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Old 04-01-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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Start a New Healthy Habit ~ Encourage and Be Encouraged
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Challenge Dates: April 5th - May 31st

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

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

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• Please post ONE message in this thread stating your goal.
• Edit that post daily to record your progress.
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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I want to develop better snacking/mealtime habits.
I've read that your body works most efficiently when you eat breakfast early and stop eating a few hours before you go to bed, so my goal is to eat breakfast every day within an hour of getting up and no snacking after supper..

I guess the best way for me to do this is to post LAST night's snacking and this morning's breakfast, so I only have to worry about 1 post/day.

4/5 - Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/6 - Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/7 - Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/8 - Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/9 - Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/10- Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/11- Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/12- Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/13 -Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/14 -Snack last PM - Breakfast on time 1 pt
4/15 -Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/16 -Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/17 -Snack last PM - Breakfast on time 1 pt
4/18 -Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/19 - on track but forgot to post. 1 pt
4/20 - Snack free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/21 - on track, but forgot to post 1 pt
4/22 - on track but forgot to post 1 pt
4/23 -Snack free PM & breakfast on time 2 pt
4/24 - Snacked but had breakfast on time 1 pt
4/25 - Did well but didn't post 1 pt
4/26 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/27 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/28 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
4/29 - Snacked last night BF on time today1pt

[I wasn't able to keep up with posting or eating on schedule the past week or so, but I'm back now.]

5/8 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
5/9 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2pt
5/10 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
5/11 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
5/12 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
5/13 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
5/14 - Met my goal but didn't post 1 pt
5/15 - Met my goal but didn't post 1 pt
5/16 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
5/17 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
5/18 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
5/19 - Snack Free PM but ate BF late 1 pt
5/20 - Snack Free PM & Breakfast on time 2 pt
5/21 - did it but didn't post 1 pt
5/22 - did it but didn't post 1 pt
5/23 - did it but didn't post 1 pt
5/24 - Snack free PM & ate breakfast on time 2 pt
5/25 - Snack free PM & ate breakfast on time 2 pt
5/26 - Snack free PM & ate breakfast on time 2 pt
5/27 - Snack free PM & ate breakfast on time 2 pt
5/28 - Snack free PM & ate breakfast on time 2 pt
5/29 - Successful - but didn't post 1 pt
5/30 - Successful - but didn't post 1 pt
5/31 - Went kayaking before breakfast - 1 pt

Total Points so far: 81

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Old 04-01-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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I really need to stick to my guns to I am going to not cheat at all.

4/5 - 2 points
4/6 - 2 points
4/7 - 1 point (Missed hot b-fast and they were out of my plain yogurt--vanilla instead)
4/8 - 2 points
4/9 - 0 points
4/10 - 2 points
4/11 - 2 points
4/12 - 1 point (forgot to post)
4/13 - 1 point
4/14 - 2 points
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:47 PM   #4
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My goal again is not to cheat. I am changing my goal to not overeating. That is really my problem and most of the time when I admit to a "cheat" it is OP food, just too much. So as of 5/6.

4/5 - 2 points
4/6 - 2 points
4/7 - 2 points
4/8 - 2 points
4/9 - 2 points
4/10 - 2 points
4/11 - 1 point (planned cheat at the baseball game led to overeating)
4/12 - 2 points
4/13 - 2 points
4/14 - 2 points
4/15 - 2 points
4/16 - 2 points
4/17 - 2 points
4/18 - 2 points
4/19 - 2 points
4/20 - 2 points
4/21 - 2 points
4/22 - 1 point (no cheat but no computer, traveling)
4/23 - 0 points (vacations splurge)
4/24 - 0 points (vacation splurge)
4/25 - 2 points
4/26 - 1 point
4/27 - 1 point
4/28 - 2 points
4/29 - 2 points
4/30 - 1 point... I forgot to post
5/1 - 2 points
5/2 - 2 points
5/3 - 1 point
5/4 - 1 point
5/5 - 2 points
5/6 - 1 points (forgot to post)
5/7 - 2 points
5/8 - 2 points
5/9 - 0 points
5/10 - 1 point
5/11 - 2 points
5/12 - 2 points
5/13 - 2 points
5/14 - 2 points
5/15 - 1 point (planned cheat dinner out)
5/16 - 2 points
5/17 - 1 point
5/18 - 1 point
5/19 - 1 point
5/20 - 0 points
5/21 - 2 points
5/22 - 2 points
5/23 - 2 points
5/24 - 2 points
5/25 - 2 points
5/26 - 2 points
5/27 - 2 points
5/28 - 1 point
5/29 - 0 points
5/30 - 0 points
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:48 AM   #5
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I'm going to pick one goal this time. I get too ambitious sometimes and need to be more focused. I already have the exercise challenge so my goal for this challenge is NO grazing. Grazing has always been my weakness and I need to buckle down and stick with 3 meals, 2-3 snacks all at planned times and with planned foods.

