100 lb. Club - FEBRUARY Points Challenge (has nothing to do with WW)




Sandi
01-30-2009, 01:32 PM
FEBRUARY CHALLENGE...So we are now in month 2. Is this going to be your year? How are you doing?? How about a challenge to help us kick it off! 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 February 1st 2009. 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???? It starts Sunday!

Note: When I do the final totals at the end of the month, I only include people who have participated 15 days or more.


FB
01-30-2009, 01:33 PM
The Plan:
Food: Eat clean and lean, stay within range - 1600-2100 cals, log it and remember to take supplements.
Exercise: Strength train + intervals 5x per week, with low pressure stuff the other 2x. At least 60 minutes a day, every day - doing something!
Wawa: A gallon or so depending on activity levels, kick this silly diet soda habit to da curb.

Let's do it!

1 - 4 :halffull:
2 - 4 :halffull:
3 - 4 :halffull:
4 - 4 :halffull:
5 - 4 :halffull:
6 - 4 :halffull:
7 - 4 :halffull:
8 - 4 :halffull:
9 - 4 :halffull:
10 -4 :halffull:
11 -4 :halffull:
12 -4 :halffull:
13 -4 :halffull:
14 -4 :halffull:
15 -4 :halffull:
16 -4 :halffull:
17 -4 :halffull:
18 -4 :halffull:
19 -4 :halffull:
20 -4 :halffull:
21 -4 :halffull:
22 -4 :halffull:
23 -4 :halffull:
24 -4 :halffull:
25 -4 :halffull:
26 -4 :halffull:
27 -4 :halffull:
28 -3 :D (Congrats on a perfectly perfect month Jam, I'm proud to be your homey!)

Exercise totals: 2689/1680

BarbPA
01-30-2009, 01:56 PM
Healthy Eating: Log everything. 1600-1800 calories per day. Focus on smart choices!
H2O: Lots of it. 64oz minimum daily.
Move it: Continue strength training 3x per week. Cardio 7x per week.
:strong:

We can all do this! :high:


1~ 4 :)
2~ 4 :)
3~ 4 :)
4~ 4 :)
5~ 3 :halfempty (first day missing exercise since 9/25. On a biz trip, but I did shoot pool for a couple hours)
6~ 4 :)
7~ 2 :halfempty Conciously overindulged a little at a dinner out with friends. It was a great time, but overwith...4s for the rest of the month!
8~ 4 :)
9~ 4 :)
10~ 4 :)
11~ 4 :)
12~ 4 :)
13~ 4 :)
14~ 4 :)
15~ 4 :)
16~ 4 :)
17~ 4 :)
18~ 4 :)
19~ 4 :)
20~ 4 :)
21~ 4 :)
22~ 4 :)
23~ 4 :)
24~ 4 :)
25~ 4 :)
26~ 4 :)
27~ 4 :)
28~ 4 :)

Monthly Total: 109/112


time2lose
01-30-2009, 02:32 PM
I'm in. Jan. was my first month to participate and it really helped!


F: 1600 calories max with at least two servings of vegetables
E: 5500 steps
W: 64 oz

starting weight - 244
01- 4 points
02- 3 points (food and water)
03- 3 points (food and water)
04- 3 points (food and water)
05- 4 points
06- 4 points
07- 4 points
Weigh In: 242 (-2 pounds)
Week Total: 25 points

08- 3 points (food and water)
09- 4 points
10- 2 points (had my first out of control moment since starting this)
11- 4 points
12- 4 points
13- 3 points (son went in hospital so hard to do everything)
14- 2 points (food)
Weigh In:
Week Total: 22 points

15- 3 points (food and exercise)
16- 3 points (food and exercise)
17- 3 points (food and exercise)
18- 4 points (son came home)
19- 4 points
20- 4 points
21- 4 points
Week Total: 21 points
Weigh In: 241

22- 4 points
23- 4 points
24- 4 points
25- 3 points (food and water)
26- 4 points
27- 4 points
28- 2 points (food)
Week Total: 25 points
Weigh In: 239 (-5 month)

Month Total: 93 points

lottie63
01-30-2009, 02:35 PM
F: 1400 calories max (unless cycling)
W: 96 oz

starting weight - 270
01- 4 points
02- 3 points
03- 3 points
04- 3 points
05- 4 points
06- 3 points
07- 2 points
Weigh In: 267
Week Total: 22

08- 3 points
09- 3 points
10- 3 points
11- 3 points
12- 3 points
13- 3 points
14- 0 points
Weigh In: 264
Week Total: 18

15- 3 points
16- 2 points
17- 3 points
18- 3 points
19- 3 points
20- 4 points
21- 3 points
Week Total: 21
Weigh In: 260

22- 4 points
23- 2 points
24- 3 points
25- 2 points
26- 2 points
27- 2 points
28- 3 points
Week Total: 18
Weigh In: 260

Month Total:79

Erin2tall
01-30-2009, 03:11 PM
I'm new to doing this, but I'm hoping it will help with the water and excercise part :)

F: Stick to SBD foods, no more than 1600 calories daily
E: 30 minutes
W: 60 oz

starting weight -312.2
01- 4 pts--30 minutes walking the dog
02- 4 pts--30 minutes at the Gym
03- 3 pts -- no gym today
04- 4 pts -- 60 minutes at Gym
05- 3 pts --no gym today
06- 4 pts -- 60 minutes at the gym
07- 1 pts -- Swimming at gym, no water :( and had off plan food :(
Weigh In: 312.2 (I blame this on TOM)
Week Total: 23/28 pts

08- 2 pts-- No Gym and not enough water :(
09- 4 pts -- 2 hour at the Gym
10- 3 pts -- No Gym
11- 3 pts -- 30 minutes on Treadmill not enough water
12- 3 pts -- No Gym
13- 3 pts -- No Gym
14- 2 pts -- Not on Food plan (Gotta love good V-day Dinner)
Weigh In: 303.8 (-8.4)
Week Total: 20 pts

