Chicks up for a Challenge - "Forming new habits "- 21 Day Challenge




workinglikeadog
03-03-2014, 05:33 PM
It works like this: you will challenge yourself with ONE new habit for 21 days straight, every single day, something you need to work on for your dieting success. Then you count ....one through 21.....and if you flub it, you MUST go back to zero and start over again. Everyone will be on different days. You can start anytime. At the beginning of the challenge you declare what level it is -- Level 1, 2, or 3. Level 1 means you feel it's a relatively easy challenge for you and means you only give yourself ONE pause day (see explanation of pause days below). Level 2 would give you two pause days and so on...

With a pause day you pause in your counting and continue the next day with the number you left off with. Pause days are NOT substitutes for days, i.e. Day 12 -- Day 13 -- Pause Day -- Day 14.....

In any case, the trick is to keep going. The momentum builds and it's great incentive to stick to your guns, cause if you don't.........back to START you go. And the really great thing about this challenge is that you are forming new habits that will wipe out the old! AND, you get to do it with a great bunch of really supportive people to whom you are accountable!

There is NO shame in starting over. Remember, it's not over till you give up. And our motto around here is:

NEVER GIVE UP!!...Just start OVER!!

This thread is a variation of an old thread called "Every Day" 21 Day Challenge 2013.


workinglikeadog
03-03-2014, 05:38 PM
One of my greatest challenges is p.m. snacking. I eat for entertainment, boredom, I think I'm hungry, I want a treat, etc........ So NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible, starting TONIGHT!

:dust:

Pattience
03-03-2014, 05:40 PM
I just want to mention a book about changing habits. Its called Let Go by Martine Batchelor, a mindfulness meditation teacher. People might pick up some great new insights and ideas from it. I think i might be about ready to read it again myself.

http://www.amazon.com/Let-Go-Buddhist-Breaking-Habits/dp/0861715217


workinglikeadog
03-04-2014, 11:12 PM
NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible

3/2/14- No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results! :cp:


Good Evening 3 fat chicks peeps
Join this thread and make positive changes in your life - you can do it.

workinglikeadog
03-06-2014, 02:12 AM
NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible

3/2- Day 1- No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row :cheer2:

workinglikeadog
03-08-2014, 01:41 AM
Good Evening 3 fat chicks on a diet bloggers.


NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible

3/2- Day 1- No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5- No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think aboout it but know I can't go there.:bravo:

workinglikeadog
03-10-2014, 01:36 PM
NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible

3/2- Day 1- No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5- No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think aboout it but know I can't go there.
3/8 - Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment) :devil:

tyla
03-10-2014, 04:29 PM
working, I'll join you. I need to keep myself accountable. Thanks for starting this thread. :)

Day one - eating within range, exercising

workinglikeadog
03-11-2014, 12:21 PM
tyla, so good to have you join this thread:D. I know, I need more accountability too. I got really mad at myself yesterday and after listening to myself talk about my diet to a girlfriend, I realized I could do better. So it's time to walk the talk.

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible

3/2- Day 1- No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5- No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think aboout it but know I can't go there.
3/8 - Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment)
3/10 - Day 8 - No snacking - & good time to drink extra water.

tyla
03-11-2014, 06:52 PM
Day 2 - in range and exercised. Let's keep doing this, working! :)
:dust:

workinglikeadog
03-12-2014, 10:05 AM
Keep up the good habit tyla. :flame: Hope you have a great day.

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible

3/2- Day 1- No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5- No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think aboout it but know I can't go there.
3/8 - Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment)
3/10 - Day 8 - No snacking - & good time to drink extra water.
3/11 - Day 9 - No snacking, was a bit hungry so had a glass of milk which did the trick.

tyla
03-12-2014, 12:50 PM
Hi working! I'm so glad that I've joined you! It helps to have both here.

Day 3 in calorie range and exercised.

workinglikeadog
03-12-2014, 09:30 PM
This whole article called "8 Clever Tips for the Body You Want" was very good, and the last tip pertains to this thread. Thought it was worth sharing.

"Make one change.
Our final piece of advice for getting the body you want as effortlessly as possible? Pick one easy diet- or exercise-related change that you know you can make, and start there. Says Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD, author of The SuperFoodsRx Diet, Small steps and strategies do add up.

Homework: Consider the habitual things you do every day, since they ultimately shape your health and fitness. Pick one unhealthy habit and trade it in for a healthier one. For example, do you drink a high-fat, high-sugar coffee drink every day? If so, start ordering a plain coffee with low-fat milk. Or, if you don’t exercise enough, start taking a daily walk. You’ll be surprised to see the difference one simple change can make. Once you’ve mastered your first healthy change, you can move on to others."

http://www.sharecare.com/health/womens-health/health-guide/womens-health-guide/tips-for-a-trim-beautiful-body-9

workinglikeadog
03-13-2014, 11:35 AM
Good morning tyla, hoping you have a great day.


NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible

3/2- Day 1- No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5- No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think aboout it but know I can't go there.
3/8 - Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment)
3/10 - Day 8 - No snacking - & good time to drink extra water.
3/11 - Day 9 - No snacking, was a bit hungry so had a glass of milk which did the trick.
3/12 - Day 10 - No snacking, some how easier not to snack tonight-Yeah.

tyla
03-13-2014, 12:43 PM
Day 4 - Yesterday was a breeze for me, too. Maybe it's because we're doing this together! :)

In calorie range
Took an aerobics class.

Today: In range so far, and planning on staying there!
Going to Sweat to the Oldies this afternoon. (If it's good enough for Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyer's Club, it's good enough for me. LOL) - Just finished. :yay:

:dust:

workinglikeadog
03-14-2014, 01:23 PM
Tyla, Yes, the power of two is great. Your class sounds like fun. I did a new Jazzercise this morning called "Burlesque". It was fun, I worked up a sweat and look forward to doing again.


NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible

3/2- Day 1- No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5- No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think aboout it but know I can't go there.
3/8 - Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment)
3/10 - Day 8 - No snacking - & good time to drink extra water.
3/11 - Day 9 - No snacking, was a bit hungry so had a glass of milk which did the trick.
3/12 - Day 10 - No snacking, some how easier not to snack tonight-Yeah.
3/13 Day 11 - No snacking - on a roll NOW!

tyla
03-14-2014, 01:44 PM
Day 5. :) Yes, you are right. So much better with two of us working together. Your class sounded great!

Today I've planned my meals, and am now going out for a walk. Going out to dinner tonight, too. (Included in calorie range.)

Happy Friday, Happy Weekend!!

Velvet bean
03-14-2014, 03:17 PM
I have a plan to work out every day for at least 20minutes and I'll allow myself 2 pause days.
Day 1: 40minutes Jillian video workout + 20minutes cycling.

tyla
03-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Day 6 - still have to plan my meals and exercise, but I will do it! :)

Happy Saturday!

workinglikeadog
03-15-2014, 04:24 PM
Good Afternoon. Still have to go on a walk today, looking forward to it with the sun out and no wind. Taking photos of my ds outside today for his hs graduation picture.

:welcome: Velvet, glad to have you join us. You did well on day 1!

tyla, love the can do attitude. I have "I Can Do This" written on my dry erase board. How was dinner last night and where did you go?

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible

3/2- Day 1 - No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5 - No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think about it but know I can't go there.
3/8- Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment)
3/10 - Day 8 - No snacking - & good time to drink extra water.
3/11 - Day 9 - No snacking, was a bit hungry so had a glass of milk which did the trick.
3/12 - Day 10 - No snacking, some how easier not to snack tonight-Yeah.
3/13 - Day 11 - No snacking - on a roll NOW!
3/14 - Day 12 - No snacking -I Can Do This.

SeeMyFeet
03-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Looks like you ladies need some company/help here, so I'll join up too! I remember the Every Day 21 challenges...I wasn't as good about logging onto 3FC back then....my goal was always to eliminate liquid donuts...ha! That became my NYR for 2014, and I've been booze-free all year! One bad, calorie-laden habit down the drain!

Let's see...so many habits to work on....This may not seem "diet"-related, but it is. I need to regulate my sleep cycles so I can avoid exhaustion--especially on low calorie days.

OK, here's the plan: I will be up by 6:30am weekdays and 7:30am weekends (when possible) and I will retire by 10:30pm. Level 3 (since there's no Level 21!)

I'm nervous...I NEVER get 8hrs sleep! especially during the week, and I never get to bed before midnight, but I need to work this out before I start up a routine exercise plan.

Challenge accepted. Thread subscribed. Major family upheaval underway!

tyla
03-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Welcome, Seemyfeet!

Yesterday I ate 1/2 a burger and fries for lunch, and the other half for dinner. Walked after dinner.

Day 7

Velvet bean
03-16-2014, 12:38 PM
Plan: To work out every day for at least 20minutes – Level 2

Day 1: 40min Jillian, 20min cycling
Day 2: 45min warrior yoga
Day 3: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting

workinglikeadog
03-16-2014, 02:38 PM
:welcome: Seemyfeet, glad you were able to join the thread. Sleep is so important, makes everything else work better. You can do this!

Velvet, Look at you - exercising twice your goal, you are the gal to watch (for inspiration). Keep it UP.

tyla, good job at portion control :cp:

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/2- Day 1 - No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5 - No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think about it but know I can't go there.
3/8- Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment)
3/10 - Day 8 - No snacking - & good time to drink extra water.
3/11 - Day 9 - No snacking, was a bit hungry so had a glass of milk which did the trick.
3/12 - Day 10 - No snacking, some how easier not to snack tonight-Yeah.
3/13 - Day 11 - No snacking - on a roll NOW!
3/14 - Day 12 - No snacking -I Can Do This.
3/15 - Day 13 - No P.M. snacking! - This is getting to be a habit!

Thank you ladies for being here to help me form new habits :hug:

workinglikeadog
03-17-2014, 08:00 PM
Afternoon ladies, Hope everyone is doing well this week. Keep at it, you can do this :hug:


NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/2- Day 1 - No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5 - No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think about it but know I can't go there.
3/8- Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment)
3/10 - Day 8 - No snacking - & good time to drink extra water.
3/11 - Day 9 - No snacking, was a bit hungry so had a glass of milk which did the trick.
3/12 - Day 10 - No snacking, some how easier not to snack tonight-Yeah.
3/13 - Day 11 - No snacking - on a roll NOW!
3/14 - Day 12 - No snacking -I Can Do This.
3/15 - Day 13 - No P.M. snacking! - This is getting to be a habit!
3/16 - Day 14 - No p.m. Snacking - I did it again:dancer:

tyla
03-18-2014, 05:28 PM
Yesterday was a bust.

Day one. Just eating proteins, veggies, fruit today.

Velvet bean
03-18-2014, 07:55 PM
Thanks, workinglikeadog. You're doing great yourself! Snacking is the second habit I want to work on, after I master workout! I started this challenge (great idea for a challenge btw!) mainly because my weight loss has slowed down significantly in the last three weeks and I wanted to try something new. I haven’t seen results yet, but I only step on the scale one time per week (so, we'll see) – but I feel great about myself, I never worked out 5 days in a row before! I really want to be this healthy fit person that cannot live without workout. :lifter:

Day 1: 40min Jillian, 20min cycling
Day 2: 45min warrior yoga
Day 3: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting
Day 4: 40min Jillian
Day 5: 20min strength training with Bob Harper

Plan: To work out every day for at least 20minutes – Level 2

workinglikeadog
03-19-2014, 12:33 PM
Good Morning Ladies. I'm working on one step at a time today, trying not to be over whelmed. Well go for a walk after finishing threads on this site. Make it a great day.

Seemyfeet, how you doing? If you can't manage your set goal, try baby steps, something smaller. You can do IT!

tyla, I had to take a pause day on what would have been day 8, I'm proud of you for starting back right away, keep up your good work.

velvet, Yeah for your strength training! I'm hoping some of your ambition will rub off on me.

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/2- Day 1 - No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5 - No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think about it but know I can't go there.
3/8- Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment)
3/10 - Day 8 - No snacking - & good time to drink extra water.
3/11 - Day 9 - No snacking, was a bit hungry so had a glass of milk which did the trick.
3/12 - Day 10 - No snacking, some how easier not to snack tonight-Yeah.
3/13 - Day 11 - No snacking - on a roll NOW!
3/14 - Day 12 - No snacking -I Can Do This.
3/15 - Day 13 - No P.M. snacking! - This is getting to be a habit!
3/16 - Day 14 - No p.m. Snacking - I did it again
3/17 - Day 15 - No p.m. snacking - boy do I have to work at not nibbling if I fix something (like granola) in the evening, but I made it - not even a taste of coconut.
3/18 - Day 16 - No p.m. snacking - well I made it(some how), was tired and hungry(dangerous combo).

tyla
03-19-2014, 01:17 PM
Not eating starchy foods. Day 2

Thanks for your support, working. It helps to be here together. :)

Velvet bean
03-20-2014, 02:41 PM
I injured my front thigh muscle today while doing lunges with a bicep curl (like on Jillian’s video) after testing how fast I can run. It hurt so much I almost cried. :( Luckily it doesn’t hurt when I walk or ride a bike, so I’ll be able to continue with my plan. I hope it heals quickly!

Day 1: 40min Jillian, 20min cycling
Day 2: 45min warrior yoga
Day 3: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting
Day 4: 40min Jillian
Day 5: 20min strength training with Bob Harper
Day 6: 30min cycling
Day 7: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting

Plan: To work out every day for at least 20minutes – Level 2

tyla
03-20-2014, 07:15 PM
No high carbohydrates. Day 3. Feeling better. Ate more fruits, vegetables and proteins. Yay :yay: Also did 40 minutes of walking outside and treadmill.

Sorry about your thigh, Velvet. :(

tyla
03-21-2014, 05:27 PM
Day 4 - No bread or other high carbohydrates. Feeling better. :)

workinglikeadog
03-21-2014, 11:23 PM
Good Evening Ladies, I've been busy and out for last few days, thought I'ld better check in tonight.

tyla, good to see your entries, you are doing well. Glad you are feeling better as well. Yeah for the 40 mins. of exercise.

Velvet, so sorry to hear you injured yourself, that's a big muscle - I bet it did hurt. Let us know how you are doing.

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/2- Day 1 - No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5 - No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think about it but know I can't go there.
3/8- Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment)
3/10 - Day 8 - No snacking - & good time to drink extra water.
3/11 - Day 9 - No snacking, was a bit hungry so had a glass of milk which did the trick.
3/12 - Day 10 - No snacking, some how easier not to snack tonight-Yeah.
3/13 - Day 11 - No snacking - on a roll NOW!
3/14 - Day 12 - No snacking -I Can Do This.
3/15 - Day 13 - No P.M. snacking! - This is getting to be a habit!
3/16 - Day 14 - No p.m. Snacking - I did it again
3/17 - Day 15 - No p.m. snacking - boy do I have to work at not nibbling if I fix something (like granola) in the evening, but I made it - not even a taste of coconut.
3/18 - Day 16 - No p.m. snacking - well I made it(some how), was tired and hungry(dangerous combo).
3/19 - Day 17 - No p.m. snacking -
3/20 - Day 18 - No p.m. snacking -
3/21 - Day 19 - No p.m. snacking - I am so tired, should go to bed early tonight. Sure have to be mindful about not nibbling at night.

SeeMyFeet
03-21-2014, 11:57 PM
Well...I've been laying big goose eggs for a solid week or more...I cannot seem to keep a schedule for more than one day! I'm working on a deadline, so no early sleepytime for me today, either. I'm hoping that I can knock out a lot of work tonight and start afresh tomorrow with a nice feeling of accomplishment.

I really want to acquire a more disciplined lifestyle and GET THINGS DONE!

workinglikeadog
03-22-2014, 03:55 PM
..I cannot seem to keep a schedule for more than one day!
I really want to acquire a more disciplined lifestyle and GET THINGS DONE!

I can so relate. I think it helped me to get mad & put losing weight as a priority before the million other things that distract me daily. Gonna have to do this for my art studio time also if I can't get enough hours of painting in this next week (we shall see). We are here to support YOU.

tyla
03-22-2014, 04:54 PM
Just came back from a long walk. Still no carbs. Yay :yay:

Velvet bean
03-22-2014, 06:11 PM
Workinglikeadog, your challenge is almost complete! What's the next habit you'll work on? ;)
Tyla, you're doing great too and you're very strict to yourself by starting over. :cp:
Seemyfeet, waking up at 6:30 and especially at 7:30 weekends :eek: seems kinda tough – try waking an hour earlier than usual and the next day an hour and a half before and so on …?

My thigh hurts a lot less today and only when I flex it. It didn’t cause me a lot of trouble while I was swimming today so I’m happy to move on with my plan. I gave myself one of my pause days yesterday to rest it just in case. I didn’t have the time anyway. :o

Day 1: 40min Jillian, 20min cycling
Day 2: 45min warrior yoga
Day 3: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting
Day 4: 40min Jillian
Day 5: 20min strength training with Bob Harper
Day 6: 30min cycling
Day 7: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting
Day 8: Pause day
Day 9: 45min swimming

Plan: To work out every day for at least 20minutes – Level 2

workinglikeadog
03-23-2014, 10:41 AM
Good Morning Ladies, it is sunny and no wind - but cold this a.m.(29). Hope to go for a nice walk with my dog today once it warms up.

Velvet, I will probably do no p.m. snacking again. This is the habit that allowed me to gain 8 pounds over 8 weeks during the winter holidays. I really have got to understand this critical new habit has to be a life time habit.

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/2- Day 1 - No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5 - No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think about it but know I can't go there.
3/8- Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment)
3/10 - Day 8 - No snacking - & good time to drink extra water.
3/11 - Day 9 - No snacking, was a bit hungry so had a glass of milk which did the trick.
3/12 - Day 10 - No snacking, some how easier not to snack tonight-Yeah.
3/13 - Day 11 - No snacking - on a roll NOW!
3/14 - Day 12 - No snacking -I Can Do This.
3/15 - Day 13 - No P.M. snacking! - This is getting to be a habit!
3/16 - Day 14 - No p.m. Snacking - I did it again
3/17 - Day 15 - No p.m. snacking - boy do I have to work at not nibbling if I fix something (like granola) in the evening, but I made it - not even a taste of coconut.
3/18 - Day 16 - No p.m. snacking - well I made it(some how), was tired and hungry(dangerous combo).
3/19 - Day 17 - No p.m. snacking -
3/20 - Day 18 - No p.m. snacking -
3/21 - Day 19 - No p.m. snacking - I am so tired, should go to bed early tonight. Sure have to be mindful about not nibbling at night.
3/22 - Day 20 - No p.m. snacking - busy away from the tv last night, did not think of snacking.

tyla
03-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Day 6 - no high carbs, and feeling good physically and mentally. :)

tyla
03-24-2014, 05:11 PM
Day 7 No high carbs. Now going out for a walk.

workinglikeadog
03-24-2014, 09:53 PM
Afternoon Ladies. It's been cold (below freezing every night) but sunny during the day. We are expecting some nasty weather soon, darn.

tyla, go girl go, you are doing great and I'll bet your weight will drop soon too! :D

velvet, I'm so glad your thigh is feeling a bit better, smart to take a pause day. Keep up the new habit.

Seemyfeet, what is your new plan? hope to see it soon.

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/2- Day 1 - No snacking - I can do this, the effort is worth the results!
3/3- Day 2 - No snacking - Keep going.
3/4- Day 3 - No snacking- My body thanks me for this new habit.
3/5- Day 4 - No snacking- four nights in a row
3/6- Day 5 - No snacking
3/7- Day 6 - No snacking- still think about it but know I can't go there.
3/8- Day 7 - No snacking
3/9 - Pause Day #1 -(boy do I need an attitude adjustment)
3/10 - Day 8 - No snacking - & good time to drink extra water.
3/11 - Day 9 - No snacking, was a bit hungry so had a glass of milk which did the trick.
3/12 - Day 10 - No snacking, some how easier not to snack tonight-Yeah.
3/13 - Day 11 - No snacking - on a roll NOW!
3/14 - Day 12 - No snacking -I Can Do This.
3/15 - Day 13 - No P.M. snacking! - This is getting to be a habit!
3/16 - Day 14 - No p.m. Snacking - I did it again
3/17 - Day 15 - No p.m. snacking - boy do I have to work at not nibbling if I fix something (like granola) in the evening, but I made it - not even a taste of coconut.
3/18 - Day 16 - No p.m. snacking - well I made it(some how), was tired and hungry(dangerous combo).
3/19 - Day 17 - No p.m. snacking -
3/20 - Day 18 - No p.m. snacking -
3/21 - Day 19 - No p.m. snacking - I am so tired, should go to bed early tonight. Sure have to be mindful about not nibbling at night.
3/22 - Day 20 - No p.m. snacking - busy away from the tv last night, did not think of snacking.
3/23 - Day 21 - No p.m. snacking - Boy did this month go by quickly. I think I'm starting to get the hang of this habit, but know I need to do it again. So Day 1 will start tonight.

