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Intro: 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. There are links to my introduction/origin story and my first nine 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. 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 achieved that goal, the focus is now on getting to a target weight of 180 and staying there.

Sticking roughly with what I did last challenge, as it seemed to break the malaise a little. I’m still going a little lighter on the cross trainer, and lifting more weights. I’m also sticking with weekly pass/fails to determine my grades.

The most important change this time around is the switch from the Adventurers guild to Rangers. I had a fun run over in the Shire, but there comes a time in every man’s life when being content to shave your toes and have second breakfast isn’t enough. It’s cold and grim North of the Wall (Hadrian’s, that is), so it’s time to Ranger up.

Night gathers, and now my watch begins.

 

Quest 1: The Fire that Burns Against the Cold

4,000 calories burned on the cross trainer at my gym.

Achievable Points on offer: +3 STA

A – 4000+ (Points x 1)
B – 3500-4000 (Points x 0.75)
C – 3000-3500 (Points x 0.5)
D – 2500-3000 (Points x 0.25)
F – < 2500 (Fail. 0 Points.)


Quest 2: The Sword in the Darkness

Three weight training sessions each week. Each complete week is a pass.

Achievable Points on offer: +4 STR

A – 4 Weeks (Points x 1)
B – 3 Weeks (Points x 0.75)
C – 2 Weeks (Points x 0.5)
D – 1 Week (Points x 0.25)
F – 0 Weeks (Fail. 0 Points.)


Quest 3: The Horn that Wakes the Sleepers

Bodyweight squats each weekday morning. 1 set regular, 1 set Bulgarian split on each leg. Each complete week is a pass.

Achievable Points on offer: +4 DEX

A – 4 Weeks (Points x 1)
B – 3 Weeks (Points x 0.75)
C – 2 Weeks (Points x 0.5)
D – 1 Week (Points x 0.25)
F – 0 Weeks (Fail. 0 Points.)


Quest 4: The Light that Brings the Dawn

Log food, and stay within my weekly calorie target of 11500 (8500 for short week 4). Each week under target is a pass.

Achievable Points on offer: +1 CON, +2 WIS

A – 4 Weeks (Points x 1)
B – 3 Weeks (Points x 0.75)
C – 2 Weeks (Points x 0.5)
D – 1 Week (Points x 0.25)
F – 0 Weeks (Fail. 0 Points.)


Quest 5: The Shield that Guards the Realms of Men

Drink 20 litres of water per week (15 on week 4). Each week over target is a pass.

Achievable Points on Offer: +1 CHA

A – 4 Weeks (Points x 1)
B – 3 Weeks (Points x 0.75)
C – 2 Weeks (Points x 0.5)
D – 1 Week (Points x 0.25)
F – 0 Weeks (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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Following along, Scotty. And shaving my toes every day so my feet look nice if you decide to come back to Adventurers

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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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7 minutes ago, deftona said:

Following along, Scotty. And shaving my toes every day so my feet look nice if you decide to come back to Adventurers

 

If you're going to start a job, you need to finish it. If you just do your toes, you'll end up looking like you're wearing mohair jeggings.

 

On an unrelated note, I'm totally claiming Mohair Jeggings as my Game of Thrones name.

 

1 minute ago, SpecialSundae said:

Popping in to say hello, and to mourn that we didn't manage to tempt another Scot over to the warriors... :(

 

Never say never, Sundae. ;-)

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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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2 hours ago, SomeGuyFromScotland said:

but there comes a time in every man’s life when being content to shave your toes and have second breakfast isn’t enough

You never fail to make me laugh :D:D:D

 

Good luck on your dehobitisation :)  

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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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Tharr ye arr!

Am creeping, of course.

 

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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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3 hours ago, SomeGuyFromScotland said:

If you're going to start a job, you need to finish it. If you just do your toes, you'll end up looking like you're wearing mohair jeggings.

 

Pfft, when summer comes, perhaps but it's bleeding freezing still so you live your life and I'll live mine ;) 

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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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Welcome. I did not see a single dirty comment in your initial post.

 

Are you feeling okay?

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Current Challenge Original 1,2,3, R 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

"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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1 minute ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Welcome. I did not see a single dirty comment in your initial post.

 

Are you feeling okay?

 

Sir, I am a clean-living, God-fearing man, and I'll have none of these vile calumnies aimed at me.

 

Also, boobies.

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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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1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Welcome. I did not see a single dirty comment in your initial post.

 

Are you feeling okay?

He is living it in NinjaKitten's thread, trying to rid me of my innocence

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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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Aye, welcome to the Rangers!  

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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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Off to a slow start this challenge as I've been feeling some hangover from the illness which hit me last week, and didn't want to risk further maladies. The morning squatting has been happening, water intake has been solid (3.4 litres both days so far, and off to a flyer again today), and the calorie intake has been lower than I would like (again, digestion-related) but I'll get back on track with that as the days go on.

 

Back in the gym tonight, though. This makes me a happy newborn Ranger.

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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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Hope you feel better by tonight, and that the gym feels great!

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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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