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Old 09-30-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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October...that means fall is here and the holidays are on their way! Are you achieving your goals you set for this year? We only have a few months left! How about a challenge to help us along? 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 October 1st 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) Sorry, no 1/2 points.

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 09-30-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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The food: Eat clean with a focus on lean protein & healthy carbs, stay within calorie range 1500, track every single bite. No junk - no Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins for me this year!
The water: 80 ounces.
The exercise: Every day, 45 minutes at the very minimum. Cycling, boxing, gym cardio and strength training. In addition to use my car as little as possible, replacing with walking and cycling. Rawr!

Lots of biking this month, such perfect weather for it. I'll be keeping my sights focused tightly this month as I want to look rocking hot for the holidays (shock everyone I haven't seen since last year) and stay on track to finish weight loss for 2008 and be a maintainer for 2009.


October exercise minutes:
3704/1395
October loss: 13 pounds!
01: 4
02: 4
03: 4
04: 4
05: 4
06: 4
07: 4
08: 4
09: 4
10: 4
11: 4
12: 4
13: 4
14: 4
15: 4
16: 4
17: 4
18: 4
19: 4
20: 4
21: 4
22: 4
23: 4
24: 4
25: 4
26: 4
27: 4
28: 4
29: 4
30: 4
31: 4

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Old 09-30-2008, 11:07 AM   #3
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Food: 28 points per day (WW)
Water: 2 litres per day
Exercise: 60 minutes cardio/ weights 5 x per week

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Old 09-30-2008, 11:18 AM   #4
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New to this one. I'm in!

Food: 31 points per day--2
Water: 64 oz--1
Exercise: 30 minutes or more Mon-Sat.--1

1-- 1 pt (better than none, right?)
2-- 4 pt
3-- 2
4-- 3
5-- 0 Ugh, been off the wagon lately. This is my week to get back on. FOCUSED!
6-- 4 YAY!!
7-- 4
8-- 4
9-- 3
10-- 4
11-- 3
12--4
13--4 I'M PREGNANT!
14-- 3
15-- 1
16-- 3
17-- 3
18-- 3
19-- 3
20-- 2
21-- 2
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:56 PM   #5
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I'm in again! This really keeps me on track

Food: 1800 calorie plan

Water: 64 oz minimum

Exercise: 30-60 min/day walking, recumbent bike, weights and may try the elliptical

Starting weight: 216


10.1: 4
10.2: 4
10.3: 4
10.4: 4
10.5: 4


Weigh in: 214.2


10.6: 4
10.7: 4
10.8: 4
10.9: 2
10.10: 2
10.11: 2
10.12: 3 (no gym, ate on plan, back from weekend vacation, tomorrow is a new start!)

Weigh in: 215 (ugh)

10.13: 4
10.14: 4
10.15: 4
10.16: 4
10.17: 4
10.18: 4
10.19: 3

Weigh in: 213

10.20: 4
10.21: 4
10.22: 4
10.23: 4
10.24: 4
10.25: 1
10.26: 4

Weigh in: 211.8

10.27: 4
10.28: 4
10.29: 4
10.30: 4
10.31: 2

End month weight: 211 (5 pounds lost!)
Percentage points : 111/124 = 89.5%



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Old 09-30-2008, 01:30 PM   #6
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I'm in-need some accountablity

Oct Goals

- stay within my Points-28-daily/35FP-weekly/daily AP-- earns 2pts

- 114 oz.-- earns 1pt

- 30mins to 60mins a day-- earns 1pt

October

01- 4pts
02- 4pts
03- 3pts got up late-no exercise-
04- 3pts
05- 3pts enough


06- 4pts Yeah!! Keep it going
07- 4pts
08- 4pts
09- 4pts
10- 4pts
11- 4pts
12- 3pts no exercise, just lazy

13- 4pts
14- 4pts
15- 4pts
16- 4pts
17- 4pts
18- 4pts
19- 4pts one whole week

20- 4pts
21- 4pts
22- 4pts
23- 4pts
24- 4pts
25- 4pts
26- 4pts

27- 4pts
28- 4pts
29- 4pts
30- 4pts
31- 4pts

120pts/124pts possible

Goal for the month 90%-112

Good Luck to All-

total for the month was 120pts
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:34 PM   #7
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Jamie - You can just post your daily goals on the same page that you post your points!!
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:54 PM   #8
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Let's see if this will help me stay focused on my plan...

