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




Sandi
08-31-2009, 10:38 AM
SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE...month 9 already...can you believe it?? How are you doing this year?? Are you meeting your goals? How about a challenge to help us keep it going! 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 September 1, 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???? :lifter:

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


hpnodat
08-31-2009, 10:52 AM
This sounds like a great challenge for me. I've been doing pretty good staying on my plan but the water and exercise is where I usually blow it.

As far as staying on plan goes, I eat pretty much what I want but I try to stay between 1300-1600 calories a day. I do try to stay away from lots of processed junk and eat fresh, wholesome foods. The water... Well, like I said I don't do so well with that so I'm going to shoot for anything over the recommended amount which is 8, 8 oz glasses a day. Now for the exercise, some exercise everyday. Cant say what kind it will be cause I cant do the same thing every day. I have a gym membership so I'll probably use that 3-4 times a week and then do something different on the other days.

This sounds like it will be fun, I've been needing some kind of challenge to help me stay on track.

Day 1 : 4 pts (64 oz water, walked for exercise, stayed on plan)
Day 2 : 4 pts
Day 3 : 4 pts
Day 4 : 4 pts
Day 5 : 4 pts (got in the pts despite being sick)
Day 6 : 4 pts (still sick)
Day 7 : 4 pts (still sick, but getting better)
Day 8 : 4 pts (yep, you guessed it, still sick)
Day 9 : 4 pts
Day 10: 4 pts (and still sick-Ugh!)
Day 11: 4 pts ( I've stayed on track everyday so far and my scale shows it too!)
Day 12: 4 pts (Feeling much better - W00T!)
Day 13: 4 pts
Day 14: 4 pts
Day 15: 4 pts (had a rough past couple of days due to a migraine)
Day 16: 4 pts
Day 17: 4 pts
Day 18: 4 pts (Yee-Haw! 18 days on plan!)
Day 19: 4 pts
Day 20: 4 pts
Day 21: 4 pts (they say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit)
Day 22: 4 pts
Day 23: 4 pts
Day 24: 4 pts
Day 25: 4 pts (this is a good habit to have)
Day 26: 4 pts
Day 27: 4 pts
Day 28: 4 pts
Day 29: 4 pts
Day 30: 4 pts

I have never been able to stay on plan this long. Thank you for this challenge. I cant wait to do it again for October!

Tuca125
08-31-2009, 10:56 AM
OK I am in,I can believe it , month # 9..... ready to go . just 28 days more to meet my little :cheer2:or :cheer3: ? .....I love this.

Food: journal everything:write:
Exercise: :running: :strong: :ebike: :yoga:
Water: 56 oz min

4 weeks :preg: Weigth 153

36 weeks :preg:
Start Weight 166.6

1:4 pts :yay:
2:3 pts :stars:
3:3 pts :stars:
4:4 pts :yay:
5:4 pts :yay:
6:1 pts :bomb:

37 weeks:preg:
Week 1 Weigh In:166.6

7:4 pts :yay:
8:4 pts :yay:
9:3 pts :stars:
10:3 pts :stars:
11:4 pts :yay:
12:1 pts :bomb: i had a babyshower.
13:4 pts :yay:

38 weeks:preg:
Week 2 Weigh In:167

14:4 pts :yay:
15:4 pts :yay:
16:
17:I had my baby
18:
19:
20:

39 weeks:preg:
Week 3 Weigh In:

21:
22:
23:
24:
25:
26:
27:

40 weeks:preg:
Week 4 Weigh In:

28:
29:MY BIG DAY ......:celebrate:
30:

4 weeks 153.4
14 weeks 155
15 weeks 155.4
16 weeks 157.9
17 weeks 156.4
18 weeks 156.6
19 weeks 157.2
20 weeks 158
21 weeks 158.6
22 weeks 159.6
23 weeks 158.4
24 weeks 159.8
25 weeks 161.8
26 weeks 161.2
27 No WI ......
28 weeks 163.8
29 weeks 164
30 weeks 165
31 weeks 166
32 weeks 167
33 weeks 167.8
34 weeks 166.4 New diet Gestational diabetes
35 weeks 167
36 weeks 166.6
37 weeks 166.6
38 weeks 167

Total 13.6 pounds


findingfawn
08-31-2009, 11:04 AM
I'm definately in!

I'm still playing with my calories a bit, but think I will stick with a 1,800 to 2,000 calorie range (under is fine, over is not!). Also 64+ ounces of water a day.

