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CyndiM
01-01-2012, 06:51 AM
This Challenge runs from January 2-31. Let's do it!

The rules from Heidi58:
Each participant chooses his/her own goal for this challenge.
Goals can be related to weight loss, exercise or general health and well being. Participants can earn up to two points each day - one point for updating your thread and one point for actually doing the proposed habit.

At the end of the challenge the member(s) with the most points will win our virtual award.

To take part in the Challenge:

Please post ONE message in this thread stating your goal.
Edit that post daily to record your progress.

The thread will live in the Stickies so it will be easy to find. Late comers are welcome to join at any time.


CyndiM
01-01-2012, 09:35 AM
My January Challenge goals:
1. follow phase 1.5, no wheat, low GI fruit, no more than 2-3 grain servings/wk
2. drink 80 oz of water/herbal tea
3. eat at least 4c of veggies every day (ideally 4.5 or more but I'm rebuilding)
4. at least 10 minutes of intentional exercise
5. no eating in the car
(must accomplish at least 3/5 for daily point)

2. 4/5 completed - 1 + 1 for posting = 2 points
3. 3/5, not quite as good - 2 points
4. 3/5, having trouble not eating in the car when I'm at the hospital all day - 2
5 4/5 - 2 points
6 3/5 - 2
7 total fail - 0
8 much better today 4/5 - 2
9 4/5 - 2
10 4/5 but I forgot to post last night 1
11 4/5 but I forgot to post last night 1
12 exercise was really impossible, the other things were bad choices 1
13 4/5 but I forgot to post last night 1
14 4/5 - 2
15 5/5, it's a lot easier to avoid eating in the car when I don't go out 2
16 4/5 2
17 5/5 2
18 4/5 - 2
19 3/5 but forgot to check-in 1
20 I exercised and drank water but failed on every other level 1
21 4/5 forgot to post 1
22 3/5 - 2
23 4/5, forgot to post again :( 1
24 3/5, forgot to post again :( 1
25 3/5 2
26 3/5 forgot to post 1
27 3/5 2
28 3/5 forgot to post 1
29 4/4 2
30 2/5 and forgot to post
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TOTAL: 43

Pearlrose
01-01-2012, 09:48 AM
I am with you Cyndi, here are mine.

My January Challenge goals:
1. Follow phase 1.5, low GI fruit, no more than 2-3 grain servings/wk
2. Drink at least 60 oz of water per day
3. Eat at least 4 cups of veggies per day
4. Interval training 3 x per week, yoga or strength training 2 x per week

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Mmckellen
01-02-2012, 08:43 AM
Here are mine:
1. read and finish Beck book
2. clean Phase 1 for a full two weeks
3. exercise every day

-starting this on Jan. 2

CyndiM
01-02-2012, 05:56 PM
moved from starter thread :)

I am interested and I can create the award as well if no one else wants to?

My goals will be: at least 64 oz of water a day, and exercise twice a week: going to be to get to the gym AT LEAST 1x a week this month and 1x on the Wii Zumba.

CyndiM
01-02-2012, 05:57 PM
from starter thread:
I'm in! I want to stay on plan and track my calories every day!

CyndiM
01-02-2012, 05:58 PM
moved from starter thread:
I will stay on plan for the whole month. No mindless eating.
No wheat. (so when i decide to go to p1.5 or p2 it will be sweet potato, quinoa etc. NOT bread!)

CyndiM
01-02-2012, 05:59 PM
moved from starter thread:

I'm in! My challenge will be to follow my running plan for the month of January. I have a 10k running plan through asics and it tells you when to run based on your options. (myasics.co.uk if anyone is interested) I'm running my first every 10k on March 4th and want to run the whole thing. I would also like to keep up with the SBD indefinitely. I just feel a lot healthier on it!

CyndiM
01-02-2012, 06:02 PM
I consolidated posts from both threads in one place. If anyone has decided not to play just let me know and I'll delete your post.

How did everyone do today?
I did great and accomplished 4/5 of my goals. I did eat breakfast in the car but otherwise remembering this thread kept me on track when I was tempted.

If you haven't joined and want to there's still time!

EmmaD
01-02-2012, 06:09 PM
My goal for now is simple: to PLAN each day to the best of my ability (recognizing that when I am out with others I can't always control every detail) ... which includes planning exercise and (at least for January) counting calories.

