Support Groups - Being Accountable: Weekly Challenge #9.

09-18-2006, 02:45 AM
Time to start next weeks challenge!!:carrot: Whose all in??

Challenge starts each Monday and ends on Sunday. And ANYONE is welcome to join.

Each week you choose something health-related that you really have a hard time doing, and you do it for the week. Say for instance, you really want to cut down on sugar and you know you can do that for at least a few days a week. You can choose how many days such as 3 or 4, up to all 7 ....(but no less than 3, please) and then commit yourself to it. doesn't have to be all in a row, either! You may decide to not eat sugar for 4 days. So on Monday you have no sugar, but on Tuesday you can have some, on Wednesday none, then Thursday...(you get the idea) Just try to complete the amount of days you committed yourself to.

You may choose limiting calories, getting in more exercise, drinking more water, eating less processed foods, taking a vitamin, journaling, counting carbs... whatever your need is - go for it! The choices are limitless!

And feel free to do what ever it is that would help you complete your challenge. We had a suggestion of being a "STAR" You would give yourself a letter after each day you completed your challenge. And after the 4th would spell STAR. And how fun would it be if we all were stars?? :D

So who is in for this week?? Please, come join us and make this a great week!

09-18-2006, 11:51 AM
I'm in for intentional exercise, and will go for the STAR challenge of 4 days. :yes:

09-18-2006, 04:55 PM
Count me in this week! I skipped exercise last week so that is my challenge this week...5 days of exercise. I felt like crap today but dragged my sorry butt out of bed and went for a work out at IF. I didn't do the whole 30 mns. but went around twice and did some of the equipment three times-25 mns. Going to work my way up again but slowly.

09-18-2006, 10:50 PM
I am going to try for the STAR..4 days of exercise. Any kind! Today was not a STAR day. It is rainy and cool, I felt so blah I didn't accomplish a thing.
Watch out tomorrow!

09-19-2006, 12:35 AM
Hey guys, if we all become STARS, it will be an astronomical event. A shower of stars! I will walk a mile a day in my new shoes for at least 4 days.

09-19-2006, 02:10 AM
Gimme an "S'.... :cheer:

I've earned the first letter by walking on the treadmill while I watched 30 minutes of The View today. Makes the time go faster.

Good luck this week, ladies!! :carrot:

09-19-2006, 11:15 PM
And gimme a T, lol

I don't go too fast, and I don't go too far, but I walked my limit again today. :yes:

09-19-2006, 11:53 PM
I had I hopes for starting my mile walks today, but alas it wasn't to be. My DD called and her hot water heater went out. I left at 10:00 am to meet her and between getting the water heater, I had to kill time until 2:00 when her husband got off work to unload the heater from my blazer at their house. I didn't get home until 3:30pm and I was pooped. I wish I had a pedometer. I killed so much time walking around stores I'd like to know how far I walked.
Maybe I'll have an "S" tomorrow.

09-20-2006, 12:14 AM
AND..I'll also take an S although I am a day behind Jane.
I walked 2+ miles today and brrr was it nippy out there.
Plus...I did weigh and I stayed at 170...thought for sure I would go up a bit due to lack of enthusiasm the last week. So..look out..169 here I come. Anything to get out of the 170's!

09-20-2006, 12:15 AM
Jane..once more you are my hero! :carrot:

09-20-2006, 04:04 AM
Got in a 1.5 mile walk Tuesday and today I am headed to IF. Going to try and get a walk in also...we'll see. really should get a would be amazed at the amount of steps you get in for a day. And it makes you want to get more! Or it did me. I need to get a new one, mine went wacky.

JANE...good job! :carrot:

SUE...WTG :carrot:

Keep on truckin' ladies!

09-21-2006, 01:13 AM
Still no S , I had a funky day. Cristina, do you have any suggestions on pedometers? Are they all alike? I could use some input from anyone about this.


09-21-2006, 01:19 PM
Give me an S !!! I walked 1.2 miles!!!! The sad part it took me 30 minutes and I was out of breath!!!! New shoes felt great though.

09-21-2006, 04:42 PM
Yay Norma! :carrot: :cheer: I know nothing about pedometers. I bought a cheap one from Target a while back and it was accurate but it didn't last long. So this time around I am going to get a little more expensive one. There were some in a WW magazine not too long ago that are supposed to be good for about $30-40 bucks but I figure I could keep buying the cheaps one that will eventually totally this amount or more or just go straight for the "good" one so...that is what I am going to do. But if you just want to measure a walk and keep walking the one walk, a cheap one would be great. I would measure it against something though. I walked at a park that the trails were a certain distance and went by that to make sure of it was accurate.

Anyway...I am going to have to back out of the challenge this week ladies. The old back is not working right and I cannot even walk straight so there's no way I can get any exercise done the rest of the week. I may try some walking but I don't know...can't go very far before tiring out from this. I'm hoping to be in full working order by Monday though to start over, lol. :crossed:

09-22-2006, 12:36 AM
Finally got my T and after all the carrying and lifting I did moving Mom today I should take an A also. :) But I will settle for the T.

Didn't get exercise yesterday, unless you count cleaning a whole house...the NEW one. Up and down the ladder cleaning fixtures and all. Food has been decent this I might stay the same, doubt I lose even a pound.

09-22-2006, 12:41 AM
Cristina: You be sure and take care of your back. I thought I had a minor injury and I stayed off work for over a week and it continually got worse. By the time the ambulance took me to the hospital, I no longer felt my bladder or bowel movements. They said I could have been paralysed or died when my bladder ruptured. This was 1982 and I still have problems with my back even though they operated to fix the problem. If you feel pain down the back of one of your legs, get numbness, don't get the sensation that you have to pee or continued pain, see a doctor. I was almost too late.
I don't want to alarm you, I just want you to be informed. Thinking of you.
BTW. Josh's box will go out on Monday. Does he have a favorite candy or snack that I can throw in for packing? Count me in on the stockings and stuffers!

09-22-2006, 01:05 AM
YAY to those of you who are doing well!! :carrot:

Since I was sick yesterday and today, I'm running behind, but think I'll be able to do the treadmill tomorrow.

09-23-2006, 05:22 PM
SUE...I definitely think moving counts as do get quite a work out for sure.

NORMA...thanks for the tip...I wouldn't let anything go to long before going to the doc. My back though goes out every now and then, especially when I forget to bend the right way which is what I did. I didn't bend at the knees. But it is usually fine after 5-7 days...good enough for me to get back to a normal routine. And THANK YOU for the package for Josh...that is really sweet and I know those guys will appreciate the books! His favorite candy used to be twizzlers/red vines, that and hot tamales, favorite snack is beef jerky...anything you want to send is fine because you don't have to missy, and I know you know that. I will let him know. :thanks: :hug:

JANE...I hope you are feeling better and was able to get on the treadmill...I sure do miss working out-never thought I would hear myself say that but I do!

Keep up the good work ladies! And I will be in next weeks challenge!

09-23-2006, 11:39 PM
Stuck on S-T-......I haven't had time to do anything at all exercise wise. But believe me, I am not getting to sit for a moment, so am getting plenty of exercise.
I will try again next week...:)

09-25-2006, 01:10 AM
Here I posted the new weekly challenge and didn't join!!:o I have just been too much in a hurry to read anything else but the chitchat thread.


I'm going to start next weeks challenge. And I'll post my challenge!