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So yeah. After a couple of months of TERRIBLENESS wherein I gained back essentially all of the weight I lost, I'm getting back on the wagon. This challenge really put it in perspective for me that I need to be more focused on GIGO. That's old computer speak for Garbage In Garbage Out. While I don't think it applies to computers anymore (they're too smart), it definitely applies to my body.

 

I've been feeling SO MUCH BETTER after using MyFitnessPal for the past couple of weeks. I'm losing weight again and I'm moving more. I'm starting to get back my faith in my fitting into my wedding dress. Luckily for me, I had already gained back all the weight when I went shopping for the thing, so any weight lost is helpful.

 

Goal 1- 5 days /week of MFP tracking

At least 5 days/week for 4 weeks- A +2WIS +3CON

At least 5 days/week for 3 weeks- B +1WIS +2CON

At least 5 days/week for 2 weeks- C +.5WIS +1CON

Anything less is a fail

 

So honestly, I'm starting small. And this goal is more along the lines of "5 days of tracking everything with accurate estimates of things you can't necessarily track." But if I'm going somewhere, I can't always use that app. My city has a TON of little local restaurants and I honestly prefer those to chains. Oh well. I don't go that often and I'm not going to completely deprive myself, that's a recipe for disaster.

 

The tracked days SHOULD be within my calorie deficit. That's just part of the app. I have a 500 calorie deficit set so as long as I'm under maintaining levels, I'm happy. Preferring to be under the deficit levels obviously, but sometimes that's not realistic.

 

Goal 2 days/week treadmill running

2 runs for 4 weeks- A +3STA +2DEX

2 runs for 3 weeks- B +2STA +1DEX

2 runs for 2 weeks- C +1STA +.5DEX

Anything less is a fail

 

I'm gonna drop the $39 for a gym for the next month or so. It will most definitely make my life easier with running and it's not dependent on the weather. Anyone know if I can use the Couch to 5k app on the treadmill? Or should I try something else? I don't know. But it's going to happen in the evenings after going home and eating dinner and such. 

 

Goal 3- 2 days/week of yoga

2 yogas for 4 weeks- A +3DEX +2STR

2 yogas for 3 weeks- B +2DEX +1STR
2 yogas for 2 weeks- C +1DEX +.5STR

Anything less is a fail

 

I like yoga, I don't know why I don't do it more aside from laziness. So I'll add it in since it's a good workout, a good supplement to the running, and good for my brain.

 

One other 'goal' that I have for this challenge is that I would love to start tracking my measurements. For right now it will be day 1 and day 28 of each challenge. 

 

That's my challenge this go round. We shall see what becomes of it.

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Measurements Day 1

Shoulders- 16 in

Chest- 36 in

Bicep- 9.5 in

Waist- 33.5 in

Hips- 43 in

Thigh- 20.25 in

Weight- 162.4 lbs

 

Measurements Day 28

Shoulders- 16 in

Chest- 34 in

Bicep- 9.25 in

Waist- 31 in

Hips- 41 in

Thigh- 19 in

Weight- 158.8 lbs

 

Goal 1

Week 1- 5/5

Week 2- 4/4

Week 3- 5/5

Week 4- 5/5

 

Goal 2

Week 1- 2/2

Week 2- 1/2

Week 3- 2/2

Week 4- 2/2

 

Goal 3

Week 1- 2/2

Week 2- 1/1

Week 3- 2/2

Week 4- 2/2

 

Weight

Week 1- 162.4 lbs

Week 2- 159 lbs

Week 3- 161.2 lbs

Week 4- 160.6 lbs

Grey Jedi Ranger

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Couch To 5K should work just fine on the treadmill.  You'll just have to manually slow the treadmill for the walking intervals.

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I've been using the treadmill for mine also.  My treadmill has an interval setting so I just set it for the speeds I want (4 mph walk and 5 mph run right now)  and when I need to change it is a 1 button press lol

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Thanks guys!

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4 hours ago, Shadri said:

I'm heeeeeere *glomp*

 

Your goals sound great! I'm glad you have been able to see the food tracking working in your favor already! :D

 

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It's in my favor when I'm not having moments where I want to eat EVERYTHING that I think might be hormone related

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“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

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5 hours ago, Shadri said:

That happens to us all... but you have a lot of strength, and I know you can overcome any obstacle.  ^_^ <3

TBH, I bought cookies after dinner tonight. But for real, the biggest happiness isn't that after recording them I'm still coming in around 100 calories under my calorie goal, it's that I felt absolutely no guilt for eating them. I ate them, it was nice, and I didn't feel guilty forever.

