Harihead Posted August 15, 2016 Report Share Posted August 15, 2016 In reviewing my past challenges, I'm pleasantly surprised by my progress. I've continued to make slow but steady improvements in health and fitness. My doctor's office has requested a cholesterol follow-up, and that got my ambition working. I now want to wow my doctor. This has been a very up and down year for my weight, due to the massive fail to handle work stress. But, I managed to overcome it and break my previous low point by 5 pounds. This puts me at over 50% of my total quest. Yes, it's taking a good, long time. And yes, the changes are sticking. Massive yay! Life Goal: Return to the weight and fitness I had when I worked from home, instead of someone else's office. 4 Week Challenge Goal: Wow my doctor. I have my cholesterol retest the 3rd week of September. I want to wow my doctor by: * Improving on my already improved numbers * Blowing her mind over my weight reduction Exercise: Cardio = elevate heart rate at least 45 minutes 6x weekly. Meet my MFP walking goal 4x/week. A = >6/week, STA +3, STR +2 B = >5/week, STA +2, STR +1 C = >4/week, STA +1 Diet: Track all my cholesterol reducers, plus track sugar and coffee: - Reduce red meat and poultry in favor of fish, <2 red meat and >=3-4 fish or seafood/week - Reduce meat overall and substitute legumes for protein >=2-3/week - Dairy <=6 servings/week - Alcohol <= 5 glasses/week, target=0 - Processed meat or grains <=1/week, target=0 - Sugar grams <= 90 grams/day, target<=45 - Coffee <= 3 cups/day By processed, I mean anything that isn't a fruit, vegetable, natural protein, or healthy whole grain (oatmeal, rice okay). A = 0 fails/week, CON +3, DEX +1 B = 1-2 fails/week, CON +2, DEX +1 C = 3-5 fails/week, CON +1, DEX +1 Refresh: Time to pay more attention to sustaining practices. My choices are 1 per day: - yoga of => 5 minutes per day - Tai Chi or meditation every day A = 1 fails/week, CHA +3 B = 2-3 fails/week, CHA +2 C = 4-5 fails/week, CHA +1 Something with Fiction: This challenge starts right after I return from WorldCon. I'll pick something appropriate as I'll likely have homework. A = 5/week WIS +3 B = 4/week WIS +2 C = 3/week WIS +1 I'll start this challenge ASAP upon WorldCon return, which will probably be Mon or Tues after the challenge begins. But I'll be tracking. Best wishes to all my fellow Rebels. 1 Quote Level 9 Ranger STR 13 | DEX 10 | STA 21 | CON 19 | WIS 20 | CHA 15 Challenges: Current | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 7.5 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13 | 14 Groups: | Rangers | Walk to Mordor Nerd Fitness Academy level: 0 | Starting over Eat clean, walk strong, age gracefully with joy. Link to comment
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