Jan 2 - 2 pts
3 - 2 pts wahoo! actually exercised for the first time in forever. major cramping though :(
4 - 2 pts
5 - 1 point (forgot to post)
6 - 2 pts
7 - 1 pt (ate on plan but didn't actually PLAN)
8 - 0
9 - 2 pts
Jan 10- 16 - probably 0 points ... been soooo sick since Saturday ... trying to stay "on plan" but there really is no planning...
17 - 2 pts!!
18 - 2 pts
Jan 19 - 29 - mostly 1-point days since I mostly planned & stayed on plan but forgot to post
30 - 2 pts
31 - 2 pts, ending on a good note

Tuca125
01-08-2012, 01:32 AM
My January Challenge goals:
1. follow phase 2, no more than 2-3 grain servings/wk
2. drink 6 cups of water
3.eat veggies whit every meal
4. run at least 10 minutes a Day
5. Try a new ricepe once a week (this does not count throuth my points)


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10 2pts
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CyndiM
01-08-2012, 06:05 AM
wfonseca - It would be nice to have some company on this Challenge :) Seems it's just Emma and me right now, jump on in.

PHinsUP!
01-08-2012, 10:15 AM
My January Challenge goals:
1. stick with Phase 1 for the first 2 weeks
2. drink at least 64 oz of water each day
3. start walking everyday during week 2 (which starts tomorrow)
4. drop 15 lbs for the month!


2. started phase 1 (again) 40 oz H20
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8.Jumped in this challenge... better late than never!!!;)
9. Long day.... don't think I ate quite enough.. it was crazy at work, but the day ended well! I didn't drink enough water. but for a Sunday it was a really good day!
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magrat0315
01-08-2012, 11:10 AM
I am FINALLY recuperating from the holidays. Yesterday was the first day I wasn't working, baking, traveling, shopping, wrapping, decorating etc. I have grocery shopped, the fridge is stocked, and it is time to get on with January!

My January goals are:

1. Eat on plan everyday (Phase 1.5, limit grains to 1-2 servings per week)
2. Drink 96 ounces of water each day
3. Exercise 5 days each week (5 cardio, 2 strength: M T W TH SorS)

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11 Another good day...2 pts!
12 Worked 12 hour day, no exercise :(
13 Back on track- 2 points!
14 missed on water

15 missed on water
16 2 pts!
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18 2 pts
19 another good day...2 pts
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RaeGrace
01-09-2012, 09:28 AM
Hello All!

I am new to 3FC and starting SBD Phase 1 today to recover from some serious holiday "fun":)

My January Challenge goals:
1. stick with Phase 1 for the first 2 weeks and move on to Phase 2
2. drink at least 64 oz of water each day
3. Work out 4 timers/week
4. drop 10 lbs this month

Thx!

fozentusic
01-09-2012, 09:42 AM
Thanks for bringing my challenge over, Cyndi.
I am sticking with it.. ON PLAN for the whole month. No fruit, no wheat.

Day 9: Still going strong!

jjaabb4
01-09-2012, 09:56 AM
My goals
1. stay on a phase 2 but go soft on wheat and fruits add more veggies
2. drink more water less diet soda and tea
3. walk 1 mile at least 2 to 3 times a week.

Sorry I am starting late but better late then never right ;)

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CyndiM
01-09-2012, 10:05 AM
Wow, a crowd! Welcome everyone,jump on in. :carrot:

EmmaD
01-09-2012, 02:11 PM
wfonseca - It would be nice to have some company on this Challenge :) Seems it's just Emma and me right now, jump on in.

That's right, we need company. :yay: for the newcomers!

RaeGrace
01-11-2012, 10:52 AM
Day 3 in Phase 1 and still going strong! WOO HOO! Lost 3 lbs so far;)

Tuca125
01-13-2012, 02:04 AM
Thanks for the welcome ... I am doing great , trying a lot of new recipes.

Cheerful
01-16-2012, 10:27 AM
That's right, we need company. :yay: for the newcomers!
Consider me in.

January goals have been as follows:
1. Stay on the plan no matter what.
2. Keep track of daily steps.
3. Use the Wii Fit as a means of activity on regular basis.
4. Don't let the scale consume me. (No every 15 minute weigh ins)

To date:
1. Day 14 P1 :)
2. I keep track at work. Steps in heels averaging 5-6K daily.
3. Not every day, but about 3 times a week, so need to amp it up.
4. I only weigh on the wii to prevent my propensity to weigh too often, which can often lead to discouragement or a false sense of well being.

an update:
1. Day 26 p2 I'm so happy to have been totally faithful to this point-my fridge died and it took about 10 days to get one delivered. I almost feel I should have gotten double credit with my body. :)
2. Still keeping my steps...now, around 6-8 k daily. (I'm taking the long way around to places.)
3. Still working about 3-4 days a week, but I'm sick as a dog, so I'm allowing myself a little room here.
4. Still only weighing on the wii, but still going down which is miraculous.

Not sure I'm updating this the right way, so you can instruct me if I'm wrong.

Oh, and miraculously, despite my dead metabolism, I have lost 8 pounds since beginning this. So, that's really great for me. :)

CyndiM
02-02-2012, 07:14 AM
Thanks to the Chicks who stuck this one out. It helped me get refocused. On to February! Hope it's a good month for all of us