100 lb. Club - AUGUST Points challenge! (This has nothing to do with Weight Watchers)




Sandi
07-30-2012, 01:42 PM
AUGUST CHALLENGE!! Summer is winding down, we are onto the 2nd 1/2 of the year. What did you do with the 1st half? Do you have some ground to make up before the end of the year? Are you doing what it takes to get to your goal? We all could use a little help, so why not join this challenge?! It's somewhere to check in...some friendly competition.

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 August 1, 2012. 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 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????

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


Dreamer2012
07-30-2012, 03:45 PM
Yay! I wanted to do this last month but didn't see it on time. So I'd like to try this month.

Food: I don't have a specific diet which I'm following, nor do I calorie count. But I do stick to the same foods and eliminate junk food as much as I can. So, I will say to lose points here it would be to binge on chocolate, cakes, biscuits, ice cream, sweets and I will include fizzy drinks in here.
Water: Drink between 2 and 2.5litres of water each day.
Exercise: Exercise at least 40-60 minutes a day apart from my planned rest days usually once a week.

08/01 4.
08/02 4.
08/03 4.
08/04 4.
08/05 3. No exercise for today. (planned)
08/06 3. Only did 30 minutes of exercise. Aim is between 40 and 60 minutes this month.
08/07 4.
08/08 4.
08/09 2. Lazy day meaning no exercise. Not enough water.
08/10 4.
08/11 3. No exercise for today. (planned)
08/12 2. Not enough water and another lazy day.
08/13 4.
08/14 4.
08/15 4.
08/16 4.
08/17 4.
08/18 4.
08/19 4.
08/20 4.
08/21 2. Food was out of control today.
08/22 4.
08/23 4.
08/24 4.
08/25 4.
08/26 3. No exercise for today. (planned)
08/27 4.
08/28 3. Not enough water today.
08/29 4.
08/30 4.
08/31 4.

Total Points: 113/124

sluggerbean
07-30-2012, 06:52 PM
Food: 1200-1500 calories per day
Water: 4 liters per day
Exercise: 40 minutes 5-6 times per week, Sundays are planned rest days

01: 4
02: 4
03: 4
04: 4
05: 3 (planned rest day)
06: 1 (way over on calories & no intentional exercise)
07: 4
08: 1 (did an unexpected trip out of town so no exercise and went slightly over on calories)
09: 4
10: 3 (no exercise-knee swollen)
11: 3 (no exercise-knee swollen)
12: 1 (planned rest day; over on calories)
13: 3 (no exercise-knee swollen)
14: 3 (no exercise-knee swollen)
15: 3 (no exercise-knee swollen)
16: 3 (knee still slightly swollen; did an hour's worth of housework but no intentional exercise)
17: 1 (over on calories; only did 10 minutes on the exercise bike)
18: 3 (knee still slightly swollen; felt it best to keep resting it)
19: 3 (planned rest day)
20: 4 :D
21: 4
22: 4
23: 4
24: 2 (over on calories)
25: 1 (over on calories; no intentional exercise)
26: 3 (planned rest day)
27: 4
28: 4
29: 4
30: 4
31: 4


creolebarbie
07-31-2012, 01:36 PM
FOOd: lOW CARb, hiGh PROTiEN, NO fOODS OUTSiDE OF MY DiET.
WATER: 1//2 GALON-1 GALON PER DAY
EXERCiSE: 1+ HOUR OF CARDiO EVERYDAY, 20+ MiNUTES OF WEiGHT TRAiNiNG EVERY OThER DAY.

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HealthyMeWannabe
07-31-2012, 04:38 PM
I'm in! :)

Food: Less than 1500 calories a day
Water: 64 oz. or more a day
Exercise: At least 30 minutes of verifiable exercise

1: 4 :)
2: 4 :)
3: 2 (Overate at dinner, got in my water and exercise though.)
4: 1 (Got in exercise but nothing else.)
5: 0 (Didn't do anything on plan.)
6: 4 :) (Back on track!)
7: 4 :)
8: 4 :)
9: 4 :)
10: 0 (Today was just a complete off-plan day. Back on plan tomorrow.)
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Sandi
08-01-2012, 10:11 AM
*bump*

pigginpodgey
08-01-2012, 10:21 AM
I really like this idea! Is it alright if I join in?
I'm calorie counting, so less than 1500 a day, plus a minimum of 200 cals worth of exercise per day plus 8 glasses of water!!
1: 3
2: 2
3: 1
4: 1
5: 1
6: 1
7: 1
8: 2
9: 1
10:1
11: 0
12: 0
13: 4 ( back on track!!)
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Lishar
08-01-2012, 10:25 AM
I will do this.

