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Old 10-31-2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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November...The year is almost over...Winter is coming. How have you done this year?? There is still time!! Why not join our challenge to help keep you on the straight and narrow? If you are just beginning, starting over or are doing great - this is the place for you! It's somewhere to check in...some freindly competition. Come 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 (no columns please). That way you always know where you are and so do I! I will calculate and post the totals, on a weekly basis.

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 Wednesday, November 1, 2006. 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)

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!!!!

If you list your "plan of attack" here, please make a point to also post it in the Point Challenge Plans. I delete all the posts after I have tallied so this thread doesn't become unmanageable, but it's nice to be able to go look at what someone's plan is. I have created a new Point Challenge Plans post for 2006 becuase the old one started in 2002 and it was pretty outdated. So please repost your plan (if you want to!)
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Old 10-31-2006, 02:20 PM   #2
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so we have...

melsfolly ~ 102
Sheila53 ~ 89
LisaMarie71 ~ 84
watch_it_break ~ 60

I have updated to 11/26, so it's a possible 104 points
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:26 PM   #3
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woohoo! i'm ready!

Food: 1800 calories or less/day
Water: I already drink an insane amount of water (medical condition), so I'll just say a minimum of 100 oz/day
Exercise: 30 minutes of exercise/5 days per week


Day 1 = 3 points
Day 2 = 4 points
Day 3 = 3 points
Day 4 = 4 points
Day 5 = 3 points
Day 6 = 4 points
Day 7 = 4 points
Day 8 = 3 points
Day 9 = 3 points
Day 10 = 3 points
Day 11 = 4 points
Day 12 = 3 points
Day 13 = 4 points
Day 14 = 3 points
Day 15 = 3 points
Day 16 = 1 point
Day 17 = 3 points
Day 18 = 3 points
Day 19 = 2 points
Day 20 = 1 point
Day 21 = 3 points
Day 22 = 3 points
Day 23 = 1 point
Day 24 = 2 point
Day 25 = 4 points
Day 26 = 3 points
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:23 PM   #4
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I'm in again! LOVE the Points Challenge! It keeps me from using my WW Flex points, because if I use them, even though they're on the plan, I don't give myself the 2 points for this challenge...so that means I eat less and I lose more weight (seems to have worked the last 2 months anyway)! I'm ready for another month!!

My plan:
Food -- 28 points per day
Water -- 6 8-ounce glasses per day
Exercise -- 30 minutes cardio per day

Day 1: 4
Day 2: 3
Day 3: 4
Day 4: 4
Day 5: 4
Day 6: 4
Day 7: 3
Day 8: 4
Day 9: 4
Day 10: 2
Day 11: 2
Day 12: 3
Day 13: 4
Day 14: 4
Day 15: 4
Day 16: 4
Day 17: 3
Day 18: 3
Day 19: 2
Day 20: 4
Day 21: 3
Day 22: 4
Day 23: 1
Day 24: 0
Day 25: 4
Day 26: 3
Day 27: 4
Day 28: 4
Day 29: 2
Day 30: 2
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:24 PM   #5
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Deleted because I got too far behind to catch up....

Keep going everyone.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:43 PM   #6
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I would like to join too! My goals are:
1400 cals
64oz of water
60min exercise 6x a week
10 min toning 6x a week

I think this will help me pay attention! Jelly
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:42 PM   #7
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It's sad, but today is only the 2nd day of the month and I've already had a "this one day won't make a difference" moment.

But then I remembered...my goal this month is to earn 120 points for November. So I said and here I am!!!

Calories - 1500 per day maximum
Exercise - A minimum of 30 minutes a day, with at least 3 days at 1 hour +.
Water - 64 oz per day minimum.



Day 1 - 4 points
Day 2 - 4 points
Day 3 - 4 points
Day 4 - 4 points
Day 5 - 4 points
Day 6 - 4 points
Day 7 - 4 points
Day 8 - 4 points
Day 9 - 4 points
Day 10 - 4 points
Day 11 - 4 points
Day 12 - 4 points
Day 13 - 4 points
Day 14 - 4 points
Day 15 - 4 points
Day 16 - 4 points
Day 17 - 2 points (luncheon @ work - I celebrated 200 extra calories worth)
Day 18 - 4 points
Day 19 - 4 points
Day 20 - 4 points
Day 21 - 4 points
Day 22 - 4 points
Day 23 - 4 points
Day 24 - 4 points
Day 25 - 4 points
Day 26 - 4 points
Day 27 - 4 points
Day 28 - 4 points
Day 29 - 4 points
Day 30 - 2 points
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:18 AM   #8
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I'll give this a try...some very wise folks on this site suggested that I keep my goals realistic sooo...

Eating: more veggies and fruit, eat breakfast
Water: 1 glass before and during meals and before I snack in case I am thirsty vs. hungry
Exercise: 4X/week at the gym doing what I can manage

To catch up on my week: no points yet (I was away for work and not very healthy)
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:24 PM   #9
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Day 1 = 4 pts.
Day 2 = 4 pts.
Day 3 = 4 pts.
Day 4 = 4 pts.
Day 5 = 4 pts.
Day 6 = 4 pts.
Day 7 = 4 pts.
Day 8 = 4 pts.
Day 9 = 4 pts.
Day 10 = 3 pts.
Day 11 = 4 pts.
Day 12 = 4 pts.
Day 13 = 2 pts.
Day 14 = 4 pts.
Day 15 = 4 pts.
Day 16 = 4 pts.
Day 17 = 4 pts.
Day 18 = 4 pts.
Day 19 = 3 pts.
Day 20 = 2 pts.
Day 21 = 4 pts.
Day 22 = 4 pts.
Day 23 = 2 pts.
Day 24 = 1 pt.
Day 25 = 4 pts.
Day 26 = 4 pts.
Day 27 = 4 pts.
Day 28 = 4 pts.
Day 29 = 4 pts.
Day 30 = 4 pts.
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:08 PM   #10
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Goals

Food: 1600 calories/day + limit carbs after 5
Water: 80oz/day
Exercise: cardio 45 minutes x4 days a week
weights 1hr x2 days a week

Nov 1- 4pts
Nov 2- 3pts
Nov 3- 2pts
Nov 4- 3pts
Nov 5- 1pt
Nov 6- 1pt
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:18 AM   #11
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Hi there! I'd really like to join in. I need some accountability and I'm so frustrated with my weight right now.

My Plan

Diet- 1200-1600 calories (I'm still trying to tweak this), eat 5 fruits and veggies a day, whole grains and lean meats with 1 ( and only 1) planned "free" meal a week.

Exercise- 30 minutes of exercise 6 days a week.

Water- 100 oz a day.

So far for me then...

Day 1 (Nov.1-6) have been HORRIBLE!! Only 1 pt per day b/c I did at least drink water.

Day 1-1
Day 2-1
Day 3-1
Day 4-1
Day 5-1
Day 6-1

hmm...I'm off to a real great start...lol
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:18 AM   #12
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I've updated the totals - Take a peek!
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