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Old 02-28-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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MARCH CHALLENGE...So we are now in month 3. Is this going to be your year? How are you doing?? How about a challenge to help us kick it off! It's somewhere to check in...some friendly competition. 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. That way you always know where you are and so do I!

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 March 1st 2009. 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!

Note: When I do the final totals at the end of the month, I only include people who have participated 15 days or more.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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I said I wouldn't, but I cannot resist the meanness/abuse of Jam and Barb! Points Challenge, love ya!

The Plan:
  • Food: Eat clean and lean, experiment with new range, 1900-2200 cals, log it and remember to take supplements.
  • Exercise: Strength train 5-6x per week, with low pressure stuff the other 1-2x. At least 60 minutes a day 5x per week, 30 minutes on the 1-2 low pressure days - doing something! Shake dat ! As it gets nicer out, avoid the cute car. Walk and bike when reasonable.
  • Wawa: A gallon or more, depending on activity levels.
Let's rock this!

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: 3 REST! Like 14 hours of it.
16: 4
17: 4
18: 4
19: 4
20: 4
21: 4
22: 3 Rest week starts! Can ya believe it??? It's going to be hard, I do like exercising.
23: 3 Rest!
March Exercise Minutes - 2116

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Old 02-28-2009, 10:44 PM   #3
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Default March Points Challenge

Food Plan: No junk food. Fast food limited to once per week, and must choose something healthy! Portion control!! 5 servings of fruits/veggies daily. No eating at least 3 hours before bed. (2pts) 1 on each day I do well

Exercise: 30DS everyday, 40 minute walking on the night shifts I work (3-4x/week), (1pt) 1 on each day I do well

Water: 96oz a day. (1pt) 1 on each day I do well

Goals for this month:
St. Patricks Day Goal of reaching 235
First Day of Spring Goal of reaching 233
Month Goal of reaching 229
Exercise for at least 30 minutes each day
Earn at least 100 points here
Log everything with the dailyplate & my 3fc journal
Stay away from candy!!!



March
Running total of points earned: 20 out of a possible 124


3.1: Weigh in 240 3 points
3.2 darn this exercise thing! lol 3 points
3.3 ate taco johns. 2 points
3.4 Curse the darn tacos!!!!! 1 point
3.5 Ugh. Dont ask. 0 points
3.6 Hmmmmmm...... 0 points (again)
3.7 ah hah! finally! 4 points
OP 45% of the week, - lb weight loss, 13 points earned


3.8 Weigh in Will weigh in tomorrow. Forgot today. 3 points
3.9 Weighed in at 245... 4 points
3.10
3.11
3.12
3.13
3.14
OP --% of the week, - lb weight loss, -- points earned


3.15 Weigh in
3.16
3.17 St. Patty's day
3.18
3.19
3.20 First day of Spring
3.21
OP --% of the week, - lb weight loss, -- points earned


3.22 Weigh in
3.23
3.24
3.25
3.26
3.27
3.28
OP --% of the week, - lb weight loss, -- points earned


3.29 weigh in
3.30
3.31 final weigh in
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:51 PM   #4
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Healthy Eating: Log everything. 1600-1800 calories per day. Focus on smart choices! I may try a little more calorie cycling this month just to mix things up a bit.
H2O: Lots of it. 64oz minimum daily.
Move it: Continue strength training 3x per week. Cardio 7x per week.

We can all do this!

March starting weight: 245
March ending weight: 238

1: 4
2: 4
3: 4
4: 4
5: 4
6: 4
7: 4
8: 4
9: 4
10: 4
11: 4 (hit 101 pounds lost today! Woot!)
12: 4
13: 4
14: 4
15: 4
16: 4
17: 4
18: 4
19: 4
20: 4
21: 4
22: 3 (busy day...decided to give my bod a little rest)
23: 4
24: 4
25: 4
26: 4
27: 4
28: 4
29: 4
30: 2
31: 2 (Crazy, but fun end of the month. Two days in NYC. Splurged a bit on food/drink, but loads of walking)

Monthly Wrap up: 119/124

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Old 03-01-2009, 01:59 AM   #5
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If FB is here, you know it's on!

Food: severely limited sweets and fast food. NO soda. daily SP log.

Exercise: SOMETHING!