1~4 YEAH!
2~4 WOO HOO!!
3~4 KEEP GOING!!
4~4
5~3 (no structured exercise, though it was a busy day with lots of moving around)
6~4
7~4
8~4
9~4
10~4
11~4
12~2 (had chinese out.. bad bad bad!)
13~4
14~4
15~4
16~2
17~4
18~4
19~1
20~4
21~4
22~4
23~3
24~3
25~4
26~3
27~3
28~3
29~4
30~3

Running total~106 out of a possible 120~88%, not good at all :(

Gela
08-31-2009, 11:15 AM
I'm in! Didn't do so hot in August so here's to a new month :carrot:

Food: 1800-2000 cycle plan dependent on exercise amount
Exercise: minimum 30 minutes (usually 60 plus)
Water: 48 oz of plain water in addition to other bevs

Start weight: 217

01: 4 :flow1:
02: 4 :flow1:
03: 4 :flow1:
04: 4 :flow1:
05: 2
06: 2
07: 4 :flow1:
08: 4 :flow1:
09: 4 :flow1:
10: 4 :flow1:
11: 4 :flow1:
12: 4 :flow1:
13: 1
14: 1
15: 1
16: 1
17: 3
18: 1
19: 1
20: 2
21: 3
22: 2
23: 3
24: 4 :flow1:
25: 4 :flow1:
26: 2
27: 4 :flow1:
28: 4 :flow1:
29: 2
30: 3

Ending weight:

crcossel
08-31-2009, 11:40 AM
Ok I'll play. I am using my GoWear Fit so my food goal is 500 calories less than I burn. I've been averaging over 1000 calorie deficit and I'm stalling so I think I'm going to try eating a bit more with only 1 day a week lower to kind of jumpstart my metabolism. Water 64 oz a day (I count this as 3 20 oz bottles plus 1 glass of coffee or tea.) Exercise: I take sundays and mondays off of "scheduled purposeful" exercise but I often do walks or volleyball those days. I guess I'm not so good at recovery. Maybe that should be a challenge.:)

tahoemama
08-31-2009, 12:01 PM
:dance::dance::dance::dancer:I am definitely in! I, probably like most of you, have tried lots of food plans but I think I'm gonna go with counting calories.

1500-1800 Calories
48 oz water (not Pepsi!)
at least 30 min a day of exercise!

I am so excited because I was looking for something or someone to help get me back on track! And you are so right in the theory that we do better having some accountability!

I think I'm going to present this idea to my 17 year old daughter and tell her that depending on how many points she gets that could translate to some new shoes!!! Do you mind if I report her points as well?

Once again, thank you for this great idea!


:dance::dance:

tahoemama
08-31-2009, 12:02 PM
Sorry about all the dancing sheep, i thought i couldn't figure out how to place them in the post! oops!

time2lose
08-31-2009, 12:04 PM
I am in and will add more later. I have had my best weight loss the months that I was on this challenge.

Food: 1400 to 1600 per day
Exercise: 8000 steps
Water: 48 oz.

Sept starting weight - 217 (been stuck for a couple of weeks)

1 - 4 points
2 - 3 points - sick did not get my steps in
3 - 4 points
4 - 4 points - traveling
5 - 1 point - exercise
6 - 3 points - food, exercise
7 - 2 points - food only -last day traveling
8 - 4 points - back on track
9 - 4 points
10 - 3 points - food and water
11 - 4 points
12 - 4 points
13 - 1 points
14 - 2 points
15 - 2 points
16 - 4 points
17 - 4 points
18 - 4 points
19 - 1 points
20 - 4 points
21 - 4 points
22 - 4 points
23 - 4 points
24 - 4 points
25 - 4 points
26 - 4 points
27 - 4 points
28 - 4 points
29 - 4 points
30 - 4 points

Total points - 102

Sept ending weight - 213 (4 pounds lost)

waquilter
08-31-2009, 01:01 PM
I'm in for September. Took me awhile in August to consistently get my rear off the couch and get with the program but I'm feeling much better about September.
September Goals:
Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes.
South Beach Diet Plan
64 oz. water

1 ~ 4 pts
2 ~ 4 pts
3 ~ 4 pts
4 ~ 4 pts.
5 ~ 4 pts.
6 ~ 4 pts
7 ~ 4 pts.
8 ~ 3 pts. - no exercise
9 ~ 4 pts
10 ~ 4 pts.
11 ~ 4 pts.
12 ~ 3 pts. - no exercise
13 ~ 4 pts
14 ~ 4 pts
15 ~ 4 pts
16 ~ 2 pts - off program
17 ~ 4 pts
18 ~ 4 pts
19 ~ 2 pts - off program
20~ 4 pts
21~ 4 pts
22~ 4 pts
23~ 2 pts - off program
24~ 3 pts - no exercise
25~ 4 pts
26~ 3 pts. - no exercise
27~ 2 pts - off program
28~ 4 pts.
29~ 4 pts
30~

lottie63
08-31-2009, 01:03 PM
1500-1600 cals
64-128 oz of water
30-60 mins exercise

