South Beach Diet - Challenge Yourself for the Week of April 10-16, 2011

04-10-2011, 10:42 AM
Welcome to the second South Beach weekly challenge thread!

Weekly challenges are a great way to stay accountable on your goals over shorter terms. You choose your goal for the week. It may or may not be sustainable over the long term. If a challenge/goal is not working after one week, re-evaluate and modify or move on. If you're thriving and you like it, feel free to reuse goals week to week as you integrate the healthy habits you develop with your routine!

Let us know your goal for this week and be sure to check in along the way and at the end to let us know how you're doing!

Feel free to tell us about how your goal went last week too!

04-10-2011, 11:18 AM
This week -
3 miles running Sunday or Monday
Ultimate Wednesday
3 miles running Friday or Saturday

Last week, Ultimate got rained out BOTH nights, and I just did not want to run in the rain. Take two this week!!

04-10-2011, 11:54 AM
This week.... continue with 1 fruit/1 grain or starch per day and NO doubling up on nuts (I did that twice last week).

April 10: Nope... see post below...
April 11: Done :)
April 12: Done :)
April 13: Done :)
April 14: Done :)
April 15: Done :)
April 16: Done :)

04-10-2011, 01:44 PM
This week I'm ramping it up!
100 oz. of water per day, exercise 6 out of 7 days, no wine Mon-Thurs, on plan all 7 days.
4/10-water check, exercise no, on plan check
4/11-water check, exercise check!!(10 min. rebounder, free weights, 40 min. walk), no wine check, on plan check
4/12-water check, exercise check (10 mins. rebounder, pilates), no wine FAIL had two glasses, on plan check
4/13-water check, exercise check (free weights and 30 minute brisk walk), no wine check, on plan check but ate way too much OP food.
4/14-water check, exercise check (15 minutes rebounder), no wine FAIL had 2 glasses (stressful week), on plan check
4/15-water check, exercise check (15 minutes rebounder, 10 mins. free weights, 40 minute brisk walk), on plan-sort of (had 3 pcs. salami)
4/16-water FAIL, exercise check (11 mins. standing abs, 40 min. hill walk), on plan FAIL
Exercise: made my goal
Water: all days but one
On Plan: one day off plan
Wine: Fail

04-10-2011, 02:17 PM
My goal for the week is no pop! I am an absolute diet soda addict. I cut out sugared soda years ago and haven't missed it, but, embarrassingly, I drink over 6L of diet root beer a week :o Add several 600mL bottles of Diet Pepsi to that over the week and it becomes an even more absurd total.

I'm traveling for the later half of the week, so this goal won't set me up for failure, and is something I've been wanting to get a handle on for some time.

10: ✓ (despite intense cravings!)
11: ✓
12: ✓
13: ✓
14: ✓ (almost threw it -- I seem to be throwing everything else -- but I didn't!)
15: ✓
16: FAIL! On the last day too!

04-10-2011, 02:39 PM
This week: keep up my clean P1, 80 oz of water per day and exercise 6 out of 7 days

DH' goals: stay on plan (his first week on plan at work), exercise 6 days!

Looking forward to it!

April 10: me: clean eating, over 80 oz of water, no exercise dh: accidentally ate handful of popcorn before realizing, no exercise.
April 11: me: so disappointed to say that I had one cup of coffee with sugar today. A client made it for me, and I didn't have the heart to tell her I didn't want it...all other eating and water and exercise are all good, though!
Dh: clean eating and exercise done!
April 12: me: all good! Dh: all good, too!
April 13: me: all good! Dh: all good, too!
April 14: me: all good! Dh: all good, too!

April 15: dh: all good. me: today was a disaster of a day all the way around...on plan, not enough water, no is 10:00 and I am still working - have several hours to go!

04-10-2011, 05:24 PM
I'm going to set a modest goal for this week. Drink my 8 glasses of water a day! Seems so simple, but I've really been letting this one slide for the past few months.

Next week I'll ramp it up as I will have my gym membership back! :)

10: ✓
11: ✓
12: ✓
13: ✓
14: ✓ (kinda squeaked by... perhaps barely)
15: ✓
16: ✓

04-10-2011, 05:45 PM
Last week really opened my eyes about the small amount of water that I had been drinking before deciding to drink 64 oz each day. So this week I'm going to continue with the same water goal and in addition, I'm going to limit the amount of ff plain Greek yogurt to one cup per serving and a maximum of 2 cups per day (which, if I'm understanding the guidelines is within the acceptable) Someone please let me know if I'm wrong.