15- 3 pts -- No Gym
16- 4 pts -- 1.5 hour at Gym
17- 3 pts
18- 4 pts
19- 3 pts
20- 4 pts
21- 1 pts
Week Total: 22/28
Weigh In: 301.8 (-2)

22- 1 pts
23- 4 pts
24- 3 pts
25- 4 pts
26- 3 pts
27- 2 pts
28- 2 pts
Week Total: 19
Weigh In: 300.4 (SO CLOSE)

Month Total: 84 Points
Weight Loss: 11.8 pounds!

hautbois
01-30-2009, 04:50 PM
F: Log all food into sparkpeople and stay within recommended cal range
E: 30 walking or fitness DVD
W: 32 oz (I know this is low, but it's a start. Baby steps...)

(I weigh in on Fridays)

Starting Weight: 308.4

1- 3 pts (Sunday is my scheduled day off from exercise)
2- 4 pts :)
3- 3 pts no exercise
4- 4 pts :)
5- 4 pts :)
6- 3 pts no exercise; does chasing 3 toddlers all day count?
Weight: 303.8 (-4.6) :goodscale: 21/24 pts earned so far
7- 4 pts :)
8- 1 pts water only; no exercise scheduled for today
9- 4 pts :)back on track!
10-3 pts no exercise, but I had an active day
11- 3 pts no exercise
12- 1 pts water only
13- 3 pts no exercise
Weight: 304.8 (+1) 40/52 pts earned
14 through 23 0 pts OK. I completely fell off the wagon there and stopped tracking everything, but I'm not giving up. I'm getting back on right now.
24- 3 pts no exercise
25-
26-
27-
Weight:
28-

Numina
01-30-2009, 06:11 PM
Great idea! I need all the motivation help I can get!

Food: 1600 calories
Move: 60 min walking, on treadmill or not, maybe in 2 or 3 sessions
H2O : 2 liters

STARTING WEIGHT: 258
01- 2, 1, 1 = 4
02- 2, 1, 0 = 3 (didn't hit the water) :(
03- 2, 1, 1 = 4 :)
04- 2, 0, 1 = 3 (only 30 minutes on the treadmill)
05- 2, 1, 1 = 4 :spin:
06- 2. 1, 1 = 4
07- 2, 1, 1 = 4
WEIGHT: 256
WEEK'S POINTS: 26

08- 2, 1, 1 = 4
09- 2, 0, 1 = 3 (no exercise)
10- 2, 1, 1 = 4
11- 2, 1, 1 = 4
12- 2, 1, 1 = 4 :D
13- 2, 1, 1 = 4
14- 2, 1, 1 = 4 (by budgeting calories, managed VD dinner out!) :dancer:
WEIGHT: 252
WEEK'S POINTS: 27

15- 2, 1, 1 = 4
16- 2, 0, 1 = 3 (didn't get to the gym)
17- 2, 1, 1 = 4
18- 2, 1, 1 = 4
19- 2, 1, 1 = 4
20- 2, 1, 1 = 4
21- 2, 0, 1 = 3 (no workout)
WEIGHT: 252 yippee. didn't lose an ounce. :(
WEEK'S POINTS: 26

22- 2, 1, 0 = 3 (over on my food)
23- 2, 1, 1 = 4
24- 2, 1, 1 = 4
25- 2, 0, 1 = 3 (no exercise today and maybe none tomorrow :( )
26- 2, 0, 1 = 3 (only 20 minutes treadmill)
27- 2, 1, 1 = 4 finally!
28- 2, 1, 1 = 4
WEIGHT: 249
WEEK'S POINTS: 25

TOTAL POINTS FOR THE MONTH: 104/112

KimL1214
01-30-2009, 07:03 PM
STARTING WEIGHT: 245.8
01- 1 (bad day at work, OP NOW)
02- 3 (no time for exercise... game night)
03- 4, Kicked butt!!! :)
04- 2... Weigh In~242.4 (-3.4)
05- 2
06- 1, Drama on the basketball court...
07- 0 BAD WEEKEND!!!
WEEK'S POINTS: 13

08- 0
09- 2 (WI night is usually my bad food night, but I did much better than usual) Weigh In~242.8 (+0.4)
10- 4!!!
11- 1... Chinese Food...
12- 1... Ravioli... GRRRRR...
13- 2
14- 4
WEEK'S POINTS: 14

15- 1
16- 1
17- 2
18- 2 Weigh In~ 244.2 (+1.4)
19- 4
20- 1
21- 2
WEEK'S POINTS: 13

22- 1
23- 2
24- 4
25- 2... Weigh In~ 245.8 (+1.6)
26- 2
27- 2
28- 4
WEEK'S POINTS: 17

SW: 245.8
CW: 245.8
WL: 0
TOTAL POINTS FOR THE MONTH: 57

Goal for March~ 65 Points!!!

My major goal is to incorporate more activity EVERY day. I got my pedometer and will not give myself an activity point unless I get more then 10,000 steps and do an activity of some kind. Another goal of mine is to stick with this ALL month. I will keep track in my journal as well so I can fill in days that I could not get to a computer. February is my kick butt month... kick off month to a kick butt year and life.

gina1221
01-30-2009, 08:03 PM
Food: 1800 calories a day or less
Exercise: 4-5x/week (c25k program)
Water: 2 liters or more daily

02.01 - 1 (water only)
02.02 - 3 (food & water)
02.03 - 3 (food & water)
02.04 - 3 (food & water)
02.05 - 2 (food only)
02.06 - 0 (169 cals over, 0.5 liter under) :(
02.07 - 1 (water only)
02.08 - 2 (food only)
02.09
02.10
02.11
02.12
02.13
02.14
02.15
02.16
02.17
02.18
02.19
02.20
02.21
02.22
02.23
02.24
02.25
02.26
02.27
02.28

Total points thru 02.08 = 15

Gela
01-30-2009, 08:20 PM
Food: 1500-1800 calorie plan
Water: 64 oz minimum
Exercise: 30 min/day walking, gym cardio, weights

01: 3
02: 4 :val1:
03: 2
04: 0
05: 0
06: 4 :val1:

MaddiesMom
01-30-2009, 08:45 PM
I'm in. Haven't done this before, but now's a great time to start!