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

total~71

paisleyprincess
08-31-2009, 01:53 PM
My Goals:
1800 or less calories a day
80+ oz of water a day
Some form of exercise everyday, at least push-ups, crunches and calve raises on off days

Starting Weight~ 233.8

1~ 3 (1789 cal, 72 oz water, 25 min walk)
2~ 0 (2049 cal, 64 oz water, no exercise)
3~ 4 :flame: (1247 cal, 84 oz water, 70 min Cardio, 30 push-ups & 50 crunches)
4~ 4 :flame: (1733 cal, 88 oz water, 48 min Treadmill, 30 min Strength Training)
5~ 1
6~ 1
7~ 1
8~ 2
9~ 0
10~ 0
11~ 0
12~ 1
13~ 0
14~ 1
15~ 2
16~ 3 (food, exercise)
17~ 3
18~ 4
19~ 3
20~ 2
21~ 0
22~ 1
23~ 3
24~ 4
25~ 2
26~ 4
27~ 4
28~ 2
29~ 1
30~ 1

57 points
Ending Weight~ 230.4

Bigmid
08-31-2009, 02:41 PM
I too would like in on this as it should keep me accountable.

Goals:
WW plan
Water : 2L / day
Excerise: 15 min /day

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

Running Total~115

jay41
08-31-2009, 03:48 PM
I'm in this month!

Food: 1200-1600 cals per day
Water: 40+ oz per day
Exercise: At least 30 mins per day

Starting Weight: 215

01: 0
02: 4 :smug:
03: 4 :smug:
04: 1 (exercise)
05: 0
06: vacation :beach:
07: vacation :beach:
08: vacation :beach:
09: vacation :beach:
10: vacation :beach:
11: vacation :beach:
12: vacation :beach:
13: 0
14: 4 :smug:
15: 4 :smug:
16: 4 :smug:
17: 1 (water)
18: 2 (food)
19: 0
20: 0
21: 4 :smug:
22: 4 :smug:
23: 4 :smug:
24: 3 (food, water)
25: 2 (food)
26:
27: vacation :beach:
28: vacation :beach:
29: vacation :beach:
30: vacation :beach:

Total Points: 41/120
Ending weight:

SpicyWoman
08-31-2009, 07:26 PM
I'm in, too. My plan is to
1. follow my doctor's guidelines as given
2. drink at least 32 oz. of water
3. use the sit and stroll everyday.
4. remain binge free
5. no food after 9 P.M.

My goal is to lose at least 8 lbs. in September

I need to post daily here to keep myself honest!

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

c_laura
08-31-2009, 08:02 PM
oh wow...I've wondered what the points challenges were all about.

I'm in.

I'd like to eat well I guess...whole grains, lean meat and green vegatables. I need to drink at least 64 oz water and get 1hr of exercise four days a week and crunches everyday.

So lets see how it goes.
-------------------------------------------
1. 2 *pout*
2. 3
3. 4 :carrot:
4. 2
5. 1 *pout. I don't like putting this down*
6. 3 *that's better*
7. 3 (stupid water)
8. 1
9. 2
10. 2
11. 1
12. 1
13. 1
14. 1
15. 2 (man do I feel crappy...I can't wait for my test to be over)
16. 0
17. 3
18. 2
19. 3
20. 4
21. 4
22. 4
23. 3
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.

TaraLee
08-31-2009, 08:23 PM
2pts Diet: >1800 calories & >52g fat/daily (cycling with 2 "high calorie days >2200)
1pt. Exercise: 30 min. minimum/5 days a week
2pt. Water: 2 "glasses" (my big ol' one)
CW 266/GW 258
1~ 4 :flow1:
2~ 4 :flow1:
3~ 4 :flow1:
4~ 4 (scheduled day off...still walked) :flow1:
5~ 3 (scheduled day off) :flow1:
6~ 4 :flow1:
Weigh In: 263.0 AWESOME WEEK...AND IT SHOWS!! WOOHOO!
Points: 22
7~ 4 :flow1:
8~ 4 :flow1:
9~ 0 YIKES, Very Bad Day!!
10~ 3
11~ 0 YIKES, AGAIN!!
12~ 2
Weigh In: 260.4
Points: 13
13~
14~
15~
16~
17~
18~
19~(1st son's anniversary...RIP Kaleb)
20~(Son's BDay! And End of Fall Equinox Challenge: GW 255, can I make it????)
Weigh In:
Points:
21~
22~
23~
24~
25~
26~
27~
Weigh In:
Points:
28~
29~
30~
Final Weigh In:
Points Total:

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SpicyWoman
08-31-2009, 11:52 PM
I hope it is okay to post twice here in one day. I want to add something to my monthly agreement. See, today I got on the scale and I didn't like what it showed! I was one lb. more than when I weighed on Friday.