Velvet bean
03-25-2014, 11:22 AM
Congratulations, workinglikeadog! You're the first to complete the 21 Day Challenge and with only one pause day! Doubling it seem like a good idea. Keep up the good work. :)

Day 1: 40min Jillian, 20min cycling
Day 2: 45min warrior yoga
Day 3: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting
Day 4: 40min Jillian
Day 5: 20min strength training
Day 6: 30min cycling
Day 7: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting
Day 8: Pause day
Day 9: 45min swimming
Day 10: 60min cardio aerobics
Day 11: 20min cycling

Plan: To work out every day for at least 20minutes – Level 2

tyla
03-25-2014, 01:04 PM
Working, you did it! :woohoo:

Day 8:) Have lost some weight. Unfortunately it's from a higher number. :lol: But staying strong. :strong:

tyla
03-26-2014, 12:43 PM
Day 9 :yay:

Where is everyone?

workinglikeadog
03-27-2014, 12:48 AM
Good Evening everyone. I have been focusing on artwork and realized I hadn't checked in with you, sorry. Have a show in June and feel better about the one body of work I'm working on now. Thanks for the congrats on the 21 days of not snacking. I've been hungry the last few days so really have to plan well so I stay OP.

tyla, back on track here. I know what you mean about losing from a higher weight. I still have 2.5 pounds to lose to be where I was before the winter holidays. I'll try not to repeat that pattern again(10 lbs in 8 weeks). You are doing well & on day 9, Yeah. Keep up the good work.

Velvet, hope your thigh is still on the mind. You are doing great with your 20 mins, so nice to see your enthusiasm.

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/24- Day 1 - No snacking -
3/25- Day 2 - No snacking -
3/26- Day 3 - No snacking - Oh My, I almost picked up a strawberry without thinking tonight. I know that would be o.k. but also know if I start snacking I tend to keep it up - so NO!!!! :nono:
3/27- Day 4 -
3/28- Day 5 -
3/29- Day 6 -
3/30- Day 7 -

Velvet bean
03-27-2014, 02:37 PM
Tyla, congratulations on your weight loss, I managed to break the 190's plateau in this challenge too! :twirly:
Workinglikeadog - nice job on the strawberry fight! Although it wouldn't be THAT bad to lose it! ;)

On Day 12 I tried to do Jillian again, but I was in too much pain to finish it, so I took another pause day. I'm keeping it slow now for real.

Day 1: 40min Jillian, 20min cycling
Day 2: 45min warrior yoga
Day 3: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting
Day 4: 40min Jillian
Day 5: 20min strength training with Bob Harper
Day 6: 30min cycling
Day 7: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting
Day 8: Pause day
Day 9: 45min swimming
Day 10: 60min cardio aerobics
Day 11: 20min cycling
Day 12: Pause day
Day 13: 30min walking
Day 14: 30min cycling

Plan: To work out every day for at least 20minutes

workinglikeadog
03-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Big day in the studio, another artist with an upcoming show will be in the studio with me today - nice inspiration and focus on what needs to happen. Have a great DAY!

Velvet, Congrats on breaking the 190's - yeah - you CAN do it! Glad you discovered you will have to take it slow for a while, that muscle is big but luckily seems to heal well(when I've done the same thing).

tyla, where'd ya go?, well life can sure get busy. Hope to hear from you soon, need you here. :hug:

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/24- Day 1 - No snacking -
3/25- Day 2 - No snacking -
3/26- Day 3 - No snacking - Oh My, I almost picked up a strawberry without thinking tonight. I know that would be o.k. but also know if I start snacking I tend to keep it up - so NO!!!!
3/27- Day 4 - No snacking - Made sandwiches at night for next day, boy did I have to fight impulsed to lick the jelly that landed on the counter and lick the knife with left over peanut butter. Makes me wonder in the past how many calories I ate and had no remembrance of eating. Something to think about - just one little bad habit(there are more where that come from :devil:)
3/28- Day 5 - No snacking - and ready to go to bed.
3/29- Day 6 -
3/30- Day 7 -

P.S. - I will be out of town this weekend, so will report on Monday how I did, have a great weekend!

Velvet bean
03-30-2014, 02:12 PM
Day 1: 40min Jillian, 20min cycling
Day 2: 45min warrior yoga
Day 3: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting
Day 4: 40min Jillian
Day 5: 20min strength training with Bob Harper
Day 6: 30min cycling
Day 7: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting
Day 8: Pause day
Day 9: 45min swimming
Day 10: 60min cardio aerobics
Day 11: 20min cycling
Day 12: Pause day
Day 13: 30min walking
Day 14: 30min cycling
Day 15: 60min cycling
Day 16: 30min cycling
Day 17: 30min roller skating

Only 4 days to complete the challenge! :D

Dr Geri
03-30-2014, 09:08 PM
I love the idea for this 21-day challenge. It might be exactly the thing I need. Mine will be called the "Just One" Challenge. Meaning that after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

No doubt for folks who are further along in their journey this sounds like too many sweets. But to just have one sweet thing after lunch and one sweet thing after dinner will actually be a huge, difficult change for me. I am coming out of a period of eating everything in sight, sugar upon sugar upon sugar.

This change will be hard but feasible, and will hopefully lead to larger changes. I started yesterday.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one

Dr Geri
03-31-2014, 12:42 PM
I am calling my challenge the "Just One" Challenge. Meaning that after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

No doubt for folks who are further along in their journey this sounds like too many sweets. But to just have one sweet thing after lunch and one sweet thing after dinner will actually be a huge, difficult change for me. I am coming out of a period of eating everything in sight, sugar upon sugar upon sugar. This change will be hard but feasible (Level 2), and will hopefully lead to larger changes.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!

Dr Geri
04-01-2014, 05:38 PM
I am calling my challenge the "Just One" Challenge. Meaning that after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

No doubt for folks who are further along in their journey this sounds like too many sweets. But to just have one sweet thing after lunch and one sweet thing after dinner will actually be a huge, difficult change for me.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!
Day 3 - 3/31 Just one - As proof that one good habit naturally begets others, chose a side salad with dinner rather than the chips. Small changes will make a difference for me. :broc:

workinglikeadog
04-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Velvet, you are doing great, (especially with your injury). I was hiking outside on our mini vacation and slipped - really stretching out my left upper thigh. After calming myself down and realizing I didn't pull anything badly, I thought of you sympathetically. I have a sore knot there today, but my calves are even sorer from trying out the elliptical machine with vigor(silly girl).

:welcome: Dr Geri, I am a cat lover too! We have three & living on a farm, they all pull their weight keeping the vermin down. Your challenge is wonderful and will be a reminder that I too, need to get back to my 2 Dove dark chocolate after dinner only rule. I relaxed a bit this weekend on vacation, but stick to Dove dark chocolate mostly, cause I CAN control it and most sugars make me want more right away. Yeah on turning down Ice Cream and ordering a side salad instead of fries. You CAN do this! :carrot:



NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/24- Day 1 - No snacking -
3/25- Day 2 - No snacking -
3/26- Day 3 - No snacking - Oh My, I almost picked up a strawberry without thinking tonight. I know that would be o.k. but also know if I start snacking I tend to keep it up - so NO!!!!
3/27- Day 4 - No snacking - Made sandwiches at night for next day, boy did I have to fight impulsed to lick the jelly that landed on the counter and lick the knife with left over peanut butter. Makes me wonder in the past how many calories I ate and had no remembrance of eating. Something to think about - just one little bad habit(there are more where that come from )
3/28- Day 5 - No snacking - and ready to go to bed.
3/29- Day 6 - No snacking
3/30- Day 7 - No snacking - been Hungry, so it's a good thing I have extra incentive not to snack at night.
3/31- Day 8 - No snacking -
4/1 - Day 9 -
4/2 - Day 10 -
4/3 - Day 11 -
4/4 - Day 12 -
4/5 - Day 13 -

casakran
04-01-2014, 10:09 PM
Hello! What a great challenge!

Starting tomorrow (4/2) I am challenging myself to eat 1200 calories or less every day. I can do this!

4/2: Food: 1682 // Exercise: 568 Net 1114 (SUCCESS! Under Goal)
4/3:
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21

Dr Geri
04-02-2014, 07:42 PM
I am calling my challenge the "Just One" Challenge. Meaning that after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!
Day 3 - 3/31 Just one - As proof that one good habit naturally begets others, chose a side salad with dinner rather than the chips. Small changes will make a difference for me.
Day 4 - 4/01 Just one. Thank you for your encouragement, Diana. :wave: What I appreciate about this challenge is that it is not about a number on the scale. I do not want my mood or self worth to be determined by daily weight fluctuations. Instead, I just want to feel good, be able to fit into my clothes, and establish better daily choices. This challenge is pushing me do that.

workinglikeadog
04-03-2014, 01:13 AM
:carrot:Good Evening Ladies, hope it was a great Day for you Too!:carrot:

:welcome3: colleen, good to have you join us. Looks like you are forming several good habits right now. Keep up the good work.

Dr. Geri, I can so relate to the forming better daily choices. I decided I was getting tired of dieting my entire life, so I better figure out how to make choices that allow me to be healthy and not have yo- yoing weight all the time. I think I am figuring things out for me. There is so much miss-information out there, that it can be pretty confusing.

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/24- Day 1 - No snacking -
3/25- Day 2 - No snacking -
3/26- Day 3 - No snacking - Oh My, I almost picked up a strawberry without thinking tonight. I know that would be o.k. but also know if I start snacking I tend to keep it up - so NO!!!!
3/27- Day 4 - No snacking - Made sandwiches at night for next day, boy did I have to fight impulsed to lick the jelly that landed on the counter and lick the knife with left over peanut butter. Makes me wonder in the past how many calories I ate and had no remembrance of eating. Something to think about - just one little bad habit(there are more where that come from )
3/28- Day 5 - No snacking - and ready to go to bed.
3/29- Day 6 - No snacking
3/30- Day 7 - No snacking - been Hungry, so it's a good thing I have extra incentive not to snack at night.
3/31- Day 8 - No snacking -
4/1 - Day 9 - No snacking
4/2 - Day 10 - No snacking - Boy, snacking is still tempting. I wonder how long it will take to break this habit for a lifetime. Gonna have to give this some serious thought.
4/3 - Day 11 -
4/4 - Day 12 -
4/5 - Day 13 -

Dr Geri
04-03-2014, 11:07 PM
I am calling my challenge the "Just One" Challenge. Meaning that after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!
Day 3 - 3/31 Just one - As proof that one good habit naturally begets others, chose a side salad with dinner rather than the chips. Small changes will make a difference for me.
Day 4 - 4/01 Just one. Thank you for your encouragement, Diana. What I appreciate about this challenge is that it is not about a number on the scale. I do not want my mood or self worth to be determined by daily weight fluctuations. Instead, I just want to feel good, be able to fit into my clothes, and establish better daily choices. This challenge is pushing me do that.
4/02 PAUSE. I should not have underestimated how challenging this would be. I have forged a strong association between lentil soup and peanut butter. Weird, I know. But I had lentil soup and out came the peanut butter. :(
Day 5 - 4/03 Just one. Picking myself up from my stumble and making a better choice today.

Velvet bean
04-04-2014, 07:13 AM
Dr. Geri – I had the same problem with desserts and I started with going cold turkey for a while and then came back to just one per day. Usually I stick to it. Don’t feel sad about your pause day. Even God took a day off.
Casakran, I'm doing the same challenge as you do every day since january! How are you holding up? How is your no-smoking challenge going so far?
Workinglikeadog – Maybe it takes 21 days to create a new habit and longer if you have to get rid of one?

Anyway, I completed my challenge to workout every day! :cheer3: So far it helped me break my weight-loss plateau and made me feel healthier and more confident. Today I’m rewarding myself with a pause day and will let you know if the habit sticks. :D

Day 1: 40min Jillian, 20min cycling
Day 2: 45min warrior yoga
Day 3: 20min running, 20min elliptical, some weight lifting
Day 4: 40min Jillian
Day 5: 20min strength training
Day 6: 30min cycling
Day 7: 20min running, 20min elliptical, weight lifting
Day 8: Pause day
Day 9: 45min swimming
Day 10: 60min cardio aerobics
Day 11: 20min cycling
Day 12: Pause day
Day 13: 30min walking
Day 14: 30min cycling
Day 15: 60min cycling
Day 16: 30min cycling
Day 17: 30min roller skating
Day 18: 20min cycling
Day 19: 20min cycling
Day 20: 20min cycling
Day 21: 20min cycling, 30min running

workinglikeadog
04-05-2014, 11:28 AM
Morning Ladies! Gotta get outside this a.m., it's sunny and 45* already. Had a snack last night and thought about why, think I figured out a better reaction for the future.

Velvet, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You did great and glad you were able to break your plateau.

Dr Geri, Nice recovery, keep going!

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/24- Day 1 - No snacking -
3/25- Day 2 - No snacking -
3/26- Day 3 - No snacking - Oh My, I almost picked up a strawberry without thinking tonight. I know that would be o.k. but also know if I start snacking I tend to keep it up - so NO!!!!
3/27- Day 4 - No snacking - Made sandwiches at night for next day, boy did I have to fight impulsed to lick the jelly that landed on the counter and lick the knife with left over peanut butter. Makes me wonder in the past.how many calories I ate and had no remembrance of eating. Something to think about - just one little bad habit(there are more where that come from )
3/28- Day 5 - No snacking - and ready to go to bed.
3/29- Day 6 - No snacking
3/30- Day 7 - No snacking - been Hungry, so it's a good thing I have extra incentive not to snack at night.
3/31- Day 8 - No snacking -
4/1 - Day 9 - No snacking
4/2 - Day 10 - No snacking - Boy, snacking is still tempting. I wonder how long it will take to break this habit for a lifetime. Gonna have to give this some serious thought.
4/3 - Day 11 - No Snacking
4/4 - PAUSE DAY #1
4/5 - Day 12 -

Dr Geri
04-05-2014, 11:54 AM
I am calling my challenge the "Just One" Challenge. Meaning that after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!
Day 3 - 3/31 Just one - As proof that one good habit naturally begets others, chose a side salad with dinner rather than the chips. Small changes will make a difference for me.
Day 4 - 4/01 Just one. Thank you for your encouragement, Diana. What I appreciate about this challenge is that it is not about a number on the scale. I do not want my mood or self worth to be determined by daily weight fluctuations. Instead, I just want to feel good, be able to fit into my clothes, and establish better daily choices. This challenge is pushing me do that.
4/02 PAUSE. I should not have underestimated how challenging this would be. I have forged a strong association between lentil soup and peanut butter. Weird, I know. But I had lentil soup and out came the peanut butter. :(
Day 5 - 4/03 Just one. Picking myself up from my stumble and making a better choice today.
Day 6 - 4/04 Just one. Velvet Bean, "Even God took a day off" is my new mantra!

workinglikeadog
04-06-2014, 04:29 PM
Dr Geri, KEEP up the good work. :carrot:

Velvet, Did the habit stick? How is your thigh by now?

Colleen, How are you doing? Reset your goal is need be, hope to see you soon.

tyla, what are you up to? Hope to see you soon. :dust:


NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/24- Day 1 - No snacking -
3/25- Day 2 - No snacking -
3/26- Day 3 - No snacking - Oh My, I almost picked up a strawberry without thinking tonight. I know that would be o.k. but also know if I start snacking I tend to keep it up - so NO!!!!
3/27- Day 4 - No snacking - Made sandwiches at night for next day, boy did I have to fight impulsed to lick the jelly that landed on the counter and lick the knife with left over peanut butter. Makes me wonder in the past.how many calories I ate and had no remembrance of eating. Something to think about - just one little bad habit(there are more where that come from )
3/28- Day 5 - No snacking - and ready to go to bed.
3/29- Day 6 - No snacking
3/30- Day 7 - No snacking - been Hungry, so it's a good thing I have extra incentive not to snack at night.
3/31- Day 8 - No snacking -
4/1 - Day 9 - No snacking
4/2 - Day 10 - No snacking - Boy, snacking is still tempting. I wonder how long it will take to break this habit for a lifetime. Gonna have to give this some serious thought.
4/3 - Day 11 - No Snacking
4/4 - PAUSE DAY #1
4/5 - Day 12 - No Snacking - Gotta stay focused, more weight to loss and I need this habit to be ingrained.
4/6 - Day 13
4/7 - Day 14
4/8 - Day 15
4/9 - Day 16
4/10 - Day 17
4/11 - Day 18
4/12 - Day 19
4/13 - Day 20
4/14 - Day 21

Dr Geri
04-06-2014, 06:46 PM
I am calling my challenge the "Just One" Challenge. Meaning that after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!
Day 3 - 3/31 Just one - As proof that one good habit naturally begets others, chose a side salad with dinner rather than the chips. Small changes will make a difference for me.
Day 4 - 4/01 Just one. Thank you for your encouragement, Diana. What I appreciate about this challenge is that it is not about a number on the scale. I do not want my mood or self worth to be determined by daily weight fluctuations. Instead, I just want to feel good, be able to fit into my clothes, and establish better daily choices. This challenge is pushing me do that.
4/02 PAUSE. I should not have underestimated how challenging this would be. I have forged a strong association between lentil soup and peanut butter. Weird, I know. But I had lentil soup and out came the peanut butter. :(
Day 5 - 4/03 Just one. Picking myself up from my stumble and making a better choice today.
Day 6 - 4/04 Just one. Velvet Bean, "Even God took a day off" is my new mantra!
Day 7 - 4/05 Just one. "Just one" could be any sweet, not just dark chocolate, as long as it is the only one sweet after lunch and after dinner. Today I did not feel good about my choice of sweet, but I did keep it to just one, which in my world is still a victory. :shrug:

workinglikeadog
04-07-2014, 10:53 AM
Morning Chicks, have a great Day!

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/24- Day 1 - No snacking -
3/25- Day 2 - No snacking -
3/26- Day 3 - No snacking - Oh My, I almost picked up a strawberry without thinking tonight. I know that would be o.k. but also know if I start snacking I tend to keep it up - so NO!!!!
3/27- Day 4 - No snacking - Made sandwiches at night for next day, boy did I have to fight impulsed to lick the jelly that landed on the counter and lick the knife with left over peanut butter. Makes me wonder in the past.how many calories I ate and had no remembrance of eating. Something to think about - just one little bad habit(there are more where that come from )
3/28- Day 5 - No snacking - and ready to go to bed.
3/29- Day 6 - No snacking
3/30- Day 7 - No snacking - been Hungry, so it's a good thing I have extra incentive not to snack at night.
3/31- Day 8 - No snacking -
4/1 - Day 9 - No snacking
4/2 - Day 10 - No snacking - Boy, snacking is still tempting. I wonder how long it will take to break this habit for a lifetime. Gonna have to give this some serious thought.
4/3 - Day 11 - No Snacking
4/4 - PAUSE DAY #1
4/5 - Day 12 - No Snacking - Gotta stay focused, more weight to loss and I need this habit to be ingrained.
4/6 - Day 13 - No Snacking (Did not even think of it)
4/7 - Day 14
4/8 - Day 15
4/9 - Day 16
4/10 - Day 17
4/11 - Day 18
4/12 - Day 19
4/13 - Day 20
4/14 - Day 21

Dr Geri
04-07-2014, 12:21 PM
I am calling my challenge the "Just One" Challenge. Meaning that after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!
Day 3 - 3/31 Just one - As proof that one good habit naturally begets others, chose a side salad with dinner rather than the chips. Small changes will make a difference for me.
Day 4 - 4/01 Just one. Thank you for your encouragement, Diana. What I appreciate about this challenge is that it is not about a number on the scale. I do not want my mood or self worth to be determined by daily weight fluctuations. Instead, I just want to feel good, be able to fit into my clothes, and establish better daily choices. This challenge is pushing me do that.
4/02 PAUSE. I should not have underestimated how challenging this would be. I have forged a strong association between lentil soup and peanut butter. Weird, I know. But I had lentil soup and out came the peanut butter. :(
Day 5 - 4/03 Just one. Picking myself up from my stumble and making a better choice today.
Day 6 - 4/04 Just one. Velvet Bean, "Even God took a day off" is my new mantra!
Day 7 - 4/05 Just one. "Just one" could be any sweet, not just dark chocolate, as long as it is the only one sweet after lunch and after dinner. Today I did not feel good about my choice of sweet, but I did keep it to just one, which in my world is still a victory. :shrug:
Day 8 - 4/06 Just one. Again, it is ironic that I succeeded in my challenge today with "just one" slice of chocolate cake after lunch and "just one" doughnut after dinner. But based on how I was eating before I started the challenge, this is actually progress. Trying to appreciate the positives instead of flogging myself for the negatives, and appreciating the support on this thread. Diana and other new friends, go go go!

workinglikeadog
04-08-2014, 11:31 AM
Dr. Geri, Keep on improving your diet, your body will love you for it. YOU can do it!

