Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fitness Adventures: - Week 16 - In Between Challenges - Battle Log 3

MY MAIN QUEST/MY SIDE LIFE QUESTS

I am taking a break from doing a specific quest. There are a few things going on that are preventing me from doing specific things (more on that when I can speak about it). However, I am still trying to stay the course and will keep Battle Logs going. I've also been taking a break from audiobooks for a bit.

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Friday Selfie: Week 16: My Sister Is Visiting!


MY QUEST (32/100 pounds)

Monday (Day 58):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym (according to my UP app), but moved a total of 12,628 steps
  • Slept 8 hours and 49 minutes (according to my UP app).
Tuesday (Day 59):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym and moved a total of 12,333 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 49 minutes
Wednesday (Day 60):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym and moved a total of 12,622 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 19 minutes
Thursday (Day 61):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 13,874 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 23 minutes
Friday (Day 62):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved 12,117 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 23 minutes
Saturday (Day 63):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 10,998 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 30 minutes
Sunday (Day 64):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 11,829 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 10 minutes
 End of the week recap:
  • I have fallen a bit off the wagon. I haven't been good about tracking calories.
  • I didn't make it to the gym for no real reason
  • Met sleep goal on 4/7 days

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fitness Adventures: - Week 15 - In Between Challenges - Battle Log 2

MY MAIN QUEST/MY SIDE LIFE QUESTS

I am taking a break from doing a specific quest. There are a few things going on that are preventing me from doing specific things (more on that when I can speak about it). However, I am still trying to stay the course and will keep Battle Logs going. I've also been taking a break from audiobooks for a bit.

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Friday Selfie: Week 15: 1st 5K Walk 

MY QUEST (32/100 pounds)

Monday (Day 50):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym (according to my UP app), but moved a total of 13,517 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 41 minutes (according to my UP app).
Tuesday (Day 51):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • Gym and moved a total of 14,092 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 53 minutes
Wednesday (Day 52):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym and moved a total of 13,093 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 58 minutes
Thursday (Day 53):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • Gym and moved a total of 13,567 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 18 minutes
Friday (Day 54):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved 13,282 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 57 minutes
Saturday (Day 55):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 6,579 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 35 minutes
Sunday (Day 56):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 17,189 steps while doing a 5K
  • Slept 6 hours and 25 minutes
 End of the week recap:
  • I have fallen a bit off the wagon. I haven't been good about tracking calories.
  • I didn't make it to the gym for no real reason, but did walk a 5K
  • Met sleep goal on 2/7 days
 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fitness Adventures: - Week 14 - In Between Challenges - Battle Log 1

MY MAIN QUEST/MY SIDE LIFE QUESTS


I am taking a break from doing a specific quest. There are a few things going on that are preventing me from doing specific things (more on that when I can speak about it). However, I am still trying to stay the course and will keep Battle Logs going. I've also been taking a break from audiobooks for a bit.


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Friday Selfie: Week 14


MY QUEST (32/100 pounds)

Monday (Day 43):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym (according to my UP app), but moved a total of 15,248 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 42 minutes (according to my UP app).
Tuesday (Day 44):
  • Okay on the diet, 821 calories
  • Gym and moved a total of 13,988 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 15 minutes
Wednesday (Day 45):
  • Okay on the diet, 819 calories
  • Gym and moved a total of 12,484 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 47 minutes
Thursday (Day 46):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 12,489 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 12 minutes
Friday (Day 47):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved 13,184 steps
  • Slept 8 hours and 35 minutes
Saturday (Day 48):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 7,260 steps
  • Slept 5 hours and 38 minutes
Sunday (Day 49):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 1,487 steps
  • Slept 10 hours and 40 minutes
 End of the week recap:
  • I have fallen a bit off the wagon. I haven't been good about tracking calories.
  • I didn't make it to the gym for no real reason
  • Met sleep goal on 4/7 days

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fitness Adventures: - Week 13 - Challenge 2 - Battle Log 6

MY MAIN QUEST
Over the next 6 weeks, I would like to healthly drop one size which is roughly about 15-18 pounds for me.


In order to accomplish this, I plan to:

  • Stick to my diet (I am doing 4 Hour Body diet)
  • Go to the gym 4x a week (stretch/cardio every day and add swimming in 1-2 times a week)
  • Sleep a minimum of 7 hours a night
MY SIDE LIFE QUESTS

  • Read 10 books via audiobook, ebook and regular book. 2 of them need to be off the BBC's Big Read List and 1 needs to be an eBook because I have been neglecting my Kindle Fire
  • Memorize Falstaff's speech from Henry IV (If fat and sugar be a fault) - Teaching Your Kids Shakespeare book recommends learning Shakespeare speeches. I have just finished memorizing "Once more into the breach" 
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Friday Selfie: Week 13: Week 13 = 31 pounds!