I know I can't measure my worth on a scale, but I have to committ to weighing only on Fridays. Just Friday!

Anyone else get crazy about numbers on a scale? :crazy:

me1st
09-01-2009, 12:17 AM
Yeah! I am in! :flow1:
Thanks Sandi for the great idea!:hug: Being held accountable on a daily basis is what has worked for me in the past and I am looking forward to this challenge! I am new here so will post my weight tracker when I am allowed.

Food Plan: as per MD. Staying away from processed foods, no food after 9pm--I am a closet night binger that needs to break free from this habit! :D Carbs in by noon.

Water: 32oz minimum

Exercise: 20min/day minimum= rotation of 30day shred video, yoga, pilates, walking

1)4 yahoooo :)
2)2 booooo :( meal plan off--had a cola to help ward off migraine. no headache good...sugar bad..
3)3 bad exercise day
4)1 sick
5)0 sick
6)1 sick
7)2 boo
8)3 better
9)3 stupid water...
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Running total:

kaybelle9
09-01-2009, 12:40 AM
I would also like to join in!

Eating goal: 1500 calories or less
Water goal: 64 oz.
Exercise goal: at least 30 minutes a day of cardio

Personal goal: No soda!

1. Water - 1 point
2. water, food- 3 points
3. food- 2 points
4. food, water- 3
5. food, water, exercise-4 !!!
6. water, exercise- 3
7. Water - 1

Butterfly50
09-01-2009, 09:01 AM
I'm in I need all the motivation I can get.
Eating goals Between 1500 and 2000 calories daily
Water goal 64oz daily
Exercise 30 min daily

1*4
2*2 Daughter came home sick didnt Make all my water or Exercise
3*2 Had 3 different apt 2day manage to do all my food but not H2o,Exercise
4*2 Food
5*2 Food
6*
7*
8*
9*
10*
11*
12*
13*
14*
15*
16*
17*
18*
19*
20*
21*
22*
23*
24*
25*
26*
27*
28*
29*
30*

gina1221
09-01-2009, 09:13 PM
I'm in for another round...

Food: 1700 calories a day or less
Water: 2 liters a day or more (trying to get to 2.5L/day)
Exercise: 30 minutes 4x/week (anything - just got to get moving again)

09.01 - 1 (water only)
09.02 - 2 (food only)
09.03 - 1 (water only)
09.04 - 3 (food & water)
09.05 - 3 (food & water)
09.06
09.07
09.08
09.09
09.10
09.11
09.12
09.13
09.14
09.15
09.16
09.17
09.18
09.19
09.20
09.21
09.22
09.23
09.24
09.25
09.26
09.27
09.28
09.29
09.30

Total points thru 09.05 = 10

Judy Lynn
09-01-2009, 10:48 PM
I'll play along.

Food: 1700 calories or less
Water: 64 ounces/day
Exercise: Walking or other activity 5 days/week

Sept.
1 - 2 pts.
2 - 3 pts.
3 - 4 pts.

SpicyWoman
09-02-2009, 12:01 AM
3 points today! food, water, exercise. goody for us!!:carrot::carrot::carrot:

FitGirlyGirl
09-02-2009, 12:32 AM
I'm new and I might as well start it off right, so I'm in.
Food - I use a body bugg so my food goal is to have at least a 1,000 calorie deficit, though it has generally been higher - I usually eat less than 1600 calories a day.
Water - 64+ oz
Excercise - I usually work out every day with a Jillian Michaels DVD plus at least 20 minutes on my elliptical - I know I should take days off to rest and recover, but I can rarely make myself do so (unless of course I hurt my knee and am unable to workout for 5 days in a row, grrrrrrrr).

1~ 4
2~ 4
3~ 3 (no excercise due to injured knee)
4~ 3 (no excercise due to injured knee)
5~ 3 (no excercise due to injured knee)
6~ 3 (no excercise due to injured knee)
7~ 3 (no excercise due to injured knee)
8~ 4
9~ 4
10~ 4
11~ 4
12~ 3 (no exercise)
13~ 3 (not enough water)
14~ 4
15~ 4
16~ 4
17~ 4
18~ 4
19~ 4
20~ 3 (no exercise)
21~ 4
22~ 4
23~4
24~3 (not enough water)
25~4
26~3 (no exercise)
27~4
28~4
29~3 (not enough water)
30~4