Water: 128 oz min


Start Weight (2/26/09): 257.8

01 ~ 4
02 ~ 4
03 ~ 3
04 ~ 4
05 ~ 2
Week 1 Weigh In: TOM

06 ~ 1
07 ~ 0
08 ~ 4
09 ~ 1
10 ~ 4
11 ~ 2
12 ~ 0
Week 2 Weigh In: 260

13 ~ 1
14 ~ 4
15 ~ 3
16 ~ 4
17 ~ 2
18 ~ 3
19 ~ 1
Week 3 Weigh In: 260

20 ~ 1
21 ~ 2
22 ~ 1
23 ~
24 ~
25 ~
26 ~
Week 4 Weigh In:

27 ~
28 ~
29 ~
30 ~
31 ~

Total Possible Pts: 124
Total Pts for March:
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:11 AM   #6
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I'm anxious to give it a try! I just switched from Nutrisystem to Weight Watchers so a little extra motivation while I learn a new way of eating will be great!!

Food: to stay on my WW plan

water: to drink 80oz per day

exercise: get to the gym 3 days a week

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Old 03-01-2009, 09:33 AM   #7
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I always seem to miss this, so this time, I'm ready .

Food: Stay at or under 1600 calories while making healthy choices. NO fast food!!

Water: 80oz minimum

Exercise: 30 minutes a day

March
Week 1
1-
2-
3-
4-
5-
6-
7-

Week 2
8-
9-
10-
11-
12-
13-
14-

Week 3
15-
16-
17-
18-
19-
20-
21-

Week 4
22-
23-
24-
25-
26-
27-
28-

Leftovers
29-
30-
31-
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:16 AM   #8
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I am so new here, that I really don't know what I am getting myself into. I only know I need to lose weight and that I need help. So count me in.

1. smarter food choices, no M&Ms or late night grazing and Bite it Write it.
2. at least 64oz of water and 1 cup of green tea daily
3. Move, some how some way daily, gazelle or walking or WATP DVD

March


Week 1
1-4
2-0 bad bad day, don't ask
3-
4-
5-
6-
7-

Week 2
8-
9-
10-
11-
12-
13-
14-

Week 3
15-
16-
17-
18-
19-
20-
21-

Week 4
22-
23-
24-
25-
26-
27-
28-
29-
30-
31-
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:27 AM   #9
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I'm new to posting here (I usually lurk) but I could use some accountability

Food: Track calories daily, eat less than 25% fat
Exercise: 30 minutes, 6 days a week
Water: 8 glasses/day

3.1 3 points -- Not enough water!
3.2 4
3.3 3
3.4 3
3.5 2
3.6 2
3.7 0 -- rough day


3.8
3.9 2
3.10 3
3.11 3
3.12 2
3.13 3
3.14 4


So far I'm not doing so well. I didn't realize quite how many off plans days I had. I guess its no surprise this is so hard, right?

3.15
3.16
3.17
3.18
3.19
3.20
3.21


3.22
3.23
3.24
3.25
3.26
3.27
3.28

3.29
3.30
3.31

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Old 03-01-2009, 10:45 AM   #10
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I've done this in the past and it was a great way to keep track. In fact, it worked so well, I quit doing it. Oh... and I gained back all the weight I lost. So, moving on... I am recommitted (yes, again) and have just signed up for a membership to Gold's Gym. I can't imagine spending that money and not using it, so I've got a new plan and I'm ready to use the challenge to help me keep track! Move, ticker, move!!

3.1 - 0 (planned slacker day)
3.2 - 4
3.3 - 4
3.4 - 4
3.5 - 4
3.6 - 3 so close on water, but...
3.7 - 3 didn't quite make the water again

3.8 - 3 no exercise
3.9 - 4
3.10 - 4
3.11 - 2 not on plan with meals....
3.12 - 4
3.13 - 4
3.14 - 3 not enough water

3.15 - 2 rest day, not enough water
3.16 - 4
3.17 - 4
3.18 - 4
3.19 - 2 went out to dinner and was not disciplined!!
3.20 - 4
3.21 - 3 not enough water

3.22 - 2 rest day and not enough water
3.23 - 0 bad day... sick and not committed at all
3.24 - 4
3.25 - 4
3.26 - 2 bad food day
3.27 - 3 no exercise
3.28 - 3 not enough water... weekends are like that all the time

3.29 - 3 rest day
3.30 - 4
3.31 - 4
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:50 AM   #11
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I would love to join this month. Something to give me that added accountability.

