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It's new challenge time already? Wow.

 

Well, here I am! Reporting in!

 

This month's challenge focus is on... getting social! Doing it through fitness-related things is ideal, but I'll take what I can get. An aspect of this challenge is being social without spending a ton of money or consuming tons of unhealthy calories while I'm at it.

 

Why is this a challenge for me, you may ask? Well, the long and short of it is that I play an extrovert on TV pretty well, but that takes a lot of energy. Not to mention that I struggle on a daily basis with depression and anxiety. My husband is even more introverted than I am. That leads to us having very few local friends, even after living in this city for two and a half years. So I'm going to change that. This may be my biggest challenge yet.

 

Along with that, I'm continuing to work out, run, and eat right. Physically, my focus is on lowering body fat percentage this month. I've let it slowly creep up on me, so I'm setting a modest goal of dropping it by 1% over the four weeks of this challenge.

 

Finally, you may notice that I'm tracking more than just calories on my food log. For right now, I don't have any specific goals. This is just to see what my numbers are at so that i can adjust them as needed. Next month's challenge will probably see action taken based on what comes from this month.

 

Big Picture Challenges

  • Make new local (and low cal) friends!
  • Drop 1% body fat.
  • Log meals:
    • Note: Anything in bold is not paleo.
    • Yesterday breakfast:
      • Calories: 
      • Protein:
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    • Lunch:
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    • Dinner: 
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    • Snacks:
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Little Picture Challenges

  • Run 1-4 miles 1x a week.
  • Gym 5x a week.
  • Fill Activity ring on Apple Watch every day.
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Hey following along like always :) i struggle with being social too....Germany was a huge step for me. Need to accept more things like that. Im ok once out there...i talk to people and stuff, its just building up to that, my anxiety tells me all the things that will go wrong! 

 

Anyway, im along for the ride and cheering you on! x

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Week 0 Tuesday Update

It's the first day of this challenge. Yesterday, I didn't have any of this planned, so don't except it to be fully in line with things.

 

I am going to go into some details for how I plan to accomplish some of these things, at least.

 

Big Picture Challenges

  • Make new local (and low cal) friends!
    • First of all, I'm going to look into joining up with the St. Louis Frontrunners! This is a chapter of an international queer-focused running club. They do two group runs every week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. They also sponsored the St. Louis Pride 5k race that I ran in this past weekend, which is how I heard about them in the first place. I don't know if this will necessary be the right fit for me, but it's a place to start.
  • Drop 1% body fat.
    • First of all, I eat some real crap sometimes. I don't always report it. :( I need to quit that. Having a specific reason for not eating it should help.
    • Second, I need to drink more water.
    • Thirdly, I want to do a little more high intensity stuff at the gym.
    • Running regularly will help, and it's already in my plan.
  • Log meals:
    • Note: Anything in bold is not paleo.
    • Yesterday breakfast: Two hard boiled eggs
      • Calories: 156
      • Protein: 12 g
      • Fat: 10 g
      • Carbohydrates: 1.2 g
    • Lunch: Mushroom chicken (new recipe, and it was gross. tasted like wet dog smells), sweet potato bits, peas and carrots
      • Calories: 311
      • Protein: 19.3 g
      • Fat: 9.3 g
      • Carbohydrates: 35.9 g
    • Dinner: Wasn't feeling well. Just ate watermelon.
      • Calories: 130.5
      • Protein: 3.2 g
      • Fat: .6 g
      • Carbohydrates: 33 g
    • Snacks: Red Velvet Cookie
      • Calories: 140
      • Protein: 1 g
      • Fat: 6 g
      • Carbohydrates: 21 g

 

Little Picture Challenges

  • Run 1-4 miles 1x a week.
    • I ran a 5k race this past Sunday. That counts, right?
  • Gym 5x a week.
    • Trainer time yesterday. We worked on shoulders primarily, especially since I was complaining of some tightness in my Achilles tendon. Since I'd taken the weekend off doing any exercise except for running, I did phenomenally well. It made me feel good about myself.
  • Fill Activity ring on Apple Watch every day.
    • Done and done.
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Rangers, ho!

 

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4 minutes ago, Salinger said:

Hey following along like always :) i struggle with being social too....Germany was a huge step for me. Need to accept more things like that. Im ok once out there...i talk to people and stuff, its just building up to that, my anxiety tells me all the things that will go wrong! 

 

Anyway, im along for the ride and cheering you on! x

 

Welcome back! I totes get you.

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Rangers, ho!

 

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5 hours ago, imprimis5 said:

Why is this a challenge for me, you may ask? Well, the long and short of it is that I play an extrovert on TV pretty well, but that takes a lot of energy. Not to mention that I struggle on a daily basis with depression and anxiety. My husband is even more introverted than I am. That leads to us having very few local friends, even after living in this city for two and a half years. So I'm going to change that. This may be my biggest challenge yet.