Diet: between 1200-1500 calories a day
Water: 2-3l a day
Exercise: At least 30 min a day. Walking or wii fit

1: 4
2: 4
3: 2 1600 calories, above my goal range but allowed for with my exercise.
4: 3 don't think setting up for our yard sale counts. I did sweat a lot. :-)
5: 4 yea I got my walk in.
6: 4 Joined the Y
7: 3 no exercise worked 12 hours.
8: 4
9: 4
10: 4
11: 4
12: 4
13: 4
14: 3 work day. I just can't exercise after 12 hours.
15: 4
16 4
17: 4
18: 4
19: 4
20: 4
21: 4
22: 4
23: 4
24: 4
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TOTAL POINTS:

packgirl
08-01-2012, 12:09 PM
Here's to a new month!

Food -- <1800 calories per day
Water -- >100 ounces per day
Exercise -- Every day! (usually what brings me down...boo)

August 1 -- 3
August 2 -- 4
August 3 -- 4
August 4 -- 3
August 5 -- 2
August 6 -- 4
August 7 -- 4
August 8 -- 4
August 9 -- 4
August 10 -- 4
August 11 -- 4
August 12 -- 1
August 13 -- 4
August 14 -- 4
August 15 -- 4
August 16 -- 4
August 17 -- 4
August 18 -- 4
August 19 -- 3
August 20 -- 4
August 21 -- 4
August 22 -- 4
August 23 -- 3
August 24 -- 3
August 25 -- 4
August 26 -- 1
August 27 -- 4
August 28 -- 3
August 29 -- 3
August 30 -- 3
August 31 --3

angieand2girls
08-01-2012, 12:10 PM
Back again! Here we go! :)

Food: 1,200 - 1,700 calories each day (bumped my calories up from 1,400 max to 1,700 max on 8/8/12 to accomodate for extra exercise I'll be starting)
Water: no less than 64 oz each day
Exercise: Insanity on planned days

1: 4
2: 4
3: 2 (grrrr....fell below my calorie goal; can't do that with the Insanity workouts but I got so busy today)
4: 4
5: 3 (rest day for exercise)
6: 4
7: 4
8: 4
9: 4
10: 4
11: 4
12: 3 (rest day for exercise)
13: 4
14: 4
15: 4
16: 4
17: 4
18: 4
19: 3 (rest day for exercise)
20: 4
21: 4
22: 4
23: 4
24: 4
25: 4
26: 2 (rest day for exercise and not enough water)
27: 4
28: 4
29: 4
30: 4
31: 4

Dumplin
08-01-2012, 03:21 PM
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YES ! I wanna do to join this . I need to be accountable to " The August Points Challenge " I think I can do this ! WOO HOO !!!!!!

Food: 1500 Calories Daily --- 2 points
Water: Drink 64 oz. Daily --- 1 point
Exercise: Exercise at least 40-60 minutes 5 days a week. --- 1 point

08/01------4
08/02-----4
08/03------3
08/04------1
08/05 -----3
08/06------3
08/07------4
08/08------3
08/09------4
08/10------ 0 camping I really missed up
08/11----- 0 camping I really missed up
08/12------ 0 still out of control
08/13
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08/15
08/16
08/17
08/18
08/19
08/20
08/21
08/22
08/23
08/24
08/25
08/26
08/27
08/28
08/29
08/30
08/31

Total Points:

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dervilfal
08-01-2012, 03:37 PM
I am so excited to start my first 3FC challenge!

Food: 2200 Calories Daily --- 2 points
Water: Drink 64 oz. Daily --- 1 point
Exercise: P90X 6 days a week --- 1 point

08/01
08/02
08/03
08/04
08/05
08/06
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08/08
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08/10
08/11
08/12
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08/19
08/20
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08/22
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08/25
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08/27
08/28
08/29
08/30
08/31

Total Points:

Riddy
08-01-2012, 09:57 PM
Count me in!

Food - Medifast
Water - at least 100 ounces
Exercise - yoga, couch to 5K

1: 2
2: 4 back on the stick - mini vaca is over
3: 4
4: 4
5: 4
6: 4
7: 4
8: 4
9: 4
10: 4
11: 2
12: 3
13: 4
14: 4
15: 4
16: 4
17: 4
18: 2
19: 4
20: 4
21: 4
22: 2
23: 4
24: 4
25: 4
26: 4
27: 4
28:4
29:2
30:4
31: 3

ikesgirl80
08-01-2012, 10:12 PM
I'll join! Guess this is a good place to start!