MY QUEST (11/18 pounds)

Monday (Day 36):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym (according to my UP app), but moved a total of 11,561 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 2 minutes (according to my UP app).
Tuesday (Day 37):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym and moved a total of 13,041 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 43 minutes
Wednesday (Day 38):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 10,974 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 50 minutes
Thursday (Day 39):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 11,284 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 10 minutes
Friday (Day 40):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved 8,744 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 28 minutes
Saturday (Day 41):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of  steps 8,800 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 40 minutes
Sunday (Day 42):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 5,428 steps
  • Slept 4 hours and 55 minutes 
MY SIDE QUEST (6/10 done) (0/2 BBC) (1/1 eBook)
  • Tried starting books, but couldn't get into anything
  • "If sack and sugar be a fault, god help the wicked. If to be old and merry be a sin, then many an old host I know is damned. If to be fat, to be hated then the Pharoh's lean kine are to be loved." I have Falstaff's speech about a quarter memorized so far.
 End of the week recap:
  • I have fallen a bit off the wagon. I haven't been good about tracking calories.
  • I didn't make it to the gym for no real reason
  • Met sleep goal on 5/7 days
  • I am buckling down and getting back on track next week!
  • I have lost a grand total of 31 pounds.
  • Grand Total Measurements DECREASED by:
    • Waist - 4"
    • Hips - 3"
    • Bust - 3"
    • Underbust - 5"

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fitness Adventures: - Week 12 - Challenge 2 - Battle Log 5

MY MAIN QUEST
Over the next 6 weeks, I would like to healthly drop one size which is roughly about 15-18 pounds for me.


In order to accomplish this, I plan to:

  • Stick to my diet (I am doing 4 Hour Body diet)
  • Go to the gym 4x a week (stretch/cardio every day and add swimming in 1-2 times a week)
  • Sleep a minimum of 7 hours a night
MY SIDE LIFE QUESTS

  • Read 10 books via audiobook, ebook and regular book. 2 of them need to be off the BBC's Big Read List and 1 needs to be an eBook because I have been neglecting my Kindle Fire
  • Memorize Falstaff's speech from Henry IV (If fat and sugar be a fault) - Teaching Your Kids Shakespeare book recommends learning Shakespeare speeches. I have just finished memorizing "Once more into the breach" 
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Friday Selfie: Week 12: post Haircut

MY QUEST (8/18 pounds)

Monday (Day 29):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym (according to my UP app), but moved a total of 12,689 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 8 minutes (according to my UP app).
Tuesday (Day 30):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym and moved a total of 11,179 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 25 minutes
Wednesday (Day 31):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 8,579 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 55 minutes
Thursday (Day 32):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 11,887 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 53 minutes
Friday (Day 33):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved 13,510 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 14 minutes
Saturday (Day 34):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of  steps 12,133 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 5 minutes
Sunday (Day 35):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 7,019 steps
  • Slept 5 hours and 4 minutes 
MY SIDE QUEST (6/10 done) (0/2 BBC) (1/1 eBook)
  • Tried starting books, but couldn't get into anything
  • "If sack and sugar be a fault, god help the wicked. If to be old and merry be a sin, then many an old host I know is damned. If to be fat, to be hated then the Pharoh's lean kine are to be loved." I have Falstaff's speech about a quarter memorized so far.
 End of the week recap:
  • I have fallen a bit off the wagon. I haven't been good about tracking calories.
  • I didn't make it to the gym for no real reason
  • Met sleep goal on 3/7 days
  • I was overstimulated this week and threw a party for the first time in 2 years
  • I have held my grand total to 28 pounds lost.
  • Grand Total Measurements DECREASED by:
    • Waist - 4"
    • Hips - 3"
    • Bust - 2.5"
    • Underbust - 4"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fitness Adventures: - Week 11 - Challenge 2 - Battle Log 4

MY MAIN QUEST
Over the next 6 weeks, I would like to healthly drop one size which is roughly about 15-18 pounds for me.


In order to accomplish this, I plan to:

  • Stick to my diet (I am doing 4 Hour Body diet)
  • Go to the gym 4x a week (stretch/cardio every day and add swimming in 1-2 times a week)
  • Sleep a minimum of 7 hours a night
MY SIDE LIFE QUESTS

  • Read 10 books via audiobook, ebook and regular book. 2 of them need to be off the BBC's Big Read List and 1 needs to be an eBook because I have been neglecting my Kindle Fire
  • Memorize Falstaff's speech from Henry IV (If fat and sugar be a fault) - Teaching Your Kids Shakespeare book recommends learning Shakespeare speeches. I have just finished memorizing "Once more into the breach" 
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Friday Selfie: Week 11: Pre-Haircut


MY QUEST (8/18 pounds)

