4 STA

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: “The Alabama Hot Pocketâ€


500 burpees within the 26 days of the challenge.

Achievable Points on offer: +4 DEX

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: “The Hoboken Squat Cobblerâ€


500 bodyweight squats within the 26 days of the challenge.

Achievable Points on offer: +4 STR  

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: “The Hangry Pirateâ€


Log food, stay mindful of CI-CO, and stay within my calorie target.

Achievable Points on offer: +1 CON, +1 CHA

A – 25-26 Days in Deficit (Points x 1)
B - 24 Days (Points x 0.75)
C - 23 Days (Points x 0.5)
D - 22 Days (Points x 0.25)
F - <22 Days (Fail. 0 Points.)


Quest 5: “The Mississippi Mud Pieâ€

No chocolate.

 

Achievable Points on Offer: +1 WIS.

A – No chocolate. (Points x 1)
F – Had chocolate. (Fail. 0 Points.)


 

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~~ 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 

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I didnt realise you were an ambassador. Did the Adventurers read any of your posts before inviting you ? ;)

"Now we know that Trolls also explode."

 

Right? I mean, he's definitely the filthiest ambassador here... 

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

Profile picture credit : NF's resident super artist - NinjaKitten

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Subbed! And after remembering a discussion from last challenge, I'm going to rather determinedly insist to myself that Lucky Pierre and the Flying Camel is the story of a happy little penguin who gets into all sorts of lovely cake-delivery-related adventures with his best friend Sally, the first camel to become a licensed seaplane pilot. I don't want to know what it really means. 

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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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Subbed! And after remembering a discussion from last challenge, I'm going to rather determinedly insist to myself that Lucky Pierre and the Flying Camel is the story of a happy little penguin who gets into all sorts of lovely cake-delivery-related adventures with his best friend Sally, the first camel to become a licensed seaplane pilot. I don't want to know what it really means. 

 

Well, the Lucky Pierre part is more of a "sandwich" (of sorts) scenario than cake-related, I guess...

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~~ 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 

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Subbed! And after remembering a discussion from last challenge, I'm going to rather determinedly insist to myself that Lucky Pierre and the Flying Camel is the story of a happy little penguin who gets into all sorts of lovely cake-delivery-related adventures with his best friend Sally, the first camel to become a licensed seaplane pilot. I don't want to know what it really means. 

I didn't even think of looking up the challenge title until you posted this. 

 

And subbed off course for more educational smut.

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Doodlie for life, Pancake by choice
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Challenge 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 

Challenges 2017: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Challenges 2018: 29, 30, 31, 32, 3334, 35,

Challenges 2019: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

 

Challenges 2020: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

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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.

Yup. I've been trying to do the same. Everything seems much more difficult this year.

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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First workout of the challenge got smashed last night. Making a conscious effort to drink more water this challenge to see if that helps with the push towards 200. Did 3.5 litres yesterday. Some pee came out. Like, a lot.

 

So much pee.

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~~ 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 

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First workout of the challenge got smashed last night. Making a conscious effort to drink more water this challenge to see if that helps with the push towards 200. Did 3.5 litres yesterday. Some pee came out. Like, a lot.

 

So much pee.

The things we do for the pancake empire...

I got to 3 liters yesterday, so I can relate

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Doodlie for life, Pancake by choice
Spoiler

 

Challenge 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 

Challenges 2017: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Challenges 2018: 29, 30, 31, 32, 3334, 35,

Challenges 2019: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

 

Challenges 2020: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

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Saw this and thought I needed to share it with you. Also, have a nice time with all the peeing.

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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.)

To-Do List
Idiot Jar Limit: £5.00        Current Idiot Jar Total: £0.00     Current Idiot Jar Forfeit: [TBD].

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This is my favourite version of that:

 

anteater,aye,mon,then,lolcats,nt-1207bb0

Truly we live in a golden age.

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.)

To-Do List
Idiot Jar Limit: £5.00        Current Idiot Jar Total: £0.00     Current Idiot Jar Forfeit: [TBD].

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Been waiting on official confirmation before I made this announcement, but I can now exclusively reveal that following the fun run as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz panto, I'm back on stage at the end of the month in the production of Inside Out as...

 

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~~ 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 

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Been waiting on official confirmation before I made this announcement, but I can now exclusively reveal that following the fun run as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz panto, I'm back on stage at the end of the month in the production of Inside Out as...

ENS10563.jpg

That sounds like so much fun!

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Doodlie for life, Pancake by choice
Spoiler

 

Challenge 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 

Challenges 2017: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Challenges 2018: 29, 30, 31, 32, 3334, 35,

Challenges 2019: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

 

Challenges 2020: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

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Following along, Scotty! You've got some SMART goals there!

 

Oooh, Inside Out?A brilliant film. Congratulations for the role! :)

 

Thanks, Ens! Glad to have you on board.

 

Just finished building the spreadsheet and writing up my next challenge. I know, we're only on Day 3 of this one, but I had a little flash of inspirationostalgiaTM earlier.

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~~ 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 

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Hai! A little late, but gonna follow along :) because spreadsheet.

 

Pleasure to have you as always, Raxie.

 

So, today's big news. Had my long-awaited visit from the kitchen designer this morning, and planned out my sexy new kitchen which will be fitted in 8-10 weeks. I am beyond pleased. The new design is giving me an extra four wall units, and an extra five feet of snazzy black countertop. I'll finally have a kitchen worth cooking in.

 

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~~ 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 

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Ooh, kitched redos.  I love that.  Will we be getting before and after pics?

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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|

 

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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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