Food: 1600-1800 cals
Water: 5 bottles
Exercise: 30 minutes MIN

October

1- 3 (too hot to breathe much less exercise!)
2- 4
3- 3 (crazy busy, no exercise)
4- 2 (Avocado Festival played havoc with my calorie count)
5- 4
6- 3 (twisted my ankle playing hopscotch w/my girls)
7- 2 (ankle still sore)
8- 2 (busy day & I forgot to buy water again)
9- 2 (not feeling so well, but ate well)
10- 4
11- 3 (busy, no exercise)
12- 1 (not feeling well at all, didn't eat at all, but got my water)
13- 3 (felt a little better, still no exercise)
14- 0 (real bad sore throat, couldn't even drink water)
15- 3 (back to normal)
16- 4
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:09 PM   #9
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I would like to join in too!!
Food: Stay within my calorie range 1500-1800 calories, however I am allowing myself a free meal for Thanksgiving (I am Canadian). I cannot live without having some pumpkin pie. Also I might need to tweak this.
Water: 6-8 cups of water a day
Exercise: Walking, counting steps each day. Starting off with 6000 steps this week and then taking my avg and adding 2000 steps for the next week.

Cheers to a brand new month!!!

Hey Juneteenth nice to meet you!! I noticed that we are the same height. I am weird and I notice stuff like that.

Sarah

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Old 09-30-2008, 10:31 PM   #10
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I want to do this!

Food: Carb counting
Water: 48 oz
Exercise: Doing Leslie Sansone's October Calendar



October:

Starting Weight: 215.7

1: 2
2 4
3 4
4 3
5 4
Weight: 212

6 4
7 3
8 4
9 2
10 4
11 4
12 4
Weight: 212.6

13 4
14 4
15 4
16 0
17 4
18 4
19 4
Weight: 209.4

20 4
21 4
22 4
23 4
24 4
25 0
26 0
Weight: 208.4

27 4
28 4
29
30
31
Weight:

Total points:
Total weight loss:


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Old 10-01-2008, 12:46 AM   #11
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I'm very much in! I love a challenge.

My plan is to stick to healthy food and very limited sugar.
Drink 64 oz of water.
Exercise no less than 3x a week.

October:

1= 0, I had a horrible day today but that's not going to keep me down!! Tomorrow is a new day
2= 4
3= 1
4= 2
5= 3 (No exercise today ut will tomorrow)
Weight: 271.5 (I know it's day 5 but I weighed this morning)

6= 0 (I had some terrible news today and that led to a mini binge.)
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Weight: **This week was an emotional train wreck! Now everything is back to normal and im back on track**

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Weight:

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Weight:

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Weight:

Total points:
Total weight loss:

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Old 10-01-2008, 08:11 AM   #12
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Of course I'm back. wouldn't miss it! Going for a POP month this month!

Food: Eat On Plan and journal everything! =2 points
Water: at least 64 oz. per day =1 point
Exercise: at least 30 mins. per day =1 point
Starting weight 196.4


1 =4 Starting out right...1 down 30 to go...
2 =4
3 =3 No excersise today. Running a fever. Energy is zapped
4 =3 No excersise today. Still running a fever. I ache all over.
Weight: 195.0!

5 =3 No excersise
6 =3 No excersise
7 =4 Back on track!
8 =4
9 =4
10=4
11=3 No excersise
Weight: 194!

12=3 No excersise
13=4
14=4
15=4
16=4
17=4
18=4
Weight:191.4!

19=4
20=4
21=4
22=4
23=4
24=4
25=4
Weight:189.4!

