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Old 09-30-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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OCTOBER CHALLENGE...fall is here and the holidays are coming! Halloween, Thansksgiving and Christmas. School is back in session and this is when we start to really get busy and sometimes lose our focus. 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, October 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 09-30-2007, 03:28 PM   #2
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I have not been able to stick with any thing lately. I will be out of town for two weeks in October and I'm not sure I will be able to post every day although I will keep up with my points and post them as often as possible. Today, I started over with WW at Home and I REALLY, REALLY NEED to do this challenge to help me stay on plan. I have 4 days in FL at my daughter's wedding... dinners before and during the wedding. We are staying there a week after wedding to keep grandchildren while she is on her Honeymoon. However, I honestly believe the challenge can help me to make good choices on the days I can make choices (eating out a lot) and to not over indulge on the days I don't have choices. I have about 10 days before we leave to go to FL. So please count me in on the challenge and I hope to get a good start on it before I leave (I live in SC).

My goal will be
1. to stay within my Flex points daily,
2. drink 80 oz water and
3. because of a bad knee exercise is limited, but I will either walk or ride stationary bike or do some sort of exercise daily.

Thanks for the challenge. I hope we will be successful. It does help to be accountable.

Oct 1 4 pts
Oct 2 4 pts Yeah... 2 good days
Oct 3 4 pts (Exercise.. helped DH w/yard work huffed
and puffed, but I did it.)
Oct 4 4 pts (Thanks to this Challenge & because of it
I did my exercise. Being accountable
really does make a difference. )
Oct 5 4 pts Yeah!!!!!!
Oct 6 3 pts Food and water only.
Oct 7 4 pts
Oct 8 4 pts
Oct 9 4 pts
Oct 10 3 pts (travel.. rode in car 11 hours)
Oct 11 4 pts (lots of walking, barely got water drank)

Oct 12 2 pts (I sure hope all the walking & water made up for all the food... wedding rehersal dinner... so much food just mostly took little bites of each thing not whole servings.)

Oct 13 2 pts Another strange day with lots of food at wedding. Lots of walking, standing though and I did drink a lot of water.)

Oct 14 3 pts
Oct 15 4 pts Staying within WW pts, but not able to get in all the veggies trying to make it up with fruit.

Oct 16 2 pts (went out to eat @ favorite So FL restaurant so just Ex & Water today)

Oct 17 3 pts (water was off most of day so didn't get it all in)
Oct 18 4 pts
Oct 19 4 pts
Oct 20 1 pt
Oct 21 1 pt
Oct 22 3 pts
Oct 23 1 pt
Oct 24 1 pt
Oct 25 4 pts (Trips over and back OP 100%)
Oct 26 4 pts
Oct 27 3 pts food & water
Oct 28 4 pts
Oct 29 3 pts food & water
Oct 30 4 pts
Oct 31 4 pts

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Old 09-30-2007, 03:38 PM   #3
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I have not tried a month challenge, and think this is a good safe place to begin. I will:
1. Keep with my Fitday Food plan.
2. Drink 2 liters of water each day plus tea, diet colas etc.
3. Walk at least 20 mins. a day. Swim at least once a week.

Oct.1 3 pts
Oct.2 4 pts.
Oct.3 3 pts. exercise, not; inner couch potato reigned
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:59 PM   #4
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We're leaving for a 15 night cruise this week, so it’s going to be challenging month. I'd love to come back from vacation and NOT have a weight gain.

I won't be able to post daily from the ship (we'll I could, it would just cost some $$$), so I've copied this template in my journal. I'll keep track there and post periodically.

Food: SB Phase 2 while at home/SB Phase 3 while on our cruise
Water: 100 oz per day
Exercise: 30 minutes a day… Biking, Water Aerobics, Walking (only in a pinch, it doesn’t agree with my PF)


10.01- 4 points
10.02- 3 points
10.03- 4 points
10.04- 3 points
10.05- 3 points
10.06- 3 points
10.07- 4 points
10.08- 4 points
10.09- 3 points
10.10- 4 points
10.11- 4 points
10.12- 4 points
10.13- 4 points
10.14- 3 points
10.15- 3 points
10.16- 3 points
10.17- 3 points
10.18- 3 points
10.19- 3 points
10.20- 0
10.21- 3 points
10.22- 3 points
10.23- 3 points
10.24- 3 points
10.25- 3 points
10.26- 3 points
10.27- 3 points
10.28- 3 points
10.29- 3 points
10.30- 3 points
10.31- 3 points

I did really good with my food this month... even on the ship. I didn't gain any weight on our cruise and I am THRILLED with that!

I really need to work on my exercise... I'll do better in November.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:16 PM   #5
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Hey I'm new to this, but this looks like a fun challenge! ^^ Here goes!

