3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > Chicks up for a Challenge

Challenge for the nerds! Walk to Mordor!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-09-2012, 09:35 AM   #16
waisting away
 
gatorgirl6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 882

S/C/G: too much/ticker/healthy

Height: 5' 8"

Default

Pilgrimage - I think your name and the challenge are paired quite humorously. This is like the nerd pilgrimage. lol.

Is everyone counting all their steps during the day or just workouts?
__________________

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future."
Lose 5 lbs 13 times: lllll lllll lll
gatorgirl6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 09:57 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Everlasting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 544

S/C/G: 279/ticker/150

Height: 5'6"

Default

I have a new plan. I'm going to walk to Rivendell by the time of the Hobbit premiere. That is 458 miles. That accounts to 4.7 miles per day to get there in 96 days. I think this is very doable for me!

I'm not counting day steps because I find wearing a pedometer annoying... haha... so for me just miles during workouts/walks. I just see the rest of the steps during the day as "extra".

My husband had never taken note of Lord of the Rings until we were married, then I made him watch all the movies. He hasn't gotten into the books but he is obsessed with the movies now and can quote most of them. He has been growing out his beard for over a year now to dress up as Gandalf for the Hobbit. It is so disgusting! Buuuut... he won't get into the walk... lol... he doesn't need to burn any extra calories anyway.
__________________

Walk to Mordor Challenge
128.5 miles out of 1779 completed!

Last edited by Everlasting : 09-09-2012 at 10:00 AM.
Everlasting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 12:43 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
znaoic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 12

Default

I would like to join this challenge. I just joined and was looking around the forum and stumbled onto this challenge. It is so great and just what I need. I am an avid walker, trying to lose weight of course, and a fan of Lord of the Rings. What fun!

This is my first post here so hopefully I am doing it correctly. I am excited to be here.

Michele
znaoic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #19
waisting away
 
gatorgirl6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 882

S/C/G: too much/ticker/healthy

Height: 5' 8"

Default

Welcome, znaoic! We are glad you are here to walk with us.
__________________

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future."
Lose 5 lbs 13 times: lllll lllll lll
gatorgirl6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #20
Lifestyle Changes
 
thewalrus0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 571

S/C/G: 295/sig/150

Height: 5'8

Default

What?!

I'm doing this!

I had planned to hold off any real exercise plans until I lose a big chunk of the weight but this isn't about weight loss anymore!

This is about saving Middle Earth!!

Hehe, just kidding. When I was in highschool I had a bookmark for Lord of the Rings that had a replica of the ring on it and I took it off the bookmark and wore it like a necklace. You know, around a long chain like Frodo. I was a huge nerd.

I will start doing this. I'm sure my weight loss journey will take about two years, it'd be cool to reach Mordor as I'm reaching my goal weight.

Now I just have one question....how do we get back from Mordor?
__________________


thewalrus0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 03:59 PM   #21
Reboot 9/2014
 
scorbett1103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,685

S/C/G: 198.6/173/165

Height: 5' 8"

Default

Just bought my pedometer! I do all of my walking outside so it's really the only way to track my progress with any accuracy

Hubby and I are both LOTR fans, when we got married there was no discussion necessary - our wedding bands are One Ring replicas The nerdiness extends much deeper, but LOTR is probably my longest standing nerd connection.

So excited for this! Trying to recruit a few FB friends to join me
__________________
scorbett1103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #22
Junior Member
 
znaoic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 12

Default

Walked 10 miles yesterday and 5 miles this morning. 15/1,779. On my way!

Michele
znaoic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 11:33 AM   #23
waisting away
 
gatorgirl6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 882

S/C/G: too much/ticker/healthy

Height: 5' 8"

Default

thewalrus0 - The trip back (after being carried to Minas Tirith by giant eagles) is 1625 mi. You can also follow Frodo to Grey Havens and return home with Sam after that for another 467 mi. I am just going to concentrate on getting to Mt. Doom for now and see how far I get after that.
__________________

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future."
Lose 5 lbs 13 times: lllll lllll lll
gatorgirl6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 05:11 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Everlasting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 544

S/C/G: 279/ticker/150

Height: 5'6"

Default

Welcome all! Our fellowship is GROWING, and we will hopefully be LOSING as we go!