Food: 1600 calories or less, no sugar, stick to my diet plan 100%
Exercise: at least 30 minutes a day
Water: 100oz or more

Week 1
01-3 Didn't quite make it on exercise
02-4
03-4
04-4
05-4
06-4
07-3 a lazy day

Week 2
08-3 unfortunately, another lazy day
09-4
10-4
11-4
12-4
13-4
14-3

Week 3
15-4
16-4
17-4
18-4
19-4
20-3 exercise gets me every time
21-4

Week 4
22-4
23-4
24-4
25-3
26-3
27-2 (not enough water or exercise)
28-3

THE HOME STRETCH!!!
Week 5
29-3
30-3
31-3

Total: 111 with a total of 10lbs lost! Hopefully next month I can turn a few more of those 3s into 4s
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:52 AM   #12
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Food: Stay On Plan (1500 cals)

water: 64 oz

exercize: lots!

March
Week 1
1-3 points
2-2 points
3-4 points
4-3 points
5-
6-
7-

Week 2
8-
9-
10-
11-
12-
13-
14-

Week 3
15-
16-
17-
18-
19-
20-
21-

Week 4
22-
23-
24-
25-
26-
27-
28-

Leftovers
29-
30-
31-
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:56 AM   #13
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March!

FOOD: stay within 1400-1650cal, Keep food log, Take meds
Water: 64 fl oz +
Exercise: 20 min +

Starting weight ~ 294.56

01- 2, 1, 1 = 4
02- 2, 1, 0 = 3
03- 2, 1, 1 = 4
04- 2, 1, 0 = 3
05- 2, 1, 1 = 4
06- 2, 1, 0 = 3
07- 2, 1, 0 = 3
Week Total: 24/28 (85.7%)
Weigh In: 289.52!!!! (-5.04)

08- 2, 1, 0 = 3
09- 2, 1, 0 = 3
10- 2, 1, 0 = 3
11- 0, 1, 0 = 1
12- 2, 1, 0 = 3
13- 2, 1, 0 = 3
14- 2, 1, 0 = 3
Week Total: 19/28 (67.8%)
Weigh In: 290.18 (+0.66)

15- 2, 1, 0 = 3
16- 2, 1, 0 = 3
17- 2, 1, 0 = 3
18- 2, 1, 0 = 3
19- 2, 1, 0 = 3
20- 2, 1, 0 = 3
21- 0, 1, 1 = 2
Week Total: 20/28 (71.4%)
Weigh In: 289.08 (-1.10)

22- 2, 1, 0 = 3
23- 2, 1, 1 = 4
24- 2, 1, 1 = 4
25- 0, 1, 0 = 1
26- 2, 1, 1 = 4
27- 2, 1, 1 = 4
28- 2, 1, 1 = 4
Week Total: 24/28 (85.7%)
Weigh In: 289.3 (+0.22)

29- 2, 1, 0 = 3
30- 0, 1, 0 = 1
31- 2, 1, 1 = 4
Week Total: 8/12 (66%)

Month Total Points: 95/124 (76.6%)
Month Total Weight Loss/Gain: -5.26
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:45 AM   #14
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03-4 ORC WOD: R200M, 21-15-9 bw squat/ring row/push-up, R200M 15:42
04-4 (First day caffeine/sugar free) Pruning 4 hrs; SK8 3.5 hrs
05-4 ORC WOD (R, PP, MB DL)
Thurs a.m. Weight: 180.0
7 day Avg Weight: 180.4

06-4 SCTR 5 mi.; SK8 2 hrs
07-4 ORC WOD (3x of): Row 200M, 45 lb BB Thrusters 9:44
08-3 REST DAY!
09-4 @ Home/3x of: 15 wall ball, 15 box jump, 15 abs
10-4 ORC WOD (3x of): Run 200M, 10 walking lunges, 10 jumping PUs 11:31
11-3 no skating tonight
12-4 ORC WOD (3x of): Row 200M, 10 DB push jerk (2x20), 10 KTE 13:49
Thurs a.m. Weight: 178.0
7 day Avg Weight: 177.9