NO p.m. snacking with 2 pause days possible
3/24- Day 1 - No snacking -
3/25- Day 2 - No snacking -
3/26- Day 3 - No snacking - Oh My, I almost picked up a strawberry without thinking tonight. I know that would be o.k. but also know if I start snacking I tend to keep it up - so NO!!!!
3/27- Day 4 - No snacking - Made sandwiches at night for next day, boy did I have to fight impulsed to lick the jelly that landed on the counter and lick the knife with left over peanut butter. Makes me wonder in the past.how many calories I ate and had no remembrance of eating. Something to think about - just one little bad habit(there are more where that come from )
3/28- Day 5 - No snacking - and ready to go to bed.
3/29- Day 6 - No snacking
3/30- Day 7 - No snacking - been Hungry, so it's a good thing I have extra incentive not to snack at night.
3/31- Day 8 - No snacking -
4/1 - Day 9 - No snacking
4/2 - Day 10 - No snacking - Boy, snacking is still tempting. I wonder how long it will take to break this habit for a lifetime. Gonna have to give this some serious thought.
4/3 - Day 11 - No Snacking
4/4 - PAUSE DAY #1
4/5 - Day 12 - No Snacking - Gotta stay focused, more weight to loss and I need this habit to be ingrained.
4/6 - Day 13- No Snacking (Did not even think of it)
4/7 -PAUSE DAY #2 - After eating well all day I ate a huge piece of cake at 7pm and this morning I'm paying the tune to a 1 1/2 pound weight gain, I vow to respect my body more.
4/8 - Day 14
4/9 - Day 15
4/10 - Day 16
4/11 - Day 17
4/12 - Day 18
4/13 - Day 19
4/14 - Day 20
4/15 - Day 21

Dr Geri
04-08-2014, 04:32 PM
The "Just One" Challenge: after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!
Day 3 - 3/31 Just one - As proof that one good habit naturally begets others, chose a side salad with dinner rather than the chips. Small changes will make a difference for me.
Day 4 - 4/01 Just one. Thank you for your encouragement, Diana. What I appreciate about this challenge is that it is not about a number on the scale. I do not want my mood or self worth to be determined by daily weight fluctuations. Instead, I just want to feel good, be able to fit into my clothes, and establish better daily choices. This challenge is pushing me do that.
4/02 PAUSE. I should not have underestimated how challenging this would be. I have forged a strong association between lentil soup and peanut butter. Weird, I know. But I had lentil soup and out came the peanut butter. :(
Day 5 - 4/03 Just one. Picking myself up from my stumble and making a better choice today.
Day 6 - 4/04 Just one. Velvet Bean, "Even God took a day off" is my new mantra!
Day 7 - 4/05 Just one. "Just one" could be any sweet, not just dark chocolate, as long as it is the only one sweet after lunch and after dinner. Today I did not feel good about my choice of sweet, but I did keep it to just one, which in my world is still a victory.
Day 8 - 4/06 Just one. Again, it is ironic that I succeeded in my challenge today with "just one" slice of chocolate cake after lunch and "just one" doughnut after dinner. But based on how I was eating before I started the challenge, this is actually progress. Trying to appreciate the positives instead of flogging myself for the negatives, and appreciating the support on this thread. Diana and other new friends, go go go!
Day 9 - 4/07 Just one. I love Diana's perspective that this is a way we respect our bodies.

JazzyPeggy
04-09-2014, 02:22 AM
Thanks Diana. I have had such a busy life. I'm trying to get back on the diet bandwagon.

Habit 1: Drink a minimum of 24 oz water. Level 3. (Once I complete level 3, I will do level 2, and then level 1.) I have to do this.

Dr Geri
04-09-2014, 11:33 AM
The "Just One" Challenge: after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!
Day 3 - 3/31 Just one - As proof that one good habit naturally begets others, chose a side salad with dinner rather than the chips. Small changes will make a difference for me.
Day 4 - 4/01 Just one. Thank you for your encouragement, Diana. What I appreciate about this challenge is that it is not about a number on the scale. I do not want my mood or self worth to be determined by daily weight fluctuations. Instead, I just want to feel good, be able to fit into my clothes, and establish better daily choices. This challenge is pushing me do that.
4/02 PAUSE. I should not have underestimated how challenging this would be. I have forged a strong association between lentil soup and peanut butter. Weird, I know. But I had lentil soup and out came the peanut butter. :(
Day 5 - 4/03 Just one. Picking myself up from my stumble and making a better choice today.
Day 6 - 4/04 Just one. Velvet Bean, "Even God took a day off" is my new mantra!
Day 7 - 4/05 Just one. "Just one" could be any sweet, not just dark chocolate, as long as it is the only one sweet after lunch and after dinner. Today I did not feel good about my choice of sweet, but I did keep it to just one, which in my world is still a victory.
Day 8 - 4/06 Just one. Again, it is ironic that I succeeded in my challenge today with "just one" slice of chocolate cake after lunch and "just one" doughnut after dinner. But based on how I was eating before I started the challenge, this is actually progress. Trying to appreciate the positives instead of flogging myself for the negatives, and appreciating the support on this thread. Diana and other new friends, go go go!
Day 9 - 4/07 Just one. I love Diana's perspective that this is a way we respect our bodies.
Day 10 - 4/08 Just one. Hello JazzyPeggy, water intake sounds like a great goal!

workinglikeadog
04-09-2014, 11:46 AM
:welcome3: Jazz, I like your plan and determination. By the way, I grew up in Cincy, so Kentucky is dear to my heart.

Morning Dr Geri, hope yesterday went well for you, keep up the good habit!

4/8 - Day 14 - No Snacking - Yeah - back on track!

Dr Geri
04-11-2014, 11:01 AM
The "Just One" Challenge: after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!
Day 3 - 3/31 Just one - As proof that one good habit naturally begets others, chose a side salad with dinner rather than the chips. Small changes will make a difference for me.
Day 4 - 4/01 Just one. Thank you for your encouragement, Diana. What I appreciate about this challenge is that it is not about a number on the scale. I do not want my mood or self worth to be determined by daily weight fluctuations. Instead, I just want to feel good, be able to fit into my clothes, and establish better daily choices. This challenge is pushing me do that.
4/02 PAUSE. I should not have underestimated how challenging this would be. I have forged a strong association between lentil soup and peanut butter. Weird, I know. But I had lentil soup and out came the peanut butter. :(
Day 5 - 4/03 Just one. Picking myself up from my stumble and making a better choice today.
Day 6 - 4/04 Just one. Velvet Bean, "Even God took a day off" is my new mantra!
Day 7 - 4/05 Just one. "Just one" could be any sweet, not just dark chocolate, as long as it is the only one sweet after lunch and after dinner. Today I did not feel good about my choice of sweet, but I did keep it to just one, which in my world is still a victory.
Day 8 - 4/06 Just one. Again, it is ironic that I succeeded in my challenge today with "just one" slice of chocolate cake after lunch and "just one" doughnut after dinner. But based on how I was eating before I started the challenge, this is actually progress. Trying to appreciate the positives instead of flogging myself for the negatives, and appreciating the support on this thread. Diana and other new friends, go go go!
Day 9 - 4/07 Just one. I love Diana's perspective that this is a way we respect our bodies.
Day 10 - 4/08 Just one. Hello JazzyPeggy, water intake sounds like a great goal!
Day 11 - 4/09 Just one.
Day 12 - 4/10 Just one. The challenge has been easy to keep when my life has been so busy, and no sweets waved under my face that I have to resist. I don't know what it will be like when those two conditions change, but hoping I will have built up enough of a habit to hang onto.

workinglikeadog
04-11-2014, 11:23 AM
Morning Chicks, only 5 more days for this round. Wondering what I want to challenge myself with next round? Dr Geri, I sorta like your just one challenge - do you mind if I copy you? This would be very challenging, but might help me adjust to a new mental attitude as well(toward dessert/treat).

4/8 - Day 14 - No Snacking - Yeah - back on track!
4/9 - Day 15 - No Snacking - Really tired at night, just need to go to bed.
4/10 - Day 16 - No Snacking - Tired again, early to bed.(so glad I had incentive not to snack - for energy!!!)
4/11 - Day 17
4/12 - Day 18
4/13 - Day 19
4/14 - Day 20
4/15 - Day 21

Have a great day :dust:

Dr Geri
04-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Of course, Diana. Fellow Ohio natives (I'm from outside of Canton) and everyone else are welcome to try the Just One challenge!

Dr Geri
04-12-2014, 02:43 PM
The "Just One" Challenge: after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!
Day 3 - 3/31 Just one - As proof that one good habit naturally begets others, chose a side salad with dinner rather than the chips. Small changes will make a difference for me.
Day 4 - 4/01 Just one. Thank you for your encouragement, Diana. What I appreciate about this challenge is that it is not about a number on the scale. I do not want my mood or self worth to be determined by daily weight fluctuations. Instead, I just want to feel good, be able to fit into my clothes, and establish better daily choices. This challenge is pushing me do that.
4/02 PAUSE. I should not have underestimated how challenging this would be. I have forged a strong association between lentil soup and peanut butter. Weird, I know. But I had lentil soup and out came the peanut butter. :(
Day 5 - 4/03 Just one. Picking myself up from my stumble and making a better choice today.
Day 6 - 4/04 Just one. Velvet Bean, "Even God took a day off" is my new mantra!
Day 7 - 4/05 Just one. "Just one" could be any sweet, not just dark chocolate, as long as it is the only one sweet after lunch and after dinner. Today I did not feel good about my choice of sweet, but I did keep it to just one, which in my world is still a victory.
Day 8 - 4/06 Just one. Again, it is ironic that I succeeded in my challenge today with "just one" slice of chocolate cake after lunch and "just one" doughnut after dinner. But based on how I was eating before I started the challenge, this is actually progress. Trying to appreciate the positives instead of flogging myself for the negatives, and appreciating the support on this thread. Diana and other new friends, go go go!
Day 9 - 4/07 Just one. I love Diana's perspective that this is a way we respect our bodies.
Day 10 - 4/08 Just one. Hello JazzyPeggy, water intake sounds like a great goal!
Day 11 - 4/09 Just one.
Day 12 - 4/10 Just one. The challenge has been easy to keep when my life has been so busy, and no sweets waved under my face that I have to resist. I don't know what it will be like when those two conditions change, but hoping I will have built up enough of a habit to hang onto.
Day 13 - 4/11 Just one. Passed up the cookies being handed around at a committee meeting, maybe for one of the first times in my life. ;) That's a big win. Diana, you are winning big lately, too, remaining consistent in meeting your challenge and planning the next. How is everybody else doing? Go go go!

Dreamer2012
04-13-2014, 06:39 AM
I used to do these challenges all the time back in 2012/2013. I have sort of fallen back into old ways and I'm so desperate to get back and start losing again. I think this a perfect for me and to start again. I'm going to be really strict on myself and if I fail, it's back to Day 1. No pause days allowed.

My challenge is going to be water intake. I used to be great with this one and now I suck at it.



Challenge: 21 days of drinking 2 litres of water (68oz)
Challenge Started: April 13th 2014
Challenge Finished: ???


Day 1, April 13:
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21

:carrot:

workinglikeadog
04-13-2014, 11:31 AM
Good morning Ladies, Spring has sprung here, sunny and not as much wind as we normally get. I'm working on my vegie garden and weeds in general this weekend, so many weeds/debree. Things are GREEN here which is saying a lot for the desert, Purr-fect weather.

:welcome: Dreamer. Water is a good place to begin, like that you are focusing on one challenge to begin refocusing on yourself.

Dr Geri, How interesting you were from OH too, and now in the Pacific NW. Great job of passing on the Cookies at a meeting, way to GO!!!

4/8 - Day 14 - No Snacking - Yeah - back on track!
4/9 - Day 15 - No Snacking - Really tired at night, just need to go to bed.
4/10 - Day 16 - No Snacking - Tired again, early to bed.(so glad I had incentive not to snack - for energy!!!)
4/11 - Day 17 - No Snacking - definitely thinking before putting food in my mouth, it helps to write it down/ claim it/ make it a conscious choice.
4/12 - Day 18 - No Snacking - Almost there, keep a going!
4/13 - Day 19
4/14 - Day 20
4/15 - Day 21

SeeMyFeet
04-13-2014, 06:09 PM
Howdy all you habitual habit-formers!

Looks like the only new habit I've acquired is staying away from this thread! My "new habit" was supposed to be sleep-related, but I have failed thoroughly in every attempt. Sigh.

OK...a more reasonable, and maybe achievable, new habit....(Now don't you laugh, ladies)....I only recently discovered the annoyingly addictive 2048 game (thanks, boys!) and I need to give it up. My April 14 resolution is to stop playing that time-wasting game. Ready, set, go!

Dreamer2012
04-15-2014, 03:50 PM
So it turns out I forgot I was doing this and didn't keep track of my intake... I may or may not have drank 2 litres but to be fair to myself, today will be day 1!



Challenge: 21 days of drinking 2 litres of water (68oz)
Challenge Started: April 15th 2014
Challenge Finished: ???


Day 1, April 15: Completed
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21

Dr Geri
04-15-2014, 05:37 PM
The "Just One" Challenge: after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 1 - 3/29 Just one
Day 2 - 3/30 Just one - turned down DH's well-meaning idea to go get ice cream and told him about the challenge. He immediately said he would support me in beating the challenge. First small victory!
Day 3 - 3/31 Just one - As proof that one good habit naturally begets others, chose a side salad with dinner rather than the chips. Small changes will make a difference for me.
Day 4 - 4/01 Just one. Thank you for your encouragement, Diana. What I appreciate about this challenge is that it is not about a number on the scale. I do not want my mood or self worth to be determined by daily weight fluctuations. Instead, I just want to feel good, be able to fit into my clothes, and establish better daily choices. This challenge is pushing me do that.
4/02 PAUSE. I should not have underestimated how challenging this would be. I have forged a strong association between lentil soup and peanut butter. Weird, I know. But I had lentil soup and out came the peanut butter. :(
Day 5 - 4/03 Just one. Picking myself up from my stumble and making a better choice today.
Day 6 - 4/04 Just one. Velvet Bean, "Even God took a day off" is my new mantra!
Day 7 - 4/05 Just one. "Just one" could be any sweet, not just dark chocolate, as long as it is the only one sweet after lunch and after dinner. Today I did not feel good about my choice of sweet, but I did keep it to just one, which in my world is still a victory.
Day 8 - 4/06 Just one. Again, it is ironic that I succeeded in my challenge today with "just one" slice of chocolate cake after lunch and "just one" doughnut after dinner. But based on how I was eating before I started the challenge, this is actually progress. Trying to appreciate the positives instead of flogging myself for the negatives, and appreciating the support on this thread. Diana and other new friends, go go go!
Day 9 - 4/07 Just one. I love Diana's perspective that this is a way we respect our bodies.
Day 10 - 4/08 Just one. Hello JazzyPeggy, water intake sounds like a great goal!
Day 11 - 4/09 Just one.
Day 12 - 4/10 Just one. The challenge has been easy to keep when my life has been so busy, and no sweets waved under my face that I have to resist. I don't know what it will be like when those two conditions change, but hoping I will have built up enough of a habit to hang onto.
Day 13 - 4/11 Just one. Passed up the cookies being handed around at a committee meeting, maybe for one of the first times in my life. ;) That's a big win. Diana, you are winning big lately, too, remaining consistent in meeting your challenge and planning the next. How is everybody else doing? Go go go!
Day 14 - 4/12 Just one.
Day 15 - 4/13 Just one.
Day 16 - 4/14 Just one. Hello Dreamer and SeeMyFeet! :wave: It is great to see more inspiring activity in this thread. This is my first-ever challenge. The keys for me so far have been 1) setting a very modest goal, and 2) stocking a higher-quality chocolate in the house, so that my sweet tooth is genuinely satisfied by just one piece.

workinglikeadog
04-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Morning Ladies,Wishing everyone a great day. My day is full with both indoor and outdoor activities. GO Dr Geri, Go Dreamer, Go Jazz, Go See. :hug:



4/8 - Day 14 - No Snacking - Yeah - back on track!
4/9 - Day 15 - No Snacking - Really tired at night, just need to go to bed.
4/10 - Day 16 - No Snacking - Tired again, early to bed.(so glad I had incentive not to snack - for energy!!!)
4/11 - Day 17 - No Snacking - definitely thinking before putting food in my mouth, it helps to write it down/ claim it/ make it a conscious choice.
4/12 - Day 18 - No Snacking - Almost there, keep a going!
4/13 - Day 19 - No Snacking - Good thing this promise was in place, the erge to snack was strong.
4/14 - Day 20 - No Snacking - Repeat of last night, May have to do this challenge again.

4/15 - Day 21

Dr Geri
04-16-2014, 04:43 PM
The "Just One" Challenge: after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.


Day 10 - 4/08 Just one. Hello JazzyPeggy, water intake sounds like a great goal!
Day 11 - 4/09 Just one.
Day 12 - 4/10 Just one. The challenge has been easy to keep when my life has been so busy, and no sweets waved under my face that I have to resist. I don't know what it will be like when those two conditions change, but hoping I will have built up enough of a habit to hang onto.
Day 13 - 4/11 Just one. Passed up the cookies being handed around at a committee meeting, maybe for one of the first times in my life. ;) That's a big win. Diana, you are winning big lately, too, remaining consistent in meeting your challenge and planning the next. How is everybody else doing? Go go go!
Day 14 - 4/12 Just one.
Day 15 - 4/13 Just one.
Day 16 - 4/14 Just one. Hello Dreamer and SeeMyFeet! It is great to see more inspiring activity in this thread. This is my first-ever challenge. The keys for me so far have been 1) setting a very modest goal, and 2) stocking a higher-quality chocolate in the house, so that my sweet tooth is genuinely satisfied by just one piece.
Day 17 - 4/15 Just one. Diana, can't wait to hear if you have successfully completed your challenge today.

workinglikeadog
04-17-2014, 12:22 PM
Good Morning Chicks, rainy day & perfect for reflecting on the days ahead.

4/15 - Day 21 - NO SNACKING!!!!! Knew I had to be accountable.

Gonna take a day or two to refocus. Wondering about a toning challenge cause I looked at my middle today, ugh. I certainly could use 21 days of pilates. Not sure of my greatest need, still want to snack at night.

Hope everyone is doing welll - keep up the the great work! :hug:

Dr Geri
04-17-2014, 04:01 PM
The "Just One" Challenge: after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 10 - 4/08 Just one. Hello JazzyPeggy, water intake sounds like a great goal!
Day 11 - 4/09 Just one.
Day 12 - 4/10 Just one. The challenge has been easy to keep when my life has been so busy, and no sweets waved under my face that I have to resist. I don't know what it will be like when those two conditions change, but hoping I will have built up enough of a habit to hang onto.
Day 13 - 4/11 Just one. Passed up the cookies being handed around at a committee meeting, maybe for one of the first times in my life. ;) That's a big win. Diana, you are winning big lately, too, remaining consistent in meeting your challenge and planning the next. How is everybody else doing? Go go go!
Day 14 - 4/12 Just one.
Day 15 - 4/13 Just one.
Day 16 - 4/14 Just one. Hello Dreamer and SeeMyFeet! It is great to see more inspiring activity in this thread. This is my first-ever challenge. The keys for me so far have been 1) setting a very modest goal, and 2) stocking a higher-quality chocolate in the house, so that my sweet tooth is genuinely satisfied by just one piece.
Day 17 - 4/15 Just one. Diana, can't wait to hear if you have successfully completed your challenge today.
Day 18 - 4/16 Just one. I can't believe I'm three days away from making it through. Time to start thinking about the next challenge, because this challenge format has been really helpful and I'd like to keep it up.

