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Old 01-31-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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FEBRUARY CHALLENGE...the holidays are long gone and we are already 1 month into 2008! How about a challenge to help us keep it going!!! 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, February 1, 2008. 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 01-31-2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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I love seeing those "4"s. And while I wasn't here for January. I need to be here for February. This little personal challenge really gives me a boost.

So here's the deal!

Food: Stay within my WW daily points.
Water: Drink 6 glasses daily.
Exercise: Some form of exercise every day. Tapes & Treadmill.

Bring it!


2/01 - 4
2/02 - 2 (Exercise & Water)

2/03 - 0 (Dunwannatalkaboutit. Good thing tomorrow is a new day!)
2/04 - 4
2/05 - 4
2/06 - 4
2/07 - 4
2/08 - 3 (Food & Water)
2/09 - 0

2/10 - 0
2/11 - 0 (*sigh* Weekends... )
2/12 - 3 (Food & Water)
2/13 - 4
2/14 - 4
2/15 - 4
2/16 - 4

2/17 - 4
2/18 - 3 (Food & Water)
2/19 - 4
2/20 - 4
2/21 - 4
2/22 - 4
2/23 - 4

2/24 - 4
2/25 - 4
2/26 - 4
2/27 - 4
2/28 - 4
2/29 - 4

Running Total: 95/out of a possible 112

I'm aiming for: 95/out of a possible 116

Final Total: 95 Success!!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:16 PM   #3
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I'm back for a second month!
I will be on vacation for a week this month so I won't be tracking calories but I still will be exercising and getting in water.

Food: 1800-1900 calories
Water: 8 glasses
Exercise: 5-6 times a week (cardio everyday, strength training 3 days)


02/01: 4
02/02: 1 (weekly day off from exercise, was within calorie limits but no points because I made really bad choices)
02/03: 2 (exercise and water, but was thrown off food plan at Super Bowl party)
02/04: 4
02/05: 4
02/06: 3 (no exercise, not feeling well)
02/07: 4
02/08: 4
02/09: 4
02/10: 4
02/11: 4
02/12: 4
02/13: 4
02/14: 4
02/15: 4
02/16: 2 (on vacation, water, exercise)
02/17: 2 (on vacation, water, exercise)
02/18: 1 (on vacation, water, sick with flu)
02/19: 1 (on vacation, water, sick with flu)
02/20: 1 (on vacation, water, sick with flu)
02/21: 1 (on vacation, water, sick with flu)
02/22: 1 (on vacation, water, sick with flu)
02/23: 1 (on vacation, water, sick with flu)
02/24: 1 (on vacation, water, sick with flu)
02/25: 1 (water, preping for medical test)
02/26: 1 (water, day off test)
02/27: 2 (water, finally feeling well enough to exercise, now need to get food back on track)
02/28: 2 (fighting to get back on track with food after vacation and being sick)
02/29:
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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I discovered some interesting patterns last month so I need to work on those!

Food: 1200-1600 cal/day
Exercise: at least 30 min/day
Water: 40 oz/day

2.01 = 0
2.02 = 0
2.03 = 1 (water)
2.04 = 1 (water)
2.05 = 4
2.06 = 1 (water)
2.07 = 1 (water)
2.08 = 1 (food)
2.09 = 3 (food, water)
2.10 = 0
2.11 = 3 (food, water)
2.12 = 1 (water)
2.13 = 4
2.14 = 0
2.15 = 4
2.16 = 4
2.17 = 4
2.18 = 4
2.19 = 3 (food, water)
2.20 = 0
2.21 = 1 (water)
2.22 = 0
2.23 = 2 (water, exercise)
2.24 = 1 (water)
2.25 = 2 (water, exercise)
2.26 = 4
2.27 = 0
2.28 = 3 (food, water)
2.29 = 0
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:11 PM   #5
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Ya know what? I think I'll try the Points Challenge this month! I don't think I have EVER done it, so this should be interesting!!

