South Beach Diet - Challenge Yourself for the Week of April 17-23, 2011

04-17-2011, 11:00 AM
Good luck this week!!

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!

04-17-2011, 01:16 PM
This is exactly what I was planning to do this week! I want to step up my workout routine & be more strict on my diet! :) awesome post

04-17-2011, 01:27 PM
My challenges for the week:
-100 oz water per day
-exercise 6 out of 7 days
-on plan all days
-very light Phase 1 eating Mon-Thurs

Sun: water ✓, exercise X, on plan X
Mon: water✓, exercise✓ (45 min. walk, 15 mins. rebounding, 10 mins. free weights), on plan eating✓, light eating✓
Tues: water✓, exercise✓ (45 min. walk x2-there and back to minicamp), on plan eating X (ate spanikopita for dinner), light eating X (ate regular)
Wed: water ✓, exercise ✓ (20 mins. rebounder, 15 mins. free weights), on plan X (had some crunchy noodles, a fortune cookie and a bag of pork rinds), light eating X (ate regular)
Thurs: water ✓, exercise ✓ (45 min. walk), on plan X (had breading on chicken), light eating X ate regular
Fri: water X (was short about 32 oz), exercise ✓ (20 mins. rebounder, 15 mins. free weights), on plan X (pita chips and crispy noodles at lunch)
Sat: water ✓, exercise ✓ (45 minute hill walk), on plan X (I already know this because I have a planned cheat brunch scheduled. But I will try not to eat too much off plan food).

water goals: met 6 days out of 7
exercise goals: met my goal of 6 days of exercise
on plan goals: did not meet. Cheated a number of times
light eating goals: did not meet. Ate regular portions or more.

Looking forward to this week's challenge!

04-17-2011, 01:35 PM
64 ounces water per day
Exercise at least 6 days this week
Complete Week 2 of c25k program

04-17-2011, 02:00 PM
My goals this week

64 oz water per day
Walk six days a week
Clean phase 1 eating


04-17-2011, 02:21 PM
My challenges this week:

- continue to drink 64 oz water per day
- try again to limit a serving of ff plain Greek yogurt to not more than 1 cup and a maximum of 2 cups per day.
- will not buy and bring any more nsa fudge bars into the house as they are a trigger for me and I can't stop with just one.

4/17 = water, great, yogurt, not so good, fudge bars, none in sight!
4/18 = water, good, yogurt, no, fudge bars, good.
4/19 = water, yes, yogurt, no; fudge bars, none around.
4/20 = water, yes; yogurt, yes!; fudge bars, long gone.
4/21 = water, yes; yogurt, yes!!; fudge bars, out of sight, out of mind!
4/22 = water, yes, yogurt, yes!!!, fudge bars, yes!
4/23 = water, yes, yogurt, yes!!!!, fudge bars, yes!!

04-17-2011, 02:42 PM
I have just decided to return to the Beach. Good timing on checking out the threads.

My challenge:

Plan out my menu for the week
Exercise on the treadmill at least 4 times this week for 30 minutes or more
Check in on daily chat each day:)

04-17-2011, 02:44 PM
-Complete week one of Couch to 5k
-Keep up the 8 glasses of water a day

17: Water: ✓ | C25K: ✓ 1/3
18: Water: ✓ | C25K: ✓ 2/3
19: Water: ✓
20: Water: ✓
21: Water: Almost. | Treadmills full, did elliptical instead. Big fat food fail today, though.
22: Water: ✓ | Walked for an hour because the gym was closed.
23: Water: ✓ | C25K: ✓ 3/3 + 60 minute body pump class

04-17-2011, 07:53 PM
exercise b4 noon. I need to put exercise back into my morning routine
keep on cleanin up eats


04-17-2011, 09:12 PM
My challenge this week (starting tomorrow, I'm on a train right now)

Get up and work out in the morning on M/T/W/T so I can study in the evenings and have no excuses on either!

17: X (was traveling)
18: ✓ (C25K W8D1, Arc trainer)
19: X slept in
20 X
21 X
22 X
23 X

Well, this goal was a giant fail for me. Being a morning exerciser is still something I would like to be in theory, but it's so difficult to put into practice, especially with my looming licensing exam! I'll have to figure out a more realistic goal for next week.

04-17-2011, 10:31 PM
My challenges:
1 - follow modified Phase 1
2 - exercise for at least 10 minutes
3 - 80 oz water/seltzer/herbal tea

17 - 100% successful
18 - :carrot: food was perfect, exercised 60 minutes and drank about 90 oz water/tea
19 - this challenge actually forced me to exercise yesterday. Hooray!
20 & 21 - still hitting all the challenges!
22 - nailed it

04-18-2011, 01:19 AM
Workout at least 3-4 days this week.
Keep my bread down to 2 servings a day (it has been creeping up a bit)
Drink more water!!!!
Get more sleep, which is what I should be doing now :)

04-18-2011, 02:26 AM
-workout 5 days
-80 oz of water per day
-finish P1 strong!

April 17: check, check, check!
April 18: well, I may need to modify my goal for the week...took a major fall at work today and don't think will be doing any high impact workouts as I have a very bad ankle right now! Maybe I can be ok with pilates this week, though.

04-18-2011, 10:39 AM
My goals for the week

1. Drink 96oz water/day
2. 45 min cardio everyday
3. Stay on plan with food

4/17: Water: no, cardio: yes, OP: no :(
4/18: Water: yes, cardio: yes, OP: yes!
4/19: Water: yes, cardio: yes, OP: yes!
4/20: Water: yes, cardio: yes, OP: yes!

04-19-2011, 10:13 AM

04-21-2011, 09:20 PM
BUMP... almost there!!

04-23-2011, 08:12 AM
Bump it up and I'm looking forward to a new challenge next week. This really works for me.

04-23-2011, 08:23 AM
I've found it really helpful too. I've got so much going on that I lose focus easily. One week is about all my brain can manage right now. This has been a good motivator this week whenever I am tempted to skip exercise or forget my water.

04-23-2011, 10:50 AM
And I'm glad it's only a week because this week's goal has really sucked for me! Looking forward to a fresh start and new goal tomorrow (more aligned with my current studying frenzy!) :D

04-23-2011, 12:12 PM
Goals for the week:
64 ounces water per day
Exercise at least 6 days this week
Complete Week 2 of c25k program

1. between 48 and 64, almost made it.
2. Exercised 5 days, but got up early and added an extra workout yesterday-does that count?
3. Did it!

04-24-2011, 08:39 AM
Bumping it up so people can summarize their weeks.