Diet: Calories: under 1700 and gluten free
Water: Let's start with 32 oz a day... I've been slacking on the water the past 2 months... :(
Exercise: every day, 3 rest days over the month. Cardio and strength training per my trainer's schedule.

08/01:gf, 1590 cal., 40oz, and 1.5 hours personal training = 4 pts!
08/02: GF, 1400-1600 cal. (ate out tonight), 40oz, 3miles in 34:42 + .75 mi = 4pts, total = 8pts!
08/03: GF, 1540 cal, 40 oz, swam 1.25 miles, 100 pool squats/ 100 lunges = 4pts, total =12 pts!
08/04: GF, 1540 cal, 60 oz, ran (mostly) 7 miles (1h28m15s) =4pts, total =16pts!
08/05: GF less than 1500 (calculated at 1540, but didn't eat it all), 64 oz, swam 1.25 miles, 100 pool squats/ 100 lunges = 4pts, total = 20pts!
08/06: GF, 1690 cal, 64+oz, ran 3 miles in 34:06 = 4pts., total =24pts.
08/07:GF, under 1700 cal. (ate out), 32 oz, no formal exercise, walked 6Flags from 10:30-5:00, mostly walking, not much standing in line = 3pts., total = 27 pts.
08/08: GF, under 1700 cal. (ate out), 48oz, ran 1 mile, walked 3.5 in 70 minutes = 4pts., total = 31pts.
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jenicra
08-01-2012, 11:33 PM
Food: track WW points and stay within range
Water: 48 oz./day
Exercise: 30 minutes of activity 5 days/week

Leaving for vacation on Sept. 1st, so I'd love reach my next mini-goal (10% lost) by then.

1: 4
2: 4
3: 4
4: 4
5: 4
6: 4
7: 4
8: 4
9: 4
10: 4
11: 4
12: 4
13: 4
14: 4
15: 3 (No exercise today)
16: 4
17: 4
18: 2 (Backpacking - so I wasn't tracking food, but I ate ~ 1700 calories and I hiked for 4 hours)
19: 2 (Backpacking - so I wasn't tracking food, but I ate ~1800 calories and I hiked for 5.5 hours)
20: 3 (no exercise, too sore!)
21: 4
22: 4
23: 4
24: 4
25: 4
26: 4
27: 4
28: 4
29: 4
30: 4
31: 4

Total Points: 118/124

healthyginger
08-02-2012, 07:03 PM
Count me in, even if I am a day late:^: I keep a "plan journal so know what I did yesterday anyway. My plan on exercise is until DGS leaves- I do my arm exercises and try my best to keep up with him. After I take him home on Monday I begin switching off every 3rd day with 3 exercise video's I have. 2 are new to me the 3rd is a Tai Chi one I use. I'm excited to try something new. Food: 1,000- 1450 calories, water- 4 -20 ounce bottles a day.

8/1: 4 points
8/2: 4 points
8/3: 4 points
8/4: 4 points
8/5: 4 points
8/6: 4 points I made myself exercise just for that point and I did not want to!!! Thanks for the push
8/7: 4 points
8/8: 4 points
8/9: 4 points
8/10: 4 points
8/11: 4 points : This is working-lost 3 pds this week!
8/12: 4 points
8/13: 4 points
8/14: 4 Points
8/15: 3 points- Pulled muscle in back last night-can barely move let alone exercise. DARN IT!
8/16: 4 points
8/17: 4 points
8/18: 4 points- Lost 2 pds this wk
8/19: 4 points
8/20: 4 points
8/21: 4 points
8/22: 4 points
8/23: 3 Points- I repulled that muscle lifting my grandbaby
8/24: 3 points- still way to painful to exercise

Lishar
08-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Bump loosing this to the 2nd page

basquegirl
08-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Hello all.. I just joined yesterday and saw this challenge. I hope that I'm not too late but I figured in this case late was better than not at all.