 

That sounds like a daunting challenge to me :)  I'm following alone*

*that was a typo but was funny enough that I let it stay. 

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" Always aim for something stupidly crazy." - Charlie Quinn

2019 Races: Cliveden MTR 06/01 | Nuts Challenge 02/03 | Reading Half Marathon 17/03 | W.A.R 27/04 | RRDW 11/05 | Nuclear Oblivion 19/05 | Man vs Lakes 20/07 | Spartan Trifecta Weekend 05-06/10 | OCRWC 11-13/10

 

Current Challenge: First Steps

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Week 0 Wednesday Update

Ever have those days where you just want to sit and stare at the wall rather than talk to people, move, eat, drink, or metabolise? That's my day today. I'm sore, my head aches, and I'm tired. Thankfully, it's a light day at work, and it's my rest day from the gym.

 

Big Picture Challenges

  • Make new local (and low cal) friends!
    • I spent quite a bit of time yesterday trying to find out how to join the St. Louis Frontrunners, but their website is pretty substantially out of date. The last member meeting they have scheduled is from this previous April. Guess I'll have to actually talk to a real person. Gross. But I suppose that's kind of what this challenge is all about.
  • Drop 1% body fat.
    • I'm going to try Soylent! I ordered a dozen, so we'll see how that goes. I don't have a lot of faith, but we'll see. I got a 50% discount (Thanks, @animuse!), so I'm not out a whole lot if it's awful.
  • Log meals:
    • Note: Anything in bold is not paleo.
    • Yesterday breakfast: Two hard boiled eggs
      • Calories: 156
      • Protein: 12 g
      • Fat: 10 g
      • Carbohydrates: 1.2 g
    • Lunch: Mushroom chicken (new recipe, and it was gross. tasted like wet dog smells), sweet potato bits, peas and carrots
      • Calories: 311
      • Protein: 19.3 g
      • Fat: 9.3 g
      • Carbohydrates: 35.9 g
    • Dinner: Ground beef and onions, carrots, banana
      • Calories: 321
      • Protein: 22 g
      • Fat: 12 g
      • Carbohydrates: 31 g
    • Snacks: Watermelon
      • Calories: 130.5
      • Protein: 3.2 g
      • Fat: .6 g
      • Carbohydrates: 33 g

 

Little Picture Challenges

  • Run 1-4 miles 1x a week.
    • I was kind of planning on running this afternoon until I woke up this morning with a very sore back. Seems prudent not to do that.
  • Gym 5x a week.
    • 5x5 squats. OHP. 1x5 deadlift. 3x5 close grip bench press.
  • Fill Activity ring on Apple Watch every day.
    • Done and done.
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Rangers, ho!

 

My Character and Epic Quest

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Previous Challenges: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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11 minutes ago, imprimis5 said:

The last member meeting they have scheduled is from this previous April. Guess I'll have to actually talk to a real person. Gross. But I suppose that's kind of what this challenge is all about.

Oh no, made a challenge about being social and now got to be social!

 

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You've got my admiration for this challenge. I'm much more likely to just lock myself a way for the whole thing and pretend i didn't say anything!

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2019 Roadmap

Spoiler

 

" Always aim for something stupidly crazy." - Charlie Quinn

2019 Races: Cliveden MTR 06/01 | Nuts Challenge 02/03 | Reading Half Marathon 17/03 | W.A.R 27/04 | RRDW 11/05 | Nuclear Oblivion 19/05 | Man vs Lakes 20/07 | Spartan Trifecta Weekend 05-06/10 | OCRWC 11-13/10

 

Current Challenge: First Steps

Previous Challenges: 12 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24

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You're welcome! If you'd like to contemplate parkour sometime let me know, I'm out of town next week but I wouldn't mind starting that back up again :3

 

And link for anyone else that wants to promo code: https://www.soylent.com/r/IHLSEpoFRP/

I promise I'm not actually a pusher [emoji14]

 

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On 6/27/2017 at 9:42 AM, imprimis5 said:

Lunch: Mushroom chicken (new recipe, and it was gross. tasted like wet dog smells)

 

Wow! Recipe please ;-)

 

10 hours ago, imprimis5 said:

Ever have those days where you just want to sit and stare at the wall rather than talk to people,

 

Most days. Signed, Fellow introvert.

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January 2017  December 2016

Oct/Nov 2016

 

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Week 0 Thursday Update

The weekend is inching ever closer, and I can taste it. Four days of no stupid customer emails.