Dr Geri
04-18-2014, 12:14 PM
The "Just One" Challenge: after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 10 - 4/08 Just one. Hello JazzyPeggy, water intake sounds like a great goal!
Day 11 - 4/09 Just one.
Day 12 - 4/10 Just one. The challenge has been easy to keep when my life has been so busy, and no sweets waved under my face that I have to resist. I don't know what it will be like when those two conditions change, but hoping I will have built up enough of a habit to hang onto.
Day 13 - 4/11 Just one. Passed up the cookies being handed around at a committee meeting, maybe for one of the first times in my life. ;) That's a big win. Diana, you are winning big lately, too, remaining consistent in meeting your challenge and planning the next. How is everybody else doing? Go go go!
Day 14 - 4/12 Just one.
Day 15 - 4/13 Just one.
Day 16 - 4/14 Just one. Hello Dreamer and SeeMyFeet! It is great to see more inspiring activity in this thread. This is my first-ever challenge. The keys for me so far have been 1) setting a very modest goal, and 2) stocking a higher-quality chocolate in the house, so that my sweet tooth is genuinely satisfied by just one piece.
Day 17 - 4/15 Just one. Diana, can't wait to hear if you have successfully completed your challenge today.
Day 18 - 4/16 Just one. I can't believe I'm three days away from making it through. Time to start thinking about the next challenge, because this challenge format has been really helpful and I'd like to keep it up.
Day 19 - 4/17 Just one.

workinglikeadog
04-19-2014, 11:31 AM
Good morning Chicks. Still working on what's most important to focus on, making some progress(in the studio)

Dr Geri, you are doing great, what an incredible challenge and commitment to yourself. Almost to day 21!

Gonna do another round of No pm snacking, this time with 3 pause days. So the habit I really am working on is snacking once a week as a treat is ok, but not every night. Today I begin Day 1! This is a key lifetime habit to obtain and retain no matter what. Special social events happen, so plan for them in advance and afterwards too! I can DO this.
4/19 - Day 1

Dr Geri
04-19-2014, 03:48 PM
The "Just One" Challenge: after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 10 - 4/08 Just one. Hello JazzyPeggy, water intake sounds like a great goal!
Day 11 - 4/09 Just one.
Day 12 - 4/10 Just one. The challenge has been easy to keep when my life has been so busy, and no sweets waved under my face that I have to resist. I don't know what it will be like when those two conditions change, but hoping I will have built up enough of a habit to hang onto.
Day 13 - 4/11 Just one. Passed up the cookies being handed around at a committee meeting, maybe for one of the first times in my life. ;) That's a big win. Diana, you are winning big lately, too, remaining consistent in meeting your challenge and planning the next. How is everybody else doing? Go go go!
Day 14 - 4/12 Just one.
Day 15 - 4/13 Just one.
Day 16 - 4/14 Just one. Hello Dreamer and SeeMyFeet! It is great to see more inspiring activity in this thread. This is my first-ever challenge. The keys for me so far have been 1) setting a very modest goal, and 2) stocking a higher-quality chocolate in the house, so that my sweet tooth is genuinely satisfied by just one piece.
Day 17 - 4/15 Just one. Diana, can't wait to hear if you have successfully completed your challenge today.
Day 18 - 4/16 Just one. I can't believe I'm three days away from making it through. Time to start thinking about the next challenge, because this challenge format has been really helpful and I'd like to keep it up.
Day 19 - 4/17 Just one.
PAUSE - 4/18 One chocolate birthday cake sitting in the office, and I fold like a bad hand of Texas Hold Em. :(

workinglikeadog
04-20-2014, 09:58 AM
Dr Geri, Pick yourself up and refocus, I'm here to help you! You Can do it!


4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.

This is gonna be a great week :coffee: cheers!

Dr Geri
04-20-2014, 08:18 PM
The "Just One" Challenge: after lunch I will have just one square of dark chocolate, and after dinner I will have just one dark chocolate truffle.

Day 10 - 4/08 Just one. Hello JazzyPeggy, water intake sounds like a great goal!
Day 11 - 4/09 Just one.
Day 12 - 4/10 Just one. The challenge has been easy to keep when my life has been so busy, and no sweets waved under my face that I have to resist. I don't know what it will be like when those two conditions change, but hoping I will have built up enough of a habit to hang onto.
Day 13 - 4/11 Just one. Passed up the cookies being handed around at a committee meeting, maybe for one of the first times in my life. ;) That's a big win. Diana, you are winning big lately, too, remaining consistent in meeting your challenge and planning the next. How is everybody else doing? Go go go!
Day 14 - 4/12 Just one.
Day 15 - 4/13 Just one.
Day 16 - 4/14 Just one. Hello Dreamer and SeeMyFeet! It is great to see more inspiring activity in this thread. This is my first-ever challenge. The keys for me so far have been 1) setting a very modest goal, and 2) stocking a higher-quality chocolate in the house, so that my sweet tooth is genuinely satisfied by just one piece.
Day 17 - 4/15 Just one. Diana, can't wait to hear if you have successfully completed your challenge today.
Day 18 - 4/16 Just one. I can't believe I'm three days away from making it through. Time to start thinking about the next challenge, because this challenge format has been really helpful and I'd like to keep it up.
Day 19 - 4/17 Just one.
PAUSE - 4/18 One chocolate birthday cake sitting in the office, and I fold like a bad hand of Texas Hold Em. :(
Day 20 - 4/18 Just one.
Day 21 - 4/19 Just one VICTORY! I feel grateful to have found one small corner of TFC for support and focus on forging habits for the better choices I need right now. I already know what my next challenge will be. Today, however, I'm just celebrating making it through my first-ever challenge and the holiday. :bunny2:

jamsk8r
04-20-2014, 10:09 PM
I'll join in, because I have been struggling to drink enough water. I'll challenge myself to drink 64 ounces a day. I'll say 2 pause days, because it feels like a 3, but I don't want to be a big baby about it, lol. Day one tomorrow. Oh boy...

Dreamer2012
04-21-2014, 05:14 AM
Back to Day 1!


Challenge: 21 days of drinking 2 litres of water (68oz)
Challenge Started: April 21st 2014
Challenge Finished: ???


Day 1, April 21:
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21

Dr Geri
04-21-2014, 01:54 PM
Nice to see you back, Dreamer. You and Jansk8r will be nourishing your bodies with hydration. SeeMyFeet and JazzyPeggy, where you at? Diana, I'm glad we are starting our next challenges at about the same time.

For my second challenge, I hope to maintain the Just One policy for another 21 days: just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner. Geneen Roth divides compulsive eaters into restrictors and permitters. Two sweets a day likely sounds excessive to folks with a restrictor history. But as a permitter myself, two sweets a day is a difficult reduction and I succeeded in my first challenge by the skin of my teeth.

I will also add a Drink No Calories policy to my new challenge. I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies made with almond milk (which of course has calories, but it's more just a catchy title intended to keep me away from superfluous sodas and juices). Level 3.

Day 1 - 4/21

workinglikeadog
04-22-2014, 11:57 AM
Dr Geri, good to see you taking up the same challenge plus adding no sugar drinks. You should see some nice benefits from this. I am so glad to have you here(on this thread) to help me be accountable. While I didn't officially add exercise to my diet maybe I should report daily to help me get back to 30+ mins a day, will do!

Cheryl & Dreamer, Welcome to the thread Cheryl. I'm hoping you two will help each other with this important challenge. Keep up the good work!

4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.
4/20 - Day 2 - No Snacking - still eating too much during the day(30 mins ex -am)
4/21 - Day 3 - No Snacking - gaining weight & starting to get mad =hoping this means better focus for both food and exerise, ugh!!(25 mins ex -am)

jamsk8r
04-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Day 1-April 21 The ONLY thing that got me to drink that last bottle of water was this challenge. Hating water right now, lol.

Thanks for the welcome, ladies! Good luck with your new challenges. :)

Dr Geri
04-22-2014, 04:26 PM
For my second challenge, I hope to maintain the Just One policy for another 21 days: just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner. I will also add a Drink No Calories policy to my new challenge. I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies.

Day 1 - 4/21 Just One + Drink No Calories

Dr Geri
04-22-2014, 04:28 PM
Day 1-April 21 The ONLY thing that got me to drink that last bottle of water was this challenge. Hating water right now, lol.


jamsk8r, I know I've been on Facebook for too long when I read your message and started looking for the "Like" button. I like that you honored the challenge, and hope that your body and taste buds start appreciating the water so you don't hate how much of it you're drinking.

Dr Geri
04-23-2014, 11:55 AM
For my second challenge, I hope to maintain the Just One policy for another 21 days: just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner. I will also add a Drink No Calories policy to my new challenge. I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies.

Day 1 - 4/21 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 2 - 4/22 Just One + Drink No Calories

workinglikeadog
04-23-2014, 12:08 PM
4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.
4/20 - Day 2 - No Snacking - still eating too much during the day(30 mins ex -am)
4/21 - Day 3 - No Snacking - gaining weight & starting to get mad =hoping this means better focus for both food and exerise, ugh!!(25 mins ex -am)
4/22 - Day 4 - No Snacking - Today I am mad - I can turn this bad slump around. Today I will eat healthy foods, drink water and will take a half hour walk with my dog. I will make me the first priority.

Too funny about the face book comment. Go ladies - great starts!

Dr Geri
04-25-2014, 11:30 AM
For my second challenge, I hope to maintain the Just One policy for another 21 days: just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner. I will also add a Drink No Calories policy to my new challenge. I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies.

Day 1 - 4/21 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 2 - 4/22 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 3 - 4/23 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 4 - 4/24 Just One + Drink No Calories

workinglikeadog
04-25-2014, 11:54 AM
4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.
4/20 - Day 2 - No Snacking - still eating too much during the day(30 mins ex -am)
4/21 - Day 3 - No Snacking - gaining weight & starting to get mad =hoping this means better focus for both food and exerise, ugh!!(25 mins ex -am)
4/22 - Day 4 - No Snacking - Today I am mad - I can turn this bad slump around. Today I will eat healthy foods, drink water and will take a half hour walk with my dog. I will make me the first priority.
4/23 - Day 5 - No snacking, Back on program - :carrot::carrot::carrot:
4/24 - Day 6 - No snacking, Challenging dinner tonight and potluck tomorrow - must choose wisely and remember to drink water. Bringing a dessert I can eat the middle of (whipped creme and fresh berries).

Dr Geri, you are doing great - Yeah!!!

jamsk8r
04-25-2014, 04:06 PM
Well, I'm on a one-day streak, lol. Starting over, since Tuesday I totally forgot about the water (probably conveniently, lol) and didn't pick it back up. Will try a restart today and see how I do. :P

workinglikeadog
04-26-2014, 10:23 PM
Good Evening Chicks, fun day but ate too much and didn't move enough. Nice that I can start anew tomorrow.

4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.
4/20 - Day 2 - No Snacking - still eating too much during the day(30 mins ex -am)
4/21 - Day 3 - No Snacking - gaining weight & starting to get mad =hoping this means better focus for both food and exerise, ugh!!(25 mins ex -am)
4/22 - Day 4 - No Snacking - Today I am mad - I can turn this bad slump around. Today I will eat healthy foods, drink water and will take a half hour walk with my dog. I will make me the first priority.
4/23 - Day 5 - No snacking, Back on program -
4/24 - Day 6 - No snacking, Challenging dinner tonight and potluck tomorrow - must choose wisely and remember to drink water. Bringing a dessert I can eat the middle of (whipped creme and fresh berries).
4/25 1st PAUSE Day.
4/26 - Day 7 - No Snacking, I am stuffed from potluck foods today. I have taken a probiotic and will ride my recumbent bike tonight.

Cheryl - so glad you are not giving up. If you have trouble getting the volume in, try a lower volume and work your way up. Wishing you success.

katrina89
04-27-2014, 12:03 AM
alright, let's see what do I want to do?
.....
I want something that I know I can stick to,I mean my first idea was no snacking, but I don't think I'll be able to stick to it.
I REALLY NEED HELP!
WHAT'S A GOOD PLACE TO START FOR A REALLY DAY GIRL THAT CAN'T HELP HERSELF WITH READING SWEETS

Dr Geri
04-27-2014, 06:14 PM
For my second challenge, I hope to maintain the Just One policy for another 21 days: just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner. I will also add a Drink No Calories policy to my new challenge. I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies.

Day 1 - 4/21 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 2 - 4/22 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 3 - 4/23 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 4 - 4/24 Just One + Drink No Calories
4/25 Pause day. This challenge is hard for me. :mad:
Day 5 - 4/26 Just One + Drink No Calories

Katrina89, what about something like a challenge where you can eat a sweet, but the moment it isn't blowing your mind with deliciousness, you take no more bites of it? I know my tendency is to eat something until there is nothing left of it on the plate, even if I start finding the taste increasingly underwhelming with every bite, so breaking that habit might be a nice gradual entry into this.

jamsk8r
04-27-2014, 11:30 PM
Okay, I think I've finally got this water thing dialed in. I was feeling pretty overwhelmed when faced with drinking a couple of huge-looking water bottles of water, and almost gave it up for hopeless. Then yesterday, while putting dishes away, I saw my boy's old A&W mini-mug glass in the cabinet. I thought...that looks tiny, wonder how much it holds? Turned out to be exactly 4 oz if I topped it off, so I took a sticky note, wrote the numbers 1-16 on it, and by 6pm, I'd had my 64 oz of water, lol. I just kept the little mug by the kitchen sink and it was easy to down a couple whenever I thought of it, plus the sticky note was motivation, because every time I drank 4 oz of water I got to take a sharpie to one of the numbers. Today, I was done by 1:30pm. Probably sounds silly, but it's working, so I'll stick with that till I get to hating water less than I do now. I'm actually going to pass on posting to the challenge thread daily, but appreciate the motivation to get started with the water.

Dr Geri
04-28-2014, 01:04 PM
For my second challenge, I hope to maintain the Just One policy for another 21 days: just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner. I will also add a Drink No Calories policy to my new challenge. I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies.

Day 1 - 4/21 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 2 - 4/22 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 3 - 4/23 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 4 - 4/24 Just One + Drink No Calories
4/25 Pause day. This challenge is hard for me. :mad:
Day 5 - 4/26 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 6 - 4/27 Just One + Drink No Calories. My husband helped me make it through the weekend (with humor, as he joked as we went through the aisle of cookies and brownies at the grocery store, "Your challenge is just one clamshell, right?"), and even expressed interest in moving to a Drink No Calories policy at restaurants for himself.

SeeMyFeet
04-28-2014, 07:53 PM
here i am!...ready to try again...

I did pretty well with giving up the stoopid computer game, but didn't keep track at all, so it's start over time.
Mon28Apr: Day 1 check

SeeMyFeet
04-28-2014, 08:07 PM
....and it's two-for-one day in the 21 day challenge...well, one of my NY's resolutions was to give up liquid donuts, but wasn't sure for how long. After 100 days (!), I finally had a glass of wine while watching Mad Men (something about that show just drives me to the bottle, ha!). Ok, I'll go for another 100 days, in 21 day increments.

Mon28Apr: Day 1 check

workinglikeadog
04-29-2014, 12:00 PM
Morning Chicks. I have felt a bit off since Sunday, in head and body. Thought I was going to be sick- I'll just keep putting one foot in front of another & hope to feel normal soon. Hope this will be a great week for all of you.

Gonna do another round of No pm snacking, this time with 3 pause days.
4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.
4/20 - Day 2 - No Snacking - still eating too much during the day(30 mins ex -am)
4/21 - Day 3 - No Snacking - gaining weight & starting to get mad =hoping this means better focus for both food and exerise, ugh!!(25 mins ex -am)
4/22 - Day 4 - No Snacking - Today I am mad - I can turn this bad slump around. Today I will eat healthy foods, drink water and will take a half hour walk with my dog. I will make me the first priority.
4/23 - Day 5 - No snacking, Back on program -
4/24 - Day 6 - No snacking, Challenging dinner tonight and potluck tomorrow - must choose wisely and remember to drink water. Bringing a dessert I can eat the middle of (whipped creme and fresh berries).
4/25 1st PAUSE Day.
4/26 - Day 7 - No Snacking, I am stuffed from potluck foods today. I have taken a probiotic and will ride my recumbent bike tonight.
4/27 - No Snacking -
4/28 - No Snacking - doing well at night, really just want to go to bed.

:welcome3:Katrina, sweets are are good habit to change for sure. Ask yourself what small step would help. Maybe no sweets till lunch, or no sweets in the evening?

Cheryl, glad you found a great way to increase your water intake. Hope to hear back on how you are doing, good luck!

Dr Geri, so awesome your dh is helping and joining in on part of your challenge - talk about support!

seemyfeet, good to see you back. TV can be dangerous, like the 2nd challenge - you can do it!

Dr Geri
04-29-2014, 04:59 PM
Just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner, and I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies.

Day 1 - 4/21 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 2 - 4/22 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 3 - 4/23 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 4 - 4/24 Just One + Drink No Calories
4/25 Pause day. This challenge is hard for me. :mad:
Day 5 - 4/26 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 6 - 4/27 Just One + Drink No Calories. My husband helped me make it through the weekend.

Day 7 - 4/28 Just One + Drink No Calories. My schedule changes dramatically two months from now, and I'm already nervous about how that will affect my consistency. I can meet the challenge as long as my schedule stays the way it is now, but what's going to happen when I'm unmoored from the routine? Yeaaay, SeeMyFeet is back, with not one challenge but TWO. Nice to see you again, I see your feet and they are walking down a path of determination and good habits.

Dr Geri
04-29-2014, 05:00 PM
Diana, I hope you are feeling better soon. I appreciated the way you got mad in the early days of your challenge, but then used that anger to get back on the horse and keep going. Hang in there!

workinglikeadog
04-30-2014, 12:21 PM
Need Focus Power - :dust: Took a nice walk with my dog this morning. snacked last night, should have just gone to bed. Back on track today.

Hope everyone is having a great spring day, it is lovely hear with sun and no wind.


Gonna do another round of No pm snacking, this time with 3 pause days.
4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.
4/20 - Day 2 - No Snacking - still eating too much during the day(30 mins ex -am)
4/21 - Day 3 - No Snacking - gaining weight & starting to get mad =hoping this means better focus for both food and exerise, ugh!!(25 mins ex -am)
4/22 - Day 4 - No Snacking - Today I am mad - I can turn this bad slump around. Today I will eat healthy foods, drink water and will take a half hour walk with my dog. I will make me the first priority.
4/23 - Day 5 - No snacking, Back on program -
4/24 - Day 6 - No snacking, Challenging dinner tonight and potluck tomorrow - must choose wisely and remember to drink water. Bringing a dessert I can eat the middle of (whipped creme and fresh berries).
4/25 1st PAUSE Day.
4/26 - Day 7 - No Snacking, I am stuffed from potluck foods today. I have taken a probiotic and will ride my recumbent bike tonight.
4/27 - Day 8 - No Snacking -
4/28 - Day 9 - No Snacking - doing well at night, really just want to go to bed.
4/29 - pause Day #2
4/30 - Day 10 - No pm Snacking - Not drinking or writing foods down, this is where I need focus power!
5/1 - Day 11 -
5/2 - Day 12 -
5/3 - Day 13 -
5/4 - Day 14 -
5/5 - Day 15 -
5/6 - Day 16 -
5/7 - Day 17 -
5/8 - Day 18 -
/5/9 - Day 19 -
5/10 - Day 20 -
5/11 - Day 21 -

tyla
04-30-2014, 10:40 PM
Hi Everyone!
I'm back to make the 21 day challenge. My goals: to eat within my goal of 1400 calories or less and to exercise everyday. Tomorrow will be day 1.

