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Challenge 18: I'll Save Myself

MAIN QUEST: Lose Weight Feel Great!


To hit my goal range of 125-135 and do it in a healthy way!

Goals (diet and fitness related) that will help me achieve Main Quest:

 

I feel like I just haven't made much progress at all the last 17 challenges. I keep losing and gaining the same 10 pounds lately... Not really sure how to fix this, but I just keep trying! Back story: All through high school I struggled to GAIN weight. I weighed 110 pounds all through high school. I am 5'2", so that's a "healthy" weight, but I really was way too thin and didn't have any muscle. Then I started having babies and started gaining weight. My heaviest was 219. I am at 207 now. I have managed over the years to diet myself down to 165 at the lowest, but it was a very unhealthy diet (around 500 calories a day) and I started losing my hair, so I decided I would rather be fat and have hair than be thin with no hair lol 

 

My tracking will be different this challenge. I am trying something new... I am using Zelda hearts this challenge. I thought it might be fun to change it up a little bit. I will be figuring it out as I go along... I will do weekly hearts and then average them out at the end, I guess. I will start at full hearts and change them at the end of each week! I will also have health pots that I can earn by doing more than 4 workouts in a week and can use to get myself out of a sticky situation if I need to.

 

Seriously guys... I almost didn't do a challenge this time. I cannot get my shit together to save my life!!! But here's the thing... I NEED TO SAVE MY LIFE! I need to lose some of this weight. I need to feel better. I did have an appointment with an endocrinologist who basically did nothing, didn't even do labs, she changed my meds and said that one of my meds is the reason I have heart problems now... great, since I told my original doctor that I knew he was putting me on too much of that med and he basically shushed me. My endo then said because of my height, the only way I will lose weight is if I eat 1200 or less calories per day and workout for at least 60 minutes every day. I am not sure how one survives on 1200 calories per day especially when working out. When I told her I was too exhausted to workout 60 minutes a day she said do it anyway and I will stop being tired. WTF? Anyway, I am here. I will try to keep up. 

 

1. #LoseBodyFat - I am changing things up a bit. I want to lose 4% body fat this challenge. I have researched and I THINK it's possible?? lol 

Current body fat percentage according to my new fancy-schmancy scale = 54.4%

 

A: 50.4% - full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg - 1 CON, 2 STR
B: 51.4% - 3%20hearts_zps4pv3xj8y.jpg - 1 CON, 1.5 STR
C: 52.4% - 2%20hearts_zpswunadg5o.jpg - 1 CON, 1 STR
D: 53.4% - 1%20heart_zpsvqi4u8zo.jpg - 0.5 CON, 0.5 STR
F: >54.4% - zero%20hearts_zpsusb4oc8f.jpg - 0 CON, 0 STR

Ability to earn 1 CON, 2 STR

 

full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg = perfect week! On task = lose 1% per week.

3%20hearts_zps4pv3xj8y.jpg = lose 0.75% for the week

2%20hearts_zpswunadg5o.jpg = lose 0.5% for the week

1%20heart_zpsvqi4u8zo.jpg = lose 0.25% for the week

zero%20hearts_zpsusb4oc8f.jpg = lose zero % for the week


2. #FitGirl - Workout 4 days a week. This will include weights, walking, and whatever else I decide... If I get over 10,000 steps in a day, I am counting that as a workout. 
A: 14-16 workouts - full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg - 2 STA, 2 STR, 1 DEX
B: 11-13 workouts - 3%20hearts_zps4pv3xj8y.jpg - 1.5 STA, 1.5 STR, 1 DEX
C: 8-10 workouts - 2%20hearts_zpswunadg5o.jpg - 1 STA, 1 STR, 0.5 DEX
D: 5-7 workouts - 1%20heart_zpsvqi4u8zo.jpg - 0.5 STA, 0.5 STR, 0 DEX
F: <5 workouts - zero%20hearts_zpsusb4oc8f.jpg - 0 STA, 0 STR, 0 DEX
Ability to earn 2 STA, 2 STR, 1 DEX points.

 

full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg = perfect week! 4 workouts!