F: 1500 calories max
E: At least 1/2 hour daily (gotta start somewhere, right?)
W: 64 oz

starting weight - 257
01- 1 (water), I was bad on SuperBowl
02- 4 :)
03- 4 :)
04- 4 :)
05- 3 (can't exercise, extremely ill)
06- 3 (extremely ill)
07- 1 (water, I splurged because I wasn't feeling well)
Weigh In: 257
Week Total: 20

08- 2 (still sick :()
09-
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Weigh In:
Week Total:

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Gretchy
01-30-2009, 09:20 PM
Hrmm, perfect timing to come back!

Food: Under 2000 calories
Water: 48oz

I figure this is a good place to start, and I will decrease the calories and increase the oz as time goes on.

Starting Weight: 240

2.01: F: 2/2, W: 1/1, E: 1/1 (4)
2.02: F: 2/2, W: 1/1, E: 1/1 (4) - Also increasing water goal from 48 to 64oz :D
2.03: F: 0/2, W: 1/1, E: 0/1 (1) - I blame it on my period ;)
2.04: F: 2/2, W: 1/1, E: 1/1 (4) - And I'm back OP :D
2.05: F: 2/2, W: 1/1, E: 1/1 (4) - Double points for an extra hard workout? Okay, just kidding. ;)
2.06: F: 2/2, W: 1/1, E: 0/1 (3)
2.07: F: 2/2, W: 1/1, E: 1/1 (4)
Week point total: 24
Weight: 236.6
2.08: F: 2/2, W: 1/1, E: 1/1 (4)
2.09: F: 0/2, W: 1/1, E: 1/1 (2) - Bad food day. Binged tonight. Not as bad as a normal binge, but I still overdid it. :(
2.10: F: 2/2, W: 1/1, E: 1/1 (4)
2.11: F: 0/2, W: 1/1, E: 1/1 (2)
2.12: F: 2/2, W: 1/1, E: 1/1 (4)
2.13:
2.14:
Week point total:
Weight:

2.15:
2.16:
2.17:
2.18:
2.19:
2.20:
2.21:
Week point total:
Weight:

2.22:
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2.28:
Week point total:
Grand point total:
Weight:

lalique
01-31-2009, 12:49 AM
Food Plan: No junk food. Fast food limited to once per week, and must choose something healthy! Portion control!! 5 servings of fruits/veggies daily. No eating at least 3 hours before bed. (2pts) 1 :chef: on each day I do well

Exercise: 30DS everyday, 40 minute walking on the night shifts I work (3-4x/week), (1pt) 1 :barbell: on each day I do well

Water: 96oz a day. (1pt) 1 :drool: on each day I do well

Goals for this month:
15 pound weight loss :beach:
To be able to do 30DS the whole way through without feeling faint :wl:
Reach my Valentine's Day goal (235) by February 14th :val2:
Earn at least 100 points here :yes:
Log everything with the dailyplate & my 3fc journal :comp:
Stay away from candy!!! :m:



February
Running total of points earned: 67 out of a possible 112

2.1: Weigh in 242lbs :tape: Superbowl party...
2.2 :drool: Sick with the flu 1 point
2.3 :drool: :barbell: Still Sick, but did my walk. 2 points
2.4 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
2.5 :drool: :barbell: Didn't eat, which is not my plan.... 2 points
2.6 :drool: :barbell: didn't eat again... 2 points
2.7 :drool: 1 point
OP 42% of the week, 1 lb weight loss, 12 points earned

2.8 Weigh in 241lbs. :drool: :barbell: 2 points
2.9 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
2.10 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
2.11 0 pts
2.12 0 pts
2.13 :drool: :chef: 3 points
2.14 :drool: 1 pointV-DAY!
OP 49% of the week, ? lb weight loss, 14 points earned

2.15 Weigh in skipped weigh in. 0 points
2.16 :drool: :barbell: 2 points
2.17 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
2.18 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
2.19 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
2.20 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
2.21 0 points
OP 63% of the week, 0 lb weight loss, 18 points earned

2.22 Weigh in 241 0 points
2.23 :drool: 1 point
2.24 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
2.25 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
2.26 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
2.27 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
2.28 Final weigh in 240 :drool: :barbell: :chef: 4 points
OP 74% of the week, 1 lb weight loss, 21 points earned

jeniansmom
01-31-2009, 10:34 AM
Plan:
Food: Link protein and carbs. Be mindful of what I eat. Keep carbs down and fiber up. Increase veggies. Write a plan for the day and stick to it.
Water: 60+ oz daily
Exercise: 15+ minutes daily.

Weigh In: 246
1: 4
2: 3 - water
3: 4
4: 1 - water
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kasmin
01-31-2009, 11:03 AM
Here's hoping February starts better than January ended!:o:^:

Food: 1600-1900 calories
Exercise: 30 mins a day minimum
Water: 8 glasses

:cheer2: Go, team! :cheer2: (:p)

02/01- 2 :^:(at least I got the exercise in)
02/02- 3 (food better, finally! Now if I can just get into steady exercise again;))

wfonseca3017
01-31-2009, 12:25 PM
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Healthy Eating: track everything. 25 to 28 points a day. Focus on smart choices!
H2O:84 oz minimum daily.
Move it: 45 mins at least 3 a week , and 20 min 4 times a week.