Good luck everyone!

workinglikeadog
05-01-2014, 11:13 AM
Welcome back tyla. Rubbing elbows with you, hoping we can help each other.

I have been tired and eating extra, NOT even writting it down. So today I pledge to measure my water and write down my foods as well as make better decisions on what to eat. A fresh Start!!!

Dr Geri
05-01-2014, 06:46 PM
Just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner, and I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies.

Day 1 - 4/21 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 2 - 4/22 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 3 - 4/23 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 4 - 4/24 Just One + Drink No Calories
4/25 Pause day. This challenge is hard for me. :mad:
Day 5 - 4/26 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 6 - 4/27 Just One + Drink No Calories. My husband helped me make it through the weekend.
Day 7 - 4/28 Just One + Drink No Calories. My schedule changes dramatically two months from now, and I'm already nervous about how that will affect my consistency. I can meet the challenge as long as my schedule stays the way it is now, but what's going to happen when I'm unmoored from the routine?
Day 8 - 4/29 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 9 - 4/30 Just One + Drink No Calories. Nice to meet you, tyla, I hope your challenge goes really well. :goodvibes

workinglikeadog
05-03-2014, 11:49 AM
Good Morning Chicks, the wind is blowing like crazy this morning. I will try for a walk with my dog but may have to exercise inside today. Hope everyone is doing well with their challenges. I'll be paying attention to my water consumption during the day again, then continue with NO pm snacking. Gotta keep putting one best step then another.

Gonna do another round of No pm snacking, this time with 3 pause days.
4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.
4/20 - Day 2 - No Snacking - still eating too much during the day(30 mins ex -am)
4/21 - Day 3 - No Snacking - gaining weight & starting to get mad =hoping this means better focus for both food and exerise, ugh!!(25 mins ex -am)
4/22 - Day 4 - No Snacking - Today I am mad - I can turn this bad slump around. Today I will eat healthy foods, drink water and will take a half hour walk with my dog. I will make me the first priority.
4/23 - Day 5 - No snacking, Back on program -
4/24 - Day 6 - No snacking, Challenging dinner tonight and potluck tomorrow - must choose wisely and remember to drink water. Bringing a dessert I can eat the middle of (whipped creme and fresh berries).
4/25 1st PAUSE Day.
4/26 - Day 7 - No Snacking, I am stuffed from potluck foods today. I have taken a probiotic and will ride my recumbent bike tonight.
4/27 - Day 8 - No Snacking -
4/28 - Day 9 - No Snacking - doing well at night, really just want to go to bed.
4/29 - pause Day #2
4/30 - Day 10 - No pm Snacking - Not drinking or writing foods down, this is where I need focus power!
5/1 - Day 11 - No Snacking
5/2 - Day 12 - No Snacking - still could improve overall but much improved eating, drinking water and writing down foods.
5/3 - Day 13 -
5/4- Day 14 -
5/5 - Day 15 -
5/6 - Day 16 -
5/7 - Day 17 -
5/8 - Day 18 -
5/9 - Day 19 -
5/10 - Day 20 -
5/11 - Day 21 -

Dr Geri
05-04-2014, 11:48 AM
Just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner, and I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies.

Day 1 - 4/21 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 2 - 4/22 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 3 - 4/23 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 4 - 4/24 Just One + Drink No Calories
4/25 Pause day. This challenge is hard for me. :mad:
Day 5 - 4/26 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 6 - 4/27 Just One + Drink No Calories. My husband helped me make it through the weekend.
Day 7 - 4/28 Just One + Drink No Calories. My schedule changes dramatically two months from now, and I'm already nervous about how that will affect my consistency. I can meet the challenge as long as my schedule stays the way it is now, but what's going to happen when I'm unmoored from the routine?
Day 8 - 4/29 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 9 - 4/30 Just One + Drink No Calories. Nice to meet you, tyla, I hope your challenge goes really well. :goodvibes
Day 10 5/1 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 11 5/2 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 12 5/3 Just One + Drink No Calories. Doing pretty well in the second week of my challenge. Hoping to ingrain these habits strongly enough to make better choices next month when things are likely to be more difficult. Diana, I'm inspired by your attitude.

workinglikeadog
05-05-2014, 12:56 PM
Good morning chicks Keep up the good work!

Dr Geri, You are doing great on your challenge. Changing liquids can be interesting. I gave up soda some time ago(challenge on another site) and am so pleased it doesn't taste good so doesn't temp me any more. Nice habit to break. I am glad to inspire you, the feeling is mutual. Will next month be more difficult because you will be summer busy? That is what happens to me and doing anything routine becomes a challenge.

Gonna do another round of No pm snacking, this time with 3 pause days.
4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.
4/20 - Day 2 - No Snacking - still eating too much during the day(30 mins ex -am)
4/21 - Day 3 - No Snacking - gaining weight & starting to get mad =hoping this means better focus for both food and exerise, ugh!!(25 mins ex -am)
4/22 - Day 4 - No Snacking - Today I am mad - I can turn this bad slump around. Today I will eat healthy foods, drink water and will take a half hour walk with my dog. I will make me the first priority.
4/23 - Day 5 - No snacking, Back on program -
4/24 - Day 6 - No snacking, Challenging dinner tonight and potluck tomorrow - must choose wisely and remember to drink water. Bringing a dessert I can eat the middle of (whipped creme and fresh berries).
4/25 1st PAUSE Day.
4/26 - Day 7 - No Snacking, I am stuffed from potluck foods today. I have taken a probiotic and will ride my recumbent bike tonight.
4/27 - Day 8 - No Snacking -
4/28 - Day 9 - No Snacking - doing well at night, really just want to go to bed.
4/29 - pause Day #2
4/30 - Day 10 - No pm Snacking - Not drinking or writing foods down, this is where I need focus power!
5/1 - Day 11 - No Snacking
5/2 - Day 12 - No Snacking - still could improve overall but much improved eating, drinking water and writing down foods.
5/3 - Day 13 - No Snacking
5/4- Day 14 - No Snacking

Dr Geri
05-05-2014, 02:16 PM
Just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner, and I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies.

Day 8 - 4/29 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 9 - 4/30 Just One + Drink No Calories. Nice to meet you, tyla, I hope your challenge goes really well. :goodvibes
Day 10 5/1 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 11 5/2 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 12 5/3 Just One + Drink No Calories. Doing pretty well in the second week of my challenge. Hoping to ingrain these habits strongly enough to make better choices next month when things are likely to be more difficult. Diana, I'm inspired by your attitude.

Day 13 5/4 Just One + Drink No Calories. Diana, you're on a roll with your challenge! I work at a university, so in the spring there are a lot of end-of-the-academic-year parties and awards banquets where sweets will be served in profusion, and then in the summer all structure and routine disappear. I've been making decent choices of eating greens and limiting sweets when my schedule is so punishing that I have no other choice, but let's hope I will have solidified the habit by the time the safety net of routine is removed during the spring reception season and then the summer free-for-all. Katrina, Cheryl, tyla, and SeeMyFeet, I hope all is well with you and would love to hear updates on the progress of your challenges.

tyla
05-06-2014, 12:31 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome, Working and Dr. Geri!

Today is day 1 for me eating within my range and exercising. :woohoo:

workinglikeadog
05-07-2014, 09:49 AM
Morning Chicks. Busy day with potluck at lunch ---- I will choose the best foods that I can. For the rest of the week we will have a child's friend with us and I need to feed two hungry teens and still put my food choices first, wish me clear thinking and :dust:

Yeah tyla, you have begun! I will think of you exercising as I take a walk with my dog this morning.

Dr Geri, You will have to be determined to make good choices at each party/banquet. That is a huge challenge with so many, but you are making better decisions and we will be here to help, one day at a time.


Gonna do another round of No pm snacking, this time with 3 pause days.
4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.
4/20 - Day 2 - No Snacking - still eating too much during the day(30 mins ex -am)
4/21 - Day 3 - No Snacking - gaining weight & starting to get mad =hoping this means better focus for both food and exerise, ugh!!(25 mins ex -am)
4/22 - Day 4 - No Snacking - Today I am mad - I can turn this bad slump around. Today I will eat healthy foods, drink water and will take a half hour walk with my dog. I will make me the first priority.
4/23 - Day 5 - No snacking, Back on program -
4/24 - Day 6 - No snacking, Challenging dinner tonight and potluck tomorrow - must choose wisely and remember to drink water. Bringing a dessert I can eat the middle of (whipped creme and fresh berries).
4/25 1st PAUSE Day.
4/26 - Day 7 - No Snacking, I am stuffed from potluck foods today. I have taken a probiotic and will ride my recumbent bike tonight.
4/27 - Day 8 - No Snacking -
4/28 - Day 9 - No Snacking - doing well at night, really just want to go to bed.
4/29 - pause Day #2
4/30 - Day 10 - No pm Snacking - Not drinking or writing foods down, this is where I need focus power!
5/1 - Day 11 - No Snacking
5/2 - Day 12 - No Snacking - still could improve overall but much improved eating, drinking water and writing down foods.
5/3 - Day 13 - No Snacking
5/4- Day 14 - No Snacking
5/5 - Day 15 - No Snacking
5/6 - Day 16 - No Snacking - I am hoping to be getting this habit down for good.
5/7 - Day 17 -
5/8 - Day 18 -
5/9 - Day 19 -
5/10 - Day 20 -
5/11 - Day 21 -

Dr Geri
05-07-2014, 11:31 AM
Just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner, and I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies.

Day 8 - 4/29 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 9 - 4/30 Just One + Drink No Calories. Nice to meet you, tyla, I hope your challenge goes really well. :goodvibes
Day 10 5/1 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 11 5/2 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 12 5/3 Just One + Drink No Calories. Doing pretty well in the second week of my challenge. Hoping to ingrain these habits strongly enough to make better choices next month when things are likely to be more difficult. Diana, I'm inspired by your attitude.
Day 13 5/4 Just One + Drink No Calories. I've been making decent choices of eating greens and limiting sweets when my schedule is so punishing that I have no other choice, but let's hope I will have solidified the habit by the time the safety net of routine is removed.

Day 14 5/5 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 15 5/6 Just One + Drink No Calories Have avoided doughnuts waved under my nose twice in four days, which I will call a win. It helped to think to myself, "Are these doughnuts really worth one of my pause days? Nah."

workinglikeadog
05-09-2014, 09:33 AM
:dust: One day at a time. Hi to All and hope your week is going well.

Dr Geri, awesome choices with doughnuts tempting you. You are inspiring to me. Today I will make good food choices and Just Say No, not worth it to the whites.

Gonna do another round of No pm snacking, this time with 3 pause days.
4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.
4/20 - Day 2 - No Snacking - still eating too much during the day(30 mins ex -am)
4/21 - Day 3 - No Snacking - gaining weight & starting to get mad =hoping this means better focus for both food and exerise, ugh!!(25 mins ex -am)
4/22 - Day 4 - No Snacking - Today I am mad - I can turn this bad slump around. Today I will eat healthy foods, drink water and will take a half hour walk with my dog. I will make me the first priority.
4/23 - Day 5 - No snacking, Back on program -
4/24 - Day 6 - No snacking, Challenging dinner tonight and potluck tomorrow - must choose wisely and remember to drink water. Bringing a dessert I can eat the middle of (whipped creme and fresh berries).
4/25 1st PAUSE Day.
4/26 - Day 7 - No Snacking, I am stuffed from potluck foods today. I have taken a probiotic and will ride my recumbent bike tonight.
4/27 - Day 8 - No Snacking -
4/28 - Day 9 - No Snacking - doing well at night, really just want to go to bed.
4/29 - pause Day #2
4/30 - Day 10 - No pm Snacking - Not drinking or writing foods down, this is where I need focus power!
5/1 - Day 11 - No Snacking
5/2 - Day 12 - No Snacking - still could improve overall but much improved eating, drinking water and writing down foods.
5/3 - Day 13 - No Snacking
5/4- Day 14 - No Snacking
5/5 - Day 15 - No Snacking
5/6 - Day 16 - No Snacking - I am hoping to be getting this habit down for good.
5/7 - Day 17 - No Snacking
5/8 - Day 18 - No Snacking -Surrender to the fact that this needs to be a lifetime habit!
5/9 - Day 19 -
5/10 - Day 20 -
5/11 - Day 21 -

Dr Geri
05-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Just one sweet after lunch and just one after dinner, and I will drink only water, tea, and green smoothies.

Day 8 - 4/29 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 9 - 4/30 Just One + Drink No Calories. Nice to meet you, tyla, I hope your challenge goes really well. :goodvibes
Day 10 5/1 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 11 5/2 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 12 5/3 Just One + Drink No Calories. Doing pretty well in the second week of my challenge. Hoping to ingrain these habits strongly enough to make better choices next month when things are likely to be more difficult. Diana, I'm inspired by your attitude.
Day 13 5/4 Just One + Drink No Calories. I've been making decent choices of eating greens and limiting sweets when my schedule is so punishing that I have no other choice, but let's hope I will have solidified the habit by the time the safety net of routine is removed.
Day 14 5/5 Just One + Drink No Calories
Day 15 5/6 Just One + Drink No Calories Have avoided doughnuts waved under my nose twice in four days, which I will call a win. It helped to think to myself, "Are these doughnuts really worth one of my pause days? Nah."

5/7 Pause. It is illustrative of how mindless I've been that I ordered and drank a mug of hot chocolate with a friend at a coffee shop before I looked down and realized with a sinking feeling that I had just wasted one of my paused days without even thinking about it. :mad:
Day 16 5/8 Just One + Drink No Calories. Back on the horse, learning to be resilient.

tyla
05-09-2014, 04:56 PM
Hi All,
This is day 3 with a pause in between. Already? At least, I'm back and got right back on the horse.

Have a great weekend!

workinglikeadog
05-10-2014, 01:38 PM
tyla & Dr geri, Pause days happen, good to see both of you get right back on track. I'm almost done with this 21 days and think I need to address regularity in either my daily exercise or daily eating routines. I'm stressing and need help with focusing on healthy!

Gonna do another round of No pm snacking, this time with 3 pause days.
4/19 - Day 1 - No Snacking - although I ate all day long. Luckily tomorrow is a new day and a new week =New Beginning.
4/20 - Day 2 - No Snacking - still eating too much during the day(30 mins ex -am)
4/21 - Day 3 - No Snacking - gaining weight & starting to get mad =hoping this means better focus for both food and exerise, ugh!!(25 mins ex -am)
4/22 - Day 4 - No Snacking - Today I am mad - I can turn this bad slump around. Today I will eat healthy foods, drink water and will take a half hour walk with my dog. I will make me the first priority.
4/23 - Day 5 - No snacking, Back on program -
4/24 - Day 6 - No snacking, Challenging dinner tonight and potluck tomorrow - must choose wisely and remember to drink water. Bringing a dessert I can eat the middle of (whipped creme and fresh berries).
4/25 1st PAUSE Day.
4/26 - Day 7 - No Snacking, I am stuffed from potluck foods today. I have taken a probiotic and will ride my recumbent bike tonight.
4/27 - Day 8 - No Snacking -
4/28 - Day 9 - No Snacking - doing well at night, really just want to go to bed.
4/29 - pause Day #2
4/30 - Day 10 - No pm Snacking - Not drinking or writing foods down, this is where I need focus power!
5/1 - Day 11 - No Snacking
5/2 - Day 12 - No Snacking - still could improve overall but much improved eating, drinking water and writing down foods.
5/3 - Day 13 - No Snacking
5/4- Day 14 - No Snacking
5/5 - Day 15 - No Snacking
5/6 - Day 16 - No Snacking - I am hoping to be getting this habit down for good.
5/7 - Day 17 - No Snacking
5/8 - Day 18 - No Snacking -Surrender to the fact that this needs to be a lifetime habit!
5/9 - Day 19 - No Snacking - almost to day 21.
5/10 - Day 20 -
5/11 - Day 21 -

tyla
05-10-2014, 03:41 PM
Day 4, which is great for a weekend!

working, best of luck to you! And please don't stress over this. (Easy for me to say. lol )

tyla
05-11-2014, 11:21 AM
Day 5!

Happy Mother's Day!

workinglikeadog
05-12-2014, 09:21 AM
tyla & Dr geri, hope you both had a nice mother's day. My boys took me out to dinner, just nice not to have to cook!


5/10 - Day 20 - No snacking
5/11 - Day 21 - No snacking End of round!!


My next challenge will be to focus at starting the day right, 50 oz of water and 20mins of exercise.
May 12 Day 1 - wish me luck setting consistency in the fullness of summer.

tyla
05-12-2014, 09:39 AM
Day 6! Starting to feel a lot better physically and mentally. Not weighing myself, which is so much better for my morale.

Working, I'm so glad you had a nice Mother's Day! Congrats on your great work of eating in control!

Dr Geri
05-12-2014, 05:49 PM
Tyla and Diane, you are killing it! Woo hoo!

I, on the other hand, descended into Fail last week. I have concluded that I can make these changes at home and in restaurants pretty successfully, but at work with all the stress I discard all commitments I've made to myself. I don't even know what kind of challenge to try next that will enable me to get through the next few months of reception season.

JazzyPeggy
05-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Habit 1: Drink a minimum of 24 oz water. Level 3. (Once I complete level 3, I will do level 2, and then level 1.) I have to do this.

Starting over

tyla
05-13-2014, 08:03 AM
I can't believe this is day 7, since I was really spiraling out of control for weeks. Yesterday I went to a luncheon at The Cheesecake Factory. After lunch, all the other women had giant cheesecakes or other giant cakes. But I sipped my iced tea. I'm so proud of myself!!! Being with all of you on this thread has helped me. Thank you!!!

Dr. G, I had to start off slow. I've decided to take the edge off by not frantically counting calories like I usually do, but instead eat 3 healthy meals that are filling and eat a vegetable or fruit when hungry. Plus I'm trying to stay away from sugar. All of this is new for me. No pressure this way. And I had to stay off the scale. That was driving me crazy. (I wasn't losing weight fast enough or it gave me license to eat more.) It's only been 7 days, but I feel so much better about everything. All I'm trying to tell you is that you have to do something different. Make this some sort of game where you win. All the best to you!!!! :dust: By the way, I'm not claiming to be an expert at any of this. After all, t's only been 7 days. :lol:

Welcome back, Jazzy Peggy!

Hi Working!

tyla
05-14-2014, 08:11 AM
Day 8 :)

Hi Everyone!

workinglikeadog
05-14-2014, 01:27 PM
My next challenge - 50 oz of water and 20mins of exercise/day (3 pause days).
May 12 Day 1 - wish me luck setting consistency in the fullness of summer.
May 13 Day 2 - I really have to work at the water consumption and have to force myself to exercise - I did the exercise in the am, the best time for me.
May 14 Day 3 - Got the water going, have been in the kitchen since waking up(hummingbird water, crockpot roast, blueberry jam & choc chip cookies). Now I need to focus on exercise -after posting or the day will disappear.

tyla, you are doing it this time, :carrot: good on YOU!

Jazz, Make this a priority & you CAN do this. Thinking of your lovely state this morning& it's green rolling hills(former Cincinnatian). Walk a mile for me and tell me what you see. I live in Eastern Oregon now- arid - and we are turning brown. I see not so many trees but lots of lovely sky and Plateaus.

Dr Geri, continual receptions would be a huge challenge. Let me share my potluck experience which may be helpful.
1- Go gluten free as if your life depended on it(plus you can eat more fruit & vegies to fill up).
2-Put a maximum dessert limit, I do 2, small servings with NO seconds = because I love my body.
3- Eat totally clean and drink a lot of hot tea which will be in both hands at all times, no room for wiggle here.
Maybe your 21 day challenge should be on water to fill you up before you go to these receptions. Keep trying and keep in touch!

Dr Geri
05-14-2014, 05:12 PM
Thanks for all your advice after my failed challenge, tyla and other friends. Diana, that's a good suggestion to make the next one a water challenge. I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. That is doable. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time. So I will call this one my Full Glass Challenge.

tyla
05-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Day 9:)

Dr. Geri, Diana, and Jazzy, wishing you the best today. :) :dust:

Dr Geri
05-15-2014, 07:36 PM
I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time.

