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Old 01-04-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default JANUARY 2013 Points challenge! (This has nothing to do with Weight Watchers)

So I must apologize to those who always join this challenge. Over the new year I came down with pnemonia and haven't kept up on things. The new year is always such a special time for a fresh start and I hate to think I let anyone down. Here is your challenge thread if anyone wants to still join. So sorry. Please let me know if anyone started this on my behalf, I didn't see it.

JANUARY CHALLENGE!!! The start of the year always gives me a feeling that the past mistakes can just become the past and I get a brand new opportunity to get it right. But how do we get motivated? How do we keep going? 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 January 1, 2013. 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 01-05-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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Sandi, I hope you are feeling better.

I am always up for this challenge; it really helps to keep me on track!!

Food: 1200-1500 calories per day
Water: at least 3 liters per day
Exercise: 40 minutes per day, 6 days per week; Sundays are planned rest days

01: 1 (sick & did not keep track of calories; no exercise)
02: 4
03: 4
04: 4
05: 4
06: 3 (planned rest day)
07: 4
08: 4
09: 4
10: 4
11: 2 (over on calories)
12: 2 (over on calories)
13: 3 (planned rest day)
14: 4
15: 4
16: 4
17: 4
18: 4
19: 4
20: 3 (planned rest day)
21: 4
22: 4
23: 4
24: 4
25: 4
26: 4
27: 3 (planned rest day)
28: 4
29: 4
30: 4
31: 4
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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Eating: 1800-2000 calories a day
Exercise: Minimum 30 minutes 6 days a week, one rest day
Water: at least 8 8 oz cups of water

BTW I would like to participate!
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:37 AM   #4
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Please join this challenge!! It is a great accountability tool and you can start it today!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:29 PM   #5
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I will join! I get my first "menu" tomorrow from my coach- so I will come up with some goals based on that. Maybe I can do some non-food rewards based on the points I get.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #6
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I wondered where this challenge was. I looked and looked for it. Sorry you were sick Sandi. I hope you feel better. Today is only the 13th. I will get going on this. I wanted to do this every month for 2013 and continually improve my score. Thank you.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:14 PM   #7
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Food 1740 calories (2 pts)
Water 24 oz daily minimum (1 pt)
Exercise 5X at least 15 minutes weekly (1 pt)


01: 2
02: 1
03: 1
04: 4
05: 0
06: 0
07: 1
08: 0
09: 1
10: 1
11: 1
12: 1
13: 0
14: 1
15: 1
16: 1
17: 1
18: 1
19: 1
20: 0
21: 2
22: 2
23: 2
24: 2
25: 2
26: 1
27: 0
28: 1
29: 3
30: 1
31: 1

36 total
*I haven't been able to exercise due to illness and minor surgery.
Back to it next week! yay
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:25 PM   #8
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Hope it's ok that I'm jumping in on this late. I did a few last year, but ended up falling off my plan for a few months.

Water: 6 cups a day
Food: Would like to keep it around 1500, but am going my MFP - No more than 1,820 calories per day.
Exercise: Since I haven't really figured this part out yet, I'm aiming for 10 minutes per day at the least.

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I'd love to join again for February's topic. Didn't join last month due to exams and I knew I'd be all over the place.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:29 AM   #11
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Any plans for a February topic, Sandi?
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