I've done a lot of walking the last couple of days, almost up to 30 miles! What excitement! I need to go on a little walk still today to get up to the 4.7 that I'm trying to do... really only half a mile more, so I'll probably end up going a bit further if the baby is enjoying the stroller ride, and surpass the 30 mile mark. Right now I have made it to where I can see the River across the Woody end!

If I can make it to 32 miles today I will catch the first black rider sighting! Oh no!
__________________

Walk to Mordor Challenge
128.5 miles out of 1779 completed!

Last edited by Everlasting : 09-10-2012 at 05:13 PM.
Everlasting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 08:07 PM   #25
Stubborn.
 
Hotaruchan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New England
Posts: 743

S/C/G: 197/See ticker/135

Height: 5'6''

Default

Off to a half-decent start...between walking around constantly at school and walking laps in a pool the other day, up to 16.7 miles. Now to start remembering that I'm doing this challenge and actually go for walks

Hobbiton to Mt. Doom: 1779
Traveled: 16.7
Remaining: 1762.3
__________________


Mini Goal: 170 lbs by August 11th (It'll be a very happy birthday indeed)--Reached 7/25/12
Mini Goal #2: Normal BMI (under 155 lbs)--Reached 12/3/12
5 lbs gets me a dragonfly:
Hotaruchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #26
waisting away
 
gatorgirl6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 882

S/C/G: too much/ticker/healthy

Height: 5' 8"

Default

I didn't workout today but I did go on a 1.25 mi walk.

Hobbiton to Mt. Doom: 1779
Traveled: 26.75
Remaining: 1752.25
__________________

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future."
Lose 5 lbs 13 times: lllll lllll lll
gatorgirl6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 09:54 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
kelly315's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 2,525

S/C/G: 290/ticker/145

Height: 5'4"

Default

Finally got my new bodybugg (which has a pedometer) so I can finally keep going with this! Yay! So far I only included one short walk that I knew the distance of, but I'm going to add up my steps from throughout the day, I think.
__________________

Started July 1, 2012 @ 290lbs
kelly315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 10:28 PM   #28
Member
 
TRom81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 32

S/C/G: 160/155.5/122

Height: 5'4"

Default

This is the coolest thing EVER! I am so stoked, and I can't wait to tell all my nerd friends about it. I totally think I'm going to walk through the movies on my treadmill...maybe the extended editions. And outside too of course!

I wrote a chapter of my masters thesis on LOTR! I love it so much!

Thanks for starting this! I can't wait 'til I can have a ticker so I can track my miles.
TRom81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 10:38 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Everlasting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 544

S/C/G: 279/ticker/150

Height: 5'6"

Default

Welcome TRom, that is an awesome idea about walking through the movies!

Well, I didn't get any extra walking in, but I did get all my housework in so I guess that's good. Frodo likes a clean house, right? So I end my day at 29.7 miles walked in the Woody End.
__________________

Walk to Mordor Challenge
128.5 miles out of 1779 completed!
Everlasting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 10:49 PM   #30
Starting over...again!
 
HealthyMeWannabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 596

S/C/G: 295.4/see ticker/135

Height: 5'5"

Default

Oh this sounds fun! I joined in a distance challenge (500 miles in 2012) but everyone else has dropped out except me. I'd love to join y'all!

Today I jogged 0.5 miles, biked 9 miles, and walked/jogged (Couch to 5K plus some additional walking) 2 miles. That's 11.5 miles for the day. It's a start!

Reading through this challenge is making me want to go watch the movies again.
__________________
HealthyMeWannabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2