 

Despite my being rather cranky and full of anxiety the last couple days, I've been shockingly productive. I'm kind of hoping to continue that trend today. I've been at work for an hour at this point, though, and it doesn't seem to be happening. :-P

 

Big Picture Challenges

  • Make new local (and low cal) friends!
    • I emailed St. Louis Frontrunners yesterday to try and get more information. I haven't heard back yet, though.
  • Drop 1% body fat.
    • Resting is important to losing body fat, right? I'll be honest and say I didn't do anything that would particularly help this yesterday.
  • Log meals:
    • Note: Anything in bold is not paleo.
    • Yesterday breakfast: Two hard boiled eggs
      • Calories: 156
      • Protein: 12 g
      • Fat: 10 g
      • Carbohydrates: 1.2 g
    • Lunch: Mushroom chicken, sweet potato bits, peas and carrots
      • Calories: 311
      • Protein: 19.3 g
      • Fat: 9.3 g
      • Carbohydrates: 35.9 g
    • Dinner: Ground beef and onions, carrots, banana
      • Calories: 321
      • Protein: 22 g
      • Fat: 12 g
      • Carbohydrates: 31 g
    • Snacks: Watermelon
      • Calories: 130.5
      • Protein: 3.2 g
      • Fat: .6 g
      • Carbohydrates: 33 g

 

Little Picture Challenges

  • Run 1-4 miles 1x a week.
    • No running yesterday due to aforementioned sore back. I probably won't manage a run until this weekend.
  • Gym 5x a week.
    • Rest day yesterday.
  • Fill Activity ring on Apple Watch every day.
    • Nope. Bleh.
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Rangers, ho!

 

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Previous Challenges: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Week 0 Friday Update

Yesterday was a rough day, y'all. Anxiety is such a weird animal. It makes you feel jittery and unfocused. It makes you unable to be productive. It makes you feel guilty for not being productive. It makes you feel worthless. That was my day yesterday.

 

Not to mention, I was in actual literal pain for a substantial part of the afternoon. Turns out, if you consume a large-ish amount of soy after not having soy in many months, your GI tract rebels.

 

I also failed at least one set of every exercise I did at the gym! That's good for the self esteem.

 

To top it all off, I'm relatively certain I accidentally took my psych meds twice last night. So I spent the evening a little loopy, and I'm still not quite right this morning.

 

Big Picture Challenges

  • Make new local (and low cal) friends!
    • I haven't heard anything back from St. Louis Frontrunners.
    • I'm investigating joining up with the 501st, a Star Wars group. If you've ever been somewhere and seen a bunch of people dressed up as stormtroopers, that was probably the 501st.
  • Drop 1% body fat.
    • I guess I didn't eat any junk yesterday.
  • Log meals:
    • Note: Anything in bold is not paleo.
    • Yesterday breakfast: Two hard boiled eggs
      • Calories: 156
      • Protein: 12 g
      • Fat: 10 g
      • Carbohydrates: 1.2 g
    • Lunch: Mushroom chicken, sweet potato bits, peas and carrots
      • Calories: 311
      • Protein: 19.3 g
      • Fat: 9.3 g
      • Carbohydrates: 35.9 g
    • Dinner: Ground beef and onions, carrots, banana
      • Calories: 321
      • Protein: 22 g
      • Fat: 12 g
      • Carbohydrates: 31 g
    • Snacks: Watermelon
      • Calories: 130.5
      • Protein: 3.2 g
      • Fat: .6 g
      • Carbohydrates: 33 g
    • Afternoon Soylent
      • Calories: 400
      • Protein: 20 g
      • Fat: 21 g
      • Carbohydrates: 37 g

 

Little Picture Challenges

  • Run 1-4 miles 1x a week.
  • Gym 5x a week.
    • Gym yesterday. 5x5 squat, bench press, barbell row.
  • Fill Activity ring on Apple Watch every day.
    • Yup.
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Rangers, ho!

 

My Character and Epic Quest

My current Challenge

Previous Challenges: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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On 6/30/2017 at 8:12 AM, imprimis5 said:
  • Note: Anything in bold is not paleo.
  • Yesterday breakfast: Two hard boiled eggs
    • Calories: 156
    • Protein: 12 g
    • Fat: 10 g
    • Carbohydrates: 1.2 g
  • Lunch: Mushroom chicken, sweet potato bits, peas and carrots

 

If peas are your biggest splurge, i would say you are doing pretty well.

 

Sorry you had a rough day. Hope next week is better.

It's good that you are looking into different groups. Eventually you'll find something that's right. Or during the exploration, you'll run into some cool people.

It takes a while sometimes. A year or two ago, I made a big effort to join a running club in the big city. I left work early, drove about an hour and a half for one of their regularly scheduled workouts...and I as the only one there. They had posted the course online, so I ran their workout that day, even if none of them did! In the meantime I've found another club that seems much more promising, and I'm slowly getting to know some people.

 

Xena, Level 14+ Valkyrie Ranger

January 2017  December 2016

Oct/Nov 2016

 

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