We can all do this! :val1:

SW :152.4

1~ 3 pts
2~ 3 pts
3~ 3 pts
4~ 3 pts
5~ 2pts Just Food
6~ 1 pt Just water

WI#1

7~
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9~
10~
11~
12~
13~

WI #2 151.8

Starting again ... Hopping a better end

14~
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WI#3

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WI#4

28~

MY goal for februry is not to gain weigth , and lose at leas 2 pounds in it.

Sandi
02-01-2009, 09:38 AM
*bump*

djay
02-01-2009, 09:55 AM
Food: Eat OP.
Excersise: at least 30 mins walking or JM 30DS
Water: 64 oz

starting weight -169.4
01- =4 :flow1:
02- =4 :flow1:
03- =4 :flow1:
04- =4 :flow1:
05- =4 :flow1:
06- =2 :no:
07- :bday2you: =0
Weigh In: 167.4
Week Total: -2

08- =2 :no:
09- =4 :flow1:
10- =4 :flow1:
11- =4 :flow1:
12- =1 :no:
13- =1 :no:
14- =0 :no:
Weigh In:
Week Total:

15- =3 :no:
16- =1 :no:
17- =4 :flow1:
18- =4 :flow1:
19- =4 :flow1:
20-
21-
Week Total:
Weigh In:

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23-
24-
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Week Total:
Weigh In:

Month Total:

Nori71
02-01-2009, 02:23 PM
Food: 1600-1800 calories per day, aiming for 800-1000 calorie deficit each day!
Water: 100 oz+
Exercise: Minimum of 30 min of cardio per day, plus 3 days of weight training

2.1: 3
2.2: 4
2.3: 4
2.4: 4
2.5: 2
2.6: 3
2.7: 4
2.8: 2
2.9: 4
2.10:
2.11:
2.12:
2.13:
2.14:

jamsk8r
02-01-2009, 04:30 PM
Food: 1600-1800 cals, 40/40/20
Water: 64 oz minimum
Exercise: lifting 4x/wk, follow crossfit main site WOD, some kind of cardio other days

01-4 :cool: CF WOD "Kelly" R400m, 30 box jumps, 30 wall ball, 47min; 2x25 GHD SU
02-4 :cool: LB lifting, DL 155 lbs (PR!), CF WOD 60 pull-ups/60 dips (5x12/12), 110 lbs assist
03-4 :cool: UB lifting (BFL style), Flat DB Bench 2x40 lbs/6 reps (PR)
04-4 :cool: 40 mins Walking
05-4 :cool: LB lifting, Squat 85 lbs :shrug:, crossfit skills practice, swimming
Thurs A.M. Weight: 182.4
7 Day Average Weight: 181.1*
06-4 :cool: Crossfit WOD, sub 20 lb DB swings, x15 reps/round
07-4 :cool: UB lifting (inclines), Crossfit WOD, R30
08-4 :cool: W45
09-4 :cool: R30
10-4 :cool: cfwu x3/deadlifts/hspu; UB lift + abs metcon, R20; PM: R30
11-4 :cool: SCTR 3 mi; R20
12-4 :cool: SCTR 4 mi; WOD 5 rounds of: 5 wall ball/10 box jump/15 sit-ups or KTE (8m 19s)
Thurs A.M. Weight: 181.6
7 Day Average Weight: 182.5
13-4 :cool: SCTR 4 mi; UB lift (heavy, flat, back, chest)
14-4 :cool: SCTR 6 mi; R30
15-4 :cool: R80
16-4 :cool: cfwu x2; OH squats (F)/BB squats/FRT squats; shoulders & abs
17-4 :cool: UB lift (deadlifts, vertical back & arms)
18-4 :cool: baseball with the boy (60+ mins); cfwu x2; tabata push-ups/KTE
19-4 :cool: W45
Thurs A.M. Weight: 180.2
7 Day Average Weight: 180.0
20-4 :cool: SCTR 4 mi; SK8 2.5 hrs (my feets were dead!)
21-4 :cool: cfwu x2; crossfit WOD (db snatch 10 lbs, sub jumping PUs/tuck sits)
22-4 :cool: cfwu x2; crossfit WOD (sp/pp/pj 1/3/5x5)
23-4 :cool: SCTR 2 mi (aka running hills at Wildwood :faint:); OH lifts practice
24-4 :cool: UB lifting (flat, chest/back), R20
25-4 :cool: W20; crossfit skills practice (HSPU/knees, OHS/stick, Berg wu); SK8 2 hrs
26-4 :cool: UB lifting (chest/back)
Thurs A.M. Weight: 179.4
7 Day Average Weight: 180.2*
27-4 :cool: SCTR 3 mi (Bradley Lk Park); SK8 3 hrs
28-4 :cool: cfwu x2, OH skills practice, workout: shoulders & abs

Total Pts for Feb: 112

Summary: :faint:

djay
02-02-2009, 10:43 PM
bump

JasonsLea
02-03-2009, 01:34 AM
Food :cheese:: OP with daily log and track on SP
Exercise :running:: 20 min
Water :coffee2: (including tea): 128 oz