 

I've got MFP set at a 500 calorie deficit so I've been running on a 6-800 one for a while since I haven't gotten to my calorie goal most days. Some of it is a buffer since I don't record my coffee (with creamer), my tea(with milk) or my water flavoring (5 cals each, I usually drink 2 each day). But still. I've been so hungry recently :/

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My pre challenge weigh in was a little distressing, but I've been retaining water a bit and I ate something late last night that probably threw me off. But there's no physical way that I ate +4lbs worth of calories this weekend, I didn't do terribly (though I didn't do stupendously either). But I'm going to start weighing myself only once a week. Then I can back off on my scale useage. I will also record it here. 

 

I'm doing a rest day today because I'm exhausted from having Fiance visiting. Neither of us tend to sleep fantastically or a whole lot when he visits me. I'm going to get things straightened out for the week, folding my laundry and cleaning my room back up, plus doing my starting measurements.

 

We were chatting about how we were going to do things when we live near each other (because there's a good chance he's going to be moving to my city!!!!!), and one of the big things is that we're going to massively back off on how often we eat out. Like drop down to once a week or so. We can back off from then if we decide to later but for now we've decided to make a point to go out and have 'date night' once a week. One of the biggest problems is that we both mentally associate seeing each other with a special occasion, which we're going to break ourselves of once we actually see each other regularly.

 

I'm going to get my gym membership tomorrow. I'm going to bring food and grab dinner while I'm at work, then I can just walk to the library to drop off books, then drive over to the gym and go home afterwards. I started tracking my numbers today, and will update at least those daily, even if I don't do a post. I'm super ready to get my challenge started.

 

(Side note: I thought today was the first day of the challenge rather than yesterday. Oops. But I've got enough time this week to get all of my goals in easily. I've got this!)

 

MTFBWY guys, have a great challenge!

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I forgot to mention this last week, but during last challenge I managed to actually seriously lose weight with just eating well. I've never achieved that before. NEVER. Bad eating is my Kryptonite. Yet, I've managed to get MFP to actually feel less like a chore most of the time and more like just a part of things for now. It helps that I tend to eat a lot of the same things, but I'm glad to have something I can do that makes my life easier yet still help me with working out. 

 

Now to get my eating working right with the addition of working out again!

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“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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Love your goals and congrats on your upcoming marriage! 

I saw something about visits and moving...are you guys long distance?

I'm long distance with my boyfriend, and when I went over to him for an extended 3 month visit, I gained 15 pounds because I was in "visit" mode...so I understand what you mean about the need to eat better when you're together!

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Hi Jedi! Congrats on the healthy eating (and the engagement!) Good luck with your goals. Like you, I'm starting small this challenge :)

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2 hours ago, Bearcat8711 said:

Hi Grey Jedi,

 

I love your goals of eating well. It is amazing on how much your body can change with just eating well. That is where I struggle too. I think the tracker that you have is a great ideaGood Luck!

Usually I end up managing to cut just enough that I can out gym my eating habits but I couldn't handle that added stress of trying to work out for a while. This is the first time I've seen that at work.

 

2 hours ago, x Valkyrie x said:

Love your goals and congrats on your upcoming marriage! 

I saw something about visits and moving...are you guys long distance?

I'm long distance with my boyfriend, and when I went over to him for an extended 3 month visit, I gained 15 pounds because I was in "visit" mode...so I understand what you mean about the need to eat better when you're together!

Thanks!! 

We are right now. Short version: we grew up together, started dating about 5 yrs ago when he was just starting community college locally and I was a junior in high school. I left for college 3 years ago and aside from summer after my first year of college where I went home, we've been long distance ever since. It's a 3 hr drive and I didn't have a car until a month ago: I either had to have my parents pick me up or he came to see me when his work and finances allowed. He's got an interview for a job transfer to my city coming up in a couple of weeks and he'll hopefully be moving nearby within 2 months or so. He loves to spoil me so he likes to take me out to eat as a date (we both love food!) but once he moves up, the plan is to start eating better together :)

 

1 hour ago, ab14aeq said:

Hi Jedi! Congrats on the healthy eating (and the engagement!) Good luck with your goals. Like you, I'm starting small this challenge :)

Thanks! I'm still sort of building back up from a lot of lost progress after a disaster wherein I lost my job and started taking an asthma medicine that RUINED my state of mind for about 3 months. A new job and no more asthma meds later and I'm in a much better place and ready to make sure I don't outgrow my wedding dress xD

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Today's update

 

So I was gonna go for a walk so that I could make up for the fact that my lunch was a little bit more calorie dense than I'd planned for. Unfortunately, it seems to be storming. Oh well, I'm still within my 500 cal deficit. Well within, really.