3%20hearts_zps4pv3xj8y.jpg = 3 workouts for the week

2%20hearts_zpswunadg5o.jpg = 2 workouts for the week

1%20heart_zpsvqi4u8zo.jpg = 1 workout for the week

zero%20hearts_zpsusb4oc8f.jpg = no workouts for the week


3. #CountingCalories - I have started counting calories again. It's working so I am sticking with it. I plan to eventually count macros too. 
A: 25-27 days - full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg - 3 CON
B: 22-24 days - 3%20hearts_zps4pv3xj8y.jpg - 2.5 CON
C: 19-21 days - 2%20hearts_zpswunadg5o.jpg  - 2 CON
D: 16-18 days - 1%20heart_zpsvqi4u8zo.jpg - 1 CON
F: <16 days - zero%20hearts_zpsusb4oc8f.jpg  - 0 CON
Ability to earn 3 CON points

 

full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg = 6-7 days

3%20hearts_zps4pv3xj8y.jpg = 5-6 days

2%20hearts_zpswunadg5o.jpg = 4-5 days

1%20heart_zpsvqi4u8zo.jpg = 3-4

zero%20hearts_zpsusb4oc8f.jpg = <3 days


PICK YOUR SIDE QUESTS
Side Quest 1: #ArtsyFartsy - lettering and art stuff... will do this at least 4 days a week

Grading:
A: 14-16 days - full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg - 2 WIS, 1 CHA
B: 11-13 days - 3%20hearts_zps4pv3xj8y.jpg - 1.5 WIS, 0.5 CHA
C: 8-10 days - 2%20hearts_zpswunadg5o.jpg  - 1 WIS, 0.5 CHA
D: 5-7 days - 1%20heart_zpsvqi4u8zo.jpg - 0.5 WIS, 0.5 CHA
F: <5 days - zero%20hearts_zpsusb4oc8f.jpg  - 0 WIS, 0 CHA
Ability to earn 2 WIS and 1 CHA point.

 

full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg = perfect week! 4 days

3%20hearts_zps4pv3xj8y.jpg = 3 days

2%20hearts_zpswunadg5o.jpg = 2 days

1%20heart_zpsvqi4u8zo.jpg = 1 day

zero%20hearts_zpsusb4oc8f.jpg = 0 or less days


Side Quest 2: #DropInReady - Make sure my house is ready for company at all times. This means doing the dishes EVERY DAY! Cleaning bathrooms and main rooms at least once a week. Keeping up with laundry!

Grading:
A: 25-27 days - full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg - 1 CHA
B: 22-24 days - 3%20hearts_zps4pv3xj8y.jpg - 0.5 CHA
C: 19-21 days - 2%20hearts_zpswunadg5o.jpg  - 0.5 CHA
D: 16-18 days - 1%20heart_zpsvqi4u8zo.jpg - 0.5 CHA
F: <16 days - zero%20hearts_zpsusb4oc8f.jpg  - 0 CHA
Ability to earn 1 CHA point.

 

full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg = 6-7 days

3%20hearts_zps4pv3xj8y.jpg = 5-6 days

2%20hearts_zpswunadg5o.jpg = 4-5 days

1%20heart_zpsvqi4u8zo.jpg = 3-4

zero%20hearts_zpsusb4oc8f.jpg = <3 days

 

Tracking: 

#LoseBodyFat: full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg

#FitGirl: full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg

#CountCalories: full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg
#ArtsyFartsy: full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg

#DropInReady: full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg

 

Image result for original legend of zelda health pot  - Health Pot

 

Rewards(these might change... especially if I just end up buying the stuff before I lose the weight. I'm awful lol):

Start: 219
Goal 1: -30 lbs: 190 or waist size 35" - ??
Goal 2: -40 lbs: 180 or Waist size 34" - 10 shirts from $6 t-shirts dot com
Goal 3: waist size 33" - Target gift card
Goal 4: -50 lbs: 170 or Waist size 32" - ??
Goal 5: Waist size 31" - ??
Goal 6: -60 lbs: 160 or Waist size 30" - Blackwing Subscription
Goal 7: -70 lbs: 150 or Waist size 29" - Anchor tattoo and wrist quotes
Goal 8: -80 lbs: 140 or Waist size 28" - Lionheart tattoo
Goal 9: -90 lbs: 130 or Waist size 27" - New wardrobe - shopping spree!!

STATS:
Female/42
Start Weight: 219 (BMI 40.1)
Current Weight: 207.8
Goal Weight: 125-135
Height: 5'2"
Jeans size: 14-16
Diet: Counting Calories
I reserve the right to change my challenge week to week if I get bored!!          :)

 

03/06/2016:          

Waist: 38"              

Hips: 42"

Chest: 39."

