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Old 07-31-2007, 10:29 PM   #1
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AUGUST CHALLENGE...Summertime! Are you were you want to be? Accomplishing your goals? Do you need some help? How about a challenge to help keep us on the straight and narrow for the next month? It's somewhere to check in...some friendly competition. Come join us for our monthly challenge!!

Since this is a monthly challenge, it will start on the 1st and the day of the month is the day of the challenge. You need to post your points on a daily basis (or whenever you can). Simply reply to this post and then edit that post as you add points (no columns please). That way you always know where you are and so do I! I will calculate and post the totals, on a weekly basis.

For those of you who have NO IDEA what I am talking about - here are the details. Sometimes we work our hardest when we are held accountable. So I challenge you to do your very best for the month and we'll see who wins!!

Here is how it's going to go. Starting tomorrow, August 1, 2007. We will try to do the 3 things that work. Food, water & exercise. You decide what your food plan is, how much water you want to drink and how much exercise you want to get every day. Every day you have the opportunity to earn 4 points.

2 point for sticking with your food plan (no splitting points here, you either stuck to your plan or you didn't)
1 point for drinking the amount of water you decided on
1 point for getting some exercise. (If you don't exercise on a given day - you DO NOT get a point for exercise - even if you planned it that way)

Post here with how many points you've earned for a given day, and I will keep track. We'll see who's did the best for the month.

This is a very cool way to keep on track, because even if you don't do so great on food, you might still get in your water and exercise to earn the points!

Who's ready for a challenge???? It starts TOMORROW!!!!
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:33 PM   #2
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I've been waiting for this. "A fresh start" once again.

Here we go again.

As for my plan, most of it is in my signature, but here's more details...

Eating
- At least 5 fruits/veggies a day (I'm trying to get into a good habit of eating fruits & veggies, since I usually don't)
- Under 1500 calories per day.
- No fast food (If I go to a fast food place I'll get a salad)
- No soda pop
- No candy
- No eating after 9pm (trying to get rid of my midnight snacking habit)

Water
- At least 64oz a day

Exercise
- Walking 6 days a week
- Weight training 3 days a week
- Cardio workout DVD 3 days a week (on days I don't do weights)

My Goal for this month: I'm not setting a weight goal for the month, just to do the best I can each day, stay strong, and not give up on myself!! I'm sure if I do that, I will lose some amount of weight, how little it may be.



8.11 4pts. Got all my water. Did a kickboxing video today. And so far, under calorie limit.
8.12 4pts. Got all the water. Barely under my calorie limit, but still UNDER it. And I've done alot of walking at work today, so I'm counting it!
8.13 4pts. 30 minutes of a dance aerobics!! Go me!


Total points to date: 12
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:36 PM   #3
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I slipped up in July, so August is going to be better!!
I will succeed at this!!
August:

Exercise: 5 times a week 60 minutes, weekends: 30 minutes
Food : stay under 1600 calories a day( down 100 calories from 1700)
Water : 48- 64 ounces a day.

1-4 pts
2- 4pts
3- 4pts
4- 4 pts
5- 4pts
6- 4pts
7-4 pts
8- 4pts
9- 4pts ( hey this is getting to be a habit )
10- 4 pts
11- 4 pts
12- 2 pts-- stuck with exercise, and water, food plan sucked , Monday will be better.
13- 2 pts-- exercise , but food was the problem again, I will do better!
14- 4pts
15- 4 pts
16- 4 pts ... Had two servings of my " Bday cake: berries with fat free cool whip, no cake)
17- 4 pts
18- 4pts
19- 4 pts -- got a 30 minute walk in this morning.
20- 4pts -- Had a terrific day
21- 4pts
22- 4 pts
23- 4pts- almost blew it , but didn't
24- 4pts
25- 4 pts
26- 4 pts
27- 4 pts
28- 4 pts
29- 4 pts
30- 4 pts
31-3 pts - had a fruit bar went over my calories by 100 oh well.
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:20 PM   #4
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Default August Points Challenge

If I may, I am going to incorporate the great posts here into mine.

Goals:
1800 calories
Jazzercise class (changed to 20 minutes of activity a day)
122 ounces of water*


August:
1- 3 points. . . .I feel like I am swimming in drinking water! lol
2- 3 points . . . 2 food / 1 exercise....the water is very difficult
3- 0 points. . . .Pay Day Fridays (sighs)
4- 3 points . . . no exercise...(thinks there's still time)
5- 2 points . . . (looks on in fear....I need to do better this upcoming week)
6- 3 points . . . (mutters...freaking exercise)
7- 0 points . . . (I hate my job.)
8- 2 points . . . (still wallowing)
9- 0 points . . . (still wallowing... I will snap out soon)
10-2 points . . . (food, no exercise, water goal is maybe too high)
11-2 points
12-2 points
13-4 points . . . (finally! Jazzercise 6am/water (figured out ice is the key))
14-1 point . . . (water)
15-3 points . . . (no exercise)
16-0 points
17-3 points
18-2 points
19-2 points
20-4 points . . . 41 points to date!
21-1 point . . . got the water in but not anything else
22-4 points . . .
23-1 point . . . got the water in but went to a buffet lunch with a co-worker
24-0 points
25-0 points
26-2 points . . .food only
27-4 points . . .
28-4 points . . .
29-2 points . . . (water and exercise)
30-2 points (food only)
31-0 points

*based on an article on "How to Drink More Water Everyday."

