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Old 10-01-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
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OCTOBER CHALLENGE!! 3 more more months left of 2012!!! Do you have some ground to make up before the end of the year? Maybe you have even backslide a little (like me) and you don't want to end the year this way!!! We all could use a little help, so why not join this 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 October 1, 2012. 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 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 10-01-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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I'm in.

food plan - 1600-1800 cals per day
water - 8-8oz glasses per day
exercise- walk outside or walk away the pounds inside 1 hour per day 7 days a week

hope i did that right.. first time here lol

10/1- 4
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:33 PM   #3
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I need really need this accountability.
Food plan: Calorie counting 1700
Water intake: 12 glasses+
Workout: 30 Day Shred and/or other cardio 6 days a week

10/1- 4
10/2:-4
10/3:-4
10/4:-1 (Dr Appt/CT-diet not a priority)
10/5:-2 (waiting for results-diet not priority)
10/6:-4
10/7:-4
10/8:-4
10/9:-4
10/10:-4
10/11:-4
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:35 PM   #4
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I love this challenge!! It really helps to keep me on track!

Food: 1200-1500 calories per day
Water: at least 3.5 liters per day
Exercise: 40 minutes/6 days per week-Sundays are planned rest days

01: 4
02: 4
03: 4
04: 4
05: 4
06: 4
07: 1 (planned rest day & way over on calories)
08: 4
09: 2 (nursing class potluck = over on calories)
10: 4
11: 4
12: 4
13: 4
14: 3 (planned rest day)
15: 4
16: 4
17: 4
18: 4
19: 4
20: 2 (over on calories)
21: 3 (planned rest day)
22: 4
23: 4
24: 4
25: 4
26: 2 (over on calories)
27: 2 (over on calories)
28: 3 (planned rest day)
29: 4
30: 4
31: 4
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:53 PM   #5
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I'm in!

Food - Medifast
Water - at least 100 ounces
Exercise - running, yoga class, yoga dvd

10/1: 4
10/2: 4
10/3: 4
10/4: 4
10/5: 4
10/6: 4
10/7: 4
10/8: 4
10/9: 1
10/10: 4
10/11: 4
10/12: 4
10/13:2
10/14:4
10/15:4
10/16:4
10/17:4
10/18:4
10/19:4
10/20:4
10/21:4
10/22:4
10/23:4
10/24:3
10/25:4
10/26:4
10/27:2
10/28:4
10/29:4
10/30:4
10/31:4
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:15 AM   #6
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Food: I'm following myfitnesspal and it says I should have 1500 in calories so my goal will be to have between 1400 and 1600 every day (give myself a little room on both sides of what they give me).
Water: Drink at least 2 of my water bottles (each hold 20oz) a day full of water.
Exercise: P90X whatever it calls for. There is 1 rest day but even on that day I will try to do the stretch one some other moderate exercise. (Wednesdays are the planed rest day)
starting cumulative weight loss: 16.4lbs

10/1:4
10/2:4
10/3:1 (rest day and then I ate just over my calorie goal... overall not a very good day)
10/4:1
10/5:4 ok back on it!
10/6:4
10/7:2 ate like crap at least I still worked out and drank water
cumulative weight loss:17.4

10/8:3 My left elbow was hurting all day long and when I tried to workout (yoga) it was unbearable pain... I only did 10 minutes of the 93 minute workout.
10/9:3 did not even try to work out because my elbow was still hurting. At this point in the morning it feels better but we will see how the day goes (if it is still as bad I will try to go to the dr.)
10/10:3 did not do workout because of my elbow... but it feels better so no more excuse
10/11:3
10/12:4
10/13:2 at too much
10/14:1 This has been a hard month for me. My weight seems to be going down still though
cumulative weight loss:20.8lbs

10/15:4
10/16:4
10/17:1
10/18:1 (I'm having a hard time this month)
10/19:0
10/20:0
10/21:0
cumulative weight loss: 19.6

10/22:4
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cumulative weight loss:

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Total weight loss this month:
cumulative weight loss:
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:58 AM   #7
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Food: Calories remaining > 0 using Myfitnesspal.
Water: Enough so my lips don't chap.
Exercise: Continuing P90X.

01: 4
02: 3 (Vomiting, and thus no exercise.)
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #8
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Food: Portion control, 5 servings fruits/veggies a day, limit pop to 1 can per day, don't skip breakfast (gets me in trouble later in the day everytime!), no before-bed-snacking! And no fast food!

Water: 64oz

Exercise: Half hour walk each day.

Week 1
10.1: 4 pts.
10.2:
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Week 2
10.8
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10.10
10.11 My birthday!
10.12
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10.14


Week 3
10.15
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Week 4
10.22
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:31 PM   #9
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Back in it for October! I have to be careful this month because this is my classic "fall-off-the-wagon" month. I will stay conscious and consistent!

Food: 1,200 - 1,700 calories
Water: At least 64 oz
Exercise: 6 days a week (Insanity, jogging, and weight training)

10/01: 4
10/02: 4
10/03: 4 (I got Insanity in before my back went out, ugh...hoping to heal up quickly)
10/04: 3 (no exercise because of back injury)
10/05: 3 (no exercise - injury)
10/06: 3 (no exercise - but my back is healing nicely)
10/07: 3 (no exercise - back to it tomorrow)
10/08: 4 (back in business!)
10/09: 4
10/10: 4
10/11: 4
10/12: 4
10/13: 4
10/14: 3 (no exercise - rest day)
10/15: 4
10/16: 4
10/17: 2 (today was a planned high calorie day so I was above 1,700)
10/18: 2 (planned no-calorie day)
10/19: 4
10/20: 4
10/21: 3 (rest day for exercise)
10/22: 4
10/23: 4
10/24: 4
10/25: 4
10/26: 4
10/27: 4
10/28: 1 (rest day for exercise and I had the munchies last night and ate over my calories lol)
10/29: 4
10/30: 4
10/31: 4 YAY!! I finished well!!

TOTAL POINTS = 111
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:10 PM   #10
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:11 AM   #11
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Food: 1200-1500 calories per day
Water: 3+ of my 32oz cups
Exercise: 30 minutes of cardio per day, strength M/W/F

01: 4
02: 4
03: 4
04: 4
05: 4
06: 4
07: 4
08: 4
09: 4
10: 2 (it was my anniversary, I way splurged on food at dinner time, didn't even try to count the calories)
11: 4
12: 4
13: 4
14: 4
15: 4
16: 2 (blew it on chocolate chip cookies, ugh)
17: 4
18: 4
19: 4
20: 4
21: 4
22: 4
23: 4
24: 4
25: 4
26: 4
27: 3 (exercise)
28: 3 (exercise)
29: 4
30: 4
31: 3 (water )

Goal 95% on plan (118 out of 124). Current points 117 out of a possible 124.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #13
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Hi I'm in but a little late in the day.. I will join Nov challenge too.. so here is my plan
Food plan 1500-1600 calories a day
water 8 glasses a day
exercise 15-20 min 5 days a week
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:36 AM   #14
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SO SORRY!

I went to add up November's totals and saw I didn't do October!! Let's fix that right now!!!

findingfawn WINS with a score 117 out of a possible 124!!!



The final scores looked like this:

1. findingfawn ~ 117
2. Riddy ~ 116
3. angieand2girls ~ 111
4. sluggerbean ~ 110
5. basquegirl ~ 53


Congrats to everyone who participated!
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