Support Groups - Being Accountable: Weekly Challenge #12!

10-08-2006, 04:18 PM
Time to start next weeks challenge!! Who's all in??:carrot:

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!

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

10-08-2006, 04:20 PM
I would like to get in 5 days of walking on the treadmill for 1/2 hour or more. Use the inclines and the leisurely strolls for me!

I will keep a little notebook on the treadmill to keep track of all my stats.:

Miles walked
Calories burned

You get the idea.

Will start that tomorrow! Anyone want to join me?

10-08-2006, 07:00 PM
I don't have a treadmill anymore, but I am going to write down my walking for the week. Keep a tally and hope for the best. My first baby step back to the right direction.

I haven't weighed for a few weeks and decided to do so today. Guess what? With all my eating I thought I would gain LOTS. Well, the exercise of moving must have helped as I gained 1 pound ONLY. I am thrilled and will get it going in the other direction now!!

10-08-2006, 08:03 PM
I Would Like To Have A Sugar Free Week. I Fell Off The Bandwagon Several Weeks Ago ,but Am Going To Meet My Sister For The Very First Time And Would Like To Lose 20#.

From Shoshone

10-09-2006, 01:15 PM
Got on my treadmill this morning!!

I wanted to do a mile. So I was on it for 20mins. I figure I'll start w/just a mile then work my way up.

1 mile
20 minutes
3.5 speed
3 Incline

I so need a shower!:D

This just tells me that my walks so far really were just strolls!! No more. Time to make a difference.

10-09-2006, 02:35 PM
I'm going to try walking a mile for at least 4 days this week. My ankle is feeling pretty good, so no time like the present.

10-09-2006, 03:10 PM
Got in one mile this morning and if I can I will do another mile later, or ride the bike. Something to get moving!

Way to go Marti and Norma.

Shoshone..Good luck on the sugar free week. That is a hard one. Nice to see you here.

10-10-2006, 01:36 PM
Hurray for everybody!!:carrot: Sounds like a fantastic week so far.

Did 30mins fatburn on the treadmill. Sweated like crazy!!

But now I'm all squeaky clean from a shower.

Keep up the great work gals.

10-10-2006, 03:47 PM
today is day 2 and I have already had 3 bottles far so good. I drank 5 yesterday and only had 2 diet cokes so I am proud of that. I guess I didn't specify a number of days I am aiming for...going for 6 days of drinking 4 bottles of water. For some reason it seems like on the weekend I feel like I am drowing and am full of water. But I do drink some. As long as I am exercising I am getting water.

Marti...WTG :carrot:

Hope everyone else is having a good OP/Challenge day!

10-11-2006, 01:17 PM
Third day here and I'm doing so far so good! I decided (w/James suggestion of coarse) to not go by miles, to go by time.

So I've been doing 30mins. on the treadmill, the fatburn program. Which is a speed of 3 and incline of 5, in intervals. I walked 1.53 miles this morning.

Also I do this before work and after. So I've been doing a total of an hour on that thing!!

What's nice is James is also doing this. So we encourage each other to get on there and walk. Beats sitting watching tv for half an hour not burning calories.

Baby steps I tell ya!!

Keep up the great work girls.

Cristi, that is a lot of water! You're doing fantastic!! You hair and skin will love you for it!

Sue, great job on the mile outdoors!! I should be doing that too, but not sure why I haven't really. (I would walk at work on lunch break but not far or very long)

Norma,Hope your ankle is doing well enough for you to get in some time walking.

Shosone, How are you doing on the sugar?? Come back and keep us posted!!

10-12-2006, 12:00 AM
Got a walk in this morning before the rain started. Now it is going to get cold here...brrrr. I will either walk or do WATP.

Great work MArti and Cristina...

10-12-2006, 04:23 PM
MARTI...WTG on the treadmill missy! :bravo:

SUE...WTG on getting that walk in! :bravo:

This is day four and so far so good. I just finished my second bottle of water and will grab another while watching Jeopardy and then the next before dinner. Going to try and get a 5th one with dinner, we'll see. Didn't get an exercise in today or yesterday though and I am bummed about that. I was going to go today since I missed yesterday. By the time I finshed things today it was after one when I sat down at the computer and I am pooped. So will have to make up the exercise tomorrow and on the weekend.

JANE, SHOSONE & are you ladies coming along?

10-13-2006, 01:37 PM
Got a whole week of walking in!! :carrot: And plan on continuing!

Keep up the great work ladies!

10-13-2006, 05:55 PM
working on 5. Have 3 bottles down so far today, only one to go for today.

WTG Marti! :carrot:

10-13-2006, 11:29 PM
The only walk I got in today was walking Mom's little Baby. A "huge" 5 pound black pom. :) She and I walked for quite awhile, but it wasn't more than a stroll pace. Not a good exercise week, but better than last week. And next week will be better than this one.

Good job Marti and Cristina.

10-15-2006, 03:10 AM
Walking 4 miles everyday. Feeling pretty good about that. I even managed to lose a pound!! :carrot:

One pound down.....soooo many more to go! :D

Keep up the great work girls.

10-15-2006, 02:05 PM
WTG MARTI!:carrot: :bravo:

Well, I got in 5 days of water...better than nothing. Only got one in yesterday because we were running around and when we are out and about I won't drink any water. But today is going strong with 2 down and 2 to go. Won't be a problem today.

I won't do a challenge next week though. It seems when I know I have to do something I always mess up so just going back to how I was doing it before, no challenges, no goals. Just doing it.

Tomorrow is a new day for me and I am starting once again getting back on track. Only exercised twice last week which is sad.

10-16-2006, 02:05 AM
Whoa Marti! Way to Go!!!!! I thought I was doing great at one mile. You are awesome!!! Well, you are an inspiration. One of these days maybe I'll be able to do that.
I was a total failure at walking this week. I can't even use my ankle as an excuse. I didn't even keep up on my water consumption. My poor little water chart is pretty bare.
I think I'd better go back to counting my glasses of water and not put myself on the spot with the walking. I'm just going to say that I'm going to move more and leave it at that.

10-16-2006, 03:38 PM
Way to go Marti...I wish I had done so well.
This week I am just going to say I will DO SOMETHING to move each day. :)