Total ~ 109

crcossel
09-02-2009, 10:03 AM
Diet: between 500 and 1000 deficit
Exercise: running/yoga/walking/volleyball
Water: 64 oz of water

1~ 4
2~ 4
3~ 4
4~ 3 (I had a high burn day and had a deficit of 1400...I'm trying to keep between 500-1000)
5~ 3 (wedding day....really high burn so to large of a deficit)
6~ 3 (another wedding but forgot to drink water.)
7~
8~
9~
10~
11~
12~
13~
14~
15~
16~
17~
18~
19~
20~
21~
22~ (8th Anniversary)
23~
24~
25~
26~
27~
28~
29~
30~
Final Weigh In:
Points Total:

jamsk8r
09-02-2009, 12:32 PM
Food: Lean meats/fish, good fats, veggies, fruit, and the last holdout: my evil tea with milk & sugar. :D
Water: lots
Exercise: Crossfit, skating, and running my dogs (if the weather would cooperate!)

01-4 :cool: R400/rest, R400/rest, R400/rest <1 min/R400, 1:50(PR)/1:57/2:00/2:11
02-4 :cool: Squat Cleans 3-3-3-3-3A w/75#, 90 medball cln(14#) + AMSU/10 mins
03-4 :cool: 5x of: 7 DL (225/155), 20 sit-ups, 7:12/Rx (AMSU)
04-4 :cool: Push Jerk 3-3-3-3-3, wu 45-65-75-80(PR), 85-85-85-85-85
05-4 :cool: (Strongman) Yoke 150-200-250#, Cont. Clean (axle) 53# & 83# (lots)
06-3 :beach: REST DAY!
07-4 :cool: (Team WOD w/25# plate) run/squat/offset push-ups/burpees, me+Alicia/26:18
08-4 :cool: Run 1 mile, then max Snatch in 10 mins, 9:41(PR)/70#(PR)
09-4 :cool: (Kurtis' Bday) 15-12-9-1 of: OHS, PU/Dip, Row for cals, 19:11/35#/pink/green
10-4 :cool: Sun Salutations, L-Sit (3 mins), Double-Unders
11-4 :cool: 5x of: R300, 9 PU, 11 KB Swing (54/36), 19:11/plain band; 1 hr Yoga
12-4 :cool: (Dave's Bday) "Filthy 50", 47:50/low knees/jumprope singles
13-3 :beach: REST DAY!
14-4 :cool: 3x of: R300, 15 Push Press (95/65), 9:03/Rx
15-2 :rolleyes: (food) Cleans 3-3-3-3-3, 65#A, Fat Bar Cln&P/1, 53-53-73-73-73, Handstands
16-4 :cool: 5x of: 10 Push-Ups, 15 AMSU, R300, 15:38/knee P-U after round 2
17-3 :beach: REST DAY! (lots of yard work, though)
18-4 :cool: Row 500/25 BBT(45Rx)/15 PU/R400/15 OHS(65)/15 BBT/15 PU, 22:09/45/55/Nband
19-4 :cool: AMRAP in 10 mins of: 5 PU/10 DL (185/135)/15 Squats, 4r+5+1/Rx, Stones 100-135
20-3 :beach: REST DAY!
21-4 :cool: R400/50 SU/30 PP(75/50)/R800/30 PP/50 SU/R400, 18:47/Rx
22-4 :cool: 21-15-9 reps of: DU (5x singles)/WB (20/14)/PU, 15:06/singles/purple band
23-4 :cool: DL 2-3-2-3 (go for 3RM PR), wu 95x10, 145-165-185-185(F/2)-185(PR)
24-4 :cool: R800/30 Snatch (95/65)/R800, 14:10/45#
25-4 :cool: Sandbag run (200m)/21-15-9 of Cln&J + PU (sub for rope), 22:28/50#/65#+pink
26-4 :cool: 5x 100m Row/:20.5; AMRAP/15 min of 12 AMSU/10 BurpeeWB/8 PU, 6r+11/12#/blue
27-3 :beach: REST DAY!
28-4 :cool: (Sandy's Bday WOD) 3x of: R380/9 PP (95/65)/28 KBS (54/36), 13:13/Rx
29-4 :cool: Back Squat 5-5-5, wu: 45-65-85-105, work 115-115-115(PR), 125#/3
30-4 :cool: 3x of: 10 DUs/30 box jumps/15 JPU (untimed); 55 AMSU (unbroken)

Total points: 113/120 (ETA: forgot to fix the points for the 15th, which was fair day, where I definitely went over cals and off plan with food...fixed now!)
Weight Aug 31: 164.8
Weight Sept 30: 161.4 (-3.4)

sprklemajik
09-02-2009, 02:12 PM
I'm in :)

Goals:
<1750 Calories weekly avg (cycling)
8 glasses water

1. 4!
2. 3
3. 3
4. 3
5. 4!
6. 3
7. 2 :(
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Goal lost: 6 lbs.

hpnodat
09-03-2009, 08:21 AM
I honestly wasn't sure how much this challenge would help me cause I thought I was generally pretty good about exercising, staying on plan and drinking my water. I just figured it would be one more way to help keep me accountable.