Monday (Day 22):
  • Good on the diet (according to my UP app), calories consumed: 854
  • No gym (according to my UP app) moved a total of 1095 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 37 minutes (according to my UP app).
Tuesday (Day 23):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym and moved a total of 11,598 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 41 minutes
Wednesday (Day 24):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 9,796 steps
  • Slept 8 hours and 25 minutes
Thursday (Day 25):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 7,684 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 47 minutes
Friday (Day 26):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved 12,105 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 32 minutes
Saturday (Day 27):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of  steps 11,117 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 53 minutes
Sunday (Day 28):
  • Okay on the diet, didn't keep track of calories
  • No gym, but moved a total of 6,254 steps
  • Slept 8 hours and 49 minutes 
MY SIDE QUEST (6/10 done) (0/2 BBC) (1/1 eBook)
  • Finished Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby" by Sarah Churchwell which I loved
  • "If sack and sugar be a fault, god help the wicked. If to be old and merry be a sin, then many an old host I know is damned. If to be fat, to be hated then the Pharoh's lean kine are to be loved." I have Falstaff's speech about a quarter memorized so far.
 End of the week recap:
  • I have fallen a bit off the wagon. I haven't been good about tracking calories.
  • I didn't make it to the gym for no real reason
  • Met sleep goal on 7/7 days
  • I have held my grand total to 28 pounds lost.
  • Grand Total Measurements DECREASED by:
    • Waist - 3"
    • Hips - 3"
    • Bust - 2.5"
    • Underbust - 4"

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Fitness Adventures: - Week 10 - Challenge 2 - Battle Log 3

MY MAIN QUEST
Over the next 6 weeks, I would like to healthly drop one size which is roughly about 15-18 pounds for me.


In order to accomplish this, I plan to:

  • Stick to my diet (I am doing 4 Hour Body diet)
  • Go to the gym 4x a week (stretch/cardio every day and add swimming in 1-2 times a week)
  • Sleep a minimum of 7 hours a night
MY SIDE LIFE QUESTS

  • Read 10 books via audiobook, ebook and regular book. 2 of them need to be off the BBC's Big Read List and 1 needs to be an eBook because I have been neglecting my Kindle Fire
  • Memorize Falstaff's speech from Henry IV (If fat and sugar be a fault) - Teaching Your Kids Shakespeare book recommends learning Shakespeare speeches. I have just finished memorizing "Once more into the breach" 
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Friday Selfie: Week 10: Before Wisdom teeth Removed

MY QUEST (8/18 pounds)

Monday (Day 15):
  • Good on the diet (according to my UP app), calories consumed:1127
  • No gym, came home too late from work (according to my UP app) moved a total of 8,095 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 12 minutes (according to my UP app).
Tuesday (Day 16):
  • Good on the diet (according to my UP app), calories consumed: 820
  • No gym, worked late again and moved a total of 14,684 steps
  • Slept 6 hours and 48 minutes
Wednesday (Day 17):
  • Good on the diet (according to my UP app), calories consumed: 990
  • No gym, stuck at work but moved a total of 11,142 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 3 minutes
Thursday (Day 18):
  • Good on the diet,  calories consumed: 893
  • No gym, pain slowly decreasing, more sore, but moved a total of 5,972 steps
  • Slept 7 hours and 35 minutes
Friday (Day 19):
  • Soft foods only due to surgery
  • No gym and moved only 2,465 steps
  • Slept 13 hours and 47 minute
Saturday (Day 20):
  • I didn't track calories and kept to soft foods
  • No gym and only moved a total of  steps 1,363
  • Slept 8 hours and 55 minutes
Sunday (Day 21):
  • I didn't track calories because still on soft food diet
  • No gym and kept things low key and moved a total of 1,628 steps
  • Slept 10 hours and 19 minutes 
MY SIDE QUEST (5/10 done) (0/2 BBC) (1/1 eBook)
  • Finished Allegiant by Veronica Roth (liked it a lot)
  • Finished One For the Money by Janet Evanovich via Kindle (Did not enjoy this book at all)
  • I started "Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby" by Sarah Churchwell which I am loving so far
  • "If sack and sugar be a fault, god help the wicked. If to be old and merry be a sin, then many an old host I know is damned. If to be fat, to be hated then the Pharoh's lean kine are to be loved." I have Falstaff's speech about a quarter memorized so far.
 End of the week recap:
  • I had a wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it removed on Friday and it knocked me on my butt
  • I didn't make it to the gym due to work schedule
  • Met sleep goal on 6/7 days, but still got plenty of sleep
  • I have lost 1 more pound this week bringing my grand total to 28 pounds lost.
  • Grand Total Measurements DECREASED by:
    • Waist - 2"
    • Hips - 2.75"
    • Bust - 3"
    • Underbust - 3.25"