Thigh: 26"

Calf:16.25"

Bicep: 13.25"

 

Stats according to my Yunmai scale as of 07/12/2016

Weight: 207.8

BMI: 38.2

Body Fat: 54.4%

Muscle: 30.6%

Water: 33.1%

Protein: 16%

Visceral Fat: 25%

Bone: 2.5%

BMR: 1553

Fitness Age: 52 - YIKES! lol 

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Lose 84 lbs (From 219 to 135): Current weight = 202.9

 

100%
19%

Walk to Mordor (Hobbiton to Mount Doom - 1779 miles) [so far: 1515.60 miles  - logged to 06/13/16

[progress=purple]85[/progress]


 

 
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28 minutes ago, ScoutSays said:

Seriously guys... I almost didn't do a challenge this time. I cannot get my shit together to save my life!!! But here's the thing... I NEED TO SAVE MY LIFE! I need to lose some of this weight. I need to feel better. I did have an appointment with an endocrinologist who basically did nothing, didn't even do labs, she changed my meds and said that one of my meds is the reason I have heart problems now... great, since I told my original doctor that I knew he was putting me on too much of that med and he basically shushed me. My endo then said because of my height, the only way I will lose weight is if I eat 1200 or less calories per day and workout for at least 60 minutes every day. I am not sure how one survives on 1200 calories per day especially when working out. When I told her I was too exhausted to workout 60 minutes a day she said do it anyway and I will stop being tired. WTF? Anyway, I am here. I will try to keep up. 

 

Hi! I always see your posts, but I don't usually follow. But I'm following you this challenge. I totally understand your frustration, because I am in kind of the same boat (except gaining weight was never an issue for me). 

 

I want to disclaimer something: I work in the medical field. I have tremendous respect for physicians and what they do. That being said, adequate nutrition education is something that is missing out of a lot of quality doctorate programs. Spoilering some random links that back up that statement:

 My point isn't to go, your doctor is wrong! Bad doctor! But rather to suggest that getting a second opinion from a registered dietitian nutritionist might be a good idea. 

 

I know you are going to overcome this because you want to. You know how important this is. Right now it's just a little speed bump.

 

 

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Your conversation with your endo would make me so frustrated!!  Eating at 1200 calories and working out every day just isn't healthy!  I wish you the best of luck with finding your own path. I think that's why all of us were drawn to NerdFitness and the rebellion: realizing that the ways we've been 'told' to lose weight just don't work.

 

I love your Zelda hearts challenge - so cute!  I am a little concerned about your first goal though, to lose a certain BF% each week.  To me, personally, that doesn't seem like something that is truly in your control, and I know I would get frustrated if I were doing everything I could and still not losing 1%.  Plus, it's a passive goal. Your other goals involve effort that you can measure, but this goal just involves stepping on a scale.  I totally get why it's something you want to track, but I wouldn't grade yourself based on that number. Pick anther goal that will help you lose BFP and track that.

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Thanks guys! I am VERY frustrated with my endo. I only saw her for like 10 minutes and I felt she was very dismissive... I don't think I will be going back. The truth of the situation is I need to do SOMETHING to lose the weight, but 1200 calories along with working out 60 minutes a day seems like setting myself up for starvation and failure. As for my BF% goal, it's ok, it's not going to discourage me... I like seeing the numbers change on the scale, I like seeing what changes depending on what I put into my body. I have always had a weight loss goal via pounds lost, but decided that BF% might be a better way to go. 

 

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Scout - Level 15 Half-Elf Ranger

STR15 | DEX5.5 | STA17 | CON39.5 | WIS18 | CHA10.5 

Challenges: Current Challenge #18 | #17 Part 2 | #17#16#15#14#13#12 Part 2 | #12#11 | #10 | #9 | #8 | #7 | #6 | #5 | #4 Part II | #4 | #3 | #2 | #1

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Spoiler

 

 

Lose 84 lbs (From 219 to 135): Current weight = 202.9

 

100%
19%

Walk to Mordor (Hobbiton to Mount Doom - 1779 miles) [so far: 1515.60 miles  - logged to 06/13/16

[progress=purple]85[/progress]


 

 
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I know this challenge doesn't officially start until next week, but just wanted to say I started working out again today! I am doing a weight training program and I already am loving it! I LOATHE cardio... so weights it is! I will add in walking as well, but I will not be doing cardio workouts because they make me want to die! lol

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Scout - Level 15 Half-Elf Ranger