09/01/07 - Amazing how the days seemed to go by so slowly but now the month felt like it flew by!
Out of the possible 124 points, I earned 61. 49% Ouch! Is that a fail?
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:34 PM   #5
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Cool, I need all the challenges I can get. Tomorrow starts my second month here at 3FC, and more importantly my second month of making a total commitment to finally get this weight off and be the woman I so need to be!

Eating
~Calories under 1700 a day and recorded correctly in Fitday
~No bad choices when eating out!
~No simple sugars or very high saturated fat foods.

Water
~At least 64oz a day

Exercise
~Curves, 4 days a week
~Home workout, 2 days a week


My Goal for this month: To see 225 or lower. To NOT go off plan!!

August:
1-3pts ~ No exercise and barely under my calories. I'll do better!
2-4 pts
3-4 pts
4-2pt ~ Not enough water and no exercise
5-2pts ~ I'm soooooo glad this weekend is over!
6-4pt ~Back on track and feeling good!
7- 4pts ~I should get more with all the water I drank today. I'm floating!!!
8-2 pts ~ No food points for me! 200 calories over my limit.
9-4pt ~ I perfect day for me!!
10-3 pts
11-2 pts
12-2 pts
13-4 pts
14-4 pts
15- 4 pts ~ still workin' the plan!!
16-4pt~ Hey! This stuff is working!!
17-4 pts
18-4 pts
19-0 pts! A day out of the house sure gets me off plan faster than anything!
20-4 pts ~ Yayyy for Mondays!
21-4 pts
22-4 pts
23-4 pts
24-4 pts
25-3 pts
26-2 pts
27-4 pts
28-4 pts ~Accckkk the month is almost!
29-4 pts
30-4 pts
31- 4 pts~ Ending the month and feeling pretty good with what I accomplished. I will, however, do much better next month!!
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:57 PM   #6
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Eating
1600 calories or less
No soda
Everything recorded

Water
80oz a day

Exercise
at least 45 min a day.

August
1- 2pts. (cheese today, so no food points - but it was worth it!)
2- 4pts
3- 4pts Cut it close on the calories though. I have 25 or so to spare.
4- 4pts
5- 4pts
6- 4pts
7- 2pts
8- 4 pts
9- 4pts
10- 4pts
11- 4pts
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:11 AM   #7
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Ok... I'm in...

Eating:
SB Phase II... no off-program food

Water:
98 ounces or more

Exercise:
We're remodeling... Minimum 1 1/2 hours a day 5-7 days a week

August
1- 3 points (2 for food and 1 for water)
2- 3 points (2 for food and 1 for water)
3- 3 points (2 for food and 1 for water)
4- 4 points
5- 4 points
6- 2 points (1 for exercise and 1 for water)
7- 4 points
8- 3 points (2 for food and 1 for water)
9- 4 points
10- 3 points (2 for food and 1 for water)
11- 4 points
12- 4 points
13- 4 points
14- 3 points
15- 3 points
16- 3 points
17- 4 points
18- 2 points (exercise and water) - DH's birthday and we went out for Mexican food
19- 4 points
20- 4 points
21- 4 points
22- 3 points
23- 4 points
24- 4 points
25- 4 points
26- 4 points
27- 1 point
28- 3 points
29- 3 points
30- 3 points
31- 3 points
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:33 AM   #8
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Food: Under 2000
Water: 56oz
Exercise: 30 min / day

1 - 4
2 - 4
3 - 4
4 - 2
5 - 4
6 - 4
7 - 4
8 - 4
9 - 3
10- 4
11- 3
12- 3
13- 4
14- 4
15- 4
16- 4
17- 4
18- 4
19- 4
20- 2
21- 4
22- 3
23- 4
24- 4
25- 2 (I suck this month)
26- 4
27- 4
28- 4
29- 4
30- 3
31- 4

TOTAL : 113/124

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Old 08-01-2007, 01:33 AM   #9
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Ooh, this will help me stay on track...uses that competitive streak, even if I am just competeing with myself.

Eating-
Follow my doctor suggested diet and keep calories below 1500 a day

Water-
Drink at least 90oz of water a day

Exercise-
45 minutes everyday

August
1 4pnts...followed through on everything
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 3
6 2
7 0pnts (It's been a really bad day)
8 3 - no exercise
9 4 - finally back on track
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:51 AM   #10
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Oh I would like to try this!