Day 1 - 5/14 Full Glass, not giving up on my commitment to healthier habits

tyla
05-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Day 10! I can't believe it! :)

Dr Geri, good strategy!

tyla
05-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Day 11! :) Have a great weekend, everyone!

Dr Geri
05-17-2014, 11:10 PM
I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time.

Day 1 - 5/14 Full Glass. Not giving up on my commitment to healthier habits.
Day 2 - 5/16 Full Glass. Miserably stressful day replete with emotional eating, but at least I kept to the challenge.

Tyla, you are on fire! :flame: JazzyPeggy, hoping to hear an update from you soon.

workinglikeadog
05-18-2014, 05:03 PM
Afternoon new habit chicks. tyla and Dr Geri, you are both doing well. I have been meeting my challenge but the results are not as significant as the bad things I have been doing. Stress eating, in between meal eating and pm snacking, UGH!!! Gonna have to go back to original challenge of NO PM snacking. That will be a step in the right direction. Thank you Ladies for being here to help me be accountable. Starting tonight

tyla, YA HOO!

Dr Geri, Hoping your weekend was less stressful, you can do it!

Jazz, How are you doing?

NO PM snacking
May 18th - Day 1 -

JeanniesPlace
05-18-2014, 05:26 PM
Okay, 21 days, here it goes.

I journal my calories and I want to write everything down for 21 days and stay under my limit. So here it goes!

tyla
05-18-2014, 06:20 PM
Day 12 :) Well, I got on the scale this morning to see a significant drop, only to see a gain. I've been eating around 1300-1400 calories, and I've been doing Pilates everyday. Very frustrating. Wanted to eat everything in sight today. I don't know how I stopped. I want to eat now. (I must keep typing. lol)

Dr. Geri and Diana, thank you for the compliments. My clothes, however, don't reflect a change either.

Welcome, Jeannie!

Good luck to all of us! :goodluck:

Dr Geri
05-20-2014, 04:59 PM
I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time.

Day 1 - 5/14 Full Glass. Not giving up on my commitment to healthier habits.
Day 2 - 5/16 Full Glass. Miserably stressful day replete with emotional eating, but at least I kept to the challenge.
Day 3 - 5/17 Full Glass.
Day 4 - 5/18 Full Glass. I need to remember that I cannot drink caffeinated iced tea. I am so sensitive to caffeine that I haven't slept well in two days after having iced tea with lunch. Tea is a better choice for me than soda, lemonade, or horchata (good gracious, I love horchata), but it has to be herbal all the way.
Day 5 - 5/19 Full Glass. Sleep is also not helped by the fact that when I forget to drink my extra glass of water at work, I drink it afterwards at home, and then my bladder wakes me up two or three times a night. :o Doubling my resolve to drink the extra glass *at work.*

Hello Jeannie, welcome! :genie:

Dr Geri
05-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Hang in there, Tyla. Even if the scale hasn't budged lately, you are still making a good choice for your body by exercising. You are reaping benefits other ways, even if you might not be seeing it in the fit of your clothes yet. Don't give up!

workinglikeadog
05-21-2014, 11:13 AM
Morning Ladies, town day - so a quick HELLO & :hug: Hope you are all persevering on your habit, you CAN do it.



NO PM snacking
May 18th - Day 1 -Back to a comforting restriction!
May 19th - Day 2 - Feels good
May 20th - Day 3 - Nice routine

tyla
05-21-2014, 12:31 PM
I'm starting over. Counting my calories and exercising everyday. This is day one. :)

Thank you, Dr. Geri and Diana, for your support. :thanks:

tyla
05-22-2014, 12:56 PM
Day 2 - counting cals and exercising. Getting on my jogging shoes and going for a walk now.

Dr Geri
05-22-2014, 05:58 PM
I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time.

Day 1 - 5/14 Full Glass. Not giving up on my commitment to healthier habits.
Day 2 - 5/16 Full Glass. Miserably stressful day replete with emotional eating, but at least I kept to the challenge.
Day 3 - 5/17 Full Glass.
Day 4 - 5/18 Full Glass. I need to remember that I cannot drink caffeinated iced tea.
Day 5 - 5/19 Full Glass.
Day 6 - 5/20 Full Glass.
Day 7 - 5/21 Full Glass. This challenge is probably too easy, but pretty much the only thing I can manage at the moment.

Tyla, I'm impressed with how quickly you started over and are already making progress on your new challenge.

workinglikeadog
05-23-2014, 12:58 AM
Dr Geri, Boy can I relate to your comment on your current challenge, I feel the same way. One day at a time.

tyla, glad you started over, each small step towards heathier is a win.

NO PM snacking
May 18th - Day 1 -Back to a comforting restriction!
May 19th - Day 2 - Feels good
May 20th - Day 3 - Nice routine
May 21st - Day 4 - Doing well at night
May 22nd - Day 5 - Not hungry, but wanted to munch tonight - but didn't.

tyla
05-23-2014, 09:54 PM
Thank you, guys, for your support!

Day 3 of counting calories and exercising. :)

Have a great weekend. :dust:

Dr Geri
05-24-2014, 10:04 PM
I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time.

Day 1 - 5/14 Full Glass. Not giving up on my commitment to healthier habits.
Day 2 - 5/16 Full Glass. Miserably stressful day replete with emotional eating, but at least I kept to the challenge.
Day 3 - 5/17 Full Glass.
Day 4 - 5/18 Full Glass. I need to remember that I cannot drink caffeinated iced tea.
Day 5 - 5/19 Full Glass.
Day 6 - 5/20 Full Glass.
Day 7 - 5/21 Full Glass. This challenge is probably too easy, but pretty much the only thing I can manage at the moment.

Day 8 - 5/22 Full Glass. Enjoying more hot decaffeinated green tea at work every day.
Day 9 -5/23 Full Glass. Proud I chose water at the restaurant at lunch.

workinglikeadog
05-27-2014, 01:20 AM
Evening, I have finished all work for my June art show and look forward to taking paintings and paperwork into the gallery tomorrow. It is nice to get work done on two series but a relief to have the obligation done. Still planning what I want to achieve this summer, knowing it will be plein air(outside painting). I have a week and a half till my son graduates from hs, then my time will be a bit more mine. Not as stressed with one huge item now complete.

Dr. Geri, like the hot tea routine, sounds double good for this socially stressful time.

tyla, hope your weekend was good for you, holidays can be challenging.

NO PM snacking
May 18th - Day 1 -Back to a comforting restriction!
May 19th - Day 2 - Feels good
May 20th - Day 3 - Nice routine
May 21st - Day 4 - Doing well at night
May 22nd - Day 5 - Not hungry, but wanted to munch tonight - but didn't.
May 23rd - Day 6 -
May 24th - Day 7 -
May 25th - Day 8 -
May 26th - Day 9 - One day at a time.

Dr Geri
05-27-2014, 05:21 PM
I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time.

Day 1 - 5/14 Full Glass. Not giving up on my commitment to healthier habits.
Day 2 - 5/16 Full Glass. Miserably stressful day replete with emotional eating, but at least I kept to the challenge.
Day 3 - 5/17 Full Glass.
Day 4 - 5/18 Full Glass. I need to remember that I cannot drink caffeinated iced tea.
Day 5 - 5/19 Full Glass.
Day 6 - 5/20 Full Glass.
Day 7 - 5/21 Full Glass. This challenge is probably too easy, but pretty much the only thing I can manage at the moment.
Day 8 - 5/22 Full Glass. Enjoying more hot decaffeinated green tea at work every day.
Day 9 -5/23 Full Glass. Proud I chose water at the restaurant at lunch.

5/24 Pause. Crazy day. No question my good choices are reciprocally related to my level of stress.
Day 10 - 5/25 Full Glass.
Day 11 - 5/26 Full Glass.

Diana and tyla, you are rockin' it! Jeannie and Jazzy, I'm rooting for you and hoping to hear how you're doing.

Dr Geri
05-30-2014, 11:57 PM
I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time.

Day 7 - 5/21 Full Glass. This challenge is probably too easy, but pretty much the only thing I can manage at the moment.
Day 8 - 5/22 Full Glass. Enjoying more hot decaffeinated green tea at work every day.
Day 9 -5/23 Full Glass. Proud I chose water at the restaurant at lunch.
5/24 Pause. Crazy day. No question my good choices are reciprocally related to my level of stress.
Day 10 - 5/25 Full Glass.
Day 11 - 5/26 Full Glass.

Day 12 - 5/27 Full Glass.
Day 13 - 5/28 Full Glass. Liking this extra glass of water or mug of tea each day.
Day 14 - 5/29 Full Glass.
5/30 Pause. If at first you don't succeed, try again and fail better.

workinglikeadog
05-31-2014, 12:44 PM
Harder to focus on myself this time of year and hard not to pop something in my mouth before thinking. I will be lucky to make it to day 21 at this point. I must add that both snack nights were not eating all night, Two cookies on the 29th and can't remember Tues, but prob something I had bought early that day town shopping for the week. So I think habits have improved using this thread, thank you ladies for being here to support me.

Dr. Geri, Hoping the full glass challenge is helping you through this heavy reception time. Being more mindful is a great start. One day at a time.

tyla and jeannie, How are you doing?

NO PM snacking
May 18th - Day 1 -Back to a comforting restriction!
May 19th - Day 2 - Feels good
May 20th - Day 3 - Nice routine
May 21st - Day 4 - Doing well at night
May 22nd - Day 5 - Not hungry, but wanted to munch tonight - but didn't.
May 23rd - Day 6 -
May 24th - Day 7 -
May 25th - Day 8 -
May 26th - Day 9 - One day at a time.
May 27th Pause Day #1
May 28th - Day 10
May 29th Pause Day #2
May 30th - Day 11 -Had a nice big glass of ice water

Dr Geri
06-01-2014, 08:33 PM
I will drink a glass of water before each reception or other event at work where I know sweets will be served. On days when there are no reception events, I will just add an extra glass of water to drink at work at any time.

Day 9 -5/23 Full Glass. Proud I chose water at the restaurant at lunch.
5/24 Pause. Crazy day. No question my good choices are reciprocally related to my level of stress.
Day 10 - 5/25 Full Glass.
Day 11 - 5/26 Full Glass.
Day 12 - 5/27 Full Glass.
Day 13 - 5/28 Full Glass. Liking this extra glass of water or mug of tea each day.
Day 14 - 5/29 Full Glass.
5/30 Pause. If at first you don't succeed, try again and fail better.

Day 15 - 5/31 Full Glass. Thank goodness I am doing a water challenge and not a minimizing sweets challenge, because today I did not make good choices to nourish my body.

Diana, keep on truckin'!

workinglikeadog
06-14-2014, 09:24 PM
Dr Geri, Finally recovered from art reception, hs graduation and reception and garden catch up. Trying to get back to normal for the summer. Wondering how you are doing and if you're almost done for the year? I am considering doing 21 days of some healthy habit and would really enjoy it more if you were to join me. Will check back to see if you are around.

Hi 3 fat chick bloggers, if this looks good to you, let me know and I would join in on the challenge - so will check back every few days, Thanks.

Have a great week everyone!

Dr Geri
06-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Diana, congratulations on surviving the receptions for graduation and art exhibition! It sounds like you've been as busy as I have. I am 90% done for the year, trying to gather my remaining energy for the final push. Then I am off for a three-state trip.

I'm so sorry I dropped off the challenge thread. The end of the season has been emotional, stressful, and full of terrible food choices for me.

I'm not sure what kind of challenge I can commit to given that I'm about to leave for several weeks, and I won't be able to check in every day with my progress. But I would like to get back on the horse. So I will go back to my Just One challenge. Just one sweet after lunch and one sweet after dinner. This remains a stumbling block for a permitter like me, and would be great if I could maintain while on my trip.

Diana and other TFC friends, what's your newest challenge going to be?

workinglikeadog
06-21-2014, 10:25 AM
Day 1 - June 21st - minimum of 20 mins of exercise (completed)- With the stress this is the best challenge. I still have been getting extremely tired so will allow 3 cheat days. Both dog and son had to go to the Dr last Monday and have been on antibiotics. College trip and registration next week, trying to get organized and figure out what needs to get accomplished.

Dr. Geri, have you made it to the end of the term? Your three state tour sounds lovely and much needed. Something simple is all I can handle now also, so just do the best for your health and enjoy your well deserved vacation.

Hi chicks, what's your newest challenge going to be?

Have a good weekend!

workinglikeadog
06-22-2014, 09:31 PM
My challenge: minimum of 20 mins of exercise - allow 3 cheat days

Day 2- June 22nd - started the day with 20 mins of aerobics, this is a nice way, a feel good afterwards, even with resistance to start. Glad to have this challenge!

skittlesfirehawk
06-23-2014, 12:51 PM
Can I join or is it too late? I want to go to the gym 3 times a week every week no matter what
Day 1 was a fail I had to cover unexpectedly because we fired someone at work but I have it fixed for next week

workinglikeadog
06-23-2014, 01:13 PM
Welcome skittles, You can start any time and restart as needed. I think of this as a way to be more accountable, it seems to work on changing one small habit, which can lead for me to better overall behavior. Going to the gym 3 times a week sounds like a great habit to work on.

My challenge: minimum of 20 mins of exercise - allow 3 cheat days

Day 3- June 23rd-got 30 mins of aerobics in this am, good way to start the morning.

Anyone can join this challenge at any time, give it a try.

workinglikeadog
06-25-2014, 10:25 PM
My challenge: minimum of 20 mins of exercise - allow 3 cheat days

Day 3- June 23rd-got 30 mins of aerobics in this am, good way to start the morning.
Day 4 - June 24th another dvd session in the a.m.
Day 5 - June 25th a nice walk with my dog this morning.

Hi All, I Have a three day trip and hope to be able to keep up this challenge while on the move and at another location. So I will be away till Sunday. Put in the good fight and I'll be back soon.

workinglikeadog
06-30-2014, 01:31 PM
My challenge: minimum of 20 mins of exercise - allow 3 cheat days

Day 3- June 23rd-got 30 mins of aerobics in this am, good way to start the morning.
Day 4 - June 24th another dvd session in the a.m.
Day 5 - June 25th a nice walk with my dog this morning.
Day 6 - June 26th, 30 mins in am and a pm swim.
Day 7 - June 27th, walked a lot today.
June 28th 1st cheat day(traveling and pooped)
June 29th - 2nd cheat day(recovering)
Day 8 - June 30th - 30 min am walk with my dog. It was chilly and felt invigorating to be walking outside.

Any body else up for a challenge, come join!

workinglikeadog
07-03-2014, 11:49 AM
I will gladly join anyone who would like to do this challenge.


Please find me on another thread or send me a private message.

Thanks!

jules1216
07-05-2014, 12:58 PM
I will try to remember to write everything down for 21 days

Dr Geri
07-15-2014, 02:51 PM
Hello Chicks, and Diana in particular. I'm back. I'm sorry for my radio silence, I have not forgotten you or my desire to make better choices for my body. I had many adventures on my trip, including eating so much cake and meat that I came back home feeling really run down. I don't want to feel like that.

My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

I do feel like I have a good shot at maintaining this for the next 21 days because of my current summer schedule. Two pause days permitted.

Day 1: Monday, July 14 -- Just one and workout 1/5 :tread:

Dr Geri
07-16-2014, 08:12 PM
My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

I do feel like I have a good shot at maintaining this for the next 21 days because of my current summer schedule. Two pause days permitted.

Day 1: Monday, July 14 -- Just one and workout 1/5 :tread:
Day 2: Tuesday, July 15 -- Just one and workout 2/5. In hindsight, I realize I pushed the workout too hard on Tuesday and paid for it Wednesday. One does not make up for a multitude of cake in one day.

Dr Geri
07-17-2014, 02:15 PM
My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

I do feel like I have a good shot at maintaining this for the next 21 days because of my current summer schedule. Two pause days permitted.

Day 1: Monday, July 14 -- Just one and workout 1/5
Day 2: Tuesday, July 15 -- Just one and workout 2/5. In hindsight, I realize I pushed the workout too hard on Tuesday and paid for it Wednesday. One does not make up for a multitude of cake in one day.
Day 3: Wednesday, July 16 -- Just one. No workout.

Dr Geri
07-21-2014, 12:20 AM
My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

I do feel like I have a good shot at maintaining this for the next 21 days because of my current summer schedule. Two pause days permitted.

Day 1: Monday, July 14 -- Just one and workout 1/5
Day 2: Tuesday, July 15 -- Just one and workout 2/5. In hindsight, I realize I pushed the workout too hard on Tuesday and paid for it Wednesday. One does not make up for a multitude of cake in one day.
Day 3: Wednesday, July 16 -- Just one. No workout.
Day 4: Thursday, July 17 -- Just one and workout 3/5
Day 5: Friday, July 18 -- Just one. No workout. Had to go in to work, and as soon as that happens, my exercise goes out the door.
Day 6: Saturday, July 19 -- Just one. Workout 4/5
PAUSE: Sunday, July 20. Ugh. No workout. Definitely not Just One. Today I did nothing to honor my body or elevate my health. I am worried I made this challenge too ambitious and am setting myself up for another failure.

Dr Geri
07-22-2014, 07:55 PM
My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

Day 1: Monday, July 14 -- Just one and workout 1/5
Day 2: Tuesday, July 15 -- Just one and workout 2/5. In hindsight, I realize I pushed the workout too hard on Tuesday and paid for it Wednesday. One does not make up for a multitude of cake in one day.
Day 3: Wednesday, July 16 -- Just one. No workout.
Day 4: Thursday, July 17 -- Just one and workout 3/5
Day 5: Friday, July 18 -- Just one. No workout. Had to go in to work, and as soon as that happens, my exercise goes out the door.
Day 6: Saturday, July 19 -- Just one. Workout 4/5
PAUSE: Sunday, July 20. Ugh. No workout. Definitely not Just One. Today I did nothing to honor my body or elevate my health. I am worried I made this challenge too ambitious and am setting myself up for another failure.

Day 7: Monday, July 21 -- Just one and workout 1/5. I have decided that rather than failing yet another challenge, I'm bumping my pause days up to three. One chance to drop the ball per week.

Dr Geri
07-24-2014, 08:08 PM
My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

Day 1: Monday, July 14 -- Just one and workout 1/5
Day 2: Tuesday, July 15 -- Just one and workout 2/5. In hindsight, I realize I pushed the workout too hard on Tuesday and paid for it Wednesday. One does not make up for a multitude of cake in one day.
Day 3: Wednesday, July 16 -- Just one. No workout.
Day 4: Thursday, July 17 -- Just one and workout 3/5
Day 5: Friday, July 18 -- Just one. No workout. Had to go in to work, and as soon as that happens, my exercise goes out the door.
Day 6: Saturday, July 19 -- Just one. Workout 4/5
PAUSE: Sunday, July 20. Ugh. No workout. Definitely not Just One. Today I did nothing to honor my body or elevate my health. I am worried I made this challenge too ambitious and am setting myself up for another failure.

Day 7: Monday, July 21 -- Just one and workout 1/5. I have decided that rather than failing yet another challenge, I'm bumping my pause days up to three. One chance to drop the ball per week.
Day 8: Tuesday, July 22 -- Just one and workout 2/5. Back on it! GRRRR!
Day 9: Wednesday, July 23 -- Just one and workout 3/5

Dr Geri
07-25-2014, 02:34 PM
My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

Day 1: Monday, July 14 -- Just one and workout 1/5
Day 2: Tuesday, July 15 -- Just one and workout 2/5. In hindsight, I realize I pushed the workout too hard on Tuesday and paid for it Wednesday. One does not make up for a multitude of cake in one day.
Day 3: Wednesday, July 16 -- Just one. No workout.
Day 4: Thursday, July 17 -- Just one and workout 3/5
Day 5: Friday, July 18 -- Just one. No workout. Had to go in to work, and as soon as that happens, my exercise goes out the door.
Day 6: Saturday, July 19 -- Just one. Workout 4/5
PAUSE: Sunday, July 20. Ugh. No workout. Definitely not Just One. Today I did nothing to honor my body or elevate my health. I am worried I made this challenge too ambitious and am setting myself up for another failure.