Food: eating low carb, staying under 2000 cals
Exercise: 180 minutes /week minimum
Water: 80 oz/day

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Old 01-31-2008, 04:12 PM   #6
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January was my first month on this challenge and it really helped me refocus - my focus this month will be staying within my calories even though I cant do the intensity of exercise I want. (wow.. I think I replaced emotional eating with emotional exercising?!)

food: 1700 calories or less
exercise: Pilates 3x a week. walking 3x (bad knee if I do any more it just gets worse). knee strengthening stretches 7x
water: 2 litres

2.01 - 4
2.02 - 4
2.03 - 3
2.04 - 4
2.05 - 2 note to self; STOP EATING SO MUCH.
2.06 - 3 not enough water
2.07 - 3
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2.08 - 1 stressed so I skipped lunch and made up for it later in the day :|
2.09 - 2 death by pizza hut but I got my exercise/water.. and hit my mini goal weight for this summer TODAY
2.10 - 2 (now my parents left town ... no more restaurant eating after today!)
2.11 - 4
2.12 - 4
2.13 - 4 I had the most stressful day but my highlight was realizing today is one of the days I can walk for exercise!!
2.14 - 4 today I accidently realized I could do the pilates plow. I never could have done that at my SW -- I even went too far and ending up doing a complete back roll over. I was laying on the floor laughing at myself after it happened. such a good back stretch!
22
2.15 - 1 over my calories by a couple hundred and I'm getting a cold... since I have MS that means I need to be as careful as possible so all body temp raising activity (cardio/hot showers) is on hold. If I'm still sick tomorrow I'll cancel my plans.
2.16 - 3 and i'm down 2 pounds despite last weekend. woo! (definitly sicker though. ugh)
2.17 - 3 still incredibly sick with a cold/flu but nothing MS wise has come up yay!
2.18 - 3 feeling better so I did some afternoon errands for half an hour and ended up completly drained.
2.19 - 3 still not feeling good enough to exercise
2.20 - 3
2.21 - 3
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2.22 - 1 being sick has demolished my appeptite for anything other than extremely sweet or extremely salty. so I gave in and got a burger and fries. i thought it would taste better. but it didnt.
2.23 - 1 Im down 3 lbs today
2.24 - 4 went for a walk
2.25 - 4 did pilates
2.26 - 3
2.27 - 3
2.28 - 4
2.29 - 4
24

Total 88
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:42 PM   #7
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Count me in!

Food: Assigned WW Points
Water: 48 oz. (6 8 oz. glasses)
Exercise: At least one full 60 minute yoga class/week, 1 activity point every day!

02/01: 2 (water & exercise)
02/02: 4
02/03: 3 (Food plan & water - my day off from exercise)
02/04: 4
02/05: 4
02/06: 4
02/07: 4
02/08: 3 (Took a day off from exercise, feeling ill)
02/09: 4
02/10: 4
02/11: 3 (Day off from exercise)
02/12: 4 BARELY made it, but I did!
02/13: 4
02/14: 4! I'm really proud of this -- I even managed to fit a bit of chocolate in.
02/15: 4 But I think I deserve more for how hard I worked out today. *G*
02/16: 0 NOT a good day! But we all have them sometimes.
02/17: 4
02/18: 4
02/19: 4
02/20: 4
02/21: 3 I didn't get all my water in.
02/22: 4
02/23: 4
02/24: 4
02/25: 4
02/26: 4
02/27: 4
02/28: 3 Water again.
02/29: 4

NICE JOB, EVERYBODY!
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Count me in!!!!
Food: Plan my meals daily, watch portion sizes (I'm trying not to obsess with numbers)
Water: at least 80 oz. a day
Exercise: At least 60 minutes a day

2.01 4
2.02 4
2.03 4
2.04 4
2.05 4
2.06 4
2.07 4
2.08 4
2.09 4
2.10 3
2.11 4
2.12 4
2.13 4
2.14 4
2.15 4
2.16 4
2.17 4
2.18 4
2.19 4
2.20 4
2.21 4
2.22 4
2.23 3
2.24 4
2.25 4
2.26 4
2.27 4
2.28 3
2.29 3
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:07 PM   #9
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I'm in again for this month.

Food Goal: 1800 calories or less
Fitness Goal: 30 mins on the stationary bike 6 days a week
Water Goal: 64oz a day


2.01 - 2
2.02 - 4
2.03 - 0
2.04 - 4
2.05 - 3
2.06 - 4
2.07 - 4
2.08 - 4
2.09 - 3
2.10 - 4
2.11 - 3
2.12 - 4
2.13 - 2
2.14 - 4
2.15 - 2
2.16 - 3
2.17 - 4
2.18 - 4
2.19 - 0
2.20 - 0
2.21 - 4
2.22 - 3
2.23 - 0
2.24 - 3
2.25 - 3
2.26 - 4
2.27 - 4
2.28
2.29
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:44 PM   #10
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I will join again. No week long trips for February!