Goals:
less than 1400 calories with 30% or less coming from fat
64 oz of water or more everyday
4 days of exercise (mix of cardio and calisthenics)

August:
1- 2 points (drank some wine that was not on plan)
2- 2 points (went way off plan last night)
3- 3 points (no exercise)
4- 2 points (no exercise, not enough water)
5- 4 points wooohoo
6- 4 points!
7- 1 point for water
8- 1 point for water
9- 1 point for water
10- 1 point for water
11- 1 point for water
12- 3 points, on plan and water
13- 4 points!
14- 3 points (no exercise)
15- 1 point for water
16- 1 point for water (the delicious steak I ate put me over my fat intake...but oohhhh my was it good)
17- 1 point for water
18- 3 points (no exercise)
19- 3 points
20- 1 point
21- 3 points
22- 1 point
23- 1 point
24- 3 points
25- 3 points
26- 1 point
27- 3 points
28- 3 points
29- 1 point
30- 4 points!!! I finally exercised again LOL.
31-

Total: 65
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:33 AM   #11
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Hi, I'm up for the challenge, & I'm also new to the site. I've posted in the 50+ forum.

Food: 26-31 WW points, eating more veggies & less carbs

Water: 8 (8 oz) glasses daily

Exercise: Curves, 3 days a week (or more) & a 45 minute walk on the days that I don't go to Curves.

AUGUST
1-1 pt for drinking water, no pts for food or exercise
2-4 pts
3-2 pts for water & exercise
4-1 pt for drinking water
5-1 pt
6-1 pt
7-1 pt
8-1 pt
9-1 pt
10-1 pt
11-1 pt
12-1 pt
13-1 pt
14-1 pt
15-1 pt
16-1 pt
17-1 pt
18-1 pt
19-1 pt
20-1 pt
21-1 pt
22-1 pt
23-1 pt
24-1 pt
25-1 pt
26-1 pt
27-1 pt
28-1 pt
29-1 pt
30-1 pt
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Hi! I am also new to 3FC....I can't think of a better way to get started but to jump right in.

My Goals

Under 2000 calories
64 oz. water
30 minutes a day (walking)


August
1 0 - This is harder than I thought!
2 1- Got my 30 minutes in
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:27 AM   #13
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I'm in again. This helps keep me on track!
Food: 1300-1800 calories/day
Exercise: 30 min Cardio every day; Weights 3x's week
Water: 64oz

8/1: 4
8/2: 4
8/3: 2
8/4: 4
8/5: 4
8/6: 4
8/7: 4
8/8: 4
8/9: 4
8/10: 2
8/11: 2
8/12: 4
8/13: 4
8/14: 4
8/15: 4
8/16: 2 (42 calories over!!!)
8/17: 2
8/18: 4
8/19: 1
8/20: 4
8/21: 4
8/22: 4
8/23: 2
8/24: 4
8/25: 4
8/26: 3 (I will NOT go over my calories and make this another 1 day)
8/27: 4
8/28: 4
8/29: 4
8/30: 4
8/31: 4 (see note by 8/26)
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:50 AM   #14
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Count me in!

Food: Stick to the herbal magic plan with the modifications made by my trainer (more protein)

Water: 2L daily

Exercise: 3x a week for an hour with my trainer
swimming once a week
walks as often as I can get them in
one other time at the gym to do cardio

1 - 1 for water & 2 for food
2 - 2
3 - 3
4 - 4
5 - 3
6 - 1
7 - 4
8 - 4
9 - 4
10 - 3
11 - 1
12 - 3
13 - 4
14 - 4
15 - 3
16 - 1
17 - 4
18 - 1
19 - 3
20 - 4
21 - 4
22 - 1 (had pizza with company & missed workout because they were there - need to plan better)
23 - 4
24 - 4
25 - 2
26 - 3
27 - 4
28 - 4
29 - 1
30 - 2
31 - 1

Running total = 87
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:01 AM   #15
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I'll have another go at it... my goal is more points than I had last month (80 points for July). (more points than July as of 08.26)

Exercise: 3-4 times a week for 20 minutes or more
Food : 1800 calories or less a day
Water : 64 ounces or more a day

08.01- 3 (food and water)
08.02- 3 (food and water)
08.03- 1 (water only)
08.04- 3 (food and water)
08.05- 4
08.06- 3 (food and water)
08.07- 4
08.08- 3 (food and water)
08.09- 4
08.10- 3 (food and water)
08.11- 2 (water and exercise)
08.12- 3 (food and exercise)
08.13- 3 (food and water)
08.14- 4
08.15- 4
08.16- 3 (food and water)
08.17- 4
08.18- 3 (food and water)
08.19- 4
08.20- 3 (food and water)
08.21- 4
08.22- 3 (food and water)
08.23- 4
08.24- 1 (water only - 66 calories over)
08.25- 3 (food and water)
08.26- 4
08.27- 3 (food and water)
08.28- 4
08.29- 3 (food and water)
08.30- 4
08.31- 3 (food and water)

Total thru 08.31 = 100
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