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Old 07-30-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default AUGUST Points challenge! (This has nothing to do with Weight Watchers)

AUGUST CHALLENGE The year is flying by. Soon the kids will be back in school. What had you planned on doing? What have you done? There is still time!! But to get you going, how about a challenge this month to kick off summer?! 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 August 1, 2010. 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????

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 07-30-2010, 11:59 AM   #2
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Me! I have never done one of these but they seem like a great way to keep me accountable. My goals are:

1)To stick with my food plan. If I plan an indulgence, does that still count as staying on plan? I don't count calories, but I pay careful attention to what goes in my mouth.
2) At least 64 oz of water(the standard 8 glasses)
3)At least 45 min of exercise 5 days a week(Mon-Fri), with the added goal of moving forward on my C25K program!

Yay! I hope this will keep me on track.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:16 PM   #3
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I'm hoping to have a better month than July. My goal for August is to have NO 1 or 2 point values.

Food-stay in calorie limit
Water-drink at least 64 ounces
Exercise-some form of exercise every day

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13- 0 (another 12 hour work day, don't feel good so didn't eat or drink )
14- 4 back on track!

15- 0 (stressful bad day. no excuse I know. Lesson learned.)
16- 3 (getting back on track, no exercise-14 hour work day)
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19- 1 (another stressful day, all i did was exercise. too many calories, no water) grrrrr angry with myself
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:17 PM   #4
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I am new here, so hope its okay for me to jump in I would love to take this challenge!!
1.) Stay under 2000 calories per day
2.) Drink 100 oz. a water per day (this really will be a challenge for me, as most days I get in about 80 and thats it.)
3.) Try to exercise at least 15 minutes a day (i know this sounds like nothing, but I have a herniated disc in my back, so 15 minutes is pushing it).

weight: 350
1- 4 (calories=1607, water=100 oz, exercising= 30 minutes) WOOT!
2- 4 (calories=1908, water=100 oz, exercising= 20 minutes). WOOT!
3- 3 (calories= 1682, water= 100 oz, exercising= didn't walk- its pouring!
4- 4 (calories=1822, water=100 oz, exercising= 30 minutes) Woot!
5- 4 (calories= 1658, water=100 oz, exercising=45minutes)
6- 3 (calories= 1895, water=60 oz, exercising= 60 minutes!!!)
7- 4 (calories= 1669, water=150 oz!!!, exercising= 15 minutes)
weight: 340
8-2 (calories= 2083, water= 100 oz, exercising= 15 minutes)
9- 4 (calories= 1819, water=100 oz, exercising=15 minutes)
10- 4 (calories=1566, water=120 oz, exercising=55 minutes)
11- 4 (calories=1424, water=120 oz, exercising=40 minutes)
12- 4 (calories=1569, water=100 oz, exercising=45 minutes)
13- 2 (calories=2051, water=100 oz, exercising=30 minutes)
14- 2 (calories= 2024, water= 100 oz, exercising=40 minutes)
weight: 338.8
15- 4 (calories=1632, water=100 oz, exercising=15 minutes)
16- 3 (calories=1827, water=100 oz, exercising= none)
17- 4 (calories=1889, water=120 oz, exercising=35 minutes)
18- 3 (calories=1883, water=55 oz, exercising= 20 minutes)
19- 4 (calories=1855, water=160 oz, exercising=30 minutes)
20- 4(calories=1891, water=115 oz, exercising=20 minutes)
21- 4 (calories= 1355, water = 140 oz., exercising=45 minutes)
weight:336.3
22- 4 (calories=1558, water=185 oz!, exercising= 25minutes)
23- 4 (calories=1725, water= 140 oz, exercising= 60 minutes)
24- 4 (Calories=1478, water=140 oz, exercising=30 minutes)
25- 4 (calories= 1488, water= 124 oz, exercising= 30 minutes)
26- 4 (calories=1715, Water=140 oz, exercising= 90 minutes)
27- 2 (calories= 1928, water=85 oz, exercising=10 minutes)
28- 2 (calories=2283, water=120 oz, exercising=90 minutes)
weight: 332.5
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:22 PM   #5
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I'm new here, too! I'm excited to be part of this challenge. :-)

My goals:
1. Keep to my calorie count (between 1650 and 1700), focusing on whole/superfoods.
2. Stay hydrated! I tend to live slightly dehydrated, and this is actually the hardest part of the challenge for me.
3. Exercise at least 45 minutes a day--NO EXCUSES. I have a long way to go, and it will not happen without some serious work and commitment on my part. It feels great--I want to keep it up.

1- 4! (under planned calorie count, no processed food, plenty of water, 45 minutes of exercise) So far so good!
2- 3 (on plan, no processed food, plenty of water, NO exercise).
3- 3 (on plan, plenty of water, NO exercise).
4- 3 (sigh, on plan, plenty of water, NO exercise!!!).
5- 4! finally!
6- 3 (on plan, no processed food, plenty of water, NO exercise).
7- 3 (on plan, no processed food, plenty of water, NO exercise).

8- 3 (on plan, no processed food, plenty of water, NO exercise).
9- 3 (on plan, no processed food, plenty of water, NO exercise).
10- 3 (on plan, no processed food, plenty of water, NO exercise).
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:58 PM   #6
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I'm in again!
1600-1900 calories per day
80 oz of water (gallon was way tough for July)
At Least 20 minutes of HIIT EVERYDAY!

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:09 PM   #7
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I'm in!

1- Stick to South Beach and my no eating out goal
2- Drink 3 of my Camelbak bottle a day.
3- At least 5 days of 30+ mins exercise.