STR15 | DEX5.5 | STA17 | CON39.5 | WIS18 | CHA10.5 

Challenges: Current Challenge #18 | #17 Part 2 | #17#16#15#14#13#12 Part 2 | #12#11 | #10 | #9 | #8 | #7 | #6 | #5 | #4 Part II | #4 | #3 | #2 | #1

 My Blog | Facebook | My BeachBody | My NF Character

Spoiler

 

 

Lose 84 lbs (From 219 to 135): Current weight = 202.9

 

100%
19%

Walk to Mordor (Hobbiton to Mount Doom - 1779 miles) [so far: 1515.60 miles  - logged to 06/13/16

[progress=purple]85[/progress]


 

 
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44 minutes ago, ScoutSays said:

Thanks guys! I am VERY frustrated with my endo. I only saw her for like 10 minutes and I felt she was very dismissive... I don't think I will be going back. The truth of the situation is I need to do SOMETHING to lose the weight, but 1200 calories along with working out 60 minutes a day seems like setting myself up for starvation and failure. As for my BF% goal, it's ok, it's not going to discourage me... I like seeing the numbers change on the scale, I like seeing what changes depending on what I put into my body. I have always had a weight loss goal via pounds lost, but decided that BF% might be a better way to go. 

 

 

You have the power when it comes to your health decisions. If you aren't comfortable with that doctor, find one you will be comfortable with! 

 

I do agree that it seems like it wouldn't be sustainable - I hope you find out what works for you!

 

48 minutes ago, ScoutSays said:

I know this challenge doesn't officially start until next week, but just wanted to say I started working out again today! I am doing a weight training program and I already am loving it! I LOATHE cardio... so weights it is! I will add in walking as well, but I will not be doing cardio workouts because they make me want to die! lol

 

What program are you doing?

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What program are you doing?

I'm doing ChaLEAN Extreme. I love Chalene Johnson and the first workout was amazing!!! :)

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Scout - Level 15 Half-Elf Ranger

STR15 | DEX5.5 | STA17 | CON39.5 | WIS18 | CHA10.5 

Challenges: Current Challenge #18 | #17 Part 2 | #17#16#15#14#13#12 Part 2 | #12#11 | #10 | #9 | #8 | #7 | #6 | #5 | #4 Part II | #4 | #3 | #2 | #1

 My Blog | Facebook | My BeachBody | My NF Character

Spoiler

 

 

Lose 84 lbs (From 219 to 135): Current weight = 202.9

 

100%
19%

Walk to Mordor (Hobbiton to Mount Doom - 1779 miles) [so far: 1515.60 miles  - logged to 06/13/16

[progress=purple]85[/progress]


 

 
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3 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

How is your week 1? Haven't heard from you in a while.

 

So busy, as usual!!! So, let me see... today is Tuesday, right? Yesterday I walked a mile and did my weight workout. I have decided to try giving up meat for a while to see if I feel better, so I am struggling getting all my protein in. Am still counting calories, practiced lettering today and cleaned house yesterday! Tomorrow starts 5 days of working on my feet for HOURS each day, then next Monday I am going out of town for 2 days to see family. Oh, and I am almost to level 12 on Pokemon Go! :)

 

#LoseBodyFat:   zero%20hearts_zpsusb4oc8f.jpg - I will update this at the end of the week and we shall see what happens lol

#FitGirl: full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg - one workout so far, but am still going to workout tonight! 

#CountCalories: full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg - yep
#ArtsyFartsy:  1%20heart_zpsvqi4u8zo.jpg  - we are on one day this week!

#DropInReady: full%20hearts_zps6cd0rku8.jpg - I will keep this at 4 hearts unless my house becomes a pit that I would be embarrassed to have people over to! lol

 

 

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Scout - Level 15 Half-Elf Ranger

STR15 | DEX5.5 | STA17 | CON39.5 | WIS18 | CHA10.5 

Challenges: Current Challenge #18 | #17 Part 2 | #17#16#15#14#13#12 Part 2 | #12#11 | #10 | #9 | #8 | #7 | #6 | #5 | #4 Part II | #4 | #3 | #2 | #1

 My Blog | Facebook | My BeachBody | My NF Character

Spoiler

 

 

Lose 84 lbs (From 219 to 135): Current weight = 202.9

 

100%
19%

Walk to Mordor (Hobbiton to Mount Doom - 1779 miles) [so far: 1515.60 miles  - logged to 06/13/16

[progress=purple]85[/progress]


 

 
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