4/5 - well I'm pathetic. blood sugar crash this morning and I went off the rails a little. need to be more careful about that. 1 pt
4/6 - 2
4/7 - 2
4/8 - 2 (no internet so posting late)
4/9 - 2
4/10 - 2
4/11 - 2
4/12 - 2
4/13 - 2
4/14 - 1
4/15 - 1 darn, forgot to post
4/16 - 2
4/17 - 1
4/18 - 1
4/19 - 2
4/20 - 1
4/21 - 1 forgot again!
4/22 - 2
4/23 - 2
4/24 - 2
4/25- 2
4/26 - 1 home late and forgot to log on
4/27 & 4/28 - 1 totally forgot
4/29 - 1
4/30 & 3/1 - 2 forgot again though on plan
5/2 - 2
5/3 - 2
5/6 - 2
5/7 - 2
5/8 - 1
5/9 - 1
5/10 - 1
5/11 - 0
5/12 - 2
5/13 - 2
5/14 - 1
5/15 - 1
5/16 - 2
5/17 - 1
5/18 - 1
5/19 - 2
5/20 - 2
5/21- 0
5/22 - 1
5/23 - 2
5/24-26 - 2
5/27 - 2
5/28 - 2
5/29 & 5/30 - 1
5/31 -2
TOTAL: 77
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:10 PM   #6
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Good luck all! I think I am going to stick to the exercise challenge this time around and not spread myself too thin
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:57 PM   #7
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I'm back to try this again! I credit the challenge last time with getting me out of my grazing mode. It doesn't happen much now. Not at all at home.

I do have an exercise goal as well, so I think for this one I'm going to copy Ruth's: Plan each meal every day!! And do the best I can if I can't eat as planned - not just go crazy once I am going "off plan."

Go Beachers Go!

4/5 The day is planned. 2 pts
4/6 Dinner is a "planned" unknown. 2 pts
4/7 All off schedule and poorly planned 1 pt
4/8 Planned and plotted on FitDay, now just have to stick to it 2 pts
4/9 The day is planned. 2 pts
4/10 Planned! 2 pts
4/11 Kinda planned - did pretty well for all the running around. 2 pts
4/12 Planned & posted 2 pts
4/13 Planned & posted. 2 pts
4/14 Planned & posted. 2 pts
4/15 Planned & posted. 2 pts
4/16 Planned & posted. 2 pts
4/17 Wow, looks like I don't do well at planning the weekends... 1 pt
4/18 Lots of exercise and fun, but no planning 1 pt
4/19 Weird - I planned and posted but forgot to update here 1 pt
4/20 Planned and posted 2 pts
4/21 Planned & posted. 2 pts
4/22 Planned & posted. Gonna stick to it today! 2 pts
4/23-4/25 Pathetic lack of planning. 1 pt
4/26 Forgot to post 1 pt
4/27 1 pt
4/28 Planned & posted. 2 pts
4/29 1 pt
4/30-5/3 Planning disaster. 0 pts
5/4 planned & posted 2 pts
5/5-5/16 Wow - off the wagon completely (at least in terms of logging in) for nearly 2 weeks. Surprise work trip. Oh well. 0 pts
5/17 Kinda planned and kinda stayed on plan, but at least I posted 1 pt
5/18 1 pt
5/19 Planned & posted 2 pts
5/20 Planned 2 pts
5/21 Planned & posted 2 pts
5/22-5/23 Weekend. Didn't post but didn't do so bad 2 pts
5/24 Planned 2 pts
5/25 Planned & posted. 2 pts
5/26 Planned & posted. 2 pts
5/27 Planned, forgot to post. 1 pt
5/28 Planned & posted. 2 pts
5/29-5/31 Vacay @ the lake. Sorta planned, but overall I'd have to say a big fat 0 pts.
Total: 59 pts
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:16 AM   #8
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My goal is to get out for a walk with my dog every day, even if it's just around the block.

April 5th: 2 mile walk with Ramsey= 2 points
April 6th: short walk with Ramsey to pay the water bill= 2 points
April 7th: 2 mile walk with Ramsey= 2 points
April 8th: no walk because of the storm= 1 point
April 9th: no walk; cold, windy and snowing!= 1 point
April 10th: walk with DH and Ramsey= 2 points
April 11th: 2 mile walk with Ramsey= 2 points
April 12th: 2 mile walk with Ramsey= 2 points
April 13th: no walk; grocery night= 0 points
April 14th: 2 mile walk with Ramsey= 2 points
April 15th: 4 mile walk with Ramsey= 2 points
April 16th: no walk; strong thunderstorms= 1 point

Total: 19/24

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Old 04-05-2010, 11:08 AM   #9
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I'll join! I think PPs had the right idea about not picking too many goals at once so I'm just going to pick one: Do something active every day. I am spending a ridiculous amount of time sitting on the couch lately - not good. Activity can be anything: cleaning, playing Wii, chasing my toddler around outside, walking, structured exercise, taking the stairs, etc. I just need to get moving!