26=4
27=4
28=4
29=4
30=3 No excersise
31=4
Weight:185.6! Lost 10.6 lbs in Oct.!!!!!
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:24 PM   #13
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I'm in!! less than 2000 calories per day. 2 litres min. of water daily and daily exercise! (20 minutes of walking, ellipitical or pilates minimum)

10/1 4
10/2 2
10/3 1
WI 210
10/4 2
10/5 - 2
10/6 - 4
10/7 - 4
10/8 - 4
10/9 = 4

10/10 = 0
10/11 = 2
10/12 = 2
10/13 = 0
10/14 = 4
10/15 = 4
10/16 = 2
10/17 = 2
10/18= 2
10/19 - 2
10/20 = 1
10/21 = 4
10/22 = 2
10/23 = 2
10/24 = 1
10/25 = 2
10/26 = 4
10/27 = 1
10/28=2
10/28 = 1
10/29 = 2
10/30 = 2

So the month has been brutal. obviously. I am full swing into my new job and dealing with a lot more work related stress. I did just spend $800 bucks on a new wardrobe and I'm pretty sure I need to take the winter as a break and just maintain my weight loss. I honestly cannot afford to keep buying new clothing everything 3 months.

I think I'll refocus on weight loss in March or so. I am a comfortable size 14/16 and honestly... smaller than my goal size when I started. I think I'd like to get to a 12 but I am not in a hurry.

Goal is to be under 200 before Christmas
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:38 PM   #14
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Default In Again - Was a good motivator last month

Food: Reduced carbs, Be mindful of what, when and why I'm eating, Always link carbs with protein, Increase the veggies
Water: 50+ oz daily
Exercise: 15+ minutes daily


Weight 10/1: 252.5
1 - 4
2 - 4
3 - 4
4 - 3 no exercise

Weight 10/5: 249
5 - 4
6 - 2 no exercise, not quite enough water
7 - 4
8 - 4
9 - 3 no exercise
10 - 1 water
11 - 4

Weight 10/12: 247.5
12 - 3 no exercise
13 - 2 decided to go off plan and have a small serving of DH's birthday treat
14 - 4
15 - 0
16 - 1 exercise, go figure!
17 - 0
18 - 1 water

Weight 10/19: 245
19 - 1 water
20 - 2 water and exercise
21 - 4 back on track!
22 - 4
23 - 2 not enough water, no exercise
24 - 2 same as yesterday, TOM
25 - 3 no exercise

Weight 10/26: 243.5
26 - 0
27 - 2 no exercise not enough water
28 - 2 same as yesterday
29 - 2 again
30 - 2 again - sick

Weight 10/31: 239.5 not changing my official numbers til Sunday though as I've been sick and not eating right so some may come back when I'm able to eat again
31 - 0

Weight on 10/31: 239.5
TOTAL POINTS as of 10/31: 74 out of a possible 124
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS FOR OCT as of 10/31: 13 lbs
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:38 PM   #15
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I need this! I need goals and need to be accountable. My goals for October: Food: stay under 1500 calories/day. Water: Drink at least one of my big red canteen/day. (don't know how many ounces) Exercise: at least 45 minutes/day.

Weight at start: 198lbs (high because I just got back from 10 days of vacation)
Oct 1: 4 pts
Oct 2: 4 pts
Oct 3: 1 pt
Oct 4: 2 pts
Oct 5: 4 pts
Oct 6: 4 pts
oct 7: 2pts
Weight 194.5
Off to a business trip.
Oct 8 0 pts
Oct 9 0 pts
Oct 10 0 pts
Oct 11: 0 pts
Back from business trip. Thank goodness!
Oct 12: 1 pt
Oct 13: 4pts
Oct 14: 4pts
weight 194
Oct 15 1pt
Oct 16 1pt
Oct 17 1pt
Oct 18 bad day 0 pts
Oct 19: 2 pts
Oct 20: 4pts back on track
Oct 21: 4 pts hooray - two days in a row
Well had a bit of a trouble, but back today.
Oct 28: 4pts
oct 29: 2pts
Oct 30: 0 pts
Oct 31: 0Pts
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