South Beach Diet - Anyone up for a holiday challenge?

11-14-2009, 06:49 PM
I was browsing other sections of the site the other day and saw a great challenge over in the Golden Girls section. They seem like a great group and I'm sure they'd welcome me, but I don't think I've got the time or energy to post daily in 2 sections and I'm very happy here with you ladies. So, I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in a similar challenge?

I'm thinking it might help us stay on track over the holidays and besides, I could use some extra motivation to get my daily 3 servings of dairy. :dizzy:

(LINK to Challenge ( I'm only quoting parts of her post - to explain the challenge so I'm also including a link to the full post.)

Don't miss out on the fun and WONDERFUL Prizes - a NEW habit! AND a "virtual award"!!!!!!!!!

The reason for a 90-day challenge is that research says it takes 90 days of doing a particular behavior to form a "habit."

Anyone who wants to be part of the Winter Challenge will post ONE (1) message indicating her interest. NOTE: this is not a thread where we discuss stuff with each other. Each of us gets just ONE (1) post & we edit that everday to post our progress. In our original post, we will include whatever information we want and indicate the new habit that we want to form.

We can earn up to two (2) points/day. One (1) point for posting and one (1) point for actually doing our proposed habit.

At the end of the challenge the person with the most points will win our virtual award

I'm not sure about the award - I'm pretty handy with GIMP and could easily make us one if that's the way we want to go. Perhaps we'd rather just go with a participation graphic? Something small and tasteful that shows we're doing the Winter Holidays Challenge?

Let me know what you think.....

11-14-2009, 07:40 PM
Not a really good idea to do a tangible reward thing but something for the winner's signature would be nice. (We had a problem with that a while back when a person was obviously fudging her results just to win. It got a bit nasty.)

Go for it but please volunteer to look after it. The MODs are a bit bogged these days! It sounds similar to the Weightloss Goals and the Exercise threads with folks using edit to update. This sure makes it simpler for the MODs who try to read every post!

11-14-2009, 07:53 PM
Thanks Ruth, I should have said I'd do the tallying, etc.
In the crowd I run in offline if you suggest it, you do the work. ;) lol

11-15-2009, 12:27 PM
Heidi, I could be interested and have given a bit of thought as to what my new habit would be. 90 days seemed too long and I did a little googling.

66 days from November 23(a Monday) would be January 27th.

11-15-2009, 03:07 PM
I'm in! I need to work on getting my 4 1/2 cups of veggies a day.


11-15-2009, 04:43 PM
66 days sounds great to me Debbie. :) Nov 23 - Jan 27 it is.

I'm going for 3 servings of dairy each day.

:D Sounds like a great goal Kara, thanks for joining the challenge!

11-15-2009, 05:35 PM
I'm in! I need to work on my exercise and veggies

11-15-2009, 05:56 PM
:) Sounds good RRB2!

11-15-2009, 06:49 PM
Here's a graphic for signatures if you'd like it. I believe it's small enough to go next to the tickers.

11-15-2009, 07:50 PM
I need to do the 4 1/2 cups of veggies too.

11-15-2009, 08:29 PM
I'm definitely in too. I'm going to write up version 5000 of my "getting back on track" list tonight so I'll get my goal up tomorrow. thanks Heidi!

11-16-2009, 05:13 AM
LOL Cyndi. I feel like that, too!

11-18-2009, 08:19 PM
I'm going to commit to 10 minutes per day of at home morning exercise with barbells and bands. It's something I think about and never do-and I have the equipment right there.

11-18-2009, 11:25 PM
:) Lots of great goals here!

Here's a link to the challenge thread:
SBD Holiday Challenge Thread (

Please post your goal there so you'll be all set for Monday! :D