But I was wrong, I really didn't realize how much I sorta cheat. They're just little cheats like skipping that last glass of water, or not counting those bites of stuff here and there. This has really helped me over the last 2 days. Sometimes I skip out on real exercise and count going grocery shopping and running errands as my exercise for that day. But since this challenge I have been asking myself is it really worth it to count that as exercise and not go to the gym or work out at home. And sometimes I don't get the whole 64 oz water in everyday and this has provoked me to want to drink more so I can get those points. Also, it has helped me make better decisions on what I eat so I can get the most out of my daily calorie intake.

What an eye opener for me!

Thanks for this challenge.

:)

SpicyWoman
09-03-2009, 10:15 AM
Kicking and screaming, I got all my points in yesterday. I am sure today will be an easier day for me. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy! I "suffered" all day yesterday wanting to eat, eat, eat! But I didn't. I hadn't had a day like that in some time and I didn't like it. Today will be better. Today will be better. Today will...
Spicy

CandaceG
09-03-2009, 03:42 PM
I'm in, thanks for running this challenge every month. Last month was not so good so I will try harder this month.

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

jamsk8r
09-03-2009, 07:00 PM
Good luck this month, Candace! Did I already say that I love that pic of your dog? :D

SpicyWoman
09-04-2009, 11:14 AM
Hello, Chickies-
I have had four points each day so far this month! :carrot::carrot::carrot:

Thanks for the support. If you can do it, so can I!

spicy

Tuca125
09-04-2009, 09:19 PM
OMG I have 25 days to go know ..... whish me luck .....

paisleyprincess
09-05-2009, 12:36 PM
:goodluck: I wish you Lots of Luck!! You must be so excited! :yay:

dgramie
09-05-2009, 06:27 PM
:Its already late in the day on the 5th but I want to join.
Starting tommorow I will exercise daily( something other than walking 5 days a week).
I will drink 100 ounces of water a day
I will eat 1400-1500 calories daily.

6-:trampo: 4
7-:yay: 4
8-:lifter: 4
9- 3 ( no exercise..had a crick in my neck)
10- 2 ( lifted, but was a bit over on calories)
11-:yay: 4
12-:cheer3:4
13-:lifter: 4( it feels good!!)
14-:trampo:4
15-:lifter: 4
16-:trampo: 4( even with the challenge of a fish fry)
17-:lifter: 4 a perfect week!!
18- 3 ( taking a day off from exercise....just one day off!!)
19- 4 walked
20-:lifter: 4
21-:trampo: 4
22-:lifter::trampo: 4 ( my legs were like jello after doing both)
23- 3 (no exercise)
24-2( just a bad day overall)
25-3 ( no exercise)
26- 4 walked
27- 3 no exercise
28- 4 sick just walked
29- 2...got into a fight with a jar of nuts..it won!
30- 4 back on track

crcossel
09-07-2009, 12:07 PM
Ok I hope I'm doing it right. I'm just updating my original post :)

diesirae
09-08-2009, 07:59 AM
Calories: Within 100 calories of 1,091 (Changes daily as I loose or gain weight)
Exercise: At least 1km of running a day or 2.4km of walking
Water: At least 6 glasses a day

01: 2 (Missed out on water and exercise)
02: 0
03: 0
04: 0
05: 2 (Missed out on water and exercise)
06: 0
07: 4 :flow1: (First perfect day all month)
08: 4 :flow1:
09: 4 :flow1:
10: 2 (Bit over on the calories today)
11: 3 (4/6 cups water)
12: 3 (4/6 cups water)
13: 4 :flow1:
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Off to a bad start this month, but hope to turn things around :)

jamsk8r
09-12-2009, 06:29 PM
Dang, there is some fierce competition this round! I'm gonna make you people some cupcakes! :devil:

Ah, just kidding...you peeps are crushing this challenge, WTG!!!!

hpnodat
09-13-2009, 09:41 PM
That's ok, I don't like sugary stuff anyway. :p

diabetic z
09-15-2009, 02:06 AM
I know it's late in the game, but I have been recording everything in my handy dandy journal.