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4- 4 (Almost had a mess up today, but hubby kept me on track!)
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6- 2 (Ate out twice today...horrible...)
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8- 1 (Not enough water and no exercise, planned)
9- 4 (Did so GREAT today!)
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11- 2 (Off plan)
12- 1 (Root Canal...bad day)
13- 2 (Still ate off plan, but got exercise in!)
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:39 PM   #8
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I'm in! I haven't done one of these before. So, I'm eager to try anything to hold me accountable. I don't do well with starvation or calorie counting. So for me right now my goals are going to be:
1. No fried, no second helpings, at least 4 fruit/veggie a day
2. Drink at least 8 glasses of water
3. Take a walk or get on treadmill for at least 20 minutes a day

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4-2 (not enough fruits/veggies) :-(
5-1 (Yikes! I didn't eat enough f/v again. I walked a lot at work...but not like my goal.)
6-4 :-) Back on track!
7-4

8-1 (No excuses! But it is back to school week!)
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13-1 (Working 10-12 hours a day the only one I kept totally was water. :-( Back on track starting tomorrow.)
14-2 Got the water and exercise, but not enough fruits/veggies

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22-4 (My ticker moved down a pound!)
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28-4 (My ticker moved down another pound!)

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Old 07-31-2010, 11:41 PM   #9
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:02 AM   #10
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I'm going to take you up on this challenge for August! I've never joined one, and the month of July I gained 5 pounds due to vacations and such. I need badly to get back on plan and lose the weight I gained, and then keep losing. If I stay on track and really take this challenge seriously, I will end the month of August lighter than I've ever been in 8 years. No excuses, just sticking to the challenge this month :-D

My goals:
1. My food plan: No unhealthy fast food. Salads, healthy sandwiches, wraps, etc are okay.
2. Drink 1 bottle of water post workout; drink water throughout the rest of the day as well.
3. Run at least a mile a day. (6 miles completed each week)

Starting Weight: 200.2

Points
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3- 4
4- 4
5- 4
6- 4
7- 0

Weight Check: 198.2

8- 1
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10- 4 (back on track yay!!)
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Weight Check: 194.8

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19- 2 (W&E)
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Weight Check: 193.8

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Old 08-01-2010, 02:21 AM   #11
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Food goals: Stay within calories every day, low-fat, limit sweets and pop.
Water goal: Drink 2-32 oz bottles a day.
Exercise: At least 5000 steps a day.

1. 4pts!!!
2. 2 pts, messed up on the food, but only once. Thought about doing it again since I had already screwed up, but I didn't, so I consider that a victory!
3. 3 pts, didn't wear my pedometer, so I won't give myself pts I'm not sure of.
4. 2 pts, my son turned 1 so I had a cupcake. Happy Birthday, Finn!.
5. 3 pts.
6. 4 pts.
7. 4 pts. yay! I didn't like seeing the 2s and 3s on my list!
8. 4 pts
9. 4 pts
10. 0 pts-yep, and I'm not even beating myself up over it (at least until tomorrow when I step on the scale!).
11. 0 pts-again. Wow! Tomorrow is a new day.
12. 4 pts-back with a vengeance!
13. 4 pts
14. 4 pts
15. 3 pts-no exercise, allergies were terrible so I had bad headaches and was in an allergy fog all day.
16. 4 pts
17. 4 pts
18. 4 pts
19. 4 pts
20. 4 pts
21. 3 pts-no exercise.
22. 3 pts-same as above.
23. 4 pts!
24. 4 pts!
25. 3 pts-No exercise but I'm not feeling real bad because I cleaned like mad today!
26. 4 pts
27. 1 pt
28. 1 pt
29. 2 pts
30. 4 pts

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Old 08-01-2010, 12:13 PM   #12
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This sounds like a great idea and will really keep me accountable for sticking to my plans!

Goals:

Food: Count calories , Keep a food diary, Stay under 1400 calories each day.
Water: Drink at least 64 ounces of water everyday.
Exercise: Walk and work on yoga. At least 45 minutes of exercise 5 days per week.
Other: Drink less pop, no fast food, and stay focused!!


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Old 08-01-2010, 05:33 PM   #13
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1)To stay within my daily allowance of WW points, without using my "bonus" points. [2 points]
2) Drink at least 62 oz. of water every day. [1 point]
3)Get some form of exercise in at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes a day. [1 point]


Starting Weight Aug. 1, 2010:: 215.4lbs
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I maintain a goal of 10lbs a month, but I'd be thrilled to shed 15 this month and make it into ONEderland!! Hopefully including exercise, which I admittedly have not been doing, will help get me there faster!!
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Goals:

Food: Stay with in 1200 and 1700 calories daily.
Water: Drink at least 72 ounces of water daily.
Exercise: C25K 3 days a week - 3 days of other exercise - 1 recovery day.

Starting Weight: 196.8

Points
1- 4 C25K
2- 4
3- 4 C25K
4- 4 C25K
5- 4 C25K
6- 4 C25K
7- 3 Planned recovery day (unless you count the 7 hours I stood volunteering with other parents on my sons Hockey team selling beer at of all places the Mayham Festival...it was LOUD. )

Weight Check: 190.6

8- 4 C25K
9- 4 C25K
10- 4 C25K
11- 4 C25K
12- 3 Planned recovery day (unless you count the 7 hours I stood volunteering with other parents on my sons Hockey team selling Margaritas and Land Shark beer at a Jimmy Buffet concert. )
13- 3 sick
14- 3 sick

Weight Check: 189.8

15- 3 feeling better, taking it easy
16- elyptical
17- 4 C25K
18- 4 C25K
19- 4 C25K
20- 4 C25K
21- 4 walk/jog

Weight Check: 185

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Old 08-01-2010, 09:22 PM   #15
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I'm in again - this really helped to keep me accountable!

Goals: Follow WW points
Drink 100+ oz water per day
Exercise 6 days a week for at least 15 minutes

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