Start Weight (1/29): 263

01 ~ 1
02 ~ 2
03 ~ 4
04 ~ 3
05 ~ 4
Week 1 Weigh In: N/A TOM

06 ~ 3
07 ~ 4
08 ~ 4
09 ~ 4
10 ~ 4
11 ~ 2
12 ~ 3
Week 2 Weigh In: 259.2

13 ~ 1
14 ~ 4
15 ~ 4
16 ~ 3
17 ~ 4
18 ~ 4
19 ~ 4
Week 3 Weigh In: 259.2

20 ~ 4
21 ~ 4
22 ~ 3
23 ~ 4
24 ~ 4
25 ~ 3
26 ~ 4
Week 4 Weigh In: 257.8

27 ~
28 ~

Total Possible Pts: 112
Total Pts for Feb:

djay
02-03-2009, 08:41 PM
bump

evillynn33
02-03-2009, 09:47 PM
I'm in!
Food:5 mini meals and a portion controlled dinner
Water: 64 oz
Exercise: 10 min a day(going to up it ever week)

FEB 1-3
2-3
3-2
4-0:(
5-3
6-1
7-0:( (not sure why i have such a hard time on the weekends
8-3
9-3
10-4:D
11-3
12-4
13-0
14-0
15-3
16-1
17-4:D
18-4:D
19-4:D
20-2
21-0
22-0(dang weekends)
23-4:D
24-4

madys momma
02-04-2009, 09:54 AM
The Plan:
Weight Watchers

I will exercise at least 30 minutes per day using my eliptical machine or dancing with my little girl

I will drink at least 64 ounces of water a day


1-2
2-3
3-4
4-2 (got in water and exercise but got a bit off course with food)
5-4
6-3 (Got in water and stayed on track with food...missed exercise)
7-0 (Got busy with my daughter's birthday party)
8-3 (didn't get exercise in)
9-2 (Almost had all 4 but then slipped up at the end of the day)
10-4
11-2 ( I even worked out for an hour, but I went over on points)
12-4
13-
14-
15-
16-
17-
18-
19-
20-
21-
22-
23-
24-
25-
25-
26-
27-
28-

jamsk8r
02-04-2009, 11:43 AM
FB and Barb, I'm going all the way with you two this time. 4s all the way, that's my goal for February! You two want I should send you a cupcake? :devil: ;) (JK!)

awlass
02-04-2009, 04:40 PM
Food: Measure portions, eat within 1 hour of waking, eat only when hungry
Water: 1 Litre+
Exercise: Cardio 30 mins x7

Starting weight ~ 298.1
01- 3
02- 4
03- 3
04- 2
05- 2
06- 4
07- 4
Week Total: 22/28 (78.6%)
Weigh In: 293.7 (-4.4) :D

08- 3
09- 2
10- 4
11- 3
12- 4
13- 3
14- 2
Week Total: 24/28 (85.7%)
Weigh In: 297.4 (+3.7) holey crap!! :yikes:

15- 1
16- 3
17- 2
18- 4
19- 3
20- 4
21- 3
Week Total: 20/28 (71.4%)
Weigh In: 294.8 (-2.6) :D

22- 2
23- 3
24- 3
25- 3
26- 3
27- 3
28- 3
Week Total: 20/28 (71.4%)
Weigh In: 294.56 (-0.22) :D

Month Total Points: 86/112 (76.8%)
Month Total Weight Loss/Gain: -3.52 (2.6% Body weight gone!!) :cheer2::cheer3::cheer2::cheer3::cheer2::cheer3:
____________

FB
02-04-2009, 04:46 PM
Hey awlass! Great - I'm so glad you're here! You can put your stuff for the beginning of the month too since you keep record. I've joined late a few times, but always do it from the beginning since I record it anyhow.

Jammy, you made me literally LOL, which is a rarity. Put some sugar in your tea and begone!
Naw, we're going the long haul together. :)

iminhere
02-04-2009, 05:23 PM
food plan(2 pts) : Stillmans QWL/Protein Plus cycle
H2O(1 pt) : 80+ ounces
exercise(1 pt) : strength/cardio daily/ daily walk

Weigh In: 268
1: 3 water
2: 3 water
3: 2 water/exercise
4: 2 water/exercise
5: 3 water
6: 2 water/exercise
7: 2 water/exercise
Weigh In:265
8: 2 water/exercise
9: 2 water/exercise
10: 2
11: 2
12: 2
13: 2
14: 3
Weigh In:
15:
16:
17:
18:
19:
20:
21:
Weigh In:
22:
23:
24:
25:
26:
27:
28:
Weigh In:

jamsk8r
02-05-2009, 11:30 AM
FB, you know I love ya! Just bumpin' the thread here.

BarbPA
02-07-2009, 12:52 PM
Jam - You got me to LOL too. :) I do love my 4s but had to let one point go this week. It was planned...as is tonight's dinner. I won't be rockin' all 4s with ya'll this month, but I will be right your heels!!!

jamsk8r
02-07-2009, 02:23 PM
Barb, enjoy your dinner. Sorry about having to utterly defeat you this month! :devil: ;)

BarbPA
02-07-2009, 09:41 PM
Jam - You may be happy to hear that I overindulged a bit at dinner. :^:That's that....I will not slip the rest of the month. You better stay on your game! :high:

FB
02-08-2009, 12:41 AM
Watch your back Jamsta. I'm ON IT!

jamsk8r
02-08-2009, 11:20 AM
LOL! I'm just messin' with you Barb! You know you and FB are my heroes, keeping me OP! Let's do this thing!

FB, I ain't skerred of you! You're too skinny to kick my butt now! I was doing push jerks last night, and I thought of you. Those are fun! The WOD was shoulder press, then right into push press, and right into push jerk. My shoulders were on fire! :hot:

looloo86
02-08-2009, 08:27 PM
The plan
Food 3 healthy low calorie meals per day.
Water i litre water as a start
Excercise: treadmill 45 minutes twice a day at 6kmph.
09- 0:(
10-0 :(
11- 4:D
12-
13-
14-
Weigh In:
Week Total:

15-
16-
17-
18-
19-
20-
21-
Week Total:
Weigh In:

22-
23-
24-
25-
26-
27-
28-
Week Total:
Weigh In:

Month Total:

sprigs
02-09-2009, 06:43 AM
Hi folks,

I've been lurking for a while and stumbled on this challenge from May of last year. What a neat way to get the 3 biggies in line! I was so glad to see it's still going on and would love to join you. I struggle with consistency, so maybe this will help. FB & BarbPA, your December 4's are so inspiring. Man, I'd like to have a month like that (or many months!). Maybe so.... if you two can do it in December, of all times! Thanks for the inspiration.

