November Challenge – Beck – Week Five- We are DONE!

November Challenge – 2018 – Beck

Oh man this was too much. I thought it would be simple when I wrote it but Math. Math people! What in the world was I thinking? Let’s just jump into it shall we?

Self Care

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Self Care

Wash my face twice a day. I still have this locked down. 7/7
Brush my teeth twice a day. Still locked down. 7/7
Brush my hair every day. Got it. 7/7
3 meals a day within the calorie intake I want. So work is a problem with food. 7/7.
Say something nice to myself once a day. I did this. Good job! 7/7
Treat others the way you want to be treated always. 7 out of 7 days as written good week.
Do something that makes me smile at least once a day. I’m gonna keep this one. I love it. 7/7


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Household Chores

Do the dishes after every meal. Almost 6/7.

Laundry… washing, drying, folding and putting away. Washing, drying and throwing into a basket is not enough. Yup, done. 7/7

Clean kitchen daily…. Yup, 7/7

Clean one room per day. See ya goal, I’m so done with you. 5/7

Mow the lawn every two weeks. I went out and checked it.. nope it’s still good.
House should be clean by Sunday every single week. Yup. Done. 1/1



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Family Love

Take Ciara to school EVERY day that I don’t have to work at 6am. Take her home from school any day I get off before 1pm. She was out of school this week so this can’t be counted.
Make breakfast every morning.
Make dinner every night. Out eating needs to be special occasions or rewards only. Ummm… nope. We didn’t eat a second time on Thursday. But the rest of the time. Did it. 6/7

Hug the dragon at least once a day. Even when she’s not wanting to be bothered. Make her interact with humanity one time a day for a few moments. She still hates this… but I’m still doing it. 7/7
Visit my mom only 3 days. It is not your responsibility to “do” for her yet. Give her only three days. This week she got 3 days. Thursday it was a full family day so that doesn’t count. 3/3
Drag sister to the gym once a week for as long as she’s willing to do so. Her goals have to be set by herself and not you. I did call her and ask her if she wanted to go with me. Each time she said no. She’s grown so… that’s her bad. This goal is being removed. She has proven she’s not interested.
Play with my doggy. Play can be cuddle when he’s not wanting to play. 7/7



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Social Butterfly

1. Schedule a time to hang out with Ki in person. Then DO IT. WE DID IT! I Did this on November 9th so this is a non goal now.
2. Go to a museum, an SCA event, or state park at least once in the month. Ki and I went to a Monkey Preserve and an abandoned cemetery. This is now a non goal now.

3. Spend adult time with other humans. Could be my sister and her husband. anyone… just adult time. I hung out with all of my siblings except for one on Thanksgiving. They are hilarious people! Did it, can’t add points for it.



This is simple.
1. Create one thing a month and post it on MDC.(that’s a crafty group on Facebook). I posted it November 30th. Boom Baby! DONE!

2. Research garb for SCA events that I won’t hate. I have found that I really like Bedouin and Turkish. I’m looking at fabrics that I can’t afford.



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1. 5 – 10 minute HIIT workout before work daily. 5/7

2. 10 -20 minute HIIT workout after work daily. 6/7

3. 10 – 30 minute HIIT workout after dinner daily. 6/7

4. Go to the Gym at least twice a week. I got there once.

5. Go for a walk outside in fresh air at least once a week. 1/1

6. Drink 10 8 ounce glasses of water a day. 7/7

7. Stay under 2,000 calories a day. YAY! 7/7


And a BIG GIANT EXTRA goal that I really want to happen so it’s getting it’s own category…
Weight Under 200 lbs by December 1st. It is Saturday, December 1st as I am typing. So I was 212 lbs at the beginning of this challenge. Where am I at now?

This month has been maximum effort to get that weight to where it is. I will continue to work hard. I’m not done yet. I still have so much more to accomplish.

For now I’m going to call this challenge a success. I succeeded in teaching myself some new habits. No way I’m going to sit here and add up all of these numbers for too many weeks. It’s time to move onto the next challenge!

Until next time, be nice to yourself and others.



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This article has 9 Comments

  1. Hey there! How are you doing? I really enjoyed reading this article as it was quite interesting and fun. From my perspective, I tend to think that self care is probably the one many people should figure out and master. If you take good care of yourself, you’ll then be able to take care of others. The other mandatory thing which an individual must be involved in is non other than exercise. Exercise is really important and I’m pretty sure that many of yoy guys out there a rr already aware of the health benefits. Take good care of yourself and exercise at least 5 times a week. 

  2. Wow…Success at last after so much of hard work and perseverance! Ki I must say your articles depicting your daily journey to your weight loss goal is truly inspirational and motivational for people who have been trying to lose weight without much success in the past and have lost all hopes. You are the one angel who is showing light at the end of the dark tunnel.

    God bless you

    1. YES! There is light at the end of the tunnel! You can get there! I have total faith in you. You can do it just don’t quit. That’s the key. I know it feels like it’s too hard or doesn’t work, we let our inner sloths win so often but if you keep pushing forward you will progress. Your pace might not be the same as anyone else’s, it is such a personal journey each of us are on. Thank you for sharing mine with me and giving me an insight to yours. You can do this. Beck

  3. I really like this idea! I have been on my own weight loss journey and making other goals myself. Sharing your journey is a great way to keep yourself accountable. It also keeps those goals in sight.

    I have been working on exercising, so the part where you mentioned exercising was really interesting to me. I never thought about breaking up the exercises throughout the day. I always thought it had to be all done at one time.

    Thank you for sharing your journey!

    Amanda (Mandy)

    1. I break down through the day because straight hours of it is just boring! If it becomes a chore instead of truly something you enjoy doing for yourself will it stay a healthy habit? I hope you are able to create a schedule that is unique to you. That way it’ll be fun and work for you. Anyone who preaches they’ve found the one true and right way… beware! They don’t know what is right for your body, your injuries, your fitness level. I say do you and the pieces will fall into place. Love to you Mandy! Beck

  4. Hey Beck,

    Great check out list! I loved the challenge you look. You know what-I get bored to log activities. I do it the 1st day and it thin down over time ending no where. 

    Persistence is the key.

    You inspired me honestly. My doctor gave me a notepad to track several things for my health and wellness. I could not meet the challenge.

    I felt very good looking at some of the activities, specially meeting Mom 3d/ week. How nice!

    Weren’t you hungry eating 3 meals? I eat two small and healthy snacks in between to keep me full.

    It ‘s lot of weight loss in a month! as I understand. I am curious if you are feeling tired.

    It is an enjoyable reading. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Three meals minimum is my goal. I have a habit of skipping the first two because of where and how I work. I work anywhere from 8 to 12 hours a day with no breaks on my feet. Meal replacement shakes and bars that I can keep in my pocket and munch on as needed has actually helped me to stop skipping meals. I’ve recently gone low carb and yes, now I’m hungry a lot more often than I was. Eating throughout the day 200 calories and below has helped me out a lot. I’m not feeling ill during the day anymore. I’m learning what the right balance is for me where food is concerned. Getting from the unhealthy abusive relationship to a loving and healthy relationship with food is part of my journey. Thank you so much for your feedback! You guys don’t know how motivating it really is to see the comments and talk with you guys! Thank you so much! Love to you, Beck

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