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Old 08-31-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE!! September! Really? Fall is on it's way. Now, I LOVE Fall, but that also means the holidays are right around the corner. Are you where you wanted to be in terms of weight loss at this time? It's not too late to get started and have some measurable success this year!! We still have 4 months to rock this year! Do you need some accountability? Join us for our monthly challenge!!! It's somewhere to check in...some friendly competition.

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 September 1, 2011. 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 08-31-2011, 12:06 PM   #2
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I'm in again. Reached my personal best last month...let's see what I can do in September!

Goals:
Net Calories: -1,000
Water: 64 ozs
Exercise: 30 mins

1: 4 pts
2: 4 pts
3: 3 pts (no exercise)
4: 3 pts (no exercise)
5: 4 pts
6: 4 pts
7: 4 pts
8: 4 pts
9: 4 pts
10: 4 pts
11: 4 pts
12: 4 pts
13: 4 pts
14: 4 pts
15: 4 pts
16: 4 pts
17: 1 pt (YIKES)
18: 3 pts
19: 4 pts
20: 4 pts
21: 4 pts
22: 4 pts
23: 4 pts
24: 1 pts (ACK! - over on calories AND no exercise)
25: 3 pts (no exercise)
26: 4 pts
27: 4 pts
28: 4 pts
29: 4 pts
30: 2 pts

Total: 107/120
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:26 PM   #3
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Drink 64 oz Water - 1 point
1500 Calorie Daily - 2 points
Exercise 4X weekly 1 point

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Old 08-31-2011, 03:01 PM   #4
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I'm in.

Food - 1500 calories and 40% or less carb Mon. - Sat., up to 1700 cal. and 60% carb on Sun.
Water - All signs of hydration present
Exercise - P90X each day and gym on M/W/F
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Total: 0/120
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:06 PM   #5
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I'll join in Here are my intentions for points:

1800 calories netted
Drink 6 glasses of water (48 oz)
Aim for 350 (or more) calories burned a day

Sept 1 - 4 pts
Sept 2 - 4 pts
Sept 3 - 2 pts
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:05 PM   #6
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I'm going to give it a shot - I have been doing well sticking to my food plan but could use some accountability on water and exercise

Food: Dukan Diet Cruise phase
Water: 80 oz or more
Exercise: 20 minutes or more daily

START WEIGHT: 222.4

1: 4
2: 4
3: 4
4: 4
5: 4
6: 4
7: 4
8: 4
9: 4
10: 4
11: 4 (217.8)
12: 4
13: 4
14: 4
15: 4
16: 4
17: 4
18: 4 (213.4)
19: 4
20: 4
21: 4
22: 4
23: 4
24: 4
25: 4 (210.4)
26: 4
27: 4
28: 4
29: 4
30: 4

Total: 120/120

END WEIGHT: 208.8
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:46 PM   #7
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Awesome!! I'm definitely in.

Goals ...

Food: About 1500 calories or less, no more than 2000, unless I have enough exercise calories to offset them!
Water: 9 glasses/72 oz
Exercise: 30 minutes or more of cardio or weights

Starting Weight: 263.2

Sept 1 - 4
Sept 2 - 4
Sept 3 - 3 (no workout!)
Sept 4 - 4
Sept 5 - 4
Sept 6 - 4
Sept 7 - 4
Sept 8 - 3
Sept 9 - 4
Sept 10 - 2
Sept 11 - 3
Sept 12 - 4
Sept 13 - 3
Sept 14 - 2
Sept 15 - 3
Sept 16 - 4
Sept 17 - 4
Sept 18 - 4
Sept 19 - 3
Sept 20 - 4
Sept 21 - 4
Sept 22 - 3
Sept 23 - 2
Sept 24 - 2
Sept 25 - 4
Sept 26 - 4
Sept 27 - 2
Sept 28 - 3
Sept 29 - 3
Sept 30 - 4

Ending Weight: 253.2 ........... 10 lbs GONE

Total Points: 0/120 ... NO need to do math - I see other have beaten me by a wide margin, lol! Congrats!!
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:52 PM   #8
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this challenge is already working for me - I got home about an hour later than I expected tonight but still made myself do a Walk Away The Pounds program because I was NOT going to miss out getting my 4 points for today! lol!
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Same with me, April!

It's what made me pick up my weights late last night.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:01 AM   #10
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bumping this up because I have to scroll through too many pages to find it! lol!
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I know it is Sept 9, but can I still join? I just need the accountability so much....

Calories: 1,200-14,000
Water: 1L
Exercise: Get up and go to the gym 4 days a week! (maybe not specific, but it is a huge thing.


9. 1-1 (Cousin invited me out to dinner... :/ )
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:29 PM   #12
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go for it kyalpn! I think splitting things into these 3 categories is a really good approach. Even if you don't get all 3, that's still something to think "I didn't get 100% on plan but at least I got in my _____ and tomorrow, I'll get at least 2 out of the three!"

I'm finding it very motivating!
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So...I am seriously horible at this! Especially at keeping track of the calories. I'm going to have to get a better system of reocord keeping... Any suggestions? Especially when dishes are already made by someone else?
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April -- You are rockin it this month girly! Get on with your bad self!

kyalpn -- I know Nutrisystem has premade meals but I don't have any experience with the program. I just track calories and use MyFitnessPal but am also a huge fan of Weight Watchers. (Not sure that's what you're looking for though.)
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So...I am seriously horible at this! Especially at keeping track of the calories. I'm going to have to get a better system of reocord keeping... Any suggestions? Especially when dishes are already made by someone else?
I use the myplate section of livestrong. It's free & a lot of things are already in their system. We ate out at Outback Friday, when I got home, I was pleasantly surprised to see the whole meal I ate already in the myplate system. I just started typing it in & the nutritional information automatically loaded.
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