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Old Wed, May-04-05, 15:26
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Stats: 251/228/190 Male 73 inches
BF:Weight in journal
Progress: 38%
Location: Houston, TX
Default New Challenge.. looking for ideas...this might be fun too

Hi Everyone

I'm in a challenge... and I'm trying to set my goals. I'm doing something different and I'd like your suggestions.

I'm kinda in a funk/rut, call it what you will.. not every day.. and it's not TOO bad, but for a very "half full" person like me.. it's time to make some changes.

I'm trying to shake things up a little, so I'm thinking part of my challenge will be to do something I haven't done before either weekly or bi-weekly. Doesn't have to have anything to do with food or exercise.. could be a play, hot air balloon ride, ANYTHING.. so I'm looking for ideas. It could also have to do with food or exercise.. dance class, learning a receipe (currently I'm good at breakfast and suck for everything else).

Here are a few ideas I received from someone. I'd like to triple this list. I bet a lot of us could benefit by doing something like this.

1. Rent a metal detector and go to the beach or park.

2. Go to a flea Market.

3. Get a tattoo

4. Treat yourself and rent a really neat car that you could never afford to buy.

5. Bake cookies and give them away to someone who needs cheering up.

6. Buy something very different at the deli to try.....snake meat? Pickled pigs feet?

7. Go walk barefoot on the lawn, lay down and watch the clouds for half an hour.

8. Call someone you haven't talked to in a couple of years.

Well.. that's it for now.. all suggestions encouraged and welcomed!! I put this in my journal.. and it created a fair amount of interest, so I'm not the only one I guess who has thought along these lines.

Mike
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Old Wed, May-04-05, 16:19
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 140/140/125 Female 66 inches
BF:22% and shrinking
Progress: 0%
Location: England but from Calif US
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Cant say I'll try the snake meat or pickled pigs feet but getting a new tatoo...Now there is something I wouldn't mind
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Old Wed, May-04-05, 16:51
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Plan: general lowcarb
Stats: 247/149/120 Female 5ft 3 in
BF:
Progress: 77%
Location: United States
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How about...
doing some deep breathing exercises
planting a garden
going to the zoo
go rock climbing indoors/outdoors
Bungee jumping I dont know how daring you want to be
redecorate a room in your house
fix up a piece of old furniture
clean out the garage
go to an amusement park and ride the scariest roller coaster
have date nite with spouse and tell him/her how much you appreciate them
be a big brother/big sister to a child
volunteer for a local organization
adopt an animal
learn horseback riding
go camping and rough it without all the "extras"
Those are just some ideas. Not saying that I've tried all of them..Well good luck
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Old Wed, May-04-05, 17:59
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Plan: Atkins Maintenance
Stats: 122/99/105 Female 62 inches
BF:Who/Cares
Progress: 135%
Location: NJ
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How about:

Get a library card and use it.
Go to a museum
Learn a new language on CD while in your car (will take awhile!)
Go to Home Depot and take one of their quick seminars. Then go home and build it!

Good for you...sounds like you're on the road to personal enrichment. Keep us posted on the things you do...sounds like interesting reading!
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Old Wed, May-04-05, 18:02
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 255/187/150 Female 5'0
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Progress: 65%
Location: Chicago area
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Let's see...

Pick an opera, learn about it and borrow or buy the CD.

Try a piece of equipment at the gym that has intimidated you.

Cook a whole fish if you've never done that (I haven't)!

Memorize a poem--how about one of Shakespeare's sonnets?

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Old Fri, May-06-05, 16:26
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Plan: Paleo 99.5%
Stats: 210/170/160 Female 67.5"
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Progress: 80%
Location: San Diego, CA
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Originally Posted by Quest
Let's see...

Pick an opera, learn about it and borrow or buy the CD.


And for extra bonus points, try to sing all the parts yourself in the shower!

(Recommend Wagner for this! Ride of the Valkyries gets the blood stirring)
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Old Wed, May-04-05, 20:29
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 240.9/240.9/200 Female 5' 7"
BF:42.3/41.6/30
Progress: 0%
Location: Connecticut
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I don't have anything to add (but I will when I think of something). I just wanted to "bookmark" this thread so I will remember to do some of these things. What a great idea!
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Old Wed, May-04-05, 22:14
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Plan: This time? LOL..
Stats: 251/228/190 Male 73 inches
BF:Weight in journal
Progress: 38%
Location: Houston, TX
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WOOHOO!! This is wonderful!! Keep it up!! I LOVE this!!

GROUP HUG!!

...what can I say.. I just like the group hug smiley!

WONDERFUL ideas so far!

Mike
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Old Wed, May-04-05, 22:18
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Plan: atkins/intermit. fasting
Stats: 166/136/135 Female 5'3''
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Progress: 97%
Location: Orange, California
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1. How about joining a reading group.
2. Learn to play the flute.
3. Go to a rock concert and rock like you will live forever.
4. Talk to someone waiting in line at the grocery store instead of picking up a magazine.
5. Go to a farmer's market.
6. Shop at Goodwills.
7. Go to a park and sit on a bench.
8. Write a poem.
9. Read the comic strip.
10. Walk at the mall, not to exercise but to explore all the stores there.
11. Plant some flowers.
12. Go to church or synagogue.
13. Go to the zoo.
14. Go to an amusement park.
15. Take a road trip on one tank of gas. Go somewhere that is nearby but unknown.
16. Take some art classes.
17. how about spring cleaning my bathroom?...Okay your bathroom
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Old Wed, May-04-05, 22:44
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Plan: general lowcarb
Stats: 247/149/120 Female 5ft 3 in
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Oh I forgot...
How about
getting something pierced?
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Old Wed, May-04-05, 22:45
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 212/191.5/150 Female 5'6"
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Progress: 33%
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hey as a travel nurse i try to learn something new at each assignment .....