Food Plan: :drill: Follow my dietitian's marching orders and stick to the plan. 8 protein packets each day (2 for breakfast, 1 for mid-morning snack, 2 for lunch, 1 for mid-afternoon snack, 2 for dinner). Maximum of 1 cup of raw green vegetables allowed per day. NO EXCEPTIONS. Condiments and seasoning are allowed as long as they meet strict guidelines.
Water: Minimum of 1 gallon of water each day.
Exercise: Take one walk for at least 3 miles each day.

1: 0 - Meet and greet with dietitian. BMI calculated (46), initial weight recorded (285 lbs, ouch), and first week's worth of "food" purchased. The condemned (me) received his final supper today (take-out from Popeye's and all the fixins). This should probably be counted as minus 1000 points for the month. :D
2: 4 - OMG, the cream of mushroom and tomato soups are hideous. :barf: My first walk felt like the Bataan Death March. What was I thinking walking during the hottest time of day. :frypan:
3: 4 - I'm afraid to leave the house. Between the runs and having to constantly pee, I'm basically living in the bathroom. :o Old hiking boots make the blisters on my feet much more tolerable.
4: 4 - My head has felt fuzzy all day. :dizzy: Check-up at pulmonary center reveals that I don't have asthma. Been misdiagnosed for the past several years. Lungs are better than average. :cloud9:
5: 4 - I may not make it. I feel absolutely terrible. Decided to stop taking my metformin, will follow up with doc and dietitian.
6: 4 - Feel much better today. Have finally figured out which "meals" suck. :carrot:
7: 4 - Normal bowel movements, no more headaches, and my blood glucose is better. :woohoo:
8: 4 - 1st weigh-in, lost 10 lbs. Blessing from doc and endo to stop metformin use. Blood glucose will now be managed through diet and exercise, only. :dancer: Bought new walking shoes.
9: 4 - Dogs have been fired as exercise partners. My couch potato days have ruined them both. I walk alone now. :(
10: 4 - Mustard search is a success. Found one with zero everything (no salt, no carbs, no sugar, no calories, no nothing). Limiting mustard serving size to 1 tsp with my pretzels. Happy, happy, joy, joy.
11: 4 - Cheesecake packet plus chocolate pudding packet equals yummy chocolate cheesecake. Let the mad scientist protein packet experiments begin. Muahahaha :devil:
12: 4 - Cold weather today. Decided to walk 4 miles to see how it feels like. I just could not feel warm at all today. My blubber insulation has failed me. Curse you fat, curse you. :censored:
13: 4 - Cooking and freezing food week begins. :chef: May the Lord grant me strength.
14: 4 - Making pulled pork enchilada casseroles today. :drool: This has been the biggest test of my will power to date. Perfected my strawberry smoothie technique. :encore:
15: 4 - Found a new park, with a lake, for my walks. :exercise:
16: 4 - Took Lucy with me on my walk, but she was only good for 3 miles. Got home and took Daisy for a walk to finish my 4 miles. Guess the dogs are good for walking, but only in relays. ;)
17: 4 - Today was the first time I was able to complete my entire walk without any breaks. Dogs got a day off.
18: 4 - Blood glucose stayed below 100 all day today. :woohoo:
19: 4 - Very hectic day. Forgot to test my blood glucose at bedtime. :frypan:
20: 4 - Tried walking 5 miles today. Another day with blood glucose under 100. :high:
21: 4 - Fasting blood glucose was 79. :dancer: Never had a reading this low before. 3rd weigh-in, lost 5 more pounds. Walked in the rain today. :rain:
22: 3 - Fighting a cold today. Got the chills, sniffles, and zero energy. No exercise today. :sorry:
23: 4 - Still feeling sick. Forced myself to exercise. Went to the rec center due to cold weather.
24: 4 - Same story as yesterday.
25: 3 - Stuffy nose last night made my CPAP machine useless. Stayed in bed most of the day trying to recover. No exercise. :stress:
26: 4 - Feeling normal again. :yay: Walked 5 miles today.
27: 4 - Walked 5 miles again today. Legs feel good.
28: 3 - 4th weigh-in. Lost another 5 lbs. Met with dietitian and doc today. No need to change diet yet. Doc would like me to tone down the exercising a tad. He is concerned about the rapid weight loss. No exercise today, took a day off.
29: 4 - Went to the lab this morning for blood and urine tests. Got my flu shot and walked 5 miles today.
30: 4 - Arm is still sore from flu shot. Completed my 5 mile walk in record time, but I may have pulled something in my leg. First month on weight loss plan completed. :woohoo:

Tuca125
09-16-2009, 09:13 AM
Getting close ....

hpnodat
09-16-2009, 12:58 PM
I really have to say this challenge is really helpful to me. I've lost more weight this past month being on the challenge then I have doing it alone.
The only thing I wish there were more of is more chat here in this thread. But, I've never done one of these points challenges before and maybe that's how it is supposed to be.