Food: I'm following myfitnesspal and it says I should have 1470 in calories so my goal will be to have between 1370 and 1570 every day (give myself a little room on both sides of what they give me).
Water: Drink at least 2 of my water bottles (each hold 20oz) a day full of water.
Exercise: Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

08/01
08/02
08/03
08/04
08/05
08/06 3. Did not workout
08/07 3. Did not workout again :(
08/08 4 :)
08/09 4
08/10 4
08/11 3. I had dinner at my parents house and did not log all of my calories but I'm still giving myself a point because I ate well even though I did not log it and I did not have any Pepsi which is a really big deal for me :)
08/12 3. I did not work out... but I did go shopping and my husband and I cooked all of our meals for the week :)
08/13 4
08/14 4
08/15 3. I ate too many calories yesterday (1701 cal) but went on a hike where I burned (1982 cal)
08/16 min-vacation
08/17 min-vacation/sisters wedding
08/18 min-vacation
08/19 1. OMG I did so bad! I did not count cals. I drank Pepsi and I only worked out for 15min. I did drink the amount of water I said though... at least I did one thing correct
08/20 3. Did not workout
08/21 4
08/22 4
08/23 4. Started P90X
08/24 4 (P90X)
08/25 3. I ate more then I should have (P90X)
08/26 3. I ate more than I should have again :( (P90X)
08/27 3. I don't know what my hold up is... I've been really struggling with food the last few days but I'm logging it all and I'm doing my workouts (P90X)
08/28 2. Did not put all my cals into MFP (P90X)
08/29 2. Rest day for P90X and I again did not put in all my cals
08/30 3 (P90X)
08/31 4 ended the month strong (P90X)

healthyginger
08-07-2012, 08:48 PM
Hi Y'all,
I just wanted to thank this thread for making me exercise yesterday and today. I really didn't want to. I did just so I could claim my points.

Lishar
08-07-2012, 11:20 PM
I should have modified my exercise schedule. I just cant do a 45 min walk after working 12 hours. Oh well live and learn.

pigginpodgey
08-09-2012, 07:37 AM
Have been struggling the last few days, have been sick which doesnt help, but no excuses and back to getting a 4 today : )

dervilfal
08-09-2012, 11:23 AM
Just checking in, I wasn't sure how often we posted our totals - so far a great month!
08/01 4
08/02 3
08/03 3
08/04 3
08/05 4
08/06 4
08/07 4
08/08 4
08/09
08/10
08/11

Sandi
08-09-2012, 01:28 PM
dervilfal - you can update it as often as you wish. Do me a favor, though. It's easier if you update your original post with your points, so at the end, I have everything all in one place.

Thanks!!!

HealthyMeWannabe
08-09-2012, 09:19 PM
I hope everyone's doing well! :) Stick with your plans folks!

angieand2girls
08-09-2012, 09:20 PM
This challenge really kept me motivated last month. I was working for those points! LOL! Great job so far everyone! :)

Dreamer2012
08-14-2012, 07:29 AM
Had a couple of slip ups along the way so far but ready to give it my all for the rest of the month. Hopefully I can stay with it now. Enjoy the rest of the month everyone. :)

jenicra
08-16-2012, 01:32 AM
Healthyginger - we were both perfect 4s until today (both 3s) - it's on! :)

Lishar
08-18-2012, 10:33 PM
Bump bump bump

jenicra
08-22-2012, 07:36 PM
Bump!

Lishar
08-25-2012, 08:24 PM
I am going to bow out because I have changes my calorie goals. I have leaned about BMR and TDEE and am going to increase my calories past what I had planned earlier this month. I am still new at this. Good luck everyone.

sluggerbean
08-31-2012, 10:51 AM
Wow, it is already the end of August! Don't forget to update your points and I hope more folks will join us in September!!

Dreamer2012
08-31-2012, 06:11 PM
I really enjoyed this challenge :) Great for accountability. I finished with 113 points. (If I counted right.)

I don't think I'll take part in September as I'll be MIA for most of September but I shall be back for October.

angieand2girls
08-31-2012, 10:40 PM
I enjoyed this challenge too! I finished with 117 which is awesome! I was much more consistent this month!

Sandi
10-01-2012, 10:09 PM
Somehow I didn't post the August winner. Sorry. I know this is sorta late...but here it is anyway!

jenicra WINS!!!! With a score of 118!!

:cheer2::cheer3: Wooo Hooo!!! Way to go!!! :cheer2::cheer3:

This is how the totals looked...
1. jenicra ~ 118
2. angieand2girls ~ 117
3. Dreamer2012 ~ 113
4. Riddy ~ 112
5. packgirl ~ 107
6. sluggerbean ~ 97
7. healthyginger ~ 93
8. basquegirl ~ 75
9. HealthyMeWannabe ~ 27
10. Dumplin ~ 25
11. pigginpodgey ~ 18

Congratulations to EVERYONE that participated this month!!!

jenicra
10-07-2012, 03:28 AM
LOL - I'm a (belated) winner! :) August seems so far away already!