so far
in el paso i took horse back riding lessons
in oakland i took up wine tasting
in los angeles i learned to SCUBA dive
and now in portland i'm learning to drysuit scuba dive cause it's cold waters here.....in houston though i'm sure the water is warmer near galveston or south padre and scuba is fun fun

hope these helped and good luck!!!!
other things i'd like to try include
skydiving
piloting
learning to ride a motorcycle
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Old Thu, Feb-05-15, 00:21
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Plan: This time? LOL..
Stats: 251/228/190 Male 73 inches
BF:Weight in journal
Progress: 38%
Location: Houston, TX
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Hi everyone.. bumping this thread.. the following is from my original post...


Quote:
I'm kinda in a funk/rut, call it what you will.. not every day.. and it's not TOO bad, but for a very "half full" person like me.. it's time to make some changes.

I'm trying to shake things up a little, so I'm thinking part of my challenge will be to do something I haven't done before either weekly or bi-weekly. Doesn't have to have anything to do with food or exercise.. could be a play, hot air balloon ride, ANYTHING.. so I'm looking for ideas. It could also have to do with food or exercise.. dance class, learning a receipe (currently I'm good at breakfast and suck for everything else).


This was back in 05.. here are some of the things I've done since then:

Learned to dance ... 5 time amateur World Champion in Country dancing (it includes waltz, swing, cha cha, polka, two step and a couple of others)

Hot air balloon ride (this is AWESOME and I'd recommend it to anyone!)

Got a divorce.. didn't really plan or ever imagine I'd do this one.. but I wanted more than a roomate, so I left.

Fired my phone company and cable company.

Travelled to Italy, visited castles, stayed in a medieval village, and learned how to make Pasta from scratch.

Still occasionally paying for the person behind me in the McDonalds drive through.

Upcoming:

Leaving my job of 24 years to start my own business as a franchise owner.

Going to go sailplaning..

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Small or large.. what are you doing to shake up your life a little and step out of your comfort zone?
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Old Tue, Sep-17-19, 16:17
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Plan: This time? LOL..
Stats: 251/228/190 Male 73 inches
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Progress: 38%
Location: Houston, TX
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Hi everyone.. people seem to like this idea, so I'm bumping this thread.. the following is from my original post...


Quote:
I'm kinda in a funk/rut, call it what you will.. not every day.. and it's not TOO bad, but for a very "half full" person like me.. it's time to make some changes.

I'm trying to shake things up a little, so I'm thinking part of my challenge will be to do something I haven't done before either weekly or bi-weekly. Doesn't have to have anything to do with food or exercise.. could be a play, hot air balloon ride, ANYTHING.. so I'm looking for ideas. It could also have to do with food or exercise.. dance class, learning a receipe (currently I'm good at breakfast and suck for everything else).


Small or large.. what are you doing to shake up your life a little and step out of your comfort zone?



This post started back in 05.. here are some of the things I've done since then:

Learned to dance ... 5 time amateur World Champion in Country dancing (it includes waltz, swing, cha cha, polka, two step and a couple of others)

Hot air balloon ride (this is AWESOME and I'd recommend it to anyone!)

Got a divorce.. didn't really plan or ever imagine I'd do this one.. but I wanted more than a roomate, so I left.

Fired my phone company and cable company.

Traveled to Italy, visited castles, stayed in a medieval village, and learned how to make Pasta from scratch.

Still occasionally paying for the person behind me in the McDonalds drive through.

These are the new ones:
Left my job of 24 years, took early retirement, and became a free travel consultant and a dance instructor.
I help people take the best vacation for their budget.
I help people learn to dance!
Check it out...

https://www.facebook.com/TxDanceForever/

https://www.facebook.com/iBookDreamVacations/

Oh.. married on February 2nd to a gal that is amazing. We met dancing.
I now have 11 grandkids! (well, one didn't cause the other..lol)

I dance a lot but I eat more so I have to get BACK in shape.

3 river cruises.. Danube, Paris to Normandy, and the Rhein

oh.. and the other day made a mushroom dish that was awesome... will have to look back and see if it was low carb.

Every change begins with a single action...

Mike the Travel Guy



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Old Wed, May-04-05, 23:02
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Plan: Human Experimentation
Stats: 170/100/105 Female 4'10
BF:
Progress: 108%
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
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Something I want to try:

Build a model city.

This is what I have to do one day. That would be so much fun!
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Old Wed, May-04-05, 23:25
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Plan: gluten free lc
Stats: 200/130/160 Female 5'6"
BF:
Progress: 175%
Location: PNW
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Hold a pencil with your toes and draw a picture.

Hold a piece of paper on top of your head and draw a picture. (These first two are a lot more fun if you do them with kids)

Make up your own crossword puzzle. Personalyze it for a friend and send it to them.

Make up your own comic book, complete with cover and advertisements.

Draw an advertisement for a store as though it will be in the next newspaper.

I guess you can tell I like to draw. Should be obvious I grew up without much tv.--Gail
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