4/5 - cleaning, Wii; recorded points - 2pt
4/6 - Wii, parked away from work - 2pt
4/7 - not a good day for activity and didn't come on here - 0pt
4/8 - Wii for over an hour, walk - 2pt
4/9 - Wii for 80 minutes, more Wii with DH at night - 2pt
4/10 - Wii for 60 minutes - 2pt
4/11 - Tired and sore today - 1pt
4/12 - ugh, sick again - 1pt
4/13 - still sick but did take a 15 minute walk with coworker and parked away from work - 2pt
4/14 - Wii for 30 minutes - 2pt
4/15 - Wii for 40 minutes and will take DD outside to run around and play - 2pt
4/16 - parked away from work but nothing else, didn't come to 3FC - 0pt
4/17 - sick AGAIN - 0pt
4/18 - sick - 0pt
4/19 - sick - 0pt
4/20 - parked away from work twice and did come here - 1pt (because the work thing isn't enough)
4/21 - parked in garage, walked to mtg and post office - 2pt
4/22 - played with DD (should have done more though) - 1pt
4/23 - walked with DH but didn't come here - 1pt
4/24 - played Wii but not very long and didn't come here - 0pt
4/25 - did some cleaning, came on here to log - 1pt
4/26 - 0pt
4/27 - 0pt
4/28 - 0pt
4/29 - 0pt
4/30 - 0pt
5/1 - walk with DD but didn't log it - 1pt
5/2 - Turbo Jam L & B x2 - 2pt
5/3 - TJ L&B and 20 min - 2pt
5/4 - REST day, sore from TJ - 1pt

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Old 04-05-2010, 01:13 PM   #10
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My goal is to plan my meals and snacks in advance. Meals for today planned.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:47 PM   #11
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My goal is to exercise at least 5 days a week!

4/5....I walked for 40 mins today!...2pts
4/6...I walked for 40 mins. today!...2pts
4/7...Break day/but forgot to post...1pt
4/8...Break day............................2pts
4/9...I walked for 50 mins. today.....2pts
4/10...20 min walk on hills..............2pts
4/11...short walk, basketball game with kids...1pt
4/12...45 min walk today................2pts
4/13...45 min walk today................2pts
4/14...Scheduled day for break........2pts
4/15...45 min walk today................2pts
4/16...Break day...........................2pts
4/17...2 hours of gardening.............2pts
4/18...break but forgot to post.........1pt
4/19...45 min walk today.................2pt
4/20...No walk due to rain so today
I will break instead of tomorrow........2pts
4/21...45 min walk today.................2pts
4/22...45 min walk today.................2pts
4/23............................................1 pt
4/24..........site down couldn't post...1pt
4/25.............................................0pt s
4/26.............................................0pt s
4/27.......30 min walk.......................2pts
4/28.............................................0pt s
4/29.............................................2pt s
4/30.............................................1pt
5/1...............................................1p t
5/2...............................................1p t
5/3................................................0 pts
5/4................................................0 pts
5/5................................................1 pt
5/6................................................0 pts
5/7................................................2 pts
5/8................................................1 pt
5/9................................................1 pt
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:19 PM   #12
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Okay, how many points do I get? I planned my food, but didn't stick to it, and do ya have to update your thread in the same day?
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:38 PM   #13
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The directions are in the OP, but we're all shooting for 2 points per day.
1 point for doing what you've set as your goal.
1 point for posting THAT DAY that you did it.

If you don't meet your goal, you can still get 1 point for posting that you didn't meet the goal for the day.
If you forget to post, you can still post the following day and get 1 point for doing your goal.

(Things are set up that way to encourage us all to stick with it, even when we have off plan days or busy days. )

Whether or not you get a point for planning your meals but not sticking to the plan is up to you. You'll have to decide if your goal is to plan and then eat only what you've planned or if your goal is to learn to plan your meals and snacks every day, whether or not you follow the plan exactly... Planning is a HUGE step for most of us and even when we aren't able to stick to our planned menus for one reason or another, having planned the day is still a big help.
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:13 PM   #14
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Been really off track. Considering switching to the Medeterranian diet, as I keep cheating on this one. Feels so different from what I'm used to, I wonder if I picked the wrong plan, I just don't see myself being able to stick with it long term.
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Okay, I've had a really bad weekend in response to emotional stress, ate a huge jiros yesterday, but, I'm recommitting today, it's a new day, past is gone, and all that. I'm not gonna give up that easily.
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