Meal Plan: Nutrisystem alternated with 1500 calorie food days
Exercise: 30 minutes
Water: 64 ounces

My goal is to be on plan 90% this month, which means 104 points total.


02/01: 4
02/02: 2
02/03: 4 - Made it through the SuperBowl!!
02/04: 4
02/05: 2 (oops, Mardi Gras )
02/06: 2
02/07: 4

02/08: 4
02/09: 4
02/10: 4
02/11: 4
02/12: 4
02/13: 4
02/14: 2 - yummy vday dinner 48 points so far

02/15: 4
02/16: 4
02/17: 4 - an on plan weekend,
02/18: 4
02/19: 4
02/20: 4
02/21: 4 76 points so far

02/22: 4
02/23: 4
02/24: 2
02/25: 4
02/26: 4
02/27: 4
02/28: 2
02/29: 4 Grand total of 104 - 90% on plan for the month!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:38 PM   #11
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I'm in! Hopefully february will be a better month than january Food, water and exercise will be much the same as my january goals.

Water: 8 glasses a day
Food: 1400-1700 calories/day
Exercise: at least 30 mins a day

Good luck everyone!

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2/2~2/18-17 (on vaca, assume 1 point per day)
2/19-3 (whew, getting back into things is HARD)
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:06 PM   #12
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I'm in. This really helped keep me focused in Jan...
Food: 1600-1800 calories
Water: 64 oz + daily.
Exercise: 4-5 days a week, cardio and weight training.

2/01 - 4
2/02 - 3 (BBall tourney...not enough exercise to count)

2/03 - 3 (no exercise)
2/04 - 3 (no exercise)
2/05 - 4
2/06 - 4
2/07 - 2 (out to dinner)
2/08 - 4
2/09 - 3 (no exercise, not planned)

2/10 - 3 (no exercise, none planned)
2/11 - 3 (no exercise...again)
2/12 - 4
2/13 - 4
2/14 - 4
2/15 - 0 (woke up late, out to dinner and just wasn't feeling the water today...sigh)
2/16 - 3 (no exercise, none planned)

2/17 - 2 (food good, no exercise planned but not enough water)
2/18 - 4
2/19 - 4
2/20 - 4
2/21 - 4
2/22 - 4
2/23 - 4

2/24 - 4
2/25 - 4
2/26 - 4
2/27 - 3 (no exercise)
2/28 - 2 (sick, no water or exercise...but also no calories)
2/29 - 2 still sick
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:13 PM   #13
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Exercise: 5-6 days/wk
~Cardio - 3x/wk 40 mins ea (C25k)
~Core Training - 2x/wk
~Strength Training - 1x/wk
~Lateral Motion Training - 1x/wk
Food : 1650 calories or less a day
Water : 64 ounces or more a day
Goal for Feb: 93 points (80% on plan)

02.01 - 3 (food & water)
02.02 - 4
02.03 - 4
02.04 - 4
02.05 - 4
02.06 - 3 (food & water)
02.07 - 4
02.08 - 3 (food & water)
02.09 - 1 (water only)
02.10 - 4
02.11 - 1 (water only)
02.12 - 3 (food & water)
02.13 - 1 (water only)
02.14 - 2 (water & exercise)
02.15 - 3 (food & water)
02.16 - 0 ...ugh
02.17 - 1 (water only)
02.18 - 3 (food & water)
02.19 - 1 (water only... 37 calories over)
02.20 - 2 (food only)
02.21 - 3 (food & water)
02.22 - 3 (food & water)
02.23 - 3 (food & water)
02.24 - 1 (water only)
02.25 - 2 (water & exercise)
02.26 - 1 (water only)
02.27 - 4
02.28 - 3 (food & water)
02.29 - 2 (food only)

Total points thru 02.29 = 73 (63% on plan)
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:29 PM   #14
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I'm in again. I will actually finish this month.
Goal: 64 ounces water
Sticking to points
Exercise at least 10 minutes everyday. ^_^

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Food: Max 1500 calories per day
Exercise: at least 30 min/day
Water: 100 oz per day

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