Day 7: Monday, July 21 -- Just one and workout 1/5. I have decided that rather than failing yet another challenge, I'm bumping my pause days up to three. One chance to drop the ball per week.
Day 8: Tuesday, July 22 -- Just one and workout 2/5. Back on it! GRRRR!
Day 9: Wednesday, July 23 -- Just one and workout 3/5
Day 10: Thursday, July 24 -- Just one and workout 4/5

workinglikeadog
07-27-2014, 01:02 AM
Hi Dr. Geri,
So good to see you back on challenge. I will have to figure out what I need to work on the most. Summer schedule and heat has my best habits all out of sink. Sounds like your summer schedule is somewhat regular at this point. Three pause days(1/week) works well for me also. Keep up the good work!

Anyone else up for the challenge?

Dr Geri
07-30-2014, 05:39 PM
My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

Day 1: Monday, July 14 -- Just one and workout 1/5
Day 2: Tuesday, July 15 -- Just one and workout 2/5. In hindsight, I realize I pushed the workout too hard on Tuesday and paid for it Wednesday. One does not make up for a multitude of cake in one day.
Day 3: Wednesday, July 16 -- Just one. No workout.
Day 4: Thursday, July 17 -- Just one and workout 3/5
Day 5: Friday, July 18 -- Just one. No workout. Had to go in to work, and as soon as that happens, my exercise goes out the door.
Day 6: Saturday, July 19 -- Just one. Workout 4/5
PAUSE: Sunday, July 20. Ugh. No workout. Definitely not Just One. Today I did nothing to honor my body or elevate my health. I am worried I made this challenge too ambitious and am setting myself up for another failure.
Day 7: Monday, July 21 -- Just one and workout 1/5. I have decided that rather than failing yet another challenge, I'm bumping my pause days up to three. One chance to drop the ball per week.
Day 8: Tuesday, July 22 -- Just one and workout 2/5. Back on it! GRRRR!
Day 9: Wednesday, July 23 -- Just one and workout 3/5
Day 10: Thursday, July 24 -- Just one and workout 4/5

Day 11: Friday, July 25 -- Just one and workout 5/5 Yeay!
Day 12: Saturday, July 26 -- Just one, but no workout.
PAUSE: Sunday, July 27. Everything goes out the window during travel.
Day 13: Monday, July 28 -- Just one. Workout 1/5.
Day 14: Tuesday, July 29 -- Just one. Workout 2/5

Hello Diana, great to see you again. Let's do this together!

workinglikeadog
07-30-2014, 10:14 PM
I am totally off program so will start with a small healthy habit and hope to build from there. :yay:

For this challenge I will take my daily vitamins every day, with only 1 pause day possible.

Day 1 - July 27th - this is a new beginning, one small step.
Day 2 - July 28th
Day 3 - July 29th
Day 4 - July 30th - this old habit is beginning to feel natural again.

Dr. Geri, travel can easily throw a person off. We are in harvest now(wheat) and any habit is challenging as I am main helper(all day) for my husband. The heat has my exercise totally off. I am thinking something low intensity like pilates, streching or yoga may be my best bet. What are you doing for exercise?

Any one else up for a challenge?

Dr Geri
08-01-2014, 12:29 AM
My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

Day 1: Monday, July 14 -- Just one and workout 1/5
Day 2: Tuesday, July 15 -- Just one and workout 2/5. In hindsight, I realize I pushed the workout too hard on Tuesday and paid for it Wednesday. One does not make up for a multitude of cake in one day.
Day 3: Wednesday, July 16 -- Just one. No workout.
Day 4: Thursday, July 17 -- Just one and workout 3/5
Day 5: Friday, July 18 -- Just one. No workout. Had to go in to work, and as soon as that happens, my exercise goes out the door.
Day 6: Saturday, July 19 -- Just one. Workout 4/5
PAUSE: Sunday, July 20. Ugh. No workout. Definitely not Just One. Today I did nothing to honor my body or elevate my health. I am worried I made this challenge too ambitious and am setting myself up for another failure.
Day 7: Monday, July 21 -- Just one and workout 1/5. I have decided that rather than failing yet another challenge, I'm bumping my pause days up to three. One chance to drop the ball per week.
Day 8: Tuesday, July 22 -- Just one and workout 2/5. Back on it! GRRRR!
Day 9: Wednesday, July 23 -- Just one and workout 3/5
Day 10: Thursday, July 24 -- Just one and workout 4/5
Day 11: Friday, July 25 -- Just one and workout 5/5 Yeay!
Day 12: Saturday, July 26 -- Just one, but no workout.
PAUSE: Sunday, July 27. Everything goes out the window during travel.

Day 13: Monday, July 28 -- Just one. Workout 1/5.
Day 14: Tuesday, July 29 -- Just one. Workout 2/5
Day 15: Wednesday, July 30 -- Just one. Workout 3/5. I've been walking on the treadmill. Although I can't go very fast, I have been trying to gradually increase the incline. Also a little bit of time on the elliptical glider. I need to get back into lifting weights, too, but I've got carpal tunnel problems which make grasping weights painful so I have to figure that out.
Day 16: Thursday, July 31 -- Just one but no workout. Either I'm getting sick, or my body just needed a rest from the gym today.

wannaskipandlaugh
08-01-2014, 07:56 AM
Well.. its been a few months since I posted here... and I miss tracking my steps... I have them in my book.. but it makes me more accountable when I see them on this screen! ... so...... for 21 days (or more) I am walking at least 8500 steps a day! Even if I have to walk around my house to get them in! LOL 1 pause. that is it.. just 1.

Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)

muguet
08-01-2014, 10:47 AM
Seems like a great challenge!

I want to learn to live without bread and experiment with other carbs. So my challenge is no bread for 21 days! :cheer2:

workinglikeadog
08-01-2014, 09:16 PM
For this challenge I will take my daily vitamins every day, with only 1 pause day possible.

Day 1 - July 27th - this is a new beginning, one small step.
Day 2 - July 28th
Day 3 - July 29th
Day 4 - July 30th - this old habit is beginning to feel natural again.
Day 5 - July 31st
Day 6 - Aug 1st - I had to remind myself several times today to get the job done, One small step back to regularity!

Dr. Geri, Maybe I should try some pm time on the recumbent bike while I watch my no brain before bedtime show. Sorry to hear about your carpal tunnel problems. Are you wearing a wrist brace? That really helps me out if my wrists tune up. Hoping all you needed was a rest from the gym yesterday.

wanna, so good to see you again. What a great challenge, I had forgotten about your step challenge but think I was having trouble moving back then too and might have joined you(?). Good luck, know what you mean about the occasional low day.

muquet, Welcome to the challenge and to 3 fat chicks. I love your bread and carbs challenge. Let us know how it helps your weight loss! :welcome2:

Any one else up for a challenge?

SeeMyFeet
08-02-2014, 02:56 PM
For 21 days, I will keep up with all the 3fc challenges in which I am enrolled. And drink more water.
01 Sat02Aug:
02 Sun03Aug:
03 Mon04Aug:
04 Tue05Aug:
05 Wed06Aug:
06 Thu07Aug:
07 Fri08Aug:
08 Sat09Aug:
09 Sun10Aug:
10 Mon11Aug:
11 Tue12Aug:
12 Wed13Aug:
13 Thu14Aug:
14 Fri15Aug:
15 Sat16Aug:
16 Sun17Aug:
17 Mon18Aug:
18 Tue19Aug:
19 Wed20Aug:
20 Thu21Aug:
21 Fri22Aug:

Dr Geri
08-02-2014, 11:53 PM
My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

Day 1: Monday, July 14 -- Just one and workout 1/5
Day 2: Tuesday, July 15 -- Just one and workout 2/5. In hindsight, I realize I pushed the workout too hard on Tuesday and paid for it Wednesday. One does not make up for a multitude of cake in one day.
Day 3: Wednesday, July 16 -- Just one. No workout.
Day 4: Thursday, July 17 -- Just one and workout 3/5
Day 5: Friday, July 18 -- Just one. No workout. Had to go in to work, and as soon as that happens, my exercise goes out the door.
Day 6: Saturday, July 19 -- Just one. Workout 4/5
PAUSE: Sunday, July 20. Ugh. No workout. Definitely not Just One. Today I did nothing to honor my body or elevate my health. I am worried I made this challenge too ambitious and am setting myself up for another failure.
Day 7: Monday, July 21 -- Just one and workout 1/5. I have decided that rather than failing yet another challenge, I'm bumping my pause days up to three. One chance to drop the ball per week.
Day 8: Tuesday, July 22 -- Just one and workout 2/5. Back on it! GRRRR!
Day 9: Wednesday, July 23 -- Just one and workout 3/5
Day 10: Thursday, July 24 -- Just one and workout 4/5
Day 11: Friday, July 25 -- Just one and workout 5/5 Yeay!
Day 12: Saturday, July 26 -- Just one, but no workout.
PAUSE: Sunday, July 27. Everything goes out the window during travel.
Day 13: Monday, July 28 -- Just one. Workout 1/5.
Day 14: Tuesday, July 29 -- Just one. Workout 2/5
Day 15: Wednesday, July 30 -- Just one. Workout 3/5. I've been walking on the treadmill. Although I can't go very fast, I have been trying to gradually increase the incline. Also a little bit of time on the elliptical glider. I need to get back into lifting weights, too, but I've got carpal tunnel problems which make grasping weights painful so I have to figure that out.
Day 16: Thursday, July 31 -- Just one but no workout. Either I'm getting sick, or my body just needed a rest from the gym today.

Day 17: Friday, August 1 -- Just one and workout 4/5. Diana, you're right, I need to wear my wrist braces more regularly. Usually I only wear them overnight when I've had a particularly bad carpal tunnel day.
Day 18: Saturday, August 2 -- Just one, but no workout.

It's so wonderful to see this thread revitalized by so many new challenges. Great to see you all here. Go with your steps! Go with your vitamins! Go with your abstention from bread! Go with your water intake! Go go go everyone!

wannaskipandlaugh
08-03-2014, 09:42 AM
Thank you Working and I remember posting here with you and I could swear you were doing 10,000 steps a day! :) 21 days ITs a walk in the park (*except when you are feeling icky!) LOL

Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE! :)

wannaskipandlaugh
08-04-2014, 07:47 AM
Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps

workinglikeadog
08-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Any one else up for a challenge?

For this challenge I will take my daily vitamins every day, with only 1 pause day possible.

Day 1 - July 27th - this is a new beginning, one small step.
Day 2 - July 28th
Day 3 - July 29th
Day 4 - July 30th - this old habit is beginning to feel natural again.
Day 5 - July 31st
Day 6 - Aug 1st - I had to remind myself several times today to get the job done, One small step back to regularity!
Day 7 - Aug 2nd- Vitamins, plus H2O, plus 30 mins. of aerobics.
Day 8 - Aug 3rd - Vitamins, plus H2O, plus 30 mins. of aerobics.
Day 9 - Aug 4th - Three days in a row - Vitamins, plus H2O, plus 30 mins. of aerobics. Diet is better, still could use improving.

SeeMyFeet, Welcome BACK, good to see you again.

wanna, I believe you are right about the steps, seems like I need reminders to keep moving every once in a while. Hope your tummy is better by now.

Hi Dr. Gerri, you almost have 21 - look at you go!

muquet, how is the challenge going for you?

:carrot::carrot::carrot:

BirdyRaven
08-04-2014, 07:46 PM
So school is starting back up this semester, but I am taking this semester off. Four months of so much free time! So I'm making it a plan to get my health in order and hopefully shape up my body. So for accountability, this thread seems awesome.

My habit goal is to exercise 3/7 days a week. I think so I can't find any loopholes not to exercise, my rule is that working out should be at least 30min.
My second one is to cut out soda and juice. Hopefully this will help my skin.(I'm not including alcoholic mixed drinks on this).
Day 1 8/4 = drinking water only/ worked out 1/3 for the week
Day 2 8/5 = still not giving in to soda

wannaskipandlaugh
08-05-2014, 07:42 AM
Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise

__________________

Dr Geri
08-05-2014, 08:40 PM
My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

Day 13: Monday, July 28 -- Just one. Workout 1/5.
Day 14: Tuesday, July 29 -- Just one. Workout 2/5
Day 15: Wednesday, July 30 -- Just one. Workout 3/5. I've been walking on the treadmill. Although I can't go very fast, I have been trying to gradually increase the incline. Also a little bit of time on the elliptical glider. I need to get back into lifting weights, too, but I've got carpal tunnel problems which make grasping weights painful so I have to figure that out.
Day 16: Thursday, July 31 -- Just one but no workout. Either I'm getting sick, or my body just needed a rest from the gym today.
Day 17: Friday, August 1 -- Just one and workout 4/5. Diana, you're right, I need to wear my wrist braces more regularly. Usually I only wear them overnight when I've had a particularly bad carpal tunnel day.
Day 18: Saturday, August 2 -- Just one, but no workout.

Day 19: Sunday, August 3 -- Just one, but I am counting as workout 5 out of 5 the five hours I spent on a home maintenance project which caused every muscle in my body to ache for the past few days. Five hours of scrubbing on my hands and knees definitely felt like a workout.
Day 20: Monday, August 4 -- Just one, but no workout. Every time I have to go into work, I can't figure out how to make time for exercise.

Good job with your steps, Sue.
Diana, it looks like your vitamin challenge has inspired water intake and exercise also. Good habits spreading!
BirdyRaven, welcome to the challenge. Time off from school is the perfect time to go for it!
What's the latest on the no-bread challenge? Keep it up!

wannaskipandlaugh
08-06-2014, 07:53 AM
Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise

Dr Geri
08-06-2014, 05:18 PM
My new challenge will be twofold:
1) Just one sweet per day, this is maintaining a habit I had previously done well with.
2) Exercise 5 days out of 7.

Day 15: Wednesday, July 30 -- Just one. Workout 3/5. I've been walking on the treadmill. Although I can't go very fast, I have been trying to gradually increase the incline. Also a little bit of time on the elliptical glider. I need to get back into lifting weights, too, but I've got carpal tunnel problems which make grasping weights painful so I have to figure that out.
Day 16: Thursday, July 31 -- Just one but no workout. Either I'm getting sick, or my body just needed a rest from the gym today.
Day 17: Friday, August 1 -- Just one and workout 4/5. Diana, you're right, I need to wear my wrist braces more regularly. Usually I only wear them overnight when I've had a particularly bad carpal tunnel day.
Day 18: Saturday, August 2 -- Just one, but no workout.
Day 19: Sunday, August 3 -- Just one, but I am counting as workout number 5 out of 5 the five hours I spent on a home maintenance project which caused every muscle in my body to ache for the past few days. Five hours of scrubbing on my hands and knees definitely felt like a workout.
Day 20: Monday, August 4 -- Just one, but no workout. Every time I have to go into work, I can't figure out how to make time for exercise.

Day 21: Tuesday, August 5 -- Just one plus workout. I have failed several challenges before this one, so I am going call this one a good success. :D :D :D

wannaskipandlaugh
08-07-2014, 07:34 AM
I would say it was a success Dr. Geri! Congratulations!

Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 7 8/6 = 18266 steps and 4.25 miles exercise

workinglikeadog
08-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Any one else up for a challenge?

For this challenge I will take my daily vitamins every day, with only 1 pause day possible.

Day 1 - July 27th - this is a new beginning, one small step.
Day 2 - July 28th
Day 3 - July 29th
Day 4 - July 30th - this old habit is beginning to feel natural again.
Day 5 - July 31st
Day 6 - Aug 1st - I had to remind myself several times today to get the job done, One small step back to regularity!
Day 7 - Aug 2nd- Vitamins, plus H2O, plus 30 mins. of aerobics.
Day 8 - Aug 3rd - Vitamins, plus H2O, plus 30 mins. of aerobics.
Day 9 - Aug 4th - Three days in a row - Vitamins, plus H2O, plus 30 mins. of aerobics. Diet is better, still could use improving.
Day 10 - Aug 5th -Vitamins
Day 11 - Aug 6th - Vitamins and exercise
Day 12 - Aug 7th - Vitamins taken. Good thing I have all day to complete this simple task, had a couple of full days and it's challenging to get even simple habits done. Will try to exercise after 3 fat chick catch up.

Dr. Geri, :bravo: Congrats ----yeah, job well done on controlling sweet intake and getting some exercise in!

wanna, You are doing well on your steps per day, keep it up!

Birdy, :welcome3: Welcome to 3 fat chicks and to this thread. You have a great 21 day challenge. Cutting out sodas will also help on sugar cravings if you have those. How are you doing?

Dr Geri
08-07-2014, 06:02 PM
I'm leaving in several days for another long trip where I won't have much internet access, so I just wanted to say so long and I'll be back with a new challenge in a little while. In the meantime, keep going everybody with your great healthy habits!

wannaskipandlaugh
08-08-2014, 08:30 AM
Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 7 8/6 = 18266 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 8 8/7 = 8645 steps.. just barely made it! whew!

wannaskipandlaugh
08-09-2014, 01:02 PM
Lost my job.... I will keep walking tho.. I wish you all an easy 21 day habit forming challenge!

Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 7 8/6 = 18266 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 8 8/7 = 8645 steps.. just barely made it! whew
Day 9 8/8 = 8772 steps... did not walk at night with friend.. Depressed and in shock!

workinglikeadog
08-10-2014, 12:33 AM
wanna, So sorry to heard of your job loss. Sounds like it was out of the blue and totally unexpected, what a shock that would be. So keep walking and we will be here for you.

For this challenge I will take my daily vitamins every day, with only 1 pause day possible.
Day 12 - Aug 7th - Vitamins taken. Good thing I have all day to complete this simple task, had a couple of full days and it's challenging to get even simple habits done. Will try to exercise after 3 fat chick catch up.
Day 13 Aug 8th, vits and water ok.
Day 14 Aug 9th, vits and water. Gotta add some exercise, will try tomorrow A.M., wish me some willpower!

Any one else up for a challenge?

workinglikeadog
08-11-2014, 12:18 PM
Any one else up for a challenge?


For this challenge I will take my daily vitamins every day, with only 1 pause day possible.
Day 14 Aug 9th, vits and water. Gotta add some exercise, will try tomorrow A.M., wish me some willpower!
Day 15 Aug 10th-
Day 16 Aug 11th- ONE day at a time!

wannaskipandlaugh
08-12-2014, 07:59 AM
thank you for your kindness Working.... and It was a shock... but sorta expected it as we were really slow... and I am broke.. so really scared here.. but gotta believe that God has a plan for me and I am applying everywhere and cleaning out my house for a driveway sale.... Just wish it wasn't so darn HOT! 95 yesterday...

Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 7 8/6 = 18266 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 8 8/7 = 8645 steps.. just barely made it! whew
Day 9 8/8 = 8772 steps... did not walk at night with friend.. Depressed and in shock!
Day 10 8/9 = 9313 steps 1/2 mile inside house (pacing lol)
Day 11 8/10 = 16278 steps and 4.1 miles walking outside - Kicked my own butt!
Day 12 8/11 = 16104 steps and 4.0 miles walking


__________________

wannaskipandlaugh
08-13-2014, 08:01 AM
Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 7 8/6 = 18266 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 8 8/7 = 8645 steps.. just barely made it! whew
Day 9 8/8 = 8772 steps... did not walk at night with friend.. Depressed and in shock!
Day 10 8/9 = 9313 steps 1/2 mile inside house (pacing lol)
Day 11 8/10 = 16278 steps and 4.1 miles walking outside - Kicked my own butt!
Day 12 8/11 = 16104 steps and 4.0 miles walking
Day 13 8/12 = 12235 steps and 3.6 miles walking

workinglikeadog
08-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Any one else up for a challenge?