I can only get 80 points for the rest of this month but hey, I'll take it.

So, here goes. Hope to rock the 4's.

............

Plan:
Food: 30 points or less ~ mostly whole foods
(Doing calories, fat & fiber on my own with this little points gadget tinypic.com/2lm88w1.gif)
Water: 50+ oz daily
Exercise: 20+ minutes daily
(will up the water & exercise later)


WI: 262
09: 4 :D
10: 4 :D
11: 4 :D
12: 4 :D
13:
14:
WI:
15:
16:
17:
18:
19:
20:
21:
WI:
22:
23:
24:
25:
26:
27:
28:
WI:

........................

Feb 9
28 points
25 min exercise bike
60 oz water

Feb 10
26 points
40 min exercise bike
64 oz water

Feb 11
29 points
2 hr exercise bike
71 oz water

Feb 12
26 points
2 hr exercise bike, some running
71 oz water

jamsk8r
02-10-2009, 12:00 PM
Sprigs, :wel3fc: Congratulations on your impressive weight loss so far! :hot: If you have your data from the 1st of this month, you can post it and count it. :) Let's do this!

sprigs
02-10-2009, 01:30 PM
Hey there jamsk8r! Thanks for the welcome.

Last week was ugly. See, I have this one hang up I'm trying to beat. "Special occasion itis". It was my birthday and I partied all week. And you know what? We have our anniversary & dh's birthday this month too. And Valentines. But I'm going to get my fours, no matter what.

Congrats on your weight loss too! You must be feeling pretty awesome...

Wow, just checked out your 4's. I love to see those fours. Crazy how that motivates me.

How long have you been lifting?

(I have like a million questions cause I want to start lifting too but I'll go do some homework.) :)

BarbPA
02-10-2009, 10:27 PM
Welcome Sprigs! Congrats on your great loss so far! You've come to a great place for fun, support and friendship! Yep...those special occassions are tough. I'm hanging my head a bit after already losing 2 of my 4s this month. Enough of that....4s for everyone...let's do it!
:)

jamsk8r
02-11-2009, 01:47 AM
Sprigs, we don't mind questions here. There's a weight lifting board here on 3FC. Starting at the main forum index, scroll down near the bottom to the "Exercise" section, and you'll see "Weight and Resistance Training" (or something like that). That's a great place to get your lifting questions answered. There are also many helpful stickies on that board, which are good reading.

I've been lifting almost a year, except twice I had to take off for injuries (from skating, not lifting, lol). I'm still feeling pretty newb at it, and confess I still feel a bit self-conscious in the weight room at the Y, but I just suck it up and do it anyway! I have recently been having a lot of fun learning some olympic lifts and crazy functional fitness stuff. I like the bodybuilder style lifting, too, so I just mix it up, and do what I feel like doing. I'm liking this better than a really rigid workout "program".

This challenge really helps keep me OP, for some reason. I've been using it to track my workouts, too, and at the end of the month I print it out and put it in a binder. Figure I might be able to see what worked best as far as weight loss or stronger lifts, stuff like that. It's an experiment!

FB
02-11-2009, 09:52 AM
Heya Sprigs, another welcome! This challenge rocks my socks. I give it a lot of credit for helping me to stay on plan and losing all of this weight.

Weightlifting is a ton o' fun for many of us. Like Jammy, I also get self conscious in the gym, for instance - yesterday when I dropped a barbell on my head. That kinda sucked. But then a cute beefcake boy rescued me. :lol:

sprigs
02-11-2009, 12:39 PM
Thanks FB & Barb. FB sorry but that cracked me up. Glad you got a beefcake out of it though. lol! I looked at several months of these challenges before I signed up and you three really inspired me. Feel like I'm talking to celebrities!! (the best kind of celebrities - winners!)

Two things I want from this year, besides weight loss is to be a lifter & a runner. I'm signed up for a 5k and am working on the running but lifting scares the pooty out of me. I guess my main question is where does an absolute beginner begin? I do have an old Body For Life book. would that be good? The Crossfit site is awesome but looks really advanced.

Hey jamsk8r, one thing I wanted to ask was how high can you jump? lol! Box jumps. Have you seen that video of the guy box jumping. I can't post links yet but it's here...

media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_BoxLK2EWOD.wmv

Unreal.

I'll go check out the weight training forum.

Thanks guys. This forum beats any I've seen anywhere.

Let's do fours! :yes:

BarbPA
02-11-2009, 01:06 PM
Wow. That guy is crazy in shape. Jumping that high!!! Not sure I could use a ladder and get that high! :dizzy:

Sprigs...I'm a lifter too. For me I got started working with a personal trainer. I started about 6 months ago and still do my 3x per week lifting sessions with my trainer. I'm feeling comfortable enough with it to branch out on my own but I just can't quite let go yet. I've heard alot of talk about the BFL book and the New Rules of Lifting for Women (might not be the right title). There are several websites and videos you can find that will help. Do you work out at a gym? If they offer a free training session you could get started on the fundamentals with someone. I also want to run a 5k. Not sure I want to become a runner...just get in good enough shape to do a run...if that makes sense. :) It's great to have you and your enthusiasm here.

FB - Hope the head is ok. :strong: Glad there was a beefcake around.

My shoulder is bothering me today...which ticks me off! Grrrr....hopefully it doesn't affect this afternoon's workout.