13-4 SCTR 8 mi; SK8 2 hrs
14-2 (J's retirement party); ORC WOD (8 min of) 5 wall ball, 10 abmat sit-ups 5R+8SUs
15-4 CF Skills Practice: OHS, Pull-ups, Push-ups
16-3 REST DAY!
17-4 ORC: R400M, 15 ea ring row/slam ball 20#/DB thruster 2x12#/KTE, R400M 11:49
18-4 (3x of) 25 squats, 7 Shoulder Press 35#, 10 HP Clean 35# - 6:30
19-4 ORC: (AMRAP/10 mins) 10 MB Clean 8#, 10 AMSU - 5r+7su (60 MBC/57 AMSU)
Thurs a.m. Weight: 178.6*
7 day Avg Weight: 178.7

20-4 SK8 3 hrs (and my first successful "shoot the duck" in about 30 yrs: 2 secs )
21-4 ORC: R400/10HPC, R300/10HPC, R200/10HPC 9:47; SK8 2.5 hrs
22-3 REST DAY!
23-3 shoulder tweaking, pull-up practice only, no real workout
24-3 ORC cancelled, pull-up practice only, shoulder still tweaking, so trying to rest it
25-3 a total rest day, again with the shoulder
26-4 ORC: Rowing, KB swings, DB snatches, Beg. Rope Climbs 13:45
Thurs a.m. Weight: 179.0
7 day Avg Weight: 179.4

27-4 SK8 3 hrs, I am the boss of shoot the duck!
28-3 REST DAY! (that last CF class was KILLA!)
29-4 Run 60 min.
30-4 "Rowing Nicole" 20 min/AMRAP Row 400m/max PUs(-106#)16/14/12/13/+329m
31-4 cfwu x2; CF skills practice (berg wu, hp cln, hp snatch, ohs)

Total Pts for March: 113

Summary: Learned a lot at crossfit, loving the workouts, just needed more rest days this month. Diet was wacky in the middle of the month there, but I think I've got it fixed now.
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I have never done this before, but I'll try!

Food: Portion Control, limit sweets A LOT

Water: >50 oz

Exercise: Do SOMETHING!!

Starting Weight: 241.4

March
Week 1
1- 4 Wow, that was a great day! 3 hour swim!!!
2- 4 Watched portions, good water, wall push ups, crunches, and jumping jacks.
3- 4 ate well, fruit for snack instead of junk, 64oz of water and counting, 1.5 hour swim.
4- 3 ate well, good water, no exercise
5- 1 no exercise, ice cream and popcorn
6- 1 I count moving everything as some exercise, bad water, semi-okay eating but didn't give myself points
7- 0 Baby shower day.
Week Total Pts: 17
Weigh In: 238 (-3.4 lbs) (Yesterday weighed in at 237, but I started my period and I got 238 today.)

Week 2
8- 4 elliptical, good water, pretty good eating.
9- 1 good water, over my calories, tried to do some yoga- then I realized I bought the wrong type of mat. oops
10- 3 good water and food
11- 4 Great workout, good water, good calories!
12- 4 way under calories, good water, and treadmill
13- 1 good hydration. I'm sick, so everything else was out the window today.
14- 3 very sick, no way I could exercise.
Week Total Pts: 20
Weigh In: 234.2 (-3.8 lbs)

Week 3
15- 3 Still very sick, no exercise.
16- 1 for water. I got my appetite back and went overboard.
17- 2 for food. I didn't quite make it on water and didn't exercise
18- 4 food good, good water, and swam
19- 1 water. Not a good day. I quit my job and was very stressed out.
20- 0 dining halls are getting to me again
21- 3 food and water
Week Total Pts: 15
Weight In: 234 (-.2 lbs)

Week 4
22- 2 no exercise bad water
23- 2 no exercise bad water
24- 0 bad day
25- 2 decent calories no ex., bad water
26- 2 see above
27- 1 the fajitas were fantastic though lol
28- 4 Did 4 miles on the bike and 1 on the treadmill.
Week Total Pts: 13
Weigh In: 233.8 (-.2 again )

Leftovers
29- 4 Fitball exercises, tons of water, good calories.
30- 3 water and food
31- 1 water


Total Points: 73
End Weight: 233.8

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