For this challenge I will take my daily vitamins every day, with only 1 pause day possible.
Day 14 Aug 9th, vits and water. Gotta add some exercise, will try tomorrow A.M., wish me some willpower!
Day 15 Aug 10th-
Day 16 Aug 11th- ONE day at a time!
Day 17 Aug 12th
Day 18 Aug 13th - I may have to think of an exercise challenge, doing well on the vitamens and so so on water.

wanna, Keep up your walking, you're getting some nice steps in per day. Hope you are doing well, are you looking for a new job yet?

wannaskipandlaugh
08-14-2014, 08:22 AM
Hello Working... and Yep... I have applied to a bunch of places.. turned down by QVC (we have a call center here in our town and they are hiring.. I think they think I would not stay.. sigh...) and AC Moore and a couple of Title Ins Cos... got a call for an interview last night for today.. So Prayers welcome! :) as for the steps.. I remember when thinking I could promise 6000 was a stretch and now (only on sad/bad days) I do over 10,000 without thinking about it.. LOL Funny how it gets easier the more you move around! and GOOD for you on your vitamins! :)

Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 7 8/6 = 18266 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 8 8/7 = 8645 steps.. just barely made it! whew
Day 9 8/8 = 8772 steps... did not walk at night with friend.. Depressed and in shock!
Day 10 8/9 = 9313 steps 1/2 mile inside house (pacing lol)
Day 11 8/10 = 16278 steps and 4.1 miles walking outside - Kicked my own butt!
Day 12 8/11 = 16104 steps and 4.0 miles walking
Day 13 8/12 = 12235 steps and 3.6 miles walking
Day 14 8/13 = 15146 steps and 4.15 miles walking :)

wannaskipandlaugh
08-15-2014, 08:31 AM
Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 7 8/6 = 18266 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 8 8/7 = 8645 steps.. just barely made it! whew
Day 9 8/8 = 8772 steps... did not walk at night with friend.. Depressed and in shock!
Day 10 8/9 = 9313 steps 1/2 mile inside house (pacing lol)
Day 11 8/10 = 16278 steps and 4.1 miles walking outside - Kicked my own butt!
Day 12 8/11 = 16104 steps and 4.0 miles walking
Day 13 8/12 = 12235 steps and 3.6 miles walking
Day 14 8/13 = 15146 steps and 4.15 miles walking
Day 15 8/14 = 13847 steps and 4.20 miles walking

workinglikeadog
08-15-2014, 11:49 AM
Any one else up for a challenge?


For this challenge I will take my daily vitamins every day, with only 1 pause day possible.
Day 18 Aug 13th - I may have to think of an exercise challenge, doing well on the vitamens and so so on water.
Day 19 Aug 14th
Day 20 Aug 15th- one more day to go.

wanna, Hoping your interview went well or something better has come your way. I hope to check in tomorrow to finish this round. Sunday we will be going to the beach for a few days, so won't start the next round till Thursday of next week. Hang in there and keep up the great work.

wannaskipandlaugh
08-16-2014, 07:45 AM
Have a great time at the beach Working :D ... My interview I thought, went well... 2 hours of talking.. and I will call back on Monday to see if they made a decission (it is to replace an employee retiring SOON) so I am hoping.. I also got offered another job.. Alot less stressful and only employee... and $ under tbl... Thinking about that one too...

Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 7 8/6 = 18266 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 8 8/7 = 8645 steps.. just barely made it! whew
Day 9 8/8 = 8772 steps... did not walk at night with friend.. Depressed and in shock!
Day 10 8/9 = 9313 steps 1/2 mile inside house (pacing lol)
Day 11 8/10 = 16278 steps and 4.1 miles walking outside - Kicked my own butt!
Day 12 8/11 = 16104 steps and 4.0 miles walking
Day 13 8/12 = 12235 steps and 3.6 miles walking
Day 14 8/13 = 15146 steps and 4.15 miles walking
Day 15 8/14 = 13847 steps and 4.20 miles walking
Day 16 8/15 = 9001 steps It Rained!! LOL understatement!

wannaskipandlaugh
08-18-2014, 08:25 AM
Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 7 8/6 = 18266 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 8 8/7 = 8645 steps.. just barely made it! whew
Day 9 8/8 = 8772 steps... did not walk at night with friend.. Depressed and in shock!
Day 10 8/9 = 9313 steps 1/2 mile inside house (pacing lol)
Day 11 8/10 = 16278 steps and 4.1 miles walking outside - Kicked my own butt!
Day 12 8/11 = 16104 steps and 4.0 miles walking
Day 13 8/12 = 12235 steps and 3.6 miles walking
Day 14 8/13 = 15146 steps and 4.15 miles walking
Day 15 8/14 = 13847 steps and 4.20 miles walking
Day 16 8/15 = 9001 steps It Rained!! LOL understatement!
Day 17 8/16 = 15710 steps (Disney :D )
Day 18 8/17 = 8002 steps.. (walking late at night.. had a slow Sunday)

wannaskipandlaugh
08-20-2014, 09:14 AM
Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 7 8/6 = 18266 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 8 8/7 = 8645 steps.. just barely made it! whew
Day 9 8/8 = 8772 steps... did not walk at night with friend.. Depressed and in shock!
Day 10 8/9 = 9313 steps 1/2 mile inside house (pacing lol)
Day 11 8/10 = 16278 steps and 4.1 miles walking outside - Kicked my own butt!
Day 12 8/11 = 16104 steps and 4.0 miles walking
Day 13 8/12 = 12235 steps and 3.6 miles walking
Day 14 8/13 = 15146 steps and 4.15 miles walking
Day 15 8/14 = 13847 steps and 4.20 miles walking
Day 16 8/15 = 9001 steps It Rained!! LOL understatement!
Day 17 8/16 = 15710 steps (Disney )
Day 18 8/17 = 8002 steps.. (walking late at night.. had a slow Sunday)
Day 19 8/18 = 15897 steps and 4.2 miles walking
Day 20 8/19 = 16645 steps and 4.2 miles walking

wannaskipandlaugh
08-21-2014, 08:36 AM
:woohoo: I did it! :) tho 1 day (last Sunday) I had to really MOVE myself!1

Day 1 7/31 = 17901 steps (I usually am over 10,000.. but some days....)
Day 2 8/1 = 15228 steps 4.10 miles exercise
Day 3 8/2 = 4736 steps (had sour insides) 1st and ONLY PAUSE!
Day 4 8/3 = 11692 steps 3.75 miles exercise
Day 5 8/4 = 10154 steps 2.0 miles exercise
Day 6 8/5 = 17562 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 7 8/6 = 18266 steps and 4.25 miles exercise
Day 8 8/7 = 8645 steps.. just barely made it! whew
Day 9 8/8 = 8772 steps... did not walk at night with friend.. Depressed and in shock!
Day 10 8/9 = 9313 steps 1/2 mile inside house (pacing lol)
Day 11 8/10 = 16278 steps and 4.1 miles walking outside - Kicked my own butt!
Day 12 8/11 = 16104 steps and 4.0 miles walking
Day 13 8/12 = 12235 steps and 3.6 miles walking
Day 14 8/13 = 15146 steps and 4.15 miles walking
Day 15 8/14 = 13847 steps and 4.20 miles walking
Day 16 8/15 = 9001 steps It Rained!! LOL understatement!
Day 17 8/16 = 15710 steps (Disney )
Day 18 8/17 = 8002 steps.. (walking late at night.. had a slow Sunday)
Day 19 8/18 = 15897 steps and 4.2 miles walking
Day 20 8/19 = 16645 steps and 4.2 miles walking
Day 21 8/20 = 13700 steps and 4.2 miles walking :)

So glad... Will take a break and start something new after I start my new job next Monday ! :)

workinglikeadog
08-22-2014, 11:47 AM
Congrats Wanna, YOU did it! :bravo: I have to say your daily steps were impressive. Looks like you have the start of a great habit. I had a relaxing beach trip and was glad to come home. Yesterday I had a full day of chores including canning up some Albacore Tuna for the pantry. So I'm ready for another much needed challenge starting today. See ya on Monday and wishing you a great 1st day at your new job.

This is an old challenge I need to re-instate into my routine. NO P.M. snacking with 3 pause days possible.
Day 1 Aug 22nd -

Any one else up for a challenge?

workinglikeadog
08-24-2014, 01:29 PM
Any one else up for a challenge?

This is an old challenge I need to re-instate into my routine. NO P.M. snacking with 3 pause days possible.
Day 1 Aug 22nd - No Snacking
Day 2 Aug 23rd - No Snacking, have to remind myself as I start to reach for something, gotta break this nightly habit.
Day 3 Aug 24th -
Day 4 Aug 25th-
Day 5 Aug 26th-
Day 6 Aug 27th-
Day 7 Aug 28th-

workinglikeadog
08-26-2014, 11:26 AM
Any one else up for a challenge?

This is an old challenge I need to re-instate into my routine. NO P.M. snacking with 3 pause days possible.
Day 1 Aug 22nd - No Snacking
Day 2 Aug 23rd - No Snacking, have to remind myself as I start to reach for something, gotta break this nightly habit.
Day 3 Aug 24th - No Snacking. What a great challenge, has me thinking more about exercise and food choices!
Day 4 Aug 25th- No Snacking in P.M. feeling normal, just a bit of resistance. Think I have a doable exercise plan, now to begin and keep it up.
Day 5 Aug 26th-
Day 6 Aug 27th-
Day 7 Aug 28th-

workinglikeadog
08-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Any one else up for a challenge?


This is an old challenge I need to re-instate into my routine. NO P.M. snacking with 3 pause days possible.
Day 1 Aug 22nd - No Snacking
Day 2 Aug 23rd - No Snacking, have to remind myself as I start to reach for something, gotta break this nightly habit.
Day 3 Aug 24th - No Snacking. What a great challenge, has me thinking more about exercise and food choices!
Day 4 Aug 25th- No Snacking in P.M. feeling normal, just a bit of resistance. Think I have a doable exercise plan, now to begin and keep it up.
Day 5 Aug 26th-No p.m. snacking
Day 6 Aug 27th-No p. m. snacking, really hard tonight.
Day 7 Aug 28th-

workinglikeadog
08-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Any one else up for a challenge?

This is an old challenge I need to re-instate into my routine. NO P.M. snacking with 3 pause days possible.
Day 1 Aug 22nd - No Snacking
Day 2 Aug 23rd - No Snacking, have to remind myself as I start to reach for something, gotta break this nightly habit.
Day 3 Aug 24th - No Snacking. What a great challenge, has me thinking more about exercise and food choices!
Day 4 Aug 25th- No Snacking in P.M. feeling normal, just a bit of resistance. Think I have a doable exercise plan, now to begin and keep it up.
Day 5 Aug 26th-No p.m. snacking
Day 6 Aug 27th-No p. m. snacking, really hard tonight.
Day 7 Aug 28th- No snacking
Day 8 Aug 29th - No snacking
Day 9 Aug 30th - No snacking, almost 1/2 way there!
Day 10 Aug 31st -
Day 11 Sept 1st -
Day 12 Sept 2nd -
Day 13 Sept 3rd -
Day 14 Sept 4th -
Day 15 Sept 5th -
Day 16 Sept 6th -
Day 17 Sept 7th -
Day 18 Sept 8th -
Day 19 Sept 9th -
Day 20 Sept 10th -
Day 21 Sept 11th -

workinglikeadog
09-03-2014, 11:14 AM
Any one else up for a challenge?

This is an old challenge I need to re-instate into my routine. NO P.M. snacking with 3 pause days possible.
Day 1 Aug 22nd - No Snacking
Day 2 Aug 23rd - No Snacking, have to remind myself as I start to reach for something, gotta break this nightly habit.
Day 3 Aug 24th - No Snacking. What a great challenge, has me thinking more about exercise and food choices!
Day 4 Aug 25th- No Snacking in P.M. feeling normal, just a bit of resistance. Think I have a doable exercise plan, now to begin and keep it up.
Day 5 Aug 26th-No p.m. snacking
Day 6 Aug 27th-No p. m. snacking, really hard tonight.
Day 7 Aug 28th- No snacking
Day 8 Aug 29th - No snacking
Day 9 Aug 30th - No snacking, almost 1/2 way there!
Day 10 Aug 31st - No snacking
Day 11 Sept 1st -No snacking
--------Sept 2nd - 1st pause day.
Day 12 Sept 3rd -
Day 13 Sept 4rd -
Day 14 Sept 5th -
Day 15 Sept 6th -
Day 16 Sept 7th -
Day 17 Sept 8th -
Day 18 Sept 9th -
Day 19 Sept 10th -
Day 20 Sept 11th -
Day 21 Sept 12th - -

Jb1975
09-03-2014, 11:56 AM
I need to take the challenge to drink more water each day! I think I will start with 64 oz and work my way up to a gallon. Also, I need to work on getting 8 hours of sleep at night!
Starting 9/3!
2 Pause days.

wannaskipandlaugh
09-03-2014, 09:11 PM
Okay ... I NEED to be accountable as I have been slacking - BIG TIME.. tho alot has to do with traveling an hour (round trip) after work to take care of my parents house and cat and neighbors mail.. and.... but that all ends This Sunday! Hooray (My P's have been gone a MONTH on a cruise)..

SO my challenge is 2 things... Walk Minimum of 8500 steps and do Minimum 20 squats in a day! allowed 2 pauses before having to have to restart... This will start tomorrow as it is too late to walk (9:00 pm) and I am just eating dinner...

9/4 - 8752 steps and 20 squats! (its been 3 weeks since I did those.. Yikes!)

Jb1975
09-04-2014, 06:53 AM
Day 1: 70 ounces of water and 8 hours sleep.

workinglikeadog
09-05-2014, 10:13 AM
Any one else up for a challenge?

This is an old challenge I need to re-instate into my routine. NO P.M. snacking with 3 pause days possible.
Day 1 Aug 22nd - No Snacking
Day 2 Aug 23rd - No Snacking, have to remind myself as I start to reach for something, gotta break this nightly habit.
Day 3 Aug 24th - No Snacking. What a great challenge, has me thinking more about exercise and food choices!
Day 4 Aug 25th- No Snacking in P.M. feeling normal, just a bit of resistance. Think I have a doable exercise plan, now to begin and keep it up.
Day 5 Aug 26th-No p.m. snacking
Day 6 Aug 27th-No p. m. snacking, really hard tonight.
Day 7 Aug 28th- No snacking
Day 8 Aug 29th - No snacking
Day 9 Aug 30th - No snacking, almost 1/2 way there!
Day 10 Aug 31st - No snacking
Day 11 Sept 1st -No snacking
--------Sept 2nd - 1st pause day.
Day 12 Sept 3rd - No snacking - I can do this!
Day 13 Sept 4rd - No snacking
Day 14 Sept 5th -
Day 15 Sept 6th -
Day 16 Sept 7th -
Day 17 Sept 8th -
Day 18 Sept 9th -
Day 19 Sept 10th -
Day 20 Sept 11th -
Day 21 Sept 12th - -

Sue, Your schedule sounds crazy, thank goodness your parents will be home soon. I giggled when you mentioned squats, oh my, I need to start doing more of those too. Good to see you back.

JB, :welcome2: to 3 fat chicks and to this challenge thread. Hopefully we can motivate each other. I have found starting one good habit can lead to another and soon you are back on track. Good start on the water.

Jb1975
09-06-2014, 08:34 AM
Day 1: 70 ounces of water and 8 hours sleep.
Day 2: 75 oz of water and 8 hours sleep
Day 3: Pause day, already! I got 70 oz water done but only got about 6 hours of sleep. My hubby and I spent part of the night checking in on and looking all over our pasture, in the dark and fog, for a cow that was having trouble calving. When we finally found her she had managed to have he calf but it was dead. So we had to make sure she was up and ok before we could come in an hit the sack. Not happy about the lost calf but the mama is fine.

workinglikeadog
09-07-2014, 12:26 PM
Jb, Since you have two goals I would only count that as half a rest day, mostly cause I don't want you to get discouraged. Sleep hours are hard to control for me and fluctuate from night to night. Keep up the good work. Also sounds like you might live on a farm? I do but dh just rotates crops, no ag animals. Sorry for the loss of your calf.

workinglikeadog
09-09-2014, 01:45 PM
Any one else up for a challenge?

This is an old challenge I need to re-instate into my routine. NO P.M. snacking with 3 pause days possible.

Day 13 Sept 4rd - No snacking
Day 14 Sept 5th - No snacking
Day 15 Sept 6th - No snacking
Day 16 Sept 7th - No snacking
Day 17 Sept 8th - No snacking - beginning to feel like a habit again!
Day 18 Sept 9th -
Day 19 Sept 10th -
Day 20 Sept 11th -
Day 21 Sept 12th - -

Jb1975
09-09-2014, 04:10 PM
Haven't check in in a few days!
Working, maybe I will give myself 2 pause days PER goal. Good idea!
As for the farm....I'm not even sure you could classify ours 52 acres as such. We have about 30 beef cattle, 3 donkeys and 4 dogs. We have had as many as 45 cattle at a time but do not currently. We are wanting to add a few but with prices right now.....well, you have to be on the selling end of the deal! We have the donkeys to keep the coyotes away and the dogs to drive me insane! We will be getting a hand full of chickens in the spring (4-H) we use to have 4 hens but one of the dogs killed them all. I want enough to keep us in eggs and my kids love them! We have a small garden spot that keeps us in some fresh veggies through the summer and allows for canning. This was the first year we have had out own garden, we did just help with my in-laws.

Day 1: 70 ounces of water and 8 hours sleep.
Day 2: 75 oz of water and 8 hours sleep
Day 3: Pause day, already! I got 70 oz water done but only got about 6 hours of sleep. My hubby and I spent part of the night checking in on and looking all over our pasture, in the dark and fog, for a cow that was having trouble calving. When we finally found her she had managed to have he calf but it was dead. So we had to make sure she was up and ok before we could come in an hit the sack. Not happy about the lost calf but the mama is fine.
Day 4: 74 oz and 8.25 hours of sleep
Day 6: 78 oz and 8 hours sleep.

workinglikeadog
09-11-2014, 12:52 PM
Any one else up for a challenge?

This is an old challenge I need to re-instate into my routine. NO P.M. snacking with 3 pause days possible.

Day 13 Sept 4rd - No snacking
Day 14 Sept 5th - No snacking
Day 15 Sept 6th - No snacking
Day 16 Sept 7th - No snacking
Day 17 Sept 8th - No snacking - beginning to feel like a habit again!
Day 18 Sept 9th - No snacking
Pause day two Sept 10th - family movie night, popcorn, was fun - just can't be a habit!
Day 19 Sept 11th -
Day 20 Sept 12th -
Day 21 Sept 13th -

Jb - 52 acres is more than enough farm to keep you busy, esp with animals. We use to have coyote problems(missing cats), they must currently be on a low cycle. Do the donkeys run the coyotes off? We have 5 hens and more eggs than needed for 3 most of the year. I let my chickens free range cause they entertain us and do help with bugs. Thirty cows sounds like a lot of work. Keep up the good habits, you are doing great!

workinglikeadog
09-14-2014, 11:50 AM
Any one else up for a challenge?

This is an old challenge I need to re-instate into my routine. NO P.M. snacking with 3 pause days possible.

Day 17 Sept 8th - No snacking - beginning to feel like a habit again!
Day 18 Sept 9th - No snacking
Pause day two Sept 10th - family movie night, popcorn, was fun - just can't be a habit!
Day 19 Sept 11th -No snacking
Day 20 Sept 12th - No snacking
Day 21 Sept 13th - No snacking---Yeah I did IT!!!!!!:carrot::carrot::carrot:

Jb1975
09-19-2014, 05:45 AM
Haven't checked in in FOREVER!
Working, as far as the donkeys are concerned.....yes, they help with coyotes. It's funny, they "babysit" the new calves. We keep a close eye on the new babies (at least for the first couple of weeks), especially now that we no longer have a vet that doctors cows. Anyway, the cows will hide the new calves in the tall grass and my husband has to find them. Almost always, if he finds the donkeys (who ALWAYS stay together) he will find the babies lying within about 10 feet. Also, if the cows get too far away from their babies they, the donkeys, will call to them and then go "herd" them over. The 3 that we have do a great job with the small amount of cattle that we have. My father-in-law has just over twice the cattle that we have and he has 2 more donkeys. We've had them for about 8 years and we have only lost one cow and my father-in-law has lost 1 cow and 2 calves in that time. The 8 months before we got them, together, we lost 3 cows and 6 calves! The latest calf we lost was the one my FIL was saving for our freezers. It was born with a bad leg and walked with a slight limp.....it wandered too far away from the donkeys and that was just what the coyotes needed, along with it's slowed run. They have been HORRID this year! So bad that there was one that ran through our yard, right beside me, a few weeks ago. And a guy that lives just over from us went hunting in the spring/early summer and saw a pack of about 15 just behind our fence line. We can hear them making all kinds of noise at night.
Now, about this challenge.....
I have been on track with water but I'm going to have to start all over on the sleep thing! I've been waking up every morning at about 4:30. I have some weird internal alarm that wakes me up.....after getting to sleep at about 11.
So, the water I'm good with, right now. But I will start on Monday with the sleep. I know it ain't happening this weekend!