 

So I'm going to do measurements a little later before my shower to see where I'm starting at.

 

Today I also found out that every attempt to test me for the allergies I obviously have has failed. According to the tests I don't have any, according to my allergist I do but he can't prove it. So instead of actually fixing my allergies, I have to symptom treat and keep an eye on my asthma to make sure I don't start having breathing problem again. Lovely :/

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Aah, you're doing really well ^___________^ I'm so happy to read about your progress and your headspace and your determination! Even though you've had a couple hiccups throughout. Hiccups happen. :panda: 

That's exciting that your fiancee is going to move closer to you! Long distance relationships are sooooo hard. SO HARD.

 

10 hours ago, TheGreyJedi-Ranger said:

(Side note: I thought today was the first day of the challenge rather than yesterday. Oops. But I've got enough time this week to get all of my goals in easily. I've got this!)

 

We're rangers, we bend the rules ;) 

 

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I start my challenges on Mondays, too. :) 

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2 minutes ago, Shadri said:

Aah, you're doing really well ^___________^ I'm so happy to read about your progress and your headspace and your determination! Even though you've had a couple hiccups throughout. Hiccups happen. :panda: 

That's exciting that your fiancee is going to move closer to you! Long distance relationships are sooooo hard. SO HARD.

 

 

We're rangers, we bend the rules ;) 

 

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I start my challenges on Mondays, too. :) 

Thanks :) I'm really pleased about the way things are running finally :)

 

I am SO EXCITED. I haven't lived near him in three years, I've missed it so much. And now we both have cars and I can just hang out with him all the time and have a place to do my homework :)

And I do prefer beginning on Monday, Sundays are always prep days for me!

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“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

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1 hour ago, TheGreyJedi-Ranger said:

Thanks :) I'm really pleased about the way things are running finally :)

 

I am SO EXCITED. I haven't lived near him in three years, I've missed it so much. And now we both have cars and I can just hang out with him all the time and have a place to do my homework :)

And I do prefer beginning on Monday, Sundays are always prep days for me!

 

Once you find a groove, it's the best feeling ever!!

 

That's sooooo exciting!!! I'm a tad jealous ;) My boyfriend and I are both still in school, and looking at grad school to boot, so we've no idea when we'll be able to be closer to each other.

 

Me too! Sunday being the beginning of the week just doesn't compute in my brain. :P 

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9 hours ago, Shadri said:

 

Once you find a groove, it's the best feeling ever!!

 

That's sooooo exciting!!! I'm a tad jealous ;) My boyfriend and I are both still in school, and looking at grad school to boot, so we've no idea when we'll be able to be closer to each other.

 

Me too! Sunday being the beginning of the week just doesn't compute in my brain. :P 

It really is!

 

I'm not gonna lie, it's been a long, messy journey to get there. And there are many days when it doesn't feel quite real, despite the ring I wear every day. But then disaster strikes and I realize that I'd never willingly dream up something where we had to deal with some of the things we've dealt with (bitchy almost sisters in law, parents who still think we're seventeen when we are at home, an exbf who screwed my Fiance over for housing, etc)

 

To me it's a transitional day: It's a day of relaxation and prep for the week.

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So.. Yesterday. Whoops. 

 

I am giving myself a break in regards to the workout because that was a bad situation. Leaving my contacts at home was dumb, but by the time I actually got home after work there was no way I was going to make it. Since I screwed up in regards to the starting date, I'm giving myself a break on the workout. I'll keep to my schedule to make my life a little easier. 

 

And my contacts are already in my gym bag.

 

With food though... That was the most epic fail that ever epic failed. No reason behind that aside from stress and being dumb. I could've stopped and I didn't. 

 

Today will be better. I have a little bit of give in my MFP recording (though that's more for things like dinner out with my friends or when navarone comes and we go out to eat) so I haven't failed the challenge goal. 

 

My goals for today are to get my life together. Make sure Saturday's grocery list looks good, balance my checkbook, pay the bills, return some library books, record all of my food, do some yoga, that sort of thing.

 

I've got this.

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Midnight & The Three Dumbigos: Jedi's UA High Holiday Challenge

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“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

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36 minutes ago, Shadri said:

 

HELL YES YOU DO!!!!!!

 

Life happens; stress happens; mistakes happen. But tomorrow will be better. <3 <3 <3

I needed that today <3 Thanks :)

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Midnight & The Three Dumbigos: Jedi's UA High Holiday Challenge

Jedi Battle Log

“Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!”

- Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes

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