4/10 = water check, yogurt serving check!
4/11 = water check, yogurt too's harder than I thought.
4/12 = water check, yogurt serving check!
4/13 = water check, yogurt serving check!
4/14 = water check, yogurt serving check! By jove, I think I'm getting it!
4/15 = water check, yogurt not so good :(. Guess I spoke too soon.
4/16 = water check, yogurt messed up again.

04-11-2011, 01:52 AM
I did great with my nuts today... in fact, I didn't eat any. I don't know what else I was doing while I was doing my meal plan for this week, but I MUST have been multi-tasking ineffectively. :dizzy:

I ate exactly what was on my written plan; which was no nuts, one fruit (good) and TWO grains. It didn't even occur to me until after I ate my grainy snack this afternoon that it was my second serving for the day or I would have changed it. Oh well... on to the rest of the week....

04-11-2011, 07:32 AM
This is a great idea!! I need to stop eating after 8 pm ( binging at 7:45!!!), and drink more water...maybe 64 oz. Since I sip from a mug at work, I'll have to find a measured water thingee!

4/10 - didn't start yet!
4/12 - check. Good thing too, I would've emotionally eat like a freak w/o this!!
4/13 - water - check; food - nope. I tried....I ran until 7 pm, ate at 7:30, and after drinking 20 oz of water, caved at 9 pm b/c I was still hungry!! I'm okay since I think I was really hungry vs. habit eating.
4/14 - water = nope, food - yep.
4/15 - check!

04-11-2011, 08:56 AM
I'm going to commit to one heart healthy thing each day in addition to continuing from last weeks challenge; 1 aspirin, 1 T olive oil, 1 t chia seeds.

4-10-Had heart healthy oatmeal for dinner-done
4-11 Fish for dinner-done
4-12 Fish for dinner, had to remember the other stuff.-done
4-13 Drug my butt out to a 7am low impact aerobics-done (except out of chia seeds)
4-14 Oatmeal with nuts and pumpkin for dinner, found the chia seeds
4-15 Got my aspirin, chia and EVOO...Exercised even though I was getting sick....

04-11-2011, 12:26 PM
All right. My birthday was last Friday and there was an unusual amount of merry making along with it. Super fun but super sloppy pie. A clean rest of the week is my goal.

4/12: clean eats, but to many of them.
4/13: clean except for the beets on my fav salad.

Thanks for the wishes love2b, It was a really good b day this year.

04-11-2011, 05:44 PM
SGeranium Happy Belated Birthday to YOU!! :)

My birthday is this Thursday. Was hoping to be at my goal so I could have a small piece of cake but with my high fasting readings and my high BMI that's out this year. Oh well ...

I didn't do as well as I would have liked last week and haven't done too well today either ... but tomorrow is another day and I know I can do better.

My goal is just to finish out the rest of my two weeks on Phase 1 (clean)

4/10 ~ Day 9 ~~ I did well, thought I ate too many nuts but I was 1lb down this morning and I did an early weigh in, yay me, water intake great

4/11 ~ Day 10 ~~ ate 6 saltine's w/ 2 tbsps of natural pb and then later a half of a whole wheat Arnold's thin with 2 tbsp of hummus (totally not allowed tomorrow will be better) water intake has been great

4/12 ~ Day 11 ~~

4/13 ~ Day 12 ~~

4/14 ~ Day 13 ~~

4/15 ~ Day 14 ~~

04-12-2011, 10:32 PM

04-13-2011, 05:50 PM

04-14-2011, 10:24 AM
Barely squeezed in my goal for Wednesday, but I did make it!

Three days left, let's keep going ladies! :)

04-15-2011, 07:02 AM
And let's bump.

04-16-2011, 08:03 AM
Bump again, for the last day! Shelf- will you start another post tomorrow?

04-16-2011, 11:00 AM
Sure will! After the last few days of traveling, I definitely need some focus next week!

Mods -- would you be able to leave this thread open through tomorrow evening so that participants can still come in and finish up their posts? Please and thank you :)