FB
02-11-2009, 03:43 PM
More like the Three Stooges as celebrities than anything. :lol:

To get some lifting advice, you'd really have to tell us what resources you have available... a gym or weights at home?

Like Barb, I started with a personal trainer. I was skerred and it really helped me out! I was pretty weak at the time, I think she had me using 5 and 8 pound weights to start. Of course, as time passed I advanced with that.

Running fascinates me too, but I mostly hate it. It would be counterproductive to my lifting muscle quest I think. I also avoid doing stuff I dislike - it's just a life rule of mine.

BUT, like Barb, I just want the physical option of being able to do it. Just take off running anytime I'd like. I do that sometimes, but just for a mile or so, nothing long distance.

sprigs
02-12-2009, 12:30 PM
Well, I'm officially a box jumper in training. I can jump... one whole inch. lol! Well, you gotta start somewhere, huh?

FB, we have probably any weight/machine I'll ever need to get the job done. Dh used to lift and was in really good shape but things have kinda gone south. I talked to him last night about helping me and he was thrilled. Maybe a little too thrilled. My concern would be I might not want to listen to him like I would someone else, know what I mean? :D I'll try him first and see how it goes. He is really big on form so that's a plus.

Did you both go through a number of trainers before you decided on one? Do you have/prefer male or female?

I have an ideal in my head - Tarik Tyler - youtube.com/watch?v=rYCAAXtUP4Y

But I don't know if I'll find one like that. Somebody I would be almost scared of. :)

Barb, how's your shoulder today?

I know you don't think you're celebrities but you're doing this thing right... and thus building a lot of confidence in people who had almost given up hope. I've lost a lot but it has taken me years and a lot of inconsistency. That's what impressed me about your fours. This is what I need and you're doing it. Thanks a mint ladies.

Oh, I had one more question for you three... How different does your body feel now compared to before lifting?

jamsk8r
02-12-2009, 02:07 PM
Sprigs, I'll second the recommendation for New Rules of Lifting for Women, by Lou Schuler. LOL on the box jump. I was afraid to jump at first, myself! I don't think I'd done any jumping since I was about 14..? There's a little step-down from my kitchen to my laundry room, and I started there. It's maybe 3 inches. Lately I've been using the aerobic step with 2 risers, so about 9 inches? I think I could do more, but don't have anything to jump on that's the right height. Time to build something, I think! Funny you should mention that, because I was planning to do another box jump workout today. I love jumping now! On your last question, it feels good! Stronger, love having muscles, love being able to get up from a chair without using my arms, love picking up heavy stuff, love being smaller in size at this weight than I was 13 years ago at a lighter weight.

FB is right on the 3 Stooges thing, lol!

sprigs
02-13-2009, 07:51 AM
9 inches is great!

It's amazing how heavy - how glued to the floor - you feel when you first do it.

it feels good! Stronger, love having muscles, love being able to get up from a chair without using my arms, love picking up heavy stuff, love being smaller in size at this weight than I was 13 years ago at a lighter weight.

Wow, that is music to my heart. I will say that one day... soon.

thanks jams!

BarbPA
02-13-2009, 04:04 PM
Greetings from a stooge. ;)

Sprigs...you are box jumping more than I am! :) I haven't tried it out yet. I'm watching the Tarik Tyler video. Um....nothing like my trainer. I am sort of with the same trainer I started with 6+ months ago. My gym contracted out the personal training portion to a guy, Frank, who owns a private training studio with his wife and biz partner. They have a few other trainers that work for them. So, that is why I am "sort of" with the same trainer. I view Frank as "my trainer"...he develops my program, does all the evaluations, is my go-to guy for questions, emotional support, etc. I talk to him several times a week, see him a couple times a week, but only train with him about 2x a month. The majority of the training sessions are with someone that works for him. I've been through 3 different ones. I've liked them all ok. One is my favorite and luckily I'm working with him now. I would love it if Frank and I could train fulltime, but his business just doesn't allow him that time. All in all I am VERY happy with how it's going. I've learned so much and changed so much in 6 months.

Every trainer is going to have a different style. Frank only hires people with the same basic philosophy. My trainers are not all all boot camp style, it's more of a "train smarter, not harder" approach. They push me, I lift heavy weights, I sweat, I feel great, but they do not yell and scream or talk down (like some I've seen). I love my training sessions!

You definately have to find someone you click with and enjoy working with. Personal training is an investment. I have learned to speak up, ask questions, say if I'm hurting or not happy. I did have one trainer in the mix that was not experienced enough and I wasn't getting enough from. I waited a little too long to speak up. If it happens again I'll nip it early. There are now a few other trainers in my gym (no associated with my trainer) and they have very, very different styles. One is more boot camp, talk down to you, group oriented, overly religious....he's cheap, but I know I wouldn't ever work with him. The other on is the gym owner who is also a competitive body builder. He works more with the high school boys who want to look like him. It's all about the muscle, never seems to worry about form, sometimes I'm scared watching how he and his buddies workout...although also entertained.

I still have a bit of weight to lose so I am definately more in the fat loss, cardio, strength mode. Eventually I'll focus more on building muscle and toning. When we get to that point I will lift a bit differently. I'm still learning so much about the different ways, training styles, etc.

You asked about male/female. So far I have prefered working with the men. I've only worked with one woman and she was the inexperienced one I mentioned. I'm also the kind of person that seems to be better friends with the guys than gals. Not to say I wouldn't like a woman trainer...there is a good chance I'll be with one in the near future because my current one needs to find a full time job and I don't think our schedules will be compatible.

Thanks for asking about the shoulder. It's feeling much better. Today we laid off the exercises that target the shoulder muscles to let it heal a little more. On Monday I'll test it out full force.