Food - Track & stay within my points.
Water - 48oz a day.
Exercise - 30 minute treadmill - 3 days a week. Two 10 minute walks - 5 days a week.

Max Points Possible: 116

10/01 - 4
10/02 - 4
10/03 - 4 (stayed until 7:00 at work & -still- treadmilled)
10/04 - 4
10/05 - 4
10/06 - 0 *ugh*

10/07 - 0 *sigh*(Poorly planned weekend, must learn from mistakes!)
10/08 - 4 (Right back on track!!)
10/09 - 4
10/10 - 4
10/11 - 4
10/12 - 4
10/13 - 4 (Did really well, even at the Rehearsal Dinner)

10/14 - 2 (Exercise & Water - Wedding: Didn't eat a lot there, but made up for it after ;_; )
10/15 - 2 (Exercise & Water - Food: Made the mistake of "counting it up later".)
10/16 - 4
10/17 - 4
10/18 - 4
10/19 - 4
10/20 - 4

10/21 - 2 (Water + Exercise)
10/22 - 1 (Exercise)
10/23 - 4
10/24 - 4
10/25 - 4
10/26 - 4
10/27 - 4

10/28 - 3
10/29 - 3
10/30 - 4
10/31 - 4

Total: 101 ! Not bad ^^ Better next month for sure
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:19 PM   #6
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Hi,
I am in, this challenge has become , not about winning, but about accountability for me.
Food under 1600 calories a day
water 48 ounces at least
Exercise - 5 days of the elliptical for 40 minutes, 1 day for 30 minutes+ 4-5 days of general exercises + free weight lifting..
October
1-- 4pts....... stayed on plan..
2--4pts
3--4 pts
4--4 pts
5 -- 2 pts.. bad day
6---2 pts -- bad day.......
7--1 pt --- the worst day, that will not repeat itself!!!
8-4 pts
9--4 pts
10--4pts
11--4pts
12--4 pts
13--4pts
14--4pts
15--4 pts
16--2 pts
17--4 pts
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19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
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31
======= I can succeed at this!!!!
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:32 PM   #7
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I'm in again!

Exercise: Cardio-3x/wk 40 mins ea (C25k), Core Training-1x/wk, Strength Training-1x/wk
Food : 1750 calories or less a day
Water : 64 ounces or more a day
Goal for Oct: 99 points (this would put me on plan 80% of the time) - didn't quite make it 78% on plan.

10.01- 3 (food and water)
10.02- 4
10.03- 2 (water and exercise... 26 cals over)
10.04- 4
10.05- 3 (food and water)
10.06- 4
10.07- 2 (water and exercise... 47 cals over)
10.08- 3 (food and water)
10.09- 1 (water only... anniversary dinner with DH - way over cals)
10.10- 4
10.11- 2 (water and exercise... 45 cals over - ugh!)
10.12- 4
10.13- 4
10.14- 4
10.15- 2 (food only) - left for business conference
10.16- 1 (water only) - out of town at business conference
10.17- 1 (water only) - out of town at business conference
10.18- 2 (water and exercise) - returned from business conference
10.19- 4
10.20- 4
10.21- 4
10.22- 4
10.23- 4
10.24- 3 (food and water)
10.25- 4
10.26- 3 (food and water)
10.27- 4
10.28- 4
10.29- 4
10.30- 4
10.31- 1 (water only - ooh, too much candy)

Total thru 10.31 = 97
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:06 PM   #8
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Removing myself...I fell off the wagon, but have somehow managed to only re-gain 3 pounds. November's a new month and I'm looking forward to getting back on plan!
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:22 PM   #9
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Food plan: 14-1600 calories
Water: 4 glasses a day
Exercise: 30 minutes per day

10/01-4
10/02-4
10/03-2
10/04-4
10/05-4
10/06-2
10/07-1
10/08-1
10/09-4
10/10-2
10/11-2
10/12-1
10/13-4
10/14-4
10/15-1
10/16-3
10/17-2
10/18-1
10/19-1
10/20-1
10/21-1
10/22-1
10/23-1
10/24-1
10/25-1
10/26-1
10/27-1
10/28-2
10/29-3
10/30-4
10/31
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:25 PM   #10
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I enjoy this challenge. So I'm in again.
Calories: 1300-1800
Water: 64 oz minimum
Exercise: 3 days of Cardio/ ST videos, pilates or jogging the other 4. Water aerobics 2 or 3 times a week.

10/01: 4
10/02: 4
10/03: 4
10/04: 4
10/05: 4
10/06: 4
10/07: 4
10/08: 4
10/09: 2 (40 calories over!!!)
10/10: 4
10/11: 4
10/12: 4
10/13: 4
10/14: 2 (Homecoming @ church...and I ate dessert!)
10/15: 4
10/16: 4
10/17: 4
10/18: 4
10/19: 4
10/20: 4
10/21: 4
10/22: 4
10/23: 4
10/25: 2 (73 calories over)
10/26: 3
10/27: 4
10/28: 3
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:14 AM   #11
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Sounds like fun.