Tuca125
09-16-2009, 04:33 PM
I really have to say this challenge is really helpful to me. I've lost more weight this past month being on the challenge then I have doing it alone.
The only thing I wish there were more of is more chat here in this thread. But, I've never done one of these points challenges before and maybe that's how it is supposed to be.

I am whit you we should have like a weeks chat , may be no stick .... maybe we can star one.... letting every one know how well are they doing , and shere some ideas.... somebody else whit us.:carrot:

CandaceG
09-18-2009, 11:03 AM
Good luck this month, Candace! Did I already say that I love that pic of your dog? :D

Sorry I did not see this sooner Cheryl

Thanks. The dog is Petey. He is cute. :)

Thank you for the encouragement.

Candy

Tuca125
09-18-2009, 02:25 PM
I had my baby I will post my histori ...

hpnodat
09-18-2009, 03:26 PM
Congrats! I wish you the best of luck!

jamsk8r
09-18-2009, 03:57 PM
wfonseca, :congrat: woohoo! Hope you are both doing great! We'll see you when the munchkin isn't taking every waking minute of your time. :hug:

CJ160
09-18-2009, 10:43 PM
I just join 3 fat chicks and this is my first post. My question is even though it is the middle of the month is it too late to join the September challenge? This forum looks like the support I need to inspire me to become accountable to myself through posting. The thought of posting daily points according to how much I exercise I do, the amount of water I drink and how healthy I'm eating will proivde the encouragement I need to get me on track. Also, will this continue on into October?

dgramie
09-21-2009, 07:44 PM
Cj160- Im sure your welcome to start anytime. I didnt start till after the 1st week. Its really helping me. Yes its a monthly thread.

jamsk8r
09-21-2009, 08:53 PM
CJ, you can jump in any time! Also, check out any thread with "chat" in the title (or some of the challenge threads, too), for more conversational support. This one tends to not be too chatty, maybe because it's in the sticky section (?), but it's definitely a big help to me, for keeping me on track.

:wel3fc:

CJ160
09-21-2009, 11:14 PM
Thanks Dgramie and Cheryl, I need all the help I can get.
9/21 - I made my 4 points today. Stuck with my food plan, drank my 8 glasses of water and rode my exercise bike for 30 min. :D

CJ

CJ160
09-22-2009, 11:07 PM
Well day two for me and I made my 4 points again today. :D

21 = 4 points
22 = 4 points
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30

jamsk8r
09-23-2009, 05:45 PM
Good job, CJ! :celebrate:

CJ160
09-24-2009, 12:08 AM
Thanks Cheryl, Did not do too good today didn't get my exercise in hope to do better tomorrow. First Weigh in will be Friday for me.

21 = 4 points
22 = 4 points
23 = 2 points
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27
28
29
30

CJ160
09-24-2009, 08:34 PM
Made my points again today. Taking it one day at a time.
21 = 4 points
22 = 4 points
23 = 2 points
24 = 4 points:D
25 = 4 points
26 = 2 points
27 = 2 points
28 = 4 points
29 = 4 points
30 = 2 points

jamsk8r
09-25-2009, 11:55 PM
CJ, hope your weigh-in goes well! Hey, wanted to let you know, you can just have one post if you want, so you don't have to cut and paste all the time. Just go to the post you want to keep track with, and there will be a button at the bottom of your post that says "edit". (only you can see it) Click on that, and you can type in the next day's points and any notes you like to keep. I like to put what my workout is each day, just as an example, and also track my weight loss, then at the end of the month, I can print it out. I keep them in a binder, so I can see a whole month on one page, with my workouts, weight loss, and how I did for points. Probably overkill, lol, but I like the smileys!

hpnodat
09-26-2009, 11:22 AM
CJ, hope your weigh-in goes well! Hey, wanted to let you know, you can just have one post if you want, so you don't have to cut and paste all the time. Just go to the post you want to keep track with, and there will be a button at the bottom of your post that says "edit". (only you can see it) Click on that, and you can type in the next day's points and any notes you like to keep. I like to put what my workout is each day, just as an example, and also track my weight loss, then at the end of the month, I can print it out. I keep them in a binder, so I can see a whole month on one page, with my workouts, weight loss, and how I did for points. Probably overkill, lol, but I like the smileys!

I never thought about printing it out and keeping them. That's a great idea!

CJ160
09-28-2009, 09:18 PM
Cheryl thanks for sharing how to update progress without cut/paste it does save a lot of time, I tried it and worked. I also like the idea of printing the progress or regress to show what/when loss or gain occurred. Keep on mentoring....it helps.. Thanks,
CJ