Whew...I think I have now written a book. Hopefully I haven't bored you! I tend to get chatty.

Keep on rockin' those 4s!!!!
:wave:

FB
02-14-2009, 12:11 AM
Perhaps your husband will be an ideal trainer. And perhaps a nightmare of one, lol. You'll quickly figure out whether you're compatible in that aspect. I think it's wonderful that he'll be able to understand what you're doing and where you're coming from. It's nice to have the option of a workout partner/husband. Mine should get a fricking clue more than three times per year!

I started with one trainer and stuck with her. She's my neighbor and owns the gym up the street. We talked about training long before I started. My weight loss initiated our deeper conversations (other than parking, our dogs and yard work). Since I already knew and liked her, it was a good fit, fortunately. I was more concerned with being made comfortable at the gym and introduced to exercise in a friendly manner, intending to use her on a short term basis - which lasted perhaps 6 months?

My brief interactions with her in our yards was my first interaction with people who lift weights. Until then I had no experience with that- other than trite high school boys and their endless curls. She unknowingly inspired me before I started losing weight - she looked so good to me! Nothing like the stereotypical steroid women: vascular, horse jawed and strange metal swimsuit clad with swords that I had seen in pictures. I had stupidly assumed all women who lifted weights looked like that. Futuristic princess warriors :lol:!

We're workout partners on a no-cash friend level now. Have really become close.

From what I've seen at her gym I would prefer a female trainer. The men (at her gym) seem to take it easier on the women, while women know what other women are capable of (which is a TON). I didn't want a gentle workout, I wanted my butt kicked! Like Barb said, it really varies from trainer to trainer, gym to gym - the sex of the trainer doesn't necessarily mean a thing.

Oh, I had one more question for you three... How different does your body feel now compared to before lifting?

My body is completely different than it ever has been. I haven't battled weight for all of my life, was generally in a 'normal' range until shortly after getting married and I had my baby. Although it was 'normal' I was soft, flabby and uninspiring. Now I feel like a freaking action hero!

Weightlifting has given me a whole new level of self esteem, vanity and appreciation for my body. I know that sounds cocky as **** - but it is true. It's just amazing. I feel better, I look tighter and my clothes fit swell.

I read something in a book that I completely agree with. It basically said strength training allows making a custom built body. That's the difference for me now, a custom built body. I ain't settling for nothing.

GlitterQueenRayne
02-16-2009, 05:47 PM
I'm starting this late BUT that gives me the motivation I need to get my butt in gear

Food: 1630/1980 cals and log all food into spark people daily
Move: 30 Min cardio 3x per week strength training in between
H2O : 12 glasses per day

STARTING WEIGHT: 247 (WI on mondays)


15- 0, 1, 1 = 3
16- 2, 0, 1 = 3
17-
18-
19-
20-
21-
WEIGHT:
WEEK'S POINTS:

22-
23-
24-
25-
26-
27-
28-
WEIGHT:
WEEK'S POINTS:

TOTAL POINTS FOR THE MONTH:

jamsk8r
02-19-2009, 02:22 PM
Rayne, welcome to the challenge! And, :wel3fc:

This points challenge really has been a big motivator for me.

FB
02-19-2009, 09:27 PM
Are you getting tired yet Jammy? :lol:

No, seriously - you're kicking butt! Imma take a rest week the first week of March. I think I need it.

jamsk8r
02-20-2009, 07:23 PM
Yes! You're KILLIN' ME with the 4's FB!!! :faint: I ain't no quitter, though. If my workouts start reading, "crawled on belly to bathroom," you'll know you're winning! Half the time, I'm like, "are there any bodyparts left that I haven't tortured in the last 2 days?" :chin:

I know you're lying about the rest week, too. You're just trying to trick me, so I take a day off...well it's not gonna work, punk!

jamsk8r
02-21-2009, 04:06 PM
Only 8 days left in February, challengers! Let's see 4s all the way between today and the 28th! :carrot: :lifter: Show that scale who's boss!

BarbPA
02-21-2009, 06:46 PM
Let's go gang...keep those 4s coming. :high:

I knew FB and Jam weren't going to slip up. I'm 3 points behind you gals. Stay on your game! :p

My hubby just tried to screw with my points with our dinner out but he won't do that to me. I'm too strong!!!! :strong:

FB
02-22-2009, 12:41 AM
Ah, I'm waiting for Jammy to take a rest day so I can too! C'mon Jammy, let your batteries run out a little! :lol:

BarbPA
02-22-2009, 10:47 PM
C'mon Jam, you know you want a day or two off. Take a break...go get a pedicure. :lol:

jamsk8r
02-23-2009, 12:26 PM
Ah, eat a cupcake, knuckleheads! I don' need no stinking rest!

BarbPA
02-24-2009, 01:27 PM
5 days left. That's 20 points...let's do it! :high:

PS - Jam and FB - feel free to take a break and enjoy some bon-bons and cupcakes. :p

KimL1214
02-24-2009, 01:58 PM
Have a pedometer? Like to walk? Click here... (http://3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2627176#post2627176)

jamsk8r
02-24-2009, 02:28 PM
Barb, I eat bon-bons and cupcakes all the time, just had a few dozen for breakfast this morning. They're on my plan, though, so I still get 2 pts for the food. :lol3:

BarbPA
02-24-2009, 06:43 PM
:joker:

Numina
02-28-2009, 10:24 PM
I think we have a few people that hit perfect scores for the month --- WOW and CONGRATULATIONS!

This was my first points challenge and I have to say that it really helped my stay on track during the day. So, thanks and it was fun! See you on the March points thread tomorrow!

jamsk8r
03-01-2009, 11:36 AM
Numina, you did great this month yourself!

Well, I did it, I kept up with the FB. :faint: Now, I'ma eat a bag of chips and sleep for 2 days.