Due to my problematic back, I can't do very hard exercise, but I walk as much as I can.

Food plan: 1800 - cals per day
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner low fat/low cal. 8 cups of water and 2 cups skim milk
Current weight 242.2 lbs (yay I dropped .8 lbs since yesterday)
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:15 AM   #12
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Okay, I need the accountability...especially with exercise!

Plan: Southbeach phase II foods only
Water: At least 32 ounces a day
Exercise: At least 30 minutes a day

10/1 4
10/2 4
10/3 4
10/4 4
10/5 4
10/6 4
10/7 3 (Day of rest)
10/8 2 (went off plan at the restaurant )
10/9 4
10/10 4
10/11 4
10/12 4
10/13 3 (no exercise)
10/14 3 (no exercise)
10/15 4
10/16 3 (no exercise, bum knee )
10/17 3 (no exercise, still bum knee)
10/18 3 (no exercise)
10/19 3 (no exercise)
10/20 1 (went to dinner and ate off-plan)
10/21 3 (no exercise)
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:56 PM   #13
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This is just what I need to keep moving.

Food: Watch calorie count
Water: at least 66 oz per day
Exercise: at least 20 mins per day.

10.01- 4 -66oz water and 21 mins treadmill-Great start
10.02- 4 -99oz water and 30 mins treadmill
10.03- 4 -99oz water and 30 mins treadmill
10.04- 4 -66oz water, 30 mins treadmill and a whole lot of cleaning!
10.05- 4 -99oz water and 30 mins treadmill
10.06- 4 -66oz water and 30 mins treadmill
10.07- 4 -99oz water and 31 mins treadmill
10.08- 4 -66oz water and 31 mins treadmill
10.09- 4 -66oz water and 31 mins treadmill (I hated that tread today!)
10.10- 4 -66oz water and 31 mins treadmill
10.11- 4 -66oz water and 31 mins treadmill
10.12- 4 -66oz water and 31 mins treadmill+2 hrs wiping tables at lunch duty
10.13- 4 -66oz water and 25 mins treadmill--the pizza came early
10.14- 4 -66oz water and 31 mins treadmill
10.15- 4 -81oz water and 32 mins treadmill--tough -I was really bored today
10.16- 4 -99oz water and 32 mins treadmill
10.17- 4 -82oz water and 32 mins treadmill
10.18- 4 -99oz water and 32 mins treadmill--and that was with school lunch!
10.19- 4 -99oz water and 32 mins treadmill--that was with chinese food!
10.20- 4 -66oz water and 32 mins treadmill--Subway- Yum
10.21- 4 -99oz water and 33 mins treadmill
10.22- 4 -82oz water and 33 mins treadmill
10.23- 4 -66oz water and 33 mins treadmill-tread at 6am to get it in a busy day
10.24- 4 -66oz water and 33 mins treadmill
10.25- 4 -66oz water and 33 mins treadmill
10.26- 4 -66oz water and 33 mins treadmill
10.27- 4 -66oz water and 33 mins treadmill
10.28- 4 -66oz water and 34 mins treadmill
10.29- 4 -66oz water and 34 mins treadmill
10.30- 4 -99oz water and 34 mins treadmill-Little Debbie tried to get me. I said NO!
10.31- 4 -66oz water and 34 mins treadmill-Not even one piece of Halloween candy!!

Thanks for this challenge! It really kept me going! I'm ready for the next one!
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:11 PM   #14
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OK I am going to try again this month.

Goals:

1) 1300-1500 calorie range
2) 20 minutes of exercise each day (chosen from cardio, yoga, strength)
3) 60 oz. of water

October
1- 4 points
2- 3 points (no workout)
3- 3 points (no workout)
4- 0 points...Bad Mary!
5- 2 points (food offplan, I've been celebrating LOL)
6- 3 points (no workout)
7- 3 points (no workout)
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Total: 18 points
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:22 AM   #15
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Okay, I'm going to join in. This months my birthday. If there are any temptations/eating out, I want to eat out SMARTLY (like passing on the bread).

Goals: Food: Stay within my daily WW points. If there are any instances of temptation, I will eat out smartly. I'll pass on the bread, ask for dressing on the side, ask for a doggy bag with my food and put half of it in the bag. I will also be a planner to where I will go and know what I am getting. If I stick to this around birthday time, I'll be good. ^_^

Water: Drink at least 32 oz of water daily

Exercise: I will do 100 minutes of cardio weekly and 120 minutes of strength training weekly. So, that would be 30/40 minutes a day.

October
1- 4 points (I did cardio AND strength training). ^_^
2-4
3-4
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Total: 4
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